Bobbi Brown

Life Lately

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Life has been pretty full-on lately with a lot of “things” and I haven’t exactly been in my usual happy place because of these “things” hence the lack of blog posts { and lack of email replies / reader requests posts / all that jazz }.  Sorrreeeee!!!!

Apart from the “things”, I’m not gonna lie but it’s hard doing this blogging gig because I work 5 days a week in a physically demanding job and I’m a full-time wife and momma to a highly energetic toddler { with a recent visit to A&E!!! #anotherstoryforanotherday }!  Plus I have a highly committed relationship with Netflix!

Anyway, I’m in the process of training my beauty blogging minion protege, Bunty Boo, to take over but she’s still learning the ropes.  We’ll get there!  One day!

Amongst all the busyness, I have attended some bloggie events, trialled some awesome new beauty products, painted my nails, got my hair did and other beauty stuff so stay tuned for future blog posts 🙂

Thanks for reading, as always, even though I am not a consistent beauty blogger! x

P.S.  Photo features the soon-to-be-released Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Telluride Collection.  Deets soon!

Luxe Lip Crayon Love from Clinique, Bobbi Brown & Sisley

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You know when you go to the supermarket and you pop in a lipstick (or two!) in your shopping trolley and it’s still considered “groceries”… Well, you can also buy high end cosmetics, specifically (lip) crayons, and consider that “stationery supplies”!  You like?

If so, here are 3 luxe lip crayons you should check out :-

  • Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in 01 Curviest Caramel
  • Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Harlow Red*
  • Sisley Paris Phyto-Lip Twist 5 Berry*


Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick Compact

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I gave you all a sneak peek yesterday – did you manage to guess what it was?  It is one of the infamous Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compacts; let’s give a warm welcome to Wild Rose; given to me courtesy of the good people at Bobbi Brown.

Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick Compact is part of their Rose Gold 2012 collection and it is Limited Edition.  I repeat, Limited Edition – which means if you miss it, you miss out!

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It is housed in the Bobbi Brown classic sleek black casing and once opened, there is an in-built mirror inside the lid and you will find five beautiful pink ultra-luxe pure pearl pigments staring right back atcha.  My eyes twinkled with delight when I saw them in the pan.

The shimmer factor is high but the particles are smaller than your average-Joe-shimmers so I like to think of it as micro-shimmer.  I find the colours really soft and delicate, but buildable.

Here are the swatches of Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick Compact on my NC-30 skin in daylight:

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick, Bobbi Brown Rose Gold 2012

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick, swatches of Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick

I am loving Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick because of how multi-talented it is.  It can be used as :-

  • Blush – for a rosy glow
  • Highlighter – for luminous skin
  • Eyeshadow – for shimmery lids
  • Lips – yes, seriously, it adds a nice glow on top of lipstick

The ouch factor is the $85 AUD price tag but for a limited edition Bobbi Brown beauty, it’s worth it.  The other shade available is Rose Gold and I can’t wait to swatch it when it lands on Australia’s beauty counters in May 2012.

Funnily enough, the first Bobbi Brown product I owned is also called Rose Gold and it contained shimmer too!  It’s their infamous lip gloss : Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmer Lip Gloss

Are you a Bobbi Brown fan?  What Bobbi Brown products do you like?  I heard their gel eyeliner is amazing!

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Lip Gloss In Rose Gold

I have one Bobbi Brown product in my huge make-up collection and it was given to me by one of my best girlfriends.  She gave me Bobbi Brown Shimmer Lip Gloss in Rose Gold.

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Product Description

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Lip Gloss offers beautiful, non-sticky shine with a touch or iridescence and is perfect on its own or over your favourite lipstick.

It is formulated with :-

  • Aloe extract to soothe and soften lips
  • Vitamins C and E for antioxidant protection
  • Jojoba and avocado oils to moisturise lips

Product Swatch

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Bobbi Brown, shimmer rose gold


  • The colour is a lovely shimmery pinky gold
  • Long-lasting lipgloss which gives a nice glossy sheen
  • Doesn’t dry out lips and keeps them moisturised
  • Smells like cocoa butter and doesn’t have a synthetic chemical taste
  • Looks great over a nude lippie


  • It’s too sticky for me and I often find strands of my hair stuck to my lips
  • Small tube for a high-end costly product – which makes me question whether it is worth it to repurchase…hmm?

Overall Rating

I love Bobbi Brown Shimmer Lip Gloss in Rose Gold because it was a gift from a girlfriend – but I wouldn’t repurchase after I finish using it.  But I am keen to try other Bobbi Brown products though.