holy gorgeous, this eyeshadow palette from bobbi brown is everything. i don’t even like eyeshadow all that much (i’m kind of afraid of it, it’s fine.) and i know that i need this palette in my life. for one, bobbi’s shadows are the business. they are beautifully formulated, with a wide range of flats and glitters, they blend easily and they stay put. the color combination in this set of nine has every shade that i’m certain i would need for the rest of my life, including eclipse (a dark black matte). the remaining eight neutrals are just my speed and they include three mattes (ivory, fog, and beige), two metallics (golden pink and candlelight gold), and three serious sparklers (chocolate bronze, gold, and opal). i’m thinking that these possibilities are beyond endless and that this palette is sure to be a longtime friend. get your hands on this one before it goes, gals.
happy freakin’ friday, beauties! i don’t know if this week was as much of a haul for you as it was for me, but i don’t think that i have ever been happier to lay eyes on the weekend.
as some of you know, my husband and i are in the throes of homebuilding (so exciting! so stressful!). if all goes to plan, our house will be done about a week and a half before christmas and i vowed since the beginning that i would go on a shopping ban starting october first until we’re in the new place.
holy hell, this is going to be HARD.
since i can’t shop, i’m counting on all of you to do it for me. just be kind, ok?
here are a few things that i’ve got my wishful eye on and one beautiful candle that is like a little burst of sunshine in our current condo.
i’m picturing this sweet pea tray set atop my dresser, catching all of my beauty products in test phase and stud earrings (which are constantly on the loose). i can also see it as a home for my perfumes and mane message hair ties.
i discovered this jonathan adler specs case via meg biram and it’s got my name all over it! i’ve been on the hunt for a new place to tuck my sunnies and this velvet-paneled, padded, and downright ADORABLE case is obviously the solution.
you might recall that i fell hard for rosie jane’s tilly fragrance. the coordinating soy wax candle is gorgeous! we haven’t even lit it yet and it’s been filling our living room with the sweet scents of summer. love!
is this chantecaille zebra kabuki the most gorgeous cosmetic brush ever? it’s so unbelievably soft and it’s just begging for a permanent home in my life – perhaps on my sweet pea tray. i would dunk it in high definition powder and dust it all over my body.
this might be my favorite designer collaboration of all time: jewelry designer lisa salzer (aka lulu frost) for bobbi brown. the bb team teased this vintage-inspired swarovski-encrusted compact in their holiday gift guide and i just know that i need it. i don’t even know what’s inside (powder? a mirror?) and i don’t care.
name: marissa schneider
internet home: gilt city
number of products: 20
she says: more than anything, when it comes to beauty, i love to have options!
the bomb: (clockwise from top)
send it over to firstname.lastname@example.org
i haven’t seen the likes of the easter bunny in well over a decade, but if his hippity hop highness were to pay me a visit i would love to see these treats hidden inside my basket – or, better yet, tucked into this holographic bag from sephora.
dr. hauschka eye shadow trio, $40
deborah lippmann rockin’ robin, $19
bobbi brown lilac rose shimmer brick, $42
mark. stack and style rings, $18
smith’s minted rose lip balm tube, $6
sephora the perfectionist makeup sponge, $12
happy easter sunday to you!
happy international women’s day, beauties!
to celebrate the day, i am pleased to announce a new initiative from bobbi brown cosmetics. the brand is launching its first ever charitable initiative: the pretty powerful campaign for women and girls. the worldwide movement is dedicated to empowering women and girls with education, resources, job skills and work experience and will aim to help them “be who they are.” the campaign will raise funds through the sale of a limited-edition pretty powerful pot rouge ($25) and via globalgiving.org. in the u.s., every cent of the proceeds from sales of the pretty powerful pot rouge will go to dress for success, which bobbi has worked with for years.
i love bobbi’s pot rouge – it’s a makeup bag essential for both lips and cheeks and i absolutely love the way that it blends. i always feel like it brings out a natural-looking flush, but i can’t get enough of this new universally flattering pink shade. the pretty little pot is the perfect way to update your look for spring while supporting an important cause.
