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:
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:
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.
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.