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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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Donnerstag, 11. Dezember 2014

Memebox Superbox #78 Dirty Gal

Hello everyone,

DHL I praise your holiday season effectiveness. Nothing seems stuck in customs for days and weeks anymore. I expected this to roll in weeeeeell after X-mas, but... now it´s here already! Yay!

Strange enough this Memebox didn´t appeal to me at first, despite promises of weird textures and fun products, but I came for the snail cream (and I was tempted to try a golden ticket box, because you got a voucher with it. Sadly I didn´t turn out to be the 1000$ voucher winner, but got 3 points only (buhu)). Looking forward: I would have been pissed to miss this great box! All items are full size!



















1. Dr. MJ Real Mucin Restore Cream 50g (Price 46$)
Product Description:
Repair and renew with this intensive cream formulated with rich snail mucin renowned for it´s regerative and revitalizing properties. This potent cream supports natural cell regeneration to decrease the appearance of wrinkles and is super concentrated to replenish moisture and maximzize the skin elasticity and firmness.

What I think:
Iam always in it when snail is mentioned, so this cream definately lured me in. I am about to run out of my Mizon Repair Cream so willl soon have a capacity to try this :-)

2. B&Soap Mamie Blue 130g (Price 29$)
product Description:
Nothing heightens the skin´s natural metabolic processes better than this densely textured, smooth gliding and terrifically energizing "Smurf" facial mask. Slap this blue paste onto skin to clear away dead, tired skin cells while literally vaccuuming up all impurities. Infused with invigorating peppermint, soothing evening primrose oil, and more, this facial mask is excellent for all skin types and all ages.

What I think:
I LOVE this idea of a smurf mask. What a smurfy idea with smurfy incredients. I am sure I will look smurfyfull using it. I can´t wait to try it! Wonder what John will say? He finds me smurfy, that´s for sure!

3. Esthetic House Mayo Pack 120ml (Price 12$)
Product description:
An easy-to-use hair mask inspired from mayonaise - famous hair home remedy - to make hair soft, elastic, moist, nourished and to prevent excess hair tangles.

What I think:
Normally Iam not a hair care fan, but the mayonaise in the mayo pack makes me curious and I want to try it. Yes, bring in some novelty and I will adore you. I am so predictable!

4. Pure Smile Muddy Girl 15g x 2 (Price 2$)
Product Desription:
A wash off type mud pack made from naturally derrived ingredients such as white clay, mud, and pearl extracts. It works to soothe, purify and moisturize the skin preventing possible dehydration and surface roughening.

What I think:
Gosh are those little heart shaped containers cute! They are very small as well, so good for travelling. I really like the brand Pure Smile and will try those packs soon!

5. Cleomee Natural Donkey Oil 80ml (Price 83$)
Product Description:
This gentle and nourishing blend of natural EGF donkey oil, olive oil, annatto oil, grape seed oil, jojoba oil, sunflower oil and  macadamia oil delivers rich nutrition and replenishment deep down into the skin. Free of paraben, phenoxenythanol, artificial coloring, benzophenone and mineral oil.

What I think:
The most important first: Donkey oil seems to be made of donkey milk. I am not sure yet how to include it in my skin care routine, but it sounds so interesting! I must find a way!

Altogether: I find this has more weird factor than some OMG boxes and I love it. there is no product that won´t get used, though I have to figure out how to make the donkey oil work (for 83$ retail price it better turns out to be liquid gold :-D)

Memebox Special #65 Apple Mojito

Dear all,

for some reason the postal service in Germany functions better during the holiday-season than at any other point of the year which is why I already got Memeboxes that I didn´t expect for weeks :-D

I love a good Mojito and I like everything fragranced like apples, so as we got some points to spent upon release and as it was only 19$ to begin with I grabbed this box rather quickly.I was sooooo sure it would have the Mizon Mojito Toner it it, but the "Step by Step Skin care" Box crashed this illusion because it had this very toner and most of the time there are no repeats in Memeboxes. It is one of those things where Memebox works against all logic. I don´t have Step by Step, but I have the Apple Mojito box... Let´s see what else we have in there as I have clarified that, well, no Mojito toner is included;-)




















1. Ernesti Apply & Honey Shea Butter Hand Cream 50g (full size! Price 5$9
Product description:
The heavily nourishing honey and vitamin rich apple formula of this hand cream works to moisturize, purify and firm uo dry hands.

What I think:
It´s winter, so a handcream is a good idea. I haven´t sniffed on it yet because I have others to use up first.

2. A.H.C. Climax Foam Cleanser 180ml (full size! Price 29$)
Product Description:
Formulated from soda water, coconut and glucouse components this A.H.C. Climax Foam Cleanser is a mild cleanser with abundant foams and rich in various nutrients. It´s creamy in texture and leaves skin moist and suppple after use. Recommended for all skin types.

What I think:
I don´t see the apple mojito connection AT ALL. But it is a cleanser. I love cleansers. So I won´t complain ;-)

3. Holika holika Dessert Time lip Balm Lemon cupcake (ful size! Price 6$)
Product Description:
Moisturize and refresh chapped lips with lemon-scented Dessert Time Lip Balm in 06 Lemon Cupcake. The tinted formula also adds a natural pink flush and suppleness.

What I think:
I really like the one I got in the Cafe Box, so I am pleased to get another one in another fragrance.

