Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Memebox Superbox 52 Thumbs Up! Beauty Box: Unboxing and Review!

So on Black Friday (I think...) Memebox did a huge restock of boxes, almost every box they've every done it seemed. okay slight exaggeration but there was a lot of boxes restocked. One of which was a box I have really wanted, purely for one product. It took ages to sell out so I kept going back and ended up ordering three....

Memebox Shop!
I didn't want to be greedy and hoard them all but they seemed to hang around for a while. Perhaps people had forgotten about the star product!

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Memebox Superbox 80 Pumpkin Pie Cosmetics: Unboxing and Review!

I have had this box for ages but Christmas has taken over! The last food box Memebox released, and I am definitely hoping they do more!

Memebox Global

This box picture originally had an orange lipstick on it which sent people running for the hills! Luckily there was not an orange lipstick inside!

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Christmas Lush Haul! Nightingale, 12 Days of Christmas, Snow Fairy, So White and lots more!

I love Lush, therefore I love the Lush Boxing Day Sale! I usually head down later in the day, firstly as I like to sleep in and secondly I am not one to deal with mental crowds! However there were some lovely boxes I really wanted to try to get so I headed down for opening time this year.

I managed to get the two Christmas boxes I had wanted. The Rosie box was from my lovely neighbour.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Wine and Cheese Update!

So as we all know there was a bit of a mess on with the Wine and Cheese box from Meme. I thought I would do a quick round up of the second box I received as it had a different product than originally expected.

Memebox Special 76 The Empress' Secrets: Unboxing and Review!

The second part of my ancient queen bundle was the Empress' Secrets box. People expected milk in the Cleopatra box and most expected this to be a reincarnation of the much lauded oriental medicine box. I had very high hopes!

Memebox Shop
This box has, in my opinion, an odd mix of products and I don't really think they are particularly on theme, but as usual they are things that will fit into my skin care regime.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Memebox Special 74 Cleopatra: Unboxing and Review

Cleopatra, comin' atcha. Cleopatra, comin' atcha. If you recognised that, then you are extremely cool.

Memebox Global Shop
This box was a $29 box and I was expecting lots of luxurious milk products, as everytime Memebox puts a milk product in a box Cleopatra's name come up!

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Memebox New Christmas Mask Box

Yey! I can get this as it fits my food and mask themes :D

Winter Mask Box!
Grab it before its gone!
Martha x

Memebox Special 63 Skincare Elixir: Unboxing and Review!

Described as a 'miracle in a box' the name of this box was immediately appealing. I can't resist anything with a super fancy name like Elixir! I was expecting things that looked like potion bottles from the Middle Ages.

Memebox Global Shop
A bit like that fancy green one in the picture!

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Memebox Superbox 78 Dirty Gal: Unboxing and Review!

I had worried that Memebox had lost the plot and was just sending any old rubbish in the last few boxes, but this box (and sneaky spoilers of some more upcoming boxes) has restored my faith! If Cleopatra and Empress amaze me (hopefully here Thursday!) I shall be back in Meme love!

This box was supposed to contain products with ingredients that would usually be associated with being dirty rather than a cosmetic! My interest was certainly piqued!

Monday, 15 December 2014

BeautyNetKorea Haul: Banila Co, Etude House, Tony Moly

I have been a bit naughty recently, making a few orders from BeautyNetKorea and a couple of random eBay sellers of Asian Beauty products.

But I am really pleased with everything I got so does that justify it?

Memebox Special 81 Next Best Thing In Skincare: Unboxing and Review!

This box came out at random in the middle of a bit of a Memedrought. I had planned to stay away from vague skincare themed boxes but I saw it and bought it, woops...

Click to see the info card
This was actually a really good box so I was pleased to get it after all. The intital description made it sound like an OMG style box, which I don't think it is.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Memebox Special 73 Brighten and Correct: Unboxing and Review!

The second part of my bundle was the Brighten And Correct box. I have quite fair skin so I really like brightening products to keep it even and fade any scars or marks from spots that occasionally come along and ruin things!

Memebox Global Shop
That picture sold it to me. A lovely even fair skin tone, the stuff of dreams! Although admittedly something that is seeming ever closer with some of the awesome products I have found which are being repurchased!

Memebox Special 71 Wish Upon A Mask: Unboxing and Review!

