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89f88-p1030630-grandprize2of2MY HUMBLE MID YEAR GIVEAWAY – Open to Metro Manila Residents






 DISCLAIMER: I bought this during Tony Moly Philippine’s valentine’s 40% discount sale.  so i got it at a significant discount and purchased it (like a lot of my stash) with my own money.

The description below:

so apart from containing my beloved snail mucin it also has some phyto callus something to help repair chaffed skin.

 the ingredients below:

i do not know what part of the ingredients is the snail mucin or the phyto callus something.  what this post will be how i use it, how effective it is in cleaning and how my skin feels after i’ve used it.

 sealed for protection.  no pump! so i have to unscrew the cap, hold this upside down and dispense an appropriate amount on my fingers.

 some REALLY waterproof stuff

 let’s try it out!

 the dollywink is tear proof and sebum proof but not tony moly foam cleanser-proof, the face shop make me star waterproof ‘gel’ liner took a bit more rubbing

 before i eventually got to remove it.

first impressions:

  • this thing smells great!  a little like the snail bb cream and the snail serum
  • it’s really really creamy on the verge of slimy
  • really soft to lather on my face
  • really really consistency
  • the scent
  • this thing is huge for php508 (the discounted amount i paid for during their sale)
  • a little goes a long way
  • lathers up really good
  • cleans all sort of gunk off my face as you can see from the pictures of the waterproof stuff
  • leaves my skin velvety soft yet really really clean
  • didn’t give me any rash or didn’t break me out
  • didnt really sting my eyes
  • no pump!
  • it has yet to make me believe it has snail mucin in it
  • the price, 800++ for a facial wash? and it doesn’t even tell me how much percentage of snail mucin it has 0.O

the full price of this is posted here on their site

Do i recommend: yes, as you saw it really takes off waterproof stuff, then again, so does an oil based makeup remover

Will I repurchase?- i highly doubt it, but i’m glad i caught this one while it was on sale.  so maybe, if it does go on sale again, i’ll get one again.

I would like to thank Tina my office mate for the use of her tony moly prestige primer and i would like to thank FANGIRL ASIA for providing this item from Baviphat for this review.

so let’s get to it, shall we? phhhhfft no ingredient list

sealed, and it’s an upside down tube for controlled and hygienic dispensation of the product

it’s a tad watery, but has this kind of purply iridescent glow once blended

i’m sorry the picture doesn’t show the iridescent glow, hopefully, the picture below at least show a satin sheen 😉

and below the tony moly prestige moisture primer.  look it has gold flecks!

and it has a pump

a fine pump

this is what comes out, a dimethiconey substance with gold flecks

and when blended out, the gold flecks is somewhere in there.

yesterday, i used this foundation.  it’s not a colorstay so it not as long lasting as a colorstay hehehe

my face below with the baviphat face primer on the right side of my face and the tony moly prestige primer on the left side.


ok, why the hell is this pic here?

1.) can we just celebrate how both of these primers covered my pores, specially on my

2.) but it also kinda means it made my foundation look not too 2nd skin like =( meaning i looked i was really made up instead of kinda natural looking

about 12 hours later, look mah, that photoready is still there, didn’t budge on either side

today it was laneige snow dual crystal foundation

 ok let me just say, i get it now.  i get it, super get it! laneige snow crystal dual foundation is just way better than the photoready, omg!  i know y’all can’t tell the diff with me in the rose colored shirt and me below in the blue shirt, a full day after shot, but i can.  the snow crystal foundation truly is like 2nd skin, only better.

but back to the primers.

they certainly improved the oil control of the photoready a great deal, but only did so for the laneige by just a smidge.

Packaging upside down tube – hygienic  has a pump – hygienic
Coverage superior pore coverage! ditto
Finish satin lavender iridescence so it’s brightening  has gold flecks that blends out and sorta luminous finish
Lasting Power worked better for Laneige so it’s still foundation dependent same same =(
Oil Control better 4/5 (1-poor oil control 5-top notch!) not so great 2/5 at best but hey is a moisturizing primer so it says on the bottle 😉
Scent nope it doesn’t smell like old lady ajumma matrona perfume like that other review said, it’s actually mild and baby powdery none
Break Out didn’t break me out, no milla, no new black heads didn’t break me out, no milla, no new black heads



didn’t cake up my foundation didn’t cake up my foundation
Price  PhP760 available at FANGIRL ASIA  i’ll need to get back to you on this as to how much this is here, but online it’s around US$28 😉

over all, for something that has moisture written on the bottle, the tony moly didn’t really oil me out considering i have oily to combo skin and it’s been crazy humid and rainy the last couple of days!

