Monday, February 16, 2015

Memebox: Luckybox #11 + Dewytree Black Masks

This is my tenth Memebox, I have four more sitting here and another ordered.  I'm OBSESSED with Memebox.  They are not a subscription service; instead they allow you to only buy the boxes you're interested in, although most are mysteries.  I would be stoked if they did have a subscription service though.  

A little background:  "Memebox curates only the most trusted, best-loved Korean beauty products at everyday prices. An extremely competitive industry, Korean cosmetics are renowned for their unprecedented quality developed through cutting-edge technology."

I have had a lot of "luck" with these boxes.  This is only my third like it, but I've been pretty happy with each of them and the reviews for previous Luckyboxes have left me jealous that I did not start ordering them earlier.

This box cost $23 (plus $6.99 S+H), but by using coupon code "NE7XV7", I saved $5, paying $24.99, and there was a total value of $112.

"Packed with only the best-selling and top-rated beauty goodies in all of K-Beauty history, this box will surely make you a Memebox believer!"

Included in this kit were five full-sized items and one deluxe sample, fully-detailed with a great informational card with directions for use, which is extremely helpful since the directions on the packaging is almost all in Korean.
TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL McGirly Good Morning Rice Wash Set (2g x10ea FULL-SIZE) - Formulated with fermented rice bran, oatmeal, black tree fungus, and portulaca extracts, this provides rich nutrition and amino acids to sagging and dehydrated skin.  A simple 10 second cleansing session with this rice wash is all you need to replenish, firm, and brighten up the complexion.

THEYEON Jeju Hallabong Energy Mild All-in-one Serum (100ml FULL-SIZED) - This series boosts its organic formula made from the 'Hallabong' which is a special type of orange cultivated only in the Jeju Island and best loved for bursting with vitamin C and super sweet and tasty juiciness. Infused with other Jeju-bornorganic ingredients such as kiwi, broccoli, and aloe vera, this works to replenish, soften, and protect the skin.

I wasn't impressed with the rice wash set.  The directions state the product is to be used in the last stage of the "cleansing" process.  Now, my facial process may be several steps, but the cleansing is just one.  Maybe I'm using it wrong, but it wasn't adequate cleansing in itself.  The serum was AH-mazing!  The smell first of all is divine.  Ripe, citrus, fresh.  I'm in love with this stuff.  And my face feels like a baby's bottom!

MISE EN SCENE Perfect Repair Treatment Pack (180ml FULL-SIZED) A 2-step hair care - shampoo and rinse - isn't enough as the weather becomes chillier and drier.  Twice a week, use this nourishing treatment pack to deliver deep nutrition and repair and protect damaged hair ends.
DR. G Bling Bling Cream SPF35 PA++ (45ml FULL-SIZED) - Coats thinly over skin and leaves a silky soft texture and a radiant glow that do not darken or melt down as the day goes on.  While a blend of hyaluronic acid and rose extracts hydrate and rejuvenate the dryness, sage leaf extracts control excessive sebum secretion which help maintain flawless silkiness of the skin.  It only comes in a single skin tone which means it offers a natural coverage and a tone brightening effect suitable for all fair and Asian skin.

I used the hair treatment pack as a conditioner, and it's fantastic.  The scent is like baby lotion, very refreshing.  And it left my hair feeling silky smooth.  One thing... it dried slightly during the time it took before washing out, so it was super penetrating and took a little work to get out.  Which I take as a good thing.  I'll be sad when I run out of this product.  I actually already have the bling bling cream from a NakedBox I ordered several months ago.  I had my reservations at the time since I'm not a very "bling bling" girl, but this was very light, creamy textured, and left a even finish without being shiny or sparkly as I was worried.

SOY BIO+ Fermented Lumpoule (2ml x 2ea Deluxe Sample) - This 'Lumpoule' combines two words - lump and ampoule - and is basically a facial ampoule made from real Korean fermented soy bean lump.  It'll work to prevent formation of fine lines and wrinkles and also brighten up your overall complexion.

REVECEN Face Control Foundation #002 Violet (17g FULL-SIZED) - This unique foundation works to cover up skin imperfections and control dull, yellow skin tone for a more refined, evenly balanced, and healthier looking finish with base makeup.  Plus it contains natural preservatives such as green tea extracts and magnolia extracts, and thus gentle and suitable for all skin types.

The lumpoule was instant moisture on my dry, freshly showered facial skin.  It had a slightly sticky feel to it as I applied it, but it left my skin very soft and refreshed.  The foundation isn't something I'll use.  The brand is great.  I just don't need the kind of coverage it offers.

Originally, the product to the left was what was supposed to be in the box rather than the foundation.  CHEEK ROOM Lip Balm 05 Cherry Clover (12g) would've been a better item for me personally.  But I believe there were some problems going on with boxes around this time and Memebox had some troubling procuring all of the products.  They sent out the replacement card to purchasers shortly after revealing them.  The foundation had a higher value, but the lip balm would've been lovely.  Especially because I adore cherry.  Plus it was made from shea butter, olive oil and jojoba oil, and promised a plumping effect. 

THE VERDICT:  Besides having received Bling Bling Cream in a Nakedbox, which is typical with Luckyboxes since they are culminations of previous Memeboxes, I was also disappointed that I received the foundation in place of the original lip balm.  Don't get me wrong, my experience with Revecen is that it is a very quality brand.  But foundations are boring and don't work on all skin types.  That being said, I was EXTREMELY HAPPY.  I really do think these are "Luckyboxes" and will keep buying them in addition to themed boxes.  I find them more well-rounded than the Global boxes.


DEWYTREE Ginseng Nutritious Black Sheet Mask (~10g) - a nutritious facial mask containing medicinal ginseng root extract for dark and dry skin.  Nourishes skin with ingredients for resilience and vitality, soothes and brightens skin, removes impurities and dead cells, and strengthens skin elasticity.
DEWYTREE Honey Moist Black Sheet Mask (~10g) - A soft, ultra-moisturizing black facial mask containing Brassica campestris honey from Jeju Island for dry skin.  Immediately moisturizes skin with special honey ingredient, energizes skin with radiance, and removes impurities and dead cells.

DEWYTREE Premium Syn-ake Black Sheet Mask (~10g) - Instant anti-aging treatment mask that straightens deep wrinkles and evens out skin tone.  Smoothes out wrinkles, restores fullness to aging skin, removes impurities and dead cells, and brightens skin tone.

I bought these for $3 each as a part of a larger order of sale items.  I needed to spend the extra money to qualify for free shipping, or pay for shipping when I could've just gotten more items.  No brainer.

The one I used was the Ginseng Nutritious.  It was the typical slimy but highly moisturizing sheet mask.  The fact that it was black just sweetened the pot because my husband had gotten used to seeing me in the white ones, so this freaked him out a little.  I love a good quality sheet mask, and that is exactly what these are.  High quality.


  1. I love the DewyTree masks! They look so different from other sheet masks and they are super-effective! #kbeautybloghop

  2. Great review and so lucky indeed. I heard the TheYeon products are fantastic and really want to try them our eventually. I'm glad you like the hair treatment, I am addicted to it, it smells so good. #kbeautybloghop

    1. Ohmigosh, yes! TheYeon serum is a must have!