Summer skincare routine

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to be doing my summer skincare routine, I did one of these during the winter and I enjoyed it so I figured I would do another. If you never read the winter one, I will link it down below. Before I get into this I’m going to be completely honest with you guys, I spent time yesterday taking some photos for this and it was great. I had the perfect lighting and I was really excited to post these pictures. However, when I went to look at the pictures on my laptop they were gone. I don’t know what happened or how it happened, but I’m not thrilled with it, so I’ll be using the existing pictures I have of these products. But if at any point in the future I’m able to recover the photos I will come back and insert them. I will be linking all the products down below, and with that said, let’s get into it.

I’ve been using a few different products this summer. Because I do subscribe to Sephora Play, I’m always getting new products and incorporating them into my routine, so I now have two routines that I switch between. At the very start of the summer, this is what it looked like. To take off my makeup I would use the Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel. One pump of this goes into my hand and I rub my hands together until it gets foamy then I put it on my face. I’ve been able to get away with just using this and not a secondary cleanser because I haven’t been wearing as much makeup/ not as heavy coverage wise, this summer.

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The next thing I do is take the Caudalie Vine Activ Glow Activating Anti-Wrinkle Serum and put a couple drops of that into my moisturizer, which is the Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet. On it’s own the Moisturizing Sorbet is amazing and I absolutely love it, but the addition of the Serum gives your skin that extra boost.

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And the final thing I do is take my favorite eye cream, the Belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb and apply that. It really is one of the best eye creams I’ve ever used.

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The last thing I do is put something on my lips. I have three products that I use and I rotate through them. I’ll put all the pictures in the second routine so it’s not to repetitive.

The second routine I have is to start I’ve been using the Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes and Lips. I really like this because it has a gentle formula and it doesn’t sting or irritate my skin and to apply I put this on a cotton pad.

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Then to remove the rest of my makeup, I’ll use the Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel.

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The next thing I do is use the Caudalie Vinoperfect Concentrated Brightening Essence. I put this on a cotton pad and rub it over my entire face and it removes your dead skin cells so whatever serums and moisturizers you’re using can really sink in and do what they’re supposed to do. And since getting this, I use it with my other routine to complete the Caudalie trifecta.

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Next I use the Murad Nutrient Charged Water Gel to moisturize my face and I honestly love this. It leaves my skin feeling incredibly moisturized.

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The second to last thing I do is apply the Belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb.

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And the last thing I do, is put something on my lips. I rotate between Vanilla Softlips, SKYN Iceland Berry Lip Fix with Wintered Red Algae and Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask. I wear a lot of lipsticks and other lip products, so I’ve always taken extra steps to make sure I moisturize my lips. I’ve been using Vanilla Softlips for ages and it never does me wrong, plus it has an SPF in it. The SKYN Iceland Berry Lip Fix is a favorite of mine from the winter and it does a great job of preventing lips cracking and it was great when I got sunburnt. And the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask is a product I love to pieces and I’ve loved for a while. It makes my lips feel so smooth and hydrated.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys use any of the same products in your summer skincare routine let me know and if not I’d love to know what products you do use.

Until next time, you can never have too many skincare products and I hope you’re having a great summer :).

-K

Winter Skincare post:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/?s=Blogmas+Day+9&submit=Search

Product Links:

Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover:           https://www.sephora.com/product/take-the-day-off-makeup-remover-for-lids-lashes-lips-P122735

Tarte Deep Dive Cleansing Gel:

https://tartecosmetics.com.en_us/skincare/cleansers-face-wash/deep-dive-cleansing-gel/768.html

Caudalie Glow Activating Anti-Wrinkle Serum:

https://www.sephora.com/product/vine-activ-glow-activating-anti-wrinkle-serum-P417119?skuId=1931062&icid2=products

Caudalie Moisturizing Sorbet:

https://www.sephora.com/product/vinosource-moisturizing-sorbet-P271704

Caudalie Concentrated Brightening Essence:

https://www.sephora.com/product/vinoperfect-concentrated-brightening-essence-P420224

Belif Eye Cream:

https://www.sephora.com/product/moisturizing-eye-bomb-P422905

Murad Nutrient Charger Water Gel:

https://www.sephora.com/product/nutrient-charged-water-gel-P427638

Vanilla Softlips:

https://www.amazon.com/softlips-lip-protectant-sunscreen-vanilla/dp/B00RXITJXG

SKYN Iceland Berry Lip Fix:

http://www.skyniceland.com/product-122-berry-lip-fix

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask:

https://www.sephora.com/product/agave-lip-mask-P384629

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Summer 2018 OOTD’s and makeup looks

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to be doing one of my favorite posts, OOTD’s and makeup looks, and this one is for summer. I have three different looks I’m going to be featuring, so let’s get into it.

