Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette – Review

Ever since I first began to get interested in make-up, I thought as far as eye shadow palettes went the Urban Decay ones where the best around. However, this year since I have most of their palettes I decided to change up my brands and I ordered a Too Faced one.

The first thing that became so appealing with this palette was the packaging, as it the box is designed like a foil wrapped chocolate bar it feels as if you are unwrapping something from the make-up version of Willy Wonka. The scent of chocolate when you open the palette as well only helps to make the product more irresistible. I have mentioned before I am a sucker for girly things, and the box is designed with pale pink and gold the two colours look so beautiful together. The outside of the palette itself is designed to look like an actual chocolate bar too.

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Before I begin to talk about the shades individually, here’s a photo of the inside of the palette and swatches I took from the palette (the swatches are not in a straight line because I was incapable of getting them that way)-

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In this photo, the shades start at the bottom with Glided Ganache right through all the shades to Champagne Truffle at the top of the photo.

Gilded Ganache is a dark chocolate brown with caramel undertones and a yellowed bronze shimmer. The texture was nice and soft without it being powdery.

White Chocolate is a more warm toned beige shade, this is a little hard to see on my arms as I am considerably pale. This shade was super soft, almost with a sort of buttery texture and really build-able. I would use this shade as a good base for other shadows.

Milk Chocolate is a warm-toned brown with reddish-yellow undertones and a matte finish. This shade was smooth to apply and easy to blend out.

Black Forest Truffle is one of my favourite shades from the whole palette. This is a burgundy-brown with a nice gold shimmer, I think this is one of the most . The texture was a little drier and grittier than some other shades.

 Triple Fudge is one of the deeper and darker shades in the palette, this one I am not too keen on but would still use it in some looks. The texture is soft and the shade is actually more build-able than what it looks like when first applied.

Salted Caramel is another shade that I adore, I love this warm-toned orange with a little hint of brown through it. This is another matte shade in the palette, the colour looks excellent on the lid but it is a little too soft to apply so can be a little bit powdery.

Marzipan is a beautiful, warm toned peachy shade with a nice frosted finish. The texture was soft, smooth and easy to apply. Again, this shade is one of my favourites from the palette. I love the nice shimmer you get when it’s applied.

Semi-Sweet is a medium-dark brown shade with reddish undertones through it and a matte finish. The texture of this was super soft, so it became a tiny bit powdery.

Strawberry Bon Bons is one of the more cooler shades in this palette, this light pink perfectly reflects the colour of an actual bon bon so the name is very accurate. This is a light-medium pink shade which is very build-able with a matte finish.

Candied Violet is a smoky violet with cool undertones and a multi-colour shimmer. This shade is very dry and not easy to work with, it’s not build-able or blend-able at all. This is probably the worst shade in the palette in my opinion.

Amaretto is a warm toned, medium-dark brown with reddish undertones throughout with a frosted sheen. This is another shade that was so soft to use the texture was close to being buttery.

Hazelnut is a medium-dark bronze with hints of gold through it finished with  a soft, frosted sheen. This is another shade where it was so soft it became a tiny bit powdery.

Creme Brulee is a darker shade of gold with warm undertones throughout with a rich, metallic finish. This is one of the best shades in the palette, and I think it would work well alongside Marzipan.

Haute Chocolate is a muted, dark brown with warm undertones through it and a metallic finish. The texture of this shade was so rich and smooth.

Cherry Cordial is one of the more different shades in this palette and one I am most excited to try out. This is a shade is a plummy colour with some shimmer over a matte base. I think this shade would look good with Black Forest Truffle so I can’t wait to put them together in a look.

Champagne Truffle is a brightened, pink/golden shade with a metallic finish. This shade has an amazing shimmer to it so would look good under the brow bone, the colour is rich but unfortunately in the photo of the swatches I took it is hard to see due to the angle of the photo and against my pale skin.

My overall opinion of this palette is that I am so SO impressed, and I cannot wait to buy more Too Faced products. I would say this is a higher quality than most UD palettes, and a better deal as UD palettes cost more and you only receive 12 shades instead of 16. I would say there is only one low quality shade in this palette, Candied Violet, and this is redeemed as there is such a variety of the types of shades and such a range of colours. I would give this palette a 10/10.

