Sunday, September 28, 2014

Superfoods to make you feel like Supergirl!

(saddened by how long it took me to find the least sexist depiction)

Today I've got Memebox Special #20 Superfood box up for review!

Today's memebox is focused on food ingredients that are touted for their health benefits!

Memebox says

"Food for your soul? Nope! Food for your skin!

Super Foods such as broccolis, tomatoes, blueberries and yada yada yada being great for health is old news! It’s now time to share a little of these nutrition rich super power foodies with your skin! This Super Food Box is packed with internationally renowned Super Food infused skin care products that provide a holsitic approach to healthy, glowing skin! Slather on these uber antioxidant rich foods to amp up your beauty and confidence!"

The Packed Box

Memebox's handy info card with instructions and descriptions.

Backside of the handy info card.

1. Ladykin Elmaju Broccoli Essence Toner (150ml/$14)

This is a hydrating toner made from 90% broccoli extract. It is good for irritated, sensitive skin, and has anti-inflammatory effects for healing acne. The toner also claims to brighten. You would apply this after cleansing with a cotton pad.

Blurry Ingredient/Direction picture

2. The Skin House Aloe Soothing Vitamin Gel (50ml/$19)

The superfood in this product is aloe and tomato! The gel brightens with vitamin C capsules that are in the gel, and the aloe soothes and moisturizes dry and damaged skin. You massage this gel into your face until all the capsules have dissolved into your skin.

The directions say to apply before your skin care regimen, but I still take that to mean after cleansing and toning.

It's a generous size.

3. Secret Nature From Jeju Peeling Gel (150ml/$26)

I have never tried a peeling gel, but I am excited to! I love trying new product formulations.  However, I don't get what the superfood in this product is, people generally don't eat clay. This gel is made from clay and jeju, and is pesticide free and contains all natural ingredients.  The gel exfoliates dead skin cells and impurities away, and brightens the complexion.

You apply after cleansing, by massing onto skin with finger tips. Only use 1-2 times a week, so you don't over exfoliate and irritate your skin.

4. Ladykin Phytoplan Broccoli Wrinkle Radiance Power (50ml/$50)

Oh my word, I love this stuff. It feels so soothing on the skin, and leaves my skin smooth and moisturized. I don't have deep wrinkles, so I can't speak to the wrinkle fighting properties. This serum sinks in fast, and doesn't leave my oily skin feeling greasy. It's not too heavy feeling on my skin either.

I love brands that put thought and design into making their packaging beautiful.

You apply this ampoule after using cleansing and using toner, but before moisturizing.


This ampoule fights wrinkles, and contains turmeric to help with tone and radiance. I do believe my skin tone is improved and less red while using this. 

5. Pure Smile Strawberry Milk Essence Mask ($1)

What's a memebox without Pure Smile? I'm sure this will smell good though, yum strawberry milk. This mask claims to give you a baby face because it will hydrate and smooth, along with evening skin tone. It contains milk proteins, wild berry extracts, Vitamin E, hyaluronic acid and collagen. You apply the mask and leave on for 15-20 minutes, after cleansing.

6. e choice Red Ginseng Eye Wrinkle Solution Treatment (30ml/$6)

This eye cream contains 33% pure ginseng extract to fill lines and wrinkles along your eye area.  Apply under and around the eye area with ring finger, and pat in.

I'm happy with this box, especially for the broccoli ampoule, which is not something I would have purchased on my own. 

This box costs $23 with a total value of $116, pretty great return.

The box is sold out now, but here are some awesome boxes I am looking forward to.

"Poor Cinderella was covered in cinder and dust, and was so busy that she had no time for beauty! But with a little bit of bibbity bobbity boo, a Fairy Godmother, and a glass slipper, she was able to recreate a whole new look (and also snag her prince hubby!)

