October BoxyCharm Unboxing

Hi everyone,

Yesterday I received my October box from BoxyCharm, sooner than I thought, and I thought that today would be the perfect day to go through it. The theme for this month is Candy Shop which is not only perfect because of Halloween, but because this box is full of treats.

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So the first item we have is the Grown Alchemist Matte Balancing Moisturiser with Acai Berry and Borago. This is a lightweight moisturizer that hydrates the face whilst balancing your skins oil levels and leaving your skin with a matte finish. I’ve only tried one other product from Grown Alchemist and I did like it, so I’m interested by this. 

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Next we have the Spongelle Cherry Tonka Musk Body Wash Infused Buffer. This buffer in particular is a limited edition creation between Spongelle and BoxyCharm. These buffers are really popular and they’re infused with body wash and when you run them under water they get soft so you can cleanse yourself. This has yuzu, edelweiss and vetiver root extracts and has a slight cherryness to it but it overall is a deeper and more musky scent. I did try one of these buffers last winter and I liked it. It was a very berry forward scent, so it’s nice to see something different. 

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Moving on we have the Ciate London New England Editor Palette. I can’t even tell you how happy I was to see this in my box, when the spoilers came out this is the thing I wanted the most. This is a pretty palette all around, the outer packaging is light pink with blue palm leaves. 

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When you open it you’re greeted with a huge mirror, which I greatly appreciate, and you see the 18 eyeshadow pans. 

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This has a great mix of metallics, glitters and mattes. I can tell by looking at this at it’s a very versatile palette because there are some really fun shades, but there’s also some more neutral shades that are perfect for fall. 

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I swatched this on my arm in the rows they’re in. The first shadow we have is a matte nude, next to that is a shimmery peach that I already have a look planned for. Then there’s a super pretty medium gold shimmer. Next to that is another peachy shade but it’s slightly darker than the first one. Then there’s a glittery blue that is an interesting tone, I would call it an aegean/denim, I’m interested to see what it looks like on the eye. And the last shadow in this row is a another shimmery blue but this is a navy blue. 

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The next row starts with a bright matte coral. Next to that is a shimmery deep emerald green, then there’s a shimmery light coppery/rose gold. Next to that is a glittery burgundy that has a gold shift to it. The second to last shadow is a chocolaty brown with just a bit of shimmer and the last shadow in the row is a matte light chocolate brown. 

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The last row starts with a deep shimmery gold that leans towards the copper side, it’s very pretty. Next to that is a very deep blue that is almost a purple/black. Then there’s a gorgeous green that I would say is medium in tone and has some yellow/gold glitters in it. Next to that is a light shimmery purple that has a light brown undertone. The second to last shadow is a matte dark brown, out of all of the shadows this one is the only one that didn’t swatch the best, it was a little patchy at first but I was able to build it up. I will be interested to see how it performs on the eye. And the last shadow in the row is shimmery purply/pink. Based on swatching alone I can tell you that these are really smooth shadows that look and feel like they’ll blend well and they’re all super pigmented. 

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The second to last item we have is the RealHer Ultimate Glow Getter Cheek Trio. This was my choice item for the month. Normally with my choice item I go for skincare, but I saw this and because I love a cheek palette, thought I would give it a try. I love the outer packaging, the marbling and rose gold lettering is super cute.

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This is a good size for a cheek palette, it fits nicely in the hand and would be great to throw in your handbag. It also has a good size mirror. 

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First in this palette is the blush and that’s in the shade Blessed. This is a very pretty peachy pink that has a little bit of shimmer in it. Sometimes shimmery blushes can be too shimmery, but I think this is well balanced. Then there’s the highlighter in the shade Goddess. This is basically everything I love in a highlighter. It’s a beautiful champagne in tone and it’s so pretty when it hits the light. And the last in the trio is a bronzer in the shade Incredible. In the swatch picture I did build up the bronzer, but it is a nice light-medium brown. I did find that it’s a little bit powdery but it blends nicely. Overall I think this is a great little palette and the pan size for a small palette is quite big.

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And the last item we have is the Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Tinted Cupuacu Lip Butter in the shade Sol Mate. This is a lightly tinted lip butter with cupuacu butter, acai and coconut oils that makes your lips moisturized, kissable and smelling of doce de leite.

