Memebox Mini #1 Review

I did a detailed explanation of MEMEBOX in my first box post here.mini2

This is the 1st of 3 mini Memeboxes they released so far. These boxes are supposed to contain 3-6 beauty product samples and foil packets from Korea. I had to try this box since it was only $15 including shipping and I also purchased another as a gift for my friend. This box looks a lot like a Sample Society box or Birchbox.


Below on the right is the original sized Memebox and of the left is the Mini Box.mini1.Holika Holika Skin & Good Cera Super Cream 4ml

Value: $4.50

Product details: This super hydrating cream lasting for over 72 hours is made from purely ceramide and arugula extracts. Frist, ceramide is one of the three main components of our skin cells and works to protect our skin and prevent moisture from escaping. The arugula extracts also create a protective barrier over your skin for strengthening and reviving healthier looking complexion.

Please excuse the cat fur lol This is a repeat from one of my lucky boxes and I kind of wish they brought something new and exciting in for the first mini box.

This is a very rich cream that left my face feeling slightly greasy but I’m hoping it will help with my dry patches. You only need a very small amount so this may last longer than I thought.

luk2.Hanskin Bio Origin Royal Ampoule BB spf 30 PA++ 5ml

Value: $9

Product Description:An entire bottle full of nutrition of an ampoule, this highly enriched Ampoule BB offers strengthening skincare effects as well as anti-wrinkle functions. Packed with extracts from royal jelly and tabebuia avellaneda, it will deliver rich nutrition and deep relief to your skin. Its light, oil-based texture will glide on your skin as if wrapping the skin with silk or velvet for a much brightening, glowing complexion.

I love that even though its a tiny sample they still put it in a glass dropper. Its so cute and when I finish all the BB cream I can fill the dropper with something else. ^.^

mini43. A true Black Tea All day long Sun cream 10ml

Value: $7.80

Product description: Made from Ronde Du Soleil Blending of black tea, orange zest and cinnamon, This long-lasting sun cream will protect,soothe and hydrate your skin all day long.

This has a strong floral fragrance that I just can’t stand and I wouldn’t put anything with this much fragrance on my face. I’ll probably just give this to my mom since she loves floral scents. 
mini54.Botanic Hill Boh Moist Radiant Youth Ampoule Essence 5ml &

Botanic Hill Boh Moist Youth Ampoule Essence 4ml

Value $4 each

Product decryption:Botanic Hill’s Popular moist youth & radiant youth ampoule essences will work to nullify signs of fine wrinkles and to brighten up your overall skin tone for a younger looking, more radiant complexion. 

These were also a repeat from a past box. These smell like rose and I usually don’t like floral scents but so far it isn’t too overpowering. mini15.Verikos Ultra Matte Velvet Primer 3ml


Product Description:The Perfect Primer for oily skin types, Verikos ultra matte velvet primer will softly yet thoroughly smooth out your uneven skin texture covering and filling in all visible pores and fine lines on your face. It also helps maintain moisture/oil balance and evens out your complexion with vitamin A and Vitamin E ingredients.

I love the way this primer feels so silky.

They also Sent me 2 foil packets of Witch’s Pouch Real skin Moisture Ampoule base.

This item wasn’t listed on the information card but I think its just a moisturizing serum you can use before make-up.

mini7The mini box has a total value of $33.20. Everything in this box was no bigger than my pinky and although it was only $15 I think I’ll just stick to the regular memeboxes. I wish they would have included at least one deluxish sample because this box lacked excitement. I thought since the regular memeboxes usually have a crazy value then the mini boxes would too.  Maybe If your new to memebox and just want to try out some korean goodies then this mini box is perfect especially if you use your points.

If you want to sign up for memebox new members get 2 points and Memebox gave me a coupon code just for my readers for an additional $3 discount. Code:SVWAI0 expires at the end of may

Click on the banner if you want to see there full collection of boxes! They post new boxes at least once a week. ❤

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Nerdblock Review ~ May 2014

NerdBlock is subscription company that sends a mystery package filled with Epic Toys, t-shirts, and collectibles every month for $19.99 plus shipping and handling. Every Nerdblock Box Includes a cool T-shirt!


