How Many Lip Balms Does a Girl Need? Def This One!


Like everyone I know I am completely obsessed with lip balm. My husband thinks I’m nuts because I’m always buying new ones, acquiring ones, etc., I have a gazillion. And guess what? I have more!

The folks at Rimmel London knew how much I love lip balm that they sent me a few of their new Keep Calm and Lip Balms—the perfect lip product for hot summer days to add moisture and soften dry lips.

IMG_1063Seriously…. How cute are they? Right? But not only are they super cute and a great conversation piece but they are super moisturizing (which is the point, right?)

The Keep Calm and Lip Balms come in six shades and they each provide a slight tint and sheen while healing those dry cracked lips.

Available Shades:

  • Keep Calm and Shop: clear
  • Keep Calm and Kiss: pink blush
  • Keep Calm and Rock: berry blush
  • Keep Calm and Play: rose blush
  • Keep Calm and Party: violet blush

WHAT THEY COST: $2.50 (that’s a steal!)

WHERE TO FIND THEM: Chain drug stores and mass retailers nationwide.  Visit for store locations.

*Disclaimer – The thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. The kind folks at Rimmel sent me these lip balms for review.


Have Pasta Anytime, Anywhere! – Pasta Chips


Growing up I barely ever ate pasta. My mom made spaghetti once every other month. Needless to say I married an Italian and was quickly introduced to pasta (the proper way) along with cheese, meats and bread. Boy was I missing out.

I learned how to make my mother in law’s gravy, plus I’ve learned a number of other pasta recipes along the way. We especially love my Roasted Garlic Fettucene Alfredo. To make a good sauce it takes time. The flavors need to marinate for hours and it can be tedious.

Introducing Pasta Chips! You get the flavor of pasta without all the hassle and hours hovering over the stove. Plus you can bring them on the go with you.

I recently tried a bunch of their flavors and I am completely in love with the Garlic Olive Oil. That was by far my favorite. That being said I really enjoyed them all. My hubby’s fave was the Marinara.

Last week I was in New York and brought them along in my bag so I had a snack just in case. I shared them with 2 women at the event  I was attending and they loved them just as much as I do.

Since we are in the midst of renovations things are a little bit chaotic in our home. I would love to try them with a nice dip. On the back of each bag they feature different dips that pairs well with the chip.

Pasta Chips are now available at stores and markets located all over New Jersey!

Pasta Chips are lighter,  healthier and better for dipping than any other chip on the market…pasta normally gets a bad rep for being heavy…but that’s not true with Pasta Chips…get all the pasta flavor with none of the carb-filled guilt.


Quick Facts:

  • 5 delectable flavors inspired by the sauces and tastes of Italy: Marinara, Alfredo, Spicy Tomato Basil, Garlic Olive Oil, and Mediterranean Sea Salt
  • Made with All Natural ingredients – Premium Semolina Flour and Farro
  • Oven Baked – Thin and Crispy
  • 120 Calories and 20% less fat then leading pita chip brands
  • No Cholesterol
  • Kosher Certified

So next time you are in the grocery aisle keep a lookout for Pasta Chips then come back and tell me what flavor you tried. I can’t wait to hear.


*Disclaimer – I received these products from Pasta Chips. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.



Mascara That Lights Up!


Is there anything worse than poor lighting or no lighting when trying to apply mascara? How about no mirror when trying to apply? I mean it is impossible.

Enter Dakota Vox Lighted Mascara.  Finally! A mascara that has not only a mirror but a light as well. No I am not kidding. You can finally apply mascara on the go, absolutely anywhere with the Dakota Vox Lighted Mascara. Amazing right?

Of course I have to mention the fact that the mascara is great. You can have all the bells and whistles but if the product isn’t great then what’s the sense. It goes on great and lasts all day.

This luscious black mascara is  designed to lengthen lashes, and simplify application. The wand includes a light and mirror, so you can easily apply your mascara on the go.

You can buy the Vox Mascara for  $12.99 at

• Packaged in a lighted case with mirror
• Press button on top of cap to turn LED light on and off
• Rich black  pigment
• Flake Free
• Silicone brush evenly coats lashes without clumping
• 0.23 fl. oz. / 7 mLota Vox Mascara that lights up with application!


Get Fresh with Minted


Did you know that Minted, the folks behind the awesome save the dates and cards also do art prints and gifts? I had no idea. As a new homeowner I’ve been spending many a day searching for awesome décor for my home. Plus I have a long list of every type of party I want to have which will obviously mean invites and of course a “We’ve Moved” announcement.

I absolutely love this print of purple irises. The lovely purple iris is the flower of Delta Phi Epsilon which is my sorority. This print would be perfect in my new office or dining room. I’m painting the dining room a rich purple and my office a medium grey.

MIN-EZ5-GNA-007B_A_CP This print reminds me of a stack of books? What does it remind you of? This print would also be a great addition to an office or a library.MIN-UFS-GNA-007_A_APZ Check out more of their art collection HERE.

Now…. these 2 are my absolute favorite prints. I am a Jersey Girl born and raised. Us Jersey Girls are very proud of where we came from so of course these two prints are a must for my home. I especially love this first one as you are able to incorporate your own photos into it in the shape of your state. How cute is this?



Order your own gift map HERE.

Last but not least they have an amazing assortment of cards, save the dates, thank you’s, the list goes on. With all the party ideas I have for our new home I will need a ton. First things first we will need to send announcements to everyone that we have moved. I’m still debating if I want to put a photo of our house on the announcement or not or just have everyone see it for the first time when the come over.


Oh I almost forgot… anyone can submit their art to be used on Minted. How cool is that?

Swing over to the Minted site and tell me which items are a must for you. Post your comments below.


*Disclaimer – The thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. I received a gift card from Minted for my review.