Mini haul

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to be doing a mini haul. I’ve picked up a few things over the past couple of weeks and I thought today would be the perfect day to show you guys, so let’s get into it.

To start I’m going to talk about a couple of beauty bits. I was in Sephora last week just browsing, famous last words when in Sephora, and I saw that they had my favorite pore strips so I picked up a couple. They’re the Sephora Charcoal nose strips and in my opinion they are the best. I highly recommend them.

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The next thing I picked up in Sephora was two of the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Masks. One in Champagne and the other in Natural. I had to order these online because my local Sephora was sold out and I’m not surprised in the least. These have quickly become one of my favorite things to put on my lips. They are incredibly hydrating and they make your lips really soft and smooth.

And the last thing I picked up from Sephora was my Beauty Insider birthday gift. My birthday is in two days, and this was a great first birthday gift to get. There were a couple to choose from and I chose this Bite Beauty set. I love Bite Beauty, I think their lipsticks are fantastic.

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You get three products in this box and the first is the Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Glace. This is a dusty mauve shade and I love it, it’s really pretty on.

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The next thing is an Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Chai. This is a brown shade but it’s more of a mauvey brown. The other Amuse Bouche Lipstick I have is a brown and they do brown shades really well.

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And the last thing in this box is a double Agave Lip Balm and Agave Lip Scrub. I have yet to try either of these, but I’m excited to and I’ll let you know what I think.

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The last beauty related item is a Bath and Body Works fragrance and it’s Fresh Sparkling Snow. I actually picked this up at the end of December, kind of forgot about it and found it when I was organizing a bunch of different beauty products at the beginning of the year. The smell of this is iced pear, frozen melon and frosted musk. It’s a very fresh scent with just the slightest hint of sweetness. I’m not a fan of overly/sickly sweet smells and this is perfect.

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And the last item in this haul is a pair of workout pants. Usually when I buy workout clothes I go with Nike or Under Armour, but my mom is always raving about Fabletics so I decided to check them out. The leggings I bought are the Salar Printed Powerhold leggings. The design is called blurred floral and they have black flowers with a black, white and bluish/purple background and I really like the way these fit. I definitely recommend Fabletics if you’re shopping for new workout clothes.

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

Until next time, I hope you’re having a good January and what fun things have you guys bought this month? 🙂

-K

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Too Faced Best Year Ever review

Hi everyone,

I’m back! I really hope you guys had a good New Years and have been having a great 2018. I enjoyed having some time off, but I’m really happy to be back. So, the first topic of 2018 will be the Too Faced Best Year Ever makeup collection. I talked about this briefly in my December Favorites post, but I wanted to get into it a little more.

So this collection features three different palettes, I Believe In Pink, Natural Beauty, Super Fun Night and a mini Better Than Sex mascara. It comes in a zip up case that is gold and pink striped on the outside, black and white striped on the inside, has a little tassel on the zipper and says I Have Way More Makeup At Home on the front.

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So, starting with I Believe In Pink, it has six shadows and a blush.

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Starting at the very bottom, we have Snowgirl, it’s a cream shade and makes a great base. Then we have Mink Pink and it’s a very light pink and is great for highlighting, under the eyebrow and in the inner corner of the eye. The next color is Pink Rink, I’ve used this one the most out of these six and it’s a gorgeous rose gold shade. Next to that is Pink Christmas which is very shimmery light pink. The second to last is Spoiled Rotten and it’s a matte mauve. The last shadow is Wish For It and that is a gorgeous eggplant shade. And lastly, Pink Poinsettia, the blush is a brighter pink. It really is a great shade for winter and for those rosier cheeked looks. One thing that’s for sure is that the Too Faced eyeshadows are very pigmented and the color payoff is fantastic.

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Next up we have the Natural Beauty palette, which has six eyeshadows and a bronzer.

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Starting at the very bottom is Angelic which is a beige shade. Next to that is 5 Golden Rings, which is a lighter gold and one of the shades I’ve used the most in this palette. The next shade is Oh, Deer! It’s a matte brown almost cocoa powder color. Next to that is Pretty Pecan which is a rich chocolately brown. The second to last shadow is Sleigh My Name which I would describe as a gray brown and it looks great on. And the last eyeshadow is BAEthoven and it’s deep matte brown. And the bronzer, Warm My Heart, is a shade or two darker than Oh Deer! And it has a nice shimmer to it.

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And lastly we have the Super Fun Night Palette. It has six eyeshadows and a highlighter.

