Friday, October 2, 2015

Keurig Kold Review CNET.COM

Happy Friday all. It might be storming up where you are in the country. It is here in N.Y.C. It is even down right cold. I actually just purchased this beautiful electric fireplace from QVC and I just put the heat on now. I am cold and am not able to regulate my heat since I live in a high rise building. Usually in the winter they blast the heat but occasionally it will feel cold. We have tile floors in the whole apartment other than the living room/bedroom area. That gets very chilly as it is. I am hoping this helps on some days when needed (like today) as well as for the beautiful ambiance. I will be keeping the fireplace out all year. It's a chic piece of furniture! Whatever you guys are up to I hope you stay warm and safe through this storm.

You might have heard about the Keurig Kold machine. I have posted a few links about information on the machine. I was forwarded this great review from my mom's boyfriend today on My opinion is this: It is a beautiful machine but it is huge as the reviewer says. The price tag is way too high. A whopping $369 on Also not many people are drinking soda now a days. Which is a great thing. I am just shocked that they think there would be an overwhelming market for this machine. I myself have a soda stream which you can get for $60 on amazon now. The drinks last forever. I like to use to make seltzer water to be honest. Once in a blue moon ill make "diet soda". But for me I just like the fizzy water and I add fresh fruit to make it healthy. My husband will drink the regular syrups but it is still less sugar he is drinking than other sodas on the market. My point is you can get a soda stream instead of paying rent for a Keurig Kold. The machine is massive so where are you putting it? Oh it makes the drinks cold? Okay so again buy the sodastream and add some ice. Are we really that lazy America?

Read the reviewers thoughts on the machine. What do you guys think? Do you agree with me and think this machine is absurd?Or are you dying to buy one?


Signing off a "Coffee" Diva

Thursday, October 1, 2015

My DIY Ottoman Makeover

Happy Thursday all! It is very chilly and dark outside but warm and sunny inside with my new ottomans. I had inherited these two tables from my mother in law. I love the versatility of them. They hold a lot of items inside and have a flip top table tray. They were a chestnut brown on top with a taupe color on the bottom. Which made them very easy to blend with any colors or style decor. The top had chipped even when we first had them, but now they definitely needed a makeover. I was just using it on the other side with a styling tray. The other morning I just woke up and thought of the idea to paint the tops. I remember my MIL telling me she would take brown paint to cover nicks. I had leftover paint from the hallway in the dark rich teal. I painted them. Took about two coats. It was easy. I taped them off to be careful not to get any on the material side. Even after just one coat they looked better. But now I just love them. The teal is my favorite of all the jewel tones. It looks rich, shiny, and chic. I feel like I went out and purchased to high end CB2 tables for 200 each easily. I am really happy and proud! I love that the sun or even the clouds reflect off the top and bring in light. The paint is semi-gloss. On the tables they look high gloss. Which is why they look more expensive. Plus the bottom is still taupe which gives it a more eclectic feel. It was a little bit of a pain at first to dry because of course I painted on a very humid day. Patience was never my strong suit. Now they have dried nice. The items stick a bit but if I had to move them around a little windex on a cloth would do the trick. No big deal.

Do you guys like? What are your favorite DIY projects? I have been on a roll the past year. I used to just buy everything new but now I love to reuse an older item if I can. Well enjoy your rainy day. Stay safe and warm all.

Signing off a "DIY Master" Coffee Diva

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

YvesSaintLaurent Black Opium Perfume Review

I just received this free sample from Influenster and YSL for the new Black Opium perfume. I was really hoping for a full size bottle plus this perfume  is amazing! This isn't your mom or grandmas Opium like we all remember. Its sophisticated and modern. Sexy. Woodsy. Spicy. The after tones are beautifully sweet. Jasmine and vanilla with a hint of raspberry. I just love it. I wish the price was a bit less but will make a nice splurge for the holidays. This is 100% my taste and scent. I give it five coffee cups out of five!!!

Free Dunkin Donuts Coffee Today!

