There are so many trends on Pinterest, it’s hard to keep up. I would say half of the things I try are a hit, and half are a miss. One thing that’s been hard to ignore is the banana “ice cream,” a claim that you can freeze bananas, throw them in the food processor and end up with a magical ice cream-like dessert. This of course takes me back to the absolutely ridiculous Yonana Infomercial from 2011.
I’ve thought about making banana ice cream a few times, but it requires the forethought to freeze the banana. Recently I had a single overripe banana sitting lonely in the fruit bowl. My normal solution would be to make my single serving banana bread, but it was the perfect time to try out this Pinterest craze.
Graze Box is a yummy snack box subscription service that tailors your box to your snacking preferences. It can be delivered weekly, every two weeks or once a month – you choose! Each box is $5 and comes with 4 portion controlled snacks, complete with nutritional information. Rate the snacks like it, love it or trash it and your box will adjust to your settings. It is available in the UK and is currently invite-only in the US.
I can’t speak much to the contents of this box just yet – I’ve only tried the Herby Bread Basket (garlicky carb-heaven at only 95 calories.. score!) – so I will instead review the items I received in my last box:
Florentine - pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate buttons and cranberries. This was my favorite item in the box. The pumpkin seeds didn’t taste like much, it was more of a texture thing for me, but the cranberries and the dark chocolate were a great combo. I rated this one as Love It.
Salt and Vinegar Nut Selection - salt and vinegar almonds and salt and vinegar peanuts. I am a big salt and vinegar fan, so I was a little disappointed at how mild the flavor was. I rated as Trash It.
My Thai - sweet chili sauce with baked soy bites. The soy bites were so-so, but I am obsessed with dipping snacks (maybe I was ruined by Dunakroos as a 90s child), and I love sweet chili sauce. I rated as Like It.
Pina Colada - pineapple, coconut flakes and mango. As much as I loved the freeze dried pineapple and mango, I rated as Trash It because I don’t like plain coconut, so I tossed half of the snack.
Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows have been a long-time favorite of mine, so when I heard they were getting an update, I had to get my hands on more. They saved the top-sellers (Skinny Jeans, Birthday Suit, RSVP) and introduced seven new new shades.
This is R.S.V.P. which is described on Benefit as a sparkling champagne. When I think of champagne, I think of a light gold, but this leans more on the pink side. Like the others, this glides on the skin and is buildable. I always apply using my fingers, but it can be applied with a brush. The last ALL day – 12+ hours. I do my makeup around 6:30 a.m. and get home from work around 6 p.m., and it still looks great. I should note I always wear primer.
If you are looking into purchasing some Creaseless Cream Shadows, I highly recommend Birthday Suit (neutral chrome), Skinny Jeans (pewter grey) and RSVP (pink champagne). Birthday Suit and RSVP are wearable, every day colors, and Skinny Jeans is a great smokey eye base.