Posted on August 10, 2014
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.
- 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
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.
Posted on July 31, 2014
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.
Gabriel Artistic Team
Posted on July 28, 2014
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.
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.
Posted on July 17, 2014
Gabriel Blush in Vibrant Pink
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Posted on February 26, 2014
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!
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
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.
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!
Posted on February 5, 2014
Just as important as finding shades that are flattering for your lids is to understand your natural eye shape. This will help you when applying your shadow and liner to fit your face. Here are Gabriel’s tricks for each specific eye shape to make the most of that wink!
ALMOND EYES/UPTURNED EYES (think Angelina Jolie)
Most eye shadow techniques will work on this eye shape. The lower lid can look longer than the top lid. To make them appear more proportioned apply a pencil or dark shadow along the outer lower corner to bring down the lifted effect of the outer corner. Whatever look you’re achieving be sure to “mirror” the effect by swiping the colors along your bottom lash line.
DEEP SET EYES (think Julianne Moore)
Set deeper in the skull with large eyes creates the illusion of a prominent brow bone. Brighten the lid by using a metallic peach (try ZuZu Luxe Casino) or neutral (try Gabriel Color Bone) and illuminate your brow bone with a shimmery shade.
HOODED EYELIDS (think Blake Lively)
This is where an extra layer of skin droops over the crease, which in turn causes the lid to seem smaller. Apply darker shadow over and out past the crease, drawing the focus upwards. Tightlining the top waterline will enlarge your eye shape and thicken your lash base (try using Gabriel Angle Brush).
PROTRUDING EYE (think singer Mya)
This eye shape creates projected lids in the socket area. This shape gives you lots of area to work with. To keep this lid from overshadowing your look you’ll want to blend darker shades all over your eye. Smoky Eyes work best with this shape! Apply a thick liner along the upper lash and voila!
CLOSE SET EYES (think Jennifer Aniston)
This is when you have less than one eyeball width apart. To create the look of more space, just add sparkling or frosty light shadows in the inner corners (try ZuZu Luxe Platinum). Apply an extra dab of mascara to the outer corners of lashes to pull the focus outward.
WIDE SET EYES (think singer Brandy)
Wide set eyes are when you have more than one eyeball width apart. Lessen the look of extra space by using a black liner as close to the inner tear duct as possible, on both top and bottom lash lines. Swipe all of the lashes from mid eye towards your nose with a mascara comb (try using Gabriel Brow/Lash Brush).
DOWNTURNED EYES (think Camilla Belle)
These eyes have a slight drop to them on the outer corners. This is a great shape for creating the perfect cat eye! Apply a liquid liner (try ZuZu Luxe Liquid Liner Raven) on the top lid and extend out and up at a 45 degree angle. This will create balance.
MONOLID (think model/actress Devon Aoiki)
These lids are flat on the surface with not much of a crease or no crease. You will want to create an illusion of dimension and define the brow bone with gradient eye shadows, dark to light. Start with the darkest color to the lash line, soft neutral in the middle and lightest at the brow bone. Lastly curl your lashes for the added lift.
Posted on January 14, 2014
Numerous studies have proven the rejuvenating and healing qualities of sea-derived ingredients, and Gabriel Organics is a pioneer in bringing these beneficial ingredients to you.
At the same time, Gabriel Organics uses 100% natural ingredients – plant oils, extracts from the sea, botanicals and never any harsh ingredients, or artificial preservatives, fragrances or colors. As a result, our high quality products are non-allergenic and fragrance-free, ideal for even the most sensitive skin.
Rosmarinus officinalis is a common ingredient that you will find in our Gabriel Organics Skin Care line. The name “Rosemary” is derived from Latin meaning dew of the sea, how fitting! This ingredient is rich in antioxidants providing skin with a multitude of benefits and improving skin quality. Other reasons why Gabriel Cosmetics uses rosemary in its skincare is because it increases micro-circulation, reduces inflammation, tightens pores and increases cell renewal, all why acting as a natural preservative.
In addition to promoting youthful skin, this herb is also known for having positive effects on your health. It contains substances that stimulates the immune system, improves digestion and increases circulation. Also it is pleasantly aromatic and has naturally antidepressant uplifting and balancing effects.
Rosemary also has a rich history as a medicinal herb, and at one point was even a symbol of love. What’s not to love?
Posted on December 31, 2013
Watch this Gabriel tutorial to get the smokey eye look. This is a great look to recreate for your New Year’s Eve festivities.