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I got my Seeds & Flowers box today. It is so weird that it says it shipped from Delaware on the label (the return address). Maybe they are testing out a new way to ship international from Korea.

 

Mine was the same way.  I wonder if they just shipped a huge container to DE and then shipped them out that way  - haha

 

That's interesting. I just got the Egg White mask I had ordered and it says San Francisco just like the Mystery box said on the return label.

 

Seeds & Flowers was one of the last boxes to ship out from the international shop - usually it would say it was from Korea, but this time, it had a USPS label from DE on it.

 

The egg white mask & mystery box are from the SF USA shop, so that would make sense that it would have a USA label

 

 

oh and VIPS - did you get 3 memepoints?  Good til the end of this month.

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@biancardi. It's just so strange, but it made it here faster than my last 2 Korea boxes that still have not made it to NY and they shipped 3 days before the Seeds and Flowers box. It was nice not having to sign for it.

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Mine was the same way.  I wonder if they just shipped a huge container to DE and then shipped them out that way  - haha

 

 

Seeds & Flowers was one of the last boxes to ship out from the international shop - usually it would say it was from Korea, but this time, it had a USPS label from DE on it.

 

The egg white mask & mystery box are from the SF USA shop, so that would make sense that it would have a USA label

 

 

oh and VIPS - did you get 3 memepoints?  Good til the end of this month.

My LB14 and Seeds & Flowers shipped out of DE as well.

 

Just checked, and yep, got the 3 vip points. Now if only they would catch up on the blog review points, I might actually buy something :/

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@ @LoveSkinCare, look for a nice thank you gift from Memebox while you are waiting for these other boxes. :) 

I talked with one of their Customer Experience people as well, over 45 minutes, as I had a lot to say and she had a lot to ask, LOL.  It was so much fun to do and to feel like I have some input into what Memebox creates for the US market from this point forward.

 

Basically, I said/ she said/ we said:

1) I said that most of us don't want only the popular brands which we can buy from Korean shops at a lower price a lot of the time now.

That we want the brands which don't usually export to the US, like we got in our Korean- shipped Memeboxes.

 

2) That most products in most boxes should be suitable for all skin types unless the box says " Anti-Aging" or "Pore Control".  

 

3) That ONE sheet mask is NOT considered by me to be " a full sized product" in a new US shipped box that only contains 5 products to start with.

 

4) I had a lot to say about the low value now and the lower amount of products in the boxes. I told her that we do not usually view a lower priced brand as " inferior" because of the high quality of Korean skin care in general. I think she was very surprised, because she asked me several questions and for examples.

 

5) She wanted to know how I like the Memebox brand items, and I told her that I have everything and love it. That I have duplicates of the lip crayons and eye liners, and think the prices are amazing for the quality, which is very good quality, IMO. I did say that I thought we had a right to know who manufactures the products and where they are made. I also said that I had really liked the XO collaborations, and she said a lot more were coming, at good prices. The CPM2 box and subsequent fiascos with boxes shipped from Korea with leftovers was not mentioned-- I knew better, LOL.

 

6) I suggested that now that the US is stocking our boxes, maybe we could get away from all the orange and coral lip and cheek colors, as they are usually not extremely wearable for a lot of us with Caucasian skin tones. She said they were getting away from those shades for sure.

 

7) I mentioned the 2 incidents which were discussed here with regard to Karl Loo and the Memebox CEO and their Instagram and Twitter comments and posts which were derogatory to female bodies. I said that it is my understanding that some women still won't buy their products because of the insults. She asked several questions about this and was interested in resolving it.

 

8) Some people may not like this and may not agree, but I told her that I thought Benton was an unreliable company to do a high volume shipment business with at this time due to another batch of product with contaminants.. I said that I was basing my opinion upon my experience in health care rather than with cosmetics because I can't use Benton Snail Bee products. She indicated that they were taking measures to correct this with Benton and affected customers.

 

9) I asked that they review their current stance on value sets and pricing of shipping. I said that I believe that if the boxes are going to continue to be successful in the US market, we would like it a lot if they  go back to the former model of operations, with more than 5 products in boxes, and with a lowered shipping cost incentive to buy a value set of 2 or more boxes.

