Baby Shower Ideas: Boy on the Way

When a baby boy is on the way, it’s a great time to celebrate with the mom-to-be, friends, and family. Boy baby shower ideas, boy on the way themes, and even gender neutral shower themes can come in handy for the planning phase of the baby shower. Consider all kinds of fun boy themes for the shower, including blue and green color schemes, character showers, monograms, and countless others. From invitations to decorations and everything in between, check out these great boy baby shower ideas.

Give yourself a little time to plan and the baby shower should be a shining success!

Top Baby Shower Ideas – Boy on the Way

Consider these ideas for boy baby shower themes:

•Baby Boy Sports Theme

•Dinosaurs Theme

•Everything Blue!

•Airplane Baby Shower

•Cars and Trucks Baby Shower

•Baby Animals Theme

•Mickey Mouse Theme

•Farm Animals Theme

•Jungle Animals Theme

•Elephant Baby Shower Theme

•Travel Theme

•Tropical & Marine Theme

•Nautical Theme

•Hollywood Theme

•Garden Party for Mom

•Carnival Theme

•Circus Baby Shower

•Winnie the Pooh Shower Theme

•Mardi Gras Theme

•Brown and Teal Color Scheme

As you plan the baby shower, it is also important to keep the atmosphere of the party in mind. Consider baby shower boy decorations like wagons, tricycles, and trucks to create a fun boy baby shower setting. You can also dress up the shower with balloons in the blue and green color scheme as well as Mylar balloons shaped like baby bottles and other baby themed items. Stuffed animals and plush baby blocks can also make great baby shower boy decorations for your event. Consider boy themed baby shower cakes for each table of guests to enjoy, or tiers of blue cupcakes with baby themed toppings.

What other ideas do you have for a boy baby shower?


Baby Shower Girl Themes – Pink and Beyond!

Baby showers can be so much fun to plan, no matter if it’s a girl or a boy or a surprise or twins. So many beautiful baby shower girl themes exist to celebrate the arrival of a precious baby girl. From simple pink themes to yellow and purple color schemes, to actually girlie baby shower themes, there are so many possibilities to celebrate a baby girl. Consider these baby shower girl themes for the next baby shower you plan for a mommy-to-be with a baby girl on the way.

Baby girls bring so much joy! They’re cute and sweet and sometimes impetuous as they grow into young ladies. Here are some fun girl baby shower ideas.

Top 20 Girl Baby Shower Ideas

Celebrate the upcoming arrival of a baby girl with these girl baby shower themes:

1.Princess baby shower ideas

2.Baby Animal shower themes

3.Ladybug or Firefly baby shower themes

4.Dragonfly or Butterfly shower themes

5.Pink and Black Zebra baby shower theme

6.Garden party theme

7.ABC / 123 theme

8.Elegant color scheme

9.Chocolate goodies theme with pink accents

10.Care Bears theme

11.Hello Kitty theme

12.Everything Pink!

13.Pink, Yellow, and Purple Footprints

14.Tropical baby theme

15.Hollywood / Movies theme

16.Retro / Vintage theme

17.Minnie Mouse theme

18.Winnie the Pooh theme

19.Pink Paisley theme

20.Pink Bling theme

These are just a handful of cute girl baby shower ideas you can consider. Think about the mommy-to-be’s favorite things, childhood favorites, and other popular ideas around you. You’ll be sure to put together a wonderful baby shower with some creativity and a little planning.


Wai Hope Organic Skincare Products Review – Facial Cleanser & Recharging Mist

Wai Hope Organic SkincareNatural and organic products seem to be the way to go these days. Anything that screams “Green!” generally lures in a certain crowd as well as a number of curious others. This is a good thing and may become even more prevalent in the months and years to come. Wai Hope is a relatively new line of organic skincare products that help to renew skin that has been damaged or weakened by acne, aging, the environment, medicines, and chemotherapy. The creator of Wai Hope is actually a cancer survivor who took matters into her own hands when she couldn’t find skincare products that met her needs.

Wai Hope Recharging MistVincene Parrinello, Wai Hope founder and cancer survivor, came up with a breakthrough element, Wai Restructured™ Water, containing rare Red Fijian Seaweed, Callophycus Serratus, to help combat the tendency of skin to be altered by UVA/UVB radiation, various medicines, diseases, and stress. With a special focus on providing skincare products for real, everyday people ranging from cancer patients to acne sufferers to sunbathers or even those with dry skin, the Wai Hope lineup includes organic lotions, moisturizers, peels, scrubs, and toners, among other skin-centric products. These products contain the patented water as well as truly organic ingredients that are suitable and designed for all skin types.

