June 2022 Favorites

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday! As it’s the last day of the month, I thought it would be the perfect time to do my monthly favorites. I have a pretty good mix of stuff this month, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my June BoxyCharm box, and if you haven’t read that yet, I’ll link it below. My first Boxy favorite is the Chella Dual Liquid Eyeliner Pearl. This is a double ended liquid eyeliner, one side is blue, the other is black and they are formulated with pearl pigments to give them a nice shine. I have yet to try the blue, but I’ve been wearing the black and I like it a lot. The pearl doesn’t come through quite as much but I don’t mind. It’s long wearing, doesn’t smudge and because the brush is tapered, it gives you a lot of control over the size and style of the line you’re doing. I definitely recommend.

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My next beauty favorite is the Violet Voss SunKissed Summer Eyeshadow and Pressed Pigment Palette. I am currently working on a Three Recent Looks with this palette, so I won’t say too much, but I do really like it. The formulation and pigmentation of the shadows is top tier. There’s quite a bit of diversity within the colors and you see that once you start swatching, so you have quite a few options when it comes to looks with this palette. I really like Violet Voss as a brand, I have a couple of their other palettes and they’re a mainstay in my eyeshadow palette collection. 

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My second to last beauty favorite is the Yensa Tone Up Primer Essential Glow. I was slightly unsure if my skin would like this when I got it, but I’ve been using it since and I can tell you that both myself and my skin are very happy with it. It has 8 super powered skin loving ingredients, black sesame oil, black seaweed, black tea, shiitake mushroom, black rice, Korean black raspberry, nettle and chia seed. There is no parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, phthalates and it’s animal cruelty free. What this does do is makes your makeup last all day while minimizing the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles while having a satin-sheen finish. I can be kind of picky with what I like in a face primer, but this one has found a way into my makeup bag and I think it will be there for a while. 

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And my last beauty favorite is the Volition Beauty Turmeric Brightening Polish. I’ve been using this since I got it and I like it a lot. This is turmeric based and it helps to brighten, smooth, tone and hydrate skin while helping to promote overall skin radiance and give you a natural glow. I think a good scrub is always a good thing to have. I use this on my legs when I shave and I’ve been seeing a definite difference. My legs are even softer than they were before and they are definitely extra hydrated. My only thing is because this is turmeric based, it doesn’t smell the best, but I can definitely overlook that because of the results. If you’re looking for a good body scrub, I would recommend giving this a try. 

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Moving on, I have a book favorite and it’s Long Train Runnin’ Our Story of The Doobie Brothers by Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons with Chris Epting. I’ve mentioned before how much I love The Doobie Brothers, they are a band I grew up with, they were a HUGE part of my childhood, and I still love them just as much. So when I saw Pat and Tom where releasing a book I was incredibly excited and this is everything I wanted it to be and more. There were obviously some stories I knew, some I knew parts of and a lot that I didn’t know at all, it was incredibly interesting to read the different perspectives from the guys that were there and not just one long story. There were parts where I laughed, parts where I felt all the emotions, a lot of Tom when he was leaving the band, but I think what I did the most, what this book kind of forced me to do was go back and look at a lot of their songs in a different way. The lyrics, the arrangements, all of it. I guess what I’m trying to say is that it made me really, listen to the music. And I thank Pat and Tom for taking the time to write it down because The Doobie Brothers have such and incredible story and history and I’m honored to know more of it than ever before. If you are a casual or longtime fan of theirs or just love music history I highly recommend giving this book a read. You will learn so much and the pictures they included are fantastic. 

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And my last favorite isn’t a music favorite, although there are some songs I am liking right now, that’s for next month’s favorites, but it’s a podcast favorite. My podcast. I mention my podcast The Unlikely Motorsports Duo each month because I feel like we grow so much every time we release an episode. We have a spicy one up at the moment on our Twitch channel from this week, go watch it (please and thank you!). And something else that’s exciting, we now have merch! We currently have mugs, can koozies, stickers and magnets. Also, if you are a driver, brand, company or involved in motorsports in any way and want to be represented on another platform, let’s do a merch swap! I always wear some form of motorsports merchandise during the show so if you have clothes, stickers, mugs, etc, reach out and we’ll do that! My cohost and I are having a ton of fun doing the show and we’re excited to keep growing. We actually have a fun motorsports based game night coming up, so keep an eye on my social media for the time and date of that! 

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That about wraps it up for this month, if we have any of the same favorites let me know and if not, I’d love to know what your June favorites were. 

