Memebox Review: # 53 Wine and Cheese

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Ah, the infamous Wine and Cheese box. This may very well have been my most anticipated Memebox ever. And I don’t even drink wine! The concept just sounded really cool and I couldn’t wait to see what products were included!

Memebox is a Korean company that curates boxes based on specific themes. They typically are a really good value and it is a great way to try different Korean products. Unfortunately, Memebox doesn’t release new boxes very often anymore. Click here to see what boxes are currently available.

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So, if you are a fan if Memebox you probably heard of the fiasco with this box. It shipped a month late, after the shipping date was pushed back multiple times. There were issues with Memebox getting the Innisfree Wine Peeling Jelly from their supplier. Eventually, they just left it out of most boxes and the recipients of those boxes, myself included, were given the choice of canceling the box altogether or keeping it and receiving a credit of 12 meme points. Meme points equal $1 apiece and can be applied towards purchases from the website. Even though I was disappointed because I wanted the peeling jelly, I was happy with the compensation we were offered and decided to keep the box. And on top of that, Memebox included one of their new sheet masks as well!

While I think the situation could have been handled in perhaps a more timely manner, I am ok with the outcome. Tester Korea has the peeling jelly on their site right now for less than $10 I believe, so I may order it!

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LadyKin Mangchee Lifting Mask, meme value $43.

This is a sleeping pack with mango, cheese and Shea butter to lock in moisture. I am really looking forward to using this. I swear by a sleeping pack every night, so this will get used!

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Enprani Dear by Enorani Bouncr Cream Cheese, meme value $35.

This has a cult following in the Meme world, and Memebox announced with the box release that this would be included, so I knew I had to snag this box for that alone. You can see in the picture what a stringy texture it has. I love it! I use it before bed and it sinks in very quickly and leaves my skin so smooth!

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LadyKin Mangchee Replenishing Hand Cream, meme value $14.

This is an anti wrinkle hand cream with cheese extracts. Mango extracts help to brighten the skin. This is a medium weight hand cream. It is not heavy enough for me to use before bed and I think I will have better luck if I use it during the day.

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Blanche Doux Pinot Noir UV Shield & Tone Up Sensitive, meme value $36.

This is a mild sunblock that is meant for oilier skin. I think this will be an amazing summer product, so I am holding on to this until the weather warms up!

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Tonymoly I’m Real Red Wine Mask Sheet Pore Care and XO Memebox Meme Mask, meme value ($2 each).

The Tonymoly mask has red wine complex and is meant to balance sebum production. It smells very strongly of red wine, which I don’t love, but the scent fades quickly. The effects were really nice. My skin felt toned and even. I will definitely buy this again.

The Memebox mask is a 2 piece hydrogel mask, which is meant to be more moisturizing. Since I need the extra hydration this time of the year, this was a real treat. I need to use hydrogel masks more often!

Overall, this box had a value of $146. I included the Innisfree product in that figure since I received $12 in compensation for it. This box certainly lived up to my expectations and I am pleased with it despite the missing Innisfree Peeling Jelly.

What did you think of the Wine & Cheese box?

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Memebox Review: My Cute Wishlist 4

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To date, Memebox has done four versions of My Cute Wishlist. The first one was a huge hit and although I was a fan of MCW2 (the only other one I ordered), each subsequent box has been less and less popular.

Memebox is a Korean company that curates beauty boxes full of Korean beauty care. Recently they have stopped offering multiple boxes and are instead focusing on their Memeshop, which sells their cosmetics brand as well as other Korean brands. It’s a real shame in my opinion, as their boxes are a great value and I love the mystery aspect of them. I doubt I will be ordering from the Memeshop much.

Check out their site here.

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At first glance, this box definitely seemed like it fit the cute theme. It was pretty much exactly what I would expect from this type of box.

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√Čtude House Sweet Recipe Candy Stick in Oh! Orange Candy, Meme value $5.

I love getting lip products like this in my Memeboxes. They are great to keep at work and in my bag. I was concerned that this would be too orange but it goes on sheer enough that is is wearable. It smells like candy too!

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Tonymoly Apple Red Tox Honey Cream, Meme value $12.

The last thing I need is a face cream. Seriously. But I really wanted to try this one so I am glad it was included. I actually almost bought the infamous Cutie Pie Marzia 2 box just for this so I am glad I held out. It is definitely very cute and I think it will be a great day cream as it sinks in quickly.

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ddung Liquid Eyeliner, Meme value $12.

This is a water proof, smudge proof liquid eyeliner. I usually prefer brown eyeliner because it’s not as harsh looking, but this works and it has cute packaging. I appreciate it when Memebox doesn’t focus too heavily on skincare or makeup in their boxes, unless that is the actual theme, so I appreciate that this box had a wide range.

