July Favorites

Hi everyone,

As it’s the end of the month, I thought today would be the perfect day to talk about my July favorites. I have an interesting mix this month, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my July Sephora Play Box, I’ll of course link that post below if you haven’t read it. And my Play favorite is the Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes and Lips. You guys know how much I love this. I’ve been using it for ages and it not only takes off every stay proof, waterproof, long lasting bit of makeup, but it does so with a gentle formula so there’s no scrubbing or irritation.

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Next up we have the Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Glace. Again, this is something I’ve been using for a little while and it’s just so good. This particular shade is like a dusty mauve and it’s so pretty. These lip crayons are super pigmented and really long wearing. I have quite a few Bite Beauty products and honestly they’re all great. If you’ve never checked them out then I highly recommend doing so.

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My last Play favorite is the Marc Jacobs Fragrances Daisy Love Eau So Sweet. This is a scent that I would describe as very summery. It’s floral, fruity and just a little bit sugary, which is perfect. This isn’t one of those perfumes that you have to worry about being completely faded by the end of the day, it wears well and lasts a long time. I definitely recommend smelling this if you haven’t and you get the chance.

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My second to last beauty favorite is the Pantene Intense Rescue Shots. I received this first in my Walmart Beauty Box, link below, and in my Target Beauty Box later, link below. So I figured I would give it a try. I take pretty good care of my hair so I didn’t know if it would really do a lot, but I have to say that I’m impressed. You use this after you’ve shampooed and conditioned and you apply it from the middle of your hair to the ends. It’s purpose is to target any damage you may have and to help prevent split ends, what I’ve noticed is that the portion of my hair I applied it has been softer than normal and I quite like that.

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And my last beauty favorite is Aloe Vera. Earlier this month I was doing something I’m going to talk about later in this post, outside in the heat of the day, for a long period of time, and I got the worst sunburn I’ve had in a really long time. It was so red and so painful and using aloe absolutely saved me. It ended up not peeling and actually turned into a nice little tan.

My next favorite is a book and it’s Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. I talked about the show adaptation in my favorites last month and after watching and loving that I decided that I had to read the book. I absolutely loved it, it was so funny and now I fully understand why so many people have loved this book for so long. It’s just fantastic. I 1000% recommend reading it if you haven’t and watching the show because David Tennant and Michael Sheen are incredible and do an outstanding job of bringing the characters to life.

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Moving on, my next favorite is my sunflowers and the planter box I built for them, aka the thing that caused my sunburn. Back in June a neighbor of mine told me she had some extra sunflower starts that she didn’t have a use for and I very happily took them off her hands. I knew that sunflowers like to root pretty deep and have space to grow so I decided to build my own planter box. It came out so good, I’m super happy with it and the sunflowers have been thriving since I put them in there. I have to give a shout out to my dad for helping me with this because my woodworking experience is limited.

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And my last favorite is a music favorite. It’s the song Superstitious by Europe. I feel like Europe is a band that gets forgotten about/people don’t know has more songs than Final Countdown. But my discovering this song was totally random, it popped up in my recommended on YouTube and I’m glad I clicked because I really like it. I listen to a lot of music and this song has one of, in my opinion, the best guitar solos. It’s just so good. And I would definitely say to give this song a listen if you haven’t, it’s pretty great.

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 July favorites were.

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

-K

July Sephora Play Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2019/07/23/july-sephora-play-unboxing-2/

Walmart Beauty Box Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2019/07/01/spring-walmart-beauty-box-review/

Target Beauty Box Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2019/07/26/target-beauty-box-review/

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Target Beauty Box Review

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to be doing a post that I wanted to do for a little while and that is a Target Beauty Box review. I mentioned in my review of the Target Men’s Box that I was sent that by mistake instead of what I actually ordered, but that was sorted quickly and now here we are. I had been hearing about the Target Beauty Box for a bit but I hadn’t tried it, and now that I subscribe to the Walmart Beauty Box I thought it would be interesting to compare the two. So before we get into it I want to mention that the box that I purchased is from June. When I made the purchase the July box was available, but after looking at the two I decided that this one had more items that I would end up using, so that’s what I went with. The box itself is white and the lid is bright and multicolored with birds and some landscape elements. In the middle is the Target logo with ‘beauty’ next to it in black. On the inside surrounding the products is light pink tissue paper.

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So the first product we have is the Pantene Intense Rescue Shots. This is supposed to treat any damage you have and help to prevent split ends. I actually received this in my most recent Walmart box, and I have been trying it out. I won’t say too much because I want to talk about it in an upcoming post, but I have noticed that the ends of my hair have been extra soft.

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Next up we have the Herbal Essences Bio Renew Revitalize Cucumber and Green Tea Dry Shampoo. This is a dry shampoo that has no parabens, gluten or colorants. It’s pH-balanced and is color safe. Herbal Essences is a brand I have only briefly used but not for many years and I have a couple of dry shampoos that I really love, so we’ll see how this one stands up.

