Hewlett Packard Instant Ink Service- No more trips to the Store

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Hewlett Packard Instant Ink Service- No more trips to the Store


Best Buy and Hewlett Packard have partnered together to provide printer customers with a service that up until now, had only been provided for office copy machines.  The Hewlett Packard Instant Ink Service begins with a monthly service plan, a printer, and a software program. As you produce jobs from your all-in-one, your printer not only monitors your ink, but also place an order for it as your supply runs low. No more running to your local office supply store, or placing orders and having to wait for your ink to arrive. Once your ink level hits a certain point, the order is placed so that none of your jobs are put on hold.  I was provided with the HP Envy 5530, and 6 months complementary Hewlett Packard Instant Ink Service in order to review and intelligently discuss the product.

I know there are a great deal of you that buy your ink in bulk, and let your supplies sit until you are ready to use them. What most people don’t pay attention to is the expiration dates placed on the ink cartridges. Yes, just like can goods and dairy products- your ink expires even if placed in the machine. It begins to dry out, which causes you to get less pages printed. The Instant Ink Service eliminates this disaster from happening. Cartridges are sent to you as you need them, and not a drop more.


How does HP make sure you’ll always have ink?

Your printer uses the Internet to let us know when to send more ink.
Here’s how you can get all the ink you need, delivered to your door.

1. Purchase an eligible printer and an enrollment kit.

2. Enroll online.

Ink, shipping and cartridge recycling are included.

3. HP will mail you special HP Instant Ink cartridges.

Instant Ink cartridges have more ink than standard HP ink cartridges, so you’ll replace them less often.

4. Billing and service start after you insert you first HP Instant Ink cartridge.

5. Your printer will tell HP when to send ink.

Your service is not based on how many cartridges you use, so print as many high-quality photos as you like.

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Instant Ink Service

The Hewlett Packard Instant Ink Service Plans begin at $2.99 on up to $9.99 for heavy use. As a blogger, my needs are more suited for the $4.99 plan, as I am always printing branded materials such as business cards, fliers and brochures for gift bags. Although, I do have periods when I am not printing, when I do get around to using my all-in-one, I need for it to be ready to go without any hiccups.

Overall, I do recommend this service.  The Hewlett Packard Instant Ink Service did save time, and also money (as not only do I wait until my ink runs out… I also wait until I find cartridges go on sale).  Once I did the math, I found that although I hate subscription services this did benefit my business.  Now that I have the Instant Ink Service in place, I now have one less thing to worry about in regards to my home office. Hopefully this can lighten your load as well.


You can learn more about the Insta Ink Service here.


Disclaimer:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free



Blogging Devices: My Opinions on the Sony QX10

Blogging Devices: My Opinions on the Sony QX10

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I recently received the Sony QX10 from Sony through Best Buy to try out and review. I was first introduced to the product at Mom 2.0, and was instantly captivated. The Sony QX10 is basically a mini DSLR, that syncs to you smartphone to produce almost professional grade pictures. The reason why I say almost is due to the fact that it does not have a flash. However, if the room is already naturally lit, you will produce superior pictures. This post is going to walk you through my experiences, and give you a complete unbiased opinion.

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The moment you receive the Sony QX10, you immediately notice the size of it. It is small in size and lightweight. As this applies to the everyday Blogger, I can insert it into my clutch bag, along with my smartphone, house keys, Nars lipstick, ID and be on my way. Honestly, that’s all I really care about aside from does it take great pictures. When making technology purchases, I ask myself how does it improve my online social standing. Since Instagram is the new “It” social network, in order to get ahead one must be able to capture great photos. I do feel as if this device is an asset because of its flat design, it allows you to get close up on your subject. The lens also zooms in and out so you can take epic phots at great distances. So for example, if you were in a crowded room, 100 rows back. An iPhone or Galaxy can take pictures to get you approx. from the 80th row viewpoint without having to enlarge with your fingers. The Sony QX10 can get you approx. to the 30th row viewpoint, which is quite impressive. As this applies to us normal folk, this device will come in handy during outdoor, daytime sporting events, concerts, music fests. Your followers will think you were front row, when you really were still trying to find parking loll, j/k.

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I am not a fan of the app that you download in order to use the Sony QX10. Currently it is very buggy, and at times I had to reboot in order to use. I am not an app developer so I have no suggestions. I am confident that there will be updates for improved usage, so I am not worried about long term issues.