But, get real. We’re real women, with real problems, and most importantly, we don’t have a Fairy Godmother. So how do we get achieve this Cinderella-esque transformation? With this Cinderella Box of course! Although we can’t magically pop out a pumpkin carriage, we CAN give you a chock-full of hair, skin, and makeup essentials that will instantly transform your look, the moment you apply!

So, stop waiting for your Fairy Godmother to save you from your beauty distress, and take this Cinderella Box for a magical beauty makeover that even Cinderella will be jealous of!"

"All countries have those strange beauty products that make you go huh and hmm, and Korea is no exception.

This 4th OMG Box is bursting with a range of bizarre and brilliant to “WTF?!” but we promise that these beauty befuddlements will provide a wide range of beauty benefits.

We admit, these beauty innovations may look slightly intimidating at first, but we know that you secretly want to give these crazies a try!"

Is Tinkerbell really a princess? I mean, I still bought the box, but...

"We’re spellbound by the prettiest pixie, Tinkerbell!

She cast a magical spell on us to create this Tink inspired beauty box, full of all things shimmery and glittery from head to toe! Adorn yourself with sheer, lightweight shimmery makeup and body goodies that will give you a subtle fairy-dusted look!

Add a touch of glitter to eyes and lips for an understated, yet beautiful eye-catching shine, or go all out and amp up the intensity with sparkle flecked shimmers! You choose! Follow the fairy trend and highlight and illuminate your body and face (minus the excessive shine!) with pearl-based luminizers that give you an enchanting glow!

Shimmer and glitter in makeup can be overwhelming, but with the help of our fabulous Memeboxers and Tink herself, we created this Tinkerbell Box for all day, everyday wear!"

I am super excited for this box, since it comes with Memebox cult favorite Bounce Cheese Cream from Dear By Enprani!

"We love wine and we love cheese, but wine and cheese beauty products in a Wine & Cheese Box?  That’s just a match made in heaven!

Wine and cheese have gone hand in hand for centuries, but this is probably the first time you’ve seen a wine and cheese beauty box. Leave it to Memebox to cook up the weirdest, yummiest beauty box that will amplify your beauty! 

Wine, famously known to be rich in antioxidants and essential minerals, speeds up the cell renewal process and stimulates the blood circulation for the look of rejuvenated, brighter skin! Cheese, considered an excellent source of Vitamin B for the skin. supports the look of supple, bouncy and glowing skin. 

*Plus, here’s a spoiler! Bouncify your skin with a FULL SIZEDMemebox cult classic Dear by Enprani’s Dreams Come True Bounce Cheese Cream! This innovative facial cream has a unique ooey-gooey, bouncy texture that comes from a high concentration of protein-rich whey. The fun melted mozzarella cheese texture will adhere to the skin perfectly, and hydrate and firm the skin for the plumpest, youngest cheeks ever! "

I am still debating over the Second Cutie box. Some of the things look cute, but I am not sure if the value is there. Here's an unboxing picture.

Right now, if you buy the Cutiepie box, you get a free surprise gift. Still debating, let me know if anyone can sway me either way!

I also have a code for my lovely readers. If you use DAV2, you will receive $5 off your purchase. You can combine that with my affiliate banners to receive $10 or $15 off your total purchase, depending on how large it is. It expires at the end of September, so get your boxes now!


Super CC ;)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Revenge of the Masks!!

So,   this will be a fairly picture less post, as I had to get the offending items off of me and out of my house as quickly as possible, but I wanted to alert my dear readers as so to protect their precious skin.

Recently, Sephora launched new masks for $6 a piece on their website. As they are quick filler items, and the bath pods and hair ties are gone, I know many of my fellow Sephorites throw them in to hit a minimum shipping or promo code requirement. I was one of those hapless fellows, and grabbed the Yellow Ginseng Mask.

