Friday, December 31, 2010

FunnyFace Beauty's Holiday Giveaway!

The Prizes are amazing! Check it out here and good luck if you decide to enter!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

My First Time Doing MU!

Hey everyone! Here's a look that I did on a friend for a party that she had to attend on Boxing Day. The theme was Black & White and I initially I wanted to do a silver and black smokey eye on her but she said she'd be accenting her outfit with bits of red.....and hence I did a black/red/gold smokey eye. My first time ever doing makeup on someone other than basic shadow, liner and mascara....I think she looked nice! :)



Face: MAC MSFN- Deep Dark, MAC Bronzer, Sleek Blush in Flushed, Sleek Glisten Me in Goddess
Eyes: Sleek's Sunset Palette (Red, Gold, Black), Sleek Kohl eyeliner in Black, Maybelline Colossal mascara, Lorac eyeshadow as highlight color (forgot the name)
Lips: Korres lip butter in pomegranate, MAC High Tea Lipstick, NYX 24 Karat lipgloss


Disclaimer: The image does not belong to me. It was taken at the event by a professional photographer.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!!

So amidst the hustle and bustle of the day and preparing for Christmas dinner I had to take a few moments to wish every one of my subbies a fantastic Christmas and for those who celebrate it....Happy Hanukkah and Happy Kwanzaa!

Have a great day guys!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Tag XOXO

Thought I shall share this seen as though I keep seeing it pop up everywhere! Give it a go anyone that wants to

1. Whats Your Favorite Holiday Movie? Love Actually! I cry every time!


2. Whats Your Favorite Christmas Color?
Red, blue, silver, gold

3. Do You Like To Stay in Your PJs Or Dress Up For Christmas?
PJS! Unless I'm leaving the house and I have to get dressed up

4. If You Could Only Buy One Person a Present This Year Who Would It Be?
My mum

5. Do You Open Your Present Christmas Eve Or Christmas Morning?
Christmas morning

6. Have You Ever Built a Ginger Bread House? 
No. Never. Looks like fun though

7. What Do You Like To Do On Your Christmas Break? Just eat and chill totally relax!And lots of reading!

8. Any Christmas Wishes?
To just have a good day and all my family and friends to have the same

9. Favorite Christmas Smell?
Christmas dinner cooking

10. Favorite Christmas Meal Or Treat? Christmas dinner yummm


So pass it on! I hope you all have a blessed christmas and great time

Its the eve of christmas eve haha 2more days

Jinz xoxo

Sunday, December 19, 2010

MAC Tag

Here's a tag I saw and decided to share. I tag everyone on my list! :D

How long have you been using Mac?
About 3 years now...more frequently over the past year or so

What was your first Mac product?
Oh Baby Lip Gloss! :D

What's your all time favourite Mac product?
MSF Natural in Dark. Love! Love! Love!

What's your least favourite Mac product?
Lipglasses...yeah....for some reason they're very glittery and I hate that!

Do you own a Pro Card?
Nope

Your Mac foundation shade:
NC 45

Your favourite Mac-Foundation:
Studio Sculpt Foundation

Eyeshadow:
Amber Lights! I can wear this Dy and Night!

Lipstick:
Cunning!

Lipgloss:
Nymphette

Liner:
Lip Liner would be Night Moth! I LOVE this especially paired with Cunning lipstick!

Brush:
187 duo fibre brush. Love it for cream blush or super pigmented powder blush.

Nail Lacquer:
None

Pro Product:
None

Comment on the following Mac product; Have you used them? If so, give feedback.

Prep + Prime Skin:
Used it before. Broke me out :(

Full Coverage Foundation:
Never tried it.

Studio Sculpt Foundation: 
Like it a lot

Face + Body Foundation:
Never tried it, always wanted to

Mineralize Satin Finish:
Tried it in store. Hated it

Studio Fix Fluid:
Never tried it

Hyper Real Foundation:
Never used.

Select SPF15 Foundation:
Never used.

Studio Tech Foundation:
My first MAC foundation. Very heavy coverage (I don't need that). Used one, repurchased but still have a bit left.