The retail price on the Sony QX10 is $249.99, but can currently be found on sale at Best Buy for $199. The lens comes in two colors, black and white. Side Note: If you purchase the Sony QZ10 through Best Buy in white, you get a free case.



Best Buy is offering workshop in 6 cities around the country teaching photography. These workshops will give you everything you need to capture life’s important moments, perfectly. Topics such as

Slots are limited to 50. If you live in Chicago, Boston, Denver, Atlanta, New York., be sure to register!



  • Classes are limited to the first 50 people who sign up (per session)
  • The classes will be conducted by your pro photographer with support from the Experience Experts and the Team Leaders
  • Structure of the class will feature 4 photography scenarios; Portrait, Action, Low-Light and Close up
  • Each scenario will focus on specific photo elements and how various lens, filters, etc.
  • All classes will feature identical curriculum
  • Upon class completion, customers will be invited to submit their best photo.  Entries will be judged by a panel of Professional Photographers.  1 Grand prize winner is selected and wins a $1500 Best Buy Gift Card to upgrade/purchase their DSLR and 4 first place winners will win a $500 Best Buy Gift Card

MBIB Beauty in Action: Self Acceptance & Awareness #BIAJourney

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In conjunction with the My Black is Beautiful campaign, I was selected to discuss “Beauty in Action“, and where I draw confidence from.  MBIB encourages women to share what encourages them to believe that beauty is more than skin deep. Whether it’s an image, person, quote, mentoring, or giving back… we all have a story to tell that can inspire others.  Today I am going to share what Beauty in Action means to me.

I spent most of my years in an awkward stage.  I came into this world with a huge “wine spill” birthmark on my shoulder.  I used to hate it, and spent a lot of time wishing it away.  I would put bleaching cream on it, thought about possible tattoos to cover it up, applied make-up to it… I just really wanted it to go away.  In addition, I had a big head, and my hair was nappy.  Then to make things worse, I skipped the whole training bra stage, and developed huge boobs in the 4th grade which led to me being teased.  I wasn’t a very attractive kid growing up, and what made it worse was that I didn’t have confidence, and wasted a lot of time trying to please others in order to be accepted.

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Things started to change when I became older and grew into my body more.  I started developing a personality that really didn’t ripe until my 30s.  Growing up, I didn’t have a person that told me I was beautiful, nor were there many black women on tv that I could identify with.  The black women that were on tv, they were so exceptionally beautiful, they ran circles around the prettiest person that I knew.  I credit the internet for saving me and giving me my strength.  Once the internet was developed, I was able to see normal/ non celebrity women like me that embodied confidence, strength, and beauty skin deep.  I saw other people with birthmarks similar to my own, as well as other issues that they were able to own.  I am not sure how old I was when I came to terms with my birthmark, but at some point I accepted my it, and therefore accepted me!  I would never remove it because this mark makes me unique.

Today, the best thing that I can say about me is that “I may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I am somebodies 5th of whiskey”.  Instead of living to please others, I work at being a better person.  My Beauty in Action is using my online platform to give back by being a champion for those with no voice.  I talk about self love, childhood abuse, hair loss, and other topics that a lot of people go through, but often feel alone in the struggle.  Eventually, I will write a series of children’s books teaching that beauty is not a look, it is a character trait.


To see other stories, or to join in on the conversation: Visit MBIB website: http://ow.ly/yzYjL, Visit MBIB on Facebook: http://ow.ly/yzYoc and join the conversation on social media by using the #BIAJourney hashtag.

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Dyson DC59, You Little Animal You! #DysonatBestbuy #ad

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

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Dyson DC59, You Little Animal You!

Light and Mighty is how I describe the  Dyson DC59 Animal Cordless Vacuum Cleaner.  The digital V6 motor has 350 watts of power and packs a lot of punch, power and pull!  I was a bit spectacle as I was pulling the pieces out of the box “will it really pick up?”  I laughed and smiled knowing the whole time I knew I could trust Dyson.


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It was Easy to assemble and I love the fact that it comes with a mountable docking station. I must say, I was a bit concerned when I noticed on the box that it allowed only 26 minutes of power on a single charge.  I thought to myself “this will be great for quick touch ups of our vehicles between car washes, after all its cordless and comes with an additional small brush.”

