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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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Easy Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle


This trifle couldn't be easier. It is bursting with pumpkin and gingerbread flavors, perfect for a holiday dessert. You can make it ahead of time, which actually makes it taste even better, but it's so easy, you can also make it at the last minute.

All you need is:
  • pumpkin spice pudding
  • gingerbread cake mix
  • whipped cream

Jello pudding brand now makes an instant pumpkin spice pudding mix. Hallelujah! I also cheated by using an instant gingerbread cake/cookie mix. When you're mixing cake with cream or sauce, you can get away with a box mix. I made the whipped cream from scratch so I could make dairy-free whipped cream using coconut milk, but you can always get store-bought whipped cream if you want. Sprinkle the tops with cinnamon and nutmeg for a festive touch.

Simply layer the cake, then pudding, then whipped cream, then layer it all one more time. I put it in these little canning jars to make them easy to serve. Besides, they're cute! I used a round cookie cutter on the gingerbread cake.

These are the perfect dessert to add onto your holiday menu. They're so inexpensive, easy and delicious. And you can make them ahead of time.

*TIP: Refrigerate at least a day before serving. All the flavors blend and the pudding moistens the cake. Yum!




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  1. I have seen a lot of these rcipes in a jar and have not yeat tried one. Looks amazing. love for you to link this recipe on my new Recipe hop, Friday Food Frenzy. thanks
    http://www.stayingclosetohome.com/2012/09/friday-food-frenzy-hop-week-1.html

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  2. Pretty much any dessert that features pumpkin in it is good with me!

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  3. Oooh! I'm now in the mood for pumpkin pie! And the weather just cooled down, so I'm in the mood even more.

    Thanks Krisztina!

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  4. That sounds divine. Seriously, and coconut milk for whipped cream? I have to try that

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