By now, you must have heard of Memebox, the Korean skincare/makeup boxes that are taking the beauty world by storm? It’s not your typical subscription box, where you pay a monthly fee and get a monthly box. Memebox releases boxes sporadically, sometimes a few week even, based on different themes, filled to the brim with cult skincare and beauty products straight from Korea that are difficult to find in the States. They also have different tiers of boxes.
Memeboxes– The original Memebox comes packed with 4 – 8 full sized products and deluxe samples, carefully curated from Korea to give you the best experience and widest exposure to a range of products.
Superboxes – Superbox was inspired by Memebox lovers, looking for full-sized products catered to specific needs. Each Superbox series comes with it’s own theme, designed to target particular concerns.
Luckyboxes – Each Luckybox contains a selection of products from past Memeboxes, occasionally including a few new favorites that Meme simply could not resist including.
Nakedboxes – These are boxes where the contains are already revealed. They are mostly items from past Memeboxes. As of right now, only #16, #17, and a special Father’s Day box are available.
I am reviewing Luckybox #5 here and Nakedbox #15 in a different post. Full disclosure, I actually initially ordered the Nakedbox #15, but somehow was sent Luckybox #5 as a mistake. I emailed Memebox and they told me to keep the Luckybox and basically overnighted me the Nakedbox! Woohoo 🙂
I was actually planning on scooping up Luckybox #5 but it had sold out before I bit the bullet so this is such a win for me. You’ll see why.
I was generously offered a sample-size starter kit from my blogger bud Brandy for her new venture, Bona Clara Skincare, a few weeks ago and finally have time to review it! One great thing about this line is it’s age specific. 20 year olds and 50 year olds have different skin concerns and Bona Clara adjusts accordingly. I for example, had no idea that in our 20’s, we get the most free-radical damage. I also am finally getting on board with having an actual skincare system and not just praying that I don’t get wrinkles.
I got this adorable little sample kit (ps, shout out to whoever writes the addresses for Bona Clara, you have AMAZING handwriting) which included: a gel-based cleanser, an exfoliating scrub, toner, serum, and an anti-aging treatment cream. While my toner arrived almost 1/2 empty, I didn’t really need a ton to experience it working.
After using the kit for about 2 weeks, I can say that I like it! I don’t really notice if it makes the signs of aging disappear as I *luckily* don’t see any yet, but it does make my skin feel fresh and super clean. With the exception of the scrub, you’re supposed to use each product 2x a day. I found I needed a smaller amount than directed, which is why I was able to make the small sizes really last. I really loved the scrub. Instructed to use 2-3 week, it includes ground up pomegranate seeds, it wasn’t too rough but still made my skin feel really smooth.
They prides itself as being one of the safest and most natural skincare lines on the market. See below for their handy chart they included in my starter kit:
Umm, Lanacome, you need to step up your game! I mean come on, animal testing STILL?
Overall, I think Bona Clara is a great, natural line and worth checking out, especially if you’re worried about the effects of aging on your skin and have sensitive skin. They also have some great deals coming up for the holiday season, including the sample kit I received which is such a great way to try out the products for yourself. Check them out here and let me know what you pick out! Also, Brandy is just awesome and I know she’ll answer any questions you may have.