Another mask box! The only exception to my (often broken) food themed box only rule! I love masks as they always get used up, there is always a great excuse to use a mask.

Memebox Global Shop
This is the 7th Mask Box I believe, I also got Mask 5 and Mask 6 previously! I don't thinkt hose were as good as this one though!

Friday, 12 December 2014

Memebox Shop: Cleomee Donkey Milk Sheet Masks Review!

This will only be a quick one as sheet masks aren't something you can go on forever about, but I thought I would review these whilst they are still in stock on Memebox, and on sale!

Click to check them out on Memebox!
I am a big fan of both sheet masks and the Cleomee Donkey Milky body lotion I got in my Cafe Box so I knew I had to try some of these!

Memebox Special 62 Tea Tree Cosmetics: Unboxing and Review!

 I had a bit of a mad mail week and got lots of parcels in one day! All the Memeboxes seem to be coming at once. This was one I had decided not to keep before I received it as I have come to realise tea tree is too harsh for my skin apart from spot treatments. My skin has been behaving nicely recently and I didn't want to upset that by using tea tree which is more suited to blemish prone skin. It is however a really great, high value box.

 This box is still available!
This box is still available!
Memebox did just restock this box and lots of others if you want to see what is still up for grabs!

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Memeshop Product Review: Benton Value Set, Essence, Steam Cream and Sheet Masks

The Benton Snail Bee Essence quickly became one of my holy grail skincare items after receiving it in my Lucky 10 Memebox. I jumped at the opportunity to get a Benton Snail Bee value set as soon as Memebox released it!

Memebox Global Shop
The value set was a really good deal, it was $30 for the set with free express shipping, plus I had a $5 code so I paid $25 for a full size Essence, Steam Cream and a pack of ten sheet masks!

Memebox Special 64 Green Food Cosmetics: Unboxing and Review!

Another food box from Memebox! Anyone who knows me well (so Kitty and a select few other lovely ladies) know I try to stick to food themed boxes. I don't always succeed, but I do try!

Memebox Global Shop
From the marvellously green inviting photo I expected to be hit with a green overload as I opened the box.  I was not...

Memebox New Release: Christmas Boxes!

Finally a new release! If these take your fancy because I bet they sell quick with the Memedrought!

Click to see them!
Happy shopping
Martha x

Monday, 8 December 2014

Memebox Global 17: Unboxing and Review

This is only my second global box as I tend to stick to the themed boxes more. I am finding that each box I review feels like it is getting closer and closer to the end of Memebox. There are only two boxes left on the site, and they keep popping in and out of stock. Hopefully the new year will bring good news for Memebox fans. Anyway! Onto Global 17.

Memebox Global Shop
On initial spoiler pictures of this box I considered selling the whole thing as is. I am actually pretty happy that I didn't do that.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Memebox Collaboration 9 Soothing Sista: Unboxing and Review!

My first Memebox was a collaboration box between Coffee Break with Dani, but I had not been attracted by any of the collaboration boxes they have created since. That is until this awesome box came out!

Memebox Global Shop
This is a box curated by a Youtube blogger SoothingSista and from her channel I had assumed it was going to be mostly make up products like a lot of the recent Youtube based collaboration boxes. I was pleasantly surprised when this was mostly awesome skincare!

Friday, 5 December 2014

Memebox Special 65 Apple Mojito: Unboxing and Review!

The last of my mini box reviews, and the almost inevitable CutiePieMarzia2 repeat product; its Apple Mojito Memebox!

Memebox Global Shop
I think I was really testing the limits of my 'food Memebox' resolve when I tried to justify this as a food box, and I was right. The picture looks so promising, lime and mint floating around. Seemed perfect! It contained 5 full size items for $19.

Memebox Special 66 Petit Treasures: Unboxing and Review!

The second of my three mini box bundle and possibly the lightest box I have ever received. There was absolutely no weight to this box, and when I opened it that wasn't a surprise as it was a pretty empty box, both on quality and quantity sadly.

Memebox Global Shop

"A batch of rare and beautiful treasures" promised Memebox. Well apparently they were so rare none of them made it into my box!

