You might be asking yourself why I got the My Cute Wishlist 4 edition after the creepy doll-axe-murderers-with-constipation My Cute Wishlist 3 edition. Well, first off, I hadn’t received #3 when I ordered #4 and I had bundled this with OMG 4 ~ which I purchased after Memebox promised that OMG 4 would BE OMG-Y. I will be reviewing that box later. So, yeah, to paraphrase P.T. Barnum, a sucker is born every minute.
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We bring you, the latest edition of our Meme-fans’ most favorite series, My Cute Wishlist #4! For endless days and nights, we scoured through the entire country searching for the cutest, most lovable beauty products in the world! We went through a deluge of beauty product wonders and carefully selected only the best to bring you a box packed with whimsical – and effective- beauty products that will once again make the My Cute Wishlist series a Memebox fan favorite! Loaded with some seriously adorable and hard-to-find beauty loot—straight from the hotbed of cute beauty products – this My Cute Wishlist #4 will make you ridiculously giddy with excitement! Who else does cute like we do?
Wellll, to answer that question ~ “Who else does cute like we do?” ~ No one. Because this is no one’s idea of cute. Not in any universe. Giddy with excitement? bwahahahaha ~ it is a cruel joke played by Memebox on their customers. Considering that the Thanksgiving boxes, which were created and offered for sale AFTER this box was offered, had the really cute Tonymoly Bunny perfume sprayer, I think Memebox is just being mean here with the “cute” theme.
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!
TonyMoly Apple Red Tox Honey Cream This is a great product. I own this item already as I purchased it early this past summer. I use it as a sleeping pack mask, as it is very thick and sticky. I have oily skin, so this doesn’t absorb completely into my skin, so that is why I use it for an overnight treatment. Those with dry skin might be able to use this as a day cream ~ you will need to try this out and see how well it absorbs. I do think the Apple Red Tox Honey Cream is suitable for all skin types and it does really smell like fresh apple juice! It is an anti-bacterial, acne care, nourishing, moisturizing and anti-oxidant product. The packaging is quite cute as it is a big bright red apple with a little green leaf 🙂 However…..I do know that the CutiePie 2nd edition box had this item in there, so some people might be upset that this is a repeat item so soon after that box was released. Also, the other week, Memebox was having a BLOW OUT sale and people got this for $5.00…so, it could be that folks are a bit upset about this one. However, I am not upset as I really like this product and am glad that I have another one as a back up. This will get high marks as I am a foodie and I also love the scent! Plus it has honey in it… Unboxing Beauty’s Cuteness Score 10/10 Full Size 80 mL Value $12.00
Product Description: Made from vitamin-rich red apple and deeply nourishing honey, Tonymoly’s famous Red Appletox Honey Cream 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 a silky finish
Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol, Cyclomethicone, Sodium Polyacrylate, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Apple extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sunflower seed oil, Propolis extract, Honey extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Soluble Collagen, Ginkgo Leaf Extract, Allantoin, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydrogenated Lecithin
Etude House Sweet Recipe Candy Stick randomly selected from 01 Seedless Strawberry Candy, 02 Oh! Orange Candy, 03 Sour Lemon Candy. OMG ~ are you kidding me? I actually received a product that is cute worthy for my teenage niece!! Now, again, this item was in the first My Cute Wishlist box, which I didn’t get and it was amazing. 🙂 I just hope she likes lemon! This is made with bilberry, sugar cane, sugar maple, orange and lemon extracts and is a glossy lip gloss that will hydrate and moisturize your lips. Based on other swatches and reviews, the lemon version is a peachy color, which is great for my young niece. Unboxing Beauty’s Cuteness Score 10/10 Full Size 2 gram Value $5.00
Ingredients: Bilberry, Sugar cane, Sugar maple, Orange, Lemon, and Xylitol
