September BoxyCharm Unboxing

Hi everyone,

Over the weekend I received my September BoxyCharm box and I thought that today would be the perfect day to go through it. The theme this month is BTS aka Behind The Scenes, so this box is full of items to get you ready for your close up.

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The first product we have is my Choice item for this month, the GlamGlow Youth Mud Stimulating & Exfoliating Treatment Mask. This mask uses volcanic pumice rock to exfoliate, smooth the appearance of fine lines and softens the skins texture. It has natural clays that lift any impurities you may have without messing with the skins essential oils. It also has antioxidants from green tea that give the skin a glowing and youthful look. This is GlamGlow’s OG mask that started it all and for whatever reason I hadn’t tried it yet so when I saw that it was a Choice option I knew I had to get it. I’ve heard great things about this mask, so I’m excited to try it out. 

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The next product we have is the Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter. This cleansing butter has fermented pumpkin enzymes and Acerola Cherry, which are rich in AHAs, that help to brighten the skin along with mango butter and chia seed oil which nourish and hydrate the skin. Elemis is one of the better skincare brands, I’ve tried a few of their products in the past and liked them a lot. I don’t use a lot of cleansing butters, but I’m interested to try this out. 

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Moving on we have the Pinky Rose Cosmetics Multi Use Makeup Base Sticks. This is the Duo Hip Hop and Jazz set. This is kind of a cool deal, the Hip Hop side of this is a cream primer stick that you can use as an eyeshadow primer, or whatever you see fit. The Jazz side is a cream eyeshadow stick that is a really pretty bronzy/copper that has some shine to it. I like it a lot, especially for this time of year. And of course you can use these together or separately. 

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The second to last product we have is the Give Them Lala Beauty Mascara. This brand is from Lala Kent who gained popularity on the Bravo show Vanderpump Rules and is fairly new. I went and checked out the website and it has this mascara listed as ‘Lala’s Everyday Mascara’. This mascara says it will give you fuller and more dramatic looking lashes without clumping, flaking or smudging. This has a silicone brush with short bristles that says it will elongate, plump and separate your lashes. I do love a good mascara so I’ll give this a try, but my one complaint is with the packaging. On the handle it has this nice marble pattern but that isn’t carried down onto the rest of the tube so it looks a little bit incomplete and mismatched.

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And the last product we have is the Half Caked Best Friends Forever – In Bloom + Duo Fiber Brush Set. This is a blush and brush set that includes the Half Caked 813 Duo Fiber Brush, 100% synthetic, which has a light lavender handle while the brush itself is a tan shade on the bottom with a brown line in the middle and white fibers on top. It did get a little smashed in the box but it’s decently soft and seems like it will be a good brush for blush and it’s supposed to give you an airbrushed finish. And speaking of blush, the In Bloom blush you get with this set is in the shade Freshly Squeezed. This blush has a matte finish and was created with sensitive skin in mind, so it’s fragrance free. This shade, Freshly Squeezed is a little more out there than I would typically go with a blush, I think it’s a little dark for me, but from the swatch I can tell you it’s incredibly pigmented and seems to blend out nicely. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you got any of the same products in your September 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 October box :). 

-K 

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Tarte Fall Feels Palette Review

Hi everyone,

Today we’re back with another palette review and this time it’s of the Tarte Fall Feels Eye & Cheek Palette. I saw looking through the Sephora website recently, to see if they had any good fall-like palettes and I came across this one.

I normally wouldn’t show the outer packaging of a palette, but this box was too cute not to. The gold with the pink and the black and white really does give the fall vibes without being stereotypical fall. It’s a nice touch.

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The palette itself is one of the cutest I’ve seen in a while. It’s a pink and black flannel with a yellow stripe, and the best part, is it’s actually fuzzy. I love that they did this, it’s super cute and is the definition of fall feels. 

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You do get a mirror with this palette, it’s a little round mirror that says ‘Tarte’ on the bottom. You might be able to see in this picture, and you’ll definitely be able to see in the next picture, that the flannel pattern runs inside as well with the shinier black on top of the matte black. 

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So this palette is an 8 pan palette, 7 of those are eyeshadows and 1 is a blush. This palette has Amazonian Clay like a lot of Tarte products do for longer, truer and better wear, mineral pigments to soften and soothe skin and it has a light chocolate scent. This palette is also cruelty free, gluten free and has no parabens, phthalates, mineral oil or triclosan.