Memebox Special 67 Blackout! Unboxing and Review

My latest three Memeboxes arrived in a bundle pack yesterday and I just got chance to take (terrible) photos of them to blog about. These are going to be short blog posts as they are 'mini' $19 boxes and I'm not keeping a great deal out of them! I am starting with Black Out! which was, in my opinion, the most disappointing box.

Memebox Global Shop
This box had four products inside, sadly one of which would be an item I would use so it will not be staying in my Memebox collection.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Foundation Review: Yves St Laurent Fusion Ink and Touche Eclat and Illamasqua Skin Base

I won't pretend I have a huge amount of knowledge or experience in foundation as I have always struggled to find one that matches my skintone. They are usually too dark or too yellow. Therefore I really haven't tried a huge variety of them! I have however found two perfect ones, and one pretty good one that I thought I would share!

YSL Fusion Ink B10 and Touche Eclat BR10 Foundations
As you can see my two favourites are both by Yves St Laurent.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Memeshop Product Review: Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask

I have heard this product raved about since people received it in the OMG Memebox, so when it went on sale at the Memeshop I had to grab myself some of this little piggy!

Look how cute he is. With his neckerchief!
I thought I would do a review whilst its still on sale for $19 (plus a free gift, but I wouldn't get too excited, it is no doubt a Marzia box!)

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Haul: Etude House Order

So after the sad Oh Sheet Mask debacle I decided to buy a lot of sheet masks from reputable companies. One of those orders has come in, and it is from Etude House!

Etude House had a great offer on, hence the large amount of things I bought, where sheet masks were on $0.48, shipping was free over $30 and you got 15% off with Paypal! I got all of the products below for $25, including a Wish Lips lipstick for Kitty that is not pictured.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Memebox Special 77 My Lovely Boutique: Unboxing and Review!

It is time to unbox My Cute Wishlist 5. No wait, sorry, its My Lovely Boutique. My mistake.

Memebox Global Shop
This box promised 'exquisite packaging' and 'extreme cute overload' I am not quite sure what planet Memebox were on when this was curated.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Memebox Special 53 Wine and Cheese Cosmetics: Unboxing and Review!

And next we have the Whine and Cheese. No, not a typo, this is probably the box that has caused most angst among Memefans, myself included!

Memebox Global Shop
Let us delve into the wonders of the wine and cheese box and see whether it was worth all the problems along the way!

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Memebox Superbox 71 My Cute Wishlist 4: Unboxing and Review!

This may well be the last edition of My Cute Wishlist Memebox! We usually get one at the end of the month and we did not get one in October, nor a K Style or OMG box. I do find it quite odd as they were a popular series of boxes, however I think their popularity may have waned with recent editions.

So the My Cute Wishlist series has declined in quality, and cuteness, since the first edition in most Memebox fans eyes. I can certainly see where they are coming from but I do not think they have been bad boxes. I did admittedly sell over half of MCW3, but I will be keeping most of this box! So lets see whats in the box and assess its cute factor. Will the final (possibly...) MCW be a stellar box?

Memebox Special 54 Miracle Masks: Unboxing and Review!

Sorry for the seemingly endless stream of unboxings with no break. Work is crazy, a million school Nativitys to plan and as well as sort Christmas for myself. At the end of my tether and then some!  I have lots of boxes to unbox and review as well as some things I have picked up for myself. Hoping to get caught up Saturday night! But for today, we have Miracle Masks!

Memebox Global Shop
This is the 6th Mask Box and I think only the second I have received. Previous mask boxes have been great and I did enjoy my Mask 5.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Memebox Special 59 Scrub 2: Unboxing and Review!

The second half of my Oil Therapy and Scrub 2 bundle this time. I'm actually really pleased with this box, and contrary to most people I prefer this to Scrub 1, unboxed here!

Memebox Global Shop
This will be a much happier review than the last one, as this ticked a lot of my scrubber needs!

