Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Memebox Special #31 Earth and Sea Review + Coupon Code

I'm finally getting around to reviewing my Memebox Earth and Sea!  I've also got the new September coupon codes!  Woohoo!  Anyway, this is a box I've been anxiously awaiting because of the spoilers. I knew I wanted that Secret Key Volcanic Ash Pack and when they announced the Ariul Mist as the second spoiler, I was glad I had already snagged the box before it could sell out.
Special #31 Earth & Sea Cosmetics
This is the Earth and Sea Box.  
When toxins, dirt and oil build up get under the skin, its waste-filtering system gets jammed, ultimately clogging up pores and making skin look dull.  So, we're bringing you nature’s clean up crew to clear the way for cleaner and brighter skin.


Charcoal, volcanic ash and mud all work together to draw out dirt and excess oil to extract stubborn impurities from deep within pores! Mineral rich marine energy works as the step 2 treatment for refining pores and replenishing moisture to the skin.
It was $29 which is more expensive than a regular Memebox and since everything is full size, I can understand the price difference.  I did not pay full price because I had Memepoints.  I ended up paying $21 for it.
Tosowoong Super Aqua Cooling Gel-80g- This is an ultra-cooling cream gel that provides long lasting freshness and comfort to the face and body.  Full of minerals and nutrients from glacier waters, this gel is ideal for cooling overheated skin and relieving irritation.  Deep sea minerals also strengthen and moisturize.
This has Kelp and a whole bunch of flower extracts in it, along with sea water and glacier water from Alaska.
Most importantly?  The third ingredient is sodium hyaluronate, which makes this a moisturizer that works!
[Ingredients]
Water, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, PEG-8, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Carbomer, Badger Oil ( I think this is a translation issue because Tosowoong is cruelty free), Phyllostachis Bambusoides Juice, Sea Water, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Asparagus Lucidus Root Extract, Tussilago Farfara (Coltsfoot) Flower Extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Flower Extract, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Glacier Water, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Ethyl Menthane Carboxamide, Fructan, Gellan Gum, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Panthenol, Benzophenone-5, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin,
Value: $29
Secret Nature Volcanic Ash Pore Pack-100g- Enriched with Jeju complex and mineral rich volcanic ash, charcoal, green tea and pine needle extracts, this Volcanic Ash pack works wonders for controlling excess oil and tightening enlarge pores. I can't find an English ingredient list but it's got no parabens, artificial fragrances or coloring and is suitable for all skin types.  Use up to three times a week.
I am so excited for this!  My face loves charcoal, I have no idea why but my skin always looks so good after a charcoal mask (I've been using Origins).  It's gray and thick and smells like dirt.
Value: $16
Dewytree Mineral Healthy Sun Cut Loose Powder SPF36 PA++-10g- This is a loose powder enriched with natural minerals and essential oil for maintaining your skins moisture level.  It will leave a long lasting, silky finish to your makeup.
This comes with an extra puff, too, and there's a mirror built into the top of the lid. I'm kind of in love with how this applies.  Just pat the puff part on your face and the sunscreen poofs out.  And it does leave the skin super silky soft!
[Ingredients]
Silica, Mica, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Zinc Oxide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Methicone, Nylon-66, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsequaloxane Cross Polymer, Ethylhexl Salicylate, Bismuth Oxychloride, Boron Nitride, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Eucalyptus Globulous Leaf Oil, Pinus Sylvestris Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Glyceryl Caprylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Iron Oxides.
*excuse any typos, I read it off the box.
Value: $14
Shara Shara Black Charcoal Mask Purifying- This mask contains a high concentration of charcoal powder and volcanic ash complex for clearing your skin of dirt, impurities and oil clogging your pores.  It also works to soothe and protect sensitive skin with a formula of wine and aloe vera.
I'm wearing this right now.  I'll let you know how it goes.
[Ingredients]
Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Betaine, Sodium Citrate, Xanthan gum, PEG-60, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Panthenol (vitamin B), Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Hydroxyethyl-cellulose, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Adenosine, Charcoal Powder, Volcanic Ash, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Porrulaca Oleracea Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Trehalose, Citrus Limon Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya Fruit Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Wine Extract, Algae Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Cermide 3, Glycolic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Schizandra Chinesis Fruit Extract, Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Camelia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Fragrance.
Value: $1
Elizavecca Elastic Pore Mask Cleansing Foam-120ml- Made from 6,000mg of charcoal, 3,000mg of collagen from pig skin and spider extracts, this cleansing foam is a mask and a facial cleanser all in one.  As weird as that sounds, this black mask will clean your pores, clear away dead skin and blackheads with bubbles as fine as a spider web.  Gentle enough for daily use.
Spread it on a dry face, add a little water and massage for 3-5 minutes, then rinse.
This stuff is black like melted licorice jelly beans! BLACK!  I don't know why this wasnt in the OMG! box but it should have been.  Although then maybe it wouldn't have been in this box sooo...  I'm glad I have it and I'll totally use it!
Value: $7
Ariul Spa Water 24 Hours Moisturizing Refreshing Mist-100ml- This was one of the spoilers that totally sold me on the box.  I love mists for some unknown reason.  This is made from Belgian Spa Water and is rich in minerals and amino acids.  It cleanses and locks in moisture and can be used after washing your face or whenever you need a moisturizing boost.
I can't find an ingredients list but this has more than just water in it.  It's not the right consistency and it's got a scent to it.  It smells good!
Value: $10