Once it charged over night I decided to take it on a test spin. I set out to do a little quick clean up round the living room and was quite impressed with the performance. This little animal was able to not only clean the living room but move into the dining room, hallway and bedrooms to touch up the heavy traffic areas of them all.  The speed and  power allows you to move over your surface at a much faster pace,  I’m telling you there was no need to go over the same area more than once it sucks up every speck of dust, dirt and fiber in one quick swoop!  You better not set around when I pull this baby out! Get in its way and it will suck your socks off!!

With all of the conveniences of the Dyson DC59 I don’t believe I will  have to ever use my traditional vacuum again!  Since the Dyson was charged over night I’m not sure of how long it takes to get a complete charge but, what I know for sure is that it’s a pleasure to use and a great addition to my household so I think I’ll call her Hazel!!


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Aio Wireless Cellular Service: No Contract, No Credit Check! #HelloAio #spon

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The days of being locked into cellphone contracts are dead.  Most people don’t know that when you step outside of the US, you can easily purchase cellphones (and cable service) for a minimal cost. For example, in Israel, most people simply purchase a device, then pay as they go.  For the last few years, consumers have basically been selling their souls to the Devil just to have cellular service.

Aio Wireless is the latest brand, that services “value conscious consumers” who value the dollar, and want to stretch it as far as possible.  In my opinion, I think that most people associate “no contract service” with people who have low credit and do not qualify for service.  This is simply NOT TRUE!!!!  For those of you who are locked into contracts with the major service providers, and have monthly plans… ask yourself the question, do you use all of the data, minutes, and text messages that you pay for?  In most cases, the answer is no!  Now think about if you had the option to tailor your package to what you actually use.  Based on your monthly average, you can take that info and begin to save money!!!!  The major cellular service providers don’t want to see you save.  We fund the monster, and they continue to abuse us.  Don’t get me started on the phones that conveniently start to malfunction 6 months into our contracts.

Aio Wireless is here to help save us from ourselves.  Remember when you discovered that it was cheaper to get rid of your house phone, and maintain your cellphone.  Well this is the next step in getting your soul back from the cellphone Devils who want to keep you down, loll!  Don’t be a slave to contracts- get financial freedom and go contractless!!!!

Currently, the service is only available in Tampa, Orlando, and Houston initially with plans to expand to additional locations nationwide in 2014. Regardless if you live in those areas or not, you can still take advantage and come a Aio Wireless customer.   Aio Wireless offers service on smartphones, feature phones, and tablets.  One of the things I find cool about AIO is that they offer unlimited plans.  This is something previous brands that we have talked about on the site don’t offer.  Aio offers three simple plans that include unlimited nationwide voice, text and data (unlimited data includes a pre-established amount of 4G data access at download speeds of up to 8Mbs per second; the amount varies based on the service plan you choose). All of Aio’s phone plans include taxes and fees. If a customer uses up all their high-speed access in a month, they will experience unlimited use of data at reduced speeds that will allow them access to the mobile internet, email and text messaging.

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Aio Wireless offers iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and iPhone 5 devices.  Additionally, they offer Samsung Products (#TeamAndroid).   Aio service can be purchased only at Aio stores, in markets where Aio has launched, and online in those same markets. Visit www.aiowireless.com to learn more.


“This post was sponsored by Aio Wireless through The bLink Marketing Network.  All opinions shared are my own.”



SPONSORED POST: Best Buy Mobile Specialty Stores + Zact #bbyholiday13

Introducing Zact from Zact Mobile on Vimeo.


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I know the majority of you are out there trying to figure out what gifts to get for who.  Over the next few weeks, I will be posting suggestions that will help ease your shopping woes.  Today’s suggestion is centered on cell phones for people who have no job, loll.  This could be children of all ages on up to college students, or the elderly.  We all know someone who we need to remain in contact with in case of emergencies, but not necessarily can afford their own plan.

Zact phones is a no contract smart mobile service with nationwide coverage.  This is a pay as you go service that allows you to pick what services you need from a menu online.  If you don’t need voicemail this week… remove it.  Your birthday is next week and you need additional text… add it to the cart.  Really, your bill is what you make it.  With Zact you save BIG because you pay only for what you use, and you get money back toward your next month’s bill if you don’t use all of your service. In fact, the average bill with Zact is $22 per month.