Studio Fix Powder:
Very good for setting foundation

Studio Stick: 
Never tried it

Hyper Real Pressed Foundation:
Never used

Beauty Powder:
Never tried it
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Sculpting Powder:
Never used

Shaping Powder:
Never used.

Loose Blot Powder:

Never used

Pressed Blot Powder:
                                                                               Just got this. Not sure what I think yet

Mineralize Skinfinish Natural:
LOVE this product! I have backups of my back ups!

Mineralize Skinfinsh:
Gorgeous in the pans but I don’t use mine enough. I’m not one for overt shimmer during the day.

Bronzing Powder:
Really like this. Not too matte, not too glittery

Powder Blush:
I own one. Gingerly. It gives me a natural flush

Blushcreme:
Like the texture and feel from sampling in store but never found the right shade.

Mineralize Blush:
Never tried.

Gel Blush:
Never used

Cream Color Base:
Never found a shade.

Studio Sculpt Concealer:
Haven’t tried it.

Select Cover Up Concealer:
Again I haven’t tried it.

Select Moisture cover Concealer:
I like it. Don't use concealer much so no real thoughts on this just yet even though I have two tubes lol

Studio Finish Concealer:
Not tried.

Studio Stick:
Not tried.

Lip Erase:
Not tried but I’m curious about it as I do have very pigmented lips.

Tinted Lip Conditioner:
Petting Pink is a must have! Moisturizes well. I don't like the taste though

Lipstick:
I do like these. My favourites are the lustre finishes.

Lipglass:
I like these though they are a bit thick and sticky.

Dazzleglass:
I prefer glitter on my eyes, not my lips.

Cremesheen Glass:
Never tried it.

Lip Gelee: 
Tried these a while back. Love em. I need to get my hands on a few more

Solar Bits:
Never tried it.

Nail Lacquer:
Never tried.

Shadestick:
Never tried it.

Paint:
Never tried it.

Paint Pots:
I have two and I love them as bases or for just a wash of colour when I don't feel like wearing shadow

Eye Shadow:
Really Love their eye-shadows but I think Sleek, NYX and NYC can give you more bang for yor buck

Pigment:
Melon and Gold Stoke are my faves!!! 

Glitter:
Never Tried

Eye Kohl:
Never used but I do want to get Feline

Chromaline:
Never tried.

Fluidline:
Never used 

Liquid Last Liner:
Never used.

Lustre Drops:
Never used.

False Lashes:
Never used them

ProLash Mascara,Zoom Lash Mascara,Plush Lash Mascara, Dazzle Lash Mascara:
Zoom lash is ok. I quicker reach for Maybelline Falsies though

What has been your favourite Mac collection to date?
Fabulous Felines!!!!

Which Mac collection, in your opinion, do you think was disappointing, if any?
Um.....?

What products do you think Mac are missing?
I think MAC have a pretty comprehensive line really, especially when you take the pro line into account

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Beauty Blog Link love 18/12/2010

Dare to wear red lips this holiday season? Check out these three options on Katie of My Lips But Better.

Amy Antoinette reviews Estee Lauder's Double Wear Foundation and Concealer.

See a sneak peak at the Nicole by OPI liquid metals collection, and a nail of the day!

Dare to wear red lips this holiday season? Check out Katie's picks ranging from sheer to bold on My Lips But Better.

Do you love rock n' roll? Find out what product Cindy at Prime Beauty uses to channel her inner Rocker Chick. Soft Rockers, don't fret; there's a look for you as well!

Shela at Confessions of a Beauty Guru is going cuckoo for Korean lip products!

Curious about more unconventional skin products? Rachel tells all about Witch Hazel Wonders at Queen of Turquoise.

Retrodiva experiments with the Estee Lauder Holiday Collection and likes what she sees.

Emma compares two similarly packaged mascaras to see if they really are the same.

Got a sticky compact and don't know what to do? Musicalhouses shows you how to clean up a sticky NARS, Smashbox, or Becca casing!

Need holiday makeup look ideas? Check out Audrey Dao's Holiday Look Book for ideas and tutorials!

At theNotice, Rae checks out a Benefit cult favourite -- but doesn't like what she sees.

