My Latest Order From Memebox!!

I just got a new shipment of skin care from Memebox


I didn’t get anything new this time around, it’s all replacing products that are running out, but there are some really cool products here that you need to know about.

For the ladies who came to hear me speak at the Pinner’s Conference in Dallas, (and those I will be speaking to at Pinner’s Conferences in Arizona and Utah) these are the products I was telling you about – magnificent Korean skin care!

Anyway, here is what I bought:

Ariul Spa Water 24 Hour Moisturizing Mist


I swear by the Korean skin mists.

I spritz them on after cleansing and any time my skin needs juicing up. 

They are great to spritz on over makeup during the day, especially if you sit in front of a computer screen all day, or if your complexion just needs a breath of fresh air.

I’ve tried a bunch of them and have never had a bad one. If the one I’m using is out of stock I just buy whatever else looks good.

Scinic Snail All In One Ampoule


It took me a long time to get on board with using a product called snail slime.

It took me a really long time.

But then I eventually tried it and can honestly say my skin has never ever looked better. Scinic Snail All In One Ampoule makes your skin look smooth and glowing and really really healthy.

I use it morning and night after cleansing and spritzing and before moisturizing. My skin has never looked smoother and it just glows! I haven’t actually finished my first bottle yet, but the product is so incredible I really don’t want to chance it being sold out when I’m ready for more.

Scinic Snail Matrix Cream


I don’t actually know what this one was intended for, but as a girl who skin tends to lean towards dryness I use this one at night and at the moment during the day too. It’s very concentrated, so a little goes a very long way.
Scinic Snail Matrix Cream is a fabulous moisturizer that doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy, but makes it look radiant and healthy. (and only costs $12!!) The texture is quite different, and of course there’s the whole snail equation going on, but again the results are just amazing! Now that I’m back from Italy I’m going to order some back up bottles of it – none of these products are even slightly expensive, so it’s not a problem to order up several of anything you try and love. And I really love this one.

I’m Cleansing Oil


I swear by oil cleansers. They are just the absolute best. Memebox has two oil cleansers, this one for normal to dry skins and another one for oily skin, both are called I’m Cleansing Oil

What I love about oil cleansers is that they dissolve makeup, give your skin a gentle cleanse, and leave it feeling soft and supple.

For oily skin girls – don’t be afraid! Oil lifts away oil, so you get cleansed without stripping your skin.

For normal or dry skinned girls an oil cleanser won’t strip your skin or leave it feeling dried out or sensitive. It just feels like silk.

Again, the Memebox product is not only super good, it’s also super inexpensive.

Memebox products ship out of California, so arrive within about 3 days.

Up Your Beauty Game ~ Add An Essence

It’s no secret that I have been totally wowed by Korean skincare (K-Beauty) for a very long time. 

I write about it allll the time. I get so annoyed at over priced skincare products in department stores, that are all consumed with packaging and with their celebrity endorsement, and that make almost no difference to the condition of your skin. I like products that make a huge difference to your skin, a difference that you can see and feel in the first few days.

And that’s what happens with state of the art Korean skincare products.

I’m also enthralled with the K-Beauty 10 Step Skincare Regimen and how they layer their products.

Many of my readers want to try it but don’t know where to start, and the thought of suddenly going to a 10 Step Program is far too overwhelming, so today lets talk about one Korean skincare product that you can add into your current skincare program. It can be your starter Korean Skincare product.


Its Skin Power 10 YE Effector

This is a category of skincare product that for the most part we don’t have here in America as part of our normal skincare routines, with the exception of SK II’s Facial Treatment Essence

The closest thing to it here would be a serum.

Serums are typically heavy and leave a film on the skin. They are designed to have a few active ingredients that penetrate more deeply than a moisturizer, and deal with specific skin issues.

Korean essences tend to be much more lightweight and at the same time more concentrated.

You use an essence after cleansing and toning and before moisturizing.

What I love is that they disappear into the skin and don’t leave a slimy film on the surface. (If you have that extra layer on the surface of the skin makeup will slide around and disappear).

What are your skin concerns? Maybe you have a dull complexion and dark spots. Or maybe you have blackheads and enlarged pores but your skin is also dehydrated? Maybe you are concerned with aging and your skin is dry.

