Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Review: Memebox OMG 4

Memebox "OMG 4"

Theme: Korean beauty products with unusual ingredients & uses.

Purchased from Memebox.com

What's in the box?

#1. Nadu Skin "The First Love Pack

A His & Hers sheet mask set, for use on the "love organs".
Designed to hydrate and nourish the under-cared for uundercarriage in the same way you'd use a facial sheet mask.

The women's mask was actually a refreshing treat! It was shaped like a panty liner which is essentially how you use it. It contained pomegranate and other nutrients for 20 minutes of a unique and hydrating experience.

My boyfriend hasn't volunteered for the male experience. It is basically a penis glove, soaked in essence. If I had the part I'd try it in a second.

#2. Pureplus+ "Cocoon Returning Toner"

An exciting concept: Silkworm cocoons + witch hazel + B vitamins. However, one glance at the ingredient list and I was bummed.

Way too much unwanted synthetics, alcohol, fragrance, etc. I prefer simple, natural toners. My skin doesn't benefit from all that hexawhatnot.
Regardless, I tried it. Because cocoons.
First, the scent- witch hazel is hard to mask. Its not the greatest smell, but trying to mask it with fragrance isn't a good idea. Its overpowering and unnecessary.
Its a liquid, not a gel, but its strangely thicker than water. As a toner it wasn't satisfying. I saw/felt no results, and almost felt as if I needed to wash it off. My face broke out later, however I haven't pinpointed if the toner or the abalone cream was the cause.

#3. Abalone "Crystal Double EX Cream"

The star of the show! The reason for buying the box!
Fermented Abalone, Black Bean Extract & Watermelon Extract for my face! Abalone is claimed to be a wonder cure for it all- wrinkles, dryness, redness, dullness, etc. Its naturally packed with minerals and nutrients.
The cream is luxuriously thick. It has a subtle generic skin care scent, and it takes a minute to sink into my skin- leaving a very faint iridescence.
As I mentioned before, it may or may not have caused me to break out. Once I clear up I will try it again on its own. Fingers crossed!

#4. Shara Shara "Secret Magic Lipstick"

I got the green to pink option. In its lipstick form it appears 'green' (brown) and with the magic of temperature change it makes your lips pink. It isn't the highest quality, it left a waxy residue in the back of my throat. However, its a pretty color and it applied well.

#5. Dr.MJ Bounce Aqua Memory BB SPF 30 ++

I actually enjoy this BB in a jar concept. Its easier to control application. As a BB cream its pretty good. Moderate coverage, good blending, & great color for me. Its very thick and promises to hug your face. It hugged a little too well, I'll save it for the sweaty summer when I don't have dry flakes to hug.

#6. PureBess "Hot Styling Hair Fixer"

A neat little flyaway fixer for a sleek hair do. I proudly wear my curls and cowlicks quite messy, but I'll save this for special occasions. It works!
It has a fine toothed plastic comb that mimics a mascara wand. The formula is very interesting. Not a gel or wax as I expected, but a lightweight oil. pretty neat!

Overall this box was neither a huge win nor an epic fail. I will be using most of the items and I have no regrets!

Memebox is now USA only, sadly. They're moving in new directions, visit them at Memebox.com to see what changes they've made