Spend/Save Glow Getting Combinations


 Recently rather than the heavy contour I favoured in the Winter months I’ve been reaching for bronzers and warm, glowy blushes to bring me in to the Summer we will supposedly have in the coming months. I thought I would share with you two of my favourite combinations from both the drugstore and the beauty hall..



 The obsession began with two products I recently picked up, Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Light/Medium Bronzer and MAC Stereo Rose (at last, it is mine!) They work so nicely together to give a subtle bronzed glow. The bronzer smells just like those cupcake dolls you used to get when I was a kid – very synthetic and sweet but very nostalgic for me. It’s not too deep which I find with SO many bronzers on my pale complexion, it builds nicely and looks really natural. Stereo Rose offers a little colour but is more sheen than anything, it’s super flattering and not as frosty when applied as it looks swatched.. very pleased to welcome it to my collection as many of you will know it’s a total b*tch to get your hands on as it’s limited edition and always sells out super fast. I have heard that this time it came back and people are saying it’s different but given that I never had the pleasure of it’s original formulation I can make my peace with that.


The second pairing is one I’ve reached for in the past and I decided to share as a lower cost alternative. The whole effect is a little deeper but it’s essentially the same finish for me. I do believe there is a lighter version of the Bourjois Delice De Poudre Bronzing Powder but I’m yet to find it – if so that would likely be more comparable to the Too Faced – which by the way is available in a darker shade for you deeper toned gals. Accessorize Baked Bronzer in Laguna is one of my absolute favourite finds from the drugstore although I can’t find a link for it anywhere online. I have this one which is similar from the range but there’s little to be had of Accessorize makeup on the superdrug site, I hope that doesn’t mean it’s been discontinued because this is awesome! If you see this in store BUY IT!! It’s not a bronzer at all but very similar to the mineral blushes from MAC and a more golden, less frosty version of Stereo Rose. A similar product I do have a link for that’s definitely not discontinued would be Soap & Glory’s Solar Power


L-R Too Faced, Bourjois, MAC, Accessorize


I’m wearing the ‘spend’ combination in the photo above but as you can see there’s very little colour so any bronzer/sheeny blush combination will give a similar look! What are your go to Glow Getters?

Miss BB



  1. jdhartil
    26 March, 2014 / 12:07 pm

    The do look rather cool!

  2. 26 March, 2014 / 1:20 pm

    Lovely picks! I love the Avon Glow bronzer, it has a matte and a shimmer version, both of which are lovely 🙂
    Bea x
    Bea’s Beauty Blog

  3. 26 March, 2014 / 2:35 pm

    Thank you! I was so close to buying Stereo Rose but thought I’d save my pennies instead…but, your photos look stunning! Love the finish of the spend! I’ll have to track down some form of dupe 🙂


  4. 26 March, 2014 / 6:13 pm

    I love the look of the stereo rose, may have to get that on my next trip to mac.

    Ash xx


  5. Josie
    26 March, 2014 / 6:16 pm

    Oooh these sound amazing, Ive heard so many good things about the Bourjouis powders, I must try them!

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  6. 26 March, 2014 / 8:47 pm

    I’ve started using the bourjouis bronzer lately and I have to say I love it! 🙂 great post xx


  7. 26 March, 2014 / 11:40 pm

    I am IN LOVE with the Too Face Milk Chocolate Soliel Bronzer. Definitely a holy grail item in my book! Such an awesome color for us lighter skinned gals!

  8. Annie
    27 March, 2014 / 12:14 am

    I finally gotu hands on stereo rose on Tuesday and I am in love! I have been combining it with the fergie bronzer from wet n wild and if you like the golden shimmery look it is amazing! X

  9. 27 March, 2014 / 6:33 pm

    I love the Bourjois chocolate bronzer. I use it every day!

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  10. 28 March, 2014 / 2:10 pm

    Gorgeous! I use the mary lou manizer from the balm & the Dior Shimmer Star to highlight, Hoola from Benefit for bronzer, but my blush changes daily! Stereo Rose looks like a must have product! xo Kelly http://msdioraddict.blogspot.com/

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