4. Purederm Skin turn Over Lemon Peeling Toner 170ml (full size! Price 24$)
Product description:
This lemon peeling toner is enirched with AHA, lemon extracts, witch hazel waer, and portulaca extracts. When used on a cotton pad to tone skin after cleansing, it helps soothe an de-stress stimulated skin and facilitates skin turn-over by removing dead skin cells and smoothening out uneven skin texture.

What I think:
It sounds good and I really really like the Purederm brand. Yet, I am still a bit disappointed it isn´t a mojito toner. I will get use out of it and maybe I´ll learn that I love it more than I possibly could love a Mizon toner?

5. TonyMoly Red Apple Tox Honey Cream 8m ml (full size! Price 12$)
Product description:
Mad from vitamin rich red apple and deeply nourishing honey, Tonymolys famous Red Apple Tox Honey ream is a daily facial cream with a unique honey like texture. The bouncy, hydrating gel cream stretches when patted on, giving the skin a massage effect as well as silky finish.

What I think:
Everyone in Memeland knows the story of the CutiePieMarzia 2 Box. I will do a short version of it, in case you are mor of a noob. CutiePieMarzia is a youtuber with a huge following so Memebox made a loooot of boxes to sell as the Cutie Pie Marzia box. However the box presentation video was rather lackluster so it didn´t sell quiete as much as anticipated, resulting in: Single items sold in sale, pushing the Cutie Pie Marzia Box sales and including the items from this box in other boxes (in some cases so many at once there was an uproar about it), So I sort of expected this cream to show up and as it is in fact the only product from the Cutie Pie Marzia Box that I would have wanted I am fine with it. I have used samples of this cream before as a night time moisturizer and it is really nice and smells wonderful. You wake up with a well-hydrated and soft skin and the packaging is so damn cute!!!!! I am happy to get this one!

Altogether: It is a nice boxm though the cleanser makes no connection to the Apple Mojito Theme and I painfully miss and actuall Mojito item in here... At least a mojito mist would have been swell!

Samstag, 6. Dezember 2014

Memebox #62 Tea Tree cosmetics - unboxing

Hello everyone,

I bought the Memebox Tea Tree Cosmetics box immediately after release because I really need every weapon I can get to keep my face clear :-) I really looked forward to this one!

Let´s see what I got!





















1. Shara Shara Bee Tox Spot Cream 15ml (full size! Price 18$)
Product description:
A concentrated blend of bee venom, white willow bark extracts, and 6 varieties of herbal extracts for relieving, clarifiying and controlling blemish spots and excessive oil and sebum on acne prone skin.

What I think:
I had this cream in the Global Box 17 and have tried it already. I like it and think it really helps with break outs so I am happy to get a back up!

2. DD´ell Moisture Facial Mask 03 Tea Tree (full size! Price 7$)
Product Description:
Formulated with abundant tea tree oil, green tea extracts, deep ocean water, allantoin and orange peel extracts, this moisture facial mask instantly cools, hydrates and alleviates blemishes and stimulated skin.

What I think:
I love sheet masks. I only wish I had gotten two of those. I look forward to trying it!

3. Purederm Tea Tree Pore Freshner 170ml (full size! Price 24$)
Product Description:
This tea tree pore freshner, witch hazel water, sage extracts, lemon balm extracts and peppermint extracts. When used on a cotton pad to tone skin aftr cleansing, it helps soothe and de-stress stimulated skin and maintain a healthy skin condition by controlling make up residues, dirt and impurties clogged up in the pores.

What I think:
I really like Purederm as a brand and liked everything that I have tried, so I look forward to trying this toner as well!

4. Tosowoong Tea Tree AC Control Soothing Lotion 100ml (full size! 19$)
Product Description:
65% tea tree leaf water and 3% tea tree extracts, the Tosowoong Tea Tree AC Control Soothing Lotion effectively alleviates red stimulated skin while treating acne-prone skin overall for a healthier, cleaner complexion. The gentle formula also helps firm up and fill in fine lines and wrinkles.

What I think:
So far I have likes everything from Tosowoong that I tried. This item comes in a painfully unspectacular bottle, compared to the Timeshift line which I own and love, but something tells me it just looks the part and probably has super powers! I want to include it in my routine as soon as a step is opening up :-)

5. ProYou Tea Tree Oil 10ml (full size! Price 24$)
product Description:
A bottle of pure tea tree oil targetted to care for bemished skin. It has soothing and antibacterial properties which help treat red spots effectively without drying out the skin.

What I think:
I don´t know what to do with it yet, but I am sre I will find a way to use it!

6. Purederm Tea Tree Make-uk Remover Cleansing Towelettes 30 pieces (full size! Prce 7$)
Product Description:
Make up Removing Towelettes soaked in tea tree extracts, Vitamin E, green tea extracts and aloe vera extratcts to effectively calm and comfort the skin while gently removing all stubborn lip and eye make up residues in one easy go.

What I think:
Another product from my favourite affordable brand! Now I rarely use towelettes, but I won´t let those go to waste! I guess they are very handy for travelling and when you don´t have a lot of time to remove make up (or feel very tired). Maybe I will fall in love with them :-)

Altogether: It is a very nice box and I will get a lot of use out of it. I only wish there would have been a foam cleanser as well to kick off my routine with it.

Memebox Superbox #69 Banila Co. unboxing

Hello everyone,

I grabbed this Memebox Superbox at a recent Restock! I usually don´t buy brand editions from Memebox, but I have been eyeing the Clean it Zero for a while and if I would have bought it on ebay on it´s own it would have cost almost the same as the box. So I was rather grabbing the box instead and get more items :-)

Let´s see what we got!













