Memebox Thanksgiving Box Collection #1 For Me Review

I received the Thanksgiving Box Collection #1 For Me from Memebox in return for an honest and unbiased review.   This box is long sold out, but it had a lot of nice items in it and seems to be a fan favorite.  I am excited to see what is in here, as I didn’t purchase any of the Thanksgiving boxes.

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

Thanksgiving Box Collection #1 For Me


Put this on your own wish list: K-Beauty junkies will go nuts over this limited edition “Thanksgiving Box Collection #1 For Me”! This ready-made luxury gift box has a special Thanksgiving themed box design, and a personal Thanksgiving holiday greetings message inside just for you! Everyone knows the best gifts are the ones you get yourself, so say thanks to yourself this 2014 Thanksgiving season, packed with the perfect collection of K-Beauty selects – skincare, makeup, and everything in between! Considering all the 2014 stress – think overtime work, juggling 2 kids, and cramming for finals week – you really, really need to give yourself a break to say thank you! And why not say thanks to yourself with a box full of skin nourishing, skin-loving essentials! In honor of treating yourself (because we all know you deserve it), we’ve put together a special box full of holy grail K-Beauty goodies (we promise you’ll use ‘em to the very last drop!) that we want to gift to you this Thanksgiving season!


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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!

Clio Virgin Kiss Tinted Lip #22 Electric  Wow.  This is a bright orange-pink color and it supposedly turns into a glow in the dark orange under blue LED lights.  I am telling you, you don’t need those lights for it to glow in the dark ~ it does that now.   It is bright.  This would be a good color in the summertime with a tan, if I tanned!  haha  It isn’t a glossy or hydrating lip tint ~ I actually found it to be more on the matte side and the shade just doesn’t work for my skin tone.   To be honest, looking at the Club Clio Virgin Kiss Tinted Lip website, I would have loved to receive the mint corrector, as with all of the vivid oranges and neon pinks, that would have been a fantastic product to have to “tone” down these lipsticks.  I may wind up purchasing that myself!  Full Size 3.5 g Value $10.00

Product Description: Virgin Kiss Tinted Lip in #22 Electric boasts a gorgeous pop of orange color under daylight and  transforms into a glow-in-the-dark electric orange under blue LED lights. Its feathery lightweight formula glides onto lips smoothly and steins it with the color radiance and adherence of a matte lipstick. Plus, its vivid color formation is based on safflower components which were used as natural lip steins by Korean geishas back in the days.


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Memebox, please send us THIS!!! 

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Jaminkyung Gokmul Care Ultra Ampoule ToneOMG.  I love this brand and the only time I received a Gokmul item was waayyyyy long ago in my Global 9 box, which was the Gokmul Care Creamy Cleansing Masque.  Before I talk about this toner, I want to say how much I love the packaging on the Gokmul products.  The lovely deep rich brown shiny box, gold lettering with the lovely greens and creams of the camilla flowers.  I love the earth tones in this box ~ the simple things in life…. I am really excited to get this toner, which really is an ampoule + tonic (essence).  It is a “2Phase’ toner, which incorporates lightweight whole-grain infused (gokmul) toner with camilla oil, a deeply hydrating and nourishing ampoule.   It is supposed to balance the moisture/oil balance in dry and sensitive skin and also is a brightener.  Well, I am so not turning my nose up at this!   It is now chilly and frigid and cold and frozen (get my drift – snow drift – haha) here and this will be great for night time.  I can also use this on my neck and décolletage as well.    This also has anenoise, sweet almond oil, wheat germ extract, barley seed extract, rice extract, black sesame seed extract (see all of the wonderful grains in here!), oat extract and cacao extract.  Sounds like it would be a good breakfast cereal!!  It has a lovely scent ~ vanilla, grainy, just beautiful, with a soft hydrating milky-cream liquid.   You can see that the toner section (bottom) is separated from the ampoule portion (top), which is a 6:4 ratio.  Shake the bottle well and then apply with a cotton pad.   This here alone makes up for that lipstick!  Full Size 110 mL  Value $46.00

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Product Description: Jaminkyung is a Korean natural cosmetics company with its brand value set on achieving ‘lasting beauty’ through a combination of naturally-derived quality ingredients and its safe & effective manufacturing technology. The Gokmul Care Ultra Ampoule Toner is a 2Phase essence type toner with a blend of lightweight, whole grain-infused toner and deeply nourishing camellia oil in a 6:4 golden ratio. It will deliver a rich moisture boost while controlling the moisture/oil balance for dry, sensitive skin.

How To Use: After cleansing, gentle wipe away with a cotton pad soaked with Gokmul Care Ultra Ampoule Toner.

