Too Faced Cocoa Contour Palette Review

Hey everyone, it feels like forever since I have written a beauty post. To be honest, I haven’t really been buying that much make up lately. This palette is a wee gem that I Finley bought me a few months ago and I have been putting off using it until my old contour palette was almost done. I’ve been using this palette non stop for the past two weeks and I can’t wait to share my opinion with you all.

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This palette is super cute. The product comes in a sturdy cardboard box, it’s quite a thick box but it would be ideal for travelling as the product wont get damaged. The palette looks so luxurious with the gold bow and border around it.

I LOVE the fact that this palette comes with a decent sized mirror and a good brush. I hate when brands include brushes in their palettes that are pretty crap, like what is even the point? Also, another pet hate is when palettes come with no mirrors. However, this one has both so rant over.

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There are four shades in this palette, two matte contour shades and two highlighting powers – one matte, one shimmery. This palette is actually really, really powdery which is a bit annoying when using it. I’m forever getting bits of the darker contour shades mixed in with the highlighting shades. If you aren’t familiar with other Too Faced products, you may be surprised to hear this palette actually smells like chocolate. It adds such a nice touch to the palette, but not so nice when you’re doing your make up first thing in the morning and start craving chocolate.

Light cocoa – a light, yellowed beige with a satin finish. This is a very subtle highlighting shade. The texture is a little powdery but it is silky smooth to apply.

Medium cocoa – a medium, matte brown contouring shade. This is a very natural looking shade but still a bit on the powdery side.

Dark cocoa – a medium-dark matte brown contour shade with warm undertones and a matte finish. As this is more of a warm toned shade, for pale people like me it needs to be applied very subtly or it looks like a bronzer. This shade would be perfect for people who are a bit more tanned than myself.

Pop of light – a light peachy, highlighter with a gold sparkle. When applied it isn’t as intense or shimmery as it looks in the pan, so for people who like a really subtle highlight, you will enjoy this. However I prefer a much bolder and sparklier highlight so I don’t use this that much.

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned in other blog posts but I was always an Anastasia Beverly Hills contour palette loyalist until I tried this.

The powders are so silky smooth to apply and blend very evenly and easily into the skin. The brush included in the palette is actually good as well. This palette is easily suitable for many different skin tones. Inside the box it actually comes with a guide on how to contour, telling you where to apply what colour etc if you are new to it which would be very handy.

Overall, I’m totally loving this palette. Being so pale it’s sometimes hard to find the right shade to contour with but I can’t even stress how good a shade medium cocoa is. I’ve used this every single day since I opened it. Also, this product is completely vegan which is a huge positive.

Hope you enjoyed reading this review, I would love to hear everyone’s thoughts on this in the comments.

Siobhan x


July Favourites

Hi everyone, hope you are all well.

I can’t believe it is time to write another favourites post. There is only 4 months of the year left which is crazy as I remember New Year as if it was yesterday. However, we are now slowly moving towards Autumn which is undoubtedly the best time of the year.

I’ve tried quite a lot of new products and have acquired some new habits with beauty products this month which I am excited to talk about. I haven’t been buying loads of new products as I desperately need to save money so it was a month of raiding the cupboards trying new, unopened items.

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Faith In Nature Coconut Hand Cream 

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I am starting the post by talking about this as it is my favourite product in this post. My hands have been getting so dry and irritated from constantly being in and out of hot water in work and constantly wrapping up cutlery in cheap napkins. This product was a total saviour. My hands could also have been a bit drier since it is summer, but I do live in the Highlands in Scotland so even though the weather has been a bit nicer than normal I would still use the term summer lightly. This hand cream is so light and hydrating, it sinks into your skin almost immediately so there is no greasy hands after applying like there is with some moisturisers. The bottle is small and travel sized so it is perfect to take everywhere. As you can see in the photo there is the leaping bunny and vegan sign so this product is cruelty free.

