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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Blogmas Day 10: Stocking stuffers

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day 10! Today I thought I would do a mini gift guide and talk about some ideas for stocking stuffers. When I was growing up and even now my mother does the stockings in my family so over the years I’ve watched what she does and when I started doing Friendsmas with my close friends I took what I had seen her do for so many years and put it into action. If I mention anything specific I will link it down below.

So the first thing I always put in a stocking, no matter who it’s for is candy. This is the time of year for candy and chocolate so it’s a must for me. I do an assortment of different candies but I make sure to put extra of whatever that persons favorite candy.

Next I will at least for the girls is bobby pins and hair ties. It’s one thing that you can never have enough of, they’re either breaking or disappearing or both and it’s always appreciated. Along with that I put in the mini versions, and this works for men and women, of favorite lotions, perfumes/colognes and any other products that person may like or use.

Something that is not only a safe bet but will be definitely appreciated is gift cards. Whether it’s to their favorite store, restaurant or iTunes. A gift card is always a great present.

If you’re looking for something on the tech side there are a couple of things I would recommend. The first is a portable phone charger, I use mine practically every day and it’s such a lifesaver. Mine is Schumacher Electric and I really like them as a brand, the products are top quality. A long charging cable, being able to use your phone while it’s charging is the best and thankfully there are brands that make the long cables.

I have a couple more suggestions and one is for the baker in your life. Last year I did a baking themed stocking for one of my friends and it went down really well. In it I put a bundle of measuring spoons, a mix of mini and full size whisks and spatulas and I even included a candy thermometer and I tied it all together with a ribbon.

For the kids I’ve found that it’s the little things that they like, crayons or markers, stickers, Hot Wheels cars and bracelets/jewelry.

That about wraps it up for this post, if any of you guys are doing a themed stocking for someone let me know what the theme is and how you’re doing it. It may just inspire me.

Until next time, I hope this post was helpful and have fun putting together stockings :).

-K

Schumacher Electric Phone Chargers:

http://www.batterychargers.com/red-fuel/

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