Saturday, November 26, 2016

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Holy Snails Lemon Shark

holy snails lemon shark

I was Holding This Back...
To avoid being cruel to those who missed out. After all... It was a limited edition run...
Then I saw this on Facebook. Man I am so glad I caught it. I have not been checking in much. I'm so out of it I messaged the shop to ask if I had imagined talk of a future product... anywa...
"Introducing Sauce du Mois, our monthly special Shark Sauces with fun and exciting additional extracts!  December's Sauce du Mois is Lemon Shark, but to celebrate, we're doing an early release on Black Friday."


There will NOW be a featured rotating "Sauce du Mois" or Sauce of the month and it started with LEMONSHARK! Now I'm still pushing for it to be part of the full line.... but really it's too close to shark sauce. Also... I love Lemon Shark but I'm on pins and needles to see what's next. Please tell me there are only like... four that rotate quarterly. I can't... I can't handle the excitement of a new version each month and I JUST ORDERED MEGALADON (I wanted it filled with Lemonshark but... well you  know... Rules. 
What Is It?

"Lemon Shark contains everything regular Shark Sauce does, but also includes Lemon Peel Bioferment, which is used to help with brightening and reducing age spots and irregular skin pigmentation.  It is not the same thing as lemon essential oil, and does not photosensitize.  The fermentation process is supposed to be filtered to remove allergens, citral, and geraniol, however if you have a lemon/citrus allergy, please consider our regular Shark Sauce instead."
Yes! Shark Sauce review here... Which Brightens already... With Extra brightening Power... This is... AMAZING! My plan was to just get myself some Lemon peel bioferment and swipe a little on daily to supplement my Shark Sauce since Lemon Shark was to be no more (it can be used in concentrations of up to 100%... so it's safe guys...) But Now... well maybe I'll just see how often this comes around....

"Shark Sauce™ does not contain sharks, shark extract, shark wings, or any other shark derivatives. Its name comes from a nickname of one of our muses, Fifty Shades of Snail, for whom it was originally created."

This might confuse people a bit... but Fifty Shades of Snail was on Reddit before her blog... and her username references sharks. Reminds me a bit of Darling Clandestine. I like to call Holy Snails my Darling Clandestine of Skincare.  How do I get a product named after me... I think I'll have to make it myself. Anyone know where I can affordably get sea cucumber extract?  It's my "thing" lately... and hard to find honestly....

It is honestly important to note that it does not contain sharks though becasue some skincare products use an oil that can be derived from multiple sources... including... sharks. 

"Shark Sauce™ is a hydrating serum that contains 5% Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and 3% N-Acetyl Glucosamine, which work together synergistically to fight hyperpigmentation.  They, along with Panthenol (Vitamin B5), also work to help improve your skin barrier."

"Licorice Root and Green Tea Extracts soothe and brighten skin, while Hyaluronic Acid and Sodium Lactate (the sodium salt of Lactic Acid, a popular AHA) hydrate.  The Sea Kelp Bioferment is the result of sea kelp fermented with Lactobacillus, which breaks it down into more bioavailable compounds for your skin to use.  It is a natural film former, and functions as a great oil-free moisturizer."

What's In It?

It has the same ingredients as Shark Sauce EXCEPT in place of some of the water it has Lemon Peel Bioferment. Got it? I'll list out the ingredients for Shark Sauce for you anyway

Ingredients:  (Distilled Water, Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid), Lactobacillus/Nereocystis Luetkeana Ferment Filtrate , Niacinamide, Licorice Root Extract, N-Acetylglucosamine, Sodium Lactate, Panthenol, Green Tea Extract, (Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben), Disodium EDTA PLUS LEMON PEEL BIOFERMENT soooo.... using this... assuming no other additives...

I Ran it through COSDNA for people who are into that... COSDNA doesn't even know what Lemon Peel Bioferment is... so... Just look up shark sauce. you know your sensitivities BETTER than a website. Patch test, introduce slowly. Be safe. Wear condoms... wait... 

