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Iam a German 40s/50s/60s Pin up Girl, Retro Addict and Weirdo. I love make up, to craft, do photoshootings and collect vintage clothes/ lingerie. In my blog you can read all about it, mashed up with my thoughts about fashion/styling.

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Mittwoch, 15. Oktober 2014

Memebox Global #15 unboxing


Hello everyone,

with all the fancy Memebox Specials going on I still appreciate the Global Versions of it as well. In case you don´t know: The Global versions are being mailed out once a month and while the Specials always have a theme to stick to (such as "Whole Grain", Brightening", "Dry and Sensitive Skin" etc), the Global Boxes are always the hugest surprises because you will have no idea at all what you might get. The Global boxes are 23$ + 6,99 Shipping each and presently you can buy the Box number 18 on the Memebox website.

Let´s check what´s going on this month.
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Mise en scene Perfect Repair Treatment Pack 180 ml (full size, Price: 16$)
Product Description:
A two-step hair care shampoo and rinse - isn´t enough as the weather becomes chillier and drier. Twice a week, use this nourishing Perfect Repair Treatment to deliver deep nutrition and repair and protect damaged hair ends.

What I think:
Honestly getting another hair treatment doesn´t exite me terribly much. I found my holy grail hair treatment in the Pure Smile Snail hair pack with rose fragrance. I figure it would make a fantastic and luxurious Xmas gift though! Especially in combination with the Mise en scene Perfect Serum!

2. Mise en scene Perfect Serum 70ml (full size, Price: 9$)
Product Description:
This highly-concentrates Perfect Serum is to be used before and/or after blow drying to give your hair the silky, well-nourished finish. It´s enriched with 7 different natural oils, argan, camellia, olive, jojoha, coconut, apricot and manula - and it´s oil-like formula quickly absorbs into the hair without making it sticky or greasy.

What I think:
I never blow dry my hair. I have neither the patience nor do I want to damage my hair further than it is (after all I through red dye on it on a regular basis). So it´ll go be a Xmas gift with the Perfect Repair Treatment Pack. Extra points for being from the same series as the Perfect Repair Treatment Pack!!!! That´s super-cool!

3. Ariul Sress Relieving Purefull Cleansing Foam 75 ml (Price 8$)
Product Description:
Abundant, cream-like foam bubbles penetrate deep into your pores, cleansing away any make up residues, skin impurities, blackheads, and dead skin cells piled up and leaving your skin freshly cleaned, moist and brighter overall.

What I think:
Cleanser is always a winner for me! Hello baby, join THE STASH! I look forward to use this!

everything taken out of the packaging!
4. Tonymoly BCDation All Master SPF30 PA++ 20g (full size 50g, Price 24$)
Product Description:
Tonymoly´s all-new BCDation marks a break through in the wolrd of BB Creams , CC creams and foundations by combining all 3 into one smart multi-player that offers all the benefits of it´s predecessors - natural looking make up, high coverage, moisturizing and light texture, whitening effect, anti-wrinkle care, long lasting skin radiance.

What I think:
The BCDation version we received before didn´t have the right color for me, so I am happy to report that this one seems to have a more neutral color. Also it has a nice consistency and coverage. It dries up a little in the course of the day, but that´s nothing a little bit of mist can´t fix. Overall I like it!

5. miss.age Snail Anti Wrinkle Serum 50ml (full size! Price 53$)
Product description:
Containing over 5500mg of snail mucus extracts, this Snail Anti Wrinkle Serum revives damaged skin with abundant moisture and nutrition while treating signs of aging by tightening and lifting up sagging skin and improving skin elasticity.

What I think:
I allways, ALLWAYS appreciate a snail product in my box. Presently I use the snail bee essence by Benton, but I don´t see why I shouldn´t give this one a try as well. I also love the generous size of 50ml! This snail will go a loooong way :-)

6. Tosowoong Makeon Lip Manicure 30 Seconds (full size! Price 12$)
Product Description:
Made from naturally-derived essential oils the Makeon Lip M;anicure 30 Seconds is gentle to skin and offers a long-lasting color radiance that will never smudge or wear away. All you need is a quick 30 seconds to create the perfectly vibrant supple lips.

What I think:
I got Rouge Coral which is a lovely Coral color (who would have thought ;-). Once applied it dries to a matte velvety finish. My lips didn´t feel dried out at all. I feel that this is a nice addition to the box and to my handbag :-)

7. Shara Shara I wanna Pencil Gel Liner (full size, Price 8$)
Product Description: Auto-type, long-lasting, waterproof and ultra smooth in texture, Shara Shara´s I wann Pencil Gel Liner softly spreads along your lash lines for a non-smudging, matte finish. It also includes a mini sharpener to be used conveniently.

What I think:
I got dark brown as color. It is a well pigmented liner which is also pretty much smudge proof and soft, so if you look for a gel liner pen I can really recommend it.

Altogether: I am not too keen of the hair stuff, but it is just because I have so much of it presently -  I am sure others will love it! Love the foam cleanser and the Snail Serum and the BCDation is getting a new chance :-) I´d say this was a nice box, though not as WOW as the last one (but seriously, Global #14 will remain a box which is hard to top!)

Memebox Special #32 OMG 2 - unboxing

Hello everyone,

The Memebox Special OMG 2 was up for sale before OMG 1 was shipped, so I couldn´t resists it´s siren call with the promise of weirdness. I have to tell in advance that I missed out on OMG 3 because while OMG 1 was a nice box it wasn´t as weird as I had hoped. But OMG 2 upped their game and now I regret that I skipped OMG 3. However I can promise you that OMG 4 will be back on my blog (and I keep eyes open for a OMG 3 restock). OMG, that´s a lot of OMG here :-D This time I took a while to post, because I started to test two of it´s beautifully weird items straight away ;-)

The Memebox Special OMG boxes retail for 29$ plus 6,99 shipping (but you can save money if using coupons and points, the most recent discount you may find here on my blog on the left side) and has the promise of weird and wacky products on their feet. And the best of all... The upcoming OMG 4 is still available to buy while I post this!  OMG 1 had nice stuff but nothing shocking so I wasn´t too sure what to make of it yet.... Ladies and Gentlemen, I reveal OMG 2:
contents



1. Cristallin Cellulose Mask x 2 (full size! Price 10$)
Product Description:
Those concentrated cellulose sheet masks encouragethe skin´s natural recovery function by providing a rich infusion of nutrition to help improve skin´s clarity and elasticity. Plus, the jelly-like texture feels like an octopus wrapped around your face.

