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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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How to Make Sugared Cranberries


I've been dying to make these ever since I saw them on Pinterest. They're so beautiful and can be used for so many things from garnishing desserts and cocktails or as a festive snack on your holiday buffet. Try them on this gorgeous and yummy Cranberry-Spice Layer Cake! They keep for about a week, so you can make them ahead of time and use them in several recipes. You can increase or decrease the quantity. Just be sure to keep the proportions the same. I have to say, I was skeptical that these would be sweet enough to snack on without them being cooked, but they were so yummy, it was very hard to not eat them all before I took pics. It really helps to soak them overnight. Some sugared cranberry recipes call for soaking them just an hour or two, but as the evening went on and I sneaked a few out of the bowl, I could tell they would need to soak overnight to get sweet enough. It's also equally important to let them air dry for an hour or two before you coat them with sugar. It really helps the sugar stick.


INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cups water
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar for coating 

INSTRUCTIONS
  • Combine the water and sugar in a small pot to make a simple syrup. Stir and heat to simmering (do not boil).
  • Rinse the cranberries and place in a heat-proof bowl. When the simple syrup comes to a simmer, pour it over the cranberries and refrigerate overnight. (If you're in a pinch, a few hours is okay too!)
  • Take them out of the fridge and lay in an even layer to let dry at room temp for about an hour.
  • Fill a wide-rimmed bowl with sugar. You could use sanding sugar, but all I had on hand was regular granulated sugar, and it turned out perfect for my taste. Place a large spoonful of cranberries into the bowl and use the spoon to roll them around until they're thoroughly coated. Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. Looks tasty!

    I don't have them often, but I like cranberries in a muffin.

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