(sorry guys the ingredients tab is blank so I'm guessing. but the listing does say all that changed is the addition...

How Do I use it? 
I use it as a... serum... an essence? I light moisture layer that also brightens my skin? Its not the first step (for example a product like Snow Bang would go on first.) And while its suggested as a light moisturizer for me it's a tad too light for that so it goes on BEFORE my heavier stuff.  Once a day, twice a day... I like to mix it up. Face, neck and chest treatment thank you very much (why did I not order two bottles.... oh yes... ran out of gift card and had... gifts to buy....and things to review...) Ah well...
How Did It Work For me?

This is so good it knows half a star off Shark Sauce because I HAVE found something better.... Lemon Shark. Go get some. And if you hate it... hit me up man... If I have the funds I'll be after more...
Final Rating?

11/5. MAKE MY MEGALADON LEMONSHARK! 


Want to try it?

Sorry guys no mini versions of the Sauce of the Month... I would make decants if I had enough to share but... I don't know when I'll see it again. 

Buy it here through December (the end of December unless I'm mistaken it's only up a tad early for BLACK FRIDAY! Be thankful that this time we have a whole month to decide and (hopefully,) stock up! instead of a single batch to fight for...


Now next time snail mail comes... I've missed it every time. I've got my claws out! 

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I probably use Instagram the most also CanIPutItOnMyFace… that’s funny to me because I had to be convinced to even download the application and then spend three years not using it. What can I say? I’ve turned into a sheet mask exhibitionist…
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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Holy Snails El Dorado Review

Holy Snail's El Dorado
image credit: holysnailsshop.com
Holy Snail's El Dorado
All Holy Snails products come with cool cards like this! The ingredients are on the back. I would include a photo of that but I got mine wet so... It's not pretty. Sorry guys. 

What is it?


I'll hand it over to Chel first because her shop description is flawless as usual. My comments follow. 

"What is El Dorado? Is it a mythical city of gold? A man? A bird? An island in the desert that can only be reached by sail (sail sail)? The answer is simple: it is liquid gold in the form of 7% THDA (oil soluble, stable Vitamin C). Accompanying it is 1% Vitamin E and many rich treasures from the desert, including Prickly Pear, Agave, Yucca Root, Avocado, Jojoba, andEvening Primrose.
THDA, or Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, is a very stable form of Vitamin C. It has been shown to stimulate collagen production, reduce photodamage, brighten and even skin by inhibiting melanogenesis, and provide antioxidant activity. It does not exfoliate.  This is not a substitute for sunscreen."



This product is incredibly unique I had never heard of this form of vitamin C before!  Thank You Chel for introducing me to something new to love... again. I love facial oils. I love vitamin C in my routine. Two in one? Sign me up! Sign me up! I also really have to give a shout out to Chel for noting that it does not exfoliate. You want a different type of vitamin C if you are looking to increase cell turnover. She is very clear about what this product does and DOES NOT offer. Also not a sbstitute for sunscreen. Many people mention the benefit of vitamin C serums to boost protection from the sun... even if this is the case... not a sun screen substitute. If you want to skip it... personal choice but she is not advising you to use her product as a replacement. 

Who can use it?


"Suitable for:  All skin types.  Many Snail Mail testers with Oily or Combination skin were able to use this with no issue, although there was one user with oily skin who reported it had trouble sinking in fully. If you have concerns, please consider a sample size bottle first to see if it is too heavy."
Everyone! And I recommend that if you want a sample size... you check out a giveaway I have going on because there might be one popping up on the prize list... I personally have no issues with it sinking in within seconds. Even when I made my little mistake with my first use... Even with multiple moisture layers under it (but not an occlusive step... where it goes in the routine is explained in "how to use." I have very dry skin though so YMMV. Samples are cool. Holy Snails offers them for a reason. Although... Her products are NOT hard to destash if you jump in fora full size and find you don't love it.

