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KCL Beauty Edit - November

Welcome to an all-new beauty edit! I hope you're ready for Thanksgiving and weekend shopping!! I have a Black Friday guide coming out, and you can get a sneak peek right here >, and stay tuned for a Shop Small Holiday Gift Guide this Saturday! For today's guide, I've included some of my monthly beauty faves and some very #giftworthy items. A lot of the brands mentioned here are also included in my big 5K Insta Giveaway, so you won't want to miss the chance to win. Don't miss the big sales and coupon codes below either. Enjoy!

The first beauty gift idea is a way to spoil someone else and to get something nice for yourself as well. At Sitronu you can get a free Mini Gift Set with the purchase of any gift sets over $35. The mini gift set includes a 1 oz Zesty Sítrus shampoo, 1 oz Rósmarín Lavender bath salts, 1 oz. honey turbinado sugar scrub, and two sample size lotions. You can see my unboxing video of the mini gift set here >.


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Easy Appetizer: Cucumber Bites with Cream Cheese

 

Here's a quick and easy appetizer before I hit the road for Texas. I made these for a bridal shower this spring, and people loved them. They couldn't be more easy or affordable, and they're so delicious. It's easy appetizers like this that make entertaining go off without a hitch.


You just need a couple of crisp cucumbers and cream cheese to make them. Cut the cucumbers into 1/2" slices and top with the cream cheese. I'd say the tricky part is that the cheese has a tendency to slide off the cucumber slices. I used a melon baller to scoop some of the seeds out from the top side before I topped it with the cream cheese. You could also pipe it on with an icing bag. This isn't an appetizer I'd recommend you prep ahead of time, because the cucumbers could get soggy, but an hour or two before an event is just fine.

From there you can garnish with so many different things. I simply used dried Italian herbs, because that was what I had on hand, and I also wanted a vegetarian, gluten-free option. Though you could top these with bits of bacon, prosciutto, smoked salmon, tomato, scallions, so many different options.


See More Easy Appetizer Recipes
 
Parmesan Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
 
Blue Cheese & Fig Jam on Butter-Round Crackers
 
Bacon & Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

 

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