March favorites

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to be doing my March favorites. It’s crazy how fast March went by but here we are and I think I have a good mix this month, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my March Sephora Play Box, which I will link below if you haven’t read yet. The first is the bag itself, It’s blue tie dye and it says ‘Beauty Is My Spirit Animal’ in white lettering and it has dark blue drawstrings. The theme for this month was Festival of Beauty and it really came through with both the design and the products.

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My next beauty favorite is the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner. This eye liner is absolutely fantastic and I can 100% understand why so many people love it. This is definitely going to be staple in my makeup bag.

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My second to last beauty favorite is the Amika Nourishing Mask. I used this in my hair two days ago and I’m really happy with it. Not only does it smell amazing, but it has made my hair extra soft. Definitely recommend this if you’re looking for a good hair mask.

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And my last beauty favorite is the Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm. You put this on before you put your makeup on and it gives your skin a little extra oomph and brightness. I didn’t know if I would like this, but I really do.

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Moving on, I have a couple of food favorites, the first is Tim’s Cascade Chips. I’m not someone who eats chips a lot but if I’m craving them Tim’s is what I go for.  The flavor that’s in my pantry right now is the Original Lightly Salted, but all the flavors are great.

My next food favorite is Kinder Joy. I watch a lot of British YouTubers and I always see them eating Kinder Eggs and Kinder chocolate and I’ve always wanted to try it but I knew the eggs were banned in America. So when I saw Kinder Joy in Albertsons I was really surprised but I picked one up and the chocolate was really good. And in Kinder Eggs you get a little toy, so they would make a great addition to Easter baskets.

And my last food favorite is actually a drink and it’s Sprite Cranberry. Sprite is my favorite soda and I do really like cranberries and the cranberry flavor and this didn’t disappoint. It was refreshing and the cranberry was just right.

My next favorite is Major League Baseball. Yesterday was Opening Day for baseball and I could not be happier that it’s back. It’s my favorite sport and I’m excited to cheer on my Mariners. Game 1 certainly was exciting and I can’t wait for the rest of the remaining 161 games. I think they’re going to have a great season.

I have a TV show favorite this month and it’s The Curse of Civil War Gold on History Channel. It’s along the same vein as The Curse of Oak Island, which is one of my top five favorite shows, but this one is about possible Civil War gold at the bottom of Lake Michigan. I personally do believe that there is gold at the bottom of the lake and I hope Kevin Dykstra and his team are able to find it.

And my last couple of favorites are music favorites. The first is Take Me To The Pilot by Elton John. I came across this song in a very random way, I was on YouTube watching an old episode of the Graham Norton Show, which I love, and Elton was a guest along with Jack Black and they got talking about the song and I knew I had heard the title before but couldn’t remember the song itself. So I looked it up and it’s great, a really fun song.

My next song favorite is Mr. Blue Sky by ELO. I’ve loved this song for a long time, but have come back to it recently because it’s a fantastic spring and summer song. It’s one that you want to play with the windows down.

My last music favorite is Jeff Lynne’s ELO Wembley Or Bust album from their concert at Wembley Stadium in 2017. Top to bottom it’s a fantastic album full of amazing songs, I don’t know that I could pick one favorite but I love All Over The World, Rockaria, Shine A Little Love and When I Was A Boy, that one reminds me of my dad and if I keep listing songs I’ll end up listing the whole album. It’s on iTunes and YouTube so definitely go and give it a listen along with the other songs I mentioned.

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 you did love during March.

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

-K

March Sephora Play post:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/21/march-sephora-play-unboxing/

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Twitter: @KSagerson

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February favorites

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to be doing my February favorites. This is a short month as it is, but I really feel like February flew by. I have a pretty good mix of things, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my February Sephora Play Box, if you haven’t read that post I’ll link it down below. The first is the Belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb. I’ve used a couple different eye creams in the past and this is by far my favorite. I can tell it’s already made a difference and I highly, highly recommend this if you’re looking for an eye cream.

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Next we have the Sephora Collection Rouge Matte Lipstick in M11 Rebel Chic. I would describe this lipstick as the perfect berry. It’s not too red and it’s not too purple. The next time I wear it I’ll hopefully remember to take a picture because it is gorgeous on.

