Friday, 21 September 2012

International Blog Swap Goodies!



Yesterday I woke up to a very exciting surprise - my blog swap goodies from Amy, the gorgeous lady who runs Paperbacks + Postcards! (Make sure you check her out, she's got some gorgeous stuff over there!) We both took part in the International Blog Swap hosted by LolaStar Hearts & BBloggers Unite

As always with swaps, looking at how amazing she's packed up everything, and of course the things themselves, I feel inadequate and horrible about my own package! I didn't make mine look nearly as pretty - and didn't send nearly as much!



You see all those goodies? How amazing is that! But that's not all, she also included a few other goodies...



A huge amount of samples! Which now I feel bad for as I didn't even think of sending samples! I completely forgot! There's a few things in there I really can't wait to try out!



She also wrote me a little card! I absolutely love the design! It's so cute!




Amy also included a tube with some samples of her favourite highlighting products! I was really wowed by this! This is so generous of her to include, as all of them are ones I would wear! Unfortunately however, the bottom one leaked a tiny bit due to a small crack that obviously happened during shipping. (Not sure how as she packed it in really well, just one of those things I suppose!) It didn't make a lot of mess or lose a lot of product, which was lucky, so I was able to salvage a lot of it!

She included: Barry M Fine Glitter Dust Gold Irridescent

No7 Highlighter in Pink
Soap and Glory Bright Here Bright Now Instant Radiance Energy Balm
Nars Orgasm
Soap and Glory Hocus Focus

So, what else did she include?



Soap and Glory Daily Smooth Body Butter

I think I remember actually asking for anything from Soap and Glory, and she chose so, so well! I love body butters so much, so this will probably be gone by the end of the week! The smell is amazing! I'd always steered away from Soap and Glory in Australia as it's so expensive, though after using it, I think it's worth it!




Soap and Glory Hand Food
She chose very well now, as I love hand creams! Hand Food is amazing and I've been using it ever since I received it! It also smells ridiculously good, and I'll be purchasing this once I finish this little bottle up!




MUA Trio Eyeshadow in Innocence

I think I asked for MUA also, as I'd seen so much hype about them from the lovely bloggers I follow from the UK! I was so excited when I pulled this one out! The colours are amazing and so wearable, I can't wait to try it!



MUA Eyeshadow Palette in Undressed

GASP! I've seen this on practically every UK Beauty Blog, and everyone seems to love it! I absolutely adore Amy for including this one! The colours look amazing but I've been too scared to even touch it yet! I think my first use will be this weekend for my sister's birthday celebrations!



MUA Nail Varnish in Frozen Yoghurt

The lid on this nail polish seems to have melted slightly during shipping! Luckily it didn't leak everywhere, and is still very usable! I have no idea how this would have happened either as Amy packed everything really well!
I adore this colour, and I really can't wait to wear it out!




Barry M Nail Paint in Rasberry

Oh my gosh, she got me Barry M! I have one Barry M lipstick that I somehow got my hands on a while back, and I've been lusting after their polishes for a long, long time! The bottles always looked so small to me, but seeing them up close, I see they're actually very generously sized! I am in love with this colour!



Barry M Nail Paint in Aqua Glitter

I love this colour! I've seen this is a really popular one so I'm thrilled she's chosen it! I am feeling really, really spoilt right now!



Collection 2000 Cream Puff Moisturising Lip Cream in Fairy Cake

I've already used this one twice now! I'm so in love with it, and I need any other colour they have! This gorgeous lip cream actually dries matte, and even survived a meal! I couldn't believe it! The colour is also so gorgeous!




Cargo Classic Lip Gloss in Mimi & Lip Pencil in Mooch

I love this duo! I know they are actually different colours, but she did a fabulous job matching them up! I love this colour on me, so they look fabulous together!




Barry M Lip Paint in Touch of Magic

When I actually opened the colour of this lipstick, I thought: "Okay, Amy gave me green lipstick?" Not really my thing. I swatched it to see how green it really was, to find it's not green at all! Touch of Magic goes on as a beautiful pink colour, and is so gorgeous when worn! It also lasts forever! I'm in love! My boyfriend got a bit of a fright when I told him that this was the lipstick I was going to wear for work!



MUA Love Hearts Lip Balm in Kiss Me

How adorable is this lip balm! It also smells like candy, which I love! This is definitely a keeper, the container is so, so sweet that I'm going to keep this long after the product is gone!


