Blogmas Day Three: Red Lipstick and Liner Collection

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day Three! As one of the essentials for the holiday season is red lipstick, I thought it would be fun to show you my current collection of red liners and lipsticks.

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Starting with liners, the one red liner I have is the Beauty Vaulte liner in Natty Nat. As far as tone, this is a pretty true and classic red that goes with a lot of the lipsticks in my collection, but I also really like it as and all over lip color. 

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Going into lipsticks, the first one we have is the NYX Shout Loud Satin Lipstick in Red Haute. This is a nice warm red. These lipsticks are nicely pigmented and are infused with mango and shea butter so you get 4 hours of hydration. 

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Moving on, the next lipstick we have is the e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick in Red Carpet. This is a lipstick that I’ve repurchased many times over the years. This is really rich and creamy when you put it on and the color is very vibrant. e.l.f. lipsticks have a great formula and I always recommend them if someone is looking for a good drugstore lipstick. 

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Next up we have the Sephora Collection Matte Lipstick in 23-Cabin Fever/23-After Hours. This is a darker red and I really like it. It’s so pigmented and long lasting and during the holidays and during college football season, this is a lipstick I wear a lot. 

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Next up we have the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Maple. Bite Beauty did discontinue their Amuse Bouche lipsticks, I believe it was to reformulate and from what I understand they’re supposed to be relaunching sometime soon. I have quite a few of the Amuse Bouche lipsticks and I really like the formulation and pigmentation of them all. This one is a darker red, ever so slightly than the SC Cabin Fever, and it’s so pretty. 

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The last of the bullet lipsticks is the MAC Matte Lipstick in 640, Red Rock. This is the first MAC lipstick I’ve had and when I was shopping for it there was no question in my mind that I had to buy a red because MAC does red so well. This shade in particular is a really classic, true red and it’s just so good in every way. 

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The second to last lipstick we have is the YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Lip Stain in 5-Rosewood Gang. This is a lip stain so it’s a little bit lighter and I do like to layer it, but it stands up well to that and doesn’t get gloppy. Color wise this looks red on me, but it does have some pink/purple undertones. I’m actually running low and I need to pick up another one. 

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And the last lipstick we have is the Clarins Velvet Lip Perfector in 03 Velvet Red. This is a liquid lipstick in a matte finish with shea butter that is super pigmented. This lipstick feels very light on the lips, which I appreciate and I do like the cushion applicator. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you have any of the same lipsticks let me know which and if not I’d love to know what your favorite red lipstick is for the holidays :). 

-K 

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Blogmas Day Two: Black Friday Haul

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day Two! Today we’re going to be doing a Black Friday haul. I did a bit of shopping during Black Friday and Cyber Monday and most of it was Christmas gifts for others, so the few things that I bought for myself is what I’m going to be showing you today.

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You’ll notice that I included the e.l.f. Haute Chocolate Eyes Sugar Cookie palette in this picture and that’s because I did buy it during a pre-Black Friday sale and originally this post was supposed to be the first one of Blogmas, but I was still waiting for a few things to be delivered so I swapped the posts. I will link yesterday’s post below if you haven’t read it. 

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Sticking with the theme of makeup, I picked up one of the Too Faced Twinkle Twinkle Liquid Glitter Eyeshadows. This one is in the shade Candied Rose. These are high shine, multi-dimensional liquid glitter eyeshadows that give you great color payoff, but they dry down really quickly and are really long lasting. These are on sale right now on the Too Faced website for $5.50, so get them now if you want one. I know I’m going to be getting a few more. 

 

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Moving to skincare, I picked up a few things from Sephora and the Sephora Collection. I really like the SC face masks, so I picked up a trio. 

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The first one I got is the Watermelon After Sun Mask. This comes with a face mask and a decollete mask and is for quenching and tan perfecting. This one isn’t exactly a winter mask, but I do like to keep the after sun masks in face mask drawer just to have them. 

