What I Got For Christmas 2019

Hi everyone,

Today I thought it would be fun to share with you guys what I got for Christmas. I do want to say that I’m in no way trying to brag, I’m one of those people that enjoy reading and watching this type of post. This year I didn’t have a real list of things I wanted, so I was happily surprised by a few of these gifts.

The first thing we have is what was in my stocking. Besides my favorite candy, there was a Bath and Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar mist and body lotion. It’s my favorite scent from Bath and Body Works. Along with that there was a little flashlight, I love little practical things like this and you can never have too many flashlights. The last two things that were in my stocking were a mini Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Loose Setting Powder infused with peach and sweet fig milk and the Peach Kiss Lipstick in Sex On The Peach.

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I used the setting powder yesterday and today and I really like it. Added bonus, it smells like peaches. The lipstick also smells like peaches and it’s a comfort matte, long wearing and also infused with peach and sweet fig milk. Too Faced lipsticks are always really pigmented and this one is no different. I believe there are 13 shades of the Peach Kiss Lipsticks and I’m definitely going to be purchasing a few more.

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Continuing on with the beauty theme, the first thing I unwrapped was the Too Faced Christmas Cookie House Party set. I was honestly so, so shocked to see this because I had mentioned it in a text to my mom like right after it came out then didn’t say anything after. I was considering buying this for myself as a Christmas gift but it was sold out on Sephora and Too Faced when I looked but for whatever reason I didn’t check at my local Sephora and they had a couple left which I’m super happy about. I’m going to be doing a separate post on this, so I’m not going to get into it too much, but I will say that yesterday I wore a couple of the shadows and I’m really happy with them. It was a good makeup day.

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The second beauty item I got was the Sephora Collection Frosted Kisses Lip Stories Lipstick Set. This is also going to get it’s own post, but I will say that I’ve swatched all of these, wore one on Christmas Day and I’m wearing one now. I’m really liking them and I recommend them.

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Next up we have a fashion item and it’s this light powder pink shoulder bag from H&M. I have a few different handbags and clutches but nothing like this. Like I said this is a light powder pink suede with silver hardware and leathery handles. It has a snap closure, one medium sized pocket on the very front, the main compartment and another pocket inside the main. You can adjust the way you wear it, so if the handles are the same length then it’s a shoulder bag, but if you stretch it out you can wear it like a crossbody. I didn’t realize when I was taking the pictures that it was a little crooked but that’s because of the pull on the door and not that bag.

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Moving on we have a couple of practical things. The first is a 2020 Erin Condren Planner. I got my first Erin Condren Planner last Christmas and it was an absolute game changer, so I knew I had to have one for the new year. This will be getting it’s own post, but I did go for a different pattern, different colors and I put my first and middle name on it.

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The second practical gift I got was a calendar. I have a couple of calendars that I use for different things and sometimes they’re different sizes but this one is my main calendar. There are two or three themes I typically go for when it comes to calendars, this one is jet themed. And has some great pictures.

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And the last thing we have is music related, and it’s the Doobie Brothers Live From The Beacon Theatre Blu-Ray and CD Set. I talked about this when it came out, I have it on my phone and they showed a little bit of it on PBS. I like to have a physical copy of music, hence the CD Set and if I can help it I buy all discs in Blu-Ray. So I’m excited to have a music night and watch the full concert.

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That about wraps it up for this post, I did also receive some socks, because it’s not Christmas if you don’t get socks, and a mug but it’s currently in the dishwasher because I used it this morning.

Until next time, enjoy your gifts and I hope you all had an amazing Christmas :).

-K

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December Favorites and 2018 Wrap Up

Hi everyone,

Today, as there’s only a couple of days left in the month, I’m going to be doing my December favorites and kind of wrapping up 2018. I have quite a few things to talk about, so let’s get into it.

Starting off with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my December Sephora Play Box. The first is the Too Faced Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Perfecting Primer- Peaches and Cream Collection. I used this on Christmas Day and I really like it. It blurs any imperfections you have and it helps to brighten your skin. I would definitely recommend this if you’re looking for a primer. And it smells like peaches and cream which is nice bonus. The Peaches and Cream collection is really great.

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My second favorite is the Trestique Lip Glaze in Paris Pink. I’ve worn this a couple times since getting it and I like it a lot. I would say it’s in between a lipstick and a lip balm. The color is really nice, it’s really long lasting and it’s very hydrating. I’m definitely going to be checking out Trestique to see their other products.

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And my last Sephora Play favorite is the Sephora Collection Rouge Gel Lip Liner in 02 Nothin’ But Nude. This is a really pretty nudey brown and it goes with so many different lipsticks. I like that it’s really soft on the lips and basically glides on. And it has a matte finish. It’s got everything going for it. You can get this in something like 40 shades and I have a couple sitting in my cart right now that I’ll go and purchase after this.