The first look we have is one that I’ve been going for a lot more when I can, no makeup. In Washington, and pretty much everywhere else, a lot of this summer has been a ridiculous heat wave. So putting on makeup hasn’t been my first choice. As for my outfit, I went with a plain black tank top and a pair of floral shorts from Forever 21, I’ll link them down below if I can find the link, and a gold chain necklace.

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This particular existence, I had showered and was feeling the natural look. I did use two products though, after I showered I used the Peter Thomas Roth FIRMx Peeling Gel, which I love and one hundred percent recommend. It clears your pores and removes dead skin and it leaves my skin feeling so soft and smooth. And I also used the SKYN Iceland Berry Lip Fix with Wintered Red Algae, I’ve talked about this before, you guys know how much I love this. It’s super hydrating and that’s always important, especially during incredible cold or incredible hot.

My second look is from the Fourth of July and I always like to have fun with my look.

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Starting with my face, and after my morning routine, the first thing I do is put on my foundation which is the L’Oreal Paris True Match super-blendable foundation in N2, Classic Ivory. I then apply my concealer which is the matching True Match concealer in N 1-2-3, Fair/Light and for the spots I want a little heavier coverage I use the YADAH Silky Fit Concealer BB Power Brightening in Light Beige and I blend that in with a Micro Mini Beauty Blender, which I know is really dirty, but I ordered some new ones so they should be here soon. And I topped that off with the Tarte Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder which I apply with an e.l.f. powder brush. Bronzer and blush wise, I went with my classic e.l.f. combo from the two palettes in the top corner. The bronzer I apply with my favorite Firma Beauty 103 Angled Contour brush and I use a big fluffy brush to apply my blush. The final thing I do is highlighter and for that I used the Too Faced Super Fun Night palette from the Too Faced Best Year Ever makeup collection. It’s called Dashing Through The Glow and it’s a gorgeous champagne color.

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For my eyes I used one of my go to palettes, the Too Faced Smokey Eye and I used Smolder, which is blue and I used a Bare Escentuals eye shadow brush to apply and blend a little and I put White Lie in the inner corner of my eye and under my brows. I did a little winged liner and for that I used the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper and Mascara was Essence Cosmetics I Love Crazy Volume in Deep Black. As always I used an angled brush and filled in my brows with Up In Smoke and finished the look off with the LOC Vibrant Matte Lipstick in Color Me Confident, it’s a really pretty cranberry red and it has great staying power.

For the third look, I was feeling a little extra girly and this was the result. This dress, which is one of the most comfortable I own, is from H&M and again, if I can find a link I’ll put it down below.

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I pretty much used the same products for this look, except I used the Seraphine Botanicals Lychee + Gold Healthy Glow Rose-Gold Blush. It gives you a really pretty glow and I really like the way the sparkle in it works with the sparkle and shine of the highlighter. And I used the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Airbrush Silk Pressed Anti-Aging Finishing Powder. I really love this powder, it really sets my makeup and I would definitely recommend it if you’re in the market for a new powder.

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For the rest of my look, starting with my eyes, I used the e.l.f. Everyday Smoky palette. The eye shadow I used is the second to last gray shade, it has a little bit of sparkle to it and it blends nicely. In the inner corner of my eye and under my brows I used the third color in, it’s really nice pale sparkly pink. I used the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion for my eye liner, the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara in Noir. I love this mascara it really does give major volume. I filled in my brows with Up In Smoke and I finished it off with one of my favorite lipsticks, Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Let’s Go Crazy.

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

Until next time, have fun with your looks and take as many OOTD pictures as possible :).