Ingredients: Purified water, ethanol, dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Butylene Glycol, niacinamide, polysorbate 20, Ethylhexanediol, fragrance, Cyclopentasiloxane,Trideceth-6, PEG / PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Sodium Polyacrylate, Glyceryl Caprylate, tocopheryl acetate, allantoin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, adenosine, Disodium EDTA, benzophenone-5, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Perilla Ocymoides Seed Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat germ) Sprout Extract, icum Vulgare (Wheat) Seed Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (barley) Seed Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Black Sesame) Seed Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Meal Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Yellow No. 4 (CI 19140) analysis

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803 Sam N Cream randomly selected from 803 Palzza, 803 Sam N (neck), 803 Young.  I have received the 803 series before in my Volume Up! box, which was the 803 B (breast) cream.  I haven’t used that…  The Pop Art design is kinda cute, but I like the Gokmul packaging better :)    I received the 803 N (neck) cream here and this I will use, as I really do pay attention to my neck and décolletage, as when we age, that area usually has been overlooked in our youth, and now shows signs of aging.   No face life or tuck is going to improve that area, so pamper it now, ladies!   This is made with shea butter, adenosine, adipophilin, niacinamide and borphillin, which are skin brighteners and tighteners.   The Sam N Cream also contains purified caffeine and collagen extracts to help with dry, sagging necklines.  Alas, this cream doesn’t smell like coffee :(  It has no scent, which is better than some sickly floral scent, and is a very rich and I do mean rich, cream.   This brand is from a small, new company called MinKiBox and they only have a FB presence right now, although their products do sell on gMarket and Memebox.  Full Size 50 g Value $34.00

Product Description: The 803 cream series is specifically designed so that each cream targets different parts of the face. They’re all enriched with shea butter, adenosine, adipophilin, niacinamide, and borphilin which have effective skin brightening and firming functions. The Palzza Cream works to firm up and fill in the deepening ‘smile lines’ that run from nose down to corners of mouth. The Sam N Cream targets dry, sagging neckline with a blend of purified caffeine and collagen extracts. The Young Cream is a moisture booster for face and body.  Made without paraben, mineral oil, artifical coloring, talc, benzophenone

Key Ingredients: caffeine, caviar, collagen, royal jelly, adenosine, argan oil, shea butter, sunflower seed oil, jojoba oil


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Sally’s Box 4 Set (Love Recipe Apple Mask 20 mL + Delight Panthenol Hydrogel Mask 25 g + Delight Ceramide Hydrogel Mask 25 g + Delight Collagen Hydrogel Mask 25 g)  I have received this set before in Global 14 box and I am very pleased to have these again.  I really love the Apple Mask quite a bit :)  Full Size 4 masks Value $13.00

Love Recipe Apple Mask: enriched with apple extracts for soothing and balancing out rough skin texture and delivering moisture and nutrition into the skin

Product Description: Buzz-worthy moisture mask featured in Get It Beautybox by Memebox in Korea! Formulated with hyaluronic acid, which holds 1000 times more moisture than its mass, Love Recipe masks intensely hydrates and nourishes tired skin

How To Use:  Place mask on a freshly cleansed face. Take off after 30 minutes.

Ingredients: water, butylene glycol, glycerin, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) fruit extract, alcohol, xanthan gum, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract (20mg), ethylhexylglycerin, allantoin, panthenol, arnica montana (wolf’s bane) flower extract, artemisia absinthium (absinthe wormwood) extract, achillea millefolium (yarrow) extract, gentiana lutea (bitterwort) root extract, sodium hyaluronate, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, fragrance analysis

Delight Masks ~ These are made from the “garden complex ” containing more than 10 herbal ingredients from Mother Nature and each work to deeply hydrate, firm up and relieve coarse, thirsty skin.

Product Description: Buzz-worthy hydrogel mask featured in Get It Beautybox by Memebox in Korea! Comes in Kiwi, pear, aloe, peach, banana, acai berry, strawberry, lemon, broccoli, pomegranate, carrot, and paprika. Hydrates and nourishes tired skin

Panthenol Hydrogel Mask:  to soothe and moisturize the rough skin

Panthenol Hydrogel Ingredients: water, glycerin, butylene glycol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) fruit extract, ceratonia siliqua (carob tree) gum, chondrus cripus (carrageenan), cellulose gum, sodium polyacrylate, panthenol (25mg), hydrogenated polydecene, polysorbate 20, mannan, trideceth-6, portulaca grandiflora (Moss-rose Purslane) extract, rosemannus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, mentha piperita (peppermint) leaf extract, lavendula angustifolia (lavender) extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract, paeonia albiflora root (white peony) extract, jasminum officinale (jasmine) extract, mentha vindis (spearmint) extract, scutellania baicalensis (Baikal skullcap) root extract, allantoin,  sodium hyaluronate, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, fragrance, CI 19140, CI 42090 analysis

