Thursday, January 7, 2021

Review: Ling Zhi Chuang Yao Wan

I often encounter weight loss programs online and I see a lot of people complaining about their extra fat too. Gyms and a lot of activity areas are always available for those who want to shed weight however I have a different problem. Ever since I've started working night shifts I've lost my love for food. I still eat but only because it's needed! I've suffered from loss of appetite for about 3 years. Looking at products available online I see weight gain chocolate drinks and appetite boosting syrups which are mostly catered to kids. One product that stood out to me though is this medicine aka vitamins called Ling Zhi Chuang Yao Wan. 

What is it?
Ling Zhi's origin is China which is obvious because of the name. It states on the box that it is used for:

  • General weakness
  • Untimely senility
  • Neurasthenia
  • Waist ache and backache
  • Over fatigue
  • Poor memory
  • Insomnia
  • Involuntary perspiration
  • Poor appetite etc

Okay so seriously, that is a lot of benefits. However, Ling Zhi has become really popular for being an effective weight gain pill.

Maybe you are thinking why do I need to take capsules if I can just eat more? To be honest, my condition is serious. I can get through the day with just one meal and one glass of water. I really don't know how to get through the days. Pandemic has hit me hard and also the fact that I came from a breakup this December. I was so thin. My dad says I looked like a walking skull already although I think it's just an exaggeration.

The box has this scannable QR code you can use to check the product authenticity. I luckily got legit products but just a heads up, there are a lot of counterfeit Ling Zhi Chuang Yao Wan in the market right now. Make sure to only buy from the trusted shops.

Ling Zhi's capsule size is pretty normal. I didn't have a hard time taking it. it is color maroon red and the 50 capsules bottle has a white capsule at the end.

At first take, I have experienced LBM. I am not really sure if I should attribute it to the capsules but it is what happened. The next intakes were normal though. What I did I took one capsule in the morning and another one at night.  I noticed how it affected my sleeping pattern. I was always sleepy. Even when I already slept more than 8 hours (which I don't normally do) I still felt sleepy.

I also ate more than I normally do after a week of taking the capsules. It's not like I feel always hungry. It's more like I already appreciated the food. I became less choosy with the kind of food I eat as well.

How much and where to buy?
P350 for 50 capsules. But they did a price hike ever since the pandemic started.

What I love
  • I added some weight after consuming one bottle
  • My face became rounder!
  • My appetite came back
What I don't
  • Too much drowsiness that doesn't easily wear off
  • I don't know what is inside the capsules 
  • Authentic Ling Zhi is hard to find (!)
  • Initial diarrhea effect 
Will I repurchase? 
I did but the effect wasn't the same anymore.

What is in this supplement? I really wanna know. I like that I was able to bring back my love for food. I also grew cheeks! That was a big achievement. I will try and do a video on this as well as update this post with pictures. I did lose my fats a bit after a few months of not taking Ling Zhi but my appetite was still there. I am able to eat normally which is a good thing. I tried repurchasing another bottle but the effect is not as good as when I took it the first time. I don't think I will repurchase any time again soon though.  

Have you tried Ling Zhi Chuang Yao Wan? How was your experience? Have you gained weight or fats like me? Let me know down in the comments.

  *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, January 3, 2021

My Name is Chien Welcomes 2021!

This will be my first post for the year and instead of my usual review I've decided to do a welcome year post instead. How is everyone doing? 

The year 2020 is one hell of a ride for everyone. I know that it hasn't been easy and a lot has happened not just with the pandemic but also with the natural disaster that occurred in the Philippines. I want to stay positive that 2021 will be a better year for us. For today, I just want to share a bit of a rundown of what is happening in my life recently.

Crypto trading
Tried this a few days before New Year! There is a lot of things to learn and stuff. We lost a few dollars as well haha, which is pretty usual for newbies. If you are into this, I am willing to be coached! 😂

Total of 15 cats and counting...
Our cats kept on multiplying. We recently had 4 new kittens in the house. Then we also lost our favorite cat Luna on New year's day. Glad my brother found him the next day even when we thought we won't. God is good. 

