May 2022 BoxyCharm Unboxing

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday! Yesterday I received my May BoxyCharm box and I thought today would be the perfect day to go through it. The theme for this month is Super Bloom and with the fact that it’s spring and the whole, ‘April Showers Bring May Flowers’ saying, it’s a great theme.

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The first item we have is the Kate Somerville Exfolikate Glow Moisturizer. This is a glow moisturizer that revives dull, dry and lackluster skin. It has powerhouse ingredients that remove the dead surface skin cells, whilst smoothing wrinkles and fine lines. This does have AHA in it, which could make your skin more sensitive, so they recommend using sunscreen, wearing protective clothing and limiting sun exposure while you use it. I personally like Kate Somerville, so I’m interested to give this a try. 

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The next item we have is the Skin Inc Serum Glow Filter. This is a serum that acts as a primer, it has rare Gold Hibiscus extract to smooth and even your skin tone while helping to provide anti-aging and brightening benefits. It also helps with making your pores less visible and gives you a pearl finish. This has the Hydra Micro Capsules in it, which obviously has benefits, but it also looks cool when it’s sitting on your vanity. I love a good primer, and serum for that matter, so I’m excited to try this. 

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Moving on, we have my Choice item for the month, the Item Beauty by Addison Rae Air Hug Concealer in 100. This is a medium to full coverage concealer with a lightweight formula featuring Carica papaya fruit extract which delivers a boost of antioxidants like Vitamin C and leaves a smooth and seamless finish. I’m always down to try a new concealer and honestly a lot of the “celebrity” or “influencer” makeup lines we see, tend to not be that great, but I was happily surprised by this. I wore it yesterday and I really like it so far. It has a really nice texture so it pretty much glides on and it blends into the skin without creasing. It also has a large applicator and I like that for concealer. 

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The second to last item we have is from a brand that’s new to BoxyCharm, V Kosmetik, and it’s a Creamy Liquid Velvet Lipstick in Bubbly. This liquid lipstick is formulated to be lightweight, creamy and long-wearing and I can tell you that it’s all of those things. I wore this yesterday and I like it a lot. It goes on smooth and creamy, is lightweight, doesn’t feel drying on the lips and lasted very well through eating and drinking. This color is also gorgeous, it’s berry toned, but it’s one of those berry tones that works in both spring/summer and fall/winter. A very versatile tone. 

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And the last item we have is the Yensa Skin On Skin Beauty Sponge. This is a multi-functional sponge that guarantees a full coverage, but skin like, streak free application. It has a precision tip and tapered edges, so you can get the perfect contoured look. This sponge is also paraben, sulfate, latex and phthalate and animal cruelty free. It does feel slightly hard, but I think it will soften up once it’s run under water. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, this box was a little more skincare heavy than I typically like, but I think there’s some good stuff in here. If you got any of the same items in your May BoxyCharm box 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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April 2022 Favorites

Hi everyone,

As it’s the end of the month, I thought it would be the perfect time to do my April Favorites. I feel like this month went by so fast and I was so busy so I don’t have a huge list, but it’s a good mix so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, all of my beauty favorites are from my April BoxyCharm box and if you haven’t read that post, I’ll link it below. My first beauty favorite is the Beauty Bakerie Sour Ya Doin’? Palette. I have a ‘Three Recent Looks’ post coming with this palette so I won’t say too much. But I think it’s fantastic. The formulation, the pigmentation, it’s all top tier. Very well done by Beauty Bakerie.

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My next favorite is the Dominique Cosmetics Creamy Fill & Define Lip Liner in Crush. This is so good! It’s very creamy, goes on smooth, and it has the teardrop shape so you can use the top to get that precise line and the bottom to fill in. I really like this color as well, it’s a nice light/medium nudey brown so it will go with so many lipsticks. I also used this as an all over lip color, which I do often with lip liners to get a true sense of their color and I recommend it. I also recommend this lip liner. 

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And my last beauty favorite is the Flirtacious Looks Cosmetics The Perfect Duel: Foundation Travel Set and specifically the sponge, the Quick Beat. At first I thought this sponge was maybe a little firmer than what I usually like, but after I wet it it softened up and I do like it. It has a sharp tip and a flat edge for smooth application and you can tell when you’re applying that it is going on smooth and blending well. I don’t like this as much as the Real Techniques sponges, but it’s a good sponge. 

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Moving on I have a TV Show favorite and it’s Selling Sunset Season 5 on Netflix. I’ve been watching since season 1 so I have my favorite cast members, but the fashion and the real estate have really elevated over the five seasons and I can’t wait to see what they wear and what they sell next. 

And my last favorite is a music favorite. It’s the Heavy Load Blues (Deluxe Edition) album from Gov’t Mule. This is a band I’ve been listening to for years and I think this is one of the best albums to date. Not only is it one of their best, I really think that this is the blues album the world needs right now. Top to bottom it’s full of great songs and I definitely recommend giving it a listen if you haven’t. 

