This was one of the first Memeboxes I ever purchased, though I had to wait some time to receive it. Luckyboxes, as well as Global boxes, are released on a recurring, monthly basis. This box is intended to contain favorites from past boxes. I think the moniker ‘Lucky’ is really key here because what’s deemed a favorite may depend entirely on what’s languishing in Meme’s warehouse, so how pleased you might be with each of these boxes may wholly depend on the luck of the draw.
The lovely Veri of PULCHRITUDINOUS has an fantastic resource on her blog, which lists the contents of all prior Lucky and Global boxes. I utilized this when initially making my purchasing decision and determined that I was likely to enjoy the contents of this box, as prior iterations contained a nice mix of items; and a variety of cosmetics is, in fact, the spice of life.
Did I get lucky? Read on to find out!
Luckybox #10 is finally here! In this Luckybox #10, you’ll find all you favorite beauty goodies featured in previous Memeboxes! You’ll find everything you need to keep on with your Memeboxing!
Dr. MJ Bee Tox Control Cream (55ml, RV $ 50)
Repair and renew with Dr. MJ’s Bee Tox Control Cream rich in skin-repairing agents – bee venom, propolis extracts, tea tree leaf water, rosemary extracts, and calendula extracts. It’ll soothe, nourish, and rejuvenate the skin damaged or stimulated from external environment by creating a protective moisture barrier over and retaining moisture and nutrition within skin.
Propolis Extract – skin conditioning
Tea Tree Extract – anti-inflammatory
Hyaluronic Acid – moisturizer
Trehalose – moisturizer
Rosemary – astringent
Calendula – emollient, anti-inflammatory
Camellia – emolient
Chamomile – anti-inflammatory, whitening
Wtich Hazel – anti-inflammatory, astringent
Allantoin. – anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic
No color, parabens, mineral oil, or benzophenone.
Impressions: This item reminded me very much of the Royal Nectar mask and moisturizer in both composition and efficacy, though it has the added benefit of some anti-inflammatory ingredients. I tend to prefer creams, such as my beloved Goddess Cream, that a gelatinous in texture, as I find that’s really ideal for my combination skin. But I didn’t find this cream to be too heavy, though I still prefer it for night-time use. I think it does a good job of helping to combat any breakouts or related discoloration, as well as keeping me hydrated without leaving me oily.
Mstar Malus Intensive Hair Treatment (30g, RV $14)
Consisting 70% of apple water and made from 40 different kinds of naturally-derived extracts, the Malus Intensive Hair Treatment works to replenish protein and mineral nutrients to dry, damaged hair ends for strengthening and firming up the hair with continuous use.
Impressions: I really love this hair treatment. I typically use WEN – sometimes in conjunction with a shampoo and sometimes on its own – and I felt it did a nice job of keeping my hair in good condition. But it does have a tendency to build over time and leave a residue, on both hair and scalp (not cute). So I was very excited to try this alternative, particularly after reading about the powerhouse of ingredients and lack of anything that might be deemed harmful. Well, it really does do a lovely job of deeply conditioning my hair; leaving me with soft, shiny, manageable locks. I cut my hair significantly shorter recently and I’m kind of glad I won’t have to use as much of this treatment to keep it looking healthy because I don’t want to run out! I will definitely be picking up more of this when that sad day comes.
The Skin House Aloe Water Mist (80ml, RV $11)
A Finely spraying facial mist, the Skin House’s popular Aloe Water Mist is packed with aloe moisture for delivering instant replenishment to dry or irritated skin. A gentle, hydrating mist is definitely a beauty essential for every girl all season long!
Tea Tree Extact – anti-inflammatory
Guarana Extract – skin-coniditoning
Aloe Extract – anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic
Impressions: So we all are well aware that it’s unlikely I will ever hate on a mist. I just adore them. Aloe mists are incredibly hydrating and refreshing and I’m so pleased with the addition of tea tree extract in this one. It really makes me feel as though I’m taking good care of myself and my skin and when I can quickly spritz throughout my day. This one comes in a lovely clear, plastic bottle that’s compact enough for me to carry in my purse. In comparison to my Derma House Aloe Mist from my Moisture Surge Memebox, I do prefer that scent to this one, but truly this one is lovely, so that’s my only minor ‘complaint’. Very happy with this item!
Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence (60ml, RV $22)
This product contains 90% snail extract and bee venom instead of water. Powerful ingredients such as snail mucin and bee venom help to heal acne, fade acne scars, brighten skin tone, and maintain hydration throughout the day. Snail mucin supports natural cell regeneration and replenishes moisture to increase firmness, and bee venom has natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties. The gel-like essence is also fragrance free! Best recommended for those with sensitive and troubled skin.
Impressions: I’ve been very eager to try this serum because it is a HG for so many. There was some controversy over the summer with a contaminated batch of product (March 2014 batch) having caused considerable damage and stress for some people. I won’t get into all the sordid details here, but they can be found through a simple google search. Having said that, I do personally feel confident that the issue was isolated to that batch and haven’t heard of anything similar arising in recent months. While some people also take issue with how Benton handled that situation, I also feel satisfied that they have taken the appropriate, precautionary measures going forward.
