July Favorites

Hi everyone,

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

Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my July BoxyCharm box and if you haven’t read that I’ll leave a link below. My first BoxyCharm favorite is the Clean Skin Club Vitamin C Brightening Booster. This has pineapple, watermelon and green tea extracts and it’s supposed to brighten your complexion, protect against UV damage and  help reduce signs of aging. I’ve been using this since I got it and I really like it. I can feel and see a difference in my skin. This also smells really good and it says on their website that it’s good for normal, oily, combination, dry and sensitive skin. So if you’re looking for a new element in your skincare routine I recommend this.

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My next Boxy favorite is the Ciate London Everyday Vacay Coconut Setting Spray. I cannot say enough good things about this, I love it. It’s infused with fresh coconut extract so you get that nice tropical, summery smell and has micro pearls so you get a glowy and dewy finish. It also comes out in a really fine mist and I prefer that in a setting spray. This dries down pretty fast and doesn’t leave you with a sticky or tacky feeling, it does lock in your makeup and the glow you get is enough that you can see it but it’s not over the top. I definitely recommend giving this a try if you haven’t.

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My last Boxy favorite is the Lavish Quick Color Switch Dry Brush Cleaner. This is a spongey brush cleaner that you swirl your brush on and it removes the pigment. I’ve been using this since I got it and I think it’s a great little tool to have. It picks up the pigment pretty quickly and basically does exactly what it says on the tin. I appreciate that this is easy to clean, you wash it with your favorite cleanser and let it dry before putting it back in the container.

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And my last beauty favorite is my 4th of July makeup look. I did do a post all about this look and how I did it, which I’ll link below, but I had a lot of fun with this look and I’m really happy with how it turned out.

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Moving on I have a gardening favorite and it’s my sunflowers. Last summer I grew sunflowers for the first time, but when I got them they were starts and this year I decided I wanted to try and grow them from seed. I bought a packet of the heirloom sunflowers so when they bloom they should be multicolored, which I’m excited about. This year has been a little rough on them, in the beginning slugs really ate them and I was convinced they weren’t going to grow at all but I searched a ton of different gardening websites and they all recommended using copper tape which I did buy. Since putting the copper tape around my planter the slugs are gone and the sunflowers have really grown and I’m super happy with them.

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And my last favorite, a music favorite, is the reissue of Paul McCartney’s Flaming Pie album, this album has also been remastered. Although the massive reissue doesn’t come out in full until July 31st, there have been a few songs released already. Flaming Pie isn’t an album I’ve listened to a lot over the years, I know a small handful of the songs, but I’m excited about the reissue as a whole. There are different versions of the reissue you can get, the lavish collector’s edition includes five CDs, two DVDs and four LPs. The deluxe edition includes five CDs and two DVDs. You can also get individual editions in the form of three LPs, two LPs and two CDs. It will also be on Spotify and other streaming platforms. If you haven’t heard of the Flaming Pie album I would definitely recommend giving it a listen.

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 favorites were.

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

-K

July BoxyCharm Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2020/07/20/july-2020-boxycharm-unboxing/

4th of July Makeup Look Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2020/07/10/4th-of-july-makeup-look/

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Pur Cosmetics Festival 2.0 Palette First Impression And Review

Hi everyone,

Today I thought it would be fun to give a first impression and full review of a palette I received in my July BoxyCharm box, the Pur Cosmetics Festival 2.0 palette. When I did the BoxyCharm unboxing I included swatches of the palette but didn’t give any real opinion because I wanted to do this post. I’ve currently done two looks with the palette, I’m wearing it today, so I have some opinions.

The packaging is very different from the first festival palette, the first one is oranges, ferris wheels and very much Coachella. This one has silver swirls with a holographic shift and ‘festival 2.0’ is outlined in various colors.

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You get 12 shadows in this palette, 6 are shimmery/glittery shadows, 4 are mattes and there’s 2 satins. You get a nice size mirror as well.  When I first saw this palette I was immediately interested in it because I thought the color story was really versatile. You do have the bright shades and more out there colors, but there’s also some nice neutrals and transition shades. Like I mentioned, I’ve already done two looks with this, they’re vastly different from each other and just looking at it a few more instantly come to mind.

