Monday, July 7, 2014

Memebox Scentbox #3 Grapefruit Unboxing and Review + coupons

hello again!

today i continue my streak (if you can call it that) of memebox reviews/unboxings.  this time i'd like to show you a new type of box - the scentbox.  a scentbox is, shockingly, a box that's themed around a particular scent.  the first three (perhaps of many) scentboxes memebox offered were rose, baby powder and grapefruit.  i'm not a huge fan of the first two, but i love the smell of grapefruit and at $15 (plus $6.99 shipping) for 3-4 full-deluxe sized products, i couldn't resist (then again, i can't seem to resist memeboxes no matter what the theme or cost, so it's a bit of a moot point).  i won't go into details about memebox again except to say that i'm seriously loving it, and skip to the bottom of this post for some codes/discounts (warning: they are affiliate codes).

anyways, onto the box itself! [apologies in advance for the crappy photos - i wanted to get this out, but getting home at midnight means no natural light...]

at only $15 (compared to normal memeboxes, which are around $23 and go up if they're superboxes or otherwise themed), this scentbox was less chock full than other boxes, which is fair.  the box included the following:
Memebox Scentbox 3 Grapefruit Unboxing ReviewMemebox Scentbox 3 Grapefruit Unboxing Review

Memebox Scentbox 3 Grapefruit Unboxing Review

1.  Evas Mimi Lauryne's Dress Perfume Mist de Grapefruit (full size) ($18)

Description: Mimi Lauryne's Dress Perfume Mist is an all-around scented mist for refreshing and riddling of any stenches from your clothes, beddings, curtains, sofas, and even inside your car.  A quick spritz of this citrus juiciness infused with grapefruit, lilac, orange flower, violet, and musk fragrances will lift up your mood and spirit!
Evas Mimi Lauryne's Dress Perfume Mist de Grapefruit Memebox Scentbox 3 Grapefruit Unboxing Review
 Initial thoughts: soo this is a fancy febreze?  that's the impression i get.  i sprayed this on my pillow and it smells nice enough - not overwhelmingly of grapefruit and more sweet than tart, but nice.  a lot of people seemed really excited about this mist.  i personally thing it's a nice alternative to febreze or other air fresheners but is otherwise pretty unremarkable.  also, the smell didn't seem to last all that long on my pillow.

2.  Kael28 Sun Killing Grapefruit Gel (full size) ($30)

Description: With more than 16,200 mg of real grapefruit extracts packed inside, this all-in-one ultra-hydrating soothing gel combines all the functions of a toner, an emulsion, an essence, a cream, a soothing [sic] and a sleeping pack. Deliver deep hydration and treat signs of aging with this multi-player!

Kael28 Sun Killing Grapefruit Gel Memebox Scentbox 3 Grapefruit Unboxing Review

Kael28 Sun Killing Grapefruit Gel Memebox Scentbox 3 Grapefruit Unboxing Review

 Initial thoughts: first of all, what is "sun killing gel"? does it kill the sun? does it kill my skin? is it for skin killed by the sun?  i'm just not sure. second, i'm assuming they're using the comma in the non-american way (i.e., 16.200 grams rather than 16,200).  sixteen thousand grams of extract would be a whoole lot of grapefruit extract.  third, it's a pretty lofty claim to call this a toner/emulsion/essence/cream/soothing (a soothing what? what is a soothing...) and sleeping pack.  to me it honestly seems like a glorified (but admittedly nicer) aloe gel for sun burnt skin.  this website has a bit more information, including that the grapefruit has a "trouble-soothing effect" [sic] on acne, but that it also makes skin shiny.  i'm guessing they mean in the "dewy" sense of the word that seems to be all the range in asia right now, but i am unfortunately good on the dewiness and have no lack of shine in my life.  so i will probably not be using this on my face, although maybe if i'm feeling reckless i'll try it overnight.   i did try it on my body, and it is in fact similar in consistency to aloe.  it absorbs fairly quickly but didn't leave my skin feeling particularly moisturized, and also left a very mild sensation on my leg - not burning, but a very very mild version of it.  which reminds me, i'm not sure i'd want to put something citrusy and acidic on my sunburnt skin... but i guess i'll try it if need be.  in any event, while this may come in handy this summer (or what's left of it), i don't see myself getting a whole lot of use out of it as i won't have many opportunities to get out into the sun, so i'm not particularly thrilled about it.

also, the smell is very very faint, but i suppose i detect a hint of grapefruit.  being a scentbox, though, i'd expect more grapefruity smells...

