A Fruit Popsicle

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Popsicle mold purchased on Amazon using  Shipmatica Mail Forwarding Service.

I have pretty have been waiting my whole life to purchase a set of old school style Popsicle molds. I know, i know – why does it even matter what shape you make them in as they taste the same? Because Popsicle’s need to be aesthetically pleasing of course.

Honestly, i do see the point hence why when Prep-works was the only brand i could find worldwide that stocked these delightful molds, i quickly slammed down that laptop screen and repeated to myself that i couldn’t justify the $65 odd dollars to both purchase and ship. Instead adding it to my ‘When i next visit America’ shopping list…. surely i am not the only one with this list?

So when Shipmatica reached out and asked me if i wanted to trial their mail forwarding service i jumped at the opportunity. I do understand that the Australian Dollar is not fairing all that well at the moment, but to be honest the real reason i like shopping internationally is variety. Between plus size fashion, makeup lines (including exclusive online ranges) and apparently Popsicle molds – there is just so much more choice.

You can  click here to see exactly how the Shipmatica process works and click here for further information on the costs involved.  Be prepared that initially they do require a quite detailed level of information, but i can assure you that once this was received by the team i was not asked for anything further. The website itself is super functional and easy to navigate, plus the customer correspondence regarding packages arriving and updates on the consolidation process were super efficient.

The postage itself was exceptional quick and you can estimate the costs here .  For example my package came just under 2kg and i paid $82.53USD. Now i know at first that sounds costly, but if you frequent brands like Forever21 or perhaps want to be able to shop the City Chic.com website (SO much cheaper!) all which provide hundreds of lines of plus size fashion, this would be a great option for you.  Or perhaps you haven’t shopped these brands because of their hefty international rates (or they don’t ship to Australia at all!) and perhaps mail forwarding/consolidating just makes it a little more accessible for you.

Either way did i mention i absolutely love a Popsicle?

To get you started i always keep both Greek Yoghurt (personally i use Chobani full fat, i steer clear of reduced fat items due to the added sugar) and Sparkling Mineral Water at home so that  whenever i have fruit that looks like it might spoil or be a little past its time, i just blend it up and turn it into a Popsicle! Because – Waste not, want not! Plus here is a great Buzzfeed article  ’24 Guilt-Free Ice Pops’ to get you inspired. Not that you should EVER feel guilty for eating a non guilt-free Popsicle, but i am all for balance and these recipes are a great nutritional mid-week (because weekends are for ice-cream!) snack.

About Ashley Rose

Ashley Richardson is the blogger behind the Australian curve fashion blog This Is Ashley Rose. Living in the outskirts of Melbourne, Ashley initially started This is Ashley Rose in 2012 to create a visual diary, chronicling her daily style, growing it to be one of Australia's premier curve fashion blogs since then.

2 thoughts on “A Fruit Popsicle

  1. Ha, if you had any idea how many popsicle molds and popsicle recipe books I have on my wish list on Amazon, you’d be shocked! Maybe this will be the year I actually BUY ONE and MAKE THEM. I know I could get plastic molds from the dollar store, but nooo, I want FANCY popsicles 🙂

    So I feel ya, Ashley. I feel ya 🙂

    Bettye

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