I have a bit of an obsession with face masks. I love all different kinds and I really love trying new ones. A few that I always have in rotation are some kind of mud/charcoal mask to remove impurities, a hydrating mask to keep my skin moisturized, and a bevy of sheet masks to keep my skin looking great. I love how low-risk sheet masks are- they’re pretty inexpensive and since they’re a one-time use, if I hate it I never have to use it again! And they’re just fun to use! I recently got the chance to try a couple of When sheet masks: The Last Choice and Travelmate. When is a Korean brand that is starting to pop up all over the US (their masks are sold at Sephora, Ulta, Birchbox, and Anthropologie). When sheet masks come in five different varieties to suit all different skin needs. The masks are made from coconuts and are designed to be suitable for everyone, even those with sensitive skin.
I love skincare. It’s not as popular as new makeup or clothes because there isn’t that instant gratification but I love knowing that I’m taking care of my skin. I really like the ritual at the end of the night of washing my face and applying serums, moisturizers, and masks. It’s calming and a great way to start to relax before bed. I recently got the chance to try the Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask and True Glow Eye Cream from Valentia, a brand that focuses on using natural ingredients like berries, herbs, and barks to create effective products. I love masks of any kind but hydrating masks are one of my favorites and I’ve yet to find an eye cream I love so I was excited to try these products.
A couple of weeks ago, I posted about my Tester Korea haul. Tester Korea is a great resource for Korean skincare and beauty at a great price. Since shipping is based on weight, it’s best to place larger orders instead of a bunch of smaller ones. That’s exactly what I did and I’ve been having so much fun going through the products. I purchased quite a few sheet masks and one of the ones I’ve tried is Foodaholic’s Blueberry Natural Essence Mask.
Right before Christmas, I placed an order with Tester Korea, and a little over a month later, I received a box stuffed full to the brim with masks and fun skincare products. After hearing so much about how great Korean skincare is, I purchased a couple of Memeboxes (reviews here, here, and here) to see what all the fuss was about. As great as my boxes were, they didn’t satisfy my need for sheet masks and other products, so I ventured further into the world of KBeauty and discovered Tester Korea.
Even though I have a bunch of beauty products, it’s pretty rare that I wear something new everyday. In fact, it’s pretty much the opposite. I seem to like products in stages- I will be completely obsessed with one thing and it’s all I will use for awhile, and then I’ll move on to something else. It’s funny how something I was so into the day before just doesn’t quite work as well the next day. I’ve decided to start a series where I write about products I really loved for the month. Sometimes they’ll be new products I’ve recently bought and reviewed, and other times they’ll be old favorites, things I’ve had for years and recently fell back in love with. A lot of times, my favorites will depend on the weather, like my favorites from February.
Memeboxes are curated boxes that contain a mix of Korean beauty and skincare products. The products are typically a surprise (with the exception of certain boxes and spoilers) and are based around a theme. Unlike subscription boxes, Memeboxes can be purchased at any time, with no contract. Buy as many as you want, whenever you want. I’ve reviewed a couple of Memeboxes before (Wonder Woman and Detox & Renew) and I’ve been mostly happy with them. They’ve been a nice introduction to Korean beauty and skincare and I’ve really liked the products (even though they didn’t always fit the box theme as well as I would like). Since my first Memebox purchase, I’ve slowly expanded into other K-Beauty sales sites and some of my favorite products are masks. I’ve always liked clay and moisturizing masks, and now I really like Korean sheet masks. Over Christmas, Memebox released a set of boxes including Christmas Collection #3 Winter Essential Masks. I missed the box when it was first released but was able to grab it in a restock (and by then I knew exactly what was in it). Winter Essential Masks cost me $23 plus $6.99 shipping. The description was: