Unboxing: Memebox From Korea (Part 2)

Remember when I told you all about the Memebox I got? It’s an international beauty box that ships the hottest and best-loved Korean cosmetics straight from Seoul! Click here to check out their website!

I got the Memebox Special Skincare box. This comes with 4 to 8 full-sized products and deluxe samples.

I got the Memebox Special Skincare box! It’s customized to reveal everything you wanted to know about Korean skincare. Ooh-la-la, lots of brands I’ve never even heard of!

At first, I was a bit apprehensive and disappointed that there was no makeup inside. Skincare samples are quite tricky, since you never know if it’ll trigger a breakout. But here’s what’s surprising: After testing the products for a little bit, I was actually impressed by them!

Here’s a closer look at some of my immediate favorites from the box:

The Secret Key Super Plumping Jelly (worth $77). This was just delicious!!

The Secret Key Super Plumping Jelly (worth $77). This was just delicious!!

It's like Jell-O in texture and it smells light and fruity, too. I really had to stop myself from tasting it. What's even better is it's cooling on the skin, easily absorbed, and non-greasy.

It’s like Jell-O in texture and it smells light and fruity, too. I really had to stop myself from tasting it. What’s even better is it’s cooling on the skin, easily absorbed, and non-greasy.

Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence (worth $18). Instead of water, this essence use snail secretion filtrate, bee venom, and EGF to cleanse rough, damaged skin from external stresses and pollution.

Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence (worth $18). Instead of water, this essence use snail secretion filtrate, bee venom, and EGF to cleanse rough, damaged skin from external stresses and pollution.

I was surprised at how light this felt on my skin. It feels and smells super refreshing. Just pat this essence goes over your entire face to help brighten your skin and fight aging.

I was surprised at how light this felt on my skin—practically like water. It feels and smells super refreshing. Just pat this essence goes over your entire face to help brighten your skin and fight aging.

Boscians Cycle Repair Wrinkle Spot (worth $24 for 15 ml). It's a wrinkle-filler with a strong formula that's especially fab for your undereye area. My first impression: Not good, but mostly because I didn't like the strong scent.

Boscians Cycle Repair Wrinkle Spot (worth $24 for 15 ml). It’s a wrinkle-filler with a strong formula that’s especially fab for your undereye area. My first impression: Not really a fan, but mostly because I didn’t like the strong scent.

Tiny samples with thicker formulas! The Nasarang Rose Balancing Toner contains a high concentrate of natural  rose oil extracted from over 3 million Bulgarian roses. The Verikos Advanced Power Tightening Cream has lotus flower water and collagen to fight the signs of aging.

Tiny samples with thicker formulas! The Nasarang Rose Balancing Toner contains a high concentrate of natural rose oil extracted from over 3 million Bulgarian roses. The Verikos Advanced Power Tightening Cream has lotus flower water and collagen to fight the signs of aging.

Up next: Dewytree White Dew 7 Cut Extreme Serum, (worth $41). If you like clean cosmetics, then this is for you! It's a serum for lightening dark spots and freckles without ingredients that have gotten a bad rap—like parabens, mineral oil, and synthetic dyes.

Up next: Dewytree White Dew 7 Cut Extreme Serum, (worth $41). If you like clean cosmetics, then this is for you! It’s a serum for lightening dark spots and freckles without ingredients that have gotten a bad rap—like parabens, mineral oil, and synthetic dyes.

I like the medicine dropper pump, so you don't have to worry about contaminating the jar with the oils on your fingers. Just like the first two products, this is light in texture and was fragrance-free.

I like the medicine dropper pump, so you don’t have to worry about contaminating the jar with the oils on your fingers. Just like the first two products, this is light in texture and was fragrance-free.

You'll have to shake the bottle well and swipe this over your skin with a cottonpad to get rid of impurities and treat blemishes. It's selling point is that it's super moisturizing for a toner and is great at shrinking large pores.

