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February 18, 2019

Kindle & Chill Part 2: More Sheet Mask + Book Pairings For the Ultimate Self-Care Day

Editor Sheryll’s back with another set of sheet mask and book pairings to get you through your cozy, stay-at-home self-care days. Be prepared to get engrossed in some juicy reads as your skin soaks up some juicy essence!


Hi! It’s ya girl, Sheryll, back again for another round of Kindle and Chill, aka sheet mask and read, aka the series where I tell you some of the best books I’ve read recently and some cool sheet mask recommendations.


Let’s just dive right in!


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There There by Tommy Orange

Pair with JayJun Rose Blossom Mask


This book took my heart out of my chest and ripped it into 1 million shreds. It is easily one of the best books I have ever read. It’s the multi-generational story of 12 Native American characters headed to the Oakland Powwow. I don’t really want to get more into it because this is definitely one of those books you need to read for yourself. It’s absolutely beautiful.


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I absolutely could not put this down, so I thought it was only appropriate to choose a sheet mask that you could keep on for a looooong time without it drying out. I mean, this book is so good you definitely don’t want to have to bother with getting up after 15 minutes to take the mask off.


My choice is the JayJun Rose Blossom Mask, one of the “juiciest” masks I’ve tried in a while. It’s made with sturdy cupro fabric and is absolutely drenched with rose-scented essence. And it delivers visible results. My skin is always so bright and plump after I use one of these. Wins all around!


Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Pair with Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Sheet Mask


Picture it: The Civil War is raging on but has to come to a surprising halt when the dead start rising. The North and the South put their differences aside to come together and fight against the zombie uprising. But of course, things aren’t equal as the Native and African American teens are forced to go to academies to fight the dead. I’d always treated YA novels unfairly, but this book kept me on the edge of my seat. I could not deal.

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When I think of zombies, I for some reason think of black masks, like the Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Sheet Mask or the Papa Recipe Bombee Black Honey Mask. Each of these masks are ultra-hydrating, super moisturizing, and definitely give you a glow that a zombie would be jealous of. Booya!


Now & Again: Go-To Recipes, Inspired Menus + Endless Ideas for Reinventing Leftovers by Julia Turshen

Pair with Dr. Jart+ Dermask Water Jet Vital Hydra Solution Mask


Am I the only one who LOVES reading cookbooks? I collect them like Pokemon cards. This cookbook by Julia Turshen is one of the most engaging, enthralling cookbooks I’ve read in a long time. The cookbook is split into seasons — Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer. Within each of those seasons are various menus. In Autumn, there is a menu for a card night at home with friends; during Summer, a long, lazy lunch. And within each of those menus are tips on how to reuse and reimagine your leftovers. IT IS AMAZING. I’ve already cooked a few recipes from the book, and everything has been amazing.

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The best kind of sheet mask to wear while perusing and cooking from a cookbook is one that won’t slip off while your gathering ingredients, while having a mouth hole that’s perfect for tasting as you go. The Dr. Jart+ Dermask Water Jet Vital Hydra Solution Mask is one of my faves. It’s made out of a super adhesive yet lightweight and thin cellulose material and comes packed with essence, but it’s not going to drip into your mouth while your tasting your turkey chili and jalapeño buttermilk cornbread. YUM.


How do you Kindle and chill? What amazing books that you’ve read lately would you recommend? And what sheet masks would you pair with your fave books? Let’s get creative!



Sheryll Donerson got her start as a beauty writer by writing K-beauty reviews for her blog, The Wanderlust Project. These days, she's lifting heavy weights, eating tacos, drinking (too much) coffee and is 1/4 of the beauty podcast, Beauty Beyond Basics (or Triple Bees for short). You can find her on Instagram and Twitter at @sheryllrenata.



Have you listened to Ear Hustle? Suchhhhh a good podcast. Surprisingly heartwarming despite the fact that it's about San Quentin.

I'm more of a blog reading person (especially skincare/makeup)! I usually slap on Etude House's 0.2 Air Therapy Masks during this time. They're thin and have noooo problem staying on. (yay!) I've been wanting to try the JayJun masks, and this made me want to buy them even more!

ooooh you have me intrigued by these Etude house masks! And what blogs do you read? I'm always looking to add to my list.