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 your April favorites were. 

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

-K 

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April 2022 BoxyCharm Unboxing

Hi everyone,

Yesterday I received my April BoxyCharm box and I thought that today would be the perfect day to go through it. The theme for this month is Spring Revival, which is very fitting as we’re in April and it’s officially Spring. I mentioned last month that my box arrived looking like it had been karate punched, and this one suffered a bit of the same fate. I don’t know if USPS hates me or hates BoxyCharm, but it definitely looks a little rough. Thankfully none of the products were damaged though, BoxyCharm does a great job with their inner packaging.

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So, the first item we have is the StudioMakeup Hyaluronic Acid Rejuvenating Serum. This says that it’s a highly concentrated serum that works to reverse the effects of dehydration and the loss of elasticity while keeping your skin highly moisturized and looking youthful and radiant. This doesn’t say how concentrated it is which I would like to know, but all of the reviews I’ve seen are very positive and I do like a good serum, so I’m interested to try this and see how I like it. 

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The next item we have is my Choice item for the month, the Beauty Bakerie Sour Ya Doin’? Eyeshadow Palette. This is a new release for Beauty Bakerie. You guys know me, if there’s a Choice eyeshadow palette, I’m most likely going to select it and this one seemed really fun. This is a nine pan lemonade inspired palette which is the perfect theme for spring/summer. Beauty Bakerie always has the cutest packaging and when FoodTribe was still up and running I would do a lot of posts on food and drink inspired makeup products, so I got to talk about BB a lot. 

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This palette does come with a mirror in the top and it has a super cute boarder of pink with sliced lemons. 

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Like I said, this is a nine pan palette and it has a range of colors and finishes. Upon first glance I did think the overall color scheme was more geared towards fall but after swatching, the tones of these shadows definitely read more towards spring/summer. I like the little details in palettes, so the fact that the area around the pans has the gradient from yellow to white is a nice touch. 

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I swatched these in the rows they appear in so the first shadow we have is Pink Lemonade. Based on the name I did expect it to be more of a pink or at least a pinky/red, but this is more of a red/red. It’s still a nice shadow though. Next to that is Sangria, which one of those pinky/white shadows with a shift that makes a fantastic topper and the last shadow in the row is Sweet, which is a lighter orangey/brown. 

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The second row starts with Refresher and my god this shadow is pretty. This is a metallic orange and it has so much shine. I cannot wait to wear it, the formulation and pigmentation is next level. Then there’s Bellini Me which is a true matte orange, very pigmented. And the last shadow in the row is Tart, which is bright yellow. Yellow’s can be difficult to formulate and this one is a little powdery and was a little patchy at first, but it built up pretty well. It’s definitely a workable shadow. 

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The last row starts with Choctails, which is a medium/leaning towards dark brown. This one didn’t swatch very well. It was patchy and didn’t build as well as I would have liked, which you can see in the picture. Next to that is Sour, a matte nude and the last shadow in the row is Icy, which is another gorgeous metallic. This one is a yellow/gold and again, I can’t wait to wear it. 

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Moving on, we have the Aesthetica Cream Contour Kit. This is a six pan palette with both three contour shades and three highlight shades. The pans themselves are removeable and refillable and this palette in particular is formulated for fair to dark skin tones. 

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You do get a mirror with this palette, which makes it great for travel. 

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I really never do cream contour but I’m not opposed to giving it a go. When I swatched the contour and highlight shades I did notice that they were very silky and creamy and seemed like they would be blendable. 

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I swatched these in the rows they appear. So on top is the highlight shades and we have Heiress, Chandelier and Wanderlust. Then we have the contour shades, Honey Love, Summer Nights and Chic Parisian. 

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The second to last item we have is the Dominique Cosmetics Creamy Fill & Define Lip Liner in Crush. This is a lip liner that has a very unique tear drop shape that is narrow at the tip for precision and wide at the bottom to fill. It’s infused with Vitamin E to protect from free radicals, smooth fine lines, boost circulation and keep your lips pillowy-soft. This is long lasting and in a demi-matte finish so it’s light on the lips. This shade in particular is on the brown side, which is the kind of lip liner I tend to go for. I’m already thinking of what lipsticks it would go well with and how it would be nice on it’s own as an all over color. I’m excited about this one. I also want to mention the Dominique Cosmetics packaging because I always really like it. It’s simple but very nice. 

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And the last item we have is the Flirtacious Looks Cosmetics The Perfect Duel: Foundation Travel Set. This is an essential foundation tool travel set and I think it’s adorable.

