Sunday, January 24, 2016

This Week's Target Haul

Hey guys. I hope you are all safe and sound. We received tons of snow here in N.Y.C.  Dreading cleaning the car so in the meantime I will be drinking tons of coffee and catching up with you guys.
Here was my latest Target haul. I need to start buying a lot of bins to organize the closets.  I'm buying little by little. I plan on doing a lot of projects in the spring time so I'd like to get a head start on things. I used that pretty box to organize some of my candles on the bookshelf. I will post more pics during the week. 

Stay safe all ⛄❄⛄
Signing off "a snowed in" coffee diva

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

My Last Bathandbodyworks SAS Haul

This was from last week. The final and last Semi Annual sale haul. It will be missed so much. Now I just have to wait until the summer when they have another one 😂. Also those are my new go to drink La Croix sparkling water. You can have on whole30.  They taste great. You can purchase at whole foods or Target.



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Last Week's Manicure




Happy Hump day all! Sorry I haven't spoken to you guys in a little while. I've been doing the "whole30" thang. It's pretty time consuming. As well as sickening lol. I was dizzy/nauseous/depressed as well as a variety of other symptoms the past week. Yes I understand that I was detoxing. I know the detox police were about to say something and I get it. Then I had a horrible pain in my stomach on Monday. I gave up at 11:00 at night and drank some ginger ale. Sorry not sorry. It was then that I realized I need to be good to my body. If something is too much for me it's too much. Everyone's body is different. Maybe this is great for some people and not for others. I had a decaf cappuccino yesterday but followed the eating regimen perfect breakfast, lunch, and dinner. That is my modification. I have no plans on eating bread or pasta or cheese. No snacking at night or in between which has been my biggest victory. I've always been one to nosh. I can't kill myself but I need to be healthy. As well as happy.I was actually crying last week from being in pain and sick. That's not cool. I still persevered though. I have already lost weight (well I think I have from my clothes)so that was my motivation to stay on this but just allow myself to have a drop of Organic half and half in my coffee. I read so many other blogs and articles online about other women who felt the same I did, and quit. It made me feel so much better. I didn't feel guilty. I guess mainly because i'm still doing it. I've still made huge changes to my diet and lifestyle. The way I eat. The way I feel. I will probably do a review when the moth is up but just wanted to keep you guys informed.


So this was Sally Hansen's "Sparkling Water" nail polish. Can I just say it was horrible. Thick and sludgy. Hate it. Love the color though. I give it two coffee cups out of 5 and would not recommend :(







Hope you all enjoy your day and look forward to catching up!



Signing off a "whole30butusingalittlemilk" Coffee Diva

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

NEW Centrum® MultiGummies Review




Hi guys. Happy Wednesday all. I am on Day 1 of the Whole30 program. I can't tell you how excited I am to reset my body in the most natural way possible. I'm also a little frightened as some people say in the first week you may have some unpleasant withdrawals (headaches and bloating) as the sugar and gluten are leaving your body. I already have a headache today. I don't know if that is a coincidence or from the diet. I'm still happy. Have a lot of energy. I'm optimistic. I got a head start last night. So the detox might be in process. EEeeek. I even woke up an hour earlier than normal. Had breakfast. Really enjoyed my black coffee with coconut milk. It is allowed on the diet since it's not dairy. Re-organized my linen closet as well as clean up in the kitchen. Bedroom. And I'm roasting sweet potatoes for my after workout recovery meal. I will be catching up on work now. Then doing my cardio. Going to shoot for arm workouts today since my legs are complete jelly beans from yesterdays lower body session. I am not even hungry now, which usually right after food I am. I like the fact that you will be creative with what mother nature has given us. You can really eat so much. The recipes I've found online and on Instagram look better than anything I've made.

I am a member of Smiley360. One of my latest campaigns I was given to test for free are Centrum MultiGummies. I absolutely love these gummies! They are so easy to take every morning. Easier than a big honking pill. They taste great. They are a large bottle to last a while. I definitely want to buy these again instead of regular multivitamin pills that I normally buy. I give them 5 coffee cups out of 5. They promote your overall well being with extra B vitamins for energy. If you like check out this video commercial for them.


Click here for a $4.00 off coupon thanks to your truly :) This way you guys can try. Let me know what you think or if you have already tried before.


Have a great day my loves.