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Moving on, my next favorite is Christmas and within that what I got for Christmas. Starting with my stocking, my parents are pretty good at nailing stocking stuffers. Besides some of my favorite candy, there was a bottle of  Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Body Spray, which is one of my favorite Bath & Body Works scents. A pack of hair ties, which is always needed, and a little loofa. There was also three mini products. I keep a little kit in my handbag that’s full of minis for all situations, so any additions to it I like. So there’s a Crest 3D White toothpaste, a Softsoap Juicy Pomegranate and Mango Infusions Moisturizing Body Wash and a Gold Bond Ultimate Skin Therapy Cream with Aloe.

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Moving on to my actual presents, there were a few things I didn’t take pictures of and those were socks and some black tank tops, the basics. I did get one other clothing item and it’s a Mariners sweatshirt. I have some Mariners gear but I didn’t have any sweatshirts and I didn’t have any gear in the Sunday colors which are navy blue and gold. I wore this yesterday, it’s super comfortable and cozy and I like the way it fits.

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Next I have a couple of beauty presents and each of these are going to get their own posts, so I’m not going to get too in depth about them. The first is the Sephora Collection The New Neutrals. This is a little box that has five different nude/neutral lipsticks and they’re all really pretty. I’ve worn two of them so far and I’m really happy with them. I’m excited to get into the details of this box.

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The second beauty item is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry palette. I’ve been drooling over this palette since I opened it and honestly I still kind of am. I’ve worn three of the colors so far, not at the same time, but I’m so happy with it. It’s a gorgeous palette.

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I have one music item and it’s Jeff Lynne’s ELO Wembley Or Bust concert. I bought this on iTunes and have been listening to it but I have yet to watch it and this comes with two CDs and one Blu Ray. I’m definitely excited to watch this.

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My last two items are lifestyle related. The first is new headphones. Mine were just old and I had gotten a lot of use out of them. And it’s always funny to me when you get new ones to remember what they’re supposed to sound like.

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The second is also getting it’s own post and it’s an Erin Condren Life Planner. The one I got is the teal and platinum, has my name on it and is the vertical layout. I’m so happy with this, I’ve already started writing in things and I can’t wait to use it throughout 2019.

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That about wraps it up for this post, I want to thank each and everyone of you for reading, following, liking, commenting and everything else. It means a lot. I hope you guys had a good year and here’s to an even better 2019.

Until next time, I hope you all had a great December and I appreciate you all :).

-K

December Sephora Play Post:

https://kyrancyoleblog.wordpress.com/2018/12/21/blogmas-day-ten-december-sephora-play-unboxing/

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Blogmas Day Six: Winter Skincare Routine

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day Six! Today I’m going to be showing you guys my winter skincare routine. I’ve done a couple of these posts before, I did one last winter and I’ll link that down below. I have two different routines that I’ve been doing, so I’ll go through them both. And I’ll also leave links for all of the products that I mention, so let’s get into it.

So, there are two things that I always use no matter what, and the first is the Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes and Lips. I really like this, it has a gentle formula and you don’t have to scrub to get your makeup off. I put this on a cotton pad, swipe it over my eyes/lips and that’s it. Super easy and effective.

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My next step is to remove the rest of my makeup, and for that I use the Tarte Rainforest of The Sea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel. With this, you put some in the palm of your hand and rub your hands together until it gets foamy and then you put it on your face. It takes off everything and leaves your skin feeling really good.

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Next, I use the Caudalie Vinoperfect Concentrated Brightening Essence. You put this on before any serums and moisturizers and it removes any dead skin cells, so those serums and moisturizers can really sink into your skin and do what they’re supposed to do. And I just put this on a cotton pad and wipe it over my entire face.

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Since it’s winter and the cold can be so harsh on the skin, I’ve been using serums. I don’t always use a serum, but I think that’s probably going to change after this winter. This one is the Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum. This helps to even out your skin tone and it brightens, which I really appreciate this time of year.

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I follow the serum with my moisturizer and that is the Lancôme Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturizing Face Cream. I like this a lot, the formulation is cool because it goes from a cream and transitions into a water gel. It makes my skin feel really soft and hydrated.

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The second to last thing I do is put on eye cream and for that I use the Belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb. This is probably my favorite eye cream that I’ve used and I swear by it.

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And the last thing I do, which I do right before I go the bed, is put on a lip product. I rotate between two products, it was three but I ran out of one and haven’t repurchased yet. But the two that I rotate between is Vanilla Softlips, which I’ve been using for years and Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask. The Bite Beauty Lip Mask I’ve been loving for almost a year, it’s so moisturizing and makes my lips feel so soft.

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On to the second routine that I’ve been doing, the first couple steps are the same.

