Chocolate withdrawal is a REAL thing
Seriously, the closest I’ve gotten to chocolate over the past week has been this new Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette ($49), and oh, the sweet, sweet torture of it! Why does it have to smell like chocolate?!
“Discover a candy-coated confection of heart-shaped delights with 16 matte and shimmer shades in cool pops of color, sugary brights, and beautiful go-to neutrals—all infused with our chocolate-scented, antioxidant-rich cocoa powder formula. Chocolate Bon Bons is the third palette in our bestselling Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection (and some might say the cutest!). We’ve included our signature Glamour Guide with three beauty looks to get you started, but don’t stop there—the looks are limitless.”
With the whole gestational diabetes thing, I’m on a pretty strict meal plan until Baby Girl arrives in March. I gotta eat six times a day, which sounds like it could be super cool, but it’s sooo not, on account of how carefully I have to monitor my carbs and sugar.
Yeah, the days of stuffing myself silly with TJ’s Dark Chocolate Stars are gone, at least temporarily…
“Good thing I’m seven months pregnant and have been totally craving chocolate in massive amounts!” she said sarcastically as she took a big whiff of the palette that has been haunting her for days.
To summarize, I really, really, REALLY miss chocolate.
The Bon Bons Palette has been out about a month (note: it doesn’t actually come with the chocolate bar I’m holding here), and I played it pretty safe with this look because I didn’t want to go over the top. I blended the matte beige shade, Divinity, all over my lids, then swept the matte brown shade called Mocha into my crease before taking it along my lower lash lines.
I really like how easily the shadows blend together; it’s super easy to get them to gradient.
Yes, I just used gradient as a verb… Since I can’t have chocolate, I’m making up new rules to the English language, and YOU SHOULD JUST LET ME DO WHAT I WANT TO PLEASE BECAUSE I CAN’T HAVE CHOCOLATE.
Seriously, getting the colors to transition into one another is easy-peasy, and the shadows don’t look heavy on my skin.
My biggest refrain about this palette, and it doesn’t rise to the level of a complaint, is that the powders seem to have more “fluff” than usual for Too Faced shadows. I have to tap a little more than usual to unload the excess product from my brushes if I want to avoid fallout.
The glitter on my lids, by the way, was totally unplanned and spontaneous. I was cleaning out a drawer and found a jar of MAC 3D Glitter in 3D Brass Gold. I thought, what the hey! Might as well have fun, but I’m not sure how I feel about the way it turned out. There’s glitter, so YAY! — but I think it looks a little too yellow for me.
It is possible to cry over a piece of grapefruit…
One of the things I’ve had to get used to lately is not having fruit with my breakfast, which, if it weren’t for the gestational diabetes, I would normally do. From what I’ve heard from the docs, the perinatal services people and my friend Jen (she also had gestational diabetes when she was pregnant), eating fruit in the morning is a GD no-no, and this has broken my heart a little…maybe even more than not being able to eat copious amounts of chocolate.
I mean, I can still eat fruit, but only in small amounts, and only in the afternoon.
I honestly didn’t think I’d miss fruit this much, but I do, and I REALLY miss not being able to have a half a cold grapefruit first thing in the morning.
Anywho, I’m adjusting. Sometimes now I’ll have half a grapefruit for my afternoon snack; when I did that the other day, I actually cried tears of joy.
Fact: Checking your blood sugar four times a day will not cure you of your fear of needles
In case you were wondering…it does not.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,