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So I'm not a mod anymore, but I can at least say The overall group of users and the general discussion on this thread were not the issues- it was a group of specific users that were consistently causing a problem that also frequented this thread. There were also issues earlier on in this thread when it was at it's peak, where users were ignoring moderators requests to follow the rules, people ganging up on the staff, refusing to allow more organized change to happen etc. Back when we wanted to do a monthly Memebox thread so it wasn't too overwhelming to read, we were not supported by the users of this thread and our ideas to make the memebox forum more streamlined were ignored.

 

There was even a time earlier in this thread where a multitude of users (some of whom still frequent this thread) ganged up on me tirelessly because a user asked me a question about shipping. My response at the time, was that I recieved boxes complimentary in exchange for review, so I wasn't well versed in shipping costs etc. I was then attacked for "bragging" about getting free boxes etc. So much so, that whenever I tried to post, someone would jump on me.

 

It got to the point where I actually left the thread entirely for over a month due to the harassment (some of you may vaguely recall it.) I was not supported by the higher ups here on MUT in any way, and it was pretty disheartening.

 

There have been an absurd amount of issues behind the scenes in regards to this thread. Moderators constantly getting PMs (including myself) about petty drama and bickering, people messaging me asking me to deal with drama that had nothing to do with makeuptalk at all, among other things. The report center was ALWAYS filled with reported posts from this thread...I truly could go on and on.

 

Sometimes, things aren't always openly obvious to everyone, but I can tell you first hand the amount of stress and drama that this thread has caused me personally since I started it a year ago. That's not to say I haven't met some absolutely fantastic ladies and had a good time here as well, but unfortunately, this thread was kind of the beginning of an endless slew of issues that the moderators here faced, and no matter how many times we tried to implement solutions to the problems, they were always ignored.

 

This isn't to point fingers at anyone, or even this thread in general, just hoping it clears some things up because I feel like many of you deserve to know why fingers are pointed in this threads direction, especially those of you who have had nothing to do with any issues. 

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@@MissJexie That sounds really exhausting--I'm glad that you're stepping away from moderating because that sounds like dealing with the most awful part of CS without even being paid, if I'm right.

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@@MissJexie That sounds really exhausting--I'm glad that you're stepping away from moderating because that sounds like dealing with the most awful part of CS without even being paid, if I'm right.

Definitely right- I've been volunteering to not only be stressed 24/7, but also to be ignored relentlessly. It's bittersweet, though. =/

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I think Memebox CS is working over the weekend because of this international mess. I emailed and Facebooked them yesterday about whether I'd be receiving my Luckybox 14, expecting a response in a week or so. Instead, Arthur answered my email less than 24 hours later, and I received a message back from their Facebook, both confirming international customers would still be getting Luckybox 14.

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Thanks everyone for your input! I'll definitely check out Pacific Mall because it appears to have the largest number of k-beauty stores. T & T markets are close by and will be checking them out soon. I can't believe I've never heard of them...I guess you just have to look and you'll find them! @@catyz I love MBD masks :) Can you tell me which Norfills you found them at? Thanks!

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So I'm not a mod anymore, but I can at least say The overall group of users and the general discussion on this thread were not the issues- it was a group of specific users that were consistently causing a problem that also frequented this thread. There were also issues earlier on in this thread when it was at it's peak, where users were ignoring moderators requests to follow the rules, people ganging up on the staff, refusing to allow more organized change to happen etc. Back when we wanted to do a monthly Memebox thread so it wasn't too overwhelming to read, we were not supported by the users of this thread and our ideas to make the memebox forum more streamlined were ignored.

 

There was even a time earlier in this thread where a multitude of users (some of whom still frequent this thread) ganged up on me tirelessly because a user asked me a question about shipping. My response at the time, was that I recieved boxes complimentary in exchange for review, so I wasn't well versed in shipping costs etc. I was then attacked for "bragging" about getting free boxes etc. So much so, that whenever I tried to post, someone would jump on me.

 

It got to the point where I actually left the thread entirely for over a month due to the harassment (some of you may vaguely recall it.) I was not supported by the higher ups here on MUT in any way, and it was pretty disheartening.

 

There have been an absurd amount of issues behind the scenes in regards to this thread. Moderators constantly getting PMs (including myself) about petty drama and bickering, people messaging me asking me to deal with drama that had nothing to do with makeuptalk at all, among other things. The report center was ALWAYS filled with reported posts from this thread...I truly could go on and on.

