Too Faced Palette Comparison

Too Faced Palette comparison

Formulation:

Between the four palettes it’s important to note that Too Faced has changed the formulations of the shadows. This explains why after the original chocolate bar, I felt there was something left to be desired. I found the ingredient listings direct from Too Faced’s website. You’ll find them at the bottom of this post.

Scent:

The original palettes, infamously smell of chocolate. Cocoa powder to be exact. This isn’t an over powering smell at all which once applied, you can no longer smell (you will get a pretty strong whiff when opening the palette, though). However the Sweet Peach palette, smells heavily of artificial peaches which is almost sickly. Personally I didn’t mind the smell, although I wish it wasn’t so overpowering, however, I have heard people say that it caused them to feel quite nauseous.

Obviously over time the scents will fade, but I did think this was something to be noted.


Colour diversity: 

There’s a nice selection of neutrals, shimmers and mattes. However I wouldn’t see the need to purchase all four palettes. Many of the shades are in the same colour family with the exception of 2-3 bright colours varying from palette to palette. The Sweet Peach surprised me with its lack of peachy shades. I had name the word peach and expected more orange, coral and well, “peach” tones. Or at least, a few less browns.

Value for money (www.Sephora.com – USD/AUD (conversion rate as of 16/10/16)):

OG Chocolate Bar

Net weight: Not listed on either website – 18.9 grams, taken directly from palette.

Number of shades: 14 eye shadows & two highlight shades.

Price: $49/$64.33

Semi Sweet

Net weight: 17.7 grams

Number of shades:  14 eye shadows & two highlight shades

Price:  $49/$64.33

Bon Bons

Net weight: 18.4 grams

Number of shades: 14 eye shadows & two highlight shades

Price: $49/$64.33

Sweet Peach

Net weight: 17.1 grams

Number of shades: 18 eyeshadows

Price: $49/$64.33
  

  

  

Overall I love Too Faced products. These palettes just seemed very hit or miss. The OG Chocolate Bar will always be my favourite simply because of the creaminess of the shadows (I used the Too Faced Shadow Insurance as a base) and how easy they are to work with (excluding the shade “Amaretto”, which is horrible wet or dry). The original does also seem to be your best value for money based on the amount of product you’re receiving.

Ranking based on my personal preference:
1. Original Chocolate Bar
2. Bon Bons
3. Sweet Peach
4. Semi Sweet

INGREDIENTS LISTING (All taken directly from the Too Faced website)

Chocolate Bar OG: Cherry Cordial, Crème Brulee, Hazelnut, Milk Chocolate, Triple Fudge, White Chocolate Talc, Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Polyethylene, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Silica, Sorbic Acid, Vanillin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Boron Nitride. May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Manganese Violet (CI 77742). Amaretto, Black Forest Truffle, Champagne Truffle, Haute Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Semi-Sweet, Strawberry Bon Bon Talc, Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Polyethylene, Sorbic Acid, Vanillin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Tin Oxide, Boron Nitride, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140) Aluminum Powder (CI 77000). Candied Violet, Gilded Ganache, Marzipan Mica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Sodium Saccharin, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Silica, Boron Nitride, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Polyethylene, Sorbic Acid, Vanillin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Tin Oxide , Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Bronze Powder (CI 77400). *Formulated without parabens

Semi Sweet: Pink Sugar Ingredients/Ingrédients: Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polysorbate 20, Zinc Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Talc, Hexylene Glycol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Ethyl Vanillin, Sodium Saccharin, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). Blueberry Swirl Ingredients/Ingrédients: Talc, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polybutene, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Oleate, Ethyl Vanillin, Sodium Saccharin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (CI 77007). Bon Bon, Butter Pecan, Caramel, Frosting, Rum Raisin Ingredients/Ingrédients: Talc, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Polybutene, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Oleate, Ethyl Vanillin, Sodium Saccharin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). Hot Fudge Ingredients/Ingrédients: Talc, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polybutene, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Oleate, Ethyl Vanillin, Sodium Saccharin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). Cocoa Chili Ingredients/Ingrédients: Talc, Silica, Mica, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Lauroyl Lysine, Hexylene Glycol, Ethyl Vanillin, Sodium Saccharin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). Coconut Crème, Licorice, Mousse, Nougat, Peanut Butter, Puddin’, Truffled Ingredients/Ingrédients: Talc, Mica, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Lauroyl Lysine, Hexylene Glycol, Ethyl Vanillin, Sodium Saccharin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007). *Formulated without parabens

