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KCL Beauty Edit - November

Welcome to an all-new beauty edit! I hope you're ready for Thanksgiving and weekend shopping!! I have a Black Friday guide coming out, and you can get a sneak peek right here >, and stay tuned for a Shop Small Holiday Gift Guide this Saturday! For today's guide, I've included some of my monthly beauty faves and some very #giftworthy items. A lot of the brands mentioned here are also included in my big 5K Insta Giveaway, so you won't want to miss the chance to win. Don't miss the big sales and coupon codes below either. Enjoy!

The first beauty gift idea is a way to spoil someone else and to get something nice for yourself as well. At Sitronu you can get a free Mini Gift Set with the purchase of any gift sets over $35. The mini gift set includes a 1 oz Zesty Sítrus shampoo, 1 oz Rósmarín Lavender bath salts, 1 oz. honey turbinado sugar scrub, and two sample size lotions. You can see my unboxing video of the mini gift set here >.


I've sampled several lotion…

CLARINS Beauty Spring 2018


I always look forward to Spring. After winter, I'm ready for some color and some beautiful blooms. When it comes to fashion and makeup, Spring is a fun time for florals and feminine colors. This year I'm particularly into pastel pink and lavender.

CLARINS has a few new makeup items in pink and purple that they're promoting for Spring 2018, and I was happy to give them a try! I've had the pleasure of testing out the new SOS Primer in Lavender, the 4-Color Eyeshadow Palette in "Lovely Rose," and the Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector in Plum.



I've really enjoyed using the CLARINS SOS Primer. My skin can appear quite dull, especially during winter. This primer gave it a nice punch of color. Each SOS Primer by Clarins is meant to address a specific need, so you can mix and match or use just one. For brightening and evening skin tone, the lavender, paired with my usual foundation and concealer, has made a big difference for me. It gives a touch of color that makes my skin look much more healthy, and it really helps to cover up both dark spots and red irritated patches of skin. The effect is so much more correcting, rather than covering up with heavy foundation.



The CLARINS Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector is meant to feel like a balm and shine like a gloss. While I do love the color, and it does deliver on both moisture and shine, I have to say I was unimpressed by its staying power. When I used it on a Saturday afternoon of shopping with my husband, I found myself reapplying it multiple times in just a few hours.

That is fine for a cheap lip balm that only costs a few dollars. But for a CLARINS lip product which costs $26.00, it really should stay on longer. I have to take into consideration how much you would be spending on this, and considering it costs over $20, I really can't recommend it to you guys.


What I would recommend however, was my absolute favorite item in the new Spring collection by CLARINS - the Lovely Rose eyeshadow palette. This palette as a whole is so beautiful, and perfect for spring. The shimmer is subtle (just how I like it), and the color is heavily pigmented. The shades are quite versatile in that I can wear them all together, or I can lightly apply one or two shades for an easy daytime look, or I can use just one of the shades to create a bold, colorful look in seconds. And as you can see, it comes in a beautiful gold-tone case!

If you have any questions about the products featured here, feel free to ask in the comment section below. Click here to view the > Clarins 2018 Spring Makeup Collection or shop more Spring picks below!

Clarins Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Colour 09 Golden Pink


Thank you to Clarins for providing these items for testing purposes. 

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