What I think:
Which women has never dreamt about wrapping an octopus around her face? Oh, I see some hands are raising ;-) Sounds like a nice mask and nice masks are, as you should know by now, a big plus. I am really tempted to try this, though they probably exaggerate with the octopus part.

2. Ladykin Vampire Dark Repair Cream  50 ml (full size! Price 50$)
Product description:
This Vampire Dark Repair Cream is a clinically proven skin brightener that restores luminosity, corrects weak moisture barriers and protects skin from future discolorations. This moisturizer with melanin inhibiting green tea extracts visibly helps to dimish dark spots and discolorations while restoring clarity and brightness to dull, uneven skin. It also has anti aging properties to enhance the look of skin by reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

What I think:
It sounds like a very nice cream, but the only OMG factor is the name. Granted I will find use for it, but it doesn´t sound like super odd incredients.

taken out of the packaging!
3. Milky Dress Bohr-Effect Carboxy Gel 1 Set (full size! Price 24$)
Product Description:
Turn back the clock with this Bohr-effect Carboxy Gel! This 2 step facial mask cleans deep into pores to extract pore-clogging bacteria and firms and lightens sagging skin. The result: Facial contours appear sculpted and newly defined, lines and wrikles look nicely smoothed and skin is moisturized to perfection. Over time skin´s strength, resilancy and volume appear renewed and volume appear renewed and you´ll see a remarkably younger and revitatlized look.

What I think:
OMG, I have no idea what the Bohr-effect exactly is. I think I heard about it before, but I will have to google that later (best: after I used this stuff). Let´s revitalize my face with SCIENCE. Now this is really something more on terms of "OMG, I have no idea what this is, but I want to try it!"

4. Priori Aroma AC Moisture Mist 100ml (full size! Price: 24$)
Product Description:
Enriched with bee venom, propolis, sophors roots, balloon flower roots and Multi Ex Magnotics, the Aroma AC Moisture Gel Mist helps soothe and treat skin troubles and blemishes. The lavender aroma essential oil is also infused for soothing and purifying both your skin and soul.

What I think:
I know bee venom and have good experiences with it, but the rest of the incrediences are something I never heard of (except for the lavender off course). OMG SCORE! I tested it over the course of a week and I really like the fragrance, what I don´t like: The spray is not really a fine mist, it´s more a UPINYOUR FACE experience than a soft breeze of liquid. Even if I hold it very far away it´s a LOT of liquid ending up on my face.

5. Seatree Syn-Ake Total Solution 100ml (full sicze! Price: 19$)
Product Description:
Seatree Syn-Ake Total Solution contains youth-preserving incredients, such as Syn-Ake peptides, similar in composition to snake venom, and hyalaluronic acid to help deliver targeted repair - as needed, where needed. Recommended for all skin types, ages and ethnicities is visibly addresses uneven skintone, lines, and wrinkles for visably firmer, more radiant and more supple skin.

What I think:
Hurray for Syn Ake, another weird and magic incredient that I have learned to love! Memebox is really stepping up their game! I am not quiet sure whether this is a emulsion or a toner but I will try and see once I used up some other stuff.

6. Haruen Dorothy Haruen (full size! Price 26$)
Product Description:
This volcanic rollerball absorbs excess oil, greaseabnd other blackhead and acne inducers just by rolling is across your skin. Made with 100% volcanic rock this mattifier controls oil and eliminate excess sebum and shine for a fresh look and longer lasting make up application.

What I think:
YES! This is another true OMG item. I never even knew this exists! I usually get oily in my face around mid day and have to blot and spritz my face with mist (I always mist after blotting cause I heard that the oil is trying to replace moisture that is missing so it sort of makes sense to me to try and replace the oil with some good stuff instead). Now I have a fancy new toy to use for this occasion. :-) And after a week of trying: It is really nice actually! I carry it in my handbag and reach for it whenever I feel a little oily. However you may want to clean it after a few days  cause it forms a layer of powder and foundation over the course of time. I cleaned one side with a micelle water and switched to the other side (cause it has two sides to use!) for the time being so it has time to dry.

Altogether:
Memebox learned from the past box which was cool, but not necessarily OMG and threw in more of the exotic stuff. The Celullose mask and the Vampire Repair Cream are not super OMG but nice to have. The other things score with special incredients such as bee venom, carboxy and syn-ake and than there is the odd volcanic roller which will become my best friend forever :-) I regret that I didn´t get OMG 3. Please restock Memebox Team!!! I am looking forward to my OMG 4.


Dienstag, 14. Oktober 2014

Memebox Special #34 Whole Grain 2 unboxing

Hello everyone!
the actual contents

Memebox Whole Grain 1 was a huge success for me, so I didn´t hesitate one bit when they released a second edition.

Let´s see whether Memebox Whole Grain 2 will blow me away once more. It costed 29$ + 6,99 shipping. I highly recommend that you check out the affiliate codes, which I share on the left side of the blog to get the maximum savings for your purchases :-)




1. Young Face Nuruk Natural Mask & Scrub 50g (Full size! Price 5$)
Product Description:
Nuruk is a type of kneaded flour used in the fermentation process of making fermented alcohol. The kojic acid created when Nuruk goes through fermentation is highly acknowledged for it´s moisturizing, brightening and anti-wrinkle effects.

What I think:
Cool, that´s sort of a yeast mask. It will be fun to try, that´s for sure! You are supposed to apply it, put some gauze on top and apply some more. I think I will use my one time use cotton towels for this (I use those so I won´t get any bacteria on my face when drying my face, now I have another use for them). I will try it on the weekend because John is on a weekend trip and it may get a bit messy :-D My normal sheet masks freak him out a little already.

