December Favorites

Hi everyone,

As it’s the end of the month, I thought it would be the perfect time to do my December favorites. This month as been really busy, but I still managed to find a good group of favorites.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple of BoxyCharm favorites, I’ll link that post down below if you haven’t read it. My first Boxy favorite is the Tarte Maneater mascara. I was a little but unsure about this mascara when I opened it because it has a spiky plastic brush and those tend to not be my favorite, but I really like this one. It says that the wand is custom made and it has over 500 bristles to coat every lash, and I feel like it does. The formula is nice and buildable and I haven’t experienced any clumping or transferring. Definitely recommend giving this mascara a try if you want your lashes to stand out.

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My next beauty favorite is the Ofra Cosmetics Pressed Banana Brightening Powder. This does have a light banana scent, reminds me of the banana flavored Laffy Taffy. I really like this powder, I use it to set my foundation/concealer and brighten the under eye area. 

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And my last beauty favorite is the MAC Matte Lipstick in 612, Russian Red. This is a super pigmented lipstick and it’s a nice deeper red, but it’s not too deep. 

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Moving on to more random things, I have a fashion favorite and it’s a pair of camo leggings. I was doing some last minute Christmas shopping online and I came across these leggings. I’m of the school of thought that you can never have too many pairs of leggings and I didn’t actually have any camo ones prior to this, so I had to pick these up. They’re super comfy and they fit great. 

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And my last couple of favorites are music favorites. The first is my new Epiphone Les Paul Acoustic-Electric Concert Ukulele. Since I tuned this I’ve been playing around with it and I’m loving it. Not only is it beautiful, but it sounds incredible. I can’t wait to get an amp so I can see what it sounds like electrically. 

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My second music favorite is my 2020 Spotify Wrapped playlist. This has some of my favorites on it and I’ve been playing it quite a bit over the past couple weeks, it’s a great mix of music. 

That about wraps it up for this post, I want to thank everyone for reading, following, commenting and everything else. It means a lot and I always appreciate it. 

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

-K

December BoxyCharm Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2020/12/14/blogmas-day-six-december-boxycharm-unboxing/

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Blogmas Day Eleven: 3 Recent Holiday Looks

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day Eleven! Today I’m going to be showing you 3 festive looks that I’ve done during December. I already have my Christmas Day Makeup figured out, but if you don’t, hopefully this post will give you a little inspiration.

The first look I did was gold. I have quite a few gold shadows I could’ve used, but I went with a bold gold. The first thing I did was prime my face and to do that I used the GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory and my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory. And set it 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 first bronzed and to do that I used the Too Faced Extra Toasty bronzer. I then went into the e.l.f. Bite Size Face Duo in Lychee for my blush and highlighter. This blush is a nice light/medium pink and it’s nicely buildable. And the highlighter is a nice gold with a little bit of rosiness. 

 

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For my eyes the first thing I did was prime and to do that I used the Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eye Shadow Primer. Then I went into the e.l.f. Haute Chocolate Eyes Sugar Cookie palette and the first thing I did was take the matte nude shade and put it all over my lid. Then I took a light brown and put it in the crease. I then used a dark chocolaty brown and packed that on the outer corner of the eye and brought it a little bit into the crease. For the rest of my eye I applied the bright gold. I then took that chocolatey brown under my eye and brought it about two-thirds of the way in and put the gold on the remaining third and in the inner corner of my eye. I then lined my eyes using the Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon in Blacquer and topped it off with the Sephora Collection LashCraft Big Volume mascara. Because it’s the holidays all of these looks feature red lipstick and for this look I used the Clarins Velvet Lip Perfector in 03 Velvet Red and I set the entire look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

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For the second look I wanted to do something fun and a little bit over the top, so I went with green. For my face I used the same products as the first look with the exception of the powder. For this look I used the Ofra Cosmetics Banana Powder

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For the rest of my face I started with bronzer and for that I used the Benefit Hoola bronzer. For my blush and highlighter I used the e.l.f. Bite Size Face Duo palette in Lychee. 

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For my eyes the first thing I did was prime and for that I used the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. Then I went into the e.l.f. Haute Chocolate Eyes Sugar Cookie palette and I put the nude shadow all over my lids. Then I put a light brown shadow in the crease, just to have a background shade and a little bit of depth. Then I applied the shimmery emerald green all over my lid. It’s such a pretty color and translates really well from pan to eye. To mix it up a little I went into the Too Faced Christmas Cookie House Party palette and from that took Nooks & Cranberries, a matte red shade, and put that under the entirety of my eye and then put the white shimmery shade form the e.l.f. palette in the inner corner of my eye. To line my eyes I used the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black and topped off the eyes with the Tarte Maneater Mascara. For my lips I applied the MAC Matte Lipstick in 612, Russian Red. And I set the entire look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. 

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And for the third look I wanted to do something that mixed a couple of colors so I went with a red and gold look. For my face, I used the same products that I used in the first look. 

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For the rest of my face I applied the Too Faced Extra Toasty Bronzer, Too Faced Daydreamer Blush and e.l.f. highlighter in Lychee. 

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For my eyes I first primed using the Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eye Shadow Primer. Then I went into the Too Faced Christmas Cookie House Party palette and took the nude shade, Cream Filling, and put it all over my eye. I then went into Nooks & Cranberries and put it in the crease lightly, then I packed it on the outer corner and the inner corner of my eye. In the middle I left a space and put Icing On Top, it’s a very pretty gold. To line my eyes I used the Marc Jacobs Highliner in Blacquer and I topped it off with the Too Faced Damn Girl Mascara. I applied the YSL Tatouage Couture in 5 Rosewood Gang on my lips and set the whole look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys have done any festive looks this season I’d love to know what they are. 