 

10) I asked why I was a VIP since we really have no benefits.. ( I see we got a few that have a 4 day use window this evening LOLOL). She said they were re-vamping the VIP program. I said I hoped it improved.

 

11) She asked what some of my favorite boxes were and my favorite products- I had a great time with this question, and I think she was surprised that most of my choices were NOT TonyMoly, Skinfood, or the like, but Korean brands not usually found in the US ( as a whole, some were well- known).

 

12) I got the feeling that the US team is extremely invested in creating great Memeboxes, but apparently have different guidelines to work under than the Korean team had. Maybe it's the labeling in English, IDK.

 

I liked June very much and I told her that Memebox had changed my skin completely from dry and rough to very soft and hydrated- that this winter has been AMAZING with my Memebox skin care. This is the absolute truth and I was so glad to be able to tell Memebox " thanks".

I also told her how much I liked the contouring sticks from the Yeonkudong collection, and she said that Memebox was developing its own line of those items... 

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@ @LoveSkinCare, look for a nice thank you gift from Memebox while you are waiting for these other boxes. :) 

 

I talked with one of their Customer Experience people as well, over 45 minutes, as I had a lot to say and she had a lot to ask, LOL.  It was so much fun to do and to feel like I have some input into what Memebox creates for the US market from this point forward.

 

Basically, I said/ she said/ we said:

1) I said that most of us don't want only the popular brands which we can buy from Korean shops at a lower price a lot of the time now.

That we want the brands which don't usually export to the US, like we got in our Korean- shipped Memeboxes.

 

2) That most products in most boxes should be suitable for all skin types unless the box says " Anti-Aging" or "Pore Control".  

 

3) That ONE sheet mask is NOT considered by me to be " a full sized product" in a new US shipped box that only contains 5 products to start with.

 

4) I had a lot to say about the low value now and the lower amount of products in the boxes. I told her that we do not usually view a lower priced brand as " inferior" because of the high quality of Korean skin care in general. I think she was very surprised, because she asked me several questions and for examples.

 

5) She wanted to know how I like the Memebox brand items, and I told her that I have everything and love it. That I have duplicates of the lip crayons and eye liners, and think the prices are amazing for the quality, which is very good quality, IMO. I did say that I thought we had a right to know who manufactures the products and where they are made. I also said that I had really liked the XO collaborations, and she said a lot more were coming, at good prices. The CPM2 box and subsequent fiascos with boxes shipped from Korea with leftovers was not mentioned-- I knew better, LOL.

 

6) I suggested that now that the US is stocking our boxes, maybe we could get away from all the orange and coral lip and cheek colors, as they are usually not extremely wearable for a lot of us with Caucasian skin tones. She said they were getting away from those shades for sure.

 

7) I mentioned the 2 incidents which were discussed here with regard to Karl Loo and the Memebox CEO and their Instagram and Twitter comments and posts which were derogatory to female bodies. I said that it is my understanding that some women still won't buy their products because of the insults. She asked several questions about this and was interested in resolving it.

 

8) Some people may not like this and may not agree, but I told her that I thought Benton was an unreliable company to do a high volume shipment business with at this time due to another batch of product with contaminants.. I said that I was basing my opinion upon my experience in health care rather than with cosmetics because I can't use Benton Snail Bee products. She indicated that they were taking measures to correct this with Benton and affected customers.

 

9) I asked that they review their current stance on value sets and pricing of shipping. I said that I believe that if the boxes are going to continue to be successful in the US market, we would like it a lot if they  go back to the former model of operations, with more than 5 products in boxes, and with a lowered shipping cost incentive to buy a value set of 2 or more boxes.

 

10) I asked why I was a VIP since we really have no benefits.. ( I see we got a few that have a 4 day use window this evening LOLOL). She said they were re-vamping the VIP program. I said I hoped it improved.