So far, so good with NerdBlock! I received 6 great items this month and none of it will go unused. 🙂

First, is this cute big headed Yoda plush!  Value $9.97

Super Mario Bros. Keychain random figure. I  Received Mario with his Raccoon suit. Wa-Hoo! Value $2.99

Stick-it pad is a mat you place onto your dashboard or where ever so you can stick your phone onto it for easy access. Im glad I’m finally getting something I could use everyday .. This is going to come in handy!  You can also use it to stick you keys to the wall so you wont misplace them. Value $4.99


Exclusive! The Amazing Spider-Man Comic. This comic was especially made for NerdBlock and looks awesome!nerd3

They also Included a Star Wars Papercraft Playset. I actually really enjoyed making these paper dolls and I didnt need any supplies to put them together. This is a Funko Product and they look just as cute as all the other Funk0 action Figures! ❤ Value $7.99

nerd5 They Include a T-shirt in every box! This months shirt is Boba Fett in either olive green or black. Value $10

nerd6This Box had a total value of $37.93! I love everything that came in my box and I still think its way better than Loot crate. I can’t wait to see what I get Next Month. 🙂

What do you think of this months NerdBlock?

Thank you for Reading!!

Ipsy Review ~ May 2014


Ipsy is a Subscription company that sends you about 4-5 Sample items and a makeup bag every month for just 10$ +tax.

what I love about this particular company is that you take a detailed quiz so they can customize your bag! Everyone gets something different and Its a Surprise until you receive your Glam bag.

As an Ipsy subscriber you get a discount on all the products they send out that month . Ill be Including the discount they offer in the description of each item.


Hang Ten Classic sport SPF 50  1 fl oz

Value $2.20

Discount: Receive 25% off your purchase

This product protects against harmful UVA/UVB rays and is Oxybenzone Free, Paraben Free, Retinyl Palmitate Free, Non-Greasy, Non-Nano, Synthetic Fragrance Free. It has 80 min of water proof protection and after trying it today I found it to be very lightweight. This is one of the few products I’ve found on Ipsy that I’m really excited to repurchase! It smells like your typical sunscreen but I think it may have a hint of coconut. This is a definite repurchase!


Pur~lisse Hydra-balance moisturizer .5 oz

Value $14

Discount: Receive 30% off any purchase

The full size product is a bit expensive at $55 for only 1.7 oz. It has no harmful chemicals and it contains soy protein, white tea, Lupine Peptides, Blue Lotus Flower, vitamin E . This moisturizer absorbs almost instantly and has almost no scent. I do like it but so far it doesn’t seem worth $55.


Crown Brush Pro Blending Fluff Brush

Value $5.49

This brush is a bit rough but I kind of like it. It gets the job done and thats all I need.

Pacifica Eyeshadow Duo 

Value $4

Discount: Receive 25% off any purchase

I was so excited to try a pacifica eyeshadows but they let me down. The white side is shimmery with small specks of glitter and the purple, grayish side has almost no pigment at all. I rubbed the purple side with my finger and the color was still faint. This eyeshadow duo was specifically made for Ipsy subbies


Nailtini  nail polish

Color: Champagne 

Value $13

Discount:Receive 50% off any purchase of $12 or more + free eyeliner

I haven’t tried it yet but I love this penny color.  All of Nailtini nail polishes are themed after cocktails {so cute} Nailtini is 4-free and vegan. They even have a subscription box service of there own which costs $25 a month.


This months bag had a total value of $38.69.  I liked my bag this month and although it didnt have anything too exciting I did love it all. This is the one subscription I know I will have for a long time. It never disappoints!

Depending on the quiz you took you could have received a variation of these products:Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask,Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Elusive,Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer,Avène Thermal Spring Water,Balanced Guru No Frizz Organic Sesame and Lemongrass Balancing Oil,Bare Foot Spa Professional Exfoliating Polish, Boo-Boo Cover-Up Cover-up: Medium Shade, Calvin Klein endless euphoria,Coastal Scents Classic Blender Crease Natural,derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub,Eva NYC Mane Tamer Leave in Cream,Eva NYC Rock-a-Wave Curl Cream,Hey Honey Take It Off! Exfoliating Honey Peel Off Mask,Jersey Shore Sun sans Tan Anti-aging,  Sunscreen, La Fresh Travel Lite Face Cleansing Wipes,Lulu Blossom Dreamsicle Body Balm,Mee Beauty Bee Nourished Night Cream,Nailtini Straight Up Color Nail Lacquer (Adios),Olive Natural Beauty The Olive Lip Balm, SWISSCO
Electroplated Eyelash Curler, and Crown Brush Chisel Shader.

