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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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Too Faced Christmas in New-York ❄️ Holiday 2016

Too Faced Christmas in New-York Holiday 2016

At a recent Sephora event (Appreciation Week), it was obvious that the star and the most purchased item was the Too Faced Holiday Set. Available exclusively at Sephora, this superb product was in high demand; honestly, one out of 2 girls had it in their shopping basket. Even, after asking what they would prefer for Christmas, both nieces expressed their love for Too Faced and asked Auntie Ingrid to strongly respect their ever so long wish list!

Personally, this set’s packaging is adorable and girlie, so much so that it’s almost irresistible. In fact, the whole “Christmas in New York” collection from Too Faced is quite stunning: the bright pink colour, some products offered as Tree ornaments, new palettes, and so much more… Sincerely, I would skip the Nativity Scene beneath my Christmas Tree this year and just put Too Faced products all across my living room floor… Maybe Betty, the chewing dog, would play less with Jesus and he could rest quietly in his crib like he’s supposed to?

Since I’ve accumulated a considerable amount of makeup over the years, I’m not really ecstatic about the palettes but believe me, I won’t be able to resist the Naughty Kisses & Sweet cheeks set: TF Lip Injections have always been one of my favorite formula (I was so sad when the brand discontinued them)! I hope these are back for good…

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Available on the Too Faced website  & Sephora

Too Faced Christmas in New-York Holiday 2016

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Grande Hotel Café (62$Cnd)

Too Faced Holiday 2016 GRANDE HOTEL CAFÉ

Too Faced Holiday 2016 GRANDE HOTEL CAFÉ

Too Faced Holiday 2016 GRANDE HOTEL CAFÉ

Too Faced Holiday 2016 GRANDE HOTEL CAFÉ

Too Faced Holiday 2016 GRANDE HOTEL CAFÉ

Too Faced Holiday 2016 GRANDE HOTEL CAFÉ

Too Faced Holiday 2016 GRANDE HOTEL CAFÉ

Too Faced Holiday 2016 GRANDE HOTEL CAFÉ

Too Faced Holiday 2016 GRANDE HOTEL CAFÉ

Too Faced Holiday 2016 GRANDE HOTEL CAFÉ

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Better Than Sex Mascara Ornament ($15Cnd)

Too Faced Holiday 2016 BETTER THAN SEX MASCARA ORNAMENT

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Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick Ornament ($15Cnd)

Too Faced Holiday 2016 MELTED LIQUIFIED LONG WEAR LIPSTICK ORNAMENT

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Lip Injection Lip Plumpter Ornament($15Cnd)

Too Faced Holiday 2016 LIP INJECTION LIP PLUMPER ORNAMENT

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Melted Kisses & Sweet Cheeks ($20Cnd)

Too Faced Holiday 2016 MELTED KISSES & SWEET CHEEKS

Too Faced Holiday 2016 MELTED KISSES & SWEET CHEEKS

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Park Avenue Kisses ($36Cnd)

Too Faced Holiday 2016 PARK AVENUE KISSES

Too Faced Holiday 2016 PARK AVENUE KISSES

Too Faced Holiday 2016 PARK AVENUE KISSES

Too Faced Holiday 2016 PARK AVENUE KISSES

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Melted Matte in Candy Cane ($25Cnd)

Too Faced Holiday 2016 MELTED MATTE IN CANDY CANE

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Let It Glow Highlight and Blush Kit ($32Cnd)

Too Faced 2016 LET IT GLOW HIGHLIGHT AND BLUSH KIT

Too Faced 2016 LET IT GLOW HIGHLIGHT AND BLUSH KIT

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Merry Kissmas ($32Cnd)

Too Faced Holiday 2016 MERRY KISSMAS

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Naughty Kisses & Sweet Cheeks ($45Cnd)

Too Faced Holiday 2016 NAUGHTY KISSES & SWEET CHEEKS

Too Faced Holiday 2016 NAUGHTY KISSES & SWEET CHEEKS

Too Faced Holiday 2016 NAUGHTY KISSES & SWEET CHEEKS

Too Faced Holiday 2016 NAUGHTY KISSES & SWEET CHEEKS

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Only at Sephora

The Chocolate Shop ($72Cnd)

Too Faced Holiday 2016 The Chocolate Shop

Too Faced Holiday 2016 The Chocolate Shop

Too Faced Holiday 2016 The Chocolate Shop

Too Faced Holiday 2016 The Chocolate Shop

Which sets are you most excited about?

