Memebox Special #39 Cafe Box Review

I have wanted a coffee box so badly from Memebox and they did release a Cafe Box, which I thought of “coffee”.  However,  this time around, it was I that misunderstood the theme, not Memebox.  They did produce a very proper Cafe box.

What is Memebox?

“Memebox curates only the most trusted, best-loved Korean beauty products at everyday prices. An extremely competitive industry, Korean cosmetics are renowned for their unprecedented quality developed through cutting-edge technology. At the forefront of the industry, Memebox is determined to deliver the enchantment of discovery through effortless experiences, at prices you’ll never say no to. ….Order from Memebox only when you want to, as often as you want to. In addition to our box series, Memeshop carries full-sized products featured in previous Memeboxes, offering easy access to Korean cosmetic trends.” from

I have a whole section in my blog,  devoted to Memebox, so if you want to know more, check out the Memebox category.

Memebox  #39 Cafe Box



Get your daily caffeine buzz with this Café’ Box! 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!  Set your mug aside and cozy up to this Café Box and see what’s brewing at Memebox! 


Informational Card which should explain what I got and its value.


As these products are unknown to me and perhaps even to my readers, I am posting a description of the product under my thoughts for every product.  Normally, I just do a snippet or if it is a product that doesn’t really need a description, I won’t post it.  But for the purposes of my Memeboxes, I will make sure I find the appropriate description, usage and ingredient list if I can find it.   The descriptions will be from the webpage that is linked to the product name.  Not all of these products are sold in the Memebox Shop, so I had to look for them on various sites.   I really had a hard time finding these products, by the way, so don’t be thrown off by the Korean websites that are linked here!

Thick &  Creamy

Vella Fresh Creamy Soap  Well, donkey milk shows up again!  This box has two donkey milk products, whereas I think that last we saw of it was in the Milk box.  I am excited to try this soap out as it has some great ingredients, according to the actual container ~  propolis, royal jelly, honey = all for moisturizing ~ donkey milk for nutrition ~ aloe ferox leaf, witch hazel, piper methysticum, portulaca oleracea = all for soothing.   It does smell lightly of lemon, which is very pleasant.  The texture reminds me a thick clotted cream.     Full Size  100 mL $13.00

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?

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 The top of the lip has swirls of “coffee and cream” with a “spoon” sticking out of the cappuccino.  If you look at the gel-like product, you can see the white dots ~ those are the scrubbing granules.

Tonymoly Latte Art Cappuccino Cream-In Scrub  From fresh cream to a cup of java! I was hoping to get this item.  This is a cream scrub, which means it is a gentle mask that you massage into your skin.  It smells just like a wonderful cup of coffee.   There are little scrubbing granules ~ those are the white dots in the product ~ within the gel-like scrub.  Tonymony’s Latte Scrub is a warming scrub that will be initially brown when you apply it, but changes color to white once it has “done” its job.    This product contains 1% Milk Protein extracts, caffeine, Acetyl hexa-peptide 8 and natural coffee extracts.    Full Size 95 g Value $13.00

Additional Information

  • Milk protein extract(1%) – providing excellent moisturizing.
  • Caffeine -accelerates inner body circulation, effective on puffy face.
  • Acetyl hexa-peptide 8 – diminishes wrinkles and lines, effects like botox.
  • Natural coffee extract- enriched caffeine from coffee seeds.

Coffee and milk extract removes dead skin and dirt, gives nourishment. For massage and scrub. 

How to Use: Apply appropriate amount of cream on skin, without water and gently rub it. When it changes its color, wash off in tepid water


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More Information:

Rich facial scrub contains a comforting blend of coffee and milk extracts, providing gentle exfoliation while keeping skin well-moisturized.  Coffee and milk extracts remove dead skin and dirt resulting in fresh, smooth and silky skin. Unique design & use, immediately you can feel heating and see changed color.  Remove dead skin cell and waste in pore imparts nutrition.

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Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm  Randomly selected from 01 Red Cupcake, 03 Peach Cupcake, 05 Plum Pink Cupcake.  What can I have with my cappuccino?  A cupcake!   OMG – how cute is this lip balm!!  I think this is adorable  ~ but they should have given us the chocolate one! lol  I got the Plum Pink cupcake which does smell like cherries and is tinted a bright and sheer plummy-pink color.   I  really wanted to get the Plum Pink Cupcake as I have the Red Cupcake already.  The detail to the cupcake is just amazing ~ from the texture of the “frosting” to the little white flower with the yellow center.    I find it very moisturizing, but as with all lip balms, I will need to apply this several times a day.   Time to purchase some for gift giving now! Full Size $6.00

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.

