Thursday, 9 October 2014

Memebox Special #34 - Whole Grain 2

Kia Ora!

A new Memebox arrived! Woohoo! I've been waiting at the door for the last three days, as this box marks the start of Memepocalypse. I have something like 18 boxes coming over the next 6 weeks. It's going to be so awesome!

Memeboxes are themed boxes full of Korean beauty products. There are Memeboxes, Superboxes and plenty of variation. I tend towards the skincare boxes, but there are lots of makeup ones available too. Check out my unbxoings in the tab above, and feel free to use my discount codes (kept updated in that tab).

This box is described as: Whole grains are gentle enough for even the most sensitive types of skin, yet powerful enough to buff away dead skin cells and encourage surface cell turnover! Whole grains will leave skin feeling silky soft, smooth and glowing. Rich in vitamins A and E, whole grains are full of antioxidants that promote cell respiration and also stimulate the production of anti-inflammatory compounds, slowing down the aging process. 

I ordered this box because the first one looked great in reviews, and I wanted one for myself. 

There is a really subtle and sweet scent wafting from this box. I'm guessing there is a soap or something similar in here? Either way, let's check out the contents!!

Card details for those who want the more in-depth details.

Young Face Nuruk Natural Mask and Scrub 50g

This looks like way more work than my usual masks. It's quite different, but that is sometimes what I'm looking for in a Memebox. The card says to add a spoonful of this powder to water, milk, honey, or plain yogurt. At least it's versatile!

I don't know if I'll use this, simply because of the extra effort. But summer is coming up, and on long hot summer days this might be a nice cooling mask to create. Or I might invite some girly friends over and have a mask party. Either way, I'm happy to have this and an opportunity to experience something a bit different.

RRP: $5
Full size.

Tosowoong Timeshift Emulsion 120ml

Yussss! I've been wanting an emulsion to add to my nighttime routine. This bottle is massive, and made of glass so feels a bit fancy. The pump is great as you can control exactly how much you want, and there isn't any wastage.

This is a white gel, and it has snails in it! Snails are my newest love inskincare, and I'm so happy to have another product that uses them. My Benton Snail Bee Essence has evened out my skintone so much, and I'm delighted to add another snail based product to the routine.

RRP: $34
Full size.

Seven DIAS Medi Anti-Blemish Serum 40ml

This has come at the perfect time, as I have a massive volcano currently erupting from my chin, and a ton of little blackheads. This product has a list of whole grains including soybean, mung  bean, brown rice, and barley, as well as a bunch of other natural ingredients. Well, according to the information on the card anyway, and I'm deciding to trust that information, at least for now.

This bottle also has a pump. I felt like a kid playing Don't Wake Daddy when first trying to get the serum out! It finally came out and is a clear, sweet smelling serum and it absorbs quickly. I think I'm going to enjoy trying this one out.

RRP: $29
Full size.

Echoice Wash Oatmeal Body Scrub 110g

This oatmeal and walnut scrub looks great, and I can't wait to try it out! I love having a face scrub in the shower, and now the rest of my body doesn't need to miss out. This is a clear gel with little scrubby particles in it. It smells ok, but nothing to write home about. I'm sure this will appear in an empties sometime soon, so keep an eye out if you are interested.

RRP: $5
Full size.

Young Face Natural Soap 100g

Aha, the source of the boxes smell. This is rather sweet, but not overly so. I don't really know how to describe it. The closest I can do is the smell of brown sugar on porridge. This soap is made from mung beans! I think it is for your face rather than your body but the card doesn't make this clear. All it says is to use a "bubble net because handmade soaps tend to soften faster." I don't know what a bubble net is, but I'm going to use this as a normal body soap and see how it goes.

RRP: $12
Full size.

Osho Whitening Cream 50ml

I'm not as scared of whitening products as I used to be so I'm really happy to have this one. I've been looking for a new night cream, and this one looks really nourishing and moisturising. I tested it on the back of my hand, and it did take awhile to massage in, but now the skin feels really soft and has very little residue.

The packaging reminds me of Tonymoly products (not that I've tried any). I quite like it. It has a very sweet smell, just like the Super Plumping Jelly in my Skincare box. I'm excited to incorporate this.

RRP: $34
Full size.


Total value of the box: $119

This box had a good mix of products in it. I really like all of them, and can't wait to get started with using them. The only bad thing about being obsessed with skincare is the length of time it takes to incorporate a new product into my routine without making my skin go crazy. It's worth it though, because after starting to use Korean products my skin looks the best it ever has!

I love getting Memeboxes as I tend to like and want to use every single product in them. I think it is great value for money, and highly recommend it! If anyone wants to help fund my newest addiction then please feel free to use my affiliate links. I'm debating at the moment between two boxes, and  can't decide which one to get. They are the Blackheads No More and the Skincare Elixir boxes. Both look great!! 

Has anyone else received this box? What do you think of the products in it?

Until next time ...

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