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The next mask is a Lychee face mask that is Ultra Moisturizing and Brightening. I haven’t tried the lychee SC face mask before, but I do love a brightening and moisturizing mask, especially in the winter so I’m excited to try this one. 

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And the last one I got is a Charcoal Nose Strip. I don’t actually do nose strips that often, but I do like the charcoal ones. They’re really purifying and I think they work the best. 

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And the last thing I bought is a blanket, but not just any blanket, a super plush and oversized blanket. I got this at Kohl’s and they had a huge selection in terms of pattern and I picked this geometric blue one. 

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They weren’t wrong when they said super plush and oversized. This is probably the softest blanket I own and it’s the perfect thickness for a blanket this cozy. 

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In terms of size, it’s 5ft by 6ft and you can comfortably use the short side of it. 10/10 recommend if you’re looking for a blanket for yourself or as a gift for someone. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys picked up anything during Black Friday, I’d love to know what you got. 

Until next time, have fun shopping and I hope you’re enjoying Blogmas so far :). 

-K 

Blogmas Day One Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2020.12.02/blogmas-day-one-e-l-f-haute-chocolate-eyes-sugar-cookoe-palette-review/

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Blogmas Day One: e.l.f. Haute Chocolate Eyes Sugar Cookie Palette Review

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Day One of the Twelve Days of Blogmas! This is one of my favorite things, as stressful as it can be, and I’m happy it’s that time of year once again.

This time we’re kicking off Blogmas 2020 with a review of something from the e.l.f. 2020 Holiday Collection, the Haute Chocolate Eyes Sugar Cookie palette. I have a couple of the Haute Chocolate Eyes palettes, so I was excited to see a new one.

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This is a 15 pan palette with a mix of mattes, satins and shimmers and it’s $10.00. 

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My first impression of this palette just by looking at it is that it has some really pretty shimmers and it seems like a versatile palette. 

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I swatched this in rows of five, as it shows in the palette. The first shadow we have is light nude, next to that is a really pretty gold shimmer. It’s a more yellow gold and I like it a lot, it’s going to be a good shade for a lot of looks. Then there’s a sparkly emerald green, I’ve been looking through the green shadows that I have to get some inspiration for festive looks and I think this is going to be a great green for those looks. Next to that is a matte rusty/brown shade. And the last shade in the row is a matte light-ish orange, I don’t wear a whole lot of straight up orange shadow during December, but with this palette, I can see a few looks already that it would still be festive. 

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The second row starts with a shimmer and it’s kind of a hard shade to describe. It’s almost a rose gold, but it’s deeper. It’s super pretty though. Next to that is a matte light brown shadow, this is going to be perfect for in the crease and to create depth. Then there’s another matte brown, but this one is slightly darker. Next to that is a matte orange, this one is a darker orange than the other and it really pops. It was slightly patchy when I swatched it, but I’m interested to see how it works on the eye. And the last shade in the row is a really glittery shadow. This is more of a neutral/light brown and this is one that you could use as a shadow on it’s own or as a topper. 

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The last row starts with a shimmery brown shadow that is really nice and would be great for a number of looks. Next to that is a gorgeous orangey/pink that is not only super pretty, but really glittery. This reminds me a lot of another shadow that I really like, so I’m excited to wear this one. Then there’s a matte chocolatey brown. Next to that is a burgundy shimmer. I have seen this color in so many palette this year, it’s been an incredibly popular. And the last shadow in the row is a very glittery white. This is a shadow that I personally would use as a topper or a highlight in the inner corner/on the brow bone. It’s so pretty and not a pure white, it has a mix of blue and purple glitters mixed in with it so it really has that winter/snow feel. I think that with the exception of one shade, these are all really pigmented and creamy. The e.l.f. eyeshadow formula is really nice.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if any of you guys have this palette let me know what you think of it and if you’ve purchased anything from the e.l.f. 2020 Holiday Collection I’d love to know what you got. 

