Friday, October 30, 2015

My New Air Innovations Humidifier

T.G.I.F ya'll. It has been a crappy week but  still in a good mood in a way. After all that I have so much to be proud and thankful for so I'm just keepin it moving!

My mom was kind enough to buy me this early wedding anniversary gift that I saw on Q.V.C and wanted. I suffer from the indoor heat all winter long. I am lucky my apartment gives so much but it bothers me. I wake up very stuffy and uncomfortable. Anywhoo, this one has a built in filter that never needs to be replaced. A programmable LED setting panel. Whisper quiet design. And last but not least its adorable! Of course I got leopard because I'm a mob wife in my past lifetime 😂🐯.
I will be using it and posting a review next week. So far I'm just one night I woke up less stuffy, I slept straight. It made the room cooler so I wasn't hot and uncomfortable. I really love it. You can check them out on Q.V.C if interested.



Well back to work I go. As well as all day cleaning. Then beauty. They shopping later. I already did my hour of leg/cardio. I'm tired 😴😴😴.

Have a great Friday all!

Signing off a "clear and un-stuffy" coffee diva

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Last Weekends Target Clearance Haul

I will be back in Target tonight on the hunt for some more clearance items.

This weeks Manicure

Sinful Color "auburgene".


P.S. This chipped off by Monday so I had to repaint  with the lighter color by essie in "limo-scene. 😩😩 I think it was the base coat that was no good.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

T.J Maxx Faux Fur Vest Review

Good morning dolls! Its rainy and chilly here in N.Y.C. I love days like this. They seem so refreshing and restorative to me. I am currently oil pulling while I watch the news. Today I have a few things on my to do list, which I am sure will add up by the end of the day. But I am always grateful everyday to be busy. Be working. And most importantly be alive.

I wanted to share this new faux fur vest that I am in love with. Vests have always been tricky for me being that my biggest section is my "chest area". Most vests in my size would flat out not even button. It used to make me upset and think i couldn't wear vests. Then I jus realized I have to find one that is nice enough to buy and honestly I size up! My mom always told me nobody knows what's on your tag. She was right. I hate when I see beautiful young girls try and stuff into jean sizes they were when they were 10 lol. Hey none of us are the same size. You gotta move on girl! You want to be healthy. Wearing those jeans are not. You will look bigger. And not feel good. I never buy anything unless it truly fits now.
I puchased this vest about a month ago at T.J Maxx. This vest is just so much fun! I think it is very chic and rich looking. It has a sweater material in the back which makes it very comfortable. High neck so its good for the cold. A few buttons and then the bottom is open. It is a gray color with black on the reverse. I love it with my black tuxedo pant. But it easily goes with jeans. I love to wear boots with the outfit. I feel it makes it even more edgy. I believe it was about $49.99. I might have posted it before but I wanted to give an updated fall/winter look. I wore this on Sunday just running errands and getting coffee. I was comfortable but felt I could easily be in the city and fit right in. T.J Maxx is a great place to find stylish finds on a budget. Which is what I'm all about!

Do you guys like vests? How about T.J Maxx?

I hope you all have a great Wednesday ☺

Signing off a "furry" Coffee Diva ☔🌂🌁

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Becca Luminizer Review

Happy Tuesday night all. Its been a very low key day for me. I basically worked all day. Then did my cardio. Made dinner and here I am. I also felt so sleepy. (Hormones are creeping in little by little).  Hence why I'm doing a night review. I am very much looking forward to getting an early holiday gift from my mom this week. I will of course be posting the details later in the week. A Target run tomorrow in search of a furry stool. As well as a Halloween bash all weekend with my hubby.
I thought I would do a quick review on a face product that is in my beauty bag.
I use this great product every day over my foundation. I have been in love with this product since the first time I used it.  It is not shiny or sparkly at all (which I hate). You do not want to look like a disco ball. You want to look as if your skin is perfectly hydrated. With a touch of shine.
You can use it before or after foundation. Alone even with your moisturizer for a dewy natural glow. I use after my foundation. On the eyebrow bone. Down the middle of my nose. As well as the top of my cheekbones. Great for contouring without overdoing it.Instructions for application: Dab dab dab. Blend and blend is all. I use my fingers. Everyone is all I to the sponges but I'm old school and a warm finger does the trick. Anything else would probably remove half the product anyway! I give it 5 coffee cups out of 5. I would highly recommend for all looking to add that extra something special to your skin but not sure what. Any skin type would be fine as well. I have used all summer and will continue for winter especially when you need some extra hydration. Can be purchased online at Sephora or at your local Ulta. The price is anywhere from $19 and up.

