What I Got For Christmas 2019

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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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Blogmas Day Twelve: Christmas Nails

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Welcome to Blogmas Day Twelve! I can’t believe it’s already the last day, it’s been more stressful this year I will admit, but it does feel like it’s flown by. And I will probably be doing it again next year. Today though, I’m going to be showing you the nails that I did this month. Every December I do festive nails and I find it to be a lot of fun, so let’s get into it.

The first week was a little strange because it was right after Thanksgiving and my Thanksgiving polish was still fresh but it kind of fit in so I left it.

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What I used was the Sinful Colors, 2621, Nakey Nay and the Pure Ice High Shine Top Coat. Super simple but really pretty.

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The second manicure I did was in keeping with the simple theme and very wintery and it’s matte white nails. I did forget to take a picture, but what I used was the Sally Hansen Hard As Nails 110, Hard To Get and Sally Hansen Big Matte Top Coat.

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For the third manicure this was when I started to get more into the design and I did snowflake nails. But I did them differently than I normally would, so I did one big snowflake on my ring finger and on the rest of the nails I did a bunch of little snowflakes.

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To do this I used the Salon Perfect 207, Blue Ribbon, Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Fine Tip Pen in 360, Pearly White and the Pure Ice High Shine Top Coat.

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And the last manicure I did, the one I have on now, is present nails. I do this one every year because they’re super cute, very festive and easy to do.

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To do this, I used the Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear 485, Golden-I, Pure Ice 1626, Hit The Floor, Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Fine Tip Pen 380, Red and Pure Ice High Shine Top Coat.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys did festive nails this December I’d love to know what designs you chose.

Until next time, thanks you all for reading the 12 Days of Blogmas. I hope you enjoyed it and I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas :).

-K

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Blogmas Day Seven: Christmas Day Activities

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Welcome to Blogmas Day Seven! Today I’m going to be talking about some of my favorite Christmas Day activities. I’ve mentioned this before, but on Christmas Day my family has a really chill day and it’s pretty much always been that way. I do my makeup on the more glam side, do a simple hairstyle and put on some cozy loungewear. We take our time opening presents and just enjoy ourselves.

After the present opening there’s a good amount of time before dinner and after everyone has messed with their presents it’s only natural to want to fill that time with something, so for us it’s always been games. As my siblings and I have gotten older the games have changed, but now we have our favorites.

One of my favorites is darts. This is a newer addition to the holidays but I think it’s one of the most fun. I highly recommend buying a dartboard if you don’t have one because it’s a great game and kids and adult alike can have a lot of fun with it.

Something I try to do at least once during the holiday season is put together a festive puzzle. I love puzzles always but especially during the holidays because it’s such a cozy thing to do. And the festive puzzles are so cute and have great pictures.

Ever since I was a little kid and I know before I was born, my parents would buy my siblings a new video game or video games. That tradition has continued on as we all have consoles and love to play games, there are some we play team up and play together and others only one of us will play. But on Christmas day one or multiple of us will open up a game and we’ll all play.

The last activity we have is dominoes. On Christmas night after dinner we all gather around and play dominoes. This is something we’ve been doing for years and all have a lot of fun with, especially because we’re all a little competitive with each other but there’s always so many laughs.

That about wraps it up for this post, if you have any games you play with your family on or during Christmas I’d love to know what they are.

Until next time, enjoy your traditions and I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas :).

-K

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Blogmas Day Six: Christmas Day Makeup

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Welcome to Blogmas Day Six! I can’t believe we’re already halfway through and that there’s only two weeks until Christmas. Today I’m going to be showing you guys what my Christmas day makeup is going to be. I like to decide what I’m going to do beforehand, so on the day I can just pop it on and have a chill day. For a while I’ve been doing gold eyes, but this year I wanted something different and this is what I came up with.

So, the first thing I did was moisturizer my face with the Glamglow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. I really like this, it makes my face really soft and it gives me a nice glow that peeks through my foundation. Then I went in with my foundation, the Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless in 205, Ivory. After that I applied my Maybelline Fit Me concealer in 5, Ivory under my eyes to brighten and in a few other places. And I topped that off with the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder.

