It’s a feeling I know all too well…
That gut-busting moment that usually happens to me at airports, when I’m totally stoked about an upcoming trip. I’m through the security check, got my shoes back on, walked all the way down to the gate, and then, as I’m rifling through my makeup bag, I realize, “Crap! I don’t have my [INSERT YOUR CAN’T-LIVE-WITHOUT-IT MAKEUP ITEM HERE].”
Thankfully, if that ever happens to you, and the product happens to be Bobbi Brown’s Rose Gold Shimmer Brick, you might be able to grab a replacement right then and there.
You may remember it from Bobbi’s Rose Gold collection earlier this year — the multipurpose shimmery compact for cheeks and eyes?
In it, five shimmery strips in various shades of peach, pink, gold and bronze sit side by side. You can wear ’em separately as eyeshadows or mixed together with a big fluffy brush and worn as a pinkish peach blush or highlighter, like I’m doing here in these pics.
Still available online (and probably also at many counters, although you may have to ask), it’s just being re-promoted as a travel exclusive (or non-exclusive, as the case may be) and pushed out to select airports and duty-free shops.
Could come in handy if you’re ever stuck at the airport and need a quick hit of shimmery golden pinkish peach…
When it comes to application, I find that using a light touch seems to help. If I go overboard, with either the individual shades or the mix, the powders appear to exaggerate the size of my pores and emphasize my fine lines (boo).
I get a kick out of travel exclusives, especially ones that are hard-to-find. Rose Gold is neither one of the rarest nor most unusual travel pieces I’ve seen, but if you find yourself at an airport on your way to someplace warm, as a shimmery warm, pinkish peach highlighter, Rose Gold should go great with a vacation tan.
PRICE: TBD, but I’m guessing around $39, which is typical for Bobbi’s Shimmer Brick
AVAILABILITY: Available now online and at select airports and duty free stores
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Tuesday was harvest night at the Novato farmers’ market
I wasn’t in the mood to prep dinner last night and was in the mood for fruit! — so El Hub and I stopped by our local farmers’ market.
It’s a pretty small one, because Novato isn’t a big town, but there are about a dozen different fruit stands and booths hosted by local restaurants. We usually get something for dinner from the Thai food stand, but I wanted to try something different, so I opted for a swordfish gyro.
Meh. ‘Twas a’ight. The bread didn’t seem too fresh, and it barely had any swordfish…but I’ve had worse. It wasn’t bad.
I think from this point out, though, I’ll stick to the Thai place.
After dinner, I spotted a stand with some Rainier cherries (FUN FACT: Rainier cherries were developed in 1952 at Washington State University by Harold Fogle. They’re a cross between the Bing and Van cultivars.), so I snagged a pound of those and a handful of Bings.
Of course, I also had to grab some apricots, peaches and nectarines…
And for dessert, a miniature ginger and macaroon cake from a local bakery called flourChylde (what a great name!).
I’m not usually a big fan of ginger (too much can overwhelm other flavors), but that sure was a tasty cake!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,