3.  Sun Smile Hydro Gel Choosy Fruit Lip Mask ($2 each)

Description: Enriched with collagen, vitamen E, and jojoba oil, Hydro Gel Choosy Smile is an easy-to-apply, gel-type lip pack for delivering moisture and vitamin nutrition deep into your dry, chapped lips.

Use: place over lips for 15-30 minutes, then pat in the remaining essence for full absorbance [sic - just trying to stay true to memebox...]
Sun Smile Hydro Gel Choosy Fruit Lip Mask Memebox Scentbox 3 Grapefruit Unboxing Review

Initial thoughts: i so wanted to try one of these as soon as i opened my box so that i could include a review of it, but considering i only have two, i decided it was a waste to use it right before going to bed.  so i'm going to use it at a time where it might be better appreciated (*date night* ahem) and will report back.  they do look mighty strange though, based on the picture in the corner, so this is definitely a pre date night thing.

also, YOU CAN USE THEM FOR YOUR NIPPLES?? that's... super random.  i think i'll refrain from testing out that use of these lip masks, but hey if anyone was desperately in need of an all-in-one lip/nipple mask, boy are you in for a treat!
Sun Smile Hydro Gel Choosy Fruit Lip Mask Memebox Scentbox 3 Grapefruit Unboxing Review

final comment: these are labeled as "fruit", and there is no mention of grapefruit.  not that i mind that much, but why were these included?

4.  Happy Fam Deo Fresh Grapefruit ($20 for 20 sheets)

Description: Happy Fam Deo Fresh tissue with its powder formula allows you to quickly and easily refresh your sweaty, smelly under-arms throughout the daytime.

Initial thoughts: wow, memebox really thought we needed help with our bodily issues, huh?  first they give us a mist for our "stenches" and now we get deodorant wipes for our smelly under-arms.  useful for the summer, i suppose.  that being said, while these will certainly get used, i'm also not especially over the moon about these - rarely do i get up in the morning saying "gosh, i can't wait to use my deodorant wipes today!"  but oh well, what can a girl do.  also, i opened up the pack and this doesn't smell strongly of grapefruit either... what gives, memebox?  where are my grapefruit scents??
Happy Fam Deo Fresh Grapefruit deodorant wipes Memebox Scentbox 3 Grapefruit Unboxing Review

Final verdict: for ~ 22, i can't say i didn't get my money's worth.  if i wanted all these things, i'd easily pay more than $22 for them.  sadly, however, none of these products really get me going, though they will generally get used.  one thing i do wish though is that, as stated above, there would be MOAR GRAPEFRUIT SMELLS!  i got grapefruit as a theme, but as a scentbox, i felt like it kinda dropped the ball, aside from the mist (which is nice smelling, don't get me wrong, but not strongly grapefruit in my opinion).  but who knows, maybe the lip masks will smell like grapefruit, or maybe these deodorant wipes, when mixed with the stench of my body, will combine into something magical and grapefruity.


anyways, onto the coupons!  as part of the memebox affiliate program, i'm pleased to bring you various promotions (to be updated regularly).  right now, if you order through here, through July 30 you can get $5 any order of over $100, and you can get $3 off the Bubble Pop Cosmetics Superbox.  this box looks super fun and the first spoiler is the Brilliant Sparkling Powder Set:

The CO2 bubbles created when you blend the sparkling powders with water will penetrate deep into your skin, effectively removing all pore-clogging impurities and blackheads for good! These sparkling bubbles will not only leave your skin spick-and-span but also deliver deep moisturizing, brightening, and tightening results! 

to get the discounts, you can also use the codes AFFILIATE-1806-RSVYH-XRLS for the $5 off $100 and AFFILIATE-5467-FXZ6R-OUBV for the Bubble Pop Box.   hope you enjoyed the review, and stay tuned for more coming up shortly!

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