Updates and a Giveaway!

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Hi lovelies.

It’s been about 1000 years since I’ve last posted, and I must apologize. Things have been a wee bit crazy the past month or so. Between work and attempting to have a social life, I haven’t had much time for blogging. Then I went back to the US for two weeks to visit family and for my best friends wedding. It was a much needed break from the craziness of my life in Vietnam. I ate all of the food I’ve missed, relaxed on the beach with my besties, played with my nieces, shopped with my mom and sisters, and dropped some serious cash on makeup, makeup accessories, and hair stuff (and the famous SKII masks…I just had to)! Thank god for Sephora, MAC and Target. Makeup has always been my one true love, and I’d stopped wearing it as much because it’s just too hot in Vietnam but I don’t care anymore. MAKEUP FOREVER AND ALWAYS.

Oh yeah, and I have about 35345340963467 things to review and 45345 hauls to blog about. I am swimming in Korean beauty, girl! Here are some products you can expect reviews on soon (ish):

  1. My new obsession with sheet masks and my favorite ones
  2. Goodal Phytomuru Seed Gel Cream
  3. Mizon 8% AHA Serum
  4. Acwell 5.5pH Bubble free Balancing Cleanser
  5. cosrx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask and the Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask
  6. Blossom Jeju serum and toner
  7. The new (Intensive) Missha First Treatment Essence

…and lots more. I’m excited to start reviewing again! I’m also thinking about re-introducing monthly favorites, and possibly some routine or makeup posts. Let me know what you think! I’d love to get your feedback.

And in even more exciting news….It’s time for a giveaway!

Giveaway!

Thanks to the kind souls at Memebox, I’m partnering with them to host a giveaway for 2 Kerry & Coco Memeboxes (each valued at $120) that will include:

  1. Clio Kill Black Eyeliner + Makeup Remover (y’all know how I feel about this eyeliner)
  2. Dr. G Vita Ampoule Mist
  3. XO Memebox Pony Shine Easy Glam 3 Eyeshadow Quad
  4. XO Memebox Meme Puff
  5. Goodal Moisture Barrier Cream samples
  6. Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer (FAVE!)
  7. Nooni Snowflake Cleansing Balm (<3 <3)
  8. K&C’s Korean Beauty Secrets Book (YASSS!)

This giveaway is open to everyone in the US and internationally! To enter:

  1. Follow me and @memebox_USA on Instagram
  2. Like the above post/photo on Instagram
  3. Take a photo of your nighttime skincare routine and post it on Instagram
  4. Hashtag the photo #SheryllxMemebox and #yasssdoublecleanse
  5. Tag me and @Memebox_USA in the photo

Winners will be announced late Monday evening PST.

Good luck! Can’t wait to see all of the nighttime routine pics! (And make a shopping list with all the cool shit I want from your posts haha!)

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Ma Belle Box – Vietnam’s First Beauty Box

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Living in Ho Chi Minh City is great. There’s delicious food, friendly people, and warm, sunny weather. But things get a bit murky when you’re faced with having to shop in the city.

Beauty shopping in Ho Chi Minh City is difficult. Yes, major beauty brands (Western and Asian) are here, but the markups are often so awful (literally $25 for a FaceShop eyeliner #GIRLGOODBYE) that it’s better to just wait until you make a major trip back home. Or you can put your faith in the mail system and cross your fingers that everything makes it to you in one piece and you don’t get charged a bajillion dollars in taxes and customs fees.

That’s why I’m SO happy about Ma Belle Box, a beauty startup that launched in Vietnam this summer.

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Whamisa Organic Flowers Facial Oil Review

 

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The votes are in – The Whamisa Organic Flowers Facial oil was the most requested review on my Instagram and Facebook pages (don’t worry, I’m still going to review the Goodal Murumuru seed gel cream).

I got the Whamisa Organic Flowers Facial Oil as part of my Glow Recipe haul a few months ago. I am obsessed with using facial oils at night, and all I had to see was fermented stuff on the ingredient list for me to say a silent YASSSS and place it in my cart. Most really great oils are hella pricey, so at $40.00, I just couldn’t pass it up.

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Whamisa Organic Flowers Eye Essence Review

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I admit that I haven’t used an eye cream regularly since I used the Innisfree EcoScience one AGES ago. To be honest, I never really bought into the whole eye cream thing. Why can’t I just use my same moisturizer, but apply a little less around the eyes? But then I was browsing Glow Recipe and saw the Whamisa Organic Flowers Eye Essence and thought I’d give it a try. It checked all the boxes I look for in a product: fermented ingredients, pretty packaging, brightening properties, anti-wrinkle (hey…I’m nearing my 30s, gotta keep it together!)

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Life in Vietnam 4

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I haven’t posted a Life in Vietnam photo essay in ages, so I thought now is a good of a time as any to show what I’ve been up to. Can you believe I’ve been in Vietnam over a year now? Time is FLYING!

I’ve been working a lot, but I’ve been trying to document my life here as much as possible. As always, there’s lots of food snaps, pictures that I just love, and random photos of HCMC. All photos were taken with my iPhone 6, and edited on my MacBook using CameraBag2. 

Hope you enjoy!

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