Easter 2022 Makeup

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to be showing you guys the makeup I did for Easter this year and how I did it. This year I went a little more simple, but I’m super happy with how it turned out and I would definitely do it again.

So, the first thing I did was prime my face and to do that I used the GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and I set it with the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder in Translucent.

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For the rest of my face, the first thing I did was bronze and to do that I used the Hanalei Beauty Company Matte Bronzer. I use this all the time, I love it, and the glow you get from it is fantastic. Then I applied the blush from the e.l.f Bite Size Face Duo in Lychee. I highlighted with the Ace Beaute Glow Essentials Highlighter Palette and I mixed the shades Radiant and Icy. 

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For my eyes, I first primed them with the Ace Beaute Eyeshadow Amplifying Base in Light. Then I went into the Anastasia Beverly Hills/Norvina Mini Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 1 Palette and I took the third shadow from the second row, putting it across my entire lid. I then went into the Anastasia Beverly Hills/Norvina Mini Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 3 and dabbed the first shadow from the first row on top as a little bit of a topper. I then went back to the Vol. 1 palette and took the first shadow from the third row and brought it under my eye all the way and in the inner corner of my eye I took the same Vol. 3 shadow I used before. I did forget to include the undereye shadow color in my swatch, but you can from the product photo that it’s a nice purple. I lined my eyes with the Seraphine Botanicals Luna Liner and topped it off with the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. For my lips I applied the Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Muse and dabbed just the tiniest bit of the Wander Beauty Double Date Lip and Cheek in Rendezvous on top of that. I set everything with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray

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

Until next time, have fun creating different looks and I hope you have a great week :). 

-K 

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Blogmas Day Twelve: Christmas Day Makeup

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day Twelve! I can’t believe we’re already at the end of Blogmas, it truly flew by. For Day Twelve I thought I would share with you guys what my Christmas Day makeup is going to look like. I usually mention it every year, and this year it took me a little while to decide what I wanted to do. I like to do a little glam but not full glam for Christmas Day because we have a very relaxing day and chill in our lounge wear and I’m happy with what I came up with.

The first thing I did for this look was prime my face with the Smashbox The Original Photo Finish Smooth & Blur Primer. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and set everything with the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder.

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For the rest of my face, I first bronzed with the Nars Laguna Bronzer. Then I applied the e.l.f. Bite Size Face Duo Blush in Lychee and highlighted with the Too Faced Angel Kisses Highlighter. 

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For my eyes, the first thing I did was prime them with the Ace Beaute Eyeshadow Amplifying Base in Light. Then I went into the Violet Voss Violet Sunset Palette and the first shadow I used was Desert Sand. I took that and put it in the crease. Then I took Amber Sky and also put that in the crease, making sure to blend well. I then took Dusk and packed on the outer corner of my eye. For the rest of my lid I went into the Too Faced Christmas Cookie House Party Palette and applied the shade Snow Fake. I then took Dusk and ran it about halfway under my eye and for the other half and into the inner corner of my eye, I applied Snow Fake. I lined my eyes with the BellaPierre Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner in Black and topped it off with the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. For my lips, I lined them with the Model Co Lip Enhancer Illusion Lip Liner Pencil and filled them in with the MAC Matte Lipstick in Russian Red. I set the whole look with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray

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(Note: I do know that the photo formatted slightly weird, but I’m leaving it)

That about wraps it up for this post, I want to thank everyone for reading along this Blogmas, I had such a great time doing it. It’s always one of my favorite things to do. If you guys have figured out your Christmas Day makeup I’d love to know what you’re going to do and if you go makeup free on Christmas Day let me know that too, I’m always interested in what people do. 

Until next time, have fun creating different looks and I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas :). 

-K 

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Blogmas Day Ten: Holiday Makeup Looks

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Welcome to Blogmas Day Ten! Today I thought it would be fun to share some festive makeup looks that I’ve done during December. This is in the style of my Recent Looks posts and you know I always love to do those. For these looks I wanted a theme, so I went with festive colors and decided on green, red, gold and silver.

