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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

My Starbucks and Caffeine Addiction + Hurricane Isaac Evacuation

Anyone have a caffeine and/or chocolate addiction? Yeah, I don't think I'm alone with this one! HaHaHa Sign me up for choco-caffo-holic-anonymous! LOL

Starbucks definitely feeds BOTH my caffeine and chocolate cravings. Whenever, I walk into a Starbucks I literally want everything! They make it all look so good! It's truly difficult to choose just one or two things from their menu. And oh gosh, I can suck down some frappuccinos you guys. Addicted much!?! LOL What's in those things? HaHaHa Ok, don't tell me! HaHaHa

Well, another caffeine addiction I have is with my nails. Nails??? Yes! Do you guys know fellow blogger Mary Jo Matsumoto? She's a multi-talented business owner and blogger. Mary's blog, Trust Your Style, is a blend of fabulous fashion and art. She also sells gorgeous leather handbags & nail lacquer. She just came out with a new nail lacquer collection for Fall called Caffeine Addiction. I love it! What makes her nail lacquer so special is that it's 4Free!!! That means her polish contains no formaldehyde, DBP/dibutyl phthalate, toluene, or camphor.  How great is that!?! Her products are also never tested on animals. And she ships internationally!!!

Let's Celebrate! 
Since I'm in a chocolatey and coffee mood, I thought it would be fun to tell you some of my favorite items from Starbucks and showcase Mary Jo's nail lacquer.

Also, I thought it would be great to do a giveaway. I have 300 wonderful readers!!! You guys are awesome and I really appreciate your comments and visits to my blog each and everyday.
Thank You! Group Hug!

 $20 Starbucks eGift Card and 
Mary Jo Matsumoto Caffeine Addiction Trio Giveway
   ***Open Worldwide***
Note: International winner will only receive the nail polish 
Good luck and tell me what you did to enter!

Follow me on GFC
Tell me your favorite item(s) at Starbucks

Follow me on Facebook Here (+1)
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Follow me on Instagram @averysweetblog (+1)
***the winner will be announced in the first blog post after I return from my Hurricane Evacuation - see details below***

Hey Guys! 

I won't be blogging for several days due to Hurricane Isaac that's in the Gulf of Mexico.

My mom & I decided to evacuate and go to Cincinnati, Ohio to be with my aunt for awhile. We just wanted peace of mind and to be safe. It was 7 years ago that Hurricane Katrina hit and that was a catastrophe.

So when I get back to New Orleans, I will announce a winner and restart my blog posts. I'll try and respond to blogs, but I can't guarantee it. Love you guys!!! Kimmy :)


Natalie said...

Girl, I love me coffee anything! I want to live at Starbucks. Haha. My personal treat is a soy cinammon dolce latte. Yum. I want one right now just thinking about it.

Those colors are awesome! I have a hard time finding good fall colors like that. Great find!

Hope y'all stay safe and that hurricane calms itself down. :-/

I follow you on GFC, Twitter and Bloglovin. ;)

TheTinyHeart said...

You were very smart to evacuate, Kim! Very much hoping for everyone there that Isaac doesn't hit hard.

I follow with GFC and my fav is the Iced Mocha!

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Unknown said...

Wow this is such a great post! I am so happy that you shared this company, I love that they have none of those chemicals and they are not tested on animals!!! Also the colours are beautiful, the last two are really gorgeous and I would totally wear all the time!

And yes... I do have an insane addiction to both coffee and chocolate.. together = my krytonite.

I really, really need your help - I entered a competition and I need to gather some "Likes" on an outfit I compiled - If you visit my blog there are more instructions there! I would SO appreciate your help!

xoxo Bree
The Urban Umbrella

Unknown said...

Hey Kimmy,

Congrats on your 300 followers girlie.

Smart move to evacuate we are only getting some heavy rain here supposedly. Ill let you know how that turns out.

Unknown said...

Kim, I'm hoping that you and your mom are safely evacuated and that your home in New Orleans is fine too. I'm so excited to be part of your giveaway--love all the nail changes you shot, you are a quick change, lol!

