November Favorites

Hi everyone,

As it’s the end of the month I thought it would be the perfect time to do my November favorites. I wanted to mention that I am going to be doing Blogmas this year and I’m excited about it, so look out for that coming soon! Back to the favorites, I feel like I have a pretty good mix this month, so let’s get into it.

Starting with Beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my November BoxyCharm box, and if you haven’t read that I’ll link it below. My first Boxy favorite is the Ace Beaute Eyeshadow Amplifying Base in Light. This is a full coverage eyeshadow base that gives your shadow a longer wear time and amplifies both matte and shimmer shadows. I’ve been using this since I got it and I really like it. It has just the right amount of tack to it, but it’s not too sticky or too wet. This has made it’s way into my rotation of eyeshadow bases and I definitely recommend giving it a try if you’re in the market for an eyeshadow base.

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My next Boxy favorite is the Violet Voss Violet Sunset Eyeshadow and Pressed Pigment Palette. I’m not going to say too much about this because I have a ‘Three Recent Looks’ post coming soon with it, but I really, really like it. The color story is nice, the formulation and color payoff is great and it’s very versatile. Definitely a palette I recommend, and from this I’ve been looking through the Violet Voss website to see which palette I want to buy next. 

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My last Boxy favorite and second to last beauty favorite is the Hanalei Beauty Company Matte Bronzer. This bronzer is supposed to give you a sun kissed Hawaiian look and it really does. It’s long-wearing, really smooth and super buildable. This bronzer has quickly made it’s way into my top favorites. 

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And my last beauty favorite is my Thanksgiving makeup. I always try to do something in the fall color palette, usually orange/brown/gold and this year I’m super happy with what I came up with. 

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Moving on to more random favorites, we have Thanksgiving itself. It’s always one of my favorite holidays because the food is so good and it’s nice to just chill and hangout. I make apple pie every year and it always comes out great, but this year it seemed extra good and I think it looked really nice. 

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I have a couple of TV show favorites and they both happen to come from Netflix. The first is the Great British Bake Off. The current season just finished and I can honestly say that this has been one of my favorite seasons in a while. I genuinely really liked the final three so much and would have been happy with any of them winning. I won’t spoil who won in case anyone hasn’t seen it, but I will tell you that it made me cry. I swear I get the most emotional watching baking shows lol. 

My second Netflix favorite is season 4 of Selling Sunset. I watched it in 3 days. I think the combination of having to wait so long between seasons 3 and 4 coupled with the fact that I had seen and heard some things from the season as they were happening made me want to watch it more and it was SO good. I cannot wait for season 5 to come out because I am team Jason and Chrishell and I think it’s going to be really sweet to see their relationship on screen. Also, the fashion is incredible and the houses are just next level. 

And my last favorite is a music favorite and it’s Joe Bonamassa’s new album Time Clocks. I swear every time Joe releases an album it’s better than the one before it and that is definitely the case with this one. It’s genre bending, which Joe is incredible at, but it’s still the blues at the roots and I love so many of the songs. I definitely, definitely recommend giving it a listen if you haven’t yet. 

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

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

-K 

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November BoxyCharm Unboxing

Hi everyone,

Yesterday I received my November BoxyCharm box and I thought that today would be the perfect day to go through it. The theme for this month is Invite Only which fits perfectly with this time of year. It’s officially the holiday season and people are getting glammed up to go to holiday parties.

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So the first product we have is the Ace Beaute Eyeshadow Amplifying Base in Light. This is a full coverage eyeshadow base that not only amplifies matte and shimmer shadows, but gives them a longer wear time. I really like Ace Beaute, as you guys know, and I have yet to anything from them that isn’t an eyeshadow palette. So I’m excited to try this out. 

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The next product we have is the Violet Voss Violet Sunset Eyeshadow and Pressed Pigment Palette. This is a 10 pan palette with a color story inspired by the sunset so it has those warm neutrals but there’s pops of color as well. 

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You do get a mirror in this palette, and it’s a rectangular mirror as this is a rectangular palette. 

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This palette has a mix of mattes, shimmers and metallics. Just from the swatches it seems like these shadows are very pigmented and from what I know of Violet Voss palettes, they’re going to be super blendable. 

