September Favorites


Following in my tradition of posting random awesome pictures on my monthly favorites posts, this month features Obama riding on a unicorn shooting rainbows out of his hands. Seemed pretty legit. Thanks, internet!

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Sephora Bobbi To Go Palette


I’m taking a break from the Monday Mashup this week because I got SO excited when I saw this new Beauty Insider perk from Sephora! I typically do not cash in my points, but this new “Bobbi To Go” 500-point perk grabbed my attention so much that I made an order for cotton rounds ($4) in order to cash in my points and get this perk. Don’t judge me. I actually did need the cotton rounds, and with the Flash shipping it was worth it. ;)

The kit includes a mini palette, a sample of mascara, and a sample of eye cream. I haven’t tried the eye cream or mascara yet, but I had to dig into the palette the very next morning after it arrived!

Let me preface my thoughts & swatches with reminding you this is a Bobbi Brown palette. Bobbi Brown is not known for having bright, vivacious colors. I typically do my makeup pretty naturally, and I like Bobbi Brown. If you are more into Sugarpill, Urban Decay, etc. you probably wouldn’t be interested, but I really like my Bobbi! I have several of her other palettes.


Here she is. It’s definitely a mini – roughly the size of a credit card.


The palette contains 1 blush, 4 shadows, and 1 mini brush. The brush is kind of floppy and would be useful for blending but not placing shadow or forming shapes, in my opinion.


The blush color included is called Pale Pink. It’s from the regular core line and can be purchased in a full size for $25. Unlike the name would imply, it’s pretty bright!


The 4 shadows. They’re pretty tiny, but great neutral colors. Clockwise from the top right they are Heather Mauve Shimmerwash, SaddleMahogany, and Bone. All of them are available in the core line for $21 each, however Saddle is not yet available on Sephora’s website.


Here are the colors swatched. The Pale Pink blush is quite pigmented. Bone does have pigmentation but it pretty much matches my skin so you can barely see it right below Pale Pink. Heather Mauve shimmerwash is a shimmery taupe. Mahogany is a dark ashy brown. Saddle is a dark matte brown that also leans toward ashy rather than warm.

I’ll admit the mattes do not swatch well at all. They are kind of annoying in that way. However when working with them on the eye I kind of appreciate that you have to build the color up rather than it showing up full-throttle at first swipe. It gives you more control. Because of that though if you have a deeper skintone you probably would find these annoying. They’d take a lot of building and layering to show up with enough contrast. For pale-skinned me, however, it’s a plus.

Overall, I like this perk and I’m glad I got it. This is definitely a palette for someone who is already a Bobbi girl and knows what she is getting formula-wise. I look forward to trying the eye cream and mascara, and will certainly post reviews of those too.

Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35

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Bobbi Brown & Tibi Join Forces To Create the Peony & Python Palette!

If you thought purple eyeshadow was a color only your grandmother was allowed to even attempt to wear, think again! Makeup mastermind Bobbi Brown uses cult fashion label Tibi as inspiration for her latest eyeshadow set, the Peony & Python palette, which boasts a cool combo of lilacs, lavenders, and grays for an overall look that’s part classy and part edgy, just like Tibi itself. It’s subtly sparkly and feminine, yet offset with richer, moodier hues that can make for a cool purple take on the smoky eye. The six shades — Cool Cashmere, Angora, Lavender Metallic, Silver Chain Shimmer Wash, Plum Orchid, and Eclipse — are the perfect balance of sheer shimmery washes and more concentrated liner shades, and the set includes a mini eyeshadow and smudge brush for touch-ups on the go. Encompassed in a cool peony and python printed case, designed by Tibi exclusively for Bobbi Brown, it’s equal parts girly and rocker-chic, definitely making it one of my favorite cohesively-themed palettes I’ve seen lately!

– Alex Gambardella for The Find

This is a guest post by our partners at The Find. I received no compensation for this post.

Look Alive Throughout The Stressful Holiday Season With These De-Puffing Eye Soothers and Serums!

I know the feeling — you’re at work all day, then out to brave the crowds for endless Christmas shopping, then come home only to remember that you have tons of holiday plans to sort through and confirm. It’s called fatigue. It’s not like back in the good ol’ days when you had weeks off of school to sleep in and do your last-minute gift-shopping, dropping in at whatever holiday fete happened to be occurring that night… let’s face it — as an adult, the holiday season can be pretty rough. But just because you’re feeling totally beat doesn’t mean you have to look like it — thanks to these soothing under-eye products, you can say goodbye to unsightly bags and look (and feel) just a bit more lively!

Sephora Collection’s Instant Depuffing Roll-On Gel is great for carrying along with you when you’re feeling a bit haggard halfway through the day and could use a beauty pick-me-up, while Clinique’s All About Eyes Serum has an added cooling sensation to hydrate and soothe as needed throughout the day. Bare Escentuals Eye Rev-er Upper does just what it sounds like — apply over makeup to tackle dark circles and get the appearance of smoother, more luminous skin. If you can afford to spare a few pampering moments in your busy day, try a mini-treatment courtesy of Guerlain’s ‘Super Aqua Eye’ Anti-Puffiness Eye Patches to refresh stressed, tired eyes, or set aside an extra step in your morning routine to dab Bobbi Brown’s Hydrating Eye Cream before your concealer for softer, more comfortable look despite your drowsiness!

– Alex Gambardella for TheFind

Bobbi Brown Returns to Sephora

Bobbi Brown cosmetics are returning to Sephora! The brand was previously sold at Sephora but pulled out for reasons I don’t know for sure. But the good news is they’re BACK. 
They’re online now and will be in stores before the end of this year. What are your favorite Bobbi Brown products? I love the eyeshadows!

Bobbi Brown Free Shipping

Free shipping @ Bobbi Brown this weekend only*. Valid on any order. Code: BLUSHED. This code is one-time use only. Bobbi’s generous, but not that generous. ;)

*1/30/09 – 2/1/09 11 pm EST