August Glam Bag unboxing

Hi everyone,

Yesterday I received my August Glam Bag from Ipsy and wanted to share it with you today. The theme for this month is Ipsy Vibes. Good vibes only, peace and love type of thing, which I absolutely love. They had horoscopes on their website this month and I thought it was great. This month there were three different bags given out and the one I got is actually the one that I wanted, it has what will now be my new motto,  Peace, Love and Lipstick and I love the colors.

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So the first product is the Firma Beauty 103 Angled Contour Brush. I love the Firma brushes, I have the 102 Blush Brush and I love it, use it all the time. These brushes are incredibly soft and I love the color scheme. I firmly believe that you can never have too many brushes, so I was excited to see this. And definitely check out Firma if you’re looking for brushes.

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Next we have the First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with red clay. I honestly love First Aid Beauty, their Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer is one of my favorite products, it’s done wonders for my skin. So I’m really excited to try this cleanser.

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Moving on we have the YADAH Silky Fit Concealer BB Power Brightening in the shade Light Beige. Let me tell you about this, I’m actually wearing it today and I think it’s got to be one of the best products I’ve used. I have this horribly annoying stress break out on my chin and I figured this would be the perfect time to see what this can really do and I’m honestly so impressed. It’s light to medium coverage, semi matte and it’s buildable, all things I really appreciate. And it’s SPF 34, which is a slightly weird number for an SPF, but nonetheless. Although I will warn you, I went on their website to check out other products and because they are a Korean brand the whole website is in Korean, which is not a language I speak, so it’s a little difficult to navigate.

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The second to last product is from the Balm and it’s the Balm Voyage Vol. 2 eyeshadow in Kuwakaribisha. This eyeshadow is a shimmery pale peachy color, highly pigmented and really pretty. Would make a great highlight under the brow or in the inner corner of the eye.

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And the last product is the Seraphine Botanicals Liquid Coal Waterproof Liquid Liner. You guys know how much I love trying new eyeliner so I was excited to see this and I’m excited to try it.

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That about wraps it up for this post. If you guys got any of the same products in your August Glam Bag let me know and if not I’d love to know what you got in your bag.

Until next time, enjoy your products and I can’t wait to see what I get next month :).

-K

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Delicious banana bread

Hi everyone,

Today I wanted to share a recipe with you. Recently I’ve been wanting to do more baking, fall is coming and it’s one of my favorite things to do. Specifically I wanted to make banana bread, so I asked on Facebook and Twitter if anyone knew of or had a good recipe and I got quite a few responses. And the one I made is the first one I was sent, but I want to try out all the recommended recipes at some point. This recipe is from the Brown Eyed Baker, and I would definitely recommend it.

What you need:

2 cups of all purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda

A pinch of salt

1 cup of granulated sugar

1/2 cup of vegetable oil

2 eggs

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

4 medium ripe bananas, mashed. Should be about 1 1/3 cups, I had slightly larger bananas so it only took 3

1 cup of coarsely chopped walnuts

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, this recipe makes two loaves, so grease and set aside two 8×4 loaf pans. Instead of greasing my pans I line them with parchment paper, and you’ll see why when I put in the picture, but make sure you even out the parchment paper.

In a medium sized bowl whisk together your flour, baking soda and salt and set that aside. In a large bowl whisk together sugar, oil, eggs and the vanilla extract. Add the bananas and gently combine. My tip for mashing the bananas is to use a potato masher, it cuts the time in half and makes it easier and if it doesn’t get all the chunks run through it with a fork. Then add the flour mixture and stir until completely combined. And finally fold in the walnuts using a rubber spatula.

Divide the mixture evenly into the two pans and bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until you can stick in a thin knife or toothpick and it comes out clean. It will be different with every oven, but it took mine the full 45 minutes. If your loaves start to get too dark on the edges before it’s done in the middle cover it with foil, I’ve done this with other recipes and it works like a charm. When you take them out of the oven let them cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then put them on a wire rack to cool completely.

I’m really happy with the way this turned out and it’s delicious, like I said make sure you flatten out all the sides of your parchment paper otherwise you get misshapen loaves.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if any of you guys make this let me know and let me know what you think of it.

