Sunday, October 30, 2022

Review: NRB Magic Underarm Whitening Deo Cream

It has been pretty rainy lately. I couldn't go out with friends yesterday — but it wasn't raining too much today. Talk about timing. Today's review is long overdue. I was looking for a product to brighten my underarm when I found NRB Magic Underarm Whitening Deo Cream.

What is it? 
NRB Magic Underarm whitening Deo Cream is a deodorant that can whiten your underarm in as fast as 2 weeks. 
Deodorant/Removes Odor 
Whitening
Antiperspirant/Removes Sweat ​
Smoothens Skin 
Removes Chicken Skin 
​Lesser Hair Growth
Non-sticky ​
No yellow stain 
100% No mercury content
Safe for pregnant and breastfeeding mommies. 

Effective also for:
Dark Elbows 
Dark Knees
Dark Bikini Lines 
Pimples 
Foot Odor 
Lightens Stretchmark 

Special caution: 
Don't apply after shaving or plucking, because the pores are open, there's a chance it can irritate the underarms. 
Best use Waxing for faster results. Apply the product after 24 or 48 hours. Manufactured by a Multi Awarded Brand!


Packaging
It's in a typical plastic container with NRB sticker label. The product is not filled to the brim.

Experience
I bought NRB Magic Underarm Whitening Deo Cream with hopeful spirits that it will work so I made sure to buy at the correct price and availed 2 tubs. It has a fragrant scent and the texture of the product is pretty much similar to tawas. I am not sure why they call it 'cream' because the texture is nowhere similar to a cream. When opened for too long, the product loses moisture as well (similar to tawas) then I needed to rehydrate it with water so I can use it again.

How much and where to buy it?
It comes in 2 sizes 20g and 40g.

What I love
  • Affordable

What I don't
  • It didn't make any difference on my underarm.
  • Texture is not cream but grainy, similar to tawas or rock salts.
Will I repurchase? 
No.

Overall~ 
Sadly NRB Magic Underarm Whitening Deo Cream didn't work on me. It was great to see other positive reviews on this underarm whitening product, but I didn't see any difference after 2 tubs. I was actually late when I searched and found out that FDA warned consumers regarding the purchase of the product last year.

My search for the best underarm whitening cream continues!


  *I'm open for product reviews/ sponsorship/ ads and collaborations etc. please email me at sparkliecandy(at)Gmail(dot)com
Items were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated
 

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Review: The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil


I've been busy lately and haven't had the time to update my blog. I'm so sorry for that. It's for professional reasons, though, so I hope you guys can understand. I have a lot going on in my mind right now but I still had the chance to look at my statistics and saw you guys still visit my website often! I'm happy and felt I owe you more! The most updated media I have right now is my Instagram @meowchien_ so if you like to follow me there so we can connect, that'll be awesome. So let's go to the review I've been wanting to post since forever. This product is often in my 'on the way' packages because I order it so often whenever I ran out. For today's entry, we're reviewing The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil.

What is it? 

The Body Shop says:

"Battle blemishes with our iconic Tea Tree Oil. We sustainably steam-distill our tea tree leaves within 12 hours of harvest, so we can bottle our purest, most potent oil. With its powerful, purifying properties, our Tea Tree Oil is great for quick application to help reduce blemishes.

Features and Benefits:

  •  100% vegan
  • Enriched with Community Fair Trade tea tree oil from Kenya
  • Our 20ml bottle is packed with the oil of 15,000 tea tree leaves
  • Suitable for blemished skin.

How to use The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil:
  1. After toning, apply directly to areas of concern. 
  2. Use fingertips or a cotton bud and gently pat the skin.
  3. For best results, prep your skin with the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Face Wash and Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner.
Packaging
The tea tree oil is inside an amber deep green colored plastic bottle which comes in 10ml and 20ml sizes. The cap is quite secure which prevents spillage in case you want to lug this inside your bag. The tip of the bottle is narrow so it only dispenses just enough product for every application.



