Super Quick, Super Easy, 3 ingredient Gluten-Free Flour!



1C. Rice flour (brown or white, there is no prejudice available in this recipe)

1/2 C. cornstarch

1/2 C. Tapioca flour

Make sure to sift this together really well and …..VIOLA! You can make a huge batch of your OWN GF flours without paying a huge price

Enjoy ❤

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Beauty From the Earth Cosmetics: The “MAC” of natural makeup



I call BFTE the “MAC” of the natural/mineral lines. It’s bold and creative color selection gives the client a truly customizable experience. A lot of gals flock to mineral makeup for the natural look, the effortless beauty. However, there are some who want to simply switch from harmful chemicals but still keep their dramatic and inspired looks. A lot of big makeup companies are using bright and bold eye looks to draw in customers, BFTE doesn’t seem to have a need to do this, they have such a variety that it simply attracts a lot of attention from a lot of different types of women. I was drawn to it because it was a natural line, though I know some are drawn to it because they can still do a high drama look, minus all the scary ingredient labels. Most of the makeup from this line contain only 3-5 ingredients, if that. Truly amazing!

I first tried the Foundation. It was actually fairly sheer for my taste (I am a full coverage kinda gal) but when I layered it and it blended nicely and gave me a more medium coverage without a lot of effort. I also liked the large variety in shades. Ultimately I discovered I really like using the lightest foundation as my highlighter and it stays all day, even for oily skin types! My favorite part is that it’s much cheaper than a jar of Bare Minerals too.

Faith and Foxy. These two loose mineral shadows are truly beautiful. I am so glad I experienced these in my lifetime, as they are truly gorgeous. “Faith” has a nice pinky glow, it could be used on the cheeks or the eyes. It reminded me of Springtime! “Foxy” is a deeper color with a browner base, somewhat purple, with a little glow in it too. Paired together these are beautiful for a contoured eye look or an evening out. Separately, they are both great for the daytime! I didn’t even find a need for eye-primer with these. As with most mineral shadows, the color output was truly amazing and effortless. I wanted to play with so many looks after just one use.

I had an amazing experience with this company, the owner is very helpful and quick to reply to your questions. I would definitely recommend them.

Get your “beauty from the earth”, and feel good about what your putting on!

Loose mineral shadow in “foxy”

Loose mineral shadow in “faith”

If you feel like simply poking around the site for yourself and have no need for shadow try here:

Mermaid Minerals Beauty!


MERMAID MINERALS: Beauty choices for the conscious

I REALLY enjoyed receiving all of my treasures from Mermaid Minerals. I quickly opened the box to find a cute, little, red tote bag with a mermaid on the front, filled with my beauty booty! I first tried the Body Lotion, it was in a spray bottle, which claims to absorb and hydrate quickly. I, being a person of very oily origins, do not particularly care for lotion. This I liked. It wasn’t greasy and did as promised. It definitely delivered. It absorbed very fast, this would be a great hydrating lotion for the summertime for oily skinned gals such as myself! I couldn’t get the pump to work on the sprayer, but I don’t use spray bottles much anyway. I like this a lot and would like to see it in a squeeze bottle perhaps.

(UPDATE!..well, i didn’t read the directions, you are supposed to SHAKE it before spraying, it works great and it sprays now! I even PREFER the spray pump. I am weird, right?)

The next item in my tote that caught my eye was the mascara. Now, I must explain myself, I am an AVID mascara user/buyer. I LOVE mascara! A lot of girls really love the Maybelline “Great Lash” from way back when. It’s a MUA fave too! It gives blackness to the lashes, length and no clumping. That’s EXACTLY like this Mermaid Minerals Mascara, EXCEPT the MM version is more natural and has a lot less harmful ingredients! Win, win!

The Mineral Shadow looked amazing, the color I received was “mermaid” and it’s simply gorgeous and so reminds me of the sea. The subtle shimmer, and staying power makes this amazing for anytime and anyplace, as well as any season. I have always loved mineral shadows because of the color output. Even without a primer, these shadows are nothing short of amazingly beautiful, you will truly feel like a sea goddess! Right now I see that there full sized shadow pots of loose mineral shadows are on SALE for only $4.00 each!!!!!!!! WHAT A STEAL!!!!

I had a great experience with this company and it’s owner and am really glad to be a part of spreading the word about Mermaid Minerals!

Join Patty on her site and be sure to mention I sent you!

“Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming, what do we do? We SwIIIIIIIIIIIIM!”

For Body Lotions/Sprays as well as Cleansers and Exfoliators, click the link below:

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