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it’s august and the promo has begun and will run for a little over 2wks.  kindly visit your nearest the face shop branch for the deets/mechanics, i’m not as patient as Jeree este Job.

i got a honey peel off mask, the argan oil lip ‘gloss’ [but it’s so pigmented it’s actually lip color] in pk101 a cool pink which i want to use on top of my colorburst in carnation.  

yep, apart fr bb creams, i’m addicted to lip color with lip balming effects such as the colorburst with almond oil and these face it extreme rouge gloss with argan oil.  

oh, i also got the lovely me:ex nail polish remover, thanks to the heads up from the lovely Miss Nikki of her post on the nail polish remover here.  it does smell like strawberries LOL.  hopefully there is a good amount of nail polish remover as well as the scent thing 😉

AND since i’m clearly into glittery as in glittery nail polishes lately i bought i got a faceIt bk901 it’s black with dark green flecks, it looks great in the bottle, hopefully that will translate to blinged up nails.  so there, 4 items.

nyahahaha of course not, there’s more than 4 items in the pic right?  so you see i’m illiterate or i can’t comprehend what i read, i thought if you spend 500 you get a raffle ticket for his event.  then to get the korean version of the album and 2 posters, you shell out another 500.  but neigh, your qualifier is 500bucks worth of products, once you accumulate that, you are now entitled, if you want to buy his album & 2posters for 500 

so ulit, 500 worth of tfs stuff FIRST to be able to buy the album & 2poster ONLY then can you get the raffle ticket.  

as you can see, i have two albums and 2sets of posters so if you do the math it actually equates to the SRP of charaaaaannnn.  sabi ko nga last na talaga tong august na to eh.  phhhfffftt.  

oh never mind, i’m talking to myself, yet again.

dear pink beauty, wait for me and September, won’t you? LMAO


I received an invitation from Tony Moly Philippines to attend their press launch held yesterday at SM Mega Mall so off I went 😀

The office i work at is only moments away and i arrived just a little after they had started.

and now i can take pictures of the interior of the one time branch of yet another Korean cosmetics company [who has since moved to the other SM mega bldg].

LOL the real Joong Ki is way taller hehehe.  Tony Moly Philippine officials claim that they are putting it in the works to bring him here.

and, they too, are into the escargot skin care as Thor would lovingly put it.  I must say, i haven’t much wrinkles to erase but the snail slime based cream i was sent is indeed working out pretty well on my face to prevent the ripening or burgeoning pimples.  i also have tiny wounds from where i dig out black heads, i would feel a slight tinge upon application of said snail slime based product on the wound and almost the next day, said wound has dried! based on tip-of-the-iceberg-research on snail slime for topical medicine, it was said that Hippocrates crushed a few snails and applied the entire slug on on someone’s open would.  so there, who would question the guy they named our oath after? and going back on topic, i am glad that snail ‘escargot’ skin care is in the Philippines that way i don’t have to preorder and wait too long.

and their higher end products

their current in-store promo, a free cherry cheek stain for every 1k worth of purchases ♥ currently citrus rcbc card holders are not entitled yet to a 5% discount or so they said yesterday, but i distinctly recall someone saying ‘pwede na’, oh well i guess they are already working on it.

yippeee nail polish! so far, their snake or cracked finish polish the black one is out of stock, so for that i wait LOL. 

the tools! the cost of the items here are considerably less than this other store leader is now endorsing. but some items are more expensive than the other store, the one sandara is endorsing.

the array of skin care ranging from acne sensitive to age repair

they also have a line for men

 different skin care.  i love the simple sleek packaging!

an extensive collection of serums for different age and skin types and budgets!

oooo me wants to try the floria i should’ve asked if it’s any good for oily combination skin LOL

nice gold packaging for their pressed powder foundation! on the right hand side is what replaced my pore clear skin care.

the different bb creams, makeup bases, correctors, and sun screens ♥

the different affordable makeup, well, less expensive than revlon or max factor for par quality ♥ i’m currently loving their triple baked dome eye shadows and their gel/cream liner!

one of their latest skin care tech the tomatox. ah combination of antioxidants with a ‘botox effect’

which is already available in stores there’s also an eye cream for this line also available in stores now.

and Clarinda-tama ba, Ma’am? the manager and me

the event was catered by Dulcinea, the churos and chocolate, came a little later.  the chicken lollipop is nice and crunchy ♥

guess who i caught before i left!

it’s Shen! one of the top beauty bloggers in the country.  hello there, nice to see you again.