2. Young Face Natural Soap 100g (full size! Price 12$)
Product Description:
100 % naturally derived and hand-made Young Face´s Natural Soaps formula made from mung beans is highly effective for soothing irritated skin and treating excessive blemishes, freckles and sagging skin. Mung Beans are known to be rich in saponine, vitamin, calcium and protein as well.

taken out of their packaging
What I think:
confession time: I haven´t dared to use any of my face soaps yet... Yet they are getting more and more. Reason: I heared that foam is better for cleansing. On the other hand mung beans seem to work fantastic for my skin and I should probably trust Memebox if they say it´s ok to use it on the face, right? Maybe this will be my winter of face soap :-D

3. Tosowoong Timeshift Emulsion 120 ml (full size! Price 34 $)
Product Description :
Made from galactomyces extracts, black yeast and snail filtrate extracts, this emulsion works to replenish and tighten up the skin for a more elastic and lively complexion overall.

What I think:
SCORE! I already use the Tosowoong First Essence (bought on ebay), the Tosowoon Timeshift Toner (as gotten in the Jackpot Box by Memebox) and I immediately included the Emulsion. So happy to have almost everything form the line together because what I have works like a dream for my oily combination skin.

4. echoice Wash Oatmeal Body Scrub 110g (full size! Price 5$)
Product Description:
Enriched with world renown superfood - oatmeal and walnut - the Wash Oatmeal Body Scrub is rich in vitamins, lysline, protein, fiber, calcium, treyptophan and antioxidant components and thus works to gently exfoliate and nourish your body all the same.

What I think:
Despite being a very cheap price brand I have nothing but good experiences with my echoice tea sleeping pack. Presently I use a lemon scented scrub, but with fall and winter coming oatmeal sounds like a nice alternative for the cold months - I am certain I will love this echoice product. :-)

5. Osho Whitening Cream 50 ml (full size! Price 34$)
Product Description:
Makeup can only hide. Don´t hid when you can fix it with Whitening Cream enriched with high concentrates of rice bran extracts this cream works to even out skin tone and brighten up complexion so you appear more awake and lively. It´ll instantly brighten up the dark spots on your face for a healthier looking complexion.

What I think:
The packaging looks really pretty and I like the product description cause I am working towards healthier skin instead of wearing more make up. Presently I use the Secretkey Snow White Cream which I received in another Memebox and depending on how cold it gets quickly I consider this to become the follow up in my routine! It will be nice to have another brightening cream to compare and I will probably repurchase the one that "wins" in comparision ;-)

6. Seven DIAS Medi Anti Blemish Serum 40ml (full size! Price 29$)
Product Description:
Made from germinating soy bean, mung bean, brown rice, barley, sophor roots, centella asiaticaand pomegrate extracts, the Medi Anti Blemish Serum has proven to be very effective in soothing replenishing and treating skin troubles and blemishes for a cleaner, smoother complexion.

What I think:
Sounds right up my alley. I will try it as soon as possible!!!

Altogether: Whole Grain 2 certainly did not disappoint me! If there is a Whole Grain 3 in future I would be highly likely to purchase it as well! It is even hard for me to highlight a particular product cause I like the sound of everything!

 

Memebox Superbox #56 Yogurt Cosmetics unboxing

Hello everyone,

I always have my Memeboxes delivered to work because, well, I spend most of the day there and as Iam most of the time the person taking over the parcels from the postman it doesn´t add up to anyone elses work. So I was gone for vacation for a week and returned having 3 Memeboxes waiting for me. Whew!

Let´s start with the Memebox Yogurt Superbox which was surprisingly cheap for a Superbox (only 23$ plus 6,99 $ for shipping, whereas a usual Superbox costs 29$!). For the novices: Superboxes feature only full size beauty products and as I have nothing but good experiences with food themed boxes and needed another box to get a discount I went for it (Plus I liked the Milk Box, so Yogurt was ringing a bell for me).



 
 
1. Pure Smile Yogurt Mask Mixed fruits x 2 (full size, Price 5$)
Product Description:
Made from a blend of yogurt and mixed fruits - banana, kiwi and pineapple extracts - this Yogurt Mask delivers rich moisture and nourishment deep down into the skin and helps maintain healthy skin condition by preventing it´s dehydration.

What I think:
Oh no, it has my nemesis (kiwi) in it, so I can´t use it unless I want to suffer a painful death. But, the happy news is that I can combine it with the kiwi cleansing foam I received in my tropical fruit box and have a nice gift set for X-Mas. I still would have preferred another sheet mask version, because I LOVE sheet masks!

2. Happy Bath Facial Yoghurt Cleansing Foam 120 ml (full size, Price 6$)
(I got the Firm Type one, there were the option Gentle, Moist and Silky available as well)
Product Description:
Enriched with yogurt and various herbal essences, HappyBath´s Facial Yogurt Cleansing Foam comes in 4 types, each catered to different skin concerns. (...)  The Firm Type is made from 3 different berries - blueberry, raspberry and cranberry and helps increase skin elasticity and smoothen out uneven skin tone and texture.

What I think:
Yes, this is more like it. While I have tons of foam cleanser already I just can´t get enough and feel so happy when I have another one to look forward to. Presently I don´t open up any new ones, but I look forward to finishing a few and starting some new ones. There is just something so satisfying about looking at my foam cleanser collection (and sad enough I don´t mean this in an ironic way).

3. ettang Modeling Take Out Cup PAck Yogurt 17g (full size, Price 3$)
Product Description:
A modelling pack refers to a rubber-like pack widely used in aestetic clinics for soothing, moisturizing and firming up the skin. This Take out Cup Pack comes in a little cup with just the right amount for a single use so all you need to do is to pour in some water to mix with and voila!

What I think:
I once tried a modelling pack from Inner Kalia (I think this was the name) and it didn´t work out that well. Looking at the amount of pulver you need for one use I now understand why it didn´t work: I didn´t take enough powder! See, not only I get to use a new modelling pack, I also learnt what I did wrong when I irst tried one! That´s Memeducation for ya! Can´t wait to try it!

