Wednesday, January 28, 2015

An Exclusive Look Inside the Too Faced Better Than Chocolate Natural Beauty Essentials Set (Available for 24 HOURS Only at HSN)

I've had a secret that I've been wanting to share with you for a little while now, and today I can finally spill the beans! If you've been wanting the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette, Better Than Sex Mascara, Shadow Insurance and/or a Lip Créme, I've got a fantastic one-day-only deal to share with you:


Beginning NOW (9PM Pacific on 1/28) and for the next 24 hours, you can get the brand new Too Faced Better Than Chocolate Natural Beauty Essentials Set (retail value: $103.71) plus a one-year subscription to Glamour Magazine for $49 + FREE SHIPPING, and it's also available on Flex-Pay (three payments of $16.33)! This means that you'll only have to pay $16.33 up front, and then you'll be billed again for $16.33 in February and March.

For a detailed look at what's inside this set (with swatches) keep reading! But don't wait too long if you want this one because, again, it's only availble for the next 24 hours...

Too Faced recently sent me this set, so I'm able to give you a detailed look at what's inside:

Too Faced Better Than Chocolate Natural Beauty Essentials Set
HSN Exclusive

Once again, this set is $49 on the HSN website for 24 hours only with free shipping and Flex-Pay. The total retail value of this set is $103.71. 

Here's what you will receive:


You are literally getting a full-size mascara, a full-size lipstick and a deluxe primer FREE, since the palette alone retails for the entire price of this set. Here's a closer look:


You will also receive a Cocoa Powder Foundation sample card:



Full-size Better Than Sex Mascara
(Made in Italy)



Full-size La Créme Lip Cream in Nude Beach
(Made in Canada)





Deluxe Shadow Insurance Eyeshadow Primer
(Made in USA)


Full-size Chocolate Bar Palette
(Made in USA)


Just in case you were curious, you will receive the newer-style, slimmer packaging. I purchased the Chocolate Bar palette from HSN last year when it still had the older-style, bulkier packaging (see above). I much prefer the newer, sleeker, slimmer packaging. 


If you are new to this palette, the shadows are made with REAL COCOA POWDER and they have a real cocoa fragrance. This palette smells so delicious, I often open it just to take a whiff (yes, I just admited that!). 



I love the detailing around the mirror:


So yes, this palette is adorable and it smells delicious. But the shadows are also superb. With the exception of one shade (I think Triple Fudge is a bit dry and stiff), all of the shadows in this palette have a smooth consistency, incredible pigmentation and they are very easy to work with. They are incredible when worn over primer (I of course used Too Faced Shadow Insurance for the swatches below), but even without primer these shadows are beautiful:







It's a little too early for me to give you a mini-review of the Better Than Sex Mascara and Lip Creme in Nude Beach, because I have only had those products in my possesion for short period of time. But from the few times I've used them, I can understand the hype. The mascara provides some great volume and length and it does a very nice job at separating and defining as well. The Lip Creme has a shiny finish and it's quite moisturizing; the color is a light pinky-nude. As for the Shadow Insurance Eyeshadow Primer, well I've been using that primer for years now and it's one of my very favorites. Even though you don't receive a full-size tube, it's still a generous amount of product that should last you a long time since you only need a tiny amount per application.

Of course the real star of this show is the Chocolate Bar Palette, which as I mentioned above, I have owned for about a year now. It's one of my very favorite palettes in my collection because both the shimmers and mattes are extremely easy to work with, they are highly pigmented and the colors are downright stunning in person (and also quite versatile). Plus, it's made with real cocoa powder and it smells like chocolate. What's not to love?

If you have room in your budget for this set, I say GET IT NOW, since it will only be available for 24 hours at this price (with free shipping and Flex-Pay). I honestly don't think you'll regret it (especially at this price!). 

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48 comments

  1. Great deal, but these magazine add-ons always confuse me. Do you know if it will start billing me for the magazine after the year is up?

