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KCL Friday Finds

Happy weekend!! If you've had a hectic week like my husband and I have (or if you're dealing with the recent snowstorm) grab a cup of coffee, get comfy, and enjoy some major retail therapy. This week's Friday Finds is just the thing for some serious online shopping. I was honestly running late with this post, because I got distracted browsing through all of the products available in each shop. There are so many great finds and a sweet, personal touch to each brand. Enjoy! :) Pictured above: Black Polka Dot Print Crossbody Bag by Sudden Inspiration


The first featured store is Sudden Inspiration, a shop that sells the cutest hand-crafted bags. You can find everything from cosmetics bags and wristlets to roomy crossbody bags. The designs pair faux leather with beautiful prints and colors. As I clicked around and noticed all of the bright florals, modern neutrals, and boho-chic tribal prints; I found myself wondering where the vision behind this brand comes from. Owner Melis…

What Coconut Oil Does and Why It Really Works

I've been using coconut oil for years now, and trust me, it isn't just a fad. The stuff is glorious and magical (no, not actually magical - don't sue me). Though it has been proven as an effective moisturizer for a number of reasons. “The combination of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-bacterial and hydrating properties make it truly unique,” says Whitney P. Bowe, MD, a dermatologist at Advanced Dermatology PC in Westchester and NYC.  - via Harpar's Bazaar "The Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil". I use it in so many ways for my skin and hair.

It's also an excellent replacement for cooking oils in both savory dishes and baking. Bruce Fife, nutritionist and author of  The Coconut Oil Miracle says, "It kicks your metabolism into a higher gear, so you get a boost of energy and burn calories at a faster rate," he explains. "And because fat tends to be more satisfying, it makes you feel full." He also states that in places like India, South America, and China, just to name a few, coconut oil has been used as medicine for a very long time. It's effectiveness no doubt comes from it's antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory makeup.  I love to use it to roast veggies or to add to my salads before a workout. I'm currently using Spectrum Naturals Organic Coconut Oil. It's a bit more expensive than olive oil, but when using it for beauty uses, a little bit goes a long way, so it lasts a long time. Besides it's nothing compared to the expensive beauty products I've been able to replace with the coconut oil.

Have you tried using coconut oil?


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  1. I haven't heard too much of it but I imagine it'd be a different taste for cooking.

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