Reading books!
Yes, I have forgotten about this for a while. I went back to reading. Life should be a continuous learning process. I'm trying to incorporate this into my daily routine although sometimes I get lazy.

Cleared my skin! (somehow)
Finally found my holy grail set of products. I will share this in a video review definitely. This has been the best state of my skin so far in my 28 years of life. Maybe because of better eating habits and because I don't go out much so I don't get too much pollution, but hey I am happy!

Got my Youtube channel monetized
It was a result of a year of hard work! I plan on doing a giveaway. I just haven't gotten around it yet but I will! 

Importance of Goals
This gets me motivated. I aim to have a more productive year on and offline. I want to be a real busy bee this year and I hope to stop procrastinating! I need to get more blog posts and video reviews up, I have a ton pending!

The hardships really made me more matured during this trying time. I've realized I've been too absorbed in making other people happy and important that I forget that I also matter. I was so lost when I was left alone at the start of the year. I have dedicated my life to someone who doesn't really value me. I strived to become someone better, I met a lot of people online too who've changed my views on life and gave me a few lessons on how I should handle situations. I've also learned the value of friends and family in my life. I also found my lost confidence and somehow managed to become a new person! Indeed, this is a new year for a new me!

Well, that is the rough summary of my year, let me know what changes have been with you or things you are looking forward this 2021!

  *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, December 6, 2020

Review: GOAL Skin Renewal Kit by BEAUTY LAB

I've been meaning to review this set for a while now because I've used it for almost a month as they have suggested. I bought and tried their GOAL Intense Rejuvenating Set as well (review coming up soon!) which is also only meant  to be used for 30 days. So I needed some maintenance skincare in between. I asked their Facebook page and they told me I can try GOAL Skin Renewal Kit which is said not to cause any peeling. 

What is it? 
GOAL Skin Renewal Kit by BEAUTY LAB says:
Your modern skincare routine. It is formulated to work on different kind of skin type to promote healthy glowing skin. At the end of your 28 days journey your skin GOAL will succeed! 😍

How to use?

Step 1. Use Goal cleansing bar soap to wash away impurities trapped in your pores leaving your skin clean, refreshed and glowing after every use. 

Step 2. Apply 3 drops on a cotton then gently pat to your face and neck. For the first week use exfoliating toner once a day every night only, for the succeeding weeks use exfoliating toner am/ pm . 

Step 3. Use goal daily sun protect in the morning 30 minutes before sun exposure. Apply to your face and neck in gentle circular motion. Re apply as needed. Night nourishing cream pampers your skin while you sleep. Use a pea sized amount and apply in a circular motion on your face and neck. . 

I can't find much information or further description about this set which is common for local brands. 

The set comes in an upright white box with their signature pink and white colors. The products come in plastic packaging with sticker labels. 

STEP1: Beautylab Cleansing Bar says: Make cleansing the pillar of your skin goal routine. Wash away all the impurities trapped in your pores with our deep cleansing bar. 
Ingredients: Coconut oil, Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Lactate, Carica Papaya Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Vitamin B3, Kojic Acid,, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Fragrance, CI 15510

The soap doesn't smell like anything at all although it says it has fragrance but it's okay. It doesn't melt easily though I've cut it to small pieces to make it last longer on me. It lathers and cleanses well.  

STEP2: Beautylab Exfoliating Toner says: Our version of liquid gold. Exfoliation is a crucial step in this skin goal routine. Don't be afraid in peeling. Use our exfoliating toner to sweep away deqd skin cells to reveal your healthy glowing skin

I can't describe the scent of the toner but the main ingredient was alcohol. I don't recall experiencing sting but my skin after using it, it is like I have applied oil on my skin. Not exactly greasy but it felt like there is a thin film of moisture left on it (?) Unsure if I am making sense here.

STEP3 (AM): Beautylab Daily Sun Protect with SPF30 says: Never ever skip your daily sun protection. Protect your skin from harmful, damage-causing UV rays  that result sunspots, skin sagging, wrinkles and so on. 

There is no brightening or whitening effect and it only provides little moisture to my skin. The SPF 30 is quite high though and can be a good thing if you go out but I still do not recommend this while using any exfoliating products.

