Memebox Review: #66 Petit Treasures

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I’ll admit, I was none too pleased when I initially received this box. At first glance, it looked juvenile and sparse. The price was $19, so customers knew it would be lower value than a typical Memebox, but I had still anticipated something similar to My Cute Wishlist.

For anyone new to Memebox, they are a Korean cosmetics company that previously specialized in Korean beauty boxes that were curated toward a specific theme. Now they seem to be moving away from their boxes and are focused more on just selling Korean cosmetics. Such a bummer! You can check out their website here. They did recently restock a bunch of previous boxes, so grab some while you can!

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I ordered this box in a bundle with the Blackout box. Both boxes only contained four items because they were lower prices boxes. Had Memebox thrown in a sheet mask in each box, I would have been more mollified. This one was my bigger disappointment because although I will get more use out of of these products, Blackout seemed more thoughtfully curated to me (with the exception of the shampoo). Now that it has been a few weeks since I received this box, I feel a little differently.

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Recipe by Nature Ice Cream Swing Gloss in Sweet Fiona, Meme value $5.

I don’t mind cheap lip gloss. In fact, that is pretty par for the course in these boxes. This one annoyed me though. It seems very juvenile and just clunky to have in my pocket. And the thought of carrying a gloss on my keychain seemed absurd. But now I am thinking it might be convenient and actually not a bad idea! And it goes well with the theme.

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Shara Shara Revital Magic Cream, Meme value $16.

Yet another face cream. I have a ton to go through and Memebox made us aware on the info card that this has a use by date of July 21, 2015 (thank you for sharing that info Memebox!), so I added this in to my current rotation. And I actually really like it. It goes on so thick, but it mattifying and smells like eucalyptus. According to the info card, it helps uneven skin tone and blemish scars.

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ddung Lively Girl Mascara, Meme value $24.

I always need mascara but the mascaras in my MemeBoxes are always hit or miss. Luckily, I like this one. It goes on sparsely but is pretty easy to build up. It won’t become a holy grail product but I will use it up.

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Shara Shara Feminine Single Blusher, Meme value $7.

I am kind of over all the blushers I have been getting in my MemeBoxes. This makes #4 I think. BUT I love the color I got, so again, I am over my disappointment. There were three different colors sent out and I believe I got warm apricot.

This box was one of my biggest disappointments from Memebox but I have since changed my mind. It isn’t my favorite box by any means, but I am happy with what I got and I will use it all.

Did you get Petit Treasures? Did you like the contents?

Memebox Review: Collaboration #6 Vagabond Youth

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Vagabond Youth is a box that was released last month that was curated with “YouTube beauty and fashion mentor” Vagabond Youth. I have never heard of her, but then again I have never heard of any of the other personalities that Memebox has collaborated with.

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One of the major differences with the collab boxes is that the contents are released when the box goes up for sale, this removing any surprise element. This would typically be a deal breaker for me, but when I saw the contents of this box, there were a few must have items and nothing that I absolutely didn’t want, so I bought it.

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For those of you unfamiliar with Memebox, it is a Korean company that curates beauty boxes based on different themes. The boxes are typically of great value and it is a fun way to get your hands on some Korean skin and beauty care! To see some of the boxes that are currently available, click here. (This is an affiliate link).

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Miss Age Essential Lip Rouge in Pure Red, Meme value $17.

This was the one product I wasn’t sure I would use, as I have tons of red lip color. This leaned closer to pink though and had a cool, jelly like texture. My only complaint is that it gravitated towards the edges of my lips, so that wasn’t very flattering. I am going to give it a few more tries to see if I can get it to stay put.

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Shara Shara Color Control Cream in Natural Beige, SPF 50+, Meme value $24.

This is one of the products that convinced me to buy this box. I typically use BB creams but wanted to try a CC cream. So far, I really like it and I have been using it almost daily.

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RiveCowe Plenty Volume Mascara, Meme value $15.

So far, I am not super impressed with this mascara. It doesn’t apply very easily and makes my lashes very sparse. I always need mascara, but I’m not sure I will make it through this.

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√Čtude House Proof 10 Eye Primer, Meme value $7.

I needed an eye primer, so this was another product that sold me on this box. This one works just as it should. I have noticed a remarkable difference in how long my eye makeup stays put.

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dearberry Toc Toc Blusher, Meme value $9.

There was a color variation for this product. I think I got Peach Sorbet. It is a rich, shimmery peach color. I just don’t like the applicator. I feel like barely any color comes out and when I went to use the powder from my Earth & Sea box, which I just got a few weeks ago, the applicator for that one had a bunch of black mold on it! I just use my own brushes to apply these.