Until next time, enjoy your treats and have fun baking :).

-K

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Racing in Washington

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Seattle, Washington for the NHRA Northwest Nationals, the last stop on the Western Swing and what a great race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Antron Brown (3.73) vs #16 Ron Smith (5.50), #2 Doug Kalitta (3.74) vs #15 Terry Haddock (3.99), #3 Leah Pritchett (3.75) vs #14 Shawn Reed (3.92), #4 Clay Millican (3.76) vs #13 Scott Palmer (3.86), #5 Brittany Force (3.78) vs #12 Troy Buff (3.86), #6 Tony Schumacher (3.78) vs #11 Troy Coughlin Jr (3.85), #7 Steve Torrence (3.79) vs #10 Terry McMillen (3.83) and #8 Shawn Langdon (3.79) vs #9 Mike Salinas (3.82). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Antron Brown (3.74) and Mike Salinas (3.82), Clay Millican (3.76) and Brittany Force (3.72), Doug Kalitta (3.76) and Terry McMillen (3.72) and Leah Pritchett (3.72) and Tony Schumacher (3.74). The semifinals were Antron Brown (3.78) vs Clay Millican (3.76) and Terry McMillen (3.80) vs Leah Pritchett (5.06). The finals featured Antron Brown (3.78) and the Matco Tools team and Terry McMillen (3.82) and the Amalie Motor Oil team. With the winner being Antron Brown (3.77). This is Antron’s fourth win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Robert Hight (3.88) vs #16 Jeff Diehl (5.99), #2 Matt Hagan (3.93) vs #15 Gary Densham (4.23), #3 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.93) vs #14 Jim Campbell (4.06), #4 Courtney Force (3.94) vs #13 Cruz Pedregon (4.00), #5 Jack Beckman (3.94) vs #12 Del Worsham (3.99), #6 Ron Capps (3.95) vs #11 Tim Wilkerson (3.99), #7 Alexis DeJoria (3.96) vs #10 Jonnie Lindberg (3.98) and #8 John Force (3.97) vs #9 JR Todd (3.98). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Robert Hight (3.89) and John Force (3.93), Courtney Force (3.91) and Jack Beckman (3.92), Matt Hagan (3.92) and Alexis DeJoria (3.93) and Tommy Johnson Jr (3.95) and Ron Capps (3.90). The semifinals were Robert Hight (3.93) vs Courtney Force (3.95) and Matt Hagan (3.95) vs Tommy Johnson Jr (3.95). The finals featured Robert Hight (3.90) and the AAA team and Tommy Johnson Jr (3.93) and the Make-A-Wish team. With the winner being Robert Hight (3.89). This is Robert’s second win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock where, with 13 cars, the ladder looked like this; #1 Tanner Gray (6.56), #2 Drew Skillman (6.56) vs #13 Alan Prusiensky (6.68), #3 Bo Butner (6.57) vs #12 Steve Graham (6.64), #4 Erica Enders (6.57) vs #11 Matt Hartford (6.64), #5 Jason Line (6.57) vs #10 Vincent Nobile (6.61), #6 Jeg Coughlin (6.59) vs #9 Chris McGaha (6.61) and #7 Greg Anderson (6.60) vs #8 Allen Johnson (6.60). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Tanner Gray (6.56) and Allen Johnson (6.59), Erica Enders (6.59) and Jason Line (6.57), Drew Skillman (6.57), Bo Butner (6.56) and Chris McGaha (6.59). The semifinals were Tanner Gray (6.58) vs Erica Enders (6.59) and Drew Skillman (6.61) vs Bo Butner (6.59). The finals featured Erica Enders (6.63) and the Elite Motorsports team and Drew Skillman (6.60) and the Ray Skillman Chevrolet team. With the winner being Drew Skillman (6.60). This is Drew’s third win of the season.

