Friday, April 5, 2013

DIY Face Powder

With the warmer weather on it's way, I like to have a bit of oil control for my skin.  I was browsing Pinterest and was intrigued by the idea of making my own face powder.  I found this recipe,  http://www.greatoakcircle.com/homemade-natural-makeup-translucent-powder, and decided to give it a try.  Just 3 simple ingredients and poof, instant translucent face powder to sop up the summer oilies.  I was pretty excited that the "pigment" in this recipe is cocoa powder and I used arrowroot powder instead of cornstarch for a smoother finish.

The verdict:  I am sold.  It leaves me feeling dry with a nice smooth finish.  Also, it does not settle into the creases in my face and there are no weird smells or unpronounceable chemicals!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Fruit Snacks Revisited

I blogged about fruit snacks previously and with some further recipe research I found that fruit juice concentrate works much better than regular juice for making fruit snacks with gelatin.  This time I used this recipe:  http://www.smartmomstyle.com/all-juice-homemade-fruit-snacks-recipe/.  This recipe uses less liquid making for a more dense gummy.  I used the same silicon mold and the same brand of grape juice as last time, I just used the frozen concentrate.  I did not use any extra sweetener. 

The verdict:  This recipe was much gummier, less like gelatin, with a much sweeter, juicier taste.