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The first took we have is the Mini Base. This is a travel sized, paddle shaped synthetic brush with a short handle for easier application. When I tell you this brush is incredibly soft, it is incredibly soft. I don’t usually use a brush for foundation, I like a sponge, but I like brushes like this for highlight so I’ll definitely get use out of it. 

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And speaking of sponges, the other tool we have is a Quick Beat sponge. This is a latex free, foam beauty sponge with a sharp tip and flat edge for smooth application. This sponge seems a little bit on the harder side, and I’m surprised it’s latex free based on how it feels, but I’m sure once you get it wet it softens up nicely. I really like the Real Techniques sponges and that’s what I’m using right now, so I’ll be comparing the two and I’ll let you know what I think. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you got any of the same products in your April BoxyCharm box 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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March 2022 BoxyCharm Unboxing

Hi everyone,

Yesterday I received my March BoxyCharm box and I thought today would be the perfect day to go through it. The theme for this month is Game Changer and it’s celebrating game changers and boss babes in honor of women’s history month and I think it’s a great theme. There’s a ton of incredible women in the beauty industry and it’s great that BoxyCharm chose to shine a light on them.

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The first product we have is the StyleDry Coconut & Fig Hair Mask. This has coconut oil and murumuru butter to deeply nourish and give you hydrated, healthy, glossy hair. Like a lot of hair masks, you gently work through your hair from root to tip and leave for 10 minutes then rinse. I love a good hair mask and this one smells really good, so I’m excited to try it out. 

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Next up we have the Aceology Detoxifying Treatment Mask. This is a charcoal mask that draws out impurities and blackheads and clears clogged pores. Because charcoal has antibacterial and purification powers it’s not only one of the best detoxifying ingredients but it will protect your skin and leave a poreless and flawless texture. This is a peel off mask, so you apply, leave for 30 minutes then peel off. I really like the sound of this, so I’m interested to try it out. 

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Moving on we have the Earth Harbor Naturals Nymph Nectar Superfruit Radiance Balm. This has sea fruits and tropical super berries along with Vitamins C, A, E and K, amino acids, omegas and other bio-actives to help achieve the best, bounciest and dewiest skin. This balm really ticks all the boxes, it’s plant based, holistic, vegan, cruelty free, sustainable, fair source, no gluten added, no soy added, small batch made, and to fit in with this month’s theme, woman owned. It has incredible reviews, so if you have dull/dehydrated skin, premature skin aging, environmental damage or loss of firmness this sounds like it will help immensely. You can use this as a moisturizer, a sleeping mask or a rescue repair treatment. It also says on the website it’s great for moisturizing lips and cuticles. This has so many good things going for it and honestly sounds incredible, so I’ll definitely be giving it a try. 

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The second to last product we have is the Ofra Charm Your Cheeks Mini Mix Blush Palette. This is my Choice item for the month. This is a six pan blush palette made with Ofra’s liquid-to-baked technology and all of the shades are long wearing and incredibly pigmented. Like a lot of their palettes, this one is magnetic and refillable so if you hit pan you can easily pop in a new shade. I really like Ofra blushes, I think the formulation is great, so I was happy to see that this was a Choice option. This gives me very 80’s vibes with the pattern and I think it’s super fun. 

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This doesn’t come with a mirror, but I don’t mind. I do like though that they carried the pattern onto the inside of the palette but changed the color from white to gray. 

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Like I said, six pan palette in a variety of shades that would probably lend quite well to mixing if you wanted for even more versatility. 

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I swatched these exactly how they appear. The first blush we have is Pink Satin, then there’s Mai Tai and the last shade of the row is Candy Apple. Starting off the bottom is Coral Crush, then there’s Fire Orange and the last blush we have is Rendezvous. 

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And the last product we have is the Appeal Cosmetics Ultra Creme Liquid Lipstick in Muse (anyone else just think of “I was Josh Safdie’s muse when he wrote Uncut Gems” when they hear the word Muse now?). This is a luxurious creme lipstick in a satin finish with a rich color that lasts all day. I can’t tell exactly what shade this is, it looks to be a medium pink. I have quite a few liquid lipsticks in very similar colors already, so I didn’t swatch this and I’m going to give it to someone, but it is a pretty shade and I quite like Appeal Cosmetics. Everything of theirs that I’ve tried, I’ve liked. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you got any of the same products in your March box 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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Blogmas Day Eleven: BoxyCharm, A Year In Review

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day Eleven! Today I’m going to be doing a BoxyCharm Year In Review. I got a lot of great boxes this year and had a ton of favorite products, so I thought it would be good to put them all together and share what I really loved.

January:

The January box was a strong start to the year, and my favorite from this box was the Ace Beaute Bronzed In Paradise Palette. It didn’t feature in any of my recent looks posts, but I do like it and I do use it, it tends to fall to the back of my bronzer drawer, so I need to make a spot for it towards the front.

