Skip to main content

Featured

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

I tried several different nail po…

My Living Room Redo: Warming Up with Reds & Browns























For the longest time I've leaned towards sleek and modern when it comes to interior design. Though in the last few years I've increasingly leaned towards traditional design. It started out innocently enough, with a few baskets here and there, then gradually advanced into something more serious, like dark brown leather and mission-style furniture. Before I know it, I'll have lace curtains and potpourri. Consider this a cry for help!
None the less, I love my new living room. I needed a fresh start, and I find that design is the best medicine for that. I wanted something more traditional, more cozy. My biggest challenge was how to incorporate red and green into my pre-existing blue color scheme. If you wish to incorporate several colors into one room, all you have to do is find one large piece like a painting or area rug that contains each the multiple colors you want to use.
An easy and inexpensive way to add color to a room is through small accessories, like throw pillows and candles. I still haven't tracked down a patterned pillow that is mixed with the right shades of red and blue, so I simply added solid red pillows with the blue ones I already had. Surprisingly, the colors go together very well and help tie in the rest of the room. My favorite piece is the vintage-inspired large wall clock. It takes the look of the room from being merely traditional and gives it an old-world feel. The lamp was a simple DIY project; I used metallic paint on my old lamp base and swapped out the lamp shade for a traditional shade in a golden-brown color. A very inexpensive way to add a cozy feel to a room is with candles. I use a combination of simple jar candles, pillar candles on pedestals, as well as wall sconces. On a rainy (or snowy) day in, there is nothing more cozy than a hot cup of tea and flickering candles.

Shop the Look
B0097FSYUM19.25" Distressed Hand Carved Wooden Pedestal Pillar Candle Holder
B0031P1CA8Pillow Perfect Decorative Red Solid Toss Pillows, Square, 2-Pack
B004D8VHPWTable Lamp in Antique Gold
B003R6ID80Jaipur Rugs Blue Party Navajo Marigold Rug 8' x 11'
B005BHKN9UIMAX, Large Wall Clock with Pendulum

Comments

  1. Now that's the sort of clock I'd go for!

    ReplyDelete
  2. If only I had a huge library/study to decorate!

    ReplyDelete
  3. My living room is also red, brown and blue. I have looked all over for candles that will bring all 3 colors together, but can't find any. Yesterday I went to Michaels and bought supplies to make my own candles that will match with all 3 colors.... we will see how that turns out!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular Posts