Ceramide Hydrogel Mask: to change exhausted and damaged skin into healthy and moisturized skin

Ceramide Hydrogel Mask Ingredients: water, glycerin, butylene glycol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) fruit extract, ceratonia siliqua (carob tree) gum,  chondrus cripus (carrageenan), cellulose gum, sodium polyacrylate, hydrogenated polydecene, polysorbate 20, mannan, octyldodecanol, trideceth-6, portulaca grandiflora (Moss-rose Purslane) extract, rosemannus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract,  mentha piperita (peppermint) leaf extract, lavendula angustifolia (lavender) extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract, paeonia albiflora (white peony) root extract, jasminum officinale (jasmine) extract, mentha vindis (spearmint) extract, scutellania baicalensis (Baikal skullcap) root extract, hydrogenated lecithin, allantoin, ceramide 3 (1.25 mg), sodium hyaluronate, 1,2-hexanediol, caprylyl glycol, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, fragrance, CI 19140, CI 15985 analysis

Delight Collagen Hydrogel Maskfor keeping your skin hydrated and looking firmer!

Delight Collagen Hydrogel Ingredients:  water, glycerin, butylene glycol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) fruit extract, ceratonia siliqua  (carob tree) gum, chondrus cripus (carrageenan), cellulose gum, sodium polyacrylate, hydrolyzed collagen (25mg), hydrogenated polydecene, polysorbate 20, mannan, trideceth-6, portulaca grandiflora (Moss-rose Purslane) extract, rosemannus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, mentha piperita (peppermint) leaf extract, lavendula angustifolia (lavender) extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract, paeonia albiflora (white peony) root extract, jasminum officinale (jasmine) extract, mentha vindis (spearmint) extract, scutellania baicalensis (Baikal skullcap) root extract, allantoin,   sodium hyaluronate, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, fragrance, CI 42090 analysis


Tonymoly Hello Bunny Perfume Bar 02 in Momo Fruity.  Oh this is too sweet!!   This is so cute ~ a little peach colored bunny that contains a solid stick perfume bar inside.  It may look childish, but this is solidly made, and with great attention to detail, from the darker salmon color inside its ears and its ribbon-bow, to the little eyelashes and nose .  This is supposed to have white rose in it, but I do not smell it ~ instead I smell the fruity goodness.  It is strange, because the box states this is a “a refreshingly sweet scent of peach”, but I don’t smell peach at all ~ I smell the citrus with a musky undertone!

  • Top Note : Lemon, Ginger, Bergamot, Orange (Citrus)
  • Middle Note : Freesia, Muguet, White Rose (Floral)
  • Base Note : Musk, Sandalwood (Musk Woody)

Full Size 9 g Value $11.00

Ingredients: caprylic/capric triglyceride, phenyl trimthicone, ceresin, microcrystalline wax, hydrogenated palm kernel glycerides,hydrogenated palm glycerides, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, butylene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate, tocopheryl acetate, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, polyglyceryl-2 triisostearate, lanolin, CI 77492, CI 15985, phenoxyethanol, fragrances


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Ariul Stress Relieving Purefull Cleansing Foam  I received this cleanser in Global 15 box  I will repost what I wrote there :)   I love products that are made with citrus and this had lemon, lime, orange oils plus pine leaf oils and eucalyptus oils.   This is a creamy cleanser that has a light citrus scent to it.  Full Size 75mL Value $8.00

Product Description: Abundant, cream-like foam bubbles penetrate deep into your pores, cleansing away any makeup residues, skin impurities, blackheads, and dead skin cells piled up and leaving your skin freshly cleaned, moist, and brighter overall.

More Information:  I do not think that our skin is prehistoric, but just a bit old ….lol

  • Special micro cleansing formula: Fine cleansing effect of double bubble system to help clean up in the pore cleansing
  • Effects of naturally occurring aromatic incense: Bergamot fruit oil / lemon peel oil / eucalyptus leaf oil / Europe pine leaf oil / lime oil / orange peel oil → confident refreshing natural essential oils
  • Safe prescription: Sulfate-based surfactants, TEA, talc, mineral oil, artificial color, artificial flavor additives products available.
  • Perfect cleansing effect of double bubble system: Cleansing helps to clean up the fine pores in a rich and smooth double bubble.
  • Pure Botanical Extracts pool complex + + Aromatherapy Oil, with the effect of the Pure Skin Purifying and Clarifying pool complex haebarigi’s given to help calm the skin moisturizing vitamin berries, blue chamomile is moist and comfortable, even after washing, without pulling the prehistoric-looking finish.
  • Help to regain freshness and vitality is refreshing aromatherapy effects of six essential oils such as bergamot, lime, eucalyptus.
  • Confirmed by clinical improvement in cleanliness pores + remove fine dust effect:  20 people applied to target human test results, and fully respond to environmental changes by 75% to remove fine dust effect satisfaction.
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Ingredients:  Glycerin, Myristic Acid, Water, Butylene Glycol, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, potassium hydroxide, stearic acid, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Lauric Acid, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, PEG-40 Stearate, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower / Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Pinus Thunbergii Leaf Extract, Sansevieria Trifasciata Leaf Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil,  Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil,  Pinus Sylvestris Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, tocopheryl acetate, Trisodium EDTA, mineral water, oxygen, phenoxyethanol analysis



