More Memes! Memebox #12 and scent bundle review

Honestly, you get no Memeboxes for ages and then they all come along at once. I had four arrive today.

First up, there’s Global box #12. This is the regular monthly Memebox Korean beauty box containing a mix of full size and sample sized skin care, hair products and make up.They’re usually great value and full of interesting products. This is no exception:memebox korean beauty box 12



  1. Ryo Anti-Hair Loss Treatment (50ml sample, $3)
    I got this in a previous box and it makes for a great conditioner, leaving hair really smooth. Happy to see it again.
  2. Banila Co Claypatra Mineral Salt Clay Pack (12g sample, $2.52)
    This face mask uses mud from the Dead Sea, a place I’ve always wanted to visit. So I’ll start by smearing it on my face. Fun times.
  3. Plagentra White Mark Cream (15g sample, $5.70)
    An anti-stretch mark cream. Now those I can provide, thank you babies.
  4. Plagentra White Mark Lotion, Cream, Massage Gel (foil samples)
    More of the above. Are they trying to say something about my stretch marks?
  5. L.vida Nail Polish (full size $7)
    An eye-scorching neon orange, in a pretty bottle with a flower on it. I can see the teenage daughter inheriting this.
  6. Inter-cos Smooth Sensitive Removal Cream (full size 250ml $43)
    For removing of the moustache. Between that and the lack of strech marks, no one will recognise me.
  7. Palan Crysence Organic Essence (full size 120ml $72)
    This fancy hair essence is the big ticket item in the box. I would never pay over £40 for hair goop so I’m fascinated to see if this does anything amazing and magical. It should make you a cup of tea too, at that price.

This box retails at $23 plus $7 shipping. I paid slightly less as I had some credit in my account, so it worked out at $24.99/£14.50 all in. Box value is $133.22 / £78, so not too shabby at all.

If you want a box like this one, the next one that’s not sold out is Global Box #16

Next, there’s the Memebox scent bundle. These were on sale as individual boxes, but there was a 3 for the price of 2 offer, so since I already wanted the Rose and Grapefruit scented boxes I figure that I might as well get the Baby Powder box as well, for free.

These boxes were on sale at $15 each plus shipping at $6.99, or all three for $30 plus shipping, with 3-4 items promised in each.

I had a few discounts to use up, so I paid $28.99/£17 for all three including shipping. Considering the value of the boxes is over $150/£90 I think I did pretty well there.

But box value is meaningless if you’re not going to use what’s inside. Luckily, these boxes score pretty well on that front too.

Scentbox #1 Rosememebox korean beauty box scent box


  1. Rose Mine Plumpy Tint in Roseberry ($11)
    This is a lip and cheek tint, a bit like Benefit’s Benetint, but more jam-like. Looks like blood but applies like rose.
  2. Rose Mine Floral Remedy Foam Cleanser (120ml, $22)
    Love the Cath Kidston style packaging, and a cleanser is always useful
  3. Happy Bath Rose Essence Body Wash (200g $11)
    I do love a happy bath
  4. Hope Girl Magic Skin Primer (5 x 2ml samples)
    Although the samples are small, I like that there are plenty to try and I like the idea of a rose-tinted primer.

Scentbox #2 is Baby Powder, and this does have a bit of an eau de baby’s nappy about it, but in a good waymemebox korean beauty box baby powder


  1. Mimi Lauryne’s Perfume Soap French Blossom (100g, $18)
    A lovely soft and crumbly luxury organic soap containing shea butter, olive oil and coconut milk. Delicious.
  2. Consensus Fabric Deodorizer Baby Powder (30ml sample, $0.64)
    For when your clothes don’t smell enough like nappies. This I am less excited about.
  3. Lailly 7 Seconds Make-Up Booster (50g $40)
    This seems to be a primer, except it’s blue and smells faintly of baby powder. May come in handy for Smurf cosplay. I like it though.
  4. Happy Fam Deo Fresh Baby Powder wipes (20, $2)
    Useful for travelling or when you are feeling skanky.

And finally, scentbox #3 is Grapefruit and contains:memebox korean beauty box grapefruit

  1. Mimi Lauryne’s Dress Perfume Mist de Grapefruit (150ml $18)
    This is a citrus mist for unstinkyfying your habitat. A posh air freshener, basically. Really like this.
  2. Kael28 Sun Killing Grapefruit Gel (270ml $30)
    The ultimate multi-functioning product. It’s a hydrating gel that’s a toner, an emulsion, an essence, a cream, a soother of burns and a sleeping pack. It’s also anti-aging. Won’t make you a cup of tea though. They always leave that part out.
  3. Sun Smile Hydro Gel Choosy Fruit (2 @ $2)
    This moisturising lip mask is probably best not worn in public, or when answering the phone. Looking forward to trying it out.
  4. Happy Fam Deo Fresh Grapefruit (20, $2)
    More refresher type wipes, for when you just can’t smell fruit bowly enough.





I paid for this box with my own money.