I received a couple of free products from Wai Hope for the purpose of my review. As if the story itself weren’t inspiring enough, I found the Seawater Recharging Mist to be a fast favorite, especially after a long car ride or a flight. The light spray and cool water molecules give a gentle and refreshing burst during your work day or whenever you need a quick pick-me-up. This mist contains too many wonderful, natural ingredients to mention, so I’ll have to refer you to the Wai Hope website here. The product does contain the feted Wai Restructured Water, making it a great item for yourself or a friend. My only concern is that the 4-oz bottle does not meet carry-on regulations, but if you tuck it inside your checked luggage, you’ll still very much appreciate the refreshing spritz of cool, healthy water when you touch down.

I also got to try out a sample size of the Pure HopeTM Organic Cleanser, which came across as an aromatherapy face wash more than anything. I genuinely enjoyed the fragrance of this face cleanser while using it in the shower. The spa-like scent is tantalizing to say the least. Ingredients include enriched BHW Complex “tea” broth, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, and my favorite, soothing Coconut Milk. This product is designed to soothe and hydrate skin while gently whisking away impurities. It’s also free from parabens, formaldehydes, perfumes, resins, sulfates, and petrochemicals/silicones, according to product information.

I greatly enjoyed sampling these rejuvenating and relaxing skincare products and I am happy to stand by the brand. You may not know this, but Wai Hope’s founder lost both her parents and her sister to cancer and even had her own bout with it. Instead of sitting back, she responded by creating a product lineup that can help people with troublesome skin. Her brand also gives back to charity, donating a portion of every sale to charity. By trying out Wai Hope products, we can assist with the same. For more information, please visit


Tips for Finding the Perfect Ring Fit

If you’re looking to propose, ensuring the perfect ring fit is a key aspect to consider. There are a number of different ways to investigate your significant other’s ring size without her knowing, but it’s certainly a sensitive topic, so beware. If you are interested in looking at engagement rings and wedding ring designs together, that is one easy way to find the perfect ring fit. If, however, you prefer to keep your intention to propose a secret, you can try a few crafty ways to find the right fit for her ring finger.

Here are a few easy yet clever ways to ensure the perfect ring fit when you propose:

Buy your girlfriend a casual ring when you are somewhere together on vacation. Look at cute shell rings or natural stone rings – something she can wear every day without a big commitment. That should help you discover her ring size as she tries on different rings and selects one.

Buy her a ring as a gift first, and then get it sized if need be. My husband did this for me about a year or two before he proposed. Of course, this gift came with the all-important disclaimer – it isn’t what you think it is or might want it to be – but it certainly got him my ring size before he actually needed it. Of course, my fingers are super skinny so we had to get it resized like twice after that, but my engagement ring fit perfectly.

When she is not around, take a piece of string or yarn and measure the circumference of one of her existing rings. Mark the string with a marker or cut it where the measurement would be. Take this with you to the jeweler and they should be able to help you narrow down the ring sizes.

If you don’t mind someone knowing what you’re thinking, ask one of her friends or family members for her ring size. You might be able to get it on the sly.

These are just a few ideas on how you can get your girlfriend’s ring size for the perfect ring fit. Once you get the engagement ring, the wedding rings should be easy. You can look at all kinds of wedding ring designs and styles, including stackable wedding rings and vintage style rings. What other ideas do you have for ensuring a perfect engagement ring fit?


Great Food – Party Hawaiian Style!

Tropical food and drink ideasHawaiian party food can be some of the best you will ever serve, especially if it is for an outdoor event, barbeque, or a special occasion like a milestone birthday, retirement party, or even a summer party. You might not realize it, but party food with a Hawaiian theme doesn’t have to be difficult to make. In fact, sometimes you can even wing it with a fun recipe or your own twist on a standard dish. Consider these tropical food ideas for your food; party Hawaiian style!