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And my last beauty favorite is another lipstick and it’s the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in 5855 Let’s Go Crazy. I had an interesting reaction when I initially unboxed this, I thought it was great because I love NARS then I swatched it and saw the color and I got a little nervous. It’s very bright and very pink but all of that went away when I put it on. It’s not as bright on and it’s a gorgeous shade of pink. Like the Sephora lipstick, the next time I wear this I’ll have to remember to take a picture.

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Moving on I have a food favorite. The first is Noosa yogurt. I may or may not have mentioned this yogurt before, but I have two new favorite flavors. The first is key lime. It’s a flavor of yogurt I’ve always loved and when I saw that they had it I had to try it and I love it. And the second is coconut. As a flavor I generally like coconut, I really like Almond Joys, but I don’t ever buy coconut yogurt. I’m glad that I did because it’s so good, I definitely recommend it.

My next favorite will be a shock to no one and it’s NHRA drag racing. The season started earlier this month, we are two races in and it’s already been absolutely insane. Drag racing is my favorite motorsport, it goes NHRA IMSA and IndyCar. I don’t really watch Formula 1 anymore, I’ll catch a race or two during the season but I don’t keep up with it. But back to drag racing, I’m so happy it’s back and I’m back to writing about it and I’ll do so for the rest of the season. So if you’re interested keep an eye out for those posts.

Second to last we have a TV show and it’s season two of The Grand Tour. I love this show, I’ve always loved Clarkson, Hammond and May and I was excited when they decided to do a second season. Considering how much time they collectively spent in the hospital it’s great that they were able to make a full season and I hope they do many more, without the hospital visits of course.

And lastly I have a couple of music favorites. Three songs to be specific. The first is You Got It by Roy Orbison. This song randomly came on my Pandora and it made me smile because I hadn’t heard it in so long. I’m pretty sure they use the chorus of this song for a commercial or two, but the song as a whole is great.

The next song is Love Is For Me by Joe Cocker. I’ve never been a hardcore Joe Cocker fan, but he does have a few songs that I do really like and this is one of them. It’s bluesy, you guys know how much I love the blues and it’s a really fun song to sing.

And my last song favorite is Club At The End Of The Street by Elton John. Sir Elton John has always been one of my favorites, The Grammy’s are doing a salute to Elton later this year and I’m excited to see it. When I came across this song I was shocked because I had never heard it but it’s a really fun song. If you haven’t heard this, or the other two songs definitely look them up on YouTube.

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 favorites were.

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

-K

Sephora Play post:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2018/02/22/february-sephora-play-unboxing/

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January favorites

Hi everyone,

As today is January 30th, I thought it would be the perfect time to do my January favorites. I have a pretty good range of items so lets get into it.

Starting with beauty, I didn’t really try out a whole lot of new products this month so I only have two things, one actual product and one honorable mention. The actual item is the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask. I ordered two of these, one in Champagne and the other in Natural, and the one I’m using right now is Champagne. But these are probably one of my favorite lip products I’ve ever used. Not only do they smell good, but they are incredibly moisturizing and they make my lips so soft. I highly recommend them. And my honorable mention is the Bite Beauty Sephora Insider birthday gift. I talked about that recently so I’ll leave a link to that post down below.

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Moving on to fashion, we have a pair of Fabletics leggings. I bought these recently and have since worn them a couple of times and I really like them. The fit is great and I love the pattern.

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Next up I have an app favorite and it’s Homescapes. I’ve been seeing this app everywhere for a while and a few of my friends have it so the other night when I couldn’t fall asleep I downloaded it and I love it. It didn’t help me with falling asleep because I was hooked and now I understand why it’s so popular.

Since I’m on the subject of apps, I know I mentioned Poshmark a little while ago, still loving it, and yesterday I added a bunch of new items to my closet. I’m KyraSage18 for anyone interested :).

From apps we go to TV shows, I don’t watch a whole lot of TV but this month I’ve really been loving season two of Better Late Than Never. If you’ve never watched it stars William Shatner, Henry Winkler, Terry Bradshaw, George Foreman and Jeff Dye and they go on adventures all over the world. In my opinion it’s one of the funniest shows, nothing makes me cry laugh like this show but there are also some really endearing moments. And I definitely recommend checking it out.

My second to last favorite is IMSA. Their season just started with the 24 of Daytona, one of my favorite races, and it was a great race. Besides drag racing, IMSA is my favorite series so I’m happy it’s back.

