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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…

An Ornament-Pick Gift Topper DIY


One of my favorite ways to dress up a present is to use an ornament pick as a gift topper. Specified gift toppers in the gift wrapping section can cost up to $5 for just one little topper. But during the holidays, there are so many ways to get the same look with less money. For example, you could use yarn to make your own pom pom topper, or you could use a beautiful ornament from the dollar store. My favorite way is with an ornament pick (pictured above). With a decorative ornament pick or a Christmas floral spray, you can use a plain white box. This also works really well for dressing up treat boxes. For the holidays I always stock up on plain white gift boxes, tin-tie bakery bags, floral holiday picks, and matching wire ribbon. The wire ribbon is easier to manipulate into a large bow that you can shape perfectly around the pick. You can find these Christmas picks online, at stores like Target and Wal-Mart, the dollar store, and the craft store.

Start by taking the ribbon flat over the top of the box and down two opposite sides all the way to the bottom. When you get to the bottom with the ribbon, twist it in the middle and take it up and over the other two sides, creating a cross over the bottom. When you get to the top, tie it into a bow. (Measure approximately how much you'll need before you start so you can pre-cut the ribbon.) Then stick the floral pick or ornament pick down through the middle of the bow and bend so that you can hide the pick part underneath the ribbon.

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  1. I suspect if I tried to wrap anything, it would look like a gang of monkeys had done the job.

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