Showing posts from July, 2015

French Vanilla Icing

This is my absolute favorite frosting.  I actually prefer to use this on my red velvet cupcakes.  I'm not big on cream cheese icing, so this works as the perfect substitute for me.

2 sticks of butter (softened)
A 2 lb bag of powdered sugar
1/3 cup of French Vanilla coffee creamer (I prefer to use International Delight)
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
1/4 tsp of salt

As with other icing recipes, cream the butter together first.  Then add in the powdered sugar and mix.

Add in the French Vanilla coffee creamer, vanilla extract and the salt.  Continue to mix until all ingredients are well incorporated.

To control the consistency, add more powdered sugar if you want a stiffer icing, add more creamer for a creamier consistency.

You can use this recipe to make icing for any of the variety of coffee creamer flavors, simply substitute the French Vanilla flavor for a flavor of your choosing.

Wash and Go Routine 2015

This is my quick and easy go-to hair style.  Lately, I have been using the As I Am Coconut Co-Wash to wash my hair with only conditioner (co-wash) when doing a Wash and Go.  Shampoo can dry out curly hair, for this reason, I don't always use it.  When I use both shampoo and conditioner, I tend to use the As I Am Curl Clarity Shampoo.

I co-wash carefully rubbing my scalp to lift any dirt or product residue off of it.  I usually do this in the shower.

When I get out of the shower, I dry my hair with a towel, gently.  I have heard it is best to use an old t-shirt because the towel can create frizz and dry your hair out too much.  I do believe this is true, but most days, I just grab whatever is nearest, usually it's a towel.

Don't over dry the hair.  You just want to keep it from dripping wet, because once it is styled, it won't be completely dry.  The point of a "Wash and Go" is that you wash your hair and go on about your day, hence the name.  So, it needs to…