Hello spiritual successor to the well-loved Cacao box.
Memebox is a themed Korean Beauty Mystery Box, filled with lots of different goodies from cult brands and newer offerings. The boxes are shipped directly from Korea and are often sold months in advance, meaning you will most likely order it and forget it. I bought this in a bundle to get the express shipping. It took about 5 days to get to me because we don’t have DHL as a delivery option here, they’re transferred to USPS and delivered days after they get into the US. This box was bludgeoned to death in transit but the items inside were perfectly fine. This is also the first Memebox I’ve received that didn’t have a cushion of tissue paper at the bottom, but that’s probably because there were so many large items that there was simply no room for it.
Anywho, this box is “Chocolate Mania,” meaning that each item is chosen based on cacao, chocolate, what have you.
SkinFood Cacao Hand Balm
I LOVE the SkinFood brand. It’s easily one of my favorite brands in existence, and this looks just like chocolate milk. Unfortunately I have two tiny little disappointments about this item. It has no scent whatsoever despite being made with natural cacao, it’s staining. Imagine my disappointment when it literally began to stain my hands a bronze color. Basically it’s not absorbent, which is probably why it worked so well at being hydrating. I has a sad.
Purederm Choco Cacao Collagen Mask
Purederm masks are in Memebox all the time. I haven’t tried this because I’m not one for full face masks (I’m scary enough without one), but there’s a strong chocolate scent through the package.
dearberry Miss Mona Lisa Eyebrow – Choco Brownie
This is a dual sided eyebrow pencil, one end is the pencil and the other end is a brush. It seems as though Memebox is embracing the trend of “PERFECTLY SCULPTED BROWS CONSTANTLY,” since everyone and their dog have been into eyebrows this Fall. It makes my own brows feel inadequate. This pencil is too dark for my brows (I’m a redhead), so I’m passing it on to my brow obsessed cousin.
Neogen Code9 Gold Cacao Cream
Mmmm face butter. Mildly chocolate scented face butter. This is a thick moisturizer with a slightly grainy texture, but it moisturizes beautifully. It smells nothing like chocolate but its scent is not at all unpleasant. It’s a lovely moisturizer, actually, I’m a fan and will use this constantly.
Missha Cacao & Cream Facial Scrub
This looks and feels like cookies and cream ice cream 😀 It has bits of cacao in a thick buttery texture. It smells exactly like a chocolate bar. It left my face feeling very soft but a bit dry, I guess that’s where the Neogen comes in 😛
Shara Shara Tempting Avocado Chocolate Massage Cream
This is more for wrinkles and fine lines, though it can be used as a general firming cream. It smells nothing of avocado thankfully, but it is very strongly chocolate scented, which can be quite overpowering after awhile. I’m not sure I liked this as much as I could, it left my face kinda red and patchy.
Zaiman Super Gold Cacao Pack
This is literally a gold powder and cacao mixture. It smells like pure chocolate syrup and feels like it too. This is an actual mask type product, you’re supposed to leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing off, but the scent was much stronger than the Shara Shara and I couldn’t stomach it for more than 10. It felt velvety though, almost like putting chocolate frosting on your face.
I tend to really like the food/candy themed boxes regardless of contents because there is always a standout item that I absolutely love for one reason or another. I had thought that the star of this box would be the SkinFood balm but it’s definitely that Neogen moisturizer. Overall this box was excellently curated (sometimes its hit and miss depending on the theme), and smelled delicious. 😀
Memeboxes run the gamut from 15-30$+ depending on size of box and theme, and can often take many weeks to ship. The good news is that they have several boxes shipping immediately, and Memebox also ships to over 50 countries making it one of the only truly global beauty boxes. If interested, there’s several Memeboxes to choose from and you can use code C0VQ3P to save 5$ on your purchase of 30$ (11/1 to 11/30).
Beeju paid for this box. All opinions are my own, affiliate link.