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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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Dairy-Free Homemade Hot Cocoa


I recently found out that neither of my daughters can have any milk whatsoever (not w/out getting sick or having rashes). If you have a lactose intolerance or milk allergy, you know how hard it is to find pre-packaged sweets that don't contain milk.

At Christmastime hot cocoa is a staple in my home, but it's impossible to find it at the grocery store without milk in the ingredients. I also like to avoid the extra trip and cost of buying dairy-free hot cocoa mix at the health-foods store. Luckily my local grocery store carries dairy-free carob baking chips, so I've come up with a dairy-free hot cocoa recipe that is so decadent, it's like drinking chocolate syrup. You can thin it out with more dairy-free milk if you want to, but why on earth would you want to do that? Merry Christmas!

Ingredients:
*makes 4 large servings

-5 cups dairy-free milk (unsweetened & plain-flavored) ex: soymilk, rice milk, coconut milk. I used plain unsweetened soymilk.

-2 cups dairy-free carob baking chips

-1/4 cup powdered sugar

Instructions:

1. Pour milk into a small saucepan and heat on the stove on medium high until warm (a minute or two)

2. Add in carob chips and stir frequently with a whisk until melted.

3. Add in powdered sugar and bring to a simmer, continuing to stir (a few minutes).

Comments

  1. My husband is both Lactose intolerant AND needs to stear away from gluten in his diet. He can tollerate a little here and there. So, hoorah for you in finding some way to get around this problem.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Krisztina!

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  2. I can't imagine being lactose intolerant... so much to have to adapt around!

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    1. It's been challenging. Have to make a lot of homemade stuff for the girls. As for myself, well I make myself sick on cheese every now and then because it's worth it to me! Lol.

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