Until next time, have fun creating different looks and welcome to Blogmas :). 

-K 

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November Favorites

Hi everyone,

Today, as it’s the end of the month I’m going to be doing my November favorites. Even though I feel like this month absolutely flew by, I have a pretty good mix of favorites so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my November BoxyCharm box and if you haven’t read that, I’ll link it down below. My first Boxy favorite is the Natasha Denona Peak Palette. This is an exclusive, five pan palette for BoxyCharm and it has all of the colors of fall. All of these shades comes from the Safari, Sunrise and and Biba palettes. I’ve done a few looks with this palette so far and I really like it. All the shades are really smooth, very pigmented and blend really nicely.

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This is the look I did with the palette on Thanksgiving. I’m really happy with how it came out. 

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My second Boxy favorite is the Bodyography Eye Pencil Duo. These pencils are infused with coconut oil and they glide on nicely. You do get a nice crisp line with these but you can also easily smudge them. I got mine in the shades Onyx and Black Walnut. Onyx isn’t the blackest black but it does add depth and pulls together a look and Black Walnut is a very dark brown that is great for smoking out a more neutral look. 

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And my last beauty favorite is from the Fall Walmart beauty box. It’s the Gold Bond Ultimate Strength and Resilience lotion. This is a really good lotion for this time of year because it has seven plumping moisturizers, three vitamins, proteins and lipids. So it keeps your skin radiant and moisturized. 

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Moving on I have a holiday favorite and it’s Thanksgiving. Even though Thanksgiving was a little different this year I still really enjoyed it. I did glam from the waist up but had leggings and slippers on which I don’t normally do. But overall it was a very chill day and I still managed to eat too much food. 

My second to last favorite is a Twitch stream and it’s Tony Kanaan’s Twitch stream. I didn’t really know that TK was on Twitch until I saw a tweet from him saying that he was live and since then I’ve only missed a few streams. It’s genuinely such a fun environment to be in, he’s really interactive with his chat and I laugh so much when I’m in his stream. If you’re looking for a race car driver or iRacing stream to watch on Twitch I definitely recommend checking his stream out. And if you see me in chat say hi. 

And my last favorite, a music favorite, is AC/DC’s new album Power Up (PWR UP as it’s written on the album cover). There was a lot of hype behind this album and it’s definitely lived up to all the hype. It’s very much like a classic AC/DC album, in the sound and style and it’s just a feel good album. It’s what the world needed right now for sure. If you haven’t heard it yet, I definitely recommend giving it a listen. 

That about wraps it up for this post, I want to mention because I haven’t that I am doing Blogmas again this year and I’m excited about it, so look out for those posts. If we had any of the same favorites this month let me know and if not I’d love to know what your favorites were.

Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you had a great November :). 

-K 

November BoxyCharm Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2020/11/11/november-boxycharm-unboxing/

Fall Walmart Beauty Box Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2020/11/23/fall-walmart-beauty-box-unboxing/

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Fall Walmart Beauty Box Unboxing

Hi everyone,

Today we’re going to be talking about the fall Walmart Beauty Box. This is the first official box since the revamp. The box itself is white on the outside with the Walmart logo in red and pink lipstick swatches. Usually it’s glossy, but this one is matte.

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So one thing that changed with the revamp is now you get a pamphlet that has the full size prices of the items in your box. I really wish that with this revamp they would have included some tissue paper or something in the box because it would’ve added a little bit of color and protected the items a bit. I have some squished squeezy tubes in this box. 

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So the first product we have is the Batiste Dry Shampoo in Original. This has oil absorbing rice starch and is supposed to be light on your hair and not weigh it down. This isn’t my ultimate favorite dry shampoo but I know a lot of people do really like it. 

