Blogmas Day Nine: Friendsmas

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day Nine! I can’t believe there’s only three days left of Blogmas, it’s just flown by. Today I’m going to be talking about Friendsmas. I exchanged gifts with one of my longtime friends recently, like we’ve been doing for years and it was great. I think we both nailed it this year.

So, starting off with what I got her, I went for a theme this year, and if you read my present wrapping post, then you saw me talking about some of these presents and my thought behind how I wrapped them and if you haven’t read that post I’ll link it below. Like I said, I went with a theme, it was cozy, and I think everything went together nicely.

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For the stocking it took me forever to find one that I liked, but I ended up picking this one and I think it’s perfect. The material is kind of shiny, it has the fur on the top and it says It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year. And I filled it with five beauty bits. When it came to the stocking I didn’t want to do candy and I didn’t know how candy would ship, so I went with beauty products because when I’m having a cozy night in I like to pamper myself. So there’s a nail polish, face mask, pore strips and a couple of hair treatments.

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For the main presents, the big package is a super soft blanket, the red box is a box of tea that she likes and the long blue package is a bookmark. I found this amazing shop on Etsy that makes bookmarks and they are incredible. It’s called The Burlap Butterfly and there are bookmarks for so many different fandoms, they’re so well done and I highly recommend them. I posted a picture of a Harry Potter bookmark I bought myself on my Instagram, if you want to see what they look like.

For the gifts she bought me, I gave her some ideas of things that I wanted but I didn’t know what to expect. We definitely don’t tell each other what we’ve bought in the run up to the opening of the gifts. But she did very well. And it’s not pictured here, but there was a little note in the box as well.

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I’ve mentioned before that I really like adult coloring books, I’m a pretty creative person so I enjoy that aspect of it and I also find it to be relaxing. And this one is great because giraffes are my favorite animal.

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The other thing she got me was a set of stemless wine glasses. But these aren’t normal wine glasses, they have a Harry Potter theme. The first one says Accio Wine! And the other says I Solemnly Swear That I Am Up To No Good.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys hosted or attended any Friendsmas parties I hope you had a great time.

Until next time, have you guys finished your shopping yet and I can’t believe there’s only six days until Christmas :).

-K

Present Wrapping Post:

Blogmas Day Two: Christmas Cards and Present Wrapping

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I want your input

Hi everyone,

This isn’t the typical blog post, but rather something I want your opinion on. I’ve been wanting to do a Q&A for a while now, and I want to know how you guys want me to do it. What I’m thinking is I can do the traditional blog post where you send me your questions and I write out my answers, or I could do a livestream on YouTube. Let me know what you guys think and remember to send in questions. The questions can be about anything you want, so don’t think it has to be solely about makeup and beauty. Anyway, let me know what you guys think :).

-K

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The many faces of pumpkin carving

Hi everyone,

I can’t believe that Halloween is tomorrow..That being said, I spent Wednesday night pumpkin carving. I decided for the first time to carve two and it went pretty much how I thought that it would. It was time consuming and tedious at times, but that’s all part of the fun right? I initially wanted one large pumpkin and one small one, but the only small pumpkins I was able to find were the miniatures and you can’t carve on those. So, I ended up with two pretty good size pumpkins and endless design options.

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I did end up deciding on two patterns. One Seahawks and the other more traditional Halloween.

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The Seahawks pattern was incredibly intricate and admittedly I did mess it up, but I was able to fix it make it look like it was supposed to. And after that I wanted my other pattern to be simple and I did find one that I liked, but the problem with that one was the way the pattern worked it had to traced with a marker opposed to punched in. So there was marker all over my hands and really no way to take a picture, but I do have one of the finished product.

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What I liked about this is it’s still a skull, but a different version of it.

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Overall it took me a little over three hours and I’m really, really happy with how they turned out and I can’t wait to see what they look like once I put lights in them :).

Until next time, designs are always fixable and Happy Halloween! 🙂

-K

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