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Blogmas - Memebox Princess Edition #1 Snow White*

12 December 2014
I was fortunate enough to receive another Memebox for review recently, whenever the DHL man shows up with a package I wasn't expecting it's a very exciting moment, those few seconds that it takes me to cut open the package and pull out the pink box takes me back to childhood memories of opening mystery Christmas and Birthday presents, it's one of the best feelings in the world.

Oh to be a little kid again..

If you would like to know more about Memebox you can check out my Memebox Info page.

#1 Nella Fantasia Oneday Whitener 120ml Full Size RRP $29
Product Description
This is a magically whitening body lotion that instantly moisturizes and brightens up dry, coarse, and darkened skin tone for a lasting glow all day long. It’s also non-sticky and strong against water and sweat.
How to use
Apply an adequate amount of the lotion evenly over areas of your body you wish to moisturize and brighten up. Make sure to massage it in until all’s absorbed into the skin.

This stuff is interesting, I've not experienced anything like it before. It's not a lightening over time product like I'm familiar with but an instant lightener, kind of like and instant tan but in reverse, anyone else having a WTF moment?

It's a light moisturiser that has a soft clean scent, absorbs quickly and leaves a very natural looking light tint to the skin, it's the strangest thing! You might be able to see in the photo below that my forearm is a little lighter than my hand, this isn't a bad tan job, it's this instant whitening body lotion!

I'm not really one to care about how light or dark my skin is, I don't chase a tan or avoid one, I just go with whatever the sun decides so I wouldn't really get a whole lot of use out of this but as soon as I tried it out I knew where it would come in handy.. I've done a few photo shoots where pale models are desired for the overall look of the pictures and sometimes the photographer is chasing a crazy level of fair skin that is hard to achieve even for girls with the lightest of skin, this stuff could have saved a lot of stress in the past so I will be keeping it!

#2 original raw First Essence 110ml Full Size RRP $26
Product Description
Both the Red Essence and the Vitamin Essence are combinations of a skin toner, an essence, and a lotion all in one. Also, they’re both enriched with various vitamin nutrients and dragon’s blood extracts from the dragon tree and work to instantly rejuvenate and brighten up the damaged or sagging skin.
How to use
After cleansing, wet a cotton pad with 2~3 drops of First Essence and gently pat it all over your face.

I freaked out a bit when I saw this in the box, the packaging is so freakin' cool!! It's like a liquid jelly essence that I use over a toner (although it tones as well, I just have a lot of products to get through), it absorbs quickly and although I haven't seen any major changes (still early days) I've been enjoying it.

I'm not super keen on the scent though, it reminds me of cleaning products but I've found that easy to look beyond because the packaging just ticks every damn box for me, usually I don't care so much but this look so awesome on my desk.

#3 FACEFLUX Anti-Wrinkle Revitalizing Cream 30g Full Size RRP $38
Product Description
Enriched with ceramide, hyaluronic acid, lemon verbena extracts, shea butter and portulaca extracts, the Anti-Wrinkle Revitalizing Cream works to brighten up dulled complexion, to relieve stimulated or sensitive skin, and to treat signs of fine lines and wrinkles for a younger and healthier-looking complexion overall.
How to use
Apply the cream evenly over your face and pat it in for full absorbance.

I couldn't work out if this was a day or night cream so I tried it both ways, I found the cream was a little heavy for comfortable day wear (I could feel it on my skin) but it didn't make me greasy which was really interesting for this time of year. I'd use this day and night during winter but for now with our heat I'll use it just at night. As you can probably imagine I haven't been using it enough to see a difference in fine lines and dull complexion isn't an issue for me since my routine is made up of some killer products but this is nicely hydrating without being greasy and that is basically all I want out of my moisturisers in summer. Will continue to keep this in my rotation.

#4 Daltokki Whitening Essence 100ml Full Size RRP $35
Product Description
All you need is a single drop of Daltokki’s Whitening Essence mixed with a facial cream for a whitening & moisturizing effect, with a sunblock for creating the naturally brightened skin tone, and with a BB cream or a foundation for creating the fully covered and perfectly toned up complexion.
How to use
Mix in a drop of the Whitening Essence with a cream, a sunblock, or a BB cream for the effect you desire. Suitable for both facial and body application.

This stuff is crazy weird! It's like the body lotion but on steroids and suitable for the face.

Look at that pigment!! I can't see this being a staple in my daily routine because it's clearly not going to help my tan look even but this will be staying in my collection. I reckon this will be an awesome primer for white face SPFX looks or lightening foundations that are too dark. It has a medium/light consistency, it surprisingly easy to blend out evenly and sets quickly enough for it not to hinder the rest of your makeup application but allows enough time to blend it over your skin. 

I know I won't get a heap of use out of it but I really like how it performs, it's a clever little reverse tan!

#5 Ipsenature 5 Seeds Apple Water Brightening Scrub 80ml Full Size RRP $26
Product Description
Made from apple water and apricot, raspberry, walnut, rice, and corn seed powders, this Brightening Scrub is a cleansing scrub which works to gently peel away all dead skin cells and skin impurities and deliver skin replenishing and brightening effects all in one!
How to use
Spread out the scrub evenly over your wet face and massage with your hands for 5 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

When I first used this scrub I didn't expect a whole lot, it didn't feel like the scrubbing particles were finely milled enough for it to be anything really impressive but as I washed it off I could feel that my skin felt really nice and smooth, the down side for me was that it left my skin with that squeaky clean feeling which I don't really like. I'll probably use this on my body from now on.

#6 Morningtree Revitalizing Whitening Deep Spot 20ml Full size RRP $34
Product Description
Excessive melanic pigmentation is responsible for darkened spots all of your body – face, hands, arm pits, busts, elbows, knees, heels, and even the Y-zone. This high concentrate, gel-type essence will soothe, cool, brighten, and repair such dry and darkened spots, and it’s suitable for all skin types and for both men and women.
How to use

Apply an adequate amount of the Revitalizing Whitening Deep Spot over dark spots and massage it in for full absorbance. You can also store it in a refrigerator, and then apply it over puffy eyes for soothing and whitening effects.

Since dark spots aren't really an issue for me at the moment I've been using this around my eyes and I really like it, the roller balls offer a cooling effect and the formula is really hydrating, I haven't noticed any major changes but it's a nice hydrating product.

Cost of box - $29USD
Memevalue - $188USD

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What do you think of these reverse tan products?

Links provided are for shopping examples only, I have personally purchased from some (not all) of these online stores but I highly recommend researching before buying. Items marked * were sent to me for trial and consideration, all other products were purchased by myself and I am in no way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned unless otherwise stated. All opinions are my own and based on my personal experience. Integrity Always..

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1 comment on "Blogmas - Memebox Princess Edition #1 Snow White*"
  1. Such a cool box! I find it so crazy how in other countries being pale is considered 'beautiful' whereas here its all about being tan haha