(Picture Courtesy of Sephora)

This is a single use mask that Sephora claims will tone and revitalize. When I opened the mask, I was overpowered by the smell. It was disgusting, like leftover sushi and ginger. I am not sensitive to scents, but I was almost unable to bare it. I decided to power through it, since ginseng can be a powerful smell. The mask tingled a bit when I put it on, but I thought it might be an effect of the toning and pore properties. That was a mistake, and I should have taken it off at that point. I left it on for the full 15 minutes, and my face was red when I took it off.  My face felt extremely oily and greasy afterwards. There was no toning, brightening, replumping or other effects like Sephora claimed. The next day, I woke with a huge huge red angry pimple. I had made no other new additions to my routine, so I can only assume it was because of the mask. I am not sure if this mask is the sole bad apple out of the group, but it has made me wary of buying any of the other masks in the Sephora line.

Buyer beware!!! 



Tuesday, September 2, 2014

August Empties!

Time for the monthly installment of stuff I actually used up! Very exciting for me, although I should stop buying 12 things for every 1 I finish.

So here's the good, bad and the meh of what I've used this month.

My Beauty Diary Lemon Vit C Mask- Loved it!! It definitely made my skin glow and radiant. 

Boots Coconut and Hibiscus Body Wash-This smelled so great, and was cheap to boot! Not a cheap coconut, like sun tan lotion or Malibu, but a rich tropical smell. Would rebuy.

Origins Zero Oil Toner- This toner made my skin matte and had a nice clean astringent feeling after using it. 

Lancome Visionnarie sample- Love this stuff, will be so sad when my sample packet stash runs out, but I would definitely consider buying full sized. It makes my pores look great, my skin feel smooth.

Lioele Dr. Ampoule Pore Tightening- Samples I got from Beauteque. Love this stuff, it's my favorite ampoule I've tried. Definitely makes my pores look smaller, although not permanently. Would buy full sized.

Angels on Bare Skin Facial Cleanser. This stuff smells amazing. Like, I'm not sure it really did too much for my skin, but it smelled so good I would rebuy anyway. I used it at night, since the scent was very calming and nice to fall asleep to.

Dr. Jart BB Cream. This was the one in the black tube. I am not a big BB cream person, but I did like this one as a base, on which I added more coverage concealer and powder foundation wise. I don't know if I would personally buy it again, because I like TonyMoly BCDation better for a BB Cream, but I like this one and would recommend it. 

Now on to the bad ://

My Beauty Diary Under Eye Care Hydrogel Patch-I love MBD's face masks, but their eye care patches do nothing for me. This one was just meh to me. 

The second MBD eye mask I tried. Dark Circles Intensive Care Eye Mask. Didn't do a thing for my dark circles. It also bothered my lower lash line and lashes. I would only recommend it if you have parched under eye skin.

Glamglow BrightMud Eye Treatment- I know Glamglow is a big hyped product right now, and I do like the White Glamglow, but the Black Glamglow and the BrightMud aren't worth their price tags.  BrightMud is an under eye mask and is supposed to help dark circles. Didn't do that, but it didn't irritate my eyes like the MBD eye patches did. If anyone knows of a good eye mask, let me know in the comments!!

Sally Hansen InstaDri Nail Polish that I don't know the name of because the sticker fell off. Wouldn't rebuy, it was a streaky mess that need 3 or more coats to cover the nail line.

This was part of a gift set I got at a work Secret Santa. Didn't have any smell, floral or not, and didn't effervesce or really add anything to my bath. Wouldn't rebuy.

Wild Cherry Blossom Shampoo and Conditioner from Suave. Yep, this didn't smell like cherry blossoms, which was the only reason I bought it. Wouldn't rebuy.

 Sample of Garnier's new Fructis Marvelous oil. There are 3 different varieties and this one is the Deep Nourish one. It smelled amazing, but left my hair feeling greasy. I would try one of the other varieties, but not this one. If your hair is really really dry, this might be worth a try.

Benefit Eye Cream sample. Didn't improve my eye area, especially under eye circles which are my biggest eye concern. Just meh.

Clean and Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser. This is a tingly cream cleanser. It's a bit thick feeling, and it didn't really help my acne. Just meh.

Anybody find any new loves or loathes this August?