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I’ve never tried anything from Sol de Janeiro that wasn’t a body cream, so I was immediately interested when I saw this. This scent genuinely reminds me of an old fashioned doughnut, which is a delicious smell, and despite that fact that it looks quite dark in color it’s pretty sheer. And it does build up nicely. Plus the packaging on this is super cute.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you got any of the same items in your October BoxyCharm 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 in my November Box :). 

-K

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September BoxyCharm Add-Ons Sale Haul

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Yesterday I received my order from the September BoxyCharm Add-Ons sale and I thought today would be the perfect day to go through it. After having a look through what was available, I ended up picking up two items.

Normally I go for something makeup related, but this time I was on the hunt for skincare and I found two of my favorite lotions. The first is the Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream.

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I’ve been using the Bum Bum cream since winter last year and it quickly became one of my favorite body creams and a go to of mine. This is fast absorbing and helps tighten the appearance of skin. It has Guarana extract, Cupuacu Butter, Acai Oil and Coconut Oil. This is also one of my favorite scents, the salted caramel and pistachio are just so good. 

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The second lotion I picked up is the Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Cream

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If you want incredible moisturization then this is the cream for you. This deeply hydrates and makes skin so smooth. This has a variety of oils and is whipped with the Sol de Janeiro CocoSugar Blend to give you up to 72 hours of hydration. The scent of this is also really nice, it’s the Sol de Janeiro Cheirosa ’39 fragrance which is coconut cream from young green coconuts, tropical orchid and toasted praline. 

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So I have a Bum Bum cream that is the biggest size and I keep that in my bathroom, then I have two of the “purse size”, one Bum Bum cream and one Coco Cabana cream, which are the 0.84 fl oz/25 ml that I keep on my bedside table. These two are also purse size and they’re replacements for my others because I was running low and now that it’s starting to get colder I know I’m going to be using lotions and body creams more. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, the October BoxyCharm Add-Ons Sale will open on October 12th for Premium and Luxe members and October 13th will be all access. If you bought anything from the September sale I’d love to know what you got. 

Until next time, have fun shopping and you can never have too many lotions and body creams :). 

-K

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Sephora Birthday Gift 2020

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Today I’m going to be talking about the 2020 Sephora birthday gift. January has been so busy for me that I totally forgot about it until I opened my Sephora app the other day and got the reminder. So there is a couple of different options with the birthday gift, for those who are Beauty Insiders you can choose from the Milk Makeup Mascara and Lip + Cheek Set, which includes the Kush Mascara, Lip + Cheek stick which is a dusty rose color that doubles as a blush and lip color and a Hydro Grip Primer packet. The Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Cream and Coco Cabana Cream Set and the Briogeo Mini Charcoal + Coconut Oil Shampoo and Mini Deep Conditioning Mask Set. Those who are VIB and Rouge can choose from those three along with an exclusive of a Jo Malone Mini Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne.

I chose the Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Cream and Coco Cabana Cream Set. The Bum Bum cream is one of my favorites so this was an easy choice for me. On the top of the box it says Happy Birthday! Joyeux Anniversaire! Feliz Aniversario! Which I think is a nice little detail.

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So I have used, and am currently using, the Bum Bum cream. It’s one of my favorite lotions and scents. This is quick absorbing and really does help to smooth the skin. It has guarana, a native Amazonian plant, cupuacu butter, acai and coconut oil.

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The Coco Cabana cream is one that I haven’t tried but I’ve heard a ton of great things about it and now I can tell you that it smells amazing. They call it a moisture rich oil-in-water cream that instantly soothes and hydrates the skin. I did do a little test and it feels really moisturizing. It has a blend of CocoSugar which is supposed to draw moisture from the air when it’s applied, coconut oil and cupuacu butter which is helps to lock in moisture and heighten the hydration of the skin.

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That about wraps it up for this post, overall I’m super happy with my choice of birthday gift and excited to incorporate these creams into my bodycare routine. If you guys use these creams I’d love to know which scent is your favorite.

Until next time, enjoy the Sephora birthday gifts and you can never have too many body lotions :).

-K

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December Favorites

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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

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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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