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MemeBox Summer Essentials Box Review + Coupon- July 2016

Nancy Su
ByNancy SuMay 12, 2017 | 12 comments


3.8 overall rating
119 Ratings | 11 Reviews

Memebox is a Korean beauty shop that curates themed boxes and sells beauty products from a variety of brands. Most of these boxes are limited time/stock only.

This review is of the Summer Essentials Box. All included items were revealed before purchase and the box is now sold out.

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The Subscription Box: Memebox Summer Essentials Box

The Cost: $12 (free shipping with $35+ purchase)

ACTIVE DEAL: Save 10% off your first box!
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The Products: Korean beauty products centered around a theme

Ships to: US only

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The box contained an info card detailing the items and instructions.


Secret A Magic Foot Care Mask - $3

Both the info card and website says that I should have received a Foot Peeling Mask, but I got the Foot Care Pack. It's disappointing since I was looking forward to foot peels.

The Foot Care Mask is a moisturizing foot mask that involves slipping your feet into plastic foot-shaped gloves with essence in them. I didn't really like the weird fragrance but my feet felt very moisturized after use. The essence didn't absorb quickly, though, so I stumbled around with slippery feet until I decided to wash it off.

Secret A Secret Girl Wing Patch - $2

This is a wing-shaped mask for your back! It's meant to help soothe sunburns and can be used on any area with sunburn. I will save this for a day when I don't put on enough sunscreen and must face the consequences.


April Skin Mermaid Hydrogel Mask - $5

This two-piece hydrogel mask felt very hydrating and stayed moist for a long time. The fragrance was pleasant and I liked the fit. I'm baffled as to why April Skin's website is selling it for $22 a piece... Memebox lists this at $5.


Take Out Spa My Lemon Juicy Gel - $8

Can we first appreciate that this gel looks like a beverage can? The bottom is labeled "cold process juicy gel" and it even says "DO NOT DRINK" at the top. K-beauty has gotten way too good at imitating food products!

This is a versatile moisturizing gel that can be used in multiple ways. You can soak a cotton pad and use as a soothing patch, or mix into foundation for dewy makeup, or apply to nails with a cotton pad for cuticle care. I used this on my face and body as light moisturizer and it worked wonderfully. My only complaint is that it's difficult to get gel out of the bottle.


O.R.G Skincare Mineral Peel Face 5ml - $5

I received the full size of this in the Summer 2015 Rachel Zoe Box of Style but swapped it away (to my regret). The sample features a nice nozzle pump and 3-5 pumps are enough to cover my face. It lasted me 6 uses. Upon rubbing the liquid starts to pill under my fingers. The pilling is very minimal compared to other peeling gels I've used. After washing everything off my face feels velvety smooth.


Facezine Yummy Hand Syrup in Apple - $5

Normally I wouldn't be excited to see hand cream in the middle of summer, but this is an exception. It smells unobtrusively like apple fruit snacks. The cream feels lightweight, absorbs very quickly, and leaves no sticky residue. I like this a lot.

Verdict: I think the Memebox's Summer Essentials Box is a pretty fun and affordable way to explore K-beauty. The total value is $28, which is more than twice the cost of this particular box. I'm a little bummed that my foot peel was switched out for a foot mask, but overall I liked all included items.

Currently Memebox has free shipping on all orders (7-10 day shipping for under $35, 2-4 day shipping for $35+), so I would take advantage of it and get some cool boxes.

What do you think of Memebox? Are you interested in any of their current curated boxes?

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Nancy Su
Nancy Su
Nancy began her subscription box adventure in 2014 and never looked back. She loves Asian beauty and is constantly in search of skincare holy grails. She hoards lipsticks. Her favorites are beauty, lifestyle, and jewelry subscriptions.

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The April skin website is $22 because it says for 1 box not 1 mask. 1 box contains 5 masks

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I just received my Memebox order this weekend. I decided to try Hellpore mask, the nose pack, and CorRx pimple patches. The products are fun and relatively affordable. I like their free shipping as well.

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This’s looks like a fun box! I’ve been dying to try MeMe Box, but every item I want (single items and boxes) are always sold out. I guess I have to be more diligent checking for resocks! ⚡️Jet

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I will in much trouble now with this information. Now I know where to go look when I have a spare $12 and want a box. Lol

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Nancy Su

Hi Katy! Memebox boxes vary in price but they regularly have affordable ones like this Summer Essentials one 🙂

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You are supposed to put on the peeling mask, let it sit for as long as the say, and then rub it so it pills under fingers and rinse off. The pilling is dead skin etc that is supposed to come off when using these kind of masks. Similar to the Sonya Daker flash facial.

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Nancy Su

Hi Melanie, you’re correct– the instructions say to let the ORG peel sit on the face for 3 seconds before massaging it. To elaborate, often times the pilling process is caused by polymers in the gel so that when you start rubbing it thickens into little pills/balls. So the pilling is made up of the thickening agent and loose skin (but def not all of it is your skin, that’d be terrifying). Since this ORG one gave me pretty limited pilling it probably doesn’t contain a lot of thickener, which isn’t a bad thing since I got the same glowing results as other types of peels!

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This box looks super cute and fun! I also love the value! Can’t wait to try it 🙂

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If we subscribe now is this the box we get? I’m in LOVE with this box!

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This is not a subscription box, but rather a one-time purchase. Nancy mentioned above, that it’s currently sold out, however Memebox is known for re-stocking a lot of their boxes eventually. Their boxes are constantly changing, and they’re such a good value. I check what they have in stock every other week (on pay-day) and typically purchase a new box I don’t already have (however, I try to be good and pace myself to only one box at a time).

I am such a huge Memebox fan! I guess I’m a bigger fan than I thought, because when they switched to their new reward system last month, I guess I’m considered Gold status. I had no idea I had already spent that much this year! Oh well, it’s been fun trying all of the products…. K-beauty products are so affordable (mainly through sub boxes & Memebox), fun to use, and very effective.

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I’m totally with you- I give Memebox way too much of my money!! They’re awesome.

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Now it seems like it’s a “they put it in the store, you add it to your cart” thing? Clearly I’m confused…

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