Sunday, September 21, 2014

Memebox Special #26 Hand & Nail Care + Coupon

The Memebox Special #26 Hand & Nail Care is my first experience with their special boxes, which are packaged with four to eight full-sized products and deluxe samples that fit a specific theme.  Obviously, this box is all about having a great manicure!

Memebox (pronounced "mi-mi-box") is a Korean beauty service that curates tons of different boxes.  All are one-time purchases, so you can buy as many or as few as you'd like without having to worry about a recurring fee.  This Hand & Nail Care box is an example of a Memebox Special, but they also have Superboxes (which contain only full-sized products) and standard Memeboxes.

  • with shan Baby Hand Set ($9 for 15 mL) - I received the Lemon Treatment Oil, which is infused with lemon juice and vitamin E.  You soak the nail file (the purple one in the photo above) in the oil and also place a drop on your nails, and then you can use the file to buff away callouses.  I was excited to try this because I hate the mini-callouses that form around my nails, but I don't think I soaked the nail file for long enough because it just ended up hurting my skin.
  • with shan Dr. Care Set ($13 for 15 mL) - This is an "emergency kit" for split and/or broken nails, which is not something I really have a need for.  My nails have always been ridiculously strong (I have to use a toe nail clipper to trim them), but this would be great for someone with softer nails.  You are supposed to apply it every two days for a full week, and it can be used as a basecoat.
  • BARBINIE Shea Butter Hand Cream ($18 for 50 mL) - This is my favorite product in the box because I love all things moisturizer!  The scent I received was White Lily, and while I normally don't like florals, this one is light enough that it doesn't bother me.  The cream is very silky and absorbs quickly into the skin.
  • Shara Shara Soft Hand Gommage ($6 for 50 mL) - A gommage is an exfoliating gel that you apply to the skin and massage in.  It then starts to ball up on the skin, lifting away dead skin cells with it.  This is a gentle peel, and I think it's almost too gentle, because I didn't really notice much peeling when I used it.
  • PURE SKIN Hand Care Pack ($4 for 15g) - This is a hand mask that contains grape and grapefruit extracts, witch hazel, collagen, and boabab tree and olive leaf extracts.  It deeply moisturizes dry hands and also removes excess skin impurities.  I haven't used it yet, but you're supposed to leave it on for 20-30 minutes while it works its magic.
  • PURE PLUS Hydrogel Moisturizing Nail Patch ($8 for 10 patches) - I was interested in trying these because they are a different design than the Kocostar 5 Finger Pack I got in my Memebox Global #14, so I thought I might like them better.  They're little gel patches that you apply on top of your nail, so they did allow me to use my iPad while I was waiting to remove them (the Kocostar's didn't), but I didn't care for the effects.  My cuticles actually felt more dry after I used them.
  • SUR 3D Nail Art Kit ($29) - This kit comes with a magnetic nail polish (mine is silver), a magnet, and a nail art pen.  I'm a bit confused by the instructions, because normally you paint on the polish then use the magnet to create designs, but this one is saying to use the polish then draw designs on with the nail art pen.  I think that the polish itself is not magnetic, but the nail art pen is?  I haven't tried this yet, but maybe I'll do a separate review for it when I do.
Bottom Line: If you like boxes that are catered around a specific theme then you'll really enjoy Memebox Specials.  I thought this one was a lot of fun and contained great products for healthy hands and nails!

  • Use coupon code XUQ6 for $5 off of any order in the Memeshop.  This is an affiliate code, so you have to use my affiliate link in order for it to work.

*Disclaimer: This box was sent for review purposes.  Post contains affiliate links.


  1. The nail art thing was sort of confusing. My understanding is that the polish *is* magnetic, and then once you've used it to make the funky magnet designs you can draw on top of it with the pen (which is not magnetic). I think. Maybe.

    1. Lol I guess we're just going to have to try it out to see...but yeah, I feel the same way. I'm definitely not clear on the instructions.


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