1. Clean it Zero 100ml + Free Sample 7ml (full size! Price 22$)
Product Description:
This make up remover goes on as a sherbet-like balm and transforms into a silky oil that effortlessly dissolves makeup and sunscreen. Its non-greasy gentle formula made from papaya, acerola and herbal extracts cleanse throughly without dehydrating the skin.

What I think: 
I tried it once already and it is a really, really nice cleanser. It really does everything it says - I am sure I will use and love this for a long long time!

2. Prime Primer Classic 30ml (full size! Price 22$)
Product Description:
A lightweight, smoothly applying pore-refiner that enhances the skin´s uneven texture and primes the skin for makeup application. The Prime Primer Classic leaves skin silky soft and creates a protective layer over skin, allowing BB Cream or foundation to glide on easily and last longer.

What I think:
I haven´t tried the primer on my face yet because I try a new serum right now and want to make sure it goes well with my skin before trying something else :-) But I look forward to try it.

3. Claypatra Facial Scrub 120 ml (full size! Price: 15$)
Product description:
Containing 100% natural mud extracted from the mineral-rich Dead Sea, the Claypatra Facial Scrub is the perfect peeling scrub for exfoliating away dry patches, dead skin cells and skin impurities. It will leave skin smooth, translucent and firm.

What I think:
I heard from people who loved it, I heard from someone who patch tested ad it went all red. So I patch teasted it on my arm yesterday and it seems alright. I will try it on my face soon - well, once I found out whether my new serum and cream work with my face ;-)

4. Eye Love Gel Liner Natural Black (full size! Price 11$)
Product description:
Create dramatic to every day eye make up with this smoothly applying waterproof non-smudging and long lasting classic gel liner from Banila Co.

What I think:
Actually I am very happy with my go to liquid eyeliner, but hey, it´s allways nice to try something new :-) After all, as I said before the box costed only slightly more than what I would have paid for Clean it Zero so this is a nice freeby.

5. Glam Muse Luster Lipstick (full size! Price 14$)
Product Description:
The blend of aragn oil and coconut seed butter delivers instant glow and volume to lips while the glam colors melt onto the lips for a glossy, radiant pigmentation.

What I think:
I got an orange-red one and personally it sparkles a bit too much for my liking. But hey, not every product can be a winner :-)

6. vanila Tint Balm Pink Illusion (full size! Price 9$)
Product Description:
A moisturizing tint balm enriched with vegetable essential oil and Vitamin E complex and works to soften and replenish dry, chapped lips with a lovely pink stain.

What I think: 
I haven´t tried it yet, so I can´t tell about it. But in general it is allways nice to have an extra lip balm :-)

Altogether:
This is a nice box and I don´t regret grabbing a restock when it came!

Donnerstag, 4. Dezember 2014

Memebox Global #17

Hello everyone,

another month, another Memebox Global Box! Every month Memebox sends a global box with lovely korean skin care and make up items out into the world - and every month I buy one. Why? Because korean skin care totally rocks! And because they feature deluxe and full size products whereas other suscription boxes only seem to feature tiny tiny samples which are not groundbreaking. Memebox global costs 23$ plus 6,99€ Shipping, but there are often discount codes floating around that you can use and get your boxes cheaper.

Let´s see what´s going on in this Memebox Global 17....











 

1. Palan Crysence Home Care Pouch Set (Marin Shampoo x 4 + Power Treatment x4) 80 ml (full size 1000 ml, Price 186$)
Product Description:
Deluxe samples of Palan´s famous protein shampoo and protein treatment highly praised by numerous hair stylists and top actresses in Korea. The Crysence Home Care kit not only nourishes damaged hair but also clarifies and rejuvenates sensitive scalp. After just a single use, many have attested how their dry, mane-like locks have become dramatically softer, silkier and glossier. Formulated with 100% natural minerals, hydrolyzed protein, keratin, jojoba oil, salcornia herbacea, tea tree, meadowfoam seed oil and citric acid.

What I think:
The packaging looks cute with the pink and blue stripes andI think this will make a nice set for travelling! Now I cannot imagine that there is any paralel universe in which I buy a 186$ shampoo, but it will be nice to pop it into my bag without taking too much space :-)

2. Climax Water Pool Cleanser 150ml (full size! Price 34$)
Product Description:
This highly elastic, sticky textured Water Pool Cleanser is enriched with soda water and over 22 naturally derived components. Its innovatice formula works wonders as the mucin like gel melts onto skin, extracting and dissolving dirt, oil and makeup residues piled up on the surface. Double cleanse with this miracle cleanser to completely suck away all residues and impurities from your face.

What I think:
this sounds really interesting. I am really interested how this works and whether the texture is really as decribed. I will start to use this soon!

3. Dr. MJ Real Mucin Restore Sun cream SPF45PA+++ 50g (full size! Price: 41$)
Product description:
Who says suncreams are only for the summer? UV protection has established itself as a beauty essential in Korea and has recently been taken more seriously in the Western beauty scene as well. this mild sun cream from Dr. MJ works to hydrate, protect and balance out the skin tone, smoothly coating a thin layer of nourishing snail secretion formula.

What I think:
Iam a sucker for anything snail, so this is a welcome addition to the slimy stash ;-)

4. Cheek Room Lip Palette (full size! Price 24$)
Product description:
A lip palette with three different kinds of lip items - Color Lips, shiny lipstick and lip balm. the color lips sparkle with luminosity and radiance while the shiny lipstick gleam with fine pearls and silky elegance and the lip balm smoothly melts onto lips for a lasting moisture boost.

