Summer was here and my feet were in awful condition so I made my Mom faithfully promise to send me the Tony Moly Shiny Foot Peeling Mask which we had tried together in Korea when I first started selling Korean products. I remember how amazed we were by all the dead skin that fell off our feet. She dutifully promised- perks of an only child!- and, in due time, I received a box of foot masks. Imagine my surprise when I opened it and it wasn’t a peeling mask but a paraffin mask! Hmmm.

Well, I guess now that I have them I had better try them. First things first, read the back. I’d tried several brands of foot masks- Etude House, Holika Holika, Skin Food, Face Shop, Innisfree, It’ Skin.. you name it! After all, a good retailer of beauty products should try them first no? Pity I don’t sell anymore :P- but not Mediheal so I wanted more information. Everything seemed pretty standard… moisturises… softens… use often blah blah. Considering each were over £2, using the recommended 2-3 for 4 weeks would set me back a pretty penny and I wanted to be sure before I commit.IMG_4570

When you open the packet, you get this rectangular white thing. Unfold it and you get a weirdly shaped huge paper. Split down the line in the middle to get 2 socks!

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Open up each sock and slide your foot in. Make sure you foot is in between the wet parts! Each sock has a plastic covering and then the moisturised sock inside- so it has like 4 “pages” and there should be 2 covering each side of your foot. Leave on for 20 minutes, remove then rub in the remaining essence.


You can see my pretty nails through the sock 🙂 Resting comfily on this quilt my Grandma made 🙂

20 minutes later…

I DON”T like this mask! The whole time I had it on, there was this really weird chemical smell- the smell of the essence/ lotion in the mask- which made it difficult to relax. I was wearing it whilst doing a DIY tutorial and every 5 minutes I’d catch a whiff and break stride! (And NO they were not the whiff of my feet!!!)

After removing the mask, my feet were a little smoother, but not much. There was no difference between using this and just rubbing in regular moisturiser. Except the cost! It was definitely nowhere as a good as the real paraffin treatment at the pedicurist. Although much more comfortable 🙂
So much for “best foot mask”! (According to the Sales Assistant!)

Plus points? 

Convenient packaging – because the 2 socks are joined, the lotion doesn’t leak and the outside of the plastic is dry- but that’s not unique to this product. All Korean foot mask are easy to use!

And this one isn’t even cute! I want my money back! (This Soo Beaute hand mask was much better!)


PS While we’re on the subject of feet, why not check out these Best Shoe DIYs

Written by Hapiness, Everywhere