4. Purederm Skin Softening Yogurt Mask Strawberry 150 ml (Price 12$)
Product Description:
Packed with strawberry and yogurt extracts, this wash-off cream type pack delivers rich nutriecenion and deep hydration to dry, coarse and tired skin and works to cleanse away all excess dead skin cells and impurities piled up in the pores for a refreshing and softening effect after use.

What I think:
I love strawberries and this sounds like a nice treat to dry and stressed winter skin while giving an illusion of summer (strawberry fragrance, that´s summer to me). I will keep it for the cold days when I need a cheer up!

5. Rappol Calming Cream 150 g (full size, Price: 59$)
Product Description:
The founders of Rappol started off their brand because they hoped to make a super gentle and effective product line for their own baby who was suffering from highly allergic, sensitive skin. Enriched with lactic acids and various other moisturizing complex, the Rappol Calming Cream works to strengthen the skin´s level of immunity and self- regeneration ability while offering a concentrated care and treatment of allergy prone skin.

What I think:
150ml is a huuuuuge bottle for a face cream! I think I might use it all over, not just the face because of it´s size. In any case it sounds nice. My skin is not super-sensitive and my only known allergy is kiwi, but I can sure need boosting of my immunity and self-regeneration!

6. Holika Holika I want Chu Lip Balm Strawberry Smoothie x2 (full size, Price 11$)
Product Description:
This super cute and unique lip balm set comes in two separate products - one in a strawberry and one in yogurt - which, when come in contact, make a chemical reaction with each other and transform into a strawberry smoothie like scent. Yes this is an item to be used before a kiss time with your lover.

What I think:
My lover wasn´t too happy when I made him wear lip balm and kiss me in order to try it. Than again: John hates lip balm. I try to tell him how good it is to keep the lips soft, but can´t convert him. Never mind. The taste is rather artificial, but it is a fun idea. Probably more targeted towards teenagers I guess. I will use the two balms for sure. It´s just my lover that won´t join ;-)

Altogether: Apart from the return of the killer kiwis this is a nice box. I look especially forward to the modelling pack, the foam cleanser and the Rappol Cream. I didn´t feel like their downgraded the products due to the cheaper price. Sure, the sheet masks are only one use each, as well as the modelling pack, but that´s ok and one got a nice amount of things. It is not my favourite box ever, but it is a good one :-)




Donnerstag, 18. September 2014

Memebox Jackpot - 4th Place unboxing

Hello everyone,

the Memebox Jackpot Box sprayed a bit controversy among Meme Fans because it mostly contains items from boxes which were sold previously. However I was lucky because yes, it contained things from boxes, but it was boxes which I hadn´t bought. I figured that I can´t lose in this and so I jumped right into this and bought a box as soon as it was released! The box costed 32 $ plus 6,99$ shipping and there were 9 variations of the box which you´d receive by chance. I got 4th place and I am really really happy with it. It´s 14 (!!!) items. I copied the description from the memebox site and will tell you what I think:

The Jackpot contents filled two regular Memeboxes!

1. COTTERANG Bubble Peeling Pad 16ml*1ea ($7)
This is an exfoliating pad enriched with natural AHA components, various plant extracts, and fermented extracts which work to easily yet very effectively remove dead skin cells and excess sebum off your face. This Bubble Peeling Pad was made so that you could experience the same peeling effects at home as you would with expensive treatments at dermatology.

HOW TO USE
Moisten the peeling pad with water, create enough foam, and place your fingers on the band. Gently and evenly rub onto your face (be careful the foam doesn’t go into your eyes) and then rinse off with warm water. After use, apply a soothing, moisturizing product.

What I think:
Presently I am totally on a AHA and fermented extracts route so this sounds so much fun to try! It is only a pitty I have only one of those.

2. KANG SKIN Aqua Essence 30ml ($72)
Kang Skin’s Aqua Essence bases its formula on hyaluronic acid which is widely known for its intensively moisturizing and soothing properties. It maintains the skin soft and supple by treating excessive dead skin cells and delivering abundant nutrition deep into the skin.

HOW TO USE
Apply the essence over dry areas of your face and pat it in for full absorbance. Suitable to be used both day and night.

What I think:
With the upcoming fall and winter I can need all the moisture I can get, so I will keep it in my stash until than :-) I heard Kang Skin is a very good brand, so I´ll see whether it lives up to the claim.

3. RAMOSU Carestory Collagen Extract 100 10ml ($36)
Infused with over 17 different amino acids, this 100% concentrated Collagen Ampoule will deliver intense hydration and facilitate cell regeneration for more supple and firmed up baby-skin. Also, it doesn’t smell or feel sticky like your average collagen products, and instead it glides onto the skin refreshingly. Experience the wonders of the real Collagen Ampoule currently being used in Korean aesthetic beauty salons!

HOW TO USE
After skin application, take a couple of drops of the ampoule and apply it evenly over your face. Gently pat it in for full absorbance.

What I think:
This is another product for my winter stash! I am intrigued by the 17 different amino acids. That sure sounds effective, doesn´t it :-) And who doesn´t want baby skin?

4. EVAS Vitamin Sun Cream SPF38 PA++ 50ml ($11)
A smart vitamin-rich Sun Cream which guarantees UV protection, wrinkle care and skin brightening effects all in one! This gentle sun care product spreads smoothly onto the skin and absorbs quickly without being sticky at all.

HOW TO USE
Take an adequate amount on your hands and apply it evenly over your face.

What I think:
Vitamin is allways a big plus in my book and I use sun screen all year round (ok, often I am lazy and just depend on the SPF in my BB and CC Creams, but on sunny days I allways protect my arms). This will get good use once I used up the cream I use at the moment

My treasures....
5. IOPE Lip & Cheek 01 Rose Pink 4g ($42)
A dual item for both lips and cheeks, this rosy lip & cheek stein comes in a neat, compact packaging with a mirror as well. Blend it into your lips and cheeks to add more color and radiance to your overall complexion.

HOW TO USE
Use your finger to softly dab it onto either your lips or cheeks and blend it in for a natural rosy look.

