Unboxing Memebox Lunar New Year’s Edition Mystery Value Box

image from http://www.google.com/doodles/lunar-new-year-2015

Memebox did another mystery box, the Lunar New Year (celebrating the Year of the Ram ~ or Sheep or Goat, depending on your preferences)  that sold out in less than 2 hours.   I guess Mystery boxes are the way to go!  Anyway, I thought this box sounded interesting and it was $25.00, so I purchased it.   I was shocked to come home today and see this box waiting for me, as I ordered it on 2/19 and it was at my home on 2/21!

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

Lunar New Year Mystery Value Box 



Happy Lunar New Year! Let’s start the Lunar year with a bottle of sake, champagne, and a whole lot of red and gold! Skin care is our top priority, and this will get you ready to step out with your best face forward.



Skinfood Peach Sake Pore Serum
   This is our “sake” item in the description.  I already own this serum and I am happy to have a backup.  I usually save this for warmer months, as it is really does mattify my skin ~ it has a lovely peach scent to it and is made from rice sake ~ which is full of peptides that help moisture and soothe skin, peach extract ~ helps with the reduction of pore appearance ~ along with silica powder, which explains the mattifying effect.  My skin is smooth and silky, without being shiny.   It initially feels powdery as well as it dried on my skin.  This serum is for oily and combo-oily skin.   I would not recommend it for dry and combo-dry skin at all.   Full Size 45 mL Value $13.00

Description: Containing rice sake, peach extract rich in vitamins A and C, and silica powder, this soft essence minimizes shine and the appearance of pores.   Lightweight vitamins A- and C-enriched serum help reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, creating a more refined skin texture. Peach and sake extracts work in tandem to soothe sensitive skin, while keeping excessive sebum production at bay. Best suited for oily and sensitive skin types. For optimum results, use with the rest of the Peach Sake range of products.

Ingredients:  Water, Silica, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Isohexadecane, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Dimethicone, Sorbitan Stearate, Sucrose Cocoate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Staryl Glycyrrhetinate, Alcohol Denat., Propylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricara) Flower Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Oleanolic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Rice Ferment Filtrate (Sake 450mg), Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract (450mg), Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Extract, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Butylparaben, CI 17200, CI 19140, CI 15985, Fragrance cosDNA.com analysis

 image from http://beautynetkorea.com/product/Skinfood—Peach-Sake-Pore-Serum-45ml/KRSKFDAA0000897/

Tonymoly Apple Hand Cream  Here is the first  “red” item.  Again, this is another repeat product for me, but I like the apple scented hand cream from Tonymoly, plus the container is so cute.    I do prefer the Tonymoly Tangerine Hand Cream for the refreshing scent, but the apple scent is also a favorite of mine.  I find that this is moisturizing enough for warmer months; in the colder months, I have to use more as it doesn’t last all day long.  This has apple extracts, royal jelly, goats milk, cocoa seed butter, mango seed butter and shea butter, just to name a few of the hydrating, moisturizing and nutritious ingredients.   Full Size 30 mL  Value $8.00 – $10.00

Ingredients:  Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate,  Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Extract, Hydrogenated Polydecene, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, polyethylene,  Pyrus malus (Apple) fruit extract, royal jelly extract, Lepidium meyenii (maca) root extract, goats milk extract, cocoa seed butter, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Betaine, Dimethicone,xanthan gum, Cyclomethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Sodium carbomer,  PEG-75 stearate, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), steareth-20, Ceteth-20, benzophenone-5, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, CI 19140  (Yellow 5), CI 17200 (Red 33), fragrance cosDNA.com analysis

image from http://beautynetkorea.com/product/TONYMOLY—Red-Apple-Hand-Cream-30g/KRTONYSK0001259


Missha Near Skin Total Repairing Hydro Gel Mask  I knew that Memebox had to include a Missha product, as their classic lines are in red and gold.  This is a moisturizing, firming and wrinkle repair mask and its essence will melt at 36.5 ° C or 97.7º F.   This mask contains Hyaluronic Acid, Coenzyme Q10 and Peptides, all designed to help deeply hydrate and firm your skin.  Full Size Value $5.00

Description: The highly concentrated gel reacts to your body temperature and melts for a deeper penetration into skin, resulting in 24 hour moisture. Hydrates and firms. Improves wrinkles.