Bon Bons: Cotton Candy: Mica, Talc, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Boron Nitride, Polyethylene, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Theobroma Cacao Fruit Powder, Vanillin, Zinc Stearate, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).Almond Truffle, Pecan Praline, Mocha, Bordeaux INGREDIENTS: Talc, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mica, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Theobroma Cacao Fruit Powder, Vanillin, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Ultramarines (CI 77007), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). Sprinkles: Mica, Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Theobroma Cacao Fruit Powder, Tin Oxide, Vanillin, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Ultramarines (CI 77007), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).Totally Fetch, Dark Truffle: Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Theobroma Cacao Fruit Powder, Vanillin, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).Cashew Chew: Talc, Mica, Boron Nitride, Polyethylene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin; Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Theobroma Cacao Fruit Powder, Vanillin. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Ultramarines (CI 77007), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).Satin Sheets Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Magnesium Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Theobroma Cacao Fruit Powder, Tin Oxide, Vanillin, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).Earl Grey: Talc, Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PTFE, Zinc Stearate; Water/Aqua/Eau, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Saccharin, Sorbic Acid, Theobroma Cacao Fruit Powder, Vanillin. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).Black Currant: Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Boron Nitride, Polyethylene, Zinc Stearate; Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Magnesium Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Theobroma Cacao Fruit Powder, Tin Oxide, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).Malted: Talc, Mica, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Phenoxyethanol, PTFE, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Theobroma Cacao Fruit Powder, Vanillin, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).Café au Lait: Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin; Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Theobroma Cacao Fruit Powder, Tin Oxide, Vanillin. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).Molasses Chip Mica, Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Theobroma Cacao Fruit Powder, Vanillin. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Copper Powder (CI 77400), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). Divinity:Mica, Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Theobroma Cacao Fruit Powder, Vanillin. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). *Formulated without parabens

Sweet Peach:(Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). Peach Pit and Caramel: Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). Nectar INGREDIENTS: Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/ Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). Tempting INGREDIENTS: Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/ Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, PTFE, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Talc, Zinc Stearate. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). Charmed, I’m Sure INGREDIENTS: Talc, Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/ Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). Luscious INGREDIENTS: Mica, Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/ Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, PTFE, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). Georgia INGREDIENTS: Talc, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Mica, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). Just Peachy INGREDIENTS: Mica, Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). Bellini INGREDIENTS: Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract,, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). Bless Her Heart INGREDIENTS: Talc, Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin Water/Aqua/Eau, Geraniol, Glycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

 

Sources:
http://www.sephora.com/
https://www.toofaced.com/
http://www.google.com/finance?q=AUDUSD

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Six things I’ve learnt from living abroad

Hello again friends!

I’m going to keep this short and sweet! Now I can’t speak for the entire globe, but here’s a few things I’ve learnt as an Australian moving to the United States of America in 2016. It’s been…interesting.

1. Poison Ivy IS a real thing. No, it’s not a fictional plant created for drama on television. It’s very, very real…so is poison oak. Poison sumac too. (By the way, it doesn’t just itch, it blisters?!)

2. People will imitate you when you ask simple questions, such as “May I please have a glass of water?” (Apparently, Australians end all words ending in “er” with an “ah” sound – “May I please have a glass of WATAH”. I’m now super aware of this.)

3. Talking to your family is near impossible! When it’s day here – it’s night in the land down under! Yep, their 3pm is our 2am. That makes for roughly a 4 hour communication window. 2 in the morning, two at night…so, you better hope they aren’t doing something important during those hours, such as, I don’t know, working. 

4. “Bin” is just not a word here. You will struggle to find yourself a “trash can” on arrival.

“Aircon” is “air or AC”

“Chips” are “fries”

(Be careful on this one folks, if you say you’re craving hot chips you’ll get a funny look and a bag of chips)

“Trolley”? Nope, you mean “shopping cart”

“Car park”? Nope. “parking lot”

“Ute”…”Truck” (what do you call actual trucks then?!)

  

5. People do carry guns everywhere. Every. Where. I’m not even surprised anymore when I see a rifle in a pizza shop. (Pizza shops are also mostly buffet style, which is the absolute best).

 

6. Learning a new language. Not overly critical for me being that the U.S. is predominantly an English speaking country however being in the south, many people have Spanish as a second language so I figured I’d try to learn it. Which, is not as easy as I remember it to be in highschool. The only words I’m capable of remembering without fail are the rude ones, and that’s not on purpose, I swear.

A small picture diary. 

Hi everyone,

I thought I’d share with you some of  the journey so far. You might have seen a few of these already if you’re following my Instagram account (tiffilauren – it’s linked :p) Moving to the USA I was anticipating living in farmland. I’m not sure why, country vibes maybe? Growing up in the Aussie desert I was expecting things to be a little more…dry and barron. I’m glad I got this instead! I’ve included a photo taken from my hotel window in my final hours in Western Australia, as well as one of the Six Flags themepark we visited on the weekend of my arrival because hey, I rode that coaster and I’m proud of myself. It’s bigger up close! Anyway I love looking at other peoples travel photos so I thought someone might enjoy. 🙂
 

Cove Lake, Arkansas

  

Goodbye Perth! My last sunset in Australia for a while

  

I enjoy a good plane photo

  

“The Texas Giant” at Six Flags, Texas. Yes I rode it, No, never again.

