April Favorites

Hi everyone,

As it’s the end of month, I thought it would be the perfect time to do my April favorites. I have a fun mix this month, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my April Sephora Play Box, which I will link below if you haven’t read. My first Play favorite is the Belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb. This is a holy grail product for me, I’ve been using it for a while and I always recommend it. It detoxifies, soothes the skin and helps with skins elasticity.

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My next favorite is the Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara in Black. I’ve worn this a few times since I got it and I really like it. There’s no clumping or transferring and it makes my lashes look full and long. Basically it does what it says on the tin and if you’re looking for a new mascara or just want to change it up then I definitely recommend giving this a try.

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My last Play favorite is the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dance Fever. I have a few of these Nars lip pencils and they’re some of my favorites. This one in particular is a really nice medium brown. These go on so smooth and have great staying power.

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I wanted to say quickly that as Sephora Play has ended I have subscribed to BoxyCharm and starting next month I will be unboxing those. I’m super excited about it and I hope you guys enjoy reading it.

And my last beauty favorite is the Sinful Colors Quick Bliss Nail Polish in 2674, Flushed. I’m always buying nail polish and when I saw the Quick Bliss line online, I was interested. The Quick Bliss line is quick dry, says it dries in 1 minute and I can attest to the fact that it dried down super quickly. They also have cherry oil which helps to protect from breakage. Flushed is a really pretty and sparkly pinky purple that goes a little bit gold when it hits the light.

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Moving on I have a book favorite and it’s Tom Clancy’s Enemy Contact, A Jack Ryan Jr. Novel by Mike Maden. I’ve always really liked the Jack Ryan series, including the Amazon show. I haven’t read all of the books but after reading this one I picked up a few more. I really like that the series was expanded to Jack Ryan Jr and I think the writing is fantastic. This is definitely a series of books I recommend.

And my last favorite is a music favorite, and it’s the song A Conversation With Alice by Joe Bonamassa. This is a new song from Joe and I’ve been really liking it. I think the story behind it is great and I love the fact that he took his experience and turned it into a song. This song has a lot of elements that I like in a blues song and Joe plays slide, which I always really like. I first heard this on Spotify, but I’ll link the YouTube video below. It’s definitely worth a listen.

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

Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you all had a good April :).

-K

April Sephora Play Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2020/04/22/april-2020-sephora-play-unboxing/

A Conversation With Alice Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SKxbA2YtW8

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April 2020 Sephora Play Unboxing

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Today I’m going to be unboxing my April Play Box from Sephora, but this isn’t a regular Play Box, this is actually the last one. Sephora has decided to end Play and they’re going to be rolling out something different coming soon. The theme for this month is Best-For-Last Beauty, which are some favorites products from the Play team. The bag itself is plastic with a snap and lock closure, the front is a see through red with various beauty and lifestyle products and ‘Play! By Sephora’ in the middle. The back is white with ‘Thank you for PLAY!ing’ with two hearts, written in red. I also received a thank you note for being a long time subscriber and it let me know that there is an extra product in the bag and a set of ten beauty and Play themed stickers.

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So the first product we have is the Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara in Black. This is supposed to have a super creamy formula that gives length and buildable volume for up to 24 hours. I’m wearing this mascara today and so far I really like it. The formula is actually really creamy and it went on without any clumping and there’s no transfer. I quite like the brush, it’s nice and big with the plasticy bristles and it has a spikey bit on the end that makes sure you can get all your lashes.

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The next product we have is the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. This is a holy grail product for me and my absolute go to for setting sprays. It’s light, dries down quickly and once it has dried then your makeup is locked in. The box says for up to 16 hours and it delivers.

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Moving on we have the Belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb. This is one of my favorite eye creams, I pretty much swear by it. It’s super lightweight and sinks in quickly along with helping with the elasticity of the skin. It has tiger grass which soothes and comfrey leaf which detoxifies. This is a product I always recommend.

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Next we have the Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion. This is a lightweight mushroom infused lotion that is supposed to calm your skin and help to reduce any redness you may have. I don’t really have any redness, but I’m going to give this to someone I know who already uses and loves it.

