Sunday, December 30, 2012

Bobbi Brown Pink Oyster Shimmer Brick Giveaway Contest

Bobbi Brown's limited-edition Pink Oyster Shimmer Brick was introduced as an Asia-exclusive product. The Pink Oyster Collection was Bobbi Brown's first color collection designed especially for the Asian market. We got the Beach Shimmer Brick in the United States; Japan got this stunner created for ladies who aren't sun worshipers.

I managed to get my hands on two of them - one for me and one for one of you - at the Estée Lauder Company Store in Leesburg, Virginia. It has been one of my best-ever sources for country-exclusive palettes.

 This Shimmer Brick is darn-near perfect for my fair skin. I believe these colors will work nicely for all but the darkest skin tones. One Makeup Alley contributor with medium-toned skin wrote, "My mom got this for me in Pink Oyster (Asia exclusive). At first I was a bit unsure as to whether it would work on my skin because I am a medium tan (NC40) and dont have the oriental skintone to carry off such light colours. I have to say - it really does show!! I use it on my cheekbones with some bronzer below, and it just sort of lifts my face and gives it an "ethereal" glow. I would definitely buy it again." So would I, if I ever see it again in Leesburg.

The depth of color you get from running a brush over Shimmer Bricks is fabulous. They are highlighter, blusher, and eye shadow in one compact. I seldom pick and choose from the strips of color. I just run Bobbi's Face Blender Brush from top to bottom, or swirl it in a circular motion and apply. I love the slightly shimmering effect, and the Pink Oyster spectrum of colors is gorgeous. I love using the top bars on my eyes.

How can you enter to win this giveaway contest (technically a sweepstakes)?  Just leave a comment on this feature (not in another BTiB post). After you comment here, feel free to send me an e-mail at bestthingsinbeautycontests@gmail.com (the contest address, not my "personal" e-mail) and identify your comment. You can never be too careful about sharing an e-mail address you care about on a blog, so feel free to follow this step (an alternative is to code your e-mail, e.g., myname at gmail dot com, in your comment). Please make sure I have your e-mail. If I can't notify you, you can't win - even if your number is drawn. I can't believe the number of winners I haven't been able to find in the past.

You can earn extra entries. Follow this blog (through an e-mail subscription, GFC, or though one of the many Google readers - see sidebar at right) to earn a second entry. If you are a follower, it would help me tally entries if you tell me in your comment how you follow. You don't have to follow to enter. I want everyone to have a chance, but I also want to reward my followers. I must be able to track this entry.

You can earn a third entry by tweeting this contest. You must include "@BTiBeauty" (without the quotes) and the contest title in your tweet. Remember, tweet the contest title - if you don't, that entry won't count. I will tweet the contest early this evening, and you can simply retweet it to earn that second entry - if that's easier.

The deadline for entries will be Saturday, January 5, 2013, at midnight. The next morning, I will use a random number generator (random.org) to select the winner. I will e-mail the winner on Sunday morning. The winner will have 48 hours to reply to my message and provide a shipping address. After 48 hours, the prize will be forfeited, and another winner will be selected. Make sure to check your e-mail - and look in your spam folder - when the contest ends.

This contest is open to anyone anywhere. Here are the terms. I will carefully pack and ship the prize (as I always do). I cannot insure the prize for overseas shipment - it's amazingly expensive to do so because of the way I have to send insured mail. If it's lost or stolen in transit, I may not be able to replace it with another prize just like it. I'll do my best on this end; let's see if your mail service does right by you on the other end if we have an overseas winner.

The winner must be able to provide me with a "mailable address," meaning the U.S. Post Office recognizes it or its street, province, and other "elements" the way the winner provides them. I've had some trouble with both U.S. and international addresses lately.

For all the legalese related to this contest, please see the Contests/Sweepstakes page at the top of the blog. Good luck!

Photos courtesy of Bobbi Brown

165 comments:

Alica Cleis said...

Very nice, many thanks and happy new 2013!!