If anyone has any other Too Faced products to recommend to me I would so appreciate it as I can see myself becoming obsessed, thank you all for reading I hope everyone likes my review.

Siobhan x

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Skin care routine 

It’s only been quite recent that I have developed a skin care routine. I’ve been one of those teenagers who has actually been quite lucky in the fact they didn’t get many spots or anything, so I just never really cared. However, a couple of months ago my foundation started to look really bad on my skin and it became quite an insecurity of mine so I decided that it was time then to start using products to take care of my skin. I’m gonna post a photo of each product I use so that you all know exactly what it is 🙂

The first thing I do is take off my make up. I use the garnier micellar water with some cotton pads.

Secondly, I scrub my face with this Avon black head clearing scrub. This stuff is amazing and I couldn’t recommend it enough, my skin feels so refreshed and soft to touch afterwards.


Next I use tea tree oil from the Body Shop, for a while I had a couple reoccurring spots on my face that I just couldn’t get rid of so I bought this product. It’s design is to get rid of blemishes, spots and marks from your skin, the “imperfections”. Although I said in the beginning that I don’t often get spots, when I do have them it’s something I am so paranoid and self concious about that it’s almost never off my mind. That is why I was so excited about this product, and I do see a general improvement in my skin in the first couple weeks since I’ve bought it. 

Next, I put a face mask on. There are three face masks I choose from, I like to use a different one every night and alternate between the three. All of these are amazing, however my personal favourite is the Himalayan charcoal mask as my skins is so soft and I can really feel the mask working in my pores too. The blue corn cleansing mask was the first product I ever bought from the Body Shop and as you will notice since most products on this list are Body Shop it wasn’t the last, so I was very impressed with the quality. My least favourite out of the three masks would have to be the tea tree, I bought this for the skin clearing properties but it is probably just as affective as the oil I purchased and using both probably doesn’t get rid of my spots any quicker.


Lastly, I moisturise. The two products I use for moisturising my face are the Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask and Vitamin E Eye Cream. Both products are amazing and I couldn’t recommend them enough. The Drops of Youth Mask has such a bouncy costistency in the tub, so the name doesn’t lie. It leaves my skin feeling so hydrated for when I wake up, so it’s the perfect night time moisuriser. The eye cream got rid of the dark circles under my eyes within the first couple days of using it. For a teenager the dark circles under my eyes were ridiculous, I was tired of constantly having to put extra foundation under my eyes or simply look like my eye shadow was a mess and fell under my eyes, but not anymore. 

I hope you all enjoyed reading about my skincare routine☺️

Siobhan x

Lush lovelies

At the moment I am so obsessed with using cruelty free beauty products, so this post is going to be about two items I have recently bought from Lush. Their bubblegum lip scrub and ‘boom’ toothy tabs. Here is a wee piccy of both items:

Let’s start off by talking about the lip scrub. I feel like I am a bit behind in the trends in buying this scrub because years ago I always say everyone raving about it, but I never felt the need to purchase a lip scrub. If I’m honest,even now I am just giving into curiosity to see what the hype was about. The first thing that drew me in with this product was the BRIGHT pink colour in the wee tub, since I am such a girly girl I was a total sucker for this. Next thing I noticed was the beautiful sweet smell I got when I opened the tub, it has a similar smell to the snow fairy line also in Lush. Totally amazing. In terms of actual scrubbing, this product is good, nothing really special to me. I use this just before I start doing my make up, and when I put my lipstick on it does noticeable look and feel better on my lips. However, I don’t get chapped lips or anything so I feel like I don’t get the full benefit of the product. I would give this a 7.5/10.