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❄️ All the pictures are from Too Faced and J. Blandino❄️
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.

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My Sephora VIB Sale WishList ✮ September 2016

Sephora VIB Sale WishList Fall 2016

Hurray! Sephora’s VIB sale is just around the corner and this girl needs to prepare herself way in advance to make sure she doesn’t forget anything and mostly, doesn’t get caught in all the excitement and buy stuff she doesn’t need (Holiday’s Limited Edition palettes, I’m talking about you – STAY THE HELL AWAY)… Seriously, since beauty products are getting so freaking expensive, a 20% rebate is really worth it these days! I know, my stash is already full and overflowing but I mainly want to focus on products that I’ll be able to deplete in the next year and that I already know… Eyeshadow palettes are out of the picture; I already have enough for the next 10 years (unless they are on sale, vibrant and full of colours, cute and girly, round, square or rectangular, or made with plastic… that is how easy I am when it comes to palette).

I have separated my wish list in 3 categories…

1-Already in my cart,😊

2-still debating,😏

3-I shouldn’t but probably will !!!🙊

Already in my cart …

Shiseido Facial Cotton 

My

I now can’t live without them. These pads take your eye makeup removal routine to another level… The best of the best!!!  Well worth the $11Cdn investment!

Sephora Collection PRO Featherweight Powder Brush #91

Sephora VIB Sale Wish List Fall 2016

I’ve been wanting this particular face brush since its debut! I have high expectations for this one; it’s supposed to be fantastic with loose setting powder! Having already bought a few of Sephora’s Pro Brushes recently, I have developed a real love affair with them…

Sephora Collection PRO Featherweight Crease Brush #38

Sephora VIB Sale Wish List Fall 2016

I need another crease brush, so I’ll buy this one and try it… I own #31 and really love it!

Sephora Collection PRO Blending Brush #27

Sephora VIB Sale Wish List Fall 2016

At this point, it’s fair to say that I’m changing a lot of my eye makeup brushes! 😜

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream

Sephora VIB Sale Wish List Fall 2016

This Gel Cream is one of the key elements in my day-to-day makeup look. I LOVE this product so much, I can’t live without it… They recently launched new light shades that I’m excited to try!

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer – Oil Free

Sephora VIB Sale Wish List Fall 2016

I’ve never tried the oil-free version of Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer, but I want too so bad. I will probably ask for a sample before buying the regular or the oil-free one, but I’m a 100% sure of buying this perfect light coverage foundation. The cakey life is not for this girl as you are noticing from my favorite foundations/tinted moisturizer/BBcreams.

Giorgio Armani Beauty Maestro Glow Nourishing Fusion Makeup

Sephora VIB Sale Wish List Fall 2016

It better be the best foundation I ever try, because at $68Cnd I won’t accept anything less than PERFECTION!

Peter Thomas Roth Skin Saver Kit

Sephora VIB Sale Wish List Fall 2016

I buy a PTR value set every year and in this one, I know and love every items included in it… This is a no-brainer and the value is extraordinary. The anti-aging cleanser and the cucumber mask are Holy Grail products!

Dr. Denis Gross Skincare Smooth & Radiant: Peel + Brighten

Sephora VIB Sale Wish List Fall 2016

I’ve heard only good things about these gentle Peel pads and I’m curious to see the results after 14 days of use … Anyone tried them???

Drunk Elephant B Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel

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I need a daytime moisturizer and I love gel-type texture! Since Drunk Elephant is fast becoming one of my favorite brand, it became a no-brainer!

Laura Mercier Fall In Love Face Illuminator Collection

Laura Mercier Fall In Love Face Illuminator Collection

When did I became an highlighter junkie??? Please tell me! This palette is so pretty that it will be hard for me to even use it. Maybe it’s not the best value for money but I’m all for having 4 colors instead of a huge individual one! Let’s be honest, who reaches pan on a highlighter???!!! I love Laura Mercier so much that I’m pretty sure that this product will be great (I really hope so..)!

Still debating …

Viseart Blush Palette Rose/Coral

Viseart Blush Palette Rose/Coral

Like they say, go bright or go home! I guess I’m feeling nostalgic about Summer and I’m already dreaming about some tropical vacations in the dead of winter where I could showcase these magnificent blush colors!

