Ninja Coffee Bar Review 

Christmas time I was asked by my family and friends what my boyfriend and I wanted for Christmas. We have been in our own apartment for two years.  

We are complete caffeine addicts and honestly, we needed a new coffee machine we had a cheapo 10 dollar machine that honestly murdered the magical ways of caffeine bliss!  So this year we got the Ninja Coffee Bar.

Today I share my renewed love and joy for coffee using the Ninja Coffee Bar.

What it Does:

Really what doesn’t this great machine do?  

It has four main settings on the knob of the machine.  These select the size of your coffee you can choose mug, travel mug, half or full carafe.

Next it has three main settings for your brew.

First you have ice which makes your coffee cold.  Then you choose from rich brew which gives you that exquisitely bold,sensual flavor, or classic brew which gives you the nostalgic taste of “mom and pop” coffee shops.  You also have an additional choice called “specialty(concentrated) coffee” this is for espresso that is finely ground or needs to be brewed gently and with more TLC than your average java.

You also have a stay warm option fot when you want to heat up coffee that has cooled down in your carafe.  

Plus there is a button that is “clean” it lights up when you need to clean the coffee machine.

You can make endless coffee varations such as macchiatos,americanos,lattes and much more! It even comes with a milk frother for more added fun and deliciousness. 

How to Use:

  1. Twist off the resevoir and fill with ONLY filtered water.  Water from tap or unfilterred may clog up your machine with gunk! Fill to your desired amount.  DO NOT fill higher than max capacity line!
  2. Turn the knob to your desired size use the insert in your Ninja Coffee Bar to place a mug or travel mug if you are making single serves, or select full or half carafe for more than a few servings.
  3. BEFORE selecting a brew, use your measuring cup that came with the Ninja Coffee Bar, use the smaller part for travel mug or single cup, use the larger scoop for half or full carafe. ONLY add in the suggested amount of coffee and never over fill.  BEFORE adding coffee to the coffee net apply a PAPER coffee filter. ONLY use paper coffee filters!
  4. Select the type of brew/ amd if you want hot just slect the brew type otherwise push the “serve over ice” option.
  5. Wait for coffee to finish brewing and enjoy! 

Overall Thoughts

I honestly give the Ninja Coffee Bar a 5 out of 5 star rating.  It is like having your own barista, or coffee shop at home and you can save so much money!   As mentioned you can also get really creative with it too!

Have you expereinced the Ninja Coffee Bar?

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Twinkle VoxBox Review

Hello again!

Today I am reviewing a long due post about the Twinkle VoxBox I was kindly sent from Influenster.

Please note all products were sent for testing purposes only and are not being used for resale!

Let’s get to it!

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Aquation Lotion:  Out of all the products I received in this box I loved this product the most.  This lotion is light weight, glides on smoothly, and doesn’t stain clothes, score!  Added brownie points, this is a cruelty free product(very important to me).  I also love that you can use this lotion on your face as well anytime you need a little extra moisture to keep your skin from feeling like sand!

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Oreo Thins:

While this wasn’t a bad tasting snack, I honestly didn’t think it tasted any different from the traditional Oreos you find at the store.  I’m not a big cookie eater, at least not ones that aren’t made at home, so for me it wasn’t something out of the ordinary.

Image Source: http://www.livingwithcoupons.com/2014/05/reynolds-coupon-1-00-off-deals.html

Reynolds Cookie Baking Sheets:

Again, this isn’t something I use much of and I honestly use my crock pot for most dishes so I can’t honestly give you a comparison review or anything like that.  They aren’t bad by any means and I do use them when I do bake in the oven such as cookies, and brownies, they are pretty useful.  However, as said, I don’t use these very much so I don’t feel a need to actually buy more.

 

AXE White Label Night Body Wash 16 Ounce
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Axe Body Wash in “Night”

I personally love the scent of this, lavender, and cedarwood, and just very husky, sexy, man beast.  I used it myself, my boyfriend wasn’t a big fan.  However I did get a lot of attention from other females(tee hee!).