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Moving on, we have another dry shampoo but this one is the TRESemme Between Washes Volumizing Dry Shampoo. This has mineral clay and citrus, doesn’t leave behind any residue like some dry shampoos can and you’re supposed to be left with what looks like day one, fresh, volumized hair. I also received this in my Walmart box and I have yet to try it but I will and I’ll let you guys know what I think.

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The second to last product we have is the Pixi T-Zone Peel Off Mask. This has a superfood blend that is supposed to get rid of oil and impurities and leave you with healthy glowing skin. You apply it in an even layer, wait for it to dry and once it has you peel it off. I really like Pixi and I love products like this so I’m excited to try it out.

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And the last product we have is the CND Vinylux Mini Duo in Romantique. This is a nail polish in a really pretty light pink shade and it comes with a top coat that is supposed to help it resist chips and last for seven days. I’m always buying new polishes, I’ve never used this brand before but I looked into them and it seems like they have a great range of colors. I’m interested to put this to the test and see how well it holds up. I’ll definitely let you guys know what I think.

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That about wraps it up for this post, I did mention that I wanted to compare it to the Walmart box and overall I think they’re very similar. You get pretty much the same amount of products and sometimes the exact same products. With the Walmart box you get a bag and with this you don’t. This is a monthly box and Walmart does it quarterly, so you get four boxes a year, one box per season. And the price is different, this Target box is $7.00, you do get free shipping and free returns. The Walmart box is $5.00 and all you’re paying for there is shipping. And I will leave a link down below for the Target box.

Until next time, you can never subscribe to too many beauty boxes and I’d love to know what your favorite subscription/beauty box is :).

-K

Target Beauty Box: https://www.target.com/b/target-beauty-box/-/N-9nty6

Men’s Target Box Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2019/07/20/target-beauty-box-mens-edition-review/

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Target Beauty Box Men’s Edition Review

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday! Today I have a different type of post for you. The other day I ordered the Target Beauty Box because I had yet to try it and I wanted to compare it to the Walmart Beauty Box and when it arrived I was really surprised to see that not only had they sent me the wrong box, but they sent the men’s version of the box. I did get it sorted and the actual box that I ordered was delivered today and that post will be going up soon. But I was sitting here with this box having no clue what to do with it, so I figured because I’ve never talked about something like this before I may as well. I also made a group chat with my dad and brothers asking them if they wanted any of the products and what they didn’t want I’m going to donate. The box itself is a dark green and the lid has various shades of green and it looks like mountains/trees and there’s green tissue paper on the inside. Now I don’t know if Target does a box every month for men, but this one is from June.

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So the first product we have is the Head & Shoulders Old Spice Pure Sport Men’s Anti-Dandruff 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner. Head & Shoulders is super popular and I know it works great for a lot of people but I didn’t know until I saw this that it came in an Old Spice scent. Old Spice is one of those scents that generally people really like or really dislike. But if that’s a smell you like then I definitely recommend this.

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Next up we have some skincare, the Bulldog Moisturizer, Face Wash and Shave Gel. I’ve actually heard of this brand before, it’s a UK company, they use natural ingredients and at least these three, have aloe, camelina and green tea. Which are all really hydrating and moisturizing.

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Moving on we have the Crest Gum Detoxifying Deep Clean Toothpaste. I use Crest, the 3D White toothpaste, and I think they’re great brand. This toothpaste in particular is supposed to get to those hard to reach areas and remove plaque bacteria so you’re left with healthier gums.

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The next product we have is the Old Spice Fresher Collection Deep Sea Invisible Solid Deodorant. I know that Old Spice is branching out now with different collections that have different scents. While this does still smell very much like the original scent, there is elements of freshness and it’s not bad at all.

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The second to last product we have is the Dove Men + Care Clean Comfort Dry Spray Antiperspirant. Dry sprays are definitely becoming popular or more popular now and this one says it goes on instantly dry and works for up to 48 hours. This formula is also non-irritant and it smells really nice.

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And the last product we have is the Gillette SkinGuard Men’s Razor. This razor is supposed to minimize tug and it cuts the hair at skin level so there’s no ingrown hairs or irritation. And this one says on the box that it’s safe for sensitive skin.

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That about wraps it up for this post, I think that if you’re a guy who’s wanting to try out some new stuff/ you want some stuff to travel with or you’re someone who’s looking for a gift to give to a guy in your life, then this is great. There’s six items in here, it’s $7.00, and you get free shipping and free returns. I’ll leave a link down below.

Until next time, you can never try too many beauty boxes and I hope you all have a great weekend :).

-K

Target Men’s Box: https://www.target.com/p/target-beauty-box-153-june-men-s/A-54459920

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