 With Flash:  Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm in Plum Pink

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I love Cleomee’s logo  ~  that is one Kawaii Donkey!

Cleomee Anti-Wrinkle Donkey Lotion  Here is the second donkey milk product ~  Donkey milk is rich in natural EGF ingredients, selenum, vitamin E and vitamin C.  This is made with 6 different types of oil as well.   I am so happy for a body lotion!  It has been a while since I received  a full sized body lotion in a Memebox and this one goes on smooth, with a luxurious silky feel to it.  No notable scent to this product.   I know that in the MemeCard, they state you can use it on both your face and body, but the box states body lotion, not a facial lotion.  Full Size 250mL Value $83.00

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


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Pure Smile [Original] Mask Sheet  Randomly selected from Original Herb Mask, Green Tea Mask  A cafe will serve teas ~ whether they are green tea or herbal, so this selection does make sense for a Cafe box.   I received the herbal version, which I was happy to get, as I have many green tea facial sheet masks and not that many herbal ones.  Full size Value $1.00

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


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Binu Cook Ice Cream Scoop Cacao Body Soap  The description states this is for both face and body, but its  usage, to help cleanse and tighten pores, deems this to be more of a facial soap.   I know, my pic makes this looks like one of those joke plastic vomit things, but it really DOES look like an ice cream scoop!  Despite being wrapped in plastic and then put into a closed plastic sleeve ~ so double plastic ~ I could smell the chocolate scent in this soap when I opened the box.  I’ve left the soap wrapped for now, but I have the feeling that once unwrapped, it will be a cocoa sensory explosion!  I really enjoy that Memebox sends out hand crafted items on occasion ~ in the Whole Grains 2 box, I had received two wonderful products from Young Face, for example.  I hope they continue to send us these amazing finds from S. Korea!   Full Size 70 g Value $3.00

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

There isn’t much out there on this soap and its maker ~ I can only assume they are a small business that makes natural body products.  They have a shop and it just looks so inviting!

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Despite the fact that there wasn’t that many coffee products in here, I am very happy with the Cafe box ~ I was hoping for the TonyMoly product and I am glad Memebox gave us that.  I guess the products do have a Cafe theme;  afterall, Starbucks just doesn’t serve coffee ~ they have lattes with whipped cream, teas, smoothies and cupcakes.  So, whereas I was thinking “coffee” when I read cafe, they did actually follow the theme properly.   This box is very well curated, and unlike the Yogurt Box, I will use each and every product in this box.  I am very excited to try out the Vella Creamy Soap, Tonymoly’s Latte Scrub, and Cleomee Donkey Lotion on a regular basis.

I paid $23.00 + $6.99 in shipping, for a total of $29.99 ~ I am sure I had Memepoints and this box was much less ~ and received a MemeValue ** of $119.00  ** What is MemeValue?  It is my term to describe the value that Memebox puts on the products, which can be very over inflated.  You can usually find these products at a lesser cost, so I do suggest researching first if you wish to purchase them.

Did you get the Memebox #39 Cafe Box?  What did you think of it and what is your favorite product?  Did you want more coffee items, or did Memebox get the Cafe theme accurately?  Let me know in the comments below 🙂

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7 thoughts on “Memebox Special #39 Cafe Box Review

  1. I loved this box too! However my Cleomee body lotion leaked all over it’s carton and I have just 1/4th of the bottle left. Have emailed Memebox and sent pics now hope they send a replacement.


  2. I’m seriously wondering if that lotion is actually worth such a ridiculous amount of money, but I am super happy to have received it! I was also hoping for a box full of coffee-goodness, but I think it makes sense as they included lots of products that would mirror things in a cafe (baked goods, whipped cream, milk, tea etc) as well as coffee. Maybe they’ll do a COFFEE box specifically in the future rather than just a cafe one!

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    1. I would hope that is one major markup – but it is nice lotion! I am hoping they do a proper coffee box in the future too. It is on my wishlist, along with a peppermint box and venom box 🙂


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