Another product from Dewytree! It’s the Teatree Porest Powder in Toner (worth $26). You’ll have to shake the bottle well and swipe this over your skin with a cottonpad to get rid of impurities and treat blemishes. It’s selling point is that it’s super moisturizing for a toner and is great at shrinking large pores.

All in all, I was pretty impressed by the products in the Memebox. The price of the boxes that I saw on the website range from $15 to $69 (most boxes are in the $20 to $30 range) and standard shipping costs $6.99. Visit the site here—sometimes they offer free upgrades to express shipping depending on the box. My readers also get a special discount—just type in this promo code—SLL2OO—and you’ll get $5 off!**

Need more reasons to shop? I saw this on the website last Saturday! You can get your products in just 3 to 7 business days with express shipping vs. 10 to 20 with standard shipping.

Need more reasons to shop? I saw this on the website last Saturday! You can get your products in just 3 to 7 business days with express shipping vs. 10 to 20 days with standard shipping.

Just so you don’t get confused when you go to their website, Memebox actually has different kinds of boxes that you can choose from. If you fall in love with the products and want to re-purchase, you can also do so on their website and have it shipped.

Here's what it looks like on the site! Depending on thebox, the prices range from $16 to $69. Most boxes are around $23.

Here’s a screen cap of what the different boxes look like on the site!

Here are the different kinds of boxes:

  • The Memebox. This original box also comes with 4 to 8 full-sized products and deluxe samples. It’s themed, which means that they don’t mix and match the products you get. It’ll either contain all skincare, all hair and body products, or all makeup.
  • Memebox Special. This is what I got. Specs are actually the same as the original Memebox, except that this box is designed to address specific beauty concerns, beauty trends, and seasonal needs.
  • The Superbox. Another themed box, but here,  they collaborate with brands or YouTube stars like CutiePieMarzia. She actually got to curate her own Memebox—hope I’ll get to do that someday! Heehee :p
  • The Luckybox. This is the one to get if you want a mix of skincare and makeup products. They usually choose the most popular items from previously sold-out Memeboxes and pack ’em here.

Now for the big question…

It's every Pinay's nightmare when making international online purchases!

It’s every Pinay’s nightmare when making international online purchases!

When Memebox asked if I’d be willing to do a review of the box, I warned them that customs was a challenge in our country. I was worried that the box would arrive, but get a notice saying that I’d have to claim my package at the post office (y’all know the drill). Anyway, in this case, IT WAS SHIPPED STRAIGHT TO MY DOOR! So happy! The only extra fee I had to pay, which I mentioned in the last post, was P50 to the messenger. No receipt, no reason. Just P50 for him to release the package. If you’re going to order, I suggest you tell them beforehand also, so they can take the necessary precautions.

So what do you think of the Memebox? Will you order? I think it’s totally worth it! I’ll be on the look out for the next Memebox Special with a makeup theme or a Luckybox! ♥

**The Memebox Discount Promo Code is valid until August 31, 2014 and is limited to one time per customer.

  • Graceful Mist

    This seems like a great beauty box!

  • Ana Razon

    I was also expecting for a make up product but yay! After reading your post im also impressed with all the skincare products! So far, i like the dewy tree and toner.

  • Missy Grub

    Been waiting for this review! I saw 5 full sized items and that’s not bad at all. I visited Memebox website, but can’t decide what box to purchase. So many varieties! Well, I still have 2 weeks to decide so I can use your promo code :)

    • Yes, not bad at all! I’d go for a makeup-themed box—although I don’t think any of the boxes will disappoint :) Happy shopping! Don’t wait too long because their free shipping upgrade might expire also!

  • lynee ayuban

    though im not familiar w/ the product name but still i enjoyed reading this post, the box you’ve got is so amazing its just worth $23 and one of the product inside wc is the super plumping jelly is worth $77 ?

    • YES! I wasn’t familiar with the brands either, but you really get your money’s worth :)

  • Diane Christine Maninang

    Hi Ms. Nicole! I was waiting for this post. I have watched a lot of videos in youtube about Meme box. Thanks for sharing, i want to subscribe and try authentic korean beauty products but I am currently in Dubai, i hope they ship here also.