VERDICT:  I'm very happy with this Memebox.  I paid $21 and got $77 worth of product.  And it's good product that I will use!  I should note that on values, I do not use the Memebox prices found on the card in the box.  I use the regular going rate that I find from a Google search. I don't use Ebay prices but I will occasionally use Amazon ones.
I will be rummaging happily through this box for the next few days, trying everything.  I don't have anything like the Secret Key Volcanic Ash Pack and I'm going to use it tomorrow along with the DewyTree Healthy Sun Powder.
I actually already put the Ariul mist next to my bed.  Sometimes I get too hot and I like to spray mists on myself, it cools me down and helps me sleep.  TMI, probably, but too late now. :D

Love this box.  Love!

If you havent already seen it, Memebox has new Princess boxes up for sale!  Here are the links to the boxes since for some reason Memebox has not put them up in the box sections yet:
Memebox The Little MermaidMemebox Tinkerbell, and Memebox Cinderella!  I'm getting the Little Mermaid one.

Here's the new coupon codes for September FINALLY!

WXJV- $5 off in September!
S7FWKI- $5 off in September!


You can use each of those once this month.  And of course if you want to see more deals, more coupon codes and more Memesales info, check out my Memebox Deals page.

*affiliate links were used in this post.

8 comments:

  1. Ahh I have been dying to put my review up of this box because I love it so much! I will use every single thing in this box, so it was a huge win for me! I am in total agreement with you on facial mists. I always fly through mine!

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  2. Yes! I will use everything, too! That's a sign of a good box, in my opinion. I felt the same way with Skincare. I hope The Little Mermaid box is good, too. Since it seems to focus on the same kind of thing.

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  3. Hahaha that Elizavecca Elastic Pore Mask Cleansing Foam reminds me of Charlotte's Web. XD But ooohhh this was a really good box! :D

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    1. It totally does! I loved that book. I'm testing my Volcanic Pore Pack right now.... :D

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  4. I love this box!! So happy I snagged one! Bummed I missed the From Jeju box but honestly I am so swamped with Memebox products right now that maybe it's a sign I need to slow it down. ;p

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    1. I ended up missing the Jeju box, too, but since there's supposed to be a mass restock tomorrow, I might get it. Although, you are totally right and I also am swamped with Memebox products. I dont NEED it but... :D

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  5. I realized when I saw this review on Bloglovin' that I've been anxiously waiting for you to get this box and review it: I think I ship you with E&S!!! I'm so glad that you liked it! The products look so nice, especially that volcanic ash pack--the color is so enticing! This was a seriously well done box--I may need to just go with your choices for awhile. aahahaha

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    1. Haha, thank you! I used the mask pack and the Elizavecca cleanser today. Love the mask pack so much and it is the WEIRDEST thing ever to smear what looks exactly like black paint all over your face (thats the spider pig stuff). I think the cleanser left my face a little dry but I have plenty of moisturizers to make up for it.
      Im a big idiot and I missed the Little Mermaid! I was hoping it would stay in stock long enough for me to get a restock tomorrow. Hopefully there's a restock on it because it's all about land and sea, too!

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