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The second to last regular product we have is the Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum Face Sunscreen SPF 42. This is a super light sunscreen that can also acts as a primer along with absorbing any oil you may have and giving a matte finish. I don’t always use an SPF under my makeup, I typically do a setting spray that is an SPF as well but that can get a little tacky, so I’m interested to try this out.

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And what would be the last product, this month’s bonus, is the Amika Soulfood Nourishing Mask. This is one of my all time favorite hair masks and I’m actually running low on the one I have so this is perfect timing. You put this all the way through your hair, leave for two to five minutes and rinse. It leaves your hair feeling really soft and healthy and I definitely recommend giving it a try if you haven’t.

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The extra product that I received as a thank you is the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dance Fever. I’m wearing this today and it’s a really nice medium brown shade. It went on smooth and it’s lasting well through the eating and drinking I’m doing. I have a couple of this is a range of different colors and I think they’re great.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you got any of the same products in your April Play Box let me know and if not I’d love to know what you did get. I’d also love to know what your favorite product is that you’ve received from Sephora Play in general.

Until next time, enjoy your products and thank you Sephora Play for all the great products :).

-K

Product Links:

Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Mascara: https://www.sephora.com/product/they-re-real-lengthening-volumizing-mascara-P289307

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

Belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb: https://www.sephora.com/product/moisturizing-eye-bomb-P422905

Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion: https://www.sephora.com/product/origins-dr-andrew-weil-for-origins-mega-mushroom-relief-resilience-soothing-treatment-lotion-limited-edition-P456999

Shiseido Urban Environment Face Sunscreen SPF 42: https://www.sephora.com/product/urban-environment-oil-free-uv-protector-broad-spectrum-spf-42-for-face-P307405

Amika Soulfood Nourishing Mask: https://www.sephora.com/product/nourishing-mask-P404916

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dance Fever: https://www.sephora.com/product/velvet-matte-lip-pencil-P78834?skuId=2196301

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March Favorites

Hi everyone,

As it’s the end of the month I thought it would be the perfect time to do my March favorites. It seems like this month has been 97 years long and there’s been a lot going on, but I hope you’re all doing well. I have a good group of favorites this month, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my March Sephora Play Box and I’ll link that below if you haven’t read it. My first Play favorite is the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black. This is a product I used long ago and loved and now having used it a few times since getting it, I still love it. It glides on really smooth, there is room for error with this liner which you don’t always get and once it dries then it’s not smudging or going anywhere.

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My next Play favorite is the Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer with Ceramides. I’ve been using this since I got it and I really like it. It’s a rich cream that sinks in quickly and because it is whipped, feels nice and light on the skin. It makes my skin really soft and it feels very moisturized. Definitely a moisturizer I would recommend if you’re looking for a new one.

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And my last Play favorite is the Versace Bright Crystal perfume. This is a really well balanced scent. It’s fruity and floral with the perfect hint of freshness. A great scent for spring and summer and I have ordered a full size of this perfume. If you haven’t smelled this and you get the chance, I say definitely do.

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My next two favorites come from the winter Walmart Beauty Box, which I’ll link down below, and the first is the Curel Dry Skin Therapy Hydra Skin Moisturizer. I use the Curel Wet Skin Moisturizer and love that so I had high hopes for this and it delivered. It sinks in to the skin quickly, leaves my skin feeling really moisturized but not greasy and has a nice almost citrusy scent.

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My other Walmart Beauty Box favorite is the Color Club Nail Lacquer in 1198, It’s Complicated. This is a really pretty, nicely pigmented magenta shade. The formula is nice, it goes on smooth and for me two coats was perfect. It also held up pretty well and lasted on my nails once it was on. This is a brand I hadn’t purchased from before but now I’m definitely going to see what other polishes they have.

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And my last beauty favorite is the e.l.f. Bite Size Shadow palette in Rose Water. This is a mix of pinks and purples. The shimmers are really nicely pigmented and creamy and the mattes are very smooth. I’ve talked about a few of these and I definitely recommend them, they’re great little palettes.

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Moving on I have a drink favorite and it’s the Pure Leaf Raspberry Tea. Pure Leaf is always my go to if I want a good tea in a bottle and I typically stick with the same one or two, but I love raspberry tea so I decided to try it and I’m glad I did. I also saw that Pure Leaf has some new and different teas and I picked up a Peach Hibiscus to try, and I’m excited about that. It’s the perfect spring/summer tea flavor.