The first look I did was the green one and this has very Christmas tree/Grinch vibes depending on how you want to look at it, but I really love how this came out and it was fun to play around with green because I don’t always do that. The first thing I did was prime my face and to do that I used the Smashbox The Original Photo Finish Smooth & Blur Primer. Then I applied my Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and I set everything with the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder.

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For the rest of my face, the first thing I did was bronze using the Hanalei Beauty Company Matte Bronzer. I then used the e.l.f. Bite Size Face Duo Blush in Lychee and highlighted with a mix of the first two shades from the Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Glowdient Palette

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For my eyes, the first thing I did was prime using the Ace Beaute Eyeshadow Amplifying Base in Light. Then I went into the Anastasia Beverly Hills/Norvina Mini Pro Pigment Vol 2 Palette and put the light green shadow from the top row, middle, in the crease. Then I went into the Ace Beaute Nostalgia Palette and packed the shade Theme Park on the outer corner of my eye, into the crease a little, and onto the lid a little more than I normally would. I then went back to the Vol 2 palette and took the green shimmer from the bottom row, middle, putting it on the rest of my lid. I then took Theme Park and ran it about 3/4 of the way under my eye, putting the green shimmer the other 1/4 of the way and into the inner corner of my eye. I lined my eyes with the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and topped it off with the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. For my lips I lined them with the Model Co Lip Enhancer Illusion Lip Liner Pencil and filled them in with the MAC Matte Lipstick in Russian Red. I set the whole look with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray

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For the red look I went for candy cane vibes without being super candy cane and I really like how it turned out. The first thing I did was prime my face with the Smashbox The Original Photo Finish Smooth & Blur Primer. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Primer in 205, Ivory, my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and I set everything with the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder. 

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For the rest of my face, I used the Ofra Mini Mix Palette in Good To Go. I first bronzed with the Current Bronzer. I then applied the Intentions Blush and highlighted with a mix of the top and bottom shades from the All of the Lights Highlighter. 

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For my eyes, the first thing I did was prime using the Ace Beaute Eyeshadow Amplifying Base in Light. Then I went into the Ace Beaute Nostalgia Palette and took the shade Camping and packed it onto the outer corner of my eye and the inner corner of my eye, bringing it into the crease in both cases, and left a space in the middle of my lid. To fill that middle space I went into the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette and used the shade Bitter Start. I then took Camping and brought it about 3/4 of the way under my eye and for the rest and in the inner corner I applied Bitter Start. I lined my eyes with the BellaPierre Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner in Black and topped it off with the Sephora Collection LashCraft Big Volume Mascara. For my lips, I lined them with the Model Co Lip Enhancer Illusion Lip Liner Pencil and filled them in with a mix of the MAC Matte Lipstick in Red Rock and the Sephora Collection #LipStories Lipstick in 23 Cabin Fever/After Hours. I set the whole look with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray. 

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The second to last look, the gold look, is one that if you red my Dito Cosmetics post or follow me on Instagram you would have seen because I did it quite a bit during college football season. The first thing I did was prime my face using the Smashbox The Original Photo Finish Smooth & Blur Primer. Then I applied the Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and I set everything with the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder. 

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For the rest of my face, I first bronzed with the Too Faced Extra Toasty Bronzer. I then applied the Too Faced Daydreamer Blush and the Too Faced Angel Kisses Highlighter. 

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For my eyes, the first thing I did was prime them using the Ace Beaute Eyeshadow Amplifying Base in Light. Then I went into the Dito Cosmetics Venus Palette and took Phobos and put it in the crease, making sure to blend it. For the rest of my lid I applied the shade Jupiter. I then took Phobos and put it about 3/4 of the way under my eye and for other 1/4 and in the inner corner of my eye I applied Jupiter. I lined my eyes with the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and topped it off with the Too Faced Damn Girl Mascara. For my lips, I lined them with the Model Co Lip Enhancer Illusion Lip Liner Pencil and filled them in with the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Famous Red. I set the whole look with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray. 

