My first Memebox! | Unboxing Memebox Special #26: Hand & Nail Care

Memes. Meme.. box? Yeah, I was a little confused when I first heard about this Korean makeup sub box as the first thoughts that came to mind were:




Oh my. Yes, I made this image extra big because CHEST.

What was this post about?

Oh right, Memebox. For those unfamiliar with the concept of subscription boxes, they're a service that you sign up for, pay a monthly fee and receive boxes full of surprise goodies. There are sub boxes out there for just about anything: makeup, bath stuff, doggies, house stuff, food, whatever! Some are great and some suck which is why the unpredictability has kept me from signing up for any before. Memebox (pronounced "me-me-box") is different though; you sign up to receive notice of new boxes but you only pay and get the ones that you want! Each box has a theme and contains a plethora of goodies related to that theme.

Recently I received my first complimentary box, Special #26: Hand & Nail care. I'm not a huge nail polish person, but anything skin care I can get behind. Here's the lowdown on this special box:

At Memebox, we believe that healthy and pretty hands are a girl's best accessory, that hands should be as smooth as a baby's bottom and that crazy manis are the best pick-me-up for any crappy day! So treat and moisturize hands and nails to prevent early signs of aging, strengthen and pamper nails to perfection to create that impeccable nail salon-done look!


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Just J: Unboxing Memebox Special #26: Hand & Nail Care

Just J: Unboxing Memebox Special #26: Hand & Nail Care

SUR 3D Nail Art Kit: 3D&Magnet Emerald 12 ml & nail art pen silver 7ml
Full size product
Price: $29

This mini nail art kit contains one blush and a silver nail art pen. While I'm not enamored with the silver color, this nail art pen opens up possibilities! Holiday snowflake nails anyone?

Just J: Unboxing Memebox Special #26: Hand & Nail Care

Barbinie Shea butter hand cream 50ml in White lily
Full size product
Price: $18

This luxurious shea butter hand cream is available in three scents: White lily, Rose water and Violet Musk. I received White lily which is a very girly floral scent and is entirely what I imagine a Korean hand cream to smell like. The cream is thick, moisturizing and quite lovely. It absorbs quickly and with minimal tackinesss. The only downside to this cream is the heavy scent. I prefer my skin to be lightly scented if at all, so that it doesn't mix with whatever perfume I wear for the day. As it is, I only use this hand cream at home because if I used it at work, I'd probably get a few complaints!

Just J: Unboxing Memebox Special #26: Hand & Nail Care

Shara Shara Soft hand grommage 50ml
Full size product
Price: $6

I'd never heard of a "grommage" before, but apparently it's a gentle peeling scrub for hands. Game for anything, I spread this clear gel onto my hands and started rubbing. In a few moments, the soft gel turned into an oil and then dried and started peeling off into dark, dirty bits of skin. I guess it was grabbing and disintegrating all the dead skin on my hands as afterwards I had the softest hands I've had since I was three. No joke, my hands were like a baby's bottom! For the rest of the night, I couldn't stop stroking my hands in an entirely creepy way. I wonder if I could use this grommage on my feet?

Just J: Unboxing Memebox Special #26: Hand & Nail Care

With Shyan Baby hand set: treatment oil 15ml and nail wall file
Full size product
Price: $9

I received the lemon oil treatment, but this oil also comes in a vanilla flavour. I'm happy though that I received lemon as I love anything lemon. This cuticle oil in infused with lemon juice and vitamin E and has a very watery texture. Use the brush to dot it along your cuticles twice daily and rub in until absorbed. You can even soak the nail file with it and use it to rub away your cuticles and calluses. I haven't tried the file method yet as I'm worried about scraping my nails, but the oil itself absorbs nicely and was a lot faster to use than other cuticles treatments I've used.

Just J: Unboxing Memebox Special #26: Hand & Nail Care

With Shyan Dr. Care set: Dr. 001 15ml and paper file
Full size product
Price: $13

Got broken, weak nails? Then here is your rescue call. The Dr. Care set consists of a nail strengthening treatment and a file to get your nails back in tip-top shape. To use, apply Dr. 001 every two days for a week. Then remove from nails and redo process. Since I don't have any broken nails, I couldn't really test this, but the Dr. 001 can also double as a base coat.

Just J: Unboxing Memebox Special #26: Hand & Nail Care

Pure Skin Hand care pack 15g
Full size product
Price: $4

A moisturizing mask for your hands that contains natural fruit extracts (grape, grapefruit), olive leaf extracts, baobab tree extract, and witch hazel. Similar to a face mask, just apply the hand care pack over hands and leave on for half an hour. I'm saving these for the depths of winter when I'll need that pick-me-up!


The total value of this box comes to $78 while you pay less than half of that to Memebox! So why not sign up now?




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