For this weeks manicure I decided to go with a sheer main polish and add a black matte accent on each nail.

Main Polish: OPI – Don’t Burst My Bubble

Accent Polish: Revlon ‘Limited Edition’ Chalkboard Nail Art




Now You See It… Now You Don’t!

Introducing Maybelline New York’s NEW Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser.

I don’t know about you, but one of my major pet peeves is visible pores. Maybelline has come out with a product that instantly blurs the appearance of pores and creates a flawless finish.

Pore Eraser

This Pore Eraser is an oil-free gel so it is lightweight and does not clog pores.

I add a small amount of the gel to my finger and gently rub it on my troubled pores and then apply the rest of my makeup. The gel has a very satin feel to it which allows my makeup to go on super smooth. I have noticed such a big difference in the appearance of my skin & I love it!

The Pore Eraser retails at $6.99 and can be found at your local Target, Ulta or Drug Store.

Have you tried this product out yet? If so – let me know what you think about it!


*This product was sent to me to review. All opinions expressed are solely my own.

One of the major pluses of Social Media to me is the power of sharing. I have come across some of the BEST recipes on pinterest and facebook and when I saw this one I knew I had to share.

Seriously… who doesn’t love Nutella???


You Will Need:

-3/4 Cup Nutella

-2 Bananas, finely diced  (Pea size)

-20 Wonton Wrappers

-Vegetable Oil for frying


1. Dice the Bananas, set aside

2. Put Nutella in a small bowl and stir till softened

3. Take 1/2 tsp of Nutella and 2 pieces of Banana and place in the middle of the Wonton Wrapper

4. Before folding Wonton into a triangle, use a Pastry Brush with water on 2 sides to help with seal

5. Use a fork on the 2 sides to ensure a tight seal

6. Heat oil in a small saucepan so when you put a bundle in, they’ll only take 10 seconds to come to the top

7. They’ll brown on each side within another minute when you turn them

8. Drain on a paper towel, then sprinkle with powdered sugar and eat immediately!!

I cannot wait to try these! For more great recipes check out Cooking with Nonna

My friends at sent me an awesome package of goodies and I wanted to share it with you guys!


The package consisted of 3 items from their own ‘Exceptional… Because You Are’ collection.

Exceptional… Because You Are Perfume


I’m one of those people who finds a favorite scent & then I’ll stick with it – so it took me a little to get around to testing it out. This is one of those perfumes that smells better on the skin than in the actual bottle. It is a great mix of sweet but has a twist of spice in it. It also has good wear to it so you won’t have to re apply multiple times throughout the day.

Light Up Mascara 


This mascara makes your lashes look longer, darker and lush! It offers an led light wand that illuminates with the click of a button as well as a mirror on the side of the packaging for easy application.

Perfume Travel Atomizer


I am OBSESSED with this! You basically pop the cap off your favorite perfume as well as on the Atomizer and “pump” them together. Your perfume is instantly filling up the tube. The Atomizer is only 3 inches long, holds up to 50 sprays and is airline and TSA approved for travel. This is a perfect stocking stuffer for the upcoming Holiday and I plan to purchase some for my loved ones. carries many fragrances, giftsets, makeup and hair care products from tons of different brands such as D&G, Dior, Burberry, Clarins, La Mer and Chanel just to name a few. Make sure to check out their website and as a Pearls & Paris reader you receive 15% off your purchase until January 30, 2014!


I wanted to share with you guys my FAVORITE meal to cook during the week. Not only is it a quick & easy meal to whip up… it’s also DELICIOUS!!!

You have to start off with a package of sausage and a box of pasta. My sausage of choice is usually Premio and while I normally get the mixed (Hot & Sweet) package – today we are working with only hot. My favorite pasta is the Ronzoni Garden Delights! I couldn’t even tell you the last time I cooked with regular pasta.


I put a large pot of water to boil and then place all the sausage links in a pan with a little water and cover it with aluminum foil.


I love to really brown my sausage because it brings out a lot of flavor into the pan. I flip the sausage and add a little more water and re cover.


 By this time, the water is boiling so I toss in my pasta. I then remove the sausage from the pan and slice them and throw them back in for some more browning at a very low temperature.


Now for the sauce…

A lot of people cringe at store-bought sauce but guess what? I don’t care… my family doesn’t make it homemade and so I’ve had to perfect my favorite one from the grocery store.


Here she is – The Ragu Robusto! seasoned with chopped tomato, olive oil and garlic. This is by far the best tasting Ragu and with a little help from these:


 Your family will be begging you to make this dish again soon. I personally am not a big fan of chunks of tomatoes or onions (already in the jar) so I throw the sauce in the blender to chop those pieces up. I then pour the sauce over the sliced sausage (fill up the empty jar 1/2 way with water, shake and pour that in as well) and throw in these seasons on top to taste and stir. I think quick meals should be about convenience so if you do not have some of these — skip them or substitute.


Cover pan and let it simmer for a few minutes. Remove pasta from the stove and drain.


I always add a touch of olive oil or butter to keep pasta from sticking together.

That’s it… now dinner is served!


Quick tip: when storing left overs, keep the sauce with sausage and pasta in 2 separate containers.

Enjoy!!! xo