I can’t tell you how sad and upset I am that Memebox
has stopped shipping to India. Especially now that they are having a “Box Party” with so many popular boxes being restocked! The Memebox Superbox #81 is my second-last box (yes one more box is still with Mumbai Customs) and I was really excited about it since this was the 1st Anniversary Box! Was the box worth getting excited about? Take a look….
“In celebration of Memebox’s 1st anniversary, we meticulously picked out only products that past (sic) our 1st and 2nd level screenings! This ultimate K-beauty box is bursting with the most talked and most wanted K-beauty beautifiers that make it appear super simple to look drop dead gorgeous! Perfect to give as a gift for the coming holidays (or perfect to give as a gift to yourself), this box contains everything tailored to your K-beauty needs1 1st anniversary only come once, and we’re gonna make sure that it makes a mark in K-beauty history!”
Did it make history? Well, check out the contents and see for yourself: (all full sized products)
* Tosowoong Bee AC Control Toner – 100ml ($15)
* Unni Recipe Makes Your Skin Smooth Firming Pact SPF25 PA++ – 12g ($24)
* AHC Whitening Cream SPF35 PA++ – 30ml ($38)
* RiRe Cool Dr. Scalp+ 10ml & Hot Speed Manicure 15ml ($11)
* RiRe Capsule Mask Pack – 75ml ($22)
Yea, I know. Nice products but nothing too exciting considering that is the Anniversary Box. Oh well, let’s see each product….
TOSOWOONG BEE AC CONTROL TONER
Randomly selected from either a lotion or a toner, which is what I got. Tosowoong’s AC control seriesis formulated from naturally derived ingredients – bee venom, galactomyces and bifida ferments – all of which soothe acne-prone skin. Memebox has introduced me to bee venom in skincare and I am really enjoying trying out all the bee venom products. I have been experimenting with my skincare and have mixed three toners including this Bee AC Control toner and it has been working really nicely for me.
UNNI RECIPE MAKES YOUR SKIN SMOOTH FIRMING PACT
Apparently, this is a cushion compact with a “moist, cushiony formula” but it looks just like an ordinary compact to me. I haven’t used it yet since I have 3 compacts currently in rotation. With galactomyces, bifida and lactobacillus ferments, it is supposed to give skin natural looking coverage and make it feel soft, silky and revitalised. I thought the shade Light Beige might be too light for me but seeing it, the shade seems to be an accurate match. The pact also has an SPF of 25 PA++ which is an added bonus in Mumbai weather.
AHC WHITENING CREAM SPF 35 PA++
“Whitening” in K-beauty terms doesn’t really mean it will make you 5 shades fairer. It basically stands for brightening and fading of dark spots and who doesn’t want radiant skin? It’s written on the product too that this is “A brightening cream that moisturises the skin and corrects uneven skin tone”. And an SPF of 35 PA++ means you don’t need a separate sunscreen! This cream has a vitamin-rich blend of niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, lemon, kakadu plum (need to look that up), kamu kamu berry and betaine. Really impressive, but I need to work through the little pile of creams I already have before I can start with this. It would be the perfect skincare product for a holiday though…no need to bother about a separate moisturiser and sunscreen.RiRe COOL DR. SCALP+ & HOT SPEED MANICURE
This is a set of two tubes and no, the red one has nothing to do with manicures or hand and nail care. the blue tube is a scalp treatment tat cools the scalp to prevent possible hair loss and remove impurities and dead cells from the scalp.
The red tube is basically a leave in treatment before heat styling the hair. Wonder why they’ve labelled it as Manicure!
RiRe Capsule Mask Pack
After a patting water pack, we now have a spritz on mask pack that works even over makeup! Talk about innovative products. These were randomly chosen from Moisture, Whitening and Anti-aging and luckily, I got the anti-aging one.
This spray-on mask pack rehydrates dry skin with a mix of adenosine, niacinamide, cherry blossom, evening primrose and violet extracts and is suitable even for sensitive skin. And it smells absolutely delightful! I have kept it in my handbag and love spritzing it whenever my skin feels dry.
So, while the products, individually, are really good, they aren’t mindblowing like I would have imagined the anniversary box to be. I’m looking forward to trying them all out anyway.
JANUARY DISCOUNT CODES
Memebox currently has a major “Box Party” happening where, everyday, they add restocks of their popular sold out boxes. Of course, they have stopped shipping to India but those of you living in other countries can still buy these lovely boxes.
* January $3 coupon code on $30 or more (S&H and taxes do not apply): R4I5NJ
This is my second last Memebox (sob sob). I had ordered the Citrus Care during the restock that happened in December and that box is lying with Mumbai Customs since the 12th of January!!! I really wonder what they do keeping the boxes with them for so long. Hope I get it soon….