Memebox Special #42 OMG3 – Unboxing, Contents and Review

Two days after the Memebox OMG2 arrived, I received it’s next version, the OMG3, which claimed to have the weirdest, coolest and most eye-brow raising beauty trends from Korea, even more so than it’s versions 1 and 2.This time, I wanted to try out all the products before writing this post. I loved all the products in the OMG2 (reviewed here) and was glad that the “ewwww” factor was low. As for the OMG3……read on……..
Memebox OMG3 - Contents, unboxing and review
For those who are still unaware of what exactly the Memebox is (hard to believe that though), here’s a little introduction to the beauty bloggers’ favourite box:Memebox (pronounced Mi-Mi box) is currently the #1 beauty box provider in Korea and arrived in the USA, and other countries just recently. We strive to bring you only the most trusted, best-loved Korean beauty products at everyday prices. Korean cosmetics are renowned for their high quality and efficacy, and we’re really excited to bring this to you. Memebox carries four main types of beauty boxes; Memebox, Memebox Special Edition, Superbox and Luckybox. We also carry full-sized Korean beauty products in our Memeshop. The Memeboxes are sourced, packed and shipped directly from Korea. 


Memebox Special #42 OMG3 - Unboxing, contents and review

 

Here’s what the Special #42 OMG3 contained:
 
* On The Body Makgeolli Soap 85g ($12)
* Cleomee Three Layer Perfume Donkey Oil Mist 100ml ($59)
* Migabee Bee Venom & Honey Cream 50ml ($54)
* Tonymoly Delight Tint Crayon 06 Neon Pink 2.8g ($8)
* Tosowoong Platinum Pore Tightening Pack 150ml ($19)
ON THE BODY MAKGEOLLI SOAP
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On The Body Makgeolli soap in Memebox Special #42 OMG3
 
“Makgeolli” is a milky white rice wine made from fermented rice, wheat and water and has been the oldest alcoholic beverage in Korea. It’s health and beauty benefits come from the fact that it’s unfiltered which means it contains lactic acid, fiber, vitamins and good bacteria. 
All this is very good but to be honest, this soap smells quite weird. I asked hubby to help me describe the smell, he took one whiff, made a face and said “Whatever it is, however you want to describe it, all I’ll say is yuck!” Yes, it smells bad. Despite that, I had to try it out and used it to cleanse my face (after removing makeup) for 5 days. It doesn’t smell as bad when you lather it (or perhaps it’s just a case of olfactory saturation – your nose getting used to the smell) and you have to pat it on a few times “for the ferments to soak into the skin”. It does cleanse quite well without drying out the skin but given a choice, I wouldn’t want to buy such a stinky soap.
CLEOMEE THREE-LAYER PERFUME DONKEY OIL MIST
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Cleomee Three Layer Perfume Donkey Oil Mist in Memebox Special #42 OMG3
 
I loved whatever little was left of the  Cleomee Donkey Milk lotion after it leaked inside it’s carton in my Cafe Box, but then that was made with Donkey milk! This is Donkey OIL!!! I started reading about how donkey oil was made and almost threw up all over my laptop! So I’m not going to get into that here and there is no way I’m going to use this either.
Cleomee Three Layer Perfume Donkey Oil mist in Memebox Special #42 OMG3
This is how the three layers get mixed up when the bottle is shaken.
MIGABEE BEE VENOM AND HONEY CREAM
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Migabee Bee Venom and Honey Cream in Membox Special #42 OMG3
 
Migabee Bee Venom and Honey cream in Memebox Special #42 OMG3
 
This is a lovely, lightweight cream that sinks into the skin and gets absorbed immediately. It doesn’t seem to have any artificial fragrance but a faint “smell” of some kind, that doesn’t linger long after applying on the skin. I have started using this cream at night after my serum and instead of the Faran facial oil (read about my skincare routine and products here) and I love how it sinks into the skin without leaving it greasy. My skin looks lovely the next morning so I’m glad I got this cream.
For those who’s like to know more about how bee venom is extracted, rest assured, modern techniques ensure that the bees aren’t harmed during the process. Read this article.
TONYMOLY DELIGHT TINT CRAYON NEON PINK
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Tonymoly Delight Tint Crayon Neon Pink in Memebox Special #42 OMG3
 
Why a lip crayon was included in the OMG3 box was beyond me. I mean, what’s so OMG about a neon lip crayon? Then I read the description and realised that this makes your lips glow under strobe lights! Umm, that’s not something I would really like when I go clubbing but, never mind. The colour in daylight is really pretty and not very neon-ish. It gives a creamy finish and has a yummy bubblegum fragrance.
Tonymoly Delight Tint Crayon Neon Pink swatch
 
TOSOWOONG PLATINUM PORE TIGHTENING PACK
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Tosowoong Platinum Pore Tightening Pack in Memebox Special #42 OMG3
 
This is the smelliest product in the box. The smell really hit me when I first opened the box and I had to sniff each product to see from where it was coming. It smells like a mixture of mud/soil with some cheap fragrance. This Pore tightening pack is supposedly infused with platinum gold powder and tea tree oil and tightens pores and removes the blackheads and impurities from within them.
Impressed by it’s description, I ignored the smell and opened the tube and this is how the pack looks…
Tosowoong Platinum Pore Tightening Pack in Memebox Special #42 OMG3
Tosowoong Platinum Tightening Pack
That’s how it looks when it’s freshly applied.
Tosowoong Platimun Pore Tightening Pack
And that’s how it looks after it dries.
I must say I looked pretty scary with this pack on my face. It looks like the clay used to make the earthen water jars in India. It left my skin feeling super clean, though slightly dry. In fact, in terms of efficacy, it is comparable to my favourite mud mask, the Wei Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask. I’ll put up with the smell (which is better than that of the soap) because I love the results this pack gives.
MY THOUGHTS
 
Though this box had just 5 products, the total value of this box is $152! However, only three out of the five products are of use to me since I will be chucking away the smelly soap and giving away the Donkey Oil mist to someone who doesn’t mind using a product with donkey oil. I really like the Tonymoly tint and the mask and LOVE the Bee Venom and Honey cream.
DISCOUNT CODES
 
Though there aren’t any new boxes at the moment, I’m sure that Memebox will release some soon (at least all of us Memefans hope they do). Till then, you can use these discount codes on purchases made at the Memeshop where they have some wonderful value sets available.
 
* ERMBZ1 and H07XO1 – $5 off on a purchase of $30 or more (Codes are good for $5 off any purchase over $30, shipping and handling not included. Please note that this code is not valid for $5 Steals category. Coupons are limited to one use per customer and cannot be combined with any other coupon code.) One time use only!
MEMEBUNDLE3 –  Get $5 off when you buy 3 Memeboxes together.
MEMEBUNDLE4 – Get $8 off when you buy 4 Memeboxes together.
* AFFILIATE-6627-I6AHM-NYMK – $5 off on orders above $100.

AFFILIATE-6279-BE64B-CUQQ – $10 off on orders above $150.


(You don’t need to enter the last two codes if you use my link to purchase. They would be applied automatically to your order.)


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