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Best Buy Mobile Specialty Stores are the exclusive U.S. retailer to offer the Zact smart mobile service.  Any Zact plan is shareable.  You can share the same pool of talk, text and data with your family without having to pay hefty line fees.You can purchase in store or order online.  There are several popular phones to choose from including the Samsung Galaxy brand. To learn more about Zact you can go to http://bestbuymobile.com/zact-mobile/

Disclaimer:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free



Holiday Shopping at Best Buy #bbyHoliday13

Holiday Shopping at Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

BBY_VERTICAL_BLOG6It’s the season of giving but not everyone relishes in the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping. If you aren’t one to cherish the joyous notes of carols flowing over the crowds of mall shoppers, consider heading to Best Buy as your Holiday Shopping Destination!

Not only is Best Buy is the authority and destination for all your technology and appliance product gifting needs this holiday, but the assortment is second to none with more than 100 products sold only at Best Buy this Holiday!

At Best Buy you’ll find the gifts that everyone wants this year with the a market-leading selection of the hottest tablets, smartphones, gaming consoles and titles, wearable technology, health and fitness gear, mobile accessories and much more.

Blueshirts and Geek Squad Agents are passionate, highly trained, knowledgeable and impartial so they can help ensure you get the perfect gifts for your family and friends…and yourself! They know price is important to us, and frankly it’s important to them too. Their Low Price Guarantee will ensure you’re getting the most competitive price possible. The combination of bestbuy.com and their 1,400 stores offers the ultimate showroom to touch, test, try and buy the latest technology. Not everyone is a tech guru, able to keep up with the latest and greatest things so Best Buy is here to help make it easy for your to choose the products and services that work best for you.


When you think Best Buy you probably think of:

Phones: At Best Buy you can see and try all of the phones, carriers, plans and accessories under one roof with industry-leading trade-in options

Tablets: Best Buy is the only place in America where customers can see all of the latest and greatest tablets.

Computing: Best Buy features the best selection, advise, services and support in computing. They help set the market by working with the industry’s tech leaders to develop a highly specialized and innovative assortment of laptops, many of which are only available at Best Buy.

Mobile Accessories: Best Buy has one of the largest selections of accessories and wearables this holiday. Bluetooth speakers, smartwatches, health & fitness gear and headphones will truly rule holiday.

Home Theater: Best Buy offers the world’s newest technology, best assortment and service in home theater.

Appliances: Best Buy is better positioned than ever to bring the latest small appliances and special deals to you.

Gaming: Best Buy is THE destination for gaming this holiday. Not only dodo they have the latest Xbox and PlayStation consoles, but the hottest game releases and everything else you need for a great gaming experience.

Music/Movies/Musical Instruments: Best Buy offers terrific deals on the best entertainment stocking stuffers.

Digital Imaging: Best Buy features the newest selection of cameras, accessories and advise so you can find the perfect gift or capture your own holiday memories.

Tech Services: Best Buy is home of the Geek Squad for help installing, repairing, troubleshooting, optimizing and offering all sorts of technical advice from every Best Buy store, in-home, online and by phone.

But Best Buy also has fabulous, Health and Fitness items and tech toys too!


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Between 12/1/13 – 1/18/14 Best Buy has two special offers just for you:

15% off Health & Fitness, Fisher Price and Mattel Toys

10% off Headphones & Portable Speakers (excludes beats, bose and Sony) Read more at http://frostedfingers.com/2013/11/holiday-shopping-at-best-buy/#WcVav6SfupjEyUZ5.99

Between 12/1/13 – 1/18/14 Best Buy has two special offers just for you:

15% off Health & Fitness, Fisher Price and Mattel Toys

10% off Headphones & Portable Speakers (excludes beats, bose and Sony) Read more at http://frostedfingers.com/2013/11/holiday-shopping-at-best-buy/#WcVav6SfupjEyUZ5.99

Between 12/1/13 – 1/18/14 Best Buy has two special offers just for you:

15% off Health & Fitness, Fisher Price and Mattel Toys

10% off Headphones & Portable Speakers (excludes beats, bose and Sony) Read more at http://frostedfingers.com/2013/11/holiday-shopping-at-best-buy/#WcVav6SfupjEyUZ5.99

Between 12/1/13 – 1/18/14 Best Buy has two special offers just for you:

