Jump to content
MissJexie

Memebox: Korean Beauty Box Service

Recommended Posts

We will still get points if we continue to write blogs at this point? I wanna get all my points before placing final order from global shop. I got into the Meme scene so late...such a bummer. Nothing exciting to purchase in the USA shop...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@@dreamangel Not sure, I sent in my reviews on Thursday and didn't get my points yet :( I was also going to wait for my points to place my final order.They apparently take up to two weeks to show up on your account, so might want to grab anything you want from the global shop because some of the items are selling out quickly. If you don't get your points before Feb 10th, I think you can ask them cash out your points through paypal

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks @@sam356! I really enjoyed this forum. It was nice reading reviews and feedback on all these great (and sometimes not so great) products. It's definately been fun as I learned about Korean skincare.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@sam356 T&T Supermarkets have a Be Beauty store/section that sells k-beauty, aside from the store shops and Pacific Mall. Same with Galleria Supermarket - they have Debbie's inside their stores.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Plus they can only break us laws now...

And only have three countries to upset with their boxes..

Wow, what news to wake up to.  Although I'm in the U.S., I'm sorry for people in all the other countries who wanted to keep buying from Memebox.

 

Even though I'll still be able to shop with them, the way they've been running things in the last couple of months has made me lose interest.  No more than 5 items in a box (although... hey!!  Lots of CPM2 left!!), boring makeup that I can buy down the street, expensive shipping that somehow they want to call "free," and so forth.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lol tbh I am not angry as I am too tired to care. Maybe tomorrow. Been up since 2am and burnt my hand so this is just the filling in a crap day sandwich.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I seem to order from different places based on what I"m getting. Larger hauls that don't weigh a lot is either RRS or TK. If I want something heavy or just one specific item I go to either BNK or ebay. Ebay is great because you can get items from RRS but the shipping is included in the cost and it typically is cheaper to buy one thing from RRS on ebay then directly from them. Honestskin briefly made it off my black list, but have quickly returned to it. They are a "buy at your own risk" shop to me. Some people have good luck with them, but when they mess up they mess up HUGE.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I used to purchase from RoseRose shop way before Memebox was ever around.  Shipping is a little expensive and slow but well worth it for the items and prices she has available.  Sometimes she has amazing sales on the best stuff.  The only thing I hate about her site is that when I go to look for something under a specific brand, it shows me all the wholesale stuff first and I have to wade through tons of pages to get to the single items I want from a brand.  Otherwise, RoseRose shop is great.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've shopped from BNK and tk and only had one oos from tk and none from bnk. Not a huge fan of beauteque as they messed me around with delivery but they also led me to my hg toner so must be okay after all.

 

As for us being shut out it was about six weeks of that in March ish. Was ordering again in last week of May so was over then but don't know exact dates.

Closed down on the 31 St March last year reopened staggering countries from 14 th April uk and Australia was 19 th April as ordered 6 boxes ready for my birthday on the 20th and got given points as I was so happy on Facebook and email about ordering in time for my birthday . I was a jammy sod and got the welcome points back too plus the boxes I bought had 5 and 10 points on them for buying lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hmmm..in that case they'll be back in 6 months with a international special...though after everything, I don't think I'd trust them to do it again in a year from then. I really think they'll struggle with the US sales. China should do ok so they may decide to dump the us as well if it doesn't work out...wonder how long the lease is for their Californian offices / warehouse? I'd guess 6 months max..

 

Thought there would be a mad rush to buy the sets. Wonder if they'll release any boxes / sets on Monday knowing international will snap them up before te deadline. Cynical ploy to screw even more money out of international customers before they pull the plug

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@@sam356, along side the stores that others have already mentioned, various h marts have Korean beauty items, foody mart has both Japanese & Korean items. Pacific mall might be far but they have the most: missha, tonymoly, face shop, it's skin, holika holika a general k beauty store that has skin food, banila co, and another has some etude house. There's also this independent supermarket called seasons that has purederm ampoule mask packs. Oh and interesting enough, I saw mbd masks at no frills in the pharmacy section!!! So, there are lots to pick from.

 

The faceshop is pretty much everywhere in TO.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I didn't know memebox last year when they stopped shipping internationally, but I think this time is a bit different. Last time they continued shipping in USA from Korea, right? This time they just don't want to send products outside the country of the warehouse. If they decide to ship again internationally, where will they ship from? If it's from Korea, are they going to exclude USA? I hope at least they know what they are doing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I didn't know memebox last year when they stopped shipping internationally, but I think this time is a bit different. Last time they continued shipping in USA from Korea, right? This time they just don't want to send products outside the country of the warehouse. If they decide to ship again internationally, where will they ship from? If it's from Korea, are they going to exclude USA? I hope at least they know what they are doing.

and they didn't stop full international shipping, I believe.

 

If they open up internationally, they would be stupid to exclude the USA. That is why it doesn't make sense at all to me. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I didn't know memebox last year when they stopped shipping internationally, but I think this time is a bit different. Last time they continued shipping in USA from Korea, right? This time they just don't want to send products outside the country of the warehouse. If they decide to ship again internationally, where will they ship from? If it's from Korea, are they going to exclude USA? I hope at least they know what they are doing.