Too Faced Melted Matte Lipstick in Queen B 

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My love for these lipsticks is not a secret but this is the newest shade I have purchased and I am OBSESSED. I don’t normally suit darker shades of lipstick as I am so pale because I just look washed out but this is a deep purple/mauve with a pink tone through it and I love how it looks when I apply it. The formula is so smooth and easy to apply. When I get up for work at 7am and apply this lipstick it is still on almost perfectly when I return home at 9pm at night. It stays on perfectly through meals as well, whatever shade of this lipstick I use of this range I am never disappointed.

Simple Moisturising Face Wash

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I use this every day either at night or in the morning to wash my face and I am so happy with the results. This is a product I have had for so long but only properly got into the habit of using it this month. My skin feels so soft and clean after using this. I have never used a foaming wash before and love the way it feels as I rub it into my skin. This tube will last for so long because you don’t need to use a lot of product, only a pea sized amount. I have a really bad habit of squeezing too much out and instead of wasting it just washing my face 2 or 3 times.

The Body Shop Coconut Shower Cream

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This is another product from The Body Shop which didn’t disappoint. This is a soap free shower cream designed to cleanse your skin as well as clean it too. This is the second coconut scented item on this list so you can probably tell I love coconut. This is so strong and sweet smelling I wish I had a perfume that had a scent like this too. After using this my skin really does feel softer and more hydrated. If I use this in the shower then I tend to finish off and moisturise with my coconut body butter from The Body Shop as well in the hopes I smell of a tropical coconut queen for as long as possible.

The Body Shop All In One BB Cream

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I’ve mentioned in previous posts about foundation not always looking right on my skin so now I have switched to using BB cream more or less every day instead of foundation. My skin has majorly thanked me for this as it looks so much better on my skin. It is so much lighter than foundation so it doesn’t clog up my pores at all which is nice. This BB cream is skin adapting too which is nice as you don’t need to worry about is being too light or too dark. When using this my skin has a more natural glow to it which makes me look much more refreshed too. There is also aloe vera infused into the cream which makes it all the more soothing too.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Promade 

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Not even exaggerating or anything when I say this but this product has transformed the way I do my eyebrows. I LOVE this stuff. It is the easiest make up to apply that I have ever used. A little goes a long way with this product so you don’t need to use masses of product so even though it is just a wee tub you get it is most likely to last for months. There is a nice consistency to this promade, I really like filling in my eyebrows with it as it doesn’t try straight away so you aren’t struggling with it. It applies so smoothly leaving your brows looking Instagram perfect.

So that is all of my favourite products from July, I hope you all enjoyed to read this post. Every item on this list is cruelty free so I am keeping up my promise to only endorse cruelty free brands now. I would love to hear your thoughts on this post and whether or not you have tried any of the products I have spoken about, let me know in the comments.

Siobhan x

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette Review

Hiiii everyone, hope you are all well. This post is about my newest Too Faced palette which my lovely boyfriend kindly bought for me a few weeks ago. I think this palette is so cute as it is heart shaped, when he offered to buy me make up I couldn’t not pick this one.

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The  palette is encased in a baby pink, thin metal compact patterned with hearts. Too Faced went all out with hearts in this palette as the shadows on the inside fit the same heart shaped pattern as the lid. This uber pink palette is a total dream for girly girls and make up lovers alike, I was sold on this palette already by packaging. Inside the palette there is a decent sized mirror too which is good. Upon opening the palette you are met with the delectable smell of chocolate as the shadow formula is infused with anti-oxidant rich cocoa powder.

I absolutely loved my original Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette so was delighted to get this one. This palette is dominated by nude, neutral shades with an overall pink theme. There are a few pops of colour bright shades in this palette too. I really like the pink tone to this palette. The shadowsdo seem a bit out of place at first as they are so bright and pink however they are so easy to incorporate into looks. Let’s look at some swatches and go into better detail about each individual eyeshadow shade.


Almond Truffle – muted, muave toned taupe with cool undertones and a matte finish. This shade is ideal for a transition shade in the crease. This is smooth to apply and easy to blend.

