Yummy DIY Popsicle’s

July 22nd, 2015

It’s hot out there!! Cool off with these delicious frozen treats <3

 

 

CUCUMBER HONEYDEW MARGARITA POPSICLES

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Makes five 2-and-1/4-oz. popsicles

1 cup honeydew juice (approximately a whole melon weighing 1lb)
1/3 cup cucumber juice (approximately half a cucumber weighing 5oz.)
½ cup tequila
1 tablespoon triple sec
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon mint simple syrup (recipe follows)
3 large mint sprigs

Mint Syrup
(You will have more syrup than you need. Save for other cocktail uses.
· 1/2 cup water
· 1/2 cups sugar
· 1 cup mint leaves, loosely packed

Instructions:

1. Place sugar and water in a pot over heat until sugar dissolves. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature and place mint leaves in mixture and muddle. Allow mint leaves to steep for 20 minutes. Strain and discard leaves. (Depending on the fineness of the sieve tiny pieces may remain).

Instructions:

1. Place the honeydew and cucumber in a food processor or a blender and process until everything is pureed. Add tequila, triple sec, lime juice and mint syrup and process for another 20-30 seconds to blend well. Pour mixture into popsicles mold.

2. Freeze for about 2 hours or until mixture starts to solidify enough to hold a popsicle stick upright. Insert popsicle sticks and finish freezing popsicles overnight. To release popsicles run hot water on the outside of popsicle molds for a 2-3 seconds.

 

 

BERRY-LIME-COCONUT YOGURT ICE POPS

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makes about 8 medium-sized ice pops

8 oz mixed berries (raspberries, blackberries  etc.)
juice of 1 lime, freshly squeezed
3½ Tbsp sugar
16 oz Greek yogurt
1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp coconut milk (with cream)
big pinch of salt

1. Mix together the berries, lime juice, and 1 Tbsp of sugar. Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes, then mash roughly with a fork. Set aside.
2. In a separate bowl, mix together the Greek yogurt, coconut milk (with cream), 2 1/2 Tbsp of sugar, and salt. Fold in the berries — juice and all — but make sure to leave streaks.
3. Fill ice pop molds and freeze for about 30 minutes to an hour, then insert ice pop sticks halfway. Freeze until solid — about 4 hours or overnight.
4. To unmold, dip the popsicle molds in running water or leave out for a few minutes.

Note on coconut milk: make sure to stir together the cream and milk in the coconut milk before using.

 

 

AVOCADO POPSICLES

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1 cup water

½ cup sugar

2 small ripe avocados

Pinch of salt

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan and cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until the mixture comes to a boil and the sugar has dissolved. Let cool to room temperature.

Cut the avocados in half lengthwise. Remove the pit and scoop the flesh into a bowl, along with the cooled syrup and salt. Mash and stir until smooth. (You can also do this in a blender, but we just stirred by hand.) Add the lime juice and stir just until combined.

Divide the mixture among your popsicle molds, snap on the lid and freeze until solid, about 5 hours.

 

NUTELLA FUDGE POPS

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  • 3 frozen bananas
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2c choc-hazelnut butter or Nutella
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • tiny pinch salt

 

Blend all ingredients until super-smooth. (We used a food processor, and we thawed the bananas a tiny bit so they’d blend.) Eat as ice cream, or scoop into popsicle molds (or paper cups) and freeze for fudgsicles.

 

STRAWBERRY COCONUT PEANUT BUTTER POPSICLES

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Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar, split
  • juice of 1 lime; split
  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole fat coconut milk, well shaken
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup  creamy peanut butter, slightly melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Sprinkle the shredded coconut onto a rimmed baking sheet and toast in the oven for about 3 to 5 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  2. Place the strawberries into the bowl of a food processor. Add 2 tablespoons sugar and juice of half a lime. Blend until smooth.
  3. Using a small mixing bowl, stir together the coconut milk, remaining lime juice, the remaining 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, and vanilla extract and stir in the toasted coconut.
  4. Pour in some of the strawberry mixture into the bottom of each popsicle mold. Next, drizzle the slightly melted peanut butter over the top, and then pour in the coconut milk mixture to fill the each popsicle mold about ⅔rd full.
  5. Cover with the popsicle mold lid and place sticks inside. Freeze for at least 8 hours, or overnight, before serving. When ready to serve, run the popsicle mold under warm water to help release the pops from the mold. Alternatively, you can place the popsicle mold in a large container filled with very warm water to loosen the pops. Enjoy!
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10 REASON TO WEAR A HAT THIS SUMMER

July 8th, 2015

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Do’s and Don’ts of Summer Neon

June 2nd, 2015

Acid green, bitter lime, chartreuse, electric crimson and fluorescent pink…..

 

If you’re sitting there having Flashbacks of dancing in your room, hairbrush in hand, while singing Pat Benatar in the best off key way you know how… then you know that I am talking about neon.  Thanks to Oscar de la Renta and celebrities like Julie Bowen, this 80’s craze is now becoming “haute” stuff.  Now before you bring out your scrunchies and start teasing your hair… let’s have a little chat about the do’s and the don’ts.