STEP3 (PM): Beautylab Night Nourishing Cream says: Our nourishing night cream has multi-benefit works on your skin while you sleep. Rejuvenate your skin layer for the healthy glowing GOAL. 

Unsure of the correct color of the cream but I got it in somewhat brownish shade. I am unsure if the cream already oxidized but it didn't smell good either. I really don't like it and I was surprised after smelling it at first. The consistency is kinda watery as well 

How much and where to buy?
P420 for this set I got from Shopee.

What I love
  • Nothing I can mention
What I don't
  • Made me breakout
  • Left dark spots all over :(
  • The scent of the products 
  • Didn't work as a simple maintenance set

Do not buy this set, haha.

Will I repurchase? 

It's good that I was able to use Beautylab's other Intense Rejuvenating Set which is a lot better than this one. So I wasn't really expecting much from this set when I first got it because it is only meant for maintenance. But I was wrong. This is like a whole new different set from the first one I've used. On my first week I was breaking out like crazy. My face was itchy too after the cream application. I endured using the set for more than 3 weeks, I didn't peel but have seen no improvement. I was left with acne and dark marks from what happened which saddens me. They shouldn't really have recommended this is as a maintenance set. Right now I can only use the soap but only as a body soap. 

Have you tried GOAL Skin Renewal Kit by Beauty Lab before? How was your experience?

  *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

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Review: Pax Moly Radiance Glow Cushion

Pax Moly Radiance Glow Cushion

Pax Moly Radiance Glow Cushion 
A multifunctional cushion that delivers a perfect blend of skincare with weightless coverage, plus brightens skin, giving it a naturally flawless finished look! 
It’s a long-lasting coverage with the following benefits: 

SUNBLOCK - with SPF50+ /PA++++ UVA+UVB
Conceals skin imperfection
Moisturizer / Foundation - formulated with hyaluronic acid & marine collagen extracts
Whitens skin for a beautiful and radiant complexion
Perfect primer!
BB and CC (Blemish Balm & Color Corrective formula) 

Available in the following shades:  
#21 Light Beige  
#23 Natural Beige 

Content: 15g 

For all skin types
How to use: 
1. Apply an appropriate amount on a puff and pat lightly over the face, and reapply small amount. 
2. Close the cap tightly in order to prevent the active ingredient and moisture.

The cushion puff had some fall outs!

I really like their posh black compact and box. They also used a rose gold color to add the logo of Pax Moly. It looks really expensive at first glance. The expiry is clearly printed at the bottom. It features a mirror and the actual cushion has a foil cover too that guarantees the product freshness. The puff included is really soft too.

Like what I am always looking for in a face foundation and BB cream I want it to be in yellow undertone! The coverage is thick but it doesn't make me oil up that much. It definitely did a good job of hiding my pores. I like setting if off with loose powder to add to the flawless looking effect.

As you read above, the cushion puff somehow crumbled when I opened it again. It was the fault of ants that infested the actual cushion. Like, why? I am not really sure but the puff was still usable.

How much and where to buy?

P400 with Pax Moly Provincial and City Distributors nationwide

What I love

The black and rose gold color
Expensive-looking compact
Hides pores
Gives glow
Lasts long
Yellow undertone

What I don't
You can't get it just about anywhere because it's not readily available in the usual beauty stores
Misfortune with the puff (though it was my fault)

Will I repurchase? 
I might but I just got a new batch of foundations I need to finish.

Pax Moly Radiance Glow Cushion is a good buy, I recommend that you try it! The quality is really good and gives you the right glow for an affordable price.

  *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

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Silkygirl New Products Unboxing

Hello, hope everyone is doing fine. It's been only a few days since the Taal volcano erupted. It is really surprising that it actually did after all the years that it has been inactive. I was told there is currently no water and electricity and I know many places are affected, so I pray that they recover soon.

For today, I am going to do a quick kinda throwback feature of the Silky Girl products I got. I have posted an unboxing in my channel way back last year but forgot to share it here. So let's go~

Silky Girl Fragrance
All of them smells good! I haven't checked the longevity of the scents yet but I like them.