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Pisteo Bright & Pure C Serum  I am really into my Vitamin C serums, and I am thrilled to get this deluxe sized sample in my Memebox!  I haven’t opened this yet, as I have another serum to get through first, but this is a great size to try out the product.   The bottle has markings on the side, so you can see how much to use daily ~ this vial is for 7 days and it is marked off with 7 days with markers.  This serum has a ton of ingredients, most with names I cannot pronounce.  I guess I have been spoiled with other Vitamin C serums that do not have so many ingredients.   I do love the logo and its font ~ haha.  It just seems so Spanish, like a Spanish painter’s signature.  Deluxe Size 7 mL Value $25.00

Product Description: Made up of pure Vitamin C concentrates, this tiny bottle of nutrients will replenish moisture balance, firm up fine wrinkles, and brighten overall complexion with continuous application.

How To Use: Replace the flat lid of the serum with a taller lid with a pipette and a cap over top. Squeeze out a penny-size amount and massage it onto clean face.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Butylene glycol, propanediol, ethanol, ascorbic acid, arbutin, propylene glycol, PEG-240/HDI Copolymer Bis-Decyltetradeceth-20 Ether, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate / VP Copolymer, polyacrylate crosspolymer-6, Polyglutamic Acid, beta-glucan, sodium hyaluronidase, Tremella Fuciformis (Mushroom) Extract, caffeine, allantoin, panthenol, polysorbate 60, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Octyldodeceth-16, Propyl Gallate, Levan, Butylhydroxyanisol (BHT), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate,1,2-Hexanediol, phenoxyethanol, tocopherol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Portulaca Oleracea extract, sodium glutamate, carnitine, triethanolamine, arginine, glycine, Kalopanax Pictus Extract, Camellia Sinensis (green tea) Leaf Extract, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract / Gardenia Jasminoides Fruit Extract, Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Morus Alba (mulberry) Leaf Extract, Diospyros Kaki (persimmon) leaf extract, Aspalathus Linearis (rooibos) Extract, Euterpe Oleracea (acai palm) Fruit Extract, Aronia Melanocarpa Fruit Extract / Aronia Arbutifolia (Chokeberry) fruit extract, adenosine, Phaseolus Radiatus Seed Extract / Vigna Radiata Seed Extract / Phaseolus Radiatus (mung bean) Extract, fragrance analysis

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This is a really good box and I can see why Memefans loved it so much.  The Gokmul toner/ampoule is a welcomed addition, I can always use a good neck cream ~ I currently use rich-not-suitable-for-my-face creams for my neck, but I am in need of one in general, facial sheet masks ~ love ’em!  The Tonymoly bunny perfume stick is just adorable and I will get good use out of the cleanser and serum.  The only item that I cannot use is the lipstick, due to the color.  Orange just doesn’t really work well with unless it is a darker, red-orange and even then, that is a color I shun.  This box retailed for  $26.00 + 6.99 in shipping, for a total of $32.99 and it had a MemeValue ** of $147.00.  ** 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 Thanksgiving Box Collection #1 For Me (say that ten times fast, heck, just once!!)?  What did you think of it and what is your favorite product?  I really love the Gokmul toner, Sally’s Box masks and the Tonymoly Bunny🙂   Please comment below and let me know!

Memebox is starting something new at their shop!  I have links to the shop for each product.  If Memebox does not have an item in stock, you can add it to your wishlist.  This is how they will know if a product is popular and if they should carry the item in their MemeShop.  Voting with the power of the waitlist :D   If you are interested in any of these items, please click on product name below and see if it is available at Memebox.  

  1. Clio Virgin Kiss Tinted Lip
  2. Jaminkyung Gokmul Care Ultra Ampoule Toner
  3. 803 Cream
  4. Sally’s Box 4 Set
  5. Tonymoly Hello Bunny Perfume Bar #02
  6. Ariul Stress Relieving Purefull Cleansing Foam
  7. Pisteo Bright & Pure C Serum

Promos for January

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