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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.

BEST NAIL POLISH

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Tips on Creating Your Guest List


We're having a very intimate wedding, and by that I mean like under 40...closer to 30 counting the people who may not be able to come, and I couldn't be happier. For one, we don't have to spend a fortune on catering and an open bar ha. But in all seriousness, I'm happy that we'll be surrounded by the people who are truly happy for us.

Still, even including family, friends, and coworkers; why is our guest list so small? For one, we decided right at the beginning that we weren't going to invite people simply because they were related. That may seem harsh, but we believe that blood does not always mean family. If you've had the unfortunate experience of family treating you badly, you can understand exactly what I mean. We want to be surrounded by loving and supportive people on our wedding day.

My fiance received a comment from someone regarding this that was along the lines of "You're acting like your wedding is all about you." And we were both like...um, well, yeah it kind of IS all about us haha.

I think a good rule of thumb when reviewing a potential guest when it comes to friends is whether or not you've seen or talked to the person in the last year. Of course there are exceptions. For example, I have a few very good friends from college that I've kept up with over the years but haven't had a chance to see in person recently as they live in different states. And I have a few friends in town who I haven't caught up with since moving back to Tulsa but have kept up with on social media and would love for them to meet my other half.

So, if you find yourself mulling over who to invite to your special day, remember that first and foremost it really is YOUR day...your moment to celebrate being in love and becoming one with your partner, surrounded by love and good vibes.:)

Pictured Above: Wedding Guest Book by StarBoard Press

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  1. I totally agree with you, blood doesntt make you family if you hardly see them..and friends can be family when you need them the most, so those are the kind of people that should be at your wedding :) xx

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  2. I think you're wise to keep the guest list small. The wedding should always be about the bride and groom, first and foremost.

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