Monday, January 11, 2016

Most Honest Review | Kinohimitsu Beauty Collagen Drink 2500mg

Image from Kinohimistu Sg Website 

Hi beautiful ones! I purchased the Kinohimitsu Collagen Drink way back in September 2015 to try it out. I've always wonder what the hype is all about. Everything is not important except for one: DOES IT WORK? 

This is all what I and even you want to know right? So many advertisements, promotions about collagen drinks. I'm all about collagen, whitening, lightening beautiful skin. When i saw this drink lying on Robinsons Department store one day, i decided to grab it and try. 

I read reviews about it & saw girls saying that their skin becomes better, and one even say she feels her boobs becoming larger too. ?? 

I was suffering from acne problem last year. My skin didn't feel any where good. I felt sick & uncomfortable. This drink came in time for me. When i saw them i was like "Oh man... This might very well be my cure to everything!!! That beautician from Jean Yip (read my first experience with Jean Yip here) said i have VERY LITTLE collagen considering my age. That was possibly the ultimate factor that persuaded me to buy this expensive collagen drinks." 

By the way, i bought them during sales for $31 if i didn't remember wrongly. It sells for $39.90 now. 

So back to my thoughts when i was buying that time. "Ok, she said i have little collagen on my skin. I am having pimples every where on my cheeks now. I also realise my skin care products are not absorbing in as quickly as it should be. Maybe it has something to do with my collagen! Maybe if i had more collagen, my skincare products can be absorbed better and more quickly??? Then my pimples will disappear because maybe somehow the products can penetrate deeper into my skin?? Does it make sense? 

Ok anyhow, i'm gonna buy them!!!" 

I was pretty determined that my acne problem could finally be resolved and i can finally have my clear skin back. You understand the frustrations when a person is suffering from acne problem? I didn't until i got the first hand experience. Its terrible. I will blog about my acne very soon! I just need more time to observe and make sure they are not coming back. 

I drank my collagen juice very persistently for three months. That meant i purchased a total of 4 boxes. I included it on my snapchat too! (my snapchat: babychooooo) I read that a total of 3 boxes, about 3 months, you can see results. It states dosage of 3 times a week after consistently drinking one bottle 6 days daily for first timers. But i drank like 4 bottles every week. Sometimes i may drink up to 5 bottles a week. For this, more is better than less. haha. 


Well, I will just be super honest here. I really don't want to say anything bad about this drink because their detox drink work for me. I suffered from very terrible bloating issues last year (That's why i was saying i always felt sick in 2015. I had a lot of issues!). It finally got cured when i drank their peppermint detox drink. Not elaborating on this here as you can read it from here. I just want to say i never felt so happy when my stomach was not bloated anymore!!! That was truly one of the happiest day in 2015. 

So... apparently... sad to say.... Kinohimitsu Beauty Collagen Drink 2500mg DIDN'T WORK for me. I want to see better skin due to this product. At first i thought wow! I think its working!!! I think my boobs are getting bigger. I think my skin looks more glowy. I think my pimples are getting better. Honestly girl, that's really a placebo effect. Later on, i tested it out by stopping my drink after 3 months & see if my skin will have any difference. I heard that once you stop drinking, your skin might get worse/goes back to original skin condition. 

I could absorb my skincare products better. That's what collagen benefits are -make you look youthful, help to absorb nutrients faster & deeper. I thought it was all due to the collagen drink but later i realise that its not. Well maybe it does help a little? 

Anyway, i don't realise a difference before and after. I am quite certain that my better skin condition is not due to the collagen drink. BUT, i won't stop you from buying if you want to try because, in my opinion, having it is better than not having. 

I need to be very clear here that , for me, the collagen drink didn't help to ease my pimples in anyway. My pimples still kept growing. My boobs, actually, didn't get bigger too. It didn't make my skin look more glowy as well. However, mentally, it sounds so good that you just want to believe that something good is happening in your body when you drink it. 

So, i have spent a good 3 months, spending more than $100 testing the product. Nope... Just didn't work for me... 

Considering the price as well, they are not cheap at all. It is a huge investment if you want to include this into your beauty routine. Oh by the way, this drink actually tastes REALLY GOOD. Taste like Lychee. 

I am sure there are other better things for me to do! I am more willing to try on collagen facials than drinking this! But if i had a lot of money, i don't mind buying the collagen drink too. Even though it doesn't work (really not much difference between drinking & not drinking), it at least make you feel good. hahaha. OK NO. I take back my words!!!! I rather buy a lot of bird nest than buying collagen drinks. See, i'm just fickle minded. 

Alright! I hope you had a good read. This, really, is my most honest opinion. As much as i want to be nice to them by saying it works, it really didn't for me. Too bad. That's all for now! Thanks for reading! 

