Monday, 28 April 2014

Memebox Global Edition #9

Now there is nothing more satisfying than opening a beauty box and find it overflowing with a range of exciting goodies.  No teeny tiny samples rattling around in an already teeny tiny box, this box is absolutely full to the brim!

And.........the most exciting thing Memebox is now shipping to Australia again, if you would like to take a look around their site please go here.

This is what I received;

Kerasys Oriental Premium Shampoo - sample 200g - the full-size is 600g so that is a very generous sample. Daily Shampoo which nourishes hair while moisturising and sealing split ends. Contains Camellia Seed Oil, Oriental Essence and Dual Protein.  I do wish they would come with a matching conditioner. Smells nice at any rate and I will be able to use it.

Luna Wonder Essential BB Foundation - 15ml sample - #21 Nuddy Beige  - multi-tasking BB cream which moisturises, primes and protects for flawless skin.  Spf 25+.  BB creams are really good under your regular foundation, they work well as a tinted moisturiser, primer and added sun protection.

Jaminkyung Gokmul Care Creamy Cleansing Masque - full-size 100ml -  based on Rice nutrients it works in three ways;  a foam cleanser just add water, a facial scrub just gently massage on problem areas and a treatment masque. Can also be used on your elbows, knees and feet, wherever you have rough skin. Unfortunately this really smells (think dark, dank and mushroom like), I don't know if I could stand to have it on my face for too long but the little I rubbed into my hand left it feeling very soft and hydrated so I may have to hold my breath.

25cc Hairbooster - full-size 25ml - hair conditioning protein treatment - love the cute syringe packaging with this one. Contains 25 protein ingredients and leaves your hair Elastic and Silky.  Depending on the length of your hair you may get 1-2 treatments.

Savia Magic Countdown 7 days EGF & Multi-Peptide - full-size 5ml - Ok from what I can make out this is a face serum which contains Yeokyosan ( good for atopic dermatitis), Lecithin, Green Tea, Mugwort and I believe from the translation I found Acer okamotoanum nakai SAP (tree sap).  This serum protects and prevents skin problems, while achieving healthy energetic skin tone.

Ellegirl I Say Tint You Say Gloss - Vocal Red - full-size 5ml - Moisturising Lip tint/gloss - highly pigmented goes on sheer but works like a lip stain so it's buildable.

Botanic Hill Boh Moist & Radiant Youth Ampoule Essence - 2 x 5ml samples - one is in a tube for Radiant skin and the other is in a dropper for Moist skin, I'd say they work like serums.  The moist sample has oil included and needs to be shaken before use, reminds me of Clarins Hydra Quench Serum and from what I can find out about the product does the same thing, boosts hydration and protects from moisture loss.

Well for $23 you really can't complain can you,  the box was jam packed and while there are english descriptions on the enclosed card there are still some mysterious products I need to explore and I can't wait to try.

I love everything I received, the packaging is totally gorgeous and I really feel like I am receiving something special with Memebox.  You certainly get your money's worth!

What do you think?  Let me know in the comments.

JAC x0x

Friday, 25 April 2014

Bellabox April 2014

I wasn't going to review this box because it was so late, I only received it on the 24th and the boxes have been so below par lately I didn't think it was worth it.  But..... my box this month isn't too bad and compared to some of the other boxes I have seen I am quite happy with what I received so I thought what the hell just a quick review.

 This month I received;

BURT'S BEES LEMON BUTTER CUTICLE CREAM - generous sample 8.5g - gorgeous lemon scented balm, a little goes a long way and it doesn't leave your fingers greasy, I really like this one.

GATINEAU REFRESHHING MELTING SCRUB - 15ml sample - face scrub for all skin types.

DIRTY WORKS YOU SOFT TOUCH HAND CREAM - full-size 100ml - this hand cream smells divine and really leaves your hands soft, soaks right in with no greasy after-feel.  Dirty Works is a UK brand and I would be very interested to try more of their products, this one is lovely.