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For the last look, the silver look, I wore this for a neighborhood Christmas party so I wanted to be more glam and I love this one. It’s so cute. The first thing I did was prime my face with the Smashbox The Original Photo Finish Smooth & Blur Primer. Then I applied the Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and I set everything with the Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Loose Setting Powder in Translucent Peach

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For the rest of my face, I first bronzed with the Hanalei Beauty Company Matte Bronzer. Then I applied the e.l.f. Bite Size Face Duo Blush in Lychee and highlighted with a mix of the first two shades in the Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Glowdient Palette. 

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For my eyes, the first thing I did was prime them with the Ace Beaute Eyeshadow Amplifying Base in Light. Then I went into the Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Palette. I took the shade Slate and put that in the crease, then I took Noir and packed that onto the outer corner of my eye, bringing it into the crease just a little bit. For the rest of my lid I applied Cyborg. I then took Noir and put it about halfway under my eye, then I took Cyborg and put it the rest of the way. For the inner corner of my eye I wanted a little bit of brightness, so I applied the shade Pearl. I lined my eyes with the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and topped it off with the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. For my lips, I lined them with the Model Co Lip Enhancer Illusion Lip Liner Pencil and filled them in with the MAC Matte lipstick in Russian Red. I set the whole look with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you’ve done any festive looks this season I’d love to see them and if you haven’t I’d love to know what your favorite look is that I did. 

Until next time, have fun creating different looks and I’m glad you’re enjoying Blogmas :). 

-K 

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Blogmas Day Seven: What Makes This Movie Great, It’s A Wonderful Life

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day Seven! Today we’re going to be talking about Christmas movies and more specifically It’s A Wonderful Life.

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If you’re unfamiliar with it, it’s a 1946 film with Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, directed by Frank Capra. The basis of the movie is George Bailey (Stewart) gives up his personal dreams to help his community, comes upon some issues and hard times and jumps off a bridge. He’s saved by an angel, his guardian angel, who is trying to get his wings and that angel, Clarence, then shows George what the town and the lives of his friends and family would be like if he hadn’t been born at all and didn’t exist. George seeing this, realizes that he wants things to go back to normal and that things are pretty damn great. 

It’s such an incredible movie overall. It’s tradition in my family that on Christmas Eve we all go to my parents house, have dinner and watch this movie, so I’ve been watching it since before I can remember. 

There’s so many quotable moments from it and it truly never gets old. They do have both black and white and color versions of it available now, but having watched both, I can tell you that the black and white is so much better. It really brings home the classic and nostalgic feel. 

I mentioned that it’s tradition in my family to watch this movie on Christmas Eve, but the thing to that is no one watches it any other time. It does come on TV around this time but we all hold off so we can watch it together and have it truly be a once a year thing. Also the commentary that inevitably happens is more fun and funny if it’s the first time in a year that everyone has seen it. 

There are obviously a ton of great movies to watch during the season, but this one, for me, really makes it feel like Christmas and gives me all the cozy feels. 

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys have any similar movie traditions let me know what you watch and if not I’d love to know what your Christmas Eve traditions are. 

Until next time, have fun watching movies, I’m glad you’re enjoying Blogmas and invest in the plastics George :). 

-K 

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Blogmas Day Four: Christmas Nails

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day Four! Today I’m going to talking about my Christmas nails but this year it’s a little different. If you’ve read Blogmas in the past then you know that typically when I talk about Christmas nails it’s because I’ve done a different festive manicure each week throughout the month, but this year that’s not the case.

I was doing a different manicure every week/two weeks throughout the year in general and it was really starting to take a toll on my nails. So for about 6-ish months I didn’t do anything with my nails except let them grow and maintain them and it really helped. They’re much healthier and back to looking how they should.

What I’ve been doing now that I’m back to polish is doing one for the whole month. If it chips I do fix it, but beyond that it’s one for the month and I can see the difference in my nails. They’re still super healthy and look great which I’m happy about.

When it came to deciding what I wanted to do for my Christmas nails this year I went and looked at the designs I had done in the past and drew inspiration from that.

