Category: ZigsZags


I Can See Clearly Now

How many of you stylish sweets wear glasses?

 I’m betting it’s a lot.

Even if you don’t wear glasses, one of the major trends of 2013 is the “nerdy look.” Add a pair of non-prescription black rimmed glasses to any look and you’re “in-style,” amazing! Well, I’m here to tell you…I’m a wearer of glasses. I’ve worn them since high school. Tried contacts but with astigmatism…that can become a task.


Glasses it is!


It’s time for me to get a new pair and I usually purchase two pair at a time (for fashion purposes of course.) For that reason, I’ve been looking at more “affordable” places besides paying several hundred dollars per pair. My current pairs are DKNY…with that designer price plus the cost of lenses, I’m definitely looking save some coins while updating my look.


So, I was watching tv one day when this commercial aired from Glasses dot com





Totally had me confused!

At first, I was thinking…this can’t be a real commercial. You’re telling me that I can get 5 pairs of glasses delivered to me, keep them for a week, try them out, and then send them back…FOR FREE?! Seriously, for free? This is genius! It definitely has to be too good to be true. So I clicked on over to Glasses to see what the site was all about, low and behold, it’s pretty legit! It also helped that their verified Twitter account tweeted me to confirm their realness. After that, I was down with the cause and picked out five frames that I liked and had them sent to me.


Here’s how the frames arrive (non prescription)



And here’s the five pair I picked.

(I have a round face so I tend to stick with squared frames and stay faaaar away from round ones)

How cool is that?!

Amazing presentation too! Kudos to! Sleek black box with white satin interior is simple but perfect for seeing any and everything in the box.

Now, I bet you’re wondering…how do the glasses look on my chubby little face? Well, let me give you the rundown on HOW this came about: I seriously forgot all about taking pics until my mother (shocker!) asked me Friday night “when do you need to send those glasses back?” Of course, I knew they needed to be back within seven days but for some odd reason, it skipped my mind!

*insert mini panic attack*

I wasted NO time and grabbed the box of frames pulled my hair up and started snapping away! I grabbed some lip gloss and my makeup brush for a quick touch-up so excuse any flaws in my technique.


Even though Curves And Coffee is a “judge-free zone”  I still feel the need to give you guys a warning: these aren’t my best selfies LOL! 

Thank goodness for a photo filter that reduces shine, HA!

Time to vote!

Which frames are your favorite from this group?


There might be another five frames soon since the availability of certain frames were limited. Figuring, I’ll take the three or four choices with the most votes and put them against each other and by 2015 we should have a winner! Just kidding! Should only take a couple of weeks.


Good Luck

Thanks to all of you who entered my “Marvelous Maven Giveaway” over the past two weeks!



I’ve enjoyed giving you stylish sweets a chance to get something very cool. The winner will be announced next Monday (April 29, 2013) he or she will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond with mailing address so the goodies can be shipped! Chosen randomly by via RaffleCopter and double checked by yours truly to make sure all the T’s have been crossed and I’s dotted. Til then…be sure to check out the other great giveaway still happening “Kindle Fire HD


Do Blondes Have More Fun? Beyoncé surely thinks so!

Well, do they?


I was blonde once well twice if you count highlights. Can’t be entirely sure but it’s a pretty close race between being a blonde and being a brunette. I will say this, when you’re blonde, you feel invincible like you can do anything. I had zero regrets about going lighter so in my everyday life I felt powerful because I did something that not too many people were doing around me. Now that I’m back to black or dark brown…I still feel fearless except I also feel like I blend into the crowd. Whether dark or light, I had fun and made the best out of every situation.


So, where am I going with this, you ask?




The best way to do this is to just show you. So here you go!



Beautiful, curvy and golden-hued flowing waves and all…


Splash News

Splash News


Beyonce Knowles-Carter performing on her “Mrs. Carter Show” Tour overseas.


Yes, those are in fact nipples but they are NOT Mrs. Carter’s! The designer of this perky yet sparkly ensemble is none other than bodysuit extraordinaires The Blonds




But WAIT! There’s more!

Thes nude-nipply number is also designed by The Blonds

I’m not sure what is actually going on here but hey boobies and nipples get the people talking, right Bey?!

The Blonds have designed stage wear for several amazing and curvy entertainers like, JLo (sorry, Jennifer Lopez, you’ll always be JLo to me), Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, and Britney Spears just to name a few. So they definitely know what they’re doing when it comes to sexy and dangerous curves! David and Phillipe Blond are practically glitter and gold geniuses if you ask me! Anyone that can make magic happen with faux nipples is amazing!

What do YOU think?

Bring on the Bright lights! Mani Monday

Guess what’s here!!



I actually went to my PO Box and picked up my goodies promptly this month…too excited! This also meant life wasn’t bogging me down so it was fairly easy to take a little break. Anywho, April is all about BRIGHTS! Naturally, that meant “no skipping” this month. My Maven profile is “Bombshell” but I switched to get “It Girl” for the extra bright colors below!








Then, I used my “Jules” (Julep Maven reward points) to get several great add-ons for FREE! Picked a 3-pack of nail colors and the Mighty Cuticle brush thingy!