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Now for some swatches, I swatched on my arm and did them row by row as they appear in the palette. The first row starts with Euphoric, cream toned glitter. Then there’s Pure Bliss, a medium toned gold glitter. Next to that is Photo Op and that is a matte in a light orangey brown. The last shadow in the row is Dreamland, a matte peachy salmon shade.

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The second row starts with one of the satins, Turn It Up. This is a vibrant hot pink shade. Next to that is Insta-Worthy, this is a matte pinky brown. Then there’s Vibes, I think this is similar to Insta-Worthy but this a glitter and has more purple in it. The last shadow in this row is On Set which is a matte more chocolatey brown.

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The last row is the most colorful and it starts with Utopia, a lighter blue glitter with flecks of white and yellow glitter. Then there’s Electric, a deep blue glitter, based on the swatch alone, this might be my favorite shadow in the palette. Next to that is Fantasy World, the other satin, and this is magenta-ish in shade and the last shadow in the row is VIP Pass. I called this shadow complex and it really is, it’s a deeper green but it has gray undertones and flecks of silver glitter.

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When I was swatching these shadows what I gathered was that the mattes seemed really smooth and they went on really well. The glitters were really pigmented, caught the light nicely and didn’t seem to have any chunky glitter which can be a pain to deal with. Upon using them I found out that my first impressions were correct. All the shadows are pigmented, the mattes are buildable and blend out really nicely, the glitters are nice on the eyes. The color comes through and you get that pop when they catch the light. This is a palette I would recommend and I do recommend it because it’s just that good. This is a very versatile palette and I think for a 12 pan palette it’s well priced. I did a little research on the first Festival palette to see the difference between the two and I think it’s safe to say I’ll be placing an order for the Festival palette sometime soon.

That about wraps it up for this post, I will be doing a Recent Looks post about this palette so look out for that. If any of you guys have the Festival 2.0 palette I’d love to know what your favorite look is that you’ve done.

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

-K

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July 2020 BoxyCharm Unboxing

Hi everyone,

Over the weekend I received my July box from BoxyCharm and I thought that today would be the perfect day to go through it. The theme for this month is Boxy Sunshine and being that we’re in the middle of July and the middle of summer, it’s the perfect theme.

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The first product we have is the Chella Slanted Tip Tweezers. These have stainless steel slanted tips and a no slip coating. I haven’t used these yet, I just did my brows, but I like the way these feel in my hand. They’re good shape, comfortable to hold and it seems like they’ll really get in there and get all the little hairs.

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Next we have the Lavish Quick Color Switch Dry Brush Cleaner. This is one of those spongy brush cleaners that you swirl your brush on and it removes the pigment. I’ve been wanting to try one of these for a while, I actually almost bought one a few weeks ago and I’m glad I didn’t. You can take the sponge out of the container to clean it, so it is reusable, it says to clean just wash with your favorite cleanser and allow to air dry before putting back into container. I will definitely let you guys know what I think of this.

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Moving on we have the Clean Skin Club Vitamin C Brightening Booster. This was my choice item for this month. This has pineapple, watermelon and green tea extracts and along with brightening your complexion it helps to reduce signs of aging and protects against UV damage. I really like vitamin C serums, my skin really likes them and this one smells really good. The packaging is also really nice, it’s in a very pretty glass bottle.

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The second to last product we have is the Ciate London Everyday Vacay Coconut Setting Spray. This is infused with fresh coconut extract, has micro pearls to give you glowing and dewy finish and comes out in a really fine mist. I’ve been using this since I got it and I absolutely love it, it’s the perfect summertime setting spray. The coconut makes me think of the beach, tanning and all the things you associate with the season. This dries down pretty fast which I appreciate, doesn’t make you feel tacky or sticky, locks in your makeup and the glow you get is really nice. The packaging of the whole Everyday Vacay collection is super pretty and this is one of those products that you would want to put in the front of your makeup collection so it could be seen. I highly recommend this if you’re looking for a good setting spray.

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And the last product we have is the Pur Cosmetics Festival 2.0 Eyeshadow Palette. When spoilers for this months box were coming out I saw this palette and instantly wanted it.