Happy Tuesday/National Coffee Day! My husband always makes me laugh. I told him what holiday it was he says "I really think people just make up stuff to be a holiday now"! LOL I agree. It seems like any little thing is "national day". If you are a coffee lover like I am then you should rejoice. This past weekend into the new week has been very busy. I haven't really had a "rest day" so I know I have slacked on the posts (I hope you guys still love me). I got up today and randomly thought to paint the top of these two ottomans that I inherited from my mother in law. They are very nice and I love that the top flips up to store items on, but the brown was chipped bad. Rather than go out and buy brown paint I love to use what I already have. When I makeover an already existing item in my apartment it gives me so much joy. I feel like I went furniture shopping without actually buying anything! Cardio is done for the day as has been pretty much every morning. I am very proud of myself. Now I have to catch up on some cleaning errands as well as getting updated on my latest posts for you guys!! Stay tuned and have a beautiful afternoon all :)

*Go Into any Dunkin Donuts and get a free Medium Hot or Iced DARK ROAST Coffee.

Signing off a "Free" Coffee Diva

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Crest Pro-Health Advanced+Extra Whitening Review

I am a member of and my latest campaign is Crest Pro-Health Advanced plus extra whitening mouth wash. I #gotitfree to say #byebyeburn!! No other mouth wash you have tried has been as effective as this one! First off, the mouth wash has many benefits in using besides just whitening. In just *7 days it can give you a more healthy smile*. Stronger teeth. Less bad breath. Restore your enamel. As well as kill germs and cavities and the best one yet, whiten your teeth. Just one minute twice a day can reserve your spot in having a beautiful but more important HEALTHY smile. Without the burn. When I use the mouth wash it does not burn. You just feel bubbles. It actually feels good. You look forward to using it knowing you are swishing your way to a healthy smile :). I usually use strips every 6 months to a year. They always make my teeth sensitive. It's never a good experience. These I would recommend to anyone looking to have a healthy mouth or whiter teeth or both! I will be buying this again instead of using the strips for now on. I give it 5 coffee cups out of 5. Available at most drug stores or online for purchase. Average price is $4.99. Definitely worth it.

Signing off a "Whiter mouth" Coffee Diva ; )

Tuesday Nightstands

Happy Tuesday all. I'm enjoying a nice hot pumkin spice latte now while the chilly air flows in. I took yesterday off to relax my legs and body. I worked out all week straight. Then on the weekend I walked many miles. Needless to say I needed to chill. I just rested in bed. No work out. I organized a little and did a meal prep for the week. Finally got to sleep last night as well after taking a hot bubble bath and a melatonin. One more thing to add to the list of why I love fall. Hot bubble baths and showers at night 😊.
After this coffee it is back to cardio. I just wanted to share this adorable dresser my mom got me two weeks back. It is so cute I put it in my bedroom and have loved it ever since. It has three draws as you can see so I use it to hold extra beauty items and what not. I just adore it. I'm thankful she got it for me.

Well you all enjoy your Tuesday!! I will be posting details and updates later on my shopping haul from this weekend.

Signing off a "back to cardio" coffee diva

Monday, September 21, 2015

Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer Review

Good Monday morning to you all. I did not sleep that well, but I am up and ready to go. I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was very event filled (I think that's why I didn't sleep well. My body needs some rest). I thought my husband was supposed to work on Sunday but then he didn't have to. We took a last minute trip to the Palisades mall in West Nyack. The mall is huge. There is about 4 floors I believe. I wanted to do some fall and winter shopping. We both purchased a few nice shirts. Some other cute items. We went to dinner. It was a perfect Saturday. Sunday I just wanted to stay home. Rest. Watch football. But I wound up tagging along with my hubby to return something in Yonkers. Of course I always find shopping everywhere I go :( so then I went to bath and body works. The list continues on until about 7pm. Needless to say my legs are sore from all that walking! I think I will skip my workout today lol.

I received a free sample shipment from Crowdtap and Aveeno for free for Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer SPF30. I have been using them during the week. I will say I do really like Aveeno products. They are calming. They never break me out or have too harsh of a fragrance. This moisturizer just didn't do it for me. It was a little heavy. Had a strong smell of SPF. It does absorb quick as a plus. I just didn't like it. Maybe in the winter when my skin is a bit more dry or with more use. I have only used it a few times. Right now it is still in between weather. Fall/late summer. For me if I wear anything thick or heavy I will break out with little bumps I notice. I would recommend for anyone who has very dry skin and SPF is a high concern. I wear SPF25 with my makeup. So I am covered being that I do find SPF important for your skin. This one was just not my cup of tea. I give it 2 coffee cups out of 5. Maybe 3 in the winter.

Have you guys ever tried this product? Do you use SPF on your face everyday? Please let me know I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Have a wonderful week all!

Signing off a "tired" Coffee Diva
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