COLOUR THEORY EYE SHADOW DUO - full-size- Berrylicious - generous sized pans of duo eye colour in a solid compact.  Affordable cosmetics range available at Amcal and Guardian chemists.  I really love the colour combination I received, two of my favourite shades.  These eye shadows are creamy and highly pigmented and I would be interested to see more of the colour range.

INDIO EYE RISE - sample- 5ml - big fan of INDIO products and really look forward to trying this eye cream.  If you can get your hands on some INDIO Facial Scrub I highly recommend it, it is the best scrub I have ever used and my HG of facial scrubs.

REVLON NEARLY NAKED MAKEUP - 4 shade samples- I have received this before and bought the full-sized product, this was a bonus item.  This is a great light foundation for sheer coverage.

So that's it for this month, I think it was very good value for $15 and quite a few products I am happy to try. I love it when beauty boxes get it right.

What did you think?

JAC x0x

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Memebox #8 Review

My Memebox arrived today.  I already received my Lucky Box #1 which I reviewed here but this is the first of the Global boxes to arrive.

Super excited by the contents and the size of the samples, these boxes are far more generous compared to Aussie Beauty Boxes and at US$23, better value.

Memebox is not a beauty box that you can subscribe to monthly but you can purchase several boxes ahead. I have purchased up to and including Box #16.

This is what I received this month, I am so excited, it is so refreshing to receive a box of beauty items that are new, exciting, mysterious and generously sized.  Included is a description card in English so you know exactly what each product is for.

Flower Men Energy Factory Moist Boosting Sheet Mask - Hyaluronic Acid - Super moist mask sheet that is huge.  Psy Gangnam Style packaging my boys thought this was hilarious.

Hairich Vedacell Hair Program Shampoo 100ml sample - An Ayurvedic based formula shampoo, no nasty sulfates, silicons or chemical preservatives. This shampoo is described to help prevent hair damage and enhance the health of both hair and scalp.  I couldn't find any information online about this shampoo other than the description on the card, I don't know if this is available with a matching conditioner.

Tonymoly BCDATION Spf 30 - Pink Beige - 7ml tube + 1ml sachet samples.  This is a Foundation, BB & CC cream all-in-one.  Sounds like the best of all bases in one cream. Tonymoly is a well known brand and I look forward to trying this, I'll let you know.

Heart Face Ultra Pore Sleeping Pack 20ml sample - This is a night-time moisturiser which moisturises your face, reduces pores and controls sebum while you sleep.  I have a feeling this is more for oily skin.

Secret Key Snow White Cream 50g - fullsize - Whitening cream which brightens your skin tone.  Free from mineral oils, artificial pigments and chemical nasties.  Apparently this works really well as a primer or on top of BB cream to create a smoother airbrushed finish.


MAX Clinic Caviar Massage Oil Form Cleanser 110g - fullsize- rich nourishing facial oil cleanser made from caviar oil.  Effortlessly dissolves makeup and deeply cleanses your pores. Comes in a pump bottle and looks like soap gel, lathers up when you add water.  I have already tried this one, leaves your skin feeling moisturised, smells delish and doesn't strip your skin while leaving it super clean, I really like this one.

Really happy with what I received, Korea make some of the best skin care around and I am really looking forward to trying all of these products.

If there is anything here that interests you and you would like to try, I have found some of these products available on Ebay and Yesstyle (a Korean online webstore who ship to Australia and offer free shipping). You can also purchase some great Korean and Japanese beauty sample boxes from Yesstyle too, please see my reviews here and here.

Sadly I have discovered that as of 31st March Memebox are no longer shipping globally, ONLY the US, Canada and Japan.  I am really hoping that will change and Australia will be included once again as I have read this is temporary while they sort out their international shipping.  I will keep reviewing the boxes I purchased as they arrive and if you like what you see in these boxes maybe you could email Memebox and ask them to start shipping to Australia again.

Jac x0x