  

Just a fab view of the country

  

Cove Lake

  

Surprise, its also Cove Lake

 

The Iconic – SUMMER TRY ON HAUL

Hi everyone!

Just a quick post tonight, I wanted to get this up while most of the items were still avaliable!

It’s the middle of Winter here in Australia, so what did I do? You guessed it – I bought a bunch of Summer clothes! Woo! (Literally the last thing I needed). The total of my order was $111 – inclusive of shipping! So take a look at what I bought!

The site itself offers pretty much everything and is by far one of my favourite places to shop. They have makeup, shoes, clothes, underwear, bags, perfume, sports, mens wear – the W-O-R-K-S.

Shipping;
Incredible. I ordered very late on a Tuesday night, and the parcel arrived to me very early Thursday morning, despite the fact it was coming from across the country. It was then that I discovered that overnight shipping is offered for free for orders over $50.

I definitely recommend signing up to their mailing list – 12 hours after my purchase I was sent a voucher for 50% off the entire site! – (Damn it.)


Thanks for reading, I hope everyone’s having a lovely evening – don’t forget to link your favourite online stores below!  xx

The site; 
http://www.theiconic.com.au/women?gr=1

Blue Skater Lace Insert Dress: http://www.theiconic.com.au/Lace-Insert-Skater-Dress-198640.html
Lemon Lace Playsuit: http://www.theiconic.com.au/Lace-Sleeve-Playsuit-204601.html
Grey Fitted Dress: http://www.theiconic.com.au/Halter-Neck-Fit-%26-Flare-Dress-204421.html
Pink Crossbody Clutch/Purse: http://www.theiconic.com.au/Summer-Cross-Body-171630.html
Tartan Skirt: http://www.theiconic.com.au/Kilt-198506.html
Grey Maxi: http://www.theiconic.com.au/Tank-Maxi-Dress-195808.html
Dark Floral Maxi: http://www.theiconic.com.au/Isabella-Maxi-Dress-168608.html
Tie-Dye Playsuit: http://www.theiconic.com.au/Tie-Dye-Playsuit-184487.html
Purple Lace Swing Dresshttp://www.theiconic.com.au/Lace-Detail-Swing-Dress-198617.html


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The TMI Tag 2015 – Yes I answer EVERYTHING!

Hiya Guys, I thought I’d do this tag as a chance for you to get to know me better, and just for a bit of fun!

1: What are you wearing?
My work uniform – riveting, right?
2: Ever been in love?
Yes! I am currently, with my boyfriend of 3 years, whom I met in highschool.
3: Ever had a terrible breakup?
No – but the guy dating my best friend straight after me was terrible I guess, does that count?
4: How tall are you?
I’m 5’1 (155cm)! …And you thought you were short!
5: How much do you weigh?
I’m 48.5kg, about average, I think.
6: Any tattoos?
Yes, one. The conclusion to my Grandfathers Eulogy/my favourite quote between my shoulderblades.
7: Any piercings?
My nose, three in each ear and my bellybutton – I did have my Helix, but I took it out because it wouldn’t heal!
8: OTP?
Michael and Sara – Prison Break!
9: Favorite show?
…Prison Break (Helllllooooo Michael)
10: Favorite bands
None, I like a bit of everything!
11: Something you miss?
Dominos puff pastry crust, arg, why?!
12: Favorite song?
Iggy Azalea – Iggy SZN (or Bounce, also Iggy)
13: How old are you?
18, but I am one of those people that’ll say “I’m 19 this year” when someone asks my age, ha ha!
14: Zodiac sign?
Virgo!
15: Quality you look for in a partner?
Honesty and a very dry sense of humour.
16: Favorite Quote?
“To live in the hearts of those you love is never to die” (This is my tattoo)
17: Favorite actor?
Wentworth Miller. Yas.
18: Favorite color?
Pink or Turqouise, it’s a close one!
19: Loud music or soft?
L.O.U.D.
20: Where do you go when you’re sad?
I’m not sad a whole lot, but I’d have to say a hot bath, or the local zoo.
21: How long does it take you to shower?
20 minutes?
22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
For work – 30 minutes, For an event – 1hr, 15.
23: Ever been in a physical fight?
Noooooooo way Joze!
24: Turn on?
Great hugs
25: Turn off?
BO – can’t stand a stinky man
26: The reason I joined WordPress?
I love to write and share experiences with others
27: Fears?
Large social situations & spiders (any size)
28: Last thing that made you cry?
Without giving too much away, I cried in the cinema watching San Andreas (yesterday)
29: Last time you said you loved someone?
Last night, to Joshua
30: Meaning behind your blog Name?
It’s my real name! I wanted something simple
31: Last book you read?
The Great Zoo of China, but I am currently flicking through Kim Kardashian Selfish (couldn’t resist)…
32: The book you’re currently reading?
See above
33: Last show you watched?
Prison Break will eternally be the answer to this question
34: Last person you talked to?
My Mother
35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted?
My Boyfriend
36: Favorite food?
Dominos garlic prawn pizza extra garlic sauce minus the oregano (I can and do eat all 8 slices in a sitting)
37: Place you want to visit?
America, anywhere in America at all.
38: Last place you were?
My car
39: Do you have a crush?
Yes, my boyfriend
40: Last time you kissed someone?
Yesterday
41: Last time you were insulted?
Highschool! So like, two years ago (yikes, I’m getting old)
42: Favorite flavor of sweet?
I’m a savoury beast, but if it must be sweet, any type of chocolate.
43: What instruments do you play?
Nothing since working full time, but I did play the violin when I was younger.
44: Favorite piece of jewelry?
The promise ring I got from Josh for our anniversary, haven’t taken it off since
45: Last sport you played?
Horseriding/Polo, if that doesn’t count, I loved Athletics when I was younger.
46: Last song you sang?
…Iggy Azalea – Booty.
47: Favorite chat up line?
None I don’t know any! Yes, I’m that lame.
48: Have you ever used it?
No I would never I’m a huge chicken
49: Last time you hung out with anyone?
Yesterday, but I’m about to head to work and hang out with some pretty rockin’ customers.
50: Who should answer these questions next?
ALL OF YOU
So I can be nosey and read them!

