December favorites/2017 wrap up

Hi everyone,

Today, as we are in the last couple days of December and of 2017, I thought it would be the perfect day to do my December favorites and wrap up this year. So, starting with beauty and I have a couple of favorites from my December Glam Bag, if you haven’t read that post I’ll link it below, and the first is the bag itself. It’s silver with a band of silver sparkles around the top and the inside as well as the zipper is aqua and I love it. Not only is it wintery, but it’s so my colors.

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My next Glam Bag favorite is the Essence Cosmetics I Love Crazy Volume Mascara in Deep Black. I’ve worn this a couple of times and I really like it. It does give my lashes volume and thickness.

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And my last Glam Bag favorite is the Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Legendary. I’ve always liked the Smashbox lipsticks and this one is no different. It’s a gorgeous red, it’s long lasting and it doesn’t dry out your lips like some red lipsticks can do. I definitely recommend it.

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I want to make a note quickly and say that I haven’t yet had a chance to try out the Purlisse sheet masks, but I will let you know what I think once I have.

Next up I’m going to talk about a few of the things that I got for Christmas and for that I’ll start with my stocking. The first thing I pulled out of my stocking was a set of four gold rings from H&M. I love rings and these are the perfect simple accessory.

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The next thing was a full sized Bath and Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar 24 hour moisture Ultra Shea body cream. This is one of my favorite scents from Bath and Body Works and probably my favorite lotion.

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The rest of my stocking was full of a loofa, some toiletries (toothpaste, makeup wipes, etc) and candy.

Moving on to some of my presents, there are a few that I wanted to mention and the first is a curling iron. I was in desperate need of a medium sized curling iron, I have one with a small barrel and one with a really big barrel, but I was lacking some middle ground so this is perfect. It’s a Conair Instant Heat curling iron with a 1 1/4 barrel. I’ve always liked  Conair because I have a lot of hair and it’s thick and these get really hot and create nice curls.

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Next up is one of my favorite gifts I received and it’s the Too Faced Best Year Ever collection. You guys know how much I love Too Faced and I’m so in love with this. It comes in a little zip up case that is gold with pink stripes on the outside and it says “I have way more makeup at home” on the front.

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When you open it you see black and white stripes and the three palettes are stacked on one another and there is a mini Better Than Sex mascara on the top. It also comes with a little booklet that has four different looks and how to create them.

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Like I said, there’s three palettes and they are I Believe in Pink, Natural Beauty and Super Fun Night.

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I Believe in Pink has six eyeshadows ranging from super light pink to purple with a blush in the shade Pink Poinsettia. I have over the last three days worn at least one color from each palette and these shadows are very pigmented and look fantastic on.

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Natural Beauty has six eyeshadows in the gold and brown shades and a bronzer in Warm My Heart.

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And Super Fun Night has six eyeshadows in a mix of different colors and a highlighter in Dashing Through The Glow.

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I will be doing a more in depth post on the Best Year Ever in the new year, so look out for that.

And the last beauty related thing is actually a sample that I got with the Too Faced collection. It was a small bottle of the Atelier Mandarine Glaciale perfume. I’m going to be honest with you guys, the second I smelled it I was in love. It has mandarin, ginger and vetiver and is a really fresh and warming scent. It also reminds me of something from when I younger, but I can’t remember what it is. I did order a full size bottle of this and it is on the pricier side but Sephora offers it in at least two sets that I’ve seen that have other Atelier scents.

I have a couple of clothing favorites, this Christmas was very sports heavy for my family and none of us were mad about it. When it comes to college football USC is my team and I was lacking in things to wear on game day but now that’s not the case. First up is a racerback ombre tank top. Ignore the wrinkles, I had it folded. But I love a tank top and can’t wait to wear this.

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Next we have a white V-neck t-shirt that says Fight On! which is the name of the USC fight song. What I like about this shirt is it’s incredibly soft and it’s slightly on the baggy side, not overly but I tried it on and it looks great tucked into jeans.

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And finally we have a black and gray hoodie. I don’t think I’ve taken this off since I got it, it’s fleece lined on the inside and it does a great job keeping me warm.

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USC plays Ohio State tomorrow in the Cotton Bowl and I think it’s going to be a great game. Go Trojans!

And my last couple of favorites are music favorites. The first is the Ed Sheeran song Perfect. Everyone has been talking about this song recently and with good reason, it’s fantastic. If you somehow haven’t heard it yet, go and listen to it.

The last two are from Robbie Williams Under The Radar Vol. 2 album, which came out recently and my two favorites from this album are Bambi and 9 To 5. Bambi is one of my favorite songs of 2017, it’s a fun and very Robbie Williams. And I love the fact that he covered 9 to 5, if you like the original version of the song then you’ll like this one.

That about wraps it up for this post and I want to take a minute and thank you guys for reading, liking and commenting this year. 2017 was a crazy year and I can’t wait to see what 2018 will bring.