What I think:
I glanced into the compact and it is a beautiful color. While I wish I had gotten the Iope cushion instead, I am sure I will find good use for it. I have a soft spot for cream blush so it is nice to get another one for my collection. I had been hoping for some Iope items and most boxes had some so I am happy to try them.

6. IOPE Essential Facial Oil 30ml ($90)
This thickly spreading yet quickly absorbing facial oil creates a thin, protective layer over the skin for a softer, smoother skin texture. Organic argan oil and macadamia oil contained also deliver deep nourishment and hydration to the skin.

HOW TO USE
After essence application, take 2 drops of the essential oil on your hands and gently spread it over your face, pressing on to facilitate full absorbance.

What I think:
Iam not sure whether putting oil on my face won´t be too, well, oily. I will use it if I get really, really dry this winter, otherwise it will go to my dry-skinned Mom.

7. AMINI Vitamin Shower Body Soap Bar 120g ($12)
Amini is a brand that emphasizes ‘enjoyment of natural affluence’ within reasonable prices and strives to provide health-beneficial beauty products with only the best and natural formula. This Body Soap Bar works to rejuvenate the skin with its gentle and replenishing formula consisting of vitamin-rich rosehip, lavender, and peppermint oils.

HOW TO USE
Lather the soap bar with water to create enough foams and gently massage it onto your face. Cleanse thoroughly with your fingers and rinse off with warm water.

What I think:
Based on the explaination I am not sure whether it is a Body or face soap. I have many face soaps already, so I will use it for my body :-) Presently I use the vitamin Wash from the Memebox Tropical, once this one is gone I will start with the soap bar.

8. TOSOWOONG Time Shift Skin Toner 120ml ($34)
This Time Shift Skin Toner is enriched with nutrition-rich fermented extracts, galactomyces ferments, snail mucus extracts, bifida ferments, and various plant oils. It works to soothe and deeply moisturize the skin by creating a protective layer on top. Basically, this toner will fill your skin with intense hydration for a water-ful, glowing complexion!

HOW TO USE
After cleansing, apply the toner generously over your face and pat it in for full absorbance.

What I think:
I really really hoped for the toner because I have the First essence from this brand and I think it totally rocks! One of the reasons I bought the Jackpot Box was that I hoped to get one with this toner. I figured it is cheaper to play by chance and have high chances of getting it than to buy if straight from ebay. Time Shift First Essence is a fabulous essence with fermented extracts that moisturizes my skin so nicely and makes it smooth so I can´t wait to use this toner with it. I think I will start.... tomorrow :-)


9. LUNA Wonder Essential BB Founde SPF25 PA++ miniature
Randomly selected from #21 Nudy Beige, #23 Natural BeigeThe Wonder Essential BB Fonde thinly coats over your face, offering a natural coverage and delivering rich vitamin and minerals deep down into the skin. The light texture of leaves the skin silky smooth and glowing with a natural radiance.


HOW TO USEPump out 2~3 times and use a puff or your hands to spread it evenly over your face, making sure to pat it in for full absorbance.

What I think:
I had this BB Cream before and wasn´t a big fan because it is really sheer. Back in the day I gave one to my Mom and she made no remark of particularily liking it so it will go up for trade.

10. DAVI Le Grande Cru Cream 7ml miniature 
Memebox launched a premium miniature of Davi’s famous Le Grande Cru Cream for those of you wanting a trial item before purchasing the full sized product. This cream is extremely rich in texture and works to give deep nourishment and hydration to the skin, while treating signs of aging by tightening and firming up the skin’s natural elasticity.

HOW TO USEApply the cream at the end of your regular skincare routine.

What I think:
I never heard about this cream before, but it is a nice travel size. I will give it a try as a night cream. After some googling I found out that it is a super expensive creme (like 190$ expensive) with grapes and fermented increiences. Neat! That would make it the most expensive thing I evr used.

11. T.P.O No-Wash Toner Sheet 30 pieces ($14)
T.P.O’s toner sheet is perfect for quick makeup fix-ups, for removing makeup residues, or even for refreshing and moisturizing dry skin throughout the day. There’s no need for double cleansing with this item because it’ll quickly and easily cleanse away any skin impurities with just a single swipe.

HOW TO USETake out a sheet and gently wipe it across your face. There’s no need to rinse off afterwards.

What I think:
I allways do double cleaning. Actualy even sort of triple (I remove the make up with Garnier Micellaire Water, than I cleanse with my Balea Oil Clenaser, than I cleanse with a cleansing foam). I will try the sheets, but I feel a bit sceptical. But that´s the fun part about Memebox - you step out of your comfort zone and try something new.

12. HAIR+ Velvet Nutri-Injection 12ml ($5)
For all those damaged hairs out there, the Velvet Nutri-Injection is here to save the day! There’s absolutely no need to rinse after application. Simply apply it throughout your hair, especially the damaged ends, after towel drying, and experience results of a hair clinic program!

HOW TO USESqueeze out the treatment and massage it into your hair thoroughly.

What I think:
Yay for leave in treatments! I prefer them to wash out ones. 


13. SULLOC Water+ 7.8g ($6)
Randomly selected from Happy Sweet, Lemon Lime, Cherry Punch, Red Cafe
The Sulloc Water+ contains 180mg of catechins which are potent antioxidants most active in green tea, 2.5mg of pantothenic acid, and an antioxidant level equivalent to 12 full tomatoes. Feel lighter, younger, and more vital with what Water+ has to offer!


HOW TO USEDrop 1 into a glass of water, mix well, and drink. It is best recommended to drink 3 times a day for best results.

What I think:
I am a bit meh about this. It is not really something I would die to get my fingers on, but I am sure I will drink it at some point. I don´t expect to feel lighter, younger or to develop any super powers drinking this three times, but it´s nice to have something when you´re out of yummy drinks.

14. SHARPELAN CARE Perfume Lily & Lilac 90ml ($4)
Infused with lovely spring breeze-like lily and liliac fragrances, this perfume mist can be used over clothing, curtains, bed sheets, and car seats for refreshing up the scent and for antistatic purposes.

HOW TO USESpray the Perfume generously over areas you wish to freshen up. 

