Where would you like your chocolate? On your hips or your lips?

Nikki ParkinsonBeauty 32 Comments

Some people can’t resist a piece of cheesecake. Some go weak at the sight of a macaroon. Me? It’s all about dark chocolate. Even as I type this I’m mentally checking whether there’s any in the pantry.

Umm. That would be a YES.

And it’s most likely one of these:

Lindt Excellence Chilli, Caramel and Blueberry Instense

Lindt Excellence Chilli, Caramel and Blueberry Instense ($3.69 each)

Before I go any further, I should perhaps add this disclaimer: this is NOT a sponsored post.

I am completely in LURVE with the newish Caramel variety from Lindt. It’s a rich dark chocolate encasing little chips of caramel goodness. Its arrival at my supermarket almost makes up for the disappearance of the Sea Salt variety. Almost. (Oops, just discovered that Caramel is no longer the newest choc on the block, with a quick check of the Lindt website revealing that there’s also a passionfruit variety hitting our shelves soon – it just hasn’t hit those in my supermarket as yet … I’ll keep you posted.)

Chocolate and I do have a love-love relationship. I love it. And it loves me back. Unfortunately, chocolate shows its love for me by attaching itself to various parts of my body in a way that has me scratching my head and wondering why the washing machine is shrinking all my clothes.

Which is why I may have salivated over my keyboard when I opened this little calorie-free baby:

Jane Iredale Chocoholicks $50

Jane Iredale Chocoholicks $50

Yep, that's right ... four chocolate flavoured lip balms in one lip-smacking palette.

Yep, that’s right … four chocolate flavoured lip balms in one lip-smacking palette.

Flavours include: Blood Orange, Espresso, Very Berry and Chili Pepper.

Flavours include: Blood Orange, Espresso, Very Berry and Chili Pepper.

The last time Jane Iredale offered us such a delish Christmas treat was back in 2009. I love that when I carry this palette around in my handbag, it’s like having a guilt-free chocolate supply on tap.  The flavouring actually comes from cocoa and I seriously wish you could “smell” this blog post right now. It’s that good.

And what about the actual lip gloss formula, you ask?

Glad you did. Because to put it succinctly, it ROCKS. The formulation is petroleum-free and uses pure-pressed peppermint oil for shine without the ickiness.  Snaps too for including a retractable lip brush, Ms Iredale.

I don’t like to play favourites in a palette but I know you want me to. Chili Pepper wins my favourite “flavour” award. Favourite colour goes to Blood Orange, which offers a shimmery copper which is just right for our Christmas in summer. Founder Jane Iredale said the company came up with the four flavours based on the most “heavenly pairing” of flavours with chocolate.

Which begs the question …

Lindt, when are you going to indulge me with a dark chocolate Espresso flavour? Pretty please. I promise to be your most loyal customer.

Jane Iredale is available online at Adore Beauty and through selected salons, spas and medical practitioners.  Lindt chocolate is available at your local supermarket. 

What’s your sweet vice? Do you love chocolate? What’s your favourite flavour? What do you think about wearing it on your lips instead of your hips?

* All the above products were sent to me for editorial consideration. (Well, the chocolate was originally sent some time back and has been “replaced” via my online supermarket order every week since.) Please see my Disclosure Policy for further details.  
 

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  1. I really like Green and Black’s Maya Gold dark chocolate. I also love the Lindt seasalt and blueberrie varieties. Dark chocolate is THE BEST!! So much better than milk or white.

    As for the lipgloss – I have suddenly acquired three or four lip colours!!! Amazing, at 29 years old, I am suddenly interested. I am going to check out this chocolate stuff now.

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  2. Straight to the top of my christmas wishlist goes Chocoholicks Lip Palette!!

    Oh the things I have done in the past for a box of dark chocolate Lindt balls… the shame! I’m also a bit too partial to Nestle Club peppermint cream. Does anyone remember the family block of mint slice? OMG now that was some chocolate worth the centimetres on the hips!!!

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  3. Oh Stop! I love the caramel Lindt too…I also love Cocolo Mint Choc – if you can get it.. it’s fabulous….all pure ingredients… I must have missed the Lindt Sea Salt variety but now I am intrigued! Maybe they need to do a salted caramel to merge them all together….Like I said. Stop!

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      1. You know what they say about chocolate crack – you just want more. Have you seen the chocolate shoes at the Ginger Factory – I thought you may have commissioned them!

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  4. I fear that having chocolate tasty things on my lips all day will make me eat a whole bunch more chocolate. But they look sooo goooddddddd *eats lip palette* If you like the dark choc with caramel chips, Aldi does one that is cheaper and tastes the same, it’s my favourite flavour! I stock up whenever i’m at Aldi, damn Aldi and their cheap good chocolateee

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  5. Oh, I would definitely love chocolate on my lips, and the chilli pepper sounds divine. Chilli chocolate is my favourite.

    Devastated sea salt is gone, that was really lovely, though I suppose it would be easy enough to get some sea salt and sprinkle it on chocolate myself!

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  6. Now all we need is an alcohol flavoured lip balm like gin & tonic for when you drive the kids to school in the morning! Just the thought that gin & tonic has passed your lips could be enough to calm the nerves from back seat fighting.

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