Galentines: Give Your Best Gals the Best Products

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We’re rounding up store brands that would make Leslie Knope proud. Serve your ladies the best.

Bubbly

Kirkland Signature Brut Champagne vs. Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne

In a blind taste test, testers said they could barely tell the two champagnes apart. Given how similar, they would definitely switch for major savings. They perceived the Kirkland champagne to be slightly drier and less buttery.

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Waffles (In honor of council woman, Leslie Knope)

Kellogg’s Eggo Homestyle Waffles vs. Market Pantry Homestyle Waffles

Market Pantry's Homestyle Waffles are incredibly similar to Eggo's version! If you go with Market Pantry, just know that their waffles are a little thicker, so they crisp up more in the toaster. Order online

Whipped Cream (to tower atop your waffles)

Cool Whip Original Whipped Topping vs. Market Pantry Original Whipped Topping

Testers thought these whips were very similar, they noted the name brand is slightly sweeter and the store brand has more marshmallow flavor. They still thought this was a very good dupe! Order Online

Chocolate

Excellence 70% Dark Chocolate Pieces vs. Moser Roth 70% Cocoa Chocolate Bars

Moser Roth proves to be a very good alternative to Lindt. With the 70% cocoa our panel agreed that the Moser Roth had a stronger cocoa taste and smell. It was not quite as smooth as the Lindt bar. The packaging is worth noting since Moser Roth individually packages 5 bars instead of simply wrapping the entire bar in flimsy foil.

Products (to spoil and care for your frandz)

GlamGlow Super Mud Activated Charcoal Treatment vs. Sephora Collection Mud Mask Purifying & Mattifying

These masks felt very similar (although the Glamglow is slightly thinner in texture), both in the application and during wear. They are both mud masks with bits of mud in them and dry tightly on the face to draw out impurities. If you're interested in this type of mask, there is no need to go pricey with this one - pick up the Sephora brand! Buy Our Pick

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter vs. J. Cat Beauty You Glow Girl Baked Highlighter

What a find! This J. Cat highlighter is not exactly the same as the Becca - it appears slightly darker in tone and is more dry to the touch. However, on the skin, there is not a noticeable difference. Both blended into the skin beautifully and wore well throughout the day. Absolutely no need to splurge here. Buy Our Pick

Jammies (not necessary, but encouraged)

Mae Women's Sleepwear Microfleece Hooded Tunic Nightgown with Matching Cozy Blanket

Hoodies, hearts, a matching blanket AND it’s on Amazon Prime for under $40?? Sign us up! Buy Here

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