Thursday, February 19, 2015

Memebox: Special #53 Wine & Cheese Cosmetics

This is my eleventh Memebox, I have three 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."

Oh, wow!  This box combines two of my favorite things EVER!  Wine and cheese!  When I saw this I scooped it up immediately.  No thinking twice!  What could be more decadent than pampering myself with wine and cheese-infused products?

This box cost $29 (plus $6.99 S+H), but by using coupon code "RDIC3Q", I saved $5, paying $30.99, and there was a total value of $142.*

"Wine and cheese have gone hand in hand for centuries, but this is probably the first time you've seen a wine and cheese beauty box.  Leave it to Memebox to cook up the weirdest, yummiest beauty box that would amplify your beauty!"

"Wine, famously known to be rich in antioxidants and essential minerals, speeds up the cell renewal process and stimulates the blood circulation for the look of rejuvenated, brighter skin.  Cheese, considered and excellent source of Vitamin B for the skin, supports the look of supple, bouncy and glowing skin."

*There were supposed to be six full-sized items included in this kit.  However, Memebox could not procure one of the items, which also happened to be one of the spoiler products for the box.  So there are five full-sized items and one bonus, 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.
LADYKIN Mangchee Lifting Mask (50ml FULL-SIZE) - Moisturizes, restores, replenishes, and calms the skin. Mango, cheese, and shea butter extracts boosts and locks in moisture for a dewy and youthful result.  It leaves skin with an instant silky, soft, and supple feel and energizes the skin, giving you a healthy-looking glowing complexion.

LADYKIN Mangchee Replenishing Hand Cream (60ml FULL-SIZED) - The anti-wrinkle functional hand cream containing cheese extracts, bacillus/corchorus olitorius leaf ferment filtrate which Cleopatra used for her skin care and Adenosine which is the anti-wrinkle functional ingredient absorbs deep into skin and helps to strengthen the skin's innate power to protect itself, making the skin more vital and healthier. Mango extracts also makes skin clearer and more transparent and camellia sinensis leaf water rich in vitamin and polyphenol keeps easily dehydrated hands well-nourished, elastic and smooth.

The lifting mask was super moisturizing. The mango scent was so authentic and just overwhelmed the senses.  The hand cream was divine.  The mango smell lasted much longer than that of the lifting mask.  The texture was almost an airy creamy.  It left my hands and arms very silky.

ENPRANI Dear By Enprani Bounce Cheese Cream (30ml FULL-SIZED) Bouncify your skin with a Memebox cult classic!  This innovative facial cream has a unique ooey-gooey, bouncy texture that comes from a high concentration of protein-rich whey.  The fun melted mozzarella cheese texture will adhere to the skin perfectly, and hydrate and firm the skin for the plumpest, youngest cheeks ever!
BLANC DOUX Pinot Noir UV Shield & Tone-Up Sensitive (40ml FULL-SIZED) - No more blemish-instigating, oily sunscreens!  Specifically formulated from a strong antioxidant - premium Pinot Noir, this mild, moisturizing sunblock not only provides moderate UVA and UVB protection but also replenishes and brightens up uneven skin tone and texture, for a glowing, supple complexion.

This stuff lived up to all the hype. First the smell is like a cheesecake, not to sweet but delicious. Then the texture was fun, like melted mozzarella. It left my skin fresh, smooth and moisturized.  To think, I almost saved the UV shield and tone-up for swapping/giveaway.  I would have been missing out.  I only kept it for the UVA/UVB blocking properties.  It has a lovely perfume smell.  And I'm allergic to most perfumes, but this was great.  I love how light it is.  Wonderful decision to keep.

TONYMOLY I'm Real Red Wine Mask Sheet Pore Care (21ml x 2ea FULL-SIZED) - A micro-emulsion type essential mask enriched with red wine complex.  It's fast-absorbing, effectively softens uneven skin texture, and maintains a healthy moisture/oil balance.  Plus, it's free of paraben, talc, benzophenon, tri-ethanolamide, and tar coloring.
I love sheet masks.  To think, if it weren't for Memebox, I wouldn't even know about them.  I was really excited for this one because I figured with it being red wine, it would be a merlot color.  But alas, it was not.  Unlike most, it wasn't even white.  It was more of a clear sheet mask as you can see from the picture.  This one left a lot more essence on my face after removal than I'm used to, but oh, so soft and smooth my skin was once it dried.  I should mention that these are pretty inexpensive products, but I'm always happy to find new ones in my boxes.

I was pretty disappointed to not receive the INNISFREE Wine Peeling Jelly Softener as it was one of the spoiler items for the box.  It stated to be infused with Chateau Margaux, the queen of all wines.  As a wino myself, that sounded wonderful.  The product is used as a gentle exfoliator that effectively rolls away the dead dermal layer to uncover fresh new skin and removes impurities, while decongesting stubborn clogged pores.  That too, sounded divine.

When I opened the box only to not find it, I contacted Memebox and they reported that they had not been able to procure the item (as had happened quite a few times during this time period) and that they put the retail value ($12) in Memepoints on my account.  They did indeed do that, and also included in my box an apology letter and one of their own line of sheet masks, which was very nice of them and I look forward to using.

THE VERDICT:  Despite my disappointment from getting the peeling jelly softener, it could only have improved what was almost an almost perfect box.  I am way over-moisturized this week.  So much scrubbing and so many thick creams.  I'm used to moisturizing 1 - 2 times a week with a heavy cream.  My skin is dryish, but too much moisturizer makes me greasy quickly.  Once I started though, I couldn't stop.  EVERY. SINGLE. ONE of these products are unbelievable.  I'm super happy.  This was one of the best I've ever received.  Memebox has changed directions recently, but if they ever offer this one again, GET IT!  You'll be SO happy!


  1. This box was such a fiasco - I'm sorry you missed out on the peeling jelly =( #kbeautybloghop

    1. Me too. But it was a great box anyway. I wish they hadn't posted that particular spoiler. :(

  2. This box is definitely the one where memebox dropped the ball. That being said, the products look nice. I really want to try the bounce cheese cream. If only to see what all the hype is about. Excellent posy. #kbeautybloghop

  3. I loved this box too, though I end up buying the wine peeling jelly from Tester Korea to complete the set. #kbeautybloghop

    1. Oh, I've been eyeing it too! I'm a little... OCD that way. :)