August Favorites

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Happy Friday! Today, as it’s the end of the month, I thought it would be the perfect time to do my August favorites. I tried out quite a few things this month and I feel like I have a pretty good mix, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty I have a few favorites from my August BoxyCharm box, and if you haven’t read that I’ll link it below. My first Boxy favorite is the MineTan Body Skin Hydra Glow Sleep Serum. This has a triple action hyaluronic acid formula with time release technology so it moisturizes while you sleep and is supposed to give you glowing skin when you wake up. I really like this, it sinks in super quickly, my skin feels really soft and moisturized and I can see that it’s more glowy. I will say that the first time I went to use this the pump was broken, but I managed to MacGyver it and it works great now. If you’re looking for a new nighttime serum I would recommend giving this a try.

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My next Boxy favorite is the Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eye Primer. I was interested to see how this would compare to my favorite eye primers, Too Faced and Pretty Vulgar, and it’s just as good. This is quick drying, dries down clear, is cruelty free and not only locks in your eyeshadow all day but enhances the shadow.

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My second to last Boxy favorite is from the Trestique Summer Glow + Go Set and it’s the Maldives Luminescent highlighter. This highlighter is so good. It’s a gorgeous champagney shade, buildable and has a fantastic glow. I’ve been using this under my brows and in the inner corner of my eyes as well and it works so perfectly everywhere you put it. I don’t always like a cream highlighter, but this one is really creamy and blends out nicely. Definitely recommend this if you’re in the market for a new highlighter.

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My last Boxy favorite is the Clarins Lip Perfector in 03 Velvet Red. So this is a liquid lipstick with a moussey texture and a velvet finish. This is deep red in color but you can see it has some berry undertones. This feels really light on the lips, it’s long lasting and because of the shea butter it does leave your lips feeling hydrated. I wasn’t sure if I would really like the cushion applicator, but I do. It applies the product evenly and smoothly.

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And my last beauty favorite is two of the Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipsticks. I did a review of two of the liquid matte mini sets, Au Naturel Nudes and Blushed Nudes, so I have a favorite from each. The first is from Au Naturel Nudes and it’s Sugar Mama. This is a peachy nude and it’s definitely true peach in color.

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My favorite from the Blushed Nudes set is Muse. This is so pretty, it’s deep rose in color and it looks so pretty on.

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Moving on I have a racing favorite and it’s the Indy 500. This year the 500 was very different than years past, but it was still super fun to watch and action packed. The USAF Thunderbirds did the flyover, Roger Penske gave the “Start Your Engines” command, there were great battles for position and ultimately Takuma Sato took home the victory, so huge congrats to him.

And my last favorite is a music favorite. It’s my Summer Rewind playlist that Spotify put together for me. It has a good mix of my favorite songs, specifically those I’ve been loving during the summer months and I’m enjoying 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 August favorites were.

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

-K

August BoxyCharm Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2020/08/19/august-2020-boxycharm-unboxing/

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Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Mini Set Review Part Two

Hi everyone,

Today I’m back with part two of Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Mini Set Review, I will link part one below if you haven’t read it. I wanted to first talk about the Huda Beauty Legit Lashes mascara. I got a sample of this when I placed the lipstick order and I tried it out today. First impression, I like it a lot more than I thought I would. I have pretty long lashes anyway, but the volume and length this gives is impressive. I highly recommend.

So the lip set I’m going to be talking about today is the Blushed Nudes. This like the Au Naturel Nudes has a plastic sleeve over it and Blushed Nudes is written in metallic pink.

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In this set you get four mini and this set focuses on nudes that have both warm and cool undertones. The first lipstick we have is Bombshell and I would describe this as a peachy nude.

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The next lipstick we have is Wifey. I would say that this is on that pinkish/very light brown line.

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The second to last lipstick we have is Muse. This is such a pretty color, it’s a deeper rose shade and this is a lip color you can tell is going to look so nice on.

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And the last liquid lipstick we have is Venus. This is the one lipstick in this kit that’s more on the brown side, but it’a nice medium brown.

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That about wraps it up for this post, I looked on the Huda Beauty website and there is a third lip set with all brown lipsticks so if that ever comes back in stock I’m going to purchase it.

Until next time, I’d love to know which of these lipstick shades is your favorite and you can never have too many liquid lipsticks :).

-K

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Mini Post Part One: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2020/08/07/huda-beauty-liquid-matte-mini-set-review-part-one/

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Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Mini Set Review Part One

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Happy Friday! During National Lipstick Day a ton of different beauty brands were having great sales, so I had a little look around and found a few things I wanted from Huda Beauty. I ended up picking up two of their liquid matte mini sets, I also picked up a sample of the Legit Lashes mascara, and I’m going to be talking about them in two different posts.

This was my first time buying straight from the Huda Beauty website and I have to say I love their packaging. When I opened the box I was greeted with tissue paper with lips on it and the products themselves were in a bubble wrap envelope. The bubble wrap itself is in the shape of hearts which I’ve never seen before and I think it’s adorable.