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With this palette you get 12 shadows, 6 are shimmery/glittery shadows, there’s 4 mattes and 2 satins. You do get a good size mirror with this palette as well. I’m going to be doing a first impressions post about this palette as I’ve already used it, so I won’t be giving away too much of my opinion on it now.

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Starting with the top row, the first shadow we have is Euphoric and this is a cream glitter. Next to that is Pure Bliss, a more golden glitter. Then there’s Photo Op, a matte light almost orangey brown and the last shadow in the row is Dreamland and that is a matte salmony/peach shade.

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Starting the second row we have Turn It Up which is a bright hot pink in a satin finish. Next to that is Insta-Worthy, a matte pinky/brown. Then here’s Vibes, a glittery shade that is similar to Insta-Worthy in color but with more purple in the glitter and the last shadow in the row is On Set, a matte deep chocolatey brown.

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The last row starts with Utopia, a super pretty light blue glittery shadow with white and yellow glitters in it. Next to that is Electric, a very nice deep blue glitter, this is one of my favorite shadows in the palette. Then there’s Fantasy World, which is a pinky purple, magenta-ish if you will, in a satin finish. And the last shadow in the row is VIP Pass, this is a very complex shadow. It’s a deep green but you can see it has some gray in it and some silver glitters.

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

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

-K

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Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette Looks

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Happy Friday! Today I thought it would be fun to share with you a couple of looks I’ve did recently with the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette. I’m gonna be honest, I did do an additional look and completely forgot to take a picture of it, but the next time I use this palette I’ll recreate the look and put it on Instagram. That being said, let’s get into it.

The first look we have is something I did based off of a couple different looks I saw on Pinterest. The first thing I did was prime my face using the GlamGlow GlowStarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. This is one of my favorite primers and it gives a great glow under foundation. Then I went in with my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory. I applied my Maybelline Fit Me concealer in 5, Ivory under my eyes and a few other places and set my face with the KVD Lock-It Translucent setting powder.

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For the rest of my face I went in first with the Too Faced Extra Toasty bronzer, then I applied the Model Co blush in Peach Bellini and I topped it off with the Maybelline Master Chrome highlighter in Molten Rose Gold.

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When it came to my eyes I wanted to do something I hadn’t done before and I’m super happy with the way this came out. The first thing I did was prime my eyes with the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. Then I went in to the Cocoa Blend palette and the first shadow I used is Substitute For Love. This is a lighter brown and I lightly applied that in the crease. Then I went in with Freshly Toasted, a rusty matte brown and lightly applied that in the crease as well. Then to build some depth I did a light layer of Beans Are White, a matte black that isn’t too deep and when you do a little amount like I did the gray in it comes through. On the outer corner of my eye and about halfway on the lid I applied Warm Notes which is berry-ish sparkly pink, a really pretty shadow. Then on the other half of my lid I applied Bitter Start which is a light matte nude. I lined my eyes using the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and topped off the eyes using the Urban Decay Perversion mascara. I wanted a nude lip, so I went in first with the Model Co Illusion Lip Liner then used the KVD Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Muneca and I set the whole look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. I will say that I messed up my swatches because I was trying to do them lightly and they ended up looking weird.

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The second look is actually the first one I did when I got the palette and I’ve done a few times since because it’s so good. The first thing I did was prime my face using the First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Pores Be Gone Matte Primer. Then I went in with my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, applied my Maybelline Fit Me concealer in 5, Ivory and set it with the Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder in Translucent Peach Whisper.

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For the rest of my face I first went in with the Benefit Hoola bronzer, then I applied the Too Faced Daydreamer blush and topped it off with the Maybelline Master Chrome highlighter in Molten Rose Gold.

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For my eyes I first primed them with the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. The first shadow I used from the Cocoa Blend palette was Substitute For Love and I put that in the crease. Then on the outer corner and in the crease a bit I pack on Freshly Toasted. On the rest of my lid I applied Pure Ganache, this is such a gorgeous shadow. It’s a sparkly copper and it’s super pigmented. It might be my favorite shadow in the palette. I lined my eyes with the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner and topped off the eyes with the Benefit BADgal Bang! mascara. I wanted a neutral/brown lip so I first lined my lips with the Beauty Vaulte Lip Liner in Kozy Kira then applied the Too Faced Peach Kiss Comfort Matte Long Wear Lipstick in the shade Sex On The Peach. I set the whole look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. I did almost forget to take a picture of this look so I grabbed the one that was on my Insta Story so ignore the random caption.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if any of you guys have the Cocoa Blend palette I’d love to know what your favorite look is that you’ve created with it.

