Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Stila Cosmetics

One thing that I never think about containing gluten is makeup. However, recently I've realized I need to check my makeup as carefully as I do my food. I enjoy going to Ulta across from Southpoint Mall and they have almost every brand of makeup you can think of. I e-mailed Stila Cosmetics after liking one of their "lip glazes." It contains flavor, but I didn't know what "flavor" meant. Turns out, we have a lot of choice!

Stila Cosmetics free of wheat, oats, barley, and rye include:

Sheer Color SPF 15
Illuminating Tented Moisturizer
Shimmer Dry Oil
Lip Glazes
Eye Shadows
Plumping Lip Glaze
Convertible Color
Brow Set
Major Major Lash
Brow Polish
Illuminating Concealer
Lip Polish
Lash Visor
Illuminating Finishing Powders
Cheek Color
Illuminating Liquid Foundation
Smudge Pots
Natural Finish Makeup
Cover Up Stick
Baked Eye Shadow Trios
Baked Cheek Color
Multi-Effects Mascara
Liquid Liner
Lip Contour Pencils
Lip Glaze Sticks
Liquid All Over Shimmer
Lip Rouge

I also have a list of cosmetics that are not gluten free, but I couldn't fit them all in one blog post. If you would like that list, please comment and I will e-mail you.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Lucy's Cookies Now at Starbucks

I went to the Starbucks on Fayetteville Road across the street from Southpoint today. Starbucks is now carrying Lucy's cookies that are free of gluten, milk, eggs, peanuts, and true nuts. They are also kosher and vegan. I bought some of chocolate chip cookies which are three to a pack. Cinnamon thins and sugar cookies were also available. This is a nice addition to Starbucks! I would much rather have one of the cookies than a Kind bar with my coffee! The cashier told me the cookies will be in Starbucks nationwide. Here is an article if you would like to read more of the story.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Burger King Gluten Free List

While reading news articles on the topic of gluten free, I came across one that says Burger King now has a "BK Positive Steps Gluten Sensitive List." There isn't very much, but at least another fast food restaurant is providing possible choices and recognizing a growing need. The list was effective as of December 2009. As explained in an article I read, the list is another step in fulfilling the company's motto of "Have It Your Way." You can download the PDF here.

The Burger King in Chapel Hill is located at 450 Elliot Road.