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I swatched these in the rows they appear in in the palette. The first shadow in the first row is Vanilla which is a really pretty, light vanilla/pink with a duochrome shift. Next to that is Peach which is a metallic golden peach shade. Then there’s Desert Sand, a matte lighter, warm brown. Next to that is Champagne which is a metallic/foil champagne shade and the last shadow in the row is Amber Sky which is a matte deep amber. 

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The second row brings those fun pops of color. The first shadow in the row is Lilac, a very pretty matte lilac. Next to that is Violet Sunset, a metallic violet which I can’t wait to wear. Then there’s Sunset, a matte peachy/pink. Next to that is Blush, a matte blush pink and the last shadow in the row is Dusk, a matte deep brown. I will be doing a ‘Three Recent Looks’ with this palette, so look out for that.

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Moving on we have the Hanalei Beauty Company Matte Bronzer. This is a natural, cruelty free matte bronzer that is supposed to give you a sun kissed Hawaiian look. This is also supposed to be long wearing. It swatched really smooth and it’s a nice color that is buildable and I’m interested to try it. 

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The second to last product we have is the Luxie x Puatips Por La Noche Brush Set. This was my Choice item for the month. With this set you get three brushes. These brushes have orange, white and gold handles with gold lettering. And like all Luxie brushes I’ve used, are super soft. 

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The first brush is a Luxie 211 Concealer Brush. I don’t usually apply my concealer with a brush, I like a sponge, but this is a nice size and shape so I’ll see what I think of it.

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Next we have a 207 Medium Angled Brush. I think you can never have too many angled brushes and I like the medium size ones. 

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And the last brush in this set is the 514 Blush Face Brush. This is what I would call a medium size blush brush, not too big and fluffy and that’s always a good size to have in your brush collection. 

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You also get a pouch with this set. When you take the insert out you can see it’s clear and it has an orange zipper. 

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And the last product we have is the Bodyography Makeup Brush Cleanser. This is made from natural orange peel and gentle cleansers. It’s vegan, cruelty free and the bottle is recyclable. I like that this comes in a spray because that makes it quick and easy to clean brushes and it smells decent too. It’s coming up on time to clean my brushes, so I’ll be putting this to the test. 

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

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

-K 

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Three Recent Looks, Ace Beaute Falling For You Palette

Hi everyone,

Today I’m back with one of my favorite types of posts, a Three Recent Looks. This time with the Ace Beaute Falling For You Palette. I received this palette in my October BoxyCharm box and I really like it. It’s versatile, the shadows are all very pigmented, smooth, blendable and I think that this is a great fall palette. I’m having a lot of fun playing around with it.

For the first look I wanted to do something with the pink and purple shadows and I’m so pleased with how it came out. I’ve recreated this look since and I think it’s a fun one. So the first thing I did was prime my face with the GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and set everything with the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder.

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For the rest of my face, the first thing I did was bronze using the Too Faced Extra Toasty Bronzer. Then I applied the Too Faced Daydreamer Blush and the Too Faced Angel Kisses Highlighter. 

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For my eyes, the first thing I did was prime them with the Elizabeth Mott Cosmetics Thank Me Later Eyeshadow Primer. Then I went into the palette. The first shadow I used was Squash and I blended that in the crease. Then I took Cranberry and blended that lightly in the crease as well. I then took Chestnut and packed it on the outer corner of my eye and a little bit into the crease. For the rest of my eye I applied Apple. I then took Chestnut and put it under my eye, about halfway. For the other half and the inner corner of my eye, I applied Apple. I lined my eyes with the BellaPierre Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner in Jet Black and topped it off with the Too Faced Damn Girl Mascara. For my lips I lined them using the Model Co Lip Enhancer Illusion Lip Liner Pencil and filled them in with the KVD Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Muneca. I set everything with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

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For the second look I wanted to use the brown and gold shadows and I think this is one of my favorite looks of this type that I’ve done in a while. The first thing I did was prime my face using the GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and I set everything with the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder. 