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Starting at the bottom, we have Lucky Star which is a very, very light shimmery gold. Next to that is Cozy Cashmere and that is a bubblegum-ish pink. The next eyeshadow is Tipsy, which is a gray shade, but the shimmer is pink so it really gives  it a complexity and when it hits the light it looks fantastic. Next to that is Oh What Fun and that is a light matte brown. The second to last eyeshadow is Sleighhh Girl which is a dirty gold and it’s probably one of my favorites from any palette. And the last shadow is No Peeking and it’s a really dark charcoaly black. And lastly the highlighter, Dashing Through The Glow, is a yellowy gold. I have quite a few highlighters and this is one of my favorites, when it hits the light the glow is really nice.

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The last thing I want to mention quickly is the Better Than Sex mascara. I’ve used this many times before and I love it. If for some reason you haven’t tried it before I highly, highly recommend it. It will change your lash game.

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

Until next time, you can never have too many eyeshadow palettes and I’m happy to be back :).

-K

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December favorites/2017 wrap up

Hi everyone,

Today, as we are in the last couple days of December and of 2017, I thought it would be the perfect day to do my December favorites and wrap up this year. So, starting with beauty and I have a couple of favorites from my December Glam Bag, if you haven’t read that post I’ll link it below, and the first is the bag itself. It’s silver with a band of silver sparkles around the top and the inside as well as the zipper is aqua and I love it. Not only is it wintery, but it’s so my colors.

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My next Glam Bag favorite is the Essence Cosmetics I Love Crazy Volume Mascara in Deep Black. I’ve worn this a couple of times and I really like it. It does give my lashes volume and thickness.

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And my last Glam Bag favorite is the Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Legendary. I’ve always liked the Smashbox lipsticks and this one is no different. It’s a gorgeous red, it’s long lasting and it doesn’t dry out your lips like some red lipsticks can do. I definitely recommend it.

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I want to make a note quickly and say that I haven’t yet had a chance to try out the Purlisse sheet masks, but I will let you know what I think once I have.

Next up I’m going to talk about a few of the things that I got for Christmas and for that I’ll start with my stocking. The first thing I pulled out of my stocking was a set of four gold rings from H&M. I love rings and these are the perfect simple accessory.

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The next thing was a full sized Bath and Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar 24 hour moisture Ultra Shea body cream. This is one of my favorite scents from Bath and Body Works and probably my favorite lotion.

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The rest of my stocking was full of a loofa, some toiletries (toothpaste, makeup wipes, etc) and candy.

Moving on to some of my presents, there are a few that I wanted to mention and the first is a curling iron. I was in desperate need of a medium sized curling iron, I have one with a small barrel and one with a really big barrel, but I was lacking some middle ground so this is perfect. It’s a Conair Instant Heat curling iron with a 1 1/4 barrel. I’ve always liked  Conair because I have a lot of hair and it’s thick and these get really hot and create nice curls.

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Next up is one of my favorite gifts I received and it’s the Too Faced Best Year Ever collection. You guys know how much I love Too Faced and I’m so in love with this. It comes in a little zip up case that is gold with pink stripes on the outside and it says “I have way more makeup at home” on the front.

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When you open it you see black and white stripes and the three palettes are stacked on one another and there is a mini Better Than Sex mascara on the top. It also comes with a little booklet that has four different looks and how to create them.

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Like I said, there’s three palettes and they are I Believe in Pink, Natural Beauty and Super Fun Night.

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I Believe in Pink has six eyeshadows ranging from super light pink to purple with a blush in the shade Pink Poinsettia. I have over the last three days worn at least one color from each palette and these shadows are very pigmented and look fantastic on.

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Natural Beauty has six eyeshadows in the gold and brown shades and a bronzer in Warm My Heart.

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And Super Fun Night has six eyeshadows in a mix of different colors and a highlighter in Dashing Through The Glow.

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I will be doing a more in depth post on the Best Year Ever in the new year, so look out for that.

And the last beauty related thing is actually a sample that I got with the Too Faced collection. It was a small bottle of the Atelier Mandarine Glaciale perfume. I’m going to be honest with you guys, the second I smelled it I was in love. It has mandarin, ginger and vetiver and is a really fresh and warming scent. It also reminds me of something from when I younger, but I can’t remember what it is. I did order a full size bottle of this and it is on the pricier side but Sephora offers it in at least two sets that I’ve seen that have other Atelier scents.

I have a couple of clothing favorites, this Christmas was very sports heavy for my family and none of us were mad about it. When it comes to college football USC is my team and I was lacking in things to wear on game day but now that’s not the case. First up is a racerback ombre tank top. Ignore the wrinkles, I had it folded. But I love a tank top and can’t wait to wear this.

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Next we have a white V-neck t-shirt that says Fight On! which is the name of the USC fight song. What I like about this shirt is it’s incredibly soft and it’s slightly on the baggy side, not overly but I tried it on and it looks great tucked into jeans.

