Memebox Special 53 Wine and Cheese Cosmetics review, unboxing

Memebox Special 53 Wine and Cheese Cosmetics review, unboxing

I watched The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies on Friday night and it was epic. Quite a few differences from the book, but a grand movie nonetheless. The entire cinema teared up over the two deaths (I bawled through two tissues despite expecting it from the book) and applauded Legolas's agility. I have been spending the better part of the weekend refreshing my memory by returning to Tolkien's books and I haven't managed to do a quarter of the errands I intended to complete, though I have ROTK left to re-read now. All I can talk about are Thorin, Kili, Bard and others from Middle-Earth.
But I can talk about wine anytime. White is my favourite version, though I will go for red when white is not to be had. Anytime, all the time, be it sauvignon blanc, pinot gris or chardonnay. I also have a love for country wines. I went on a trekking holiday in October and returned with 14 bottles - fig, gooseberry, passion fruit, grape, pomegranate, pineapple and so on - and have got through only three bottles so far. Fig wine was particularly nice.
When Memebox released a Wine and Cheese skincare box, I did not wait to look at the price, description, shipping date or even my credit card balance before placing my order. We all know the benefits of wine-based skincare, and I already love the Dear by Enprani Bounce Cheese Cream.

Check out my review and unboxing of the Memebox Special 53 beauty box, Wine and Cheese Cosmetics. 


The contents of the Special 53 Wine and Cheese Memebox are:
  1. LadyKin Mangchee Lifting Mask 50ml
  2. LadyKin Mangchee Replenishing Hand Cream 60ml
  3. Blanc Doux Pinot Noir UV Shielf and Tone-Up Sensitive 40ml
  4. Dear by Enprani Bounce Cheese Cream 75ml
  5. Tony Moly I'm Real Red Wine Mask Sheet x 2
Memebox Special 53 Wine and Cheese Cosmetics review, unboxing

There was  also supposed to be an Innisfree Wine Peeling Jelly Softener, but the brand did not deliver, so Memebox included a new Meme Mask from their own range instead and reimbursed $12 Memepoints to everyone who had ordered this box. I'm not upset; I don't use softeners anyway, although the packaging of the Innisfree thing was like a wine bottle and I would have loved to place it in my cabinet. I will talk about the Meme Mask on another occasion, since there are already two sheet masks in this box.

Here are my first impressions of the five full-sized products in here. Everything smells so, so good.

LadyKin Mangchee Lifting Mask 50ml

This mask smells more of mango and less of cheese. It is a sleeping mask you leave in overnight. It contains mango, cheese and shea butter and is meant to hydrate and lock in moisture. This is perfect for the drier months. One use later, I know I will be reaching for this jar frequently over the next couple of months.
Memebox Special 53 Wine and Cheese Cosmetics review, unboxing
  

LadyKin Mangchee Replenishing Hand Cream 60ml

I am in LOVE! This hand cream smells of mangoes and cheese. The combination does not sound great, but it smells sweet and pleasant. The cream is lightweight and silky and great for overnight use, because the smell is more soothing than irritating. I do wish the packaging did not imitate L'Occitane. This cream contains quark cheese and mango extracts, bacillus/corchorus olitorius leaf ferment filtrate, which Cleopatra supposedly used for skincare, according to the product card (mallow leaves, nothing else), adenosine, camellia leaf and polyphenol. It is an anti-wrinkle hand cream and moisturises very well.
Memebox Special 53 Wine and Cheese Cosmetics review, unboxing

 

Blanc Doux Pinot Noir UV Shielf and Tone-Up Sensitive 40ml

A red wine-based sunscreen? Yes, please! This is a milk, non-oily sunblock. It provides only moderate protection - SPF15 - which is insufficient in the tropics, but it also contains resveratrol, the antioxidant in red wine, and great for skincare. I will probably use this during the rains, when we barely see the sun for weeks on end. 
Memebox Special 53 Wine and Cheese Cosmetics review, unboxing

 

Dear by Enprani Bounce Cheese Cream 30ml

Holy Grail! This has been a cult Memebox product from the earliest boxes they sent out. I have the 30ml jar and love how hydrating and soft the product makes my face. And it smells of and looks like melting mozzarella cheese, strings and all! Plus, it does not break me out and mattifies my face. What more can one ask for?
Memebox Special 53 Wine and Cheese Cosmetics review, unboxing

 