 

Sometimes, things aren't always openly obvious to everyone, but I can tell you first hand the amount of stress and drama that this thread has caused me personally since I started it a year ago. That's not to say I haven't met some absolutely fantastic ladies and had a good time here as well, but unfortunately, this thread was kind of the beginning of an endless slew of issues that the moderators here faced, and no matter how many times we tried to implement solutions to the problems, they were always ignored.

 

This isn't to point fingers at anyone, or even this thread in general, just hoping it clears some things up because I feel like many of you deserve to know why fingers are pointed in this threads direction, especially those of you who have had nothing to do with any issues. 

Thank you for all your work (you and all the mods), it sounds like a nightmare to deal with and something I personally wouldn't want anything to do with.  

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Thanks everyone for your input! I'll definitely check out Pacific Mall because it appears to have the largest number of k-beauty stores. T & T markets are close by and will be checking them out soon. I can't believe I've never heard of them...I guess you just have to look and you'll find them! @@catyz I love MBD masks :) Can you tell me which Norfills you found them at? Thanks!

You can also get MBD at Superstore since they bought out T&T a couple of years ago.

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So I'm not a mod anymore, but I can at least say The overall group of users and the general discussion on this thread were not the issues- it was a group of specific users that were consistently causing a problem that also frequented this thread. There were also issues earlier on in this thread when it was at it's peak, where users were ignoring moderators requests to follow the rules, people ganging up on the staff, refusing to allow more organized change to happen etc. Back when we wanted to do a monthly Memebox thread so it wasn't too overwhelming to read, we were not supported by the users of this thread and our ideas to make the memebox forum more streamlined were ignored.

 

There was even a time earlier in this thread where a multitude of users (some of whom still frequent this thread) ganged up on me tirelessly because a user asked me a question about shipping. My response at the time, was that I recieved boxes complimentary in exchange for review, so I wasn't well versed in shipping costs etc. I was then attacked for "bragging" about getting free boxes etc. So much so, that whenever I tried to post, someone would jump on me.

 

It got to the point where I actually left the thread entirely for over a month due to the harassment (some of you may vaguely recall it.) I was not supported by the higher ups here on MUT in any way, and it was pretty disheartening.

 

There have been an absurd amount of issues behind the scenes in regards to this thread. Moderators constantly getting PMs (including myself) about petty drama and bickering, people messaging me asking me to deal with drama that had nothing to do with makeuptalk at all, among other things. The report center was ALWAYS filled with reported posts from this thread...I truly could go on and on.

 

Sometimes, things aren't always openly obvious to everyone, but I can tell you first hand the amount of stress and drama that this thread has caused me personally since I started it a year ago. That's not to say I haven't met some absolutely fantastic ladies and had a good time here as well, but unfortunately, this thread was kind of the beginning of an endless slew of issues that the moderators here faced, and no matter how many times we tried to implement solutions to the problems, they were always ignored.

 

This isn't to point fingers at anyone, or even this thread in general, just hoping it clears some things up because I feel like many of you deserve to know why fingers are pointed in this threads direction, especially those of you who have had nothing to do with any issues. 

Thank you for all your work and sorry to hear what is happening.  Thanks to you I got hooked on Memebox and Korean skincare from the beginning.  

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@@MissJexie thank you for explaining. I had no idea this was happening to you and the other mods. I wouldn't want to deal with it either. Thank you for starting me on my K-Beauty journey!

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Thanks everyone for your input! I'll definitely check out Pacific Mall because it appears to have the largest number of k-beauty stores. T & T markets are close by and will be checking them out soon. I can't believe I've never heard of them...I guess you just have to look and you'll find them! @@catyz I love MBD masks :) Can you tell me which Norfills you found them at? Thanks!

@@sam356, the no frills I saw was at centre point, beside the target. Actually, if you want MBD masks, they are pretty much in every super market that others and I have mentioned. The no frills ones wasn't cheap. I think the cheapest ones I've seen is either from Foody mart or T&T market.

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@@MissJexie and the other moderator... Thankyou for all your work. I have to admit I have been here in this thread for almost a year and there have been times when this thread has gone bizarre and even worse downright hostile. I appreciate all the hard work you have down and had no idea the IMs were happening. Sounds not good, all the stuff 'offscreen'.

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MissJexie, thank you for guiding me into K- skin care.

You helped me change my dry skin into supple pretty skin. :)

I'll always be thankful for 2014, as difficult as it was for me in personal ways with losses of people I love, because it was also the year I turned the properties of my skin in this arid climate into something entirely new and great.

