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Coffee Tea?! My Coffee Secret

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NCDT (National Coffee Data Trends) have reported that as much as 67% of Americans drink coffee on a daily basis.  That amount increases to 75% when determining the amount of adults who drink coffee on a weekly basis.  One lesser know fact is that the global coffee market is expected to reach 182 billion by the year 2030.  What is it about that little dark bean, available in so many varieties, that cause people to be unable to go about their daily lives without it?  It must be the flavor as some people swear by coffees made in various countries.  If it's not Columbian or Jamaican coffee, some will not even touch the mug.  Then there are the coffee chain fan clubs who must have their daily Starbucks or Tim Horton's signature espresso in the morning.  Let's be real, the taste of coffee isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when dark.  Quite possibly, it may be the alertness that coffee provides after consumption which have some people hooked.   The alertness and

SUNCOAT COSMETICS NON TOXIC NAIL ART POLISH REVIEW

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It was pretty exciting to find a nail art set that was all natural.  If you are familiar with natural nail polishes, you know that it's rare to come across an all natural nail art set. It was wonderful to know that there was a natural alternative for women who enjoy doing creative designs. Suncoat Cosmetics is a Canadian company that sells all natural makeup.  Suncoat cosmetics makes three different nail art sets which come in a variety of colors.  The set that is being reviewed here is called "Earth."  The earth set consists of a white, orange, pink and mint green.  They are mineral based nail polishes and the size of the bottles are 0.26 oz each.  This nail art set did NOT deliver.  When applying the brush to nails, you'll find that the colors are extremely sheer.  The white hardly shows and it is more of a pearly, sheer, ivory color.  When trying to create french tips, the white polish in this package was not able to create a nice white line.  Even after piling on

GRAZE BOX SUBSCRIPTION REVIEW

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Attention all health nuts and nutettes: YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE Graze box. To put it simply, Graze is a subscription based snack box. There are a host of snack varieties to choose from. Whether you crave sweet or salty snacks, graze has got something just for you. Customers can choose from dried fruit, crackers, seeds, nuts. They've also recently introduced popcorn to the snack mix. Do you know how exciting this is for healthy foodies? Ok that's great! Who's behind this? Graze was founded by seven friends who had a very creative vision for snacking the healthy way. This creative vision along with hard work and a profound love for delectable, tasty snacks, led them to establish Graze. All of the snack items at Graze are sourced from small, quality suppliers. Graze also gives back. They've established a school of farming in Uganda which teaches individuals in the community how to grow and harvest their own food. If that isn't giving an added boost to our global green ec

Boots Botanics Body Butter 10.14 fl oz REVIEW

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Boots No. 7 is the # 1 drugstore brand in Great Britain. Boots No. 7 is a brand that carries cosmetics, skin care and beauty products. Boots Botanics introduced the Botanics line which boasts a variety of anti-aging products, skin and body care products that are plant based.  Our first purchase from the Boots Botanics line was the organic body butter. It is made with plant extracts, essential oils, and nourishing butters like shea and cocoa seed butter. After trying this product for about a month, it would only be right to do a short and conclusive review on this product.  This body butter is 85% organic.  This means that 85% of the ingredients have been certified organic by the proper certification body in the UK.  This is not to be confused with the Boots No. 7 body butter. That particular product does not contain certified organic ingredients. The Boots Botanics organic body butter is thick and creamy in consistency.  Upon using this product, you should be sure to take a good amount

Crumbs Gluten Free Bake Shop NYC Review

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There's a new gluten free bakery in town! CRUMBS opened up their first dedicated gluten free bakery in October 2013.  This bakery is one of 4 dedicated gluten free bakeries in all of NYC.  It is right smack in the middle of Greenwich village and a short walk from NYU.  When you arrive at 37 E. 8th Ave, you'll be greeted by squeaky-clean glass windows and a huge blue, block-lettered sign that says, "Crumbs Gluten Free."  You really cannot miss it.  Crumbs decided to open this gluten free bakery to cater to customers that eat gluten-free!  Obviously, they realized the importance of having a dedicated facility where there will be absolutely no chances of customers getting sick due to cross-contamination.  I decided to pay a visit to CRUMBS Gluten Free on a really cold January day.  Boy, was I in for some seriously tasty treats.  After walking in, I was greeted by a very nice, helpful worker who explained various options to me.  My eyes were glued to the glass casings whi