Lisa Brown said...

Thank you!
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Lisa Brown said...

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cjb said...

fingers crossed..this looks beautiful..Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

I've been wanting to try these shimmer bricks! I love Bobbi, but this is one thing I haven't tried yet!

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Natasha Sobhn said...

Thank you!
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Renata said...

Thank you!
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Natasha Sobhn said...

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Natasha Sobhn said...

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AnneD said...

Awesome giveaway! You are the best CG!
I follow through email:
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MANDY83 said...

thank you for the great giveaway!

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MANDY83 said...

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MANDY83 said...

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Despina said...

I simply adore this palette!!
Happy New Year!!

DESPINA
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Despina said...

I follwo you via email and GFC (deb_oro)

DESPINA
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Joanna-Gloria said...

I love this one, thank you!!!!

Joanna-Gloria, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

Joanna-Gloria said...

I follow via email

Joanna-Gloria, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

Zaharoula said...

I adore the shimmer bricks!!

Happy new year to all...

Zaharoula
zahtoc@yahoo.gr

lilacskin said...

funny...i was recently perusing my makeup drawer(s) and realized i have more BB than anything else. nary a shimmer brick in sight but several gel e/l's, a rose gold e/s a couple of lippies AND a blush. for a makeup ho like me, that's some kind of fidelity! would love to try this one...thanks for the chance.

leszap66(at)yahoo(dot)com

lilacskin said...

i am also a blog follower through my yahoo account...

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angusmum1 said...

Thanks for the chance, have never had any BB products, so excited if I won!
kathysmithwoodcock@yahoo.ca.
I follow by email subscription and have learned sooo much!!

Elizabeth said...

Sounds fab, thank you!
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Anonymous said...

This looks lovely, Charleston Girl. Another hit I'm sure. - Charlotte M.
I also follow you via e-mail
charlottemitchellrn@yahoo.com
Thanks for the chance...

Paula D. said...

Hi -
Love Bobbi brown shimmer bricks but they are always way more color than I need - this one looks brilliant!
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The Beauty Godmother said...

Love the colors and would be perfect for my fair complexion - thank you for yet another fabulous giveaway! I follow you via GFC as "The Beauty Godmother" and via e-mail as xenamcr at g mail dot com and via Twitter as @xenamcr -Maria Carmela Renna

JEM said...

HOPE TO WIN HOPE TO WIN the Bobbi Brown Pink Oyster Shimmer Brick! Oh doin the happy dance!
email me j libby b at comcast dot net -
tweetin and emailing

Anonymous said...

Thanks for another opportunity, I've been wanting to try Bobbi Brown's Shimmer Bricks! Hope you got some R&R after the rough day at the mall. As always, I enjoy your informative posts. You can email me at aeiokid at comcast dot net

Amy said...

This one looks lovely! I follow through email. Happy 2013- thank you!

Donna HiblerDonnaH said...

This being awarded the 5th of January; the Epiphany! It would be for me if I won this, and the very next day my birthday on the 6th. A double header! :-) Keepin' my fingers crossed ever so tightly. I'm at "galaxar44 at verizon dot net." And I follow via email blast and your site I made an App on my iPad.

Donna HiblerDonnaH said...

Oops! Made that "galaxar44 at gmail dot com." THANK YOU!

Bengaltiger said...

I read your blog every single day!
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Wanda said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win such a beautiful compact.

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Wanda said...

I'm an email subscriber.

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Tj and Amy said...

love this! Happy new year! amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

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Tj and Amy said...

tweet. amypugmire@live.com
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BlackAsphodel said...

Thank you!

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BlackAsphodel said...

I follow you via GFC as Black Asphodel

BlackAsphodel said...

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Brenda Penton said...

Thank you for another great giveaway! I hear so many great things about the Bobbi Brown shimmer bricks.

Wishing you all the best in 2013!

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Brenda Penton said...

Subscribed to you via email and through rss with the address brendapenton(at)gmail(dot)com

Brenda Penton said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/newfiechic/status/285515777057095680

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Erin Brooks said...