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The blush is in the shade Fall Feels and it’s a lighter pinky nude shade. It’s a little bit lighter than I usually go for, but I built it up for the picture and when it’s built up I like it a lot more.

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On to the shadows, the first shadow we have is Homecoming, which is a light matte cream. Next to that is Hayride, which is a matte warm tan. Then there’s Corn Maze, a really nice gold shimmer and the last shade on the top is Pumpkin Patch, a deep copper shimmer. 

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Moving to the bottom, the first shade we have is Apple Picking, a red shimmer. Next to that is Sippin’ Cider which is a darker, forest green shimmer and the last shadow we have is Tailgate, which is a navy blue shimmer. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, overall I think this is a great little palette and there is a lot of versatility. From the swatches I can tell you that the mattes are really smooth, the shimmers are nicely pigmented and pretty creamy. I will be doing a Three Recent Looks post with this palette, so look out for that. 

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, Dito Cosmetics Venus Palette

Hi everyone,

Today I have one of my favorite posts for you, a Three Recent Looks. This time with the Dito Cosmetics Venus Palette. I got this palette in my BoxyCharm box last month and instantly liked it when I saw it. I’m a huge space nerd and this appeals to that side of me.

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You get a good size mirror with this palette, which is always a plus and it’s actually a really good mirror for a palette. 

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This is a 12 pan palette with 5 different finishes, there’s matte, shimmery, creamy, ultra shiny glitter and shimmer with sparkle. Because this palette was inspired by Venus there is a bit of diversity with the color range, so you do get the option to create some fun and different looks. 

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So for the first look I wanted to do something with the golds in the palette and I’m really happy with how it came out. The first thing I did was prime my face with 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 I set it with the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder

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For the rest of my face, I first bronzed using the Nars bronzer in Laguna. I used the blush from the e.l.f. Bite Size Face Duo in Lychee and highlighted using the Touch In Sol Glowdient Palette and mixing together the first two shades. 

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For my eyes the first thing I did was prime using the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. Then I moved into the Venus Palette and first applied Phobos in the crease. Because I wanted a darker brown on the outer corner I went into the ColourPop Limoncello Palette, took the shade Vespa and packed that onto the outer corner of my eye, bringing it up into the crease just a little. For the rest of my lid I applied Jupiter and for a little extra glitter, dabbed a little bit of Deimos. I then brought Vespa under my eye about three quarters of the way and for the rest and into the inner corner of my eye I applied Jupiter. I lined my eyes using the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and topped it off with the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. I wanted a lighter brown for my lips, so I first lined them with the Vintage Cosmetics by Jessica Liebeskind Cashmere Lip Pencil in Mocha and filled them in with the Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Bombshell. I set the whole look with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray

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For my second look I really wanted to play with the fun colors and do something the pinky shades and purples. The first thing I did was prime my face with 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 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 Too Faced Extra Toasty bronzer. I then applied the Too Faced Daydreamer blush and highlighted with the Touch In Sol Glowdient Palette, using a mix of the first and third shades. 

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For my eyes the first thing I did was prime using the Elizabeth Mott Cosmetics Eyeshadow Primer. Because I wanted a berry shade in the crease, I went into the Huda Beauty Ruby Obsessions Palette and first used the darker shade (first shadow in the middle row) and to lighten it up just a bit, blended that with the lighter berry shade (last shadow in the third row). Then I went into the Venus Palette and because I wanted a purple shade, took Europa and packed it onto the outer corner of my eye, blending it up into the crease just a little bit. For the rest of my lid I applied Kallisto and topped it with Venus, which is such a gorgeous topper. I brought Europa under my eye about halfway and the rest of the way and into the inner corner of my eye I applied Kallisto mixed with Venus. I lined my eyes with the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and topped it off with the Sephora Collection LashCraft Big Volume Mascara. I wanted a lighter lip with this look, so I first lined them with the Model Co Lip Enhancer Illusion Nude Lip Liner and filled them in with the KVD Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Muneca. And I set everything with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray. 

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I did the third look when it was a colder, more fall like day, so I went for the orangey/brown fall vibes. 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 I set everything with the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder. 