I want to quickly mention something that isn’t exactly a favorite because I just started watching last night, but I’m 3 episodes in to Tiger King on Netflix and holy wow. It’s already not what I expected. No spoilers, but I want to know if you guys are watching/have watched and what do you think?

And my last favorite is a music favorite and it’s AC/DC’s album Rock Or Bust. Something I’ve been doing recently is a deep dive into some of my favorite bands/musicians and listening to music of theirs that I haven’t heard or have forgotten about. It’s been a lot of fun. The songs on this album are pretty short, but in this case it works. Like most AC/DC songs the chorus’ are catchy and when you hear a riff you know it’s them you’re listening to. Overall great album. Speaking of musicians I like, I want to wish Slowhand himself, Eric Clapton a happy 75th birthday. I’m listening to music as I write this.

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

Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you all had a good March :).

-K

March Sephora Play Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2020/03/23/march-2020-sephora-play-unboxing/

Winter Walmart Beauty Box Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2020/03/16/winter-2020-walmart-beauty-box-review/

e.l.f. Bite Size Palette Part 2 Review Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2020/03/04/e-l-f-bite-size-shadow-review-part-two/

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March 2020 Sephora Play Unboxing

Hi everyone,

The other day I received my March Play Box from Sephora and I thought that today would be the perfect day to go through it. The theme for this month is Wild Beauty. These are must have products that will be great and work for you no matter what you’re doing. The bag itself is plastic with a snap and lock closure on top. The front is a see through minty green that is perfect for spring, with various beauty and lifestyle products and ‘Play! By Sephora’ in the middle. The back is white with ‘Excitement level 100’ written in the same minty green.

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The first product we have is the Drybar Detox Clear Invisible Dry Shampoo. I’ve tried Drybar dry shampoos before and I do like them. I think they work well and they always smell good. Of course the worst thing about some dry shampoos is they can leave a residue behind so I really like the sound of a clear and invisible dry shampoo.

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Next we have something that I’m very familiar with, the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Quench Hydrating Primer. I use this primer all the time, it hydrates the skin and gives you a great base to work with.

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Moving on we have the GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. This is a moisturizer that you can wear on it’s own, under your foundation or you can even use as a highlighter. I have one of these and I really like it. It smells great and it gives a nice subtle glow under foundation. I definitely recommend giving this a try if you haven’t.

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The next product we have is the Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer with Ceramides. This is a rich moisturizer with a luxe texture that is supposed to leave you feeling super hydrated. I haven’t tried a Drunk Elephant moisturizer but sounds like it’s right up my alley and I’m excited to try it out.

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The second to last product we have is the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black. I’ve used this liner, it was forever ago, but I really liked it. It has a precise tip so you have a lot of maneuverability, glides on smooth and once it dries it’s not going anywhere. Definitely an eyeliner I recommend.

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And the last product, this month’s bonus, is the Versace Bright Crystal perfume. I can’t even tell you how good this smells. It’s got the perfect mix of floral and fruity but it’s also got some freshness. If you haven’t smelled this and you get a chance, I recommend it. This is a great scent for spring and summer.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys got any of the same products in your March Play 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 next month :).

-K

Product Links:

Drybar Detox Clear Invisible Dry Shampoo: https://www.sephora.com/product/drybar-detox-clear-invisible-dry-shampoo-P443757

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Quench Hydrating Primer: https://www.sephora.com/product/sea-quench-hydrating-primer-P432866

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

Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer with Ceramides: https://www.sephora.com/product/drunk-elephant-lala-retro-whipped-moisturizer-with-ceramides-P446938

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Eyeliner: https://www.sephora.com/product/stay-all-day-waterproof-liquid-eye-liner-P253818

Versace Bright Crystal: https://www.sephora.com/product/bright-crystal-P163103

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February Favorites

Hi everyone,

Today, as it’s the end of the month, I thought it would the perfect time to do my February favorites. I have quite a few things to talk about, across various categories, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple favorites from my February Sephora Play Box, I will link that below if you haven’t read it. My first Play favorite is the Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream. I’ve been using this since I got it and my skin is absolutely loving it. It’s light, it sinks in really quickly and it does hydrate for a long period of time. It reminds me a lot of the Clinique Moisture Surge which I love so much, and I definitely recommend this if you’re looking for something really hydrating.

