Thursday, March 5, 2015

Memebox: Luckybox #13 + Its Skin Cookie & Hand Cream

This is my fourteenth ORIGINAL Memebox and I have one more old-timey-ish box to review. I have been obsessed with Memebox, but they've made a lot of changes lately and I haven't seen it be for the better yet. They are not a subscription service; instead they allow you to only buy the boxes you're interested in, although most are mysteries.

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."

If you have the time, check out some of my other Luckybox reviews.  I bought #9, #10 and #11, and was just so impressed with each of them. Of course, I didn't start buying back when Globalboxes were all the rage, so most of these products are new to me, whereas maybe not so much for the Memebox veteran.

This box cost $23 (plus $6.99 S+H), but by using coupon code "I29CAX", I saved $3 plus I had 16 Memepoints which saved me another $16, so I paid $10.99, and there was a total value of $106.

"Are you ready to meet and greet the hottest K-Beauty of all times? This Luckybox contains all the most raved about, most talked about, and most buzzed about goodies to rev up your beauty in 2015!"

Included in this kit were six 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.

SHARA SHARA Tempting Avocado Chocolate Massage Cream (100ml FULL-SIZE) - Replenish and rejuvenate skin with a richly nutritious blend of avocado oil, cacao extracts, and banana extracts. This massage cream will deeply nourish, firm up, and smooth out rough, sagging skin, brining back a healthy glow to your complexion.

YADAH Anti-T Spot Cream (15g FULL-SIZED) - This anti-T spot cream boosts a fast-absorbing, creamy formula enriched with cactus, green tea, rosemary, aloe vera, and sage extracts and is completely free of paraben, benzophenom, mineral oil, sulfate, artificial coloring, and animal ingredients. Its gentle, naturally-derived ingredients are non-stimulating on even the most sensitive skin types and they effectively treat red spots and blemishes for a cleaner and clearer complexion.

The Shara Shara brand is a bit of a cheap Korean drugstore brand, so I wasn't terribly excited about the product. It was to be used on a clean face, massaged for a few minutes and then washed off. I liked the chocolate, banana and avocado scent, but it didn't moisturize my face. I will be passing on this T-spot cream. Don't hate, but I rarely have a blemish, and when I do, they clear up quickly. I feel that swapping or giving away this product will benefit someone else more than me.

LASSIE'EL Night Miracle Sleeping Pack (4g x 2ea FULL-SIZED) - Adorably packaged mini sleeping packs formulated with concentrated extracts from egg, mango, avocado, and pearl. They work to deeply hydrate and rejuvenate dry, exhausted skin overnight to reveal healthier and brighter complexion the next morning.

MISE EN SCENE Perfect Serum (70ml FULL-SIZED) - This highly-concentrated serum is to be used before and/or after blow drying to give your hair a silky, well-nourished finish. It's enriched with seven different natural oils - argan, camellia, olive, jojoba, coconut, apricot, and marula - and its oil-like formula quickly absorbs into the hair without making it sticky or greasy.

Aren't these sleeping packs adorable?!?!?! I got the mango and egg versions. On each pack is a little disposable spatula. I didn't understand why until I opened the product. There a gel-like substance filling the tiny cup, but in the middle is a dollop of a creamy substance. You mix the two together and then apply. It's a lot more product than it looks, so I packed it on thick. They really are a night miracle. My skin is so moisturized and dewy. I didn't notice much of a mango scent. Just very light and clean. The serum was a nice oil that smelled heavenly, not perfume-y at all. I left my hair shiny and silky.

DR. MJ Moisture Bounce Collagen Capsule Cream (50g FULL-SIZED) - A rejuvenating facial cream formulated into bouncy, jelly-like texture packed with collagen capsules, hyaluronic acid, and adenosine to intensively hydrate and gently firm up sensitive and tired skin. It works to alleviate and nourish stimulated skin for a quick renewal.

LA BELLONA Camellia Oleifera Oil Clinic (50g FULL-SIZED) - Restore dry, damaged, and brittle hair with this super restorative hair miracle. Camellia flower and hydrolyzed collagen in the formula add a protective layer on dry or damaged hair to reduce hair's porosity to minimize brittleness, and increase hair's resistance to breakage. Use it as a daily hair conditioner for hair that is silky soft to the touch, or use it as a weekly hair treatment to bring back life into dull locks.

The collagen capsule cream left my skin silky soft. I will happily be incorporating it into my skincare routine. I've used several of these types of "conditioners" like the oil clinic before and have liked them a lot. They are full-sized but if you use them as I do, they only last two or three shampoos. This one smelled lovely and floral. I've noticed camellia flowers being used in a lot of products lately. It must be the new "thang". As a conditioner, this left my hair hydrated and smooth.

THE VERDICT:  This is a bittersweet review for me because it is more than likely the last Luckybox from the original Memebox line that I'll get. Luckyboxes have been my favorite and this one was just as wonderful as the past ones. I am so happy with this box even though I wasn't excited about the massage cream and cannot use the anti-T spot cream. I have come to love all of these new brands Memebox has delivered.


IT'S SKIN Cookie & Hand Cream in Strawberry (80ml) - The irresistible waft of a batch of cookies fresh out of the oven captured in this hand cream not only smells like strawberry delight, but is also packed with waterful moisture and lavender water to soothe and hydrate your skin. Its unique grain-like cookie chip pieces is mixed in amongst the product leaving your hands with a matte finish. Enrich your skin with nourishing ingredients like shea butter, macadamia seed oil, and carnauba wax that will leave your hands feeling smooth and soft as ever.

I got this on sale for $9.18 (usually $10) as part of a larger purchase in order to get free shipping.  It doesn't smell like a cookie at all. It smells like strawberry ice cream though, so I'm not complaining. It's a nice hand cream. Left my skin feeling moisturized and soft.


  1. Those Night Miracle sleeping packs are so cute! I will have to see if I can find them online; I didn't get this box. #kbeautybloghop

    1. I can't find them for sale online, not even on eBay! Their website is Maybe try contacting them to find out where to get them???

    2. Found them on TesterKorea:

  2. Great post! I'm glad you like the Lassie'el sleeping packs and the Mise en Scene hair serum. I got both in previous boxes and love them! #kbeautybloghop

    1. I got the Mise en Scene deep treatment and curling cream as well. Good quality products.