What a gorgeous shimmer brick! Winning it would be a perfect way to start the new year!! :)
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*I subscribe through the same email address as well.

Happy New Year & Thank you for the great giveaway!

Michelle B said...

Thank you for an awesome giveaway! Wishing you a wonderful 2013.
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Unknown said...

so so pretty. Thank you for the chance.
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Lysa said...

Pretty shiny thing! Thank you for the lovely giveaway. xx

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onegreatsmile said...

what a great way to start the new year!! I follow you via email for one entry (at a protected address)... and for the 2nd entry: onegreat smileat hotmail dotcom for the 2nd!

jenny (beautykissxo) said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway. This shimmer brick looks gorgeous!

Jenny
fiftythreesongs at gmail.com
xx

jenny (beautykissxo) said...

GFC follower: Jenny

Jenny
fiftythreesongs at gmail.com
xx

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all you do.

jenny (beautykissxo) said...


retweeted your tweet/tweeted: https://twitter.com/jennnerin/status/285528610201292801


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Jenny
xx

wendy marquardsen said...

gorgeous !
i love getting my email updates for your blog, and oy with the shopping adventure- i love getting the receipts emailed, as well!

wendy m

tomatefarcie said...

Oh I like it! Crossing fingers. . .

Vanessa said...

I have been wanting to try one of these for a long time!

I follow via bloglovin

vanessa__09 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Dear Charleston Girl,
Thank You for a chance at winning the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Giveaway. And, I totally empathize with your weary frustration and upset at uncivilized behavior, exhibited by so many people in public, these days.
I am intending you have a Very Happy New Year, in spite of it all.
hamtramck1945 at yahoo dot com

so said...

I didn't know that there were different products for different countries. But the colors in this shimmer brick are beautiful. I have fair skin as well and love bobbi's shimmer bricks.

Anonymous said...

Looks so beautiful - Bobbi Brown Pink Oyster Shimer Brick!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, and Happy New Year!

Tanya said...

Follow via email

Tanya said...

Happy new years, and thanks!

Tanya said...

Retweeted @nyakay

Gigi48 said...

Happy New Year from a new follower.

Vanessa said...

This is so pretty! It will brighten up my pallor beautifully.Happy New Year to all of the women in the world. We are all beautiful!

Bethany C. said...

Sooo pretty!
gfc follower Bethany C.

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Lisa C said...

Oh this one is absolutely gorgeous!!
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Colleen Boudreau said...

So pretty! :)
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Colleen Boudreau said...

GFC: Colleen Boudreau
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Colleen Boudreau said...

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Thomas Murphy said...

my wife would love this! thanks for the great giveaway!

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Thomas Murphy said...


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Thomas Murphy said...

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rahoka said...

I folow your blog too .
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beccaanne said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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beccaanne said...

GFC: Rebecca Anne

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nightowl said...

I love how the colors shimmer.
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nightowl said...

Email subscriber of yours.
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nightowl said...

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Glogirl said...

I love the colours of this shimmer brick!

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Glogirl said...

I subscribe to your RSS feed in a Google Reader.

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Tania said...

Beautiful product, thank you! Happy New Year!
I am an email subscriber.

Kate MacDonald said...

Oooh! I'd love to give this beauty a good home!
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Jayne K. said...

Oh,this is beautiful. I would absolutely love it!!

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Cathy said...

I would love to win this! TY for another great giveaway!
GFC: Cathy
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Liz Fahy Scott said...

Gorgeous! I follow by email, twitter, and GFC.

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Anonymous said...

It seems to me that Asia often gets the most beautiful, feminine items for pale skin. Have you seen Guerlain's Sakura Blush G? I want one! What a terrible experience you had at the mall. There are some young people with no manners and no realization of such. Many adults are just as bad. Angry men are the worst. People looking for parking become desperadoes. It's all too much! Thank goodness for internet shopping. If you want to be treated like a valued customer, patronize "Tatcha" skincare. The CEO Vicky Tsai is so very gracious. Your items are beautifully wrapped and presented. A handwritten note of thanks is included. Free shipping and 3 free samples also. Heaven! If only we were treated like this from more establishments.

