So, now I am on the second box of the bundled trio that I purchased back in October from Memebox. This was the box I would not have normally purchased for myself, but I was hoping for some Kawaii items (once again) for my nieces this holiday season. I knew already that this box would have items that would be given away and not used by me. This review is for Memebox Special #66 Petit Treasures.
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 us.memebox.com
Yes, we know. We’re going overhead with our cute cosmetics obsession. But, what can we say? We’ve discovered another batch of rare but beautiful treasures that will give you an A+ in beauty, and this time, they’re all miniature! So petite and cute, yet so intense and effective, these beautifying trinkets will fit your makeup pouch so that you can stay beautiful everyday and everywhere. Up your game in beauty with petite beauty treasures!
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!
Recipe by Nature Ice Cream Swing Gloss in 02 Sweet Fiona haha ~ I purchased the Recipe by Nature Value Set and this product is included in that set. I planned to give this item to my niece and now I have another one!! I guess it will go to my other niece. I did open it up (my nieces do not care) to show you the color. This has a nice fruity scent and actually is VERY cute and petite. I just wish that they would have given us another “flavor” in this box as it is the exact flavor in the Recipe by Nature Value set. It may look green, but it is a clear gloss. Full Size 6 g Value $6.00
Product Description: A lip essence that melts onto lips like ice cream and leaves it moist and supple. The non-sticky formula is sweetly scented with hints of fruitiness and delivers rich moisture and nutrition to dry, chapped lips. The darker emerald swirl is the gloss part and the lighter, sheer emerald is the essence part enriched with jojoba seed oil, argan oil and grape seed oil.
Ingredients in Korean: 폴리부텐, 디이소스테아릴말레이트, 미네랄오일, 트리에칠헥사노인, 오조케라이트, 비즈왁스, 라놀린, 호호바씨오일, 마이크로크리스탈린왁스, 부틸렌/에칠렌/스타이렌코폴리머, 에칠렌/프로필렌/스타이렌코폴리머, 소르비탄올리베이트, 향료, 에칠헥실메톡시신나메이트, 토코페릴아세테이트, 폴리글리세릴-2트리이소스테아레이트, 카프릴릴글라이콜, 페녹시에탄올, 행인오일, 아르간트리커넬오일, 포도씨오일, 헥실렌글라이콜, 펜타에리스리틸테트라-디-t-부틸하이드록시하이드로신나메이트, 황색4호, 티타늄디옥사이드, 청색1호
Ingredients according to Google Translate: polybutene, di-isostearyl malate, mineral oil, trethylhexanoin \, ozokerite, beeswax, lanolin, jojoba seed oil, microcrystalline wax, butylene / ethylene / styrene renko polymers, ethylene / propylene / renko styrene polymer, sorbitan up the bait, spices, the chilhek silme methoxy cinnamate, tocopheryl acetate, poly glyceryl stearate, isopropyl -2 tree, caprylic rilgeul glycol, phenoxyethanol, passers oil, argan tree kernel oil, grape seed oil, hexylene glycol, Penta Ellis ritil tetra-hydro-di -t- butyl hydroxy cinnamate, Yellow No. 4, titanium dioxide, Blue No. 1
Shara Shara Revital Magic Cream I actually like this product description and think this is a great item to add to my night care skin treatment. It is specially formulated for controlling oil, which I need. It looks like margarine, but it isn’t! It has sulfur and salicylic acid in it, which makes it perfect as the last step in a night time skincare routine and to spot treat your T-zone and acne. I did try it out on my skin, and whereas it may look really oily, it is not. This product absorbed quickly and left behind a matte finish. It smells wonderfully of eucalyptus as well. This product has a little disclaimer to use by July 21st, 2015. Full Size 45 gram Value $16.00
Product Description: Shara Shara Revital Magic Cream Cream contains colloidal sulfur, salicylic acid and more than 40 kinds of herbal ingredients. Intensely nourishing cream with a dense texture, recommended for application in the evening. It stimulates the synthesis of collagen and elastin, restores vitamin balance. Cream effectively evens skin texture, smooths and minimizes pore size. It controls and optimizes the sebaceous glands, improves skin tone, giving it a transparency Intensely moisturizes, soothes irritated and hypersensitive skin. Restores skin elasticity. It has antioxidant and healing action. It has natural aroma of eucalyptus essential oil. It strengthens and effectively protects the skin from harsh environmental factors. It does not contain benzophenone. mineral oils, alcohols, synthetic fragrances, triclosan, propylene glycol