 

11) She asked what some of my favorite boxes were and my favorite products- I had a great time with this question, and I think she was surprised that most of my choices were NOT TonyMoly, Skinfood, or the like, but Korean brands not usually found in the US ( as a whole, some were well- known).

 

12) I got the feeling that the US team is extremely invested in creating great Memeboxes, but apparently have different guidelines to work under than the Korean team had. Maybe it's the labeling in English, IDK.

 

I liked June very much and I told her that Memebox had changed my skin completely from dry and rough to very soft and hydrated- that this winter has been AMAZING with my Memebox skin care. This is the absolute truth and I was so glad to be able to tell Memebox " thanks".

I also told her how much I liked the contouring sticks from the Yeonkudong collection, and she said that Memebox was developing its own line of those items... 

I love hearing about everyones conversations with Memebox! Thanks for posting this! :)

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I love hearing about everyones conversations with Memebox! Thanks for posting this! :)

You're welcome. :) It was a lot of fun to be asked so much. I have NO doubts that the Memebox US team is really wanting to make us happy. I did before the phone call, but I don't now. She wasn't ticking off boxes, she was listening and very involved. I'm very hopeful. :)

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So I did end up using my vip points already. Since there's currently a code to get free shipping on xomemebox items, I grabbed the bella lip pencil--it's one of the items I was planning on getting anyhow!

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I can only speak for myself and my skin type, which is sensitive and would be dry without K- skin care, but I LOVE the Winter Skin Revival Memebox. I use the 3 skin care products every AM and PM with the addition of the Secret Key Super Plumping Jelly as a moisture lock, of sorts.

 

I know the Winter Skin Revival Memebox is more pricey than the other boxes, but we now have a 15% off code for it, and points, so I got another. This is my twice daily " go to" treatment box for hydration.

I love the It's Skin Power Effector 10 serum after a gentle foaming oil facial cleanser, because it's not sticky and absorbs completely. Next, I apply the Goodal Phytorian Murumuru Seed Hydro Emulsion from the same box and it's excellent. Very mild and my face is already feeling so much more hydrated. The last item I use every night from the box is the It's Skin Collagen Moisture Cream, which is very pleasant and mild. We have forced electric HVAC units supplying heat in our house so the air is extremely dry.

 

The products in the Winter Skin Revival Memebox are well worth the price for my dry sensitive skin.

I also really love the Skinfood Raspberry lip care stick and the TonyMoly tangerine hand cream. 
Oh, and I used the Leader's Coconut Gel with Blueberry mask first off. Then I got a whole box of Leader's masks  a day or so later. Really high quality masks and ingredients. 

 

Anyway, I think the discount specific to this Memebox and the points make the box a very good buy for irritated or stressed winter skin, or to prevent winter skin issues. I think it's the best Memebox US box created thus far for usability of long- lasting and easy to use hydrating products during all the ice and snow. 

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Regarding those of us who have a drier indoor environment, try a humidifier in your bedroom. Until I added one and an air purifier I would wake up with sinus headaches that were as bad as any migraine. . . Thanks for the comments re the winter skin box and kudos to MMB for reaching out and asking what peeps think. Was nice to receive the extra points this morning.

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Regarding those of us who have a drier indoor environment, try a humidifier in your bedroom. Until I added one and an air purifier I would wake up with sinus headaches that were as bad as any migraine. . . Thanks for the comments re the winter skin box and kudos to MMB for reaching out and asking what peeps think. Was nice to receive the extra points this morning.

Thanks for the compliments and the reminder that I have to find a good quality humidifier.. Some grow bacteria in a matter of hours. Others aren't safe for other reasons. I could use one 12 months out of the year, it's so arid here. Dry wind, blowing dirt everywhere. 

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To those who did the phone interview -  did you get your promised 20 points yet?  I believe they were only good to use in US shop.  They also gave the option to do it online and I requested that option and they sent me a bunch of questions to answer which I did.  I have yet to get any points though so I was curious if it was just me.

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To those who did the phone interview -  did you get your promised 20 points yet?  I believe they were only good to use in US shop.  They also gave the option to do it online and I requested that option and they sent me a bunch of questions to answer which I did.  I have yet to get any points though so I was curious if it was just me.

