June Glam Bag unboxing

Hi everyone,

I got my June Glam Bag from Ipsy yesterday and I thought today would be the perfect day to go over it. This month’s theme is Ipsy Volume Up. It’s all about being yourself and not being afraid to speak up. I think the bag is adorable, it’s the perfect size to stick in your handbag if you are looking for a smaller makeup bag or pencil case, etc. It has a set of lips on it and it’s perfect for the theme.

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So the first product I’m going to talk about is a couple of facemasks from BioRepublic Skincare. I got two sheet masks, one is a green tea detox with green tea extract and vitamin E. It’s supposed to boost anti-oxidants and leave you with clean, supple and refined skin. The other is an aloe rescue with aloe vera juice and vitamin E. And it’s supposed to provide immediate hydration and leave you with healthy, revitalized and lush skin. This time of year people spend a lot of time in the sun and after a day in the sun this would be perfect. I love facemasks, so I’m excited to try these.

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Next is a Luna by Luna eyeshadow in Jace. This is dusty peach color and it’s really pretty. I don’t typically wear a lot of colors like this, but I’m sure I can make it work.

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The next product, from the Balm is the Balm Springs blush in the shade In Full Swing. This is a really light pinky blush and it’s perfect for summer. I can’t wait to wear it, the Balm blushes are great.

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The second to last product is one of my favorites and it’s a NYX Whipped Lip and Cheek Soufflé in Plush. I love NYX, I think all of their products are great. This is a really pretty pink, I’ll probably use it just for lips, the fact that it’s whipped makes it nice to wear and to me it smells like vanilla frosting, which I love. I would definitely recommend anything NYX.

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And the last product is a nail polish from Trust Fund Beauty and it’s in the shade Game Changer. I really like the Trust Fund Beauty nail polishes. The formulation is really nice and they have good staying power. I love the color of this one it’s bright and perfect for summer. I can’t wait to put it on my nails.

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That about wraps it up for this post. If you guys got any of the same products in your June Glam Bag let me know and if not let me know what you got in yours.

Until next time, enjoy your products and I can’t wait to see what I get next month :).

-K

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February favorites

Hi everyone,

As today is the first of March, I figured it was time to do my February favorites. I don’t have a ton of different favorites this month, but I think there is a good mix. Starting with beauty, we have, from NYX a lipstick. It’s a NYX Butter Lipstick in the shade Ripe Berry. This is from my February Glam Bag and if you haven’t read that post, I’ll link it below. When I unboxed this lipstick I was excited to wear it and when I put it on it was instant love. It looked different on my lips than it had when I tested it on my hand and in a it was way better. It’s about as dark as I’ve gone with berry toned lipsticks but it’s pretty much perfect. I would definitely recommend it.

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My next favorite is an eye shadow. This is a cream pigment from Hikari Cosmetics in the shade Latte. I’m so in love with this shadow. It’s honestly so pretty, the color payoff is great and it blends really well. I will definitely be doing more looks with this shadow.

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And my last beauty favorite is a nail polish by Trust Fund Beauty in the shade I Give Good Tweet. It’s in a periwinkle shade, which isn’t a color I already have in my polish collection, so I was excited it try it. I loved this shade in the bottle, and when I put it on it was just as pretty. The formulation is great and it had good staying power. I usually keep a manicure for about a week or so and it stayed looking good for that time. That’s one nail polish I know I will be going back to come spring and summer.

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Moving on, my next two favorites are songs. The first is Bell Bottom Blues by Eric Clapton. This is one of those classic Clapton songs, but it had been forever and a day since I’d heard it, so when I put my phone on shuffle and it played it reminded me of how much I loved it. Besides the original Derek and The Dominos, my favorite version of the song is live from the One More Car One More Rider concert Eric did in 2001, but I know it’s a song he’s played since.

My last song favorite is also by Eric Clapton and it’s Lovin’ You Lovin’ Me. This is an old song of his, it’s from his 1970 self titled album and I’m not entirely sure if it’s on any others. I heard this song on one of my Pandora stations and there’s just something about it that made me smile. I knew that I had heard it before, ages and ages ago, but it was nice to hear it again. And if you haven’t heard either of these songs definitely look them up on YouTube.