How To Use: Apply the cream in the evening care, gently spread on the skin
Ingredients: Purified water, cetearyl alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, stearyl alcohol, microcrystalline wax, glyceryl stearate SE, niacinamide, cetyl hexanoate in paint, dihydro jeneyi lactide polyisobutene, carnauba wax, sorbitan sesqui oleate, titanium dioxide, beta-glucan, polysorbate 60, paraffin, Cyclopentasiloxane, kaolin, PEG-100 stearate, silica, glyceryl stearate, cyclohexadiene siloxane, carrot seed oil, dimethicone chikon, rosemary leaf oil, Sichuan pepper fruit extract, extract pasqueflower, Near Earth extract, allantoin, yellow iron oxide, BHI tea, adenosine, disodium this is dt, xanthan gum, spiny bamboo extract, Centella asiatica extract, gardenia yellow pigment, colloidal Sulphur, snail slime filtrate, cypress leaf extract, cyclodextrins, gardenia blue ox, tea tree leaf oil, jageun oil, coriander seed oil, camphor tree bark oil, Christians oil, dusong fruit oil, sesame oil, cottonseed oil, sandalwood oil, baekchul oil, ginger oil, sponges, seed oil, burdock seed oil, uiyiin oil, safflower seed oil, sesame oil, castor oil, haesongja oil, passers oil, walnut oil, pumpkin seed oil, Mallotus flower oil, gardenia oil, turmeric oil, tangerine oil, Sophora extract, India Melia azedarach extract, grapefruit extract, chamomile flower extract
ddung Lovely Girl Mascara no, err, no. damnit. no. My loathing of ddung products continues. Most expensive thing in the box, totally non-giftable and just so not petite or a treasure. Full Size 7 mL Value $24.00
Shara Shara Feminine Single Blusher Randomly selected from PK01 Pale Pink, OR01 Warm Apricot Well it is petite. And girly looking. One of my nieces will get this as this product is very much a teenage girl’s type of item. I did received the Warm Apricot which is a very pretty shade. BTW – for those who got this blush, use it by December 20th, 2015. Full Size Value $7.00
So, Petit Treasures is a one petite box, that is for sure. The only item that was really “treasure-y” is the Recipe By Nature Ice Cream Swing Gloss and the rest is well, not treasure. Petite, yeah. Treasure, no. The blush is nice for one of my nieces, it is girly. The ddung product….well, that is going into the pile of items to trade/sell/giveaway. Not sure yet. I have a few ddung products and I might just do a giveaway on them. I know that some ladies do like these products, and I would love for them to find a good home. The Shara Shara Revital Magic Cream is an unexpected surprise, not for being a “petit treasure”, but a product that sounds like a really good functional matte balm for my skin. I am going to try that out tonight. I am not happy, however, that I received 2 products that expire in a year or less. And 4 items? Seriously? When I thought of Petit Treasures, I had envisioned several small cute items and certainly not ones with an expiration date so soon.
Memebox has failed, however, on the concept of cute items. I have purchased several boxes with a “cute” theme and really, I could take one product from each box and make a full box of Kawaii items. Instead, I have had to purchase from beautynetkorea.com and ebay to get some Kawaii items for my nieces. What have I learned with my “cute” themed Memeboxes? That the only “obsession” that Memebox has with these types of boxes is to find out how NOT cute they can make them.
I purchased this box for $19.00, and the shipping was already bundled. The total MemeValue of this box is of $52.00. ** 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 Special #66 Petit Treasures? What did you think of it and what is your favorite product?
Promos for December
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