DO: KEEP IT SIMPLE

Wearing neon is like texting in all caps.. so be ready for it.  There is a very fine line to cross into Boy George land.  Pair neon with a neutral like ivory, peach or even lilac.

 

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DON’T: CHANNEL BIG BIRD

You know what I’m talking about.. don’t do it.  Just.. don’t

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DO: GO FOR A POP

Pop’s of neon can brighten any outfit, and day.  Whether you have some facetime with a swipe of neon pink lipstick or a small bright cross body handbag, a small pop of the colour can go a long way.

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DON’T: LOOK LIKE AN EXTRA FROM A WHAM VIDEO

Read above… just a pop of neon.. not the whole club pack.

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Now go forth and be bright!

 

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GET TO KNOW OUR NEW MODEL

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What’s your style?

April 21st, 2015

 

Know you love fashion but not sure what your own personal style is? Take our “What’s Your Style” Quiz! Click the photo below to take the quiz and compare your result with the photos below to see how you can get your style at home!

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It’s almost here!

April 7th, 2015

Can you believe it?  The music festival season is about to kick off!  Who knew that the year could fly by so fast!  Over here at Frakas we want to make sure that you are ready for your best music festival season yet so we have come up with some ways to get you looking amazing from head to toe!

Let’s start with your head!  We all know that Coachella is 3 days and sometimes you don’t have time to get your hair done but still want to look great (greasy hair and all).  Here is a 3 day hair tutorial on how you can look your best with no heat and no product.

Make sure to check out our Instagram for daily updates on how you can look your best this music festival season!

Peace n Love!

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It’s Coming….

March 23rd, 2015

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I woke up this morning thinking.. “Oh no, it’s here.. Monday found me!”  All I wanted to do was pull the blankets over my head and tell responsibility I wasn’t ready for it today.  But alas, my coffee craving overpowered the desire to sleep so off I went to face the day with my new caffeine fueled enthusiasm.

Walking into work after a weekend, nothing can really prepare you for what you will face that day.  I felt it as soon as I stepped in the door.  That feeling that can only be described as butterflies that had too much Redbull.  It crept from my stomach and warmed in my throat.  I couldn’t catch my breath, I couldn’t form proper sentences, but there it was… A full blown Brand Crush!  It seems over the weekend we got in a TON of new stock and what I was seeing was nothing short of love.  The colours, the textures and oh my.. the cuts!  I had to touch them, try them on, see every single item that we got in because they were too beautiful not to!

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It seems that MinkPink has buried a hole in my heart and built a home in there.  As I draped myself in these fabulous flowing fabrics it dawned on me…… FESTIVAL SEASON IS UPON US!  In just a couple of short weeks the season will begin and I don’t know about you, but I want to be prepared.

With my Monday now being filled with childlike excitement of a new found love, I knew I had to share it with everyone and spread it around.  Here at Frakas, we have come up with a list of some of the “must haves” you will need for this Music Festival Season, using some of our new beloved MinkPink gear, to make this season your best one yet!  Take a look, fall in love, and make your Monday the best one yet!

 

 

 

 

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MinkPink “Native Story” Slasher shorts, MinkPink “Shipwrecked” Tank, MinkPink “Festival Addict” Tank, Flower crown, BohoMarks Metallic Tattoos, bangles, fringe purse, statement necklace, dry shampoo and BoxedWater to keep you hydrated!  Can you say OBSESSED?

 

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Frakas Time Machine

March 17th, 2015

We are heading back to the Seventies!

You heard it right, the Seventies.  If we can take anything away from the most previous Fashion Week it’s that influences from hippie chic, patchworks of vintage prints, mixes of patterns, and subtle (and not so subtle) nods to the era are what are making a rapid comeback.  Here at Frakas we have been channelling our inner bohemian goddess’s and letting the eclectic mix of colours,patterns and textures take us away.  Dust off the old platforms and set your Instagram filter to “1977” because this one is going to carry you all the way through to the end of Summer!

 

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Spring Breakers

March 13th, 2015

Spring Break is just around the corner and could we just stop and take a moment to appreciate this weather?  I don’t know about the rest of this world but over here in Western Canada we are getting some mighty fine sunshine these days.  Can anyone say patio weather?  Just imagine… a cold drink in your hand, that sunshine on your face, the sweet lull of discussing the “break” plans all around you…. sigh.  Here at Frakas we are dedicated to making sure that you step out into Spring Break wearing the finest threads this side of the border.  We are stocked up with new gear that is guaranteed to fill your Instagram with a flood of likes and make you feel fashionable and flirty all Spring long!  Come on in and take a look.  We can’t wait to help you!

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It started out slowly in the end of 2014 and it is coming with full force in 2015: the Statement Necklace.  With the most recent Oscars behind us we saw some of our favourite celebrities adorn their necks and décolletage in big, bold and classy pieces.  This amazing piece of jewellery can be dressed up or down and becoming one of the most versatile pieces that every woman needs in their wardrobe.

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Come shop the 2015 Spring Fringe trend that’s being seen as one of the biggest trends for Spring/Summer,  according to Vogue and Harpers Bazaar.  From shirts adorned in layers of beautiful fringe, to skirts that bring that feminine rock’n’roll edge, we’ve got you covered!

 

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MinkPink, Spring Summer 2015

February 10th, 2015

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