 I'm Matte Lipcolor 
Price: Php 350
Shades: Savvy, Pretty, Sunny, Foxy, Earthy, Racy, Witty, Spunky, Fiery, Edgy

·         A rich lipcolor payoff with superior adherence on lips, yet still remaining lightweight for a comfortable wear.
·         Enriched with Cotton Seed Oil, Shea Butter and Rice Bran extract to keep lips moisturized and smooth.
·         Each lipstick casing comes with an empowering statement (statements are selected randomly).

·         Enriched with Vitamin E and Papaya Extract
·         Paraben-free /Carmine-free
·         Fragrance-free

Instaglam Brow Cream
Price: Php 365
Natural Brown. Dark Brown

·         This brow cream is a dual-ended brow liner with a cream formula on one end, and an angled brush tip on the others.
·         Its highly pigmented and smooth creamy texture adheres well to the skin, giving a natural velvety finish.
·         The thoughtfully designed angled brush tip guarantees precise application for that perfectly defined brow.

·         Clump free
·         Waterproof
·         Paraben-free
·         Fragrance-free

Pure Fresh Oil Control Pressed Powder
Price: P169
Rose Beige

Puresmooth Pressed Powder
Price: P159
Rose Beige

Perfect Stay 20HR Eyeliner
Price: P119
Blackest Black
Dark Brown

Natural Brow Pencil
Price: P129
Soft Black
Dark Brown

Expert Brows Nose and Shadow
Price: P199
Dark Brown

Truly Nude Palette
Price: P395

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  *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

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Review: Vivid and Vogue Automatic Hair Curling Iron

Hair can always make or break a look. It doesn't matter how good the makeup is if the hair is not styled. To glam-up every look I really like a curly hairstyle. With that being said, I have been obsessed with hair curling irons. I really don't intend to add more but due to a repetitive ad I got myself a Vivid and Vogue Automatic Hair Curling Iron. 

What is it? 
Vivid and Vogue Automatic Hair Curling Iron from the name itself makes instant automatic curls. This brand is said to be from Taiwan. 


It comes in a thick pink box. First thing lasts, it looks expensive as the box looks like an expensive product for me. The curling iron comes with an instruction manual (in chinese), 2 pink hair clips and a rat tail comb.

I seriously already have a functioning automatic hair curler already but I still bought Vivid and Vogue. This is because the other one I have is meant for short hair and I can't use it. I gave Vivid and Vogue hair curler a chance as the long iron seems like it will work wonders on my hair.

So I love the ease of using this curling iron and there is no need to do the manual twirling myself. There is some hair curling iron they call Kiss Instawave which they said to be similar to this one but it is expensive so it's great to gave an alternative. At first I had some difficulty in curling but after a few tries I got the hang of it. It was the easiest and fastest curling I have done ever! I was done in practically 20 minutes, whereas I will usually take 1 hour to finish as I have pretty thick hair.

How I use it?
1. Just gather an inch or so of your hair.
2. Insert the lower portion of your hair along the plastic stakes of the curler base.
3. Press one of the rotator, either clockwise or counter- clockwise and it will automatically gather and curl your hair towards the iron.
4. Hold for a couple of seconds (I leave mine for 20 seconds as my hair is chemically treated but you can use it longer based on your own best judgement.)
5. Slowly pull the curler downwards. 
6. Easiest curls, DONE!

How much and where to buy?

P300 from shopee

What I love

I can use it on my long hair
Automatic curls with just a click of a button
Fastest and easiest curl I have done
Long lasting curls

What I don't

No temperature indicator. This is important as my hair is sometimes more sensitive than normal to heat when it's newly colored and I like adjusting the heat.

I honestly love and recommend Vivid and Vogue Automatic Hair Curling Iron right now and I don't see myself using my other irons for a while. The ease of use is really something for me and I like how it heats fast too despite not having the temperature indicator. Hope it can last long on me!

What's your favorite curling iron? Have you tried Vivid and Vogue Automatic Hair Curling Iron? 

Vivid and Vogue Automatic Hair Curling Iron Video Review. 
For those who wants to see the Curling iron in action, plus a quick product unboxing too!