Thank you for reading!

If your interested in signing up please use my referral link!

Special Memebox Discount!

Memebox was kind enough to send me a $3 off coupon code just for my readers!!

Code: SVWAI0

If you are new to memebox you also get 2 points for signing up which is equivalent to $2.

If you don’t already know Memebox is a Korean beauty box that sends a random assortment of products with a value that is usually triple what you payed. It gives you a chance to try different types of products targeting specific beauty needs. They have a Hair/body,honey, pore, green tea, from nature, night care and many more include a fermented cosmetic box. Lots of new fun skincare and makeup!

Most of there regular Memeboxes cost $23 but there super boxes vary from $29-$39. I think its totally worth it and I’ve purchased more than a few myself. If you want to try it first, you can get the $5 discount and purchase there Mini Box # 3 which is smaller but it only costs $15 with free shipping!

If you want more info check out my past Boxes:

Luckybox # 2

LuckyBox # 3

Mask Box #2

Mens Box #1 <—– Full Memebox explanation here

Click on the banner if you want to see there full collection of boxes! They post new boxes at least once a week. ❤

Sample Society ~ May 2014

Sample Society is a subscription box that ships 5 deluxe sized samples of the best luxury brands straight to your house. Its a box from Allure Magazine & They also include a coupon for $15 off of a $50 purchase if you buy an item from the brands you sampled that month.

Don’t forget to fill out your Beauty profile so they can get an idea of what you like {I learned my lesson after birch box}

Cost: $15 a month

You can use my Referral code if your interested in signing up! Code: PAND8615


ALLUREallure5Murad T-zone Pore Refining Serum .125 fl oz

Value $2.63

I don’t know why I thought that this item would have more of a silicon texture but it feels like a serum should. Its a clear liquid and the directions say to massage it into entire face + neck.

allure2Dermalogica Dynamic skin recovery with spf 30  .34 fl oz

Value $13 

Its made without artificial fragrances or colors which I love! It smells like sunscreen and goes on really light.ALLURE1

Juice Beauty Stem cell repair CC cream in Natural Glow .17 fl oz

Value $3.90

This smells very natural but it smells more herbal and grassy than some of the other organic products I’ve tried. It also has SPF 30 which is perfect for the sunny California weather.

allure4 Borghese Fango Body Refreshing Polish .5 oz

Value $3.00

This is the biggest sample in the box this month and its the first thing I reached for when I opened the box.  I opened it to smell it and  I noticed that its used! I sent customer service a message and they responded within 30 min telling me that they would send me a new box. There were very nice and fast when helping me solve this situation. This a sugar based exfoliant and it has a fresh orange scent.

ALLURE3Sonya Dakar Flash Facial .4 fl oz

Value $38

This is one Gwyneth Paltrow’s favorite products and its so expensive. Its $95 for 1oz! Its supposed to have instantly remove dead skin and brighten. The directions say to use daily but its such a small size that it would cost a fortune to do this everyday for a month.

Although this months box has a lot of high end brands that I’ve been wanting to try, I wish that it had at least one big sample. These are all quite small and compared to last month great box this was kind of a disappointment. This months total value is $60.53 but it doesn’t seem like it when I look at everything.

What do you think of this months box?



I want to thank Jenny from Subscription Boxaholic for nominating me! This is an award to help find new bloggers with under 200 subbies. Ive only been blogging for about 4 months so its really exciting to finally be acknowledged. ^.^

So here are the rules:

1. Thank the person that nominated you!
2. Post 11 Facts about yourself
3. Answer the 11 questions posted by the person who nominated you
4. Nominate 10 Bloggers with less than 200 followers that you think deserve some recognition
5. Inform those bloggers that you’ve nominated them!
6. Post 11 questions for them to answer

11 facts about Stacey!