Until next time, I hope you all had a great December and 2017 and I appreciate every one of you :).

-K

December Glam Bag post:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2017/12/15/blogmas-day-14-december-glam-bag-unboxing/

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August favorites

Hi everyone,

Happy Monday, I hope you all had a great weekend! As August is almost over, I thought today would be the perfect day to do my favorites for the month. So starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my August Glam Bag and if you haven’t read that I’ll link it down below. My first favorite is the bag itself, there were three possible bags and this one was definitely my favorite. I love the colors, the tassel and the fact that it says Peace, Love, Lipstick. That’s a great motto.

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Next we have the Seraphine Botanicals Liquid Coal Waterproof Liquid Liner. I’ve worn it a couple of times, including today, and I really like it. The tip is more pen like and you get a nice line, definitely check it out if you’re looking for a new eyeliner.

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Moving on, we have the YADAH Silky Fit Concealer BB Power Brightening in the color Light Beige. I bloody love this, it’s 100% one of the best things I’ve gotten in a Glam Bag and probably one of my favorite products I’ve put on my face. It’s semi matte, hides everything and is an SPF. Highly, highly recommend it.

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And my last Glam Bag favorite is the First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with red clay. This stuff is honestly great, it’s supposed to remove excess oils, purify and unclog pores and it does what it says on the tin. My skin feels and look great after I use it and my love for First Aid Beauty is continuing to grow.

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Now on to two non Glam Bag beauty favorites. The first is a micro mini beauty blender, I bought this at Sephora after I got the BB concealer because I wanted something to apply it with that wasn’t a brush. And I’ve been loving it.

And my last beauty favorite is the Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo. I’ve been looking for a really good dry shampoo forever. I’ve tried a few different here and there and this has definitely been the favorite so far so I think I’m going to stick with it. It doesn’t create a bunch of buildup and it smells absolutely amazing.

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Moving on, my next favorite is baking. Recently the last season of the Great British Bake Off finally came to America and I’m so glad it did because I’m totally addicted. But it definitely made me excited for fall/ winter and baking so I got a jump start and made banana bread, I did post the recipe and if you haven’t read that I’ll link it down below. But I honestly can’t wait to do some more baking.

My second to last favorite is a YouTube favorite. You guys know how much I love Robbie Williams, he’s got an album of songs that didn’t make previous albums coming out soon, it’s called Under The Radar Vol. 2. But while he’s on tour he’s releasing vlogs of tour life, called Vloggie Williams, leading up to the release of the album on his YouTube channel. I personally love watching vlogs so I think this is great and I’ve been enjoying it.

And my last favorite is a song favorite and it’s Days Like This by Van Morrison. I don’t usually listen to Van Morrison, but this song came up on one of my Pandora channels and I instantly fell in love with it. It’s truly a great song and if you haven’t heard it definitely give it a listen.

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

Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you’ve had an amazing August :).

-K

Glam Bag post:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/17/august-glam-bag-unboxing/

Banana Bread:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/14/3755/

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July favorites

Hi everyone,

As it is the last week of July I thought it would be a good time to talk about my favorites and what I’ve been loving this month. Starting with beauty, I have a few favorites from my July Glam Bag, and I’ll link that post down below if you haven’t read it. My first favorite is the bag itself, I don’t think they could’ve chosen a more adorable mascot than Gudetama and I love that the bag has a 360 design.

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Next up we have the Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet. I have loved this since the minute I put it on and it’s become an important part of my nightly routine. It’s light, smells good and my face feels so good. I have since ordered a full size version of this. Definitely recommend it.

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My next beauty favorite is the Ciate London Wonderwand Gel-Kohl Hybrid liner in Black. Like I mentioned before I really like Ciate London, I think they’re a great brand with great products. Since joining Ipsy my collection of eyeliner has grown and I love it. This one goes on smooth and it’s long lasting. It’s also double ended so one end is the pencil and the other end is a smudging and blending brush.

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My last Glam Bag favorite is the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea deep dive cleansing gel. I’ve been using this to take off my makeup and cleanse my face and I love it. The whole Rainforest of the Sea collection is brilliant and if you want a good cleansing product I recommend this. Like the Caudalie moisturizer, I’ve ordered a full size of this.

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And my last beauty favorite is the LOC Vibrant Matte Lipstick in Color Me Confident. LOC stands for Love Of Color and it’s a Birchbox brand. My mom is subscribed to Birchbox and she told me about this brand so I ordered one of these lipsticks just to try out and I really like it. This particular one is a cranberry red shade, which is usually the red I wear and I quite like it. I always love a matte lipstick, this one is highly pigmented and will last you all day without feeling like you’re wearing a matte lipstick because they can leave you with a heavy feeling. I definitely recommend it.

