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Welcome to another KCL Beauty Edit! I've really loved so many of the beauty and makeup products I tried last month. There is usually at least one dud in the bunch that I reluctantly have to give a bad review, but I have something good to say about each one of these products. A few of them I very highly recommend, so grab a cup of coffee and check it all out. If you have a question about any of the products mentioned, please leave it below in the comments section. And if you don't have time to read this, you can skip ahead and listen to my video review here while you work or whatever. Enjoy!


The new skincare line I tried last month was from LHB Natural Skincare, which included a facial wash and two different facial serums. I recently posted about LHB in an anti-aging skincare routine blog and video to show how I use each of these products. Of course I started with the facial wash, which I really loved. The LHB Coconut & Sea Clay Mineral Face Wash is great for any skin type…

2013 Home Decor Trend: Brass Accents


I've talked a lot about the 2013 home decor trend of emerald green, but there is another home accessory trend I've been loving for a long time - brass. It's kind of like gold's ugly stepsister, right? It was so popular in the 1970s and into the early 80s but has had a bad rep since. Personally I've always loved it. Any kind of metallic finish adds glamor to a space if you pick the right pieces. Best of all, brass offers the glamorous look of gold but is much more affordable! Brass is a major trend in home decor accessories for 2013, so you'll be able to find brass accessories at most stores like Pier 1, Target, West Elm, Bed Bath & Beyond, and of course you can find brass decor online. Another reason why I've always loved decorating with brass home accessories is that because they were in such high demand a few decades ago, now they're in endless supply at vintage shops and thrift stores, making the second-hand brass accessories even more affordable.

Brass home accessories look great in several different decor styles. Like I said above, you can use touches of brass to create a glamorous look. Stick with high=polished brass or decorative items, like the photo frame and brass box pictured above or a gold-toned candelabra or wall sconce. If you can afford it, the ultimate in glamor is a brass chandelier. For a budget option, try this beautiful brass candelier.

Gifts & Decor Wrought Iron Royalty's Candleholder Chandelier, $69.95, $38.40


To incorporate brass details into more modern home decor, try something with high shine and clean lines, or an accessory made with hammered metal, like the hammered votive holder in the first pic. For brass accents in a more masculine room, like a study, I absolutely love weathered brass accessories like this brass table lamp and old-world brass wall clock.

Brass Accents

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