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For the rest of my face, I first bronzed using the Nars Laguna Bronzer. Then I applied my e.l.f. Blush from the Bite Size Face Duo in Lychee and highlighted using the a mix of the first two shades in the Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Glowdient Palette

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For my eyes, I first primed them using the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. Then I went into the palette, I first took Autumn and blended that into the crease. Then I took Pine Cone and packed that on the outer corner of my eye and into the crease just a little. For the rest of my eye I applied Cider. I then took Pine Cone and put that about two thirds of the way under my eye, for the rest of and in the inner corner I applied Cider. I lined my eyes with the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and topped it off with the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. For my lips I first lined them with the Saint Luxe Beauty Secret Admirer Liner, filled them in with the Beauty Vaulte Beau Babe Liner and topped that with the Nars Afterglow Lip Balm in Laguna. I set everything with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray

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For the third look I wanted to do something that was bright. I should have included pictures of another look I did after this because I did bright with it in another way, but if I recreate it, I’ll post pictures on my social media. The first thing I did was prime my face with the GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Glow Moisturizer in Nude Glow. I then applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 250, Ivory, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and set everything with the Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Loose Setting Powder in Translucent Peach Whisper

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For the rest of my face I used the Ofra Mini Mix Face Palette in Good To Go. I used the Bronzer in Current. The Blush in Intention and I used a mix of the lightest and the pink from the All of the Lights Highlighter. 

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For my eyes, the first thing I did was prime them with the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. Then I went into the palette. I first took Squash and blended that into the crease, then I took Pumpkin Pie and lightly blended that into the crease as well. Then I took Cherry Pie and put that on my entire eyelid. I then took Pumpkin Pie and put that two thirds of the way under my eye and for the rest and in the inner corner, I applied Cherry Pie. I lined my eyes with the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and topped it off with the KVD Go Big or Go Home Mascara. For my lips, I lined them with the Model Co Lip Enhancer Illusion Lip Liner Pencil and filled them in with the KVD Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Muneca. I set everything with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, I always really like doing this style of post, 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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October Favorites

Hi everyone,

I know it’s a day late, but today I’m going to be doing my October Favorites. It’s late because I went to a Halloween party on the 30th and wanted to include my costume in this post. I think I have a pretty good mix of favorites this month, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my October BoxyCharm box, and I’ll link that below if you haven’t read it. My first Boxy favorite is the Appeal Cosmetics Adhesive Liquid Liner in Jet Black. This is the first adhesive liner I’ve tried and I really do like it. It’s so much easier than messing with a tube of glue, all you do is apply, wait for it to get tacky, then put your lashes on. Easy peasy. On the liner side of this, it’s ultra fine and you can easily do a thin or thick line. I definitely recommend giving this a try if you’re wanting to ditch the lash glue.

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My next Boxy favorite is the Camara Aunique Beauty Mary Lash. These are faux mink and the most natural in their collection. They give you a nice, softness to your look while still giving you a good amount of volume. I’ve worn these a couple different times and I like them a lot. I’m definitely going to be picking up some more lashes from Camara Aunique in the future. 

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My last Boxy favorite is the Ace Beaute Falling For You Palette. I’m not going to say too much about this palette because I’m going to be doing a Three Recent Looks post with it, but what I will say is that I like it a lot. I think it’s super versatile, perfect for this time of year but you could wear it during the warmer months as well and the shadows are fantastic. Definitely recommend giving it a try if you’re looking for a great fall palette. 

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And my last beauty favorite is the look I did to go with my Halloween costume. It’s very similar to the one I did for the 4th of July, with a few changes, but I like it a lot and it really added to the whole overall look. 

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Moving on to more random favorites, we have my Halloween costume itself. This year I wanted something really fun and sparkly so that’s exactly what I got. Sparkly sailor. I think this is one of my favorite costumes I’ve done in a while, I had a lot of fun with it and it’s super cute. And honestly for being 90% sequins it wasn’t itchy which sequined things sometimes can be. 

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And my last favorite is a music favorite and it’s the Doobie Brothers new album Liberte. You guys, I honestly can’t say enough good things about this album. From top to bottom it’s incredible, I genuinely really like every song, I don’t listen to Amen Old Friend as much because it makes emotional every time I do, which isn’t a bad thing, but ya know. But I genuinely can’t pick a favorite song, they’re all so great. The only thing I don’t love is the fact that I preordered it and they’ve had delays in getting them out so I haven’t gotten a physical copy yet, but I know they were supposed to start shipping end of October so I’m excited to get my hands on it. If you haven’t listened to Liberte yet I highly, highly recommend doing so. 