And speaking of YouTube, my last favorite is a YouTube channel. You guys know that I love the US Navy Blue Angels, I did a post about them last summer, which I will link below. And right now they are doing their winter training in El Centro, California. I really like to watch videos of them practicing and seeing how, if at all they have changed some of the maneuvers. And really seeing how the team is after getting some new additions in the off season. There are a few channels on YouTube where people post this type of video, but my favorite is MKBLUES1. My brother actually told me about their channel and I’m glad he did. I think besides the camera work and how well edited their videos are they have what I’m assuming is a radio scanner and know what frequencies the Blues talk on so you can hear Boss talking and calling out maneuvers, the diamond pilots responding and the solos doing their thing. When I was a kid my brother had a scanner of his own and he knew the channels they talked on, so during Seafair he would turn it on so we could hear the pilots as we were seeing them and people would always come over to us and listen. It was quite fun. So I definitely recommend their channel if you are in to things like that.

That about wraps it up for this post. If you guys have any of the same favorites as me let me know and if not let me know what your favorites were for February.

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

-K

February Glam Bag:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/14/february-glam-bag-unboxing/

Blue Angels:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/04/throwback-seafair-edition/

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January favorites

Hi everyone,

As it’s the end of January I thought it was time for me to do my January favorites. I honestly can’t believe that it’s almost February. This month really did fly by. I think I have a pretty good mix of things this month, so le’s get into it. So starting with beauty, my first favorite is a product I talked about in my Glam Bag post, which I’ll link below, so I’m not going to get too much into it. But it’s the 3 in 1 highlighter/bronzer/eye shadow in Fantasy from Manna Kadar Beauty. I’ve been using it regularly since I unboxed it and I’m still loving it. The color is great and I recommend it. And it does look funny in the picture because I dropped it..

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The next favorite is also from my January Glam Bag, but when I posted that I hadn’t had a chance to use it. But it’s a nail polish from Pretty Woman NYC in the shade I’m Not A Ballerina. I’m going to be honest with you guys, I’m so in love with this polish. From the color to the staying power, it’s great nail polish. The formulation is great and it pretty much does what it says on the box. Fast-drying, long-lasting, and resists chipping, cracking, fading and peeling for up to ten days. I can definitely see myself reaching for this a lot come spring and summer and the next time I’m looking for nail polish I will be browsing the Pretty Woman NYC website.

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So keeping with the nail polish theme, my next favorite is from Sally Hansen in the Complete Salon Manicure range and it’s in the shade 581, Black and Blue. So basically for Christmas my friend Aimee gifted me with some nail polish and tools to create fun manicures and this is one of them. One of the things I like about this is how it changes depending on the light that’s hitting it and ultimately it’s really pretty. It almost in certain lights reminds me of a Sephora nail polish, I think it was Sephora x OPI in Mermaid To Order, which I really liked.

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So my last nail polish themed item is also from Sally Hansen and it’s the Big Matte Top Coat. In the past I haven’t always liked matte nails but I’ve used this a couple of times and I like it a lot. In my opinion it’s one of the better matte top coats.

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My last beauty favorite is something I talked about in my What I got for Christmas post, which I’ll link below, and that is the Bath and Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar 24 hour moisture ultra shea body lotion. This is one of my favorite lotions, it makes my skin so incredibly soft and if you don’t like this scent I would recommend any of the Bath and Body Works lotions.

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So moving on to fashion, my first favorite is a pair of earrings. What I like about these earrings is the simple elegance. The gold with the intricate pattern in the center adds a lot of detail and they are incredibly light weight which I appreciate.

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My next favorite is a shirt that I’m kind of obsessed with. It’s a nice blush pink with a crochet detail on the front and I can’t wait until the warmer months so I can wear this.

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And my last fashion favorite is the slippers I got for Christmas. I’ve pretty much been wearing them non stop since I got them because it’s been freezing and they keep my feet so warm.

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My next favorite is a music favorite and it’s a ukulele. I think that I’ve mentioned before that I’ve always been musical. I sing, I can kind of play the piano and I’ve been talking about wanting to play the ukulele for a few years so I’m super excited to learn. This ukulele is gorgeous and it has a great sound. It’s from Kala Brand Music Co. and I would recommend checking them out if you’re in the market for a ukulele.

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To go with the ukulele I have the Absolute Beginners Ukulele by Steven Sproat. It comes with a CD to play along with, which I find super helpful. I can read music but sometimes it’s helpful to play by sound alone.

