Sunday, February 19, 2012

Bobbi Brown Sandstone Shimmer Brick Metal Compact Giveaway Contest

Remember Bobbi Brown's Shimmer Brick Metal Compacts? They were exclusive to Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman and sold out long ago. Except...I found a stock of these little stunners at the Estée Lauder Company Store at the outlets in Leesburg, Virginia.

When the three Bobbi Brown Mini Shimmer Brick Metal Compacts ($45) were introduced, I thought they were adorable. While they weren't the greatest value, ounce for ounce, compared to the "regular" Shimmer Brick Compacts, I purchased two when they were new. They were called travel-sized and came in a cute fold-over travel pouch. That made sense to me. I didn't need convincing, though. I'm a Shimmer Brick "collector" (people collect art; I collect makeup). I have bought multiples of most of the Shimmer Bricks, and since some have been limited editions, I'm glad I did. Each shimmering, brush-on Shimmer Brick creates a soft glow, with color that lasts all day. They are blusher, bronzer, highlighter, and eye shadow in one product.

I have one Mini Shimmer Brick Metal Compact in Sandstone (shown above) to give away. How can you enter to win this 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 (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.

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 this evening, and you can simply retweet it to earn that second entry - if that's easier.

The deadline for entries will be Saturday, February 25, at midnight. The next morning, I will use a random number generator ( 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.

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

Photo courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman


grlnxdor said...

Oh I'd love to win this! You have the best giveaways. I have your site saved in my favorites.

tjbladl at charter dot net

Tinkerbell said...

awesome!! thanks for the giveaway! :D
i am subscribed to you via email

crzysuchi4u at yahoo dot com

RK said...

please count me in.
i have never tried bobbi brown cosmetics due to budget constraints. i would love to win this one. thanks!

sniggy said...

hey this is my entry in your giveaway, i love you for this..

Charlestongirl said...

Such a sweet comment, Sniggy! I hate it when I can't give a prize to everyone! Good luck!

Elysse said...

You're a genius at make up giveaways!

Well, I follow your blog via google friend connect and my email is elyssianbeauty at gmail dot com.

Thank you!

Wendy said...

I just found and bookmarked your site this week. Not sure how to follow. Will look into it. Thank you for the entry. Have a relaxing day! :-)

wavesandshells at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway :)
johanna_johnsson90 at hotmail dot com

Laura F. said...

I have new spring Rose Gold shimmer brick and really like it. I would love to add a bronzier one to my collection! Thanks for the giveaway! I follow you on Google reader.
laura dot f dot nv dot junk at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me, thank you very Alica - alica at cleis dot net.

Natalie said...

Fantastic Giveaway! I've never tried any of the BB Shimmer Bricks and I've always wanted to!

nattyblogspot@ymail dot com


ht said...

This is GORGEOUS!!!

I follow you via email:
htaschian at sbcglobal dot net

Via GFC: ht

Have a lovely weekend!!

Katie M. said...

This Shimmer Brick looks beautiful in the metal compact... gorgeous! Thank you for my entry :-) I follow through Bloglovin' under katie mcallaster. E-mail is katemcallaster at gmail dot com.

Amber Ehrlich said...

Want, want, want :)

amberehrlich at gmail dot com

Wendy said...

I figured out how to follow your blog via my email.


wavesandshells at yahoo dot com

Colleen Boudreau said...

I want to win this!! :)

I also follow via GFC (collifornia)
& tweeted:!/collifornia/status/171327186261909504

holliister at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

sI would like to enter an entry please, thank you :-)

I follow by email

lissymarie at gmail dot com

KathyT said...

This one looks lovely! I follow you on Google reader, email subscription, and Twitter (ktizzer).

kdtisdale14 at gmail dot com

Mamavalveeta03 said...

This a a gorgeous one, esp. in that silver compact! valhoff 3 at yahoo dot com

Mamavalveeta03 said...

I follow you on Twitter @mamavalveeta03
I like you on Facebook.
I receive your emails. valhoff 3 at yahoo dot com

Mamavalveeta03 said...