What I think:
I wasn´t super thrilled when I saw someone posting this, but in real life it actually looks really cute! I might keep it for my handbag :-) I tried the burgundy color today and it is rather sheer, but sort of nice.

5. Shara Shara Pink Piggy Collagen Cream 50g (full size! Price 22$)
Product Description:
A skin firming and nourishing cream containing high concentrates of collagen to greatly enhance the skin elasticity and resilence. Naturally-derived formula made up of collagen, hyaluronic acid and argan oil helps moisturize, rejuvenate and treat fine lines and wrinkles.

What I think:
I haven´t used a collagen cream yet (not that I know anyway) so I will give this a try. The packaging looks really cute, but it doesn´t seem a super exciting product. I´ll see whether I gonna like it or not once I try it.

6. Shara Shara Bee Tox Spot Cream 15ml (full size! Price 18$)
Product Description:
A perfect spot cream for acne-prone skin types. This bee tox spot cream is formulated with bee venom extracts to help control excessive sebum secretion and 6 kinds of herbal extracts to mitigrate troubled spots and blemishes for achieving clearer, more balances skin.

What I think:
thanks to Benton snail bee I have very positive bee venom experiences, so I am thrilled about this spot cream. It really smells herbal and a bit like tea tree oil. I tried it last night and my spots appeared less prominent and less red in the morning. So it seems a good product.

Altogether:
Many memeboxers were not too thrilled about this box, but personally I think there are many usefull items in this box and it will be fun to play with them. Especially the Cleanser and the bee tox cream excite me!

Mittwoch, 3. Dezember 2014

Memebox Special #55 OMG 4

Hello everyone,

As you may remember (or not) I took a break for Memebox OMG 3 and joined for OMG 4 again based on the promise that it´ll be really, really OMG worthy products.... So let´s see how this turned out...

Memebox Specials are mostly between 23 and 29 $ plus 6,99 $ Shipping. However presently the Specials are rather sparse. Here´s hoping there will be new boxes next year. However, for the time beeing I still have many boxes in the pipeline and, off course lots of things to use up :-)

So let´s see what we´re having here...



 
1. Nadu Ski The First Love Pack (full size, 6$)
Product Description:
Here´s to a truely OMG product in the history of Memebox - specially designed mask packs for a female´s and male´s Y-zone (definately not for facial use!!) - to be used to moisture and treat the most sensitive yet uncared part of the body. They´re formulated with lavender flower water and various mosturizing nutrients and each designed to perfectly fit female and male body.

What I think:
Actually I need a mask for my Y-zone like a fish needs a bicycle. You got to admit that this is really an OMG product though and more creative than the tampos we received in an earlier global box. I was spared the rose fragranced intimate wash that was popping up in an earlier Superbox. I can´t help but think that my first love experience would have been even more awkward if I had handed him a mask for his Y-zone.

2. Pureplus+ Cocoon Returning Toner 200ml (full size! price 18$)
Product description:
Replenish, control excess sebum, remove dead skin cells and impurities and brighten up dulled complexion with this returning toner packed with cocoon extracts, witch hazel and various vitamins to make your face look and feel younger.

What I think:
This sounds like a very interesting toner. I haven´t tried anything cocoon based yet and I sure can need things to get rid of sebum, impurities and dead skin cells in favour for younger looking skin :-) Presently I use the Benton Aloe and the Benton Snail Bee Toner, but once those are used up this baby is getting a try.

3. Abalone Crystal Double EX Cream 50ml (full size! Price: 78$)
Product Description:
This Abalone Crystal Double EX Cream is concentrated with fermented Abalone, balck bean extract and watermelon extract to deliver a cosmic blast of skin care benefits. Fresh "abalones" from the Southern Coast of Korea are highly recognized as the King of Shellfish with their mucin containing abundant minerals, proteins, amino acids and essential fatty acids to provide remarkable skin revitalizing, wrinkle reducing, skin brightening and hydrating benefits. It also soothes irritated skin and anhances the skin´s elasticity to deliver visible anti-aging results with each use.

What I think:
A fermented shellfish cream!!! How awesome it this? ok, my first reaction was to take a sniff and if you wonder: It smells like Nivea Cream :-) It looks like a rather thickish cream, but I am so thrilled about putting fish on my face that this is waaaaaay up on my cream list. Maybe it is even the next cream I will use after using up my recent cream (I think the recent one wil hold up for a few more days - maximum a week, than it´s Abalone time!!!). 78$ is a very high price and the packaging looks soooooooo fancy. I am potencially in love!

4. Shara Shara Secret Magic Lipstick (full size, Price 8$)
Product Description:
A secret, color-transforming lipstick which offers a highly pigmented radiance, a long-lasting adherance and a moisture lock in all in one single swipe. Experience how it magically changes its shade according to the temperature of your lips! It´s gentle formula is enriched with Avocado oil and topopheryl acetate which effectively protects lips from dehydration.

What I think:
Memebox knows me well. Only two weeks before I was eyeing a mood lipstick of the same principle. I got the Sky to Pop Pink one and it is really cutesy pink on my lips. I didn´t experience any discoloration, I mention this because many fellow memeboxers got their green one turned to a dirty brownish-green color which was not so pretty.