1. I love to knit and crochet!

2. My first job was at Chuck E. Cheese and it was the worst job ever! {yes, I was the rat}

3. I love to travel and do all the corny tourist activities

4. I love Japanese culture and food.

5. I want to become a better photographer.

6. I usually stay up until 5am every night because I can’t sleep any earlier.

7.  I hate chocolate.

8. Ive always wanted to save a greyhound.

9.  I have 2 half brothers and a half sister. Im really close to my brother Andrew but Ive never met my sister and the last time I saw my other brother was about 2 years ago.

10. I sometimes wish I had a southern accent…. maybe I’ve been watching too much true blood.

11. favorite animal = giraffes

11 questions from Jenny

1. What motivated you to blog? I just wanted to write about all the new things I try and love. This blog actually started out as a food blog but after getting addicted to Subscription boxes it kind of became a food and beauty blog. I also started my travel blog just as a kind of diary of the places I’ve been and to help preserve my memories.

2. What’s your favorite hobby? Is shopping a hobby? lol

3. Do you believe in Karma? Yes !

4. Where’s your favorite place to write? I can only write for my blog late at night because I work a lot. The only place I ever write is in bed but It would be so great to write outside.

5. Do you have any pets? I have a calico kitten named Salem and a cute little rabbit named Cantaloupe.

cat6. What’s your most memorable childhood that you can remember? I can’t remember a big moment in my childhood but I think its all the little memories that make it great. Baking cakes with my auntie, playing baseball with my grandpa, helping my mom with dinner, and just watching tv with my grandma. Those are all moments that made my childhood great.

7. If you could live anywhere- where and why?  I love living in California I just wish that I could live in Manhattan beach instead of the horrible area I’m in now. I live in Los Angeles and if you don’t know already there are parts of  Los Angeles that are so dangerous you can’t even go outside…. thats where I live.

California has good weather, my family, stores/restaurants  everywhere, and its familiar since I’ve lived here so long. I would love to visit a lot of different counties but if I tried living somewhere unfamiliar it would take a lot of adjustments.

8. Is there a bad habit you need to stop?  I actually used to bite my nails and I just stopped last year. It was harder than you think and It took a lot of will power but I finally have long nails!

9. What’s your guilty pleasure food? Im addicted to Mochi ice cream and when I buy a box I will eat the entire thing in one sitting.

10. What is that ONE song that is constantly playing in your head? I just watched Frozen and now I have Let It go stuck in my head!

11. If you can have a super power, what would it be?  The most useful power in real life would be immortality, super healing and being able to heal others. I would love to become a doctor and have the power to heal terminal patients.  I would also love to have the shapeshifting superpower just because it would be so fun!

Here’s the next round of nominees:

I actually had a very hard time trying to find 11 new bloggers that I liked. Everyone I found has just over 200 subscribers. I want to nominate bloggers that I actually like so Ill slowly be adding them on as I find them. 🙂

1.  I don’t know if she has under 200 subbies but I love her blog!!


3.  Love the photography


Its kind of sad that I only have 4 so far…. lol

And here are the questions for my nominees:

1.What is the best and worst about blogging?

2.If you could be anyone for a day, who would you be and why?

3.What is at the top of your bucket list?

4.Something you can’t leave the house without?

5.What made you choose the name of your blog?

6.What’s one piece of advice you’d give your younger self?

7. Biggest Pet Peeve?

8.Where is somewhere you have always wanted to visit?

9. Top 3 items you cannot do without?

10.What is your guilty pleasure?

11.Top 5 holy grail beauty products!

Memebox Mask Box #2

maskboxI did a detailed explanation of MEMEBOX in my first box post here.
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  • Memebox puts together a random assortment of the best Korean skincare/cosmetic products. Usually about 4-8 items and the Value is usually more than triple the amount you payed.
  • They offer discounts on top of the incredibly cheap price and you can sometimes buy boxes for about $6.
  • Memebox is not a subscription company with a recurring charge every month. Instead you get to choose which boxes you would like to buy and which you would like to skip.
  • They release more than 1 box a month and they even sometimes release more than 5 a month but thats what makes it so fun to follow

This is the Memebox Mask Box #2!  This is a special edition Box that is dedicated to masks.

maskbox8maskbox11.KeySkin Gold Hydro Gel Eye & Spot Patch {60 eye patches + 30 Spot Patches) ~ Value $49

Product Description

This eye mask & spot patch combines gold , Ginseng, snail essence, collagen, and more, all in one! The eye mask contains a high concentration of potent ingredients that will both moisturize your eye contour area while preventing any development of wrinkles. All the ingredients in these masks are highly effective for cell-regeneration and recovery.