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Next up we have the Earth to Skin Honey Manuka Cleanser. This has Manuka honey extract and glycerin, which draw in water and replenish the skin by helping to create a protective skin barrier. I’m really happy with my current skincare routine, but this is interesting to me. I’ll let you know what I think of it. 

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Moving on we have the NYX Butter Gloss in Apple Crisp. The Butter Glosses apply really smooth and silky, aren’t too sticky, which is one of my least favorite things about lip gloss and there’s a number of gorgeous fall colors. The thing about these glosses is you do get a sheer to medium coverage so they’re buildable without looking gloppy and they smell really good. This is probably my favorite thing in the entire box. 

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The second to last product we have is a pretty smashed and dented tube of Gold Bond Ultimate Strength and Resilience lotion. This is formulated with seven plumping moisturizers, three vitamins, proteins and lipids to replenish moisture and texture. Basically this will keep your skin radiant in the winter, which is always a good thing. 

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And the last product we have is the Anecdote Weekend Vibe perfume. This has pineapple water, sandalwood, pink passion fruit and whipped musk. This is in a roller ball which I do like because they’re great to throw in your handbag. I do really like the scent of this, to me it’s more spring/summer than fall/winter but I will be wearing it. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you got any of these items in your fall Walmart Beauty Box let me know and if not I’d love to know what you did get. I’d also love to know what you think of this new revamped box. 

Until next time, enjoy your products and I can’t wait to see what will be in the winter box :).

-K

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November BoxyCharm Unboxing

Hi everyone,

Yesterday I received my November box from BoxyCharm and I thought that today would be the perfect day to go through it. The theme for this month is Boxy Harvest, which is perfect with Thanksgiving coming up and this Boxy Harvest is certainly bountiful.

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The first product we have is the Volition Beauty Snow Mushroom Water Serum. This is a serum made of snow mushrooms, which is a superfood, it’s supposed to be ultra hyrdating and leave your skin looking healthier and plumper while minimizing the look of pores. I have a serum that I’m using right now that I really love, but as we get closer to winter I’m all about making sure my skin is super hydrated, so I’m excited to try this out then. 

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Next up we have the thing I was the most excited for when I saw spoilers for this month, the Natasha Denona Peak Palette. This palette is exclusive for BoxyCharm and it came with a coupon, so if you use NDXBOXY on NatashaDenona.com you’ll get 25% off. This is a five pan, and it has the perfect colors for fall. 

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So the first shadow we have is Aya, and it’s a matte nude. Next to that is Jasper, and that is a matte dark orange but it is warm toned. The middle shadow is Thorn and that is a matte chocolate brown. Then there’s Amhara, which is what I would call a matte medium-dark orange but it’s not as warm as Jasper. And the last shadow is Shine, which is a metallic light copper. Aya, Thorn and Amhara are from the Safari palette, Jasper is from the Sunrise palette and Shine is from the Biba palette. This is my first Natasha Denona experience and I’m so excited to use this palette. 

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Moving on we have the Bodyography Eye Pencil Duo. These pencils are infused with coconut oil, so they glide on but you can still get a crisp line and they appear to smudge easily. 

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The colors that I got in mine are Black Walnut and Onyx

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Black Walnut is a very dark brown and you can see the black in it in the swatch. Onyx is dark, not the blackest black, but would still pull a look together.

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The second to last product we have is the Beauty Creations Cali Glow Highlight Palette. This palette has three highlighters, and a small mirror in the top. 

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The first shad is Malibu and it’s a nice champagne. In the middle is Santa Monica, a deep gold, then there’s Manhattan Beach, which is really deep and bronzey. You might notice that I didn’t swatch this palette and that’s because I currently have quite a few highlighters I’m using right now and I’m going to give this to someone as a Christmas gift, so I didn’t want to mess it up in any way.