I also received Covergirl Lash Blast, and Crockpot butter, however I am not a fan of Covergirl and I do not care for butter so I honestly did not like either product enough to want to review it.

What was in your VoxBox?

The Polka Dot Life

 

 

 

 

Don’t Make These Fistakes

Three Celeb Trainers Offer 3 Fitness Fixes

You’re committed to the gym.  You attended every Zumba workout and power through it.  Your inches aren’t shrinking and your weight is not moving.  Why?  It very well may not be a plateau but rather what you are doing.  Read on to see if you are doing any of these fitness no nos!

Noah Neiman, NYC

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Source:

http://www.elle.com/beauty/health-fitness/how-to/a29604/trainer-noah-neiman-explains/

Fitness Fallout: Not Eating Healthy Enough

Noah Neiman has worked with many celebs such as Amy Schumer.  He confesses the number one fallout everyone seems to have alike is their food consumption.  Noah confesses that he often hears that people “eat pretty healthy” which translates to most trainers as “I am embarrassed but I don’t want to sound bad so I will tell you I eat well most of the time”.

The Fix

Neiman suggests eating a lean diet of meats, veggies, and limited fruits.  He also suggests making meals simple as well.  Noah Neiman also suggests using the right supplements is good as well.

Website: https://www.rumble-boxing.com/

 

Erin Oprea, Nashville

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Source:

http://www.nashvillelifestyles.com/bestof/erin-opreas-at-home-workout

Fitness Fall Out: Losing Control of Your Body

Erin Oprea who has trained celebs such as Carrie Underwood and Kelsesea Ballerini, has confessed noticing many clients who lose control of their bodies during a workout.  This can be dangerous and can cause injury .  Always be in control of your body movements.

The Fix

Keep your engaged at all times can help you power through your workout and prevent most injuries.  If you feel yourself getting so fatigued that you are losing control of your body during a move this is when it’s okay to take that 30 second break and go back to the move.  Better safe than sorry!

Website: http://www.opreapersonalfitness.com/

 

Astrid Swan, Los Angeles

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http://astrid-swan.com/

Fitness Fallout: Going Too Hard

Fitness Trainer, Astrid Swan, who has trained celebs such as Julianne Hough has seen clients go hard core through the workout for long periods of time and lack the proper food to support the body after a strenuous workout.

The Fix

Astrid suggests short HIIT workouts and proper food proportions which ensures the body the fuel to burn off the fat and the nutrition to prolong good health!

Website: http://astrid-swan.com/

 

You can find more information from the original article here:

http://www.eonline.com/news/822632/you-re-doing-it-wrong-your-biggest-fitness-mistakes-according-to-3-celeb-trainers

Do you make any of these fitness falters?

 

DIY Brush Cleaner

Hey Beauties!

I hope everyone is having a splendid January!!!   I wanted to talk to you all today about keep those brushes clean and how you can do it at home for cheap!

This is not something that I am claiming originality on but rather something I saw that worked for my brushes and  I wanted to share with you to help your brushes.

Please note you should be washing and disinfecting your brushes daily, especially when running your own make up artist biz.  If you cannot get to that I suggest at least 3 times per week and this does not take long at all so it is not time consuming.  Not only is it good for your clients but it also it good to not dirty up those precious pores!

Ingredients:

  1. a Bowl or deep plate
  2. 1 cap full of olive oil
  3. a tablespoon or 2 of either a shampoo that is free of chemicals, Dawn Dish Soap.
  4. 1 c hot water

Directions:

Mix cup of hot water, and then olive oil and finally shampoo or dish soap in the bowl or plate.   I do prefer this order because then my brushes smell good(yes weird I know).  Start with 1 brush at a time and gently swirl the bristles into the solution,  gently squeeze any water out of the brush but DO NOT WRING the brush or you may damage the bristles.  Then wipe brush off on clean paper towel until there is not more makeup residue coming off the brush.  Let the brush air dry.  Repeat with each brush.  Allow brushes to dry over night.