Monday, October 26, 2015

http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/TIP05734/Natural-Sleep-Aid-Part-4-Passionflower.html

http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/TIP05734/Natural-Sleep-Aid-Part-4-Passionflower.html








Good Monday morning all! Don't be depressed the weekend is over. Just be excited to start the week fresh, with such possibilities for amazing things to happen. I love sharing healthy finds with you guys. I feel as if we are on this journey of health together. Here is an article I read from Dr.Weil this morning. If you are a regular reader you know my struggles with sleep. Here is another useful item that could help with sleeplessness.







Signing off an "always on the search for health" Coffee Diva

Friday, October 23, 2015

Weekend Sales 10/23








Good Friday morning! It's a gorgeous day out. I love this fresh crisp air. No more heat please! I just finished an upper body workout. Yesterday was legs and cardio. Now my legs are so heavy right now. I am lucky I made it through this workout. I did a Zumba warm up followed by cardio which involved planks and push ups. Ugh.
I have many errands to do but right now I am sipping on some Folgers Vanilla Biscotti which is delicious!

Here is the run down for all the specials going on now involving coffee, tea, and more :)


*Macys's is having a big one day sale ending tomorrow. ALL OF THEIR COFFEE MAKERS ARE ON SALE. I REPEAT ALL OF THEIR COFFEE MAKERS ARE ON SALE. BUY ONE NOW FOR A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER AND SAVE FOR THE HOLIDAYS. Plus free shipping on all orders $25 or more.


*Check your mailbox or email for a 20% off coupon from bedbathandbeyond. I just received two in the mail and one online. They also offer free shipping pretty much on almost every coffee item. So check it out. I buy my K-Cups from there all the time.


*If tea is more of your liking, check out mightyleaf for their early holiday sale. Get 30% off holiday gift items. Use code JOY15 at checkout.


*Singlejoecoffee "the best place to buy single serve" is offering 15% off any order over $75. Has to be from their office coffee collection. Use coupon code OFFICE at checkout.


*Jcpenny is also having a big sale 30-50% off kitchen appliances. All of the coffee makers are on sale. (But just a tip, do not buy the Keurig with them. They will jack the price up and say $175 reg so you think you are getting a deal at $120. But QVC and bedbathandbeyond are usually the cheapest prices and then you can use a coupon. Just a little heads up. I've noticed this at Macys and Jcpenny. A regular coffee maker on sale is okay. The Keurig or single serve they definitely raise the prices. It's not really a sale. FYI. ) They are also offering an extra 25% off for a friends and family event. If ordering online use promo code 2BHAPPY at checkout. Restrictions may apply*.




I hope you guys get a good deal this weekend! If I see any more I will repost. I wish you all a happy and safe weekend.



Signing off a "On Sale" Coffee Diva ;)


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Sinful Nail Polish Review



Good afternoon and welcome to a Tuesday review. I have done reviews pretty much about everything over the years. Today will be for a new item I am all about. Sinful Nail Polish. I have been using them every Friday when I give myself a manicure/pedicure. I thought it would be only fitting to do a review!
Today has been a good busy day so far as should the rest of the week. I have a lot to do as well as a lot of work to catch up on. What else is new?