Were there any answers that surprised you? x

Second Hand Louis Vuitton First Look

Hiya Guys!
This post couldn’t wait – I just had to sit at the window and watch the postman drop my parcel at the door and hop back into his nice clean van (like a right creep) before leaping up to greet my package when I got the email saying my parcel was to be delivered today – and then of course I had to share it with you.

Authentication
I bought this bag from a seller on eBay, and used an outside authenticator to determine whether or not this bag was an authentic Louis, or a cheap (and overpriced) knockoff. I’ll link both of them below.

Cost
I paid a grand total of $309AUD for this bag, with $19.50 in shipping. A tracking number was included in this.

About the seller
Based in Tokyo, the seller uses a grading system to determine the quality of their products. The scale begins at A, and ends at E, with an A being brand new, and E being “junk”. They also list any strange smells the item may have, for example, the smell of smoke, or an old, musky scent.

About the bag
This particular bag was the only one of it’s kind among the sellers listings. Plenty of Speedys and Alma’s, as well as cosmetic pouches, etc. Originally I was after a Speedy (a classic) but I saw this purse and fell in love! Graded a C (fair but obvious use) I was a little worried about the condition the bag would be in, but it’s fabulous. Better than described. Only a small pink stain in the top left corner, barely visable, unless you know what it is you’re looking for (it took me a few minutes of close inspection to find it).

The seller: http://www.ebay.ie/usr/next-innovation?_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2754

The authenticator: http://authenticatefirst.com
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Yankee Candle Haul & Review 

Hi Everyone,

I’ve heard everyone rave about the Yankee Candle Company forever but here in Australia they aren’t exactly too easy to come across. Now I do like Glasshouse candles, but they just don’t have the scent selection I was hoping for. Yankee Candle has the lot – from Baby Powder to Aloe Water, Pumpkin Spice to Buttercream! My intention was only to purchase one – but the choice was impossible…so I bought three.

The three scents I chose (I was specifically hunting for “Winter” scents) were Pumpkin Pie, Marshmallow and my favourite, vanilla cupcake, which, turned out to be my favourite though I was expecting it to be my least liked fragrance. I lit my Pumpkin Pie candle first, and it made it’s way out of my bedroom, and throughout the house, there was no escaping it (this is probably something to be a bit weary of if you’re sensitive to strong smells and headaches).

The Candles themselves are incredible quality, I could smell them before I opened the box! Well, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but the packing peanuts definitely smelt nice. You could definitely smell the fragrance throught the lids too, which was impressive as the glass is very thick. They also smell exactly like the scent they claim to be as well, so I probably shouldn’t have chosen all food scents…

Shipping Speed
I bought the candles late on a Thursday evening and it arrived to me Wednesday morning. Keeping in mind the weekend, that’s only four days including Wednesday coming from interstate, with standard shipping! A tracking number is also provided, at no extra charge.

Prices
623G Large Jar Candles – 
$36.95
Medium Jar Candles (No weight info) – $29.95
Melts – $2.95

Have you tried any Yankee Candle scents? What are your favourites? x

Link here;

http://www.homesnthings.com.au/shop/list-all-products/page-1?keyword=yankee+candle