July Favorites

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As it’s the end of the month, I thought it would be the perfect time do my July Favorites. This month was so busy for me and I feel like it flew by, but I did manage to put together a pretty good mix of favorites.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my July BoxyCharm box, and I’ll link that post below if you haven’t read it. My first Boxy favorite is the BellaPierre Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner in Black. I’ve been using this quite a bit and I like it a lot. It has a tapered and flexible tip so you can easily do a really bold or a really thin line. It has great staying power, once it dries down it’s there all day and I definitely recommend it if you’re looking for a new liner.

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My last Boxy favorite is the Mudmasky Vitamin-Infused Eye Serum. This is a Vitamin C serum for your under eye that nourishes, moisturizes, and firms the skin along with helping to reduce dark circles. I’ve been using this pretty much since I got it because I was intrigued by it and I’ve been seeing Mudmasky everywhere recently, and I can honestly say that I’m really liking it. I’m starting to be able to see a slight difference from before I started using it to now and that’s a very good thing. This is a product I would definitely recommend giving a try. 

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And my last beauty favorite is the lip liner and lipstick combo I wore yesterday for National Lipstick Day. I looked back at some of my pictures from National Lipstick Day from the past couple years and found it funny that without realizing it, I’ve been doing very different colors every year. What I wanted to do yesterday, because I already had my eyeshadow look done when I realized and was going to do it anyway, it something in the nude/brown area. So what I went with is the Model Co Lip Enhancer Illusion Nude Lip Liner and the Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Bombshell. It’s one of my favorite combos for a nude/brown lip and I love the Huda liquid lipsticks, the formula is really nice and you get incredible pigmentation and color payoff. 

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Moving on to a more random favorite, there is a squirrel that’s been hanging around my backyard for a while, getting more and more bold as he does, and recently he’s been coming up on my deck and chilling, so I’ve started feeding him and I think it’s adorable. He’s a cute little guy and to his credit has only tried to come in house once. And the funny thing is multiple of my neighbors have had similar instances with squirrels over the years, so I’m not surprised this happened. 

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And my last favorite is a music favorite, actually it’s a couple of songs. This month a lot of good songs came out that I’m enjoying. Little Mix and Anne-Marie’s song is a bop. Bonamassa’s new song is great, I hope that the rest of the album, assuming there will be an album, will follow along the same vibe because that would be nice to hear. And Eric Clapton has released a couple of songs from his 50th anniversary album and I’m liking them a lot. There’s a lot of songs on there that I either don’t know if I’ve listened to, haven’t heard in ages, or just really like and am enjoying like always. If you haven’t given any of these a listen, I definitely recommend doing so. 

That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorites let me know and if not, I’d love to know what your July favorites were. 

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

-K 

July BoxyCharm Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2021/07/15/july-boxycharm-unboxing/

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July BoxyCharm Unboxing

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Yesterday I received my July BoxyCharm box and I thought that today would be the perfect day to go through it. The theme this month is FantaSEA. It’s supposed to be like all of your makeup and skincare fantasies coming true, but the FantaSEA element creates a perfect tie in with summer.

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So the first product we have is the BellaPierre Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner in Black. This is a jet black liner with a tapered and flexible tip so you can create a bold or thin line. This says it has a long lasting formula that dries down quickly and has a matte finish. I don’t actually have any eyeliners like this right now, and you can never have to many different styles of eyeliner, so I’m happy to see this in this box. 

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The next product we have is the AlleyOop Makeup Pen in Make A Mauve. Does anyone remember those pens from childhood that had the multiple colors in them and to select the color you slid down the little tab? Well, this pen is that in makeup form and my inner child can’t get over it. This pen has four different makeup products in it, a coffee brown eyebrow pencil, a black eyeliner, a champagne highlighter and a mauve lip pencil. This is also vegan, cruelty free, paraben free, phthalate free and lead free. I think this pen is adorable, on one side it says ‘I like your face (with a heart emoji).’ There are two other versions of this pen, a lighter one and a dark one, and I’m excited to try this out. I also think that having four of the makeup essentials in one little pen you can just throw in your bag is super handy and I like it a lot. 

