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
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