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Love Me Beauty August 2014

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You get a choice of 3 Love Me Beauty boxes every month.  They contain very similar items, but a couple of products will be slightly different,  so you get to pick which box suits you best.  You can also skip a month if you don’t like what they are offering and you can also pick a mystery box where what you get will be a surprise.  I have never done this, as I have always chosen which box I want.  This beauty box costs £10 + £2.95 p&p.  The size of the products in Love Me Beauty are decent sizes and quite often there are full sizes in the box.

This month I went for Edition 3 as I wanted the beauty wonder oil.  The first thing I noticed was that there are only 4 products!  I think I got spoilt last month with the 7 products I received, but there just seems to be something missing from this month’s box.  There is no lifestyle product this month, which would have filled it out a bit and not made my box look so empty when I opened it.  Even my partner made a comment asking if that was all I got this month!  But even though there doesn’t seem to be much in the box, every product I received is actually full size!  That is impressive.

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Oriflame – Swedish Spa Beauty Wonder Oil – £8.45

This is 150ml in size.  This is a versatile oil which softens and nourishes.  It contains Hydracare+, antioxidants, tonic ginger oil, nourishing coconut oil, vitamin E and sweet almond oil and smells absolutely amazing!!  Using this straight out of the shower will leave you smelling fantastic.  When you apply the oil to the skin it doesn’t leave you feeling greasy, it absorbs straight in and leaves your skin feeling silky and soft.  I am such a massive fan of body oil and I use it all the time and this is what made me chose Edition 3.  You can use this oil for massage, moisturising, bathing or as a pre-shampoo treatment for your hair.  This oil is so versatile, you can use it for so many things and it smell great, I just love this oil it is now a new favourite of mine.

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Marsk – Mineral Eyeshadow – Lucky Penny – £14.49

This eyeshadow is a 100% natural mineral based loose powder and is also strictly cruelty free, which is what I like to hear.  The colour I received is ‘Lucky Penny’, which is a nice browny bronze colour and it can be blended easily and also looks gorgeous on.  The powder has a creamy texture once applied and is also highly pigmented.  This colour will go really well with the one I received in my You Beauty Discovery box.  You can also use these eyeshadows wet or dry, depending on the desired look you are after.

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Mirabella – Lip Luster Liner – Shy – £10.50

This lip liner is lovely, it is long wearing and has a shiny finish.  It contains Aloe Vera that helps to keep lips soft and application comfortable.  Because of this it doesn’t feel as dry as a lot of liners can do, and you can even coat the entire lip with the liner before applying a gloss or a balm for full coverage.  I love the colour, it is a subtle nude colour that works really well with my skin tone.  I’m very impressed with this lip liner.

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A La Carte – Smudge-Proof Eyebrow Definer – Blonde – £23

Now this product is definitely one that has caught my eye.  This is a skinny tip pen which you use to paint in individual hairs.  It is water-based and smudge-proof which can be used for eyebrow, eyeliner or semi-permanent body art.  The colour that was in everyone’s box is Blonde, which is actually more like a light brown.  I had to apply quite a lot when I first tried it out (as you can see in the picture).  Even though it is more brown than blonde, it is still the wrong shade of brown for me, but maybe mixed with a powder or pencil I maybe able to get the right shade.  I like the fact you can use this for your brown and as an eye liner, I don’t think I will get much use of it as a body art pen.  The down side of this product is the fact that it is £23!  I would never pay that amount of money for this, I think it is just extremely over priced, but it has been nice to be able to try it out.

So the value of this box comes to £56.44, not bad considering there was only 4 products in the box.  I do feel like something else should have been included in this box, there really should have been a lifestyle extra to bulk it out a bit.  It also reminds me a lot of last month’s box, I got two brow products last month and another one this month, I got an eyeshadow last month and again this month.  It would be nice if the mixed it up a bit, but I am still happy with the products I received, and I will use most of them, I just can’t help feeling like something is missing.

Let me know what you thought of your box? Or would you be interested in trying Love Me Beauty?

If you want to try Love Me Beauty you can do so HERE.

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Birchbox August 2014

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This month’s Birchbox theme is Away We Go, celebrating everything that makes summer getaways magical, whether you’re counting down to a fun-packed fortnight away from home or day-tripping your weekends away.  Whatever your holiday plans may be Birchbox have your travel essentials sorted in this very handy travel toiletry bag.  The toiletry bag is cute, I love how they have replaced the drawstring bag for this month with this handy bag.  It has three cute blue, yellow and green ice lollies on one side, it is just ideal for putting in your hand luggage or popping into your beachbag.  The only problem I find with it is that it keeps opening, the seal isn’t very strong when you close it.

