Last week brought the arrival of two new Meme boxes. I reviewed My Cute Wishlist 2 already (which I loved!). Now it’s time for OMG 2. I wasn’t that impressed with the first OMG when I saw the unboxings. I expect OMG to be full of all kinds of crazy products, and the original box just didn’t seem that out there, so I really wasn’t sure what to expect with this one.
For those of you that are unfamiliar with Memebox, it is a Korean company that sells boxes curated with Korean beauty products. Each box has a certain theme or brand and let me tell you, they are addicting! Unfortunately, the boxes are typically sold months before the anticipated ship date, and the wait to get the boxes sucks, but you know when placing your order exactly when your box will ship. Patience is not a quality I am known for. To check out some of the current boxes for sale on the Memebox site, click here.
Here are the products I received in OMG 2.
Cristallin Cellulose masks x2, retail value $10 apiece.
Included were both the Balance Sheet and Whitening Balance Sheet. Each pack includes two masks, so all in all the box included four of these masks. They are pricier for a sheet mask and the one I tried was just ok. They are supposed to improve the skin’s clarity and elasticity. According to the card, the OMG factor is that the “jelly-like texture feels like an octopus wrapped around your face.” Nice try Memebox, nice try. There is absolutely nothing OMG about these masks.
Priori Aroma Ac Moisture Gel Mist, retails for $24.
This is a moisturizing lavender toner. I love lavender and I love toner, so I will use this no problem. This has bee venom in it, which I’ll admit, that’s weird. This one works for the OMG factor. It is definitely a more moisturizing toner, so I think it will work well in the upcoming colder months. And I keep calling it a toner but I guess it’s not even really a toner.
Seatree Syn-Ake Essence, retails for $20. This was a variation. Some boxes got the Syn-Ake Total Solution.
This contains “youth preserving ingredients”, including Syn-Ake, which is a synthetic snake venom that I believe is popular in Korean beauty products. This essence is meant to give you more radiant, supple skin. I believe an essence is to be used under moisturizer. Korean skincare is a very lengthy process with many steps, so I often get confused. Anyway, I have been using it under my moisturizer and haven’t noticed much of a difference yet. It feels kind of sticky on my skin. And the fake snake venom is certainly OMG worthy.
Ladykin Vanpir Dark Repair Cream, retails for $50.
This is a skin brightening moisturizer that has green tea extracts to minimize discolorations. It is also anti aging. I haven’t tried it yet because I have enough creams in the rotation now. I will hold on to it for now but may give it to my mom if I don’t need it anytime soon. I am sure I will like it but I have no idea how this relates to the OMG theme.
Haruen Dorothy Haruen-s, retails for $26.
This is a volcanic rock dual sided rollerball that is meant to absorb excess oil. It is 100% volcanic rock. I actually really like this. You just slide it across your skin to absorb the oil. Kind of gross really. I guess the rock becomes full of grease?! Anyway, I will go ahead and agree with the inclusion of this as being OMG worthy.
Milky Dress Bohr-Effect Carboxy Gel, retail value $24.
This is essentially another sheet mask. You layer the gel on your face, apply the sheet mask and then apply another layer of gel over top. It is meant to deep cleanse pores as well as firm and tighten the skin.
There was only one sheet mask included, so I assume it was a one time use. The tube of gel is pretty big but I used 95% of it. I guess I could have saved more of it because I think it would work well even without the sheet mask. As it was, using so much made my face burn right away. I left it on for 10-15 minutes and noticed that it left me with red blotches. I used the mask before bed and luckily when I woke up the next morning, my skin looked fine. My skin felt super smooth and my pores looked better too.
Overall, I was disappointed with this box. It was definitely full of great skincare products but many of them didn’t match the theme. I would have loved an array of OMG products instead of a complete skincare box.
This box has a value of $162, going by the retail values suggested by Memebox, so you are getting a box full of high quality skincare. For that reason, I feel kind of silly complaining but it just isn’t what I was looking forward to. Regardless, I will use these products and I still love Memebox!
What do you think of the OMG2 box?