Friday, 7 November 2014

Memebox Special 45 Chocolate Mania: Unboxing and Review!

I have been quiet this week! I am sorry, a combination of being back to work, dark nights and a lack of Memebox releases has made me lazy. But I am back with LOTS to post about this weekend so hopefully lots to make up for my absence. So today I received two Memeboxes, and this is the first one, Chocolate Mania!

After the resounding success of the Cacao box I had to grab this one, and I think it is even better than that!

So this box contains 8 full size items which is nice as I think this is the first time I have got 8! Usually its 5-7, especially when items are full size. Here are the information cards for your perusal!

Lets take a gander at product number one!

1. Zamian Super Gold Cacao pack 150g $22
Right off the bat we start with cacao and gold. Clearly this is a combination that is big in Korean skin care as there is a further product in the box with this combination!  Apparently Kings and Queens use this, so me and Kitty are very excited to try this as we are always very inspired by the queens of the world! This is used like a face mask, you apply it, leave it on for 20 minutes then wash it off. It smells exactly like melted chocolate! I can't see much gold sparklies though when its on my face, but the smell more than makes up for that! So far so good!

2. Shara Shara Tempting Avocado Chocolate Massage Cream 100ml $11
Avocado and chocolate, my favourites combination in life.  This is another face cream, intended to massage into your face and it will nourish, firm and smooth your skin. Although the smell isn't as strong as the face mask it still smells utterly amazing! I know its not hard to mess up a box full of chocolate products but so far they feel and smell wonderful. You massage this into your face for 5 minutes, and then rinse off.

3. Neogen Code9 Gold Cacao Cream 50ml $30
And we have gold and cacao again! Sadly this time there is no chocolate smell, but I will forgive it. Its a wonderfully thick cream which will be marvellous for night time. Apart from gold and cacao seed butter it contains mango seed butter, shea butter and olive oil. It is very heavy so I would only use it at night but for winter this will be great..

4. Missha Cacao and Cream Facial Scrub 95g $12
I am always wary of facial scrubs as the one scrub I had tried before, Ocean Salt by Lush which gets absolutely rave reviews, tore my face to bits! However this is so so soft that scrub is maybe too strong a word. It tickles your face. Thats how I would market this, not a scrub!It looks just like the inside of an Oreo or a Ben and Jerrys half baked cookie dough ice cream chunk. And it smells like it too. Delicious! I also really love the packaging, it looks really organic and cute.... if a cardboard box can look organic.

5. Skinfood Cacao Hand Balm 50g $5
Ahh Skinfood. Skinfood is currently shrouded in mystery for me. Memebox released a Skinfood box which I will be reviewing after this box. They also added a tonne of Skinfood items to the Memeshop AND started putting Skinfood into existing boxes like this one. Then, as quickly as they appeare,d they disappeared. The Skinfood box is gone, despite having quite a lot left before it went. All traces of Skinfood have also gone from the Memeshop. Its like the korean beauty Mary Celeste!

Anyway I am really glad I managed to grab that box before it disappeared and I'm really happy to have this in this box. It is a very very thick hand cream, hence it being called a balm, and it takes a while to soak in so good to use when you hands are very sore but you're not planning on touching anything for a while! Also the lid is so pretty! It reminds me of the packaging at Shared Earth which does all wonderful handmade hippy dippy things!

Thick and buttery!
I really hope Skinfood comes back to the Memeshop soon! This smells and feels amazing, as I said it takes a while to absorb but I am quite happy to sit with slippery chocolatey hands whilst watching some Walking Dead!

6. dearberry Miss Mona Lisa Eyebrow 01 Choco Brownie 0.3g $2
This is dearberrys answer to the Anastasia Brow Wiz. Its almost identical, pencil one side and little spoolie on the other.

Amazing swatch
Its not as precise as the Brow Wiz but I do really like the product. Sadly however there's way too much red tone in this for me so I can't use it! Also a few people seem to think this has mould on but to me it just looks like it has a bit of bloom, I can see the white discolouration which came off white easily, but it didn't look like any mould I have seen!

7. BinuCook Cacao Choco Pie Soap 70g $6
Nope this isn't my lunchbox choccy biscuit, it is a soap! The picture isn't the best but it is hard as I don't want to unwrap it until I am ready to use it. Its a chocolate soap wagon wheel, though sadly a bit smaller than a wagon wheel! Binucook is apparently a really fab little independent soap company in Korea so I am happy to support that. It is described as a face soap but I think I will use it on the body. There was also another Binucook soap in the Cafe Box, both with a very strong and natural chocolate scent!

Last but not least, confession, in early pictures I thought this was an actual jar of beans. Perspective: I do not have it.
8. Purederm Choco Cacao Collagen Mask 18ml $2
You really though there was a box with eight products and no sheet mask!? Don't be so silly! It's a sheet mask. It does what sheet masks do. I hope it smells lovely. I ordered about 16 thousand sheet masks from Etude House due to their free shipping over $30, $0.48 sheet masks and 15% off promo so I don't think I will run out of sheet masks any time between now and ever!

So overall this box is marvellous. It mostly smells of wonderful chocolate and apart from the eyebrow pencil I will use every product to the last drop. Memebox really hit this one out of the park in my opinion! I paid $23 + $7 shipping for this, but did use a $5 code (there is one further down!) to get the price down to $25 altogether. The Memebox stated value altogether is $90. I am very happy with this box for the $25 I paid!

There is currently a big restock going on so hopefully you guys can find something you like! I am also going to be running a giveaway on my blog very soon! it is for a highly sought after and very CUTE box that I managed to grab in the last restock. I am not going to reveal what it is until I have it in my hands, undamaged and perfect, but I definitely WISH that it arrives soon! I'm so subtle it is amazing!

Click the picture below to access the Memeshop, look at the restock and receive affiliate discounts on applicable orders! $5 off code for November is CH5QYM! I haven't seen any 4 digit ones but will be sure to let you know if I find one! There are some princess boxes, which I have reviewed here which are fab, as well as all sorts of others!

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Restocked boxes!


  1. JEALOUS!!! I weep that I didn't get a chance to get this box and I'm glad you were able to enjoy so much of this. I've read a lot of bloggers have loved and raved this box, despite loving the previous chocolate box. Can we hope to see ANOTHER chocolate box?!

    Yeah I'm not sure what Memebox is doing with the Skinfood line. I heard a lot of people were annoyed that the Skinfood box was pulled despite there was still stock at the time :/

    I managed to get in on the restock round today and grabbed two boxes that I missed the first time.

    Cannot wait for you to review the Skin Food Box. I received that one and The Face Shop boxes, and today I posted my thoughts on the Face Shop Box here if you want to see what I thought

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    2. Which two boxes did you grab? I got the Marzia box for my sins... but it has set up my giveaway nicely though... its so so strange about the Skinfood disappearing! Hopefully that will get cleared up one day

      I hope they do another chocolate box but I am also still waiting on another milk box which is a long time coming. Considering how many milk products there are I have no idea why it hasnt happened yet it was so popular!

  2. Just smelling these products would probably drive me to eat my weight in chocolate, so it's probably a good thing I didn't get a chance to order it. Lol