I got my points yesterday. I had my phone survey last Friday. I wasn't given an option to do the survey online, only phone call.

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Regarding those of us who have a drier indoor environment, try a humidifier in your bedroom. Until I added one and an air purifier I would wake up with sinus headaches that were as bad as any migraine.

Thanks for this. I am dealing with this exact problem on top of chronic migraine. No picnic over here. Our place is geothermally heated and cooled, but the heat is always higher than it has to be which has left me feeling like I'm back in the Arizona desert! I plan to get a couple of humidifiers, including one for the bedroom. It's been awhile since I picked one of these up, so If anyone is happy with the output of their humidifier or air purifier, please comment (if permitted) or PM me brand names. I'd truly appreciate it as I'm on the market for both. (Especially purifiers as they are a little bit more of an investment!)

 

Memebox products are great but they are not full of magic. We gotta stay hydrated! ;)

 

Thanks @@jmen

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I really need to get a humidifier as well. It's so dry in our home that we are constantly shocking each other with the static and my nose was actually bleeding today. I've been trying all the home remedy type solutions, but there is only so much a bunch of damp towels can do. 

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To those who did the phone interview -  did you get your promised 20 points yet?  I believe they were only good to use in US shop.  They also gave the option to do it online and I requested that option and they sent me a bunch of questions to answer which I did.  I have yet to get any points though so I was curious if it was just me.

Yes, I got my 20 points within 24 hours of the phone interview... plus a lovely surprise. :)

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@GirlieGirlie  can I ask where you ordered your Leader's masks from?

They were the contents of a Memebox US Mystery box recently. Lovely masks. :)

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I can only speak for myself and my skin type, which is sensitive and would be dry without K- skin care, but I LOVE the Winter Skin Revival Memebox. I use the 3 skin care products every AM and PM with the addition of the Secret Key Super Plumping Jelly as a moisture lock, of sorts.

 

I know the Winter Skin Revival Memebox is more pricey than the other boxes, but we now have a 15% off code for it, and points, so I got another. This is my twice daily " go to" treatment box for hydration.

I love the It's Skin Power Effector 10 serum after a gentle foaming oil facial cleanser, because it's not sticky and absorbs completely. Next, I apply the Goodal Phytorian Murumuru Seed Hydro Emulsion from the same box and it's excellent. Very mild and my face is already feeling so much more hydrated. The last item I use every night from the box is the It's Skin Collagen Moisture Cream, which is very pleasant and mild. We have forced electric HVAC units supplying heat in our house so the air is extremely dry.

 

The products in the Winter Skin Revival Memebox are well worth the price for my dry sensitive skin.

I also really love the Skinfood Raspberry lip care stick and the TonyMoly tangerine hand cream. 

Oh, and I used the Leader's Coconut Gel with Blueberry mask first off. Then I got a whole box of Leader's masks  a day or so later. Really high quality masks and ingredients. 

 

Anyway, I think the discount specific to this Memebox and the points make the box a very good buy for irritated or stressed winter skin, or to prevent winter skin issues. I think it's the best Memebox US box created thus far for usability of long- lasting and easy to use hydrating products during all the ice and snow. 

 @@GirlyGirlie I was trying to figure out what to use my new points on and was hesitant on the Winter Skin Revival box because of the cost. Thank you for your review. I also have dry sensitive skin so this would make a great box for me too. =)

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I really need to get a humidifier as well. It's so dry in our home that we are constantly shocking each other with the static and my nose was actually bleeding today. I've been trying all the home remedy type solutions, but there is only so much a bunch of damp towels can do. 

I have been complaining to my hubby about my dry contact lens, my stuffy nose at night, and he knows we live in a very dry area of the country.

 

So, I have to compliment him. :) I called him at work and asked him what he thought about cool mist humidifiers vs. the ionic ones like the very expensive ones that Sharper Image sells for one level of a house.