5. Dr. MJ Moisture Bounce Aqua Memory BB SPF30PA++ 45g (full size! Price 46$)
Product Description:
Yes we´ve been through a BB cream, but what about a bouncy, jelly like BB packaged in a bottle and scooping using a spatula like any other face cream? Dr. MJ Moisture Bounce Aqua Memory BB adheres tightly onto skin with it´s cushiony texture and offers wrinkle care, UV protection and skin brightening effect as well.

What I think:
I tried the BB Cream on my hand and it isn´t jelly like at all. I tried it this morning and it is super-moisturizing - but also super-dewy so you have to powder it generously ;-) The color is nice, the consistency is like any other BB Cream I have and the coverage is nice, but not too heavy. Altogether I will certainly get use out of it and highly recommend it for winter time :-)
 
6. Purebess Hot Styling Hair Fixer (full size! Price 16$)
Product Description:
No it´s not a hair spray or a wax gel cream. It´s a hair fixer that you can apply multiple times consecutively because the formula is a non-sticky and lightweight formula and it´s shaped in an easy to use mascara-like package! Simply wipe away to fix up and style any loose loose hair for that perfect stewardess look.
 
What I think:
I don´t have any fly aways so this is not a product I can actually use. I might give it away, no idea to whom though :-)
 
Altogether:
This has some great items (Abalone Cream!), something awkwardly hilarious (First Love Mask) and something completely useless (Hot Styling fixer). The lipstick is fun to play with and the BB cream is solid quality. I have yet to try the cocoon toner and actually feel excited about it. I don´t regret buying this and so far I allways liked the OMG boxes eventhough not all OMGed the heck out of me :-D
 

Samstag, 29. November 2014

Review: Skinfactory 7 Seconds Morning Sheet

Hello everyone,

I bought the Skinfactory 7 Seconds Morning Sheet off the Memebox Global Shop and wanted to tell about my experience with it.

Let´s start with the description which I took off the Memebox site to explain what it is actually meant to do.
Most of the time I do the whole korean beauty care routine in the morning time (toner, essence, serum, emulsion, cream and eye cream) but on days where I have to hurry (usually the days where I have to stop by the supermarket on my way to work to buy my breakfast for the next few days) I just cleanse my face, use the morning sheet to peel with the one side and dab on essence from the other side than I put some cream on top. As it is PLENTY of essence I use leftovers on the pad on my throat and shoulder area.

I really like the mild exfoliation effect this gives and it moisturizes really nicely as well. It works perfectly with my combination skin and it doesn´t make me break out. On top of it I am sporting a galactomyces aka fermented stuff based morning routine anyway (a lot of Tosowoon Time Shift products, maybe I should post an special entry for my usual morning routine on my blog some time) and with the sheets featuring fermented rice extract it is not like I use something super different from usual (I presently do the galactomyces in the morning because they are really moisturizing and light and snail products in the evening). My face is well moisturized and the skin looks nice all day long. Personally I enjoy my full sin care routine in the morning a lot, so I wouldn´t go for morning sheets every day, but every few days when I need to rush getting ready they are a fabulous option. Unfortunately they are not a really cheap item (25$ for 20 sheets. Presently they ship for free, but it is my understanding that this offer is only for a limited time), but it is worth smuggling them into your basket when you are a little bit off from getting free shipping you know ;-) So I will probably repurchase when there is a nice chance!

Also note that Memebox is having their Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale so it is worth checking out (and maybe, maybeeeee the 7 Seconds morning sheet is just what you are missing to get a free shipping deal ;-)

Mittwoch, 26. November 2014

Memebox Special #51 Citrus Care - unboxing

Hello everyone,

I really like things citrus. The fragrance and the nice things they can do to my skin. I was on board immediately and bought the Memebox Citrus Care straight away, hoping for vitamin-y goodness. Only  few days before it´s delivery it occoured to me that it could feature my nemesis: The kiwi. I spent some days being nervous cause if there would have been tons of kiwi items in the box it would have been completely useless for me. Than a few day afterwards the relief: Only one kiwi item. Phew!
 
 
 The Memebox Special Editions cost 23$ plus 6,99$ Shipping, but there are allways some discounts going on which I feature on the left side of the blog. They feature Korean cosmetics which have a great reputation among the beauty experts and which enchanted me quickly.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Unni Recipe Vitamin Recharger Essence 55ml (full size! Price 18$)
Product Description:
A vitamin recharging, tone brightening essence that enriches dull dehydrated skin with 6 different vitamins, lemon extracts, orange extracts, grapefruit extracts, lime extracts and niacinamide.

What I think:
Let´s take them out and take a closer look
This is my 3rd Unni Recipe product so I really like that I have almost an entire Unni Recipe skin care routine and will include it as soon as I run out of the items I presently use or when they stop working (my skin is a bitch and after a while stuff that used to work like a dream just stops working it´s making so I have to juggle between different routines).

2. The Yeon All Day Sun Cream SPF50+PA+++ 50ml (full size! Price 17$)
Product Description:
With no whitening effect and lightweight in texture the All Day Sun Cream, while replenisihing with it´s blend of aloe vera leaf, orange peel, kiwi, lemon grass and avocado extracts.

What I think:
Well, due to my allergy I can´t se it, but as I have a fair share of sun creams from Memebox I am not too upset about it.

3. TonyMoly Clean Dew Red Grapefruit Foam Cleanser 180ml (Price 4$)
Product Description:
This gentle cream to foam cleanser is packed with dewy red grapefruit extracts, penetrates deep into the pores without over-drying to gently remove makeup, dissolve impurities and purify the skin for a firmer healthier looking complexion.