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And the last product we have is the Jouer Cosmetics Lip Enhancer. This was my choice item for the month. This is a lip moisturizer that has Maxi-Lip, Vitamin E, Jojoba Seed Oil and Shea Butter to condtion and nourish your lips while protecting them from environmentally damaging elements. Like with my skin, sometimes my lips get dry during the winter, so I like to really make sure I’m keeping them hydrated and I think this is going to be perfect for that. I’m excited to use it. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you got any of the same products in your November BoxyCharm boxes let me know and if not, I’d love to know what you did get. 

Until next time, enjoy your products and I can’t wait to see what I get in my December box :).

-K 

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Three Recent Looks, Alamar Cosmetics Spanglish Palette Edition

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to be doing one of my favorite type of posts, a three recent looks. And today we’re focusing on looks I did with the Alamar Cosmetics Spanglish Palette. This palette is really bright and fun, so I’ve a lot of fun creating with it.

The first look we have is the first look I did with the palette and I wanted to use the brightest shades to see how they would perform. I will admit that I did something that I shouldn’t have when creating this look and I almost went back to recreate it in a better way, but I didn’t. If I do this look again though I will make some changes. The first thing I did was prime my face with the GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. Then I went in with my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless foundation in 205, Ivory. Next I applied my Maybelline Fit Me concealer in 5, Ivory under my eyes and a few other places and I set everything with the Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder in Translucent Peach.

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For the rest of my face the first thing I did was bronze using my Too Faced Extra Toasty bronzer. I then used the Too Faced Daydreamer blush and highlighted with the Maybelline Master Chrome highlighter in Molten Rose Gold

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For my eyes, the first thing I did prime using the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow primer. Then I went in with Ay Que Cute, a matte light pink that has slight rosy undertones and I put that in the crease. Then I applied Ponte Hyper, a matte hot pink/fuchsia to the outer corner and I brought it up a little bit into the crease. For the rest of my eye I applied Guao, a darker purple metallic. I brought a little bit of Ponte Hyper under my eye and put just a dab of Guao in the inner corner of my eye. I lined my eyes using the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper, then applied the Benefit They’re Real mascara. After I saw the eye look I decided to go full on 80’s Barbie, so for my lips I first lined them with the Sephora Collection Lip Liner To Go in 09 Fuchsia and on top of that used the Colourpop Lippie Stix in Glam Bag. I set the entire look with the Ciate London Everyday Vacay Coconut Setting Spray

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For the second look I wanted to use the more neutral shades in the palette and I ended up with the perfect fall look. The first thing I did was prime my face using the Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Glassy Skin Balm. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory. Used my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and set everything with the Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder in Translucent Peach Whisper. 

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For the rest of my face I first bronzed with the Benefit Hoola bronzer. Then I applied the blush and highlighter from the e.l.f. Bite Size Face Duo in Lychee

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When it came to my eyes the first thing I did was prime using the Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later primer. The first shadow I applied was Jajaja, a matte light-medium brown and I used just the tiniest bit in the crease. Then I applied Muy Excited, a matte burnt orange that has some brown undertones. I put that on the outer corner of my eye and brought it up a little bit into the crease. For the rest of my eye I used Pero Like, a peachy/orange metallic with some gold glitter. I brought a little bit of Muy Excited under my eye and put Pero Like in the inner corner of the my eye. I then lined my eyes using the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner and applied the Sephora Collection LashCraft Big Volume mascara. Because this was a fall look I wanted to go with a brown lip, so I first lined my lips with the Sephora Collection Rouge Gel Lip Liner in 02, Nothin’ But Nude and on top of that put the Too Faced Peach Kiss Comfort Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Sex On The Peach. I set the whole look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

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The third look I did is basically a “more wearable” version of the first look I did. So the first thing I did was prime my face using the GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. I then applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless foundation in 205, Ivory, Maybelline Fit Me concealer in 5, Ivory and set everything with the Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder in Translucent Peach Whisper. 

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For the rest of my face I first applied the Too Faced Extra Toasty bronzer. Then I applied the Model Co Peach Bellini blush and Maybelline Master Chrome highlighter in Molten Rose Gold. 

