Gabriel Cupcakes

Cupcakes

Have a sweet tooth? What better way to indulge than with these vegan and gluten free vanilla cupcakes! I whipped up these beauties and shared them with our home office team and they were a hit.

ingredients

  • 2 cups garbanzo–fava bean flour
  • 1 cup potato starch
  • ½ cup arrowroot
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1 1/3 cups agave nectar
  • ¾ cup homemade applesauce or store‑bought unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup hot water
  • vanilla frosting

preparation

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line 2 standard 12-cup muffin tins with paper liners.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, potato starch, arrowroot, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum, and salt. Add the oil, agave nectar, applesauce, vanilla, and lemon zest to the dry ingredients and combine. Stir in the hot water and mix until the batter is smooth.

Pour 1/3 cup batter into each prepared cup, almost filling it. Bake the cupcakes on the center rack for 22 minutes, rotating the tins 180 degrees after 15 minutes. The finished cupcakes will be golden brown and will bounce back when pressure is applied gently to the center.

Let the cupcakes stand in the tins for 20 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack and cool completely. Using a frosting knife, gently spread 1 tablespoon vanilla frosting over each cupcake. Store the cupcakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Xo,

Gabriel

Makeup Tip: Refresh

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Best way to refresh!
If your skin is looking dull and your foundation isn’t feeling fresh and smooth, Spray Gabriel Organics Sea Mineral Hydra Mist over your existing makeup. Hold it at least 8 inches from your face and lightly pump 2 or 3 times in a circular motion so the entire face is evenly misted. Give it a little time to settle before applying any additional powders.

Xo,

Gabriel Artistic Team

 

ZuZu Luxe Color Correcting Primers

The dual purpose Color Correcting Primers correct color imperfections and reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores to achieve a smooth clear complexion.
Wear under foundation or alone for a velvety-smooth finish. If you have more than one skin concern, we recommend using a Color Correcting Primer to address one issue and a foundation to address the other.

Shades:
Universal — Increase allover skin luminosity, perfect for the runway look.
Anti-Sallowness — Corrects sallow complexions.
Anti-Blotchiness – Neutralizes red tones on skin, covering blemishes and rosacea.
Anti-Dullness — Catches natural light adding color to dull skin.
Anti-Redness – Conceals bluish bruises, under-eye circles and mild red tones on the face.

Xo,

Gabriel

Get The Look

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Summer is here – has your makeup made the transformation yet? Here are a couple of makeup trends that were noticed on ramps around the world this Spring/Summer 2014. Stay fashion forward by incorporating these hot summer makeup tips in your look! All looks were created by our makeup artist team at our Gabriel Boutique.
SUMMER FLIRT
Gabriel Blush in Vibrant Pink
ZuZu Luxe Shades of Orchid Palette
ZuZu Luxe Liquid Liner in Luxor
ZuZu Luxe Lip Liner in Fraise
ZuZu Luxe Gloss in Crystal
 
BEACHCOMBER
Gabriel Liquid Radiance in Liquid Gold
ZuZu Luxe Bronzer in D-28
ZuZu Luxe Brow Pencil in Mink
Gabriel Classic Shadow Palette
ZuZu Luxe Eyeshadow in Egyptian Gold
ZuZu Luxe Mascara in Onyx
ZuZu Luxe Lipstick in Icon
ZuZu Luxe Gloss in Bronzite
 
BARBIE Q
ZuZu Luxe Blush in Sunset
ZuZu Luxe Brow Pencil in Flax
ZuZu Luxe Eyeshadow in Skylar & Ice Princess
ZuZu Luxe Eyeliner in South Pacific
ZuZu Luxe Lipstick in Starlet
ZuZu Luxe Lip Liner in Cherry
 
HAPPY HOUR CHIC
Gabriel Blush in Apricot
Gabriel Eyeshadow in Bisque, Chocolate Brown (used in brows) & Charcoal (used as liner)
ZuZu Luxe Eyeshadow in Casino
Gabriel Contour Blush (used as shadow)
ZuZu Luxe Gloss in Caliente
Xo,
Gabriel

Take Your Makeup Bag from Winter to Spring with Ease

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As the seasons change so should your Beauty routine. With temperatures going up your skin will need products lighter in texture and brighter in color. Here’s a step by step guide in changing your routine so that your transition from winter to spring will look effortless.
 
Skin: Start with a primer, we love ZuZu Luxe Color Correcting Primers to correct imperfections and lock makeup in place. Follow with ZuZu Luxe Bronzers for a sun kissed glow or light up your skin with ZuZu Luxe Mosaic Illuminators.
 