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Moving on we have the Mudmasky Vitamin-Infused Eye Serum. This is a Vitamin C eye serum that is supposed to give your skin a moisture boost and vitamin boost while feeding, nourishing and firming. It’s also supposed to help in reducing dark circles and can be used on all skin types. I’ve been seeing Mudmasky everywhere lately and hearing good things about them, so I’m interested to try this out. 

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The second to last item we have is the Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Outcrease Retinol Trifecta Serum. This serum has retinol, retinyl acetate, retinyl palmitate, ceramides and Vitamins C and E and is supposed to do a whole host of things. It’s supposed to target the signs of aging, wrinkles, fine lines, uneven skin tone and enlarged pores, promote increased cell turnover and improve the look of UV damaged and congested skin. Giving you brighter, smoother, firmer and rejuvenated skin, it’s also suitable for all skin types. I have two serums that I’m using right now that I really like, but this sounds really nice and I’m definitely going to give this one a try. I do have to say, if you’re got this in your box or are planning on just buying one, because it has so much retinol in it, be careful because it can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. 

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And the last item we have was my choice item for the month, the Ofra Cosmetics Good To Go Mini Mix Palette. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while then you might be thinking you’ve seen this palette before and that’s because you have. During the January BoxyCharm Add-On I picked this up and I’ve been using it a ton since then. I got this one because the pans are magnetic and you can switch them out and I’ve hit pan on the bronzer and one of the highlight shades. I’ll link the post where I talked all about it and included swatches, but this is a great palette and I definitely recommend it if you’re looking for a multifunctional palette. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you got any of the same items in your July BoxyCharm box 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 August box :). 

-K 

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4th of July Makeup Look

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Today I thought it would be fun to Recent Look post on my 4th of July makeup look. I always do a festive makeup look for the 4th, trying to make it different than the previous year, and I’m really happy with the one I did this year. I think it was really fun and it came out great.

So the first thing I did for this look was prime my face and to do that I used the GlamGlow GlowStarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. Next I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory followed by my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and I set everything with the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder.

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For the rest of my face the first thing I did was bronze using the Nars Bronzer in Laguna. I applied the blush from the e.l.f Bite Size Face Duo in Lychee and highlighted using the first two shades from the Touch In Sol Glowdient Makeup Palette, mixed together. 

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For my eyes, the first thing I did was prime them using the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. Then I went into the Pur Festival 2.0 Palette and took the shade Photo Op, a nude/brown, as a transition shade, putting it in the crease and blending it out just a bit. Then I went into the Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Palette and took the shade Noir, which is a dark blue/black, put it on the outer corner of my eye and brought it in just a little bit. I then went back into the Pur Festival 2.0 Palette and took the shade Electric, a sparkly dark blue with a black shift, and put it on half of my eyelid. For the other half of my eyelid and the inner corner of my eye, I went back to the ABH Sultry Palette and grabbed Cyborg, a sparkly silver shade. I then took Noir, Electric and Cyborg and put them under my eye, matching where they were on my lid. I lined my eyes with the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and topped it off with the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. I obviously wanted a red lip, and for that I used the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Famous Red. This is a new lip color for me, I’ve only worn it once, and I didn’t line my lips because I wanted the full effect of the lipstick and because it’s in pencil form you don’t always have to. And to set everything I used the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you did a festive makeup look for the 4th I’d love to know what you did. 

Until next time, have fun creating different makeup looks and I hope you had a fun 4th :). 

-K 

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June Favorites

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As it’s the end of the month I thought it would be the perfect time to do my June Favorites. I have a good mix of favorites this month, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my June BoxyCharm box, and if you haven’t read that yet I’ll link it below. My first Boxy favorite is the Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Glowdient Makeup Palette. This is a multi use face palette with a gradient shades to bronze, blush and highlight. My first impression of this palette is that it was gorgeous and after using it, it truly is gorgeous. All of the shades are super pigmented and when it hits the light, it becomes one of the best highlighters I’ve used. I definitely recommend giving this palette a try.

