Memebox Special #39 Café Box – Unboxing And Contents

As a coffee lover, I was truly thrilled when Memebox came up with a Café box. The description too, appealed to the caffeine-addict in me so obviously, I had to buy it.“Get your daily caffeine buzz with this Café Box! Wake up and smell the coffee has just taken on a whole new meaning! We’ve rounded up freshly brewed beauty goods that will remind you of your favourite indulgent drinks from your go-to cafe joint. Indulge your senses in a swirl of sweet sin and brim with delight with milky sweeties that will boost your beauty! Set your mug aside and cozy up to this Café Box and see what’s brewing at Memebox?”

contents of Memebox Special #39 Café Box

With a description like that, I had expected the box to have products that either smelled like coffee or had caffeine among the ingredients. Body scrub, for example, or a caffeine-infused eye cream. I forgot that at a Café, you do get other things too besides coffee. But though the products weren’t what I thought they would be, they are ALL wonderful. This has been the box I’ve been most eagerly looking forward to and while I loved the contents, I was in for some disappointment too. Read on to know more….

Products included in Memebox Special #39 Café Box (all full size):

* Vella Fresh Creamy Soap – 100ml ($13)
* TonyMoly Latte Art Cappuccino Cream-In Scrub – 95g ($13)
* Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm – 7g ($6)
* Cleomee Anti-Wrinkle Donkey Lotion – 250ml ($83)
* Pure Smile [Original] Mask Sheet – 23ml ($1)
* Binu Cook Ice Cream Scoop Cacao Body Soap – 70g ($3)

This box was priced at $23 + $6.99 for standard shipping and the total value of this box is $119! A really good deal isn’t it? I also had to pay Rs. 324 as customs duty this time though. Don’t know what those people in the Customs office have against me 🙁

Here’s a look at the products:

VELLA FRESH CREAMY SOAP

Vella Fresh Creamy Soap in Memebox Special #39 Cafe Box


This creamy soap comes in a cute icecream tub-like container and also comes with a cute icecream spoon spatula. It looks like melted vanilla icecream and has a very pleasant mildly citrusy fragrance.

It’s ingredient list includes Propolis, Royal Jelly, Honey, Donkey Milk, Aloe Leaf, Witch Hazel, Piper Methysticum and Portulaca Oleracea to provide moisturisation and nutrition and to soothe the skin. It is also free from petroleum surfactant, parabens, artificial dyes, synthetic flavour ( I guess they mean fragrance), benzophenone, phenoxyethanol, ethanol and mineral oils. It is supposed to be highly concentrated and gives really rich and creamy bubbles to cleanse the skin while maintaining the pH balance.

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I’m highly impressed and look forward to using this cleanser, though that’s going to take a while since I’m currently using the Enesti Rice and Milk Foaming Cleanser from the Milk box. These foaming cleansers create such rich, thick lather that you only need a very small amount and so they last for ages!

TONYMOLY LATTE ART CAPPUCCINO CREAM-IN SCRUB

TonyMoly Latte Art Cappuccino Cream-In Scrub in Memebox Special #39 Cafe Box
TonyMoly Latte Art Cappuccino Cream-In Scrub in Memebox Special #39 Cafe Box


This has got to be my favourite product in the box not only because of it’s supercute, coffee-mug-with-stirrer packaging but also because of it’s amazing coffee fragrance! The only product in this box that actually smells of coffee!

This is a massage-type face scrub enriched with milk protein and coffee extracts to help remove skin impurities, unclog the pores, deliver rich nutrition and firm up skin elasticity.  It also changes colour from dark brown to white as you keep scrubbing. I can’t wait to use this.

HOLIKA HOLIKA DESSERT TIME LIP BALM

Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm in Memebox Special #39 Cafe Box
Holika Holika Dessert Time Lip Balm in Memebox Special #39 Cafe Box


How. Cute. Is. This??? Surely this should have been included in the Cute Wishlist 3 (which is the box I ordered along with this Cafe box though there was no value set available for these two) for it’s cuteness factor. It also smells so wonderful that my sons thought that this was a kind of jelly candy and wanted to eat it!

Randomly selected from Red Cupcake, Peach Cupcake and Plum Pink Cupcake (which is a new launch), I was lucky to get the Plum Pink Cupcake. The detailing on the packaging is incredible and the the lip balm seems to have quite good pigmentation (haven’t swatched it as yet because I don’t feel like spoiling it).

CLEOMEE ANTI-WRINKLE DONKEY LOTION

Cleomee Anti-Wrinkle Donkey Lotion in Memebox Special #39 Cafe Box
This bottle is actually three-fourths empty 🙁

Now for the disappointment. I had received the Skin Ceramic Donkey Milk and Argan Oil Steam Cream in the Milk box and have used it only occasionally since it is quite rich and hydrating. So I was thrilled when I saw this Donkey Lotion featured in this box because it would be a wonderful product for winter. But this was the state of the lotion when I received the Memebox….

