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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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Berry-Limeade Gimlet


Somehow I'd made it my entire adult life so far without having tasted gin. Every time my husband and I would browse the liquer at our favorite wine shops, we'd see gin and think what does that taste like anyway? I'd always had vodka martinis. Though for something easy to make at home, we weren't in the mood to gather ingredients for a gin martini.




With a quick google of "gin cocktails," you'll find various recipes for a gimlet cocktail. It's so easy, all you really need for a gimlet is lime juice and soda. And now days, you can find gimlet recipes mixed with all sorts of juices. But the original classic gimlet from the 1920s is made from gin with a splash of lime and soda.

My version is more lime juice with a splash of gin, because, well, I really can't handle much alcohol. And I'm much more interested in the flavor than getting a quick buzz. I used Simply Limeade and Rasberry La Croix sparkling water.

Simply fill an old-fashioned glass 2/3 full with the limeade, then the rest with sparkling water, and add a splash or two of the gin, and garnish with a lime wedge. It's such a refreshing way to have a gimlet for summer. And for lightweights like me, you can have a few glasses without it affecting you too much. Of course if that effect is what you're after, you can simply add a few more shots of gin. The flavor blends in very well with the lime and soda, especially if you use a sweet lime juice like the Simply Limeade.

If you prefer lighter-tasting cocktails as opposed to ones made with a whiskey or a darker liqueur, I promise you'll love this berry limeade gimlet. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

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  1. I tried it once. Didn't like it, but then I don't like the taste of alcohol in general.

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