Yadah Vita-Whitening Aqua Gel + Puregreen Moisturizing Cream The Aqua Gel comes in a 50 mL jar that retails for $22.00 and the cream is also the same size and price. So, that means the value for both of them is $4.00. Not $24.00 Sorry, I just was picking up my jaw off the ground when I saw the retail value on two 5 mL jars and I knew that wasn’t right. These actually sound like really nice facial creams and I am sad that they are so small. I hope Memebox puts the full size in upcoming boxes, as the Aqua Gel really sounds like a product I would use as a day cream and the Puregreen would be more of a night cream. I used the Aqua Gel this morning and it absorbed quickly into my skin, not leaving it feeling tacky or greasy, and really works well with my oily skin. I am interested in this gel as I think it might be competition for my beloved SN-T Goddess Cream. Unboxing Beauty’s Cuteness Score 0/10 Travel Size 5mL each (2x) Value $
Vita-Whitening Aqua Gel Product Description: Royal jelly improves the elasticity of the skin, deeply nourishes and moisturizes, resists aging of the skin. Rosehip extract, rich in vitamins, improves skin tone, tones and improves skin elasticity. Opuntia cactus flower extract prevents moisture loss and protects from external negative factors. Relieves skin irritation caused by various factors, including skin redness after sun exposure. Evens skin tone, promotes uniformity. Restores the protective function of the skin. Niatsinomid own increases collagen synthesis, improves the barrier function, reduces wrinkles, tightens pores, smooths skin texture. The aqueous extract of chamomile has anti-inflammatory effect, gives a fresh tone of the face. Has not greasy texture absorbs quickly, without feeling the film on the face. Does not contain: Parabens, benzophenone, talc, phenoxyethanol, mineral oil, propylene glycol, synthetic dyes triaetanolamina .
Vita-Whitening Aqua Gel Key Ingredients
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Puregreen Moisturizing Cream Product Description: Opuntia Humifusa Flower/Stem Extract has high ability of water storage that instantly delivers water, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil keeps long-lasting moisture. Several kinds of Vitamin from Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract and Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice and Amino acid nourish the skin, relieves stress from outer environment.
Puregreen Moisturizing Cream Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Opuntia Humifusa Flower/Stem Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Chamomilia Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract
ddung Liquid Eye Liner in black Oh boy, creepy dolly alert!! ddung is a company that has a very popular doll line and alas, have made beauty and skincare items from this doll line, featuring creepy looking dollies. I couldn’t find this product on the interwebs ~ I may use facial creams with impunity, but I do have problems putting a liquid eyeliner next to my eyes without knowing more about the product. I do love liquid eyeliners and I will have to do some more research on this product. Unboxing Beauty’s Cuteness Score 0/10 Full Size 3 mL Value $12.00
Product Description: A liquid eyeliner with a formula that offers a remarkably defined, feminine eyes with a long-lasting, waterproof and non-smudging wear.
Holika Holika Pig-nose Clear Black Head Steam Starter This is a sticky gel gel that you massage into your troubled areas where you have blackheads. As you massage it in, it is supposed to heat up and open up your pores, to help remove the dirt. It does have a slight lemony scent to it. I think this is a very useful product to help “steam clean” my pores. Is it cute? I don’t find a disembodied pig snout on a tube to be very cute looking. But that is just me ~ However, the polka dots and the pink colored tube with blue is very nice looking, so it gets some props for that. Unboxing Beauty’s Cuteness Score 2/10 Full Size 30 mL Value $6.00
Product Description: This gel type starter helps to open your pores while reduces dirt from the pore. Its pink clay ingredients helps absorb excess sebum and soften stubborn blackheads.
How To Use: After cleansing, apply to the area with blackheads and massage for 3 minutes. Then use lukewarm water to rinse off.