Some Tony Moly plans in the works:

1.) Posters of Song Joong ki once they become available

2.) At least 10 shops in the metro

3.) by next month or sooner, a Tony Moly kiosk in the SM Makati Dept store. ERRATUM: KIOSK IS ALREADY IN PLACE ♥

I’m sorry i forgot to ask about this!

if a membership card is already in the works! aigoo, blogger fail. LOL, would be nice to have a membership card with Song Joong Ki’s face on it ♥

praning to get back to work kasi and not go over my lunch period LOL. i guess we can always ask their facebook page, because yeah! they already have 5000++ fans! way to go tony moly, your time [at least in the Philippines] has finally come!  Thank you, Miss Foz for the invite more reviews to come specially on the stuff you gave out in your loot bag yesterday! Thanks!

hmmm so the tony moly jingle is on the disk right? LOL

of course i’d get some stuff, i need makeup remover wipes for my trip LOL and i wanted a revlon fire dupe so i hope that uber cute lippie would do it 😉 isn’t the lip gloss packaging [the one with the tomato head] just LOVE ang cute!

dadaan pa ba ko ng tony moly sg? LOL only if their on a super sale LMAO


hay nahuli pa ko ni mister at the event, sumusubo ng pagkain, hahaha hulikaw! 😛 jowk!

Another Tony Moly Eyeshadow trio feature just like what i did for their Tony Moly Triple Dome Baked Eye Shadow in Romantic Khaki


I always wonder why their baked shadows are so finely milled and pigmented compared to other brands, then i stopped and just accepted LOL.  no fall out either.  it has a nice sleek packaging and fits snugly in my kikay kit 😀

for those who can read hangul, LOL on the borrowed-not-so-exact-spelling to hangul characters, it’s funny and cute at the same time: pa-ti law-bawe turipol dom ah-ih shado-u 😉

Again, for something baked, the shadows are very easy and almost creamy to apply.  not chalky or chunky at all.  yet, it gives the same satin-slightly shimmery finish that the baked shadow fad promises.

i find it very pretty, and it makes me feel i have a 60’s inspired make up on.  sorta faded or washed out lids with only my liner that’s dark.  which by the way, on my eye, it’s the tony moly gel liner in #4 a sorta midnight blue liner.  it’s dark kinda looks like it’s black but isn’t.  la lang for a change 😉  i’m loving that cream gel liner, how it isn’t exactly black but really dark at the same time.  and it’s so creamy to apply.

and the total look 😉

LOL i don’t know why this look make me think of a 60’s look 😛

I’m sorta excited for tomorrow.  haven’t been excited like that for an event since hehehe Oct 7, last year at republiq at resort’s world.

What are you wearing on your face today?

one of my purchases from last June 5 when the mega mall branch opened for the first time.  i’ve only ever used the shiseido mascara base with my review here and i’ve only trusted that.  but budget conscious that i am now, so i had to try tony moly’s to see if it would perform any better or at least the same.
the brush and the formula is white compared to my ole time fave shiseido that’s sorta off gray.  tony moly’s is white and doesn’t melt in to your black mascara.  you have to coat each lash with your mascara right away and coat each lash really well otherwise you may end up with white streaks.  those white streaks are or is the tony moly mascara base formula.  which by the way isn’t as creamy as the shiseido.  this is kinda pasty.
but it works to make my lashes look thicker.  i’m not sure about longer but at least it made my lashes look obvious at all.  i used a really watery formula mascara from the natural source.  yeah buhay pa.  since this year ko lang binuksan hahaha.