Memebox Special 60 Oil Therapy: Unboxing and Review

This won't be the usual type review as I am selling this box in its entirety as it wasn't at all what I was expecting. The description mentioned 'exquisite essential oils' for hair, body, face and nails. I don't think the items really lived up to this description, seeming to be mostly aimed at those with oily skin. It is a good box, just not for me and in my opinion not what most were expecting from an 'oil therapy' box.
Memebox Global
I was hoping for some Argan oils for my hair, maybe some nail oils for my nails which flake and are useless, a face oil, a luxurious body oil. As a $29 Superbox my hopes were high, but I do think this has missed the mark as far as my expectations were concerned.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Cocktail Cosmetics Haul: Lime Crime Velvetines, Lipstick and SugarPill Sparkle Baby

So a week ago I threw my morals into the wind and ordered some Lime Crime Velvetines. I have read all of the controversy over the company and their claims (lots of great information here, I am not well versed but these girls are) and I have originally avoided them. However as a lover of a matte lip, the pictures of the Velvetines kept drawing me in, so I finally caved. I hate myself. I ordered from Cocktail Cosmetics which is one of the three main Lime Crime distributors in the UK.

The SugarPill balances out the moral depravity of this picture
Sigh. I won't lie I absolutely adore the Velvetines, and I just bought four more and I am eagerly awaiting the new purple Pansy and grey Cashmere.  I'm just pretending that they're made by someone else.

Memebox x CutiePieMarzia: Unboxing and Review!

I grabbed this box in a recent restock. Admittedly I was so used to seeing Marzia's face all over Memebox I had started to ignore all references to her. I thought this was just her second box which has been hanging around Memebox (and the shop, and other boxes...) for a long time. It took a very lovely girl on Facebook to point out she just bought the CutiePieMarzia with the Snow White eyeliners before I even realised it had restocked.

Memebox Shop
The main buzz product from this box was the Snow White eyeliners. I wasn't initially fussed about them as I didn't see the appeal. However, after getting a glimmer bronze liner in my Lucky 10 I was really impressed with the quality. By then I had already decided to give away my Cute Wishlist 1 box so I was really happy to get another chance at the eyeliners in this box!

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Memeshop Product Review: SkinFactory 7 Second Morning Sheets

As a person who holds sleep in the highest regard, anything to simplify my morning routine and give me extra minutes to stay in bed will catch my attention. So when I saw these 7 Second Morning sheets spoken about in high regard on various forums and blogs, mostly in the hopes they would be in the Thumbs Up Bloggers Picks box... no such luck, I was intrigued. Then they went on sale in the Memeshop, so I had to pick some up!

I'd happily take an extra 7 seconds in bed!
Although these have absolutely rave reviews I was sceptical. Surely they can't do all that they claim, be a clarifying toner, a conditioning essence and a moisturiser at the same time?

Review: New Mask Subscription Service Oh Sheet Mask

I was really excited when I heard about Oh Sheet Mask, a mask subscription service offering to bring you a selection of Asian sheet masks that are not your 'run of the mill' sheet masks.

I will start by saying I was really disappointed in this box for multiple reasons and I will go through these in this blog post. I am hoping a good sheet mask subscription service comes out that delivers on its promises, but Oh Sheet Mask is not that at the moment.

Memebox Princess Edition 4 The Little Mermaid: Unboxing and Review!

Although I really loved the first three Princess editions of Memebox, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and Rapunzel, I only picked up one of the second set, Ariel (swiftly changed to The Little Mermaid...) Cinderella and Tinkerbell. The descriptions of both Cinderella and Tinkerbell seemed more make up based than skincare and I tend to avoid those boxes whenever possible!

Memebox Shop
I am definitely glad I went with this box as the other two did mostly feature make up!

Friday, 21 November 2014

Memebox New Release: SoothingSista Collaboration!

Up on Memebox now! If the last three collaborations are anything to go by this won't last long. Click the link below to grab it, you may also be able to use CH5QYM if you order is over $30!
Click me if you want me!
Good luck! I wanted this one just for the super cute box, but I am so happy that it contains mostly skincare!


Thursday, 20 November 2014

Memebox Special 57 For Dry and Sensitive Skin: Unboxing and Review!

This is the second half of my bundle, which came with the OMG4 box which I have already unboxed! I also have My Cute Wishlist 4 coming from this release but sadly they didn't offer a bundle with these three boxes so MCW will be coming later.

Memebox Shop
Winter is coming. Sean Bean knows it, Jon Snow definitely doesn't know it, but my skin knows it, so I was hoping for lots of things to help in this box.

Memebox Special 55 OMG 4: Unboxing and Review!

The latest instalment of the OMG series of boxes hit my doorstep this morning, with OMG 4 arriving.
We were promised the absolute wackiest of products after a few people were a bit disappointed at the lack of shocking products in the previous three OMG editions. I haven't got any of those three so I was excited for my first venture into the world of OMG Korean beauty.