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So the set I’m going to talk about today is the Au Naturel Nudes. This has a plastic sleeve over it and Au Naturel Nudes is written in metallic rose gold.

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In these sets you get four minis and this set in particular is between peachy and brown, warmer nudes if you will, in shade range. I have a few of the Huda Beauty matte liquid lipsticks and I really like formulation, they have great staying power, they’re nicely pigmented and they don’t feel heavy on the lips. The first shade we have is Girlfriend. This is a deeper shade, somewhere between peach and brown.

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The next shade we have is Trendsetter. This is more of a true brown.

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The second to last lipstick we have is Sugar Mama. This is peachy in color and it’s what I would call more of a true peach.

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And the last liquid lipstick in this set is Bikini Babe. This is the lightest shade in the set and this is a really light nude. I have a two other liquid lips in shades similar to this and I really like it.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if any of you guys have this set or any of these lipsticks I’d love to know what your favorite shade is/what shade you have.

Until next time, have a good weekend and you can never have too many liquid lipsticks :).

-K

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June 2020 BoxyCharm Add-On Haul

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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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Sephora Haul; Too Faced, KVD And More

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Recently I placed a little Sephora order and because I just got everything delivered, I thought it would be the perfect time to go through it and show you what I bought with a little review thrown in.

The first thing I picked up is the Too Faced Pretty Rich Diamond Light Eyeshadow palette. I’ve been wanting this for a while, I think it’s a gorgeous palette and it was on sale, so it was the perfect time to get it.

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This palette is a diamond shape with 16 shadows and a cute little mirror on the top.

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Within these 16 shadows you get 4 gel pressed glitters and those are the ones that are shaped like diamonds. I really like the way this palette is laid out and the color story is quite nice.

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I swatched this on my arm row by row like it shows in the palette. The first row is more like lighter to medium neutrals. The first shadow we have is the glitter and it’s Diamonds For Breakfast. This is a silvery glitter with a little bit of red and brown glitter mixed in. Next to that is It’s Designer, a really light matte nude, then there’s Fancy That, a matte taupey shade. And the last shade in the row is Filthy Rich, a shimmery lighter brown with gold shimmer. I can tell this is going to be one of my go to shadows.

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The second row is all about pinks. The first shadow we have is Clutch Your Pearls. In the pan this looks like a nice white with maybe a little pink/purple, but when this hits the light it’s incredible. It has that duo chrome effect so when it is in the light you really see that pinky purple. It’s so pretty. Next to that is Princess Cut, this is a super pretty goldy/pink. It is on the lighter side but it does have some bigger glitter flecks in it that really pump up the shadow. Then there’s the glitter, Diamond Glitterati. This is a deeper pink and when I look at this it makes me think Barbie. The last shadow in this row is Highly Selective and that is a shimmery rose gold.

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The third row is golds and browns and starts with the glitter, Fluent In Diamonds. This is a medium gold and if you were wanting a straight up gold glitter, this would be the one to pick. Next to that is It’s Cashmere, a matte cashmere brown, this would be a great transition shade. Then there’s Don’t Carat All, which is a shimmery gold that is somewhere between light and medium, it doesn’t have as yellow of an undertone as Fluent In Diamonds. And the last shadow in this row is Oh, That’s Rich! and that is a deep chocolate matte brown.

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And the last row is the deeper shades, silvers, blues and black. The first shadow we have is Coal Under Pressure. This is what I would call somewhere between a medium and deep black, you can see a little bit of maybe blue when you swatch it and it has these big flecks of silver glitter. Next to that is Silver Spoon, which is deeper shimmery silver and it looks like it has some blue undertones as well. It’s unlike any other silver shadow I have. Then there’s Set The Jewel Tone, which is a shadow I’m super excited about. This is an absolutely gorgeous shimmery blue, it’s almost sapphire blue. And the last shadow in this row is the glitter, Diamond Life. This is going to be a great topper for a number of looks. It has a mix of white, blue, black and a darker silver glitter. It’s a very well thought out glitter in my opinion.

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I’m honestly so impressed with this palette, if these shadows are as good on the eye as they were in the swatches, then I can see this becoming one of my most used palettes.

The next thing I picked up is a KVD Vegan Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade Muneca. I have a few of the Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks and they’re some of my favorites. The formulas are great and they have fantastic staying power. This one in particular is a peachy/salmony pink which is a shade I really like and it’s absolutely perfect for summer.

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The last thing I want to talk about is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Brag Mascara. I had been really wanting to try this out before committing to buy the full size or even the mini, and I was able to get one of the deluxe samples. I was initially excited to try this because I had been hearing good things and with this you do get a good size wand, but honestly, at least for me, it’s just alright. It’s not the worst mascara I’ve ever used but it’s certainly not the best. It just didn’t give me as much volume or length as I was hoping for.

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That about wraps it up for this post, overall I’m super happy with everything and I can’t wait to use the palette and the lipstick.

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

-K

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