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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.

BEST NAIL POLISH

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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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