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My other Play favorite is the KVD Vegan Beauty Lock-It Setting Powder. I’ve been using this for a while, I’m wearing it today, and it’s one of my favorite setting powders. It really does lock everything in place and I like it for baking.

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Next we have is the Benefit Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer. I got a sample of this with a Sephora order and I was happy to see that it was a sample option because I had been wanting to try before I buy. This concealer is so freaking good. It’s long wearing, doesn’t cake, takes well to powder and pretty much made my under eye invisible. It’s that good and if you haven’t tried it I would definitely say do it.

My second to last beauty favorite is the Too Faced Fall In Love With Your Lashes Set. This set is adorable. It comes in the shape of a heart and you get a full size Better Than Sex mascara and a mini Damn Girl mascara. Better Than Sex is one of my all time favorite mascaras, it gives my lashes volume and length. I haven’t yet tried Damn Girl but I’ve heard great things about it and the brush is pretty big and looks like it will get all your lashes, so I’m excited to wear it.

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And my last beauty favorite is the e.l.f. Haute Chocolate Eyes Spice palette. I did a whole post on this, which I’ll link below, but I’m really enjoying it and it’s different than other palettes I have so I’m having fun with the unique looks I’m creating.

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Moving on, I have a tech favorite and it’s the TP Link WiFi Extender. I have a couple of WiFi dead zones that have become more annoying recently so I went on the hunt for a booster/extender and I found this one on Amazon. It came highly rated and I can see why. It’s super easy to connect and it does it’s job really well.

And my last two favorites aren’t music favorites but podcasts. The first is Dinner With Racers. DWR is hosted by Sean Heckman, long time PR man in racing and Ryan Eversley, race car driver. They travel around talking to various race car drivers and people within motorsports. It’s always really funny, super informative and one of my all time favorite podcasts. They recently released a bunch of new episodes and they have a show on Amazon Prime, which I recommend giving a watch. The Poster episode had me cackling, it was fantastic.

The other podcast is called The Afterburn Podcast. Former U.S. Air Force F-16 pilot, John “Rain” Waters, sits down with various pilots and others to share their stories and how they got to where they are. I find podcasts like this super interesting and I’m really enjoying it so far.

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

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

-K

February Sephora Play Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2020/02/24/february-2020-sephora-play-unboxing/

e.l.f. Haute Chocolate Eyes Spice Palette Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2020/02/18/e-l-f-haute-chocolate-eyes-spice-palette-review/

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February 2020 Sephora Play Unboxing

Hi everyone,

Over the weekend I received my February Sephora Play Box and I thought today would be the perfect day to go through it. The theme for this month is Beauty Soul Mates, which means these are products that you will fall for. The bag itself is plastic with a snap and lock closure. The front is a see through tealy blue with various beauty and lifestyle products and Play! By Sephora in the middle. The back is white with ‘How to PLAY! 1. Open 2. Heart eyes emoji 3. Repeat #SephoraPlay’ written in that same tealy blue.

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The first product we have is the Tarte SEA Water Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in 15N Fair-Light-Neutral. This is a weightless, buildable foundation that is supposed to reduce the look of wrinkles and fine lines. I’ve never used a Tarte foundation before but I’m intrigued by this and I’ll let you guys know what I think.

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Next we have the Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Moisturizer. This has Lotus Root extract and Maca Root extract which are supposed to help with uneven texture, dryness and dullness all while leaving your skin with a nice glow. I have used this before and it’s not my absolute favorite moisturizer but it is really good and I would recommend it.

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Moving on we have the Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream. This is an ultra moisturizing cream that is supposed to keep your skin moisturized and feeling like it’s on cloud nine for up to 72 hours. I really like Peter Thomas Roth as a brand, they make some amazing skincare, so I’m excited to try this.

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The next product we have is the KVD Vegan Beauty Lock-It Setting Powder. This is one of my favorite setting powders and has been for a while. It’s weightless, takes away unwanted shine and it’s not bad for baking either.

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The second to last product we have is the Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain in 5 Rosewood Gang. I haven’t worn any of the YSL lip products but they’re supposed to be lightweight, long wearing and very pigmented. I really like the color of this one when I swatched it, it’s a really pretty deep pinky mauve and I’ll definitely let you guys know what I think.

