Got a lot of blackberries? Then check out this recipe for Blackberry Mojito Fruit Leather.

I'm not a huge fan of fruit leathers, but this turned out super good! And, really, you can't go wrong with blackberries, mint and rum.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Nontoxic mineral makeup winner

I'm so excited to be doing this $50 giveaway of Gabriel Cosmetics. One thing I forgot to mention when I announced this and talked about Gabriel makeup is that I have no affiliation with the company and they haven't contacted me or compensated me in any way.

So, I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm not endorsing this product line because I'm getting free samples or getting paid by them or anything. I'm doing this giveaway because I like what they offer and have been ecstatic to find something that I feel comfortable wearing and like the fact that I do not have to think about the toxicity of what I'm putting on my skin.

That said, let's get to the goods here. The winner of the $50 giveaway is:

Maddie G of the blog, Mad on a Gray Sea, who wrote:
I'm a bit disgusted by the amount of toxic stuff I rub on! Yuck! I've worn all kinds of cheapo makeup. Probably the only non-harmful cosmetic I own is my Badger lip balm. Hopefully, I'll win this thing and change my ways! ; )

So, Maddie, send me an email at and we can go over the nitty gritty of your spoils.

Everyone else, thanks for entering!


adelina said...

This is a great posting. I am currently sending it to all the people at my job.

I work for Clean Water Action and we just had a briefing about toxic chemicals in makeup and beauty products. There is a drive that we are working on in Connecticut for all beauty products to use healthy and safe alternatives when they do exist.

We were all wondering where we could get makeup that would be mercury, bpa, and lead free. Now I have some more information to use to convince people that there are NONtoxic makeups out there!!

Thank you!!

Crunchy Chicken said...

Adelina - That's great! This is just one of several great brands out there. They are a little hard to find but they do exist!