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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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Perfectly Pretty Pumpkins

There is a growing trend in pumpkin decorating--crafting beautiful pumpkins that match interior design, as opposed to scary carved pumpkins. So I went pretty pumpkin hunting to bring you the best on the web. *All photos by bhg.com.


These silver candle-holder pumpkins are simple to make with silver spray paint. To make it easier to cut out holes for the candles, use styrofoam craft pumpkins. They look even more elegant on the silver serving tray and pedastils. If you don't have any, simply paint an old tray and candle holders to match the pumpkins. If you are decorating with black and silver, a black tray would be a beautiful contrast under the silver pumpkins.



You don't have to be an artist to make these accented pumpkins. All you need is paint and stencils. Group these together uder a scrap piece of velvet or lace for a Victorian look.



This rick rack pumpkin is pretty and goes perfect with a country theme. Alternating regular plaid ribbon really makes the rick rack ribbon pop. You can use little pins to hold it in place, but if you use hot glue, the pumpkin will stay fresh longer. Better yet, use a craft pumpkin and reuse this every year.



This is a total show stopper. Can you imagine it on a buffet, entry table or large dining table for a Fall party? What a great conversation piece it would be. You have to take a chandelier and turn it upside down. Go thrifting, see if you can find one at a flea market or antique shop and paint it to match your decor. You could also use a large candleabra or an assortment of old lamp bases.



These stacked pumpkins are so whimsical, and the possibilites are endless. Use any kind of blingy craft accessories, pearls, ribbons or bows to adorn painted pumpkins. This would look great in a children's room, but if you'd rather do something like this for your front porch, simply use nuetral colors. I think it would look great with bronze-colored paint and gold accents.

 

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  1. Over for the Crazed Fan Hop. Love pumpkin posts! I am carving this weekend. Doing a Poe pumpkin, among others. Should be fun. Your ideas are awesome, but I prefer the traditional carving. Goes with my decorating style best. *grins*

    Hope to see you hop on by too.

    -Nora
    http://norabpeevy.blogspot.com/

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  2. Hey, Nora! Thanks for stopping by. The linky list for the hop will be posted on Saturday. You're welcome to come back and link up.

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