Thursday, 7 August 2014

Memebox Special #7 - Milk, Deals & Discount Codes

Memebox, Milk Skincare, Memebox Special #7 Milk

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I bought the restocked Milk box after seeing pictures of what's included in the box. I just adore the Donkey Milk Steam Cream's packaging! I also love the face and lip mask, lip scrub and milk bubble bath, so as soon as I saw that Memebox has restocked them, I had to grab one. It's not as good as I expected, but it's not a bad box either.

Memebox, Milk Skincare, Memebox Special #7 Milk

Memebox, Milk Skincare, Memebox Special #7 Milk

The restocked Milk box was out of stock really quickly because it's so popular. It cost $23 and I was given 5 meme points in return, meaning that I was given $5 off for my next purchase. The box came with 7 products, 3 are definitely full size, 2 are sold as part of a set in the Memeshop, and the other 2 are 1 time use masks:

Hello Everybody Bubble Bath Steam Milk (25g, worth approx. $4)
Hello Everybody Nature Holic Body Lotion Milk (300ml, $25)
Pure Smile Choosy Lip Scrub (25g, $11)
Pure Smile Milk Mask Pack (23ml, $1)
Skin Ceramic Donkey Milk & Argan Oil Multi Steam Cream (100g, $34)
Enesti Rice & Milk Foaming Cleanser (120ml, $15)
Pure Smile Choosy Lip Pack - Milk (3ml, $1)

Total value of this box is $91, although some say that Memebox over valued their products. However, some of their products aren't available in the market (including Ebay), and the retail price of the products are still higher than what you have paid for for the box, so I think it's still worth buying through Memebox to get the good things abroad.

Memebox, Milk Skincare, Memebox Special #7 Milk

Hello Everybody Bubble Bath Steam Milk

As soon as you open the box, you can smell the yumminess from the Bubble Bath Steam Milk. It smells like sweet milk pudding with a small hint of vanilla, and I can't wait to soak myself in all the goodness including milk, sweet almond oil, shea butter, chamomile and rosemary leaf extracts.

Hello Everybody Nature Holic Body Lotion Milk

The texture of the body lotion is lovely and it's a generous size, but the strong perfume is off putting. It reminds me of Davidoff Cool Water for Men, which I used to like until every men I walked past smell of it. The fragrance is strong and long lasting, but for a body lotion that's not necessary a good quality.

Pure Smile Choosy Lip Scrub

I wanted a lip scrub as I do sometimes get very dry lips and they look awful. This lip scrub is a mixture of sugar, bees wax, and peach, milk protein and chamomile extracts. The texture is like a lip balm with sugar particles in it. I quite like it, but now I'm not sure whether a lip scrub is what I need. I think the scrub is probably too gentle for removing pieces of dried skin from my lips. And if it has removed a thin layer of dead skin from my lips, it's not very noticeable like you would on your face or body. I'll still use it occasionally, and hopefully I'll notice the difference more in the colder seasons.

Pure Smile Milk Mask Pack

I have used sheet masks from at least 5 different brands, and I have to say that this one is least generous with the size of the sheet and the amount of serum used. However, comparing to the serum overloaded Dewytree face mask, this one didn't sting my face. My skin still feels soft but it can definitely do with a touch more serum for a better result.

Skin Ceramic Donkey Milk & Argan Oil Multi Steam Cream

I bought the box mainly because of this steam cream. I just adore the jar and I wanted to try a steam cream and see what all the fuss is about. Everything was perfect, the texture is amazing, creamy but not thick nor greasy and feels really good on my skin. It softened my skin instantly too. There was a slight hint of something lovely smelling from the jar (product contains no artificial fragrance), until I massaged the cream into my skin.

The cream started smelling a bit unpleasant, like virgin olive oil (before cooking), or worse, like Abby suggested, a donkey. Her exact words were "It's definitely donkey smell. I know because I rode on one before". I'm not sure what donkey or even goat milk smells like, but she has managed to plant that idea in my head! I had to give it a few more tries afterwards as I really wanted to like this cream. It's still not very nice, and I have to stop myself thinking of "donkey smell" to keep it on my skin. I don't think I'll use it on my face, but hopefully I'll be using it up. I'm considering adding my own essential oil to it to make it slightly more pleasant to use.

Enesti Rice & Milk Foaming Cleanser

This foam cleanser is made from mineral-rich hot spring water and packed with rice and milk extracts. I really love the sound of it and can't wait to try it out, but I have 5 full size cleanser to finish, so I decided not to open this one just yet.

Pure Smile Choosy Lip Pack - Milk

I've tried Etude House lip mask before, but the gel mask wouldn't stay on as it's pretty thick, and it gave me some tingling sensation. I love Etude House so I was a bit surprised about that. I do think that this Pure Smile Choosy lip pack is better (surprise as the face mask wasn't that great and I'm unsure about the lip scrub) as it's thinner, meaning that it will stay on my lips for the duration, and there was no weird tingling sensation on my lips. My lips felt soft, moist and nourished afterwards, so a definite thumbs up from me! They sell for more than $1 each on Ebay, but there are 5 flavours to choose from, and some sellers sell them in 5, so it's worth looking out for these!

As I had high hopes for this box, I was slightly disappointed with some of the products, but I was excited to receive it and I had fun trying the products out, so I'm still happy with it. Although it's currently out of stock, Memebox sometimes will bring a theme back if it's popular enough, and the Milk box was a very popular box, so hopefully there will be the next Milk box with better products in it. 

Least favourite product: Hello Everybody Nature Holic Body Lotion Milk (I can't even dilute the smell with the steam cream)
Products I like: 6/7
Products I'll consider buying again: 2/7
Products I'll pass on: 0/7