Slightly lurid cover picture!
There definitely has been a lot of OMG over this box, so lets find out why....

Memebox My Cute Wishlist 1 Giveaway: Winner Announced!

I am announcing the winner a little later than planned as sadly I had to disqualify the first two winners. I felt really bad about it as they were both lovely girls, but as the entry requirements hadn't been met I felt I had to do it to make it fair on those who had met the entry requirements.

So without further ado I am happy to announce Kerry as the winner of My Cute Wishlist 1! Here is a link to her YouTube, I am glad it's going to someone lovely and is staying in the UK! Rafflecopter widget is updated in my original giveaway post!
I really enjoyed running this and will definitely be running one again! Hopefully with another much sought after Memebox. Thank you all for entering and welcome to all my new followers! I hope to keep you entertained! OMG4 and Dry and Sensitive Memebox reviews coming later tonight!
Martha x

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Memeshop Item Review: Neogen Camel Milk White Volume Cream

So a package arrived at my door today from Memebox! I was pretty pleased with this arriving as it has been stuck in customs since 29th October so I had written it off as lost. I has also purchased a replacement so I am definitely hoping this is amazing as I'll have two pots to go through!

Click to get some for yourself!
I grabbed another as it is on sale and I was worried by the time my box was deemed actually lost it would be back up to the 'normal' Memeshop price.

Tom Ford Lip Colour Matte Black Dahlia: Swatch and Review

So I didn't think I would ever pick up a Tom Ford lipstick. They are expensive, the colours are all fairly dupable and I had never heard rave reviews. Brilliant reviews, sure, but not enough to justify a £37 lipstick!

But then they brought out mattes. Any my resolve flew out the window.
Admittedly I had always lusted over Black Orchid, which was limited edition and I missed. When I saw they were bringing out Black Dahlia in matte, I was sorely tempted. Then House of Fraser was offering 10 points per £1, and with 10% discount the lipstick worked out at £30. Still a lot, but more acceptable to me...

Memebox New Release: The Next Best Thing in Skincare!

New box, first for a while! Up for VIP pricing. It is called the Next Best Thing in Skincare and the description reminds me a little of the OMG box descriptions. Click below to get it!

Click to grab it!
Happy Shopping!
Martha x

Sunday, 16 November 2014

MAC Cosmetics Holiday Collection: Keepsakes Objects of Affection Rose Pigment Set

With the Heirloom collection, the Objects of Affection and the Keepsakes I can barely keep track of all the MAC Holiday collections! I believe these are in the Keepsakes part of the Holiday collection, and the names of all the mini sets are 'Objects of Affection' Far too many names to keep track of!

Whisper Pink, Tan, Rose, Reigning Riches, Heritage Rouge
These pigment sets came in gold, rose, silver/blue and bronze which was the MAC online exclusive. I picked up the rose as although the others looked beautiful they didn't stand out as much as this set.

Friday, 14 November 2014

New Memebox Collaboration Announcement: SoothinSista

So I haven't been blogging the recent Memebox collaborations as most haven't piqued my interest, but this one has! Okay mostly because of the amazing box art as no contents have been released, but just look how cool!

SoothinSista Instagram
This is SoothinSista's Youtube account. This looks the most promising collaboration for a long time!
Martha x

Lipstick Queen: Let Them Eat Cake Lipstick Review

I had a bit of a moment of madness in SpaceNK last week. I went in to Harrogate to go to an Aga demonstration for my potential new stove, and it was late, so I spent far too much time there. So much time I ended up walking out with a lipstick that is quite far away from my usual preferences

However it was the fact it was so different from my current collection that I decided to get it!

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Memebox Superbox 76 While You Were Sleeping: Unboxing and Review

A nighttime skincare box with the same name as a horror film? What could possibly go wrong? I cannot talk anyway as I haven't seen the film, perhaps the monster/ghost/murderer gives their victims a full on spa before their impending doom.

The addition of the scary sheet mask picture was unnecessary!
I really enjoyed the Sleeping Beauty Princess edition Memebox, and I like the idea of having skincare thats works overnight as I often find it hard to fit everything into a day! So lets have a nosey at my box!