  *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

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

What I've watched from Netflix so far

Rainy days is usually the time when I indulge with Netflix. I have been given this account on a whim as I keep on asking boyfie to download random series before. Anyhow what have I been watching in Netflix lately you say?

My watch later list is getting longer and longer eh? However the naive me keeps on watching my favorite dramas on repeat!!

A love so beautiful
A Love so Beautiful
My ultimate favorite drama is this chinese drama. I think I have watched this like 5-6 times already and I still want to watch. I have related to the little girl's persevere love to her crush. I really love everything about this drama even the supporting cast are great and they have done a good job in adding color to the story.

I find this good read about the relationship of the 2 protagonist. I still love Jiang Chen nonetheless.

Love Alarm
Love Alarm
This drama will have it's 2nd season soon and and the story is based on a webtoon. I have fallen in love with Song Kang. He is just drop dead good looking. The plot takes place in an advanced time wherein you can use a phone app to know if someone is in love with you within a 10m radius.

My ID is Gangnam Beauty

I watched the first episode of this then stopped before watching it again to finish the whole series. I wasn't fond of the protagonist but the story line is cool. I like how the guy has chased the girl on this drama unlike the usual wherein the girl gives more attention. Cha Eun Woo of Astro looks so gorgeous AF too. 

He is Psychometric
He is Psychometric
This is an idol laden kdrama. The start had me by surprise as there was some murder going on and a very hideous one. The story revolved around Jinyoung who tries to find the hidden

King's Avatar
King's Avatar

Another intriguing chinese drama, and it includes Yangyang! I watched his earlier hit, Love 020 and this one didn't disappoint too. I like the whole story of how he recruited the best team mates and how he got back from playing after retiring out of his own will. And yes, Yangyang too looks so hot in this drama, as always.

Okay! I know, I know. It is all in korean and chinese but hey! My list has Sponge bob Squarepants too and I also included american series like Once upon a time but I haven't gotten the chance to start watching it yet. The number of episodes puts me off. But Im'ma try this 2020! I got a lot of time for it too.

  *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, December 1, 2019

What I got from Lazada and Shopee 11.11 Sale

Hey guys and gals! I just want to drop by and say hello. I am not marked safe from the Lazada and Shopee 11.11 Sale sadly. Lol, but kidding aside I want to share what I got from the recent sale. There were so much discount vouchers and cashback that I cannot really spend the day without buying anything. Oh yes I am such an easy target for the big sales. The thing is, I am not even qualified for COD for the Shopee deliveries due to 2 returned parcels I had this month. **Sorry sellers!** I wasn't at home during the deliveries or I was sleeping.

I think I had a post about this before but before any online shopping I make sure to not just use a voucher or promo code but to also use Shopback. It's great because I get up to 30% cashback from shopping in Lazada, Shopee, Foodpanda and which are sites that I frequently use. They even offer P100 sign-up bonus. Yay.

My Bottle Water Cup with pouch
An impulse buy, plastic is not so thick but for P50, I can't complain. IT has a free pouch which I find cute too.

Mini Led Light Air Humidifier

This is for an exchange gift. I hope the recipient will love using this! I included an essential oil in jasmine too.

Vivid and Vogue Automatic Curling Iron

Curiosity has caught the best of me again. Despite having a lot of hair irons I still got my own Vivid and Vogue curler. Video Review coming up soon.

Stainless Steel Thermos/Vacuum Bottle
More of an impulse buy too, but this seems pretty decent for the price. The gold color adds to the flair.

Egg Sitter Gel Flexible Support
I saw this being recommended in a freelancer group. I thought of giving this a try because it says it can ease back pain due to long sitting. It is very affordable and somehow I think it works. I don't get the body aches I often complain anymore. Cool. I also gave this out as a gift because I know it'll be something that they can really make use of.

Cuties Catz Cat Food

I got a kilo of my cat's favorite food for only P90 per kilo. My friend says this is already cheap, so me and my cats are thankful. The seller even allowed me to choose flavors. They have seafood, tuna and tuna/shrimp flavor.