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For the rest of my face, the first thing I did was go in with my bronzer and for that I used the Benefit Hoola Bronzer. Then I applied one of my favorite blushes, the Seraphine Botanicals Lychee + Gold Healthy Glow Rose-Gold Blush. And I topped it off with the Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Highlighter in Sin.

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For my eyes, the first thing I did was use the Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, this is probably my favorite eyeshadow primer. Then I went in to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Palette and used Twig in the crease. It’s a really nice brown and I use it as a crease color for quite a few looks. Then I used the dark matte brown from the e.l.f. Eye Candy Eyeshadow Duo Set on the outer corner of my eye and I brought that in just a little. And on the rest of the lid I used the bright white shadow from that same e.l.f. duo. I then used the Kat Von D Beauty Tattoo Liner in Trooper and finished the look with the Lancôme Monsieur Big mascara, it gives you lashes for days.

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To top off the whole look I applied the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Maple. This is a deep brick red and I love it. It’s a great red lipstick. And I locked it all in with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.

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That about wraps it up for this post, I always like to do posts like this so look out for more in the future. I’d also love to know what you guys do on Christmas. Do you go a little glam with your look, keep it simple or rock no makeup?

Until next time, have fun creating your looks and I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas :).

-K

Product Links: Notes (The e.l.f. Eyeshadow Duo Set is currently on sale if you’re wanting to get one and the Bite Beauty lipstick was sold out so I didn’t include the link)

Glamglow Glamstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow: https://www.sephora.com/product/glowstarter-mega-illuminating-moisturizer-P408739

Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory: https://www.ulta.com/olay-simply-ageless-foundation?productId=xlsImpprod1060098

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory: https://www.ulta.com/fit-me-concealer?productId=xlsImpprod2980149&_requestid=4751180

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder: https://www.sephora.com/product/translucent-loose-setting-powder-P109908

Benefit Hoola Bronzer: https://www.sephora.com/product/hoola-matte-bronzer-P290636

Seraphine Botanicals Lychee + Gold Healthy Glow Rose-Gold Blush: https://seraphinebotanicals.com/products/lychee-gold

Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base: https://www.sephora.com/product/pro-prime-smudge-proof-eyeshadow-base-P261211

ABH Sultry Palette: https://www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com/sultry-eyeshadow-palette/ABH01-18176.html

Elf Eye Candy Eyeshadow Duo Set: https://www.elfcosmetics.com/eye-candy-eyeshadow-duo-set/70844.html

Kat Von D Beauty Tattoo Liner in Trooper: https://www.sephora.com/product/tattoo-liner-P245205

Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara: https://www.sephora.com/product/monsieur-big-mascara-P419848

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray: https://www.sephora.com/product/all-nighter-long-lasting-makeup-setting-spray-P263504

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Blogmas Day Five: Holiday Hairstyles

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Welcome to Blogmas Day Five! Today I thought it would be fun to do something I haven’t done before, and that’s holiday hairstyles. It’s party season and now that I have short hair I feel like I have more options for styling and I’m more excited to style it. With that being said, let’s get into it.

The first style we have is simply straight. I know this one isn’t particularly groundbreaking, but because I have multiple colors in my hair, depending on the way I style it, a different color will show through. So some days it’s the blonde and other days it’s the red.

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Next we have curly. Now this is admittedly not the best photo, but there is a story behind it. I hardly ever curl my hair, I love the way it looks when it’s done but because my hair is so thick it takes forever. But a few weeks ago it was my mom’s birthday and she always like to take a family photo on her birthday so I dressed up. It was super windy and cold that my curls fell pretty much all the way out. But I also used the bigger of my two curling irons and it didn’t give me the exact look I wanted. I think next time I do curls it will definitely be with the smaller one.