I RT'd using your tweet on Twitter: @mamavalveeta03
valhoff 3 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...


Kitty said...

I would love to win this palette!! waterlilyflower3 at yahoo dot com

christytb said...

such a lovely prize!)

i follow you via GFC as christina dot shevchenko at gmail dot com


Nida Moughal said...

I would loveeee to win this one.. subbed to you via email
moughalnida at gmail dot com
GFC: Nida Moughal
Twitter @ Glittersmitter5

LilyBiscuit said...

This is a beauty! I had a peachy shade a couple of years ago.....I like this one more. Thanks!
vac 924 at gmail dot com

nikki said...

LOVE your you know:) I get an email subscription and follow through GFC!

Kim H. said...

Absolutely stunning! I would love to be entered.

skyejaden at gmail dot com

Kim H. said...

I am an email subscriber.

skyejaden at gmail dot com

LilyBiscuit said...

I'm an email subscriber, GFC follower(LilyBiscuit)and Twitter follower (dragonfly777).
vac 924 at gmail dot com

LilyBiscuit said...

I retweeted your contest tweet. Thanks!
vac 924 at gmail dot com

daniela dodel said...

I would love to win this to give it to my mom, the colours are right what she wears
thank you so much for this and all the giveaways!
dani ♥


Lisa said...

I have been wanting to try one of Bobbi Brown's Shimmer Brick compacts! I'd be so glad to win ;)

ldehaan at dakotacom dot net

Lisa said...

You have the most wonderful giveaways! I follow your blog via email.

ldehaan at dakotacom dot net

MoonRae said...

Yay!! I hope my lucky number comes up!!


MoonRae said...

GfC follower MoonRae & I subscribe via email


beeden said...

This looks really gorgeous!Fingers X
beeden at hotmail dot com

beeden said...

Also follow the blog at christine
grimsby at g mail dot com

Isla said...

The mini shimmer bricks are adorable. :)

ladyisla (at) gmail (dot) com

I subscribe with the same email.


Sherry B. said...

I would love to own one of Bobbi's Shimmer Bricks and I really like this one! Thank you, CG.

GFC and BlogLovin': Sherry Brooks

Email subscriber: crystesmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

Tina:) said...

they actually look amazing !! and i have always wanted to own a shimmer brick.

my email is kooky-tina at hotmail dot co dot uk and i follow gfc : tina:)

thanks so much x

Rox Eco-Friendly said...
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Anonymous said...

Beautiful- what a fantastic 'sweepstakes' item! I also follow you by email at the same address mentioned below. Cheers!

bethkuly at hotmail dot com

JMay said...

I really like shimmer bricks but I can't buy them since there isn't a Bobbi Brown counter in my town anymore.
email: jmay1223 at gmail dot com
I follow you through an email subscription and bloglovin

Tania said...

Wow, i am so curious about these but never have the courage to buy. Would love to win this. I am an email subscriber. Thank you.

Mercedes said...

Amazing giveaway! Thank you! MercedesMakeupBlog @ gmail dot com

Glogirl said...

I'd love to try this shimmer brick!


Glogirl said...

I subscribe to your RSS feed in a Google Reader.


Sophia said...

Great giveaway!!

sophiav1225 at yahoo dot com

Mary said...

What a great compact that I would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

Have a good week and stay well, Charleston!

Mary said...

Faithful longtime Email Subscriber!

Joanne said...

I have never tried Bobbi Brown makeup. Looks like a super compact!
jednc @ hotmail .com

Joanne said...!/collifornia/status/171327186261909504
jednc @ hotmail .com

Bethany C. said...

I love shimmery shades!

gfc follower


Unknown said...

Love the shades and the compact. I.E. I would love to win. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Hugs...Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

Unknown said...

I'm an email subscriber and follow via gfc as Tracy Suzann.

Hugs...Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

Anonymous said...

love bb shimmer brick...awesome giveaway!
also follow you by email subscription.


Unknown said...