Signing off a "Day 1" Coffee Diva

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Jingle Vox Box Campaign Reviews



Happy hump day all! I had an interesting night yesterday. I was on the search or hunt more like for 90% off Target items that I had been seeing on my Instagram feed lately. Apparently N.Y stinks and after going to two stores there was literally nothing left. The upside the store looks perfect. New stuff was out and really pretty. But yeah not 90% off. I didn't even find a candle :(. On the upside, I did find three boxes of K-cups that were $3 each as well as a limited edition Starbucks holiday mug for $4.00. That's positive right? I might go to another one this week. I think there are 2 or 3 more Targets here. The Bronx is a huge borough. Well I hope you are all enjoying your days. It is nice and sunny out. I did my cardio but towards the end had to stop and rest.

I received this beautiful #JingleVoxBox as a campaign to be reviewed for free from #influenster. I was so happy with this box and loved everything inside. The kit included:

*Ittybitty spiderman doll to be donated to charity from Hallmark. It was adorable.
*Cetaphil moisturizing cream which I have been using this week since my skin just decided to go dry and flaky out of no where when the temperature dropped. I love it. No fragrance. Goes right in. Perfect for this time of year. I have normal/combo skin. The summer this would be way to heavy. But right now it is perfect.
*Pure Ice Nail Polish in a pretty nude color. Love it for any time of the year.
*Ore Ida tatter tots. Ore Ida is a great brand with quality products. My husband loved the tatter tots.
*Biscoff Gingerbread cookies. I had never tried these or the brand before but to be totally honest, I ate all of them right when I went through the box! They were so yummy plus it was the holidays so that was allowed right?
*NYC New York color eye liner in a very dark brown color. Great price. Good product. Goes on really smooth. Want irritate your eyes. My insider beauty tip: I've been using it to fill in my eyebrows! The color matches perfect. Makes them look amazing. I follow with clear mascara. And Boom.
*Kiss Fake lashes and black glue. The lashes I liked. They were natural looking. Not as dramatic for my taste but I am sure most people would go with them for everyday. The lash glue is great for blending in and not seeing white glue like the old versions. But the black got everywhere!!! And I do mean everywhere. I am a makeup artist and it was a disaster. Don't know if I'd ever buy again :(


I was very lucky and thankful to have tried all of these amazing products from #influenster and these brands. Check them out at your local drugstores as well as supermarkets. You won't be dissapointed.





Signing off a "Jingle" Coffee Diva :)

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Friendly's Sundae Nut Football K-cups Review



Happy Tuesday loves. It's finally a cold New Yawk winter. I love it. Makes drinking coffee so much more enjoyable. I got another great work out in in the morning. I have a million errands to do (Including stalking Target tonight. I heard their merchandise hit 90% off. I will go to every Target in the Tri-State area if I have to find 90% off items!) After my workouts i'm pretty wiped. So right now all I can muster is a cup of coffee and working here with you guys :)


I have another good review for you. It's a short but good one. A great K-cup my family gave me as a holiday gift. Friendly's Sunday Nut football K-Cups. They are a limited edition. Vanilla peanut butter and chocolate fudge flavored. Can we all just sigh at that description. I love this K-cup. It literally tastes like peanut butter. It's nutty without being too light. Great for everyday or even at night for dessert. Not bitter. 100% Arabica beans. It is flavored but not overly sweet like a french vanilla blend that's why I love it. I give it 4 coffee cups out of 5. I had never tried it before and loved it right away. I don't know where they are available since it was a gift but I would definitely buy and drink again. Yumm. I didn't have a problem using in my 2.0 Keurig either. I have only a few left so I will be savoring.





Did you guys ever see these or use? If so how do you like the flavor?









Signing off a "Nutty" Coffee Diva

Monday, January 4, 2016

Keurig 2.0 K450 Review



First and foremost I want to say Happy New Year to everyone. I hope you all enjoyed your holidays and new year. I wish you much health, love, and success in 2016. I wanted to give myself a break to really enjoy the holidays and reboot my brain. I am always so motivated and working on a million different projects at once. It was nice to just be. The holidays were simple and calm. But happy that I have so much in my life to be thankful for.
Today is already off to a good start. I have done my cardio for the day and now I'm settling in to catch up on many over due work projects. I wanted to review the new Keurig 2.0 that I received as a present from my dad for Christmas. So here goes..


I have had the Keurig for about 9 years now. I started with the mini and now i'm here lol j.k. (Drake joke). But seriously, I did have the mini Keurig and I loved it immediately. I had seen it on Q.V.C for months and was so interested in buying not even knowing what the machine was really capable of at the time. My husband never even really drank coffee then. Now he has to have coffee multiple times from the keurig. As well as hot chocolate. Right before my wedding my husband purchased the bigger model for us since we were drinking so much and it wasn't just me anymore as we thought it would be when we purchased the mini Keurig. I loved that one just as much if not more. The coffee was always good to me. We liked the big water reservoir as well as all the features.