Satin Sheets – pale, creamy pink with a strong golden shimmer and a frosted finish. This shade isn’t original to the Bon Bons palette and has popped up in Too Faced palettes before. It’s perfect for an inner corner and brow bone highlight.

Sprinkles – light-medium pink with yellow undertones and a soft golden shimmer finish. It’s a much darker pink than Satin Sheets with a less metallic and shimmery finish. The texture was a little on the powdery side but still had good colour pay-off.

Molasses Chip – rich copper/bronze shade with a metallic bronze sheen. This shade is very pigmented and a buttery texture when applied. This is one of the most wearable and best performing shades in the palette.

Malted – deep chocolate brown with warm, yellow undertones and a satin matte finish. This shade has good colour pay off and a smooth, buttery texture.

Cashew Chew – a muted, light pinky beige with warm undertones. This is one of my favourite shades in the palette, it’s good as a base shadow.

Cotton Candy – lightly brighted, light-medium pink with cool blue and silver undertones throughout. It has good pigmentation and a soft, blendable texture which didn’t kick up too much powder.

Cafe Au Lait – bright, light brown with a silver to golden shimmer. It applies smooth, the texture is buttery and creamy with little to no colour kick up.

Bordeaux – deep, dark reddish-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. This shade has a silky smooth texture. This shade is ideal for deepening up colours in a look or to put lightly into the crease.

Mocha – medium brown with warm orange undertones and a matte finish. This is already one of my most used shades in this palette and one of my favourites. This shade has excellent colour pay-off.

Blackcurrant – dark, plum-purple shade with a golden shimmer throughout and a frosted finish. This shade is a lot lighter on skin than in the pan however when applied on top of other shadows it shows up really well.

Dark Truffle – deep, dark brown with warm undertones and a golden shimmer throughout. This shade is highly pigmented with an intense colour pay-off.

Pecan Praline – light brown taupe with subtle warm undertones and a matte finish. Similar shade to Cashew Chew but this is more cool toned. This is a good base shade or also good used when blending out a shadow.

Totally Fetch – a bright, deep fuchsia pink with cool undertones and a shimmery finish. This is the most out there colour in the palette and it’s fitting that the brightest pink would have to be named with a Mean Girls reference.

Earl Grey – deep teal shade with a silver shimmer. I’m not a huge fan on blue eyeshadow so this isn’t a shade I would wear, but it could create a good teal smokey eye. This shade is a little dusty.

Divinity – very light beige with slight warm undertones and a matte finish. One of the most pigmented shades in the palette. This is another good base shadow.

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Overall, Too Faced created another very high quality eye shadow palette and I am very happy to add this one to my collection. The colour scheme of this palette is a bit iffy for me. I have mentioned I do enjoy the pink theme but it’s just not for me, so there is at least three maybe four shades I won’t wear which is a shame. However, if you enjoy incorporating bright pinks into your looks then this is a great palette for you. If you’re like me and not 100% there on the bright pinks, then it’s great that there is still so many looks to create using this without them.

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The main question is whether this palette is worth buying, the answer is yes. The Too Faced palettes combine two of many peoples favourite things, chocolate and make up. What’s better? My favourite shades are Molasses Chip, Cashew Chew, Cafe Au Lait and Blackcurrant.

I hope you all enjoyed reading my review on this palette, I would love to hear feedback in the comments. If you’ve tried this palette or interested in buying it, I would love to hear your thoughts on it!

Siobhan x


April Favourites

Hi everyone, I can’t believe it is the end of April already, this year is going by so quickly it’s unbelievable. This month has been super crazy, I started April with the intention of continuing my stay in Australia for the next 4 months but now I am back at home in rainy Scotland. Let’s get on with talking about my favourite things from this month.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette


I know I did a review on this palette back in February so I’m not gonna talk too in depth about this palette again. However, this is hands down one of the best quality eyeshadow palettes I own. Most of the time with eyeshadow palettes I always find that most of the shades are beautiful but there is one or two that I wouldn’t ever think about using, I don’t have that problem with this. I use literally every shade in the palette so nothing is getting wasted. Basically, this is a 10/10 eyeshadow palette which I am completely in love with.

