Monday, September 5, 2011

Elixir of the Gods

 Mocha from Cocola Bakery, Photo by Me

I started drinking coffee in college to power me through late-night cram sessions, and since starting a 9-5 job a couple years ago my love for coffee has only grown stronger :) I used to drink it only occasionally, then it was 1 cup, now I am up to 2 some days. I haven't had a cup of coffee yet today, and I am craving it. Oh, caffeine, you addictive little chemical.

Caffeine is a vasoconstrictor, which means that it shrinks blood vessels. This makes it ideal for reducing inflammation, evening skin tone, and de-puffing swollen areas. Coffee has also been shown to shrink fat cells, which gives hope to women who struggle with cellulite. And of course, caffeine in the form of coffee smells and tastes amazing! In honor of coffee, the tastiest workhorse beverage, I have pulled together a list of skin care and beauty products which contain or are inspired by coffee. Drink it up!

(Currently out of stock on the Pacific website, but available at Sephora stores and other sites.)

(Made and marketed for kids, but I think this shade would be lovely on grownups for fall!)


  1. Oh man, Cocola mochas have got to be my favorite coffee drink ever! I always forget how good they are, and then I have one, and I melt. That nail polish is really cute, I've never seen the brand!

  2. Ahh...Cocola. I haven't been there in so long!