Birchbox is £10 + £2.95 P&P a month, or you can subscribe for 6 or 12 months, which would save some money.  But I prefer not being tied into a subscription and being able to cancel at any time.  Each month you receive approximately 5 beauty samples and an added lifestyle product, and they all come in a handy drawstring bag.  You also receive Birchbox points for each box you receive, and then if you fill in surveys for each product you have been sent you get more points.  100 Birchbox points are worth £10 to spend in the e-store, which is probably one of the best parts of being subscribed to this beauty box.

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Number 4 – Super Comb Prep & Protect

This is a 30ml sample worth £3, full size is 200ml for £20.  This is a leave-in conditioning spray which detangles and protects against heat and sun damage.  It is always handy to take a leave-in conditioner away with you on holiday, especially if you are in the sun all day.  I always need something to protect my hair from drying out in the sun to stop it drying out.  This comes in a handy travel sized bottle with a spray nozzle which makes it easy to use.  You spray this onto damp hair before drying and styling.  I also find these handy to use when I come out of the sea, as I find the sea water dries my hair out and if you can’t wash it straight away while you are on the beach, then this can be handy to help prevent it from drying out.

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Nude – Progenius Omega Treatment Oil

This is a 5ml sample worth £9.66, full size is 30ml for £58.  This is a nourishing oil which is rich in omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9 and helps hydrate, nourish and smooth skin.  Simply warm 2-3 drops in your hand and apply to your face after cleansing and before moisturising, or before applying foundation for a smoother application.  Use this product daily to increase your skin’s natural radiance.  This makes my skin feel nice and soft and absorbs in nicely, but I should hope so for a product with this price tag!  Don’t think I will be spending that much on the full sized product.

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Vasanti – BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator

This is a 20g sample worth £4.33, full size is 120ml for £26.  This is a multi-action exfoliator which ensures a renewed and refreshed complexion.  Brightens with powerful papaya enzymes to give radiance, exfoliates with dermatologist grade micro-crystals and gently cleanses with aloe vera, coconut and panthenol.  The papaya enzymes break down dead cells while evening out your skin tone.  This is definitely a product I will be using before and while I am on holiday to keep my skin looking fresh and radiant.  To use this exfoliator use 3-5 times a week, wet skin and apply a pea sized amount of the product over your face and massage in, the rinse off with warm water.

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Supergoop! Daily Correct SPF 35 CC Cream

If you got this in your Birchbox then you got two mini 3ml samples.  So the total 6ml is worth £4, full size is 47ml for £32.  This seems a bit expensive for a CC cream to me, especially when in America this seems to be $32, so I don’t know if Birchbox has just got their prices wrong, but I can not check as I can’t find anywhere in the UK that sells it.  I got the colour light to medium and I think this will work for me quite well, it blends easily and doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry.  I just wish that this was a larger sample as I don’t think two 3ml tubes is going to last me very long, or be enough for me to trial sufficiently to make a decision on whether I would buy the full size product.  It is a natural shade adjusting CC cream with SPF, it helps to smooth fine lines and even out skin tone, so this makes it ideal for a variety of skin tones.

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Wild About Beauty – Creme Eyeshadow – Matilda

This is Full Size and is worth £13.  This is a long lasting, satin finish shadow from Louise Redknapp and Kim Jacob’s paraben free range.  You can apply this with your finger tips or a brush and blend, I tend to prefer using my finger tips to apply creme eyeshadow and then blending with a brush.  You can also use this over powder shadow for a more intense finish.  When I first opened this I thought it would be too dark for me, but when you apply it and blend it it looks like a nice dark bronzey brown and it also has a subtle shimmer to it.  I love the colour and it would look really nice used for a smokey eye.  It feels very nice and light when applied to the eyelid, and you can build the colour up nicely.  You can tell this is a high quality creme shadow and I love the mirror which is in the lid.  The packaging feels like a high end product, I am so glad I get to add this to my make-up collection.

