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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, 20. August 2014

Memebox Special #17 K-Style unboxed and with swatches


Hello everyone,
 
I received my Memebox Special #17 K-Style yesterday and as it includes only make up items I tried many of them this morning in order to let you know what I think so far :-)
 
First things short: Memebox is an amazing Korean Beauty Box which brings out monthly boxes and Specials with full size and deluxe size products as well as "Superboxes" which feature only full size items and Lucky Boxes which are sort of an "Best off" from past Memeboxes. If you are bored with your usual beauty boxes you should give Memebox a shot and get to know some cool new products and brands.

Memebox Special #17 K-Style costs 23 $ + 6,99 for shipping. You can check my blogs left side to see the most recent discounts in order to save money.



1. Bbia Pigment 1.8g (full size! Price 5$)
Product Description:
Glam up your eyes with jewel glitters with glides onto your eyelids smoothly with just enough pearly effect and, more than anything, lasts for all day and night! With Bbia's Pigment, it's possible to feature a glittery, real K-pop idol-like makeup in no time!

What I think;
I got number 3 which is a bronze colour with sparkles in it. When swatching the sparkles seemed way too big for me, but on my eyes it looks really really nice actually!

2. Awesome Aqua Radiance CC Cream 30ml (Full size! Price 29$)
Product Description:
This all-in-one CC cream offers everything from balancing out skin tome & texture, treating fine lines & wrinkles, maintaining the moisture/oil balance, and covering up skin imperfection! There's no need to worry about which shade it is, because it doesn't chance the skin tone but rather brings out your most naturally glowing complexion.

What I think:
Iam a bit surprised as it is the first CC Cream without SPF that I came across so far. That´s also why I have only swatched it for now and I am not 100% sure whether I will use it or give it away because I really appreciate an SPF in CC Creams. I guess I will try it a few times and if it is Awesome indeed I might keep it.


3. RiRe Luxe Auto Gel Eyeliner Champagne (full size! Price 14$)
Product Description
Waterproof, long-lasting, and smoothly applying, RiRe's Luxe Auto Gel Liner in Champagne works wonders for featuring the sweet baby pink daily makeup also highly popular amongst Korean ladies. It can be worn for work, dates, and even for a quick walk in the park with your dog.

What I think:
It is a beautiful color for the eye corners, but the pen seems a bit hard. I will try to warm up the tip and give it another try because the color is so georgous and I really really want it to work somehow. On the plus side: This seems to be smudgeproof!


4. RiRe Lux Auto Gel Liner Choco Brown (full size! 14$)
Product Description:
RiRe Liners in Champagne & ChocoBrown, Lip Glow,
Blusher, Bbiba Pigment and Aqua Radiance CC Cream
Waterproof, long-lasting, and smoothly applying, RiRe's Luxe Auto Gel Eyeliner in Choco Brown is the perfect shade for featuring the popular softened yet defined eye makeup that Koreans so enjoy! After all, it's about how natural your makeup looks but at the same time how far from natural it really is.
 
What I think:
This is the way I want a gel eyeliner to be. Buttery soft, well pigmented and smudgeproof!

5. A'PIEU Full of Nature Mascara (full size! 3$)
Product Description:
The mascara brush and the setting wax formula combine to elongate your eyelashes and fit it up for a lasting finish. Various grain, berry, and flower extracts also help maintain healthy lashes.
 
What I think:
I haven´t tried it yet as I still have other mascaras to use up. it is a very small tube though, which makes it nice for travelling.

6. Shara Shara Femininie Blusher (full size! Price 7$)
Product Description
Adorably cute and petite in its packaging, this blusher is extremely long-lasting with silica components which work to maintain your skin soft and silky. Plus, it's very easy to carry around and well be perfect for quick makeup fix-ups or finish-ups by adding some color and radiance to your pale cheeks.

What I think:
I got it in a cute pale orangish-coralish color. The packaging is so cute!!! The color however is very subtle, so you can´t really over dose the blusher. I can´t use it for photo shootings, but it is nice as an every day blusher.

7. Secret Key Sweet Glam Tint Glow 3.5g (full size! 24$)
Product Description
Secret Key's Sweet Glam Tint Glow is a moisturizing, long-wear lip tint for adding a radiance and natural glow to your dry, dulled-out lips. Also it comes in 3 different colors - lovely Baby Pink, flower petal-like Juicy Orange, and vibrant & sexy Puscia Purple.
 
What I think:
This is a very sheer lipstick with barely any color when you swatch it at first, but I felt it turned a little darker and more visible after a little while. If you want to go for an "barely there" look, this is the one for you :-) I received Juicy Orange and it actually looks really nice!

Altogether: This is a really nice box to put together a complete look! I highly recommend it for make up noobs who don´t have a lot of stuff already or have a hard time combining things for a full make up. All you´d need is a powder to complete the look.

Dienstag, 19. August 2014

Memebox Special #16 OMG Box unboxed

Hello everyone,

when I first heard about the OMG Memebox I thought of stuff like snail mucin, bee venom, syn ake, unicorn blood, crocodile tears and dragon sweat. I mean, it takes VERY weird products to make an affionando of asian skin care products to go OMG!

The box turned out quiet different from what I expected. Read on to see whether this is a good or bad thing.... Everything is FULL SIZE.

Just a quicky on what Memebox is. Memebox is a South korean beauty box which sends you weird, fun and, most importantly, amazing products in sample, deluxe and even full sizes in their beauty boxes. If you are not familiar with korean products don´t be afraid - they come with instruction cards ;-) And they are really cool to try!

The Memebox Special #16 OMG Box cost 23 $ + 6,99$ Shipping.



1. Hope Girl Night Diva Gloss (Price: 22$)
Product Description:
This is a lip gloss with two different shades gradated together in a single product! Despite it being a gloss, the Night Diva Gloss is non-sticky, smoothly spreading, and highly moist all in one. Also it carries a built-in LED light and a mirror, so you don´t have to take out your hand mirror or visit the ladies room for a quick touch up anymore.