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

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

-K 

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Three Recent Looks, Tarte Falls Feels Palette

Hi everyone,

Today I have one of my favorite posts, a Three Recent Looks. This time with the Tarte Falls Feels Palette. I’ve been really enjoying this palette, even though it’s a smaller palette it has a lot of versatility and I’m having a lot of fun creating with it.

So for the first look I wanted to do something simple but still very much fall inspired. The first thing I did was prime my face using the GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and I set everything with my Ofra Pressed Banana Powder.

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For the rest of my face, the first thing I did was bronze using the Nars Laguna Bronzer. I then applied the blush from the e.l.f. Bite Size Face Duo in Lychee and highlighted using the mixture of the first two shades from the Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Glowdient Palette

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For my eyes, the first thing I did was prime using the Elizabeth Mott Cosmetics Thank Me Later Eyeshadow Primer. Then I went into the palette and I first applied Homecoming, just to test it out, then on top of that, and in the crease, I applied a lighter layer of Hayride and on my entire lid I applied Apple Picking. I then took Hayride and put it 3/4 of the way under my eye and for the rest and in the inner corner of my eye applied Apple Picking. I lined my eyes using the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and topped it off with the Tarte Maneater Mascara. I lined my lips using the Model Co Lip Enhancer Illusion Lip Liner Pencil and filled in my lips with the Sophia + Mabelle Hydrating Hybrid Lipstick in Topless. Even though I forgot to include it in any of the pictures, I set the whole look with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray

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For the second look I went for ‘pumpkin but subtle’ and you’ll see what I mean. The first thing I did was prime my face with the GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. I then applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and I set everything with my Ofra Pressed Banana Powder. 

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For the rest of my face, the first thing I did was bronze using the Too Faced Extra Toasty Bronzer. I then applied the blush from the Fall Feels Palette and it’s aptly named, Fall Feels. And I highlighted with the Too Faced Angel Kisses highlighter. 

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For my eyes, I first primed them using the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. Then I went into the palette and in the crease, applied Hayride. I then took Pumpkin Patch and put that all over my lid. Because I was going for the pumpkin look, I took Sippin’ Cider, which is a deep green, and used that as liner. I then took Hayride and applied that 3/4 of the way under my eye and for the rest and in the inner corner of my eye applied Pumpkin Patch. And I topped it off with the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. For my lips I lined them with the Model Co Lip Enhancer Illusion Lip Liner Pencil and filled in my lips with the Sophia + Mabelle Hydrating Hybrid Lipstick in Topless. I set the whole look with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray. 

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For the third look I went with one of my favorite combinations, gold and a dark color, this time blue, and with this combo it meant that I used all of the shadows in the palette. The first thing I did was prime my face using the GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. I then applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and I set everything with the Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Loose Setting Powder in Translucent Peach Whisper

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For the rest of my face I used the Ofra Mini Mix Face Palette in Good To Go. The bronzer is in the shade Current, blush in the shade Intentions, and I used a mix of the two lightest shades in the All Of The Lights highlighter. 

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For my eyes, the first thing I did was prime using the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. Then I went into the palette and in the crease, applied Hayride. On the outer corner of my eye and into the crease just a bit, I applied Tailgate and for the rest of my lid, applied Corn Maze. I then took Tailgate and put that halfway under my eye and for the rest and in the inner corner of my eye applied Corn Maze. I lined my eyes using the BellaPierre Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner in Black. And I topped it off with the Too Faced Damn Girl Mascara. Now, I didn’t intend to use the same lip color for every look, but I did them so far apart and without preplanning the looks, that it just ended up that way. For my lips I lined them using the Model Co Model Co Lip Enhancer Illusion Lip Liner Pencil and filled them in with the Sophia + Mabelle Hydrating Hybrid Lipstick in Topless. I set the whole look with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, I really like this palette. The shadows are all really smooth, creamy and super pigmented. Even the blush is great, I like it a lot. Like I said, I like doing this style of post a lot, 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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October BoxyCharm Unboxing

Hi everyone,

Yesterday I received my October BoxyCharm box and I thought that today would be the perfect day to go through it. The theme this month is Spellbound, which is obviously the perfect theme with Halloween and there are definitely some products in here that fit the theme well.