And my last favorite is a music favorite and it’s the song The Core by Eric Clapton. You guys know how much I love EC, he’s one of my favorites. This song is one that I heard a long time ago, really liked and then never really did anything about, didn’t buy it from iTunes or anything like that. Then last week I saw a video of Clapton playing it during a concert and it reminded me just how much I love it. It’s from the Slowhand album, which is an album I think people tend to forget about because it’s an earlier album but it has some of my favorite songs on it. Definitely check out the song and the album if you haven’t listened to either.

That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorites let me know and if not I’d love to know what you guys loved this month.

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

-K

Bite Beauty post:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/16/mini-haul/

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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 20: A year of Glam Bags

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day 20! I can’t believe it’s already the 20th and we’re near the end of Blogmas, it’s gone by so quickly. Today I’m going to be talking about the Glam Bags I received this year from Ipsy. I got a lot of great products this year and a lot of cool bags, so let’s get into it.

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I think as the months went on the bag designs got more fun and I found myself liking more and more of the products.

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From the January Glam Bag, my favorites were the blush, the nail polish and Manna Kadar 3 in 1 bronzer, highlighter, eyeshadow.

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In the February Glam Bag, I really liked the design of the bag with the denim and the orange zipper that was in the shape of lips. When it came to what was in the bag, I liked everything but my favorites were the face masks, nail polish, lipstick and eyeshadow.

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I loved the March bag. The design was great, I loved the colors and I loved that it gave you more space. Product wise, I loved everything and with the exception of the brush and the blush I have repurchased and been happily using those products.

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The April bag had a really fun design, the fair ticket was a great idea. The EM Cosmetics eyeliner was one of my favorite things from any bag that I got and I use it all the time. I love the nail polish, two colors I didn’t have and I’m glad I do now. And the same with the eyeshadow, I didn’t really wear a lot of pink shadows before, but this has a good amount of sparkle to it and I’ve figured out a couple of fun looks with it. And I couldn’t not mention the Glamour Dolls x Lisa Frank brush, it’s adorable.

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The May bag was a great way to get people in the summery mood, the different ice creams and the fact that to me at least, it smelled like pool floaties. Again, this was a bag where I loved everything but my favorites were the liquid lipstick, which smells like cake batter, the eyeshadow duo, the eyeliner pencil, and the highlighter.

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I thought the June bag with the kind of pop art lips was a great choice design wise. I really loved the face masks, the nail polish and the blush from this bag.

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The July bag had the cutest design of all with Gudetama gracing the front and back. From this bag my favorites were the cleanser, the moisturizer and the eyeliner. I have repurchased all of them.

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On to August, I loved the color of this bag, I know there were a couple of different ones you could get but I liked this one the best and it says Peace, Love and Lipstick on it which is a great motto. I genuinely loved and use everything in this bag.

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The theme for September was one of my favorites, it was Ipsy Boss. Which was all about channeling your inner boss and owning it. I loved the design of the bag with the black,  the gold zip, the purple/midnight blue fabric on the inside and the little spikes on the outside. I have this in my handbag now as my makeup bag. This was another month where I loved everything and use them all.

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The October bag had a Halloween flair. It was crimson with a lace overlay and a little bat on the zipper. My favorites from that bag were the nail polish, eyeliner, the liquid lipstick and the hand cream.

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The second to last bag, from November was very autumnal. And I absolutely loved everything in it.

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And finally we have the December bag. I won’t say too much about it because I haven’t done my monthly favorites yet. But I will say that I’m a big fan of this bag.

That about wraps it up for this post, Ipsy has sent me a lot of great products this year. What has been the favorite or favorites that you guys have received from Ipsy this year?

Until next time, I hope you guys have had a great year of Glam Bags and I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas :).

-K

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Blogmas Day 15: Christmas tree and favorite ornaments

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day 15! Today I’m going to be showing you guys my 2017 Christmas tree and some of my favorite ornaments. I don’t have a theme to my tree, then again I never do, it’s just ornaments that I’ve bought/ be given over the years that I really like.

So this year my tree is a spruce and it actually took me forever to find it, I went to a couple different places before I found one that I liked. And if I can remember where some of the ornaments came from I’ll mention it.

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So, on to my favorite ornaments, the first was a gift from my brother and it’s from Bronner’s, the best Christmas store ever. I have always believed in Bigfoot, I know there are a ton of people that don’t but personally I’ve seen enough evidence and had enough of my own experiences to make me a believer. And my brother, knowing that bought me this and it proudly sits near the top of my tree.

