DIY Cheek Tint

December 17, 2014

Cheek TintI’m a bit of a minimalist when it comes to makeup. Honestly, I just can’t justify the cost or the time involved. Plus, no matter how “natural” makeup is, it is just one more thing clogging up those precious pores on your already gorgeous face.

However…

Sometimes my cheeks get a little ghost-like. Seriously friends. My face get all pale and pathetic. So what’s a natural minded mama to do?

Make three ingredient cheek tint of course!

Now I am no stranger to making tinted products. You can see for yourself by checking out my new lip balm line. It isn’t difficult but it does require a bit of time. And while I love a good matte finish, sometimes I want something shiny and glossy that razzles and dazzles.

So I put my thinking cap on. And it hit me. Coconut oil! Yes! Coconut oil is shiny by nature. So why not capitalize on its glossy goodness?

Ok, so the glossy part was easy. Next I had to figure out how I was going to get the tint. Hmmm…there are so many ways in which I can do this. The key was going to be finding a food product that can be used as a coloring agent with the desired tint that I was looking to create.

I tried beet root powder. Well, it certainly was crimson! Not really my thing. More thinking, more tinkering. Bam! Perfect color achieved!

But there was one small matter to attend to. My cheek tint was just too greasy so it didn’t stay on very long. More tinkering and voila! The perfect cheek tint.

Since I did all the dirty work, you all should have no trouble making this recipe happen. It takes mere minutes and the result is wonderful. I adore this cheek tint and plan on making some for holiday gifts.

Lindy’s Cheeky Cheek Tint

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoons beeswax
  • 1/8 teaspoon beet root powder
  • Up to 1/8 teaspoon cocoa powder

Directions

  1. In a glass measuring cup or mason jar, add the coconut oil and beeswax.
  2. Bring a medium sized pot of water to a boil.
  3. Gently place the glass jar in the boiling water and reduce to a simmer.
  4. Carefully stir the ingredients until they melt. Do NOT let water get into your jar.
  5. Remove the jar from the pot and add in your beet root powder. Stir until well combined.
  6. Test the cheek tint on your skin to see what you think about the color. To reduce the amount of red, add in a small pinch of cocoa powder, stir, and test. The cocoa powder will darken the hue.
  7. Pour the mixture into a small jar, let cool, screw the lid on tight, and use within 3 months.

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Eggnog Pancakes

December 10, 2014

Eggnog Pancakes

By now, I am sure you have discovered that I am a bit of a breakfast junkie. I mean, I LOVE breakfast. Really love breakfast. But I struggle with monotony. I have to have variety in the morning otherwise I tend to skip breakfast despite my love for it.

Eggnog is pretty much one of my favorite beverages on earth. I could drink it year round. It is nourishing, has incredible flavor, and is a meal unto itself.

This time of year I like to experiment with eggnog in my breakfast repertoire. While eggnog coffee is divine, I thought I would take it for a spin in the pancake department.

The result? Incredible. This is probably one of my favorite breakfast recipes of all time.

So go on – make yourself a thick stack of these flavor filled pancakes and enjoy a little bit of the holiday season at breakfast.

Eggnog Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour of your choice or gluten free baking mix (I like to use Bob’s Red Mill in this recipe)
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup egg nog
  • 1/2 whole milk, coconut milk, or rice milk (unsweetened)
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg

Directions

  • Stir together the dry ingredients, then blend in the wet ones until you have a nice thick batter.
  • In a greased skillet or frying pan over medium heat, pour in about a quarter cup of batter per pancake (adjust for the size you want). When they start to bubble on top, flip them over until cooked through.
  • You can make about 6 big pancakes or 12 small pancakes with this recipe.

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