If you are planning your Hawaiian luau or Hawaiian beach party on the fly, you can still come up with fun and easy tropical food ideas at a moment’s notice. Here are some of my favorite Hawaiian food ideas for parties and large groups:

Tropical Party Food Idea #1 – Hawaiian Ham and Pineapple
Fast preparation food for a large group or party scene can be the key in reducing your stress. One of the easiest Hawaiian party food dishes I’ve made involves nothing more than a crock pot, a bone-in ham, and a can of pineapple. Simply rinse off the ham, pour the canned pineapple over it – slices, chunks, crushed – whatever your preference, and set the crock pot to its low setting for six to eight hours. When it’s ready, you can slice the ham or pull it apart – it’s so tender and yummy. You and your guests will be sure to love it! Serve it with sides or buns so folks can make their own sandwiches. For a special touch, slice up a fresh pineapple and arrange it next to your crock.

Tropical Party Food Idea #2 – Chicken Skewers with Peppers and Pineapple
I have recently become known for this dish in my circle of friends. Every 4th of July my husband and I make Hawaiian chicken skewers on the grill, featuring pineapple and red peppers. You can also add maraschino cherries if you like. The key is to chunk the fresh chicken and let it marinate for a few hours before you put it on the skewers. For the marinade, I used pineapple juice, a bit of soy sauce, brown sugar, sherry (cooking wine), ground ginger, and garlic powder. I also added a touch of coconut oil this year, but it solidifies a bit in the fridge, so it’s up to you.

Make sure you soak your skewers entirely in water for at least 20 minutes to a half hour before you load them up! This will usually prevent them from catching on fire. Chop up a fresh pineapple into cubes and slice a few red peppers into squares or wedges so you can get them all onto the skewers. Grill until done, serve, and enjoy! These are a huge hit at our house.

food party hawaiianHawaiian Party Food Side Dishes
You can’t go wrong with a few Hawaiian side dishes. Here are a few sides to consider for your Hawaiian party food menu:

•    Sticky Rice
•    Fruit Salad with Dip
•    Veggie Stir Fry – green beans, carrots, cauliflower…
•    Mandarin Orange Salad
•    Baked Beans

Perhaps most importantly of all, don’t forget your tropical drinks! You can make wonderful cocktails with fresh fruit or a Hawaiian punch for all your guests to enjoy. Don’t forget the little drink umbrellas!

Finishing Touches for Your Hawaiian Party
If you want to expand your menu, you can always add on hotdogs and hamburgers or other easy favorites. But don’t forget your Hawaiian decorations! Use some tropical flowers to set the mood and grass skirts to dress things up, Hawaiian leis for your guests, and tropical music playing in the background – steel drum bands make awesome mood music for a Hawaiian beach party!


Queen Helene Original Mint Julep Masque Review

Queen Helene Facial MasqueEver since I tried my first facial mud masque I’ve been hooked. I’ve tried many brands and I enjoy doing so, but one product I keep coming back to is Queen Helene Original Mint Julep Masque. That’s because, despite all the other products I’ve tried, this one gives me the results I long for in a skincare product. Do you know what I’m getting at? Sure you do. I want a product that can make excessive skin oils and blemishes disappear in about 48 hours or less. In most cases, I’ve found that with Queen Helene’s Mint Julep Masque.

I know most times people read product packaging and marketing materials with a boulder of salt, protecting themselves from disappointment. I can tell you, at least from my experiences and with my oily to combination skin, I have had nothing short of fantastic results with this green clay face mask. The product packaging states, “Helps dry up acne pimples, rinse away blackheads, & shrink enlarged pores.” I don’t get enlarged pores, but I can tell you, those annoying oily pimples that don’t usually go away on their own – well they are history when I use Queen Helene’s. I am always amazed at the amount of oil this skincare product sops off my face, even when I’m not feeling it ahead of time.

Sometime else I love about this product besides its incredible results is the very humble price for a large bottle of 8 ounces. I also find it especially easy to stay stocked up on it, since I can usually find it in my favorite pharmacy drugstores and grocery stores. You can also order it online at

To use Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque, simply wash your face and apply the green clay masque while your face is still damp. Wait a few minutes until it hardens and dries to the touch. Your skin will feel tighter as the impurities are drawn out. Usually leaving it on for 15 minutes will do the trick. I often wash off the face masque in the shower, but you can use warm water and a washcloth equally well.

My favorite part of using this product is how my skin feels after I’ve rinsed it away. The soft, smooth, soothed skin feels great and oil-free thanks to a timeless skincare technique that works wonders at home as well as at the spa.

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5 Best Summer Vacation Spots

Check out these 5 best summer vacation ideas!When it comes to summertime, there is no need to limit yourself or your family on the amount of fun and adventure that you can squeeze into the season. Visit these great spots for family and friends in the summer to get your fill of culture, nature, and thrills.