And my last Boxy favorite and last beauty favorite, is the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in 2489, Famous Red. Nars lip pencils are some of my favorite lip products, I have a few in different shades, and this one is so good. This has a non drying, long lasting formula with Vitamin E and emollients that make it creamy and give you seamless matte color for hours. This red in particular is not too deep or too bright but it’s a vivid color with just enough richness. 

Moving on to a couple a random favorites, these two kind of go together. Now that we’re in summer the weather has gotten nicer, but over the last couple days we had a really unusually warm heatwave, 100+ degrees heatwave, and having air conditioning really helped. Another thing that helped, because I was hydrating and drinking so much water, was Body Armor. I like it more than Gatorade for hydrating, it has coconut water in it and doesn’t leave behind that cloying sweetness that Gatorade sometimes can. They also have a ton of flavors and different sizes, so you’re guaranteed to find something you like. 

And my last favorite is a music favorite. This month it’s the Queen and Paul Rodgers Return Of The Champions concert. I have the album version of this on Spotify and I listen to it all the time, but I recently rediscovered the DVD version and it’s such a good concert. I think that the collaboration with Paul Rodgers is the best that Queen has done, their styles and voices go together so well, it just feels like a natural fit. I also have to say, because it does get forgotten, that Roger Taylor has a really nice singing voice. I definitely recommend giving this a watch and a listen if you haven’t, it’s a lot of fun. 

That about wraps it up for this post, if we have any of the same favorites this month let me know and if not I’d love to know what your June favorites were. 

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

-K

June BoxyCharm Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2021/06/18/june-boxycharm-unboxing/

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June BoxyCharm Unboxing

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The other day I received my June BoxyCharm Box and I thought that today would be the perfect day to go through it. The theme this month is Dare To Dazzle, and it fits very well with the items in the box.

The first  item we have is the OPV Beauty Spotlight Eyeshadow Palette. This is an 18 pan palette with a mix of matte and shimmer shades. You get a pretty decent size mirror with this palette and that’s always really nice. Normally I would swatch an eyeshadow palette, but I’m going to give this to someone and I don’t want to mess it up and touch it. If I’m being completely honest, just looking at the shadows, there aren’t any that excite me and I think it’s a little overpriced. 

The next item we have is the Luna Magic Beauty Va – Va Voom Pink Lash Primer. This is a mascara primer that has a natural wax formula with a creamy texture and new and innovative emulsifier to add volume and length to your lashes. I think it’s cool that this is actually pink because I haven’t seen a pink lash primer before. I don’t actually use a lash primer, but my mom does so I’m going to give this to her. 

Moving on we have the Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Glowdient Makeup Palette. This is a multi use face palette with gradient shades to bronze, blush and highlight. This palette is gorgeous, I took pictures in the sun and inside and this is a palette I can’t wait to use. I will say that I accidentally smudged the second swatch and didn’t notice, so in the picture it doesn’t look as good as it actually is. There are five shades in this palette and you get a nice mirror, which is always great to see in a face palette. 

The second to last item we have is the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in 2489, Famous Red and this was my choice item for the month. This is a matte lipstick in pencil form that has a non drying and long lasting formula with Vitamin E and emollients that gives a creamy texture and ensure you have seamless matte color for hours. I have a few of the matte lip pencils in various shades and I absolutely love them. This red in particular is really nice, it’s not too deep or too bright but it’s vivid and rich in color. I definitely recommend giving one of these pencils a try if you haven’t already. I also took pictures of this swatch in the sun and inside.

And the last item we have is the LoveScript Wild Lavender Body Wash. This is a very thick and luxurious body cleanser that gives you an epic velvety foam with just a dollop. You can either use this on a loofa or poured directly into a bath and the lavender scent is supposed to soothe and elevate your senses. I really like the body wash I’m using now, but this one smells really good and it sounds really nice so I’m interested to try it. 