Red lips are hot for Christmas! Lipglossiping trawls through her collection and uses a Red Lip Series as a great excuse to buy more!

Daily Polish falls head over heels (but manages not to lose her head!) for Rescue Beauty Lounge's 'Catherine H' from the new Tudor collection.

At Pink Sith, Joeybunny introduces you to the Wet n' Wild Night Elf Palette. See why she's swooning!

Chanukah may be over, but that doesn't mean you still can't enjoy this LUSH Fizztival of Lights gift set!

Beautywoome has published its Christmas gift guide, because you know you haven't done your shopping yet.

Hellcandy stumbles across her first dupe! Find out which drugstore brand matches the gorgeous fucshia of Nars Funny Face lipstick here.

Acquaintance gifting causing you stress? Jeweled Thumb shares her coworker holiday gift guide to put your mind (and wallet) at ease!

L from Beautifully Addicted To rediscovers Erase Paste.

Kim Porter shares some skincare tips for the cold weather.

Take a sneak peak at Dior’s Cannage eyeshadow palette from the upcoming Spring collection over at Pleasureflush!
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Jenn over at Spiced Beauty is celebrating her 2 year bloggerversary with a Huge Annabelle Cosmetics giveaway!

Phyrra is giving away 5 eye shadows from the Aromaleigh Wonderstruck Collection!

Over at The Glamorous Gleam, Mz. More loves Revlon's Perplex Nail Enamel so much that she is giving away four bottles to her readers!

Beauty Crazed loves Burberry Beauty and wants to give you a chance to love them too!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Beauty Blog Link Love-December 4 .2010 edition!

Beautywoome has found all the best New Zealand beauty brands you need to know about now.

Stuck for gift ideas? Check out Charly's N-spa Brand Rave!

Anita over at Pleasureflush gets excited over Chantecaille’s Tiger In The Wild palette and shows you her amazing Chantecaille collection.

K from Beautifully Addicted To discusses whether brands consider imitation to be the sincerest form of flattery in the run up to Christmas.

Hot Beauty Health shares 10 of the best natural beauty products enriched with soy proteins.

Pink Diva's Beauty Spot has been playing with Dr Lewinn's skin care... and loving it! Find out what products are worth a try.

Phyrra's Indie Spotlight for December is none other than Shiro Cosmetics! Learn all about Caitlin and this magical melding of makeup and geekery.

Aijuswhanakno shares her love in an ode to the Black Magic bar from 1 Hand Washes The Other.

See what Alyson at The Gloss Menagerie thinks of the Sigma Face & Eye Kit.

Baby powder for the face? Musicalhouses shows you this little makeup tip she stumbled upon!

Rachel reviews some love or hate it Lush products at Queen of Turquoise.

Retrodiva takes a look at the new Harajuku Lovers Wicked Style fragrance collection - it would make a great gift for the younger set.

The Pink Sith buys yet another raspberry colored lipstisck. This time it's Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in Rouge Vermillon. Come see how she justifies yet another amazing lipstick purchase!

Clue: What happens when Jeweled Thumb buys the same color over and over again? Answer: She finds great dupes!

Not sure what to get a friend (or yourself!) for Christmas? Check out this year's Gift Guide, over at theNotice!

Krasey Beauty rocks out with Make Up For Ever's Rock For Ever Collection.

Sarah from IHeartCosmetics tries out Nail Rock Nail Wraps which are a cool new alternative to Minx.

Hellcandy brings a little ray of sunshine with a sneak peak into British brand Boots No7 Spring 2011 range and it's all inspired by 1960s St Tropez...

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Beauty Crazed has really lost their minds this time and is giving away over $500 worth of cosmetics! Treat yourself to a fabulous holiday present and enter now!

Check out Madame B Fatale's Giveaway for a $50 Apothica Gift Card!

It's the season for sparkles and presents so head on over to Eyelining Obsessions and enter to win some goodies in her festive giveaway!

Enter Audrey Dao's holiday giveaway to win a Marie Louise Travel Kit filled with skin care products.

Emma wants to thank her followers with a small giveaway" including Sleek, MAC & NARS over at BirdsDecorateBranches!