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Lifestyle Extra – The Proposal by Tasmina Perry

This is a bit of a different lifestyle extra for a beauty box, it is one chapter of the book ‘The Proposal’ by Tasmina Perry, the full book is available at the Birchbox store for £7.99.  This is a spellbinding and romantic novel, which spans 1950s London and present day NYC.  This isn’t really the type of book I would normal read, I prefer crime, thriller and horror books, but I will probably give it a try as it is only one chapter.  I can see how it is a good idea, and gives you a taster to see if it is something you would be interested in reading.  I can not value this though, as it is a bit hard to value a book that has one chapter.

Overall I am actually quite happy with this month’s box.  I love the handy toiletry bag included in this box, it will be great for when I go on holiday next month.  This month’s box was worth £33.99 (excluding the book sample), this is more than my box was worth last month.  I will use everything in my box so nothing will go to waste, which is always good.

If you want to subscribe to Birchbox and give them a try, you can do so by clicking HERE.

You can also get your first Birchbox for £10 (free shipping) by entering the code NEW14, so why not give it a try.

BIRCHBOX

Memebox Global #13 & Discount Code

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Here is another wonderful Memebox, I absolutely love these boxes.  This is my third box and I am still overall not disappointed by them.  If you want to know a bit more about Memebox you can have a look at my first post HERE.  The box they so kindly sent me this time it their Global #13 box which costs $23 plus $6.99 p+p.  All promo codes will be at the end of this post, so keep reading to save some money on your next order.  There are some very interesting products in this box, let me show you what I got.

http://us.memebox.com/memebox-global

$5 off on any order – 2D9LSU

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You get a detailed card in every box that lists the products you have received, it gives you a little bit of information about the item and also tell you how to use it.  This is very important as without this there would be many products you would just not be able to figure out what they are or how to use them.  The information on the products themselves are all in Korean, so unless you know Korean you will not know much about the product without this card.

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23 Years Old CX Detoxifying Air Therapy – $50 (£29.95)

This is a one use product which seems quite pricey at £29.95.  My first impressions were what on earth do I do with this! I wasn’t expecting to see a syringe and a scary looking face mask, it looks like something you would get done professionally.  I’m not too sure what difference it makes being in a syringe rather than a tube, I’m guessing it’s just novelty factor to make it look more interesting to make you pay the price tag.

The product in the syringe is made from carbonated water and creates sparkling bubbles on your face, which massages the skin whilst wearing the face mask.  The bubbles penetrate deep into the skin and cleanse away all the impurities clogging up the pores.  The mineral-rich carbonated water also helps brighten and firm up your overall skin for a revitalised feeling after use.

You apply the contents of the syringe all over your face (not sure how easy that will be) and place the face mask on top.  You keep this on for 20-30 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.  This will be interesting to use and I will post pictures on my Instagram, so follow me to keep updated.

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Donga Tempo Eco Natural Super – 3 pack – $3 (£1.80)

What can I say about these!! Well am I impressed to receive tampons in a beauty box…. no not really!  When it comes to this sort of thing you know what you like to use and you don’t really fancy experimenting with the unknown.  So I don’t really know what Memebox were thinking when they added this into the box.  Apparently back in the 1970s Donga was the first Korean brand to produce women’s tampons.  Tempo Eco Natural is made from 100% purely organic cotton which is meant to be gentle and comfortable.  This still doesn’t make it any more appealing to me.  There isn’t really much else to say about these! Thanks but no thanks.  Full size product is 16 pack for $11.

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CNP Cosmetics Derma-Scalp Shampoo – 25g – $2.70 (£1.62)

Full size is 250g for $27 (£16.17).  This shampoo will deep cleanse into your scalp to unclog pores, remove excess impurities, it has cool and refreshing feeling due to the tea tree oil extracts.  This is suitable for a sensitive and troublesome scalp.  The shampoo should be left on for 4 minutes before rinsing off.  This shampoo has a strong tea tree scent, and I think this will be great in the summer when wanting to have a cooling and fresh feeling.  I don’t normally go for such strong scented shampoo.

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CNP Cosmetics Tone-Up Protection Sun 15ml – $10.50 (£6.30)

This sunblock has an SPF 42 PA+++.  It contains powdery components to help keep your skin silky soft, it also contains deep sea water which helps to prevent your skin dehydrating.  This sunblock can also be used as a makeup base.  It has a slight tint to it, but blends in nicely.  You can’t tell very well in the pictures but I think this is slightly too light for my complexion, It may be too light when I apply this to my face.  I am going on holiday soon so I will take this with me and see how this works out for me.

