October 23, 2019

Violet Voss Oh Snap Gingerbread Fun Sized Mini Eyeshadow Palette Takes On Too Faced

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Could the new Violet Voss Oh Snap Gingerbread Fun Sized Mini Eyeshadow Palette be a nice little dupe of Too Faced’s Extra Spicy Gingerbread Eyeshadow Palette? Hmmmm! Looks like it doesn’t it? This cute little palette features 10 0.04 oz eyeshadows in matte, foil, metallic and satin finishes. The shades are rich coppers, browns, and cranberries that look a lot like ones we’ve seen in the Extra Spicy Gingerbread Palette but I have this feeling the might be even more pigmented than the Too Faced’s formula. And good news for those put off by scented palette as unlike the Too Faced Palette there is no scent so you can enjoy your gingerbread inspired shades without the novelty of fragrance.

I’m torn about this one because I actually really want to give it a try but I feel like I have dupes of all these shades in the Extra Spicy Palette already! Do I really need to spend $18 on another palette that I can probably easily dupe? My illogical says yes but my logical side says no! Of course, my illogical side typically wins in cases of makeup purchasing.

Sigh.

Violet Voss Oh Snap Gingerbread Fun Sized Mini Eyeshadow Palette is available now at Sephora.

Speaking of cookies…! I made homemade chocolate chip cookies like a real life adult last night. You see I can burn boiling water without even trying! I’m not much of a chef nor a baker! But the last year or so I’ve decided I needed to be more adult in the kitchen. I made the cookies from scratch and they didn’t come out half bad! I even purchased a cooling rack all Martha Stewart-like! The first round I sprayed my pan with a little cooking spray but it burned the bottom of the cookies. So, I goggled a little and headed to the store for parchment paper. Turns out that’s the trick to the perfect cookie! I put a piece of the paper on the tray, popped my cookie dough on it, set it to back, and perfect cookies! No burns!

I’m proud of myself. I’m finally adulting! I should try gingerbread men next right?

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  • Eraser

    Good for you! I love to cook and bake but I hate cleaning, so parchment paper is a lifesaver – you don’t even have to wash the pan unless you made something greasy. Toll house cookies (chocolate chip) are easy, as are oatmeal with raisins or, as my family prefers, butterscotch chips.

    • Isabella Muse

      stupid question maybe but an experienced baker have you used parchment paper for brownies? My brownies stick to the pan when I use butter and cooking spray gives them a sort of weird taste. Is it possible to cook them in a pan with parchment paper? ;-D I did oatmeal with raisins and chocolate chip last week! OMG buttescotch chips sound divine 😀

      • Kitten

        You can use parchment paper, but you’ll have to layer it to cover the sides.
        You could try prepping the pan like one would a cake -grease the bottom and sides (I like to use shortening to grease my pans, personally) and toss some flour in, shaking the pan to get a thin layer of flour covering the shortening. Makes cakes and brownies pop right out!

        • Isabella Muse

          That’s what I did but maybe I overcooked because the middle was fine and had sort of a slide to it but the sides were crunchier and they made the entire sheet break away 🙁 Shortening? I’m going to try that with flour thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know cooking spray works but it gives the brownies a weird flavor!

          • Kitten

            Shortening, like Crisco I’m not a fan of cooking spray, personally!
            Oh! My brownies get like that when my oven gets too hot and doesn’t cook it eventually! The sides get burnt but the middle is fine/undercooked.

          • Isabella Muse

            I’m going to try that! Cooking spray seems ok for cakes but brownies it tastes weird for some reason! Also, when it comes to the batter it sort of layers on top of the spray! it’s like oil and water, the two don’t merge haha…! That’s my problem! I thought they came out tasty BUT the sides got all crispy and they broke apart because of that!

      • Eraser

        With brownies, you’d be better off with tinfoil. Frankly, I’ve never had to use it myself but I’ve seen the TV cooks do it. You fold it, line the pan and leave enough of an overhang to lift it out. Also, brownies should be underbaked. A lot of people bake them until they test clear and that’s a mistake – that’s usually when they stick.

        The oatmeal butterscotch were so good that I might not make them any other way!

        • Isabella Muse

          foil!? really!? I’m going to try that! That sounds like a plan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ll tell you how it comes out! Did you see the new TJ Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal? I did those two weeks ago and they came out PERFECT! Like everyone of them was uniform size and they really lasted well and remained chewy for days after. I hate pumpkin spice anything to be honest so they kind of tastes like body spray to me lol but I had friends over for dinner and they loved them!

  • kjh

    This is cute. Like the pared down ‘curated’ aspect, and the fragrance free option. The price is decent, too, for a better brand. But, yeah, you don’t need it; you’re covered.

  • Kitten

    The Violet Voss palette looks cute, but I haven’t heard good things about the minis vs the regular sized palettes :/