Friday, December 5, 2014

Unboxing Post: Memebox Special #58: Beauty 911

New Memebox releases have been extremely scarce nowadays. Memebox suddenly changed course, leaving us wondering on what could be up ahead for Memebox. Sad to say, Memebox seemed to prioritize the Memeshop more than their new box releases. Check the website, and you'll notice that Sale banners have gone up for the Memeshop items, but no updates for the Memeboxes.

I believe, we've only seen about five new boxes for the past five weeks. Sad to say, these new boxes sounded boring, too. Nonetheless, they got sold out in a short span of time, probably because Memeaddicts got impatient over the long wait. I can't blame them. I almost fell for it, too because I've loved Memebox. I loved the old Memebox.

Memebox didn't even bother for an explanation. Just like that, we, Memeaddicts and Memefans are left hanging by the thread. If this continues, I might as well forget about Memebox, because to be frank, I don't care about their shop or their own products at all. In fact, I haven't bought anything from them at all, except for the boxes (of course!)

To date, I only have about 5 pre-ordered boxes left to be delivered, one of which is still on transit mainly because it was delayed for shipping for over a month now.  But, I understand the situation Memebox was in, so it was forgivable. 

What's unforgivable is the sudden cold turkey on us.

Why, Memebox? Why?

Now, I'll steer clear from all the negativity.

On a lighter note, I'm happy to announce that I received four Memeboxes this week. But, I won't rush it, I'll only unbox one for now. After all, the last 5 boxes are on their way.

Without further ado, here's the Memebox Special #58: Beauty 911:
Bad hair days, vicious zits, days when it's just so obvious that you've partied way too hard the night before - we've all been in that situation when we would've killed for a beauty emergency kit. Smart us, we've curated the perfect all-inclusive beauty box to save you in all your beauty predicaments, and put an end to all the madness.

I kind of expect anti-trouble spot treatments, cooling and/or soothing gels, makeup erasers, eye creams, blackhead/whitehead balms, hair serums and zit concealers from this box. But really, I don't have much in mind. I guess when it comes to 'beauty emergencies', I don't know much. 

Anyway, here's the breakdown for today's box. I have arranged the products according to my preferences. 

Neogen Miracle Lighting Eye Lifter 15ml, $30

This cooling roll-on type Miracle Lightening Eye Lifter is a total eye-care phenomenon that addresses all aging eye care concerns in all-in-one! Massage this roll-on applicator along the under eyes to gently distribute toxic build-up from underneath the eyes to revitalize, smooth, brighten, de-bloat and lift the eye area. It contains adenosine, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid to constrict the fine blood vessels that cause dark under eye circles and gives the overall look of exhaustion. It is also packed with loads of anti-aging ingredients, to recapture lost volume and increase the collagen production to reduce fine lines! Best recommended for dark eye circles, undereye wrinkles, bloated eye lids, crows feet, and sagging eye lids.
Finally! It's a Neogen product! I have been curious about Neogen products for quite some time now, and I'm glad Memebox included this particular product. 

This was the spoiler for this box as well. 

On another note, is it really acceptable to use the word 'bloated' to describe puffy eyes? It just sounds wrong. 

Yadah Anti-T Spot Cream 15g, $15

This Anti-T Spot Cream boosts a fast-absorbing, creamy formula enriched with cactus, green tea, rosemary, aloe veram and sage extracts and completely free of paraben, benzophenon, mineral oil, sulfate, artificial coloring, and animal ingredients. Its gentle, naturally-derived ingredients are non-stimulating on even the most sensitive skin types and they effectively treat red spots and blemishes for a cleaner and clearer complexion.
What is a Beauty 911 box without an Anti-T Spot Cream?

This spot cream promises to 'treat red spots and blemishes', which sounds like a holy grail potential to me. I'll let you know how this works for me.

Shara Shara Bee Tox Toner 130ml $19

A mist toner for acne-prone skin types. It's formulated with bee venom extracts, propolis extracts, and tea tree oil, all well-acknowledged soothing treatments for relieving blemishes, controlling excessive oils and sebum, refreshing the skin for a cleaner, clearer complexion.
Okay, I wasn't expecting a toner, but this toner is so welcome to my stash. It adheres to the Beauty 911 theme, too, because it promises to treat pimples and other facial flaws. 

So, I am definitely using this!

Mise En Scene Perfect Repair 70ml $16

This highly-concentrated Perfect Repair is to be used before and/or after blow drying to give your hair the silky, well-nourished finish. It's enriched with 7 different natural oils - argan, camellia, olive, jojoba, coconut, apricot, and marula - and its oil-like formula quickly absorb into the hair without making it sticky or greasy.
It's a hair repair serum! The brand is not familiar to me, but I think I'll use it because it contains argan oil and camellia, which are excellent when it comes to hair repair. I hope this wouldn't dry my scalp!

Vella Blind Sun Stick Protector SPF50+ PA++ 16g $18

I'm so sorry I forgot to take a photo of this product. The Vella Blind Sun Stick Protector is housed in a deodorant stick-like packaging. Imagine the High Endurance deo in white. They are similar in packaging. I'll definitely replace this with a photo soon, I promise! 
UV Protection is a beauty essential nowadays with UVA and UVB rays being responsible for sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles, dulled complexion, and even stimulated and damaged skin conditions. This Blind Sun Stick Protector can be easily rolled on and it'll leave the skin feeling super soft and matte. Thus, it can be applied under or over makeup, as many6 times as needed, and as often as possible for a 100% protection agains the skin's biggest enemy.
To be honest, I don't find this product attractive at all. First off, it looks like a deodorant and I'm not too keen on using products like that on my face. I have this irrational fear of mistaking this as a deodorant and apply it on my armpits; or the other way around, use a deodorant for my face, thinking that it's the Vella Blind Sun Stick Protector. 

Second, facial sticks tend to coagulate when they solidify. I hope this wouldn't though. I mean, I love the products that Vella produces. I just don't know how to use this well. Then again, I'm keeping this. I might use this on 'emergency' trips. 

Cheek Room Lip Balm 05 Cherry Clover 12g $12

Cheek Room's adorable Lip Balm Clover is a true multi-player for not only moisturizing dry, chapped lips but also plumping up and reviving the suppleness of dulled-out lips. The olive oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil formula works to nourish and protect as well.

Ugh. A Cheek Room. And a CutiePieMarzia box leftover.  

While a lip balm could be a Beauty 911 product, I'm not really happy to receive this product from Cheek Room. I have cheaper and cuter alternatives to this. I just don't find this special at all. Having said that, I am giving this away. 


I think this is an 'okay' box. It's not terrible, but it doesn't have a 'wow factor' to it. 

There were 5 products in this box, one of which is a CheekRoom/CPM box leftover. This is rather stingy of Memebox, because they used to put 6 or more items in the box and they rarely include crappy leftovers. In fact, it was rather rare of them to include only five items.

Is Memebox losing its touch? I hope not. 

But then, all of the contents of this box adhere to the theme, so I guess, it's pretty acceptable. 

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