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    1. I don't think so, but I will ask my contact at Too Faced for more info and get back to you. But if that is the only thing holding you back, please call HSN and ask them...I don't want you to wait for my response tomorrow and then find out this deal is sold out! :)

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    2. This is the details. There is no auto-renew and you can also ask for a refund of the magazine value, which is probably what I'll do since I don't really want that mag.

      "A one-year (12 issues) subscription to Glamour magazine valued at $8 is included with your purchase while quantities last. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of your first issue. You won't pay one penny more than your hsn.com purchase price to participate in this magazine offer. At no time will your credit card number be shared. No hidden charges, obligations or automatic renewals.

      If you have an existing subscription to Glamour magazine your subscription will be extended one additional year. If you do not want the magazine subscription and would instead prefer to receive a refund for the stated value, please write "magazine refund" on a copy of your purchase confirmation, complete and print the form below and mail both documents within 30 days of receipt of your purchase to: "

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    3. Rebekah,

      Where can we find a copy of this form to mail?

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    4. Thanks for the extra info, Rebekah!

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    5. There's a link to the form after you submit your order. I just printed and filled mine out and I'm mailing it today.

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    6. Thanks for that info Rebekah! I just printed out the forms I'll need.

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  2. Not interested in the palette since I already own it but that foundation totally has my attention. Haven't heard a peep about it.

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    1. I haven't opened the sample card yet but I can't wait to check it out!

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  3. Just got this! Thanks for the post!

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    1. Yay! You're so welcome. I think you're going to love it. :)

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  4. I wish they still had $20 off for new members!

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    1. Well if it makes you feel any better, I believe that those codes are exempt from Today's Special Values, so you wouldn't be able to use it anyway. :)

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    2. I bought the palette last year as well and I must say if I could only have one neutral palette I think it'd be this one...it's very wearable and versatile. The new packaging is nice! And this is a great deal as well, I think it would have been an awesome set to put out for Christmas time as well. I'm watching for a deal on the semi sweet palette now :)
      But G, I just had to say...I open and smell my palette all the time too XD
      And you know what's even better? My brother does too! Lol

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    3. Haha!! I'm so glad I'm not alone!! :)

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  5. Um, wow! I'm kind of glad I couldn't sleep tonight and saw this post on my phone. I immediately got up and placed my order. I can't believe I don't already own any of these products, but holding out until now seems like the best way to go because, man, what a great deal! I can't believe it!

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    1. I love it when insomnia pays off! Lol! :)

      But seriously, I think you're going to love this set, and I'm glad you pulled the trigger on this deal. Enjoy! :

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    2. Same here, I couldn't pass it up...free shipping, on sale price, payment options, PayPal option so I didn't have to get out of bed to find a credit card, had held off on getting the palette before, all products I want to try....coukdny NOT do it!! And I knew it would sell out, so glad I got mine just after midnight today!

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  6. I'm on this deal right now, thanks G.! Btw- Saw some things you'd probably be interested in (I know I am, but trying not to do too much damage) in the beauty clearance there is a Perlier Tiare body spray $10 instead of $22.50...and the other would've been from Perlier as well, but I see its sold out now...was the french lime blossom hand cream for $7 reduced from $15! Oh well!

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    1. Aaaah, I love you so much for not only the tips, but for remembering my fragrance note obsessions! So bummed I missed that French lime blosson, but the tiare is definitely calling my name. Thanks a million! xo

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  7. Ugh, that's for making me buy this lol. I've been debating getting the chocolate bar palette for a while, thought about it... but getting the palette plus those full-size extras for the price of the palette was too hard to pass up.

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    1. It really is a great deal. So glad you were able to jump on it. I think you'll love that palette! :)

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  8. Do you know how many matte shades there are in the palette?

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    1. There are seven mattes. But Cherry Cordial, which is one of the mattes, also contains some glitter. Hope that helps!

