Review: Keurig 2.0 K400

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*I received the Keurig 2.0 courtesy of Influenster for review purposes. Thanks Influenster!*

In December I was lucky to receive a fancy Keurig 2.0 to test drive – so let me tell you about it!

Keurig 2.0

What separates the Keurig 2.0 from it’s predecessors is it’s ability to make a carafe of coffee – not just single serving coffee, tea or fancy drinks. This was particularly intriguing to my husband and I since during the week he’ll make coffee just for himself but on weekends we require MORE caffine – very cool that we can make a mini pot with the Keurig 2.0.

Keurig 2.0

 

The unit took no more thank 10 minutes to set up and looks great in our modern kitchen. The display is clear and easy to follow instructions.

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And shocker – it makes coffee!

Disclosure: Our coffee makers of choice have been a 1960’s (no joke, it’s legit vintage) peculator and Kitchen Aid Personal Coffee Maker. Both are compact, and require ground coffee which we don’t mind too much since we LOVE coffee… good coffee. We’re pretty picky.

We’ve had limited exposure to the K-Cup phenomenon, so it was cool to try out the Keurig 2.0! Let’s cut to the chase – what did we think?

Pros:

-Nice looking unit

-Makes carafe and single cups

-Makes coffee, tea or fancier beverages (depending on what K-Cups you choose to buy)

-No mess, easy to use

Cons:

-Coffee quality not as good as our peculator or drip

-Locked into buying new K-Cups (more expensive than grinding beans)

-I expected a carafe K-Cup to make 4 cups or so of coffee… in reality it makes 2. When we have guests over it would be more efficient to make a traditional pot of coffee than burn through a bunch of K-cups

Overall, this is a great machine and works extremely well, it just doesn’t surpass our previous coffee ‘situation’ as far as beverage quality is concerned, in our opinion.

I have passed on this Keurig 2.0 to my Mom and Dad who are enjoying it immensely, it’s a perfect fit in my Mom’s office for when she wants a quick cup of coffee or tea. I would recommend this to someone who hates the mess and fuss of dealing with ground coffee – you can literally press a button and have your morning coffee. Pretty amazing!

I hope you found this review helpful, again thank-you to Influenster for giving me the opportunity to review the Keurig 2.0 K400!

Do you own a Keurig or similar system?

 

xo B

Category: Paleo Prose

Face of the Day

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I thought I’d share some new and new-ish products I’ve been LOVING lately, and that might be especially great coming into Spring/Summer.

Brittany Face of the Day

 

My FOTD – laughing at my husband goofing off! A very natural look since it’s the weekend, but still fun in my opinion 😉

Cargo, Maybelline, The Balm, Bare Minerals

 

I’ll start with my most recent purchase Cabana Boy by The Balm! Picked it up from London Drugs for 30% off and love love LOVE it!

The Balm BlushI

I think this colour really lends itself to the Radiant Orchid Pantone obsession of 2014. A very purply pink blush with a real sheen to it. VERY pigmented, would look gorgeous on a range of skin tones.

Maybelline Sahara Storm Lipstick

Next most recent is this Maybelline Buffs collections lipstick in Stormy Sahara. This is normally not a lipcolour I would gravitate to, but ItsJudyTime gave this particular shade a big thumbs up – and it looked great on her to boot! So far I love it when I mute out my natural lipcolour with a nude lipliner or concealer.

Cargo Vintage Escape

 

This is the Cargo Cosmetics Vintage Escape Palette, I snapped this up at Kohl’s last time I was in Seattle. Tati of GlamLifeGuru raaavveedd about this but I just didn’t want to spend the $50ish that it cost in Canada… but for $39 in the states I was sold. The range of colours really lend towards fall/winter looks but I think I’ll get loads of use out of this year round. 10/10, definitely pick this up if you see it!

Bare Minerals Foundation

 

Last but not least is my Bare Minerals pressed Foundation in Medium Beige. I was a little cautious of this since my skin is normal to dry… but once I tried it I was hooked! Buildable coverage, beautiful satin finish, excellent colour match (for you warm toned/yellow people out there THIS IS THE BOMB), looks amazing in photos (proof above)… I could go on and on.

And that concludes this FOTD! Hope you enjoyed, be sure to share what you’ve been loving for your more relaxed make-up days!

xo Britt

 

 

 

Influenster MysteryBox SOLVED!

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It was a very exciting surprise to come home to a very large box in the mail from Garnier! If you read my previous post about the Mystery Brand I was testing out from Influenster then you’ll know what I mean by saying the Mystery is Solved!

Garnier Damage Eraser Influenster

 

*These products are compliments of Influenster*

The amazing shampoo, conditioner and hair serum for ‘damaged, distressed hair’ turned out to be from this new Garnier Damage Eraser Line! Here you see the Fortifying Shampoo, Conditioner, Split Ends Bandage Serum and Strength Reconstructing Butter (Hair Mask). What’s special about this line is that the formulas contain Phyto-Keratin Complex and Cupuacu Butter.

I have yet to try the Hair Mask yet, but as for the rest of the line I LOVE IT! My hair really does feel much healthier and stronger. Part of this challenge was guessing what brand I was testing (the sample bottles just said L’Oreal, which owns dozens of companies) I originally thought it would be the L’Oreal Professional Hair Care, but then thought it might actually be a higher end product since it worked so well! I’m happy to know it’s a wallet friendly line since I’ll definitely be coming back to these products.

I’ve spotted this in stores already if you’re interested in trying it out (London Drugs if you’re in Canada). Let me know if you do, or if you have a hair care line that YOU love for dry, damaged hair!

xo Britt

 

 

Category: Beauty Babble

L’Oreal MysteryBox from Influenster

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I am so pleased to be a part of the Influenster #MysteryBox I wanted to share the first part of this journey which has been working our really well for me :)

Influenster mysterybox l'oreal

 

These Shampoo, Conditioner and Split End Serum samples were sent to me by Influenster to test out, and try to guess what name/make of what I’ve been using to soothe my dry damaged hair. (the packaging says it’s for distressed, damaged hair, and it’s a L’Oreal company, they own dozens of brands)

Influenster Mystery VoxBox

 

Here is a photo of my hair after the first use of these products (and a bit of KMS Volumizing Gel). I would have taken a before photo but it wouldn’t have been a fair comparison since it was SO DIRTY. (I only was my hair every 3 days).

I noticed a definite improvement in the texture and look of my hair, it felt softer and healthier after using the mystery product – and this also translated well into the actual look of my hair.

I have used these a second time, and I can safely say there is even more of an improvement in the texture of my hair – I am really happy to be testing out these hair products!

My guess to what they are on the shelves – part of the L’oreal Professional hair care line, maybe called deep repair? L’Oreal owns several brands so it could even be Kerestase, Redken, Pureology, Garnier, Matrix or others.

The shampoo is most likely NOT sulphite free since it did lather really well… I will be thrilled if I’m wrong because I prefer to use sulphite free shampoos to prolong the colour of my dyed hair.

The conditioner is SO THICK, it reminds me of a hair mask…and I love it! All the products have a pleasant smell too. I will be sure to update you when the ‘Mystery Box’ is solved!

Be sure to comment if you think you know what this product is!

xo Britt

Category: Beauty Babble