Creamsilk Triple Keratin Rescue Conditioner
You know how much I love this hair conditioner. Now I can't literally live without it! My hair is so stiff when I don't use this baby. I availed them again in bulk both in gold and pink for scent variety. 

Realme XT
This was not part of my plan, but my boyfriend was eager for me to get a new unit. Yikes. This guy is bad for my budgeting endeavors. at first I want to purchase the Realme 5 Pro 8gb variant but they did not included it in the sale so I got this instead. It was the maximum sale price I can ever get because I used 2 vouchers! Lucky. 

 I really have a lot of  stuff in my cart right now. This is bad as there is an upcoming 12.12 sale next. Shoot. Anyways, thank you or visiting my humble space in the world wide web. I really hope to update my Instagram often too. Do follow me at: @kvchien

What are you planning to buy on the next Lazada and Shopee sale? Share it with me in the comments! 

  *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, November 24, 2019

Review: Pax Moly Dr Whitening Perfect Cream 2

Hello November! It's my birthday month, I haven't posted much and I'm struggling with a lot of things especially Youtube. I have filmed a few videos and I only need to edit it out. Now for today, I will be sharing my favorite whitening cream at the moment. It's Pax Moly Dr Whitening Perfect Cream 2. 

Pax Moly says: 
Pax Moly Dr Whitening Perfect Cream 2 is fully packed with nature derived ingredients,it can be used for multi-purpose application. This product is the solution for radiance,improving the skin tone, firming the skin, protecting against free radical damage, and all-around anti-aging. Daily use at any time(for Whitening,Anti-aging and Sunscreen) 

Containing with green tea, aloe vera andcentella asiatica from nature: Defending skin from environmental aggressors and diminish the first visible signs of aging.
Radiance & skin protection: A lightweight firming cream for the face which is damaged by stress. 
Niacinamide: Improving the look of brightness, tone, and texture. 
Centella Asiatica and green tea extracts: Soothing skin damage caused by dryness,irritation, and inflammation. 
Triple functional cosmetics: It contains highly effective natural ingredients that provide essential daily hydration and protection. 


The product comes with a box. Inside is a plastic white tube with floral design and a golden cap. Ain't it lovely?! I love the blend of colors. 

Pax Moly Dr Whitening Perfect Cream 2 smells like a lightly scented cream. It looks like whipped cream. It is a not runny and the magic comes when you blend it in. It releases water droplets making the blending and cream absorption so much easier. It is like moisturizing and prepping the face all at once with the addition of sunblock properties, It also has pore blurring properties which is why I love it under make-up, I can also use it alone for no make-up days.

Dr. Whitening Perfect Cream 2 doesn't drip into the eyes like literally! I swam and it didn't hurt my eyes at all. I like how  it also turns into a watery texture which feels light and moisturizing for light not-so-cold days.

How much and where to buy?

P320 for 70g from their authorized distributors and resellers.

What I love

Very light-weight
Highly moisturizing
Water droplets that pops out while blending
Doesn't sting when I used it on the pool
Absorbs easily

What I don't
Nothing I can mention

Will I repurchase? 
YES. I alternate this with the original Pax Moly Dr. Whitening.

Pax Moly Dr Whitening Perfect Cream 2 is a good multi-purpose product that does a long way. I bet I can use this not just this Ber-months but also this coming summer! Check-out my video below for the product in action.

  *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

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

1st time IPL at Pink Parlour PH

For the longest time I have always love sugar wax as opposed to plucking and shaving. I seemed to became more careless now as I have been plucking for a while ever since I have worked at home so I thought of how about I get rid of the under arm hair permanently? I thought of doing an IPL Hair removal.

What is IPL? 
Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a technology used by cosmetic and medical practitioners to perform various skin treatments for aesthetic and therapeutic purposes, including hair removal. 

For IPL treatments they say that it takes an average of 8–10 treatments to remove most visible hair. I am not sure how it will work on me so I want to get an affordable option. I have seen a facebook ad for IPL treatment from Pink Parlour PH.

