Friday, May 29, 2020

Reflecting on Asian Pacific Heritage Month

I hope everyone had a great Memorial Weekend! Thinking about Asian Pacific Heritage month and MDW, I thought it'd be a good time to talk a little bit about my family moving to the USA, and the feelings Memorial Day brings me, knowing how my parents were able to come to the states. Being a daughter of Vietnamese immigrants, I am very thankful to be born in the USA, and am proud of my heritage. My mom came to the US in the late 1980s, and has lived in the Midwest ever since.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

My Affordable Morning Skincare Routine For Even + Glowy Skin

Thinking about my past skincare routine, my products and goals have changed so much - in middle school and high school, I used way too many acne specific products, and I didn't really look at ingredients. From acne face wash, to acne toner, to blemish spot treatment moisturizer, my poor skin went through a lot of harsh ingredients. For reference, I used to have super oily and acne prone skin - now, I'm more of a combo skin kind of gal, with some dry patches here and there! Once I stopped using harsh face products my skin was not nearly as oily.

I have noticed a huge difference in texture, even tone, and acne scarring with the following products. Best of all, each product is under $12!! I always thought that investing in skincare was necessary, and I definitely will look into treating myself sometime (staring at you Tatcha), but I'm glad these staples are affordable.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The Easiest No Knead Bread Recipe

Of course I had to hop on the bread making bandwagon during quarantine! The last couple of times I've been to the grocery store, they only have certain types of bread available (that are not outrageous prices), and I love a nice crusty loaf. Before this month, the only breads I've ever made before include: banana, zucchini, and beer bread.