-K

Forever 21 shorts:

https://www/forever21.com/us/shop/catalog/Product/F21/the-outlet/2000247956

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July favorites

Hi everyone,

Today as it is the last day of the month, I thought it would be the perfect time to do my July favorites. I have a pretty good mix this month, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my July Sephora Play Box and I’ll link that post down below if you haven’t read it. The first thing we have is the Caudalie Vinoperfect Concentrated Brightening Essence. You put this on before you do your serum and moisturizer and it removes the dead skin so the serum and moisturizer can really sink in and do what they’re supposed to do. I’ve been using this since I got it and I really like it. I knew it was going to be a great product because it’s Caudalie and they make some of  my favorite skincare products, which you’ll see in an upcoming post. But I would definitely recommend this.

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Next up we have the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Paaarty. This is a really pretty nudey pink and it looks great on. I’ve mentioned that I have another one of these, it’s in the shade Feisty, and they are some of my favorite blushes.

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And my last beauty favorite is the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask in Natural. I absolutely love this product. I have one that I’ve been using for I don’t know how many months, but it is truly fantastic. I put it on before I go to bed and it leaves my lips feeling really moisturized and smooth. 100% would recommend.

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Moving on, I have a stationery favorite. I love all things stationery and I’m always looking for a cute new pen and I found one that I absolutely love. This one is marble and rose gold, which is always a great combination. It writes smooth, it’s ball point and it goes with my other stationery bits and pieces. If I can find a link for it I’ll put it down below.

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My next favorite is kind of a random one, but it’s a variety puzzle book. I used to do these books all the time and I really liked it. I bought this at the grocery store a few weeks ago and I was reminded of why I liked these so much. This is basically one giant contradiction, because I find these to be very relaxing but at the same time I like that they make you think a little and work your brain. But either way, when I’ve had free time lately I’ve been doing this.

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And my last favorite is a music favorite. It’s actually two favorites and they’re both concerts. The first one is The Rolling Stones: Havana Moon. This concert took place in Cuba on March 25, 2016 and it was huge. It was a free concert and it was estimated that 500,000 people attended. Admittedly I’m haven’t been the biggest Rolling Stones fan, I do have a couple songs of theirs that I like. But there’s something about this concert, I don’t know what, that changed what I thought. And if they were going to be in town tomorrow I would definitely go and see them.

My second music favorite is Paul McCartney and Wings Rockshow. This isn’t like a regular concert DVD because this one features segments from different shows on the Wings Over the World tour, New York, Seattle and two shows in Los Angeles. The thing that pushed this over the top for me was the fact that there was footage from the Seattle show, which was played in the Kingdome, and my dad was at that concert. He had always told me how great it was, but to actually be able to see it was so cool. And to hear what they were playing back then was great, there were songs I hadn’t heard before. If you haven’t seen either of these concerts before I would highly recommend giving them a watch or listen to the album versions.

That about wraps it up for this post, if we have any of the same favorites 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 all had a great July :).

-K

July Sephora Play post:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2018/07/19/july-sephora-play-unboxing/

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July Sephora Play unboxing

Hi everyone,

I received my July Sephora Play Box recently, and I thought that today would be a great time to talk about it. The theme for this month is The Good Stuff, that means they’ve filled the boxes with items that don’t have any parabens, phthalates or sulfates and I think it’s a great theme. The bag itself is a white canvas bag with red drawstrings and ‘Play!’ written on the front in red lettering.

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So before I get into it, you might notice that I’m missing a product. I got the Farmacy Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer with Echinacea GreenEnvy but it wasn’t sealed properly and exploded making it unusable. I did contact Sephora about it and they were prompt in their response and in helping me. So thank you to them and if you guys ever have a problem with any of your Play Box, or other, products they will help you out.

Going back to the things I did get, the first product we have is the Ren Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask. This is a mask that is supposed to soothe and balance irritated and sensitive skin. Basically anything that could happen to your skin, this is meant to help with and I’m excited to try it out.

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Next up we have the Caudalie Vinoperfect Concentrated Brightening Essence. This is a treatment you do before you put on your serum and moisturizer and it removes dead skin so that the serum and moisturizer can do their jobs. I love Caudalie, they have some of my favorite skincare products so I can’t wait to use this.