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

-K 

June BoxyCharm Post: https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2022/06/15/june-2022-boxycharm-unboxing/

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May 2022 Favorites

Hi everyone,

As it’s the last day of the month, I thought it would be the perfect time to do my May favorites. I had a busy month with a lot going on, so I didn’t try a whole lot of new/different things, but I think I have a nice little list so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have three favorites from my May BoxyCharm box and if you haven’t read that, I’ll link it below. My first Boxy favorite is the Item Beauty by Addison Rae Air Hug Concealer in 100. This is a medium to full coverage concealer with a lightweight formula. I was worried when I saw this because we’ve seen before that a lot of “influencer” or “celebrity” makeup lines, aren’t great but honestly I’m so impressed with this. The formulation is really nice, so when you apply it it basically glides on and blends into the skin without creasing. It also has a really nice, big doe foot applicator and I think that helps with the easy application. This now has a permanent spot in my makeup bag and I 100% recommend giving it a try if you haven’t.

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My next beauty favorite is the V Kosmetik Creamy Liquid Velvet Lipstick in Bubbly. I really, really like this lipstick. It has a lightweight formula, it’s creamy and very longwearing. The color is also a major plus. It’s a gorgeous berry tone that I think is quite versatile. It would be nice in the fall/winter months but it also plays well to the spring/summer months. This my first introduction to V Kosmetik as it’s a new brand to BoxyCharm, but I’m really interested to see what other lipsticks and products in general, they have. 

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And my last beauty favorite is the Yensa Skin On Skin Beauty Sponge. This is a multi-functional sponge that guarantees skin like, streak free, full coverage. It’s paraben, sulfate, latex, phthalate and animal cruelty free. I thought that it felt a little bit harder than what I typically go for, but once it was wet, it softened up and was nice to use. 

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Moving on, I have a racing favorite and it’s not just any race, it’s the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, the Indy 500. Once you have friends that are race car drivers it automatically makes all races more stressful but also more fun and exciting. And this year was incredible exciting. The USAF Thunderbirds did an incredible job, as always, with the flyover, Roger Penske and the Penske Corporation did a fantastic job putting on the first 500 with an almost full capacity crowd since the pandemic. The racing was top tier, everyone was on their game and the last couple laps were some of the most stressful I’ve watched in a while, but in a good way. I obviously have to congratulate Marcus Ericsson and Chip Ganassi Racing on their win, that’s so exciting. And I also want to say that I’m super proud of Tony Kanaan for his third place finish. If you guys watched the 500 this year I’d love to know what your favorite moment was. 

And my last favorite isn’t a music favorite, but a podcast favorite. My podcast to be exact. I have talked about my podcast before, but we just rebranded! This will be the last name change, I promise, but we are now The Unlikely Motorsports Duo. This is the best, most representative name we’ve had and I’m so happy with it. We will at some point be changing our logo, we don’t know what we’re changing it to yet, but leave me comment with your thoughts and don’t forget to join us at https://www.twitch.tv/theunlikelymotorsportsduo for motorsports commentary! 

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

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

-K 

May BoxyCharm Unboxing: https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2022/05/13/may-2022-boxycharm-unboxing/

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March 2022 Favorites

Hi everyone,

As it’s the end of the month, I thought it would be the perfect time to do my monthly favorites. I haven’t done one yet this year, so I have quite a bit to talk. Let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have some favorites from both my February and March BoxyCharm boxes. My first Boxy favorites are from February, and they’re both things I’ve mentioned recently in Three Recent Looks posts. The first is the Wander Beauty Wanderess Escape Palette. This is a universal palette that has a range of colors and finishes and I think is a great option if you’re wanting something that is, universal or you’re someone who is starting their makeup collection. The pigmentation is high, the formula is great and this is definitely a palette I recommend.

My second February Boxy favorite is the Ace Beaute Glow Essentials Highlighter Palette. This is a six pan highlight palette with a range of shades. I’ve really been liking this a lot, all of these are really nicely pigmented and where you just swipe them on or you buff them out, you get a really nice glow. You guys know how much I like Ace Beaute and I think they really nailed it with this one. Plus the packaging is adorable.

Moving to my March Boxy favorites, we’re going to start with the StyleDry Coconut & Fig Hair Mask. This has coconut oil and murumuru butter which deeply nourishes to give you hydrated, healthy and glossy hair. I’ve used this once since I got it and I really like it. It smells incredible and it really did make my hair soft and glossy. I love a good hair mask and this is definitely a good one. 

My next Boxy favorite is the Earth Harbor Naturals Nymph Nectar Superfruit Radiance Balm. This balm has sea fruits and tropical super berries along with Vitamins C, A, E and K, amino acids, omegas and other bio-actives to help you achieve the best, bounciest and dewiest skin. I’ve been using this since I got it and I use it specifically after I shower. If I’ve taken a morning shower then I do a light layer like a moisturizer and if I take a night shower I put on a thicker layer and use it like an overnight mask and wash it off in the morning. I’m really liking it and I can see a difference in my skin already. This had really great reviews and I can see why, I definitely recommend it. 

My second to last beauty favorite and last Boxy favorite, is the Ofra Charm Your Cheeks Mini Mix Blush Palette. This is a six pan palette with a range of colors and made with Ofra’s liquid-to-baked technology. I really like the Ofra blushes I’ve tried, and am currently using, so I knew this palette was going to be good. The formulation is great, they’re all super pigmented and they mix super well together so you can great any blend you want. Plus this palette is magnetic, so you can easily pop out the pans and replace them. 