And finally, I get to review this foundation.  yes, foundation.  Description is below.

the ingredients and in English.

the upside down tube and its spout, hassle.

and the watery product thus i call it foundation.

and once blended.

it’s not at all reflective, photo below is taken with the flash on.

and with no flash (still the left side of my face with no bb)

and once i’m completely made up.  i’m back to topping my face with my hg mineral powder reviewed here


  • didn’t break me out.  this is supposed to be for sensitive skin.  that means it has ingredients for skin prone to break out.  this also means it is gentle.   and that it has processed honey for topical use.
  • light to medium coverage, perfect for summer, doesn’t make you look too made up
  • isn’t cakey
  •  shade match is acceptable.  it’s a tad dark but just a tad.  my comparison is my neck, so it only almost matched how fair my neck and chest
  • easy to apply and blend out, it is after all quite watery
  • BUT doesn’t dry to quickly so it’s just right for blending
  • spf 30 pa ++ just enough for indoors or going out for a quick milk tea 😛
  • CURRENTLY, Tony Moly only has one shade, this is number 3, por Dios.  not even #2? for me?
  • oil control is so so, i get oily in about 3-4 hours so i have to blot the oil off my nose about 2x a day
  • the price for something from a not too high end brand this bb cream is quite pricey to think it has no pump!
  • and lastly, no pump.  imagine the price increase if it was released with a pump!  ordinarily having just this upside down tube is acceptable, but it’s just so damn watery that 1.) is pretty hard to control dispensing the product (which is why the pic of it on the back of my hand looks that way) 2.) it’s watery enough for me to think of it as a foundation instead of a bb cream. it’s only a tad thicker than that fake bb cream i love to hate, the Maybelline bb.
 Do I recommend? – yes, sure, but don’t expect this to have the usual bb cream with all the bells and whistles.  it is a foundation with friendly to the skin ingredients and sunscreen
Will I repurchase – no

my video below, please view it for you to see clearly the consistency of the serum and to have a close up view of the bottle.  this video should advice you on my likes, and dislikes if any on this product. the video even has a blooper moment at the end LOL.  enjoy!


as explained further in m video, i’ve been using this for about 6 weeks or at least a month since i got it. it has a medicine dropper type of way of dispensing the product instead of a pump.  i guess that’s more hygienic than a tub.

and the snail cream that comes free with the serum/essence thing.  i apply this after i apply the serum/essence.

what the cream looks like.  it has the same scent as the serum.  very creamy to apply

and what the serum will look like on your skin. once you spread it out it dries clear.

ayan. matulog ka na Marge, dami pang eklavu, selca nang selca 😛 la lang.  i’m just trying to emphasize that after using the missha and with continued use of snail products i was able to recover with my breakout last January in about a a month to 6 weeks’ time. oh joy!

To wrap up what I said in the review and the little description of what I have here:

  • i can’t testify to its anti wrinkle properties, no wrinkles yet, except for those laugh/smile lines you see under my eyes, so no crows feet yet on the outer corners of my eyes.
  • i can’t testify to its whitening properties since if it did work, i can’t really say, since ayun maputi naman na ko talaga o.O
  • this is the one cycle that i didn’t have a pimple in my face in a very long time.  i did however have a pimple during my pms period but on my chest
  • did not break me out, hahaha obviously

Do i recommend – definitely

will i repurchase? – not in the near future trying out other snail creams.

has anyone else tried this?

Finally I get to this product.  Though I know I’m going to get a few more of these babies, here are my initial thoughts.
i got this at Watson’s about a week ago, and there’s the price, it’s PhP298 per sachet of one use mask.

Upon opening the packet I was expecting the usual folded up really thick tissue drenched in goo. i get a clear thick plastic holds the fold of the mask in place. The mask was sandwiched between plastic, paper, and ANOTHER PAPER.  soooo it’s slimy, and I got the thing, both parts on my face.

my before pic after i had applied toner.

the during, see the nose flap? The nose flap was irritating.  oh yeah i fell asleep with this on.  it was that cooling, relaxing, minus the part where i can’t breath properly LOL.  so i guess i wore this for about an hour? I had the sniffles this weekend and having a slime drenched flap cover your nostrils made my breathing even more troublesome, and yes it flapped while I breathed.

Every time I have these things on I end up scaring the cats like hannibal.  But ovey, I needed the moisture.

and no, there isn’t an extra lamp lit for this face to have gotten this bright. it kinda did work.


  • At least 70% snail slime
  • Gel type consistency of the drench so I wasn’t dripping
  • Cooling effect
  • My skin absorbed it like nobody’s business
  • I didn’t need to wipe any product off after I removed it.
  • No harsh skin reaction
  • Quite brightening on my skin, if I do say so myself
  • Scent is ok


  • I don’t get the triple layer of paper, the plastic, then paper.
  • The price-but then all snail products are pricey.

Will I repurchase, yep, specially on sickly, breakouts, tension-filled days like these.

That’s all for now folks!