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February: 

Ace Beaute made a really great impression in BoxyCharm this year, at least for me, and one of the things I loved in February was the Ace Beaute Nostalgia Palette. I use this all the time, I think it’s a super fun and versatile palette, in fact I talked about it in yesterday’s post. The other thing I loved in February was the Wander Beauty Double Date Lip & Cheek in Rendezvous/Swipe. I use Rendezvous solely as a lip product and I like it a lot. It’s a very pretty shade of pink. 

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March: 

The March box had three items in it that I either loved already or have become staples in my makeup collection. The first of which is the Lime Crime Venus III Palette. This palette is super cute, it has some super pretty shadows in it and I love the versatility it affords. Then there’s the Too Faced Damn Girl Mascara which I’ve loved pretty much since it came out, it’s so good and always does my lashes good. The last product is one that I was initially unsure of because I don’t love rose in beauty and skincare products, but it’s turned into one of my favorites and it’s the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray. This locks in your makeup and you don’t feel sticky. Because of the rose water, it’s actually kinda refreshing. 

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April: 

In April I received the Flirtacious Looks Monarch Lash Pack and these lashes are SO good! It came with two pairs, Baby Girl, an angled lash and Charmer, a round lash. The second thing I loved from the April box is the Eloise Beauty Get Gleaming Body Glow Illuminator in Champagne Rich. I used this a lot during the summer and it gives a great glow but is also buildable so you can have your desired level of glow. 

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May: 

The May box saw me receiving two things that I have since repurchased and have talked about so many times since. The first is the Sophia + Mabelle Hydrating Hybrid Lipstick in Topless. This is a nude lipstick with the hydration of a balm and it’s so, so good. I honestly recommend, especially if you’re a nude lipstick fan. The second is the Murad City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturizer. I mentioned this in my Winter Skincare post and it’s an excellent moisturizer because it not only moisturizes, but it protects against blue light which is perfect for me because I do spend a bit of time on my computer. My skin definitely likes Murad. 

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June: 

The June box had two things that very much screamed summer to me, a bright lipstick and glowy skin. The bright lipstick came in the form of the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Famous Red, which has become a go to of mine in my red lipstick collection. The glowy skin came from the Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Glowdient Palette, I talk about this all the time, you guys know how much I love it. 

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July: 

In July I got a great mix of great makeup and skincare. The Ofra Mini Mix Palette in Good To Go is something I already loved, so when I saw it was a choice item for July I picked it and it turned out to be a great choice because I just hit pan on the bronzer and because these are magnetic pans, I can just swap out the new and old ones. The BellaPierre Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner in Black has become something I reach for a lot in my eyeliner drawer and I like it a lot, you have a lot of flexibility so you can do the thin precise line or you can do a thick and dramatic wing. On the skincare side, this is when I got the Mudmasky Vitamin Infused Eye Serum, I also talked about this in my Winter Skincare post and I love it, I can see a difference since I started using it. 

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August: 

The August box featured what as become a go to eyeshadow palette for me, the Dito Cosmetics Venus Palette. I used this palette a lot during college football season and when I did my gold eye look for yesterday’s post, this is what I used to do it. I’m also a space nerd, so that made this palette extra fun for me. My second August favorite is the Volition Hibiscus Unspottable Correcting Oil. I have a couple of dark spots on my face, and this has helped tremendously, it’s a great product. Definitely recommend it you’re looking to get rid of any dark spots. 

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September: 

I’m gonna be honest, this was not my favorite box of the year. I did and do like the GlamGlow YouthMud Glow Stimulating Treatment. This is the OG GlamGlow product that made it what it is today and when you use it you can see why. Obviously the more you use it, the more results you see, but when in the 10 or so minutes you have it on, you can tell a difference. The exfoliating properties give you smooth, glowy and soft skin. The other thing I liked in this box is the Half Caked 813, Duo Fiber Brush. I use this for blush, and it gives you an airbrushed finish. It’s also super soft and I like the colors, I don’t have a lot of brushes in this color. 

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October: 

The October box was fantastic. I feel like as we got closer to the end of the year, the boxes got better and better. I’ve talked about this palette a number of times since getting it, but the October box gave me the Ace Beaute Falling For You Palette and I still love it so much. I used it yesterday and it’s still great, the color range, the mix of mattes and shimmer, the color payoff and the formulation are all top notch. This box gave me something I had never tried before, and that was the Appeal Cosmetics Adhesive Liner. I’ve worn this a few times and I do like it, I find it to be quicker and easier than messing around with lash glue, and we all know how much of a mess that can be. I also received a set of lashes that I love, they’re from Camara Aunique Beauty and they’re the Mary Lash. They do give you volume and that oomph that you want from a false lash, but it’s very natural. The last thing in this box that I love is the Tresluce Beauty Like An Artista 4 Piece Brush Set. I know that at the time I received this set the brand was fairly new, but for a new brand they seriously smashed it with the brushes. They’re all super soft, blend nicely and they’re nice to grip. 

