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Renaissance Festival

Hello friends!
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and or weekend!
This year, we had dinner at my aunt's house with all of our relatives! It was a lot of fun, even though we were missing the sushi.. lol
Don't worry, for Christmas.. I will request sushi so we won't be disappointed. Other than that, I think my Thanksgiving was really nice. I got to see my brother for a bit since he came back from school.
As for black Friday, I bought a few items, mostly online though. I feel like there wasn't many deals this year and I have almost everything I really need. So I spent most of the time looking for Christmas gifts. I am pretty much done shopping for gifts just a few more and I should be done!
On Saturday, we drove to Lake Charles to relax a bit. It was pretty nice to get away but I had a hard time sleeping in the hotel bed. There is nothing like your bed and pillow at home. On Sunday, I caught a bit of a sore throat and was craving anything hot and in liquid form. Today, my throat feels a lot better. So I am going to exercise later and hopefully that will kick my mini-cold out the window.

I am currently listening to some Japanese pop music! I love to listen to the cheery voices. It makes me feel very chipper and it brightens my mood!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwWm3om-gSw

Oops, I totally forgot to talk about the Renaissance Festival, and that is what my title was about!
Well this year, we ran into a lot of traffic while we drove there. It was pretty bad but it was great when we got there! I feel like that weekend was more crowded than the other year I went because the weather was great! The day started off pretty cold but then it warmed up. Luckily it got warm because our friends had brought their little ones and I wouldn't want them to catch a cold while they were out there.

We ate so much food while we were there, we got nachos, which were NOT good. Sausage on a stick was pretty good but a bit oily, and it got my costume dirty... we also got a turkey leg! YUM!! and corn on a cob! (which is my favorite) I usually add the butter with seasonings! Anyways they had the potatoes swirl on a stick just like the one I saw in Seoul but I didn't get a chance to eat it since we were so full! Well let me know if you guys have ever been to ren fest, and what is your favorite thing to eat!

Till next time,
Kieu






Carnival Cruise

Hola Friends!
Today's post is going to be about my cruise that I went on earlier this year. It was a five day cruise, 3 stops at Progresso, Cozumel and Yucatan. I hate to be honest but the trip was just okay for me. I think I would rather save that money to go on a nicer trip. But I also want to give some tips for those who are going on a cruise. So here we go!

My first tip is to upgrade your cabin. We had a tiny cabin with no window, so it kind of felt like a closet. Also to give you an idea of how the restroom is like, just imagine the airplane's restroom. Also a tip when picking your cabin is to pick the middle of the boat and away from any entertainment rooms. This is because if you are on the end or front of the ship, you will feel the waves. If you are prone to motion sickness try to avoid the end of the ship.

Another tip to take note is to plan and book an excursion beforehand. I had full intentions of going on an excursion but by the time we decided, it was too late. The booking counter is limited on opening times and sometimes the excursions get sold out! Of course, you can book outside of Carnival or from your cruise line but we want to be safe, right?

Tip three, bring something to read. You will have no access to internet while you are on the ship. Even when you are docked at the port, your data will be close to nonexistent.

Tip four, try to go with a large group, if you don't you will be sat with strangers for dinner in the formal dining room. Unless you eat at the buffet everyday, seating is open there. There are also restaurants that are not inclusive, so if you want to spend some extra money, you can have nice dates there.

Some great things I loved about the cruise, you have a lot of time to bond with your friends or family. The food is really good, I think it was possibly better than the resort we stayed at in Cancun. I also loved the cost of this trip. It was really affordable since everything is inclusive. The only thing that you need to pay for is soda and or other beverages unless you buy the drink package. They have an unlimited soda package or you can upgrade to include alcoholic drinks too. They also get you by taking pictures of you in the ship and charge a good amount for them.

Well, I hope my post helps you decide if a cruise is right for you or not!

Happy Travels and Happy Thanksgiving!
Kieu

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Catch up time

Hello my biscuits!
Wow, It's been awhile since I have written my last blog. So let's just do a little catch up.
Last weekend was quite busy. I volunteered at my local food bank and it was really fun. Usually we end up at the carousel and sort donated items but this this time they had us scan products in! That was super fun and I felt like a total professional scanner by the end of the shift. Not to mention I was pretty sore afterwards too! After our shift, we had a lot of time left over since we finished early so they gave us a tour of the warehouse. It was so great to learn about how they store everything and what their current projects are. After that, we got stuck in traffic because they had closed 3 of the lanes! It pretty much sucked lol

After we got home, we just relaxed at home a little bit before heading our to our next appointment! Our dear friend had a birthday dinner at a gourmet pizza restaurant. The restaurant was okay but what really disappoints me was the fact that they didn't allow his ice cream birthday cake to be in the fridge. wow. So what could we do? We ate it before we ate dinner. lol. After dinner we caught the basketball game at a wings restaurant. They had two large projectors but it was still a bit blurry. At least they were playing the audio! On top of that, our team won so it was a great game to watch! Good deal! ^__^

On Sunday, we were determined to be bums and lay around the house all day. But that got a bit boring so we went home to get our Christmas tree and put it up! It was so much fun to have our tree up and get into the Christmas spirit. Although it is still a bit early! Our tree is white with pink and silver ornaments. It is gorgeous.

Well how was your past weekend? Did you do anything fun?

Always,
Kieu

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Laneige BB Cushion - Review/ First Impressions



Hey Biscuits,
Today's post is about the Laneige BB Cushion!
I recently got it in the mail and today is the second day I am using it.
So here is my review of the product so far.. Please note this is my first bb cushion that I have ever owned or used!

Firstly, packaging is incredible. One of the main reasons why I chose the Laneige over the Etude house was because of the beautiful packaging. Trust me, I was so tempted to purchase Etude's cushion because of it's price point. It has crisp white lines and is very sturdy, almost similar to Lancome's miracle cushion but not as expensive.

Application is easy to use, it comes with a little blue sponge/puff that makes blending easy. However, the applicator does get a bit of the product on the white area. But that doesn't bother me, I mean every applicator, especially the ones that comes in compacts get excess product.

Coverage is light to medium. I would definitely use a primer first, don't just apply to blank canvas.
Yesterday, I tried it with primer and it held up very nicely without getting cakey. But today, I tried it without primer and you can see that it doesn't look as smooth. So I think it is similar to any other foundation, you NEED primer. This is also very friendly for everyday use. I mean who has time to pull out their foundation routine every morning? I certainly don't!

Fragrance, I come to notice that many Korean cosmetics like to put a floral fragrance in it. I know that it bothers some people and the smell from sample I received from Target was very potent as well. The scent is on the light floral makeup smell side. So I was really glad that the full size wasn't heavily fragrance like the sample. I will highly recommend you to ask for a sample from target before you buy the full size. I wouldn't want you to waste your money.

Color range, I personally purchased the shade 21, and I think it is pretty close to my shade. However, Lancome has 11 shades! Overall, my skin looked brighter and and more evenly toned. It is so lightweight on my skin and so portable. But let's be honest, mine is going to stay at home because I don't want to scratch the packaging LOL! I am so happy to have this item in my makeup collection. I'll cherish it forever.

Always,
Kieu

P.S. It comes with a refill!


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