What's In It?

Ingredients:  Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil, Tetrahexyldecylascorbate, Prickly Pear Extract, (Ethylhexyl Palmitate & Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Root Extract & Abronia Villosa Leaf Extract & Agave Americana Stem Extract & Yucca Brevifolia Root Extract & Opuntia Coccinellifera Flower Extract & Fouqueria Splendens Stem Extract & Larrea Tridentata Extract), Tocopherol

COSDNA for the curious Yeah there are flags. I don't love COSDNA. I think it's outdated. I include it because other people like it as a reference. You know your skin better than a website. In fact...

"Please always patch test any new products. Our products have very concentrated ingredients, so please patch test to make sure you do not have any sensitivities to any of them. This product does not cause purging, so if you experience breakouts or irritation, please discontinue use. There is a Sample/Travel Sized version to try if you are unsure of your ingredient sensitivities."
The product description page even warns you to check out the list for sensitivities, patch test, and try out the product slowly. Good advice man. Good advice. 

Check out that packaging...

Holy Snail's El Dorado
see the nice pump?
Holy Snail's El Dorado
Technically the back... the logo

How do you use it?

"How to use:  Both of the carrier oils used in El Dorado (Avocado and Jojoba) are occlusives, so they should be used near or at the end of your routine. It can be used in place of, before, or after your moisturizer, but to get the maximum benefit of the 7% THDA, it is not recommended to mix it with other oils or moisturizers. If you are using other Holy Snails products, the product layering order would be Snowbang EssenceShark Sauce, and then El Dorado Oil Serum."
"This product does not contain any photosensitizing ingredients, but the most vital and effective anti-aging step in your routine will always be sunscreen. Please note that while this has photoprotective properties, it is not a substitute for proper sunscreen. Please always use (the correct amount of) sunscreen for best results in fading hyperpigmentation.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional skin care provider. It does not have any fragrances."

See I told you all would be revealed!  Again she repeats that it is not a substitute for proper sunscreen. Thank you for being so thorough.  I use um... A few more things than just Snowbang and Shark Sauce (lately it's been Lemon Shark... Then Holy Snail Water Actually,) before my El Dorado... but yep it doesn't go on before. And unlike some oils I wouldn't use this as a "booster" for a sheet mask. For my skin it's not going to work in place of a moisturizer. I'm a bit too dry. I actually like it as a mid day routine step. If I'm not doing a full routine but I need to refresh... The right cleansing water and some El Dorado are part of my "perk up" recipe. 
This is one pump. You can barely see it because it's clear. One pump is decent face/neck coverage for me technically but I'm greedy and I like to use two. For most people one is plenty. How she found pumps so well calibrated I will never know. 

How did it go for me?


Dear Chel... Please Make something that sucks. For me? Please? Or... just doesn't work for my skin type at least. Make a product that works really well for the oily and acne prone folks but not so well for the dessert dry like me. I feel like a shill here. Even Manyo Factory has a few detractors from me... Granted I've tried 20+ of their over 140 product line and your line has... way less... I'll give it time. Yeah that's my big complaint about the product. I like it. If you didn't already know I like Holy Snails product's check out my post with links to my other reviews...

I already sort of started explaining how I use it. You know how it says its fragrance free? Well I go two ways with fragrances. I either am offended on a migraine level (usually sweeter smells do this... shaving creams marked towards women, candle shops, perfume aisles (until I found Darling Clandestine....) or I just smell very little. I noted this in my Klavuu reviews and many others before and to come. I think part of it comes from years of smoking (I don't currently smoke so don't nag... actually even if I did it's not your place to nag a stranger... I'm not telling you to hit the gym...) and part of just the way I am. So anyway I unscented products usually have some scent because if fragrance is not used the natural ingredients themselves have an odor... this is the case it seems with Holy Snail Water (Review pending it's written guys I just have to format....)  