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November: 

In November I genuinely loved everything in the box, and I don’t know if that’s happened in the time I’ve been doing BoxyCharm. It started with the Ace Beaute Eyeshadow Amplifying Base in Light, I talk about this all the time, it makes your shadow last all day and it amplifies both mattes and shimmers without being too sticky and tacky. Then we have the Violet Voss Violet Sunset Palette. For being a smaller palette it has a lot of versatility and the colors are so, so pretty. I’ve been using this a lot recently. The Hanalei Beauty Company Matte Bronzer is one that has quickly made it’s way into the front of my bronzer drawer, I love that it’s on the lighter side so you can build it up as much as you want and you get that nice Hawaiian glow. The Luxie Pautips Por La Noche Brush Set was nice to see because I really like Luxie brushes and this came with a cute little pouch which is currently holding these brushes and all the random single brushes I had. The last product in this box is the Bodyography Makeup Brush Cleanser. I used this recently when I cleaned by brushes and having it in the spray bottle was so much quicker and easier and I feel like it didn’t take as much to clean them as it usually does. 

December: 

I won’t be revealing my thoughts and favorites from the December box in this post, but I will be doing so in my monthly favorites like I always do. 

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

Until next time, enjoy your products, I can’t believe Blogmas is almost over and I can’t wait to see what I get next year in BoxyCharm :). 

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March BoxyCharm Unboxing

Hi everyone,

Yesterday I received my March box from BoxyCharm, and I thought that today would be the perfect day to go through it. The theme this month is Boxy Lucky, which is perfect because St. Patrick’s Day is on the 17th.

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So the first product we have is the Lime Crime Venus 3 Eyeshadow Palette. This is a really pretty palette, it has Venus herself on the front with pink hair, the background is lavender and it has a rose gold boarder around it. 

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You get a decent sized mirror with this palette and the mirror has a rose gold boarder around it as well. 

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So this is an 8 pan palette, and there are a range of lilac, rose gold, mauve and browns. There are also five, yes five, finishes, matte, foil, sparkly matte, sparkly metallic and metallic. 

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The first shade we have is Dreamy, a matte mauve. Next to that is Beam, which is a light lilac that has a pinky shift to it, then there’s Heavenly, a really pretty rose gold and the last shade in the row is Rapture, a light-ish blush/pink shade that has a little bit of shimmer to it. 

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The second row starts with Ecstasy, a matte deep purple/brown. Then there’s Paradise, which is so gorgeous and I can’t wait to see on the eye, but it’s a bright fuchsia that has a little sparkle to it. Next to that is Bliss, which is a matte rosy shade and the last shadow in the row is Beloved, which is a metallic, it’s a unique shade that I had to Google to double check, I was being accurate about, but I would call it a mink/brown. It’s a very pretty shade though. 

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The next product we have is the Too Faced Damn Girl! Mascara. This is my choice item for the month and it’s one of my all time favorite mascaras. This has a very creamy formula that doesn’t run or smudge. The brush is on the fluffier side so it coats all of your lashes and it gives you a ton of volume and length without feeling heavy or flaking. This is a mascara I always recommend. 

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Next up we have the KAB Cosmetics Lip Oil in Blue Raspberry. This is exactly what it says, a lip oil that is supposed to hydrate your lips and it comes in six different tints. I have to be honest here, because I always like to be transparent with my feelings when it comes to product reviews, this is a do not pass go, do not collect $200 situation. I know that people tend to be trusting of a brand or think it’s going to be super great when it comes from someone they’ve seen on a tv show, but there’s been controversy behind KAB and from my experience with this brand and other brands like it I would say stay away, but if you are interested in it I would recommend doing your research just like you would with any other brand. With this product in particular, the packaging has a really cheap feel to it, it doesn’t smell good, I also question the color choice, and I think it’s overpriced. It’s $20.00, and for that, lower and slightly higher, you can get much better quality lip oils. 

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The second to last product we have is the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray. I was 50/50 when I saw this, on one hand I love a good setting spray but on the other hand I don’t love the smell of rose in beauty or skincare products. I like roses as a flower, but the essence of rose I do not like. But I smelled this and it smells really good, so I’m excited to try it out. This is supposed to be aura lifting, packed with antioxidents and says it will prevent smudging and lock in your look for up to 16 hours. 

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And the last product we have is the Lavish Wet Brush Cleaning System. This is a brush cleaner that comes with a bar of soap, a silicone cleaning pad and a little tin to store it all in. From what I can smell through the packaging, the little soap smells really good, which is always a plus. I was just thinking about how I need to buy another brush cleaner, so this came at the perfect time. I have another product from Lavish, the dry brush cleaner and I love it, so I’m interested to try this out. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you got any of the same products in your March box 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 in my April box :). 