Until next time, have fun creating festive looks and I hope you’re enjoying Blogmas :). 

-K

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Blogmas Day Seven: Christmas Day Makeup

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Welcome to Blogmas Day Seven! Today I’m going to be showing you my Christmas Day makeup. Christmas Day for me is a very chill day, no real dressing up, just leggings and comfy clothes but I do like to do a fun makeup look. I did go back and forth between a few different look ideas, and I’m happy with the one I chose.

For this look the first thing I did was prime my face, and to do that I used the GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. This is nicely hydrating and gives you a good glow under your foundation. The next thing I did was apply my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless foundation in 205, Ivory and my Maybelline Fit Me concealer in 5, Ivory. To set all of that I used the Ofra Cosmetics Banana Powder.

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For the rest of my face I started by bronzing with the Benefit Hoola bronzer. Then I used the e.l.f. Bite Size Face Duo in Lychee for my blush and highlight. The blush is a light/medium pink, it’s very buildable and the highlight is gold with a little bit of rosiness to it. 

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For my eyes, the first thing I did was prime using the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. Then I went in to the e.l.f. Haute Chocolate Eyes Sugar Cookie palette and first used the matte nude shadow all over my eyes. Then I used the matte medium brown shade in the crease and the dark chocolate brown shade a little bit in the crease and packed on the outer corner of my eye. For the rest of the lid I used the neutral shimmer and packed it on and on top of that I used the bright shimmery white, for some extra sparkle. I then took the chocolate brown and put it under my eye about 2/3 of the way and from there up to the inner corner I applied the neutral shimmer. For the actual inner corner I put just a little bit of the white shimmer and I also put some of that on my brown bone. I lined my eyes using the Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Blacquer and topped it off with the Tarte Maneater mascara. I’m currently testing out this mascara and so far I’m liking it. I wanted to do red lipstick, so for this look I used the Clarins Velvet Lip Perfector in 03 Velvet Red and I set the entire look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, I’m interested to know what your Christmas Day is like. Are you like me where you do a fun makeup look or do you just chill and not bother with it?

Until next time, have fun with your Christmas Day beauty and I hope you’re enjoying Blogmas :).

-K 

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Blogmas Day Six: December BoxyCharm Unboxing

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Welcome to Blogmas Day Six! Before we get into it I want to say that because I didn’t post on Friday one day this week I will be double posting, so one day there will be two posts and once that happens we’ll be all caught up. So, for today’s post I’m going to be unboxing the December BoxyCharm box. The theme this month is Bubbles and Glitz, which is perfect for the end of the year.

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The first product we have is the Artist Couture Caliente palette. This is an eight pan palette with five mattes, two metallics and one multidimensional high pearl shade. 

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For the size of this palette, it has a nice mirror and the pans are a good size. 

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I normally use a palette before talking about it, but I used this yesterday and so far I do really like it. Of the shades that I used, I found that the mattes were really smooth and blended out nicely, along with being very pigmented, and the high pearl shade is not only gorgeous, but very shimmery. 

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I swatched these as they appear in the palette. The first shade we have is Mangorita, a matte yellow shadow. Yellows can sometimes be hard to formulate, but this one wasn’t too patchy when I swatched it, so I’m interested to see how it will perform on the eye. Next to that is Vibras, a vibrant matte, red/orange. Then there’s Fuego, a matte, hot pink shade. And the last shadow in the row is Cultura, an orangey/gold metallic. 

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The second row starts with Sensual, a super pigmented metallic orange. The color payoff you get from this is next level. Next to that is Mamacita, the pearl shade. This is a light peachy/orange, and it’s so, so pretty. The way it looks on the arm is how it looks on the eye like ten. It’s an incredible shadow. Then there’s Brillo, a matte magenta. It’s very similar to Fuego, but deeper and on the eye the two of them together are great. And the last shadow in the row is Rumba, a matte brown with orange undertones. This one didn’t swatch the best, but like the yellow shade, I’m interested to see how this performs on the eye. 

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The next product we have is the Eloise Beauty Get Lit Metallic Foiled Liquid Eyeshadow in Pure Gold. This is a long wearing, metallic foiled shadow with a blend of metallic and glitter reflects. This looks pretty in the bottle, but when I swatched it I was seriously impressed, not only is it the perfect gold tone, but it’s perfectly shimmery. This would be the perfect shadow for a New Years Eve look. On the top of the box, inside it has a code so if you use code BOXYCHARM on the Eloise Beauty website you get 20% off everything. 

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Moving on we have the Tarte Maneater Mascara in Black. This has vitamin E, carnauba wax and jojoba, which are all great for lashes. This mascara is supposed to give you dramatic volume, length and curl without flaking or clumping. 

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It has one of the spiky plastic brushes, but this one says it’s custom and has over 500 bristles to bring out every lash. I don’t typically like this style of brush as much, but I’m intrigued by this one and I’ve heard great things about this mascara so I’m excited to try it. 

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The second to last product we have is the Ofra Cosmetics Pressed Banana Brightening and Setting Powder. This is a multi use powder that you can use to set foundation and concealer, matte eyeshadow, conceal under eye circles and highlight the under eye, brow bone, bridge of the nose, middle of the forehead and the chin. 

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You get a nice sized mirror with this powder as well. 

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As it’s banana powder, it does have a light banana scent and it reminds me of the banana Laffy Taffy. 

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And the last product we have is a MAC matte lipstick in the shade 612, Russian Red. I did a red lipstick post the other day and I mentioned how no one does a red lipstick like MAC. This is a super pigmented, deeper red, but it’s not too deep. It’s really nice and I’m excited to add it to my collection. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you got any of the same products in your December 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 January box :). 

-K 

Red Lipstick Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2020/12/04/blogmas-day-three-red-lipstick-and-liner-collection/

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