One of the forums I belong to, makeuptalk.com, has a dedicated section to all things Memebox and there is a long running thread where people have made suggestions there (Memebox does read these forums!) One of my fellow posters there, Jane, who is a wonderful vblogger (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf8nenpLaRKeq3XtEPE9fcA) and blogger (http://edwardsmumsbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/) , had made this suggestion there and also emailed Memebox about it.
Is there any chance of getting a dirty girl box with products to get you dirty before you get clean like mud, seaweed and clay masks, charcoal cleansers and things the mayo hair pack? ~~ Jane
When Memebox came out with a box called Dirty Gal, I knew where the inspiration came from! I purchased it because I love mud, seaweed, clay, charcoal masks and hoped the Memebox would follow thru with Jane’s ideas 🙂
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“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
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Think dirty. Play dirty. Cake fights, sticky syrup, muddy tracks, grease stains and more, these are some icky-sticky situations you wouldn’t want on your skin and body… or do you? We sure do. Say bye-bye to Miss Clean Freak and unleash your inner dirty girl with this box – bursting with so-called “dirty” but oh-so-fun beauty ingredients! Join in on this hot mess because it’s all about dirty fun, fun, fun in this box! Use these effective goodies made with“dirty” ingredients, plus fun textures to rev up your skin and body care routine!
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!
The first thing I noticed when I opened the box is that something was leaking and left it sticky tracks on a couple of items, including the Donkey Oil box and the Memecard…
Dr MJ Real Mucin Restore Cream This was one of the spoilers for the box and I was debating at this time if I should cancel the box or not. The first spoiler, which is the B&Soap item, was very promising but this item was not. I do not think snails are dirty and this product is something many Memebox fans are familiar with ~ a snail facial cream. I will use it, as I really like Dr MJ products, but I feel this item is out of place in this box. This was the product that had leaked. I was surprised as when I opened it up, it did have a seal. However, maybe due to the extreme temperature changes, the fact that this box took a LONG time to get to me and was probably sitting in some ice-cold customs warehouse in New York City caused the edge of the seal to pop and some of the product escaped. I can tell you, this stuff is sticky!! I was scraping off gummy dried remains on my Memecard 😉 Full Size 50 g Value $46.00
Sealed container but no one can hold Snail Cream down!
Product Description: Repair and renew with this intensive cream. It contains snail mucin, renowned for its regenerative and revitalzing properties.This potent cream supports natural cell regeneration to decrease the appearance of wrinkles, and is super concentrated to replenish moisture and maximize the appearance of elasticity and firmness.
Ingredients: Snail Secretion Filtrate, Hydrogenated polyisobutene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glyco, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate & PEG-100 Stearate, Dimethicone, PEG-90M, Polysorbate 60, Carbomer, Arginine, Allantoin, Adenosine, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Carum petroselinum, Oligopeptide-1m Beta-Glucan, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Human Oligopeptide-1, Disodium EDTA
- Surface mucus cream extracted high quality snails (snail mucus) contain Glycolic Acid helps to shed old skin cells. Reduce dark spots and dark uneven skin tone, wrinkles and scars caused by acne.
- Allantion substances that help in the creation of new skin cells. Accelerate the creation of new skin cells to return to normal
- Elastin increases the ability to product collagen, reducing wrinkles. Moisturize skin and tighten pores. To clear up your skin smooth and touch. Was approved by FDA (US FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION).
Key Ingredients: snail extract 90%, adenosine, oligo peoptide-1, beta-glucan, allatoin
B&Soap Mamie Blue This product has been affectionately dubbed the Smurf Mask, but in Korea, they market it as the Avatar mask ~ lol This is a bit dry and not smooth, so the instructions for this product will not really work. I added some warm water and I was able to create a good consistency with it. It has a really nice refreshing minty scent to it due to the peppermint and this product also contains calendula , which helps soothe sensitive, tired skin; deep sea water to provide rich moisture and hydration. This mask will remove dead skin cells and unclog pores of any impurities, absorbs excess oil, tightens pores and is an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory mask. This is a purifying, deep cleaning detox mask, specifically formulated for those with oily or combination leaning towards oily skin. It does not contain talc or paraben. Mamie Blue is all natural and handmade and does have a valid short shelf life due to its ingredients and lack of preservatives ~ once opened, it should be used in 4 months time. This does remind me of Lush’s Mask of Magnaminty, only blue, not green. In fact, not only is the packaging similar, but so are the ingredients ~ I’ve posted them below for comparison. Full Size 130 g Value $29.00
Those little seeds are the Aduki beans!
- Top: Freshly applied and thinned out with water (maybe too much water)
- Bottom: After 1o minutes
Product Description: Nothing heightens the skin’s natural metabolic processes better than this densely textured, smooth gliding, and terrifically energizing “Smurf facial mask”. Slap this blue paste onto skin to clear away dead, tired skin cells while literally vacuuming up all impurities. Infused with invigorating peppermint, soothing evening primrose oil, and more, this facial mask is excellent for all skin types and ages.
How To Use: Apply mask on freshly cleansed face for 10-15 minutes, then wash off, using massaging motion.
