Skin Care

MEME BOX SHARA SHARA Unboxing & First Impressions


I’ve been intrigued by Honey Bomb All in One Ampoule since Sheryll of Wanderlust Project wrote a glowing review of it. But I couldn’t bring myself to splurge on it. When I heard it was in MEME Box’s Shara Shara Box and the box cost less than the product alone, I knew I had to snag it. As an early Christmas present to myself of course.

Hold up, Alice don’t you have a thing against subscription boxes?

Yes. But this ISN’T a subscription box. It’s a curated box of skincare products from the Korean skincare brand Shara Shara. There are no monthly charges and no surprises in this box. Well, there is ONE surprise. And that’s the ampoule – you’ll either get the Honey Bomb or the Berry Bomb. More on that later.

Shara Shara is best known for hydrating and radiance boosting products that come in adorable packaging. And these products are pretty darn cute. Almost painfully cute. I’ve heard a few people say the brand is cruelty free, but I wasn’t able to confirm that.

Here’s what I got in my box:

Vita Aura Level Up Mist ($8)

I’ve never really been into facial mists and setting sprays but I’ve been more interested in them to help reduce that signs of over powdering. And this gets the job done.

Black Source Eye Sunglasses ($3)

Not gonna lie, I’m really excited to try this over the holiday weekend. I’ve never used a sheet mask before so this is going to be a fun way to experiment

Berry Bomb All in One Ampoule ($40)

I ordered this box specifically for the Honey Bomb. And I didn’t get it. I was a little hesitant to try the Berry Bomb it because it’s got “whitening” slapped on the side of it. I contacted MEME Box’s customer service and they explained that the “whitening” comes from the niacinamide in it, which is a pretty common (and highly recommended) ingredient for evening skin tone, targeting dark spots, and it’s anti-aging benefits. I’ve checked the full ingredient list and there aren’t any bleaching agents in it (that I know of), so I’m feeling much better about trying it. However, I’m 100% not OK with “whitening” being code for brightening. It feels icky.

Water Girls Ice Cream ($18)

Like the Berry Bomb, the description makes me nervous. Anything claiming to be “refreshing” usually means it has something that makes your skin tingly in it. And on my sensitive skin that means irritation. But, the spot tests are showing a lot of promise for this light weight, hydrating cream.

White Stem Sleeping Mask- Brightening ($16)

Yay sleeping masks! I just polished off the sample jar of my Langie Sleeping Mask so this has perfect timing! Especially since the cold air and indoor heating have done a number on my skin. Seriously, I’m so dry and look sickly to the point co-workers are expressing concern!

More Thoughts

The package and presentation of the products and the box itself is lovely. Everything came individually wrapped. Either in a box, in a box wrapped in plastic, or in just plastic. There was very little chance of spillage or leaking. The card it comes with lists all the products as well as instructions on how to use them. Which is great because some of these product names are USELESS (seriously, face ice cream?!).

I plan on doing a more in-depth review of some of these products in a few weeks after I’ve got more experience with them. But so far, I’m really pleased! Shipping was fast, customer service was great, and I’m very pleased with the products I’ve tried so far.

Have you tried skincare from Korea? Anything from Shara Shara? Tell me in the comments below!

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