What I think:
I am just not a fan of lipgloss. Also it is only sheer colour, so the shades being graded looks nie in the tube, but it actually does nothing on your lips. The mirror and light is a great idea though. Great idea, but not OMG.

2. Skinaz Premium Vitablet (Price 46$)
Product Description:
You might wonder - what is a Vitablet? Vitablet comes from combining "vitamin" with "tablet" and refers to Skinaz´s unique tablet type of vitamin cleanser rich in Vitamin C and aroma oil. What´s so special about this is that it even takes care of skin care while cleansing with it´s skin beneficial formula containing more than 300g of vitamin C which is equivalent to 4.3 whole lemons. It´ll be like having done a nourishing vitamin pack.

What I think:
The description lists several options how to use the vitablets. One is to put it into water and cleanse the face with the water, another way is to drop one vitablet in a spray bottle and use it as a face mist. They also mention that you can use it to take a bath. I had seen this product on the Memebox website before and hoped I would get it in one of the boxes. Naturally I am happy to get it. I think I will try it as facial mist and as a cleanser and see what I like better :-)

3. Skinaz The Kissable 24H Lip Tattoo (18$)
Hope Girl Diva Gloss on the left
Skinaz Lip Tattoo on the right
Product Description:
Skinaz takes lip make up to a whole new level with it´s Lip Tattoo! This ´ll be the ultimate no make up makeup since it actually works like an impermanent color tattoo on your lips and does not smudge or get erased 24 hours long. Plus, it comes in five lusciously radiant colors.

What I think:
 I received the orange version and it REALLY turns out very orange on the lips. You have to put it on your lips for 10-15 minutes and it will form a layer that you are meant to peel off. I don´t know whether I will get to use it on a work day, because lipstick/lip tint is always the last thing I put on before leaving the house, so I would have to peel it off when running to work.

4. PureSmile 3 step Bust pack (6$)
Product Description:
This is a quick 3 step process for taking care of your bust, exspecially recommended to be used before wearing a bikini. The gommage, the hydro gel pack and the cream are enriched with various nutricious incredients for maintaining your bust skin soft and well-moisturized.

What I think:
This sounds like a nice thing, but not OMG. At first I worried this was a breast-enlarging pack (I have seen those before), cause I definitely wouldn´t want to use one of that (I am aware they don´t work, but with my Bazookas I wouldn´t take a chance - they are in the way all the time as it is).

5. Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask (Price 46$)
Product Description:
This is the ultimate one-step facial with both pore care and cleansing functions. Not only is it packed with green tea extracts, pomegrate extracts and charcoal extracts, this Clay MAsk contains carbonated water which starts to bubble up the very moments it´s applied on your face and deeply penetrates into your pores for getting all the gunk out without having to harden up like average clay masks.

What I think:
This sounds messy, but fun! Just the thing I really like ;-) Can´t wait to try it.

6. Ladykin Aqua Exfoliator for Body (Price 14$)
Product Description:
In Korea, going down to a local public bath for a nice scrub is a popular thing. You can get a quick glimpse into the world of "body scrubs/exfoliators" with this gentle exfoliator from Ladykin. Enriched with cellulose components from Papaya and pineapple extracts, this Aqua Exfoliator for Body removes all bodily dead skin cells and unnecessary impurities without having to scrub down hard enough to stimulate your sensitive skin. All you need to do is to spay this product all over your body and softly roll away the dead skin cells, for cleaner, fresher and smoother body skin.

What I think:
I don´t know really. I guess I will ry it and see what it does.

Altogether:
Honestly, it is a nice box, it doesn´t really have a shock factor though. I ordered OMG 2 anyway and hope they will bring out their really weird stuff for that one ;-)

Memebox Special 14 Zero Cosmetics

Hello everyone,

when I heard that Memebox would bring out a box stating:

"Zero alcohol, zero parabens, zero DEA and zero Formaldehyde, this is the ultimate zero chemical Zero Cosmetics Box!
We did some studying to create this zero chemical, zero additives, Zero Cosmetics Box! We wanted to provide you with the most natural and chemical free head to toe care so that you don’t have to put any more unnecessary additives and harsh ingredients that will cause irritation! We’ve loaded up this box with only the most gentle and natural products so that you can maintain your natural beauty."

I was sold right away! What´s better than having not to worry about whatever might be in your skin care? I bought it and thought "This better be good". Spoiler: It turned out better than good ;-)

The Memebox Special #14 Zero Cosmetics costed 23 $ plus 6,99 $ for shipping. Let´s see which magic lotions and potions we get for this!


If you are new: Memebox is a beauty box company from South Korea which sells both monthly beauty boxes (Global Boxes) with deluxe and full size samples, themed specials (Memebox Special)  with samples and full sizes and boxes featuring full sizes only (Superboxes) for affordable prices. The products are great quality and you are sure to find some nex exotique favourites. Memeboxes are fun, adventurous and highly addictive.
1. Papa Recipe Bombee Soap 100g (full size! Price 13$)
Product Description:
No Paraben. No Phenoxyethanol. No Triethanomaline. No Mineral Oils, No artificial coloring. The Bombee Soap is a hand made soap made from propolis, honey extracts, jojoba oil and citron seed oil. It´s gentle and nature derieved formula helps soothe red, irritated skin and deeply moisturize dry, sensitive skin.

What I think:
Wow, this is even free of things I never heard about ;-) Honestly I have no idea what  Phenoxyethanol and Triethanomaline is, but both sure sounds dangerous. I know what propolis, honey, jojoba oil and citron seed is though and this sounds really, REALLY good! Honey is usually very good for my skin, so I can´t wait to try this!

2. Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream 50g (full size! Price 18$)
Product Description:
Benton goes a very strict set of "Zero 8 System" which requires that all of it´s products exclude the following components - paraben, alcohol, artificial fragrance, artificial coloring, mineral oil, benzohenone, chemical preservatives. This Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream is enriched with snail secretion filtrate, hyaluronic acid, argan oil, EGF and squalane and it works to nourish, brighten, and treat signs of wrinkles on your face.