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

-K

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4th Of July Makeup Look

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday! Today I thought it would be fun to share with you the makeup look I did for the 4th of July and how I did it. I had quite a few ideas leading up to the 4th about what I wanted to do and ultimately I’m really happy with the one I chose.

So the first thing I did was prime my face and to do that I used the Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Glassy Skin Balm. I’ve been liking this a lot. It’s really moisturizing, gives a nice glow under foundation, smells super good and gives you a great base to work with. Next I went in with my foundation, Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless in 205, Ivory. I have to say, now that I’ve switched to the liquid version I like it a lot more and I feel like I’m getting much better coverage. I then applied my Maybelline Fit Me concealer in 5, Ivory, under my eyes and a few other places. And I set it all with the Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder in Translucent Peach Whisper.

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For the rest of my face I started with bronzer and used Benefit Hoola. Then I went to what is becoming a go to of mine, the Alamar Cosmetics Colorete Blush Trio in Medium/Tan and used the shade Isla. And I highlighted using the Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter in Molten Rose Gold.

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When it came to my eyes the first thing I did was prime them using the Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer. For this look I wanted to use a palette I hadn’t fully explored, so I went with the Too Faced Pretty Rich Diamond Light Palette. The first shadow I used, as a base, was It’s Designer, a matte nude shadow. Then I went in with Coal Under Pressure, this is somewhere between a medium and deep black and it has flecks of silver glitter in it. I put this in the crease, on the outer corner of the eye and brought it in about halfway on the eye. For the rest of the lid I applied Set The Jewel Tone, which is a really pretty shimmery sapphire blue. Then, for a little extra fun and sparkle, I dabbed Diamond Life on my entire lid. When I originally saw this glitter I thought it would be a great topper and it is. It has a mix of white, blue, black and a darker silver glitter in it. And for a little brightness I put Clutch Your Pearls in the inner corner of my eye and under my brows. To line my eyes I applied the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooperand I topped off the eyes with the Too Faced Damn Girl mascara, it really does give you lashes for days. I knew I wanted to do a red lip so I looked through all of mine and decided on the Beauty Vaulte liner in Natty Nat and on top of that, the Sephora Collection LipStories Matte Lipstick in 23, After Hours. This is a great deep red that I wear a lot during the holidays and college football season. And to set the look I used the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.

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

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

-K

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June 2020 BoxyCharm Add-On Haul

Hi everyone,

The other day I received my purchases from the June BoxyCharm Add-Ons sale and I thought that today would be a good day to go through them with you. By the time I was able to shop the sale the eyeshadow palette I originally wanted had sold out, but I was able to find a couple other items in the form of two lipsticks.

The first is the KVD Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade Sanctuary. I have a couple of these in various brown and peachy/pink shades, but I had nothing like this one. This is a coffee brown with purple-ish undertones. I’m wearing this today and I really like it. The formula is great on these lipsticks, they feel really light on the lips, the staying power is fantastic and they don’t dry out your lips like some mattes can. The shade range of the Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks is pretty expansive and there’s a ton of interesting colors.

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The second lipstick I picked up is the Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick in Feelin’ Myself. These Melted Mattes have been some of my favorites for years and I have quite a few in various colors. This one in particular is a medium coral shade and it’s really pretty on the lips. The shape of these bottles is really unique, the formulation is fantastic, they’re long wearing and highly pigmented.

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That about wraps it up for this post, the July BoxyCharm Add-On Sale begins July 13th for Premium and Luxe active and waitlisters and July 14th for everyone else. If you guys have any of the Everlasting or Melted Matte lipsticks, I’d love to know which shade/shades you have.

Until next time, have fun shopping and you can never have too many liquid lipsticks :).

