Well after some stuffing around with missed deliveries & the like I finally got my hands on these two boxes. I've been avoiding social media like the plague for the last couple of days, I wanted this to be a surprise!
Rather than run through a play by play on all the products received, I thought I'd just go ahead and share my highs & lows.
Let's talk TonyMoly. The highlight of this box, hands down & rather humorously, was the Egg Pore Shiny Skin Soap. I've previously reviewed this product, and I loved it! Since my skin has been going through a major melt down I was holding off on re-ordering these soaps in the hopes they'd be in the box. Thank the skincare gods they were.
Two other products I'm really excited about trying are the Apple Tox Smooth Massage Peeling Cream and the Luminous Goddess Aura Beam. I've seen write-ups about the Apple Tox which have intrigued me, plus the packaging is too freaking adorable.
I pretty much love everything in this box, although I'm a bit bummed that I ended up with the Tint Crayon Neon in Orange. The shade doesn't look too awesome on my skin tone. I'll keep it aside as a backup balm x lip tint for beach days. I will be interested in trying out other shades though. A shade win came by the way of the Back Gel Eye Liner which I received in Pearl Brown. I've ended up with Black variations all the time lately from Memebox, so I was stoked to get something a little different to try. I don't always win with gel liners thanks to my oily eyelids - I get alot of transfer, but I really want to have high hopes for this.
Onto Holika Holika, which to be honest, I was initially disappointed with - I wanted more cute makeup! However, there are some bitching stand out products here that on further consideration are worth every penny spent.
My highlight is definitely the Soda Pore Cleansing BB Oil. This above all the rest stands out. I've read some pretty amazing reviews on how this can give you a good pore clear out, I couldn't wait to try it for myself and WOW... WOW! My skin felt fantastic after massaging this for a few minutes. I think I'll need to add it to my regime a couple of times a week and see how I go results wise.
The Aqua Petit Jelly Starter, Aloe Soothing Gel, and Sweet Cotton Pore Cover Powder are all super usable for me too (especially that Aloe with Summer coming soon!). On top of this I had major shade selection wins with the Neon Beam Nails in 04 Momo Pink (gorgeous!) and the Jewel-light Waterproof Eyeliner in 16 Black Plum. This is another eyeliner win - TWO BOXES IN A ROW OF NOT BLACK - a gorgeous dark purple liner which I can't wait to use tomorrow.
My only downers here were the shade selections on the Heartfull Moisture lipstick and the Jewel-light Shimmer Eyes. The lipstick came in Kissing Red, and while this is a really pretty shade I have ALOT of red lipsticks via Memebox. (I won't re-rant about the red lipstick in the Orange Colorbox... I won't...). I received Yogurt as the eye shadow shade which IDK looks weirdly matte orange brown on my skin. I will keep it on hand & find a use for it, but both the other shades would have been preferable here.
Value for money wise these boxes come in a little lower than what I usually expect from Memebox, but then again they seem to value their products on the higher end of the price scale and with these bigger brands RRP plays a larger part in dictating known accepted prices consumers are willing to pay. With seven full sized products in TonyMoly and eight in Holika Holika, regardless of half of these being smaller products, I'm not really complaining.
Now my excitement is on watching for the Banila Co x Etude House bundle coming soon.