About a year or two ago when I was working in the city one of my managers had first told me about Sinful nail polish. I complimented how amazing her manicure looked. The color was so vibrant. Shiny. Fresh. I thought she had them done. Turned out it was Sinful Nail Polish. She told me I could get it right at the local Duane Reade on the corner. We would all frequent there on breaks and to pick stuff up before heading home on the train. That was where I purchased my first bottle of Sinful nail polish.
Now I don't remember exactly what color it was. But she was definitely right about it being a great product. The nail polish will last about a week. Give or take. The more you take care of your nails probably the longer it will last. Each store has a different selection. They are only $1.99! Only $2 for a manicure at home?? Yes please. I try to purchase every time I am in Rite Aide or Target. Just this week Rite Aide had buy 1 get 1 free. I mean come on. They are cheap as it is, but a free one? I got the color that is shown in the above photo. I was in love! It looked like I also had them done. I let them dry a long time to keep them from smudging. No bubbles or anything. I use a Sally Hansen High gloss top coat to help keep them from fading/chipping. They have all colors. Metallics, Shimmer, glitter, matte, etc. I have been building up a nice collection but would still like some more. One or two of the "specialty" versions such as the matte I wasn't a fan of. But I would still rate them a 4 out of 5 coffee cups. I have gotten Essie as well as many "expensive" polishes. Let me tell you, some times it makes no difference. Essie chips on me just as much as a cheap one. If not more sometimes. I would get a manicure every week but they chip after two days for me. I find if I use a good base/top coat and do them at home I will get at least a week out of the polish. To me that's worth doing them myself! The bottle seems small which for me is a good idea. It helps when you are polishing. It won't get everywhere. As I said you can find in most retail stores. Target, Rite Aide, CVS, Walmart. Here is there personal website in case you would like to check out their swatches as well as purchase online. Have fun!



I would highly recommend you guys to try. There is a color for everyone. You have nothing to lose.











Signing off a "Sinful" Coffee Diva ;)

Friday, October 16, 2015

Why Carrots Really Are Good For Your Eyes - Dr. Weil's Weekly Bulletin

Why Carrots Really Are Good For Your Eyes - Dr. Weil's Weekly Bulletin


Happy Friday October babies! I am having a beautiful day relaxing and getting my spa on. Usually on Friday's I let myself "chill". I do a mani/pedi. Face mask. Etc. I like to save going to the actual nail salon for special occasions. I have to admit I have gotten pretty good at doing my own nails. I don't even mind doing them. It's very relaxing and cathartic to me. It reminds me taking care of my body is important. Feeling and looking beautiful go hand in hand. Plus it gives me something to look forward to all week. I work hard and deserve it as well. Everyone does!

Speaking of taking care of your body and health, I am sharing this great article with you from Dr. Weil. It talks about the correlation between fruits and veggies on the health of your eyes. Myself having a bit of an eye health scare the past month knows how important this is. Our eyes are often neglected. We always talk about cancer or heart disease (which is equally important). Eyes are so important as well. Can you imagine your life without them? So why not eat to fuel them. To take care of them. I know I do now. I also take a vitamin chock full of these ingredients listed by Dr. Weil.
I hope you find it informative. Have a beautiful weekend all.






Don't forget to treat yourself to something special. You deserve that everyday. Life is a gift :)


Signing off a "relaxed and thankful" Coffee Diva

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Martinsons (Joes) Pumpkin Pie Kcup Review




Hello everyone. We are halfway through the week. I have so many errands to do later including my workout but I am just sitting here working and enjoying my coffee. Hope you are all having a beautiful morning. I have been drinking so much coffee that sometime's I forget to do reviews! I am going to be doing a brand new review for you today on a new favorite of mine for fall. Martinsons Pumpkin Pie K-cup. I know you are probably tired of hearing me talk about pumpkin spice anything right about now, but bare with me. This K-cup is really good. It is flavored but in a mild way. Not too light or watered down which many flavored coffee's can be. Good pumpkin flavoring. With or without milk tastes good. My best coffeediva tip for Keurig users would be to always brew "flavored" coffee on a smaller setting. So for me I use the 4oz setting with equal parts steamed milk to make it more like a cappuccino. It ensures that you get a stronger bolder flavor. Unless of course you like it light. One big way the pumpkin pie flavor is different from pumpkin spice (In case you were wondering) is the spice. You don't get that cinnamon nutmeg spicy flavoring you get with pumpkin spice. So this could be a good alternative for someone who does like pumpkin but without the added flavoring. I give it 4 coffee cups out of 5. I think it's a great everyday coffee to enjoy. Even if it isn't fall, I would love to drink this coffee. I ordered on amazon.com. They had a good price.


