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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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Editor's Picks: Gift-Worthy Perfumes


A fragrance is such a great gift for a special someone. It's substantial but not too expensive, depending on which kind. And the good ones come in such pretty bottles. For an incredibly unique perfume, Immortal Perfumes pictured above, offers a combination of beautiful scents and rich, romantic history.

My personal go-to fragrances tend to be the Victoria's Secret perfumes. Scents like Sexy Little Things Noir by Victoria's Secret come in such beautiful packaging, though I'm partial to the scent of VS Pink and VS Sheer Love.

Lollia Eau de Parfum / image via Anthropologie

A fragrance can serve as a sentimental gift. With scents like Lollia In Love, Lollia makes for a very sweet gift. I love the floral prints and unique packaging for their other items like bath soap and lotion. If it isn't being given as a romantic gift, for example, a lotion and bath soap set is much more suitable. For a nice sampling of the different scents, try this Lollia Little Luxe Gift Set.

Jo Malone Cologne Collection Set of Five Travel Size in Box

Back when I cleaned houses for a living (yes, I was a maid), I had a few wealthy clients, and these luxurious women all had one thing in common when it came to their bathrooms - they each had a gleaming silver vanity tray covered with several expensive bottles of perfume. And the one brand that each of them seemed to always have on hand was Jo Malone.

So, while I have no idea what any of the Jo Malone London perfumes smell like, it's something I've wanted, because it's a brand I associate with luxury. And I love that they have beautiful matching candles. I think of all the Jo Malone London scents, I'm most interested to try the Jo Malone Peony and Blush Suede.

Tocca Rollerball Perfume / image via Anthropologie

These rollerball perfumes have been a favorite of mine because they're more affordable, but also because they're perfect for travel. Whether it's for a weekend away, or simply for day to evening, I always keep one of these in my purse. So many perfumes are now available in this functional mini size. When it comes to Tocca rollers, this Tocca Pamper on the Go Stella set is perfect for something like Mother's Day.

Tocca Eau de Parfum / image via Anthropologie

Tocca is another perfume brand I associate with luxury. I see it every time I'm in a girly high-end boutique; it always catches my eye. Like most luxury fragrances, it comes in a variety of scents that combine florals, musk, and fruity elements.


What are some of your favorite scents? Let me know in the comments below! Pictured: Happ & Stahns Eau de Parfum / image via Anthropologie



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  1. Gift worthy perfumes indeed, especially the Jo Malone. The simplicity and elegance makes is a perfect gift item for almost anyone.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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