How I Love Clean & Clear Products!


I’ve been using the Clean & Clear Blackhead Eraser Scrub for years.


But recently I had the opportunity to try their body wash BOOST w/ Mango & Papaya. Clean & Clear never ceases to amaze me. Every product I try is simply better than the next. This body wash was super moisturizing and is the perfect scent for summer. I always go to mango or orange in the summer. Plus it’s always nice and invigorating for a morning shower. Gets your senses going and wakes you up. I only had to use a drop of the body wash on my loofah to get the most amazing lather ever. Seriously… best lather EVER! I don’t know why I’m surprised; I’ve been using the face scrub since forever and love it.



If you haven’t tried Clean & Clear…. You are seriously missing out. They truly have the best products. I’ve been using them since I was in high school and am cough cough in my 30s now and still use them. I think they need a new older face for Clean & Clear don’t you? Hint hint.



See fewer blackheads in just two days! CLEAN & CLEAR® BLACKHEAD ERASER™Scrub has unique exfoliating multi-action beads that work to gently remove the trapped dirt, oil, and dead skin that can clog pores and lead to breakouts. Three sizes of multi-action beads allow surface exfoliation and a deep down clean. Salicylic Acid, an acne fighting medicine, clears blackheads and helps prevent new ones from forming.


The scoop on CLEAN & CLEAR® BOOST w/ Mango & Papaya

Get Clean! Get energized! Get Going! New CLEAN & CLEAR® MORNING BURST®body wash is designed to help stimulate your senses and energize you all over. MORNING BURST® is the only body wash infused with BURSTING BEADS® that are suspended with exotic fruit extracts. Feel the BOOST of mango & papaya fill your shower as the bubbly formula leaves your skin clean and refreshed.


Disclaimer – I was not required to write this post. I’ve just been a huge fan for years. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.


Not Just for the Rock Star in Your Life – Paper Jamz Pro Series Voice Machine – Product Review

Girl’s Lunch Out recently held a #gloparty Twitter party with gifts from The Big Toy Book.


I won a prize but wasn’t sure what it would be until the Paper Jamz Pro Series Voice Machine arrived at my door! OMG! Now my hubby and I have no children and this product is for ages 8 and up, but I have to tell you it’s a household favorite.

Now if you follow me on Twitter you know that my profile states I’m a former rock star. True story! I’ve played in many a band and even toured for a year with a group based in California right after graduating high school before going to college. This was right up my alley! A portable microphone! With sound effects. Awesome!


Now one would think being a former rock star I was enjoying this the most. While I do enjoy this, my hubby is truly its #1 fan. He has begged to not be a part of this blog post. I begged and pleaded to film him and post a video of him showing his love for this product, he declined. My husband is not a musician by any means. But I always say if there’s a song in your heart sing it. Whether it sounds good or not. So he does. And with the Paper Jamz machine. I literally had to beg to try it out myself. We received it during the holidays so he clipped the machine to his belt and toured the house singing carols, or whatever his heart content. He also enjoyed beckoning everyone to the dinner table. And with the amazing sound affects you can create it’s even more fun.


Needless to say this product is great for kids 8 and up but even more fun I think for the adults in the family. No need to spend a fortune on karaoke machines. This reasonably priced product is the perfect alternative and fun for the whole family.


For more info on the Paper Jamz machine click HERE.


Follow #gloparty @GirlsLunchOut on Twitter for deets on upcoming events and parties.


*Disclaimer – I was not required to write this post. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.

Let’s Talk About Tech Baby – Sony VAIO Product Review

Sony VAIO!!!!! Welcome to my life! Where have I been without you?


I was in desperate need of a technology makeover and seriously need a new computer. Enter @TheOnlineMom (Monica from The Online Mom) and the #TheOnlineMom Twitter party. I was so excited to win Monica’s giveaway that I literally freaked out, ran away from my computer and she thought she had lost me. Not true! I was freaking out to my hubby and father in law. Have you seen the Sony VAIO? I mean really! It’s beautiful.


Monica & I

Being that it was the week of Christmas and Monica and I aren’t too far away from each other we both drove about an hour and a half to meet up IRL (In Real Life) so I could get my brand new Sony VAIO. We met up on the Turnpike (INSERT JOKE HERE – What exit?) in Teaneck, NJ. It’s so much fun to meet one of your tweep’s in person. Which is why I love Blogher so much, but that’s another story.


My hubby loaded the Sony VAIO into the car, not without taking a few photos of course and then we headed on what surely was longer than an hour and a half home where we would hook up my brand new PC.

He took it out of the box and OMG it’s gorgeous! I mean gorgeous! I’ve never thought of a PC as being beautiful but my goodness. All we had to do was put the stand on my desk (you can also mount it to the wall), put the PC on top and plugged it in. Easiest setup ever!


I pressed on and the color! The color and screen is brilliant! Speaking of screen, did I mention that the Sony VAIO is a touch screen? Oh yeah! It’s a touch screen but it also comes with a wireless keyboard and mouse so whichever you prefer that’s what you can do.  And at 24” this screen is insane.


My hubby immediately downloaded Google Chrome since there is so much RAM on the Sony VAIO and now I could finally test it out. Surfing the web is super-duper fast. I’ve never been able to surf the web so quickly in my life. My smartphone is pretty fast but other technology not so much. Being in the social media industry, the ability for me to surf the web fast and feverishly is very important.

I also installed Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 so I would be able to use Excel and Word. Super easy to install as well.


Ok so I was super excited to play around with Windows Live and Moviemaker. In no time at all I became a filmmaker. No really I’m a filmmaker now. Take a look at my Gingerbread House Extravaganza video I wrote, produced, edited, etc. all by myself in literally a matter of minutes. Look out Spielberg! After I made my video it was very easy to upload it to YouTube using Windows Live. (Feel free to take a look at this previous post HERE.)



I also love that I can just drag & drop photos/files from my email into my desktop. It is so user friendly.


I had been holding out on listening to music, until today. I finally downloaded the Adele cd. This was the perfect opportunity to test out the sound of my VAIO. I did a double take because I thought Adele was in my office.  The Dolby surround sound makes it sound like I’m right there live at an Adele concert.


I’m telling you this computer has absolutely everything!


For information on the Sony VAIO visit


Don’t forget to follow @TheOnlineMom for great tech tips and giveaways.


My New Year’s Resolution

My New Year’s resolution is to blog more. That simple! This past year I’ve made some amazing friends through my social media networks and have worked with some incredible brands. I am very lucky and grateful.


It hasn’t been the easiest of years so I must admit I’m happy to see 2011 go. Am looking forward to a happy, healthy and social New Year.


See ya next year!

Gingerbread House Making Extravaganza


4 years ago my hubby and I decided we should start a new tradition of making gingerbread houses. We invited our dear friends Wright & Alice over to join in the fun. Needless to say our house didn’t remain standing, icing was everywhere and it was basically a disaster. A fun disaster nonetheless.


This failure made us not want to do it ever again. Until this year. Every year Wright & Alice have a holiday party. Our friends Patrick & Megan were there and we all started talking about our gingerbread house disaster but yet somehow we all decided to do it again. This time with homemade pizza and brownies.


Here is a video of our gingerbread house making progress and the final product. I made this video on my Sony Vaio (post on computer coming soon).



We had a blast this time around. I really think they’ve advanced the gingerbread houses tremendously since 4 years ago. We’ve decided to keep it a early tradition.


Ok so tell me, do you have a favorite? #1? #2? or #3?


Vote Now!


Vote now! Happy Holidays!

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