Best City: Hands down there is no greater city to visit than The Big Apple.  If you want to get a taste of the ultra-metropolitan scene, New York City is the place to go. A melting pot of culture and entertainment, there is no way you could be bored in the city that never sleeps. The choices for food, entertainment, and culture are practically endless with the famous Times Square, Broadway, and Museum of Modern Art, to name very few. Get your closest friends and family together, take a day trip into the city for the weekend, and live like a local, or rent a property on Long Island to get the entire New York experience.

Best Theme Park: In Sandusky, Ohio, thrill seekers will find their true home at the Cedar Point amusement park. It is filled with 75 rides, 17 roller coasters, and a water park. Some of the most notable coasters find their home at Cedar Point; Mean Streak is an enormous wooden coaster that boasts a length of 5,400 feet and 65 mph of adventure, and The Top Thrill Dragster was opened in 2003 as the tallest and fastest coaster in the world! Even if you have someone in your family or group of friends who prefers to keep the ground under their feet, there are several award-winning shows there to watch for some good laughs.

Best Museums: The National Mall is located in our nation’s capital of Washington D.C. This city contains many beautiful landmarks, museums, and memorials. Just within The National Mall you will find 13 museums that make up the Smithsonian Museums. With no charge to visit, feel free to make multiple trips to this beautiful, culture rich area to expand your mind without breaking the bank!

Best Water Park: If you’re looking for an entertaining way to stay cool this summer, then visit the largest water park in America, Noah’s Ark in Wisconsin Dells, WI. With 49 water rides, 4 children’s water play areas, 2 wave pools, and 2 rivers, Noah’s Ark has more than plenty to offer any aquatic adventurer. With more than 30 years of experience, you can also be sure that Noah’s Ark offers only the safest and cleanest rides.

Photo credit: kconnors from morguefile.comBest National Park: Take your family and friends on a journey to visit the beauty and great outdoors at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. No amount of photos can prepare you for the stunning view of the Canyon in person. Not only are there the beautiful sights to take in, but also there is excellent hiking and camping around the rim and thrilling white water rafting in the Colorado River below.

Share any places you’ve visited this summer!

About the Expert:
Megan Gates is an active blogger and handles communications on behalf of  She provides written work to the blogosphere pertaining to New York City Real Estate, Long Island Real Estate, and the latest in architecture, design and fashion.  Follow her on Twitter @MEGatesDesign.

Product Review of PURE FIJI Coconut Milk Shampoo and Coconut Crème Conditioner

PURE FIJI Coconut Milk Shampoo and ConditionerCoconut Infusion!
I’ve neverss had someone ship me something all the way from Fiji before, so I’m sure you can imagine my excitement when I received a package that had indeed come to the States from one of my most dreamed-about tropical locations on the globe. I couldn’t be more excited about the luxurious coconut shampoo and conditioner duo, which I’ve been using for the past couple of weeks. The kind folks at PURE FIJI shipped me a complimentary full-size bottle of both PURE FIJI Coconut Milk Shampoo and PURE FIJI Coconut Crème Conditioner along with a Pineapple Candle for the purpose of my review. I’m more than thrilled to share my experience with you!

The more I try different products I start to realize how far things can vary in terms of quality, craftsmanship, and so on. The coconut shampoo and conditioner products from PURE FIJI do NOT disappoint. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that I am a complete coconut fanatic, but this product goes way above and beyond just liking it for the scent. I am very happy to report that PURE FIJI shampoo and conditioner hit the mark on every piece of criteria on which I would grade a product. Let’s go through it….

•    Scent – I absolutely adore how much the fragrance of PURE FIJI Coconut Milk Shampoo and Coconut Crème Conditioner (Coconut Infusion) products lingers after a shower is long done and hair is evenly dried. The lingering fragrance of the coconut infusion is tantalizing and makes me want to shower more than once a day – seriously.

•    Hair Softness – The quality of my hair following a shower using these coconut hair goodies is remarkably improved from your average grocery store or pharmacy shampoo and conditioner products. Even my husband had to comment on how soft my hair was after using them. And my hair is normally soft to begin with (never treated, never dyed), so that’s huge in my book.

•    Cleaning Ability – Again, nothing but great remarks here. After washing my hair with PURE FIJI products, it very easily rinses clean (more easily than normal) and leaves my hair feeling free from residue and other annoyances.