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Yufit Eon Wheat-Germ Cream 75 – 75ml – $48 (£28.75)

This cream consists of over 75% organic wheat bud extract which works to hydrate, firm, brighten and fight signs of aging.  This formula is gentle and light so it absorbs easily and does not irritate even the most troubled skin.  Instead it helps to tighten pores for an overall healthier and younger looking complexion.  This cream is a generous size so it should last a while, it also reminds me slightly of Vaseline (but a lot thinner) but once rubbed in it absorbs and isn’t greasy in the slightest.  It can be used day and night which is great and it leaves my skin feeling really soft.  I have really high hopes for this cream and I will definitely be using it right away.  Fan-B has a really good post about the ingredients of this cream and it seems to tick all the right boxes, so a good cream to slather on my face and not worry about it causing any unwanted spots! yey.  You can read her post HERE.

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Soy Bio Plus Fermented Lumpoule – 2 x 6ml – $24.85 (£14.90)

The full size product is 14 bottles x 6ml for $174 (£104.23).  Pretty expensive!  This is made from Korean fermented soy bean lump and is meant to prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles and also brighten up your overall complexion.  The name comes from the combination of two words, ‘lump’ and ‘ampoule’ which make lumpoule.  Sounds pretty strange to me! You simply apply 2-3 drops of the ampoule on to your face and pat in for full absorbance.  I really like the sound of this product, and I have high hopes for it.  It should be highly moisturising and full of great active ingredients, all good for your skin.

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Nuganic Customised Sun Base Color Control Cream – 40ml – $54 (£32.35)

For the final product you would either receive the one I have or Pure Snail Color Control Cream.  The card has just the one description so I don’t really know what the difference is between them both as the description makes it look like they both contain snail mucus extracts.  This is a CC cream with SPF 50+ PA+++.  You don’t need to used much of this, I would suggest use small amounts at a time.  The tube suprised me as when I took off the lid there was a pump, I quite like this as it makes it easy to use.  The cream comes out white, but when you start to rub it in it changes to a kind of beige colour.  You can’t really see this is the pictures, I think I applied to much to my hand.  I found if you use too much it takes a while to change colour and absorb into the skin, this is why I suggest small amounts at a time.  It is also quite thick, so I would probably apply a moisturiser before applying this.  This will hopefully help achieve an even coverage and will stop your skin drying out.  This cream works to balance out the skin’s oil/moisture level for a silky smooth finish to your makeup.  It is supposed to cover up major skin imperfections and leave your skin glowing with a natural shine.  I think this cream will also be a bit too light for me, especially after I have caught the sun on holiday.  But I will give it a go and see how I like it.

Verdict

I am very happy with this box, I still have not been disappointed with a box from MemeboxThe value of this box came to $193.05 – £115.64!  Wow now that is definitely worth the $29.99 – £17.97!  You really do get more than your monies worth.  I am happy with most of the products, I wont even get into the fact there are tampons in the box!  I do wish the CC cream and sun block were a little bit darker to suit my skin tone, but I may try mixing a bit of foundation or my BB cream in with them.  I look forward to trying them all out (apart from the obvious!).

The boxes are very cute and bright pink, they come very well packaged and there were no customs charges which is great.  You don’t sign up to a monthly box, you just chose from the vast choice they have on their website, and you can order as many or as little as you want! But you still get the surprise of the monthly boxes where you don’t know exactly what products you will receive.

Discount Codes

$5 off on any order – 2D9LSU

$5 off on orders above $100  –  AFFILIATE-0071-DO4P0-WBSV

$10 off on orders above $150  – AFFILIATE-2532-22BIH-NCOD

Visit their website for more information:

http://us.memebox.com

Memebox Special #7 Milk

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I have been lucky enough for Memebox (pronounced Me Me Box) to send me another box to review!  This box is just amazing as well.  I have since ordered some of their lovely boxes, I just can’t wait to receive them.  Their boxes are very good value for money and shipping is reasonable considering it is coming straight from Korea.  The box they sent me this time was Memebox Special #7 Milk the price of this box is $23 plus $6.99 p+p.  I just love Korean cosmetics and I love how accessible they now are thanks to Memebox.  They have a very large variety of boxes you can choose from and they also ship to 45 countries!

In this box I received 7, yes 7 Full Sized products!  I definitely noticed the difference in weight compared to the first Memebox I received, this has to be my favourite one so far.