15% off Health & Fitness, Fisher Price and Mattel Toys

10% off Headphones & Portable Speakers

(excludes beats, bose and Sony)

Some fun gifting ideas the coupon works for:

Gifts for the Kids:

Fisher Price Little People Apptivity Barnyard

Fisher Price Little People Apptivity Barnyard

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Digital Barbie Makeover Kit







Gifts for Everyone:

 Jawbone Up

Jawbone Up

Misfit Shine

Misfit Shine

Fitbit Force

Fitbit Force

Logitech Headphones & Speakers


Another great product to check out at Best Buy is the Dyson AM05 Hot/Cool Fan

dyson hot cool fan* The Dyson Hot + Cool(tm) fan heater is dual purpose fan and heater, appropriate for year round heating or cooling. It heats up a room evenly, and faster than any other fan heater, and it’s energy efficient.

* Dyson Hot + Cool costs approximately 30% less to heat a whole room than conventional fan heaters, and can lower energy bills by 20% if used with air conditioning.

The Dyson Hot + Cool(tm) fan heater will keep you warm and cozy this holiday season and is currently available at Best Buy and dyson.com for $399.99




Blogger Tools: Samsung Galaxy Note 3


So when I told all the techies that I had the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3, everyone’s reaction was pretty much the same… “The Device is HUGE!!!!”.  Honestly, it is, but you get use to it.  It wasn’t so big that it made it impossible for me to function.  As a blogger, the size of the device came in handy for me.  I got to the point where I stopped looking at it as a phone, and grew to respect it as an all-in-one mini tablet.  While using the device I found myself leaving my other gadgets at home such as my DSLR, and my tablet.  I actually have more than one smartphone in use; both devices being Samsung.  I proverbially started ignoring my wife unit for the mistress device, lolll.

The first Samsung Galaxy Note 3 feature that I would like to highlight is that I can use the S Pen to write notes, and draw.  This device is like a virtual pen and pad.  I guess one could look at this device as a way to go green.  The size is perfect in the sense that it’s big enough to take notes and actually read them, where other devices you would have to struggle and squint at the screen.

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Every device that comes out becomes faster and faster… so with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 being the newest kid on the block, it would by default be the fastest.  I quickly breezed through various websites and had multiple window’s open while toggling through apps.  The device never once slowed down, or drained my battery.  Speaking of which, in my mind the battery lasted a lifetime bka over 24 hours.  With minimal use, I was able to go about a day and a half.

My next point is how light the device is.  Ok… Samsung went against the grain here with making the device bigger and lighter.  I also own the Samsung Galaxy S4, and it is smaller and heavier.  If you are in the entertainment industry…. mainly a blogger, the weight on our shoulders starts to add up with all of the devices we have to carry around.  Don’t even get me started on press junkets when you have to carry a laptop while traveling from location to location.  The weight of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was hardly a thought.  Now from a women’s perspective, the device was super easy to find at the bottom of my handbag.  Nothing blows harder than having to dig around at the bottom of your purse for your phone.  Also, as an added bonus when you find your phone in your purse, you can take it off sleep mode and use the “extra bright” light to find your lipstick in the dark.  THEN!!!!! you can turn the phone on and apply your make-up in “selfie mode”.

The same rule applies to the picture quality.  With each new phone, the picture quality gets better and better.  The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 camera quality DOES NOT DISAPPOINT!!!! The S4 is good, and I still use it… but the Note 3 is on DSLR level quality. Additionally, the video quality is on point.

In regards to the phone feature… there were no dropped calls or bad reception.  I don’t think that has anything to do with the device itself…. but more about your carrier and area.  I live in New York and I had no issues with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.  I use both Sprint and AT&T…. don’t ask, lolll.

In conclusion, buy Android and leave the fruit companies alone.  Samsung is the current “it girl”, and I am happy to be using 3 of their devices.  I absolutely have no complaints what so ever.  I especially recommend this phone for the Bloggers in your life when making purchases as gifts.




New York Cooking: Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System Review

Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System Review



Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System: It’s here and I’m jumping for joy! The Fed Ex Man just dropped off my Ninja 3in-1 Cooking System and my mind went into cooking mode. I said to myself, “What will be the Christening Dish”! The moment I get a new kitchen gadget I want to experiment with as many of my favorite dishes as I can.

