Today I'd like to share Memebox Special #16 OMG Box - this is one of the Memeboxes I was most excited about, and it did not disappoint. The OMG theme was supposed to bring us weird and wacky products, which are my weakness. I just adore trying products in new formats or new ingredients, and whatnot, so this box was perfect for me.
This is the full box, chock full of fun things:
This is full sized and retails for $22 according to Memebox. I have to say, this was the least exciting thing in the box, particularly since I'm not really a lip gloss person. What's "different" about this gloss is that it has two colors in the tube (a pink color and a coral color) and the cap lights up so that you can apply it anywhere (even in the dark) using the mirror on the side of the tube. I wouldn't say this is anything that would make me look twice at a lip gloss, but I do have to say it's practical, especially since the light is conveniently placed in the cap so that it shines directly on your lips as you apply the gloss. (Also, I once received a Modelco lip gloss that had a mirror, but the mirror was placed on the applicator itself, so you could only use it after you applied and not during, which was less helpful).
Memebox says this gloss is non-sticky, moist and spreads easily. I do think it's somewhat less sticky than other lip glosses I've tried, which I appreciated, but it's still no tinted lip balm, which I live by. As for the color, it's a bit sheer, but it's a nice shade if you're not looking for much payoff.
The second product is super cute, and it's the SKINAZ Premium Vitatablet (full size, $46 according to Memebox). These little tablets contain vitamin C and "aroma oil" (supposedly 300g of vitamin C, but since the size of the product is only 39g, I'm a bit confused as to how that can be...). There are two ways to use these: either by dropping a tablet into water and rinsing your face with it, or using the vitamin water as a facial mist or for your hair, bath or babies (the baby use is also not really spelled out...). I was a bit sad to see the jar is somewhat empty once you take out the two packets placed inside to keep moisture out, so there are a lot fewer tablets than I expected. That being the case, I will probably try these out once or twice to rinse my face, but I'm more likely to use this as a facial mist in order to make the most out of them. I haven't used them yet, since I have multiple facial mists to get through, but will report back on anything noteworthy, though the skeptic in me doesn't expect a whole lot of noticeable difference from vitamin C-infused water, in whatever shape or form. I still think the tablets are adorable though...
The next thing in my box is certainly interesting... it's the Pure Smile 3-Step Oh! My Busty!? Bust Pack ($6). In short, this is a mask set for "taking care of your bust" and keeping it soft and moisturized. The first step involves massaging a gommage onto your chest to exfoliate. The second step is a hydro-gel pack (and have no fear, it can be worn under a shirt! Just in case you want to be able to go out in public while you take care of your dry boobs) which is worn for 10-15 minutes. The final step is a cream. Honestly, this seems a little pointless to me. Though there may be plenty of things I'd like to address in my cleavage (or lack thereof) area, dryness is not one of them, so I don't really need a 3-step system to keep it moisturized. More importantly, even if it were to get dry, I'm not sure why any of this is particular to your chest. It seems as arbitrary as needing a 3-step system to keep your forearm moisturized, since I'm guessing the same things would apply all over your body. But I suppose I'll try it, strange as it may seem (particularly since they took the time to provide this wonderfully helpful guide on the back). Also, what does "Oh! My Busty!?" mean??
Before and after 5 minutes:
The final product in the OMG Box is the Ladykin Aqua Exfoliator for Body (full size, $14). This is supposed to give you a "quick glimpse" of the word of Korean public baths and scrubs, as a gentle exfoliator containing "cellulose components" of papaya and pineapple extracts. You just spray it over your body after showering, and then you're supposed to gently massage away any dead skin cells. I'm always wary of these "exfoliators" that instantly ball up on your skin, and this is no different. Usually, however, they are a gel consistency, while this is more of a liquid spray, so at least that's slightly different. After trying this on my legs, I do think this does exfoliate somewhat - my legs did feel slightly smoother afterwards, but I still prefer more intense scrubs for my body as my skin is not particularly sensitive, and the payoff here seems too minimal for me to use it all the time. Oh well.
If you're interested in trying out Memebox, you can use the code O4UP for $5 off your purchase. Enjoy!