Jenny Bogenberger said...

I totally agree with that last post. There are so many gorgeous Asian exclusives we get left out of--so not fair! Thank you so so much for sharing with us! Happy New Year!

so said...

-I follow through email.

mie-arsi.blogspot.com said...

great giveaway
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so said...

I tweeted this at https://twitter.com/sonsethues/status/285618856653881344

Sadi said...

Thank you so much for this shimmer brick. Loving it.

Happy New year 2012 :)

I follow via gfc as Sadi

i follow on twitter @Sad20ful

Tweeted here : https://twitter.com/Sad20ful/status/285619811357171712

email: sadia.latif10@gmail.com

Anne Consolacion said...

Good luck to all who are joining! I won the giveaway a few weeks ago and I want to say that Charlestongirl is so sweet for hosting and sponsoring these giveaways every week!

You are too kind C-girl. Someone so beautiful, in and out, deserves beautiful wishes for the coming year. May you have everything that is good and amazing this 2013. Cheers!

mamavalveeta03 said...

My 14-yr. old daughter has been eyeing my shimmerbricks and it makes me a little nervous. I mean, I'm generous and everything, but this is a SHIMMERBRICK she's coveting. So maybe I should win one for her?

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mamavalveeta03 said...

I follow you on GFC: Valerie Hoffmann
I follow you on Twitter: @mamavalveeta03
I subscribe via email: valhoff3 at yahoo dot com

mamavalveeta03 said...

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Anne W said...

Thank you for the giveaway and Happy New Year! waan0401 at gmail dot com

Anne W said...

I follow you on GFC as Anne Watson.

Mimi said...

The BB Pink Oyster Brick is just beautiful! I look forward to more of the blog this year.
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Lulu said...

Beautiful!
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Lulu said...

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Lulu said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/LuluFleg/status/285672263381037056
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sunnyItaly said...

beautiful!
sunnyitaly (googlereader and email sub)

ps: happy new year everyone!

Unknown said...

I don't own any Bobbi Brown makeup although I admire her products.
Happy New Year

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solanace said...

Gorgeous!
Happy new year!

mary kay baynard said...

This is beautiful!

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Amanda G said...

I would love to try this Shimmer Brick! I've heard such great things about them!

JoElla said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you! And a very Happy New Year to you!

Rosemary said...

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I follow via email and twitter.

Thanks, CG

Rosemary

DRTVrMoi said...

Shimmer is perfect for the holidays. Thank you

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DRTVrMoi said...

I follow your blog via email

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DRTVrMoi said...

I retweeted the contest as DRTVrMoi

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Christy said...

Lovely, thank you for the chance!

Happy New Year xxx

christy@bigstargraphics.com

Cd627 said...

Love this shimmer brick! I miss the tawny shimmer brick, but this might make up for it!

Maret Lond said...

Wow, so pretty colours! Thanks! :)

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I follow you via GFC as Maret Lond and also via e-mail.

Lucy said...

Happy New Year! I found your blog this year while looking for Guerlain related discussions. I've been enjoying your posts.

Camelia Andrasescu said...

Hi,
Happy New Year!
Amazing giveaway, thank you.
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Camelia Andrasescu said...

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Camelia Andrasescu said...

Follow on twitter : @cameliaadriana
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Isla said...

I tried this on a long time ago and I've always regretted not purchasing it! It gave a perfect glow!

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I follow with the same email!

Tweet: https://twitter.com/ladyisla123/status/286301079140974592

Betsy said...

What a fantastic color! I'd love to win it.

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Oksana V. said...

I adore to try Bobbi Brown's limited-edition Pink Oyster Shimmer Brick!

Thank you for the chance!

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Oksana V. said...

