All posts for the month July, 2012

My Six Days With Brands Essence Of Chicken With Tangkwei

Published July 13, 2012 by ireneyksoh

So I did a minor calculation and started drinking Brands essence of chicken with tangkwei, a week prior to  my next menstrual cycle. My habit is to have it slightly warmed by placing the glass bottle in a bowl of warm water minutes before drinking. I loved to watch as my mum prepares a bottle of chicken essence for me to drink every night before I hit pillow. This might perhaps be the most traditional way of drinking my essence of chicken. But it brings back great memories.


Weight : 70g
Price : S$3.50 per bottle
Taste : 7/10
Effect : 9/10

I was half-expecting it to taste strongly of chinese medicine since tangkwei was one of the main ingredients. But fortunately its not. I can taste the presence of the herbal medicine and it was not too overwhelming.

I still get stomach cramp once a while during that week of the month. But I do notice that the frequency of those cramps have slightly reduced as compared to before I started taking Brands. But there are also times when the cramp got so intense that I had to rely back on my faithful chocolate to ease my pain.

Goodies From The Sample Store

Published July 12, 2012 by ireneyksoh

It had been such a long time since I last check out free samples for myself from The Sample Store. Been very busy with work is one of the main reason. Oh boy! Sure am I glad that I’ve decided to log in few days ago to check if there were any new samples available. Just look at these lovely babes that I had redeemed for myself. All at just a mere S$2.99 for postage. There were a few more other items that I would loved to check out all at one go. But sadly, The Sample Store only allows a maximum of four samples per checkout.  Hope the other goodies are still available when I performed my next checkout.

If you would like to get your hands on the lovely samples like I did, Please click on my referrer link HERE. Hope you enjoy grabbing lots of freebies from The Sample Store, the way I did.

Ireneyksoh Birthday Giveaway B

Published July 5, 2012 by ireneyksoh

Gift A : Heroine Make Impact Eye Lashes

Gift B : Kiss Me Heavy Rotation Sexy Enamel Gloss (Whitey Pink 02 )

Ireneyksoh Birthday Giveaway B

And its time for yet another giveaway. I will be giving away two different set of gifts. Rules are simple as always. Do please pardon my puny brain for being unable to process things that are too complicated. All you have to do is be the first two to leave me a comment here stating: “I would love to have gift set A or B!“.

If by chance should the two winners chooses the same set, the first winner will be honoured of his/her decision and the second winner will be given the remainder. Please also take note that winners of the previous giveaway will not be entitled to any gifts for this giveaway.

Do please pardon me for any unhappiness that might arise from this decision of mine. But this is my way of sharing with more friends.

Brands Essence Of Chicken With Tangkwei

Published July 3, 2012 by ireneyksoh

Brand chicken essence is not a foreign brand to me. My mum would share a bottle of slightly warmed chicken essence with me every night before hitting pillow. And I would wake up refresh every morning, ready to face the daily demands of life, and to live life to the fullest.

Over the years, Brand’s is no longer just essence of chicken. By combining the very same nutritious, all-natural tonic with a variety of herbs for that added goodness, you can be sure there is one that will fit the needs of individuals in your family.

BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken with Tangkwei is specially formulated to help women manage the physical stress of the monthly menstrual cycle. Tangkwei or Dong Quai, is an excellent ‘blood herb’ that has been used by Asian women for generations to help promotes improved blood circulation, strengthening the body and relieving fatigue. Tangkwei is also believed to be beneficial in combating anemia and replenishing blood loss that occurs after childbirth or surgery. It is also high in iron, magnesium and vitamins B1, B2 and E.

Each bottle of Brands essence of chicken with tangkwei is filled with wholesome goodness : Essence of Chicken, Rehmannia glutinosa (Rehmannia), Angelica sinensis (Tangkwei), Codonopsis pilosula (Tangshen), Dioscorea opposita (Chinese yam), Poria cocos (Poria), Ligusticum chuanxiong (Chuanxiong), Glycyrrhiza uralensis (Licorice)

Til now, I still love to have it the way my mum used to prepare for me. By soaking it in a small bowl of warm water for few minutes prior to drinking. Those who are not used to it might find the taste a bit weird. But for me, its simply fantastic.

Do keep a lookout for my next post, where I will share with you my verdict after drinking it.