I will spread the word too! Many thanks for showcasing our Mary Jo Matsumoto 4FREE polish!!!

xo Mary Jo

Style Journey said...

My favorite Starbucks is the Tazo Chai Tea, Kayla's is the Double Chocolate Chip Latte. Yum! We follow via GFC

Take care getting out of Isaac's way! Safe travels to Ohio :)

Anne said...

Fabulous post Kim! I adore strawberry frappucinos and the raspberry and skinny white chocolate muffins!! Stay safe:)

Lindsay said...

First off, be safe! I didn't know you had family in Ohio! Me too! It's where I was born! My fave at Starbuck's is probably the Green Tea Frap. I haven't had one in forever, but they are super yummy!

As for contest, I'm pretty sure I follow you everywhere. :)

gi-gi said...

So glad you will be away from the storm.

Try a Misto w/2 shots of coconut. Will make you think you're at the beach.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Oh wow, first and foremost, I hope your home is spared. I don't blame you for heading to your aunt in Ohio. After Katrina, I feel like running to Canada myself, and I'm nowhere near the gulf coast. Lol.

I love Starbucks. I'm addicted to their green tea and their chai. They have really good tea mistos in the wintertime too, which keep my up during the day. Lol.

I love how you managed to match each polish to a Starbucks treat. That's awesome.

Anyway, can't wait until you come back to the blogosphere! Be safe! Hugs. xoxo

Unknown said...

Have a safe trip Kimmy!

Coco said...

Kimmy first of all take care and I hope everything is ok.congratulations on your 300 followers: you deserve that and more because of your warm, straightforward, friendly words that make your readers trust your honest opinion. Not to mention the brilliant posts, which I'm always eager to read.
As far as the giveaway is concerned, I'll try to win the nail polish trio, though I'm so disappointed that Starbucks hasn't a single retail in Italy! My sister went to NY on her honeymoon and brought me back some gift sets from Starbucks. But it's not the same as sipping a big caramel latte while reading a book on a lazy morning, or sucking down a frappuccino after a shopping marathon with a friend, or going around in winter with a hot takeaway cup of steaming coffee in your hands. I wish you a safe trip and send you a big hug!

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Hey Kim! Myself love the chocolate I expect that all this well and return soon with your blog, kisses.

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

I love 4free nail polishes. I'm spreading the word about this brand for sure.
I am completely addicted to Starbucks! My favorite thing is the Coffee Frappuccino.
Have a safe trip in Cinci :)

xix said...

Wow, that's so cool! I really like that the names of those polishes match so well with the coffee. I admit though, I'm more a fan of the coffee than the nail polish - I very rarely paint nails. ...I do often get lattes and mochas, though! :)

Cee said...

My caffeine addiction comes in strictly tea form, but that doesn't mean I can't appreciate this fabulous nailcolour collection. I love that the colours are versatile and neutral, but unique compared to what's already on the market. I'll be thinking of you during Hurricane Isaac - probably for the best you've decided to evacuate. Stay safe, girl!

Unknown said...

Follow me on GFC
-I'm already your fan!

Tell me your favorite item(s) at Starbucks
-My favorite is Hot Caramel Macchiato

Follow me on Facebook Here (+1)

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-Yup, you have so many collection, it's amazing!

Katherine said...

i'm not a big coffee drinker - i'm a tea drinker! i always drink the passion tea. i love coffee colored things though - these nails are adorable! such a cute idea for a giveaway.

of course i follow you :D

<3 katherine
of corgis and cocktails

Outside Looking In said...

I can celebrate that one!! I'm a huge caffeine and chocolate addict, but I don't have a problem. Love these nail polishes! Fun post, as always!

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

Be safe Kim.

PAPS said...

I hope your place is ok. I think I am following you on all. Sorry no starbucks here so not sure what would be my favorite. Love the nail colors

Unknown said...

I adore chocolate...
cannot go a day without eating at leat a tiny piece...
#1 guilty pleassure of mine :)
Have a great week doll!

prettymeggy said...

i'm here in germany and enjoying my time eating and indulging myself with starbucks since this is nowhere available in italy!!!
those are cute and beautiful nail polishes!!!
hope everything is well there and hope you are doing great...
take care. xoxo, Haus of Gala

Mica said...

