Month: December 2014

Sample Stash Quickie: Shara Shara Gold Label Repescargo Cream Review

My Sample Stash Quickie Reviews are pretty much just as they say on the tin – reviews where I try out sample(s) of a product and then give my basic, initial thoughts. They obviously won’t be as in-depth as reviews where I’ve been able to use a product for weeks or even months, which I usually prefer, but my hope is that they will still be helpful to people who are looking for any information and thoughts on the reviewed product.

It’s actually pretty funny that Memebox recently began to put craploads of Shara Shara products into their boxes, because a few months ago finding English-speaking bloggers with any experience of the brand was almost impossible. I remember posting on /r/AsianBeauty about it and the general consensus was that while a lot of their products looked appealing, nobody had tried them just by virtue of them not being on anybody’s radar.

So of course, I decided to use that as justification to buy a metric crapton of Shara Shara samples from Tester Korea & Rose Rose Shop, haha. Hey, I was trying the brand for everyone’s sake, right, so it was totally okay to buy tons of samples!

Anyhow, since then, Memebox clearly struck some sort of deal with Shara Shara because they’ve been popping up in almost every recent Memebox. Combining that with my pre-existing sample stash and I have months and months of Shara Shara products to try out now!

Today, I’ll give my Shara Shara Gold Label Repescargo Cream review. This was the first Shara Shara product that I tried out of my massive sample stash, and I have to say that it has set a good precedent – I’m even more excited to keep trying this brand after using this cream. But I’m getting ahead of myself, as always!

Prior to using this cream, I’d never used any snail mucin products before – sure, I’d seen the hype and glowing reviews that Mizon’s various flavors of snail goo were getting from my fellow AB addicts, but for some reason I’d just not yet taken the plunge. It was on my to-do list for sure, since I’d heard a lot about snail mucin being excellent for acne prone skins as it helps to repair and soothe inflamed skin, but somehow snail products just never made it into any of my various carts by the time I pulled the trigger on a purchase.

shara shara gold label repescargo cream

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Korea’s Most Wanted Memebox Review & Unboxing

Today we have another old-ish Memebox unboxing post. This is my Korea’s Most Wanted Memebox review… this box shipped out at the end of August, but I didn’t get it until mid-September… and for some reason this post has been sitting in my drafts, about 3/4 finished, for well over a month! I seriously have no clue what’s up with me, but it’s time to get cracking on this Memebox review backlog, huh?

It’s not even like it wasn’t an exciting box, either – I actually really liked all the products and I’ve been frequently some of them – one item was even the target of attempted theft by my mother because it’s so nifty, haha. But I’m getting ahead of myself a bit, so let’s get back to the basic premise of this box.

It’s a sister act!

Did you know that Memebox Global has an older sister named Memebox Korea?

Both sisters were both born in Seoul, yes, but after Memebox Global’s move to San Francisco, and a long time of separation, the sisters are finally doing something fun! This time, it’s a sister act!

Memebox Global and Memebox Korea are teaming up to bring you Korea’s Most Wanted Box, the best of the best in K-Beauty!

Also a global hub for K-beauty-holics and makeup addicts, Memebox Korea carries only the hottest and most up-to-date Korean trends, and she’s giving us everything from hair and body products to makeup and skin care products so that you can get a taste of real Korean beauty! This box retails at over $100, but you can get yours for only $32!

Who can resist that, right? The hottest beauty trends AND bang for your buck? This was one of the first Memeboxes that I ordered, actually, as it just sounded like such a good introduction to Memebox in general. Honestly, I wasn’t disappointed, and I hope that they do more iterations of this concept in the future!

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This box includes a nice mix of items – you’ve got skincare, makeup, nail polish, and even an interesting kind of… utility product, I guess, would be the best way to define it?

If you just want a quick-and-basic idea of what was in the box, here is the front and back of the included information card:

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