Update on who has clinched a spot in the Countdown:

Top Fuel:

Steve Torrence, Leah Pritchett, Antron Brown, Tony Schumacher, Brittany Force, Doug Kalitta, Clay Millican

Funny Car:

Ron Capps, Matt Hagan, Robert Hight, Jack Beckman, Tommy Johnson Jr, Courtney Force

Pro Stock:

Bo Butner, Greg Anderson, Tanner Gray, Jason Line, Jeg Coughlin, Drew Skillman, Erica Enders, Vincent Nobile

Pro Stock Motorcycle:

LE Tonglet

The next race will be the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, August 17-20 in Brainerd, Minnesota.

Until next time, congrats to all the winners and I can’t wait for the next race :).

-K

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Mini beauty haul

Hi everyone,

Over the last week or so I picked up a couple of new products so I thought I would do a little haul. The first product is the NYX Whipped Lip and Cheek Soufflé in Pink Cloud. In June I got this in my Glam Bag in Plush and really liked it so I bought this one, I really like the color and I can’t wait to wear it.

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Next up is another lipstick and it’s the Tarte Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick in Set Sail. I talk all the time about how much I love Tarte and I love their lipsticks. I wore this for the first time on National Lipstick Day and I love it. It’s a dark nude, which I’m all about, and I definitely recommend it in any and all colors.

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And the last thing is a nail polish from Kokie in the shade NP45, Euphoria. This nail polish is gorgeous, it’s gold but changes color a little when the light hits it. I can’t wait to wear this and when I do I will be posting pictures to my Instagram and Twitter, so if you follow me there look for that and if you don’t follow me, I’ll have them down below.

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That about wraps it up for this post, I quite like doing mini hauls so look out for more like this in the future.

Until next time, you can never have too many beauty products and if any of you guys have been loving these products let me know :).