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Since the delivery was late in the day I thought I should take my time to think this through. I usually do my heavy cooking on the weekend due to shopping late in the week and my vegetable delivery comes Saturday morning. Any who, who was I fooling I wanted to brake the Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System right out of the box and get to making some noise in my kitchen. And, that’s just what I did….gave the inventory of the pantry a good once over and VOILA! I got it, let’s get this Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System cookin with breakfast….Bubbling Brown Betty Oatmeal is the winner!

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My Bubbling Brown Betty never came out better, the overnight slow cook allowed for all the ingredients to marry together it was so creamy & comforting!

Ninja 3-in1 Cooking System Slow Cook Oatmeal

Sunday Dinner is big in my home, on the menu today will be my Cajun Kickin Chicken and if all goes well with the chicken I will complete the entire meal in the Ninja. Once I removed the chicken I knew that I would diffidently being do the latter. The stovetop setting browned the chicken just as if it was on top of the stove the searing held in the juices and the color was amazing.

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Chicken – Moist and Juicy

Veggies – Perfect Tenderness and Flavorful

Oatmeal- Rich, Creamy (waking to the the aroma of a hot breakfast is a dream)

My Main Ninja!

I knew I loved my Ninja Blender but now all can say is yes, yes, yes to the Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System this multifunctional appliance dose it all baking, searing, slow cooking and steaming it’s a one pot shop! It’s made of aluminum and light as a feather in comparison to other cookers. Non-stick professional grade surface needs no additional fat with any of the cooking features, gets an A+++ from me! Comes with a multi -purpose pan, roasting rack, cook book and has a temperature range from 250?- 425?. I love the stay cool handles on the outside pot as well as the lid but CAUTION Will Robinson! Watch out for the steam vent on top it lets out as much steam as a pie bird (for those of you who know what I’m talking about), so careful Boo! Every dish or meal (yes, you can prepare a full meal) that I’ve tried in the Ninja 3-1 Cooking System thus far has been perfect and the ease of preparation is so gratifying. Clean up is a breeze; thanks once again, to that professional non-stick surface that I can not say enough good things about!

Now there is one thing that I disapprove of, it’s the fact that it makes no noise, I like hearing my pots a clickin, makes me feel like I’m really cookin!! ?


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Girls Night Out with Bailey’s Vanilla Cinnamon #Glamourshot #BVC #staystylish #ad



Last week, Bailey’s Vanilla Cinnamon sponsored me and the girls to go out for a night on the town.  In attempt to find something new and creative to do, Marianna of MsFabulous.com, came up with the fantastic idea to do a Day of the Dead themed night.  She invited me and several other beauty and fashion bloggers to create looks around the theme and the beverage of the night, Bailey’s Vanilla Cinnamon.  I, of course, was supper excited about doing this and took on the challenge by coming up with a Fashion Forward Witch costume.  Super Model and 60s Icon, Twiggy, has a clothing line, and I wore one of her dresses that evening.  I belted my sequence dress, and paired with black tights, and leather oxford boots.  I donned a huge jet black wig called the “Priscilla”, and sewed in a bat, to give it a glam goth type feel.  To finish up the look, I applied black makeup, and instead of having a magic wand, I draped a “magic leather whip” around my neck.  The process of putting this together was such an exciting time.

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Mariana did such as awesome job with decorating, particularly the bar and food area.  The bar was decorated with bottles of Bailey’s Vanilla Cinnamon and crystal skulls. The bartender was instructed to make Bailey’s Vanilla Cinnamon themed cocktails for guest; and I took full advantage of that.  I am a fan of the “Rich and Famous” cocktail.  It is so simple to make, and equally as delicious.


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Rich and Famous


1oz Baileys® Vanilla Cinnamon
Irish Cream Liqueur

0.5oz Cîroc® Amaretto

Maraschino Cherry


  1. 1 Mix ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. 2 Strain into a shot glass. Add cherry.

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To read more about the event, please check out Ms.Fabulous.com.  I had such a great time during this event; I enjoyed seeing all of the costumes and details that went into putting this event together.  It is always a pleasure to get together with Mariana, as she always brings fun ideas to the table.  Thank You to Baileys Vanilla Cinnamon for sponsoring our Girls Night Out Event.


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“Baileys Vanilla Cinnamon. Stay Stylish. Drink Responsibly.”


Disclosure of compensation :

“Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Diageo via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Diageo”.