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My next favorite is a food and drink favorite. Something that I absolutely love is tea. And specifically Pure Leaf tea. My favorite is the Sweet Tea. What I like about this brand is it tastes great and there’s only a few ingredients so you know what you’re drinking which is nice.

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And finally, my last favorite I know I’ve talked about before, but it’s the IMSA racing series. Next to the NHRA, which I will be blogging about once the season starts, IMSA is my favorite series. They kicked off their season over the weekend with the Rolex 24 (24 Hours of Daytona) and from start to finish it was an incredible race. It made me really excited for the rest of the season because I know it’s going to be good.

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That about wraps it up for this post. I’ll probably do another favorites post next month, but we’ll see. If you guys have any of the same favorites let me know and if not let me know what your January favorites are.

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

-K

January Glam Bag:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/16/january-glam-bag-unboxing/

What I got for Christmas:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/29/what-i-got-for-christmas2016-wrap-up/

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The four manicures of Christmas

Days until Christmas: 3

Hi everyone,

Today I wanted to talk about manicures and specifically the Christmassy manicures I’ve had this month leading up to December 25th. So the first one is more on the simple side, but I don’t like to go too crazy, I like to build it up as the month goes on. So I went with a simple sparkly red with a gold accent and made the gold nail a present. As for what I used to achieve that is; the red is from Pure Ice and it’s in 1626, Hit the Floor, the gold is from the Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear collection and it’s in 485 Golden-I and the red I used to create the ribbon on the present is a Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art pen with a fine tip in 380 Red.

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The next manicure is one I try to do every year and that is simple snowflakes. For this the blue I used was from like Salon Perfect and that’s in 207 Blue Ribbon and for the white I used a Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art pen with a fine tip in 360 Pearly White.

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Now, the third manicure is kind of a cheater because it has nothing to do with Christmas. However, the Seahawks were playing Thursday Night Football in their special color rush jerseys so I wanted to try and match and I think I hit the nail on the head with this one. So the green I used is from Salon Perfect in 502 Loopy Lime and the blue is a Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art pen with a fine tip in 430 Blue.

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And the final manicure is the one that I currently have and will have through Christmas. I almost started running out of ideas, then it dawned on me that I hadn’t done the classic yet. A Christmas tree. So for this one I used a couple of different polishes. For the green tree I used Pure Ice 303 Free Spirit, for the garland I used Sally Hansen 485 Golden-I, the ornaments was Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art pen with a fine tip in 380 Red. For the accent present nail the red is Sinful Colors 852 Gogo Girl and the ribbon is a Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art pen with a fine tip in 360 Pearly White.

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And because I didn’t do a Christmas decorations post this year, I thought I would include a picture of my tree.

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That about wraps it up for this post, I honestly really enjoyed all of my Christmas content this year and I can’t wait to do it again next year. I hope you all have a great Christmas and if you don’t celebrate, I hope you have a great day :).

Until next time, enjoy your festive manicures and I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas :).

-K

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Something sparkly on the horizon

Hi everyone,

This week I wanted to talk about nail polish. When I did my Nailing Seasonal Changes blog, which I’ll link below, I mentioned that I would probably do another post like that in November or December and here we are. Specifically I wanted to talk about sparkly nail polish. I love sparkly polish all year, but it’s getting to that time of year when it’s more popular. So I actually have 10 different polishes to talk about, but the first five are Pure Ice. I really like the consistency of their polishes and the staying power.

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Starting on the left, we have a nice deep red and that is in 1026, Hit The Floor. I really like this shade of red, I find it to be quite versatile and I can wear it in any season. Next we have this gorgeous gold with flecks of orange and that’s in 1013, Studette. I included this polish in a post last November that was about gold polishes, and I will link that below as well. The third polish is an amazing shade of blue in 1012, Wide Awake. I tend to use this color during football season and in December. It makes a great background if you wanted to do any type of design. The next is a pink shade. It’s actually more of a dusty rose and it’s in 1007, Come Closer. It has these diamond shaped holographic pieces mixed in that give it great dimension and shine. And the last Pure Ice polish is in a lovely shade of green, and it’s in 1003, Sheer Luck. What I like about this green is color wise it’s not too light or too dark. And like the pink shade it has little diamond shaped holographic confetti like pieces in it. These are more blue/ purple depending in the lighting, but still reads holiday.

