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KCL 2018 Beauty Awards

Welcome to the latest beauty edit and the very first beauty awards here on the blog! I’ve tried so many wonderful beauty products this year and wanted to let you guys know which were my top must-have products of the year. I’ve picked from new and small businesses only, as I love to work with indie brands. And like most of the beauty brands I review; most of these are organic, natural, and cruelty-free.

These are the items that long after the required testing and promotion period, I find myself still using and preferring above any others. The're the products which despite a never ending stream of free PR samples, I would still spend my own money (and in some cases have) in order to get more of. And whether affordable or more costly, these are the beauty products that I truly think are worth the price. So if you’re thinking about adding more beauty or selfcare products into your 2019 routine, I highly recommend each of these brands.

BEST NAIL POLISH

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Back 2 School: Helping Children In Need

We're all excited filling up our children's school supplies and buying them new clothes, but let's take a moment to think about kids and parents who are in need. Here are some simple ways you can help this school year.

1. The Backpack Program with Feed America. A lot of children rely on reduced or free lunch programs for some of their meals. But what about whenever school is out for the summer, weekends and vacations? Click here to see how you can help.

2. Backpack 4 Kids. Families who are struggling financially might not be able to afford supplies and backpacks. At CVS pharmacy, you can purchase a filled backpack to donate, or you can make a monetary donation online. Click here for more info.

3. Donate Classroom Supplies. Did you know that most teachers have to buy their own classroom supplies like dry erase markers, antibacterial wipes and art supplies? This just baffles me! Almost anyone can afford to donate. Whenever you're at the store, spend just a few extra dollars on things like tissue, crayons, etc. and send it to school with your child. There should be a website for your child's school where you can find a more specific list of things they might need.

4. Coats for Kids. As the weather turns cold and children have to be outside at the bus stop and during recess, some children desparately need coats. The National Cleaners Association is teaming up with local dry cleaners to collect and distribute donated coats. Click here for more info.

5. Kids In Need Foundation. The Kids In Need Foundation is another place where you can donate supplies or financial support online. Click here to help.

Some of these events are local, but they all have their own version in your own community, just look around, and you can always give financial donations online. Not everyone can afford to give a lot, but most of us can afford to give at least a little.

**SHOP at Save the Children's ZAZZLE store.

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