Tony Moly I'm Real Red Wine Mask Sheet x 2

Red wine sheet masks - what is not to like? These sheet masks are free of parabens, talc, benzophenones, tri-ethanolamide and tar colouring. They are meant to even out skin texture and maintain moisture-oil-balance. I love these and wish Memebox had sent out another red wine face pack, a cheese pack and a wine cleanser. It's just that I love the theme of this box so much!
Memebox Special 53 Wine and Cheese Cosmetics review, unboxing

Summary and codes

One of the best themes from Memebox! I really wish Memebox had separated this theme into two boxes - Wine skincare box and Cheese box. That would have been amazing. If ever they release a second edition to this, or separate wine and cheese boxes, I would grab them on the spot - just like the chocolate boxes. I love everything in this box and wish there were more wine-products, really. Something shaped like a hunk of cheese. Something shaped like a wine bottle or even a corkscrew. More fun products that work. I also want a wine-serum with plenty of resveratrol. Cleansers. Packs. Body lotions. Cannot have enough of this box.
Memebox  has not been releasing new boxes of late - rumours have been flying across the beauty box addict world, ranging from "concentrating on shop products" to "broke". I am of the wait-and-watch-for-a-month opinion. There have been a few restocks which, as usual, sold out very quickly, but you can keep an eye open here. I except a New Year box at some point over the next couple of weeks. Irrespective of what you buy, code HT3BPO will get you $5 off orders above $30!



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  1. I'm pretty intrigued by this box! I'm not totally convinced that a hand lotion that smells like cheese is a good thing, but I'm intrigued enough to want to try it!

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  2. Allison @neversaydiebeautyDecember 15, 2014

    I have heard of beauty products made with reservatrol or even with some wine itself, but never with cheese! I thought it was a joke. But clearly not! The Dream Bounce cheese moisturizer sounds so odd, but I think I'd love to try it!

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  3. I so badly want to try Memebox! I've been adding some Japanese products to my routine and would love to try more Asian things.

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  4. Lola SeicentoDecember 16, 2014

    I love MEMEBOX, and this really looks like a great box to me!

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  5. Color Me So CrazyDecember 16, 2014

    Ohhh look at all the goodies! I have not used any of these, but they do look all fun! Wine and Cheese does look like a fun theme.

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  6. This looks like a great theme!

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  7. Ooooh the red wine mask!

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  8. I seriously want that hand cream!!

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  9. Kristin BassettDecember 16, 2014

    I have never heard of any "cheese" beauty products.

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  10. What a cute theme!! Wine and cheese is definitely an odd combo for a scent, but they sound awesome!! :D

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  11. I want to try all of these products!

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  12. Bailey_AlltheWordsDecember 16, 2014

    Oooh, that's a great selection! I thought the idea of wine and cheese sounded a little odd, but it seems to have worked :D

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  13. FabZilla_KathDecember 16, 2014

    This box is full w/ great products! Cool concept, wine and cheese for skincare!

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  14. This box looks awesome! That Cheese cream sounds so interesting! I'm intrigued haha!

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  15. I need to try a Meme box and while this one would freak me out because it's called 'Wine & Cheese', it loos awesome!

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  16. Hmmm... This box is definitely different but I'm not sure I'd be down with the scent of cheese!

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  17. GlitteryGlossyDecember 16, 2014

    I dont know how I feel about cheese scented products but this could be a good thing!

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  18. I'm not so much down with rubbing cheese on my bod... but I'm totally into a food type box of wine and cheese. hmmm

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  19. Betzy CarmonaDecember 17, 2014

    Amazing goodies

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  20. I really want the cheese mask- omg I almost fell out of my chair!

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  21. MyBeautyJunctionDecember 23, 2014

    It smells more like mangoes than cheese, which is a good thing. I would rather not smell of cheese all night lol.

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  22. MyBeautyJunctionDecember 23, 2014

    I need to try Japanese skincare. Korean has certainly done my skin a world of good, and Memeboxes are great value for money.

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  23. MyBeautyJunctionDecember 23, 2014

    It is my favourite product from Memebox so far!

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  24. MyBeautyJunctionDecember 23, 2014

    They do have some amazing deals!

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  25. MyBeautyJunctionDecember 23, 2014

    That would have been brilliant!

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  26. MyBeautyJunctionDecember 23, 2014

    I'm loving the smell of mangoes and how easily the cream glides on.

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  27. I love all Tony Moly products! This box is a great one. Wine? Anytime. Haha

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