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Moving on we have the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Paaarty. This blush is a nudey pink and it’s really pretty. You guys know I love Tarte, so when I opened that bag and saw this I knew I was going to love it. I have another one of these blushes in Feisty and I really like it. The formulation is great and they really do last. I would definitely recommend them.

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The second to last product we have is the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask in Natural. I have one of these and I freaking love it. I put it on at night right before I go to bed and it leaves my lips feeling soft and hydrated. Again, another product I would highly recommend.

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And the last product, this month’s bonus product is the Briogeo Blossom and Bloom Ginseng + Biotin Volumizing Shampoo. This is supposed to give your hair volume without dulling shine. Additionally, Ginseng and Biotin help with hair growth. I’ve heard good things about Briogeo so I’m interested to try this.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys got any of the same products in your July 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

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June favorites

Hi everyone,

Today, as it is the end of the month, I’m going to be doing my June favorites. This month was really busy for me so I didn’t try a whole lot of new things, but I do have a good mix in here, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my June Sephora Play Box, which I will link down below if you haven’t read it. My first favorite is the Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick in Queen B. These are some of my favorite lipsticks, the color range is great and I really like the formulation. I’ve been wearing this shade for a while so I was happy to see a product I already loved. It’s a light mauve and it’s quite versatile, it goes well with a ton of different makeup looks.

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My next beauty favorite is the Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes and Lips. I’ve been using this every night since I got it and I really like it. I wear a lot of long wear makeup products and this takes them right off. And I really appreciate the gentle formula, it doesn’t sting or irritate my skin. I would definitely recommend it if you’re looking for a new makeup remover.

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And my last beauty favorite is the Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel. Like the makeup remover, I’ve been using this since I got it and I’m really impressed. I’ve never used a water gel before but it is incredibly moisturizing and it makes my face really soft. If you’ve never used a water gel definitely try it out.

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Moving on, I have a TV show favorite and it’s Caribbean Pirate Treasure. It’s on Travel Channel and it follows Philippe Cousteau, grandson of Jacques Cousteau, and his wife Ashlan as they go to different destinations, and dive for treasure, ship remains or whatever the situation that has brought them there. My brother told me about this show and I’m glad he did. You guys know how much I love history and this has that and it also has a little bit of mystery. All in all it’s a really fun show.

Before I get to the rest of my favorites, I want to say that I’m still loving Poshmark, a favorite from months and months ago, and I have a range of different products in my closet, so if you guys are interested I’m KyraSage18.

My second to last favorite is a race that just took place, probably the biggest race of the year in any motorsport, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This race takes place at the Circuit de la Sarthe in France every year since 1923 and is always full of drama and excitement and this year was no exception. Whether you watch an hour or the full 24 hours it’s a great event to see.

My last favorite is a music favorite, but not just any music, Paul McCartney’s new music. Paul has a new album coming out September 7th, titled Egypt Station, I have preordered it. But he’s released two songs from it, I Don’t Know and Come On To Me. They are both so different, I Don’t Know is more piano driven and slower while Come On To Me is upbeat and more on the fun rock side. But when you hear them they both sound like classic Paul McCartney. I’m honestly so excited to hear the rest of the album. And if you haven’t heard these two songs I would 100% say to go and listen to them.

That about wraps it up for this post, if we have any of the same favorites 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 all had a great June :).

-K

June Sephora Play post:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/26/june-sephora-play-unboxing/

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June Sephora Play unboxing

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to be unboxing my June Play Box from Sephora. This month’s theme is Summer Nights and it’s one of my favorite themes so far. The bag is absolutely adorable, it’s white canvas with bright pink drawstrings and a neon blue and pink design on the front. It’s the perfect bag for summer.

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The first product we have is the Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream. You put this in your hair when it’s damp and it’s supposed to give you smooth and moisturized hair without weighing it down. I’m excited to use this and see how it stands up to the other products that I’ve used. And it smells good, which is always a plus.

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Next up we have the Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel. This is an incredibly hydrating gel that is supposed to really moisturize and plump your skin. I’ve never used a water gel before but I’ve heard great things, my mom uses one and she loves it, so I’m interested to try it and see if I like it.