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  9. I own the La Creme Lipstick in Nude Beach and it's one of my absolute favorites! It's such a gorgeous pinky nude and I wear it all Spring and Summer. Plus, I have really dry lips and it doesn't get cakey or settle into lines...it stays smooth and feels really buttery all day.

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    1. Thanks so much for the great feedback on that lipstick! I really appreciate that! :)

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  10. Oh lordy yes. Could not resist. Thanks!

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    1. Lol you're welcome! Enjoy your new goodies! :)

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    2. Just got it and it smells amazing. Also, the shade names are now printed next to the pans! Oh happy day!

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  11. I woke up to read your daily post & just had to have this! For some reason I've just procrastinated on buying the chocolate bar palette. You always seem to convince me that I "need" new beauty finds on my life!! Xo, from a fellow San Diegan⚡️💙💛

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    1. Hello, my fellow San Diegan! :) Aaaand, I'm sorry I'm not sorry about that. Lol! You kind of "need" this palette in your life (especially at this price!). But seriously, it's such versatile palette with a great mix of shimmers and mattes. I think you'll get a lot of use from it and hopefully you'll find it was justified. :)

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  12. G can u ask ur contact when smei sweet will be on easy pay ??? Lol

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  13. I just purchased this. I'm going back and forth between excitement and guilt that I just bought more makeup. I'm going to stick with excitement and go on a no-buy for the next month (or two!) for makeup products (excepting things like face wash).

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    1. That sounds like a plan to me! :) I understand the guilt but with a deal like this that's only around for one day, hopefully you'll find it was worth it when you open that pretty box. :)

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  14. Well after hearing so much about this I decided to buy. I'm at work and don't have a credit card or my hsn card stored in my account and customer service wouldn't help me. So unfortunately I am stuck til I get home . I jumped through hoops for more than 5 minutes with Hsn for nothing. Just needed to vent. I hope it's still available after work

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    1. Aaaah, I'm sorry, R! I'm sending positive vibes that it will still be in stock when you get home. Please keep me posted! :)

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  15. Hi. Not sure if my previous question came through, but is Gilded Ganache different in this palette than the one sold in stores? In this palette, it looks green. But in the in-store version, it looks to be a variation of brown?

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  16. I bought the chocolate bar palette last year when G. posted about the HSN special then and loved the palette. However, the shadow insurance that I got was extremely greasy. Has anyone else experienced that with the primer? I may have just gotten a bad one. A lot of my makeup got lost recently and I was debating on whether or not to replace the chocolate bar palette, but this post definitely swayed me. The la creme lipsticks are amazing. The shade "In the buff" is the perfect nude shade I've been looking for. Hopefully, the primer will work out better for me this time. I'm also very excited about the sleeker packaging. The other one was a bit clunky, especially compared to my naked palettes.

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  17. With everything that's included, plus $8 more off if you don't want the magazine, plus the flexpay option... I just gave in. This blog is a VERY bad influence. ;-)

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  18. The set is now sold out. Kind of sad, but my wallet is breathing a sigh of relief.

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  19. Quick question about the palette, does the top lid lay flat across whatever surface it is on or does it stay up at like a 90 degree angle like in the pics? I recently got the new packaging one and I wasn't sure if they were all supposed to lay flat down like mine does!

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  20. I' m a little bit disappointed...I have color names right on top of a shadows and I dont know why. I did a research and never saw that!!!I'm confused (((((

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  21. My palette came with the names of the shadows printed on the actually pan, which I was so surprised because I thought that they came on a plastic sheet on top of them. I am super excited about it!

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  22. I got my set yesterday, and am so disappointed! Packed up properly, but when I opened it up, everything was flopping around in it's pretty box. Thankfully the palette itself is still perfect (mine has the shadow names printed on the case), but the mascara, it is banged UP. I'm not sure if I should contact HSN or Too Faced. Blah :(

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  23. I got mine yesterday. Things had definitely shifted outside of their packaging, but everything is fine. I used the palette today, and I really really like it. Eyeshadows go on smooth and blend easily, plus the pigmentation is fantastic.

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