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For the rest of my face I used the Ofra Mini Mix Face Palette in Good To Go. The bronzer is in the shade Current, the blush in the shade Intentions and the highlighter, which I used the top, bottom and shade on the left side, is in the shade All Of The Lights. It’s such a great and versatile palette. 

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For my eyes the first thing I did was prime using the Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eyeshadow Primer. I then went into the Venus Palette and first used Mercury in the crease, it’s a nude shade, but I wanted to bring a little brightness. I then took Phobos and packed it onto the outer corner of my eye, bringing it into the crease just a little. It was looking a little light at that point, so I mixed in just a bit of Vespa from the ColourPop Limoncello Palette. For the rest of my eye I applied Mars topped with a dab of Moon. Looking at it you might wonder why I used Moon because it is a pinker shade, but it has some gold flecks in it that really come through if you have a light hand and it added a lot to the look. I then brought the Phobos/Vespa mix under my eye about half way and for the other half and into the inner corner of my eye applied the Mars/Moon combo. I lined my eyes with the BellaPierre Cosmetics Liquid Liner in Black and topped it off with the Tarte Maneater Mascara. I wanted a lighter nudey/brown lip so I first lined my lips with the Model Co Lip Enhancer Illusion Nude Lip Liner and filled them in with the Sophia + Mabelle Hydrating Hybrid Lipstick in Topless. I set everything with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, I really do like this palette, I think it’s a lot of fun and the shades are pigmented, blend well and you get a nice color payoff. I know that Dito Cosmetics has themed palettes similar to this one, so I’m definitely going to look at those. Like I said, I really like doing these posts so look out for more in the future. 

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

-K 

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August Favorites

Hi everyone,

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

Starting beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my August BoxyCharm box, and if you haven’t read that post I’ll link it down below. My first Boxy favorite is the Vitamasques Glow Juicy Berries Face Mask. I love a good sheet mask and this is exactly that. It probiotic and adaptogenic with Vitamin C, Niacinamide and a Super Berry Complex that has blackberry and raspberry to brighten the skin and improve uneven skin tone. I did feel like this brightened my skin and I would repurchase. This came in a set with another mask, which after this I can’t wait to use. I definitely recommend Vitamasques if you’re in the market for good face masks.

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My next beauty favorite is the Voilition Beauty Hibiscus Unspottable Correcting Oil. This is an oil that redeuces the appearance of dark spots and discoloration, soothes the appearance of stressed skin, hydrates and helps to improve moisture retention and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I have a couple little dark spots from acne scars so I started using this right after I got it and it does seem to be helping. One of them has completely gone away and I can definitely tell that the others are lightening. This comes with a little dropper applicator, so you don’t get too much coming out and you do get 35 ml/1.1 oz, so there’s a decent amount. Definitely recommend if you’re looking for a face oil.

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And my last beauty favorite is the Dito Cosmetics Limited Edition Venus 12 Shade Eyeshadow Palette. I was really excited when I saw this palette because I’m a big space nerd and obviously I love makeup, so it’s the perfect combination. I’m currently working on a ‘3 Recent Looks’ with this palette, so I won’t say too much about it or give too many opinions, but I am liking it. It’s a really fun palette.

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Moving on to a random favorite, I’m really loving the weather right now. We’re at the end of summer right now so it’s not as hot, but this week we’ve had some colder and definitely more fall-like days and I’m all for it. I also love that we’re seeing the seasonal foods, beauty/skincare, decor and clothes start to pop up. 

And my last favorite is a music favorite, well actually, multiple music favorites. So many of my favorite bands/musicians have new music out right now and it’s a good time. The Doobie Brothers have four new songs out currently, and their newest album, which I have preordered and I preordered a physical copy, is coming out in October, so I’m very excited for that. I really like the four songs they have out now, so if the whole album is like that it’s going to be fantastic. Joe Bonamassa also has another new song out, the second single from his upcoming album, and I like it a lot. I like it more than the first single, and this one is more blues forward which, in my opinion, is what he does best even though he absolutely gets away with genre bending and blending. I absolutely recommend giving all these songs a listen if you haven’t. 

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

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

-K 

August BoxyCharm Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2021/08/12/august-boxycharm-unboxing/

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August BoxyCharm Unboxing

Hi everyone,

Yesterday I received my August BoxyCharm box and I thought that today would be the perfect day to go through it. The theme this month is Go All Out, basically embrace the summer, enjoy it and do all the things.