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

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

-K 

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Three Recent Looks, Malibu Barbie x ColourPop Palette

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Today I have one of my favorite types of posts, a Three Recent Looks, this time with the Malibu Barbie x ColourPop palette. This is one of those palettes that gives me all the nostalgia because I loved Barbie as a kid and as an adult it’s nice to see a quality brand making a Barbie collection and giving us the makeup we always wanted as kids.

The first look I did was one I knew I had to do as soon as I saw the shadows, bright pink and sparkly. 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, my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and set it with my Ofra Pressed Banana Powder.

For the rest of my face I first bronzed using the Nars Laguna Bronzer, then I applied my Too Faced Makeup & Be Merry Blush and Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter in Molten Rose Gold

For my eyes the first thing I did was prime them using the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. Then I went into the palette and first took Board Walk and put that in the crease. Then I took Best Coast and packed that on the outer corner of my eye and into the crease a little bit. For the rest of my lid I applied Follow The Sun. I then took Best Coast and brought it under my eye about halfway, then took Follow The Sun and put that about 90% of the way. For the inner corner of my eye I used Vintage Doll. I lined my eyes using the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and topped it off with the Too Faced Damn Girl Mascara. For my lips I wanted a pink lip so I took the Sephora Collection Lip Liner To Go in 09, Fuchsia and lightly used it all over then topped it with the Sephora Collection #LIPSTORIES Lipstick in 69, Werk It. I set the whole look with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray

For the second look I wanted to do something more beachy for Malibu Barbie, so I did turquoise and sparkles. The first thing I did was prime my face using the Too Faced Primed and Poreless Primer. Then I applied my Covergirl and Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and set it with the Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder in Translucent Peach Whisper

For the rest of my face I first bronzed with the Nars Laguna Bronzer, then I applied the Blush and Highlighter from the e.l.f. Bite Size Face Duo in Lychee

For my eyes the first thing I did was prime using the Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eyeshadow Primer. Then I went into the palette, taking Malibu Memories and putting it lightly in the crease, then packing it on the outer corner of my eye. I then took Surf’s Up and put it all over the rest of my lid. I then took Malibu Memories and brought it under my eye about halfway, putting Surf’s Up on the other half and into the inner corner. For a little extra color I took the ColourPop Creme Gel Liner in Big Splash and put it in my waterline. I lined my eyes with the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and topped it off with the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. For my lips I first lined them using the Model Co Lip Enhancer Nude Lip Liner Pencil and filled them in using the Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Crush. I set the whole look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

For the third look I did something that if you guys have been reading these Three Recent Looks posts, you know I like, and that is a champagne and peach look. I do generally like this color combo and if these shades happen to appear in a palette, then I like to test them out and see how they look together. For my face the first thing I did was prime 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 Ofra Pressed Banana Powder. 

For the rest of my face I first bronzed with the Too Faced Extra Toasty Bronzer, then I applied the Too Faced Daydreamer Blush and the highlighter from the e.l.f. Bite Size Face Duo in Lychee. 

For my eyes the first thing I did was prime them using the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. Then I went into the palette and first took Make Waves and put that in the crease. Then I took Let’s Go Party and packed that on the outer corner of my eye. For the rest of my lid I applied Cali Girl. I then took Let’s Go Party and brought that under my eye about halfway and used Cali Girl for the other half and into the inner corner. For a little extra color I took the ColourPop Creme Gel Liner in Peach Fuzz in the waterline. I lined my eyes with the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and topped it off with the Tarte Maneater Mascara. For my lips I first line them with the Model Co Lip Enhancer Nude Lip Liner Pencil and filled that in with the Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Crush. I set everything with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray. 

That about wraps it up for this post, I always really like doing these posts so look out for more in the future. I really like this palette, I think it a lot of fun and versatile. I would definitely recommend it if you’re a Barbie fan or are looking for a fun summer palette. 

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

-K 

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Three Recent Looks, ColourPop Limoncello Palette

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Today I have one of my favorite types of posts, a Three Recent Looks, this time with the ColourPop Limoncello palette. This is a really fun, versatile palette and it has a lot of range.

