It doesn’t get any realer than this, my friends.
This weekend’s Hack is one that I’ve honestly never heard of before — in fact I just stumbled upon doing it myself by accident!
One morning, while preparing a delicious bowl of homemade yogurt, I reached into my freezer for some frozen organic raspberries to put on top. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I think it’s practically a crime to have to buy bags of frozen berries from Lord-knows-where picked who-knows-when in a place far, far away. Nevertheless, when you live on a tropical island, it’s either a bag of the frozen ones, or nothing. And I have a never-ending love affair with my berries, no matter where I reside on this earth. So they are always at least in the freezer.
Now, I like to crumble up my frozen raspberries as I toss them in there, to more evenly distribute their tangy goodness throughout my yogurt bowl — those frozen bags are danged expensive, and I try to conserve.
So on this one morning, after eating up my berryfied yogurt, I noticed a spot on my face in which I had itched an itch (with my raspberry-stained hands).
It was… pink!
Sheer, rosy pink.
It looked… hmm… remarkably similar in hue to my $29-dollar-a-teeny-bottle of department store lip and cheek stain!
Heyyy….waiiit a second…
Chemically-laden, super-expensive, petroleum-based artificiality…
What a discovery!
“A cheek stain blush, made out of food! I shall do this, on purpose!” I thought.
And so, I did.
Here’s how I use frozen raspberries, as makeup.
- Take a raspberry, frozen or fresh, and squish with fingers.
- Rub the ruby juice into the apples of your cheeks, and lips if desired. Eat the rest of the berry.
- Let it dry, then you may need to wipe off any little fiber-y pieces that may be stuck onto your cheek. Or not. You’ll probably look even more delicious.
And that’s it!
If you have a juicer, or even just want to strain some smooshed berries through a cheesecloth or something, you could probably streamline this process by preparing some non-pulpy/fibery raspberry juice and keeping it in a small container in the fridge to use.
How bout that, Hippies? Food to beautify your face.
Who woulda’ thunk?
P.S. — does anyone know how to get raspberry stains out of clothes?? 😉
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