-K

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June Favorites

Hi everyone,

As it’s the last day of the month, I thought today would be the perfect time to do my June favorites. There were so many things I tried and liked this month, but didn’t include because I have them set aside for other posts. I do think I still have a pretty good mix though, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a few favorites from my June BoxyCharm box, and if you haven’t read that post I’ll link it. My first Boxy favorite is the Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Glassy Skin Balm. This is a very hydrating primer that leaves your skin super smooth and gives you a lasting glow. I like that it’s enough of a glow that you can see it under foundation but it’s not too much. If you want more of a glow you can apply multiple layers of it to build it up. It also sinks in to the skin pretty quickly and it smells really good.

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My next Boxy favorite is the Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder in Coco Bling. This is a loose highlighting powder that has a good amount of shimmer and pigment. This comes in a bunch of different shades, but Coco Bling is a light silver. I find this to be great for face and body and it’s very buildable. I don’t have any other highlighters in this shade or tone, so I’m really enjoying this.

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My last Boxy favorite is the Beauty Vaulte Circadian Lip Liner Trio. I really like these. I’ve worn all three of them as liners and as all over lip colors, they go on really smooth and creamy and they have great staying power.

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The first one we have is Kozy Kira and it’s a nice medium brown, this is a brown shade that I didn’t already have as a liner, and I’m glad I do now because it goes with so many of my brown lipsticks.

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Then we have Beau Babe and this is a rusty brown. This is a perfect match for the Too Faced Gingerbread Man Melted Matte Lipstick.

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Then we have Natty Nat. This is a deep red and it’s a really good red, I like it a lot.

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And my last beauty favorite is the e.l.f. Bite Size palette in Cream & Sugar. This has a nice range of light to dark neutral mattes and shimmers. These are colors I tend to gravitate towards when doing a neutral look and I’ve already gotten a lot of use out of it.

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Moving on I have a couple of fashion favorites. The first is a black and white American flag shirt from Tactical Pro Supply. I always buy myself new America gear, so I have options not only for July 4th, but for any time of the year. Tactical Pro Supply is a veteran owned company who donates a portion of their proceeds to a charity that’s important to them and I really like that. This shirt in particular is black with a white flag on the back that’s sitting in a cool way, a flag on the right arm and an eagle on the left side on the front.

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My second fashion favorite is a Team Penske hoodie. Now that racing is slowly but surely starting back up, I thought it was time to treat myself to some new gear. I’m always rooting for the Penske cars in IndyCar and IMSA, and I have so much respect for Roger, I mean he’s The Captain for a reason. But I didn’t have gear to support, so I went to the website and found quite a few things that I’ll probably go back and purchase at some point, but I liked this hoodie a lot. It’s dark grey with the red line and ‘Team Penske’ written in white. It’s so soft on the inside and it keeps me warm and cozy but it’s also really light so I can wear it all year. Additionally it has the holes for your thumbs, which I like.

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And my last favorite is a music favorite and it’s Let Me Love You Baby by B.B. King and Eric Clapton. This is the second previously unreleased song from their album Riding With The King. This song is straight up two blues masters doing what they do best and it’s just so good. I highly recommend giving it a listen if you haven’t heard it.

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 June favorites were.

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

-K

June BoxyCharm Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2020/06/15/june-2020-boxycharm-unboxing/

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Walmart Beauty Box Update

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday! I wanted to give you guys a quick update on the Walmart Beauty Box. I did my unboxing and review of the Spring box a few days ago and if you read that then you know that I wasn’t impressed. I received an email from them today and it reads as follows;

“Hi Beauty Box Subscriber,

Sometimes we all need a little makeover, right? We think so too. And that’s why we are revamping our Beauty Box to make it an even better experience for you! Since we will be making some changes over the next couple of months, we will not be sending out an official Summer Box. We are excited to announce that your next Beauty Box will be on it’s way in August.

So, what happens next? In mid-August you will receive an an email saying that your Fall Beauty Box is in the works. Shortly after that, your box will be shipped. The only thing left to do is enjoy trying your fall beauty products just in time to start the new season!”

I had been hoping that the next box would be much better, so I’m not too upset about not getting a Summer box in order to make that happen.