-K

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Racing in Sonoma

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Sonoma, California for the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals, the second stop on the Western Swing, and what an exciting and fast race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Leah Pritchett (3.66) vs #16 Terry Haddock (8.13), #2 Brittany Force (3.68) vs #15 Steve Chrisman (5.15), #3 Doug Kalitta (3.69) vs #14 Shawn Reed (4.11), #4 Antron Brown (3.70) vs #13 Troy Buff (3.86), #5 Tony Schumacher (3.70) vs #12 Scott Palmer (3.82), #6 Steve Torrence (3.71) vs #11 Troy Coughlin Jr (3.82), #7 Shawn Langdon (3.72) vs #10 Mike Salinas (3.77) and #8 Clay Millican (3.74) vs #9 Terry McMillen (3.75). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Leah Pritchett (3.74) and Terry McMillen (3.78), Antron Brown (3.76) and Scott Palmer (3.87), Brittany Force (3.70) and Shawn Langdon (3.76) and Doug Kalitta (3.75) and Steve Torrence (3.75). The semifinals were Terry McMillen (3.78) vs Antron Brown (3.78) and Brittany Force (4.07) vs Steve Torrence (3.76). The finals featured Antron Brown (3.79) and the Matco Tools team and Steve Torrence (3.75) and the Capco team. With the winner being Steve Torrence (3.78). This is Steve’s sixth win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Robert Hight (3.80), Robert Hight on Friday set the new national speed record running 3.807 at 339.87 mph which is insane, hats off to Jimmy Prock and the whole team. And he would face #16 Tim Gibbons (7.25), #2 John Force (3.84) vs #15 Jeff Diehl (4.09), #3 Jack Beckman (3.85) vs #14 Jonnie Lindberg (4.07), #4 Courtney Force (3.88) vs #13 Jim Campbell (4.01), #5 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.89) vs #12 Ron Capps (4.00), #6 Matt Hagan (3.90) vs #11 Del Worsham (3.95), #7 Alexis DeJoria (3.92) vs #10 JR Todd (3.94) and #8 Tim Wilkerson (3.93) vs #9 Cruz Pedregon (3.93). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Robert Hight (3.85) and Tim Wilkerson (3.94), Courtney Force (3.90) and Tommy Johnson Jr (3.90), John Force (3.88) and JR Todd (3.95) and Jack Beckman (3.91) and Del Worsham (5.14). The semifinals were Tim Wilkerson (4.31) vs Courtney Force (6.03) and JR Todd (3.97) vs Jack Beckman (4.00). The finals featured Tim Wilkerson (4.08) and the Levi Ray and Shoup team and JR Todd (5.74) and the DHL team. With the winner being JR Todd (4.04). This is JR’s first win of the season and first Funny Car win.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Drew Skillman (6.53), #2 Bo Butner (6.54) vs #15 Erica Enders (6.94), #3 Greg Anderson (6.55) vs #14 Tom Huggins (6.70), #4 Jason Line (6.55) vs #13 Steve Graham (6.67), #5 Tanner Gray (6.57) vs #12 Alan Prusiensky (6.62), #6 Vincent Nobile (6.57) vs #11 Matt Hartford (6.61), #7 Chris McGaha (6.57) vs #10 Deric Kramer (6.61) and #8 Allen Johnson (6.57) vs #9 Jeg Coughlin (6.59). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Drew Skillman (6.55) and Jeg Coughlin (6.94), Jason Line (6.56) and Tanner Gray (6.55), Bo Butner (6.54) and Chris McGaha (6.57) and Greg Anderson (6.54) and Vincent Nobile (6.58). The semifinals were Drew Skillman (6.58) vs Tanner Gray (6.57) and Bo Butner (6.56) vs Greg Anderson (6.56). The finals featured Tanner Gray (6.58) and the Gray Motorsports team and Bo Butner (6.57) and the Jim Butner Auto team. With the winner being Tanner Gray (6.57). This is Tanner’s third win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Matt Smith (6.77) vs #16 Steve Johnson (6.89), #2 Hector Arana Jr (6.77) vs #15 Cory Reed (6.88), #3 LE Tonglet (6.78) vs #14 Freddie Camarena (6.88), #4 Jerry Savoie (6.78) vs #13 Angelle Sampey (6.87), #5 Scotty Pollacheck (6.79) vs #12 Andrew Hines (6.86), #6 Angie Smith (6.81) vs #11 Melissa Surber (6.84), #7 Karen Stoffer (6.81) vs #10 Joey Gladstone (6.83) and #8 Chip Ellis (6.83) vs #9 Eddie Krawiec (6.83). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Matt Smith (6.80) and Eddie Krawiec (6.83), Jerry Savoie (6.75) and Andrew Hines (6.77), Hector Arana Jr (6.74) and Karen Stoffer (6.84) and LE Tonglet (6.77) and Angie Smith (6.79). The semifinals were Matt Smith (6.85) vs Jerry Savoie (6.79) and Hector Arana Jr (6.79) vs LE Tonglet (6.78). The finals featured Matt Smith (6.81) and the Victory Gunner team and LE Tonglet (6.79) and the Nitrofish team. With the winner being LE Tonglet (6.78). This is LE’s fifth win of the season and makes it a perfect weekend for him, winning the Pro Bike Battle on Saturday.

Update on who has clinched a spot in the Countdown:

Top Fuel:

Steve Torrence, Leah Pritchett, Antron Brown, Tony Schumacher

Funny Car:

Ron Capps, Matt Hagan, Robert Hight, Jack Beckman

Pro Stock:

Bo Butner, Greg Anderson, Tanner Gray, Jason Line

Pro Stock Motorcycle:

LE Tonglet

The next race will be the finale of the Western Swing, the NHRA Northwest Nationals, August 4-6 in Seattle, Washington.

Until next time, congrats to all the winners and I can’t wait for the next race :).

-K

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Racing in Sonoma- Pro Bike Battle edition

Hi everyone,

This weekend the NHRA is in Sonoma, California for the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals, the second stop on the Western Swing and the specialty race for the Pro Stock Motorcycles the Mickey Thompson Tire Pro Bike Battle.

The ladder looked like this; #1 Eddie Krawiec vs #8 Chip Ellis, #2 Andrew Hines vs #7 Matt Smith, #3 LE Tonglet vs #6 Angelle Sampey and #4 Jerry Savoie vs #5 Hector Arana Jr. The semifinals were Eddie Krawiec (6.85) vs Jerry Savoie (6.78) and Andrew Hines (6.86) vs LE Tonglet (6.83). The finals featured Eddie Krawiec (6.84) and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team and LE Tonglet (6.78) and the Nitrofish team. With the winner being LE Tonglet (6.82). This is LE’s first Pro Bike Battle win and for his win he takes home $10,000.

