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VALENTINE GIFT IDEAS FOR COFFEE LOVERS

VALENTINE GIFT IDEAS FOR COFFEE LOVERS

Looking for a great gift idea for your coffee or tea loving valentine to go along with that Valentine card? Well, you're in luck, because we happen to have some great gift ideas that we're sure your love will thank you for.

 

Love Mug - $7.99 (price at the time of this post)

This one is kind of a no brainer. People who drink coffee or tea, love mugs! In fact, they are somewhat of mug connoisseurs. Instead of shamelessly plugging our amazing mugs, we are sharing this cute little mug from World Market. It's sweet...


ALL ABOUT KOMBUCHA FROM OUR FRIENDS AT HEALTH ADE

ALL ABOUT KOMBUCHA FROM OUR FRIENDS AT HEALTH ADE

Us ladies, here at Cocoa Made, have been drinking kombucha for years now!  A couple of years ago, we stumbled upon the Health Ade brand and fell in love at first sip. Their wonderfully paired flavors made us swoon over our beloved kombucha all over again! We quickly learned that all kombucha is NOT created equally. Our tastebuds could tell right away that this was much more superior than what we had in the past. Just like that, it became the only brand of the bubbly beverage we drink in our household.

When we asked our Instagram family (the cocoa beans) about...


3 REASONS YOUR SKIN WANTS YOU TO DRINK MORE GREEN TEA

3 REASONS YOUR SKIN WANTS YOU TO DRINK MORE GREEN TEA

Did you know the secret to glowing skin may be in your cup of tea? Green tea, to be exact! Its anti-inflammatory properties can reduce inflammation, stave off aging and help you to get the glowing skin you've always wanted. 

We have seen lots of cosmetic products containing green tea, like moisturizers, skin brightening creams, toners and more – that just goes to show the benefits of incorporating this superfood into your routine.

If green tea isn't already part of your regimen, here are three reasons why it should be:

1. It helps to reduce oil

If you struggle with acne or an oily t-zone, then girl, you may want to get...


LIFESTYLE: COFFEE TERMINOLOGY 101

LIFESTYLE: COFFEE TERMINOLOGY 101

To order your coffee like a pro, you have to know the lingo! To make sure that you impress the pants off your next barista, we found this list of coffee terms (written by Oliver Stand for the New York Times) that would impress even the shrewdest of coffee connoisseurs.

AFFOGATO

Ice cream (traditionally vanilla) “drowned” with a shot of espresso.

AMERICANO

A shot of espresso diluted with hot water.

BARISTA

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DIY: MOISTURIZE AND BRIGHTEN YOUR SKIN WITH THIS DIY TURMERIC FACE MASK

DIY:  MOISTURIZE AND BRIGHTEN YOUR SKIN WITH THIS DIY TURMERIC FACE MASK

The winter weather can be harsh on the skin, especially if you already suffer from dry skin, the struggle is a little too real! During the winter is a good time to pamper your skin a little more than usual.  A moisturizing mask is a great way to combat dryness and prevent old man winter from reeking havoc on your lovely epidermis.

Masks are great, but can be expensive, so I skip those overpriced treatments and head straight for my kitchen cabinets for ingredients to whip up my own. The one I'm going to share with you guys, uses all organic...