If they do return, I think it'll be a different website completely - Memeboxinternational with items shipped from Korea. At the moment its too much hassle for them as they already have the two websites. They have the warehouses in Korea so would need a separate staff set to run the International side of things. Logistically it was a nightmare for them running things from the US. Now they have US only (stock stored there). China (stock stored there) and Korea (stock there). For international they'd need staff to run that side of things and until they have bodies to do that, it won't happen. Opening a warehouse somewhere in Europe would be an option but then there is all the taxes etc they'd need to pay and financially it might just be too expensive for them to do that.

 

I think Australia may see a return first (from Korea) with possibly the UK next...though purely speculation and I think its more likely they will fold in the US and be forced back to Korea....who knows....or cares. They've made decision, can't change it so will go elsewhere. If and when they return, unless they have products that can't be purchased elsewhere (or are cheaper), they may struggle for a while to regain the foothold they had.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I presume right now they want to focus on US only and then if sales are not good enough, I think they might just start a new memebox global, whereby US, China and Korea will still have their own sites.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I presume right now they want to focus on US only and then if sales are not good enough, I think they might just start a new memebox global, whereby US, China and Korea will still have their own sites.

 

I hope not.  The USA shop is awful, the USA boxes so far suck.    Again, international shipping shouldn't matter whether it is the UK, Poland or USA - in fact, USA has less issues with no custom charges.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Exactly so they can ship into the US in bulk (in containers) which is much cheaper for them than individual boxes. International they have to ship individually which is a hassle as more chance of mistakes being made with orders and breakages etc.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tbh unlike last time the mad demand isn't there that there used to be... We won't be aching for them to return as much as last time as a lot of the memebloggers and long time customers and better educated in korean beauty. Add to that that there are alternatives now and they are making an odd move.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@@biancardi, I agree that the US shop currently is horrid; however, given that memebox is removing global and making a US only site, I really don't see them re-merging with global again, if they ever do decide to move back that way.

 

i understand shipping is easy to the US, like what @@Alidolly, indicated and I think that is why they don't want to continue with int'l because cost is too high with the current model.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@@biancardi, I agree that the US shop currently is horrid; however, given that memebox is removing global and making a US only site, I really don't see them re-merging with global again, if they ever do decide to move back that way.

 

i understand shipping is easy to the US, like what @@Alidolly, indicated and I think that is why they don't want to continue with int'l because cost is too high with the current model.

 

 

I just hope it doesn't come to that.  I would think that USA should be able to purchase from international - afterall, it is the same shipping cost as everyone else....Whereas USA shipping rates are AWFUL for international items.   Whereas I can understand why the USA shop doesn't want to ship internationally, I cannot imagine, if a Korean store is open again, why it wouldn't ship to the original countries.

 

Especially if the boxes are really different and then all the whining will be from the USA side - hahaha

 

I don't like the USA boxes or the shop.  Outside of the pony stuff and Goodall items, the vast majority of my purchases are from the international shop and I doubt that Memebox is going to ship those little and obscure brands to the USA shop - it is not profitable for them to do that.  But those are the items I like.  Not that I have anything against tonymoly or holika holika, it is just I can get those elsewhere and cheaper

 

I never cared about the shipping time, so long I knew it was being shipped properly.  The faster times in the USA shop - big woop. I could care less because those are not items that I am interested in.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think renaming their Instagram is a big sign that they aren't planning on going global again anytime soon.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My guess is that if they start shipping globally again, it'll be out of the US with higher shipping costs.

 

I also hope we begin seeing a lot more variety in the US shop.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • NARS Cosmetics Shop Cargo Cosmetics Today!