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So the first product we have is actually two, and it’s Vitamasques Face Masks. The first is a Glow Juicy Berries mask that is a natural probiotic and adaptogenic sheet mask with Vitamin C, Niacinamide and a Super Berry Complex that has raspberry and blackberry to brighten and improve uneven skin tone. The second is a Nourish Flower Nectar mask that is a natural probiotic and adaptogenic sheet mask with Multi-Peptides, Ceramides and Flower Extracts including Cherry Blossom, Hibiscus and Orange Blossom to nourish and repair the skin. Both of these masks are vegan, animal cruelty free and have allergen free fragrance. The masks themselves are biodegradable and come in eco-pouches. I love a good sheet mask, and these sound nice, so I’m excited to try them out. 

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Next we have the Volition Beauty Hibiscus Unspottable Correcting Oil. So this is an oil that is supposed to reduce the appearance of dark spots and discoloration, soothe the appearance of stressed skin, hydrate and help improve moisture retention and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Hibiscus is in a lot of skincare right now, it’s supposed to be incredible for your skin and have a ton of benefits, and I like the sound of this oil, so I’m interested to try it out. 

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Moving on we have the Purlisse Ageless Glow Serum BB Cream with SPF 40 in Light Medium. This is a serum infused beauty balm that has Bakuchoil, Algae Collagen and Vitamin C to firm, brighten and moisturize while giving you full, natural and glowy coverage and protecting you with SPF 40. This is my choice item for the month and it’s funny because I’ve been so busy recently that I forgot to choose an item so BoxyCharm just picked one for me. I was actually excited when I saw it because I’ve heard so many great things about the Purlisse BB Cream, people love it, but when I swatched it I found out that it’s a shade too dark for me. I’m going to buy one that is my shade because I do want to try it out. 

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The second to last item we have is the Dito Cosmetics Limited Edition Venus 12 Shade Eyeshadow Palette. This palette is inspired by the planet Venus and the 12 shadows in the palette embody that. There are 5 different finishes, matte, shimmery, creamy, ultra-shiny glitter and shimmer with sparkle. All are supposed to be highly pigmented.

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You get a decent size mirror with this palette as well, which is always great. 

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The space nerd in me really love the layout of this palette and the names of all of the shades. I think the space theme was really well done and I like it a lot. 

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Because I did take pictures of this palette outside, I took pictures of the swatches outside and inside as well so you could see both. The first shadow we have is Venus and it’s a very light and opaque pink, I had to swatch it multiple times, I think it would be a great topper. Next we have Mercury, a nude shadow that would be a great base or transition shade. Then there’s Earth, a bronzy/copper shadow. Next to that is Moon, which is a pinky red, this one also didn’t swatch the best, I had to swipe it a few times to get a real nice result. The second to last shadow we have is Jupiter, a gorgeous gold that I like a lot and the last shadow in this row is Io, which is a really pretty brown with some gold shimmer. 

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The second row starts with Deimos, a bronzy/copper glitter with silver and brown glitter as well. It’s super pretty. Next to that is Phobos, a matte medium brown. Then we have Mars, a light brown/light gold shadow that again, I had to swipe a couple times to get a good swatch. Next to that is Europa, a matte dark purple shadow. The second to last shadow we have is Ganymede, which is a  really dark purple/black and the last shadow in the row is Kallisto, which is that burgandy that’s been a really popular shadow color in palettes recently. This shadow was super crumbly when I swatched it which I wasn’t expecting, but it’s really pretty so I definitely want to see if I can make it work. Overall I think this is a nice palette, not all of the shadows swatched that great, but I’m still excited to try it out and create some fun looks. 

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And the last product we have is the Jecca Blac Play Pot in Pink Pearl. These Play Pots are cream pigments that can be used on your eyes, lips and cheeks. They’re supposed to be effortless to blend out and give you a ton of pigment. They have a vegan and cruelty free formula and this one in particular has a shimmer finish. We’ve having a bit of a heatwave right now, so when I got this after it sat in the mail truck and my mailbox, it was sweating a little bit, but I put it in the fridge for a bit and that solved the problem. It’s quite a nice shade, and I think that I would use it more on my lips and maybe my eyes than my cheeks, but I’m excited to try it. 

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

-K 

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July Favorites

Hi everyone,

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

Hi everyone,

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

Hi everyone,

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

Hi everyone,

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

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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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