So I kept on pumping out more and more trying to figure out what it smelled like because I assumed it just really really didn't linger. My body got a treat. My bottle would have lasted longer had I not done that... and shared some with a few friends because I couldn't resist. 

Still even with my mishaps and sharing I got a full month of testing with no problem. Then I got more testing time without an a standard vitamin C serum (nope it's not a substitute.) I went without it in my routine... nope... I didn't like that either. It's an oil that brightens. It doesn't have a scent so I can use it no matter how I'm feeling. It feels good on my skin no matter how poorly I've treated it. It quickly sinks in and smooths my face out in a pinch... while adding benefits. Yeah that day I covered my body in it by accident?  If I were rich this would be right up there with Snow Bang and Manyo Factory Galatomyces Niacin Essence for Full Body use daily. 

Final Score?

5/5! I am a not loyal to vitamin C serums OR facial oils. This though... does not force me to cut out either from my routine. I've gone  without it and noticed a difference I did not like. I was just about to crack into the sample size I purchased for my giveaway since no one knew about it anyway (actually I was just going to reorder,) when... The announcement came! The formula is being updgraded to 10% THDA instead of 7%. Available starting on Black Friday... That's TOMORROW! Stay tuned for a follow up post guys.

Rating scale

1- I want both my money and the time I spent using this product back. It should never be used and if I encounter another in my collection it goes to the trash bin.2- The product is nothing special but not horrible. I would use it again or give it away if I got it as a free sample.
3-The product is nice enough but I would not repurchase because I have many better options. May be better suited for others
4-I really like this and would likely repurchase if I do not find something better.
5-I love this product and it has become a staple in my collection.
So now you know what the numbers mean!

Where Can You Get Some? 


Grab a Whole Bottle! $45 for 30ml 

sample sized El doratio 5ml $10 

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Want to see more of me? 
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I probably use Instagram the most also CanIPutItOnMyFace… that’s funny to me because I had to be convinced to even download the application and then spend three years not using it. What can I say? I’ve turned into a sheet mask exhibitionist…
And I'm trying to expand a bit into real youtube videos beyond my ranting. They won't be awesome... but I'll do my best. Laugh at my, laugh with me. It's cool. Check it out.
Use Linkedin? I'm Trying it... find me here. Simone Martin.... because that's my name. "I'm taking it back."
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Sunday, November 20, 2016

ATTENTION! Giveaway entry location changed!

Rafflecopter  completely froze on me for more than 5 hours and since I don't want the giveaway to entirely flop I switched to a service that was highly reccomended by Samantha from Half Past October

The blog post has been updated! Giveaway Post Here!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Spolier #1 Dirty Mermaid Citrus Bath Bomb Holiday Blog Hop Giveaway



I loved this Dirty Mermaid citrus bath bomb when I tried it so much I owe it a review and I wanted to steal it for myself... but I didn't... if you want one NOW check you Melody Cosme or Just enter to win!

"You can use this beauty in the bath or shower with it's lovely tapered shape. An energizing and uplifting citrus blend of grapefruit, bergamot and lemon essential oils. A great way to start your day...or when you need to hit the weekend reset button.
TO USE: Dissolve full bath/shower fizz in warm to hot running water and soak for up to 40 minutes." -Melodycosme.com
INGREDIENTS: Baking Soda, Epsom Salts, Organic Coconut Milk, Coconut Oil, Citric Acid, Organic Dulse Flakes {Red Seaweed}, Essential Oils: {Pink Grapefruit, Bergamot, and Lemon}, and Witch Hazel.


Blog Post giveaway here!

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Holiday Blog Hop Giveaway!

UPDATE: Rafflecopter completely broke down on me... It won't load anything... so I moved the giveaway to a new service. I hope not too many people have entered yet. 

 Hey guys I am participating in a holiday blog hop!


The theme of my giveaway is Love & Hate. I'm giving away some of my favorite things... and then some things I just can't stand... but that are well loved by many so it's not like toxic crap or anything. I wanted to have photos up but I'm waiting on mail.