What I think:
This sounds like a great cleanser for spring and summer, so I will keep it in my stash for this time.

Without any boxes
4. Mizon Refresh Time Grapefruit Body Wash 200ml (full size! Price: 14$)
Product Description:
A refreshing body cleanser designed to deep cleanse, moisturize and nurture skin with a lively grapefruit fragrance. Rejuvenate and de-stress with this Vitamin C rich formula.

What I think:
This will go to my spring and summer stash as well as I prefer less fruity fragrances for winter time :-)

5. Vivito Make-up Starter Intro 70g (full size! Price: 35$)
Product Description:
Melt away dry flakes and replenish moisture in just 10 seconds with the mke-up starter Intro pad! This skin scaling pad shaped like a flower petal contains citirx acid which helps to exfoliate dead skin cells and also lavender water which delivers a deep hydrating and firming effect , it´ll leave and aromatic lavender scent lingering for lasting pleasure.

What I think:
This is a new product for me, so I am very curious to try it out! Anything to remove dead skin cells!It seems to be similar (from the idea at least) to the Neogen 7 Second Sheets which I have bought and liked in the Memeshow. They are perfect when you have tohurry in the morning :-)

6. VivitoPainting Sweet Lip Balm Orange Farm 12g (full size! Price 24$)
Product Description:
Formulated with orange peel oil, grape extracts, blackberry extracts and Vitamin E this Painting Sweet Lip Balm works to moisturize and revive dry, chapped lips. It´s scented with a sweet fruity fragrance and its unique jelly-like balm texture is also a fun, unique feature to take note of.

What I think:
I took a sniff and it smells like orange juice. The "jelly like" texture part interests me, but I presently use so many balms that it´ll have to wait for a while.

Altogether: Except for the Yeon Sun Cream I will use everything and take delight in having so many Unnie items to use together now. Bothe the face and the body wash are very generously sized
 and I really look forward to using the Vivto Makeup Starter!

Dienstag, 11. November 2014

Memebox Global #16 - unboxing


Hello everyone,

Oh, I love my little Korean bundles of skin care joy! I received Memebox Global #16 and yes, I am totally addicted. I should slowly tone down my meme-orders, but it is so nice to always have a great selection of skin care stuff. I am a hoarder. There I said it, I technically have too much stuff (don´t tell John though).

The Memebox Global boxes are being sent out once a month and cost 23$ plus 6,99 $ shipping. Are they worth it? HELL YES! Way more. I´ll never understand why everyone is so crazy about other beautybox companies - Memebox is my one and only love because of the high value and the big amount of luxury samples and full size items.

Let´s take a look!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1. RiRe Style Black Head Brush Cleanser and Skinny Black Head Closing Serum (40ml + 20 ml, full size! Price 18$)
Product Description:
Packed with black food complex - black rice, black beans, black sesame - rich in protein and iron, the Style Black Head Brush Cleanser effectively removes any oil, dirt, blackheads, whiteheads, dead skin cells and skin impurities clogging up the pores and delivers improved firmness and skin elasticity by tightening up blackheadless pores. Then, the Skinny Black Head Closing Serum provides the perfect 2nd step oil control and pore care for maintaining a well-balanced skin condition.

What I think:
This is a neat little set to take along when travelling. You can just pop this into your bag and it is good to go. I will travel to my family during Xmas so it will be very handy :-) Actually the brush is more like a tiny pad with tiny silicone (?) bristles, rather than more traditional bristles as you´d find them on a cleansing brush.

2. Elizavecca Shrink Lifting R Pro 120 ml (full size! Price 28$)
Product Description:
Oil-based and non-sticky, Elizavecca Shrink Lifting R Pro is a cream for your swollen calves. It works to literally "shrink" the size of calves by relieving stimulated skin and increasing skin elasticity & firmness. Its gentle yet effective formula consists of mandarin extracts, coffee extracts, sage oil, peppermint, winter green and mate leaf extracts.

What I think:
My calves are tiny as is, but my Mom has leg problems so I might give it to her. Maybe it can give her some pain relief?

3. Hair +Velvet Nutri-Injection 12ml (full size! Price 5$)
Product Description:
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!

What I think:
I got the same product in my Jackpot box and didn´t get round to use it. Now I definitely will, cause I have two, so if it turns out amazing I can use the other one on a special occasion.

4. Unni Recipe Vitamin Recharger Mist 130ml (full size! Price 15$)
Product Description:
Quench skin´s thirst and brighten up dull complexion with Unni Recipe Vitamin Recharger Mist enriched with 6 different vitamins and hyaluronic acid. Plus, it´s completely free of paraben, benzophenon, mineral oil, alcohol, tri-ethanol and artificial coloring, thus making it gentle enough to be used by all skin types.

What I think:
With winter around the corner I can sure use mist as a quick perk me up during the day! It´ll have to wait until I am out of my Priori bee venom mist though :-)

5. Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream 45 ml (full size! Price 24$)
Product Description:
A light, fast-absorbing gel cream consisted 74% of snail mucus extract which work to soothe and de-stress while moisturizing, nourishing and firming the skin for a gentle, non-irritating blemish and wrinkle care.

What I think:
I have this already - plus several back ups ;-) Sari´s expert tip for Mizon Snail Recovery Gel. You can either put it on top of your moisturizer to seal in moisture or mix it with your moisturizer before application ( a pea size). It is very moisturizing and non-sticky! And I LOVE IT! It was my first snail product ever.