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And the last product, this month’s bonus, is the Drybar Blonde Ale Brightening Shampoo and Conditioner. This is supposed to keep your blonde looking blonde and your hair healthy. I got one of these in a Play Box a few months ago and I haven’t gotten around to trying it yet but they have great reviews.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys got any of the same products in your February Play 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 next month :).

-K

Product Links:

Tarte SEA Water Foundation: https://www.sephora.com/product/sea-water-foundation-broad-spectrum-spf-15-P405102?skuId=1779156

Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Moisturizer: https://www.sephora.com/product/fresh-lotus-youth-preserve-moisturizer-P454378

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream: https://www.sephora.com/product/water-drench-hyaluronic-cloud-cream-P415701

KVD Vegan Beauty Lock-It Setting Powder: https://www.sephora.com/product/lock-it-setting-powder-P409988

YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain in 5 Rosewood Gang: https://www.sephora.com/product/tatouage-couture-matte-stain-P423327?skuId=1969625

Drybar Blonde Ale Brightening Shampoo and Conditioner:

Shampoo: https://www.sephora.com/product/blonde-ale-brightening-shampoo-P399335

Conditioner: https://www.sephora.com/product/blonde-ale-brightening-conditioner-P399336

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January Favorites

Hi everyone,

Today, as it’s the end of the month, I thought it would be the perfect time to do my January favorites. This month has been really busy, which I love, but at the same time feels like it’s been 79 years long. But within all of that I’ve collected a good group of favorites, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from this month’s Sephora Play Box. I will link that down below if you haven’t read it. My first Play favorite is the Kat Von D Beauty, who have rebranded themselves as KVD Vegan Beauty, Tattoo Liner in Trooper. I talk about this liner all the time, I love it. It’s really precise, it lasts all day and it doesn’t smudge. It’s just so good.

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My other Play favorite is the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask. I’ve been using this for a little while and my hair loves it. This helps to prevent future damage, restores moisture and creates vibrancy. I take pretty good care of my hair already, but I love a good hair mask and I can tell the difference when I use this one.

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Moving on, my next beauty favorite is the Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter in Molten Rose Gold. I am always on the lookout for a great highlighter and this one has been raved about for a while now, so I thought I would try it. I’m so happy I did because it’s fantastic. It’s the perfect rose gold shade, it’s buildable and the shine you get when the light hits it is so nice. They do make this in three other colors that I do want to look at, but if you’re looking for a drugstore highlighter I highly recommend this one.

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My second to last beauty favorite is the makeup I did on my birthday. I wanted to do something really fun and a little extra because if you can’t be extra on your birthday then when can you. So I went with a gold sparkly eye and a bold lip and I love the way it turned out.

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And my last beauty favorite is the e.l.f. Cosmetics Haute Chocolate Eyes Sugar palette. I did a post all about this palette, which I’ll link below, and since then I’ve been playing around with it and creating some fun looks. It’s a solid palette.

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Moving on, I have a food favorite and it’s cinnamon rolls. Every year on my birthday, for my actual birthday my mom makes me cinnamon rolls and they are some of the best cinnamon rolls I’ve had. I don’t know her recipe, I need to get it from her, but they’re so well balanced and it’s everything you want in a cinnamon roll without it being too sweet.

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My second to last favorite is the Rolex 24. The Rolex 24 is the first race of the IMSA season, it’s always exciting and this year was no different. There were a lot of moves with teams, drivers and cars made in the off season so I was really interested to see how it was going to play out. I can honestly say it looks like it’s going to be an exciting season and I of course want to congratulate the Rolex 24 winners.

And my last favorite is a music favorite, the blues. This is a really broad thing to say and I listen to the blues a lot anyway, but this month has been filled with a lot of rain and crap weather that it’s been very fitting. My Joe Bonamassa playlist has gotten extra use this month.

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

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

-K

January Sephora Play Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2020/01/22/january-2020-sephora-play-unboxing/

e.l.f. Haute Chocolate Eyes Sugar Palette Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2020-01-10/e-l-f-haute-chocolate-eyes-sugar-palette-review/

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January 2020 Sephora Play Unboxing

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to be unboxing my January Sephora Play Box. The theme this month is Stress-Free Beauty. That means that these are products that you can count on in your routine to work every time. The bag itself is plastic with a snap and lock closure at the top. The front is a see through tealy/blue with various beauty and lifestyle products and ‘Play! By Sephora’ in the middle. The back is white with ‘How to PLAY! 1. Open 2. Heart eyes emoji 3. Repeat #SephoraPlay’ written in that same tealy/blue.