What I think:
Cool, not necessarily something I would have bought on it´s own, it does smell nice :-)

Altogether: I have no regrets that I took the chance as I got a wonderfull box. There are items I wouldn´t have bought on my own, but that´s the fun thing about Memebox - I get to try new and unexpected stuff.

Samstag, 13. September 2014

Memebox Superbox #45 Korea´s Most Wanted unboxing

Hello everyone,

I am no big Superbox buyer when it comes to Memeboxes. I like the concept, but they are most of the time more expensive than the Limited editions and Global boxes and let´s be honest: I can´t possibly buy them ALL. But... When they announced Korea´s Most Wanted I couldn´t resist :-) Off course I wanted it! And I had points, so here you go ;-)


Korea´s Most wanted Season 1 is sold old, but the follow up Season 2 is still available in the Superbox section of Memebox for 32$ plus 6,99$ for shipping. Check on the left of this blog to see the most recent discount codes and offers.
 



Let´s see what the card says...



1. Shara Shara Tinted Style Lip Gloss 4,5g (Price 11$)
Product Description:
Shara Shara´s Tinted Lip Gloss created a moisturizing coat over your lip for locking in moisture and preventing any dehydration. A single coat of the lip tint adds colourful glow and radiance to your lip while multiple coats pull off a more vibrant signature lip make up! Plus there´s no need for re-applications with it´s extremely long lasting formula that´ll last you the entire day.

What I think:
 It is such a beautiful color!!! And the packaging is so pretty as well! It feels nice and moist on your lips and once the gloss wears off you have a georgous pinkish stain on your lips. I totally get why it is a "most wanted" item.

2. Makeup Helper Pact 23g (Price 23$)
Product Description:
Enriched with lemon balm extracts and the White Flower Complex made from 7 different flower extracts, Makeup Helper´s famous Pact boosts it gentle, natural formula and it´s strong adherence to the skin. Also, it´s delicately scented with a Rose Green Floral fragrance and is greatly loved for it´s special edition packaging designs and it´s one-of-a-kind jumbo size.

What I think:
I was scared when I saw how many color options for the powder there are but I got lucky! My powder pact ended up being a light coloured yellowish variation in the Special Romantic Rose Pact. It is a very cute pact, but due to the Jumbo size it is nothing you can put into a little clutch if you go to a party. Actually it is the biggest pact I have ever seen and fills out the palm of my hand. Inside it comes with a powder puff in a little plastic compartment which is more hygienic in my opinion, than having no divider. I consider to use the powder I presently have for my handbag and use this new pact at home. I took a sniff and it has a tiny bit of fragrance but nothing drastic, so if you are sensitive to fragrances you can give it a try anyway. It doesn´t last on my face all day, but I have yet to find a powder which does that job ;-)

3. Hope Girl Travel Bling Bling Set (Price 14$)
Product Decription:
This is a repeat product from a former Memebox so I don´t repeat the entire text. Basically it is a set of three nail polishes in travel sizes

What I think:
I got the neutral set which looks nice BUT I never wear neutrals. Now, if they would have had a pink or red set, that would have been another story. I will try them I guess, but I wasn´t thrilled about this set. Maybe I will gift them away.

4. Blithe Patting Water Pack (46$)
Product Description:
No need to stick on a sheet mask every night with Blithe´s all-new Patting Water Pack! Simply through patting on the water pack onto your skin, it´ll remove dead skin cells for maintaining soft, moist skin condition. The Energy Yellow Citrus & Honey revitalises and brightens up the skin and the Soothing & Healing Green Tea is for oil and pore control, while the Rejuvenating Purple Berry works to improve skin elasticity and firmness.

What I think:
I got Green Tea which should suit my skin and smells a bit like eucalyptus. Surely that´s just because it is concentrated and you are meant to mix it with water. I am curios how it will cope, but presently I use one little bottle of one dissolved Skinaz Vitablet from the OMG Box as sort of a patting mask. Once I run out of it Blithe will be my next try :-)

5. Pure Skin Ice Cooling and Soothing Patch (5 patches, Price 18$)
Product Description:
Pure Skin´s Ice Cooling and Soothing Patch is a bio cellulose patch for soothing and alleviating skin stimulated from sun exposure. The water lily extracts, menthol and glacier water work to cool down the skin while the tea tree extracts and aloe vera leaf extracts work to deeply soothe irritated skin.

What I think:
Iam sure this is a nice product, but in this rather fresh September I have no real use for something cooling anymore. I will keep it in my stash until the next summer comes, but presently I feel a little meh about it. Maybe I will give it away?

6. Pure Skin Lemon blueberry Rejuvenating Overnight Mask (Price 46$)
Product Description:
Enriched with various organic superfood incredients such as lemon water, blueberry and broccoli extracts, Pure Skin´s Rejuvenating Overnight Mask works to create a protective, moisturizing barrier over the outer layer of your skin for locking in moisture and delivering abundant nutrition deep down into the skin overnight. It´s chou cream like texture easily absorbs into irritated and stressed out skin for deep soothing and rejuvenating effects the next morning.

What I think:
I took a glance into the cream pot and it looks like vanilla pudding and smells deliciously like blueberries and lemon (with lemons dominating a little). I think this will be my next sleeping pack to try.

Altogether: Apart from the nail polish set in a color I don´t wear and the Soothing Patches which come to late for the season I am very pleased with the products! The Lip Gloss is fabulous and I love to wear it, The patting mask will be used very soon and I long to use up my present sleeping pack so I can start putting lemon fragranced pudding on my face :-) Makeup Helper is a nice powder, but still not my Holy Grail. It was a great success and I really consider to buy the 2nd Season of Korea´s Most Wanted as well :-)

Samstag, 6. September 2014

Makeup Revolution Hot Spice and Sugar & Spice Palette swatched!

 Hello everone,

a little while ago I bought the Ultra Blush and Contour Palettes from Makeup Revolution. Today I will show you swatches of those beauties! There will be a Face of the Day using them at a later point :-)

Let´s start with "Hot Spice" a palette which will is perfect for Summer and Fall. I really prefer more orange/coral colored blushes during summer in order to fake a little bit of summer glow. Hot Spice includes one marbled blusher, an highlighter, and 6 blushers between orange and brownish.They are nicely pigmented and, as I said my go to palette for summer and fall.


