[CLOSED] ‘Tis the Season for a GIVEAWAY

Today is a good day.

Yesterday, I wrote my very last examination for the year. I still have the remnants of binary to hexadecimal conversion and Karnaugh maps in my head, but I expect the knowledge that I gained from hours of studying will soon evaporate into thin air and I won’t remember a thing (naturally). As I said on Twitter, now I can focus on Black Friday (!!!) and Christmas in peace (insert that GIF of Cher, from Clueless, with the shopping bags). Is retail therapy a real thing? I think so.

However, I am currently most excited to officially announce Love, Kaylyn‘s first giveaway!

In the spirit of the most wonderful time of the year, I am giving away a Too Faced Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette to one lovely subscriber.  Although it is only November right now, this Christmas I want to show my appreciation to everyone who has made an effort to visit my little corner of the Internet and support me. This is for YOU. Your support means the world to me. 

This cruelty-free eyeshadow palette is definitely one of Too Faced’s most well-loved products. Could we call it a “cult favourite”? It consists of 16 buttery shimmer and matte shades, all infused with pure anti-oxidant rich cocoa powder (Jerrod Blandino says that chocolate is very beneficial to the skin) and richly pigmented. If a good-looking palette wasn’t enough for you, then perhaps you will highly appreciate the fact that it is formulated without gluten or parabens, and it also smells like chocolate. This could be your ultimate go-to palette if neutral shades of brown, plum and pink are your cup of tea.

Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favour.

To enter the giveaway, follow the steps on the Rafflecopter widget. Each task represents a certain number of entries, so the more tasks you complete, the higher your chances are of winning! You can come back to this post every day to Tweet about the giveaway and earn more entries. Remember, you don’t have to complete all of the entry options to win. If you unsubscribe/unfollow after the giveaway, you will be disqualified from ALL future giveaways, which would suck (but it also sucks to be a cheater, so boo).

Giveaway Rules

  • This giveaway is open to South African residents only.
  • The giveaway will run until 11:59 pm on Wednesday, 6 December 2017.
  • The winner is chosen at random and will be announced on my social media platforms.
  • If no reply has been received from the winner within 3 days of the initial announcement, the winner forfeits the prize and another winner will be randomly selected.
  • All entries will be moderated and any false entries will be removed.
  • Only one e-mail address and social media account may be used per person.
  • Delivery time depends on the courier company used.
  • Due to the fact that one will have to provide one’s address for delivery, if you are under 18 years of age, written consent by a parent/guardian must be sent to me within 3 days of the initial announcement.

In light of the amount of counterfeit makeup on the market at the moment, I would like to assure you that the eyeshadow palette featured in this giveaway is 100% authentic. I bought this for R1000 from MUSE Beauty, an online shop that sells authentic International makeup in South Africa. Please email me, or send me a message on social media, if you would like proof of authenticity.

This giveaway was not sponsored and I am not affiliated with Too Faced, MUSE Beauty or Rafflecopter.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: I have had to remove a lot of entries recently, due to the fact that some people indicated that they did subscribe to my blog when they did not. Please go to the right-hand side of my blog and enter your email address in the box that says “SUBSCRIBE”, or scroll down on your phone (see below). This is worth 5 entries. FALSE ENTRIES WILL BE REMOVED, so please ensure that you have subscribed correctly.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

  • Subscribe to Love, Kaylyn (+5 entries)
  • Follow @kaylynvanas on Instagram (+3 entries)
  • Follow @kaylynvanas on Twitter (+3 entries)
  • Leave a comment on this blog post (+2 entries)
  • Tweet about the giveaway (+1 entry)
  • Visit @lovekaylynblog on Facebook (+1 entry)
Which shades do you have your eye on?


  1. Tamryn Momsen
    November 22, 2017 / 12:19 PM

    These neutral shades are just stunning for contouring blue eyes (hint hint) – no, but seriously. This palette is perfect for dressing up or down especially with the option of some shimmer ♡ My boyfriend will also love looking into my eyes more often because they’ll smell of chocolate. (LOL, what more could I ask for?) So whether I end up contouring these lids to kill or my boyfriend decides to eat me up because of the delicious scent – I definitely need to get my hands on this palette. As a matter of fact; ALL girls should own a cute chocolate bar like this . ?