6. Delskin Centella 90 Power Ampoule 30ml (full size! Price: 14$)
Product Description:
Over 90% of this facial ampoule consists of Centella Asiatica extract, world renown for it´s intensive soothing and repairing agents highly gentle and effective on sensitive skin suffering from stimulated, reddened spots or blemishes. Rejuvenate dry tired skin with one of mother nature´s best gifts.

What I think:
This sounds really, really nice. Can´t wait to play with it :-)

Altogether:
Apart from the Elizavecca leg thing I have use for everything and I am happy to get a restock of my favourite Mizon Product ever - the snail recovery gel! I think this box features a nice selection, especially for winter time when I need some extra-moisture :-)

Memebox Special #45 Chocolate Mania - unboxing

Hello everyone,

as stated in a previous Review I LOVED the Memebox Cacao Edition, so I grabbed the Chocolate Mania Edition for sure! I just love the smell of chocolate!

Long story short for beginners: Memebox is a surprise box with Korean cosmetics. Some are themed special editions, some are monthly regular editions (aka Global Editions), there are Superboxes with all full size items or/and specific brands (Etude House, Skinfood, The Face Shop) and occasionally a cooperation box. They are great quality and highly addictive. MEmebox Chocolate Mania was 23$ plus 6,99 $ for shipping - I allways feature discounts on the left side of this blog for your shopping convenience :-)

Let´s take a look at the latest edition. Note: ALL items are full size!














1. Zamian Super Gold Cacao Pack 150g (Price: 22$)
Product Description:
Pamper your skin with Super Gold Pack infused with a blend of 99,9 gold and cacao powders - abeauty formula widely loved by Kings and Queens for it´s highly effective skin-smothering, firming and nourishing results.

What I think:
Gold and cacao, what could possibly go wrong? This first item already convinces me that it is the perfect edition for winter time. I will sure feel like a queen with this lovely mask.

Delicious! But better don´t eat them!
2. Shara Shara Tempting Avocado Chocolate Massage Cream 100ml (Price 11$)
Product Description:
Replenish and rejuvenate skin with richly nutritious blend of avocado oil, cacao extracts and banana extracts. Shara Shara Tempting Avocado Chocolate Massage Cream will deeply nourish, firm up and smooth out rough, sagging skin, bringing back a healthy glow to your complexion.

What I think:
This sounds like a very rich product, so I am not sure I will get to use it. Maybe once it gets really, really cold. Otherwise I am sure to find loving hands for it.

3. Neogen Code9 Gold Cacao Cream 50ml (Price 30$)
Product Description:
An intensely moisturizing and nourishing facial butter cream specifically formulated to target those with super dry, sensitive skin suffering from severe dehydration and rough, cracking skin texture in the winter times. It´s key incredients - gold, cacao and mango seed butter, shea butter and olive oil - are all naturally derived and thus gentle to be used by all skin types.

What I think:
Unfortunately I don´t have super dry skin, but it states it can be used on all skin types, so I will give it a try anyway. Iam so excited to have a Neogen Product as I heard the company has fab products!

4. Missha Cacao & Cream Facial Scrub 95g (Price 12$)
Product Description:
A soft, cream-type facial scrub with real cacao extracts to gently peel away any dead skin cells, blackheads and whiteheads clogging up pores while maintaining skin´s moisture level well-balanced. Plus. who doesn´t want to try a scrub resembling cookie and cream!

What I think:
I sure want to try it! However I just started the TonyMoly Cappuccino so it´ll take a while until I can open up another peeling (I just would hate to let anything go to waste, which is in total contrast to my Memebox item collection hoarding). It smells totally delicious though!

5. Skinfood Cacao Hand Balm  50g (Price 5$)
Product Description:
The Cacao butter complex delivers deep moisture and nutrition care to dry, rough-textured hands.

What I think:
John thinks my hands fell like baby paws and this will help me keep this status. I love the fragrance and will use it consistently. There is no such thing as too many hand creams!

6. Miss Mona Lisa Eyebrow 01 Choco Brown (Price 2$)
Product Description:
Frame, structure and stylize eyebrows with this easy to use auto pencil. It features a colored tip to trace the eye brows and fill in sparse areas. The formula features a beautiful non-smudge finish and long lasting hold. The result? Perfectly groomed brows and completely enhanced eyes.

What I think: Eye brows are very important with my retro look, so I tried the pencil and it actually looks really nice. It had a whitish layer when I opened it but it seems it was only an oxygized incredient and after drawing a few lines on my hand it was going on nicely.

7. Binucook Cacao Choco Pie Soap 70g (Price 6$)
Product Description:
Scented with a delicious choclately goodness, Binucook´s handmade Cacao Choco Pie Soap looks and smells of real chocolate pie (a popular snack in Korea) and work to deep clease as well as maintain skin´s moisture/oil balance.

What I think:
Iam not sure whether this is a face of body soap, but I am excited to see more cute Binucook products (last time I had the chocolate soap looking like ice cream in the Café box). It looks so nice as well! I barely dare to use it!!!

8. Purederm Choco Cacao Collagen Mask (Price 2$)
Product Description:
A facial pulp mask made from high concentrates of cacao and collage extracts it´s gentle on skin and instant moisture surge and works to improve skin elasticity for a healthier complexion overall.

What I think:
Masks sheets are allways good and I love the ones from Purederm!