The first reveal. Dirty Mermaid Citrus Bath Bomb From MelodyCosme.com

Mediheal Dress Code Blue Mask. My favorite of the 3. Reviewed here
COSRX Holy Moly Snail Mask Sheet... Review coming... but this is from the loves... 

Holika Holika Baby Pet Magic in Soothing Cat... Reviewed here

My most read to most poorly written ratio winning post is probably the first post to go live on the blog before this one. The Tony Moly I'm Real Lemon Brightening Mask. So you guys know I'm not a fan of the line. But that I'm comitted to trying them all... Yeah... I tried 11 and they made 4 more. This one is pretty though and if I wasn't biased against the line I would jump on this mask in a heart beat. I'm going into it with an open mind. So I got one to give away too. It's an Ulta exclusive by the way. That means it's sold a single so... I wasn't just stuck with an extra. I bought two on purpose just for this reason. Will I be kicing myelf? Will the winner be kicking me? Let's hope this is the one that wins me over



ends December edit: SECOND!

Please Check out some ot the other great giveaways going as part of the blog hop. Along with new things to win you may also find new things to read....


participants included in Link if you click the button but I'll be adding their giveaway posts as I find them...




Thursday, November 17, 2016

Mediheal Dresscode Black Sheet Mask Review

Mediheal Dresscode Black Sheet Mask




Note: This post contains an affiliate link. The views expressed are my own.
I love printed masks with all of my black little heart. The Mediheal Dress Code series is among the most surprisingly nice mask categories I've tried. Normally I'm willing to sacrifice a little function for a cool factor every now and then. With these I find no sacrifice is required. Even the ones i don't love most still preform better than many masks from my bins. 

Mediheal Dresscode Black Sheet MaskThe packaging shows you which mask you will be using. This one is the black. It's the only mask with little plastic gemstones on it. I don't know why but I enjoy them. It was actually the first mask that I used so I was excepting them on the other masks like the Dress Code Red Medi Heal Mask but no such luck!
 The back has a list of ingredients.

Obviously this mask makes killer Instagram shots... Never something I thought I would consider...
I'll be perfectly honest and tell you that I repurschased this mask just to write a review. I lost all my photos because I was taking pictures on multiple different devices and I failed to save them. Sad day.
This means I got to use this one twice!
(No that wasn't an evil plan)

Mediheal Dresscode Black Sheet Mask

So What's in it? 

Well in case you can't read the tiny print...

Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Panthenol, Trehalose, Betaine, Hippophae Rhamnoides Water, Glycine Max (Soybean) Seed Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea) extract, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, PearlExtract, Honey Extract, Caviar Extract, Propolis Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Polygonum Multiflorum Root Extract, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Sophora Flavescens Root Extract, Cimicifuga Racemosa Root Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract, Angelica Gigas Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Methylparaben, Portulaca Oleracaea Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Beta-Glucan, Allantoin, Triethanolamine, Polysorbate-80, Fragrance


COSDNA Analysis Allatonin was the only red flag I saw that isn't super super common but again you know your skin better than a website. 

I'm always happy to see niacinamide and beta-glucan (even
                                                                all the way at the end there guys.) Pearl extract is one of                                                                       those featured ingredients I am still on the fence about myself. 
Mediheal Dresscode Black Sheet Mask

How did it go? 


Well? This one feels nice. It looks adorable. Of all the masks it's the only one with jewels on it. Adorable little jewels. How could I pass?
Well let's talk about the purpose of the mask. The black mask is meant to have whitening properties.
I use a lot of brightening products so compared with the My Scheming and My Beauty Diary masks I am not wowed by the brightening powers. For intense  luxury I prefer my Koelf  hydro gels. I like the black better than the red but so far I think the blue is my big winner. These still rank a 4/5 because they are functional skincaretainment.


Final Rating?