What I think:
Memebox has been reading my mind again! I just bought a little sample set featuring the steam cream and the essence to match of this product because I have been dying to try it for a while now! I guess I will give away a few of my steam cream samples to friends (and keep a few fro travelling). I am so, so happy! Even if only this one single product would have been in my box I would have been over the moon!


3. All Nature Organic Mask sheet 25ml x 4 (Full size! Price: 6$)

Product Description:
All Nature brings four super foods - black beans, broccoli, blueberry and huttuynia corda - to the beauty scene with these four mask sheets consisting more than 50% of organic extracts from these super foods. Replenish and renew with what Mother Nature has to offer.

What I think:
MASK SHEETS!!! *Happy Dance*. Presently my mask sheet obsession is going overboard and I use them almost every day. I freeze them, than let them taw up a little and put them on my face on hot days! Even better, it comes in a set of 4!

4. Easydew Freh Mild Sun Block SPF50+ PA+++ 7ml (Full size would be 50ml and the Price would be 51$)
Product Description:
This gentle, ultra light, and greaseless Sun BLock provides a high level of protection again UV rays, maintains the skin nice and moist, and strengthens the sikn´s innate ability to protect itself at the same time!

What I think:
It is a small sample size and will go into my handbag for sun ray emergencies!

5. Nature´s Friend SaeHaneul Eye & Nourishing Cream 40ml (full size! Price 30$)
Product Description:
Nature´s Friend takes great pride in their gentle, not-toxic formula which does not include any paraben, ethanol, mineral oil, silicon, artificial fragrance and artificial coloring. Instead, the popular Eye & Nourishing Cream is enriched with 10 different organic plant extracts for delivering deep nourishment and facilitating skin regeneration to treat signs of fine lines and wrinkles along your eye contours.

What I think:
I like my eye creams non-toxic ;-) Granted I have received tons of eye creams lately, so I don´t know when it will make it in my (hopefully non-toxic) skin care routine.

6. Innerface Shy Blossom Soothing Serum 50ml (full size! Price 43$)
Product Description:
Aloe vera and lavender oil from the serum works to instantly soothe irritated or sensitive skin and the hyaluronic acid and the sach inchi oil rich in omega 3.6.9 deliver intensive hydration by creating a protective moisture layer that lock in moisture within the skin. The Soothing Serum is packed with herbal formula blended by New Zealand herbalists and includes chamomile water, tea tree water, sweet almond, evening primrose, olive, lavender etc.

What I think:
I think this sounds like a great serum for fall and winter when my skin will definitely become more dry and can need a good boost!

Altogether:
This box has like 9 products (if you count the mask sheets separately)! 8 out of them are even FULL SIZE!  Which is WOW! I will have use for everything in it and even better: I got a product I have been eyeing for a long time (the Benton Snail Bee Steam Cream). Can´t wait to try everything! I am very lucky with my boxes, so far nothing has been a disappointment.

Freitag, 8. August 2014

Memebox Global 13 - unboxing

Hello everyone,

it is time for the "regular" Memeboxes again.  As a reminder: Every month there is a Global Memebox coming out, as well as Special Editions, Superboxes etc, all filled with Korean skin care goodies that you certainly cannot get over here in good old Europe. And because I love trying something different once in a while (or... like all the time ;-) I have an addiction going on. Here we have Memebox #13, which costs 23$ plus 6,99 $ for shipping.




Let´s see what I got this time!

1. 23years old CX Detoxifying Air Therapy (full size!, Price 50$)
Product Description:
Made from carbonated water, this Carboxy pack creates sparkling bubbles on your face, minutely massaging the skin while you´re wearing the mask pack. It may prickle a bit as the bubbles penetrate deep into the skin and cleanse away all the impurities clogging up the pores. The mineral-ricj carbonated water also helps brighten and firm up your overall skin for a revitalized feeling after use.

What I think:
I saw something like this in a Korean beauty show "After School Beauty Diary" and ever since wanted to try it! I love how the Memebox products are always up to the latest Korean trends. It´s not just a label they give themselfes! I might wait for a special occasion with this as it is so expensive though.


2. Donga Tempo Eco Natural Super 3 pieces (Full size would be 16 pieces for 11$)
Product Description:
Dating back to the 1970s, Dona was the first Korean brand to produce women´s tampons - for providing busy outgoing women the freedom and comfort to engage in their lives even through their monthly periods. Tempo Eco Natural is made from 100% purely organic cotton and thus very gentle and comfortable.

What I think:
I don´t really see tampons as a skin care product. I mean... it´s tampons. I am not very thrilled with those, but I will use them up. Don´t expect a review any time soon though ;-)

3. CNP Cosmetics CNP Derma Scalp Shampoo 25g (full size would be 250g, Price 27$)
Product description:
It only takes 4 minutes a day to maintain your scalp healthy and well-nourished! The CNP Derma scalp Shampoo will deep cleanse into your scalp to unclog the pores, remove excess impurities and cool & refresh with tea tree oil extracts. Suitable for sensitive, troublesome scalp.

What I think:
My scalp is a bitch sometimes getting itchy and yucky from shampoo that I used and was fine with previously. The next time this happens I will give this little gem a try :-)

4. CNP Cosmetics CNP Tone-up protection Sun 15ml (full size 50ml, Price: 34$)
Product Description:
An SPF42/PA+++ sun block for protecting your skin under the scorching sun, this smart sun block contains powdery components to maintain your skin silky soft while the deep sea water included works to prevent skin dehydration in the summer time.

What I think:
A perfect size to pop it into my handbag!

5. Yufit Eon Wheat-Germ Cream 75 75ml (full size! Price 48$)
Product Description:
Over 75% of the cream consists of organic wheat bud extracts which work to hydrate, firm, brighten and fight signs of aging all in one! It´s gently and lightly absorbing texture does not irritate even the most troubled skin and instead helps to tighten pores for an overall healthier and younger looking complexion.