Ingredients: Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Fragrance(Parfum), Moroccan Lava Clay, Kaolin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Water, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben
Pure Smile Choosy Lip Pack Milk This is the 3rd repeat product in the box. I did get this before in my Milk Box . It is a lip mask. It will be used. Unboxing Beauty’s Cuteness Score 0/10 Full Size Value $1.00
Product Description: Pamper your chapped lips with Pure Smile’s Choosy Lip Pack abundant in milk protein extracts for strengthening the moisture level and reviving the juicy glow of your lips. This easy-to-apply lip patch will help maintain healthy, silky smooth lips!
How To Use: Take out lip patch and place it on your lips. Rest for 15-30 minutes, remove it and pat in the remaining essence
Pure Smile Snail Hand Cream Milk I really loved this hand cream ~ I received a similar product in my first Honey Box ~ it was the Pure Smile Snail Hand Cream Honey. That said, this is the 4th product in the box that is a repeat, as this item was in the Snail 2 Box ~ which I didn’t get. This is a lightweight hand cream that is very moisturizing. I also love the smell of these Snail series of hand creams from Pure Smile. There are some things that Pure Smile does well, and this is one of them, imho. Snail mucus extracts help with regeneration, smooths wrinkles, restores skin firmness. Milk protein extracts help with the softening of the skin, stimulates cell production and helps with keeping moisture in the skin. But…is it cute? Unboxing Beauty’s Cuteness Score 0/10 Full Size 60 g Value $6.00
Product description: This moisturizing hand cream is literally packed with nourishing natural ingredients such as snail mucus extracts, milk protein extracts, grape seed oil, olive oil, macadamia seed oil, shea butter, green tea extracts, aloe vera leaf extracts, and even collagen extracts! Plus, it has a very nice nutty, milky fragrance.
Tonymoly Egg Pore Nose Pack The box beginneth and endth with Tonymoly. These are nose strips that are made from charcoal = cleanse pores, camellia flower extracts = tighten pores and egg whites = to brighten skin. I’ve been getting a lot of pore products lately in my boxes, which is fine, but I thought that Memebox had a Pore Care series ~ maybe they’ve discontinued it? These will be used, but there is no cute factor here…..Unboxing Beauty’s Cuteness Score 0/10 Full Size 7 strips Value $4.00
Product Description: This blackhead removing Egg Pore Nose Pack is made from charcoal and egg complex which effectively treats enlarged pores and excessive blackheads and whiteheads, smoothing out uneven skin texture to resemble the rounded smooth surface of an egg.
How To Use: Remove transparent film and place the smooth side of the pack over wet nose. When the pack is completely dried out after 10-15 minutes, remove it from the edges. Recommended to be used 1-2 times weekly and not consecutively.
I am feeling the same way about this box as I did with My Dessert box. This is NOT a bad box; In fact, this box has several very good items in it, such as the Yadah products-that-should-have-been-full-size, Tonymoly, Pure Smile, Etude and Holika Holika….. BUT….. this is not a My Cute Wishlist Box. It does not make me giddy with excitement and I think whoever curated this box…needs a good talking to at Memebox. Outside of the first two items, which are repeats, the rest of the box is not cute. Also, half of the box was repeats from other boxes, which is a shame, because the Korean beauty industry has many inexpensive Kawaii items. I am not as upset over this box because there are good products in here that I will use or can gift, but I totally understand why others are very unhappy about this box ~ because it isn’t cute and the repeat product factor.
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 $49.00. I adjusted it on the Yadah items, as those were not worth $24.00, but $4.00. Even with the incorrect cost, this box would have topped out at $69.00. This is a very low value box, but it does have products that I will use and enjoy. I still have one more cutesy box coming, Petite Treasures and no mas for me and Memebox’s idea of “cute”. I will not be purchasing one again, as they took a solid gold concept that would have been a fantastic series and just squandered it. It isn’t as if they didn’t have cute things in their warehouse ~ as I wrote earlier, one of the Thanksgiving boxes had the Tonymoly Bunny Spray in it.
Did you get the Memebox #71 My Cute Wishlist 4 Box? What did you think of it and what is your favorite product?
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