Monday, January 4, 2016

My Braces Journey | After 12 months

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! Did you have a fun count down? Mine was pretty comfy with my boyfriend lying on the sofa watching the Korean entertainment show & counting down 2 mins late because we weren't looking at the time. lol. And along with my tradition, we cut a cake to celebrate the new year!

Ok, I'm updating about my braces journey again.

Honestly guys, i'm not very happy with the results. (crying face). Before i talk about it, let me share my condition with you all first. I'm currently having ONLY the top braces. My bottom teeth is completely not under treatment aka i leave my bottom teeth out because i was only concerned with my top teeth. You could have guessed it by now why i'm not happy then. My top teeth are all straightened and proper now BUT it makes my bottom teeth look crooked!

To start off, my bottom teeth is fine. But when my top teeth are straightened out now, it makes my bottom teeth look a bit messy? I will show you a picture now to what i mean.

If you view just my bottom teeth alone, it looks fine right? But when you see it with my top teeth, it doesn't match. right??? 

OKKK i think i will just point out what are the problems i'm facing now to make it easier to understand: 

1. So my bottom teeth doesn't look 'as straight as' it was supposed to be (visually). 

Because i had my two top baby canines extracted, the closing of the gaps made my top set of teeth going inwards as well. So imagine now the bottom remains the same while the top is going a little inwards. This results in my bite being concentrated in the middle which feels rather awkward because i used to have my bite being concentrated at the back.

 Also due to the above reason, i'm seeing more gaps in between my top & bottom teeth now. I think a nice set of teeth is not supposed to be seeing holes or gaps!!! As shown like this:
Of course this is taken from an upward angle, showing you a clearer picture of my teeth. If i take it slightly from a downward angle, the situation is less obvious. 

I mean like this (taken from a slightly upward angle instead). Now it becomes less obvious right???

4. Because i also extracted my ingrown adult tooth at the bottom (You can refer to my previous post for my x-ray. There is one ingrown tooth at the bottom) 9months after i put on my braces, the teeth sandwiching 'it' are now getting more slanted as there's no support for them anymore. Last time it used to be my ingrown tooth supporting them. I dunno how to explain this but i will show u a picture of my current bottom teeth now. 

You see the bigger tooth and the smaller tooth that are forming like an inverted V shape now??? They are not straight and they might become my nightmare in the future because there forms a big hole between them as i don't have my ingrown tooth supporting them anymore. 

The ingrown tooth has to be extracted because it was suddenly growing out from my gum and apparently it grew out 13 YEARS LATE -.-"""" . Obviously i have no more space for it to grow out already as the teeth beside it has taken its space. Guys, that's the thing about extracting your baby tooth when you are young. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR ADULT TOOTH IS READY TO GROW OUT BEFORE YOU EXTRACT YOUR BABY TOOTH. If not, the other tooth might start growing out and cover/occupy the space. And then your poor tooth will be forever stuck inside the gum. 

YEAP... so far those are the problems i'm facing now. If you wonder why my alignment is not correct (meaning the top middle teeth and bottom middle teeth are suppose to be properly aligned), this is because i have one missing tooth (The one stuck in my gum in my reason number 4 point). And sadly, this can't be corrected UNLESS i go and extract the same tooth and the other side. 

Looking at my situation now, what do you think? Actually while i'm typing this, i feel that its not so big a problem now (looking at the pictures). Overall it looks ok right??? In picture 3, it looks normal and that's how usually people smile in photos. LOL. I was a bit paranoid just now. 


Finished talking about the problems, now let's see how my top teeth has improved: 

Awesome, both sides are closing. Just a little bit more to go. At the end of my braces, i will share a tip on how to expedite your treatment time. hahaha.
Previously, it was like this. I like how my top front teeth were protruding out a little :( ... But after braces, this is gone. This looks nice right??? If only it was like this and the gaps were close. 

Ok let me make a comparison again. 

Just a month after my braces

And 12 months later. Looks like i'm using strength to smile. But i didn't. 

Ok la, i can see my teeth look neater now. HAHA. Just that i'm seeing slightly more gaps between my top & bottom? And that my bite is more concentrated in the middle now. So i have a bit of bite problems. It's ok. Not very serious... I guess i will fix my bottom teeth too maybe 1 or 2 years later. Why not do it now you ask? Because i don't want to see my braces anymore!!!! Unless if the doctor tell me i still have 8 months to go, then i will do my bottom too since it takes around that time as well. But i'm highly guessing i'm about to be done soon as this coming treatment will be my LAST PAYMENT $107. woohoo! 

Will end here. Have a great day everyone!