21 July 2014

Memebox Superbox #42 - Birthday Box

This one was a bit different as far as Memeboxes go - instead of the products being a surprise to be discovered when the box arrives, we could see what was going to be in this one before ordering. It's hard to say which I prefer really, it's good to know what you are getting in a box as then you know if it's worth spending your money on, but there's something so much more exciting about unboxing a mystery parcel!
With this one, I was only half paying attention to the product list (I was already sold by the cute picture on the website!), so I guess I got the best of both worlds here - I had some idea what I was getting but not really sure of the specifics!
Before I show you what was in the box though, a little recap of what a 'memebox' is, for those not familiar with my obsession! A very special and awesome beauty box company, Memebox are based in Korea, the home of the worlds most exciting beauty developments, but ship these fabulous beauty delights around the world providing a fantastic opportunity for us to try out some of the most cutting edge innovations and cutest design ideas available. Rather than a monthly subscription box, Memebox regularly release new boxes along specific beauty themes (ones currently available include things like Pore Care,  Hand & Nails, and Korea's Most Wanted, for example). Though there is also a monthly 'Global Box', unthemed and filled with a variety of products, too. Boxes are priced between $15 and $39 (that's US dollars, so actual cost will depend on current exchange rate!) depending on size and value, and standard shipping costs around $7, though there are often deals and discounts to be had!
I think that just about covers the basics, so now onto the fun bit - what came in the Birthday Box?

I belivyu All in One Hair and Body Wash ($14) - A gloriously scented wash for hair and body, containing apricot, carrot, green team chamomile, and rosemary amongst other things so offers up nutrients a-plenty as well as a good clean. I'm always a bit wary of using these 'all-in-one' products on my rather fussy hair, but sure it'll make a grand body wash!
I belivyu Cube Sparkling Lemon Sugar Scrub ($24) - A sugar scrub in the shape of sugar cubes, and presented in this lovely looking glass jar, this really is a stunner. You can in theory use this on your face or body, or in the bath, depending on how many of the 'sugar cubes' you use. The only thing here is that suggested retail price of $24. There's only seven cubes in the glass jar, which means in the bath you'd go through nearly the whole lot in one go - and that would make one very expensive bath! To get the most out of it I had a go with it as a face scrub. The first time I tried it I wasn't convinced at all, like many 'novelty' products I found it cute but hard to use. But when I realised just how incredibly soft my skin felt afterwards I definitely thought this was worth another go! I got on with it better the second time around and I'm now quite keen on the product, price aside.

glass bottle skincare

I belivyu Powder Wash Vitamin Face Cleanser ($24) - This has the same lush glass packaging as the sugar cubes, but as the jar is filled with powder instead of pretty but clunky cubes, you get a lot more product in there making this much better value, which is something I always like! If you've ever used the Dermalogica Microexfoliant, you'll have no trouble working this product, just add a sprinkling of the powder to wet skin to form a cleanser. I've only used it a couple of times so can't offer a full review but it smells 'clean' (a bit like washing powder!) and feels nice so far!

powder face wash

I belivyu Flower Hand Cream Set ($36) - You can never really have enough hand creams and these are not only very pretty but a great hand-bag size (30ml). They all came foil-sealed so I've only opened one so far (the 'red flower' one, with rose being one of my favourite scents!) and it's a perfectly decent hand cream.

korean hand cream

It's pretty unusual to have all the products in one Memebox to be from the same brand (unless that's the point of the box, like the Tony Moly Superbox), and it doesn't have the greatest variety ever (with four handcreams and two cleansers), but there's some very nice products here and I'm happy with my box, though it isn't one of my favourites.
I do have a whole bunch more on order though, can't wait to see what comes in some of them! Which box would you choose?
PS - Don't forget you can win a Memebox Orange Colour Box in my giveaway!
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  1. The sugar cubes are so precious! If were a little less expensive I'd try to buy them on their own.

  2. Love the sugar cube idea!! Adele xx acesparklestar.blogspot.co.uk

  3. I've never tried these, but they look fancy! Especially the cubes!


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