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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.

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Designer Spring/ Summer Cocktail Dresses Under $200.00

Left to Right: Vince Camuto Women's halter dress with Fringe //  Adrianna Papell fit and flare pleated floral dress  // Vince Camuto jewel collar keyhole maxi dress  //  Adrianna Papell long sleeve all-over lace dress

Whether you're attending a summer wedding or a roof top garden party this summer, you'll need a nice cocktail dress. Look for one that's good quality and classic in design so you can get a few good years out of it. A high quality semi-dressy summer dress is going to cost at least a few hundred dollars. All of the summer cocktail dresses featured here are on sale for under $200 and under $100. Consider it an investment piece. If you have to wear dresses to work, find a summer cocktail dress that can double as office attire with a blazer added on. A floral dress like the second one above is casual enough, you could wear it to a weekend brunch if you swap out the heels for flat sandals.

Left to Right: Jessica Simpson black knit-top hi low dress  /Rebecca Taylor golden leather bustier dress  //  Greylin one shoulder Penelope dress   //  Max and Cleo multi-tier dress with back detail

The hi-low and asymmetrical dresses are ideal for a semi-formal outdoor summer party. The golden bustier dress is best for an indoor evening summer party. A hi-low dress is perfect for an outdoor sumer party, because it looks great with wedges. You may not want to wear flats to an outdoor wedding, but heels aren't easy to walk in on the grass. A wedge is just right.

Left to Right: Eliza J halter neck with circle strap sleeveless dress   //  GUESS by Marciano sweetheart neckline strapless black peplum dress  //  Taylor Dresses Shantung Stripe fit flare dress  //  Donna Morgan Blaire sweetheart yellow strapless dress   

Fit and flare dresses are super trendy for summer 2013. A classic fit and flare like the two pictured above are perfect for attending a summer wedding. Wear the strapless peplum dress for cocktails in the city. I love the yellow strapless dress for it's versatility. You could wear it to a summer wedding or on a summer date. If you dress it up with jewelry, it could even work as a beautiful bridesmaid dress for a yellow summer wedding.


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  1. I wonder who Jessica Simpson is paying to design dresses for her name...

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    1. Lol. Well, so many designers work that way now. They use a licensing agent to hook them up with a manufacturer and distributors. Not many designers actually know how to sew these days...which gives me hope that I can have a line one day! I can't sew worth shit.

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  2. I'm trying to remember the last time I wore a dress. I think it was 1985....

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