Best Convenience Store Eats

I have tried a lot but not all (because I have eyes and I could see some food are not worth trying, lol). Here’s the list in case you find yourself wanting to eat and only a convenience store is nearby.

Family Mart:
Chicken Nuggets
Chicken Poppers
Mushroom and Cheese Empanada
Hotdogs
Korean Town Ramen
Lasagna
Ham Ziti
Sushi Tray (4 pc — egg, kani, shrimp, spam)
Shakes
Lemon Square
S’mores Brownies

711:
Nuggets (cheaper by P4 than Family Mart & comes with nugget sauce)
Gourmet Penne Pasta
Silog Breakfasts (microwaveable)
Salted Egg Custard Siopao
Blue Dot Asado Siopao

Mini Stop:
Tattoos corn chips
Frozen Chocolate cake
I don’t like Kariman because it’s just bread and oil lol. I don’t like the rice toppers. They’re cheap and taste cheap, too. Haven’t tried the Fried Chicken though. BF keeps telling me it’s good.

I haven’t tried Lawson yet. For K-Circle, I was forced to try it before because it was the only place nearby in my previous office location. The food there sucks, real bad.

Face Care Products: Neogen Black Volume Cream Set Review

Yay or Nay? Yay!

My Neogen Code 9 Black Volume Cream Water Capping System has been with me for quite a while now. I used up all of my Laneige first and now, I am actively using my Neogen. I got both items from O Shopping PH. They’re almost quite the same — very moisturizing, not sticky, has a decent scent, hypoallergenic. But the free White Sparkling Cream somehow resembles Laneige Water Sleeping Mask_Ex more (in watery consistency and color). The black Neogen has a more gel like consistency. It’s not that black/opaque though when you dab some onto your skin. Maybe they came up with this black Neogen to attract the male market..?

neogen code 9 jar and contents

Neogen Code9 Black Volume Cream

neogen-dipped finger

Neogen gel-like consistency

It doesn’t cause any breakout (unless you put this on and immediately walk out into the harsh polluted city environment. You got to let it seep in your skin first and use powder/makeup to help protect your skin from┬ádirt and other elements.)

The free samplers that came with it, I gave to my friends so they can experience Neogen, too. ­čÖé The Neogen set is a good buy price-wise. I am not a fan of lotions (hate the sticky/slippery feeling) so I like moisturizers.

Face Care Supplement: Unilab Lactezin Pills Review

Yay or Nay? Undecided yet.
(Update: Nay! I stopped it already since it’s a bit pricey to have as a beauty regimen and I don’t see great improvements. I just updated my face care routine with Witch Hazel toner instead of Pond’s/Eskinol toner.)

I’ve seen the TV commercial and the Facebook ads. I got curious since I suffer from oily skin and the occasional pimples especially during PMS (Sigh, cystic acne can go fck themselves. Seriously. They leave nasty dark spots, too). I read the sponsored blog posts, too, so I got a bit skeptic.

It claims (from the Unilab website) to be anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant. It also says that “Lactezin is a natural and safe alternative or complementary therapy for the treatment of acne containing Lactoferrin, Vitamin E and Zinc.”

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The packaging matches the pill. They’re both pink. The light pink color is just washed out in this photo.

I’ve been taking these caps (slightly smaller than average capsules but still bigger than an Immodium capsule) for almost a month now. After the first day of taking this, I woke up to a darker facial skin tone. I saw an FB comment from the Lactezin FB page asking why she got a darker skin tone, too. Lol no direct answer from the page, only advising her that she’ll see improved results after a few weeks or she may also talk to a physician if she’s unsure of taking the pill.

I continued to see a slightly darker facial skin tone after a few more days and with still oily skin. But now 3 weeks after, I can see less oiliness from my skin. But, I still suffer from PMS cystic acne (Damn it. Thank God for acne stickers!) I guess this supplement doesn’t really help with hormonal pimples. But let’s see, I plan to take this for two months. (Update: I stopped at almost 4 weeks because I don’t see great changes. I just updated my face care routine and Witch Hazel works great for me. Even my roommate liked Witch Hazel, too!)

If I don’t get any satisfactory results, I’ll have to stop taking it because these caps are costing me P40/day (It is priced at P20 per capsule). But it’s actually cheaper than AcneCare brand if you compare and compute prices.

The Lactezin capsules are available in Watsons and Mercury Drug Stores.