Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Memebox Special #39 Cafe Box Review and Coupon

I got my Memebox Cafe Box in the mail a few days ago and it's one of the best ones yet!  I purchased it a while ago, sometime over the summer, and honestly had forgotten about it until I got a shipment notice.  Memeboxes are usually shipped months after they originally go on sale, so it's easy to forget.  It made for a nice surprise when it showed up, though!

This box cost $23, but I think I got it for free or nearly for free due to meme points.  I love coffee, so when I saw this box I knew I had to snatch it up.  Here's the description from the Memebox website:
Wake up and smell the coffee has just taken on a whole new meaning! We’ve rounded up freshly brewed beauty goods that will remind you of your favorite indulgent drinks from your go-to coffee joint. Indulge your senses in a swirl of sweet sin, and brim with delight with milky sweeties that will boost your beauty!
I was hoping for lots of coffee- and sweet-scented products, and the box didn't disappoint.

This box had six products total, all of which were full-sized!  Normally Memeboxes have at least a few full-sized products, but the Superboxes are the ones that have all full-sized items.  Even if I had spent the full $23 on this, it would have been well worth the price.

  • Pure Smile Herb Essence Mask ($1) - This was randomly selected from the Herb Mask Sheet or the Green Tea Mask Sheet, and I got the Herb one.  I actually posted it up for swap because I don't use sheet masks as much, but this one has lavender extracts, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, and collagen to relieve and moisturize skin.
  • Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm ($6) - I know that Holika Holika is a pretty popular brand in Korea, so I was excited to try this.  I got the Peach Cupcake flavor/scent and it smells so good!  I haven't used the actual lip balm yet, but I love the packaging.
  • Binu Cook Ice Cream Scoop Cacao Body Soap ($3) - I could smell this as soon as I opened the box, but I didn't realize it was the soap I was smelling.  To be honest, it kind of looks like a turd to me, but it definitely doesn't smell like one.  It has the most delicious chocolate scent and it's a handmade soap that will "cleanse away excess oil, sebum, and dead skin cells."
  • Vella Fresh Creamy Soap ($13) - Memebox announced this as a spoiler and I was intrigued; it's a creamy facial cleanser that's supposed to create lots of tiny bubbles.  I'm not sure I like it, though, since I don't quite "get" it.  The instructions say to lather the soap between your palms and then "Without getting your palms to touch the skin, gently massage the creamy bubbles onto your face."  What?  So...how do I get the bubbles onto my face, then?  Also, it really doesn't lather up at all.  I had high hopes for this, but I'm disappointed with it.
  • Tonymoly Latte Art Cappuccino Cream-In Scrub ($13) - Tonymoly is another really popular brand that I had never tried before, and this scrub has the cutest packaging!  It's a pretty typical scrub, just apply to the face and massage in for exfoliation.  It actually doesn't have a ton of scrubbing beads, but I noticed that as I massaged it into my skin it left a really nice warming sensation, so that probably is a means of exfoliation as well.
  • Cleomee Anti-Wrinkle Donkey Lotion ($83) - I have a really hard time believing that one bottle of this costs $83, but that's what the info card says.  It's also the product I feel fits the theme the least, but I'm guessing the fact that it's made with donkey milk is why they included it (coffee, milk, creamer, etc.).  Aside from donkey milk, it also contains hyaluronic acid, ceramide, glycerin, vitamin E, and EGF complex.  I ran out of body lotion recently, so this came at a good time and is a good replacement.
Bottom Line: The Cafe Box had a total retail value of $119, but if you take out the supposed price of the lotion it would only be $36.  That's still a higher value than what the box cost, so I think it's a good deal.  I'm very happy with this box and I really like the products, so I'm glad I was able to get it!

Don't forget that you can use my affiliate coupon code YS00 for $5 off of any order.  Since it's an affiliate code, you have to purchase through my affiliate link in order for it to work.

Also, my giveaway ends tonight!  Create a new account on Memebox and automatically get $3 in meme points to spend, and enter to win up to $30 more!  Click here to enter.

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  1. Hahaha I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks the soap looks like a turd. :P As long as it doesn't SMELL like a turd it's probably OK though!

    1. Sorry for the late response! But yes lol turd soap is manageable when it smells like chocolate.


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