If you guys are subscribed to the Walmart Beauty Box I’d love to know what new things you’re hoping to see.

-K

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Three Recent Makeup Looks: Huda Beauty Ruby Obsessions Palette Edition

Hi everyone,

 Today I thought it would be fun to show you guys three of the looks I did recently using the Huda Beauty Ruby Obsessions palette. This is unlike any other palette I have and I don’t wear colors like this very often, so I’ve been having fun with it. That being said, let’s get into it.

The first look we have is the first look I did using the palette. The first thing I did was prime my face and to do that I used the GlamGlow Glow Starter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. This gives a great glow under foundation and smells really good. Then I went in with my foundation, I’m still using the Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless in 205, Ivory, but I’ve switched to the liquid version and I like that much better. I also switched bought some new sponges and switched out the Beauty Blender ones that I was using for the Real Techniques and I like the Real Techniques so much better for blending. I then applied my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory, under my eyes and a few other places and topped it off with the KVD Lock-It Translucent Setting Powder.

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For the rest of my face I first went in with bronzer and used Too Faced Extra Toasty. This bronzer is nicely pigmented and blends well. Then I applied the Alamar Cosmetics Isla blush from the Colorete Blush Trio in Medium-Tan. Isla is a pretty coral shade, the formulation is really nice, it’s quite pigmented without being too much and it’s very buildable. And I topped it off with the Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter in Molten Rose Gold. This is one of my favorite highlighters, it’s the perfect light pink and gives a great shine.

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For my eyes I didn’t have a set plan of what I wanted to do, but the first thing I did was prime with the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eye Shadow Primer. This has become a primer that I reach for a lot. It’s on the thicker side, but really does make the shadow last all day and it brings out the colors of the shadows you’re wearing. The first shadow I went in with is the light matte pink in the top left corner and I used that as a base all over my lid. Then I used the the last shadow in the palette, the matte raspberry, and I packed that into the crease and blended. To deepen it up I went in with the first shadow in the second row, that matte maroon, and I put that a little bit in the crease but mostly I packed it on the outer corner of my eye and blended. On the rest of my lid I wanted some sparkle, so I used the rose gold glitter in the top right corner. I took that same matte maroon under my eyes on the outer corner, joining it with the outer corner on the top. I brought that in to the middle and then used that same rose gold on the inner corner under my eye and brought that to the middle to meet the maroon. I then lined with the KVD Vegan Beauty Tattoo Liner in Trooper. I finished off the eyes with the Too Faced Damn Girl mascara, this is a mascara I started using recently and like the Better Than Sex, I really like it. If you want long lasting volume and length, I recommend it. On my lips I first applied the Model Co Illusion Lip Liner, this is a nude liner that I use a lot and really like. On top of that I used the Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Crush. And I set the whole look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.

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The second look came from me wanting to just play with makeup and use glitter on a random Saturday. And I did in fact go run errands in the look and only received one or two odd looks for being at the grocery store with a eyelid full of glitter. The base of my face for this look is the same as the first look.

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For the rest of my face, I first went in with bronzer and used the Benefit Hoola bronzer. This is one of my longtime favorites and definitely one of my go to’s. Then I applied the Seraphine Botanicals Lychee & Gold Healthy Glow Rose-Gold blush. This again is a blush I’ve been using for a while and have repurchased a few times. It’s a nice pink and the glow that you get from it isn’t too over the top. When it came to highlighter, I picked a relatively new one for me, the Wet N Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in 335A: Bloom Time. This is a pretty pink that I would say is between a light and medium pink shade wise and has a nice shine too it when the light catches it.

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For my eyes, after priming with the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged, I went in with that same light matte pink and used that all over the eye as a base. At the point I had decided that I wanted to do a halo eye look, for the first time, so I just went for it with my shadow choices, full send. I picked that matte raspberry and packed it in the inner corner of the eye and in a bit, then I did the same on the outer corner, bringing it in a bit. Once I was satisfied with that I decided to go full glitter and grabbed the small palette from the Too Faced Christmas Cookie House party and went with the gold glitter, Miss Kringle. I then used the matte raspberry under my eyes to bring the look together. I lined my eyes with the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Eyeliner and applied the Sephora Collection Lashcraft Big Volume mascara. I used the same combo on my lips as the first look and set the whole thing with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.