Christmas come early? December marks the start of the annual Lipglossiping ADVENT GIVEAWAY! Come and join in for a chance to win some amazing prizes!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

I Won! :)

Hey guys....just a quick post to let you know about two (yes two!) contests that I won recently, one of which I blogged about.

The first was actually a you-tube/twitter contest that was hosted by Brooklynkendoll on you-tube for a most delightful prize! A 'MAC Box' containing a number of MAC goodies. I was extremely excited about this win because we don't have a MAC counter in St. Vincent and I offer suffer withdrawal symptoms whenever a new collection comes out or I just need to get an eye-shadow or a lipstick. I've been waiting to blog about this win as I have yet to receive the items, but at least that gives me something to look forward to reviewing :D

My second win was for the $50 MAC Gift Card that I blogged about on Make-Up Talk!!! Yes, super excited about that too and I can't wait to use it to get some goodies :D


That's all folks! I'm off to get some work done. Have a fantastic day!

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Gym Thing

So last year around this time, I was hunkered down in london freezing my booty off wishing I was back in the sunshiney caribbean. However, I had opted to spend Christmas in the UK as exams were right around the corner and I couldn't allow my home-sickness to distract from it. The me, in London though, was not as active as the me pre-UK. Now I've never been naturally skinny. In the days when I weighed 128lbs, it came from months of hard work (translation:hours in the gym) and a strict diet. Two years later, I was diagnosed with PCOS, a condition that affected my already messed up metabolism and left me feeling perpetually tired. Added to the expense of the gyms and health studios in London.....I returned to St. Vincent 20lbs heavier than I was when I left (egads!).

For months I agonized about going back to the gym. I fantasized about walking in and having to face people that knew me at my fittest and having to deal with the 'oh my God, you gained so much weight' comments. Sounds simple enough, but for someone that grew up ALWAYS hearing about weight, I was terrified!!!! So, I hired a personal trainer who didn't need a gym for us to workout. Unfortunately....he's very good..and very in demand....thus his schedule and mine didn't always mesh....and our sessions became few and in between (I secretly think he was also frustrated that I wasn't as fit as I used to be as he was the one that used to train me before but I could be wrong).

But to be honest...I got tired of eating like a rabbit hoping to starve the weight off when I KNEW that what I needed was the exercise....and so today....I took the step. Grabbed my gym clothes (along with oversized t-shirt to hide the booty), paid my subscription and had my first work out in over a year! And guess what?? I loved it! SO much so that I'm planning to revert to my gym rat ways...maybe set up camp there...spend a few hours working out instead of stuck behind the computer watching episodes of Criminal Minds...ok I'm addicted to that show but they're gonna have to share my spare time with a long lost love.

:)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

MAC Cham-Pale Collection

I am a big time neutrals gal! I am....I won't even lie about it. My every day looks pretty much consist of the same looks an I love me a nude lipstick/gloss so I am extremely excited about the new collection from MAC (wait didn't they just release one? anyhoo...)

Here's the collection...I have my eyes on the lip geles, the paint pots and the eyeshadow quad. Woud you be getting anything?

MAC Cham Pale Collection Lipstick
  • Flustered Frosted, pale bronze
  • Quiet, Please Sheer frosty pale beige
  • Tanarama Soft pale golden beige with gold metallic shimmer
  • Gel Sheer pale gold
MAC Cham Pale Collection Lipgelees
  • Bubble Lounge Sparkly pink peach
  • Straight to the Head Sparkly brown bronze
  • Sin-tillation Sparkly pale icy pink
  • Luxure Off-white with pink pearl
MAC Cham Pale Collection Caviar Dreams Eyeshadow Quad
  • Brule Soft muted creamy beige
  • Et Tu, Bouquet? Frosted pale pink gold
  • Caviar Dreams Mid-tone frosted pewter
  • Retrospeck Beached blonde

Chromagraphic Pencil

  • NC15/NW20 Flesh tone NC15/NW20 shade (Permanent at PRO)
  • NW25/NC30 Flesh tone NW25/NC30 shade (Permanent at PRO)
MAC Cham Pale Collection Special Reserve Highlight Powder
  • Chez Chez Lame Soft gold with silver shimmer
  • Rose Ole Soft pink with gold shimmer
MAC Complete Comfort Creme
MAC Fix+ Lavender
MAC Lip Conditioner SPF15 + Lavender
MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF 15 + Lavender
MAC Cham Pale Collection Paint Pots

