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Apparently I have no resistance against mystery sales. Memebox did another version of their mystery Easter Egg Hunt earlier this week—this time themed around neighborhoods in Seoul. The travel nut in me simply couldn't resist... what can I say, I'm weak when it comes to things named after places. Luckily I made out pretty well this time! Here's what turned out to be in my mystery haul:
With a couple of packet samples thrown in for good measure. I'll break it down item by item and tell you which item I think went with which "neighborhood", starting with the cheapest ones first.
ITEM/APPROXIMATE VALUE: Leaders Insolution Coconut Gel Mask with Blueberry ($3.50)
SUSPECTED NEIGHBORHOOD: Hongdae ($1)
Hey, a hydrogel mask! I really like Leaders' masks and this type is usually around $3 each, so I'd say I got a great deal. I've been poking around at other people's unboxings on Instagram, and it looks like some folks got varieties other than blueberry, FYI.
ITEM(S)/APPROXIMATE VALUE: Leaders Dr. Therapy Hand Mask & Foot Mask ($5.49 ea.)
SUSPECTED NEIGHBORHOODS: Cheongdamdong & Myeongdong ($2 each)
I believe the hand masks are Cheongdamdong, but I'm not 100% sure. Here we have a duo of moisturizing masks for your hands and feet—very handy (or feety?) This is the sort of thing that I wouldn't necessarily splash out bit bucks on, but is nice to have and use... and two bucks each is certainly a reasonable price.
ITEM/APPROXIMATE VALUE: Lioele Cheek Beam Blusher ($13.80)
SUSPECTED NEIGHBORHOOD: Itaewon ($6)
Pretty pink cream blush in a cute little compact. I haven't swatched this because I think I'll be adding it to my swap pile—nothing wrong with it, I just have a couple of similar products already.
ITEM/APPROXIMATE VALUE: Skin1004 Centella Asiatica Ampoule 100 ($30)
SUSPECTED NEIGHBORHOOD: Gangnam ($15)
And here we have the big ticket item. This is a massive ampoule—100ml. Seriously, that's huge for a skincare serum. I've been wanting to try a Centella Asiatica ampoule, so I guess this is opportune... but 100ml? That takes some serious commitment. FYI the full retail price of this product is around $30, but it seems to be on sale for less pretty much everywhere I looked online... oh well. Seems reasonably-priced at $15, but maybe not as much of a steal as the other items in my mystery haul.
TOTAL SPENT ON MYSTERY ITEMS: $26.00
TOTAL VALUE OF MYSTERY ITEMS: $58.28
I'm pleased with my little mystery haul. I was sort of expecting the $1 and $2 items to be masks of some type, but I was pleased hat I got a hydrogel and body masks instead of plain old boring fabric masks. The cream blush isn't very exciting for me, but it's not inherently a bad item—perhaps better for someone with a smaller makeup collection. And Centella Asiatica ampoules have been on my wishlist of things to try, so that's very fortunate timing!
I'll also say this: I'm really glad there were no tinted lip balms this time (unlike the Easter Egg Hunt), but it would have been nice to see one of the eight million Memebox brand lipsticks in the mix. They're really not bad at all, and they're actually pigmented and stuff. I want more!
What do you think of my Memebox Search Seoul haul? Did you manage to snag any of the mystery items?
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