For the first look I really wanted to play around with the blue shade and I’m so happy with how it came out. So the first thing I did was prime my face using the Too Faced Primed and Poreless Primer. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and set it with the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder.

For the rest of my face I bronzed using the Nars Bronzer in Laguna, then applied the Too Faced Makeup & Be Merry Blush and Angel Kisses Highlighter. 

For my eyes the first thing I did was prime them using the Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eyeshadow Primer. I then went into the palette and took the shade Tuscan Fun and put that lightly in the crease. Next I took the blue shade, La Festa and packed that onto the outer corner of my eye and on the inner corner, leaving a space in the middle. In that space I wanted a shimmer, so I used Serenade. I put La Festa under my eye, almost all the way, putting Serenade in the inner corner. Because I wanted a little extra color, I used the ColourPop Creme Gel Liner in Extra Frosting in my waterline. I lined my eyes using the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and topped it off with the Tarte Maneater Mascara. For my lips I lined them first with the Model Co Lip Enhancer Nude Lip Liner Pencil and on top of that used the Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Bombshell. Then I set the whole look with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray

For the second look I wanted to do something more neutral and use mainly browns. The first thing I did for this look was prime my face using the Too Faced Primed and Poreless Primer. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and set it with the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder. 

For the rest of my face I bronzed using the Too Faced Extra Toasty Bronzer, applied the Too Faced Daydreamer Blush and the Too Faced Angel Kisses Highlighter. 

For my eyes the first thing I did was prime them using the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. Then I took the shade Tuscan Fun and put that lightly in the crease. I then used Semifreddo and packed that onto the outer corner of my eye, bringing it into the crease a little and out on the lid just a little. I used Touring on the rest of my lid, then brought Semifreddo under my eye most of the way, putting Touring in the inner corner of my eye. I lined my eyes with the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and topped it off with the Too Faced Damn Girl Mascara. For my lips I took the Vintage By Jessica Liebeskind Cashmere Lip Pencil in Mocha, put it lightly all over my lips and on top of that used the Nars Afterglow Lip Balm in Laguna. I set the whole look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

For the third look I wanted to play with color and do something fun. The first thing I did was prime my face using the GlamGlow GlowStarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and set it with the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder. 

For the rest of my face I bronzed with the Too Faced Extra Toasty Bronzer, applied the Too Faced Daydreamer Blush and the highlighter from the e.l.f. Bite Size Face Duo in Lychee

For my eyes the first thing I did was prime them using the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. Then I took the shade Amalfi and put that in the crease. Next I took the shade Vespa and put that lightly on the outer corner, bringing it in just a little but. For the rest of my lid I basically split it in half and on one side put Capri and on the other put Serenade. I then took a little bit of Vespa under my eye and did the same with Capri and Serenade, putting Serenade in the inner corner. For a little extra color, I used the ColourPop Creme Gel Liner in Extra Frosting in my waterline. I lined my eyes with the NYX Slide On Eye Pencil in SL 15, Brown Perfection and topped it off with the KVD Go Big Or Go Home Mascara. For my lips I lined them with the Model Co Lip Enhancer Nude Lip Liner Pencil and on top of that used the Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Bombshell. I set the whole look with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray. 

That about wraps it up for this post, I really like doing this style of post so look out for more in the future. Overall I really like this palette and if you’re looking for a good palette for summer, I would recommend this one. 

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

-K

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May Favorites

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As it’s the end of the month I thought it would be the perfect time to do my May favorites. I have a decent mix this month, so let’s get into it.

Starting with Beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my May BoxyCharm box, and I’ll link that post below if you haven’t read it. My first Boxy favorite is the Murad City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturizer. This is a moisturizer that has supercharged antioxidants that neutralize pollutants and blue light, while strengthening your skin’s barrier while you sleep. I spent a lot of time on my computer and I have blue light glasses, so I like that this offers you that same thing for you skin. I’ve only used this a few times since I got it, but I do like it so far.