What I think:
It might be because English is only my second language, but I always thought "germs" are some sort of bacteria?! Now, either it is some wheat bacteria or something went lost in translation. I am not sure, but heck, even if it is wheat bacteria we all know I probably gonna try it anyway ;-)

6. Soy Bio+ Fermented Lumpoule 5ml x 2 (full size 5ml x 14, Price 174$)
Product Description:
This "Lumpoule" is a word combining two words - "lump" and "ampoule" and is basically a facial ampoule made from real Korean fermented soy bean lump. It´ll work to prevent formation of fine lines and wrinkles and also brighten up your overall complexion.

What I think:
Is this one of those "lost in translation" things again? I have no idea what they mean by "lump".  The price for the entire 14 ampoule set sounds crazy, but maybe this stuff is super fab? I will try it out!

7. Nuganic Costomized Pure Snail Color Control Cream or Sun Base Color Control Cream 40ml (full size! Price 54$)
Product Description:
Enriched with snail mucus extracts, aloe vera leaf, lemon and various plant extracts, this easy to use CC Cream works to balance out the skins oil/moisture level for a silky smooth finish to your make up. It will cover up major skin imperfections and leave your skin glowing with a natural shine. Also, the high SPF helps to protect your skin from the scorching sin for a long period of time.

What I think: I got the Sun Base variation of this CC Cream. I really got to like CC creams lately so another one to try and (hopefully) love is absolutely welcome!

Altogether:
Apart from the tampons (what the heck?) this is a really nice box. I especially look forward to trying the Air Therapy, the CC Cream and the Wheat Germs.

Dienstag, 5. August 2014

Memebox Special #11 Cacao - unboxing

Hello everyone,

yes, my obsession with food themed Memeboxes is getting a bit out of hand. Technically I have sort of an entire breakfast.... You know, Whole Grain, Milk, now Cacao... and off course the Oriental Medicine for food supplement. ;-) I love the way chocolate smells so this box has ME written all over it!

This is a Memebox Special Edition available for 23 $ + 6,99 $ for shipping (and you should always check out my affiliate offerings on the left side to get the best deals;-)

Let´s see what we´ve got here...




1. Etude House Milk Talk 200ml (full size!, Price 7$)
Product Description:
This adorably packed body wash is one of Etude House´s favourites amongst its fans for the heavenly sweet, cholatey fragrance. Plus, it can be used as both a body wash and a bath milk - simply pour is in for a hot and bubbly chocolate bath.

What I think:
OH YES! Dip me into a chocolate bath!!! Often during winter time I buy myself chocolate bath stuff. This year I won´t need to cause I already have a very generous bottle.

2. WondRuci Cacao  Brightening Mask 100g (full size! Price: 38$)
Product Description:
Enjoy a luxurius aroma massage effect with this Cacao Brightening mask right in your home! The real cacao components from the mask cleanse away all dirt and impurities piled up in your pores and the various minerals included work to moisturize and brighten up your complexion (the mask texture also looks, feels and smells exactly like real chocolate so be careful not to eat it).

What I think:
This sounds like another great product that will make the blues go away in winter time! In my phanstasy I will actually have this on my face while taking me Milk Talk bath... Uuuuuuuuhhhh!!!


3. Pure Smile Essence Mask Choclate Milk (full size! Price 1$):
Product Description:
Replenish your complexion into a baby face with this chocolate Milk Mask rich in Milk protein nutrients, cacao extracts, vitamin E and collagen which alol work to hydrate and smooth out uneven skin texture.

What I think:
I am glad to receive another Pure Smile mask. Presently I allways keep some sheet masks in my freezer so I can use them to cool off my face in the evening. Plus, regular readers know this already, Sheet masks are one of my favourite skin care items!


4. Evas Vitamin Cleansing Desert Magic Cream Soap Coconut and Cacao 130g (full size!, Price 18$)
Product Description:
While some cleansers have larger foam particles, excess vibration or friction can irritate the skin, this coconut and cacao-infused cream soap works gently yet thoroughly with micro foam particles hat reach deeply into your pores, leaving your face refreshing clean and smooth.

What I think:
Cacao AND Coconut? Where´s my spoon? I am exciting to use a cream soap on my face, especially as it smells delicious and comes in a cute packaging. I feel like they wanna make us over-paranoid about the "large foam particles" though. This surely is a concern I have NEVER thought about before :-D

5. Pure Smile Choosy Lip Scrub Chocolate 25g (full size!, Price 11$)
Product Description:
This gentle Choosy Lip Scrub is packed with all sorts of natural goodies - sugar, cacao extracts, bees wax, shea butter, jojoba oil, macadamia oil - for removing dead skins, deeply nourishing and adding an extra luster to your dry, chapped lips.

What I think:
I have yet to try the lip scrub from the milk box, but it sure can´t hurt to have two to chose from ;-)

6. Purederm Nose Pore 6 Strips Choco Cacao - 6 pieces (full size! Price 6$)
Product Description:
This Nose Pore Strips Choco Cacao is a one-step pore care treatment specifically designed to unclog excess blackheads, whiteheads, dirt and oil piled up in your pores. You´ll feel a dramatic difference after just one use.

What I think:
I never use nose strips cause I don´t really have blackheads, but John does, so he will get them from me :-)

Altogether:
I am in love with this box! It basically has everything you need to pamper yourself! It´ll be the perfect treat to keep the winter blues away! All the products are full sized! What more could I possibly ask for?

Donnerstag, 31. Juli 2014

Memebox Nakedbox #20 - unboxing

Hello everyone,
 
after having some points left I thought I give the Nakedboxes from Memebox another try (Remember, they put in another BB Cream than announced last time and it upset me. I ended up liking the BB Cream anyway in the end once I overcame my big disappointment).
 
If you do not know what the Nakedbox is: It is a version of Memebox, where you know from the beginning which items will actually be in it. Often they are a mixture of things which where in previous box and new products. They cost the same as a Memebox (23 $ + 6,99 $), but can be shipped within a few days and you don´t need to pre-order for months in advance. Weird enough - this particular box is still available at the time I post this blog!
 
So here are my first thoughts on the box :-) If you wish you can see it as a "What was my motivation to buy this box" post.