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And finally we have a black and gray hoodie. I don’t think I’ve taken this off since I got it, it’s fleece lined on the inside and it does a great job keeping me warm.

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USC plays Ohio State tomorrow in the Cotton Bowl and I think it’s going to be a great game. Go Trojans!

And my last couple of favorites are music favorites. The first is the Ed Sheeran song Perfect. Everyone has been talking about this song recently and with good reason, it’s fantastic. If you somehow haven’t heard it yet, go and listen to it.

The last two are from Robbie Williams Under The Radar Vol. 2 album, which came out recently and my two favorites from this album are Bambi and 9 To 5. Bambi is one of my favorite songs of 2017, it’s a fun and very Robbie Williams. And I love the fact that he covered 9 to 5, if you like the original version of the song then you’ll like this one.

That about wraps it up for this post and I want to take a minute and thank you guys for reading, liking and commenting this year. 2017 was a crazy year and I can’t wait to see what 2018 will bring.

Until next time, I hope you all had a great December and 2017 and I appreciate every one of you :).

-K

December Glam Bag post:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2017/12/15/blogmas-day-14-december-glam-bag-unboxing/

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Blogmas Day 24: Jewelry advent calendar

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day 24! I can’t believe it’s day 24, but this one is a fun one. I bought myself and my mom the H&M jewelry advent calendar and I’m happy that I did because getting a new piece of jewelry every day was great.

So this is what it looks like and it did get slightly smashed during shipping, but none of the jewelry was damaged which is a very good thing.

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Day one was a gold heart ring

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Day two was a pair of simple gold earrings

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Day three was a pin with two candy canes on it

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And day four was a charm with a little candy cane on it

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Day five was a pair of gold star earrings

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Day six was a simple gold necklace

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Day seven was a pair of silver hoop earrings

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Day eight was a gold necklace that came with a heart charm, but the charms are interchangeable

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And day nine was a pair of gold earrings

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Day ten was a gold ring

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Day eleven was what I’m calling a little gold Rudolph key ring

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Day twelve featured two rings. One gold and one rose gold

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Day thirteen was a gold Christmas tree charm

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Day fourteen was another pair of earrings. This time two gold Rudolph’s

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And day fifteen was a pair of silver earrings

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Day sixteen was a pair of red heart earrings

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Day seventeen was a gold star charm

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Day eighteen was a little diamond charm

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Day nineteen was another gold ring

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And day twenty was that black and gold choker that I mentioned in my What’s In My Bag post.

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Day twenty one was a gold ring with a little stone

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Day twenty two was a pair of gold earrings with three stars

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Day twenty three was a pair of little pearl earrings

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And behind todays door, day twenty four was a pair of heart earrings and a heart necklace

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That about wraps it up for this post, I want to thank each and every one of you for reading. I had a great first Blogmas and I may just do it again next year.

Until next time, I hope you guys have had a great December and have a very Merry Christmas :).

-K

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Blogmas Day 23: Festive nail art

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day 23! I can’t believe it’s the second to last day, this has truly gone by so quickly. Today I’m going to be showing you guys my festive manicures from this month and how I achieved them.

I can say for sure that this year it was definitely more difficult for me to decide on the designs I wanted than in previous years, but ultimately I like what I came up with. For this first one I wanted to do something I hadn’t done before so I did Christmas lights.

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To do this I used Sinful Colors 101, Snow Me White for the base, for the string I used LA Colors Color Last in CNP31, Onyx and for the lights I used Sinful Colors 852, Gogo Girl, Salon Perfect 207, Blue Ribbon and Pure Ice 303CP, Free Spirit. And to top it off I used the Pure Ice High Shine Top Coat and that’s the top coat I used for all of these manicures.

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The second manicure I did was snowflakes, but I didn’t want it to be the normal blue and white snowflakes that I do every year so I changed it up a bit.

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This one was simple, only two colors. The silver base is p2 Techno Chrome polish in 010, Steel Drama and the snowflakes themselves are the Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art pen, with a fine tip, in 380, Red.

For my second to last festive manicure I went with a Christmas tree with lights and garland.

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For this I used a Dermelect polish in Verdure as the base, for the garland I used Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in 485, Golden-I and for the lights I used two Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art pens. One in 380, Red with a fine tip and the other in 360, Pearly White, also with a fine tip.

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And finally for my last festive manicure, the one I have on my nails now, a present.

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To do this I used Pure Ice 1026, Hit The Floor, Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in 485, Golden-I and for the ribbon on the present, Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art pen, with a fine tip, in 380, Red.

That about wraps it up for this post, I always enjoy doing these posts so look out for more in the future.