-K 

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February Favorites

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday! As it’s the end of the month, I thought that it would be the perfect time do my February favorites. I have a good and fun mix this month, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a few favorites from my February BoxyCharm box, and if you haven’t read that I’ll link it down below. My first Boxy favorite is the Ace Beaute Nostalgia palette. This is a 15 pan palette, you get a mix of mattes and metallics and the color range is great. I’m having a lot of fun with this palette, all of the shadows are nicely pigmented, you get a great color payoff and they blend really nicely. I definitely recommend this if you want a fun palette.

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My next Boxy favorite is the Wander Beauty Double Date Lip and Cheek. This is a double layer balm that can be used on the lips and the cheeks. The first layer is a nice light pink that builds really nicely and blends well and that is in the shade Rendezvous. The second layer is a shimmer free balm that gives a nice glow and hydration and that is in the shade Swipe. You also get a little mirror on the second layer, making this perfect to throw in your bag. I personally like this more for the lips than the cheeks, but from when I tested it on the cheeks it did look and feel nice. 

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My second to last beauty favorite and last Boxy favorite is the Saint Luxe Beauty Limited Edition Liner Duo. This is a set of two brown toned lip liners, the first Love Letter, is what I would call a lighter cinnamon brown and the second, Secret Admirer, is a darker more chocolate brown. These are really smooth and creamy when you apply them and they’re long wearing. Definitely recommend if you’re looking for brown liners. 

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And my last beauty favorite is my Valentine’s Day makeup look. I did a post all about this look, how I did it and the looks I did leading up to Valentine’s Day, which I’ll link below. I like this look a lot, it’s bright and fun and I’m really happy with how it turned out. 

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Moving on I have a fashion favorite, and it’s my Valentine’s Day outfit. I usually like to wear something in some shade of pink, this year it was really cold and snowy, so I thought this was the perfect time to wear the cropped sweater I got for Christmas. I think it’s adorable and it paired well with the makeup look I did. 

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My next favorite is weather favorite and it’s the snow we got. I always want snow during the winter months and we don’t always get it, but we did for a couple days and it was really fun. 

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Moving on I have a food favorite and it’s this Honey Mustard Snack Mix from Costco. This has five different things in it, honey mustard and onion pretzel pieces, seasoned almond poppers, honey roasted sesame sticks, honey roasted almond splits and savory chickpeas. These are so, so good, the pretzel pieces are my favorite. I definitely recommend these if you’re looking for a good snack. 

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And my last favorite is a music favorite. This month I had a little playlist of love songs and such for Valentine’s Day and I really liked it. It had Take That, Eric Clapton, The Doobie Brothers, Little Mix and more. I think themed playlists are so fun, and if it’s not something you do already, I would recommend it. 

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 your February favorites were. 

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

-K 

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Five Pink/Red Looks of February

Hi everyone,

Today I have a fun post, that I really like doing. Last March I did a series of festive looks leading up to St. Patrick’s Day, and I thought it would be fun to do the same with Valentine’s Day. I had a lot of fun doing these, so I think this is a trend I’ll be continuing.

For the first look I wanted to do something simple, but still fun. The first thing I did was prime my face and for that I used 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.

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For the rest of my face I first applied my Nars bronzer in Laguna, then I used the blush, Makeup & Be Merry, and highlighter, Angel Kisses, from the Too Faced Unbearably Glam Collection. 

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For my eyes, the first thing I did as prime my eyes using the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. I then went into the Too Faced Unbearably Glam Palette and first put Boxes And Bows in the crease, then took a mixture of Christmas Dreams and Lords A Leapin’ all over my lid. I wanted to do a fun liner, so I sprayed an angled brush with setting spray and went into the ABH/Norvina Mini Vol 1 palette. I picked the first shadow in the second row because it’s really bright and fun. I topped off the eyes with the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. For my lips I first took the Sephora Collection Lip Liner To Go in 09, Fuchsia and filled my lips in lightly, then I put the Trestique Mini Lip Glaze in Paris Pink, on top. And I set the whole look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. 

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For the second look I wanted to play with color and shimmer. The first thing I did was prime my face using the Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Glassy Skin Balm. I then applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, 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 Too Faced Extra Toasty bronzer, then I applied the Too Faced Daydreamer blush and the Maybelline Master Chrome highlighter in Molten Rose Gold

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For my eyes, the first thing I did was prime, using the Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Primer. I then went into the ABH/Norvina Mini Vol 1 Palette and took the lighter of the purples, first shadow third row, and put that lightly in the crease. I then took the darker purple next to it and packed that into the inner corner and outer corner of my lid, leaving space in the middle. For a little bit of shimmer, I took the pinky/gold shadow, middle of the second row, and packed the on the middle of my lid. I lined my eyes using the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and topped off the eyes using the Too Faced Damn Girl Mascara. For my lips I applied the Trestique Mini Lip Glaze in Paris Pink. And I set the whole look using the Ciate London Everyday Vacay Coconut Setting Spray

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For the third look I wanted to play with the pink/red combination. The first thing I did for this look was prime my face using the GlamGlow GlowStarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and set it with the Ofra Pressed Banana Powder. 