    • November 22, 2017 / 7:31 PM

      Ah, yes, one could do some seriously beautiful looks on blue eyes with this palette! I totally agree with you. Let’s hold thumbs! x

    • November 22, 2017 / 7:32 PM

      Thank you, Dhanusha. It’s beautiful! x

  2. Esme L
    November 22, 2017 / 12:24 PM

    So looking forward to trying the Candied Violet, Triple Fudge & White Chocolate!

    • November 22, 2017 / 7:34 PM

      Interesting choice- I’d love to see your eye-looks with Candied Violet and Triple Fudge! x

  3. November 22, 2017 / 12:33 PM

    This is a beyond generous giveaway, Kaylyn!! Thanks so much for this incredible opportunity and good luck to everyone entering!! ??

    • November 22, 2017 / 7:35 PM

      Ah, thank you, Kim (although I could never compare to your incredible giveaways). You’re most welcome! xxx

  4. November 22, 2017 / 12:40 PM

    These shadows are so pretty. They would look so amazing for any season and on any skin tones. Wonderful giveaway

    • November 22, 2017 / 7:37 PM

      My aim was to find a palette that could suit all skin tones! Over the next two weeks, I’ll be sharing some makeup tutorials done by YouTubers (of all skin tones) with this palette. Thank you! x

  5. Chelsea
    November 22, 2017 / 12:50 PM

    In love with the Too faced Creme Brulee and Hazelnut!!

    • November 22, 2017 / 7:39 PM

      Cherry Cordial and Creme Brulee would look SO great together- very autumnal and Christmassy. x

  6. November 22, 2017 / 1:46 PM

    I’ve been waiting for a review from your since you posted it on your insta stories. I’m new to cruelty free make up so I wasn’t expecting to find any pretty palette(kinda like how restaurants only serve bleh salads as their vegan options LOL). Too Faced is a lovely surprise ? I’ll definitely be getting the peach palette too ?❤️? love your blog

    • November 22, 2017 / 7:42 PM

      All along it was actually for this giveaway XD You have made an excellent point there about restaurants and vegan food, and I can imagine how people who are not educated about cruelty-free brands could assume that. I’m happy to have pleasantly surprised you and to have opened your eyes to a whole new, cruelty-free world. Thank you! x

  7. Richenda
    November 22, 2017 / 3:49 PM

    Cherry Cordial and Hazelnut looks amazing! ?

    • November 22, 2017 / 7:43 PM

      Absolutely! I can just imagine the lovely looks one could create with Cherry Cordial and Hazelnut. x

  8. Stephanie
    November 22, 2017 / 4:40 PM

    Love love love the Creme Brulee ?. – I definitely need to get my hands on this palette.

    • November 22, 2017 / 7:45 PM

      Creme Brulee is stunning, especially for Christmas-time! x

  9. Nina b
    November 22, 2017 / 5:35 PM

    Wow, this is my dream palette. I love make up but I stick to neutral mattes. Amaretto and salted caramel with a hint of creme brulee at inner tear duct? This is an awesome giveaway. It’s admirable of you, specially this was not sponsored. Keep up the good content on the blog. Festive season is here, ho ho ho?

    • November 22, 2017 / 7:46 PM

      I am with you on that neutral bandwagon (mostly because I look like I have an eye infection if I experiment with brighter colours). I love the sound of those three shades together! Thank you so much, Nina! x

  10. Kemona
    November 22, 2017 / 6:14 PM

    Honestly can’t decide which shade I love most. They’re all so pretty and this giveaway sounds too good to be true!?❤

    • November 22, 2017 / 7:48 PM

      It’s not often that one finds an eyeshadow palette with 16 perfect shades- good luck! x

  11. Skyla bevis
    November 22, 2017 / 6:31 PM

    All these shades are so beautiful. It’s difficult to choose. But if I had to, it would be creme brûlée. This giveaway sounds way too good to be true?????? Good luck to everyone.

