Cutex Nail Polish Remover Pads are Genius

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Every now and then a product comes along and I’m all like why didn’t  I think of that?  The Cutex®’s Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover Pads are the fastest, easiest nail polish removal pad I’ve ever used.  The concept is not new, it’s the felt that’s the genius part!  Cutex says,

“They are perfect for the woman on-the-go, these individually wrapped felt pads combine botanical oils with Cutex®’s patented remover formula that strengthens and nourishes nails after just one use.”

That’s right, instead of a thin cotton type of material, it is a nice thick felt that stands up strong to your glittery polish.  These pads are available in 10 count packs that are perfect for travel, use at home and 3 count packs that are perfect for your overnight and vacation bags.  But really I think one pad can be used on all ten toes AND your fingers too.  The pads are thoroughly saturated with enough product to get the job done.

If you haven’t tried these you are missing out.  You should be able to find them at your local drugstore or on

Mommy & Me Swimsuits

I’ve got a thing for Draya from Basketball Wives, ever since the show I’ve liked her.  I follow her on IG and I’ve been watching her develop her Mint Swim line of swimsuits.  Now that I’ve had a little one most of the designs aren’t for me but I’m super excited about the Mommy & Me swimsuits available this season.  I ordered matching suits for me and the mini-me and I couldn’t wait to get them.  Then they came and I couldn’t be more disappointed, I’m 5’4 and I weight 130lbs so I ordered my usual size S and when I tell you it’s beyond tiny, it’s a little crazy.  Maybe I have a long torso or something but the sides come way up to my waist and then the chest part doesn’t even begin to cover up ‘the girls’ it’s awful.  I emailed Mint Swim to try to get a customer service rep to give sizing guidance, but I never heard back.  Not to mention for the price the material is a bit of the flimsy side, I’m so disappointed in the fit and the quality of the swimsuit, if I could return it I would.

I know South Beach Swimsuits had cute Mommy & Me sets but I want a one piece suit or something with a high waist.

So I’m officially on the hunt for a proper Mommy & Me swim suit, if you know a brand let me know!

Alberto V05 does Body

A while ago, VO5 launched it’s first ever dual purpose product for hair and body – Shine, Glow & Go Beauty Oil.  It’s a fast-absorbing, after-shower spray that features:

· VO5’s 5 Essential Vitamin Formula – a proprietary blend of five essential vitamins (E, H, C, B5 and B3) that help nourish, moisturize and hydrate your hair and skin. That’s the secret of VO5!

· NO mineral oils, parabens or dyes

· Argan, macadamia, sunflower, shea, grapeseed, and coconut natural oils

· Light, sophisticated fragrance

Truth is, I’ve been sitting on this product for a little while now.  You know how life gets in the way to blogging, I’ve had school, clinical hours, work, and tons of home stuff to deal with.  Honey, I’ve been missing out.  This oil is great, I’m actually glad I’m discovering it now because it will be perfect for the summer months when you have more skin exposed.  I also love the idea that I can have one product for both my skin and my hair, I can add a little shine on the go easily.

Find Alberto VO5 Shine, Glow & Go Beauty Oil on

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is right around the corner!  Now that I’m a mom I’ve realized that most moms don’t want perfume, beauty products, flowers, or things of that nature.  I asked a few other moms at my job and they all agree some peace and quiet would be great.  One mom said she just wanted to be left the hell alone, I had a good laugh at that one.  The best gift would be a quiet day where the hubs takes the baby out so mommy can go get some pampering, have a nice brunch with her other mom buddies, or just sleep!

mothers day gift

BUT, if I had to pick a great gift I would say get something she’s said she wanted but just won’t splurge on it herself.  Or something sentimental like a a piece of jewelry with her child’s birthstone or initial.

mothers day gift idea

For grandma, especially the new grandma you can’t go wrong with something with the babies picture on it, a mug, iPad case, cell phone case, it’s really endless.  Grandma’s love to show off their grands!


Lip Balm: Pot vs Stick

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I’m going to get straight to it!  When it comes to pot vs stick lip balms, I’m a lip balm stick kinda gal. I hate the idea of sticking my finger tip into a pot and then applying the lip balm to my lips, for me it’s a germ factor thing. The hubs on the other hand, cannot get enough of Blistex in the blue pots, I’m sure you know the ones I’m talking about.  These seem to be the standard lip balms for men, I always see guys with these.  Maybe because it’s blue?  I’m not sure.  But I’m making it my personal mission to sway him over to Team Lip Balm Stick!