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Bobbi To Glow Shimmer Brick Palette Holidays 2016 ❄️ Review

Bobbi Brown Bobbi To Glow Shimmer Brick Palette Review

If you’ve read my VIB Sale WishList, you saw that I dream about the Laura Mercier Fall In Love Face Illuminator Collection but then, at a recent Sephora First Look Event, I stumble upon this Bobbi Brown palette and I fell instantly madly in love with this masterpiece. Since it’s my first encounter with Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Bricks, this Holiday palette made sense value-wise. For years, I’ve seen rave reviews about these highlights and surprisingly, as much as I live for Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown on the other hand is a brand that, for some reasons, has eluded me for all those years! So, curiosity killed my wallet, and once again, I couldn’t resist…

Bobbi Brown Bobbi To Glow Shimmer Brick Palette Review

This review is not a first impression; for the last 11 days, I’ve been playing daily with these powders, trying for review purposes, different techniques and ways to apply them. One thing that surprises me is that these highlighters are not buttery whatsoever, in fact they feel almost gritty but they apply like a charm and not patchy (Go figure!).

Note: I think it’s important to specify that my two Holy Grails highlights are Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder in Candlelight and Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder (01 & 02), so now, you know what my preferences are and my comparatives for this review.

Bobbi Brown Bobbi To Glow Shimmer Brick Palette Review
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Bobbi Brown Bobbi To Glow Shimmer Brick Palette Review

from-the-website

What it is: 
An iconic and bestselling Shimmer Brick in three shades that spotlight features and flatter all skintones.

What it does: 
Bobbi To Glow Shimmer Brick Palette features Gold, Wild Rose, and Bronze shades for gorgeous radiance to the cheekbones and for an allover glow. Formulated with superfine, light-catching pearl pigments, each shade imparts soft brilliance with a hint of color. The Gold shade brightens and highlights, the Bronze hue adds warmth, and Wild Rose creates a flushed glow.

This palette contains: 
3 x 0.34 oz/ 9.63 g To Glow Shimmer Brick in Gold, Wild Rose, Bronze

avalability

Sephora exclusivity: Limited Edition palette priced at $79Cnd ($69US)

Bobbi Brown Bobbi To Glow Shimmer Brick Palette Review

pros

♥ The packaging is classy and gorgeous,

♥ This palette comes with a big mirror and the magnetic closing device is pretty strong,

♥ Great for travelling since it’s sturdy,

♥ This palette is made in Italy,

♥ The normal value of this palette is $137Cnd, a net saving of $58Cnd. Always great  to save a few bucks considering the high-end makeup brands,

♥ These are multipurpose powders since you can use them as highlight, bronzer, blush and even eyeshadows,

♥ A little goes a long way if you are using the right brush! I use my Sephora Pro #93 or Anastasia Beverly Hills #23 brushes, and they work like a charm,

♥ Ridiculously good staying powder; seriously, it stays on my skin all day long and doesn’t budge one bit,

♥ Gives a natural glow (radiance),

♥ Not glittery at all – I look like a clown with glittery highlights,

♥ The colors in detail:

Gold

This first color wasn’t love at first sight; way too gold for my skintone and so unnatural. I was so disappointed, I looked like C3PO…  But then, I tried Bobbi Brown’s way which is to apply this powder on the apple of the cheeks and then, you use a matte blush on top. This method totally changed the way I feel about this shade. Totally stunning!

Bobbi Brown Bobbi To Glow Shimmer Brick Palette Review

Wild Rose

Wild rose is a superb blush topper that gives you these glowy cheeks that we all want.

Bobbi Brown Bobbi To Glow Shimmer Brick Palette Review

Bronze

This color will now be a staple in my stash; saying it’s beautiful would be an understatement. It totally bronzed my face and looks spectacular, healthy, bronzy; the glow that it gives is truly unique.

Bobbi Brown Bobbi To Glow Shimmer Brick Palette Review

Note: I’ve tried all three as eyeshadows and inner corner highlights and they are unbelievably great and pigmented. Unlimited combos are possible since each slice is a different color.

Bobbi Brown Bobbi To Glow Shimmer Brick Palette Review

cons

♥ Pricey, even after saving $58,

♥ On my fair skin, these shades are a bit too dark (at least for Fall and Winter),

♥ These powders can amplify fines lines, texture and wrinkles if applied excessively or on wrong areas.

Bobbi Brown Bobbi To Glow Shimmer Brick Palette Review

final-thoughts

There are so many highlighting palettes coming out these days that it’s hard to keep up and personally, since I normally apply just a tiny amount, a compact like this will last a lifetime. It’s hard to compare these Shimmer Bricks powders to my regular, preferred highlights because they are in a class of their own, with their versatility and long-lasting properties. Are they better than my usual Holy Grails from Kevyn Aucoin and Laura Mercier? No, simply because they are very different, almost not comparable. To be honest, I don’t see myself using them on a daily basis this Winter but next Spring, I will get so much use out of them. I can’t stretch enough how breathtaking this palette is and how luxurious these powders make my skin look (trendy and younger looking!). I’m so happy with this purchase, and frankly, I’m surprised it’s not already sold out!

Do you like Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks?