    • November 22, 2017 / 7:49 PM

      I think that Creme Brulee is definitely a favourite amongst everyone at the moment! Perhaps, but it’s absolutely true 😀 x

  12. Ciana
    November 22, 2017 / 8:48 PM

    This pallete is absolutely amazing ? I would have a shade to go with any occasion when I go out and I’ve just fallen inlove with every shade it’s so difficult to decide which one is my favourite ? I would love to get my hands on this pallete ?❤

    • November 23, 2017 / 9:38 AM

      I was hoping you’d enter- I’m sure you’d adore this palette! Holding thumbs… x

  13. Jasmine
    November 22, 2017 / 9:14 PM

    Creme Brulee…love the colour!

    • November 23, 2017 / 9:39 AM

      I think that gold is perfect for every season! x

  14. Izabella Smyth
    November 23, 2017 / 8:17 AM

    This is such an amazing giveaway!! Have had my eye on this palette for the longest time. i’m in love with cherry cordial and amaretto ?

    • November 23, 2017 / 9:41 AM

      Me too! I’m actually a little bummed that I can’t keep it for myself XD Cherry Cordial and Amaretto would look incredible together. x

  15. Megan Hartwig
    November 23, 2017 / 8:49 AM

    Love the Too faced Creme Brulee and salted caramel!! Need this in my life 🙂

    • November 23, 2017 / 9:42 AM

      They would make such a lovely, neutral eye-look together. We all do! x

  16. Amy
    November 23, 2017 / 10:30 AM

    It’s really cool of you to do a Give away, especially on a high end palette.

  17. Jackie Katzen
    November 23, 2017 / 11:42 AM

    Hazelnut is my fav

  18. Carolyn Augustus
    November 23, 2017 / 1:12 PM

    In love with the Creme Brulee

  19. Sharleen
    November 23, 2017 / 2:45 PM

    Creme Brulee is so versatile I think

    • November 26, 2017 / 9:14 AM

      I agree- I definitely think that it could be used during every season of the year. x

  20. rehana seedat
    November 23, 2017 / 9:52 PM

    Love the too faced Creme Brulee and Hazelnut!!

    • November 26, 2017 / 9:16 AM

      The perfect combination! I also tend to lean towards those nude shades. x

    • November 26, 2017 / 9:17 AM

      It’s the perfect season to be wearing those two together. x

    • November 26, 2017 / 9:21 AM

      Ah! I’m so happy that you now have the opportunity to win it for free. Well, then Creme Brulee just has to be a good shade! Holding thumbs. x

  21. Mariam
    November 25, 2017 / 7:26 AM

    This is an amazing opportunity. Thank you for thinking of us. It’s a beautiful palette. ?

    • November 26, 2017 / 9:22 AM

      It’s my pleasure, Mariam! It really is, and it smells incredible. x

  22. November 25, 2017 / 12:43 PM

    Creme Brulee is such a gorgeous shade! Definitely something I can see myself wearing. I tried to subscribe but it kept saying there was an error. Will try again! x

    • November 26, 2017 / 9:25 AM

      I was thinking the same thing, it’s very wearable! If it doesn’t work, let me know what the error message is and I’ll try to help. x

  23. Nicola Meyer
    November 25, 2017 / 1:01 PM

    Love the look of Semi Sweet, Marzipan and Creme Brulee

    • November 26, 2017 / 9:26 AM

      You’re the first person to have mentioned Marzipan! Honestly, that was the first shade that spoke to me. Great choices! x

  24. Annelisa
    November 26, 2017 / 2:12 PM

    I love everything about this! ♡x
    and this way people get to experience the quality of animal cruelty free make up

    thank you 🙂

    • November 26, 2017 / 4:03 PM

      I’m glad that you do! That was absolutely my intention. Many people seem to think that going cruelty-free means that great-quality options are limited, and that’s just not true. You’re welcome, Annelisa! x

  25. Simone
    November 26, 2017 / 3:33 PM

    Great giveaway

  26. November 27, 2017 / 10:30 AM

    This palette is gorgeous?