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http://us.memebox.com/memebox-global

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You get a detailed card in every box that lists the products you have received, it gives you a little bit of information about the item and also tell you how to use it.  This is very important as without this there would be many products you would just not be able to figure out what they are or how to use them.  The information on the products themselves are all in Korean, so unless you know Korean you will not know much about the product without this card.

I am loving the ‘Milk’ theme to this box.  We all know the benefits of milk, but it is not something I ever tend to associate with skin care.  Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, is a famous beauty icon who is known to have used milk as a secret ingredient for maintaining smooth, supple and radiant skin.  Milk also has properties that repair sun damaged skin, prevent premature aging, and provide nutrients for a youthful look.  With all this in mind I am excited to try these products.

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Hello Everybody Bubble Bath Steam Milk – 24g – $4 (£2.40)

This is a single use sachet (so I believe) you pour into your bath tub, then fill the bath with hot/warm water and enjoy your very own bubbly milk bath.  It has a mild vanilla fragrance, which you can even smell through the packaging!  It contains almond oil, chamomile and rosemary leaf extracts, these help soften and nourish the skin.  I am not sure how bubbly this product will be, I have never used a powder bubble bath before.  I do really look forward to having a milk bath.  This is not something I have ever had before and I think I may feel like Cleopatra for the day.  I may have to get someone to feed me some grapes whilst I relax in the bath, oh and fan me with some big leaves!

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Hello Everybody Nature Holic Body Lotion Milk – 300ml-$25 (£14.85)

This is a very good sized product and comes in a very handy pump action bottle, which will make using it so much easier.  None of my other body lotions are in a pump action bottle, so this is very useful for me.  This is an all-natural body lotion and is made from organic goat milk, which is extremely gentle, moisturising, and fast absorbing.  This lotion is also rich in aloe vera, honey, lemon balm, and spearmint extracts.  This lotion locks in the moisture and helps to keep your skin smooth and supple.  This lotion is smooth and light and does absorb in the skin quickly, it has quite a nice smell to it which is not too strong.  The smell kind of reminds me of talcum powder.  My skin feels super soft though after using this product.

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Pure Smile Choosy Lip Scrub – 25g – $11 (£6.55)

In this box you would have either received Peach Milk or Chamomile Milk, I received Chamomile Milk.  I probably would have preferred the Peach Milk one as I love peach, but this one is still nice.  This lip scrub is designed to remove any dead skin you may have on your lips, it also deeply nourishes and adds extra luster to your dry, chapped lips.  It contains lots of natural ingredients such as sugar, peach extracts, milk protein extracts, chamomile extracts and bees wax.  You get a bit of product on your finger (you don’t need too much though) and gently roll the lip scrub on your lips, after you have rubbed it around and feel you have exfoliated your lips enough, wipe of the product with a warm towel or tissue.  After using this lip scrub it is suggested to apply a nourishing lip treatment, so apply your favourite lip balm to soothe and moisturise your lips.

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Pure Smile Milk Mask Pack – 22ml – $1 (60p)

This is a sheet mask, which I am still yet to try.  It says this will replenish your complexion into a baby-face with this milk pack rich in milk protein nutrients, which aid in hydrating and smoothing out uneven skin texture.  After you have cleansed your face you apply the sheet mask and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.  Before removing the sheet, gently pat in the remaining essence into your skin.  By looking at the product it also looks like it contains collagen, hyaluronic acid and vitamin E.  The little diagrams on the back amuse me, when I look at them they make me giggle.  I think I am going to use this product with my Milk Bath, they will go very well together.  I will relax in my bath with this milk face mask on, I should have super soft skin all over after that!

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 Skin Ceramic Donkey Milk & Argan Oil Multi Steam Cream – 100g – $34 (£20.20)

The packaging of this product is so cute I love it.  It is a very substantial tub with a nice embossed donkey face on the top and the name of the cream.  Inside is a nice and light cream, which is absorbed quickly into the skin leaving it feel hydrated and smooth.  This product has no chemical preservatives, no artificial fragrance and no artificial colouring.  This steam cream is made from 100% organic argan oil and natural donkey milk (from italy!).  Donkey milk is apparently known to be more nutritious than milk or goat milk and it is also most similar to mothers’ breast milk.  The cream delivers intense hydration and nutrition deep down into your skin and it is the whipped cream like texture that allows it to absorb softly and quickly.  This cream doesn’t really smell of much, so it is suitable to use anywhere that is needed.  This can be used on face, hands, body and hair.  Check out the Skin Ceramic website HereApparently it is donkey milk which Cleopatra used to bathe in every day, so lets hope it is as good as she thought.