It’s been a crazy weekend already and I can’t wait to see what Sunday holds.

-K

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July favorites

Hi everyone,

As it is the last week of July I thought it would be a good time to talk about my favorites and what I’ve been loving this month. Starting with beauty, I have a few favorites from my July Glam Bag, and I’ll link that post down below if you haven’t read it. My first favorite is the bag itself, I don’t think they could’ve chosen a more adorable mascot than Gudetama and I love that the bag has a 360 design.

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Next up we have the Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet. I have loved this since the minute I put it on and it’s become an important part of my nightly routine. It’s light, smells good and my face feels so good. I have since ordered a full size version of this. Definitely recommend it.

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My next beauty favorite is the Ciate London Wonderwand Gel-Kohl Hybrid liner in Black. Like I mentioned before I really like Ciate London, I think they’re a great brand with great products. Since joining Ipsy my collection of eyeliner has grown and I love it. This one goes on smooth and it’s long lasting. It’s also double ended so one end is the pencil and the other end is a smudging and blending brush.

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My last Glam Bag favorite is the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea deep dive cleansing gel. I’ve been using this to take off my makeup and cleanse my face and I love it. The whole Rainforest of the Sea collection is brilliant and if you want a good cleansing product I recommend this. Like the Caudalie moisturizer, I’ve ordered a full size of this.

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And my last beauty favorite is the LOC Vibrant Matte Lipstick in Color Me Confident. LOC stands for Love Of Color and it’s a Birchbox brand. My mom is subscribed to Birchbox and she told me about this brand so I ordered one of these lipsticks just to try out and I really like it. This particular one is a cranberry red shade, which is usually the red I wear and I quite like it. I always love a matte lipstick, this one is highly pigmented and will last you all day without feeling like you’re wearing a matte lipstick because they can leave you with a heavy feeling. I definitely recommend it.

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Next I have a book favorite and that’s Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. I mentioned this book in my summer reading list post and if you haven’t read that I’ll link it below as well. But this book is about the African American women who were part of some of NASA’s biggest successes. I have loved every bit of this book so far, being the huge history nerd I am I’m so intrigued by this and I’m almost finished with it. It has been turned into a movie with the same name, and I wanted to wait until I’d read the book to see the movie but everyone has told me how great it was, so I can’t wait to watch it.

My next favorite is the Royal International Air Tattoo, or RIAT and it’s an international airshow, the world’s largest, held every year in England. This is an airshow that I’ve always wanted to go to and hopefully within the next few years I will, but I’ve been watching videos of it on YouTube and I think it’s really cool to see how many aircraft show up and how many countries take part.

My last couple of favorites are music related and the first is the song Grand Illusion from Barry Gibb’s 2016 album In The Now. The album is full of great songs, but Grand Illusion is definitely my favorite. I’ve loved Barry Gibb forever, I love the Bee Gees and I was happy to see that he had released another album. I’ve said this before but I honestly love to sing with Barry Gibb.

Next up we have the song Shame by Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams. I’ve thought this was a great song since it came out and it popped up recently when I put my phone on shuffle. This was the first song the two worked on after they resolved their issues and fixed their friendship and that’s what the song is about. The video is kind of ridiculous, but in a good way and I love it.

And my last favorite is Face To Face by Gary Barlow and Elton John. I think I’ve mentioned before how much I love Elton John and I love that he and Gary did this song. You can tell that this song is special and I think the meaning behind it is really sweet. Not a lot of people stuck by Gary when he went through his rough patch, but Elton did and this was his way of saying thank you. It’s a brilliant song and I 100% recommend looking it up on YouTube, just like the other songs I mentioned, if you haven’t heard them.

That about wraps it up for this post, if we have any of the same favorites let me know and if not let me know what you loved this month.

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

-K

July Glam Bag post:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/15/july-glam-bag-unboxing/

Summer Reading List 2017:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/18/summer-reading-list-2017/

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