So, on to the next five, we have a mix of different brands and colors.

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Starting on the left, we have one of my favorites. This is a blue/purple-ish shade by Sinful Colors and it’s in 831, Hottie. I love this color and wear multiple times a year, as you can see by the half empty bottle :). And it goes great with other colors if you wanted to have an accent shade with it. Now the next four I like to use mostly after Christmas, either on or heading towards New Years. The first is from the Wet n’ Wild Mega Rocks collection and it’s in 495A, Gettin’ Amped. I don’t own any other Wet n’ Wild polishes, but a while ago I was on the hunt for a polish like this for a party or some event and I found this and ended up really liking it. It has a mix of black, and two shades of silver, different sized confetti pieces and it’s just fun. The last three are Hard Candy polishes and they’re from the Hard Candy Cube of Color nail collection. We have a chunky silver, a medium gold, and a fine silver. Pretty much every New Years Eve when I do my nails I will do a black base layer with two coats of one of these silvers or gold. Or I’ll do gold with a silver accent nail or vice versa.

That about wraps it up for this post, I might do another one of these posts in December  with Christmas designs.

Until next time, enjoy all the sparkly polishes and remember, you can never have too much nail polish :).

-K

Nailing Seasonal Changes:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/nailing-seasonal-changes/

Something Golden:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/13/something-golden-this-way-comes/

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I want your input

Hi everyone,

This isn’t the typical blog post, but rather something I want your opinion on. I’ve been wanting to do a Q&A for a while now, and I want to know how you guys want me to do it. What I’m thinking is I can do the traditional blog post where you send me your questions and I write out my answers, or I could do a livestream on YouTube. Let me know what you guys think and remember to send in questions. The questions can be about anything you want, so don’t think it has to be solely about makeup and beauty. Anyway, let me know what you guys think :).

-K

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Nailing seasonal changes

Hi everyone,

This week I wanted to talk about nail polish. I did say at the end of my pastel post, which I’ll link below, that I would do another one soon and I was given a great idea the other day. Someone asked me about the changing seasons and what to do when you’re stuck between the beginning of one season and the end of another. Now, I am one of those people who will wear any color at any time of the year, but it is nice to be seasonal sometimes. And that’s where “transitional colors” come in to play. And these colors are great for going from summer to fall.

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Starting off on the left we have one of my favorite polishes and absolute go-to’s and that is, from Sinful Shine with Gel Tech, 1228, I’m Blushing. This is what I have on my nails currently and it’s a great nudey pink shade. Because it’s made with Gel Tech it is shinier than other polishes, if you didn’t want to you wouldn’t necessarily have to put on a top coat, but I still do. The next polish is from Pure Ice and it’s 828, First Love. This is basically a pearl shade and it’s absolutely gorgeous and if you wanted to pair it with another color it would go with pretty much anything. Next to that we have from Sinful Colors, in 101, Snow Me White. This is straight up white and you can use it with any and all colors, but in this case it makes a great background for any design you may want to do with a fall colored detail pen/ polish. The fourth polish is probably my favorite. It’s from the Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear collection and it’s 310, Gunmetal. As a color in general, Gunmetal is one of my absolute favorites so finding this polish after looking for ages made me so happy. The last three are darker versions of three colors mentioned in my pastel post, just because summer is ending doesn’t mean you have to give up those colors. First up is a Sinful Colors polish in 108, Thimbleberry. This is a really nice pink shade that leans more towards the dark side, but isn’t too dark. I really like it. The second to last polish is from Pure Ice and it’s 1013, Studette. I’ve mentioned this before in my something golden post, which I’ll link below, and I’m still loving it. It’s a really nice sparkly shade of gold that has flecks of orange and other colors in it. And the last polish is from Salon Perfect and it’s 207, Blue Ribbon. I’ve mentioned this many times before, but it’s a great polish. And as we are in the third week of preseason football, with the regular season starting soon I’ll be wearing a lot of blue and green nail polish…Go Hawks.

That about wraps it up for this post, the next time I do one will probably be in September or October, so keep and eye out for that :).

Until next time, buy all the nail polish you can and enjoy the changing seasons :).

-K

Nailing it with pastels:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/nailing-it-with-pastels/

Something Golden:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/13/something-golden-this-way-comes/

Nailing it for football season:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2015/09/17/nailing-it-for-football-season/

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