I just tweeted here:!/BTiBeauty/status/171342188351995904

Thanks again...Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

Deine said...

Woohoo! I just love Bobbi Brown cosmetics and have been aching to try one of her famous Shimmer Bricks! So sparly, so pretty, so girly...right up my alley! Thanks Chalestongirl!

Deine.kable at yahoo dot com

Deine said...

I'm a long-time e-mail subscriber, too!

Deine said...

Just tweeted your awesome giveaway!!/DeineKable/status/171424995904466945

Michele said...

I would love to win this. I have always heard great things about Bobbie Brown makeup and would love to try it.

mrscook73 at gmail dot come

Liz said...

Believe it or not, this Bobbi fan girl has never tried a shimmer brick! I follow by email, Twitter, GFC, and G+.

kittylitter1 at gmail dot com

Alta Infante said...

wow bobbi brown!! i want to win this!


Alta Infante said...

GFC: alta Infante
email: alta.infante(at)

ishenka said...

I'm in

Dlori said...

I am a BIG Bobbie Brown fan and have a lot of her make up but with all the things I have tried from her brand, I have never tried her shimmery blocks, which is wild since that is one of her most popular items. When I saw this giveaway, I was taken not only by how beautiful the colors appeared but the compact itself, very classy. Maybe I'll have some Birthday luck next week. This would make a lovely present to win

Thank you for the chance to possibly win this fabulous product and good luck to all.

kleimanlaw at aol dot com

Dlori said...

I am subscribed to your blog via GFC, Diane Kleiman, twitter, @DianeLori, email kleimanlaw at aol dot com

kleimanlaw at aol dot com

Dlori said...

I tweeted this contest on my twitter page, @DianeLori, and the link is as follows:!/DianeLori/status/171459661453725696

kleimanlaw at aol dot com

The Blossom Shed said...

I love Bobbi Brown and have always wanted to try a shimmer brick! Thank you for the lovely giveaway:) I follow on GFC as The Blossom Shed and retweeted @blossomshed.

email theblossomshed at gmail dot com

mim said...

please count me in!
miriam dot nussbaum at gmail

mim said...

gfc follower
miriam dot nussbaum at gmail

twannywun said...

please can i enter
karen s
twannywun at hotmail dot com

Running with Scissors said...
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Running with Scissors said...

I have been lurking on your fascinating blog from Sydney, Australia for SO long! I'd love to enter the competition please!

I will follow-up with an email.

thanks and keep up the great work... xxx


Running with Scissors said...

I have been lurking on your fascinating blog from Sydney, Australia for SO long! I'd love to enter the competition please!

I will follow-up with an email.

thanks and keep up the great work... xxx


Lulu said...

Amazing giveaway!
I'm a subscriber via email)

Amy said...

what a lovely giveaway.

I subscribe to you via email (spikeup at yahoo dot com) and have tweeted about this!/lilpil99/status/171544805309034496

Also a GFC follower (lilpil)

Northerngirl said...

I love your contests. I follow via email.
Have a wonderful Monday.

Suselew said...

Love shimmer bricks and these tones would look perfect on me! suselew at gmail dot com. I am subscribed via email and RSS.

peniam said...

hello lovely!! :) Thank you for another amazing giveaway!! I'm taking my chance obviously ;)
GFC: peniam
email: m(.)peczka(@)gmail(.)com

Roshana said...

would be very lucky to win!

Roshana said...

email and gfc follower....

arra said...

Hi joining:)

gfc: arra
follwed you on twitter as @NakedArra
twitted too:!/NakedArra/status/171703439666053120


Hana said...

what a lovely product!
I subscribe by email
aznhanavira at gmail dot com

Jennifer Pellicone said...

Where have I been? Everything in one product? And the colors are fantastic!
I follow on google friend connect. Jennifer Pellicone
and receive you e-mail.
cspmom at gmail dot com

Monique said...

I have been dying to try this. I am following you on GFC as Monique and Thanks.

Minty said...