Cheeks: When the temperatures rises switch from powder to a cream blush for a natural glow. Cream Blush will also last longer in the heat, we love Gabriel’s Multi Pots (bonus they work on eyes and lips too)!
 
Eyes: To ensure your eye makeup lasts start with Gabriel Color Primer, next apply shadows with a brush to avoid oils from your fingers. We love clear mascara as you do not have to worry about your mascara smearing in the heat or water, plus it is great to lock your brows in place.
 
Lips: Lose the deep shades and go for Vivid Oranges like ZuZu Luxe Shades of Paradise, Bright Pinks and gloss! Lip Glosses to try right now are ZuZu Luxe Luscious, Cosmopolitan and Gabriel’s Soft Berry.
 
Nails: Spring & Summer is the time to have fun with your manicure & pedicure, try Gabriel’s Tropical Paradise Nail Collection to nail this seasons bright color trend!
 
Essentials: Always keep ZuZu Luxe Cosmetic Wipes on hand, a great lip balm and Gabriel Organics Sea Mineral Hydra Mist, a quick spritz is an easy way to stay cool and keep your skin fresh.
Xo,
Gabriel

Gabriel’s Travel Essentials

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My next trip to Europe take me to Rome, Florence and London.    One of my purposes of this trip is to see what new beauty innovations our European counter parts are doing and the other is to see the fabulous art!  I will be making daily posts of what I learn so make sure you check in often!  Traveling abroad is completely different than traveling in the US, so I thought I’d share some of my traveling trips that I’ve learned over the years.
Style – I like to look stylish and fresh from the time I board the plane to the moment I arrive at my destination.  I love a good pair of black fitted jeans (not too tight for long flights) and black V neck tee (or turtleneck) and noir cowboy boots that can easily slide on and off (think security check points!).  My scarf and signature ZZL beanie are a must!  The former keeps me warm during the flight and the latter makes sure my hair is presentable after napping during the flight.  Don’t forget your oversized lunettes de soleil which hide tired eyes.
Luggage:  I only take two carry ons; my computer bag (which besides holding my computer has last minute paperwork and magazines) and my back pack (which holds tickets, passport, organic sprouted almonds and BEAUTY ESSENTIALS).  Partial list to follow;
Moisturize – Flying and climate changes can dry out your skin; I always pack my Marine Anti Aging Cream (which doubles up as a luxurious hand treatment) and Lip RX to keep my skin and lips moisturized.
Skip the soft drinks and alcohol (as it is known to dehydrate your entire body) and indulge in plenty of water.  You will be on the ground soon and a cocktail bar not too far away to start your holiday!
Fresh – To freshen up I like to spritz our Sea Mineral Hydra Mist for a quick burst of hydration on my skin.  The fresh scent is welcomed after sitting in stale plane air or travelling long distances by car.
I can’t wait for Rome, Florence and London next month and enjoy a European lifestyle of champagne, facials and ART!
Be sure to check our Instagram for pics and visit Ask G for a complete list of my “Travel Beauty Essentials”.
Ciao!

2014 Spring Makeup Looks

When you think of spring you usually envision rosy cheeks and pink lips. This season, brace yourself as the trend is sexier and bolder than years past.  Look forward to an edgier look that is easier to pull off than you think. Gabriel shows you how!

Orange Lips

Orange Lips

The hot lip color on the runways was orange! This shade is flattering on just about everyone and will make your lip pop next to all the pastels in clothing that you’ll be seeing.  Try Gabriel Color Lipstick in Coral or Shades of Paradise Lip Palette.

Inky Eye Liner

Inky Liner

Make a statement wearing black or charcoal smudged liner with minimal makeup.  This makes for a casual yet cool look. Try ZuZu Luxe Liquid Liner in Raven.

Pastel Lids

Pastel Lids

To enhance your eyes, layer pink, blue or violet pastel shades above and below.  Try Gabriel Color Sable, ZuZu Luxe Skylar, ZuZu Luxe Angel or Paradise Palette to start.

All Natural

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Models on the runway looked as if they were wearing nothing on their faces.  To recreate this look we suggest using small amounts of concealer.  Then mix your moisturizer and liquid foundation to create a dewier complexion.  Finally sweep a neutral shade on the apples of cheeks and lips. Try using Gabriel Color Multi Pots.

Start practicing these looks now as spring is just around the corner!

Xo,

Gabriel

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