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Moving on, we have what has become one of my new favorite ways to do my hair. And that’s a little bun. I would do a bun all the time when my hair was long, most out of convenience, but a bun is always a good style. So I’ve been doing little ones now and I will do them in various sizes. But this takes practically no time and goes with pretty much every look.

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Next is a super simple one. What you do is take two big sections of hair, one from each side, pull it behind your head and clip together. When I do this normally I use a claw clip, but for the holidays I have a couple of festive clips that I could use.

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This next one is basically the same as the previous, but with braids. What I do is take two medium sized chunks of hair, one from each side, braid, and put together. For this photo I used red rubber bands, but if I did for a party I would use the clear ones.

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And the last style we have can be done a couple of ways. The way I did it today is by parting my hair down the middle and braiding it. I did try to push up the front a little bit, but it didn’t look exactly how I wanted so I elected not to show a front view. I also like this look with a French braid.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you were stuck for a party hairstyle I hope this helped.

Until next time, have fun styling and enjoy your holiday parties :).

-K

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Blogmas Day Four: Holiday Treats

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day Four! Today I thought it would be fun to share some delicious holiday treats with you guys. I love baking all throughout the year, but especially during the holidays and I do quite a lot of it. I have four different treats I’m going to talk about, so let’s get into it.

The first treat we have is Christmas Muddy Buddies. I make these for every holiday, they’re super easy to put together and always a crowd pleaser.

What You Need:

  • 1 box of Chex cereal, you can use whichever you prefer, I do a combo of half rice Chex half chocolate Chex
  • 2 cups of semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 6 tablespoons of butter cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 cup of holiday M&M’s

What You Do:

  • The first step is to take two baking sheets and line them. Once you’ve done that, set them aside. Then pour your cereal into a large bowl and set that aside as well.
  • Next take a microwavable bowl and add in the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Microwave that on high for one minute and stir. Microwave for an additional 10-30 seconds or until the mixture is smooth when you stir it.
  • Once the mixture is smooth stir in the vanilla and pour over the cereal, making sure it’s evenly coated.
  • Then coat the cereal in the powdered sugar. For this you can stir it into the bowl or you can pour the cereal into large Ziploc bags, add powered sugar and shake it all up. But either way make sure it’s evenly coated.
  • Spread the cereal out on the two baking sheets to cool. Once it’s cool put it in your serving vessel, add the holiday M&M’s and give a gentle stir to make sure everything is well combined.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The next treat we have is Christmas Sprinkle Cookies, these are a holiday classic and easy to make.

What You Need:

  • 1 cup of softened butter
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1/2 of Christmas colored sprinkles

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is get a large bowl and to that add your butter and sugar. Beat that at medium speed until it’s light and fluffy.
  • Then add in the egg and vanilla extract and mix.
  • Once that’s mixed add the flour and salt and mix until just combined.
  • Next, shape your dough into 1 inch balls and roll in the sprinkles, making sure they’re evenly coated.
  • Once all the dough balls are coated slightly flatten them and add a few more sprinkles.
  • You can put these in the fridge to firm up but it takes much longer, so I freeze mine for about 15 minutes.
  • While you’re waiting on the cookies to firm up, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line your baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Remove your cookies from the freezer and place on the cookie sheet at least 2 inches apart and bake until the edges are lightly browned. About 12-15 minutes.
  • Once the cookies are out let them sit on the pan for 2 minutes then move to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second to last treat we have is a cookie I make every year and it’s Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies.

What You Need:

  • 1 cup of softened butter
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of mint extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 28 unwrapped peppermint Kisses

What You Do:

  • The first step is to preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line your cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Next, cream together the butter and both the sugars until they’re light and fluffy. Then add in the eggs one at a time until just combined and mix in the mint extract.
  • In a medium bowl combine the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Add the dry mixture to the butter mixture in parts, making sure to mix until just combined each time and scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Once everything is well combined refrigerate the dough for at least 3 hours. You can let it sit overnight if you want.
  • Once out of the fridge, roll into 1 inch balls and place 1-2 inches apart on the cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Once they’re done let them cool for about 3 minutes and press 1 peppermint Kiss into the top of each cookie.
  • Move the cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And the last treat we have is Gingerbread Cookies. I really like gingerbread but I don’t make it a whole lot, maybe this will change that.