MAC Cham Pale Collection Nail Lacquer
  • Soiree Sparkly light bronze gold
  • Very Important Platinum Mid-tone platinum

Look what I got in the mail! :)

My brushes that I ordered from Sigma! Reviews to come!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My MU Collection

....or part of it. I have a few things in storage in the UK as well but here's the stuff I have at home. Took some pics to show a friend and decided to make a blog post about it. I got tired halfway through so this isn't everything but it pretty much sums it up.









Monday, November 22, 2010

My teeny tiny MAC Haul

Hey guys...I got my MAC purchase in the mail today along with a supply of Dr. Natura's Colonix and Toxinout program (which I would do another blog about). Here's what I got from MAC. Images were tken from google as I can't find my USB cord for my camera.




MAC Mulch Eyeshadow


MAC High Tea Lipstick

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Beauty Blog Link Love

Emma shows the surprising amount of coverage offered by Laura Merciers Tinted Moisturiser over at BirdsDecorateBranches!

Whitney from Whitz World of Beauty tells the adventure of her Spa Day at Alexis K in Solana Beach, California!

Pink Diva's Beauty Spot has been busy trialling and testing new NIVEA skin care. Check out her honest product reviews on the products and share your thoughts on the brand.

Rachel discovers duochrome nails with the new Accessorize range over at at Queen of Turquoise.

Readers at Lipglossiping.com share their tried and tested tips for recreating the ultimate salon blow dry DIY style!

Beautywoome highlights the rebirth of the early '90s cream-mauve-plum nail.

Phyrra's Indie Spotlight for November is one to be thankful for! It's an exclusive interview with Tammy from Meow Cosmetics.

The Gloss Goss found love in the form of Chanel Extrait de Gloss and ended up going back for more.

Retrodiva has five steps for getting glowing skin just in time for the holidays.

Madame B Fatale talks about how she likes to get hair free for summer.

Join in the weekly This or That fun over at Audrey Dao - Confessions of a Beautyholic.

The Lip Print go pink crazy with Lush's Snow Fairy Christmas treats!

Blaq Vixen Beauty recently learned that the CoverGirl Queen Collection is getting an upgrade in the lipstick collection come January 2011.

Jellyminx reveals a brief history of her hair through some comical photos!

Krasey Beauty takes a look at some of the newest editions to the Ellis Faas cosmetics range, just in time for the holidays.

Do you love NARS Orgasm but hate the price? Katie at My Lips But Better has the scoop on a dupe!

Makeup Zombie has a Blush Showdown featuring the cult classic NARS "Orgasm" blush!

Sarah at IHeartCosmetics decides once and for all if Cloud Nine hair straighteners are better than GHD ones.

Did you miss Toronto IMATS 2010? Don't worry Jenn from Spiced Beauty has the full event coverage here.

Jeweled Thumb discovers a Chanel Paradoxal dupe that has arrived on American shores!

Amy Antoinette has afternoon tea with Alexa Chung at the Lacoste Touch of Pink perfume launch.

Daily Polish finally conquers an 18 month lemming with Jessica's Birds of Paradise...possibly the most beautiful purple polish in existence? You decide!

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theNotice gets a new "home" (okay, a new url...) and is celebrating with a flatiron giveaway!

Beauty Crazed not only shows you all of the Givenchy holiday fragrance sets, they are giving one away!

Make a Wish Smashbox's Perfect Pencils set on Prime Beauty--it may come true!

Friday, November 19, 2010

My Christmas Wishlist! :D

I've been Nice this year (you hear that Santa??) lol. I'm lemming these items badly!!! And I'll be editing and adding to this list :D






Britney Spears' new perfume 'Radiance'. I'm actually a fan of her perfumes....Believe is one of my all time faves and this one looks like it would be good too! And I just love the bottle!

Urban Decay Book of Shadows III- still wanting this badly!!!!