Do you guys drink Martinsons? I find their K-Cups to be really good. Do you guys like Pumpkin Pie Coffee or are you over it?













Signing off a "Pumpkin Pie" Coffee Diva

Monday, October 12, 2015

Natural Sleep Aid Part 2: Chamomile Tea - Dr. Weil's Weekend Tip

Natural Sleep Aid Part 2: Chamomile Tea - Dr. Weil's Weekend Tip





Happy Monday. Most of you probably have off today. Me and my husband are working. It's a beautiful day. I am taking a day off from my cardio since i pulled my right hamstring. It feels a lot better than yesterday but just in case I want to give it one more day to rest. I will be focusing on arms/abs today. I finally slept last night which brings me to this post. If you guys read my blog regularly you will even know that I have trouble sleeping many nights. I can feel such a difference in my body from how I used to sleep. Hormonal changes. Sleeping with a partner. Stress. All of these things can make sleeping something that feels more like a chore at times. I take melatonin. I wear an eye mask to block out the light. Whatever I can do to help me fall asleep. Some nights it's just not happening. I wonder if I start drinking Chamomile tea at night if it would make a difference. My biggest problem isn't always falling asleep. Usually I can fall asleep. Then at about 2:00 am I'm wide awake and I toss and turn the rest of the morning. Well I'm willing to try.



Hope you all have a beautiful productive positive week. Do you guys use Chamomile before sleep? Does it really help? Or it just relaxes? I'm curious. Do tell.





Signing off a "Somewhat rested" Coffee Diva

Thursday, October 8, 2015

5 Tips For Fall Cleaning | Seventh Generation

5 Tips For Fall Cleaning | Seventh Generation



This was literally me this week taking out all of the clothes from the closets. I have been dusting everything from head to toe. I even did the windows outside yesterday. Here's a great checklist you can tackle on a rainy day.





Signing off a "Clean" Coffee Diva

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

October Catch Up & Early Christmas Deals




Good Wednesday morning guys! It is mid-way through the week. Today I have to be here, I am waiting my amazon prime package I ordered on Monday. It gives me a chance to catch up on work. I haven't posted in a few days. I am sorry for that. My phone went on the fritz. Thank god my husband is a computer technician/phone technician on his own free time or I'd be lost. I am back in business and ready to catch up. Let's talk all things October. Halloween. Falling leaves. Cooler temps. It's just heaven to me. Everyday puts me in such a good mood. Here are the latest deals/headlines on all things coffee for this month. Any deals you see now you can take advantage of for the holidays. Put the gift aside and by the time Christmas comes you will have a lot more money in your pocket. Enjoy :)







*October is Fair Trade month. Please remember to always buy fair trade when possible. It supports fair wages for workers and the best quality coffee available. If you shop on keurig.com you can save $2.00 off Fair Trade blends.
*Join auto-delivery and save 15% off select pods that you would like to receive.
*Save $20 off any new Keurig brewing 2.0 system.


*Now on bigelow.com you can purchase a 72 count of English Breakfast Tea K-Cup pack for $21.00 on sale. You will receive 6 boxes in total. 12 k-cups per pack. It comes out to $3.50 a box!This deal is only available online. Bonus:This includes shipping!! I am actually thinking of ordering this today.


*There is clearance every where you look now. I went into Target over the weekend and went nuts! I looked in every section and made out pretty good for $65. I will be posting later in the week on the items. I am going back tomorrow. You have to do a little research but if you go on the websites and hunt out clearance you can find a gem. Here on bedbathandbeyond is a 12cup Cusisinart Extreme Brewer on clearance. Shop now before it sells out plus get free shipping.



*Another coffee maker, this one from mays.com. A 14 cup Cuisinart coffee maker on clearance for $69.99 regularly $149.99! It says you can also apply 10% off. Look around on the site. A lot of the coffee makers are half off or almost half. Buy one now for a friend and gift it for Christmas.







I hope this helps you score some good deals. Have a wonderful day all.



Signing off an "October lover" Coffee Diva




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 cnet.com. 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 Keurig.com. 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?








http://www.cnet.com/products/keurig-kold/



Thoughts?
















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