Just bought the Wild Rose Shimmer Brick and I love it. Something bronzey and warm like this would look great.

lexiclemence at hotmail dot com

DORIS said...


Swathi Narumanchi said...

And I try for the nth time ! :)

I also subscribe to you email newsletter.

I also re-tweeted. My twitter name is @CatyStaarz

My email is

swathinarumanchi at gmail dot com

Thanks a ton CG !

Sophie said...

GFC: Sophie

Thank you!

DRTVrMoi said...

Isn't it lovely to find little gems at outlets? Thank you for the contest.

happypulitzer at hotmail dot com

DRTVrMoi said...

I follow you via email.

happypulitzer at hotmail dot com

DRTVrMoi said...

I retweeted the contest as @DRTVrMoi

happypulitzer at hotmail dot com

Unknown said...

thanks for the chance to win!
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Unknown said...

e-mail subscription
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Unknown said...

gfc follow
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Unknown said...

follow google reader
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Unknown said...!/rjs682/status/172169542049603586

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yesplease1816 said...

Love Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks, so excited!

GFC: yesplease1816
email: rphi1816 at gmail dot com

Sadi said...

Fantastic Giveaway!!!!

I have never tried any of the BB Shimmer Bricks and I've always wanted to!

follow via gfc as Sadi

email :

follow u on twitter @Sad20ful

Tweeted here :!/Sad20ful/status/172302051244638209


Ana Petrović said...

email subscription
twitter follower:@Anibaniii

BooBooNinja said...

Charlestongirl, I recently realised that I am not an exclusively matte girl after all. Hmm... how amazing would it be to have this as my first BB product?

I follow via GFC and twitter, and tweeted. I'll email you my info.

Thank you, lovely lady!

Jillsy said...

Ooooh lovely! I have always coveted BB shimmerbricks but have never bit the bullet!

I've been a long time blog lurker via google reader and am now email subscribed.

jill at johnson4 dot org

an ika said...

Great giveaway!


anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

an ika said...

Follower via
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anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

an ika said...


caitlin403 said...

Thank you so much! I love these shimmer bricks.

I also follow your blog through

jonesc403 [at] gmail [dot] com

Amy said...

Awesome giveaway - I've never tried any Bobbi Brown products, though I've always heard good things!

Following via GFC (Amy)
Tweeted here:!/theamymichaels/status/172942893512802304
E-mail: amymichaelsbillyross[at]gmail[dot]com


Karla said...

I'd love to win!
Karlapool at me dot com

Anonymous said...

I love Bobbi Brown and the shimmer bricks are really amazing ♥

Following on GFC: Ruth
Following on Twitter: RuthGBCN
I retweeted:!/BTiBeauty/status/171342188351995904



Snjohnson10 said...

Awesome! I missed these....
S N Johnson 10 at me dot com


Alessia said...

Love your contest! :)
please, enter me!
GFC follower: Fabulosity
Twitter follower: @aljsa

alelale at
thank you

Anonymous said...

Love to win for my wife

Anonymous said...

looks gorgeous!

sunshine dot gudlaugson at

ryanac32 said...

I'd love to win this! Thanks!
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ryanac32 said...

email subscriber
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Camelia Andrasescu said...

Super giveaway !
Nice giveaway , thank you !
I follow you via GFC : Camelia Andrasescu
subscribed :
Twitter : @cameliaadriana
Tweeted :!/cameliaadriana/status/173516869448376321
Email :

Bourne Natural Beauty said...

I love Bobbi Brown products and brought her book Liiving Beauty. They are so expensive in Australia. I follow you under twitter as Bourne Natural Beauty.

Larie said...

:) I follow via GFC as Larie.

email: eyeheartit [at] gmail [dot] com

Leigh said...

I always wait until the last minute! I follow via GFC, and I'm retweeting this contest right now.

Anonymous said...

This looks gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

HI...CL...this is sirena312and I have been following you on aol religiously since we love the same brands...of course our coloring is total opposite but your reviews are what matter.You make my day!!!
And yes that is a paerfectBB color for me.

Anonymous said...