Trying TikTok’s New Viral Serum: My Experience with Biossance Squalane + Copper Peptide Serum

I was gifted this serum, however if you’re a skincare enthusiast, you must have come across TikTok’s latest sensation – Biossance Squalane + Copper Peptide Serum. With so much hype around this product, I was curious to try it out myself, and I have to say, I was not disappointed!

As someone who struggles with keeping my skin hydrated, I’m always on the lookout for new products that can help me achieve that coveted glow. The Biossance Squalane + Copper Peptide Serum promised to lock in long-lasting hydration, and I was excited to give it a try.

How it feels…

The first thing I noticed about this serum was how lightweight it felt on my skin. It absorbed quickly and didn’t leave any sticky or oily residue, which is a big plus for me. I also appreciated how a little goes a long way. A pea-sized amount was enough to cover my entire face and neck.Biosscance Squalane + Copper Peptide Serum

The serum contains copper peptides, which are known for their hydrating and anti-aging properties. These peptides help to retain moisture in the skin, giving it a plump and youthful appearance. After using this product for just a week, I could feel a noticeable difference in the way my skin felt. It was softer, smoother, and definitely more hydrated!

Another thing I love about this serum is how long-lasting it is. Once I apply it in the morning, it keeps my skin hydrated and glowing throughout the entire workday. It’s perfect for those who don’t have the time or energy to reapply moisturizer throughout the day.


I’m really impressed with the Biossance Squalane + Copper Peptide Serum. It’s a game-changer when it comes to keeping my skin hydrated. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a new skincare product to add to their routine.

If you’re thinking of trying out this product, you can use my special code HELLOVIVIE20 (affiliate link) to enjoy a 20% discount on your purchase. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience the goodness of Biossance Squalane + Copper Peptide Serum for yourself!

If you’re looking for a skincare product that can help you achieve a youthful and glowing complexion, the Biossance Squalane + Copper Peptide Serum might be just what you need. Give it a try and see the difference for yourself!


Building New Habits Are So Hard

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I’m not calling my New Year Resolutions, resolutions. I’m calling them New Habits, because that is what they are… New habits. And new habits are hard to build. I would like to have working out as one of my new habits. I tell myself this at the beginning of every new year, unfortunately. Will I stick to it? I don’t know. I should. I’m old, out of shape, and concerned with my health. What I do know is that I will NOT be spending a crazy amount of money on workout “things”. I have all the leggings and workout gear I’ve accumulated during the pandemic years that I do not need to shell out anymore money, just to workout. 


With that in mind, what I have begun doing is conscious shopping. I’m not very good at it, but this is one habit that I’d really like to stick by. As I become older, I feel less need to want “things”. Materialistic things. Also, the less I want, the more money I’ll save; and saving is the goal as one of my 2023 New Habits.

One of the rules that I’d like to put in place is to, “remove and replace one” item. What does it entail? It means, if I plan on replacing an item, then I will need to discard/recycle the old item. However, the old item can only be replaced if it becomes so unusable and so worn out that it needs to be replaced. This, absolutely, applies to my wardrobe and my shoes.

Other budgetary items on my list: skincare, makeup and haircare products. I will no longer allow myself to purchase an abundance of skincare and makeup items that ends up shelved in the back somewhere. To be honest, I receive a bit of promotional skincare products, so much so that I don’t really need to purchase/replace many. However, when I do get to that point where I have to replace, I will need to replace a lot. I use a lot of skincare products.

As for makeup, I’ve forgone applying foundation or powder. On any typical day, I only use eyebrow liner, mascara, lip balm/lipstick. If I feel spicy, I’ll use eyeliner and/or gold glittery eye shadow. As for haircare products, I only need my Olaplex and the hair bleach I’ve been using lol.

A couple things that I’d love to spend my money on, when I’m not saving and/or investing money, are adventure and food. I think I’d like to get out more this year, being that I’ve deprived myself of this for a while now. 

Also, why am I blogging? I haven’t blogged in over a year. I think. I’m going to try to write a blog post here and there, when I have something to say. But you know, new habits are hard.

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I Interviewed Someone! and Day 3 Vlog

Hello Vivie Day 3 Vlog

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I’ve something special on here today! I finally published my first episode of the year on This Is For You Podcast! It’s been a long time coming. I just wished I hadn’t of abandoned it back in 2019. But, hey, it’s a new year and a new me and new challenges!

I hope to publish a new interview on my podcast every Thursday. Cross your fingers for me ha!

Today’s guest is Jessica Rajs. She’s a Network Marketer and a Stay At Home Mom. What’s so amazing about Jessica is her drive, motivation, leadership and her ability to influence other people to succeed. I can’t wait for you to hear her story from being a professional singer to wedding planning to becoming one of the top motivational mentors in her field. 

I’d love to hear your feedback, if you get a chance to listen to this interview!

Daily Vlog 3

And now to my daily vlog! I tried to keep this short. I feel like, people’s attention span can be quite short, especially since I don’t always have interesting things to say? Honestly, I’m just vlogging to play with and learn more about film editing. So here it is!

I hope you enjoyed today’s vlog. Below is a list of the equipment and software I used, as well as, the shoes and clothing I wore haha.