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Beauty · canadians · Collab · project pan · Reviews

Cake Body Lotion ✰ Review

Project Pan 12 Fall 2016

Already Week 2 of our Project Pan 12 , Fall 2016 Edition and we welcome a new makeup addict in our collab, the lovely Chanelle (Chanelle Hailey) – the trio just became a beautiful quartet.

Project Recap…

I can’t say enough about how easy and fun this Project Pan has been so far. At the end of the month, I should have this week’s superstar product panned and some other items in the list will surely be close to finish!

🎂  Don’t forget to go have a look at week 2 of Stashy (StashMatters), Jodi (ABrashAttitude) and Chanelle (Chanelle Hailey)

Cake Beauty Body Lotion Review

Cake Beauty Sugar Cookie Decadent Body Lotion

This week, it’s all about Cake Beauty Sugar Cookie Decadent Body Lotion, which was a limited Edition from two years back! I know, it’s about time I finish this body lotion. After further analysis, I chose to just do a simple Pros & Cons evaluation, not as complete as my traditional Curly Spring Blossom review because this product doesn’t exist anymore; I will revisit this product soon, in a more complete study of the brand… I’m madly in LOVE with Cake: I own every product in their Natural Body Care, from hand creams, foot creams, bath and shower froths to their body lotions and mouse, hair & body mist, etc… When I selected the body Lotion for this PP12, I dived into  my stash just to see that my Cake collection was a little overwhelming and out of hand; I think it needs its own feature post quick before I buy some more!!

Cake Sugar Cookie Decadent Body Lotion

Pros…

🍰 Smells so sweet and delicious,

🍰 The staying powder of this body lotion is truly remarquable, it stays on your clothes all day long,

🍰 Cake is cruelty-free and vegan,

🍰 All their products are made in Canada🇨🇦,

🍰 Totally paraben-free, phthalate-free and gluten-free,

🍰No wonder that it’s so moisturizing since it contains coconut oil, mango butter, macadamia nut oil, aloe vera oil & sunflower seed oil.

Cons…

🍰 Should wanting to drink the lotion be considered a con?!?

To sum it up …

The love affair is very real between Cake Beauty and I! After finishing this bottle, I still have 9 giant ones waiting to be used. All the scents are to die for, but my ultimate favorite is Strawberry Sugar or maybe Milk Made… No wait, it’s Lemon Chiffon, sorry I meant to say Desert Island! I’m so selfish with this brand that when I caught BeardMan using it for his bath last winter, I bought him a cheap one (that, he doesn’t know) just to preserve my precious stock! They’re MINE, they are ALL MINE!!!!

Note: I buy all my Cake Beauty products from their website or at Winners

What’s your favorite Cake Beauty scent?

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Beauty · giveaway · Makeup · project pan · Reviews · Weekly Recap

Ingrid’s Weekly Recap & My Love List ✮ September 11 -September 17

My weekly Recap Curly Spring Blossom April 2016

♥A Week at Curly Spring Blossom♥

The Winner of last week Giveaway

The lovely winner of the two Zoella best seller books is Florence Gaudreault! Congratulations (Bravo!) and happy reading (Bonne Lecture!)… Thanks again to Farleyco for making this contest possible!

Giveaway / Concours Zoella Books

September 11 to September 17

September 12

Lise Watier Teint Lumière Foundation ✰ Review

Lise Watier Teint Lumière Review

September 13

20 Fall Blogging Ideas 🍁 2016

Fall Blog Post Ideas 2016

September 15

My Sephora VIB Sale WishList ✮ September 2016

Sephora VIB Sale WishList Fall 2016

September 15

Too Faced Christmas in New-York ❄️Holiday 2016

Too Faced Christmas in New-York Holiday 2016


My Weekly Love List

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♥ My Favorite Reaction of the Week ♥

Sephora 2016 VIB Rouge Renewal Gift Exclusive NARS mini blush (Goulu)

Sephora 2016 VIB Rouge Renewal Gift Exclusive NARS mini blush

Sephora 2016 VIB Rouge Renewal Gift Exclusive NARS mini blush

This week, as usual, I received my weekly order from Sephora and inside the box was my VIB Rouge welcome blush. My boyfriend asked me what it was and I told him about this special gift, the VIB concept and so on, and then he said this: “So, you are telling me that this tiny blush is what you get for spending a 1000$”!!! I said: “yes” and he looked at me with disbelief and incomprehension… Priceless !

♥ My Favorite New Products of the Week ♥

Bobbi Brown Bobbi’s 25th Anniversary Nude Library Eyeshadow Palette

Bobbi Brown 25th Anniversary Nude Library Palette 2016

I may as well die and go to heaven (Do they have makeup there?)! This palette is made for me, period. Bobbi Brown shadows are so great that if you are starting with makeup and you are a Nude color lover then, even at this relatively high price ($235Cnd), you will be set for the next 5 years! It’s cheap if you calculate it this way… Beautiful, stunning!! I want it! Christmas present anyone???

♥ My Favorite Quote of the Week ♥

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Have a beautiful Sunday my beauties!

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DISCLAIMER: This is not sponsored. Although some items may have been sent as pr, I am under no obligation to review them. Most items I discuss are purchased by me. All opinions expressed are my own and not edited by any companies mentioned.