What You Need:

  • 2 1/4 cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 3/4 cup of softened butter
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of orange juice
  • 1/4 cup of molasses
  • 1/4 cup of sugar

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is sift together the dry ingredients (flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt).
  • Then cream together the butter and 1 cup of sugar until light and fluffy. To that add the egg and mix until well combined.
  • Add the orange juice and molasses and mix until well combined.
  • Next start to add the dry ingredients, in small parts, until well combined.
  • Refrigerate the dough for 2-3 hours or if you’re in the rush, pop in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line your cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Take about 2 tablespoons of the dough and roll into balls. Roll in the 1/4 cup of sugar and flatten.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes.
  • Let cookies cool on cooling rack.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these treats let me know how it turns out.

Until next time, have fun baking and I’d love to know what your favorite holiday treat is :).

-K

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Blogmas Day Three: Holiday Cocktails

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Welcome to Blogmas Day Three! I can’t believe there’s only three weeks until Christmas, I have so much shopping and decorating to do. Today, as it is the holiday season and there are parties aplenty, I thought it would be a good time to share some holiday cocktails with you. Whether you’re throwing a party or just want to have a festive drink, these are perfect.

The first cocktail we have is the Winter Sea Breeze. This is light and refreshing but has a nice holiday feel. This recipe makes one drink.

What You Need:

  • 1 ounce of vodka
  • 1 ounce of grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 ounce of tonic syrup
  • 2 ounces of soda water
  • 12 pomegranate seeds
  • Ice
  • 3 mint leaves to garnish

What You Do:

  • The first thing your going to do is take your cocktail shaker and add ice.
  • Then add in your vodka, grapefruit juice, tonic syrup, soda water and pomegranate seeds. Shake well.
  • Pour into your glass and garnish with the mint leaves.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The next drink we have is a Candy Cane Martini. I actually really like a good candy cane martini, so I’ll definitely be making this one this holiday. This recipe makes one drink.

What You Need:

  • 2 ounces of strawberry vodka
  • 4 dashes of white crème de menthe
  • 2 1/2 ounces of cranberry juice
  • Ice
  • 2 candy canes (One whole, one crushed) for garnish

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is rim your glass. This recipe didn’t say what to use to wet the glass so just use whatever you want, but make sure you coat the whole rim. Then dip the glass in the crushed candy cane, making sure it’s evenly coated.
  • Then take your cocktail shaker and add ice. To that add in your strawberry vodka, white crème de menthe and cranberry juice. Shake well.
  • Pour into your rimmed glass and add whole candy cane to garnish.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second to last cocktail we have is Partridge in a Pear Tree. And this recipe makes one drink.

What You Need:

  • 2 ounces of pear vodka
  • 1/2 ounce of fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce of simple syrup
  • Champagne
  • Ice
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs to garnish

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is take your champagne flute and place a fresh rosemary sprig in it.
  • Then take your cocktail shaker, add ice, and to that add the pear vodka, fresh lemon juice, and simple syrup. Shake well.
  • Strain that over the fresh rosemary in your champagne flute until the glass is half full.
  • Top with champagne and if desired, garish with smaller rosemary sprig.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And the last cocktail we have is Rudolph’s Tipsy Spritzer. This is a really fun drink and this recipe makes multiple servings.

What You Need:

  • 5 cups of orange juice
  • 2 cups of chilled lemon-lime soda, Sprite is my favorite
  • 1 1/2 cups of vodka
  • 1/2 cup of maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • For garnish, lemon slices and rosemary sprigs

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is get your pitcher, then add in the orange juice, lemon-lime soda, vodka, cherry juice and fresh lemon juice.
  • Give that a good stir to make sure it’s well combined.
  • You can serve this right away or you can chill it in the fridge until serving.
  • When serving, once drinks have been poured into glasses garnish with a lemon slice and a sprig of fresh rosemary.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these drinks let me know which is your favorite.