Experience
Contrary to its name, The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil is in a more liquid form so it's very runny. My mom says the tea tree oil smells like a mint herb and she doesn't like it much, but for me (who loves mint), it simply smells refreshing. I don't mind it when I apply it to my face. I normally use it as a spot treatment after The Body Shop Tea Tree Facial wash and toner. I apply it using my fingers and it spreads easily. The oil is also fully absorbed by my skin. It doesn't leave any sticky feeling at all. 

The tea tree oil treats my pimple by gently drying them out. I make sure to apply it a few times within the day. The bump and redness go away after just one night. For severe cases, it takes a maximum of 3 days. But to put it simply, it does the job.

I've been using tea tree oil for more than a year already and I'm satisfied with the product. I also repurchased the toner and facial wash from the travel set and I love the result! Kindly let me know if you want another review with the full set.




How much and where to buy it?
P495 for 10ml and P695 for 20ml. I always have this in my Shopee cart so I can easily be notified in case of a sale.

What I love
  • The best pimple spot treatment
  • A little goes a long way
  • Non-sticky
  • Cost-effective
  • Dries out pimples 
  • Doesn't leave dark spots
  • 100% vegan
  • Doesn't sting
  • Suitable for blemished skin.
What I don't
  • Nothing I can mention

TIPS 
I treat this oil as my serum and I only use my fingers for the application!

Will I repurchase? 
I buy this a lot, especially when it's on sale! It was definitely worth the buy since its effects are really apparent. 

Overall~ 
If you have pimples, I'll highly recommend this product to you. Tea tree oil is a strong astringent and for my skin, it's the best ingredient for acne control. Although the price may be high, it's a good investment since a little goes a long way. With The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil, your breakouts will subside in no time! This is one of my favorite skincare products and would repurchase it again. 


  *I'm open for product reviews/ sponsorship/ ads and collaborations etc. please email me at sparkliecandy(at)Gmail(dot)com
Items were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated

  




Monday, August 22, 2022

Review: Rosmar Kagayaku Bleaching Whipped Soap

Hola, it's the weekend! Pretty cool how it's now August, and then next month is already the start of Ber months? But did you know that I've only been to the beach like 2 weeks back? So yes, now I have these late summer tan lines and I can't wait to get my original skin tone back. To be honest, our review for today is about a whitening soap I've been using for a while now. I saw a friend get this and my mom kept on asking if it works because it was trending so I gave in. The newest addition to my stash right now is Rosmar Kagayaku Bleaching Whipped Soap.

What is it? 
Rosmar Kagayaku Bleaching Whipped Soap contains Glutathione, Collagen, and Alpha Arbutin

Benefits:
10x Instant Whitening Scar Remover 
[70g]

Cruelty-free
 FDA approved

How to use:
Use morning and night. Lather the soap and massage on face/body. Leave for 2-3 minutes then rinse off with lukewarm water.

Packaging
The soap when bought in retail comes in plastic with their pink and white label in front. 

Experience
Rosmar Kagayaku Soap only comes in 70g. I think this is a good size for trying the product. It has a light vanilla scent, not overpowering. The soap lathers well and I followed their instructions to leave it on my skin for at least 2 minutes before rinsing. The soap, fortunately, doesn't have any side effects. It doesn't even sting which is typical for whitening and bleaching soaps I've tried.

However, the question is, does Rosmar Kagayaku Bleaching Whipped Soap whiten skin? As I've mentioned I have really weird tan lines right now and after a week it has considerably lightened. Don't get me wrong here, I've been also using Rosmar soap prior to my beach getaway but I think lightening tan lines can be the ultimate test for it. I am thinking of maybe posting a follow-up on my Instagram here, so make sure to follow me there so you're updated!

How much and where to buy it?
P49 each 70g. soap. They also have a box of 10 priced at P299.

What I love
  • Vanilla scent
  • Micro peeling effect
  • Doesn't sting
  • Doesn't melt easily
  • Affordable
What I don't
It'll be great to have a bigger version like 135g. 

Will I repurchase it? 
Yes!

Overall~ 
They say Rosmar Kagayaku Soap has fake versions going around so it's best to stick to a reputable Shopee seller. Shops with any counterfeit product is a dead giveaway that their other items are fake too. I love this soap and if you are looking for a non-harsh product that is worth trying then Rosmar Kagayaku soap is for you. I'll update this post with photos soon!