Like most masks you just have to apply these to your under eye area after toner and leave it on for 15-20 min. They smell really clean and come with an applicator to help get the gel strips out of the container. They also come with spot patches which you can place on certain areas that need extra love.

Tip: Pour a bit of hot water into a small cup and place your used gel strips inside of the water so they could melt down. Then you can use the liquid essence to moisturize  your body.

maskbox62. SN Yew Tree Stem Cell Perfect Calming Soothing Mask (Set of 2) ~ Value $8 Each

Product Description

Yew Tree Stem Calming soothing mask is infused with yew tree stem cells, various plant extracts and other natural ingredients that will transform the skin and bring it back to life. Stem cells are known for the invigorating properties – this mask is sure to give your skin the boost it needs!

maskbox53.LJH Tea Tree Mask ~ Value $3 each

Product Description

LJH’s Tea tree mask is a facial sheet mask that soothes all skin troubles and controls excessive sebum through tea tree oil. This mask also enhances the complexion and brightens any dark spots. 

LJH brand again! I love trying new tea tree products so this will be the first mask I use. Plus it helps brighten dark spots and I need all the help I can get. I think the products Ive been using are actually starting to fade my dark spots but I won’t believe it until they are gone.

maskbox44. Mask Sheets Bio Medi-Curing Mask-Aqua Dressing 20ml ~ Value $3

Product Description

This mask hydrates and moisturizes your skin to the fullest. It is a 100% coconut jelly mask, which gives your skin a “cool” feeling it also dramatically reduces the appearance of fine lines.

Coconut Bio Mask with Tomato 20ml ~ Value $3

Product Description

This is a 100% coconut jelly mask combines with the super food: Tomato! Similarly, this mask gives your skin a “cool” feeling. It also dramatically reduces the appearance of any wrinkles.

I received these masks in my Luckybox #2 but I still haven’t tried them.  I was given a tip by Joanne Mallon on  my lucky box 2 post that the jelly mask is actually hidden in-between two sheet.

maskbox25. Pure Smile Choosy Lip Pack ~ Value $3

Product Description

This ultra-hydrating gel patch  was specifically designed for the lips. It intensely moisturizes and nourishes your lips – preparing it for any make up application. 

Ive never seen a lip mask before but this will come in handy when I have really chapped lips. Although it looks like it might be kind of uncomfortable to have a patch over your mouth for 20 minutes. They actually sell this brand of masks at my local Japanese market.

6. Purederm Exfoliating Foot mask ~ Value $17

Product Description

Purederm Exfoliating Foot Mask is a foot exfoliant and treatment that comes in the form of a pair of wearable masks that work just like socks. It Removes all calluses, visibly smoothing your feet within 2 weeks. Papaya, Lemon, apple, orange and other natural botanical extracts help remove calluses, while chamomile extract calms freshly exfoliated feet.

How to use

  • Thoroughly cleanse your feet and put on the masks
  • Remove after 60-90 minutes and rinse of with water
  • Calluses start peeling off 4-7 days after use. Nearly all calluses will be removed in a further 3-5 days depending on the thickness. Do not use a callus remover or pick on calluses when they start peeling off. 

Im so excited to try this! I actually saw these type of masks online and I wanted to try them but didnt want to pay shipping on just one item. I really hope these work because it would be so amazing!


The Mask Box has a total value of $100 but I think its a little inflated. I found the gold eye patches on ebay for no more than $20 so if that is the case then the actual value is around $70. Thats still a high value considering I only payed around $17 because of my points. This box usually would cost $23 plus shipping. I love the deals that I get with Memebox!

I’ll try to post reviews on all these products after I use them but I like to save masks for the days I have time to relax and take a bath. I will definitely be posting an update for the foot exfoliator since it promises the most dramatic results.

Thank you for reading !!