1- I want both my money and the time I spent using this product back. It should never be used and if I encounter another in my collection it goes to the trash bin.
2- The product is nothing special but not horrible. I would use it again or give it away if I got it as a free sample.
3-The product is nice enough but I would not repurchase because I have many better options. May be better suited for others
4-I really like this and would likely repurchase if I do not find something better.
5-I love this product and it has become a staple in my collection.
So now you know what the numbers mean!


Want to try it?


I got mine from MEMEBOX for $2.50
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Monday, November 14, 2016

Quick Thoughts Tony Moly Strawberry Mushroom Scrub 

alt.tonymolystrawberrymushroomsugarscrub

I love mushrooms. In... a lot of ways really. I'll just keep it that simple. Anyway when this product line came out I figured I would get them, begrudgingly find a way to use up the contents... and move along. To my surprise I found I really really liked all three options. But hey this post is about the sugar scrub.

So what is it? 

Tony Moly Strawberry Mushroom Scrub 
I just had to include how cute the top of the jar looks.
Attention to detail counts man. 
 "MAGIC FOOD STRAWBERRY MUSHROOM SUGAR SCRUB contains strawberry seeds and sugar to effectively remove dead skin cells and dirt while leaving your face clean and moist. Texture is similar to a strawberry smoothie and smells just like it too! "-Tony Moly 
Well I have to say that while this is one of the smoothest sugar scrubs around I would send back a strawberry smoothie with this exact texture. Still it's a very fine texture. This makes it gentle. I still probably wouldn't use it daily. This is a treatment product not a cleanser OK guys?


So it's cute and all but what's in it? 

Ingridients: Glycerin, Sucrose, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Glycereth-26, Fragaria Chiloensis (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Seed, Phenoxyethanol, Corthellus Shiitake (Mushroom) Extract, Inonotus Obliquus (Mushroom) Extract, Tricholoma Matsutake Extract, Water, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance Caramel, Buteth-3, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol Sulfonate, Tributyl Citrate, CI 17200.


How do I use it?

Tony Moly Strawberry Mushroom Scrub 
"How to use: Apply an adequate amount of the scrub onto dry face and massage gently. For mild scrubbing, apply onto wet/moist skin"-Tonymoly
 Yeah that pretty much sums it up. I took a picure of how it looks on a spatula. It looks more like jam than a smoothie to me. It smells delicious. It does not taste that way. The Tony Moly Strawberry Mushroom Sugar scrub does not smell at all like mushrooms.

I also actually prefer to apply this to a damp face. I think it works just as well and feels a little more gentle. I also leave it on for a bit... maybe 10-15 minutes to make it more like a treatment than a straight scrub. I mean I don't want to instantly rinse off all the good stuff that's in it!

How did it go?



I LOVE the Tony Moly Strawberry Mushroom Scrub! Seriously. I had no idea I would enjoy it this much. I wish I could love everything in a cool jar this much. Or make everything come in a jar shaped like a mushroom... It smells good, it makes my face soft... It isn't too harsh... It's in a mushroom and it contains mushrooms. How could it improve? More varieties? Make it free? I really don't know. I think it's great man. I can't belive this is the same company that make's the I'm Real masks. 


By the way... New masks have come out in the I'm real line and since it is the ONLY line I've committed to reviewing fully... I'll be checking them out. 


Final score?

Ok if you are shocked... especially after some of my other Tony Moly rants then don't worry you aren't alone. This actually gets a 5/5 from me. My biggest complaint? I don't really like pink that much. Come on guys make a berry version so I can have another cute mushroom on display. I plan to do a comparison to the Skinfood Strawberry Black Sugar Wash off pack that I have used in the past and know is very popular. YMMV but for me this one stays. 

Rating scale

1- I want both my money and the time I spent using this product back. It should never be used and if I encounter another in my collection it goes to the trash bin.2- The product is nothing special but not horrible. I would use it again or give it away if I got it as a free sample.
3-The product is nice enough but I would not repurchase because I have many better options. May be better suited for others
4-I really like this and would likely repurchase if I do not find something better.
5-I love this product and it has become a staple in my collection.
So now you know what the numbers mean!


