I've got a bit of a back log of boxes (by 2 atm) so these ones have already seen their unboxings around the blogger sphere but I still want to put my 2 cents out there. I have a few boxes on the way and a few left to ship out but with how Memebox has been releasing boxes lately, I don't see myself getting a large backlog any time soon. Then again... Black Friday is this week >.> So that could change everything. This one I missed on the initial run but lucked out on the restock sale of it :) I also grabbed the Yogurt Box but that will be for another review.
Disclaimer: No one is paying me for this review. I paid with my own money for these boxes so the thoughts/opinions here are my own. I would say something snappy about if Memebox wanted to send me free boxes to review, I would gladly do it but I am Canadian and those things seem to happen more often to Americans :/ Boo
What is Memebox?
“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. At the forefront of the industry, Memebox is determined to deliver the enchantment of discovery through effortless experiences, at prices you’ll never say no to. ….Order from Memebox only when you want to, as often as you want to. In addition to our box series, Memeshop carries full-sized products featured in previous Memeboxes, offering easy access to Korean cosmetic trends.” from us.memebox.com
The nice thing about Memebox is that you have greater control over what you may end up getting. They offer multiple kinds of theme boxes so it makes things easier if you want to try something specific. But don't worry, they've got boxes that are random if you are looking for more of a widespread of products. Or you want to get it for someone as a gift.
#53 My Honey Box
Bigger, better, and sweeter than Honey Box #1, My Honey Box oozes with all things honey to enhance your natural beauty. Sweet! Honey is a pretty amazing substance and there is a lot more to it than just a sweet tasting treat. Hailed as the queen of natural beauty enhancers, honey is rich in natural sugars and minerals that work to nourish and repair damaged skin. Its natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties stop bacterial growth and heal infections, while its antioxidant-rich formula creates a youth-preserving veil over the face to protect against wrinkle-causing free radical and improve the skin’s radiance! Take this one-of-a-kind honey challenge with Memebox to visibly see and feel an improvement in your skin!
What was in the box?
Calendula Eden Essential Moisture Cream
This is a peel-off type of facial pack enriched with natural ingredients renowed for nourishing and brightening effects- honey, bee venom, propolis, royal jelly. It'll work to exfoliate dead skin cells, blackheads, and whiteheads and to control excess oil and sebum by maintaining the skin clean and well-balanced.
Retail Price: $37 US
My thoughts? I am trying this product out while I write this unboxing. The texture of the gel was rather sticky like honey (which I'm okay with) and a rather strong chemically smell to it (which I dislike). I find it odd that the description seem to suggest that this is good for oily skin but on the bottle itself, it says all skin types. Plus since you only let it on for a couple of minutes, I don't think this would be very effective at battling black and whiteheads. Once I pulled the mask off, my skin did feel nice and clean without feeling dry and my t-zone did feel nice, so I would recommend this as a morning face peel.Keeping it but probably won't rebuy it
Mi Click Manuka Honey Treatment
Enriched with high concentrates of honey, the Manuka Honey Treatment provides an intensive protein care to your dry hair. The natural manula oil infused also works to renew damaged cuticles and restore silky gloss of your hair.
Retail Price: $5 US
My thoughts? I don't have dry/thin/damaged hair so its not something thats very pratcial for me in any sense. I have thick, curly hair and it doesn't suffer from dryness during the winter enough to make this worth testing. However my mom does have thin damaged hair so I have given it to her. If she reports back to me, I'll make sure to let everyone know her thoughts.No practical for me so given to the mum
Enesti Apple & Honey Shea Butter Hand Cream
The heavily nourishing honey and vitamin-rich Apple formula of this hand cream works to moisturize, purify, and firm up dry hands
Retail Price: $5 US
My thoughts? I really like the scent of the hand scream. It smells really fresh and pleasant. With the current cold Canadian weather, its the perfect time to test how well it does moisturize dry hands, and I have to say that it isn't very effective for my skin. I found myself a little to frequently using it to keep my skin from being dry. Its not very heavy and doesn't leave my skin feeling greasy so I will keep it for that but I don't find it works well at keeping my hands from drying out for long periods of time. I like it but not a good winter Hand Cream
From Nature Multi Effect Collagen Honey Mask
Containing high concentrates of real honey and collagen extracts, this nourishing Honey Mask delvers deep nutrition and improves skin elasticity by creating a protective moisture barrier over your skin. Plus this mask is packed with over 9 different herbal ingredients for soothing and brightening up over the overall complexion
Retail Price: $1 US
Size: 1 Mask
My thoughts? I haven't cracked it open since I have a few other masks and have been trying other products and I don't want to overload my face with new things suddenly so I'm going to wait for a bit before trying it. Hooray for masks ^_^
Edmong Honeybee Water Cream
Enriched with honey extracts, natural spring water, propolis extracts, aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, and green tea extracts, this Honeybee Water Cream is a fast-absorbing moisturizer that strengthens the skin’s natural restorative properties. It's free of paraben, artifical colouring, mineral oil, benzophenone, BHT, talc, etc
Retail Price: $29 US
My thoughts? This was one of the two spoiler products leading up to the initial release of the box, and it comes with a spoon to help apply it to the sink. I have tested it a few times, and I have found the cream to look kinda like jelly when in the jar but it does absorb into the skin nicely rather quickly. I haven't tried it out enough to have an opinion one way or another to its other claims, but I have enjoyed it the times I've used it. Like it, requires more testing
Daycell Essential Honey Lift Massage Cream
This is the perfect solution for dehydrated, sagging skin. When gently patted onto the skin, the natural honey and collagen complex of the massage cream delivers deep nutrition and firms up the skin elasticity by creations a tight-knit gel network onto the skin. Plus, its unique honey-like, gooey texture glides smoothly and absorbs deeply into the skin.
Retail Price: $20 US
Size: 150 ml
My thoughts? This was the second product spoiler for the box. From the instructions on the info card, it appears to be more of a nice massage cream mask as you will have to rinse it off in the morning (or whenever you wake up). I'm not sure if I will test this product, just because I don't suffer from the sagging skin problem yet. Unsure, may test it at a later date
Pure Smile Snail Lip Treatment Honey
Enriched with honey extracts, snail mucus extracts, grape seed oil, shea better, and many more naturally-derived nutrients, Pure Smile's Snail Lip Treatment moisturizes, nourishes, and protects dry, chapped lips.
Retail Price: $5 US
My thoughts? I'll be honest here people, I was kinda turned off by the idea of wearing snail mucus extracts on my lips (or anywhere on my face tbh) however with the winter weather, I have found my lips getting dry and cracked more easily so I decided to try it. Just once you know. AND I WAS CONVERTED!! I love this little tub <3 The initial feeling of the product on my lips was rather odd and off putting but I have gotten use to it given its wonderful results. My lips are rehyrated and while using it during the day, does keep my lips from cracking and being in pain. I loves it and will be rebuying it when the tube is empty for sure!
I was extremely fortunate to get this box on the restock and love the products that have come with it. According to the cards the total value of the box is $102, which is on par with to other Memeboxes, but as many people will point out, their suggested prices are on the inflated end. I think this box worked wonderfully with the honey theme and is filled with a lot of practical products for the upcoming winter season.
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