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Hey, guys! Welcome to KCL Friday Finds and happy first day of Fall!!🍁🍂 It is by far my favorite time of the year. We've been looking forward to Fall for several weeks now on these Friday posts, but today it is officially Autumn at last! Naturally, today's picks are all about Fall. Enjoy!



This first one is absolutely stunning! I've featured a few wreaths on the blog already, and continue to see new ones I want to show you guys. It's such an easy and festive way to update your home for the season.

This Preserved Moss and Bittersweet Vine Wreath by Queen Bee Wreath really caught my attention. Debbie sells the most beautifully preserved floral arrangements and wreaths. I love that they give the look of real florals but last a bit longer than fresh arrangements. The bittersweet vine (pictured above) that she uses in several of her designs creates such a unique look for Fall. Place your order by September 29th to receive 10% off any order over $50!



Another fall product I …

Lancome Crescendo Peel Review


I hate to give another negative review, but I am not in the business of giving good product reviews simply because I received it for free. Earlier this year, I was given a full size sample of the new Lancome Crescendo Peel courtesy of Influenster and Lancome. I was excited to try it, because hey, I'm reaching my forties, so anti-aging skincare is important to me.

I've long been a fan of retinol for anti-aging, as well as products containing peptides and hyaluronic acid, but the idea of a fancy two-phase night peel was intriguing. After I looked up the market value of this product and found it to retail for $75.00, I thought, this better work!

The Lancome Night Peel promises a reduction in fine lines and deep wrinkles, as well as an evening of skin tone. I have to say it did even out some of my dark spots, but so does vitamin C serum that I can get at a much lower price. It did nothing for my fine lines, though ironically helped with a few of my deeper wrinkles around the eyes, but so does just about any night cream containing retinol. And while I didn't have any reactions to the serum, there were several reviews saying that it caused drying and breakouts. It is heavily scented, so if you're sensitive to that, you definitely won't like this product.

So all in all, I really cannot recommend it. It did deliver on a few of its claims, but it is way over-priced considering other products that cost much less work just as well if not better. And the good results simply weren't consistent. When I browse the other reviews, I can't help but think that some of the great reviews aren't completely honest, or are very particular to certain skin types.

Unless you have very sensitive skin, I highly recommend you give some of these other anti-aging options a try. I absolutely love Neutrogena  Advanced Rapid Wrinkle Repair with retinol, as well as L'Oreal Revitalift firming cream, and L'Oreal Revitalift Triple Power Serum with Pro-Xylane and hyaluronic acid.



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  1. I love your honesty in this review! Glad to hear it had some benefits! Sometimes some of these products can only work with certain skin types. Hopefully you'll find something that works for you!

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    1. Thanks! I do really like the Neutrogena Rapid Repair and the L'Oreal Revitalift line!

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  2. I appreciate your honest review. When you buy products like this you want them to deliver!

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    1. Absolutely! It's gotta be worth the price.

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