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Cleomee Anti-Wrinkle Donkey Lotion in Memebox Special #39 Cafe Box
The lotion leaked inside the carton
Cleomee Anti-Wrinkle Donkey Lotion in Memebox Special #39 Cafe Box
This was how it arrived.

The lotion had leaked inside it’s carton! Thankfully, all the other products had their individual plastic packaging so didn’t get damaged but the outer carton of this product was totally damaged. The leaked lotion had even solidified where it had leaked inside the carton and the whole bottle was covered with lotion and slippery to hold when I removed it and cleaned it to see how much product was left in it. (it smells really nice, by the way). Just one-fourth of the bottle is full. From all the eight Memeboxes that I’ve got so far, this is the first time a mishap such as this has happened. I have emailed Memebox and I hope they send me a replacement.

PURE SMILE [ORIGINAL] MASK SHEET

Pure Smile [Original] Mask Sheet in Green Tea in Memebox Special #39 Cafe Box.

This kinda seems to be a Milk Box version 2, don’t you think? Quite a few similarities between the Milk Box and this Cafe Box…the milk-based cleanser, the donkey milk cream/lotion and now the face mask from a brand that was in the Milk Box as well.

I had received the Pure Smile Milk Mask sheet in the Milk Box which I haven’t used as yet since I prefer clay and peel-off masks to sheet masks. This Green Tea mask sheet contains abundant green tea extracts for maintaining the skin’s moisture/oil balance and it’s firmness. With the weather being so terribly hot and humid these days, I think I need to use this mask.

BINU COOK ICE CREAM SCOOP CACAO BODY SOAP

Binu Cook Ice Cream Scoop Cacao Body Soap in Memebox Special  #39 Cafe Box

100% natural and hand-made, even though I haven’t removed the plastic wrapping, it smells so deliciously of chocolate icecream that I had to immediately eat some chocolate! Both the boys have already staked claim on this soap and are fighting over who will get to use this soap. I hope Memeshop has this coz I’ll surely have to buy a couple more for sure.

Memebox should really come out with a box for kids with these kind of fun products. I mean, coloured beans that you burst and use as soap and shampoo (CNKCOS Colour Beans), soap that looks and smells like chocolate, is it any wonder that my sons want to take away these fun products? Hello, anybody listening at Memebox???

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MY THOUGHTS

I LOVE each product in this box. The leaked Cleomee Donkey Lotion is a disappointment but I’m hoping that the wonderful people at Memebox will replace it for me. After all, it’s the highest priced product in the box and to lose over 3/4ths of it is quite heart breaking.

Other than that, each and every product in this bag is lovely and something I’m going to use. I’m so glad I bought this box, I can safely say that this is MY FAVOURITEST BOX so far. Please replace the lotion for me Memebox, and I’ll be a super happy camper.

This box, obviously, is sold out but there are other wonderful Memeboxes that you could buy….

Memebox has made something special that they’re going to reveal on the 23rd. You could click here to sign up to be among the first to know what it is.

I’m having some problems with the comp and so am unable to save and edit pics which is why I can’t put up pics of the new collaboration boxes. Anyway, you can also check out all the other new Memeboxes here, Superboxes here and Value Sets here

Coupon codes:
MX03V9 will get you a $5 discount (one time use only)
VL4C will also get you a $5 discount.(one time use only)
Also get $5 off when you spend above $100 and $10 off on spends above $150 when buying through the above links.

And hey,  don’t forget to enter my giveaway HERE for a chance to win Memepoints!  Hurry,  giveaway ends soon……

Disclaimer: Box bought with own money. Affiliate links.

10 Comment

  1. NidsGautam says: Reply

    Aww.. Tht lotion.. Bad.. But lovely stuff.. Now cafe n cacao.boxes r not meant to b safe 😉

  2. Madhur says: Reply

    Koreans have such an interesting products and their packings are so innovative. Love the box. 😀 And I hope you do get replacement for that lotion.

  3. Such a cool box! Hope you get a replacement for the lotion or at least some points.

  4. veritazy says: Reply

    oohh too bad about the lotion. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! 🙂
    Tried the latte scrub again and it didn’t heat up much for me. Feels like butter but washes off easily. 😛

  5. Vipra S says: Reply

    Heyy i so loved the packaging of first 3 products.. esp. the Lip Balm.. Lovely stuff.. 🙂

  6. I agree. I feel like kicking myself for not getting the Choco Mania box 🙁

  7. They said they couldn’t give a replacement and gave me 8 points instead 🙁

  8. They did give me 8 points but that doesn’t seem adequate enough. I tried reasoning with them but to no avail. Oh well, my bad luck.

  9. Guess it depends on each person’s skin. On me the Latte scrub really warms up and leaves my face looking as fresh as I feel after downing a latte 😉

  10. I know! The lip balm should have been in the Cute Wishlist box. And it’s super, super pigmented too!

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