Friday, April 8, 2016

Make Your Own Edible Glitter

It's a well known fact, "some girls are just born with glitter in their veins". If this rings true for you, then there's really no surface you haven't thought of sprinkling a little glitter on.

And when you run out of surfaces to glam up, it's time to think outside the box. What's outside that box? Food, of course! Now you don't have to put up with boring food anymore with edible glitter. We found two great recipes you can try depending on what type of glitter you think would provide the best shimmer to your dessert.

For an edible glitter powder:

  1. Pour desired amount of sugar in mixing bowl.
  2. Add food coloring of your choice.
  3. Line baking pan with tin foil and spread colored sugar on tin foil.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes, then break up any formed chunks of sugar.
  5. Bake for another 5 minutes.
  6. Glitter up your treats!

For an edible glitter flake:

  1. Put 3 TBS of cold water in microwavable bowl.
  2. EVENLY sprinkle 1 TBS of gelatin over water. Don't mix the gelatin with water and don't pour the gelatin in.
  3. Microwave for 20-30 seconds, 10 seconds at a time.
  4. If a white foam gathers at the top, scrape it off with a spoon.
  5. Mix in food coloring of your choice.
  6. Pour mixture onto a mat. Mats of different textures create different glitter flake looks!
  7. Practice patience and let it stand for 6-10 hours.
  8. Cut the dried sheets into smaller pieces.
  9. Grind your cut pieces to desired size. A coffee grinder would work great for this step.
  10. Create your edible glitter masterpieces!

After successfully making your gorgeous melt-in-your-mouth glitter, all you have to decide is what delicious dishes to put it on. We've gathered some of our favorite glitter covered creations that will hopefully spark your creative genius. Break out the baking sheets!

Friday, February 5, 2016

2016, Say Hello to Glitter Freckles.

First there were glitter roots, then glitter beards, glitter pits, and now? Glitter Freckles.

These glam freckles evolved from the painted on rainbow freckle look. Definitely prettier to look at than the glitter pit trend and  easier to do than glitter roots. Pretty surprising since glitter roots were anything but strenuous. What do you need? Vaseline and glitter. That's IT. Spread some Vaseline across your face and sprinkle as much glitter as you want. 

You'll definitely appreciate the easy cleanup compared to the glitter in body hair trends of 2015. All you'll need is a little bit of makeup remover (we recommend the wipes), and you'll be glitter free! The beauty is that because the glitter is in the Vaseline and not directly on your skin it's much easier on the removal process.

All you'll need to do is decide what types and colors of glitters you'll want to use. Metallic glitter powder freckles are sure to match any outfit and simple enough to not overwhelm. Of course if you really want to turn heads why not go with a neon hexagon? We can't help but want to see some brave soul pulling the glitter root, beard and freckles together in one look! Can you imagine that picture?? We sure can ;).