Nov 19, 2014

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things - Cocoa

Hey There!

Be warned. The title says cocoa, I mean drinking cocoa. If you are looking for cocoa colored lips or nails, today's post ain't the blog post for you. If you just have to have something makeup related, stay till the end and I'll see what I can do for you.

The holidays are coming up and I think you nice people need to be pampered. We don't pamper ourselves nearly as much as we should. We think that it's too expensive or too much trouble. That's just not so! The little things can be pampering and from now until the end of December, I plan on giving you some plush ideas that you really need to add to your life.

I decided I needed to tell you good people that in the midst of grabbing great deals on eye makeup and face primer, I'm enjoying a belly warming beverage. It's cold here in Atlanta. I don't like it. I won't go all crazy in my complaining but I don't like it. So, when I saw this variety case of cocoa at my SAMs club, me and the kiddo went kray-kray. Rich cocoa on a cold winter's (ok, fall's) night is perfect! I mean right now I'm sipping on wine but normally it would be cocoa!

I've always gravitated towards cocoa in the colder months. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. And, a great chocolate makes a good cocoa base.

Did you notice that I said cocoa and not hot chocolate? Well, I did that on purpose. I learned early on that when you open a packet and add milk or water to it, you are having cocoa. If you melt a chocolate bar and add milk, you have having hot chocolate. I've made hot chocolate before and it's time consuming and even with the end result, it just isn't feasible for everyday. I'd love to make warm, delicious hot chocolate every night before bed. But it's just easier to open a pack of a good brand of cocoa.

And it has to be a good brand. My brand of choice is Swiss Miss but this 7 pack of Land O' Lakes has been pretty good too. It's just like make up ladies -- there are great drugstore alternatives to high end cocoa.

And if you stayed till the end, endured the cocoa mania, I will just add that it you need some chocolate makeup, I've included a peek at my Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matter Bronzer and my Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette. I love their cocoa goodness as well. If you haven't tried the Bronzer you really need to. Mine is in the Bonjour Soleil kit that also comes with a Sun Bunny Natural Bronzer and Snow Bunny Luminous Bronzer. It's a great kit to try out the three items and $44 versus $90 individually is a steal. And the Chocolate Bar Palette is yummy goodness that you need in your life. I can't wear eyeshadow often but when I do, I love reaching for this baby. The colors are warm tones with rich jewels thrown in and with names like Salted Caramel, Haute Chocolate and Champagne Truffle, you can't resist trying them out. This $49 bar of lusciousness needs to be in your life.

So pamper yourself with cocoa. It doesn't matter if it's in a cup or on your face -- just get you some!


  1. I agree! It's been cold here in Jersey too. Though it warmed up some today. I am a big cocoa lover for the same reasons. Swiss Miss with extra marshmallows!!! YEH!!! ������������. But I didn't know Land of Lake made cocoa! Awesome! I will have to try some of these yummy flavors

  2. I also have the Two Faced Chocolate Bar! I love it!

    1. Isn't it the best?! If nothing else, it smells wonderful!