Ever bought a kit or beauty box or giant set for one product alone? Yep, that's me.
I discovered the Miguhara B.P. Cream in the N@ked 3 Memebox I purchased - you can see the review here. I fell in love with it at first use. You know I love trying out new primers and, believe me, it is a fabulous primer. Using it, I can actually get away without a foundation, for an hour or two, which means I do not have to slap on the war paint each time I hit the local stores or run quick errands.
I had received two tiny sample tubes in the box and I was reluctant to use them both up. I looked for a full size and found it cost $45 or above, depending on shipping. That was an insane price and I did not want to take the plunge.
I saw the full-sized Miguhara B.P Cream in the third Collaboration Memebox, Coffee Break with Dani, and bought the box on the spot - for $23, I was getting the full-sized primer as well as a few other goodies - nice deal, innit?
Read on for my review and unboxing of the Coffee Break With Dani collaboration Memebox.
BackgroundBefore we get into the contents, a word about Dani. She runs a YouTube channel, CoffeeBreakWithDani. I am a YT noob and must confess that I had not been a follower until now. It is just that, be it television or videos, I do not have the patience to sit tight and watch something. The only time I am amenable is at cinema halls, which is an almost-weekly ritual I enjoy. This is also why my own YouTube channel has been languishing visibly. In fact, my own telly is often switched off for three weeks at a stretch. Anyway. I love Dani's videos, now that I have seen them!
Collab boxes are where leading YouTubers or bloggers pick their favourite products for a box. You can see the contents before you buy. I love this and wish Memebox would do this more often.
Here are the contents:
- Miguhara B.P. Cream 30g
- Prori Aroma AC Moisture Gel Mist 100ml
- Dewytree Ginseng Nutritious Black Tea Mask
- Golden Glove Exfoliating Gloves
- Nuganic Customised Sunblock SPF50 40ml
- Hanskin Bio Origin Royal Ampoule SPF30 4.5ml
- Chamos Acaci Snail Anti Wrinkle Eye Cream 30ml
- Kocostar Nail Therapy 4g
Miguhara B.P. Cream 30gWhat can I say? I LOVE this primer. I hope they send this in another box by the time I run out. It is sheer enough to suit most skintones and gives an instant matte effect. It smooths out the face at once, even craters, and liquid foundations go on nicely without caking. I do not have issues with powder foundation, no matter what, which is why I specifically mentioned liquid foundations. Love this. And I will keep saying so.
Prori Aroma AC Moisture Gel Mist 100mlAC is basically acne control. A mist like this is ideal for bacne or shoulder acne or blemishes and breakouts over which you cannot apply topical ointments, though you can also use it on the face. Contains lavender, propolis, bee venom, "balloon flower" roots, sophora roots and "multi EX Magnotics".
Dewytree Ginseng Nutritious Black Tea MaskI already have one of these from a previous Memebox and have not used it. I need to go through my sheet mask stash and do a headcount sometime soon. I have a nasty feeling I have enough for quite a long time.
Golden Glove Exfoliating GlovesWhile these are cheap, they are welcome. I use exfoliating gloves in the shower and love the ones from The Body Shop, although I can now only find one of a pair. I had received this exact pair in the Hair and Body Memebox, but more are always welcome since they seem to dissolve or otherwise inexplicably disappear intermittently. That said, I wish they had sent me blue to match the decor of my shower, as seen here.
Nuganic Customised Sunblock SPF50 40mlWhen you live in Asia but not quite Siberia or Ulan Bator, you need all the sunscreen you can get. I had already finished up one tube of this from a previous Memebox, but will definitely use this up. On the body, not the face.
Hanskin Bio Origin Royal Ampoule SPF30 4.5mlEverything was too good to be true, so here is a BB cream. I just got rid of one of these as a gwp in a blog sale. Now I have another to dispose of. I do not complain - it is understood that something coming out of Korea will not be customised and will generally suit Korean skintones. Ah well.
Chamos Acaci Snail Anti Wrinkle Eye Cream 30mlI love trying out new eye creams - you never know which is the Holy Grail. This claims to act on fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles. It contains arbutin, adenosine, peptides, vitamin and collagen. Sounds like a great combination. I am halfway through another eye cream and will begin using this soon.
Kocostar Nail TherapyI have used these little nail "masks" before - you put them individually on each fingertip like a little cap. I liked them. The excess serum rubs in nicely and softens the cuticles. I will definitely use this.
Summary and dealsThe idea was to get the full-sized Miguhara B.P. cream for $23 That I ended up with a full-sized eye cream, a nail pack, a sunblock, gloves and a face mist was the icing on the cake. In fact, I love this box far more than recent Global Edition boxes or even many of the themed ones. Unfortunately, it is now sold out. Almost everyone must have bought it for the Miguhara B.P. cream!
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