Altogether:
The perfect box for winter and pre-xmas time! I see many calm chocolate fragranced evening ahead of me. Those items should lighten up the dark days ahead for sure! I´d say this is an inofficial Xmas box :-)

Montag, 3. November 2014

Memebox Special #39 Cafe Box

Hello everyone,

to me personally coffee was something I needed a long time to get into. Granted I made my grandmother and aunt coffee starting when I was 4ish (ok, they prepared it the night before and I just pressed the on button as I prepared breakfast. I used to get up first, went to the bakery with grandmas wallet and set up the table - which no one ever actually told me to do. In fact they never noticed I was gone until they woke up from me ringing at the door), however coffee wasn´t my thing for until my mid 20s. That´s when I discovered Latte Machiatto and that it didn´t knock me out of my shoes coffein-wise. I have learned to love my cappuccinos and Machiattos meanwhile so I jumped at the chance to buy the box :-) It turned out more Café than coffee themed but I love it anyway! It was a Memebox Special edition which costed 23$ plus 6,99$ Shipping.





1. Vella Fresh Creamy Soap 100 ml (full size! Price 13$)
Product Description:
This whipped cream-textured cleanser is enriched with deeply hydrating and soothing ingredients: donkey milk, 3 honey complex, and 4 kinds of floral extracts. It’s highly concentrated with nourishing ingredients and that turn to creamy bubbles to thoroughly cleanse away  all skin impurities and excess sebum. It also soothes, protects, and  moisturizes the skin to maintain the optimal pH balance in the skin! Plus, it looks like a pint of ice cream, who wouldn’t want it?

What I think:

I sure want it! This was the first spoiler item, so Memebuyers quickly realised it´s not  a strictly coffee based box. I love new and wacky cleansers and this smells like delicious lemons, so I am totally sold on that. I still have to try it, but I want to take it into my routine soon. Granted that I have the Donkey Milk Steam Cream from the Milk Box, this will be a great combo to start using once the weather is getting colder. It is still technically too warm for fall, but I am well prepared for later ;-)


2. TonyMoly Latte Art Cappuccino Cream in Scrub 95g (full size! Price 13$)
Product Description:
Enriched with milk protein, caffeine, coffee extracts and acetyl hexapeptide-8, the Latte Art Cappuccino is a massaging type facial scrub that works to effectively remove all skin impurities clogging up the pores, deliver rich nutrition and firm up the skin elasticity all in one. This product especially is recommended for rough, darkened skin conditions suffering from dryness and white flakes.

What I think:
I have been eyeing this peeling for over a year so I am glad to find it in this box! Friday is my scrub-day so I will use it than. I can already tell it has a nice coffee fragrance and I am curious to see how it is in comparision to my current favourite scrub (Skinfood Black Sugar Scrub). This will be fun!

3. Holika Holika Desert Time Lip Balm 7g (full size, Price 6$) in Red Cupcake
Product Description:
We’ve selected 3 most popular cupcakes from Holika Holika’s adorably packaged Dessert Time Lip Balm series.  The strawberry scented 01 Red Cupcake has a translucent red color texture and offers a glossy radiance to your lips.  The tinted  03 Peach Cupcake is scented with a delicate peach fragrance and  features a peach colored, unjaded lips with a lasting color formation.  Last, but not least, the newly launched 05 Plum Pink boosts a refreshing fruity cherry scent and a pop plum-pink colored tint.

What I think:
Let´s get real: This has the cutest packaging ever! It will be looking gorgeous in my handbag and in my make up box. Winter is coming, I need lip balm!

4. Cleomee Anti-Wrinkle Donkey Lotion 250ml (full size! Price 83$)
Product Description:
Cleomee’s gentle and moisturizing formula consisting of donkey milk, hyaluronic acide, ceramide, glycerin, Vitamin E and ECF complex delivers rich nutrition and replenishment deep down into your skin.  Donkey milk and its milky goodness far exceeds cow’s milk and even goat’s milk in it similarity to mother’s breast milk, and it is also highly prized to have been the secret to  Cleopatra’s unfailing beauty and skincare

What I think:
I obviously like the idea of donkey milk and I tried a tiny bit of the body lotion. The lotion really moisturizes, but admittedly I didn´t like the fragrance at firstas it is rather flowery and I am mostly no flower fragrance product fan. Actually I put it up for trade, than took another sniff and suddenly liked it. I will use it this fall. 

5. Pure Smile Mask Sheet 23 ml (full size! Price 1$) Green Tea Sheet Mask
Product Description: 
 The Herb Mask Sheet is infused with lavendar extracts, hyaluronic acid, Vitamin E and collagen and works to relieve and moisturize the skin, while the Green Tea Mask Sheet contains abundant green tea extracts for maintaining the skin’s moisture/oil balance and its firmness.

What I think:
I received the green tea version which should fit my skin type well. And I allways love to receive mask sheets :-)

6. Binu Cook Ice Cream Scoop Cacao Body Soap 70g (full size! Price 3$)
Product Description:
Shaped and smells like a scoop of delicious chocolate ice cream, this  100% natural, hand-made soap bar will cleanse away all excess oil, sebum and dead skin cells from your face and body, and leaves the skin feeling nice and supple.

What I think:
The photos doesn´t do it´s justice, it really looks like a ball of ice cream. So soooo cute!!! So nice that I am actually afraid to use it - than again... It´s chocolate... how could I possibly resist ;-)

Altogether: A great box with a lovely mix of product! I especially like the Vell Soap Cream and the Tonymoly Peeling and will use them very soon!

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!)