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So, for this routine one thing that’s different is the serum that I use. I’ve been using the Olehenriksen Truth Serum. This has Vitamin C along with orange and green tea extracts and aloe juice. It’s incredibly hydrating and brightens your skin. It also smells really good. It smells just like these Vitamin C tablets my parents would buy when I was a kid, so there’s some nostalgia there.

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The next step, moisturizing, is also different. The moisturizer I use here is the Dr. Dennis Gross C+ Collagen Deep Cream. This has a little bit of a thicker consistency, but it’s quick absorbing and very hydrating.

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The eye cream and the lip products are the same as the first routine.

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Something I also make sure to really do during winter is moisturize my hands and the rest of my body. The cold can be harsh on the skin so moisturizing is extra important. What I’m using is the Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar 24 Hour Moisture Ultra Shea Body Cream. I keep this big one on my nightstand and I have a small one in my handbag. I also have in my handbag a small Jergens Ultra Healing lotion, I don’t have a picture of that one. It has vitamins C, E and B5. It’s a great lotion to have around.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if we use any of the same products let me know and if not I’d love to know what you do use.

Until next time, you can never have too many moisturizers and I can’t believe we’re halfway through Blogmas :).

-K

Winter Skincare Post 2017:

Blogmas Day 9: Winter skincare routine

Product Links:

Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover:

https://www.sephora.com/product/take-the-day-off-makeup-remover-for-lids-lashes-lips-P122735

Tarte Deep Dive Cleansing Gel:

https://tartecosmetics.com.en_us/skincare/cleansers-face-wash/deep-dive-cleansing-gel/768.html

Caudalie Concentrated Brightening Essence:

https://www.sephora.com/products/vinoperfect-concentrated-brightening-essence-P420224

Caudalie Radiance Serum:

https://www.sephora.com/product/vinoperfect-radiance-serum-P94421

Olehenriksen Truth Serum:

https://www.sephora.com/product/truth-serum-P42343

Lancôme Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturizing Face Cream:

https://www.sephora.com/product/hydra-zen-anti-stress-moisturizing-face-cream-P422428

Dr. Dennis Gross C+ Collagen Deep Cream:

https://www.sephora.com/product/c-collagen-deep-cream-P421957

Belif Eye Cream:

https://www.sephora.com/product/moisturizing-eye-bomb-P422905

Vanilla Softlips:

https://www.amazon.com/softlips-lip-protectant-sunscreen-vanilla/dp/B00RXITJXG

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask:

https://www.sephora.com/product/agave-lip-mask-P384629

Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Lotion:

https://www.bathandbodyworks.com/p/warm-vanilla-sugar-ultra-shea-body-cream-022901863.html

Jergens Ultra Healing Lotion:

https://www.jergens.com/en-us/products/daily-moisturizers/ultra-healing/

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April favorites

Hi everyone,

I want to start off by saying happy May, here’s to a great month. And secondly, I know I’m a little bit late, but today I’m going to be doing my April favorites. I have some good things this month, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my April Play Box from Sephora, if you haven’t yet read it I will link it below. The theme was Insta Beauty, a range of products that help you to be camera ready in no time. My first favorite is the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Poreless Finish Airbrush Pressed Powder. I’ve been using this since I got it, I rotate between this and my Tarte Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder, and I really like it. It does a great job of not only setting my foundation and concealer, but it keeps shine away. I definitely recommend this if you’re looking for a new powder.

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My next beauty favorite is the Peter Thomas Roth Skin to Die For No Filter Mattifying Primer and Complexion Perfector. I was excited to try this because I’m loving everything Peter Thomas Roth at the moment, seriously if you need anything skincare, check them out. But I have a little area on my face that I always take the time to cover more heavily with foundation and concealer, but with this I found myself not having to do that as much. It really does blur the imperfections and I definitely like that.

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My second to last beauty favorite, and last Sephora Play favorite is the Urban Decay Hi-fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lipgloss in SPL. I loved this from the minute I saw it, it’s not only gorgeous but the scent, vanilla mint, was the scent of one of my first ever glosses and it brought back memories. Since then I’ve worn it two different ways, on it’s own when I was having a makeup free day but wanted something more than a lip balm and over the top of a matte lipstick. It was great in both applications.

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My last beauty favorite is from the haul I did a few weeks ago, which I’ll link below, and it’s the Bath and Body Works Pineapple Colada Gentle Exfoliating Hand Soap with Monoi Oil. Prior to purchasing this I hadn’t ever looked into the Bath and Body Works had soaps, but I’m happy with this one. The scent is dead on but not overpowering and it’s perfect for spring and summer.

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Moving on I have a couple of food and drink favorites. My food favorite is the Mint Chip Brownie Larabar. I always keep a bar of some sort in my handbag, snacks are important, so I like to try different brands. I like that Larabars are made with a few quality ingredients and that they have a lot of different flavors. And mint chocolate is one of my favorite flavor combinations so it was an instant winner.

