New Bobbi Brown Face Palette

Ok, I lost my mind a little bit when I saw that Bobbi Brown had introduced a new version of my beloved face palette, the one that I thought had gone away forever.

This one is currently available at Nordstrom in eight shades, and it retails for $65.

This one may even be better than the last one since it contains everything in the prior kit (corrector, concealer, foundation and powder) PLUS bronzer.

Given how the old palette fell off the face of the Earth, I kind of panicked when I discovered this one and immediately ordered two, lest I have a travel make up emergency.

I should be set for quite a while.

 

 

Lost and Not Found; Weekend Update

Once again, MGM (9) and Trixie (8) were up well before an acceptable hour on Saturday morning, a fact that continues to be an agonizing irony in our world since waking them for a school day is akin to poking two hibernating bears. 

They decided to use their valuable morning time to make a fort:

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This involves no fewer than 75% of the pillows in our house and is not going to be fun to clean up at the end of the weekend. They seemed to be happy and occupied while I drank coffee, though, so I let it slide.

On a different note, I was horrified to discover yesterday morning when I woke up in my hotel room that I had lost all of my cosmetics. This is especially painful because – as I’ve posted before – I spent a considerable effort to curate a set of travel cosmetics that worked really well for me, including limited edition mini brushes collated from several different brands.

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As I was getting ready for work and couldn’t find my cosmetics bag, I had the following thoughts:

  • Maybe it’s in my suitcase and I just didn’t find it. Commence ripping apart suitcase; do not find bag.
  • Maybe I left it at home. This seemed probable, although it did not solve my impromptu no make-up look problem.
  • Maybe I left it last week at the hotel where I’d stayed. Due to scheduling, favorable weather and kids who seemed extremely lonely, I’ve been home every night this week except Thursday, so while I had my suitcase packed all week and in my car, I hadn’t opened it. This means that the cosmetics bag could have been AWOL since last week and I hadn’t noticed yet.

In the interim, I was stuck without make-up, which shouldn’t really be that big of a deal since I don’t wear a lot, but I still felt a wee bit naked.

I decided to wear my funky glasses, which effectively limits the need for eye make-up, and I subbed a pink lipstick as cream blush. In the end, I probably didn’t look much different than I normally do, which is not saying much regarding my usual look.

A search at home also failed to locate the bag, so it looks like I’m starting over. Fortunately, Bobbi Brown is offering a great deal this weekend where you can create a free five piece mini beauty set (including choices of mascara, lip color, cheek color, eye shadow and makeup remover) with any $100 order. The site is also conveniently featuring a lot of travel minis, so replacing my stash is fairly easy.

Big Sigh for My Life. And Happy Weekend!

 

 

 

Makeup Class with Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown just launched a series of cool online makeup lessons, including the Secret to Perfect Skin, a Makeup Fact Lift and Smokey Eyes.

Some are video tutorials and others are step-by-step visuals.

Find them here.

P.S. Her awesome face touch-up palette is now available for $48 and comes in 14 shades for a perfect match. This kit contains a Corrector, Concealer, Foundation and Pressed Powder. It’s an all-in-one that’s super useful. I suggest buying one for home and one for travel or your gym bag.

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Photo from Bobbi Brown Cosmetics