Saty safe Kim, hope you and all of yoru family and friends are safe from the hurricane and it doesn't do too much damage!

Great giveaway, I really like the polishes! My favourite item at starbucks has to be the caramel hot chocolate...yum!

Dawn said...

Kim, first things first, glad that you and your mom have a place to stay in Ohio. Secondly, congrats on 300 followers, many more to come as you are a great blogger friend and finally, this giveaway is absolutely awesome. Count me in because I want it alllll!!! oh, and that hurricane can character is a riot. love it. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

Dawn said...

I am following you on gfc, I am follwing your twitter although I am the worst tweeter and I am going to check out your instagram and follow. I follow your facebook. I love instagram dawn xo

20 YORK STREET said...

Oh no, poor baby!

I hope everything will be alright! Take care, we're just here when you come back blogging!
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Mighty B said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this post! I love be some Starbucks. Although, as of late I've been cutting down. It was so easily accessible when I was living in Richmond. I mean literally, it was next door to my apartment. Now, not so much.
These colors are amazing.

Well I can't wait till you return and I hope that the damage in New Orleans isn't too bad. Glad your staying safe.

I follow you on GFC and I have so many favs at Starbucks but the one I get the most is probably a Tall White Chocolate Mocha with a cinnamon scone...delicious!

Great post!


cheri said...

Be safe, glad you left the area.
I love Starbucks soy lattes.

Stella said...

I'm not so much into coffee.
The blue nail polish is really nice!
Stella from A Shiny Place

Anonymous said...

Follow you :) and my fav is a green tea frappucino with mint syrup instead of classic.

<3 Cambria

Anonymous said...

follow you bloglovin

<3 Cambria

Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

First of all, I hope this hurricane won't do any damage... Can't even imagine how horrifying it must be...
The giveaway is amazing. I really wanted to try those shades and so glad I can enter. :)
Starbucks favourite? Well, I am more of a Costa girl and do like their cinnamon lattes in winter. :) Our local Starbucks wasn't brilliant - everything tasted like milk. :D


xoxo Kellz* said...

super great photos i loveeeeeeee

Diva In Me said...

Nope! You are definitely not alone when it comes to caffeine. I'm an addict as well and I got to have 1 every morning. It's a MUST! Now looking at your pictures, it makes me wanna have 1 like NOW! =D

Nelah said...

Kim: i thought about you as soon as i heard about this hurricane. Stay safe and try to enjoy the time in Ohio. I know it is hard to do when your mind is constantly worrying about your house during hurricane and what to expect ipon return. Been there, done that twice with Katrina and Ike. Let's pray that the damages will be very minimal.

Lorena Pizzo said...

I follow you and I hope you will reciprocate...

Jo said...

Kim, I'm back! You know I love anything Starbucks! Enjoy your time off.

xo Jo

Jacqueline said...

Good luck this week! I just scanned the list and realized the only way I don't follow you is pinterest, maybe its time I get an account! I hope you all stay safe!


Monica said...

Glad to hear that you are heading for safer ground!! I'm a coffee addict too!! My favorite items from starbucks is their caramel frap and vanilla frap w/ caramel.

I follow you GFC: Monica, Twitter: JustBeingMe82, Facebook: Monica Mpobsessed, Pinterest: JustBeingMe82 and IG:MakeupPolishObsessed.

little luxury list said...

Mary Jo is so sweet and I really love the blue shade too!
I'm already a follower of course!
I already like you on FB!
We are tweeps!
It's great to find you on Pinterest and I hope we can pin from each other!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Shop N' Chomp said...

Stay safe!

1) Definitely a GFC follower!

2) My absolute fave is their hot chocolate. Boring but true! It blows Coffee Bean's outta the water!!

Samantha said...

Oh gosh Kim, I hope you are your mom are safe with your aunt. {You can think of it as a mini-vacay.}

Those caffeine addiction polishes are so cute - the last color is so pretty on you! AND I thought you were going to tell us that they smelled like coffee too!! LOL! That would have been icing on the cake.