My last Boxy favorite is the Sophia + Mabelle Hydrating Hybrid in Topless. This is a combo lip balm and lipstick, it has the hydration of a balm with Vitamin E and the full coverage of a satin finish lipstick. This is a light nude/brown and I really like it. It wears pretty well throughout the day as well. This is definitely a product I would recommend if you like a good lipstick. 

My last beauty favorite is the Malibu Barbie x ColourPop palette. I did a whole post on this palette and from my initial impressions with swatching to actually using it, I can tell you that it’s a great palette. I’m going to be doing a ‘Three Recent Looks’ with it soon. But for now what I will say is, if you’re a fan of Barbie and good makeup, pick up one of these because it’s a lot of fun to create with. 

Moving on I have a food favorite and it’s not just any food, it’s ice cream. To be more specific it’s the Snickers Ice Cream Bars. I always like an ice cream bar and Snickers are one of my favorite candies. These bars are peanut butter ice cream with peanuts and caramel on top and coated in chocolate and they’re just so good. 

And my last favorite is a music favorite in the form of the Take That Progress Live album. I’ve been going back and listening to some of my old favorite music recently and really remembering how great this album, and this tour were. It’s full of great songs, some great mashups between Take That and Robbie Williams songs and if you haven’t listened to the album or seen the tour DVD, I definitely recommend doing so. 

That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorites let me know and if not, I’d love to know what your May favorites were. 

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

-K 

May BoxyCharm Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2021/05/20/may-boxycharm-unboxing/

Malibu Barbie x ColourPop Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2021/05/19/malibu-barbie-x-colourpop-eyeshadow-palette-review/

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Three Recent Looks, ColourPop Lizzie McGuire What Dreams Are Made Of Palette

Hi everyone,

Today I have one of my favorite types of posts, a three recent looks, this time with the ColourPop Lizzie McGuire What Dreams Are Made Of Palette. I really like this palette, I think it’s a lot of fun and it has a lot of range and versatility.

For the first look I went with one of my favorite color combos of a peachy/orange and a shimmery champagne. The first thing I did was prime my face with the Too Faced Primed and Poreless Primer. This isn’t included in the picture because I had a sample of it from a recent Too Faced order. I know there is a lot of criticism with this primer because they changed the formula, and as someone who tried the old formula and liked it, I think this new formula is decent and I didn’t have any issues with it. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and set it with the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder.

For the rest of my face I first bronzed using the Nars Laguna Bronzer, then I applied the Too Faced Makeup & Be Merry Blush and Angel Kisses Highlighter. 

For my eyes, the first thing I did was prime them using the Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eyeshadow Primer. Then I took the shade Done & Done and applied it lightly in the crease. I then took Soo Mature and packed it on the outer corner of my eye, bringing it less than halfway onto my lid and bringing it a little bit into the crease. For the rest of my lid I applied Buh-Bye. I took Soo Mature and put it under my eye, bringing it in the same about and did the same with Buh-Bye and I brought that into the inner corner of my eye. I then used the ColourPop Creme Gel Liner in Peach Fuzz in my water liner for a little extra color, used the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper to line my eyes and topped it off with the Tarte Maneater Mascara. For my lips I first lined them with the Model Co Lip Enhancer Nude Lip Liner Pencil and on top of that used the Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Crush. I set the whole look with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray

For the second look I wanted to play around with the purples in the palette because that’s not something I do very often. The first thing I did was prime my face using the GlamGlow GlowStarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and set it with the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder. 

For the rest of my face the first thing I did was bronze using the Nars Laguna Bronzer. Then I applied the Too Faced Makeup & Be Merry Blush and Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter in Molten Rose Gold

For my eyes the first thing I did was prime them using the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. Then I went into the palette and put the shade Uggghhh! in the crease. I then took Digital Bean and packed it onto the outer corner of my eye, bringing it into the crease just a little. I then divided the rest of my lid in half, putting Hello Fabulous on one side and Outfit Rememberer on the other. I took Digital Bean and put it under my eye, then did the same with Hello Fabulous and Outfit Rememberer, bringing Outfit Rememberer into the inner corner of my eye. I put the ColourPop Creme Gel Liner in Amethyst Hour in my water line for a little extra color, lined my eyes using the Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Blacquer 42 and topped it off with the Sephora Collection LashCraft Big Volume Mascara. For my lips I used the Wander Beauty Double Date Lip and Cheek in Rendezvous and set the whole look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

For the third look I wanted to do something fun and I’ve seen a few people on Instagram do versions of this look, so I got some inspiration from that. The first thing I did was prime my face using the Too Faced Primed and Poreless Primer. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Foundation in 250, Ivory, my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and set everything with the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder. 

