Too Faced Chocolate Bar: Review

Hey guys!!!

I am so sorry that I have been MIA for the past weeks. I have been busy with my family and getting ready for Christmas. I hope that everyone had an awesome Christmas and received everything they wanted. Christmas was great; the kids enjoyed their gifts and we enjoyed our time with family and friends while eating some delicious food.

Now on to the review….

TOO FACED CHOCOLATE BAR

I purchased the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette in October, but really didn’t use it until Mid November.

The palette is in a cute box that looks like a wrapped chocolate bar. The actual palette looks like chocolate too. I think this is so cute! Inside the box, Too Faced included a step-by-step look cards that will help you to create different looks. When you open the palette, the smell of sweet chocolate is the first thing you will notice. This is because the co-founder Jerrod Blandino was inspired to use actual cocoa powder as one of the ingredients in the eye shadows!

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In the palette there are the following eye shadow colors:

  • Gilded Ganache
  • Salted Caramel
  • Hazelnut
  • White Chocolate
  • Marzipan
  • Creme Brulee’
  • Semi-sweet
  • Haute Chocolate
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Strawberry Bon Bon
  • Cherry Cordial
  • Black Forest Truffle
  • Candied Violet
  • Triple Fudge
  • Ameretto
  • Champagne Truffle

The shadows are very pigmented and there is little fall out when you are applying the shadows. The texture is smooth and creamy and there is not a lot of shimmer in them. That is a plus for me because I don’t like the shimmery consistency in most pallets. I don’t often use eye primer, but I noticed that i don;t have to use it with this palette.

The only con I have is the price. The palette runs at $49.00 on the Too Faced and Sephora websites. This is why I went looking for some similar palettes for those who don’t want to spend that amount of money on makeup. This is what I found….

Dupe Alert!!!!!!!

I ❤ Chocolate Salted Caramel Palette from Makeup Revolution. The colors are similar to the Chocolate Bar, but the best part is the price. It costs £7.99 (around $12.00 USD). The only con is that it’s a London based company. I ordered this palette and I cannot wait to try it out!

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If you have this palette already, please comment below and let me know what you think? If you have the Chocolate Bar, tell me your thoughts on it?

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xoxo

-Ra Caiya

Fashionablyeducatedmom

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My Daily Makeup Routine

Hey ladies! Today I will be sharing my daily makeup routine. I must admit,there are days that I wake up and could care less about what I look like, but for the most part is my go-to routine 🙂

I go for the more natural look using neutral tones all over.

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Foundation: Maybelline Fit Me Foundation

Concealer: Mac Pro Concealer (NC45)

Powder: Covergirl Pressed Powder (Tawny)

Blush: Wet n Wild (Mellow Wine)

Lips:  Milani Lipstick (Teddy Bare) , Jordana Lipliner (Coco Loco), Covergirl Queen Collection Lip-gloss (Spiced Latte)

Eyes: Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow, Jordana eyeliner (Black Point),  & Maybelline Illegal Length mascara

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As you can see, I try to keep it as simple as possible. I am a working mom, so I don’t have a lot of time in the morning, but I want to look presentable. Once, I have done these steps a few times, it is like second nature to me.

I will add on more for night outings, but for busy women like myself, give this a try!

Thanks for stopping by!!

xoxo

-Ra Caiya

Fashionablyeducatedmom

 

 

Healthy Skin & My Skin Care Routine

Good afternoon guys!

Makeup is a great way to accentuate your features as well as adding glamour to your style. I enjoy wearing make up and trying out new looks, but I feel having healthy skin is most important! Below are some tips that I have learned that I would like to share with you.

Never go to sleep with your makeup on!

No matter how tired you are, make sure that you clean your face (even if you don’t wear makeup that day).This is a ritual that many people try to skip which will unfortunately have some bad consequences.  Not only are you washing off the products, but everything that your face has been exposed to that day. You are allowing your eyes to rejuvenate for the next day. Keeping your makeup on can cause irritations and break outs. By leaving your eye makeup on could possibly cause infections due to build up. Your skin around your eyes can also become inflamed, sore, and irritated, so get in the habit of cleansing your face every night.

Wash your face in the morning as well.

And yes, you need to clean your face in the morning also! Some feel that it’s not necessary since they wash their face at night before bed. Your skin is recovering over night, which means you have more dead skin cells in the morning. It also helps with preventing excess oil production.

Use products that work best for your skin type.

Making sure that you have the products that work best for your skin will help you with your everyday skin care. You need to know and understand your skin type before you can purchase the best and most beneficial products. You would either have oil skin,dry skin, normal, or a combination of them. Knowing this first is the key. I have a combination skin, so it had taken me a while to find the right products for me.

Simple Facial Cleanser is great because it’s gentle and doesn’t contain any perfumes or dyes.

I use Purity Face Wash by Philosophy everyday. It’s gentle and removes all of my makeup. Along with the face wash, I use the Clarisonic Mia Cleansing system that I purchased from Sephora. I LOVE it! It’s a bit pricey, but I think it’s worth the money. I have had it for two years now and it’s one of the best investments I’ve purchased for my skin. Plus, its safe to use in the morning and at night!

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Exfoliate at least once a week.

When you are exfoliating, you are removing dead skin cells from the skins surface. As we age, the process of regeneration slows down ( the body is slower to shed skin cells and generate new ones). Old skins cells can make your skin look dull, rough, and dry when they pile up. It can also result to excess oil and clog your pores, which can lead to acne.

Depending on your skin type, will determine the best way to exfoliate your skin and its sensitivity. Most people use a manual scrub at least once a week. I exfoliate every Sunday to start out my new week. This also helps me to remember. Try to use a scrub with round beads so you don’t damage your skin.

My favorite is YouthCleanse Exfoliate by GlamGlow.

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Moisturize, moisturize, and oh yeah…MOISTURIZE!

Keeping your face moisturize is important! It helps with excess oil and keeps your skin hydrated. Who wants dry and rough skin?

Sephora’s 8 Hour Mattifying Moisturizer is awesome! I use this in the morning and it helps control the oil under my makeup.

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At night I use either Pond’s Dark spot Cream or Boscia Oil Free Night Cream with Josie Maran Pure Argan oil.

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I know you may be thinking, if you have oily skin, why are you using an oil on your face? The oil that your skin produces is different from the oil that you would use on your skin. Your skin will pump out sebum (what clogs your pores and causes breakouts) when it’s oil content is not balanced. So when you strip the oil from your skin when you’re washing it, your body will produce more oil to compensate. A quality oil will help replenish the fatty acids and moisture that your skin needs (especially during the colder months).

Once a week, I also use a mask to help with moisturizing my skin. I am currently using GlamGlow Hydrating Mask.

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Using a toner  and an eye cream after you wash your face and before you put on your moisturizer is great as well. The toner helps to clean and tighten the pores and the eye cream helps with replenishing the moisture around your eyes.

I am currently using Dickerson’s Toner  and Loreal’s Revitalift that I purchased from Walgreens.

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What are some products that you all use? Comment below!!

xoxo

-Ra Caiya

Fashionablyeducatedmom