Stay safe Kim.

xo, sam

**Style of Sam**

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Kim, I thought of you as soon as I heard about the hurricane. I'm really glad that you and your mom evacuated just to be safe and hope that you both enjoy your time in Ohio with your aunt. I also hope that you'll return home safely.

I'm not much for caffeine but you could say I have a chocolate addiction :) Mary Jo's nail polishes are gorgeous. I love how the Caffeine Addiction trio colors look on you. Congrats on 300 readers! You know that number is only going to grow cause you have such an awesome blog. Thanks for another fab giveaway!
My go to Starbuck drink is their green tea lemonade. It's so refreshing. I follow you on GFC/FB/Twitter/Bloglovin/Pinterest

Rowena @ rolala loves

JTwisdom said...

Hope you and your family are safe. I am not a coffee drinker but I really like that vanilla latte nail polish.

Diamonds&Pearls-Shandi said...

Starbucks and nail polish. You're feeding both my addictions! LOL.
I am in love with their Peppermint White Chocolate Mochas. YUM. Now I'm craving one.

Stay safe!

Angela said...

I am not awake until my first cup of coffee. keep safe. : )

Jessica said...

Follow me on GFC: jessica
Tell me your favorite item(s) at Starbucks: caramel frappacuino extra caramel, hot white chocolate

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not sure my name on pintrest lol i think jessica
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thanks for this giveaway doll..
hope you guys stay safe!!

MOSAMUSE said...

BE SAFE!! peace and blessings for u and ur fam!
....mary jo's nail polishes look great as well!

Lena L said...

hi Kim!
hope you are doing well in cincinnati and have a great time with your mom. stay safe! ;)

I am a follower of yours
on GFC, Twitter, Bloglovin', Facebook and instagram. (5 entries)

my favorite from Starbucks is actually the good old pike place roast whole beans. i buy these all the time and grind them every morning! :)

thanks for the great giveaway!

Corinne said...

Where would I even BE without my caramel macchiato? I confess to even getting it in 90 degree weather haha!
& can't wait for your return, stay safe & best wishes!!
xx Corinne

Project Curve said...

hope you are doing well in cincinnati..hope nothing bad really happens..i wish i could get those starbucks coffees..and those cakes..mmmm..

miss b said...

Hi Kim, Sorry to hear that you are away from home but better to be safe.
I love cappuccino and any kind of muffin! Those nail polishes in coffee shades are all perfect for autumn.

miss b said...

Hi Kim, Sorry to hear that you are away from home but better to be safe.
I love cappuccino and any kind of muffin! Those nail polishes in coffee shades are all perfect for autumn.

Anonymous said...

Mmm, I love the passionfruit tea unsweeted. It has a nice tartness to it!

Hope your family is safe!

I followed you on Facebook. :)

Ivana said...

Oh girl, you've just made me crave a double vanilla latte and a cinnamon roll! Starbucks is still absent from Slovakia, I only hope that their HQ will locate my little country soon enough to plant a coffee shop (or two) here lol I miss it so so much!

I really hope everything's ok with you and your home after Isaac's passage! Looking forward to your new posts!

xx Ivana
Macarons and Pearls

Sam said...

Hi Kim, just stopping by to see how you are, hope everything is well on your side and you are able to get back home safe. Take care dear.

littlemissandrea said...

Mmm, my favourite drink from Starbucks is an iced coffee w. milk & white mocha syrup! Tastes just like vietnamese coffee!!

Stay safe til you're back, Kim!!


I hope you're doing okay for the rest of the weekend. I have an emergency Starbucks card, haha! And of course loved and saw Mary Jo's caffeine colours. -xo

Corinne said...

Hey Kim! Just dropping by to let you know that I gave you an award on my blog! You seriously deserve it!
Thanks for always being so awesome in the blogosphere, never ceasing to leave me awesome comments, & being a total doll! If you didn't read my blog, literally, since day 1, I doubt I would have even continued it to this point! So thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Let me know if you get around to answering the questions (I'd love to hear some fun facts about you!) & I hope you're staying safe in Ohio!
xx Corinne

Grace Wainwright said...

