As much as I love Too Faced, I haven’t bought a lot of products from them because I felt like the packaging and quality of the eyeshadows (and other products) dipped. It also felt like they were just trying to push out as much limited edition items as possible. Like I said, their latest palettes felt half-assed, such as the mini Chocolate Chip palettes (which is just an all-matte version of the Chocolate Bar palette). While I loved the concept of the Clover palette (how CEO Jerrod Blandino pays homage to his dog and donated money to Best Friends Animal Society), I wasn’t too hot about the shades or the overly cute packaging. It’s something my 12-year-old self would’ve loved, and trust me, I do love cute things! And let’s not get to how I think the colors of the new White Chocolate Bar palette are way too light and not WoC-friendly. No thank you. However, when I saw photos months ago of the Too Faced Chocolate Gold palette, I knew I needed it in my hands.
I’ve always loved Hourglass’ palettes and blushes, and I’ve heard nothing but great reviews about them. My first and only Hourglass product is their Mineral Veil Primer which I absolutely adore because even though it’s mattifying (and I have dry skin), it gives me a soft glow. When I saw the Ambient Lighting Edit Volume 3 palette though…I needed to have it. It was on my radar for weeks, but I couldn’t justify spending $80 on a single palette. Luckily, my mom and stepdad gifted me with a $50 Sephora gift card for my birthday, and I waited until the VIB sale to take the plunge and purchase it, and I ended up spending only $19. It may seem steep spending $80, until you see how each Ambient Lighting powder/blush/bronzer runs in between $22–$50, so you’re getting a great deal getting multiple shades in this little palette.
Happy December everyone! It’s the most wonderful time of the year—Christmas! Now I know that many other bloggers are participating in “blogmas”, where you blog everyday (especially something Christmas-related). I will not be doing that since I have no time or energy to be blogging everyday, but I do have some holiday posts up my sleeve.
Hello everyone. My name is Hannah, and you may remember me from my old blog, Floraful (which I’ve had since 2014).