MAC Monday: Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Bronzer Shades

Since everyone is talking about bronzers right now anyway, I thought I’d share a couple from MAC’s permanent collection.  As you can likely tell from the picture, these pull quite orange on me, especially sun power.  Sun power actually becomes more orange the longer I wear it on my face, so I decided to try the shade give me sun instead.  At first glance, it seems like it will be my skin tone, but if it oxidizes on my skin the way the shade sun power does, it might work out for me.   Either way, the sun power shade is on its way out the door.

MAC Mineralize skinfinish natural sun power give me sun swatched on dark skin

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Recipes That Work: Vegan Gluten Free Bread

I haven’t written up one of these posts in a long time but I was excited to share this one.  The big reason I hit the brakes on recipe posts was that just over a year ago I found out I had quite a few food allergies.  After getting blood work done and testing for celiac’s disease, I found out I was allergic to cow’s milk, wheat, egg whites, peanuts, and corn.  Ouch!  So as I learned to eat differently, I became very discouraged when it came to trying other people’s recipes.

Well one day recently one of my favorite Youtube channels, Mind Over Munch posted a bread recipe that I could actually try.

The recipe was really easy to follow and I felt like my bread turned out great.  It is a very dense loaf, at least mine was.  It went bad in a few days so next time I will try storing it in the fridge.  Once it was baked the bread was much darker in person, like a brown bread, but the lighting in my kitchen isn’t the best, so I wasn’t able to get it color true.  The coloring in the Mind over Munch video is accurate from what I experienced.

vegan gluten free bread

If you are interested in the original recipe, I’ve linked the video both above and below.