  27. Jessica Manim
    November 27, 2017 / 10:31 AM

    Creme Brulee looks AMAZING but keen to branch out and try Black Forrest Truffle (think the two would go amaziiiingly together)

    • November 27, 2017 / 1:44 PM

      I absolutely agree- that would make such a beautiful combination! x

  28. Revi
    November 27, 2017 / 10:53 AM

    I have my eye on Cherry Cordial for sure. I think it would make an awesome cut crease/smokey eye with Black Forest Truffle and Semi-sweet! Also keen to get this because I’m transitioning to cruelty-free makeup ??

    • November 27, 2017 / 1:45 PM

      OMG yes, I would be so keen to see that! I am so happy to hear that, Revi. Best decision you will ever make. x

  29. Tiffany
    November 27, 2017 / 2:17 PM

    OMG yes! I desperately need a new palette and this would be an amazing Christmas present! Holding thumbs!

    • December 2, 2017 / 12:08 PM

      It would be the perfect Christmas gift for any makeup-lover! Holding thumbs. x

  30. November 27, 2017 / 3:14 PM

    Salted caramel and marzipan look so pretty! I’m one of those basic warm neutral lovers 😉 I’ve heard such great things about the quality of the chocolate palettes.

    • December 2, 2017 / 12:10 PM

      Those two are my favs too (great minds)! x

  31. Tania Brewis
    November 28, 2017 / 10:29 AM

    I love the Hazelnut!

    • December 2, 2017 / 12:11 PM

      Hazelnut is one of the best shades in the palette! x

  32. Nafeesa
    November 28, 2017 / 8:50 PM

    Amaretto is gorgeous. I’m sure it smells divine as well!

  33. Terri Naidoo
    November 28, 2017 / 9:31 PM

    Wow! What a lovely giveaway!!! ? This would be an amazing present for my 21st Birthday on the 29th December!!! ???? I absolutely adore the neutral shades especially the Creme Brulee as it will go perfect with just any outfit.

    • December 2, 2017 / 12:12 PM

      Holding thumbs that your birthday wish comes true! I agree. x

  34. Kathryn
    November 29, 2017 / 12:21 AM

    That beautiful purple shade makes me so excited. This palette is beautiful!

    • December 2, 2017 / 12:13 PM

      It’s definitely a shade for those who are more experimental (AKA not me)! x

  35. Anlia Lindeque
    November 29, 2017 / 7:10 PM

    Wow. Absolutely love the colours ?. I am definitely a neutral/ nude eyeshadow gal. Creme Brulee, Black forest Truffle, Candied Purple… too gorgeous to chose a favorite.. I am turning the big 3-0 on the 13 the of December and this would make a wonderful birthday ?

    • December 2, 2017 / 12:18 PM

      You share a birthday with my mother! Let’s hope that you’re able to wear those stunning shades on your special day. x

  36. Anthea Williams
    November 30, 2017 / 12:08 AM

    I have my eye on the Creme Brulee, amazing giveaway.

    • December 2, 2017 / 12:19 PM

      Thank you, Anthea. Creme Brulee appears to be the winner here. x

  37. Samantha Pearce
    November 30, 2017 / 10:22 AM

    Creme Brulee

  38. November 30, 2017 / 4:52 PM

    I’m obsessed with the look of Cherry Cordial, Black Forest Truffle & Amaretto! I’d love to get my hands on this palette

    • December 2, 2017 / 12:20 PM

      Those shades would look STUNNING on you! If you win, you just have to send a photo. x

  39. Cornell Botha
    December 1, 2017 / 11:40 AM

    Cherry Cordial is way out of my comfort zone but so stunning!

  40. Pravina W
    December 3, 2017 / 2:02 PM

    I’m eyeing Candied Violet and Champagne truffle. Together they would create a stunning two toned effect.