Reason why I will never be a famous or super-popular blogger - products are not in running order ;-)
 
1.Unnie-cream - 75g (full-size product)
Description:
A light, unnie-cream moisturizer is infused with 9 essential oils. This powerful moisturizer promotes long-lasting hydration with hyaluronic acid by elastically trapping moisture. Skin is left feeling moist, smooth and younger looking all day!
 
What I think:
This sounds like a very interesting moisturizer! I liked the idea of essential oils in a cream and already imagine how healthy it will be for my skin. I am still searching for my total holy grail moisturizer so this is worth a try!
 
2.CREMORLAB Mineral Treatment Essence - 100ml (sample-size product)
Description:
This Mineral Treatment Essence is made through a natural fermentation process in order to moisturize and nourish the skin with the least irritants possible.
 
What I think:
The description appealed to me a lot because I didn´t get an Fermentation Superbox, yet really want to try fermented products without commiting to an entire bunch of fermented products (in case it doesn´t work with my skin). Also, for a sample size it is a generous amount!
 
3.TONYMOLYLuminous BB - around 15g (sample-size product)
Description:
A foundation that is carefully made with only the absolute components of BB and CC creams. The SPF 30 PA++ will protect your skin from the sun, while also giving you full coverage!
 
What I think:
Actually I don´t need another BB Cream as I am mostly using the Etude House BB Cushion presently, but well, let´s try that one :-) I just hope it is not TOO luminous for me. I guess I´ll see about it ;-)
 
4. SELLA Organic Soap around 15g (sample-size product)
Description:
Sella's organic cleansing bar is a facial cleanser made with 100% natural ingredients, hand-picked from the purest regions around the world. It claims to be the most effective anti-aging and pore-minimizing cleanser. Suitable for all skin types.
 
What I think:
Cleansers are always more than just ok with me. I have an entire stash of cleansers I haven´t gotten round to use yet as I don´t want like maaaaany open bottles (so far I have maaany, but not maaaaany ;-) So, it´ll get it´s turn ;-)
 
5. LJH Dr's Care Vita Propolis Ampoule 15ml (sample-size product)
Description:
Bring out the natural luminosity of your skin with this unique combination of propolis, vitamin extracts, and witch hazel. A natural blend of beeswax and resin collected from the buds of conifer and poplar trees, propolis has been used for centuries to treat wounds and burns with its germicidal properties. LJH Dr.’s Care Vita Propolis Ampoule smoothes, hydrates, and illuminates your skin without the stickiness. This product is dermatologist-tested and suitable for sensitive skin.
 
What I think:
This is the only repeat product for me. It didn´t exactly rock my world the first time around (I didn´t feel it did anything), but I will keep it around for fall and winter and maybe it´ll add to my skin than ;-)
 

Mittwoch, 30. Juli 2014

Rossmann Schön für mich Box Juli 2014 - unboxing


Hello everyone,
 
I am probably the last blogger in Germany to write about the "Schön für mich" Box by drugstore Rossmann. ;-) I only got it yesterday as I only found my card to pick it up yesterday, so here you go.
 
I have to mention that this is the first beauty box from Germany I ever bought, despite being German and living there all my life and it was actually a happy accident. You sort of win this box on Facebook and than it only costs 5 € and you pick it up one month later at the nearest Rossmann Store near you. I had tried to win two times before and failed, so imagine my surprise when I participated - and WON :-D
 
One thing must be said - this box is HUGE! About three times as big as a Memebox. In the initial box I found a second box and in this box I found the products wrapped in paper with the info card on top.
Zeckito classic Pumpspray:
I have a love/hate relationship with mosquito spray for the body. I appreciate that it keeps the stings away, I don´t like the smell. John and I will totally find use for it ;-)
 
Wellness & Beauty Körperspray:
A body spray with green tea and olive. It really smells nice, so I have popped it into my hand bag for those times when I need a bit of refreshment
 
 Sun Ozon Sonnenmilch SPF 20:
A Sun milk with SPF 20. I usually prefer a higher SPF (something like 50 during summer and 30 for the rest of the year) and actually just stocked up as I ran out of last years, but I am sure I will find use for it. I could use it on my leg for example as they barely ever get sun anyway (I am no sun bather, my skin just turns greyish brown and uneven when I do)
 
Info Card
CD Glücksgefühl:
This orange flower fragranced deodorant is lovely. I like the smell, but wish it would stay around a little longer. It is a perfect summer fragrance and I used it already!
 
Alnatura Lipstick "Classic Red":
A lovely strong red. I would have chosen this one myself, so it is a total win! Actually I wear it today!
 
Rival de Loop Express Nails:
A cute little orange nail polish. This would have been my choice, too. Orange is such a great summer color!
 
Synergen Cream Make-up in camel:
This is the only total let down as it is nowhere near my skin color. Synergen has so many products, I think it would have been safer for them to go for a skin care product, so more people have a fair chance to use it.
 
Scholl Velvet Smooth Feuchtigkeitspflege:
A Foot Cream that is suppoed to soak in within 60 seconds. I am almost done peeling my foot from an Asian foot peeling product and ready to treat my feet nice. I can see this playing a role in my evening routine, especially if it really just needs 60 seconds to absorb!
 
Altogether: A really nice box with drug store brands. The price (only 5€) is really amazing. I won´t stray from my Korean skin care boxes, but I will keep on trying to win whenever Rossmann is posting their Schön für dich box game on Facebook.

Freitag, 18. Juli 2014

Memebox Special #7 Milk - unboxed

Hello everyone,

DHL was playing with me again and I got my Milk special box only today. ;-) Imagine my surprise when the  tacking said "not delivered due to vacation". It was like a bad joke and I had a hard time finding an email contact to DHL to tell them that I am home. So imagine how happy I was when finally the post man was ringing!



Memebox Special Milk Edition, Price 23$ + 6,99$ for Shipping here










1. Hello Everybody Bubble Bath Steam Milk 25 g (full size! Price: 4$)
Product Description:
Here´s the perfect beauty get away for you girls out there who´s feeling weary and stressed out after a long day. Take a hot bubble bath with Hello Everybody´s steam milk and it´s mild vanilla fragrance and abundant steam bubbles will gently soothe both your body & mind. The almond oil, chamomile and rosemary leaf extracts also included in the product will help soften and nourish your skin.