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Next I have a book favorite and that’s Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. I mentioned this book in my summer reading list post and if you haven’t read that I’ll link it below as well. But this book is about the African American women who were part of some of NASA’s biggest successes. I have loved every bit of this book so far, being the huge history nerd I am I’m so intrigued by this and I’m almost finished with it. It has been turned into a movie with the same name, and I wanted to wait until I’d read the book to see the movie but everyone has told me how great it was, so I can’t wait to watch it.

My next favorite is the Royal International Air Tattoo, or RIAT and it’s an international airshow, the world’s largest, held every year in England. This is an airshow that I’ve always wanted to go to and hopefully within the next few years I will, but I’ve been watching videos of it on YouTube and I think it’s really cool to see how many aircraft show up and how many countries take part.

My last couple of favorites are music related and the first is the song Grand Illusion from Barry Gibb’s 2016 album In The Now. The album is full of great songs, but Grand Illusion is definitely my favorite. I’ve loved Barry Gibb forever, I love the Bee Gees and I was happy to see that he had released another album. I’ve said this before but I honestly love to sing with Barry Gibb.

Next up we have the song Shame by Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams. I’ve thought this was a great song since it came out and it popped up recently when I put my phone on shuffle. This was the first song the two worked on after they resolved their issues and fixed their friendship and that’s what the song is about. The video is kind of ridiculous, but in a good way and I love it.

And my last favorite is Face To Face by Gary Barlow and Elton John. I think I’ve mentioned before how much I love Elton John and I love that he and Gary did this song. You can tell that this song is special and I think the meaning behind it is really sweet. Not a lot of people stuck by Gary when he went through his rough patch, but Elton did and this was his way of saying thank you. It’s a brilliant song and I 100% recommend looking it up on YouTube, just like the other songs I mentioned, if you haven’t heard them.

That about wraps it up for this post, if we have any of the same favorites let me know and if not let me know what you loved this month.

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

-K

July Glam Bag post:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/15/july-glam-bag-unboxing/

Summer Reading List 2017:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/18/summer-reading-list-2017/

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June favorites

Hi everyone,

As today is the last day of June I thought it would be the perfect time to do my June favorites. Honestly, this month went by so fast I can hardly believe that tomorrow is July 1st. Back to my favorites, I’m going to start with beauty. The first beauty favorite is the Balm, Balm Springs blush in Full Swing. I mentioned that I really like the blushes from the Balm in my June Glam Bag post, which I will leave a link to below if you haven’t read it yet. And I think this one is great, it’s a light pinky shade and it’s one of those great summer blushes for sure.

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My next beauty favorite is the NYX Whipped Lip and Cheek Soufflé in Plush. I’m actually wearing this today and I’ve been loving it since I got it. The color is great, the texture is nice and it being whipped makes it light on your lips. And it smells like vanilla frosting and that’s always a plus. I love NYX and I would definitely recommend any of their products.

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And my last beauty favorite is a nail polish. It’s from Trust Fund Beauty and it’s in the shade Game Changer. Trust Fund Beauty makes fantastic nail polishes in my opinion. The staying power is great and I really like the formulation. This one in particular is gorgeous, a perfect summer color.  If you’re looking for nail polish definitely check out Trust Fund Beauty.

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My next favorite is actually an app and it’s WhatsApp. It’s been around for a while, but I didn’t have a use for it until recently and I so appreciate it. It really does make group chats so much easier.

Next I have a television favorite and it’s Pretty Little Liars. PLL just had it’s series finale and I’m so sad that it’s over. Yes, I may have gotten a little emotional when I watched it, but I’d been watching for so long, it was bound to happen. I’m not going to spoil anything if there’s anyone who hasn’t watched the finale yet. But I will say that I was right in my theory and I was okay with how it ended. It made sense to me. But now I have one less show to watch, so if any of you have good show recommendations let me know.

My last couple of favorites are music. The first is the band Take That. I love them always but recently I’ve been loving their latest album Wonderland. There isn’t a song on that album that I don’t like. Their Wonderland tour is brilliant, from the videos I’ve seen and I’m jealous because they aren’t doing an American tour. But for future reference, Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Howard Donald, an American tour would be fantastic and much appreciated. Let me know what songs you guys are loving from the Wonderland album.

Next is a song and it’s Hold On by Michael Buble. This song came up on my Pandora and I’m so happy it did because it’s amazing and I love it. I actually found sheet music for it for the piano and I’m really excited to play it.

And my last favorite is Robbie Williams Heavy Entertainment Show album. From top to bottom it’s a fantastic album. Robbie is also on tour and again, based on the videos I’ve seen it’s a great show. I know it can be hard to put together a setlist when you have so many songs, but he’s done good. If you guys haven’t heard any of the songs or albums that I’ve mentioned look them up because they are all insanely good.

That about wraps it up for this post, if we have any of the same favorites let me know and if not let me know what you loved during June.

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

-K

June Glam Bag post:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/june-glam-bag-unboxing/

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