    • December 6, 2017 / 5:58 PM

      That would be so interesting to see- if you win you’ll have to send a photo! x

  41. Riétte
    December 4, 2017 / 7:21 PM

    I think I am going for Hazelnut!❤

  42. Dani
    December 5, 2017 / 9:05 AM

    Champagne Truffle looks like such a pretty highlighting shade…especially for pale girls like me

  43. Tanusta Jainarain
    December 5, 2017 / 9:57 AM

    This palette is making me very hungry!I love Candied Violet

  44. Mart-Marie Pienaar
    December 5, 2017 / 10:08 AM

    What a beautiful pallete. And it would suit my green -grey eyes beautifuly .
    I absolutely love love love the shade Semi-Sweet and that gorgeous reddish cherry cordial ( I mean -who doesn’t need that shade of red in their lives?? )
    I would love to own this, never used anything from Too Faced before, but it seems like a cult classic..

    • December 6, 2017 / 6:01 PM

      I agree with you completely! This palette would be the perfect introduction to Too Faced! x

  45. December 5, 2017 / 10:53 AM

    Cherry Orchid looks like it would be a lovely crease shade! Those light colours also look lovely for under brow/inner order.

    • December 6, 2017 / 6:02 PM

      They’re beautiful highlighting shades, right? x

  46. Jessica
    December 5, 2017 / 11:09 AM

    What colors am I interested?
    Uhh well ALL of them ? especially that cherry cordial and Black Forest truffle for a stunning Christmas look?

  47. December 5, 2017 / 11:16 AM

    What a pretty giveaway, have read tons of reviews on this pallette and would absolutely love to have this, as my go-to colours are nude and naturals all the time, boring I know. Let’s hope luck is on my side and good luck to all. Xx

    • December 6, 2017 / 6:05 PM

      No, not boring at all (especially not with this palette)! I’m also a neutral girl. Good luck! x

  48. Kat
    December 5, 2017 / 11:47 AM

    Ahhh I’ve had my eye on these Chocolate Bar palettes for a while! The shades I’m most excited to try are the Gilded Ganache (that lovey super deep chocolate brown shade ahh), the white chocolate shade to use as a primary colour and black forest truffle. Its quite a unique dark purple. Although in truth I’m excited to try all the shades!

    Thanks for the giveaway. I’ve just discovered your blog now and I’m definitely going to follow along!

    • December 6, 2017 / 6:06 PM

      Pictures will have to be shared if you win the palette! Thank you so much, Kat <3 x

  49. December 5, 2017 / 11:48 AM

    Candied violet
    And amaretto
    I cannot wait to try out

  50. Manuela
    December 5, 2017 / 11:58 AM

    This is such a lovely giveaway! love all the neutral shades, if I had to choose I really like Amaretto.

    • December 6, 2017 / 6:08 PM

      Amaretto is stunning! Thank you, Manuela. x

  51. Stefné Jade
    December 5, 2017 / 12:00 PM

    i would loooove to win the eyeshadow pallete. It’s sooo pretty ??

  52. Tinette
    December 5, 2017 / 1:30 PM

    2 of my favourite things…chocolate and animals !!!!Awesome that this is a cruelty-free product ,and 16 adorable colours. I would be over the moon if I could win this pallette

    • December 6, 2017 / 6:09 PM

      Two of my faves as well! Holding thumbs, Tinette. x

  53. Robyn
    December 5, 2017 / 5:19 PM

    Amazing giveaway!!

  54. December 6, 2017 / 2:54 AM

    Subscribed! Such a great giveaway! I’ve always wanted to add this staple eyeshadow palette to my collection. Fingers crossed ???

    • December 6, 2017 / 6:11 PM

      It really is a staple, right?! Thank you, Kelsey. Good luck! x

  55. Dana Matthews
    December 6, 2017 / 8:10 PM

    I’m liking the Haute Chocolate and the Candied Violet. Very pretty.

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