Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Unboxing: Memebox Special #39 Cafe Box

There was awhile where no pink boxes showed up on my doorstep. I have the tracking codes for about 6 of them right now and obsessively refresh the pages everyday but it seems like they are just stuck and nothing is updating! It was a pleasant surprise to receive now just one but TWO boxes in one day! I have this review up today but the other one (sneak peek: it's the lipstick box!) is all makeup so it will probably be up next week since I have a crazy busy work schedule for the next few weeks so fingers cross I can do some swatches this weekend for it and get it up. I have a ton of blog posts in the work right now, somehow I am behind in my schedule so sleep has been sacrificed a bit to get back on track.

For those that don't know what I'm talking about Memebox is a Korean beauty non-subscription box that sells boxes of surprise products curated with different themes in mind straight from Korea! Like I mean your box is shipped to you FROM Korea! These are great deals because boxes typically run between $19 - $39 (there are more expensive ones) but the value of the boxes are usually double and often triple the price you pay! There are two main kinds of boxes:

Memebox: The original box comes with a mix of 4-8 full sized products and deluxe samples.
Special: Like the original box it comes with 4-8 full sized products and deluxe samples but each of these boxes has its own theme for special occasions or events.
Superbox: Comes with their own theme and contains only full sized products.

This one is the Memebox Special #39 Cafe Box which was my first value pack so I got the free upgrade to express shipping so I split the cost of shipping hence the weird looking value. I'm not a crazy coffee addict like everyone else at my office but I do understand the brilliant properties of coffee and caffeine for your skin so I was interested to try this out. This cost $23 + $3.50 shipping for a total of $26.50.
From the website:
Get your daily caffeine buzz with this Café’ Box!

Wake up and smell the coffee has just taken on a whole new meaning! We’ve rounded up freshly brewed beauty goods that will remind you of your favorite indulgent drinks from your go-to coffee joint. Indulge your senses in a swirl of sweet sin, and brim with delight with milky sweeties that will boost your beauty! 

Set your mug aside and cozy up to this Café Box and see what’s brewing at Memebox! 
This box shipped October 2nd and technically would have arrived on my doorstep October 3rd!! But no one was home to sign for it so DHL wasn't able to bring it until the 6th. Boo. But still basically overnight shipping for express?? If this addiction is going to keep going I think I need to always just go for the value packs now...
Vella Fresh Creamy Soap | Retail: $13 (FULL SIZE)
This was the spoiler for the box. It's a whipped cream facial cleanser that turns to creamy bubbles on your face. This sounds amazing and I can't wait to use it. At first I was thinking "What does this have to do with coffee??" but then I realized it's cafe so not just the coffee but the treats you can get from a coffee shop too so this cute little cleanser that looks like a tub of ice cream is perfect!
Tonymoly Latte Art Cappucino Cream-In Scrub | Retail: Retail: $13 (FULL SIZE)
I feel like this should be in a cute box, a mini coffee cup complete with a little spoon to scoop out the product that is a coffee face scrub?! I'm seriously so happy I got this box because this is adorable and amazing! First a facial cleanser and now a scrub?? Seriously I am in heaven right now. This stuff looks very thick and amazing and smells like a wonderful cup of coffee and I can't wait to dig (hah) into it.
Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm | Retail: $6 (FULL SIZE)
Don't worry guys, the cuteness doesn't end!!! This is an adorable little cupcake lip balm! You could have gotten either red cupcake (strawberry), plum pink (cherry), or peach cupcake which is what I got. Personally I think the one I got was the cutest with the rainbow sprinkles and little heart, but I'm happy I got this one because I have a lot of red and pink tinted balms but no peach ones.
Binu Cook Ice Cream Scoop Cacao Body Soap | Retail: $3 (FULL SIZE)
Everyone drop what you doing and look at this because this is a chocolate scented soap that is IN THE SHAPE OF A SCOOP OF ICE CREAM!!! I'm not sure if I can bring myself to ever use this because it is so freaking adorable but just imagine this in a little soap dish sitting on your counter. I'm dying right now.
Cleomee Anti-Wrinkle Donkey Lotion | Retail: $83 (FULL SIZE)
This thing is freaking huge and expensive! This is where we are starting to the toe the line of how does this fit, but this lotion is made of donkey milk so I can see where the milk aspect sneaks into the cafe theme. I'm not crazy about getting lotions but I'll give this one a shot, so far Memebox hasn't led me wrong with their products! However it leaked a little, thankfully just in the box and it wasn't hard to clean up but that still wasn't a pleasant surprise.
Pure Smile Original Mask Sheet | Retail: $1 (FULL SIZE)
This is my only huh? item in the box. I got the sheet mask that is an herb sheet mask which I don't feel like fits with the theme so well. However the other option was a green tea mask which fits a lot better. I wish I got the green tea one since it is suppose to be good for controlling oil but I'm still happy with what I got.

I want to die from cuteness from this box! Also everything ended up being full sized in this box so I'm pleased! There is an amazing mix of well known brands and seriously the cutest packaging I have ever gotten! This box really has me all buzzed (hehe) and I'm seriously obsessed with it! Except for my sheet mask not exactly fitting the theme, everything else pretty much hits the cafe theme nail on the head. I'm patting myself on the back for ordering this one, I paid $26.50 and received products that are valued at $116. I do notice that the donkey lotion makes up most of the value for this box but getting TWO facial cleansers is a win for me and the added bonus of the cute packaging jut puts it over the top.

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1 comment:

  1. I love meme boxes. Unfortunately I haven't had the $$ to bye on yet. ��