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25 Halloween Costumes w/Your LBD

The easiest way to create a last-minute or inexpensive Halloween costume is to start with things you already have. I do it every year, because I get so frustrated with how expensive yet poorly-made most Halloween costumes are. I'd rather use what is already in my closet, or spend a little extra on accessories or a new dress that I can wear anytime of the year. A little black dress is the easiest way to use what you have to create a Halloween costume with a few inexpensive accessories and other accessories you probably already have in your closet.Pictured Above: Halloween Black Mesh Dress

1. Black Cat - This is the easiest way to use your little black dress on Halloween. I know it's pretty much the most generic costume in history, but for good reason - it's just so easy and affordable. It's the perfect last-minute costume for women, because you could really use any black outfit even if you don't have a little black dress. Pair it with your black flats or heels and a…

KCL Friday Finds

Happy Friday and welcome back to KCL Friday Finds!! I'm so happy to be relaunching Krisztina Clifton Living this Fall. I've thoroughly enjoyed expanding Krisztina Clifton Beauty this year, and plan to continue with that, though with Fall approaching, I just can't help but write about fashion and decor. The new and improved Krisztina Clifton Living will focus heavily on fashion and interiors but with a few changes. For example, instead of recipes and crafts; I will be incorporating more wellness, career advice, and even relationship tips.

And while I will still be posting most of my beauty reviews and articles at Krisztina Clifton Beauty, I still plan to cover some beauty tips here as well. Most of all, I want to write about the things that are most important to you, so please email anytime or leave me a comment on the blog with suggestions. For now, let's get to the beautiful finds!

I'm excited to have two returning shops to this blog feature. One of them is Designs by Jennilyn, where you can find the prettiest earrings for the upcoming season. From rich jewel-toned leather to animal prints, and warm brown textures; designer and owner Jennifer incorporates all of the classic Autumn trends but in a unique way. I've previously worn her beautiful leather earrings in recent years, though she has since added a fun variety of materials like rattan (pictured above) as well as colorful resin earrings.

My top picks for Autumn earrings include her Resin and Rattan Tortoise Shell earrings pictured above, and these bright tangerine leather and tortoise shell earrings (also pictured above). You know how the saying goes...leopard is a neutral, but so is tortoise shell. The varying black and brown tones make it match with so many different colors and looks, and you don't have to match it to either brown or black accessories, because it looks great with both! Which pair is your favorite?

The other returning shop to Friday Finds is Lilly Sage Apothecary. I previously had the pleasure of testing their Natural Deodorant and Charcoal & Cedarwood Soap, and I loved both! Lilly Sage is a beautiful boutique in Georgia that sells natural, high-quality bath and body products (also available online). All of the products at Lilly Sage are not only all-natural but also cruelty-free and packaged in eco-friendly containers.

This Signature Blend Body Oil, for example, comes in the most beautiful glass bottle that I plan to keep on display long after I've used up the oil. This moisturizing and luxurious body oil is available in three different custom scents - Citrine, Amethyst, and Ruby; and it's made with hydrating grapeseed and pomegranate oils and natural essential oil blends. I'm using the Ruby scent - a rich and sexy fragrance that is perfect for Fall.

The Lilly Sage Charcoal & Honey Mask was just as impressive. In fact when it comes to clay and charcoal face masks, it totally blew me away, and I know you guys will love it too. While clay and charcoal are some of the best ingredients for reducing excess oil and deeply cleansing pores, the biggest complaint is that they can be drying. You certainly shouldn't leave a clay mask on long enough for it to get to the dry, cracked stage; but with this Charcoal & Honey Mask, you don't have to worry about the dry cracked stage at all. This pre-mixed mask is a wet spa mask, meaning it goes on wet and stays wet.

I love that not only is it made with 100% natural ingredients, but it doesn't have a fragrance, aside from the delicious subtle honey scent. It's the perfect mask for dry or sensitive skin, though it's great for oily skin as well. Ingredients like pomegranate and jojoba oils balance and nourish, while honey adds hydration, and the clay and charcoal cleanse and detoxify.

Last on Friday Finds today is something you may have already seen all over my Instagram, but I cannot stress enough how amazing this brand is. Petit Vour is such an affordable beauty subscription box, and it's also completely cruelty-free. I've really loved every item in the Petit Vour cruelty-free beauty box so far, and I’m so looking forward to the September box!

I really love how they incorporate toxin-free and organic skincare and makeup. I've received samples of everything from an organic mascara to a lavender-coconut night cream. I love that they feature both small and big brands, so I get a wide variety and get to test expensive brands that I don't currently work with nor can afford.

For just $15 per month, you get 4-5 products & over $50 worth of cruelty-free clean beauty. You can subscribe and save, or simply purchase one box to try it out, and you can earn cash towards future purchases by leaving reviews at Petit Vour. I especially love that the featured items are available for purchase in full sizes and individually at Petit Vour. So if you have a favorite item that you'd love to repurchase, you can get the full size version anytime you want! Though the sample sizes are quite generous.

Each box is always a nice mix of different skincare and makeup products, and you can even specify color preferences when applicable. I find that nothing from the Petit Vour box ever goes to waste for me. Do you have a favorite beauty subscription service? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks so much for stopping by Friday Finds. I plan to add a lot of Fall fashion and decor in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. You can shop these beautiful picks via the links below, and please leave me a comment before you go!

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