He did some research on the subject since he is extremely knowledgable about these sorts of things, and surprised me with this one from Amazon.com: Honeywell Germ Free Cool Mist Humidifier HCM-350

 

I know to use distilled water only, to clean each washable part well, and to use a bacteriocidal solution and change water often, and filters every month. 

He also ordered the filters, bacteria- retardant additives, and a neat humidity monitor for our room that looks really complete and cost less than $10. 

 

The total for everything was just over $100. I'm still going " WOW, this is so great!!"  ( All items are being sent with 2 day free shipping with my Amazon Prime membership.)

 

I agree that topical moisturizer cosmetics can't make up for H2O in and on our skin. I drink 2 liters of H2O per day, at least.  I just wanted to share this product from Amazon in case a room- size humidifier might be what some of you are looking for. If this one works well, we will add more. I had decided I don't want a huge multi-room unit to maintain- too much can go wrong. 

 

THANK YOU so much for the suggestion for a humidifier. I wasn't sure if people really use them. The reviews on Amazon for the model we got are really positive.

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 @@GirlyGirlie I was trying to figure out what to use my new points on and was hesitant on the Winter Skin Revival box because of the cost. Thank you for your review. I also have dry sensitive skin so this would make a great box for me too. =)

I'm so glad, sweetie. I've ordered a second one and will " save it" for next winter. Nothing has a short expiration date. :)

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We are using a bionaire humidifier in the bedroom. It has cool mist or warm. We are using tap water but clean out the residual particles that appear in its base. They even provide a tiny brush. The air purifier was an expensive piece. It has a large slide in filter that gers replaced when it gives you the replace filter signal. Made by blue air. It has 3 speeds and I had to kick it into 2nd gear to end the sinus headaches. I think doing masks is helping as is lathering on the lip and face creams before the early morning dog walk. Knock on wood no chapped lips this winter, yeah!

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I received my soothing sista palette today!  WOW - love the colors and think this is really a wonderful palette.  Swatches and stuff in the spoiler tag

 

 

 

 

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These swatches were done with 2 swipes, using no primer and my finger to apply to my arm.  I am showing two photos because I had different lighting conditions.

 

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  1. Sutro "Light dusty rose matte"  This to me is more of a light taupe that has a pinkish cast to it.   This is a good color as an eyelid base
  2. Valencia "Medium pinky-brown matte"  This is getting more into the pink color, but it is a light milk chocolate with a pink cast to it.  This is good for contouring. 
  3. Candy Rain  Metallic rose shimmer with silver micro-glitter"  This is just gorgeous!  This is a deep rose with silver shimmers.  The glitter is very fine, so it doesn't really look like a glitter, but a lovely shimmery shade.  This can also be used as a contour shade.
  4. Bae Area  “Metallic pink shimmer with iridescent glitter”  This is the lightest color and can be used as a highlighter.  It is very much a glitter and has quite the fallout.  It is a beautiful light pink glitter. 

 

 

 

 

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I really liked the colors on the Soothing Sista palette.  I wish that one of them was darker though.  None of these are really good "crease" colors.  The mattes are my favorite and they're all very complimentary to each other.  The Bae Area Pink Glitter has some serious fallout issues even with primer.  It's a pretty color but eek...  I don't need glitter tears :D  

 

But they are my favorite eyeshadow color scheme so they'll get some use.

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I really liked the colors on the Soothing Sista palette.  I wish that one of them was darker though.  None of these are really good "crease" colors.  The mattes are my favorite and they're all very complimentary to each other.  The Bae Area Pink Glitter has some serious fallout issues even with primer.  It's a pretty color but eek...  I don't need glitter tears :D

 

But they are my favorite eyeshadow color scheme so they'll get some use.

 

I really like the palette too, Saffyra! I look better in pink toned neutrals, as they make blue eyes look bluer, somehow.

I wish very much this palette had been released before UD's The Nakeds 3 palette. Same pink toned browns, a whole lotta price difference. 

 

If you can wear creamy, almost powder shadows, the darkest XO Memebox color in the jar formula, not stick, called " Evening Dress" is really a lovely deep chocolate brown for blending in the crease.. 

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