Want to try it?


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p.s. Tony Moly Choco Mushroom Pore Pack and Tony Moly Golden Mushroom Sleeping Pack 

Want to see more of me? 
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin Special Treatment Essence



Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin Special Treatment Essence
Image credit: Manyofactory.com... clearly!


Update: as of 11/25/16 I am connected to a shop selling Manyo Factory products. I wrote this review before that time. I tried this mask before that time. My experiences with these products actually led to the shop. if you want to buy this mask and have it packed and shipped by my hands Check out Leturos Meloria a shop with a strange backstory and goal.

-To quote the listing on melodycosme.com "If you need intense brightening in your life, this is the essence you need, period." 

I happen to agree. I tested this for months before posting. I am including details and images from Manyo Factory's website as well as my own images and commentary about the claims/information provided. This product is listed as a "Mega Best Seller" on the website and I think now I know why. 


What is it?

Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin Special Treatment Essence
I'm imagining that this vat is filled with the essence. I doubt it's a stock photo so it probably is... I want to go swimming.

What's in it? 


Ingredients: Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Niacinamide, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate

Now that's helpful but Manyo Factory really goes all out on the details here man. 

Normally I do my own little spotlight about what ingredients are exciting to me and what they do. Yeah... It's all on the website already. It's amazing to me how such a seemingly simple list can do so much. There is no room here for fillers. Every drop of the formula serves a purpose. Every drop in the bottle counts. 

Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin Special Treatment Essence
From Manyo Factory's Website. I really like when a company goes the extra mile and explains in detail what the key ingredients are about. 



Again more details on what Niacinamide can do for your skin. Just Niacinamide. Remember the formula contains more than just one thing. 

Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin Special Treatment Essence
Yeah I couldn't even keep a fresh bottle closed long enough to snap a photo of a full one. This erased all my sadness over the Missha first essence reformulation.  


 How do you use it?


"Directions After cleansing and toning, apply a few drops of essence and gently spread over your face. For dry/very dry skin: 6-7 drops; for normal/oily skin: 4-5 drops. It is recommended to use in the morning and evening, you can add cream for face and eyes."

Personally I have to yet again praise the attention to detail. There are different usage recommendations for dry or oily skin. It almost makes me wish I had oily skin so I could stretch a bottle out longer but honestly twice a day is 14 drops. OK a few more. My neck and chest deserve plumping and brightening too! Still this isn't something you pour on with a cotton pad. The 50ml bottle really lasts. Pouring the bottle on your face won't make it work faster. This product needs time to do it's magic. The magic of undoing and slowing down what time can do alone, 

Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin Special Treatment Essence
I got this graphic from Manyo Factory. Isn't it cute? The percentages are far from random. 

My Thoughts on how it worked for me?

Skin peeling? It just doesn't anymore. This is a result of a combination of products but from using this and testing without it I can check off that yes in my case that claim holds.

Enlarged pores? I save those for cross TCA peels (if you aren't advanced in using peels please do not google this, order stuff on Amazon and jump right in...) In all honesty I don't have large pores. They may appear that way but it's really a form of scarring. If your pores appear larger because they aren't kept clear easily... this should help. If you don't tolerate regular acid use this is both gentle and effective.  

Blackheads... Uh Tret takes care of that for me but supporting goods help!

Immunity to acne... dry skin... Tret but I think this helps me tolerate higher levels AND keep up my other actives without over exfoliating my skin in the process. 

Everything else? Yes! all those things. What the Galatomyces wrap mask does in an hour and holds for a few days this product gives me gradually over time and... well the results fade a lot more slowly when I cut it out. Yes cutting it out did make a difference. It's pretty addictive. Honestly I would use this on my entire body if my budget allowed. Those drops in the instructions? For me those go to face, neck, chest, and shoulders. 

Final Rating?