Baby Shower Invitations Sayings to Consider

When it comes to special events like bridal showers and baby showers, every last detail can be pivotal to those planning the parties. Heartfelt baby shower invitations sayings, poems, and phrases can set the stage for your event, keeping things sentimental or bringing an upbeat mood to the party. Consider choosing sentimental or upbeat sayings for baby shower invitations to keep a lighthearted atmosphere for the party and all the guests involved.

Baby showers can certainly be a lot of work. It’s easy to see how the different tasks add up when you are planning such a special event. Consider these baby shower invitations sayings and poems for that special event you’re planning:

Sample Baby Shower Wording for a Surprise or Neutral Baby:

A bundle of joy is soon to arrive…
We’re planning a party, but it’s a surprise!
Please come celebrate with mommy-to-be,
We hope you can join us –



A sweet little baby is on the way,
Let’s celebrate before the big day!
Please join us at a baby shower for ,
To be held on DATE, at TIME.

Baby Shower Invitation Saying for a Boy:

A sprinkling of raindrops,
A pretty umbrella,
Let’s all get together
To welcome this fella!
Please join us for a special baby shower.

Baby Shower Invitation Wording for a Girl:

A sprinkle, a shower…
A pretty little flower…
Join us to celebrate the baby of the hour!

Please join us for baby shower…


Baby Shower Invitation Wording for Twins:

Bottles and bibs, diapers and pins
NAME and NAME are having TWINS!

Join us to celebrate this wonderful blessing –


These are just a few examples of baby shower invitations sayings and wording that you can use on your own handmade baby shower invites or customized baby shower invitations. Get creative and carry the theme throughout the shower. Enjoy planning this wonderful and memorable occasion!


Employee Gift Ideas for Birthdays, Retirement, Weddings, and Holidays

Not all employers and employees exchange gifts, so it’s sometimes tricky to find the right employee gift ideas for someone when you need them. Exchanging gifts or offering a special sentiment to a colleague or an employee can be a wonderful way to build closer relationships and better teams. If you happen to be close friends with your colleagues, it is also a nice gesture to offer a present for special life events like the birth of a child, a wedding, birthday, or their retirement.

Consider these suggestions for employee gift ideas that you can offer to anyone at your office or place of work.

Employee Gift Ideas for Holidays and Birthdays
Birthdays and holidays are a common time to give gifts to those you know. Consider these ideas for employee gifts around the holidays, as part of a Pollyanna, or for a birthday present.

•    Sweets and snacks gift basket
•    Baked goods gift basket
• gift card
•    Chocolates
•    Restaurant gift certificate
•    Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks gift card

Employee Gift Ideas for Weddings
When in doubt, check the couple’s wedding registry to get ideas for what the bride and groom would like for wedding gifts. You can chip in with other employees to choose a wedding gift for your colleagues.

•    Wine backpack
•    Personalized throw blanket
•    Personalized wedding album or frame
•    Airline gift card
•    Home Depot or Lowes gift card
•    Target gift card
•    Bed Bath and Beyond gift card

Employee Gift Ideas for Retirement
Retirement is a very special time in a person’s career. Oftentimes a company will throw a small retirement party for a key employee when he or she is moving on to retirement. Other times a family may throw a special retirement party for family, friends, and colleagues. Retirement gifts can be funny or serious. Consider these employee gift ideas for retirement parties.

•    Airline or travel gift cards
•    A watch or clock
•    A frame or plaque
•    Golf gift certificate
•    Spa gift certificate
•    Relaxation gift basket
•    Candy and treats gift basket
•    Cash

These are just a few employee gift ideas for you to consider. If you have other suggestions for employee presents, please share them below in our comments.


Summer 2011 Hot Nail Polish Colors and Trends

Pirates of the Caribbean Silver Shatter nail polishA fun summery manicure or pedicure can be the perfect treat for your appearance this summer. There’s still plenty of time to test and enjoy the hot nail polish colors for summer 2011. Consider the current nail polish trends or make up your own to get a pretty new look for your fingers and toes in the warm weather. Check out our summer 2011 hot nail polish colors and trends report to get the latest on the hottest shades for the season.

No matter if you plan to hit the beach or just spend the weekdays working and the weekends relaxing, check out these hottest shades for summer and beyond to give you a fun and flirty look this summer! Here is our preview for summer 2011 hot nail polish colors.