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Enesti Rice & Milk Foam Cleanser – 120ml – $15 (£8.91)

Another product with cute packaging, it looks so pretty.  This is a foam cleanser which is made from mineral rich hot spring water and is packed with rice and milk extracts.  This product is designed to thoroughly cleanse deep into your pores and deliver rich moisture to leave you skin glowing.  You should remove your make up first before using this cleanser.  Lather up the foaming cleanser in your hands and then use the foam to massage over your face before rinsing off.  I do like cleansing products like this as they leave your skin feeling really clean and soft, it is something I should definitely use a lot more of.  This is a nice product to add to my bathroom cupboard.

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Pure Smile Choosy Lip Pack Milk – $1 – 60p

Here is a more unusual product.  I must say I have never seen anything like this before.  This is pretty much like a face mask but for your lips!  It contains milk protein extracts for strengthening the moisture level and reviving the glow of your lips.  You just apply the patch to your lips to achieve silky smooth lips.  This patch is to be left on for 15-30 minutes, I guess my partner will be happy with that as it will keep me quiet for that time! So only use this when you don’t want to talk, if you are like me then this will probably be a struggle! Think I had best use this when I am home alone.  On the back of the packaging there are funny diagrams again, don’t know why I find them so amusing!  But it also looks like you can use these patches somewhere else other than your lips!  Not too sure why you would want to, but that maybe what some people want to do.  It will definitely be interesting using this for the first time as I have never tried anything like it, but there is a first time for everything.

Verdict

I absolutely love this Memebox, I think it is great.  There is such a good selection of full sized products and I get to try products which you can’t get in this country, I love being able to try new things.  The milk theme is great, and not something I would have thought about when it comes to beauty products.  The box was just jam packed with lots of goodies, and how cute are they! This is now definitely my new obsession, there are so many boxes to choose from as well, I can see why people order so many of them!

The boxes are very cute and bright pink, they come very well packaged and there were no customs charges which is great.  You don’t sign up to a monthly box, you just chose from the vast choice they have on their website, and you can order as many or as little as you want! But you still get the surprise of the monthly boxes where you don’t know exactly what products you will receive.

Memebox have different types of boxes to choose from:

Memebox:

The original Memebox comes packed with 4 – 8 full-size products and deluxe samples. Boxes in each Memebox series always contain the same products, and contents vary from hair and body products, to skin-care and makeup products.

Memebox Special Edition:

Memebox special edition comes packaged with 4-8 full-size products and delux samples under its own theme. Memebox special edition is designed to meet the various concerns, beauty trends, and also seasonal needs.

Superbox:

Superbox was inspired by our Memebox lovers, looking for full-sized products catered to specific needs. Each Superbox series comes with its own theme, designed to target particular concerns, or collaboration with our favorite brands!

Luckybox:
We created Luckybox to give everyone a different and unique box full of our favorite products for you to feel like the luckiest person in the world! Every Luckybox is unique and is filled with 4 – 8 full sized products and deluxe samples carefully curated from Korea to give you the best experience and widest exposure to a range of products!

Discount Codes

$5 off on orders above $100  –  AFFILIATE-0071-DO4P0-WBSV

$10 off on orders above $150  – AFFILIATE-2532-22BIH-NCOD

Visit their website for more information:

http://us.memebox.com

Memebox Colorbox #2 Orange

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I was recently contacted by Memebox (pronounced Me, Me Box) who asked if I would be interested in trying one of their boxes to review.  Of course I was very excited about this and snapped up the opportunity.  I had not actually heard of Memebox before they had got in touch with me.  So I had a little look at their website and was excited to see that it was Korean beauty products, and I have always wanted the chance to be able to try some.

Memebox is a rapidly-growing, leading e-commerce beauty retailer born in Seoul, currently headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

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.