What I did was red with silver sparkles. To do that I used the Sinful Colors 852, GoGo Girl red on all but one finger. For the silver I used the Sinful Colors 923, Queen of Beauty and put that on the remaining finger. I sealed it with the Pure Ice High Shine Top Coat 1025.

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I haven’t done nails with the one that’s different in so long, so it was kinda fun to do it again. I always like the extra pop it brings and overall I’m really happy that I went with this look. 

That about wraps it up for this post, if we did similar Christmas nail designs let me know and if not I’d love to know what you Christmas nails look like. 

Until next time, have fun doing your nails and I’m glad you’re enjoying Blogmas :). 

-K 

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Blogmas Day Two: Gary Barlow Christmas Album Review

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day Two! Today we’re going to be taking a look, doing a little review of a new Christmas album, The Dream of Christmas by Gary Barlow.

I really like the album cover, it’s got that very Gary Barlow mix of being classy and in this case obviously Christmas without being over the top. This came out at the end of November, so I’ve had the chance to listen to it fully a couple of times. The track listing reads as such;

1). The Dream of Christmas

2). Sleigh Ride

3). Wonderful Christmastime

4). How Christmas is supposed to be (featuring Sheridan Smith)

5). This Christmas

6). Come on Christmas

7). My Dear Acquaintance

8). Winter Wonderland (featuring the Puppini Sisters)

9). The Colder It Feels (featuring Sheku Kanneh-Mason)

10). Merry Christmas Everyone

11). A Child’s Christmas in Wales (featuring Aled Jones)

The deluxe version has the following five songs as well;

12). I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm

13). I Believe in Father Christmas

14). In the Bleak Midwinter

15). It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

16). Christmas Sweater

With this album Gary does a great job of not falling into what some artists do when they do Christmas which is to do the songs with just a little bit of their personality attached to it. This is very much a Gary Barlow Christmas album. The arrangements are unique and give some of these songs a new perspective. The arrangement he did on Merry Christmas Everyone is incredible, it’s so soulful and beautiful.

The original songs are brilliant in my opinion. I think Christmas Sweater is my favorite, it’s really fun and so far everyone I’ve played it for has liked it a lot. I think there’s also something to be said for How Christmas Is Supposed to Be, the video is super cute and it really touches on how stressful the holidays can be and to remember to enjoy it and have fun.

Overall I’m glad Gary decided to do this album. If you are a fan of Take That and haven’t listened to much of his solo music you will like this and if you’re a fan of his in general you’ll really like this. I definitely recommend giving it a listen if you haven’t, it will make you feel super festive.

That about wraps it up for this post, if you’ve listened to this album I’d love to know what your thoughts are and what your favorite song/songs are.

Until next time, have fun listening to Christmas music and I’m glad you’re all enjoying Blogmas :).

-K

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St. Patrick’s Day Makeup Look

Hi everyone,

Today I have one of my favorite posts to do, a makeup looks post! This one is going to focus on the look I did recently for St. Patrick’s Day. I always like to do fun and festive looks and for holidays like St. Patrick’s Day I feel like there’s so many possibilities, which I love, and I really like the way this look turned out.

Starting with the base of my face, the first thing I did was prime using the GlamGlow GlowStarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and set everything using the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder.

For the rest of my face I first bronzed using the Nars bronzer in Laguna, then I applied my Too Faced blush in Makeup & Be Merry and Too Faced highlighter in Angel Kisses.