5/5. I really like it. I would love to use the wrap masks daily but this lets me apply a little every day. I use a lot of products to increase brightness and keep unwanted pigmentation at bay. This one is a winner. A few drops at a time and results show quickly. I'm not giving up my masks but this a much more budget friendly than using them daily. 

Here there should be a photo showing off my skin. I'll update to include a new one. I'm a little translucent and I don't want that distracting from the point that the skin is smooth and glowing. 

Want a take from a blogger I personally really respect? Check out Yue Rain's review here.

Where to find it? 


$26 Directly from Manyo Factory (if you have questions the customer service is fantastic. I would pick up a box or two of either type of wrap masks with it if they are in stock.)

Also at Melodycosme.com for $26 (also great customer service and happy to answer questions.)

And just to annoy someone who may read this... It's on Amazon with prime shipping.* (I have not purchased here and can not promise anything but Amazon does refund if there are any issues.

The product is also currently for sale at memebox. I'm leaving my affiliate link out because I prefer not to contribute to the purchases made by others of this particular brand from that shop at this time. I recently received a mask from this brand from Memebox that expired before it was even shipped. Yes the prices are much lower but I can't vouch for your chances of receiving fresh products that really do this product justice.

Want to see more of me? 

I'm on reddit /r/asianbeauty as CanIPutItOnMyFace
You can also follow me on twitter GorgonFace42
I’m CanIPutItOnMyFace if you are into Facebook… I’m trying it out.
I probably use Instagram the most also CanIPutItOnMyFace… that’s funny to me because I had to be convinced to even download the application and then spend three years not using it. What can I say? I’ve turned into a sheet mask exhibitionist…
If you have questions feel free to email me at caniputitonmyface@icloud.com

*amazon link provides commission if used in theory anyway

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Quick thoughts: Tony Moly Strawberry Mushroom Scrub 

alt= "Tony Moly Strawberry Mushroom ScruB"


MAGIC FOOD STRAWBERRY MUSHROOM SUGAR SCRUB contains strawberry seeds and sugar to effectively remove dead skin cells and dirt while leaving your face clean and moist. Texture is similar to a strawberry smoothie and smells just like it too! 


How to use: Apply an adequate amount of the scrub onto dry face and massage gently. For mild scrubbing, apply onto wet/moist skin. -Tony Moly

alt= "Tony Moly Strawberry Mushroom Scrub"
Glycerin, Sucrose, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Glycereth-26, Fragaria Chiloensis (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Seed, Phenoxyethanol, Corthellus Shiitake (Mushroom) Extract, Inonotus Obliquus (Mushroom) Extract, Tricholoma Matsutake Extract, Water, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance Caramel, Buteth-3, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol Sulfonate, Tributyl Citrate, CI 17200.


$18 from Tony Moly US 


Final Rating

I had to update. This is my top facial scrub at the moment. Stay tuned for a direct comparison to the well known Skinfood Strawberry Sugar Wash off Pack
1. I want the time I spent using this product back. It should never be used and if I encounter another in my collection it goes to the
 trash bin.2- The product is nothing special but not horrible. I would use it again or give it away if I got it as a free sample.
3-The product is nice enough but I would not repurchase because I have many better options. May be better suited for others
4-I really like this and would likely repurchase if I do not find something better.
5-I love this product and it has become a staple in my collection.


I also reviewed...

The Choco Mushroom Pore Pact AND the Golden Mushroom Sleeping Pack. I love mushrooms. Sue me.

Want to see more of me? 

I'm on reddit /r/asianbeauty as CanIPutItOnMyFace
You can also follow me on twitter GorgonFace42

I’m CanIPutItOnMyFace if you are into Facebook… I’m trying it out.

I probably use Instagram the most also CanIPutItOnMyFace… that’s funny to me because I had to be convinced to even download the application and then spend three years not using it. What can I say? I’ve turned into a sheet mask exhibitionist…
If you have questions feel free to email me at caniputitonmyface@icloud.com




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