UNBOXING: Memebox Christmas Edition #1

by - December 18, 2014

Memeboxes are BACK! I can't even tell you how excited I was last week when Memebox released two Christmas boxes, even better that they were available in a value set that included a free upgrade to express shipping. That is definitely my preferred way to order my Memeboxes, because I have absolutely no patience when it comes to getting these boxes. I pretty much want them in my hands the second I order them, but obviously I do have to wait a little. That said, these got to me really quickly and I was so excited to open them and I'm really excited to share them with you. Here's hoping this is the start of a whole new raft of Memeboxes coming our way in the new year!

For a closer look at everything I received in the Stress Free Holiday Memebox, keep reading.

From the Memebox website:
Holidays got you stressed? It’s time to relax with a box full of easy skincare and body essentials to help keep holiday tension from taking over. The end-of-the-year holiday season is the most delightful time of the year...or it can get you to cringe, stress, and drive you crazy. Worry not because we've gathered a box full of skincare and body must-haves to help you cope with the stresses that follow holiday preparations. This box will help you to fight skin and body blemishes and flaws that follow stress - skin’s #1 enemy - and help you to maintain your beauty all season long!

1. Recipe By Nature Ice Cream Swing Gloss in 01 Very Lovely - Full Size - Value $6
"Recipe By Nature's new Ice Cream Swing Gloss is infused with various natural oils - jojoba seed oil, argan oil, and grape seed oil - to provide a surge of hydration to dry, chapped lips. It adds a subtle glossy sheen, and sweet taste to the lips for a totally kissable pout."

Let's be honest... This is adorable, but it's probably a little young for me. I wish I had a girl in my life around 13 or so that I needed to give a Christmas present to, because this would be the perfect addition to that gift. As it is, though, I don't have anyone to give it to and I wanted to test it out for the purposes of this post. It smells vaguely sweet (still sick, having a hard time with the sniffing) and it feels quite smooth and comfortable on the lips. I could see this giving some moisture to the lips. The sheen on the lips is quite subtle, which is actually a plus in my mind, so it just gives a look of pretty plumpness to the lips. I might pop this on one of the end tables for application during binge TV watching and whatnot... that's my favorite place for lip balms that I wouldn't want to pull out in public. Sad but true.

Angel's Blackhead Eraser Coconut 97% - Full Size - Value $12
"This natural soap is made from 97% pure coconut extracts and carbonated hot spring water. The 100% nature friendly formula is highly effective in treating acne, blemishes, blackheads and wrinkles."

I think this is actually going to end up in my boyfriend's stocking this Christmas, because he prefers to use soap to wash his face and because he prefers natural, earth friendly products, so I think he'll appreciate this more than I would. He doesn't really have any problems with acne or blemishes, but I feel like this soap will still be gentle enough for him to use to get a good, clean face without stripping his skin or causing any issues. I'm trying to encourage him to use products on his face, but I have this horrible fear that they'll make him break out or clog his pores and it'll sour him on products for keeps. My brain. Oh, my brain. Anyway, really happy to get this and pass it on.

Dipodeur Dress Perfume in Lime & Mandarin - Full Size -Value $19
"Gentle to skin and nature friendly in its formula, the Dress Perfume series is characterized by its fresh 'soap' scent blended with phytoncide water and naturally derived fragrances unique to each option."

Ooh yes. I once got another bottle of fragrance mist in a Memebox and I used it all up recently, so I'm really happy to have gotten this. I'm also really happy to have gotten this fragrance which, true to the description, has a clean soapy smell combined with a sharp lime citrus that reminds me a little bit of some of my favorite men's colognes. But why, Trysh, would you want to smell like men's cologne, you ask? I actually really love more masculine scents that run towards either citrus or spice and this one definitely hits the mark for me. I also like that it's gentle and nature friendly, since I too am trying to go down that route more often. Nice, Memebox! Nice!

DD'ell Moisture Facial Mask in 04 Gold Kiwi - Full Size - Value $7
"Formulated with mineral-rich deep ocean water and vitamin-rich gold kiwi extracts, this Moisture Facial Mask delivers instant moisture relief while soothing, detoxifying, and treating skin pigmentation for a much brighter, youthful complexion."

It's a sheet mask. Truth being told, I really do like doing a sheet mask because I find the actual process feels nice on my skin and the serum left behind leaves my skin soft. That said, I've never found a specific sheet mask that does more than any of the others, so I've stopped getting excited. However, this will go in the pile and will one day get used along with the rest of my collection.

NEOGEN Neoday' Don't Cry, Armpits Deodorant Perfumed Stick - Full Size - Value $17
"Get superior odor protection with this natural, freshly scented deodorant. Soothing eucalyptus together with Alaska glacier water fight odor effectively while hydrating, conditioning, and nourishing the delicate underarm area. It goes on clear and silky soft, with no sticky feeling whatsoever."

I never thought I'd see the day when I got a deodorant in a Memebox, but I'm weirdly not mad at it. I've actually been making the switch to natural deodorants lately and I'm all about trying out new ones, especially since the tube of Lavanilla that I'm currently using is nearly finished. While it may be a weird inclusion, and I know some people are downright salty about it, I actually think it's pretty damn cool and fits the stress free theme of this box. Also, it's called Don't Cry, Armpits, which is is both super clever and kinda adorable. ALL OF THAT BEING SAID, it smells like Love's Baby Soft. Like, a lot. Even in my clogged noseholes. I don't know how I feel about it, but I hope it's not as strong on the body because I don't wanna smell like my 1994 self.

Shara Shara Gold Label Repescargo Cream - Full Size - Value $41
"Replenish, brighten and repair dry, aging skin with Gold Label Repescargo Cream. The rich formula consists of over 70% pure snail secretion filtrate which deeply relieves and nourishes damaged skin. The blend of gold, pearl, hyaluronic acid, and glucosamine also delivers intensive moisture relief by renewing the skin's moisture & oil balance."

You guys. First of all, look how cute this box is. The snail on the front is actually a cutout with a patterned piece behind it and a little Shara Shara tab coming off the right side of the box. The packaging of the tub the product is in is quite cute as well, though I would have preferred that it was glass and metal rather than all plastic. Still, packaging is a win. It's also a full 50ml of product, which I tend to think is quite a bit when it comes to these kinds of creams. I did a little bit of Googling on the price of it and it does actually sell on Amazon for right around $40USD, so it hasn't even been Memepriced. I checked out a few reviews of this product upon receiving it and everyone seems to quite like it. I think it's really fair to say that this is the winner in this box for me.

Total Cost: $23 + Shipping
Total Value: $102

So there you have it. I think this was a pretty great Memebox, actually. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it probably wasn't what was in this box. Still, I like the contents that came to me and I will definitely use them all. Okay, except for the embarrassing and juvenile lip balm, but it does feel nice so I'll probably try using it around the house and see if I like it.

Memebox is a mystery box service out of South Korea that provides curated boxes filled with various Korean beauty goodies. They currently have several boxes available for purchase and will hopefully be releasing more new boxes soon! Fingers crossed!

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