- neutrogena oil-free acne wash pink grapefruit facial cleanser – a great daily cleanser that has a refreshing scent and doesn’t dry out skin
- jergens natural glow daily face moisturizer – an old favorite, to moisturize and add a little glow
- laura mercier tinted moisturizer oil-free in nude – lightweight, moisturizing, provides smooth coverage, and has spf
- covergirl cg smoothers concealer in light – another one of my go-to’s for years now, perfect for dark under-eye circles and other trouble spots
- cg smoothers pressed powder in translucent light – it might seem old school, but i find just a touch of pressed powder on my forehead and cheeks keeps me oil-free throughout the day
- i typically opt for a swipe of black liner on my upper lids. right now i’ve been switching between an old favorite, covergirl perfect pointplus eyeliner in black onyx, a newer favorite, nars soft touch shadow pencil in empire, and my latest obsession, bobbi brown’s long-wear gel eyeliner in caviar ink
- maybelline ‘the falsies’ volum’ express in black drama – the curved brush allows me to plump up my lashes to max capacity
- smashbox bronze lights in sunkissed matte – looking orange is one of my top beauty fears, so i love how easy it is to layer this subtle bronzer to get just the right amount of pigment
- nars the multiple in orgasm – a classic. shimmery and universally flattering, it makes me look awake and glowy (even when i’m not feeling so awake and glowy)
- thebalm ‘mary lou manizer’ highlighting powder – perfect for the finishing touches – a dab of this highlighter on my brow and cheekbones makes for a luminous, bright-eyed look
revlon just bitten kissable balm stain in crush, $7.49
bobbi brown rich color gloss in dusty rose, $24
bobbi brown creamy color for lips and cheeks, $20
covergirl lip perfection lipstick in rush, $6.99
bite beauty high pigment matte pencil in pomegranate, $24
burt’s bees tinted lip balm in red dahlia, $6.99
burt’s bees ultra conditioning natural lip balm, $3.99
clinique chubby stick in fuller fig, $16
nicole and i met at the ifb conference in 2012 and it was beauty love at first sight. she is a super talented make up artist (she did my face for my head shots that you see around the blog) and an all around sweet-as-sugar girl. nicole’s beauty expertise comes through clearly through her #lipbomb! like most of you, we definitely share an affinity for the three b’s: bobbi brown, bite, and burt’s bees. i miss her terribly since she and her hubby made the move back to nyc, but i’m happy to say that we keep in touch through the ‘net and have even managed to connect in the big city on one of my many business trips. i highly recommend that you take a journey over to nicole’s blog for a full dose of beauty and fashion goodness!
i love seeing your #lipbombs, so please keep sending them to email@example.com.
i’m in nyc for another week of trade show fun and, as often as i do it, i like to think i’ve perfected the art of beauty travel. these are just a few things that make toting my makeup a more pleasurable experience and a couple of little luxuries that keep me calm and looking put together while i’m away from home:
brush protectors, $8 – these mesh sleeves help my makeup brushes to keep their shape and also protect them from harmful bacteria. they’re reusable and they come in all the right sizes.
pencil case, $33 – perfect for keeping lip products in check. stephanie’s sumatra print never fails to put a smile on my face!
small cosmetic, $38 – just the right size to hold my daily routine. i can easily throw it in my suitcase or in my purse for when i need the essentials handy.
la fresh beauty wipes, $5.25 – makeup remover, face cleanser, polish remover, body soother and hand sanitizer: everything you need in small, disposable doses.
bobbi brown empties, $15 – i can fit five days worth of product into these baby bottles. best of all? no leaks!
body wash caps, $0.80 – single use capsules in fourteen scents, now why didn’t I think of that?
this works deep sleep stress less, $22 – an aromatherapy blend that promotes restful sleep. a godsend for anyone who doesn’t get the best rest away from home.
do you have anything that makes traveling a little easier?
internet home: alegria
she says: here are the lip products i found in my purse today. i didn’t even know i had some of these in there!
number of products: 8
victoria’s secret beauty rush lip gloss in passion fruit pop, $$9
blistex five star lip protection, $2.29
korres cherry full color gloss in fuchsia 54, $17
dior addict lip glow, $30
bobbi brown lip gloss in buff, $23
mac viva glam vi lip glass, $19.50
nars lip gloss in oasis, $24
nars velvet matte lip pencil in sex machine, $24
one of the best things about marrying my husband is his amazing group of girl cousins. they are all my age, super sweet and really fun. steve’s cousin diana and i have fiercely bonded over our shared beauty addiction so it’s no surprise that i own almost all of the lip products in her collection. thanks for sharing your lip bomb, d!
if you want to see your #lipbomb in the glossarie, send it over to firstname.lastname@example.org.
bobbi brown nail polish in black pearl, $18
face stockholm nail polish in pine for you, $10
estee lauder pure color in beautiful liar, $20
nars andy warhol nail polish in superstar, $18
dior diorific nail lacquer in lady, $26
l’oreal sparklicious, in drugstores
ciate ‘oil slick’ paint pot, $15
priti nyc in mulberry jam, $13.50