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For the rest of my face I used the Ofra Mini Mix Face Palette in Good To Go and used the bronzer in Current, blush in Intentions and highlighter in All of the Lights. 

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For my eyes I primed them using the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. I then went into the ABH/Norvina Mini Vol 3 Palette. I first used the medium red/pink, first shadow second row, and put that lightly in the crease. I then took the dark red shadow, first shadow third row, and packed that on the outer corner of the eye. Next to that I put the first shadow I used in the middle of the lid and on the inner corner I put the light, shimmery pink, first shadow first row. I lined my eyes using the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and topped it off using the Tarte Maneater Mascara. For my lips, the first thing I did was line them using the Model Co Lip Enhancer Nude Lip Liner and on top of that used the KVD Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Muneca. And I set the whole look using the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. 

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For the fourth, and second to last look, I wanted to do something simple but cute. The first thing I did was prime my face using the Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Glassy Skin Balm. Then I applied my Covergirl + Olay Simply Agless Foundation in 205, Ivory and Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 5, Ivory and set everything with the Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder in Translucent Peach Whisper

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For the rest of my face I used the Ofra Mini Mix Face Palette in Good To Go. I used the bronzer in Current, blush in Intentions and highlighter in All of the Lights.

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For my eyes, the first thing I did was prime using the Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eyeshadow Primer. Then I went into the Ace Beaute Nostalgia Palette and put Flower in the crease, then brought it lightly all over the eye. I lined my eyes using the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and topped it off with the Sephora Collection LashCraft Mascara. For my lips I first lined them using the Sephora Collection Lip Liner To Go in 09 Fuchsia, then filled them in using the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Let’s Go Crazy. I set the whole look with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. 

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For the last look, my Valentine’s Day look, I wanted something bright, fun and sparkly. The first thing I did was prime my face using the GlamGlow GlowStarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. Then I applied my Simply Ageless Foundation in 205, Ivory, 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 using the Nars Bronzer in Laguna. I then applied the Ofra Intentions blush and All of the Lights highlighter. 

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For my eyes, the first thing I did was prime using the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. Then I went into the Ace Beaute Nostalgia Palette and took a little bit of the bright pink shadow, Picnic, and put that in the crease. I then took the Heat, the sparkly, bright shadow, and put that all over my lid. I lined my eyes using the KVD Tattoo Liner in Trooper and I topped it off with the Too Faced Damn Girl Mascara. For my lips I took the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Let’s Go Crazy and lightly dabbed it all over my lips and on top of that put a little bit of the Sephora Collection #LIPSTORIES Lipstick in 69, Werk It. And I set the whole look with the Ciate London Everyday Vacay Coconut Setting Spray. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, I do like doing these types of posts, so look out for more in the future. If you did a themed look for Valentine’s Day, I’d love to know what you did. 

Until next time, have fun creating looks and you can never have too many pink/red eyeshadows :). 

-K 

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February BoxyCharm Unboxing

Hi everyone,

The other day I received my February BoxyCharm box, and I thought that today would be the perfect day to go through it. The theme this month is Boxy XOXO, and it’s absolutely perfect for Valentine’s Day.

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The first product we have is the Saturday Skin Yuzu Vitamin C Sleep Mask. This has cold pressed Yuzu Seed Oil and an encapsulated vitamin complex that hydrates while helping to target stress, pores, aging, dullness and texture. You put this on after you moisturize, leave on overnight and it works while you sleep. I really like things like this, so I’m interested to try this out. 

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The next product we have is the Glamierre Pink Luxe Glitter Eye Brush Collection. This collection comes in a hot pink sparkly case that smells exactly like pool floaties. 

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You get four brushes, an eyeshadow brush, a blending brush, an angled brush and a smudge brush. They are a pink and white ombre, and they’re pretty soft.

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These brushes are really fun because they have the heart shaped glitter in the handle that moves when you move the brush. 

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Moving on we have the Ace Beaute Nostalgia Palette. This says ‘Ace Beaute Nostalgia’ written in the middle in gold. Around that is a pattern of orange flowers and green leaves, and it has a gold flowered boarder around it. 

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You get a good size mirror with this palette and the mirror has the same gold flowered boarder around it. 

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This is a 15 pan palette and you get a really great color range and a mix of mattes and metallics.