Following you on twitter and tweeted:

https://twitter.com/oksana2372/status/286467790435647488

(@oksana2372)

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

Thank you for the chance!

Oksana V. said...

Following your blog via gfc (ksyshenka) and e-mail!

Thank you for the chance!

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Gloria Tea said...

enter me please!

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Gloria Tea said...

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Gloria Tea said...

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happy new year!♥

Andrea said...

pretty, pretty

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love your reviews

Isabella Byrne said...

Looks goregous! Happy 2013 c:

Courtney B said...

this is so gorgeous! hope i win!

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Courtney B said...

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Courtney B said...

tweet

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FunkyCrew said...

https://twitter.com/TheFunkyCrew/status/286873745694523392

tweeted and emailed you :)
kristina at cannex dot com

would love to win this - I have just a friend in mind, who I'd give this to :)

Cynthia Richardson said...

I would love to win the shimmer brick. Thanks

Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

Cynthia Richardson said...

Email subscriber

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Cynthia Richardson said...

Tweeted
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Polish Me Up! said...

GFC: caca
tweeted: https://twitter.com/carcarly/status/286896004257677312
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Nida Moughal said...

Enter me I want to win it.
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Nida Moughal said...

Email Subby
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Nida Moughal said...

gfc Nida Moughal
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Annie1 said...

Fantastic giveaway!

Thanks so much!

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Annie1 said...

I'm an email subscriber!

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Annie1 said...

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Kasey said...

Bobbi Brown is the BEST!!! I would love to win!! Thanks!!

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cgr1129 said...

I've been wanting to try a shimmer brick. Thanks.
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mk72 said...

Really like your review. And the contest is a nice bonus. I also bought myself a Guerlain meteorites poudres de Perles because of your blog :-)

Kaori L. said...

saw this on a magazine and fell in love :) hope I win! :)

kaori_elle at yahoo dot com

I also follow via e-mail & twitter using the same e-mail. Will retweet your tweet now! :)

Bonnie C. said...

Hello! :-) This Shimmer Brick looks lovely, especially for those of us fair-faced gals out there. :-) Thanks so much for having this giveaway!

I follow your blog through GFC as Bonnie C., and am an email subscriber as well. :-)

I also retweeted your original tweet that was posted here: https://twitter.com/BTiBeauty/status/285525147757199360

missbonniebelle (at) gmail (dot) com

Merry 11th day of Christmas!

nagrade said...

Thank you for the wesome giveaway!!
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nagrade said...

gfc- nagrade
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nagrade said...

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Anonymous said...

Beautiful!!!

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PureLovelyTrue said...

What a lovely Shimmer Brick! It would be perfect for my fairly pale, getting older quickly skin!

Thank you for the chance to try it!

PureLovelyTrue

PureLovelyTrue said...

I follow you by email subscription. Thanks again!

PureLovelyTrue

PureLovelyTrue said...

I retweeted the contest.

https://twitter.com/BTiBeauty/status/285525147757199360

I *think* this is how I prove my retweet... hopefully!

Thanks again!

PureLovelyTrue

Tracey Kaste said...

I love this shimmer brick, mine is almost gone would love to have a new one!

Jenni said...

following on GFC as Jennifer

jenlovesbeauty at gmail dot com

:) thanks for having this!

Clarisse said...

this is such a beauty!!! I love it! I follow you by e-mail of course:-)

grlnxdor said...

What a great color combination for a shimmer brick. I'd love to win it!


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cgr1129 said...

I follow by email, carlynjion at hotmail dot com

Joanna said...

What a beautiful palette. Would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Joanna said...

Follow you on GFC - Joanna Alper

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Ruth said...

These are really gorgeous colors!!

Following you via GFC: Ruth
I retweeted your tweet: @RuthGBCN
ruth.gistelinck@hotmail.com

Thanks and best wishes for the New Year! xx

Anonymous said...

Very pretty for the new year!

Virginie said...

HEllo, this shimmer brick looks exquisite! Thanks!!
I follow you through Bloglovin! and my email is
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