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For my eyes, the first thing I did was prime using the Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later primer. Then I went into Ay Que Cute and put that in the crease. On top of that I put a tiny amount of Ponte Hyper, just to deepen it up a little. For the rest of my eye I applied Eres Un Show, a lavender metallic. I brought a little bit of Ay Que Cute and Ponte Hyper under my eye and put Eres Un Show in the inner corner of my eye. I lined my eyes using the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner and applied the Too Faced Damn Girl mascara. For my lips I first lined them with the Sephora Collection Lip Liner To Go in 09 Fuchsia and on top of that used the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Let’s Go Crazy. And I set the whole look with the Ciate London Everyday Vacay Coconut Setting Spray.

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That about wraps it up for this post, I have another one of these posts planned for November, so be on the lookout for that. If any of you have this palette let me know what you think of it and what your favorite look is that you’ve done with it. 

Until next time, have fun creating different looks and you can never have too many eyeshadow palettes :).

-K

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Limited Edition Halloween Walmart Beauty Box Unboxing

Hi everyone,

Today I have a different unboxing, a Halloween beauty box. I haven’t done a holiday beauty box unboxing before so when I saw this I knew I had to buy it. This box comes from Walmart Beauty and you may or may not know that after the spring Walmart Beauty Box they decided to take off the summer to revamp the box. So I guess this is the intro to that relaunch, although I did get an email a few days ago saying that this week I’m going to charged for the fall box, so the fall boxes are coming. This box in particular cost me $10.00, which is double the price of the normal WBB, and came with a little pamphlet that gave a description of each of the items. I got to choose between two, both had the same base items but one came with an eyeliner and the other with a lipstick. I chose the eyeliner option because I knew I would get more use out of it and I haven’t worn a drugstore eyeliner in years so I wanted to try one out.

The box itself is all white with a white Walmart logo on the top and it’s white on the inside as well. Because this is the Halloween box I was hoping for a pop of orange, black or purple or even some festive tissue paper.

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The first item we have in this box is the Splat Hair Chalk in Midnight Blue. This is basically hair dye but not, you take pieces of hair, lightly spray with hair spray, open the color compact, close it around the hair and slide it down your hair. Depending on how dark you want the color to be you can go over the already colored pieces of hair. And to set it just spray more hair spray. I haven’t used anything like this since I was a kid, but it’s a quick and easy way to get color into your hair, the Splat Hair Chalks come in a variety of colors, and once you’re over the color it washes out easily. 

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The next item we have is a Neutrogena Makeup Remover Towelette. This is a single, but you can get this individually wrapped towelettes in a bag of 20. I always keep these on hand, the fact that they’re individually wrapped makes it easy to keep in your handbag, which I do, and I also really like these for taking off swatches because they get all the makeup off. 

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Moving on we have a Revlon ColorStay 16 Hour Eyeshadow quad. This is the product that confused me when I saw it. On the website and in the pamphlet it shows a purple quad, to me it looks like 510, Precocious, but what I actually received was 500, Addictive, a neutral/brown quad. If this is a Halloween box the purple makes perfect sense, but I’m not sure how you would get the same effect with neutrals/browns. I also haven’t worn Revlon eyeshadow since I was in junior high, so I couldn’t tell you now how these shadows are going to perform. Normally I would do some swatches, but I’m going to give this to someone and I want it to be fresh for them. 

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Next up we have the Hard Candy Stroke of Gorgeous Liquid Eyeliner in 1807, Black To Basic. This is a matte eyeliner that says it’s easy to apply, mess free and dries down quickly. I’ve only tried Hard Candy lipsticks and nail polishes, so I’m interested to try this out and see how it performs. This has a nice tip on it and it seems like you could easily do thick or thin liner. I saw that this liner comes in different colors, so if I like it I might look into the other shades. 