 

And my last beauty favorite is the makeup I did for St. Patrick’s Day. I like to do something fun every year for it, I am Irish, so that makes me want to do a little more for it and you guys know I love a festive makeup look. Overall I’m super happy with how it came out. 

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Moving on, I have a food/candy favorite and it’s Life Saver’s Gummies. I really don’t eat candy that often, but when I do I really like these. They’ve been a favorite of mine for a long time and I always go back to them. I think the original are my ultimate favorite, but they have a berry one that’s good too. 

And my last favorite, isn’t a music favorite, but a podcast. My podcast in fact. If you guys didn’t know, I do have a podcast, The Unlikely Duo Podcast on Twitch. We recently went through a rebrand and I’m so happy with it now. Myself and my cohost are doing motorsports commentary on the Monday’s after race weekends, you guys may or may not know that I’m a motorsports journalist, and the fact that I can bring that into this project is really fun and something I’m enjoying a lot. So if you’re an avid Twitch viewer or just want a great podcast to watch/listen to, give us a follow. I just put up some merch in our merch store as well, so we have some fun drinkware options to choose from. 

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

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

-K 

February BoxyCharm Post: https://atomic-temporary-54204526.wpcomstaging.com/2022/02/23/february-2022-boxycharm-unboxing/

March BoxyCharm Post: https://atomic-temporary-54204526.wpcomstaging.com/2022/03/16/march-2022-boxycharm-unboxing/

The Unlikely Duo Podcast: https://www.twitch.tv/theunlikelyduopodcast 

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February Favorites

Hi everyone,

Today, as it’s the end of the month, I thought it would the perfect time to do my February favorites. I have quite a few things to talk about, across various categories, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple favorites from my February Sephora Play Box, I will link that below if you haven’t read it. My first Play favorite is the Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream. I’ve been using this since I got it and my skin is absolutely loving it. It’s light, it sinks in really quickly and it does hydrate for a long period of time. It reminds me a lot of the Clinique Moisture Surge which I love so much, and I definitely recommend this if you’re looking for something really hydrating.

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My other Play favorite is the KVD Vegan Beauty Lock-It Setting Powder. I’ve been using this for a while, I’m wearing it today, and it’s one of my favorite setting powders. It really does lock everything in place and I like it for baking.

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Next we have is the Benefit Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer. I got a sample of this with a Sephora order and I was happy to see that it was a sample option because I had been wanting to try before I buy. This concealer is so freaking good. It’s long wearing, doesn’t cake, takes well to powder and pretty much made my under eye invisible. It’s that good and if you haven’t tried it I would definitely say do it.

My second to last beauty favorite is the Too Faced Fall In Love With Your Lashes Set. This set is adorable. It comes in the shape of a heart and you get a full size Better Than Sex mascara and a mini Damn Girl mascara. Better Than Sex is one of my all time favorite mascaras, it gives my lashes volume and length. I haven’t yet tried Damn Girl but I’ve heard great things about it and the brush is pretty big and looks like it will get all your lashes, so I’m excited to wear it.

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And my last beauty favorite is the e.l.f. Haute Chocolate Eyes Spice palette. I did a whole post on this, which I’ll link below, but I’m really enjoying it and it’s different than other palettes I have so I’m having fun with the unique looks I’m creating.

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Moving on, I have a tech favorite and it’s the TP Link WiFi Extender. I have a couple of WiFi dead zones that have become more annoying recently so I went on the hunt for a booster/extender and I found this one on Amazon. It came highly rated and I can see why. It’s super easy to connect and it does it’s job really well.

And my last two favorites aren’t music favorites but podcasts. The first is Dinner With Racers. DWR is hosted by Sean Heckman, long time PR man in racing and Ryan Eversley, race car driver. They travel around talking to various race car drivers and people within motorsports. It’s always really funny, super informative and one of my all time favorite podcasts. They recently released a bunch of new episodes and they have a show on Amazon Prime, which I recommend giving a watch. The Poster episode had me cackling, it was fantastic.

The other podcast is called The Afterburn Podcast. Former U.S. Air Force F-16 pilot, John “Rain” Waters, sits down with various pilots and others to share their stories and how they got to where they are. I find podcasts like this super interesting and I’m really enjoying it so far.

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

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

-K

February Sephora Play Post: https://atomic-temporary-54204526.wpcomstaging.com/2020/02/24/february-2020-sephora-play-unboxing/

e.l.f. Haute Chocolate Eyes Spice Palette Post: https://atomic-temporary-54204526.wpcomstaging.com/2020/02/18/e-l-f-haute-chocolate-eyes-spice-palette-review/

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January favorites

Hi everyone,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-K

Bite Beauty post:

https://atomic-temporary-54204526.wpcomstaging.com/2018/01/16/mini-haul/

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