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Tonymoly Egg Pore Nose Pack 7ea, Meme Value $4.

These have charcoal and egg to shrink pores and remove whiteheads and blackheads. They smell very strange, like burning rubber or something. I did feel like my nose felt smoother and looked cleaner after I used this.

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Yadah Vita-Whitening Aqua Gel and Puregreen Moisturizing cream, $24.

These better be amazing if the “travel size” costs $24. They are great for travel but they look like deluxe samples, not the full size that Memebox claims.

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Pure Smile Choosy Lip Pack in Milk, Meme Value $1.

This has milk protein extracts to moisturize. The other lipnmask like this that I got from Memebox was a total dud, so I hope this is a better brand because my lips need some moisture!

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Pure Smile Snail hand Cream Milk, $5.

I have a lot of products from this snail line, so I was excited for the hand cream. It has a really watery texture and sinks in immediately. I have used it twice now and five minutes after applying, my hands felt dry. This unfortunately just isn’t strong enough at all.

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Holika Holika Pig-nose Black Head Steam Starter, Meme value $6.

I have always thought this product line was adorable, so I think this is a great inclusion in this box. It is meant to “melt away” blackheads when you massage it into the skin. It also has aloe Vera to soothe. I haven’t had a chance to try this yet.

Overall, the Meme value of this box is $69. It is likely the lowest valued Memebox I have ever received. I like the contents, so I am not bothered by the low value but I am guessing others will take issue with it. If you take out the two travel size moisturizers, you are left with a $45 value!

What did you think of My Cute Wishlist 4?

Review: Memebox #39 Cafe

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I know, I know. I clearly have a problem. I feel like all I review at this point are MemeBoxes but they are that good. The value is amazing and I love the fact that it is usually full size products. I have come to love Korean skincare since I discovered Memebox.

Memebox is a Korean company that sells boxes curated based on a theme. Their new boxes are typically released on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week and for the price you cannot find a better value anywhere else! To see a list of some of their current boxes, click here. (This is an affiliate link).

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Sorry my pictures are so crappy! Anyway, I love themes like this. Chocolate, cafe . . . scent based boxes like that will always sucker me in. I loved that this box wasn’t just coffee scented products, but just scents you would find in a coffee shop or cafe. So many possibilities!

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Cleomee Anti Wrinkle Donkey Lotion, retail value $83.

This is obviously the big ticket item in the box. It is a rich lotion containing donkey’s milk which, according to the info card, “far exceeds cow’s milk and even goat’s milk in its similarity to mother’s breast milk, and is also highly prized to have been the secret to Cleopatra’s unfailing beauty and skincare”. Interesting. I do believe in the healing properties of breast milk, so this definitely caught my eye. I am a horrible lotion user though. I just never remember to apply it. So I’m unsure I would actually use this. I also think it is interesting that this can be used both as a face and a body lotion.

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Binu Cook Ice Cream Scoop Cacao Body Soap, retail value $3.

This does look like an ice cream scoop if you know what you’re looking for. Otherwise it kind of looks like poop. It smells great though. I don’t use bar soap though so this will be gifted.

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Pure Smile Mask Sheet, retail value $1.

There were two variations of this sent out. I got the the green tea version. As far as sheet masks go, I really liked it. It felt like a great quality and the essence it left behind felt great. I did it before bed and rubbed the essence in afterward. My skin felt nice and soft the next morning.

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Tonymoly Latte Art Cappucino Cream-In-Scrub, retail value $13.

I had really hoped to have this in the box so I was excited when I saw it. This is a face scrub with milk protein, caffeine and coffee extracts that cleanses and firms the skin. It feels very hydrating and soothing and actually not very scrubby at all. My only complaint is the smell. It is so strongly of coffee, like I am sticking my nose in a bag of coffee beans. Just a little too strong for me.

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Holika Holika Dessert Lip Balm, retail value $6.

There were three variations of this sent out. I got Peach Cupcake, which smells exactly like you would expect. It’s nothing too exciting but it gives a nice pink color and leaves lips moisturized too.

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Vella Fresh Creamy Soap, retail value $13.

I love cleansers like this. The packaging is adorable and the scent is sweet, like vanilla. I wish it were stronger though! I keep smelling it and it is so faint. I need to get through some of my other cleansers before I try this. It says it can be used with a bubble net. I have no idea what that is.

Overall, I absolutely loved this box. Even though there were a few products I won’t use, I think Memebox did a great job following the theme of the box and I liked that they included a wide range of products.

Did you get cafe box? What are your thoughts?

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