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I swatched these shadows in the rows they’re in in the palette. The first shadow we have is Beach, and this is a matte sandy color. Next to that is Popsicle, a matte light orange that has some yellow undertones. The there’s Stargazing, a light metallic orange that is quite pretty. Next to that is Theme Park, a matte emerald green and the last shadow in the row is Water Slide, a matte yellow. 

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The second row starts with Heat, a metallic pinky/red that is so, so pretty. I like it a lot. Next to that is Raspberry, a matte purpley berry shade. Then there’s Picnic, which is a bright matte pink. Next to that is Camping, a lighter matte red and the last shadow in the row is Fun, a metallic yellow/gold. 

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The last row starts with Flower, a matte light rosy pink. Then there’s Vacation, a matte bright orange. Next to that is Flip Flops, which is a bright matte magenta. Then there’s Carnival, a matte deep violet purple and the last shadow in the row is Hiking, a matte brown that has some red undertones. Based off of the swatches, it seems like these shadows are all very pigmented and are going to blend nicely. 

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The second to last product we have is the Wander Beauty Double Date Lip and Cheek

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This is a double layer balm that can be used on your lips or your cheeks. The first layer is a light pink tint in the shade Rendezvous, that builds nicely, and blends well. 

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The second layer, in the shade Swipe, is a shimmer free balm that will give you glow and hydration no matter where you use it. And on the second layer you get a little mirror. 

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And the last product we have is the Saint Luxe Beauty Limited Edition Liner Duo.

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This is a set of brown lip liner, the first, Love Letter, is the lighter of the two and it’s a light cinnamon brown. The second, Secret Admirer, is a darker more chocolate brown. 

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These went on smooth and seem to pretty creamy and they didn’t smudge, so I’m sure they’ll be long wearing. 

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you got any of the same products in your February BoxyCharm box 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 in my March box :).

-K 

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January Favorites

Hi everyone,

As it’s the end of the month I thought it would be the perfect time to do my January favorites. This month was busy, but I still managed to get a good group of favorites together.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my January BoxyCharm box and I’ll link that post down below if you haven’t read it yet. My first Boxy favorite is the Ace Beaute Bronzed In Paradise Palette. This has four bronzers in rectangular pans and they range from light to dark browns. They’re very buildable and blendable and if you’re looking for a face palette, I definitely recommend giving this one a try.

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My last Boxy favorite is the Bali Balm Sweet Orange & Coconut Lip Balm. This smells so good. It has sweet orange and coconut essential oils, Vitamin C which evens skin tone and the coconut moisturizes and makes your lips really soft and supple. This is great for the winter months because the cold really can chap your lips, but this would be great year round.

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My second to last beauty favorite is the KVD Go Big Or Go Home Volumizing Mascara in Trooper. This is a long wearing, smudge resistant mascara that really does live up to it’s name and gives pretty extreme volume. This has a pretty decent wand and it does coat all of your lashes. I like this mascara a lot more than I thought, and I definitely recommend it. 

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My last beauty favorite is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Pro Pigment Collection Vault. I love these palettes, they each have nine shadows and there’s so much versatility within them. I’m going to do a recent looks post about each palette, but I’m having a lot of fun with them and I 100% recommend them. 

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Moving on, I have a couple of fashion favorites. The first is my blue light glasses. I’ve been wanting a pair of blue light glasses for a while and now that I have them I’m so happy. Not only are they super cute, but I have definitely been able to tell a difference since I’ve been wearing them. These are from Zenni Optical and if you’re looking for a pair of blue light or glasses in general, I would check out Zenni because they have super reasonable prices. 

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My next fashion favorite is some new Indianapolis Motor Speedway gear. I wanted something new for the upcoming IndyCar season and I didn’t have anything to rep IMS, so I got a hoodie that is a light/medium blue and says ‘Indianapolis Motor Speedway’ in white and red glitter with the logo under it. 

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The second thing I got is a v neck t shirt that says ‘W. 16th St’ in white with the logo on the end and it’s shaped like a street sign. 

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My next favorite is my birthday. This year was definitely different than other birthdays I’ve had and even what I was wanting to do, but my family and friends made a great birthday weekend for me and it was a lot of fun. 

My second to last favorite is my new gaming chair. I’ve wanted and needed a new chair for a while so I asked around and Tony Kanaan recommended Maingear, so I looked around their website and found one that I wanted. The chair that I went with is the Forma R in white. This is a pricier chair, but the quality you get is definitely worth it. It’s pretty much broken in now and is super comfortable. It comes with a pillow, which is incredibly soft, and I use it when I’m gaming at night and talking to friends. 

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My last favorite is a music favorite and it’s my 2020 Spotify Wrapped playlist. This was my December music favorite, but I’m still loving it because it has a great mix of music. 

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 your January favorites were. 

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

-K 

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