Thursday, June 30, 2011

Pine Sol Q&A

For some strange reason I had a list of questions about the ever popular and my all time favorite, Pine-Sol. I don't know what has caused this surge of interest but here are my answers to your questions.

Q. Why can't I mix bleach with Pine-Sol with bleach?
A. Because the key active ingredient in Pine-Sol is ammonia. Mixing the two makes the deadly mustard gas.

Q. Why does Pine-Sol smell so clean?

A. It's the ammonia. Also, depending on the fragrance you've chosen, you may associate the smell of pine or lemon with cleanliness.

Q. Does Pine-Sol really disinfect?
A. If you follow the directions very precisely. There is already water in the recipe so you don't want to add to much or you'll disturb the water to ammonia ratio.

Q. How do I make my own Pine-Sol?

A. It's not very cost effective to do so but if you're desperate or want to make your own fragrance of Pine-Sol the recipe is simple. Ammonia, pine oil and water. If you want lemon, lavender, orange or Satsuma scented Pine-Sol, you'll need oils with those fragrances in them.

Q. Is Pine-Sol biodegradable?
A. Yes, it is.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Blackfeet Frybread Recipe

This is a recipe that has been in my family for years. Some people omit the powdered milk.

4 cups natural unbleached flour

1 Tbsp. powdered milk

1 Tbsp. Clabber Girl baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1 Tbsp of sugar

11/2 cups warm water

Oil for frying

Mix all dry ingredients thoroughly. Add water. Knead until soft, then set aside for one hour. Shape into small balls. Flatten each ball into a circle with or rolling pin or by hand. Fry in a skillet half-full of oil until golden brown on both sides.

Watch the video on my YouTube channel.

Red Lipstick Look One

So a friend of mine wanted to know how I wear orange based, red lipstick without it being too bold. She wanted to wear it with a t-shirt and jeans. So I made a video for her and decided to share it with all of you. The finished result is above. To see how I did it check out my YouTube Tutorial.

Here's what I used:

Maybelline Fit Me in 320

Sephora Summer Palette, second row, bottom four colors. There are no colors or numbers on this palette.

Revlon Colorstay Undereye Concealer in deep

Avon Satin Gel liner in Black Pearl, brow liner in dark brown, and eye pencil in black

Maybelline Rouge 30 blush

Maybelline Red lip liner 50 Color Sensational

Maybelline Very Cherry 645 lipstick Color Sensational

More pictures are available on my Facebook Page