What I think:
There´s nothing like a hot relaxing bath, so yay for this lovely Bubble Bath! And it smells deicious like milk and honey. I wish I could eat it!!!!

2. Hello Everybody Nature Holic Body Lotion Milk 300ml (full size! Price 25$)
Product Description:
This all natural body lotion is made from organic goat milk and is extremely gentle, moisturizing and fast absorbing. It´s also rich in aloe vera, honey, lemon balm and spearmint extracts and thus carries a very strong moisture locking formula to keep your skin smooth and supple.
 
What I think:
This body lotion sounds great and the size is verrrrry generous! I can´t wait to try that one. Between us: I am actually on a shower gel and body lotion spending ban until I have used up some of my extremely huge pile of them, so it is nice to get a new one without the bad conscience ;-)

3. Pure Smile Choosy Lip Scrub 25g (full size! Price 11$)
Product Description:
This gentle lip scrub is packed with all sorts of natural goodies - sugar, peach extracts, milk protein extracts, chamomile extracts, bees wax - for removing dead skins, deeply nourishing and adding an extra luster to your dry chapped lips.

What I think:
I own and love the Lip Peeling in Bubble Gum from Lush, so I look forward to trying another lip scrub! Also: I really love the Pure Smile Snail conditioner I got in the Snail Super Box, so I am happy to see Pure Smile featured again. I hope that this brand makes it into the Memeshop.

4. Pure Smile Milk Mask Pack 23ml (Full Size! Price 1$)
Product Description:
Replenish your complexion into a baby face with the Milk Mask PAck rich in milk protein nutricients which aid in hydrating and smoothing out uneven skin texture:

What I think:
Sheet masks are my most favourite skin care item, so yay!

5. Skin Ceramic Donkey Milk &; Argan Oil Multi Steam Cream 100g (Full size: 34$)
Product Description:
No chemical preservatives. No artificial fragrance. No artificial coloring! Made from 100% organic argan oil and natural donkey milk, known to be more nutricious than milk or goat milk and most similar to mother´s breast milk, this multi steam cream delivers intensive hydration and nutrition deep down into your skin. The whipped cream-like texture allows it to absorb softly and quickly as well.

What I think:
I have never used a steam cream and I never tried donkey milk either so this will be an really new experience for me. I wonder whether this is better suited for winter (because of the argan oil), but I guess I will find out soon. Note the cute packaging and that it is 100g. Now, this is a biiiiiiig jar of cream!

6. Ernesti Rice & Milk Foaming Cleanser 120ml (Full size! Price 15$)
Product Description:
A foam cleanser made from mineral rich hot spring water and packed with rice and milk extracts, this product will thoroughly cleanse deep into your pores, yet deliver rich moisture leaving your skin glowing with a natural translucence.

What I think:
I love foam cleansers and I don´t have one with rice or/and milk yet, so I will test it soon!

7. Pure Smile Choosy Lip Pack Milk (Full size Product! Price 1$)
Product Description:
Pamper your chapped lips with Pure Smile´s Choosy Lip Pack abundant in milk,  protein extracts for strengthening the moisture level and reviving the juicy glow of your lips. This easy to apply lip patch will help maintain healthy, silky smooth lips.

What I think:
The perfect match for the Pure Smile lip scrub. I love when I can combine items!

Overall: EVERYTHING is full size! Yet, one was able to purchase it for the price of a global Memebox. Sure, some products are not thaaaat expensive, but this is so full packed it would have been a worthy Super Box. I am so happy I got it! I also love that there are complimenting products such as the Pure Smile Lip items and the Hello Everybody bubble bath and body lotion. There is not one thing that I feel meh about! This was the last box I ordered from this batch and I would have been very upset if I had missed it!

Samstag, 12. Juli 2014

Memebox Special #6 Whole Grain - unboxed!

Hello everyone,

No idea why it is like that, but DHL is delivering my Memebox Specials seperately rather than all at once, despite them all beeing sent off the same day and despite them beeing scanned by DHL minutes after each other. Anyway. Today I picked up another lovely box (actually it is my fave box ever so far!). Fingers crossed they deliver the next one some time during the day ;-)

Memebox Special # 6 Whole Grain Edition, Price 23$ + 6,99$ for Shipping available here























1. Grinif Nature Oatmeal Scrub Bar 130g (Full size! 9$)
Product Description:
This 100% organic and hand-made cleansing bar is literally packed with gentle natural incredients such as oatmeal, rice bean, mung bean, red beans, shea butter and jojoba oil to nourish and moisturize as well as deeply cleanse your skin.

What I think:
One or two weeks ago there was a biiiig Grinif Sale in the Memeshop and I almost bought the scrub bar. But the shipping costs were rather high and I figured "I don´t really need this, do I?" and while my skin care lovers heart was weeping, my bank account would have weeped even more because I will go on an unplanned vacation. How lucky am I that it ended up in this Memebox special!

2. Herbclinic Rice Bran Powder 80g (Full Size! Price 8$)
Product Description:
This 100% RAW Rice Bran Powder brings you the best of what Mother Nature has to offer! It will deliver intensive nourishment and instant revival to your skin after a tiring day. You´ll be able to feel a visible difference the next morning.

What I think:
I love masks, so this will go on my "to try" stash. My stash is growing, but hey, I am completely innocent - they just happened to be in my Memeboxes ;-)

3. Purebess Galactomyces 100% 50ml (Full size! Price 15$)
Product Description:
Purebess emphasizes it´s using 100% concentrate of galactomyces and the result is this pure Galactomyces Essence! Galactomyces works not only to lock in moisture within your skin, but also to rid of any residues piled up in your pores and remove any signs of fine line along your contours, delivering an overall effect of a more translucent and naturally glowing skin!

