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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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Oreo Ice Cream Cake In A Jar


I used to not be much of an ice cream kinda gal, and I'm not sure what I was thinking. Now unfortunately I can't have the real stuff (can't eat dairy), but God bless Breyer's for coming out with a lactose-free vanilla bean ice cream. I've been using it all summer on top of brownies, with root beer, and on its own. For my daughter's birthday, she wanted something different than a typical sponge cake. She absolutely loves Oreos, so I thought it was high time for an ice cream cake. There are so many beautiful Oreo ice cream cake recipes out there, but quite frankly, I'm lazy sometimes. With the recent move, I wanted to make something that was going to be very easy. Enter the cake in a jar.


INGREDIENTS
*makes six 8oz. jars
  • 1.5 quart of vanilla ice cream
  • 14.3 oz pack of Oreos
  • 16 oz. cream cheese frosting (whipped cream works great too)

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Place the cookies in a food processor and pulse into crumbs, or if you don't have a food processor; you can place them in a large plastic bag, seal it up, and smash it to smithereens with a rolling pin.
  2. Depending on the size jar you use (I used 8oz. Mason Jars), layer the cookie crumbs first, then a generous amount of ice cream, then a thin layer of white frosting and repeat one to two more times. I used cream cheese frosting, because I can get it prepackaged dairy-free. But if dairy isn't an issue for you or your munchkins, by all means layer on the whipped cream and fudge sauce!!
  3. Cover loosely with lids and place in the freezer until ready to serve. Great for making the day before. Enjoy!



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