Until next time, enjoy making drinks and have fun at your holiday parties :).

-K

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Blogmas Day Two: Robbie Williams Christmas Album Review

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day Two! Today I’m going to be talking about the Robbie Williams Christmas album, The Christmas Present. I was a little surprised when I heard he was going to do a Christmas album but in a good way. And now having heard it, I’m glad that he did. I think the album art is great, very classic Christmas with a RW twist.

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The track listing for this album is:

Disc One: Christmas Past:

  1. Winter Wonderland
  2. Merry Xmas Everybody (featuring Jamie Cullum)
  3. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  4. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
  5. Coco’s Christmas Lullaby
  6. Rudolph
  7. Yeah! It’s Christmas
  8. It’s A Wonderful Life (featuring Poppa Pete)
  9. Let’s Not Go Shopping
  10. Santa Baby (featuring Helene Fischer)
  11. Best Christmas Ever
  12. One Last Christmas
  13. Coco’s Christmas Lullaby Reprise

Disc Two: Christmas Future:

  1. Time For Change
  2. Idlewild
  3. Darkest Night
  4. Fairytales (featuring Rod Stewart)
  5. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) (featuring Bryan Adams)
  6. Bad Sharon (featuring Tyson Fury)
  7. Happy Birthday Jesus Christ
  8. New Year’s Day
  9. Snowflakes
  10. Home
  11. Soul Transmission

There are four deluxe bonus tracks and those are I Believe in Father Christmas, Not Christmas, Merry Kissmas and It Takes Two (featuring Rod Stewart).

What I like about this album is that no matter which disc you’re listening to, you get the classic Christmas essence while it’s very swing in some place and very Robbie Williams throughout. This album is mixed very well.

Overall, I give this a solid 8.5/9. I highly recommend giving this a listen if you haven’t. It’s on Spotify and YouTube and you can purchase it from iTunes and Robbie Williams website.

That about wraps it up for this post, if you’ve listened to this album I’d love to know what your favorite song/songs are.

Until next time, you can never have too many Christmas albums and have fun listening :).

-K

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Blogmas Day One: e.l.f. Eye Candy Eyeshadow Duo Set Review

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Happy December and welcome to Blogmas Day One! I can’t believe it’s already December, Christmas will be here before we know it. So, I did a little Black Friday shopping and I thought it would be fun to start off Blogmas with a review of one of the items I bought, the e.l.f. Eye Candy Eyeshadow Duo Set. You guys know that e.l.f. is one of my favorite drugstore brands, so when their holiday collection came out there were a few things I had my eye on and this was one of them.

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With this set you get three eyeshadow duos and one eyeshadow brush. This was $5.00 in-store and it’s $5.00 on the e.l.f. website.

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I do have a couple of their brushes but this is the first straight up eyeshadow brush of theirs I have. I love the color, and it’s really soft.

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All of the eyeshadows have a swirl pattern on the lid so they look like little peppermints. Each duo has a matte and a shimmer. The first duo has an orangey/brown matte and a gorgeous coppery shimmer. The matte shadow is so smooth, they all are and this shimmer is so pigmented.

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The second duo has a deep chocolate brown matte and an off white/cream shimmer. The shimmer is on the lighter side so on first glance I think it would be a perfect highlight shade under the brow or in the inner corner of the eye. Although I do want to see how it would be on the lid.

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And the last duo has a nice plum colored matte and nice pinky/purple shimmer. Typically when I wear purple shadows, which isn’t very often, I go for much darker or much lighter but these are both really pretty so I’m excited to play around and see what looks I can come up with.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys have purchased, or been gifted, this set I’d love to know which shadows are your favorite and which holiday sets you’re hoping to get/are you buying for yourself this holiday season?

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

-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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