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit – Surreal Light

Sephora VIB Sale Wish List Fall 2016 Ambient® Lighting Palette

Busted!! I’ve said over and over that I wouldn’t buy Limited Edition Makeup palettes this year but this one is so tempting even if it’s expensive as hell. Considering the tiny amount you are getting it’s a little bit pricy but these 5 different powders will probably last forever anyway … I’ve used the Ambient Lighting Palette regularly during those last two years and  even so, there is still a ton of product in the pans!

Sunday Railey Power Couple Duo: Total Transformation Kit

Sephora VIB Sale Wish List Fall 2016

These two products are fantastic for some particular skin types and they have absolutely the best formula I’ve ever tried. On the upside, I really see a difference in my skin complexion but on the downside, buying this kit means that I won’t use all the skincare products I already own!

Benefit Cosmetics Bigger & Bolder Brows Kit

Sephora VIB Sale Wish List Fall 2016

I fell so in love with Benefit Ka-Brow gel-type pomade, it’s no surprise that this set would caught my eye! It is a great value for money as I would use every product included; the only tiny problem is that I have a brand new Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade ready to be use, and again, I would just increase my stash without really making room for other stuff to come in… Really hope that I hit pan on a few during my PF12!?!

♥♥♥ I’m on this quest to find the perfect foundation right now and I would like to try them all, so here are the contender …

Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen

Sephora VIB Sale Wish List Fall 2016

Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 Protect and Perfect

Sephora VIB Sale Wish List Fall 2016

Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Crème

Sephora VIB Sale Wish List Fall 2016

I want to buy the color white-out just to make my other concealer lighter for the winter months ahead. I’ve tried this concealer and it’s pretty good if applied delicately otherwise, it looks cakey! It’s a case of want it but don’t need it..

I shouldn’t but probably will…

Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base

Sephora VIB Sale Wish List Fall 2016

I’ve wanted to try this face base since it came to market and, as a crowning misfortune, I’ll be out of moisturizer really soon (wink! wink!)… It may not be a frivolous buy after all! Need a sample ASAP

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

Sephora VIB Sale Wish List Fall 2016

The only problem with buying this wonder is that I already have a ton of body cream that I should empty before even considering buying this one… Maybe not for the next VIB sale but surely for the one in Spring 2017. In the meantime, I will continue to moisturize myself like my mother basting a turkey, just to deplete my stash as fast as I can for the upcoming Brazilian Bum Bum!

BeautyBlender micro.mini correct.four by beautyblender

Sephora VIB Sale Wish List Fall 2016

I love them and use them every single day to wet bake my concealer. Unfortunately, I already have one and not sure if I need more or if it’s just a case of pure laziness and to have the luxury of having 4 spare one just so I don’t have to wash mine so often!…

Viktor & Rolf BonBon Hair Mist

Sephora VIB Sale Wish List Fall 2016

I’m not someone who washes her hair every single day and unfortunately, Dry Shampoo only make my head itch like crazy, so much so that sometimes, I feel like scalping the damn thing once and for all. What can I say I want my hair smelling good and I already have this product as a perfume and it smells divine… Although pretty expensive for such a small amount (1oz = CAN50$ ).

Tarte Colored Clay CC Undereye Corrector

Sephora VIB Sale Wish List Fall 2016

I want to try this corrector just to see how it performs around the eyes, the lids and inner corner. Those areas are always so dry and this coloured clay seems very smooth and silky to the touch. I’m intrigued but the color seems a little bit dark for my skin tone!!!

Hourglass Illume Sheer Color Trio

Sephora VIB Sale Wish List Fall 2016

This palette only has creamy products, I know some are not big fans but, I, Ingrid, makeup addict, raise my hand and I’m ready to act as a creamy bronzer test dummy (jumping up and down just to get Hourglass’ attention!!). It’s totally not a necessity but if it’s anything like Kevyn Aucoin’s The Contour Book – Volume II, I’m  sure I’m gonna fall head of heels over it…!

Kaplan MD Perfect Pout Lip Mask + Lip Balm Duo

Sephora VIB Sale Wish List Fall 2016

My favorite YouTuber (who has less than 10000 subscribers) said it was magical, so nothing more to add than I want it, need it, can’t live without it… Seriously it’s not just a question of being influenced to buy this product, I like the ingredients and I love lip mask!

Need I say that this is just a Wishlist and that I don’t need to buy everything on it – if I do, I’ll maybe have enough AirMiles to buy a plane ticket for my tropical vacation or worst, go bankrupt. It will be interesting to see what I will really end up buying since I always go for some random, impulse purchases instead of sticking to my Wishlist!

What about your WishList???

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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.