 

I hope you'll have more time to review K- beauty products on your blog now. I <3 your reviews. :)

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Thank you all for understanding, and more importantly, thank you for all your kind words and support! <3

 

I guess this thread is going to be much quieter anyway after Memebox broke up with the world and stuff lol

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I have to admit I bounce between here, the affiliate thread, korean beauty, IMs and instagram now, where I don't go by this name btw, now. This thread has been so quiet recently and this will make it even quieter.

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@@MissJexie

 

That is BALLZ, Jexie. I'm sure a lot of us had no clue you guys were dealing with so much crap. That is too high a personal price to pay, and seems you did it it well past the point that was beneficial for you personally. For that I owe you a thanks....we all do! This thread has been awesome for us all to find some understanding, and good company in our (somewhat random) addiction to Memebox. You've provided a place from the beginning, to externalizer our Meme-thoughts in a saner environment than say FB. Thank you, Thank you .... And thank you again! It's been so fun. I hope we will all continue this conversation in the K-Beauty threads... And see your smiling avatar there. You are the best, Miss Jexie!

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Thank you all for understanding, and more importantly, thank you for all your kind words and support! <3

 

I guess this thread is going to be much quieter anyway after Memebox broke up with the world and stuff lol

Thank you for your hard work building the community in this thread and introducing us to Memebox :)

 

I got the feeling this thread was a beast simply due to the number of users and the amount of posts, but I didn't realize things were as crazy as they seem to have been behind the scenes.

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I received the 2nd edition of the Sally's Box masks today..

There is a new type of sheet mask there. ( New to me, anyway).

The mask is the same, but there's a side " pocket" which is sealed, and contains some sort of cream.

 

I can't find the instructions about what this additional product is, or when and how to use it anywhere. It's not in the Sally's Box promo booklet either.

I've gotten other masks like this recently with no English directions. And, I'm such a klutz that I've occasionally thought a Korean hair product was a hand cream, or things along those lines, so I'm leery of using the masks, then slapping the second ingredient in the pack on without knowing what it's for.

Instinct tells me it's a sleeping pack sort of non- wash off moisturizing cream.
Can anyone confirm this? I'm sorry to bother anyone, and I know it must seem obvious that it would be a moisture retention cream of some sort, but I've made mistakes before when there are no directions. 

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I received the 2nd edition of the Sally's Box masks today..

There is a new type of sheet mask there. ( New to me, anyway).

The mask is the same, but there's a side " pocket" which is sealed, and contains some sort of cream.

 

I can't find the instructions about what this additional product is, or when and how to use it anywhere. It's not in the Sally's Box promo booklet either.

I've gotten other masks like this recently with no English directions. And, I'm such a klutz that I've occasionally thought a Korean hair product was a hand cream, or things along those lines, so I'm leery of using the masks, then slapping the second ingredient in the pack on without knowing what it's for.

 

Instinct tells me it's a sleeping pack sort of non- wash off moisturizing cream.

Can anyone confirm this? I'm sorry to bother anyone, and I know it must seem obvious that it would be a moisture retention cream of some sort, but I've made mistakes before when there are no directions.

 

Some of the MBD masks are a two step with a cream to use after the mask, maybe this is like that?

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Some of the MBD masks are a two step with a cream to use after the mask, maybe this is like that?

 

I think so.. thanks for the info. :) I'm sure that what one mask company does, they all follow.. and it made sense that it was some sort of moisturizer, but it could have been face cleanser to use before the mask and I would have slathered it on and left it there. LOL.

Thanks!! :)

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Can anyone confirm this? I'm sorry to bother anyone, and I know it must seem obvious that it would be a moisture retention cream of some sort, but I've made mistakes before when there are no directions. 

I have some extra nice Mediental snail masks like that and the ampoule is a pre-treatment. You just put it on your face, wrap your hands around your face for 30 seconds to get it to sink in, and then apply the mask. It's SO LUXE! 

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I have some extra nice Mediental snail masks like that and the ampoule is a pre-treatment. You just put it on your face, wrap your hands around your face for 30 seconds to get it to sink in, and then apply the mask. It's SO LUXE! 

Is there a way to know if a mask's " extra" contents is a pre-mask treatment or post- mask treatment? 

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Well, looks like some ( not all, but some) price- gouging has already started on eBay.

Some seller ( in the US)  wants $25 for an ordinary, not praised at all or even really mentioned in any blog or post facial cleanser which I just happen to love. It has only been in one Memebox... Seller uses the keyword " Memebox" in all their auctions. 

I guess I'd better start using mine very sparingly. Memebox listed the retail price as well below $20.. I just can't find the brand elsewhere, of course. :)

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