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The box I was sent was the Color Box #2, price of the box is $15.00 plus $6.99 shipping, approx £12.82, which I think is a fantastic price.  In the box I received 4 Full Sized products, which came to the value of $39 approx £22.73.  I love the fact they ship to the UK for only $6.99, this makes their boxes so accessible.  They have a very large variety of boxes you can choose from and they also ship to 45 countries!

http://us.memebox.com/memebox-global

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1. Dearberry Flirt Lipstick 06 Million Dollar Orange – Full Size $12 (£6.99)

I was scared to receive an orange lipstick, but it is more a blood orange colour, so more red than orange.  It works a bit like a lip stain as well as its that vivid and a strong colour, it lasts a long time on.  It has lots of natural ingredients, Olive oil, cocoa butter and cupuacu butter.  It has a buttery smooth texture, and you don’t need to apply much to obtain full coverage.  I am happy with this product and I love the bright pink packaging!! Very girly!

2. Dearberry Today Nail Laquer 10ml – Full Size $3 (£1.75)

I received colour #20 Fantasy.  It is a nice coral orange, which is fantastic for the summer.  It is very easy to apply and gives good coverage with just one coat, but I still apply two coats.  The Today Nail Laquer series offer over 40 different shades, so lots of colours to pick from.

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3. L’OCEAN Eye Shadow, Pastel Orange – Full Size $10 (£5.83)

This is a great colour, not too sure how I will use it though as I don’t often wear orange.  It applies very easily, and is velvety smooth.  You can tell it is a good quality eyeshadow and will be long-lasting.

4. Tosowoong Bronze Spectrum Waterproof Gel Pencil #11 Sunshine – Full Size $14 (£8.16)

This is a waterproof gel eyeliner, in a metallic orange colour.  It looks bronze in colour, and it very easy to apply and easy to blend as well.  This will be good to add a bit of brightness to your eyes.  At first I was unsure how you sharpen this, as the pencil itself is plastic, after looking it up it appears you just sharpen it like any normal wooden pencil.  That will be interesting to try when I need to.  I like this product, and it will come on handy for the summer.

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Verdict

So I was impressed with this little box, and I have already ordered another one!  I can’t wait for that one to be shipped.  What I love the most is the prices! They are very cheap considering they are coming from Korea, and I get to try products I wouldn’t normally try.  I was a bit unsure about getting the Colorbox #2 Orange, but I was pleasantly surprised, and these are products I could actually use.  I was scared of the colour orange, as it is something I would never normally wear.

The boxes are very cute and bright pink, they come very well packaged and there were no customs charges which is great.  You don’t sign up to a monthly box, you just chose from the vast choice they have on their website, and you can order as many or as little as you want! But you still get the surprise of the monthly boxes where you don’t know exactly what products you will receive.

Memebox have different types of boxes to choose from:

Memebox:

The original Memebox comes packed with 4 – 8 full-size products and deluxe samples. Boxes in each Memebox series always contain the same products, and contents vary from hair and body products, to skin-care and makeup products.

Memebox Special Edition:

Memebox special edition comes packaged with 4-8 full-size products and delux samples under its own theme. Memebox special edition is designed to meet the various concerns, beauty trends, and also seasonal needs.

Superbox:

Superbox was inspired by our Memebox lovers, looking for full-sized products catered to specific needs. Each Superbox series comes with its own theme, designed to target particular concerns, or collaboration with our favorite brands!

Luckybox:
We created Luckybox to give everyone a different and unique box full of our favorite products for you to feel like the luckiest person in the world! Every Luckybox is unique and is filled with 4 – 8 full sized products and deluxe samples carefully curated from Korea to give you the best experience and widest exposure to a range of products!

 

If you would like to give Memebox a try use the code TRYMEMEBOX for $15.00 off your first order.

Visit their website for more information:

http://us.memebox.com

Glamour magazine June

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I couldn’t believe it when I saw what was free with this month’s Glamour magazine! Eyeko Skinny Liquid Liner. Which is worth £12.  I received a sample of this eyeliner from Birchbox and I loved it.  But it has pretty much ran out now and I was going to order a full sized one.  Until I saw this magazine!! A free FULL SIZE Eyeko eyeliner! And the magazine itself is only £2…what a bargain! I quickly grabbed it off the shelf, made sure I picked the right colour and went and paid feeling very happy with myself.  They have black and navy colours to choose from, I went for black as that’s what I use daily.  When I got home I still couldn’t believe it and then decided when I next went to the shop I would pick up more.  So I have now stocked up on my Eyeko eyeliner, and won’t have to fork out the RRP. 😀
I thought I would share this with all of you guys, so no one misses out. It is definitely worth £2 just to add this little gem to your makeup bag.
Next month looks pretty good as well.  Some more good looking freebies, all products from Clinique.  Definitely worth another look next month then.

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