Now fast forward to this past year. I had been seeing the 2.0 all over the place and was excited to see it was touch screen. Bigger model. More water. Fun tricks. Beautiful colors. I even applied to a few free contests hoping to win but not having any luck. I thought the big model was too large and figured I would definitely get the small one in a funky teal color they were offering. Long story short my dad saw it on a T.S.V on Q.V.C and it was an amazing deal. Same price as the small one for the K450 model. Came with everything. So I purchased in the exclusive "mocha" color. I thought the brown would stand the face of time. Knowing how much I redecorate over the years. Brown is a neutral.

I have to say I have no negative comments to make on the brewer. There is nothing I don't like about this machine. I am in love and I feel every model they make the game is just stepped up another notch! First off aesthetically the machine is beautiful. The 2.0 looks huge, but it is actually less intrusive than the other models due to it's curved design on the side. It even weighed less than the older machine. I couldn't believe it. I was so glad I went for the bigger model. I never knew. The LED screen is bright. It's easy to use. It's fun. You can change your wallpaper or program your machine to your favorite brew setting. Small, medium, or large. You can make the temperature of the water hotter or colder. Depending on your liking. It has different language settings. A reminder when to change your filter. You can brew from as little as 4oz up to 12oz. You can customize if you want the coffee stronger or not which will reflect on how the coffee brews (slow or fast). It holds 70oz of water. You will have enough to brew a whole carafe and then some. The removable drip tray is great to fit those big travel sized mugs under which my older model didn't always fit. It even looks nice if you want to leave it without. There is a touch screen option just to brew hot water which I love. I use it for tea as well as my oatmeal in the morning. They even customized that feature with brew sizing for 4oz up to 12oz I believe.

Another feature that needs to be discussed all on its own is the carafe. I never thought i'd want to have a carafe or pot ever again but with the Keurig you will love it!! It's one of my favorite features now. You can brew 2/3 3/4 or 4/5 cups in the carafe. I love to use this on the weekend when me and my husband are going to drink multiple cups. I can just brew a whole pot and we are good to go. But unlike a whole pot of coffee no mess. No measuring. Same one cup feature but for multiple cups. Genius. The carafe will stay warm for a while as well. I'd say about 15 minutes give or take. I used all of the carafe k-cups up and realized that could get really pricey if I keep using on the weekends. The carafe k-cups all tasted amazing I should mention. None were watered down or weak even when brewing on the 4/5 cup option. The breakfast blend was my favorite from Green Mountain and I would like to stock up on more to have from time to time. But ultimately I purchased a carafe filter to use my own coffee (or kcups since i've been cutting the tops and putting them in the filter lately lol). It was only $10.00 on amazon. Works perfectly. The brewer also came with a my kcup filter that you can use to brew a regular kcup with your favorite coffee. They didn't offer this option in the beginning which I think deterred many people from buying. Myself included. Now I feel it is perfect.

The coffee tastes great to me. I have been using other "branded" kcups even though they say you can't with the new brewer. If they don't work you can just pop the top off of another "Keurig" labeled top and it will work right away. I know it's a shame to pay all that money and have to even do that. But Keurig had to protect it's company since everyone and their mother was ripping off their kcups. They ran out on the patent for the kcup and that's why you see even your nearby gas station with kcups now. I get it. I still love the machine and support them. If it's not for you and you are that angry about that , you don't have to purchase the Keurig. It's that simple. There are a million rip off's of the Keurig now. As well as single serve brewers. I own two others as well. I find the Keurig to be the best of them all. The biggest variety of kcups. They stand by their products as well which is why I've repurchased so many times. It is a staple in my house. I turn on from the morning and keep it on all day. First hot water with lemon. Mid day is many cups of coffee. Then at night tea again with hot chocolate for hubby. Sometimes decaf. The options are endless. It's ready to go at all times. Once you turn the brewer on it takes a minute to preheat and then all day it is ready and the touch of the screen. I barely ever have to refill the whole tank. I add a little here and there and mine always is full even how much we drink. I would give this machine 5 coffee cups out of 5. I would highly reccomend. IF you purchase please go to qvc.com for the best purchase price with all of the items shows in my picture. Wait until it is on a TSV. If not the brewer is $169.99 on it's own without anything else. Trust me you will want to use the carafe!




Have you guys purchased the new 2.0 brewer? Any comments or thoughts? I hope this helped you all if you were on the fence or wondering about the brewer at all. Any questions just forward them to me I'd love to answer.




Signing off a "Reviewed 2.0" Coffee Diva