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So the first product we have is the Tarte Wink of H2O Vegan Collagen Eye Cream. They say that this is like an espresso shot for your under eyes. It’s supposed to reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness, has a light water based formula that gives 24 hour hydration and helps to firm and fight signs of aging with what they call hydroflex technology. This has a mix of marine plants, peptides, SEA surge complex, avocado oil, shea butter, caffeine and a vegan collagen complex. What it doesn’t have is parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate and gluten. I do really like the eye cream I’m using right now, and my skin is 50/50 on Tarte skincare so I think I’ll give this a try and if my under eyes like it then I’ll definitely incorporate it into my routine. 

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The next product we have is the Ace Beaute Falling For You Eyeshadow Palette. When I saw this palette in the spoilers for the October box I was excited and was hoping I would get it because it looked so pretty and like the embodiment of fall. I have another Ace Beaute palette that I love and use all the time, so I knew what the quality of the palette would be. I love what they did with the outside of this palette, I like the use of the orange, gold and the fall leaves. 

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You do get a decent size mirror with this palette and it has a nice gold boarder around it. 

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This is a 12 pan palette with a mix of matte and metallic shadows that they say have been carefully milled and packed so you get the easiest application and excellent color payoff. 

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I swatched these in the rows they appear in in the palette. So the first shadow we have is Apple, a really pretty metallic rose gold. Next to that is Squash, which is a matte lighter pink. Then we have Pumpkin Pie, which is a unique color, it’s a matte reddish/orange brown and the last shadow in the row is Autumn, which is a matte deep apricot. 

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The first shadow in the second row is Pine Cone which is a matte, darker sienna brown. Next to that is Cherry Pie, a metallic pinky red with some purple glitter. Then there’s Spice, a metallic taupe shade but it’s a deep taupe and it’s actually really nice. And the last shadow in the row is Cranberry, a matte berry shade that I like a lot. 

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The first shadow in the third row is Chestnut, a matte deeper purple. Almost like a raisin tone. Next to that is Persimmon, a matte yellow/orange. Then there’s Cider, which is an almost green/gold metallic and the last shadow in the row is Candy Corn, which is a very bright, matte blood orange. What I can tell so far about these shadows is they’re all very pigmented and have a really nice formula. I’m excited to play around with them. 

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Moving on we have the Appeal Cosmetics Adhesive Liquid Liner in Jet Black. This is ultra fine liner that will have you ditching the tubes of glue to apply your false lashes. Prior to this I hadn’t tried an adhesive liner so I was excited to and I’m testing it today. So far I really like it. It’s simple and easy to use, all you do is wait for it to get tacky, then apply your lashes. If you’re someone who wants easier application or is just over lash glue in general, I would say to give this a try. 

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The second to last product we have is the Camara Aunique Beauty Mary Lash. These are faux mink lashes that they say are the most natural in their collection, is perfect for any woman who wants to keep it real with her beauty. These are a soft and light whisper lash that look perfect on any eye shape. I’m not the type to wear lashes everyday, but I do love a good set of lashes and these look like a good set so I’m excited to try them out and see how they look. 

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And the last product we have is the Tresluce Beauty Like An Artista Brush Set. Tresluce Beauty is a newer brand from Becky G and this is four piece brush set. These brushes are vegan mixed texture fibers so they make it easy to blend and create your ideal eye look. I really like the packaging on these and the fact that the brushes themselves are that same matte blue. They’re also really nice to grip. 

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One thing that I appreciate about the way they packaged these brushes is that each brush in the box has it’s own individual packaging. I can’t tell you how many times I take brushes out of a box and they’re smashed in some way. 

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So with this set you get four brushes. The first is the B100 Deluxe Blending Brush. This brush, and all of them, are really soft. This one seems like a nice blender. 