The first thing I did for my eyes was prime and for that I used the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. So for this look I wanted to use multiple greens, so in total I used four different eyeshadow palettes. The first one I went into is the Mini Pro Pigment Palette Vol 2 from the ABH/Norvina Collection and from that I used the green that’s in the middle of the top row, A2, and that is a matte lime green. I took that and put it in the crease. Then I went into the Ace Beaute Nostalgia Palette and I used Theme Park which is a really pretty matte emerald-ish green and I put that in the crease as well and brought it down a little bit to the outer corner of the eye. For the outer corner specifically I wanted a dark shadow that was still green, so I went into one of the e.l.f. Bite Size Eyeshadow Palettes, Hot Jalapeno, and used the dark green. It’s like a gray green and I packed that on the outer corner and brought it in just a little bit. For the rest of my eye I knew I wanted a sparkly gold, but I didn’t just want any gold, so I looked through different palettes and ended up going with the Too Faced Christmas Cookie House Party Palette and the shade Kiss & Caramel. This is a really pretty medium gold and it’s super buildable. I then took Theme Park and the gray green from Hot Jalapeno and blended those under my eye and brought them about halfway, then used Kiss & Caramel for the other half and in the inner corner of my eye. I used the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper to line my eyes and topped it off with the Tarte Maneater Mascara. I wanted a neutral/brown lip to offset all the color on my eyes, so I first lined my lips using the Beauty Vaulte Lip Liner in Kozy Kira then used the Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Venus and I set the whole look with the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray

That about wraps it up for this post, if you did a fun makeup look for St. Patrick’s Day I’d love to see what you did. 

Until next time, have fun creating different looks and you can never have too many green eyeshadows :).

-K 

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What I Got For Christmas 2020

Hi everyone,

Today I thought it would be fun to share with you guys what I got for Christmas. I do want to say that I’m in no way bragging, I like to watch and read these types of posts, and I find it fun to write them as well. So this year I didn’t have a real list of what I wanted, so I was happily surprised by a few of these gifts.

The first thing we have is what was in my stocking. Besides a bunch of my favorite candy, there were three other things. The first isn’t pictured because I already put it in my handbag, I have a little kit in my handbag that has all the essentials in it, and it was a mini deodorant. The nex thing was a Jergens Ultra Healing lotion, this has Vitamins C, E and B5 and moisturizes for 48 hours. This is one of my favorite lotions for winter, and I definitely recommend checking it out if you have dry skin or get drier skin during the winter months. And the last thing in my stocking was a Duracell 500 Lumen LED flashlight. This flashlight is stupidly bright, it has four different settings and it’s a mini so you get a great flashlight that fits in your hand and would definitely fit in your handbag if you wanted a handbag flashlight.

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So switching to gifts and starting with beauty, I have a couple of makeup related items. The first is the Too Faced Enchanted Beauty Unbearably Glam Collection. I think that the Too Faced holiday collection is great this year, everything is really pretty, but the Unbearably Glam had the colors that interested me the most. I’m not going to show too much of this because I’m going to do a whole post about it. But I will say that I really like the packaging, it’s got a nice holographic look to it and I like all the detail with the bear. This is a three piece set, so you get an eyeshadow palette, a face palette that has a blush and highlight and a mascara. I used this palette today and so far I’m impressed. 

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The second beauty related item I didn’t take a picture of because it wasn’t in the stack with the other gifts. I think it’s in my wallet though. But it’s a Sephora gift card. There was a couple of holiday things I wanted from Sephora, but they sold out super quick, so I was given a gift card and with my birthday coming up, I’ll be putting it to good use. 

Moving on, I have a couple of fashion related items. The first is a USC shirt. I really like the style of this, I don’t have any long sleeved USC gear and it fits great. 

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Next we have a green/blue cropped long sleeved shirt. This has lace detail, cute buttons and it came knotted at the bottom. This is like a light sweater, it’s very soft and it’s super cute on. I tried all of these items on, but I haven’t worn any of them yet. 

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The second to last clothing item we have is a dark gray cropped Beatles sweatshirt. This says ‘The Beatles’ on the hood in multiple colors, as the Abbey Road album cover on the front with ‘The Beatles’ written below. This is super soft and keeps me nice and warm. 

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The last clothing item we have is a light pink cropped sweater. This is crocheted/knitted so it has a ton of detail and it has three big buttons down the front. This is adorable on and is actually pretty warm. 