Wet n wild Color Icon Palette in Vanity!

MAC Girl About Town

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What I'm using now....fill it in and pass it on!


I saw this and stole if off someone elses blog and thought we could all pass it along if you havent done already!

Shampoo: Head and Shoulders Shampoo and Conditioner in 1

Conditioner: V05 Strawberries and Cream

Shower gel: None at the moment

Styling products: Leave in Conditioner (Herbal Essences)

Body moisturiser: Cocoa Butter

Deodorant: Dove Roll on

Fake Tan: None...don't need it lol :)

Foundation:. NARS Sheer Glow

Powder: MAC Mineralise Skin Finish

Concealer: none at the moment

Blush: Sleek Coral

Bronzer: MAC Bronze

Highlighter: none at the moment

Eyeshadows: ELF Butter Cream, NYX Bronze

Mascara: Maybelline The Falsies

Lipstick: L'Oreal Star Secrets Aishrywa Rai (sp???)

Lipgloss: Sleek Pout polish in Chocolate Kiss

Nail colour: none at the moment

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Face time

Hey guys....just listing the products that I use to take care of my skin. I had terrible breakouts in my teens but have pretty good skin now due to the fact that I took the time to actually learn my skin, what it likes, doesn't like- and I don't get pulled into products that are hyped up. I use what works for me :)

Cleansers/Scrubs:

I've found that Neutrogena and Oil of Olay products works best for my skin. To cleanse, I use the Neutrogena Visibly Clear 2 in 1 Wash & Mask 

 and to scrub I use Olay Clarify and Cleanse Daily Scrub





Moisturizers (Day):

Oil of Olay Complete Care Moisturising Fluid

Olay - Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum (night)



Neutrogena Oil Free Anti-Acne Moisturizer


What do you guys use?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My 3 week Challenge!

Hey guys....so this post is a little bit different. I'm about to take a 3 week challenge (challenging myself) and do a juice detox starting tomorrow (11th November). For about 3 weeks I'll be consuming strictly juices made from fruits and vegetables for breakfast, with a salad for lunch and another juice for dinner. It's my effort to detox my body and (hopefully) shed a few pounds. I'm also hoping to kick the red meat habit and thought that this would be a great way to start. Hopefully I don't cave by the time this is done....I figured I'd post daily so that I'm accountable to 'someone' lol.

What about you guys? Anyone ever tried juicing? Or did a detox? Feel free to leave your tips here!



xoxo

Jinz

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tag- This or That

Saw this tag on enigmatic-rambles blog....so I decided to do it. Everyone's tagged :)

You basically have 6 categories ( makeup, nails, body, fashion, hair, random) and you have several choices in each category, so you choose one thing over another! Shall we start?

Makeup
Blusher or bronzer - Blusher
Lipgloss or lipstick - Lipstick
Eye liner or mascara - Mascara
Foundation or concealer - Foundation
Neutral or colour eye shadow - Neutral
Pressed or loose eye shadow - Pressed
Brushes or sponges – Brushes

Nails
OPI or china glaze - Never tried either
Long or short - Somewhere inbetween
Bright or darks – Darks

Body
Perfume or body splash - Perfume
Lotion or body butter - Body Butter
Body wash or soap – Body wash
Lush or other bath company – LUSH!!

Fashion
Jeans or sweat pants - Jeans
Long sleeve or short - Long
Dresses or skirts - Dresses
Stripes or plaid - Stripes
Flip flops or sandals – Sandals
Scarves or hats - Scarves
Studs or dangly earrings – Dangly
Necklaces or bracelets - Necklaces
Heels or flats – Heels
Cowboy boots or riding boots – Cowboy Boots
Jacket or hoodie - Hoodie

Hair
Curly or straight - Straight
Bun or ponytail - Ponytail
Bobby pins or butterfly clips - Bobby pins
Hair spray or gel - Hairspray on occasion
Long or short - Long
Light or dark - Dark
Side swept fringe or full fringe - Side Swept Fringe
Up or down - Up

Other
Rain or shine - Shine
Summer or winter - Winter
Autumn or spring – Autumn and spring
Chocolate or vanilla - Chocolate