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The third product is the Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes and Lips. I’m always down to try a new makeup remover and this is a gentle formula that won’t sting or irritate your skin, so I’ll let you guys know what I think.

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Moving on we have the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation in Y245. This foundation is medium coverage and it’s lightweight, which I like the sound of. I don’t experiment a whole lot with different foundations, but this would be perfect for those hot summer days.

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The second to last product is one that I love, it’s the Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick in Queen B. I have a few of the Melted Matte’s this color included, and they’re all fantastic. I really like the formulation and color payoff and the range of colors is vast. This shade in particular is a light mauve and is a color I find myself reaching for from summer to winter.

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And lastly we have this month’s bonus product, the Bvlgari Omnia Pink Sapphire perfume. This is a very floral and feminine scent. It’s got hints of sweetness and a fresh element so it’s not overly floral. I quite like it and would definitely recommend smelling it if you get the chance.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys got any of the same products in your June 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

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May favorites

Hi everyone,

Today, as it’s the 31st, I thought I would do my May favorites. This month feels like it flew by, I can’t believe tomorrow is June 1st. I have a pretty good mix of stuff this month, so let’s get into it.

Starting off with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my May Sephora Play Box and I will leave a link to that below if you haven’t read it. The theme this month was Beauty Goals. This month marked two years of Sephora Play, so they chose products that were beloved and have stood the test of time. My first favorite is the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Trooper. I’m always down to try a new eyeliner and I really like this one. The applicator is thin so you get a really precise and clean line and it doesn’t smudge or transfer. I would definitely recommend it.

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My next favorite is the Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara in Noir. This mascara is supposed to give your lashes mega volume without clumping and it does just that. I’m kind of picky with my mascaras and I have two that I already love and use, Too Faced Better Than Sex and Essence Cosmetics I Love Crazy Volume, but I really, really like this. It makes my lashes look a mile long and this will be a fixture in my makeup bag for the foreseeable future.

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And my last Sephora Play favorite is the YSL Black Opium perfume. I can’t even tell you how freaking good this smells. It’s very well balanced, it’s a mix of sweet, fresh and there’s a warmth to it. I would definitely say to smell this if you get the chance.

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My next favorite is a nail polish and it’s Sinful Colors 1702, Hush Money. It’s a metallic rose and it’s beautiful.

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Moving on, I have a food favorite and it’s David sunflower seeds, the ranch flavor. I’ve always loved seeds, and around this time of year I always have them in the pantry. I love them for not only watching and playing baseball but they’re a great snack period.

From food we go to racing. My racing favorite this month was the Indy 500. I’ve watched the 500 since I can remember, it’s one of my favorite Memorial Day weekend traditions. This was the 102nd running and it was incredibly exciting. Will Power ended up winning and I’m really happy for him, his family and Team Penske. Winning this race is a big deal and no small feat.

My second to last favorite is probably the most random thing in here and it’s Goop. If you don’t know, Goop is a multipurpose hand cleaner. My dad has always sworn by this, saying it works the best and it’s the only one you’ll ever need. And it is the only thing I use when I’m in the garage working on cars and my hands are just filthy. I’ve tried others, but in the end I came back to Goop. It’s not harsh on your hands, it smells good and it does a phenomenal job of removing the layers of whatever is on your hands so you’re not scrubbing with soap forever. It also gets stains out of clothes, over the weekend I got grease on my favorite pair of jeans and it got it right out.

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And my last favorite is a music favorite and it’s the Cream 2005 Reunion Concert it took place at Royal Albert Hall, May 2-3-5-6. Cream consists of Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce (RIP) and Ginger Baker. They were one of the first rock supergroups, and while they weren’t around for very long originally, conflicts between Bruce and Baker, they made a huge impact. And around the time leading up to this concert there had been some things happen and it made Clapton think that they should get back together and put the past behind them before it was too late. And they did just that. I have both the DVD and CD versions of the concert and it is fantastic. It’s one of those things I can watch over and over, some of my favorite songs are Cream songs, and it makes me smile every time.

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 May favorites were.

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

-K

May Sephora Play Post:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/22/may-sephora-play-unboxing/

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