1. Clinique Moisture Surge Intense- I have pretty dry skin. I’ve been using this at night after I wash my face and I’ve noticed a huge difference!! This is a definite keeper.
2. Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up!- My friend Emily was wearing this highlighter one day and it looked amazing on her. After asking what she was wearing, I knew I had to go buy it! It is the perfect champagne highlighter and gives a great little “glow!”
3. L'Oreal Everstyle Smooth and Shine Crème- I’m slowly replacing all my hair products with drugstore products. After hearing your rave reviews on the new L’Oreal products, I picked up this smooth & shine cream to use when wearing my hair straight. Definitely as good as the bumble & bumble stuff I was using. This helped smooth my hair without weighing it down. I will definitely be buying this again!
4. NARS Lipstick - Sexual Healing- I just picked this lipstick up today and I’m already in love. I went in search of an everyday bronzy-pink lip color. After looking at 1,203 colors, I settled on this one. I’m not a lipstick person but I really like how it feels on my lips.
5. MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation- After hearing all the rave reviews about this foundation, I wanted to give it a try. Unfortunately, I didn’t find it any better than my current foundation, so I had to take it back. It’s kinda spendy so it had to be ah-mazing….and it didn’t do anything great for my skin.
That’s all the product reviews I have for you. Now, on to the yummy(!!!!!) recipe! This has the perfect crusty/sugary outside and ooey-gooey banana-y inside.
Original recipe from here!
For the bread:
- 3-4 over-ripe bananas, smashed up
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- dash of salt
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350. Butter and four (or spray with non-stick cooking spray) a loaf pan.
- Mix bananas, butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla together. sprinkle baking soda and salt around on top of the banana mixture. Then gently stir in flour. Be careful not to over-mix!
- In a small dish, mix together the 1/3 cup sugar and 1 Tbsp cinnamon.
- Add 1/2 of the batter to the loaf pan and then sprinkle half, or a little more than half of the cinnamon-sugar mixture all over the batter in the pan. Add the rest of the batter, and then sprinkle the leftover cinnamon-sugar on top.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes, but remember, if you’re using a different-sized loaf pan, be careful and keep a close eyeball on it! (The original recipe called for 50-60 minutes, so I put my timer on 45 (I like to always bake 5 minutes less). When the 45 minutes were done, my toothpick came out completely clean so I would have like to take it out probably after 40 minutes. So, just a heads up!
Let me know if you give it a try. You won’t be disappointed!