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Next we have some practical things. The first is a 2021 Erin Condren planner. The Erin Condren Life Planner has been an absolute game changer for me and I love it. The pattern that I went for this time is the zodiac and it’s customizable, so I went with Capricorn, because I am a Capricorn and my name is on it. It also came with a to do list pad and some gift tags. 

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The second practical thing I got is a calendar. I have a couple of different calendars that I use for different things, but this is my main calendar. I always like a theme for calendars, so I went with a jet theme and there’s so super cool pictures. I also like that this calendar has a ‘on this day in military history’ fact for every day of the month. This is the first time I’ve seen that on a calendar and I love military history, so it’s a win-win.

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I have two gifts that haven’t come yet, but I’m so excited about both of them. The first is actually a practical thing and it’s a pair of blue light glasses. I’ve wanted a good pair forever and recently I’ve been spending more time on my computer, so these will definitely be great to have. And the other is music related. It’s a Beatles songbook for ukulele. It has 100 songs, lyrics, chord symbols and chord diagrams. I’m always looking for ukulele sheet music for Beatles songs and online it can be hit and miss, so I can’t wait to have a legit book. 

The last thing I got for Christmas is also music related and it’s a ukulele. But not just any ukulele, this is an Epiphone Les Paul Acoustic-Electric Concert Ukulele in Vintage Sunburst. I pretty much haven’t been able to stop staring at this since I got it, it’s everything I thought it would be and more. I tuned it yesterday and have played around with it a little bit and it has such an incredible tone. I do want to get an amp to plug it into, so I can use it acoustically and electrically. I also want to get a strap for it, so if you guys have any recommendations for good ukulele straps let me know. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, I’d love to know what you guys got for Christmas.

Until next time, enjoy your gifts and I hope you all had a great Christmas :). 

-K

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Blogmas Day Twelve: My Go To Nail Polishes For Christmas

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day Twelve! I can’t believe it’s already Day Twelve, it has absolutely flown by. Normally for the last post of Blogmas I show the festive nails I’ve done during December, but this year I didn’t really do super festive nails. I had them sparkly red for the first couple weeks and now they’re matte white. So what I’m going to do for this post is show you my go to nail polishes for Christmas.

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I have two dark green polishes that I like to use because they give Christmas tree vibes. The first is the Dermelect Me polish. This is a peptide infused polish that is dbp, toluene and formaldehyde free. This the darker of the two polishes. 

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The second green is Pure Ice 303 – Free Spirit. This is a medium green, but if you want it to be darker it builds nicely. I also like to use this for St. Patrick’s Day nails. 

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Next I have a couple of red polishes that the holidays wouldn’t be complete without. The first is Sinful Colors 852 – GoGo Girl. This is one of those polishes that I’ve repurchased many times over the years and it’s a classic red that I think everyone should have in their polish collection. 

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The other red is a sparkly polish, and it’s Pure Ice 1026 – Hit The Floor. This is a darker red, but I really like it and it gives a great sparkle to any look. 

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Moving on, I have a couple of silver polishes that I really like. Silver isn’t a color of polish that I wear a lot, but I do like it. The first one is the p2 Techno Chrome polish in 010 Steel Drama. I always wear this with a high shine top coat, but on it’s own it does have a great shine and it lives up to it’s chrome title. 

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The second silver polish is a more recent purchase, but I’ve gotten a lot of use out of it so far. It’s the Sinful Colors 923 – Queen Of Beauty. This is the perfect silver sparkle, it’s great on it’s own but it also makes a fantastic topper for any other polish. 

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Next we have white polish, actually the polish I have on my nails right now. The Sally Hansen Hard As Nails in 110 – Hard To Get. This is a polish I use all year and it lends itself really well to shiny and matte looks. 

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Second to last we have a gold polish, but it’s a really interesting gold. It’s Kokie Cosmetics NP45 – Euphoria. This has some other colors in it, so when it shifts it can come across as blue/green toned. It’s very pretty. 

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And the last polish we have is a blue polish and it’s Salon Perfect 207 – Blue Ribbon. This is another polish I’ve repurchased many times over the years and it makes great looks for Christmas, but it’s also really nice for summer. A solid polish if you ask me. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you have a go to polish or polishes for Christmas time let me know and I’d love to know what festive nails you did this year. 