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Color World Matte Eyeshadow Palette, Meme value $36.

Neutral shadow palettes are a must for me. I love how big this palette is and the colors are pretty pigmented.

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√Čtude House Tear Drop Liner, Meme value $7.

This had multiple color variations. I believe I got #4, which is more of a gold color. It is so pretty and shimmery and I was super excited to wear it, but I have used it twice now and unfortunately it rubbed and flaked off within thirty minutes if application both times. I even tried the primer underneath to hold it in place but that was no help. I guess my eyes are too watery for this type of product.

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good’p Madeca Cream, Meme value $24.

From what I understand, this is a moisturizer that is meant to be mixed in with your CC cream. I have been using it that way and I really like it! My skin is desperate for that extra moisture right now but I also walk a fine line between looking greasy and being hydrated. This has really helped!

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ideeB Sweet Gelish Eyeliner in Gold Brown, Meme value $9.

I like that this is a gel pencil and I prefer brown eyeliners over black. I have used this once so far and it did the trick.

The overall value for this Memebox is $148 and it was sold for $23 plus shipping! I was blown away by how many products were included. I would have to say this may be my favorite Memebox to date and I am usually not so impressed by makeup items. The CC cream and Madeca cream really made this box for me.

Did you buy the Vagabond Youth box? What did you think?

-s

Memebox Review: #45 Chocolate Mania

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I have gotten quite a few MemeBoxes recently, as you can tell. This was probably my most anticipated box and I have been looking forward to it for awhile. I missed out on the Cacao box a few months ago and I had hoped this one could live up to how great that box was. Luckily, I think this might have been even better than the Cacao box!

If you are unfamiliar with Memebox, they are a Korean company that offers boxes curated based on different themes. They usually are an amazing value and it’s a great way to try new products. To see some of the boxes currently available on their site, click here. (This is an affiliate link).

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I could smell the chocolate products in this box as I was opening the mailer. I LOVE chocolate, so I was in heaven!

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Skinfood Cacao Hand Balm, Meme value $5.

This may have been my favorite product in the box. It is an odd consistency, somewhere between a gel and a cream. It has such a rich cocoa smell that isn’t overpowering at all. I use a hand cream before bed every night and this has quickly jumped to the front of the line. Love!

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Binucook Cacao Chocolate Pie Soap, Meme value $6.

If this was a shower gel, I would be all over it! As it is, I prefer not to use bar soap. This smells yummy but I will be gifting it!

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Missha Cacao and Cream Facial Scrub, Meme value $12.

This is a deep cleansing, gentle cream cleanser. It looks and smells fantastic, like icing! I really can’t justify opening another cleanser right now, so I have hidden this in my closet for the time being. Out of sight, out of mind!

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Neogen Code9 Gold Cacao Cream, Meme value $30.

This is a very moisturizing face cream to combat dry, rough winter skin. It contains olive oil, mango seed butter, Shea butter, gold (?!) and cacao seed butter. This has a very light scent, which is kind of a bummer. I want to feel like I am rubbing chocolate all over my face! It’s just what I need now that we are getting into the colder months.

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Shara Shara Tempting Avocado Chocolate Massage Cream, Meme value $11.

I was all kinds of confused by the name. At first I thought it was a lotion, then a massage cream. According to the info card, it is a facial cleanser with banana, avocado and cacao. I have been getting a lot of cleansers in my boxes recently that are just too drying for my skin, so I am super glad to have this!

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Zamian Super Gold Cacao Pack, Meme value $22.

This mask is amazing! It is infused with a blend of cacao and gold powder to smooth and firm the skin. Once again, the scent is delicious and my skin felt so soft and smooth after I used it!

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Purederm Choco Cacao Collagen Mask, Meme value $2.

A chocolate sheet mask, yes please! I am saving this for the next time I use a really sweet bath bomb.

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dearberry Miss Mina Lisa Eyebrow in Choco Brownie, Meme value $2.

This is an eyebrow filler with a nifty built in brush. Definitely a product I am in need of currently. I do wish that there had been a chocolate lip balm though instead. This kind of missed the theme for me because I was hoping for everything to have a chocolate scent.

Despite my minor quibble with the eyebrow pencil, I thought Chocolate Mania was a phenomenal box. It exceeded my expectations and had a great amount of product in it. The overall Meme value is $90. It isn’t the most impressive value I have seen, but the curation was pretty much spot on, so you won’t hear any complaints from me!

Did you get Chocolate Mania? What are your thoughts?

-s