What other products do you want me yo review in the future? Have you followed me in Youtube and Facebook yet? See you in my next post!


  *I'm open for product reviews/ sponsorship/ ads and collaborations etc. please email me at: sparkliecandy(at)Gmail(dot)com
Items were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated
 

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Review: HerSkin Secret Glow Tone Up Cream with SPF 30

Hello August, I am still alive and kicking! I know I've been MIA far too long. I procrastinate too much. Nowadays I've preferred a laid-back back life of just working at home. No make-up, just a layer of sunblock. I lived with just using my Pax Moly Doctor Whitening Cream but then I finished my stocks so I knew I needed a new brand. I became curious about Her Skin Secret Glow Tone Up Cream with SPF 30.

HerSkin Secret Glow Tone Up Cream with SPF 30 Review
HerSkin Secret Glow Tone Up Cream with SPF 30 Review



What is it? 
Her Skin Secret Glow Tone Up Cream with SPF 30 is a brightening cream for an everyday glow that makes every skin tone look healthier and more radiant with SPF 30 to protect your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays.

Packaging
It's in a cute baby blue plastic tube which is cute and portable. The expiration date is clearly printed on the back of the tube. It dispenses just the right amount of product every time which is great because a small amount of cream goes a long way.

Experience
I initially bought Her Skin Secret Glow Tone-Up Cream with SPF 30 because I needed an alternative to my previous trustworthy tone-up/ sunblock cream. I didn't have any expectations at all. My first impression is that it smells so nice with its mild floral scent. HerSkin Tone Up cream itself feels like silk on the skin. It is not watery by any chance but it is absorbed quickly when applied. It makes my pores less visible, adds up the glow, and evens out my skin tone. The cream is very lightweight like you did not put any cream at all. 

HerSkin Secret Glow Tone Up Cream with SPF 30 Before and After Application
HerSkin Secret Glow Tone Up Cream with SPF 30 Before and After Application


How much and where to buy it?
Retails for P200 for a 50g tube.

What I love
  • Gives a subtle healthy glow
  • Evens skin tone
  • Comes with SPF 30
  • Tube dispenses just the right amount of cream
  • A little cream goes a long way
  • Makes my pores less visible
  • Affordable
  • Locally made

What I don't
  • Nothing I can mention

TIPS 
You can use this underneath makeup as a primer. It helps makeup glide on smoother!

Will I repurchase it? 
YES!

Overall~ 
Need I say more? I am satisfied with Her Skin Secret Glow Tone Up Cream with SPF 30 and I see myself using it more. If you are mostly at home nowadays this is a gem! I love how this feels like nothing yet you'll still look naturally glowing. If you are going out then you can use this as a primer or extra protection from the sun. It's very affordable and it works! 

Are you also using Tone creams or sunblock? Would you be trying this cream? 

Kindly let me know what else you want to see from me in the future and if you want to catch up I am available on Instagram as @meowchien, not sure if you're already following me but I am also on Facebook and Youtube!

HerSkin Secret Glow Tone Up Cream with SPF 30
HerSkin Secret Glow Tone Up Cream with SPF 30



  *I'm open for product reviews/ sponsorship/ ads and collaborations etc.please email me at: sparkliecandy(at)gmail(dot)com
Items were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated
 

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Back to reading: APOP Books Loot!

Reading is one of my long-lost hobbies. Ever since I started working I lost all the time and enthusiasm I had for reading. While scrolling through my Facebook feed I've seen one of my friends showing her book from APOP.

I've checked our their page and the quotes from their books quickly captured my attention.

I want something fun yet inspiring at the same. Something that can spark my love for reading once again. And so, fast forward to now I got all of the APOP books (back in June). 


I was able to finish Origin 1cm then slowly read Being comfortable without effort. I can totally relate to the author's experience in life. I decided to live as me seems to be another good book for self-reflection. Then the other 2 books Love is... are like photo books I've seen related to the Korean drama W 2 Worlds.

Anyhow, I am just happy to be able to finish reading books again. How about you, what is your current hobby?
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