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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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How to Dress for a Black Tie Holiday Event


During the winter months, you may be invited to any number of black tie events including an evening wedding, a fundraising gala, or formal party. For these events, the attire can often be "black tie". For women that means you should wear a floor-length gown. For an evening black tie event during the fall and winter months, stick with dark or rich colors and heavier fabrics; think lace, beaded, velvet, or satin as opposed to a light chiffon. Pictured Above: ASOS RED CARPET Premium Super Plunge Twist Front Maxi Dress

http://www.amazon.com/Eliza-Womens-Beaded-Sleeve-Gown/dp/B00KID4HIK/ref=as_sl_pc_ss_til?tag=las00-20&linkCode=w01&linkId=DWVCO4UPXTZPHR55&creativeASIN=B00KID4HIKhttp://www.amazon.com/Adrianna-Papell-Womens-Short-Sleeve-Sequin/dp/B00FFVEXVG/ref=as_sl_pc_ss_til?tag=las00-20&linkCode=w01&linkId=VIRP5L6J5SKRGZYA&creativeASIN=B00FFVEXVG

For the holidays, some sparkle is always a good idea. In fact, some formal holiday events may call for "festive black tie" on the invite. Go for either a gown with some sparkle or a rich holiday color like emerald or red. A "festive black tie" event that is work-related calls for a more modest gown - no high slits, and nothing  strapless or with spaghetti straps. A gown with a modest neckline, like the two pictured above, is something you could wear to both a wedding or a more corporate setting. A more simple, solid-colored dress like the Eliza J Women's Beaded Cap Sleeve Gown pictured above is also a great versatile gown. You could dress it down for the ballet with minimal jewelry and more natural makeup, or dress it up with formal heels, an up-do with bold makeup, and a jeweled statement necklace.

Pictured Above: Eliza J Women's Beaded Cap Sleeve Gown, $83.67  //  Adrianna Papell Women's Short-Sleeve Sequin Gown, $280

http://www.amazon.com/HALSTON-HERITAGE-Womens-Charmeuse-Evening/dp/B00LM1WLLW/ref=as_sl_pc_ss_til?tag=las00-20&linkCode=w01&linkId=GWUKWINSHRXL4H2F&creativeASIN=B00LM1WLLWhttp://www.amazon.com/Adrianna-Papell-Womens-Sleeve-Beaded/dp/B00NAT7R8G/ref=as_sl_pc_ss_til?tag=las00-20&linkCode=w01&linkId=JLFW4AVODFVIXH64&creativeASIN=B00NAT7R8G
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GHH6S8S/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00GHH6S8S&linkCode=as2&tag=las00-20&linkId=7FBKCL2BQVIN4KHUhttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00M6PYU3U/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00M6PYU3U&linkCode=as2&tag=las00-20&linkId=LEMKIGUHY5TCYG6C

Don't worry about being over-dressed for a black tie event. It's the perfect opportunity to wear a beautiful gown with some added drama like beading, a bold print, a full skirt, or an interesting neckline.

Pictured Above: HALSTON HERITAGE Women's Charmeuse V-neck Evening Gown with Flowy Skirt  //  Adrianna Papell Women's Cap Sleeve V Neck Fully Beaded Gown  //  BCBGMAXAZRIA Women's Rose Strapless Tiered Evening Gown  //  Crystal Dresses Sheath/column Scoop Taffeta and Lace Mother of the Bride Dress

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