The ‘boom’ toothy tabs is definitely my favourite out of the two products. Within the first couple of uses my teeth became instantly lighter. I am someone who is deeply paranoid about my teeth, I don’t feel like they are nicely shaped so I try to do everything I can to whiten them naturally. I use whitening toothpaste, I’ve tried coconut oil but neither have been as effective and fast acting as the toothy tabs. However, the negative to this is a slightly bitter taste to start off with – it’s like a mixture of pepper/coke and sea salt. After a while of brushing you get familiar to the taste and after a few uses it gets less potent too, but at first it can be quite off putting. I would rate this product 10/10 for it’s almost instant effects.

Hope you enjoyed reading about my new buys from Lush,

Siobhan x

Review – Milk And Honey

My 18th birthday has recently passed just over a week ago, this has partly been responsible for my lack of posts since I broke my phone a few days before my birthday then went on holiday to Amsterdam. However since this is a book I have wanted since forever, it is obligatory I need to talk about it.

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This book is split up into four chapters, each chapter deals with a different heartache and trauma.This book is a collection of poetry and prose focusing on survival. Before beginning to read this book, I was not aware how powerful this poetry would be, I had just seen posts on tumblr with some of the poems and thought this book seemed pretty cool. Trying to review this book as a whole could not do it justice, the reader is taken on a journey with this book. Each poem is so personal, writing an overview of the book would be insulting. Here are some of my favourite poems:

“you tell me to quiet down cause
my opinions make me less beautiful
but i was not made with a fire in my belly
so i could be put out
i was not made with a lightness on my tongue
so i could be easy to swallow
i was made heavy
half blade and half silk
difficult to forget and not easy
for the mind to follow”

This poem hits me deep. So often in society women are looked down upon for being opinionated, whether we have opinions about politics, football, current events ect, we can always be accused of faking our interests or being rude by being heavily opinionated. The amount of times I was accused of pretending to enjoy football because  I wanted something to talk about with boys was unbelievable, in reality I was showing an interest in something important to my dad. This is truly beautiful poetry, it’s hard to describe what this means to me as there is so much raw emotion I can relate to behind Kaur’s words. Her voice is so raw and touching which only assists in helping her words resonate so deep inside of me. I consider this poem to be a huge “fuck you” of empowerment to anyone who doesn’t respect and value a women’s opinion.

“i want to apologize to all the women i have called beautiful
before i’ve called them intelligent or brave
i am sorry i made it sound as though
something as simple as what you’re born with
is all you have to be proud of
when you have broken mountains with your wit
from now on i will say things like
you are resilient, or you are extraordinary
not because i don’t think you’re beautiful
but because i need you to know
you are more than that”

This poem has less of an emotional impact on me, but the message is still important and is something that needs to be highlighted and shared as much as possible. We are more than our looks. How our appearance and bodies develop and how we edit our appearance as we grow up does not define who we are, we are more than this just as the poem states. This poem is uplifting as we live in a world where so many times our personality and our worth as a person is determined by how we look. Everyone deserves to know they are more than that. Breaking mountains is a beautiful analogy, without directly stating it implies we are strong.

“It was when I stopped searching for home within others                                                                                     and lifted the foundations of home within myself                                                                                               i found there were no roots more intimate                                                                                                               than those between a mind and body                                                                                                                        that have decided to be whole”

One of the most popular and well known phrases about home is “home is where the heart is”, I think the message of this poem can relate to that. This is about self love and if you love yourself, wherever you are happy is your home. As someone who struggles with depression it is easy to relate because when your mind and body cannot stop fighting with one another to counter the saddness, nowhere feels like home. It can feel lonely all the time. The mind and body deciding to be whole, means to me when you realise it’s time to fight your illness to get help to be happy. The roots you have within yourself and your mind are the most important.

The poems I have picked to write about are ones that I relate to and felt either had the biggest impact on me. This book has so much impact, I would recommend to everyone that even if they hate poetry and only read one book in their life – it should be this one. This book slayed through my emotions, making me experience something no other book has had. However, although I find it excellent I don’t know much about poetry and others who do, deem the themes “universal” and the writing too “tumblr”. To me, the simple poetry addresses the most dark and hopeful feelings of the human heart through themes like female empowerment, heartbreak, abuse and what it is like to feel love.

This book also features many illustrations, I would like to feature some of my favourites.

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