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The third look is from the other day and for this look I want to play with the more red shade in the palette and was inspired by the sunset. The base for this look is the same as the other two, which was not intentional because I do have other primers and setting powders I use, but it just worked out that on these days this is what I used.

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For the rest of my face I first used the Benefit Hoola bronzer, then went in with the Alamar Cosmetics Isla blush and when it came to highlighter I wanted to use a product I just got, so I used the Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder in Coco Bling. This is a subtle silver shimmer and is great on the face and the body. I really like it.

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For my eyes after priming with the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged, I used the light matte pink as a base all over the eyes. Then because I wanted the sunset look I first went in the crease with the light matte peach shade. Then, to use the shade I haven’t yet, I went in with that orangey/red on the bottom left and packed that in the outer corner and a little in the crease. On the rest of the lid I took Don’t Carat All from the Too Faced Pretty Rich palette and topped that with a little bit of Fluent In Diamonds, a gold glitter. I lined with the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and applied the Benefit They’re Real mascara. I lined my lips with the Model Co Illusion Lip Liner, then used the KVD Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Muneca, this is a light pink/salmon shade and I’m wearing it today. I like it a lot. I set the whole look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys have the Ruby Obsessions palette I’d love to know what your favorite look is that you’ve done with it. Also, I really enjoy doing posts like this, 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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Spring 2020 Walmart Beauty Box Review

Hi everyone,

Today I’m back with another unboxing, this time of the Spring 2020 Walmart Beauty Box. I always say that the Walmart Beauty Box is a little off with their timing and this box is no different. I got this on Friday so one day before the official start of summer. The theme for this month is Spring Beauty Sensations. The box itself is white with the Walmart logo in the center and that is made of lipstick swatches in various pinks and reds. Sometimes they will make the inside of the box a different color to more match the season, but this time it’s plain white inside.

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So the first thing we have is the Suave Curl Defining Cream For Naturally Curly and Coily Hair. This is part of the Suave Professionals for Natural Hair collection. It has natural shea butter and pure coconut oil along with no parabens, dyes and is color safe. This is supposed to add shine, moisture and help bring your curls back to life while enhancing your natural curl pattern.

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The second product we have is the Biore Rose Quartz + Charcoal Daily Purifying Cleanser. This says that the charcoal deep cleans and the rose quartz radiates self love. Biore as far as I know is a well liked drugstore skincare brand and based on the research I did, people seem to really like this cleanser and how it made their skin feel.

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Moving on we have one of two things from the brand Hello. This is a charcoal infused, tapered bristle toothbrush, with bristles made from bamboo, that is natural and bpa free. I know a lot of people like the charcoal toothpastes and such, but personally I’m not the biggest fan. I think this is a cool idea though.

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The second item from Hello is an antiplaque + whitening, fluoride free, natural peppermint with tea tree and coconut oil toothpaste. I’m 50/50 about natural toothpastes and I have a whitening toothpaste that I really like, but I’ll give this one a try and see what I think.

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The second to last product we have is Natural Vitality Calm in Raspberry-Lemon. This is a magnesium supplement that you stir into cold or warm water and drink. It’s supposed to help balance your calcium intake and promote healthy magnesium levels along with helping you feel more relaxed and less stressed. I take my vitamins and things like that but I’m not really into things like this on this level. My mom is though, so I’ll give this to her and see if she likes it.

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And the last product we have is the Salon Perfect Design Nail Set. This is a set of fake nails with a grey marble and gold stripe pattern and an almond shape. In this kit you get 24 nails, a nail file and professional nail glue. I haven’t worn glue on fake nails in many years and I don’t typically pick this shape, but these are pretty cute and something I could have fun with.

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Overall I feel like this is one of the worst Walmart Beauty Boxes I’ve received, it almost feels like they forgot they had to do a box. There’s nothing in here that feels super springy and I feel like there was a few cases where they definitely didn’t look at my profile preferences. Hopefully the summer box will be better. If any of you guys are subscribed to the Walmart Beauty Box, I’m interested to know what you thought of your spring box.

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

-K

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