I'm loving this nail inspiration! So great!

A Southern Drawl

Audrey Allure said...

Already a follower! My favorite drink from Starbucks is prob just the venti skinny iced latte!

I also follow on Instagram.
I follow on Bloglovin'

bridechic said...

My fave flavor in anything--ice cream, candy, cake. Oh yes, and the real deal coffee--black and strong.
Hope you are somewhere safe, dear. . .

Amy Aguilera said...

Love those brown colored nail polishes! They all look so natural and beautiful!
Amy x

Alaine88 said...

I follow GFC. I love the vanilla lattes
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Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.

Lyosha Varezhkina said...

Hi, Kim! Hope you're great! Wow! awesome post and giveaway!
My fave item is sturbucks in for sure coffee. Lately I'm latte fan.

by the way, yesrday Starbucks Russia celebrated 5th year. So cool to see this giveaway after that!

I'm following you on GFC and bloglovin for a very long time and on instagram as well (lyoshathegirl). I've relized I didn't read your twitter! changed it at ones as well (as Spady_spade)

MOSAMUSE said...

...hope all is well!!

Vett Vandiver said...

I LOVEEEE this post! <3 yum!

yiqin; said...

nice <3

Marykyut R♕sey said...

Hello ms Kim! I just had time only now to read a few posts of yours. Thanks for the visit at my blog last time. my favorite item at starbucks would be Dark Mocha Frappucino ^_^ I'm already a follower via GFC: Marykyut ♕ Rosey ( a member of your fan page too. (

I just recently followed you via Twitter: @marykyutrosey ( ;
via bloglovin (
and at pintrest too ( You are such a generous blogger to your readers. Best wishes always and hope all is well with you and loved ones. ❤

A Very Sweet Blog said...


Vanessa said...

Beautiful colors.*_*
Maybe follow each other on BLOGLOVIN and GFC???
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Bonnie said...

I hope that everything is going well for you with the evacuation ... Please, please be safe! I'm thinking of you guys!
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Katherine said...

you must be back Kim, but you went to cincinnati! i just realized. ugh! i wish i could have met you for coffee - i am from there and visit often.

<3 katherine
of corgis and cocktails

Unknown said...

I love your picks! Love me some Starbucks!
- Monica
Caravan of Style

Frank Vinyl said...

oh my gosh such a cute idea! love this

Claire said...

i love Mary Jo's nail colors. she's soooo amazing! and my favorite starbucks drink is a carmel macchiatto though i usually just drink black coffee lately :)

i'm a GFC follower for sure!

Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

Hi Kim, saw your messages! :) Are you back in blogosphere? How things are over there for you? My best friend lives in the area and I was really concerned about them, but thankfully all that got affected was their trees. Hope everything is going well and you are safe and happy.
xxx said...

Kim, that is good to hear you're being safe and I hope everything is okay now that you're staying in Cincinnati. Also, I can totally relate to the addictions and I just found out today the salted caramel frappachinos are back! hehe. Thanks for the giveaway Kim and I'm folowing on all and I hope you get back safely to the Gulf.


anyaadores said...

I hope you are OK sweets with the evacuation:))
My have starbucks item is a caramel frappucino - YUM. Fingers xx for your safe return and for the giveaway -

Jo said...

I hope you have been well, Kim. Take care and I hope you are having a great time in Ohio while evacuating the hurricane.

Content Director - Strong Female Leaders said...

WHat a fun post. I often relate food with makeup too. LOL. Two of my favorites.
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Sam said...

Hi Kim, so great to hear from you! Hope that everything is well in your city again. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment even though I am certain you are so busy, you are truly too sweet!

RaeAbigael said...

wow! cool colors! I want them! haha =) Anyway, i hope you could visit my blog too and follow :)

Raellarina- The Ballerina on Fire

sepatuholig-Grace Njio said...

oh my gosh.... my sweet tooth demand something.... all that cakes and frappio....

AVY said...

I drink a lot of espressos.

/ Avy

Anonymous said...

thanks for share......

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