Is there anything that you would like to see in my vlogs?

EDITING (used for both videos and podcasting)

| LumaFusion


| *iPhone Pro Max

| *Sony Alpha 7C

| *DJI Osmos Combo


| *LED 10.2” Selfie Desktop Ring light


| Sarah The Instrumentalist, Salamanca


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My Skincare Routine – Day 2 Vlog

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I thought it would be interesting to show everyone what it’s like behind the scenes of podcasting. I keep everything low budget down to the mic I use. I’m still pretty new to podcasting, but I hope that one day I’ll be able to upgrade everything. PLUS, I hope to learn the edit the quality of the sound in the future.There is more to podcasting than what I showed you on here. If you’d like to learn more about podcasting, comment down below. I might dedicate a vlog specifically on how to start podcasting!

Day 2 vlog skincare

Speaking of podcasting, Hey Viv & Stine has a new episode out today! We decided to create a special episode; Christine and I reflected back on 2020 where we basically ranted about all the bad stuff, but we also talked about all the good things that came out of it, too! What was your 2020 like?

I’m also publishing a new episode to my other podcast, This Is For You, tomorrow! I interviewed Jessica Rajs, a Network Marketer and Rep for Monat, and she had such an interesting life story. She’s also amazingly driven and motivational. You can follow her here on Instagram.

I hope you enjoyed today’s vlog. I know it was a little on the longer side, but when you’re talking about skincare it’s bound to happen. LOL. I’ve listed all the skincare products that I use down below, and the equipment I use to podcast. What’s your skincare routine like? Is it as lazy as mine? LOL Please let me know what you thought of my vlog and skincare routine in the comment section. ❤️

EDITING (used for both videos and podcasting)

| LumaFusion


| *iPhone Pro Max

| *Sony Alpha 7C


| *LED 10.2” Selfie Desktop Ring light


| Dylan Sitts, Detergent 


| *Microphone Stand

| *Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB

| *IPad Pro 12”

| *iMac 21”


| Monat Representative Jessica Rajs

| Vegamour Brow Serum and Lash Serum


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My First Daily Vlog – Embarking on a New Adventure

Hello Vivie YouTube Channel

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In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that one of my goals was to embark on a new adventure and to do a daily vlog. (Also, if you haven’t entered the giveaway I posted yesterday, you can do so here.) I have finally completed this task, but not without some technically difficulties. *Rolling my eyes here!* It’s incredible how much work can go into editing a video, set up a space to record a “confessional”, or figuring out what the hell it is I want to say to people. LOL

In my vlog, I talk about the reason why I’m doing daily vlogs. In working on these daily vlogs, I hope to accomplish three things. 

  1. Learn to film/story-tell
  2. Learn to edit videos
  3. Take better photos/make videos cinematic 

Do you do any vlogging? Do you have any challenges and new adventures that you have taken on? Have you felt a little dejected when it comes to a new adventure? How have you conquered this challenge? 

Below is my first Daily Vlog and I’ll try to keep my future vlogs short. As for today, I have been recording a little bit for today’s vlog, but I’ve been mostly stationary and working on this website and Hey Viv & Stine’s upcoming  podcast episode. Hope you enjoy this! 

For items mentioned or shown in the vlog:


| LumaFusion


| *iPhone Pro Max

| *Sony Alpha 7C


| Torii Wolf, Colours (Instrumental)


| * Jo Malone Candle

| *Digital Scale

| *Nespresso Vertuo

| *Senso Wireless Earbud Bluetooth (PR GIFT) –

| *LED 10.2” Selfie Desktop Ring light


| NY & Company Closet Subscription

| Banana Republic Passport Subscription

| Haberdash Subscription

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Hello Vivie + US Giveaway (ended)

Hello Vivie Website


I am so excited to finally introduce to you my new blog, Hello Vivie. I’m a little nervous, but I’m also excited for this new chapter in my life. It’s also a little messy, so please excuse my mess. Also, anything goes on here. Anything! Here’s a little rundown of what you’ll be seeing on this blog.


Hey Viv & Stine Podcast

First and foremost, some of you are already listening to our Hey Viv & Stine Podcast that was created last year of November. And if you haven’t listened to us, we are a riot! At least we think so! Check us out here.


This is For You Podcast – Revival

This is my long lost podcast love. I created a podcast in 2019 and fell in love with this project of mine. Due to scheduling constraints, I was left to abandoned this podcast. Now with a new fervor for podcasting, I am reviving this podcast and have some amazing interviews lined up! I hope you’ll follow along and learn with me as we take a deep dive and listen to some very interesting people!


Vlogs + Kitchen Channel?

This is a new adventure I plan to embark on! I have had so much time on my hands and a little kiddo who supports me daily to create a YouTube video, that I feel the need to take this on. Hello 2021 and daily vlogs – challenge accepted!


Hello Vivie

Saving the best for last, my Hello Vivie blog. I’ve had this website for a few months now. Actually, I purchased it around the same time Christine and I conceptualized Hey Viv & Stine. It was during this conceptualization in which I played around with rebooting my blog, but calling it something different. Well, Hello Vivie! New adventures, new me! I hope you’ll follow along as I figure out my 40s and the ever vast growth of technological advances in social media – as well as tech in the physical world.