For this post, I want to show you guys what I got in my Memebox Superbox #71 My Cute Wishlist 4! This is one of the more popular types of Memeboxes, though people have been a bit disappointed in numbers 2 and 3 (My Cute Wishlist #1 was pretty awesome, though!). Like many people, I love cute things, and I missed out when this box first went up since it went so quickly. I had a bad day (issues with the dentist, mostly) and was feeling kind of down, so I told myself that if, when I checked next it was in stock, I would buy it. And it was and I did!
Quick info about Memebox: it is a Korean subscription service (I think it's basically THE Korean subscription service and was so super popular there that they brought it to the U.S.), though it's technically not a subscription. You can pick and choose which boxes you want based on the theme of the box (the contents are generally a mystery). The range in price from about $15-$32, though shipping is not included. There are also value sets you can get where Memebox will combine shipping on two or more boxes and give you a free upgrade to express shipping, which is nice. Right now, there are some changes with Memebox, so they haven't had the selection of boxes they normally do (not sure if this is a permanent thing or just because of the holiday season). You can also purchase individual products from the Memebox Shop; some products you order directly from Korea while others are actually stocked in the U.S. and are for U.S. customers only (kind of like JBox/JList if you're familiar with that site). From what I've read about the recent boxes, people have been a little unhappy; it seems like Memebox is trying to clear out their old stock of items by putting them in boxes, disregarding themes and what-not. A lot of products are duped between boxes and some are reaching their expiration dates. I might wait to order another box until after the New Year, but we'll see.
These facial creams actually sound really nice, so it makes me sad that we got such a small size of each. The Vita-Whitening Aqua Gel is "made from vitamin-rich rosehip extracts for softening and firming, niacinamide for brightening, and cactus extracts for moisture boost" (quoted directly from the info card). The Puregreen Moisturizing Cream is "enriched with royal jelly extracts, cactus extracts, bean oil complex, sea buckthorn berries, and birch tree sap" (again, from the info card). As far as "cuteness" goes, I think the small size of these products and the funny little pictures work with this theme (though admittedly, a lot of Asian skincare products have cute illustrations and using that as a criteria for what should be included in a "cute" themed box is not very exclusive).
And that's the front of the card! But wait, there's more!
So overall, I got eight products, all of which are supposed to be full sized. The two face creams really seem like sample sizes to me, but on the plus side Memebox did give us two and counted it as one. Value-wise, according to Memebox, this box is worth $69, which is pretty low for a Superbox. Again, the Apple Red Tox cream has been on sale for $5 and I'm not convinced the face creams are worth $24, so even that might be an overestimate. I payed $23.99 (I think...) plus shipping for this box so, while I did get more than what I paid for, and I do like these products and will definitely use them, I feel a little...unsatisfied. As I said before, I'm probably going to wait until after the New Year before I start buying boxes again because, hopefully, Memebox will have some exciting new things and will go back to the way they were before.
Thanks for reading! <3