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Next is the B101 Classic Blending Brush. This is very similar to the Deluxe, but it’s shorter and slightly less fluffy. 

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Then we have the B102 Angled Blending Brush. I don’t always use an angled blending brush, but they’re really nice to have. 

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And the last brush we have is the B121 Rounded Pencil Brush. This is a great brush for applying color to your lower lash line. 

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

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

-K 

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September Favorites

Hi everyone,

As it’s the last day of the month I thought it would be the perfect time to do my September Favorites. I was so busy this month and I feel like I didn’t try a whole lot of new things, but I still have a pretty good mix so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my September BoxyCharm box, and if you haven’t read that I’ll link it below. My first Boxy favorite is the Pinky Rose Cosmetics Multi Use Makeup Base Sticks. This is the Duo Hip Hop and Jazz set. I have yet to use the Jazz side, but I have used Hip Hop a couple of times and I’m really liking it. Hip Hop is a cream primer stick and I’ve been using it as an eyeshadow primer. I like it because it’s on the slightly thicker side and once you apply it you can really feel that it’s going to do it’s job. It’s definitely made it’s way into my eyeshadow primer collection and it’s the only one that I have in stick form, so I’ve been reaching for it more purely for the convenience.

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My last Boxy favorite is the Half Caked 813 Duo Brush. This brush is 100% synthetic, has a light lavender handle and the brush itself is a a tan shade on the bottom with a brown line in the middle and white fibers on top. This brush is decently soft, and it did sort out it’s shape after being smashed in the box, so it’s fully functioning now. One of the selling features of this brush is it’s supposed to give you an airbrushed finish and it really does. I usually have one or two brushes I use for blush, but this one is quite good and I think it’s decently priced for brush like this. 

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And my last favorite is the Tarte Fall Feels Palette. I did a separate post on this, which I’ll link below, so I’m not going to talk too much about it. But I will say that I’m in the middle of doing my Three Recent Looks post for it and I’m liking it a lot. These are fun shadows to play with and I definitely recommend giving this palette a try if you haven’t already. 

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Moving on I have a TV show favorite and it’s the new season of the Great British Bake Off. I love Bake Off, it’s always one of my favorite shows and for the longest time America had to wait to see the seasons but with the deal they have with Netflix we get the episodes a couple days after they air in the UK and I love that. If you’re not watching this season yet, you should be, it’s a good one.

And my last favorite, well favorites, are music favorites. The first is the most recent Little Mix song Love Sweet Love. It’s such a bop, they’re making top tier music like always, but it’s so good and the music video is dreamy. Their costuming and set design is just epic. 

My second music favorite is the most recent Doobie Brothers song American Dream. I’ve had this one on repeat as of late and it has all the hallmarks of a song of summer but you just want to sing along, and I obviously already know all the words. Their new album Liberte is out tomorrow and I can’t wait to hear everything. I preordered it and I’m excited to get it. If the entire album is as good as what’s been released so far we are in for an epic album. 

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

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

-K 

September BoxyCharm Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2021/09/21/september-boxycharm-unboxing-2/

Tarte Falls Feels Palette Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2021/09/15/tarte-fall-feels-palette-review/

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September BoxyCharm Unboxing

Hi everyone,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-K 

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Tarte Fall Feels Palette Review

Hi everyone,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-K 

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Three Recent Looks, Dito Cosmetics Venus Palette

Hi everyone,

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

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

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

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So for the first look I wanted to do something with the golds in the palette and I’m really happy with how it came out. The first thing I did was prime my face with the GlamGlow GlowStarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and I set it with the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder

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

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

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For my second look I really wanted to play with the fun colors and do something the pinky shades and purples. The first thing I did was prime my face with the GlamGlow GlowStarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and I set everything with the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder. 

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For the rest of my face, the first thing I did was bronze using the Too Faced Extra Toasty bronzer. I then applied the Too Faced Daydreamer blush and highlighted with the Touch In Sol Glowdient Palette, using a mix of the first and third shades. 

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

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I did the third look when it was a colder, more fall like day, so I went for the orangey/brown fall vibes. The first thing I did was prime my face using the GlamGlow GlowStarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and I set everything with the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder. 

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

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

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

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

-K 

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