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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

L'Oreal Paris Skincare

November 14, 2018
Boy oh boy.. has the weather been brutal here in Houston. It's been so cold lately and it's been taking a toll on my skin! Luckily, influenster sent me 2 serums to use. So let's get into the review!

Vitamin C serum (1 fl oz $23.99 at target) - The cold wind makes my skin feel and look dull. But with this vitamin c serum, it makes my skin feel firmer and younger! My tip is to use just a small amount because A small drop goes a long way! 

Hyaluronic Acid Serum (1 fl ox for $23.99 at target) - I love that it’s non fragrance because my allergies have been killing me! I like how it applies to the face smoothly without the greasy feel. I’ve been using it in the day and night. Makes me feel better that I am doing something to fight my aging skin! Works great under my moisturizer! I received this product for free to test!

Overall, I wasn't very impressed with their packaging but if you can get past that, you have a really great, well priced products! Not to mention, you can find them both at Target!!



Till next time!!





Monday, October 8, 2018

Shiseido Modern Matte Lipstick

October 08, 2018
Hello Skittle biscuits!

I am back with another review of a gorgeous lipstick. 

I don't often wear red lipstick but when I do... it's gonna be this Modern Matte Lipstick from Shiseido! 💄Not only does it make my teeth look ULTRA white, it's long lasting even after trying to rub it off my lips! 💋 Tempted to buy all 24 shades now lol. 🙊🙈 Thank you influenster and shiseido for sending me this free sample to test! 

#visiblefeelsinvisible #modernmattemini #contest #complimentary @myshiseido @Influenster





Thursday, August 9, 2018

L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Fresh Pinks

August 09, 2018
Hello Skittle Biscuits!
Back with another beauty review. Influenster generously sent me 8 shades of their pink lipsticks! 2 of each different finish.

My first impression was that they all applied very smoothly. I loved all the shades and finishes but my favorite was rebel rouge in ultra matte. My seconds favorite finish is the shine because they glide on like butter! My pro tip is to apply some lip balm before you apply the lipstick or use a lip mask the night before.




Have you tried any of these shades? Which one was your favorite? Til next time!



Tuesday, July 3, 2018

3-4 month old - Sleep Regression

July 03, 2018
Hi Skittle Biscuits,

Just when I thought Belle had a consistent sleeping schedule, she surprises me with sleep regression. Instead of waking every 2-3 hours, she woke up almost every hour last night.

1:50 AM - 1/2 oz
2:59 AM - 1 oz
4:43 AM - 2 oz
6 AM - 1 oz

It turns out that while they go through a growth spurt, their sleep pattern is changing more into an adult where they go through REM cycle.

Anyways, just wanted to share this in case you were wondering what was going on with your little one. Did your LO go through this and how often did they wake up?




Monday, July 2, 2018

Clarisonic

July 02, 2018
Hello Skittle Biscuits!
I am back with another beauty review. This time Influenster has generously sent me two brush heads for my clarisonic mia. The first brush head is a foundation brush that helps you blend your foundation! This is such a smart idea. Initially, I was worried about the foundation flying all over the place but to my surprise, it was gently blending my foundation and creating an even skin tone to my entire face. I tried it on two different foundations and I found that it works better with a liquid foundation.

The bristles were still soft after the first use and I am so excited to use it! Now I feel like getting another Mia for my vanity since I keep this one inside the shower.

As for the radiance brush head, it didn't disappoint. Being a long time clarisonic user, I knew I would like the brush head before even trying it. I love to use it because it helps me cleanse my face without rushing through the process. I find that when I use my bare hands to scrub, I don't spend as much time on it.

Overall, I rate the foundation brush head 9 out of 10. Minus 1 point because if you use it for cleansing, you would have to remove the brush head on and off. But that might just be me because I am so lazy. lol I might have to invest on a new device just for my vanity! I recommend these for all skin types.

Til next time! Happy Skin Care <3
Kieu









Friday, June 22, 2018

Maternity Photo Session! - Tips

June 22, 2018
Happy Friday Skittle Biscuits,
I was looking through my maternity pictures recently because a friend had asked for suggestions on poses. And I realized I totally forgot to share my maternity pictures with you guys!

On top of that, I would like to add some tips for your session. So let's get into it!

1. BRING WATER
Oh my gosh, I am soooo lucky that my photographer was way more prepared than me. She had a water bottle for me but just in case you want to stay hydrated especially if you are doing the shoot outdoors!

2. Bring some props
Is there something you would like to showcase or remember? This IS the moment to bring that special onesie or sonogram to document.

3. Make sure you get your nap beforehand
I promise this will help your mood for the photo shoot. Remember, photo shoots can sometimes get a little long and tiring. Taking a nap beforehand will help you look fresh and glowing for your pictures!

4. Outfit choice
Your outfit should be comfortable and breathable. I loved this dress because it was a stretchy material and so comfortable! I also wore it to one of my baby showers and received many compliments, not sure if they were being nice but I surely appreciated it. This dress comes in many colors just in case you are not into the pink.

I hope these tips help and remember to have fun!

Always,
Kieu





Location: Hermann Park
Dress: Beachcoco
Earrings: Tiffany & Co.




Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Patchology - WINK & A KISS FLASHPATCH® 5 MINUTE HYDROGELS

April 17, 2018

review for patchology WINK & A KISS FLASHPATCH® 5 MINUTE HYDROGELS

Good Morning skittle biscuits,

Today's post is a review for the eye and lips patch from Patchology. This kit comes with 2 set of eye patches and 2 sets of lip patches. 

Inside the set there is a little information sheet with ways you can wear the eye patches. Not only can you wear it under your eyes but you can wear them on your eye lids too! I actually never thought of wearing them on the top of my eyelids but that makes sense because that area folds a lot too! 

My favorite part about these patches is that they are sparkly and makes you feel like a unicorn during your me-time! Also they are sort of a clear color so that it doesn't freak your SO out if they happen to see you. hehe The application for these are super easy, just open the pack, remove it from the plastics and place under or on top of your eyes. I found that they smelled very light and fresh. Making my skin feel hydrated and soft after the treatment. 

I am not particularly a huge fan of lip patches because they never stick on properly. But even with this set, I think it's better to just take a break and lay down to give your lips this treatment. Maybe it's just me and my pouty lips.

Overall, I think the eye patches are definitely worth a try! I rate them 9/10! Price point and packaging is great! I would like to buy a couple sets as gifts. I would use these at night before sleep or before you get ready for the day!





I received these from Influenster for free from testing purposes.

Until next time!
Kieu


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Happy 5 months Belle

March 20, 2018
A post for our little Belle,

Just wanted to wish our little nugget happy 5 months and I can't believe how much you've grown. I sometimes look at your newborn pictures and wish you would go back to that stage in your life. You're starting to show some of your personality, always wanting your way, loving your carrot puree more than your oatmeal cereal and reserving your giggles for when you're really happy. You brought so much joy to me and your papa. We plan and hope the best for your future but it will always be yours to decide.

Putting you to bed is probably one of the hardest things, you will cry and cry because you want to stay awake but at the same time you are so tired and you rub your eyes with the back side of your chubby dimple hands.

Your hair is long enough now to bundle into a little pony tail on the top of your head.

To our Belle.. don't grow up too fast.

Love,
mama and papa



Monday, January 29, 2018

Hourglass Brow Arch - Review

January 29, 2018
Hello skittle biscuits!

Back with another beauty review. Firstly, hourglass always has their packaging on point. Luxurious yet simple. I naturally have full brows but they tend to be a little sparse near the ends. The packaging is similar to a mascara where it has a wand. The dual brush makes grooming your brows super easy because it has short and long bristles to help achieve the look you need. It applied smoothly unlike other brow gels that come up clumpy and messy. After applying I saw that my brows looked even and full. My pro tip is to first brush upwards to volumize your brows and follow with brushing them sideways. Can't wait to share this product with my family and friends! I received this product for free from Influenster!






Wednesday, January 10, 2018

How I survived the first week with Newborn Belle - Learn from my mistakes

January 10, 2018
Hello All!

I know in the past I've written about my pregnancy journey but I'd love to start sharing tips about motherhood! I never imagined that such a little being could bring me such joy. Yes, she does tire me at times but her smiles are so worth it.

So here are my tips for surviving the first week with a newborn.

1. Have your car seat ready to go. Oh my, it was so hectic bringing Belle home from the hospital. The weather had just began to drop in Houston and our car seat wasn't properly installed. So the whole time we were out there I was worried that she was cold and all the nurse did was tell us that she can not touch the baby or help with the car seat. I was so frustrated!!

2. Have your mom or Mother in Law stay and help. I know this sounds ridiculous but trust me, your body is still healing and any help you can get will be much needed. If they can help you cook or do laundry, that is one less chore and you can concentrate on baby and sleep when baby is sleeping. I mostly ate hot soups and rice since I was pretty much banned from eating anything cold or sour. It's really important that you eat right during this time period because your body has been through so much.

recipe here: Pork Hock Soup

3. Sleep in shifts. The first night home, my hubs and I pretty much stayed up the whole night to feed little Belle every 2 hours. After the first night, we learned our lesson and took shifts. He took the early night from 10pm - 2am and I took over the rest of the night/early morning. It was really helpful that he had that week off as well. It was really great having him home and having that time to bond as a family is really important in my opinion.

4. SWADDLE. You will become a master at swaddling. Babies love to be swaddles at this young age because it feels like they are still in the womb. I found that the swaddle blankets with the Velcro was really helpful. We received some for our baby shower and wow they worked like magic!
Link here: Swaddleme (non-affiliate)


Look at how happy she is!

Well until next time and please let me know if you have any questions!







Monday, January 8, 2018

Belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb

January 08, 2018
Hi skittle biscuits,

Today's review is for Belif's eye bomb. Belif is a korean brand and I am so glad it is readily available at Sephora. 

On top of the pretty packaging, my favorite thing about this moisturizer is the minty/cool feeling when I apply it! I felt like it made the fine lines around my eyes less noticeable. My eyes felt hydrated all day and made my concealer look amazing! My pro tip is to use your ring finger to apply because the area around the eyes are so sensitive. I received this product complimentary for sampling purposes. 








#belifeyebomb

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