How To Use: After washing face, prepare skin with Toner. Remove films and spread mask evenly onto face. Remove mask after 20-40 minutes and gently pat face to fully absorb remaining essence. Use 2-3 times per week. TIP: store mask in refrigerator to use as a Cooling Gel Mask 

Ingredients: water (aqua), glycerin, ceratonia siliqua gum, chondrus cripus (carragreenan), PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, butylene clycol, carbomer, polysorbate 20, palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, sodium hyaluronate,  hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) leaf extract, salvia officinalis (sage) leaf extract, aesculus hippocastanum (horse chestnut) seed extract, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, adenosine, proplyparaben, disodium EDTA, potassium hydroxide, hydrolyzed fibroin, fragrance, ubiquinone ( Coenzyme Q10) cosDNA.com analysis


It’s Skin Babyface Gel Pencil Eyeliner 05 Champagne Pink   This is the “champagne” in our Lunar Mystery Box!  This is a lovely pale pink shimmer eyeliner that I will use as a highlighter for the inner corner of my eyes.  Since this is a Korean gel eyeliner, you know this will not BUDGE.   Full Size 1.8 g Value $7.89

Description: This super-smooth gel eyeliner will glide on like a dream and will not budge due to its long-lasting and waterproof formula. Shiny finish- add an instant sparkle to your regular eye makeup! Brightens up eyes and adds an instant glamour. Gives an illusion of well-rested, wide-opened eyes.

How To Use: Use as a regular eyeliner, as a lower waterline color or as a tearduct highlight.


I’m Cream Shadow in 04 Best Dresser    Another “gold” product 🙂 This eyeshadow is exactly the same bouncy texture as the Peripera Wholly Deep Jewel Pot that I received in the Christmas Collection #2 My Holiday Glam box.  I really like this texture as there is less fallout with this glitter shadow and this is a lovely bright shining gold, that is great to dab on the center of your eyelids or even as a cheek highlighter for some fabulous parties!  I am a firm believer that no one is too old for glitter and you should rock it if you love it!   Again, this reminds of Stila’s Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadows, so this must be a popular texture now.  Full Size 3.5 g  Value $7.50

Description: This gorgeous multi-faceted pearl pigment goes on like a dream and stays put all night for glamorous eyes that sparkle with all their might. Unique bouncy cream formula allows color payoff that’s out of this world but minus the mess of typical powder pigments.

How to Use:  Prep eyelids with eyeshadow primer. Apply cream eyeshadow with fingers or a dense eyeshadow brush for seamless application.



I can never properly do glitters justice in my photos ~ these both are just lovely colors and they are a pale pink and bright gold, respectively.

It’s Skin Babyface Gel Eye Pencil in Champagne Pink, I’m Cream Shadow in Best Dresser


Despite no weird and wacky products with fun ingredients, I am very happy with this box.   Memebox did mention sake, champagne, red and gold products, plus putting skincare as their top priority ~ I received a box that matched the description, plus more skin care than makeup.   I will also use every item in this box and there were some solid repeats of products I purchased individually a while ago, outside of Memebox.   I do wish that there was one more item in this box, but it seems that Memebox USA is still trying to figure out how to market and curate their boxes.  I paid $25.00 for this box and added on a couple of facial masks so I would get free shipping  and I received a value of around $43.00.

Did you get the Memebox Lunar New Year’s Edition Mystery Value Box?  What did you think of it?   Do you like the mystery boxes better than the boxes that have all of the contents revealed?


Promos for February

I don’t have much in promo codes, Memebox has not sent any affiliate codes yet, so I am posting one time use codes that I received in emails.  They just switched over to a new affiliate program, so there might be some delays for many things, including VIP codes.

  • These 2 codes are first come, first serve. SAVE 15%  Coupon valid for 1 time use, till 11:59pm Feb 28, 2015. Coupon valid for USA SHOP and XO MEMEBOX products only (excluding XO MEMEBOX value sets, XO MEMEBOX Hydrogel Mask, XO MEMEBOX International shipping items).   Codes GTQOQM  P03SE8
  • FABFIVE:  Take $5 off orders above $50, valid for for USA Shop and XO Memebox items.  Maximum use 3 times per account. 

Memebox now has an app for your mobile device (phone, tablet) and if you download their app, you can save more!  
1. The lowest price (5% off w/ “5OFFMOBILE“)
2. Exclusive deals (free shipping on all Tony Moly/Skinfood products w/ “FREESHIPMOBILE“)
3. App-ONLY sets & boxes! (#ponyvault & #togobox in the “APP ONLY” tab inside the app!)


[disclaimer:  this blog contains affiliate links.  These boxes were paid for with my own money ]

[ promo images from memebox and websites linked in product name.   Description in italics from the linked websites in the product name ]



5 thoughts on “Unboxing Memebox Lunar New Year’s Edition Mystery Value Box

  1. This looks like an ok box. It definitely seems like memebox has changed since narrowing it’s reach. The peach sake pore serum bottle looks so much like a hair treatment I have from skinfood. They must have similar bottles. As always, a fabulous post. #kbeautybloghop

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  2. Thanks for the review and I am glad you like your box. It’s good to see that they are finally on theme, although I think I’ve been spoiled by previous Memeboxes and these new ones just doesn’t appeal to me the same way. I do think they are great for people who are new to k-beauty. ^^ #kbeautybloghop

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