Until next time, enjoy your festive manicures and Merry Christmas Eve Eve :).

-K

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Blogmas Day 22: What’s in my bag; winter edition

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day 22! Today I’m going to be doing a What’s In My Bag; Winter Edition. It’s been quite a while since I’ve done one of these and I think they’re quite fun, so let’s get into it.

This is the bag I’m currently using. It’s from H&M, it has a shoulder strap, which is detachable, plus the two handles on top. The main compartment is in the middle and on each side of that is a large compartment with a gold zipper on top. There is another smaller zip pocket on the inside and two more small pockets. One of my favorite things about this bag is the gold hardware, and that includes four studs on the bottom. And one of the standout things to me was the black lining along the outer edge of the bag. I think the color is officially called Light Taupe and if you can still get this bag, I believe it also comes in black and one other color, maybe white but I’m not 100% sure.

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Starting with beauty, I have a couple things that I have to have in my bag during the winter months. The First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream and Vanilla Softlips are two things I know I’ve mentioned many times but I do love them. And the other is the Bath and Body Works Winter White Woods hand sanitizer. I love this scent, it’s very wintery but without being overly sweet and in your face. It almost has a masculine quality to it and those scents can be quite refreshing. I always have lotion and hand sanitizer in my bag, but the smells change as the seasons go on.

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Moving on, I have a couple of fashion items. The first is a pair of gloves. I keep a black pair on me, even though I have other colors, because these are the only pair I have that I don’t have to take off to use my phone.

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Next we have a hat, because even though I have a lot of hair my head does get cold and they say you lose most of your body heat out of your head. I think this hat is from Forever 21 and it really does go with pretty much everything.

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Next I have a pair of sunglasses. I wear sunglasses year round and this time of year the winter sun is incredibly bright and I’d rather not be blinded whilst I’m driving. My sunglass style of choice is aviators. I think they suit my face the best, I have multiple pairs and this pair is from H&M.

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And lastly I have a scarf, well two scarves. I’ve been wearing a scarf practically everyday, it’s been that cold. I have two in my bag because the other day I had an outfit change and that included a scarf change. I don’t know where this first one is from, it was a gift, but I love it. It’s on the thicker side, it is an infinity scarf which is my preferred style and it’s colors I love.

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The second scarf is one of my favorites, it’s a simple gray, also infinity style, and it’s a lighter fabric so you can really wear it any time of year. And this one is from Fred Meyer.

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And finally we have a couple of random items. The first is a choker. It’s not uncommon for me to have some sort of necklace in my bag, but I don’t typically wear chokers. This is new, and I wanted something more on the festive side to wear and when I saw this I thought it was perfect. It’s black with a gold star and I love the simplicity.

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Second to last I have a pack of hand warmers. I don’t always have particularly cold hands, but these are so great to have and I highly recommend having them around.

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And lastly, I have a couple of snacks. I always have some sort of snack in my bag, usually on the healthier side, but these are not. These are Ghiradelli squares. One is Peppermint Bark and the other is Eggnog. Two flavors I love and they are actually quite good.

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That about wraps it up for this post, what do you guys keep in your handbags during winter?

Until next time, I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas and I hope you guys are enjoying Blogmas :).

-K

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Blogmas Day 21: Friendsmas

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day 21! Earlier today I hosted Friendsmas with a good friend of mine. She and I have been friends for almost a decade and always have a fun time exchanging gifts. This year we must have had a similar thought process, because we ended up getting each other similar gifts.

Starting with her stocking, I put in a mix of chocolate and fruity candies. There was mini Kit Kats, little cookies and cream candies, white chocolate Twix and Mamba fruit chews. I also put in a hair mask and a face mask.

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Gift wise, only one of her gifts came in time, the other is supposed to be here right after Christmas. But that can happen when you have something custom made. I had both custom made, by different companies, and I ordered them at way different times. But the one I gave her today is a quote that we both love and I framed it. I don’t have a picture, but if you guys read my Present Wrapping post, then you saw me wrap it. And of course I topped it all off with a Christmas card.

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Moving on to what she got me, starting with the stocking, I tend to go for fruity candy more than chocolate so she put in Skittles and Starburst, which are two of my favorites.

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Gift wise, she was rather creative. She had asked me for quotes or phrases that I thought represented our friendship, I thought of four or five and sent them off and she chose four or five of her own and she turned it into a collage. I think it was a great idea and I love the quotes and phrases she chose. There’s Golden Girls, Friends and Dan and Phil.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if any of you guys hosted or attended Friendsmas I hope you had a great time and a lot of laughs.

Until next time, I hope you guys are enjoying Blogmas and I can’t believe there’s only four days until Christmas :).

-K

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