Summer 2011 Nail Polish Trend #1: Bright Candy Colors
Coral, pink, orange, blue, green, and other bright and cheery candy colors continue to be a huge hit for summer 2011 nails. Orange tones especially are holding their place as one of the hot nail colors for summer 2011 (not to mention last year’s craze). Summer manicure and pedicures look fantastic with a single shade or a nice combination of colors like a bright and contemporary French manicure or a solid mani with an elegant stripe here or there.

Combinations of these bright candy color nail polish shades can sort of look tropical, especially with blue and orange or pink and green. You can also enjoy trying different colors across different weeks, changing up your nail polish as often as you are comfortable redoing your nails.

I received a handful of bright nail polish colors to try for our summer 2011 guide to nail polish. JULEP, a classy nail polish brand with lovely, skinny bottles and vibrant colors, offers three gorgeous shades for spring and summer nails. JULEP’s hot nail colors for 2011 include Natalie (a bright pinkish coral shade), Gloria (an orangey coral color), and Amy (a medium blue tone). I really enjoyed the entire experience with these colors and this brand. The bottles are very skinny but the nail polish brush is still efficient and easy to use. I enjoyed using the Natalie color for my manicure and the Gloria color for my pedicure.

Some of the other hottest nail lacquer colors for summer 2011 include ORLY’s Pinup Collection, which features Va Va Voom (Pink Neon Crème), Here Comes Trouble (Sparkle Green), Coquette Cutie (Coral Crème), and Bubbly Bombshell (Purple Glitter). I received the latter three for testing purposes and must admit the two glitter colors are my favorites out of the three ORLY shades I received. The purple and green glitter polishes have a unique blend of tiny sparkles and bigger pieces of glitter, offering a more dimensional look. The glitter nail colors work especially well as a topcoat, adding a special sparkle to any manicure or pedicure.

Summer 2011 Nail Polish Trend #2: Color-Changing Mood Nail Polish
The trends for summer 2011 hot nail polish colors get even more fun and feisty with nail polish that actually changes color when you wear it! In the Mood nail polish is a “mood nail polish” that works much like a mood ring, changing colors when your body temperature changes. Unlike a mood ring though, these colors only take on two shades apiece.

I received three shades of In the Mood nail polish to try out for this summer nail color review. Naughty is a beautiful sparkly orange nail polish color that changes to yellow on warm fingers or sometimes in the sunlight. I’m not a big fan of yellow nail polish by itself, so while I adore the orange, I’m not totally crazy about wearing this when my hands are warm and the shade turns to yellow. The bluish purple shade, Guilty, turns a sweet shade of lighter blue when it gets warmed up. The pink shade, Ditsy, switches back and forth between a darker pink and a lighter pink. The textures are more of a matte finish with a smooth and lovely texture. I really enjoy the concept of mood nail polish since I am a child of the 80s and I’ve had my fair share of mood rings and color-changing jewelry. I recommend these or other fun mood nail polish products for a fun and different take on your traditional manicures and pedicures!

Summer Nails 2011 – Trends #3 and #4

Perfect Lip Gloss for Raspberry Lovers – Philosophy Raspberry Sorbet Lip Shine

Maybe it isn’t fair for me to write this review, since I am a huge fan or raspberry as well as all things lip balm or lip gloss. Or maybe that makes me the perfect person to write this review. Either way, I am super excited to share with you the amazing find that is Philosophy’s Raspberry Sorbet Lip Shine. This is my best beauty splurge yet – I believe I spent a full $10 on this goodie, but it’s well worth the cost for this luxurious lip treat that I’ll enjoy all summer long, and beyond.

“Sweet kisses are the best treat,” the tube of raspberry shine says boldly, reminding us of another great reason why we love lip gloss so much. This lip product has a distinctive sparkle and a rich raspberry taste that is out of this world. The tube is a nice size, 14 g. / 0.5 oz, which is typically easy to find inside even the biggest black-hole of a purse. I have had this for several months and though I don’t use it compulsively (I have about 80 lip balm products, probably), I find it just lasts and lasts.

So the raspberry flavor is my favorite. I also love the sparkle and shine this beauty goodie adds to your lips. It is rich and emollient without feeling too sticky. I also enjoy that I can stand it upright on my makeup counter bathroom counter when I’m getting dolled up in the morning.

You can get this wonderful raspberry-flavored lip shine product at Sephora or online at Believe me when I tell you, if you like raspberry, Philosophy, and lip products, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!