After trying this serum for just a few days, I certainly understood what all the fuss was about. Similarly to my Royal Nectar mask, the beneficial results could be seen almost overnight. Unlike the RN products though, this item has the added benefit of being largely comprised of snail mucin. This ingredient has huge restorative and regenerative benefits. Combined with bee venom’s healing properties… well, this serum really is amazing. I’m going to have to jump on the bandwagon and declare it a HG for myself as well.
E choice Snow Brightening Body Cream (100g, RV $4)
Rich in mineral and herbal complex, the Snow Brightening Body Cream is an instant skin brightener which offers a long-lasting tone-up effect as well as a deep hydration and nourishment. it’s especially recommended for those troubling over darkened spots, uneven skin tones, or pigmentation.
Impressions: E choice seems to be a ‘budget’ k-beauty brand. This was the first item of theirs that I have tried and I found it to be a nice enough body lotion. I wouldn’t say it was anything special or something I would repurchase, but it has a nice, thick consistency – great for the colder months – and a creamy scent. The packaging is cute as well and would make a nice holiday gift. As far as the purported brightening benefits – I have minimal sun damage, but haven’t observed any changes in that regard.
Beauty People Miss 100 Auto Gel Pencil Liner (0.5g, RV $38)
Randomly selected from Glimmer Coral, Glimmer Bronze, and Glam Brown.
Feature a sophisticated point eye makeup with Beauty People’s gel liner pencils that come in 3 delicate pearl shades – coral, bronze, and brown – and can be used as both a liner and a shadow. They’re auto-type liners that easily glides onto your eyelids, making them easy to use for even makeup beginners. Plus, there’s an eye liner sharpener attached on the other end for convenience.
Impressions: I was fortunate enough to snag a set of the non-auto version of this pencil (pictured below) about a month back, so I was already intimately familiar with the cuteness factor of the Snow White theme as well as the quality of these pencils. I was very pleased to receive another in Glimmer Bronze. This is a color I did already have in my set, but also one of my favorites, so I’m happy to have a backup! Really lovely liner with a creamy consistency as well as staying power and again, the cute factor is off-the-charts here. Another winner! [note the RV above is for a set of three]
Blithe Patting Water Pack (pouch sample – full size RV $46)
Included are two pouches of each Energy Yellow Citrus & Honey, Soothing & Healing Green Tea, and Rejuvenating Purple Berry.
No need to stick on a sheet mask every night with Blithe’s all-new Patting Water Pack! Simply through patting on the water pack onto your skin, it’ll remove dead skin cells, delivery moisture and nutrition, and renew the skin balance for mailtaning soft, moist skin condition. The Energy Yellow Citrus & Honey revitalizes and brightens up the skin and the Soothing & Healing Green Tea is for oil and pore control, while the Rejuvenating Purple Berry works to improve skin elasticity and firmness.
Mild Exfoliation: Because of the presence of “carbohydrate fermented ingredient”, the dead skin cells are gently washed out.
Moisturising & Nourishment with vitamins: Replenish the skin with moisture and give vitality to the skin as it contains abundant cellulose, water soluble vitamins and minerals.
Skin Balance: Water can cause dryness as it makes the skin loses its balance by getting alkalized when washing. Patting water pack enhances the skin balance as it helps making the skin subacid condition in a short time.
Elasticity & Pore Care: Patting massage lowers temperature of the skin and smoothens its fine circulation. Also it is good for preventing the pores from being sagged and for skin elasticity as it strengthens up the skin barrier. Maximizes absorption rate of nutrients during skin care as it makes the skin condition optimal in a short amount of time. Your skin feels softer after just 3 days of use [source]
Impressions: This was one instance where I may have been happier to get deluxe samples rather than a full-sized product because I got try out all three variants. The bad news is, I really love them, so I may need to shell out the $46 (or whatever this costs outside of Memeland) to get the full-size. My favorite is the Soothing & Healing Green Tea, which I’ve added to about a 3/4 full bottle of my Derma House Aloe Mist. This suggestion came courtesy of Veri (again!) and her fabulous blog. I use this almost daily as a booster step after cleansing. I find it does wonders for balancing my skin and leaving it incredibly soft.
I feel that my gamble really paid off this time around and $30 (with shipping) got me a box I am very pleased with. The overall Memevalue is approximately $139. I’m not counting the blithe packets because those were deluxe samples, but you can estimate the added value, which to me personally was quite significant. This was another box from which I was able to get good use out of all the items. I would say that I hope this trend continues, but we need Meme to come out with new boxes first! Whether the company is transitioning to something else entirely is a subject for extensive debate. I do hope they hold to the core of their business and not become just another online retailer, but time will tell. In the interim, I do have many more boxes on order that I look forward to thoroughly reviewing 🙂
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