Whatever skin concerns you have there is an essence for each one. 

Another thing I love about essences is that you don’t have to break the bank buying them. The first time I bought essence I didn’t know what to get, so I bought several different ones by It’s Skin for only $11 each. And they were fantastic!
Some good Essences to try are the It’s Skin Power 10 series.
The Its Skin Power 10 YE Effector revives skin and improves it’s texture and clarity.

The It’s Skin Power 10 SYN AKE Essence firms and rejuvenates the skin, and goes to work on fine lines and wrinkles.

The Power 10 Li Effector is all about brightening the skin and going after skin imperfections caused by the sun’s damaging rays. Freckles, sun spots and redness are targeted, and it also soothes irritated skin.


The Power 10 VC Effector is all about Vitamin C. It brightens skin, refines skin texture and gives you visable results within a few days!



Not sure about trying an essence? Another option is to make an Ampoule your first K-Beauty product. An Ampoule sits on the other side of serum. It’s super charged, super potent and has higher concentrations of the active ingredients. Ampoules are like a super booster for your skin.
You use a small drop after cleansing and toning, before moisturizing.

Again you choose one that is specific to your skin concerns. If I am more concerned about hydration and maybe a little less concerned about Vitamin C, I will buy a super hydrating Ampoule and a Vitamin C essence.
Scinic’s Propolis Ampoule helps your skin’s cells to regenerate healthier and stronger, giving you a complexion that is clearer, firmer and brighter. And it’s only $20!
The CosRx Centella Blemish Ampoule is to clear up troubled skin, give some sebum control and provide a protective barrier to help your skin recover.

(Actually I buy all kinds of different essences and ampoules just because they are so affordable and yet so high performance)

Once you start using Korean skincare products there really is no turning back. Your skin looks so amazing!

I buy my Korean beauty products on the world’s largest online Korean Beauty store, Memebox. Everything ships from California so it gets to my house within a couple of days.

Winter Skin Rescue

So how is your mid-winter skin doing?
For most of us January means dry, sensitive skin. Thanks to the colder weather, central heating and biting winds, the complexion gets dull and loses both luminosity and clarity.

Which means you need a strong game plan if you want to maintain or retrieve gorgeous skin.


I am a huge fan of Korean skin care and the concept of layering these amazing products. (Learn about it here: How To Layer Your Skin Care, Korean Style). Using these super high performance (and very inexpensive!) products has completely changed my skin. Depending on what is going on with my skin I can address it by changing just one product in the sequence, or adding in something new. 


The Essence

Korean women consider this to be the most important step. What it does is speed the cell turnover rate, which makes skin smoother and brighter. Essence provides multiple intensive ingredients in just a single drop, and takes them deep deep into the skin where they go to work. You apply essence before your moisturizer.

Innisfree Jeju Sparkling Mineral Essence

I just changed my essence to Innisfree Sparkling Jeju Essence
icon. This one is made with thermal water infused with minerals that heal the skin from the inside out. The mousse formulation is super rich in nutrients, keeping the skin hydrated and healthy, and is the perfect way to protect winter skin. 

The Ampoule

The Ampoule is like a super condensed version of the essence. You can use ampoules to target specific skin issues – dry skin, clogged pores, uneven skin tone, excess oil – whatever the condition you want to treat there is an Ampoule or serum for it.

Another thing I recently added in (which has been a lifesaver!) is 
the Propolis Light Ampoule by Cosrx

Propolis Light Ampule

Bee propolis is a natural antibiotic which gives extra hydration while it cures skin and soothes irritation. You will notice dryness disappears and skin gets radiant almost immediately.
You only use a small drop of the ampoule, and massage it into the skin after the essence and before the moisturizer. I’ve been using this one for a few months now and love it.

I order all my Korean skin care products through

Each time I place an order I order extra sheet masks. They are super inexpensive, and quick and easy to use.
I change them up based on what my skin needs. This time I ordered Botanical Mask Packs in Rose and in Aloe


Have you tried any Korean skin care products yet?

Tell me which products you have tried and if you loved them or not, in the comment section below.