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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…

My Favorite Products for Loose Waves


After I posted this makeup tutorial, I received quite a few questions about my new haircut and how I style it. Despite how frizzy and crazy my hair can get, it's actually quite easy to style with the right products, and I very rarely use a blow dryer or curling iron. For this shoot, I let it air dry and just used a curling iron on my bangs and a few unruly pieces in the front.

A hair product I've really loved this year even before I cut my hair is a texturizing beach spray. I highly recommend it for anyone with wavy, frizzy hair. My favorite affordable beach spray is the Garnier De-Constructed Beach Chic Texturizing Spray. A bit of warning - the reviews are quite mixed. People seem to either love or hate the smell, so get it from a store so you can give it a whiff before you buy. And as with all texturizing sprays, you may not like the way it makes your hair feel. I wouldn't recommend this particular beach spray for women with dry, straight, or thin hair. I'm guessing those are the ones who were most unhappy with the results. My hair is thick and as I already mention, it's naturally wavy and frizzy. This spray worked partly like a smoothing and curl-defining spray for me while adding a bit of texture. This is one product I will always have in my arsenal from now on.

To add volume to the crown, especially if I don't feel like blow drying and curling, I use the Garnier Fructis De-Constructed Texture Tease Hairspray. It has one bad review, but again, it must be from someone with thin hair, because it works amazing for me and has some other great customer reviews. It helps add volume as well as texture without flaking. I spray a little throughout my hair as well as at the roots.

My long wavy bob has a lot of layers. To control fly-aways, especially without a curling iron, I use
Garnier Fructis Style Pure Clean Finishing Paste. It offers control without being too greasy or heavy. Then I set the whole look with an anti-humidity hair spray. You might have guessed, it's also a Garnier product. I use the Garnier Fructis Style Sleek & Shine Anti-Humidity Aerosol Hairspray. Though I wouldn't say I'm a huge fan of it, because it can cause flaking, which is why I only use it when I'm 100% finished with styling my hair. I've yet to find an affordable hairspray that doesn't cause flaking. Though this one is great with giving a flexible hold, creating shine, and controlling frizz. Just know that it isn't something you can use then restyle your hair the next day without shampooing and starting from scratch. It's a quite versatile hairspray in that you can use it lightly for touchable hold, but you can also pile it on for a more firm hold if you're styling a slicked-back ponytail or bun.

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