Why choose Pink Parlour Alpha Light Permanent Hair Removal? 
1. It’s effective 
2. No more burns 
3. BYE, BYE ingrown hairs (chicken skin) 
4. Save time & money 
5. Lightens the targeted area 

You will notice hair falling off within 7 days to 3 weeks after the treatment, but hair reduction may not be noticeable as we all have many cycles of actively growing hair. An average person may require 3 to 5 session before noticing any hair reduction. 

Duration: 30 
Min Price:₱1,500.00 Inclusive of taxes

I have went to their SM North Branch and have set up an appointment at 10AM. I was actually a bit late due to the distance, I was not able to compute the travel time correctly. I came from the south to try their service.

There was a wee bit of waiting time. There is only one customer when I came. During the treatment you will be asked to take off your top and use a towel so they can do the IPL. Thye've applied a cold gel and then proceeded in using their IPL device. It was warm and and all, not really tingly. There was no provided protective glasses so I assume that it is not needed. 

The attendant is a bit chatty and wants to upsell on their other underam treatments. It was really all good until I realized that the total treatment time lasted for only 14 minutes. One underarm was for 9 minutes then the other for 5 minutes. The whole underarm wasn't even fully treated with the IPL light. There was some parts missed. 

How much and where to buy?
I got for P1500 in one of their Facebook ads buy 1 take 1 promo

With all fairness with the treatment, I noticed hair didn't grow for about a week. I didn't experienced any hair falling from my underarms, I think that happens if I do the treatment for a couple more times. I honestly felt like I could have done it better if I was at home and got my own device. I wasn't satisfied with how long they did the treatment. I woke up real early to avail and yet I wasn't overall satisfied with it. My place is actually far from SM North so I think I won't be going for the 2nd IPL Treatment although I have already paid for it. It is just not worth the hassle.

For now I might go back to cold wax as it is more affordable and so far it works. I want to stop plucking as my armpit is getting a bit darker than before. I will also add an IPL at home device as my goal for next year. 

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Items were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Review: Pax Moly Aloe Vera 99% Moisture Mist

What is one product that can get you through the summer and winter? It's one of the usual skincare products that koreans love? Yes it is face mists! For the longest time I am eyeing to buy face mist but never had the chance to. My very first face mist now is Pax Moly Aloe Vera 99% Moisture Mist.

What is it? 

This Aloe Vera Moisture Mist with 99% Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice is a spray mist that moisturizes and protects the skin against the harmful environment. It definitely hydrates and protects the skin leaving skin perfectly moisturize. It can be used on the face, arms, and legs.


1. Spray frequently to moisturize dry skin or to protect the skin from the harmful environment.  
2. When using on the face, spray 10-15cm away.


1. For external use only.  
2. Avoid contact with eyes.  
3. Discontinue use if signs of irritation or rashes appear.  
4. Keep out of reach of children.  
5. Replace the cap after use.

Green spritz plastic bottle with a plastic cap. It is a bit bulky for my liking but I can also transfer it to a small spritz bottle in case I need a smaller version of it. Expiration date is clearly printed on the bottom and the ingredients are in english and stated on the bottle too.

I love how affordable and convenient Pax Moly Aloe Vera 99% Moisture Mist is. You can't go wrong with the ingredients as it is 99% aloe vera! I can practically use it on the summer and cold months. Summer to freshen up then spritz on the cold months to add extra moisture even when I am on the go! I can imagine using this if in case I am in a well air-conditioned office to fight skin dryness and all.

What I love

It's 99% Aloe Vera
Gentle and hydrating
Can be used on both summer and cold seasons
Can set up my makeup
Doesn't irritate my skin

What I don't

Not readily available in the stores
Bottle is a bit bulky for me

How much and where to buy?
P250 for 150ml available with Pax Moly distributors nationwide, mostly online based

Will I repurchase? 
I might, but I would like to try the cute mist from Tony Moly. I am just not sure if it is still available.

Pax Moly Aloe Vera Mist does the job and it is affordable too. Price and quality wise, this is a good buy. I recommend you to try it too.

Do you have any products or brand that you want me to try or review? If you have any questions do not hesitate to leave a comment below and I'll try to reply back. If you are also using another brand of face mist then you may share it with us too.

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Items were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated


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