Sugar and Spice, meanhile, is a nice winter and spring palette as it will provide you with a flushed "just came in from the cold" rosy cheek.It features a marbles blusher, a highlighter, 4 blushers and two bronze-y shades. They are all georgous and well pigmented. 

Both palettes cost 6 British Pounds and are well worth the price. I will take them to my shootings as well, no more dozens of single blushers in my make up back thank to Makeup Revolution. Yay!!! I can totally recommentd them!

A cuuuuute hat by Tate Milinery

Hello everyone,

I got the cutest hat from Tate Milinery. Look at this little beauty! It is sooooo cute and looks perfect for fall!

A very important aspect: It looks exactly like on the pictures in the online shop! I mention that because sometimes things are a slightly different color in real life. Based on the hat I can say: Not danger for that. Those little beautys look exactly the way they are displayed.

The pictures from the shop:



















Photos that I took of them in real life:

















 
"It´s about time that women wear hats again. My fascinators and headpieces want to be worn for the world to see. They are handmade with a lot of love and inspired by hats from the 1920s - 1960s" states Karen, the founder of Tate Milinery and it is true. One can tell they are really made with love. I LOVE vintage hats, but rarely wear them out because I am scared they might get damaged (sun, rain, you name it). I am more confident about reproductions because they are no as fragile. 

Not only the top is pretty. The backside it just as lovely. I appreciate little details like that.

There are maaaany more hats in Karens Online shop.

This is only about half of them and I am sure you will find something you love! Personally I hope to have a shooting where I can wear this cutie soon!!! Thank you Karen for this lovely, pretty hat <3 br="">

Donnerstag, 4. September 2014

Memebox Scentbox #5 Tropical Fruits - Unboxing

Hello everyone,

A few months ago Memebox did their first round of scent boxes and I didn´t order them because I assumed it would be perfumes only and I barely use it (I have one perfume which is Kenzo L´elephante for special occasions - the rest of the time I use body spray and deodorant). Instead it turned out to be various products with the fragrance/incredients from that theme. So this time I did not hesitate and ordered something....

Why it can solve all my skin care troubles? Read on!

The Memebox Scentboxes were 15$ each + 6,99$ for shipping.




 
1. Boutique Bebe Coconut Pack 100g (full size! Price 20$)
Product Description:
Entirely made from natural extra virgin coconut oil, this cocnut pack is a solid, soap like facial pack for deep cleansing, treating enlarged pores and improving skin elasticity and firmness.
 
What I think:
This smells delicious! On top of it I almost bought it when it was in a memebox sale. A while ago I was emperimentinting with cocnut oil as oil cleaner and it was actually really, really nice - until I ran out of it. So yay! I will use and very likely enjoy this!
 
2. Ladykin Twinklelight Soaf Foam Cleansing Kiwi 100 ml (full size, Price 10$)
Product Description:
This creamy, foaming, anti-oxidant rich cleanser gently cleanses, nourishes and hydrates. It deeply purifies and pampers skin, infusing delicate nourishment with natural fruit extracts. This thouroughly removes makeup without irritating the skin and also clears pores of excess sebum. This formula is full of youth-restoring antioxidants to stenghten the skin, vitamic c to brighten, firm, soothe and nourish the skin.

What I think:
This could solve all my skin care troubles and all my troubles in general - because I am highly allergic to kiwi. The last time I even touched a kiwi I had to take hardcore medicine and looked like an alien for almost a week. Funny enough I didn´t order the Vitamin Box by Memebox because the promo picture featured a kiwi. And ended up having no kiwi at all). But no bblame to Memebox. My non-allergic Mom will surely enjoy this cleanser :-)

3. Konad Niju Mango Moisture Hand Cream 60 ml (full size! Price 6$)
Product Description:
Enriched with organic argan oil, shea butter, olive oil and Vitamin E, the Niju Mango Hand Cream does not only smell wonderfully sweet, but is also highly effective in soothing, moisturizing and alleviating various skin troubles.

What I think:
Fall and Winter is coming and it will be good to have a nice hand cream for that! I took a sniff and it smells really fruity and nice, just like you´d expect Mango to smell like :-)

4. Konad Scented Polish 10ml (Full size! Price 6$)
Product Description:
Ever heard of a scented nail polish? Konad has revoluitionized the nail world by launching it´s scented polish which come infused with various tropical fruity fragrances - grapefruit, kiwi, lychee, orange, pineapple - that actually last up to 7 days after polish application:

What I think:
I got a cute orange one and will play with it very soon! Nothing ever wrong with new nail polish. I opened it and took a sniff. Yes, that´s the orange scent. I still need to test it for color, wear and fragrance on my nails.

5. Evas Vitamin Body Wash 200ml (full size, Price 6$)
Product description:
Bursting with refreshing, fruity scents, Evas Vitamin Body Wash cleanses your skin gently yet thouroughly, removing all skin impurities and delivering deep hydration all at once. The naturally derived fruit extracts work to soothe and rejuvenate tired stressed out skin.

What I think:
I got strawberry and will start to use it soon as it is more of an summer fragrance and we are nearing fall. I always appreciate a nice shower gel and it is a biiiig size! Also I like that it is meant to remove impurities.

Altogether: The kiwi foam cleanser is a big miss for me, but I will find it a new home. I am keen to try the rest though My favourite product is the coconut pack. I love coconut!

Montag, 1. September 2014

Memebox Global #14 unboxing


Hello everyone,


it is time for a Global version of Memebox again. Let´s see what we get in Global #14. Please note: As it has so damn many items I won´t write down the description for each item. Please refer to the product cards for details. You will soon understand why writing it all up is NOT an option ;-)

Memebox Global #14 cost 23$ plus 6,99$ shipping. 

Memebox Global features a range of korean skin care products and cosmetics in deluxe and full sizes. What better way to get to know amazing products that you wouldn´t even dream about using otherwise? and this particular edition of Memebox turned out extra fab!