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The first product we have is the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask. This is supposed to smooth, hydrate and help protect your hair. You put this on after you shampoo and you lather from root to tip and leave in for five to ten minutes. I have this in my shower right now and I love it. It smells great and my hair feels extra soft and smooth after I use it. If your looking for a hair mask I definitely recommend this one.

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Next we have the GlamGlow SUPERMUD Activated Charcoal Treatment Mask. You put a thin layer of this on your skin, you can also use this as a spot treatment, leave on until it hardens and wash off with warm water. Because this has activated charcoal it’s supposed to be really purifying and great for the skin. I really like charcoal masks, so I’m excited to try this.

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Moving on we have the Shiseido WASO Clear Mega Hydrating Cream. This is a clear gel moisturizer with peony root extract and whole carrot cells that is supposed to give you intense hydration and help to brighten the skin. I tried this a few months ago and there’s something in it that my skin does not like because it made me break out. But I know a lot of people do like this.

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The next product we have is the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper. This is one of my absolute favorite eyeliners. It’s really precise, you get a great line and it’s great if you want a hassle free cat eye.

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The second to last product we have is the Lancome Cils Booster XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base. This is a mascara primer, it has a microfiber brush so it gets each lash and vitamin E which helps to nurture and condition your lashes. I personally don’t use mascara primers, I don’t really like them, but this one has great reviews and people seem to really like it.

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And the last product we have, this month’s bonus, is the Philosophy Amazing Grace Eau de Toilette. I’m gonna be honest, I have a cold and I’m stuffed up so I have no idea what this smells like. But it says that it’s floral with bergamot and lily of the valley. I don’t always go for a floral scent in perfume because they can be heavy but I’ll let you guys know what I think of this once I can fully smell.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys got any of the same products in your January Play 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 next month :).

-K

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask: https://www.sephora.com/product/dont-despair-repair-deep-conditioning-mask-P388628

GlamGlow SUPERMUD Activated Charcoal Treatment Mask: https://www.sephora.com/product/supermud-r-clearing-treatment-mini-P426309

Shiseido WASO Clear Mega Hydrating Cream: https://www.sephora.com/product/waso-clear-mega-hydrating-cream-P421768

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

Lancome Cils Booster XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base: https://www.sephora.com/product/cils-booster-xl-super-enhancing-mascara-base-P128706

Philosophy Amazing Grace Eau de Toilette: https://www.sephora.com/product/amazing-grace-eau-de-toilette-P33801

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December Favorites

Hi everyone,

As it’s the end of the month I thought this would be the perfect time to do my December favorites. This month has been really busy, but I did manage to try new products and find some things I love. With that being said, let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my December Sephora Play Box and I’ll link that below. The first favorite is the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea-Drink H2O Hydrating Boost Moisturizer. I’ve been using this since I got it and so far I’m really liking it. It has hyaluronic acid and squalane to plump and hydrate, Rainforest of the Sea complex to help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles and an electrolyte balancing complex to moisturize and promote balanced skin. I think the Rainforest of the Sea collection is fantastic, so I recommend it.

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My next beauty favorite is the Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Blacquer 42. I have a couple of these and I think they’re so good. They glide on really smooth, they’re long wearing and they don’t smudge.

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My second to last beauty favorite is the Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. This is one of the best creams out there, in my opinion, it’s a holy grail cream for a lot of people. It smells incredible, it’s fast absorbing and it makes my skin super soft. This is a product I will always recommend.

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And my last beauty favorite is from the Fab Fit Fun Starter Box, I’ll link that post down below. This is the Moroccan Gold Series Leave-In Mask. You spray this in your hair when it’s damp and comb through. It nourishes and conditions, helps to detangle and locks in moisture. I’ve been using this since I got it and I can see a little difference in my hair. Plus is smells really good.

