Monday, June 10, 2013

Crazy for Chia Seeds! + A New Highlighter to Love

Chia seeds have quickly gone to the top of my list of foods to be eating everyday.  I add them to everything - tea, milk, oatmeal, granola, smoothies.  Its omega-3 and fiber content make it a great addition to everything, especially because of its mild flavor.

I had previously heard of chia seed pudding, but never tried it out until yesterday.  I didn't get very creative, and I only followed a recipe from Peanut Butter Fingers, but it was DELICIOUS anyway!  I can't wait to get more fruits to incorporate into it. 

I used the same recipe, but added slightly more of everything. A little mishap also caused me to add more sugar than intended...I meant to only add 1 tsp, but it ended being around 2 1/2.  It wasn't too sweet, but it didn't quite make it into a low sugar dessert like I planned to.

Chia seed noms.

 Continue reading to see my recipe, and a new highlighter that gives me a perfect glow!

 Here's how I changed the recipe:
1/3 c. chia seeds
1 c. unsweetened almond milk (If I had sweetened, I would not have added sugar)
1 T. Cocoa powder
2 Tsp. sugar

I mixed it all up and let it sit in the fridge overnight, and this afternoon, I had myself a nice refreshing snack!  I also added some blueberries and granola on top.  Yuuuum.

Also, a quick FOTD before I went to dinner last night.  I tried out a few more products that have gone unloved, and was surprised to realize one of my products wasn't a total fail, like I had previously thought.

I bought the ELF Giddy Gold blush a couple years ago during one of their big sales, and was horrified when it swatched very glittery.  I put it away, scared of how it would look on my face, but I stumbled on a review of it recently. Upon seeing some glowing reviews, I decided to take it out and try it again.  I applied it with a stippling brush, and the result was a verrrry subtle, gold glow.  This might just be the surprise product of the year.  It gave me a better glow than my MAC Refined MSF, only because it was much more subtle. However, because it's so gold, I think I could only wear this with a tan.  This might be too gold when I'm paler.  Nonetheless, I'll enjoy it while I can!

Face: Base products as usual
Stila Make Me Blush (LE from Valentines Day a couple years ago)
ELF Giddy Gold to Highlight

NYX HD Eye Primer
MAC Indianwood pp
NYX Peach from Shangri-La trio
Maybelline Natural Smokes - crease shade (like MAC Satin Taupe)
KATE Gel Liner
Benefit They're Real! mascara

Revlon Colorburst lipstick in Peach
  Thanks for looking!  If any of you have more chia seeds recipes to try, let me know!


  1. wow I've never heard abou chia seeds before!:) I must try them out! and your make-up looks amazing as always!:)

    1. They are one of my favorite things! I love adding them to just about anything :)