Oh, I also had a 50% off coupon code that allowed me to get this beautiful polish! I simply signed up to receive SMS alerts from Julep and voila!

My Julep Maven April Haul:

(from left to right)

Abbie, Eden, Mackenzie, Nina, Claire, Simone, Niecy



Needless to say, April is already looking bright! 😉



WIN a Kindle Fire HD!

Get your hands on a Kindle Fire HD! Enter below for a chance to win stylish sweets!

That’s right… TWO incredible giveaways this week!

Curves and Coffee (me, Rena) has partnered up with several great blogs so you guys can have a chance!


Good luck!


There is no doubt that Isabelle Thornton of Le Chateau des Fleurs is talented.  This French-girl-gone-Utah has a wildly popular blog full of interesting DIY posts, photography, giveaways, and great reviews.  Aside from being an awesome blogger, she also creates fun apps for phones.  Previously her “Make Me Skinny” or Bon Bon app has kept many entertained as they edited and adjusted photos on their iPhones, and now I’m excited to announce she’s released an entirely new app!  This one is different, and for Android!


Let’s face it, sometimes you spend more time with your smart phone than you do with your spouse, friends, coworkers, and family… You sleep with it, eat with it, and admit it-you take it to the bathroom with you!  With Smartphone DNA you are creating a new kind of experience with your Smartphone.


What is Smartphone DNA?  

Smartphone DNA is an app dedicated to Twitter users, and it allows you to collect your Twitter DNA via your Android phone, and then compare it against other twitter users to see how much you match!  This is a great way to locate new Twitter friends that have things in common with you!


How it works:

  1. Smartphone DNA shows you a list of apps you currently have installed.
  2. You select the apps you want to share as part of your DNA
  3. Smartphone DNA shows you how closely you match the DNA of other users.



Smartphone DNA is 100% secure and controlled by you.


Win a Kindle Fire HD

To celebrate the release of Smartphone DNA, Isabelle is offering one lucky newsletter subscriber  a brand new Kindle Fire HD!  Can you say wow?  This is the reader of all readers-with a 7″ full color HD display, exclusive Dolby audio, and ultra-fast WiFi it’s top of the line.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to have one for yourself!  Follow the break to enter the giveaway:




Kindle Fire HD Giveaway Rules

Mandatory and Winning Entry will both be checked upon drawing the winner.

Open Worldwide to residents 18 and older. Void where prohibited by law.

Giveaway starts at 12AM on 4/10/13 and ends at 12AM on 4/30/13.

Winner will be chosen at random and will have 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be chosen.

Please read official Terms and Conditions in the Rafflecopter widget for full regulations.



a Rafflecopter giveaway



*Kindle provided by Isabelle of Le Chateau des Fleurs*

Marvelous Maven Giveaway

The time is finally here!

Time for YOU marvelous readers to have a shot at winning EVERYTHING you see here!

That’s right!

Remember my March Julep Maven box…

ONE lucky winner will get the chance to win it all!

~ 8 pastel polishes

~ 1 RockStar Hand Cream (smells divine)

~ 1 Hand Scrub

~ 1 Strawberry Mint Lip Balm

All products by Julep

Enter by using the steps below created by yours truly (Rena) via Rafflecopter.


Sorry international sweets

There are several ways to enter… Like the Facebook page, Follow on Twitter, Pin on Pinterest, Send a tweet, and/or by picking your favorite color from the polish colors featured in the giveaway! Of course you’ll need an account for those sites which most of you already have because we interact almost everyday. Soooo seeeee, it’s all so simple!

Fellow bloggers if you’d like to share this giveaway on YOUR site, drop me an email ( ) and I’ll send you the Rafflecopter widget code.


Gain more entry points by logging into your Pinterest account!

1. Pin the image below on Pinterest

2. Add the hashtags #CurvesAndCoffee and #PinToWin

That’s It!




Petal Pusher

Hey stylish sweets! Just stopping to smell the roses and to say I’m still pushing through the week. This busy busy family week is taking me away from the in-depth Curves & Coffee posts BUT I’m still posting on Twitter & Facebook. Everything should be back to normal Monday.

xxoo Rena

Sharing Is Caring and it can help you win!

If you’re looking to grow your blog or social media following, we have a great and FREE opportunity for you!  Free is good, right?  Well, yea! Free is AMAZING!

Isabelle from Le Chateau des Fleurs recently released a new Android app called Smartphone DNA, and to promote it she is giving away a Kindle Fire HD-which she is sponsoring entirely.  The giveaway will be hosted by My So-Called Chaos, but what we need are other bloggers to share the giveaway on their blogs in order to spread the word! In return, you’ll get two of your links in the Rafflecopter to get extra promotion for you in return for posting.  This is entirely free, there is NO buy in, we just need two posts from you.

  1. Post this announcement on your blog (code will be given after you request to join) to ensure your readers/followers have the opportunity to be a part of this giveaway too!
  2. Post the actual giveaway (full Rafflecopter and all! People will be able to enter directly from your blog!)

If you are interested in participating in this FREE promotional opportunity, please email Miss Angie and once accepted into the giveaway you will be given all the information you need for your posts.


Giveaway is set to run from 4/10/13 to 4/30/13.

All requests to join required by 4/5/13!