Too Faced Melted Matte Lipstick

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Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE matte lipsticks, especially liquid lipsticks. Months ago I was online shopping and I bought the Too Faced Melted Metal lipstick instead of this one and I have never been so thoroughly disappointed in my life. Cut to a few months later, I order this and I’m blown away. Best lipstick I’ve ever bought and now I wouldn’t buy a liquid lipstick from any other brand. The wearability on this is insane, I put it on in the morning before breakfast and it stays on perfectly all day. When I get paid again I’m probably gonna buy one in every shade.

The Body Shop Amazonian Acai Facemask 

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I am a huge fan of the Body Shop, most of my skincare products are from there because I love it. I’ve never been disappointed by a product from there and this is no exception. The mask smells amazing and looks like jam which is actually really nice. Immediately after taking it off my skin felt softer, smoother and looked so much fresher. This effect carried onto the next day where I didn’t put make up on because my skin just felt so nice and in return I felt good about myself. It’s a lil bit pricey for a face mask but I don’t mind paying that much when the quality is so good. Plus, it’s cruelty free and 100% vegan which is amazing.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil

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I bought this a few months ago when I was working all the time, hardly sleeping and not eating a very balanced diet. Because of all that my skin was hugely suffering, I’m not someone who normally has problems with my skin but it wasn’t looking good. My skin was dry, dull and I had a lot of red blotchy patches on my face. I used this oil morning and night and within a week I noticed such a huge difference. I still have red patches on my face but they are hugely reduced. It’s now months later and this product has become one of my holy grail skincare items.

13 Reasons Why


This is the TV show EVERYONE is talking about. I binge watched this show in like two days once it first came out and have since started watching it again. There is so much hype and criticism around this show and I’m not going to discuss that in too much depth. I really enjoyed the show, it portrayed such an important message just to think about your actions and the things you say to people. It’s sad because I think with a lot of the aspects in the show it relates to a lot of high schools everywhere.

That is my 5 favourite things from April. I would love to know if you’ve tried any of the products, or watched 13 Reasons Why and what your opinion of it is. Let me know if you have any recommendations of things you think I should try as well!

Siobhan x








Too Faced ‘Better Than Sex’ Mascara Review 

Hi everyone, in this post I am gonna be talking about the Too Faced ‘Better Than Sex’ mascara. I am not normally one to branch out and try different mascara’s. I’m pretty much a Benefit They’re Real loyal kinda gal however there is so much hype around this I was desperate to try it. My boyfriend actually got me this in a mini set from Debenhams with the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner and the box is combined so that is gonna be in some of my photos. 

I had really high hopes for this mascara partially due to all the hype surrounding it but mostly because Too Faced has become my favourite make up brand. I am OBSESSED with all their products. Everything I’ve bought has exceeded expectations and I was hoping this would be similar. 

The wand for this mascara is shaped like an hour glass so it is wider at the ends and thinner in the middle. The photo makes it look as if there is a lot of product on the wand however it applies perfectly and even to all the lashes. This creates noticeably lengthened, volumised and curled lashes. The formula also isn’t too cakey either which is good as it doesn’t clump on your lashes. 

I have really naturally light eyelashes so without mascara my lashes are pretty unnoticeable. I like mascara which has a dark, bold, black colour which makes them more visible. This formula nails the colour I’m after whilst still not being an unnatural colour. 

Other things I like about this mascara is that it automatically lifts my eyelashes and holds them pretty well. I don’t look in the mirror throughout the day and feel like I need to reapply it. You also don’t need a lot of this product either. For me, nothing is more frustrating when I’m doing my make up and have to apply like 100 coats of mascara. 

Overall this mascara is really good and definitely one of my favourites. I won’t go as far to say that I prefer it over my Benefit They’re Real mascara because that is an all time favourite. However, I can safely say that I do love this mascara and can 100% recommend it. 

Hope you enjoyed reading about this, 

Siobhan x 

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.




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)-



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