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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 Salted Caramel Sauce


One of my favorite flavors for fall is salted caramel. I love to drizzle it over pancakes, pumpkin cake, brownies; the possibilities are truly endless. This homemade caramel sauce couldn't be easier. You don't need a candy thermometer, and you don't have to pour cream into boiling sugar to create a sizzling, splattering hot mess. You simply mix everything then heat it up. Just like most of my treats, I made this dairy-free for my daughters, though you can easily swap in heavy cream if you wish. Note: It doesn't harden enough for candy making or caramel apples. This is strictly a recipe for liquid caramel sauce.
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INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup soy milk or coconut milk for dairy-free (or whole milk)
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil or butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


Combine and whisk 6-8 min over med low heat. Do the plate test (pictured above) to make sure it's ready. Before you begin making the sauce, place a plate in the fridge. To test the caramel sauce, spoon some onto the cold plate and run your finger through it. If the caramel stays separated, then it's done! No thermometer needed. Refrigerate to thicken. It may become a little crystallized upon thickening; simply stir before using. Put it through the canning process to store it at room temp or to give away for some handmade holiday gifts.

To package it as a pretty handmade gift, use these jelly jars and chocolate-brown ribbon.

*Add in some pumpkin pie spice for pumpkin salted caramel sauce, or even better - bourbon! Serve it over your favorite fall dessert or a big bowl of ice cream.


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  1. This look easy to prepare and even taster to try.
    Thanks for sharing.
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