Until next time, thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed Blogmas, and I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas :).

-K 

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Blogmas Day Eleven: 3 Recent Holiday Looks

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day Eleven! Today I’m going to be showing you 3 festive looks that I’ve done during December. I already have my Christmas Day Makeup figured out, but if you don’t, hopefully this post will give you a little inspiration.

The first look I did was gold. I have quite a few gold shadows I could’ve used, but I went with a bold gold. The first thing I did was prime my face and to do that I used the GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory and my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory. And set it with the Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Loose Setting Powder in Translucent Peach Whisper.

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For the rest of my face I first bronzed and to do that I used the Too Faced Extra Toasty bronzer. I then went into the e.l.f. Bite Size Face Duo in Lychee for my blush and highlighter. This blush is a nice light/medium pink and it’s nicely buildable. And the highlighter is a nice gold with a little bit of rosiness. 

 

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For my eyes the first thing I did was prime and to do that I used the Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eye Shadow Primer. Then I went into the e.l.f. Haute Chocolate Eyes Sugar Cookie palette and the first thing I did was take the matte nude shade and put it all over my lid. Then I took a light brown and put it in the crease. I then used a dark chocolaty brown and packed that on the outer corner of the eye and brought it a little bit into the crease. For the rest of my eye I applied the bright gold. I then took that chocolatey brown under my eye and brought it about two-thirds of the way in and put the gold on the remaining third and in the inner corner of my eye. I then lined my eyes using the Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon in Blacquer and topped it off with the Sephora Collection LashCraft Big Volume mascara. Because it’s the holidays all of these looks feature red lipstick and for this look I used the Clarins Velvet Lip Perfector in 03 Velvet Red and I set the entire look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

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For the second look I wanted to do something fun and a little bit over the top, so I went with green. For my face I used the same products as the first look with the exception of the powder. For this look I used the Ofra Cosmetics Banana Powder

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For the rest of my face I started with bronzer and for that I used the Benefit Hoola bronzer. For my blush and highlighter I used the e.l.f. Bite Size Face Duo palette in Lychee. 

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For my eyes the first thing I did was prime and for that I used the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. Then I went into the e.l.f. Haute Chocolate Eyes Sugar Cookie palette and I put the nude shadow all over my lids. Then I put a light brown shadow in the crease, just to have a background shade and a little bit of depth. Then I applied the shimmery emerald green all over my lid. It’s such a pretty color and translates really well from pan to eye. To mix it up a little I went into the Too Faced Christmas Cookie House Party palette and from that took Nooks & Cranberries, a matte red shade, and put that under the entirety of my eye and then put the white shimmery shade form the e.l.f. palette in the inner corner of my eye. To line my eyes I used the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black and topped off the eyes with the Tarte Maneater Mascara. For my lips I applied the MAC Matte Lipstick in 612, Russian Red. And I set the entire look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. 

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And for the third look I wanted to do something that mixed a couple of colors so I went with a red and gold look. For my face, I used the same products that I used in the first look. 

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For the rest of my face I applied the Too Faced Extra Toasty Bronzer, Too Faced Daydreamer Blush and e.l.f. highlighter in Lychee. 

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For my eyes I first primed using the Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eye Shadow Primer. Then I went into the Too Faced Christmas Cookie House Party palette and took the nude shade, Cream Filling, and put it all over my eye. I then went into Nooks & Cranberries and put it in the crease lightly, then I packed it on the outer corner and the inner corner of my eye. In the middle I left a space and put Icing On Top, it’s a very pretty gold. To line my eyes I used the Marc Jacobs Highliner in Blacquer and I topped it off with the Too Faced Damn Girl Mascara. I applied the YSL Tatouage Couture in 5 Rosewood Gang on my lips and set the whole look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys have done any festive looks this season I’d love to know what they are. 

Until next time, have fun creating festive looks and I hope you’re enjoying Blogmas :). 

-K

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