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Moving on we have the Milani Strobelight Liquid Highlighter in 06, 24K Gold. When they say gold, they mean gold. I do like liquid highlighters and when I saw this I was interested because I haven’t tried one from Milani. I think for me this might be a little too gold, but the formula seems nice and when the light hits it it is quite pretty. 

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The second to last item we have is the NYX Shout Loud Satin Lipstick in Red Haute. I’ve heard great things about the NYX Satin Lipsticks and based on the swatch I can see why. This is a really pretty shade of red and seems to be nicely pigmented. It claims to deliver up to four hours of hydration in one swipe, which I’ll be looking for when I wear it. All of the Shout Out Loud satins are infused with mango and shea butter and have a heart stamped into them which I think is adorable. 

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And the last item we have is a Sinful Colors nail polish. This is the second thing that I saw that confused me. On the website and in the pamphlet it shows what looks to be a deeper sparkly red polish, maybe Sugar Sugar, and that’s one of the things that drew me in. But the polish I got was 852, Gogo Girl. I do like this polish, in fact I own this polish and it’s on my nails right now. It’s a nice shade of red and like the other Sinful Colors polishes it wears well. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, overall I think it was alright. I was disappointed by a few things, but I’m really interested to see what the revamped seasonal boxes look like. 

Until next time, enjoy your products and have fun creating Halloween looks :). 

-K

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October BoxyCharm Unboxing

Hi everyone,

Yesterday I received my October box from BoxyCharm, sooner than I thought, and I thought that today would be the perfect day to go through it. The theme for this month is Candy Shop which is not only perfect because of Halloween, but because this box is full of treats.

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So the first item we have is the Grown Alchemist Matte Balancing Moisturiser with Acai Berry and Borago. This is a lightweight moisturizer that hydrates the face whilst balancing your skins oil levels and leaving your skin with a matte finish. I’ve only tried one other product from Grown Alchemist and I did like it, so I’m interested by this. 

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Next we have the Spongelle Cherry Tonka Musk Body Wash Infused Buffer. This buffer in particular is a limited edition creation between Spongelle and BoxyCharm. These buffers are really popular and they’re infused with body wash and when you run them under water they get soft so you can cleanse yourself. This has yuzu, edelweiss and vetiver root extracts and has a slight cherryness to it but it overall is a deeper and more musky scent. I did try one of these buffers last winter and I liked it. It was a very berry forward scent, so it’s nice to see something different. 

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Moving on we have the Ciate London New England Editor Palette. I can’t even tell you how happy I was to see this in my box, when the spoilers came out this is the thing I wanted the most. This is a pretty palette all around, the outer packaging is light pink with blue palm leaves. 

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When you open it you’re greeted with a huge mirror, which I greatly appreciate, and you see the 18 eyeshadow pans. 

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This has a great mix of metallics, glitters and mattes. I can tell by looking at this at it’s a very versatile palette because there are some really fun shades, but there’s also some more neutral shades that are perfect for fall. 

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I swatched this on my arm in the rows they’re in. The first shadow we have is a matte nude, next to that is a shimmery peach that I already have a look planned for. Then there’s a super pretty medium gold shimmer. Next to that is another peachy shade but it’s slightly darker than the first one. Then there’s a glittery blue that is an interesting tone, I would call it an aegean/denim, I’m interested to see what it looks like on the eye. And the last shadow in this row is a another shimmery blue but this is a navy blue. 

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The next row starts with a bright matte coral. Next to that is a shimmery deep emerald green, then there’s a shimmery light coppery/rose gold. Next to that is a glittery burgundy that has a gold shift to it. The second to last shadow is a chocolaty brown with just a bit of shimmer and the last shadow in the row is a matte light chocolate brown. 