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My next favorite is a TV show and it’s Brian Johnson’s A Life On The Road on AXS. The basis of the show is AC/DC’s Brian Johnson sits down with his musician friends and they talk about the person’s career and a little bit about their life. I love shows like this and I’ve been really enjoying it.

And my last favorite is Paul Rodgers The Royal Sessions album. I discovered this album while watching an episode of A Life On The Road and I’m glad I did. Paul Rodgers has always been one of my favorites, other musicians call him The Voice and say that he’s probably never sung a wrong note and honestly they’re not wrong. He’s been doing this for so long and his voice is so solid. The Royal Sessions album has a mix of blues, soul and rhythm and blues songs. I think it’s really fun and it’s produced so well. I definitely recommend giving it a listen if you haven’t.

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 December favorites were.

Until next time, I want to thank each and every one of you for reading, following, liking, commenting, and sharing, it means a lot and here’s to a great 2020 :).

-K

December Sephora Play Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2019/12/24/blogmas-day-eleven-december-sephora-play-unboxing/

Fab Fit Fun Starter Box Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2019/12/17/blogmas-day-eight-fab-fit-fun-starter-box-unboxing-and-review/

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Blogmas Day Eleven: December Sephora Play Unboxing

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day Eleven! Today I’m going to be going through and unboxing my December Sephora Play Box. This was delayed because of holidays, but I’m very happy to have it now. The theme for this month is Award Worthy Beauty. These are products that are some of the best of the year. The bag itself is plastic with a snap and lock closure on the top. The front is a pretty see through purple with various beauty and lifestyle objects and ‘Play! By Sephora’ in the middle. The back is white and it says ‘Good things come to those who PLAY! #SephoraPlay’ written in purple.

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The first product we have is the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea-Drink of H2O Hydrating Boost Moisturizer. This has hyaluronic acid and squalane to plump and hydrate the skin, the Rainforest of the Sea complex to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and an electrolyte balancing complex to promote balanced skin and moisturize. I really like Tarte and I think their Rainforest of the Sea range is great so I’m excited to try this.

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Next we have the Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Blacquer 42. I’m wearing this now and I have another one of these and I really like them. They’re long wearing, they glide on really smooth and I definitely recommend them if you’re looking for a new eyeliner.

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Moving on we have the Grande Cosmetics GrandeDRAMA Intense Thickening Mascara in Black. I’ve been seeing Grande Cosmetics everywhere and hearing a lot about them but until now I haven’t tried any of their products. This mascara has Caster oil and along with the fact that this gives your lashes lift and volume, the Caster oil helps to give a glossy finish. The brush is a nice size and it looks like it would coat all your lashes well.

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The next product we have is the Ouai Body Cleanser. This has Jojoba oil to hydrate and soothe the skin, Rose hip oil to nurture and moisturize and Lactobacillus ferment which is a skin balancing probiotic. This smells really good and I’m interested to try it.

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The second to last product we have is the Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. This is a holy grail cream for so many people. It smells incredible, it’s fast absorbing and it makes your skin feel really soft. I can’t even tell you how much I recommend this.

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And the last product we have, this months bonus, is the Drybar Blonde Ale Brightening Shampoo and Conditioner. This is a purple shampoo and conditioner so it counteracts brassiness and prevents color degradation along with boosting vibrancy and adding shine to blonde and highlighted hair. I do have blonde hair but I don’t often use purple shampoo and conditioner, so we’ll see how I like it.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys got any of the same products in your December Play Boxes 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 next month :).

-K

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea-Drink of H20 Hydrating Boost Moisturizer: https://www.sephora.com/product/sea-limited-edition-drink-of-h2o-hydrating-boost-P450597

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Blacquer 42: https://www.sephora.com/product/highliner-gel-crayon-P379434

Grande Cosmetics GrandeDRAMA Intense Thickening Mascara in Black: https://www.sephora.com/product/grandedrama-intense-thickening-mascara-P441882

Ouai Body Cleanser: https://www.sephora.com/product/body-cleanser-P449773

Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream: https://www.sephora.com/product/brazilian-bum-bum-cream-P406080

Drybar Blonde Ale Brightening Shampoo: https://www.sephora.com/product/blonde-ale-brightening-shampoo-P399335

Drybar Blonde Ale Brightening Conditioner: https://www.sephora.com/product/blonde-ale-brightening-conditioner-P399336

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