Today, it is the turn of Memebox Global Edition 9 to be unboxed. For those who haven't heard of Memebox before, they are a Korean beauty box that ships worldwide. The boxes are always jam-packed and you can order whichever box you like before it sells out (in seconds, sometimes - yes, really). The Global Edition Memeboxes come for $23 each with international tracked shipping for $7.99, though you get regular discount codes, such as $5 off for Easter, or $2 off for just signing up. Do mention that you were sent by Renu of My Beauty Junction
The good news is that Memebox now ships to more countries, thanks to a bit of work by some of us. If your country has not been included yet, please sign the petition here. Even if your country is included, please sign it anyway to support beauty box addicts across the world - we need 100 signatures to tell Memebox to ship everywhere!
- Kerasys Oriental Premium Shampoo 200ml
- Luna Wonder Essential BB Founde 15ml in N*dy Beige
- Jaminkyung Gokmul Care Creamy Cleansing Masque 100ml
- 25cc Hair Booster 25ml
- Savia Magic Count Down 7 Days EGF and Multi-Peptide 5ml
- Elle Girl I say Tint You Say Gloss 5ml in Vocal Red
- Botanic Hill BOH Moist and Radiant Youth Ampoule Essence set
One would think that 200ml is a full-sized bottle, but it turns out the Kerasys Oriental Premium Shampoo actually comes full-sized in a whopping 600ml bottle which supposedly costs an even more whopping $90. Despite the camellia seed oil, ginseng, the hydrolysed wheat protein and the wool keratin, I'm afraid it contains SLS, which I have been trying to avoid. I will have a think about whether I want to try this out or not once I get over the beauty-box-overload week.
I am really excited about the Jaminkyung Gokmul Care Creamy Cleansing Masque. They have sent me a full-size 100ml jar. This is a multi-functional mask, cleanser, scrub, blackhead remover and odd-job man, according to the write-up. It contains rice grains which are brilliant for oily skin without being drying and comes with a spatula. The smell is incredibly pungent, but I am willing to sacrifice olfactory appeal for the sake of my skin! I will give it a whirl as a scrub and a mask over the weekend and review it after a decent four- to six-week run.
The 25cc Hair Booster is another full-sized product. You know those giant syringes that feature in comedy routines, where they are actually full of tranquilisers for elephants, but the poor bloke accidentally gets a shot in his... erm... bottom? This syringe looks exactly like one of those! It measures 22cm, so you can imagine. You're supposed to apply the product on cleansed, damp hair and leave it on for three minutes, before rinsing it off, and it is
"absolutely the best hair care system that will nourish your hair from the scalp and repair damaged hair and increase strength against breakage".
The Elle Girl I say Tint You Say Gloss is also full-sized. I have got Vocal Red, which is the kind of red you see from the moon with the n@ked eye, though it dries to a slightly more subtle shade. The formula is fabulous and it is more of a glossy-stain than a mere "tint" or gloss. And that cute packaging! It transfers, though. I'll do a detailed swatch and review soon, but we need to get more beauty boxes out of the way first!
What a box! What. A. Box! The total value exceeds $140, according to the product card, but that is of no consequence if you get products you cannot use - look at the generous sizes in there! And I can use everything except for the BB Cream, because the shade is definitely too light, though I am on the fence about SLS. I am particularly pleased to get the Gokmul cleansing masque and that cool hair syringe, and the lip colour is growing on me every second. Once again, a huge hit from Memebox - you can see previous boxes here.
Six days left to enter my international makeup giveaway!