Let´s take a look....



 That´s a well filled Memebox at first glance.... On second glance it reveals to be even more......

Mask Packs - unpacked
1. Shower Mate Perfume de Whip Body Wash 50ml x 2 (full size! Price 4$)
What I think:
There´s nothing wrong with a nice travel size shower gel, especially if it has Marilyn Monroe on the packaging and comes in a set of two :-)

2. Sally´s box 4 Set (Love Recipe Apple Mask, Delight Ceramide Hydrogel mask, Delight Collagen Hydrogel Mask, Delight Pathenol Hydrogel Mask) (full size! Price: 14$)
What I think:
That´s not 1, not 2, not 3, it´s FOUR masks!!! 3 of them are even hydrogel masks. I am in heaven!!!

3. Beauty People Miss 100 Super Waterproof gel liner (full size! Price 38$)
What I think: 
Forgive me that the second perfume on whip escaped me....
I got Shimmer Coral and it is so so beautifull! I will make sure to use it - how could I possibly resist those swatches!

4. VOV Good Bye Black Smudge Waterproof mascara (full size! Price: 16$)
What I think: 
The packaging is soooooo pretty!!! Iam hard to please when it comes to mascara, but I will try it out :-)

5. Kocostar 4 Package set (Hair pack, face spot mirror patch, 5 finger nail pack and foot peeling) (full size! Price 20$)
What I think:
Sally´s box took care of our face, Kocostar takes care of the rest of our body. Needless to say I love it because it´s such a nice all-over-treatment set!

Gel liner, Lip & Cheek Designer and Liquid Foundation
6. Sua Young Mineral Essence in Liquid Foundation SPF 33PA+++ 5ml (sample size. Full size 30g costs 34$)
What I think:
While this is not very much it comes in a handy little dispenser and seems to have just the right undertone for my skin. I really like the texture as well and look forward to try it. I would never buy a foundation for 34$, but I like the idea of putting something so expensive on my lame old face :-D I also love that the package days "MEIN" which translates from Germna to English as "Mine". I love silly stuff.

7. Recipe by Nature Golden Time Vita Capsule Essence (full size! Price: 42$)
What I think:
I am about to run out of my OST Vitamin Serum and very happy that I will now have another one to try! Often Memebox proofs good timing in bringing out things I just heard about or run out of :-D

8. a;t fox Fantasy Holic Lip & Cheek Designer Pencil (full size Price 7$)
What I think:
I got the color option "rose beige" which is fortunately not beige at all. It´s indeed more of an rose color. It will look pretty on my lips and cheeks!

Altogether: The perfect Memebox! You get something from head to toes1 Literally.If you count everything together you get 14 items!!!!!!! Wohooo!!!! And I´ve been eyeing the vitamin essence for a while, so I am glad to get it!

Memebox Special #13 Cooling Care


Hello everyone,


I really wasn´t too sure whether I should order this Memebox and did it only a few days before it was sent out because I saw the first spoilers - The Secret Key Cooling Sleeping mask and the N.S.M. Cooling tint. It was stuck in customs for almost a month though. I figure I can still use the cooling sleeping mask in winter to defend myself against the dry air from the heater ;-)

The Memebox Special #13 Cooling Care costed 23$ + 6,99$ Shipping!

Memeboxes are beautyboxes with korean skin care and cosmetics and most of the time they are amaaaaaaaaaazing! They feature deluxe and full size items. There are variations of it such as the themed Specials and Superboxes (with only full size products).

Let´s see what else we find in this box! First of all I mention that ALL products are FULL SIZE!!! YEAH!!!


1. The Skin House Aloe Water Mist 80ml (Price 11$)
Product Description:
A finely spraying facial mist, the Skin House´s popular Aloe Water Mist is packed with aloe moisture for delivering instant replenishment to dry or irritated skin. A gentle, hydrating mist is definitely a beauty essential for every girl in the summer times.

What I think:
I have an Aloe Vera gel at home and I really, really like it. It is great for the skin. It moisturizes without being heavy and I feel it calms my skin. So I readily welcome this mist to the Aloe Vera family!

2. Organia White Organia Aloe Vera Soothing Gel 300g (price 5$)
Product Description:
This moisture-rich Aloe Vera Soothing Gel effectively soothes and deeply hydrates dry or irritated skin, especially after long hours under the sun. The various herbal extracts also works to rejuvenate and refresh both your body and facial skin.

What I think:
This is a very generous size! I will start to use it once my supply of Aloe Very gel is used up.

3. Secret Key Intense Ice Sleeping Pack 100g (Price 22$)
Product Description:
A sleeping pack for providing your skin with an immediate surge of moisture overnight! The menthol component and the super moist PH complex work to deliver a deeply moisturizing, soothing and cooling effect when you wake up the next morning. With continuous use, it helps to brighten up your complexion and maintain your skin in healthy balance.

What I think:
Swatch
This will be soooo neat in summer (and once it´s winter and I have to put the heater on). I really can´t wait to try it!

4. N.S.M. Exciting Snow Cooling Tint or CC Reborn Sorbet Melting Tint
Product Description:
This unique cooling tint from N.S.M. is very special in that it glides smoothly and vividly onto your lips and it literally holds the colorfull radiance in place with a cooled, refreshing feeling that lasts up to 30 minutes after tint application. The color won´t fade even under water and will last all day long with a nice, refreshing peppermint scent who works to cover up any bad breath as well.

What I think:
I really like liptints, so you can´t go wrong giving one to me. ;-) I am excited to try it!

5. Awesome Aqua Whip Hug Foam Cleanser 120ml (Price 18$)
Product Description:
This Foam Cleanser is made from Canadaian glaciers, extremely pure and rich in minerals. This fine, soft whip-cream-like bubbles created from the cleanser are very gentle and effective in penetrating deep into your pores. Experience the difference with what Canadian Glaciers have to offer.

What I think:
This sounds awesome! Foam cleanser is another of my weaknesses as regular readers may know ;-)

Altogether: I think this is yet another great box I will get a lot of use from!