Ingredients: Calendula, Kaolin, Honey, Red (Aduki ~Phaseolus angularis) beans, Evening Primrose, Mint, Deep Ocean Water, Brazil Coconut, Bentonite
For Comparison ~ Lush’s Mask of Magnaminty ingredients: Bentonite Gel , Kaolin , Honey (Mel) , Talc , Ground Aduki Beans (Phaseolus) , Glycerine , Evening Primrose Seeds (Oenothera biennis) , Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita) , African Marigold Oil (Tagetes erecta) , Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla Planifolia) , *Limonene , Fragrance , Methylparaben , Chlorophyllin
Estetic House Mayo Pack This was one of the items on Jane’s “wish” list so I am happy for her that Memebox did include it. I stay away from these types of hair packs, as I have fine, limp, oily hair and do not need to have even more limp and oilier hair. This is great for those who have dry and damaged hair. It contains eggs, shea butter and olive oil in it. Full Size 120 mL Value $12.00
Product Description: An easy-to-use hair mask inspired from mayonnaise – famous hair home remedy – to make hair soft, elastic, moist, nourished and to prevent excess hair tangles
How To Use: Gently squeeze excess water from clean, wet hair. Apply and spread product thoroughly over hair. Leave in for 3 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water.
Pure Smile Muddy Girl Randomly selected from Mud, Pearl, Kaolin (Clay) Really Memebox? You couldn’t give us 3 of them, but just 2 out of the 3? I am only bitter sounding because so far, this box hasn’t had a lot of cleansing products. This is the other item that I am really excited about. They are wash-off mud packs and I received the Mud and Kaolin (Clay) types and I am so pleased with that! I am not a Pearl type of person. I am including all 3 of the mud pack types here for those who might get a different configuration. The key ingredients for all three of these packs are hyaluronic acid and bentonite, which is clay. Full Size 15 x 2each Value $2.00
Kaolin information: Pure Smile Muddy Girl Mineral Mud Mask can effectively clean the pores on your face and remove dirt. It helps to improve your skin and provide moisture and nourishment to your skin leaving you a healthy and radiant look! It can soften and smooth your skin! The GREEN pack is made of kaolin that can deeply cleanse and tighten your skin. It helps to remove excess oil and minimize the pores on your face. Suitable for oily skin and combination skin.
Pearl information: Pure Smile Muddy Girl Mineral Mud Mask can effectively clean the pores on your face and remove dirt. It helps to improve your skin and provide moisture and nourishment to your skin leaving you a healthy and radiant look! It can soften and smooth your skin! The YELLOW pack is formulated with pearl powder which has whitening and moisturizing effect. It helps to brighten up your skin tone and increase translucency. Suitable for dry skin, sensitive skin and combination skin.
Mud information: Pure Smile Muddy Girl Mineral Mud Mask can effectively clean the pores on your face and remove dirt. It helps to improve your skin and provide moisture and nourishment to your skin leaving you a healthy and radiant look! It can soften and smooth your skin! The LIGHT BLUE pack contains natural mud clay which can help to purify your skin and removes dirt from pores leaving your skin soft and fresh! Suitable for oily skin.
How To Use: Dry your face after cleansing. Apply an appropriate amount of product onto your face. Gently apply the mask evenly on your face. Leave for 10-15 minutes or wait till the mud is dried. Rinse off with water.
Cleomee Natural Donkey Oil I am a bit disappointed by this addition to the Dirty Gal box. I would have rather had facial packs than this. This is the most expensive item in the box and I will not use it as I do prefer lotions on my body than oil. Again, what is dirty about this? Donkey’s aren’t dirty. This is an oil that you use after your body is nice and clean. If you have dry skin or prefer oils to lotions, this is a good one to try, as it is made with lots of nice ingredients besides the donkey oil ~ sunflower oil, grape seed oil, olive oil and jojoba oil, just to name a few. I did a bit of research and found a paper written on the virtues of mare’s milk oil, so I will assume that donkey’s milk oil is very similar. You can read the full document by clicking here ~ I have screen shot the pertinent slide of the document:
MemeCard states that it can be used as both a facial and body oil. Full Size 80mL Value $83.00
Ingredients: donkey oil, sunflower seed oil, olive oil, grape seep oil, macadamia intergrifolia seed oil, jojoba oil, argania spinosa kernal oil, donkey milk, bixa orellana seed oil, tocopherol, yeast/caragana sinica root extract, purified water, butylene glycol, herbs
How do I feel about this box? Well, based on Jane’s original request, I do feel that two of the items here did not really relate to her request ~ the snail cream and donkey oil. However, whereas I will use the snail cream, the donkey oil will not, but fear not my friends, it has found a wonderful home where it will be loved and used! I wish they would have given us some “jam” or “honey” products ~ PureSmile makes some great jam wash off masks and there are honey scrubs that are a sticky, gooey mess too. Missing are the seaweed and charcoal items too. I expected a box of cleansers and facial packs.
This box only gets a 2.5 out of a possible 5 for being a “Dirty Gal” ~ I took 1/2 point off on the Blue Mamie mask, as it is obvious that it is dried out. This was an expensive box, clocking in at $32.00 plus $6.99 shipping for a total of $38.99. The Donkey Oil takes up half of the box cost wise (and I don’t think Donkey’s are dirty, btw…), and I am just not sure it is worth it, when it is a 5 item box with two single-use items. I am probably one of the few bloggers out there that isn’t wow’d by this box ~ but I love being a rebel!
I received a MemeValue ** of $172.00. ** 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 #78 Dirty Gal? What did you think of it and what is your favorite product? Please comment below and let me know!
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