And my drink favorite is the Celestial Seasonings Decaf India Spice Chai Tea. I’m not typically a huge decaf person, but with the extended winter we had, I was craving a cup of tea in the evenings before bed and this really hit the spot. I love chai anyway and this has now become a permanent fixture in my tea cupboard.

My second to last favorite is a couple of coins. I collect coins and currency and I’m always excited when I find new pieces. I purchased all of the coins from CoinCorner on Etsy, they are great. Definitely check them out if you’re in the market for coins. The first one was a birthday present for my dad and it’s a penny from his birth year and the second was a 1943 steel penny. I had always heard about steel pennies but had never seen one so I jumped on it and I’m so happy I did. I also may or may not have bought another penny the other day. I forgot to take a picture of it, but it’s a wheat penny from 1944. World War II era is one of favorites in history and I find things from that time really cool and interesting.

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My last favorite is a music favorite. A little bit of backstory, I was recently helping my dad move some furniture and he had some music playing. I knew that I had heard it before but couldn’t place it so I asked him what it was and he went and got the CD case, because some things just sound better on CD, and it was Montrose, their first album. When I was growing up my dad would play this album in his car and that’s the last time I had heard it until now. Having listened to it again all the way through, it really is a fantastic album and I would definitely recommend listening to it if you never have. I know it’s on YouTube and iTunes.

That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorites in April 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 April :).

-K

April Sephora Play post:

April Sephora Play unboxing

Haul:

Summer and other bits haul

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Summer and other bits haul

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to be doing a haul. Over the past month/month and a half I’ve been doing a little shopping and picked up some fun bits and pieces that I’m excited about, so let’s get into it.

Starting with fashion, spring in the Pacific Northwest has been very cold and rainy it’s basically an extension of winter with a small handful of nice days thrown in so far. So when I do go shopping I’ve been buying for mainly summer and the first thing I bought is a black and white polka dot dress from H&M. If I can find a link for this and any other item I will put down below. I don’t normally wear a lot of dresses, I have one in my wardrobe that I really love to wear in the summer and I have a couple for dressier occasions, but that’s about it. But when I saw this one I really liked it so I went for it and I’m glad I did. The fit is fantastic and it’s one of those dresses that is super versatile. It can easily be worn as is, dressed up or dressed down.

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Next I went to Forever 21 where I picked up two things and the first is a pair of shorts. Recently I’ve really been liking floral patterns and one of the things I like about these shorts is the pattern isn’t overwhelming.

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And the other thing I picked up is a pair of white with black polka dot flip flops. I wear a lot of flip flops during the summer so I’m always buying new pairs.

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Moving on to beauty, you guys know how the e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick in Red Carpet is one of my favorites, well, I went to put mine on last week and it broke. Having a lipstick break is always an inconvenience so I picked up another one.

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The last beauty item I purchased is the Bath and Body Works Pineapple Colada Gentle Exfoliating Hand Soap with Monoi Oil. I cannot even tell you how good this smells, it’s the perfect summer smell. I hadn’t really looked into the Bath and Body Works hand soaps before but I definitely recommend them.

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Second to last we have two practical things, both from Amazon. The first is an Anker phone charging cable. This is just the basic three foot cable, but Anker is a great brand for all cables/cords or anything else you might need.

And the second item is a wallet. I had my old wallet forever and kept saying that I was going to get a new one but never did. It finally quit and I couldn’t keep it closed. I found this one kind of by accident but it’s absolutely perfect. It’s turquoise with a gold bow and gold hardware and it has a ton of room on the inside.

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And lastly we have the thing that I’m probably the most excited about in this whole haul. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but one of my hobbies is coin/currency collecting and I’m always on the lookout for new things to add to my collection. I was on Etsy looking for a birthday present for my dad and I came across this shop called Coin Corner and was immediately interested. I ended up finding a present for my dad, I got him a wheat penny from his birth year, and I found a steel penny from 1943 which I knew I had to have. I knew steel pennies existed but I had never seen or held one, so I did buy it and I’m so happy with it. I think it’s the coolest thing.

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That about wraps it up for this post, I always like doing hauls so look out for more of them in the future.

Until next time, have fun shopping and I can’t wait for warmer weather :).

-K

H&M Dress:

http://www.hm.com/us/product/60901?article=60901-F&cm_vc=SEARCH

Forever 21 Shorts:

https://www.forever21.com/us/shop/catalog/Product/F21/the-outlet/2000247956

Flip Flops:

https://www.forever21.com/us/shop/catalog/Product/F21/Deal_2for6/2000269611

e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick:

https://www.elfcosmetics.com/moisturizing-lipstick/400048.html

Bath and Body Works Soap (similar):

http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/p/pineapple-colada-hand-soap-with-monoi-oil-023677288.html#q=pineapple%2Bcolada&lang=en_US&start=2

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