  • Recent images in this topic

  • Posts

    • No Buy Program Guide   I found a great new No Buy channel on YouTube (well it found me; it was in my recommended videos), a new No Buy channel from a New York concert pianist, Natalia Lavrova. I find this fascinating, because I love the world of classical music. Here is someone in my dream life, who loves shopping, and beauty subscriptions, who has credit card debt, and is doing a No Buy! I'll be fascinated to watch this channel and hear how this artist's No Buy goes as she is preparing for concert tours abroad! Ms. Lavrova has a really good Shop My Stash video with great tips on winter makeup colors, like icy pink highlighter. I looked for her piano performances on YouTube and they are stunning. This is going to be a big inspiration for me!   
    • I made it through the night with no buying! I slept through the shopping craving like it was an illness. I woke up after the 12 hours of sleep and as I was waking up I thought of a happy time in the 90's. I was young; all my family members were alive. I was at a Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies, (I love James Bond and don't know what I am going to do when his new film is released, since I'm not allowed money for entertainment on my No Buy). On the floor near my feet was a big bag of Estee Lauder products that I had just gotten with my birthday and Christmas money. I had a full size moisturizer and a huge PWP, beautiful. The film had a great ending. The Bond girl was underwater, running out of air, and just in time, there's James Bond, the theme music resumes! Great scene! And walking around the mall after, how happy I felt! And today I am sad that time is gone, many family members are gone, life is sadder, time is running out, and I did not use that bag of Estee Lauder products up! I probably used them a few times and then threw them out and bought something else. And maybe if I had used every drop, in my mind, I could have held on to life, to time, to happiness. At any rate I would have had more money. If only we knew about No Buys and Project Pans then! This is just one of a million examples of how I think about this.  When I woke up Elle S was still analyzing her samples! She was talking about how her project taught her to evaluate (excellent video, Oct 1, 2017).  Last night in bed I took some photos of samples I need to use up. Sorry for so many long posts, but I've really had to work on this for the last 24 hours. Primers, shower gels and body scrub, toners, and masques.   
    • I haven't given in and bought anything yet, though I wanted to. I went to bed early (I think it was 5 pm), and I was listening to Elle S 365 Days of Samples playlist on YouTube. It is inspiring. Elle is detailed, persevering, and creative. I was very cozy, and I dreamed I was going to a spa in Europe. I was so excited about the spa, and about the skin care products the spa was going to have in the room for us. My mother was going with me, and I told her I was going to bring a minimal amount of beauty products in my suitcase, because we would be getting some from the spa. When I woke up I was sad, because the dream was so nice. Now I just woke up and I'm hot and thirsty, but the craving to shop has gone down somewhat. Before I went to sleep I looked in my sample boxes. I saw a beautiful mini lotion with a gold bow on the package that I got for Christmas and had already forgotten about. The glittery gold bow sparkled beautifully in the light.  This while experience today of realizing I have been on No Buy so long without realizing it has been interesting. I have been keeping busy with other things. I began going to a a new religious congregation a month after I went back on No Buy (a different religion I wanted to learn about for a long, long time) and have been busy with that, and have been making new friends and socializing more. The new religion is one that fills my need for intellectual and artistic (through its liturgy) stimulation. I've met wonderful people. It's not always easy to keep going there, as I'm shy and reclusive, but I've kept it up. Maybe this is what made the time go so fast without me knowing it.  I guess I'll go and listen to some more 365 Days of Samples.   
    • I'm changing the way I keep track of the time on my No Buy in order to motivate myself more. I didn't realize until today that I'm in month 8 of my second year! Four and a half months until completion of Year 2! I want to finish my mini sample products by June 12, 2020. Here is a partial inventory: Shampoo minis - all used up! Face cream, and face cleanser minis - all used up after a great deal of work and patience!  Mini body scrubs - 1  Mini shower gels - 7 Mini face primers - 8 Mini toners - 9 Mini face masques - 12 I still have to add up mini body creams, hair conditioners, and perfumes. I should reorganize them all to get a new perspective.   
    • Today is the test - will I pass or fail?  Two years ago at this time (end of January 2018, on a Sunday), I discovered Hannah Louise Poston videos for the first time. She had just begun her channel. I recalled cleaning my room while watching the videos and feeling very inspired about my No Buy. I was inspired for an entire year, until ... One year ago at this time (end of January 2019, on a Sunday), I was feeling down. The weather was very bad. There was no good food in the house. I started watching haul type videos. I decided to buy something I didn't need. I felt HORRIBLE and just went on a binge. I tried to hard to get back on the path, but couldn't. I didn't get back on the path until June, when I came back with renewed vigor and had huge success for the rest of the year.  I have been thinking, why don't I just let go again, today? After all, last year I let go and did not ruin myself that much, and then by summer, like a miracle, I was back on No Buy and finished all my goals for the year and more. So I'm using that as justification for cheating. I do have shopping cravings right now. Still, I have not used half of the nice things I got on my binge last year. What will I do? Will I relive 2018 or 2019?  ______ Several hours later. I still want to shop. I cleaned a bit while watching the very first video of Hannah Louise Poston, which was published on January 15, 2018 (Introducing My No-Buy Year!). Watching that brought back a lot of good memories. At the 10:00 mark of this video, Hannah was taking about still being in the exciting early phase of the No Buy, with packages still coming in the mail from the last fling before, and it all being new and not the long haul yet. Then I realized I'm not in the early phase, I'm in the long haul now. I looked at my diaries and realized that I am already halfway through the eighth month of my second No Buy year! It has actually been that long since I began again on June 12! I only have four and a half months to complete in my second No Buy year! I really had no idea I was so far along. So while the calendar year is young, it's August as far as my No Buy Year 2 is concerned. The second year of No Buy goes quickly! I still want to shop, but now I am looking at things differently, and may feel less tempted.   

About MakeupTalk®

© 2003-2018 MakeupTalk.com®, an active online community and message board geared towards members wanting to discuss everything to do with makeup, cosmetics, product reviews, monthly subscription boxes and general beauty related topics. Our community provides product reviews, makeup and general beauty tips. Our most popular topics are subscription boxes and their monthly spoilers. Join our community for free to take part in the conversations and share your own beauty tips and product reviews with others. We look forward to seeing you online here at Makeuptalk®!

MakeupTalk® Facebook

×