For the rest of my face I first bronzed using the Too Faced Extra Toasty Bronzer. The I applied the Too Faced Daydreamer Blush and Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter in Molten Rose Gold. 

For my eyes, the first thing I did was prime using the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. Then I used the shade Uggghhh! on half of my crease and Don’t Freak on the other half. I then packed Outfit Repeater onto the outer corner of my eye, bringing it in less than halfway and into the crease the same amount. For the rest of the lid I used Dear Diary. I then brought Outfit Repeater under my eye and did the same with Dear Diary, making sure to bring Dear Diary into the inner corner. I lined my eyes using the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and topped it off with the Tarte Maneater Mascara. For my lips I applied the Wander Beauty Double Date Lip and Cheek in Rendezvous and set everything with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray. 

That about wraps it up for this post, I always like doing this type of post so look out for more in the future. Overall I really like this palette and definitely recommend it. 

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

-K 

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May BoxyCharm Unboxing

Hi everyone,

Yesterday I received my May BoxyCharm box and I thought that today would be the perfect day to go through it. The theme for this month is Flourish, which goes perfectly with ‘April showers bring May flowers.’

The first item we have is the Beekman 1802 Dewy Eyed Illuminating & Depuffing Eye Serum. This has a mix of goat milk and botanical extracts that are supposed to combine for hydrating revitalization to illuminate eyes and help to fight the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. I’m a little put off by the idea of goat milk in an eye serum, and I’ve seen mixed reviews on this, so we’ll see. I also think that it’s a little bit overpriced for the 0.5 fl oz/15 ml that you get. I do like the packaging though, it comes in a little canvas bag and the serum is inside of it and I think that that very down home/farm feel very much fits in with the vibe of the brand. 

The next item we have is the Ciate London Shadow Flip in Ember. This is a liquid eyeshadow that has a shade shifting, color flipping pigment and a multi-chrome effect. This one in particular is predominantly orange/pink with a green-ish shift. I really like the Ciate London liquid shadows, the formula is really nice, they dry down nicely and they’re super pigmented. I’m excited to try this out and see how it looks on the eyes. 

Moving on we have the Skin Inc My Daily Dose Of Uplift Serum. This is a serum that has encapsulated Collagen, Coenzyme Q10 and Hyaluronic Acid for what they call an anti aging punch to give you firmer, smoother and younger looking skin. This is such a pretty serum, all the Skin Inc serums are that way, I like the bottle and the little encapsulated pearls give it a lava lamp look. I do love a good serum, so I’m excited to try this one. 

The second to last item we have is the Murad City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturizer. This was my choice item for the month and it’s a moisturizer with a breakthrough formula that has supercharged antioxidants that neutralize pollutants and blue light, while strengthening your skin’s barrier while you sleep. This has an interesting way of dispensing the product, instead of just twisting off the top, there’s a circle you press on the top that has a hole in the middle and that’s where the product comes out. Murad makes the eye cream that I use, which is one of my favorites, so when I saw it I knew that I wanted to try it. 

And the last item we have is the Sophia + Mabelle Hydrating Hybrid in Topless. This is a hybrid lipstick and lip balm in one. It has Vitamin E to keep your lips hydrated like a lip balm, but the full coverage of a satin finish lipstick. I really like the idea of this, and this one is a light nude/brown shade. It felt really creamy and went on smooth in the swatch, so it seems like it will be nice on the lips. 

That about wraps it up for this post, I typically like a more makeup heavy box but this was a decent box. If you guys got any of the same items in your May BoxyCharm box 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 June box :). 

-K 

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