Archives for June 30, 2014

Gift Ideas to Help Dad Feel Young and Cool Updated!! Review included!

This year for Father’s Day, ditch the traditional “#1 Dad” coffee mugs and upgrade to a more sophisticated coffee-inspired grooming product, which will make dad feel young and cool again. 

Fan-favorites of both men and women—just in case dad wants to share—the following nyakio products are perfect for the caffeine-addicted dad!

  • Irritating Razor Burn: Avoid rashes and razor burn by properly exfoliating the skin with nyakio Kenyan Coffee Face Polish$34This unique fusion of Kenyan coffee extract, jojoba and natural oils will help remove dead skin cells and bring potential ingrown hairs out of hiding.


  • Abrasive Dead Skin: Most men don’t think about the health benefits of proper body exfoliation and hydration. Dad can actually enjoy exfoliating dull skin with nyakio Kenyan Coffee Body Scrub, ($55)—the scrub is made with Kenyan coffee beans to awaken skin and leave it feeling smooth and moisturized!

Please see below for more information about the nyakio products. I will be reviewing soon so stay tuned!

Update!! I received samples of both products and the verdict is in! My husband loves them especially the nyakio Kenyan Coffee Face Polish.  I can also honestly say that it leaves his face softer and smoother too!

Product Collection Product Detail Price
Kenyan Coffee Face Polishimage001 Kenyan Coffee Collection Blending naturally energizing and exfoliating Kenyan Coffee with Jojoba, this face polish gently removes dull skin while providing antioxidant benefits. With Lemongrass and Neroli Oils, indigenous to Africa, this unique fusion leaves all skin toned, moisturized, soft and immediately radiant. $34
Kenyan Coffee Collectionimage002 This scrub blends naturally energizing and exfoliating Kenyan Coffee with Sugar to remove dull skin while providing antioxidant benefits. With Mongongo Nut Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Grape Seed Oil and Avocado Oil, this unique fusion leaves all skin moisturized, smooth and soft. $55

Self Disclosure: No compensation has been received to post but I will be receiving free products to review later this month. Credit: nyakio. Free samples were received to review.

SIMON AND NRG eVgo OPENING ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS THROUGHOUT ORANGE COUNTY New fast charging Freedom Station® sites at The Shops at Mission Viejo, Brea Mall, Westminster Mall and The Outlets at Orange form the largest fast charge network in Orange County

Electric Vehicle (EV) drivers will soon be able to plug in and charge their cars while they shop or grab a bite at four of Orange County’s premier retail destinations. Simon, a global leader in the retail real estate industry, and NRG eVgo (ee-vee-go), a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc., announced today the installation of new electric car fast-charging Freedom Station® sites that can recharge shoppers’ vehicles in 30 minutes or less at four Orange County Simon shopping centers: The Shops at Mission Viejo, Brea Mall, Westminster Mall and The Outlets at Orange.


“Our growing network of state-of-the-art electric vehicle charging stations at our shopping centers shows our commitment to delivering a more sustainable shopping experience that is also convenient for our customers,” said Ron Hanson, Vice President of Operational Efficiency for Simon. “Adding charging stations to popular destinations such as The Shops at Mission Viejo, Brea Mall, Westminster Mall and The Outlets at Orange illustrates the many opportunities we have as a company to incorporate sustainable practices into our day-to-day operations.”


“The NRG eVgo Freedom Station sites at The Shops at Mission Viejo, Brea Mall, Westminster Mall and The Outlets at Orange have enabled NRG eVgo to become the largest fast charge network in Orange County, and we continue to grow our comprehensive charging network for electric car drivers in California,” said Terry O’Day, Vice President of NRG eVgo. “Partnering with Simon on these Freedom Station sites in Orange County also connects San Diego to Los Angeles and Ventura along the NRG eVgo network, making it even easier for Californians to choose an electric car for their next purchase.”


The Shops at Mission Viejo’s Freedom Station is now open, and is located in the parking lot between Forever 21 and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro.


Brea Mall is looking to open its Freedom Station in early June, and will be located in the parking lot near California Pizza Kitchen, on the south side of the newly renovated center.


The Freedom Station at Westminster Mall is expected to open in mid-June, and will be located in the parking lot near DSW, between Sears and JCPenney, on the northeast side of the mall.


The Outlets at Orange’s Freedom Station opened in April, and is located in the parking lot near Neiman Marcus Last Call and Burke William’s Day Spa.


Simon is a long-time real estate leader in energy management and sustainability practices, including initiatives to measure and reduce overall energy consumption, water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Supporting the needs of energy conscious consumers is also part of Simon’s sustainability strategy. Shoppers can plug in to 126 electric vehicle charging stations located at 65 of Simon’s shopping destinations in 16 states. That includes the first of its kind public EV charging station in the country to support all EV models, which was installed at Simon’s Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego last fall.


The eVgo Freedom Station sites at Simon’s Orange County shopping centers are designed to support both current and future charging technology, by serving southern California EV drivers’ on-the-go charging needs regardless of what kind of electric vehicle they drive. The stations currently support CHAdeMO direct current (DC) fast charging, as well as standard alternating current (AC) J1772 Level 2 EV charging and can be upgraded with an SAE Combo charger as more EVs with that charging standard become available.


eVgo is building electric vehicle charging networks across the San Francisco Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley, Los Angeles Basin and San Diego area. As more Freedom Station sites are built and the network is established, EV drivers will have access to hundreds of public fast-charging sites along with Level 2 charging stations at homes, offices, multi-family communities, schools and hospitals across California.


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