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This next ornament I’ve had since I was a small child. It came from my aunt who was one of my absolute favorite people and she’s not around anymore so when I see this it reminds me of her, all the good times we had and it makes me smile.

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These next two were made for me by a close family friend, each of my siblings and my parents have these with their names and we all put them on our trees each year.

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The next couple I have no idea where they came from because they’re kind of old but I love them. Racing and airplanes are two of my favorite things in the world so it’s only fitting that I have Open Wheel Racing Santa and Pilot Santa.

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The next four came from Hallmark and are movie/ TV related. The first is the USS Enterprise. I love Star Trek. It was a huge part of my childhood, I would watch it all the time with my dad. It was one of those things we did together and I’ve watched every series and all of the movies. I have one and my dad has one and it does light up but the batteries need to be replaced.

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The next three are from A Christmas Story, one of the best Christmas movies. And it’s Ralphie in various situations from the movie. If there is one thing I would change about them, it would be with the two that talk. It’s not the original audio from the movie, and I understand why, but it’s just not the same when you hear it.

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This one is when he’s imagining that he has his gun and is protecting his family from Black Bart.

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This is the iconic “Oh Fudge” moment, this is one that talks and makes noise.

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And this last one is the pink nightmare/bunny suit moment. And this one also talks and makes noise.

If you read my Indoor Decorations post, then you would have seen the Coca Cola Santa plaque, there’s actually four throughout the house, and this next ornament won’t surprise you. I have a couple of these, with different scenes on my tree and I love them.

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The last couple are what I would call classic Christmas ornaments.

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These three, along with others not pictured, came from a big box of ornaments that I bought at Costco.

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These two came in their own sets, but I bought them at the same time and I think it was Fred Meyer but I might be wrong. I’ve had them for a while.

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And finally I do have some classic colored ornaments.

That about wraps it up for this post, I have a lot more ornaments on my tree but if I showed every single one we would be here for absolute ages.

Until next time, enjoy your trees and do you guys have white or multicolored lights on your tree?  🙂

-K

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Blogmas Day 2: Christmas favorites, YouTube edition

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day 2! Today I wanted to talk about a favorite of mine and that’s Vlogmas, if I ever start a YouTube channel it’s definitely something that I would do, but until then there a few peoples that I really enjoy watching.  I will leave the links to all the channels I mention below.

So the first is Zoe Sugg, she does Vlogmas on her second channel MoreZoella. Zoe is one of the first people I subscribed to when I started watching YouTube and she is basically the queen of Christmas so I always look forward to seeing the content on her channel during December.

Next up is Joe Sugg, Zoe’s brother. Every year Joe does an attempt to do Vlogmas, but I think this year he might actually do it. In my opinion Joe is one of the funniest people on YouTube. The content on each of his channels and ideas he has are incredible and he never fails to make me laugh. The way he is with his friends reminds me of how some of my friend groups are and that makes me laugh even more. The Suggs are very relatable and down to earth and I think that’s why they have so much success and so many subscribers. They do it right.

Second to last we have Dan and Phil Games. They don’t do the traditional Vlogmas, they do Gamingmas on their gaming channel and it’s up there with one of the funniest things on the Internet. These days it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t watch or at least know who Dan and Phil are and it’s so easy to see why.

And lastly we have the SacconeJolys. They don’t do traditional Vlogmas either because they are daily volggers, but they are my favorite family to watch on YouTube. This year they are doing #SJXMAS which is a really cool idea. Basically you have the opportunity each day to win a prize by using the hashtag and tweeting the company or brand involved with that day.

That about wraps it up for this post, I watch these channels all year, along with many others, and besides the fact that I think they all do Christmas time really well they all make me laugh a lot and I think that’s so important. If you guys like watching any of these YouTubers during December let me know and if not let me know who you do like to watch.

Until next time, have fun watching YouTube and I hope you’re enjoying Blogmas :).

-K

Zoe Sugg, MoreZoella:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrUbqTCagwsaP2Fmr0p1TsA

Joe Sugg, ThatcherJoeVlogs:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzE4rHZD7TdxGqfMzVT_p2w

Dan and Phil, DanAndPhilGames:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuhwvTYFvVZjyBVXc9T7CrA

SacconeJolys:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxJrnvfqSSvly5hiq2Fe68g

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Twitter: @KSagerson

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