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The last row starts with a deep shimmery gold that leans towards the copper side, it’s very pretty. Next to that is a very deep blue that is almost a purple/black. Then there’s a gorgeous green that I would say is medium in tone and has some yellow/gold glitters in it. Next to that is a light shimmery purple that has a light brown undertone. The second to last shadow is a matte dark brown, out of all of the shadows this one is the only one that didn’t swatch the best, it was a little patchy at first but I was able to build it up. I will be interested to see how it performs on the eye. And the last shadow in the row is shimmery purply/pink. Based on swatching alone I can tell you that these are really smooth shadows that look and feel like they’ll blend well and they’re all super pigmented. 

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The second to last item we have is the RealHer Ultimate Glow Getter Cheek Trio. This was my choice item for the month. Normally with my choice item I go for skincare, but I saw this and because I love a cheek palette, thought I would give it a try. I love the outer packaging, the marbling and rose gold lettering is super cute.

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This is a good size for a cheek palette, it fits nicely in the hand and would be great to throw in your handbag. It also has a good size mirror. 

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First in this palette is the blush and that’s in the shade Blessed. This is a very pretty peachy pink that has a little bit of shimmer in it. Sometimes shimmery blushes can be too shimmery, but I think this is well balanced. Then there’s the highlighter in the shade Goddess. This is basically everything I love in a highlighter. It’s a beautiful champagne in tone and it’s so pretty when it hits the light. And the last in the trio is a bronzer in the shade Incredible. In the swatch picture I did build up the bronzer, but it is a nice light-medium brown. I did find that it’s a little bit powdery but it blends nicely. Overall I think this is a great little palette and the pan size for a small palette is quite big.

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And the last item we have is the Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Tinted Cupuacu Lip Butter in the shade Sol Mate. This is a lightly tinted lip butter with cupuacu butter, acai and coconut oils that makes your lips moisturized, kissable and smelling of doce de leite.

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I’ve never tried anything from Sol de Janeiro that wasn’t a body cream, so I was immediately interested when I saw this. This scent genuinely reminds me of an old fashioned doughnut, which is a delicious smell, and despite that fact that it looks quite dark in color it’s pretty sheer. And it does build up nicely. Plus the packaging on this is super cute.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you got any of the same items in your October BoxyCharm boxes let me know and if not I’d love to know what you did get. 

Until next time enjoy your products and I can’t wait to see what I get in my November Box :). 

-K

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September BoxyCharm Add-Ons Sale Haul

Hi everyone,

Yesterday I received my order from the September BoxyCharm Add-Ons sale and I thought today would be the perfect day to go through it. After having a look through what was available, I ended up picking up two items.

Normally I go for something makeup related, but this time I was on the hunt for skincare and I found two of my favorite lotions. The first is the Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream.

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I’ve been using the Bum Bum cream since winter last year and it quickly became one of my favorite body creams and a go to of mine. This is fast absorbing and helps tighten the appearance of skin. It has Guarana extract, Cupuacu Butter, Acai Oil and Coconut Oil. This is also one of my favorite scents, the salted caramel and pistachio are just so good. 

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The second lotion I picked up is the Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Cream

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If you want incredible moisturization then this is the cream for you. This deeply hydrates and makes skin so smooth. This has a variety of oils and is whipped with the Sol de Janeiro CocoSugar Blend to give you up to 72 hours of hydration. The scent of this is also really nice, it’s the Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ’39 fragrance which is coconut cream from young green coconuts, tropical orchid and toasted praline. 

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So I have a Bum Bum cream that is the biggest size and I keep that in my bathroom, then I have two of the “purse size”, one Bum Bum cream and one Coco Cabana cream, which are the 0.84 fl oz/25 ml that I keep on my bedside table. These two are also purse size and they’re replacements for my others because I was running low and now that it’s starting to get colder I know I’m going to be using lotions and body creams more. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, the October BoxyCharm Add-Ons Sale will open on October 12th for Premium and Luxe members and October 13th will be all access. If you bought anything from the September sale I’d love to know what you got. 

Until next time, have fun shopping and you can never have too many lotions and body creams :). 

-K

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