What I think:
The staff at Memebox has to spy my computer because this was on my ebay wishlist. I only heard about Galactomyces recently and got interested in it (after I found out it´s no Future Mouse from Outer Space with super powers). It is my understanding that Galactomyces are sort of a yeast and help your skin recovering, but that you shouldn´t use it like every day because otherwise your skin turns lazy and doesn´t work on it´s own. I guess that makes it the perfect item for bad skin days. I read a commercial statement frm Purebess that it this product has better incredients than the Brand with the big "S" (I speculate they might mean SK II, but who knows, right;-) I am really getting lucky this time, don´t I`?

Extra huge pile of products in that one!
4. Purebess Galactomyces 80 Eye Cream 50ml (Full Size! Price 20$)
Product Description:
Purebess emphasizes it´s using 100% concentrate od galactomyces and the result is this pure Galactomyces Essence! Galactomyces works not only to lock in moisture within your skin, but also to rid of any residues piled up in your pores and remove any signs of fine line along your contours, delivering an overall effect of a more translucent and naturally glowing skin!

What I think:
I was eyeing a Galactomyces eye cream (from a cheaper brand though) on ebay as well, so Memebox totally SCORED with this! And it is a big one!!! 50ml!

5. Purederm Anti-Stress Heat Therapy Mask Oatmeal 150ml (Full size! Price 12$)
Product Description:
When applied this unique heat therapy mask releases pores to open them up instantly so that it could remove any residues clogged up inside and deliver deep nourishment and moisture into your skin. High concentration of oatmeal extracts, jasmine extracts, cactus extracts and honey help improve your skin elasticity and the overall complexion.

What I think:
I often like to use a scrub or a heat mask before using a sheet mask, give I have the time to do that before hand, so this comes in handy as I bought tiny pouches of heating masks so far.

6. Purederm Rice Bran Collagen Mask 18ml x 2 (Full size! Price 5$)
Product Description:
This 100% natural pulp mask is rich in rice bran extracts, plant collagen and vitamin E and it´s effective in brightening and smoothing out your dull complexion for an healthy glow.

What I think:
Hurray for sheet masks and this even comes in a set of two (which I like extra much as I can test is more thoroughly!)

7. Purederm Daily Moisturizing Hand Mask Oatmeal 1 pair (full size! Price 7$)
Product Description:
Truly beautiful women are recognizable from their silky smooth hands. Erase off those years with Purederm´s daily hand masks enriched with oatmeal to deeply moisturie and nourish your tires coarse hands.

What I think:
I will definitely save that one for winter time when I have super dry hands!

8. Purederm Invigorating Foot Scrub Walnut 25ml (Full Size Product! Price 4$)
Product Description:
An invigorating blend of walnut shells and acricot seeds works together to gently exfoliate and soften rough, dry and calloused skin on your feet. This natural fiber scrub is also ideal to be used on elbows and knees. Almond, aloe and lavender extracts also deliver deep nutrition and soothing effect to your feet.

What I think:
Sounds like a nice one! Can´t wait to try it.

Overall:
This box featured 3 items that I considered buying anyway (scrub bar, Galactomyces essence, Galactomyces eye cream) as well as masks which are always a hit for me! If you count the two Purederm Rice Bran mask as seperate items this contains a whooping 9 (!!!) products!!! I couldn´t have wished for a better box! Also: this features only full size items as well, so I am over the moon!

Donnerstag, 10. Juli 2014

Memebox Special Edition "Oriental Medicine" - unboxed

Hello everyone,

when Memebox came out with the Milk, Whole Grain and Oriental Medicine Boxes it took a while... At first I only ordered the Oriental Medicine one, that I went and picked the Whole Grain Edition and than, when we got extra points I finally had my break through and ordered the Milk Box as well. And I am happy I did :-) So far I only received the Oriental Medicine Edition, but Milk and Whole Grain are on their way (I guess;-)

Memebox Special Oriental Medicine Edition, Price 23$ + 6,99$ for Shipping

1. D'RAN Wonder Serum 30ml Price 30$)
Product Description:
Made from 20 differen Korean medical herbs such as ginseng, black hoof mushrooms, licorice, portulaca and ganoderma, the Wonder Serum delivers abundant nutrients and moisture deep into your skin to erase those years off your face, for a revitalized, glowing complexion.

What I think:
I always love trying a new serum and I only have positive experiences with Ginseng (except for the one time when I tried an Ginseng Energy drink. I just couldn´t drink more than one mouthful). So this one will be my next serum for day use once I finish off the one I presently use.







2. Purederm Korean Herb Mask (randomly selected from Brightening Mask, Refining Mask, Hydrating Mask, and Moisturising Mask) (Price 2$)
Product Description: 
Enriched with organic Korean herb extracts,. these masks each carry their own functions according to the various incredients utilized. They´re all high in vintamin E and collagen to maintain the moisture/oil balance in your skin. Also, the mask material is thick enough to deliver sufficient nutrients in a short time spec.

What I think:
Masks are always fine with me, so yay!


3. Donginbi Donginbidam Red Ginseng Aqua Oil & Red Ginseng Aqua Pack Essence 5ml (Full size 50ml, Price 90$/180$)

Product Description:
Donginbi is a super premium brand only found in Korean beauty departmentstores. The Red Ginseng Aqua Oil Pack Essence series is effectively renowned for it´s delicate packaging designed to reflect traditional Koream porcelain.
The red ginseng extracts have powerful medicinal formula that effectively soothe and lock in moisture, ultimately making your skin silkier and smoother.

What I think:
I haven´t tried a Aqua Oil or a Aqua Pack Essence is, so I am curious to experiment with them :-)

4. Hanhui CC Cream 50ml (Price 30$)
Product Description:
This unique CC cream is infused with red ginseng extracts, cactus extracts and galactomyces fermented extracts to make your skin silky smooth and shine with natural glow from within. It´s not like a BB cream in that it brightens upyour skin tone. A CC Cream works to even out and cover up visible pores and fine lines on your face, controlling your complexion to look it´s most natural yet flawless in it´s imperfections. 