  • the price, it’s PhP278, shiseido’s is about PhP1500
  • it works to make my lashes look fuller
  • no weird smell
  • the wand effectively spreads and coats the formula on my lashes
  • not difficult to remove with lip & eye [makeup] remover the way the shiseido can be (sometimes)
  • the formula doesn’t melt/blend in the formula of whatever mascara i was gonna apply on it the way my shiseido does.
  • uncurls my lashes, so i use a heated lash curler/wand
  • because of this, i get white streaks of the formula which makes me go back and forth each lash, going back and forth with the mascara CAN lead to clumping depending on the formula of the mascara you’re topping on this base
do i recommend:  sure, specially if you have many mascaras that have too thin a formula
will i repurchase:  it’s rare that i repurchase anything LOL

ERRATUM:  all photos taken outside of the boutique.  as i didn’t know if that’s allowed, since it generally isn’t.  natuwa na lang ako nagpo-pose na si ms branch manager, hahaha ang cute!

I am pleased to report that i feel very lucky in this store.  at this store i’ve been recognized twice already, once by one of the EH’s SA’s as she claimed she saw one of my videos on youtube.  hahaha and then a year later and on my birthday at that, last sunday, one of Tony Moly’s patrons who arrived at the store ahead of me, came up to me and asked, ‘you’re Marge, right?’ i go, uh yeah, she said, ‘hi! i read your blog!’ and off she went to pay for her purchases bwahahaha.  couldn’t even get her name.  hopefully she leaves a comment here 😉

Like I posted on Tony Moly Philippines facebook page, LOL, that upon hearing that a Tony Moly branch will open at Megamall, i let it slip that at least i’d have some place to go on my birthday.  after my birthday brunch at Borough i hopped and skipped my way to the brand new tony moly branch, where???? at Megamall, this is the same spot Etude House had before they moved at their current location at Mega B.

soooooo Tony Moly Mega is at Mega A.  near toy kingdom [was] which phhhhffft wala na rin, hypermart na sya.

notice the LED? it’s a changing! LOL

hehehe natuwa ako sa lights?  i’m just excited to see it.

notice anything missing?  no standee yet.  don’t worry folks, miss branch manager, smiley sweet cakes in the pic below has requested for one na.  and ohhh took note of my request…y’all would know what that request that would be right?

hehehe i’ll get their names down din, like i know the girls of my other fave stores in mega 😉

the testers were like unopened yeah, nobody else’s DNA or epithelials when i got to some of the stuff, lol.  csi moment!

and you know it’s newly painted so everything smells new.

alas, my girl Elaine is neither here nor is she at the other store, so no kpop music playing.  so i suggested, ahmmm your endorser Gain is part of the Brown Eyed Girls, kindly play their music once in a while 😉

prices.  well, i’m happy to report they kept it low.  with the usual addition of a little on tax and rent fr sm, but over all almost or just a little over the prices i’m used to when i buy from my trusted seller Kkochipida-Charmaine.

sun screen face mist – PhP668(?) basta di abot ng 700, false lashes, a whopping PhP88, hahaha ok i’ll go here instead of Daiso Saizen from now on.  nose packs PhP28!!! 10 bucks less than EH’s.  the cheek stain is free since my purchase was over 1k.  i’ll post the prices of the mascara base and the eye primer later, i forgot na hahaha, but i still have the receipt.  i do distinctly recall that the eye primer is less expensive than EH’s.  oh oh, Fara! don’t forget, the gel liner brush is only PhP168 considerably less compared to the price of TFS’ gel liner brush LOL.

memba this?  i’ve already suggested that they have a membership card with the face of their current endorser similar to the pic above of leader when he was with tony moly.

and i also asked of the brand manager, hehehe the real nice one with the big smile in the group pic up above

to request for posters of their current endorser, Song Joongki, be given away free with purchase the way tony moly has done in the past with their previous endorser so i can have another haul like this:

i’m also pleased to report that just like EH the people that manage the Tony Moly Philippines Facebook page are active and reply to posts and comments.

Have you visited Tony Moly at mega yet?