What I think:
Not too long ago I purchased a Red Ginseng CC Cream off ebay, so once more Memebox is reading my mind. I will compare the creams in a battle of life and death and will keep the winner ;-) I am very interested in experimenting with galactomyces, which are something similar to yeast and are said to be great for the skin, 


5. Shib Jang Ceng Chun Ji Heang Hand Cream 80ml (Price 17$)
Product Description:
Made from 110 years old wild ginseng extracts, shea butter, and olive oil, this hand cream is extremely rich in nutrients and delivers deep revitalization to your dry, easily-roughened hands. Its highly moistuirizing formula allows for a fast, soft absorbance and a long-lasting finish.

What I think:
I never use Hand Cream, but I really should do this more, so this will go straight into my hand bag!

Overall:
A amazing box with great product range. I can´t wait to try everything! Especially the CC Cream and the Wonder Serum interest me. But there is actually no product I feel meh about! Everything but the Donginbi products is FULL SIZE!!! I am over the moon!

Dienstag, 8. Juli 2014

Snail Creams - Mizon vs. The Skin House

Hello everyone,

I received the Skin House Snail System cream in the Snail Superbox by Memebox  and figured it is similar to the Mizon Snail Repair cream. Boy, was I wrong.
 
If you have no idea what Iam talking about right now when Iam talking snail creams, let me show you the promo material for Mizon and Snail House...
 


Consistency-wise Mizon is more like a moisturizing cream gel, while skin  house is way more stringy, slimey and sticky. In fact Skin House is a bit tricky to apply. I usually take out a smaller than pea-size amount of it, rub it between my fingers and than try to put it on in one motion. Once it is applied it dries to a less sticky surface.

Overall my observation is that Skin House functions to lock in moisture and should definitely be the last step of your skin care routine, while Mizon provides moisture and should be the first step of your skin care routine.
 
I recommend Skin House as a night care only cream, because I once tried it as a day cream and my BB Cream started to peel off when I applied it on top of it, something which usually NEVER happens to me. Meanwhile you can use the Mizon Snail Repair Cream day and night if you please without any problems.
 
Both Skin House and Mizon work really well, but if you are grossed out easily I would say go for Mizon as it is easier to apply and more of a gel cream consistency. If you want to go full snail power and are a adventurous type I suggest you get both of them.
 
I don´t know whether I will re-purchase the Skin House Cream. I will use it up for sure (a little goes a long way. I have been using it since May 28th and it is still very full. I guess I will still have a long time to make up my mind about it. :-) After all I am happy that I got to try it!

Dienstag, 1. Juli 2014

Memebox #12 - unboxed

     Hello everyone,

      I received Memebox #12 today and off course I am posting it straight away!

    Memebox #12 costs 23$ plus 6,99$ shipping and features 6 full size/deluxe sample size items.

      Please take note of the special Memebox offers I posted in the left side-bar so you won´t miss out on special offers:-)






       














       
   1. Ryo Anti-Hair Loss Treatment 50 ml (Full size 200ml, Price 12$
    Product Description:
    Infused with biota seed, green tea and gold extracts, this hair treatment will not only prevent hair loss
    but also re-energize and strengthen thin, damaged hair. It´s excellent cooling formula will gently soothe and nourish your scalp at the same time.

     What I think:
     I tend to lose a lot of hair, at least according to John, my opinion however is, that it is easier to find long dark red hairs on the floor as opposed to short natural brownish-red hair. With this clear I will give the treatment a try ;-)

     2. Banila Co. Claypatra Salt Clay Pack 12 g (Full Size 100g, Price 21$)
     Product description:
     The 100% pure mud extracted straight from the Dead Sea (consistent of salt and minerals effectively removes and excess sebum, dead skin and external pollutants clogged up in your pores. The mineral rich formula also delivers deep hydration and nourishment to the skin.
          
     What I think
     I love clay masks, so I will give it a try. I just wish it came as a bigger sample. It is barely enough to really try the mask.
 

     3. Plagentra White Mark Cream 15g (Full product 100g, Price 38$) +
     4.Plagentra White Mark Lotion, Cream, Massage Gel - 3 sachets (Full products 100g, Price 38$)
     Product description:
     Ever been stressed over stretch marks on your belly or on your thighs? Plagentra´s white mark         cream will be your life saver, with it´s scientifically approved formula to treat overly stretched          
     skin and balance out any uneven tone on your body.
     
     What I think:
     Actually I don´t have any stretch marks worth mentioning, so this will go to someone else.

     5.  L.vida Nail Polish in Passion Blue (Full size, Price 7$)
     Product Description:
     L.vidas popular nail-polish line comes in vibrant, trendy colors, each packages with a lovely flower     bouquet around it´s neck. These nail colors are highly aknowledges for their high end long lasting         finish as well.

     What I think:
     I never say no to a beautiful nail polish! Especially if it is a pretty summer color!

     6. Inter-cos Smooth Sensitive Removal Cream 250 ml (Full Size! Price: 43$)
     Product Description:
     This unique spray type removal cream allows you to remove hair from even the most sensitive areas     of the body.
     
    What I think:
    Now this is a product that sounds super-fun to use. A spray on hair remover! I will try it out soon! I
    also love the very generous size of this!

7. Palan Cysence Organic Essence 120ml (Full Size!, Price 60$)
Product Description:
Highly praised by beauty experts and hair designers, Palan´s famous hair essence is a non-greasy lotion type treatment for dry, damaged hair that you don´t have to wash off. Made from natural herbal incredients it´s extremely gently and deeply moisturizing.

What I think:
I like the generous size and that I can leave it in my hair. I tend to use hair products more often if I don´t need to wash them out. I will make sure to try that one!

Overall:
My favourite products at the first glance are the Inter-coos Removal cream, Claypatra and the nail polish. I would be happy about one hair products, but two is a bit much for the box (unless it would be a set of two, such as a shampoo and conditioner from the same brand). I will try them anyway and hope I will end up loving them :-). I can imagine a lot of people being interested in the stretch mark cream, but Iam not really one of them. I will give it to someone else that could appreciate it more.