Natural Collection Blushed Cheeks in Pink Cloud

I've already worn this and I love it! It's a lovely soft pink and suits me well! I think this one is going to become the blush I keep in my make-up bag in my handbag, as it's so neutral and will go with anything!



Cargo One Base Concealer + Foundation In One

So, basically this is kind of like a BB cream! I swatched it on my hand to check out the colouring and it was fine! I used this on my face after a late night at work and it definitely did the trick!




Soap and Glory Supercat Carbon Black Extreme Eyeliner Pen

This was the moment I knew that Amy had definitely read my blog. I was so excited to open Supercat - this is perfect for me! I always, always wear the flick, so this is a great new tool for me to play with! I've worn it once and am in love!




Collection 2000 Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner in Purple

Another liner! This time in purple - which I love! This one is so amazing! I definitely need to get my hands on more colours! It lasts forever! I swatched it on my hand and it took three times washing my hands to get it off for good! It's strong! 



Wow! That's everything! I was literally gasping every time I pulled something out, and thinking "Oh my gosh, there's more?!" Can you believe all the goodies she got me! 

It was so, so exciting to receive all of these goodies! I feel so grateful but at the same time I feel nervous that she'll hate what I got her, or be disappointed that mine was not as great as hers!

So a huge, huge, HUGE thank you to Amy for all the amazing goodies she got me! I'm truly in awe of everything, and I'm so grateful! I love everything, and I really can't rave enough!

Also a big thank you to LolaStar Hearts and BBloggers United for organising this swap! You decided on some really great ground rules, and I'll definitely participate again if you decide to run it again!

So, what did you like best out of what Amy got me?
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19 comments

  1. WOW amazing, lovely swap :)

    Sophierosehearts x

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    1. Thanks, she got me some really great goodies! :)
      xx

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  2. Great swap! You got some amazing things!

    https://abundanceoferica.blogspot.ca

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  3. I'm glad you liked everything! Sad to hear about the crack in the samples pot but glad you saved some of the product!

    xx

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    1. I LOVED everything! :D
      Yeah it was sad but it's alright, at least I can still use it and it's not everywhere :)
      Thanks so much again my love! :)
      xx

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  4. wow! great swap! you got some great things. im soo jealous! :P the mua trio in innocence is GORGEOUS!

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    1. I was definitely spoilt! I can't wait to try out the trio, the colours are to die for! :D
      xx

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  5. Awesome swap, I love Soap and Glory products, didn't realize they had an eyeliner, so must check it out!

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    1. I love them too now! Definitely check out their eyeliner, it's amazing! :)
      xx

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  6. Wow you got some goodies from your swap, especially love the Aqua Glitter polish. I still havent tried doing beauty swaps.

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    1. I love the polish! I was so excited as I'd seen it on a lot of UK blogs! I think swaps can be a bit of a hit and miss, depending! You just have to find someone you trust! I always do it through a bit swap where everyone participates rather than find my own... I feel a bit safer :)
      xx

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  7. great swap ^^ will be waiting a review from u :)

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    1. Thanks! Let me know if there's anything in particular you'd like to see first! :)
      xx

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  8. omg you got amazing things! *gasp* MUA UNDRESSED!!
    Nice swap :)

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    1. I KNOW RIGHT haha! I opened it up and didn't realise it was Undressed until ages later... I'm silly! :D
      xx

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  9. Wow that's a great swap :) That green lipstick threw me a little too haha

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    1. Hehe so confusing! But cool at the same time :)
      xx

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  10. hey i just came across your blog when i was doing a beauty swap search in google cause i have been on a "swapping spree!" lol i did my first swap 6 months ago and i am hooked! i have done 4 swaps now and i love it! and there is only one community so far that i found for swapping and thats Makeuptalk.com i was wondering if you know of any other sites online where you can connect with people to swap with? i live in Canada and im just starting up a blog so i can post about all my swaps and maybe try to use it as an avenue for other swappers. i got my 3 friends also hooked on swapping and i am trying to expand and get connected with more ppl around the world i have only swapped with people from Germany and one person for Austria. if you would like to contact me my email is
    subs0nicd3pths1(at)hotmail(dot)ca maybe we could swap one day or something. i suggest you take a peak at makeuptalk.com it has a great forum to meet new ppl for swapping but since im relatively new to this scene i was hoping there might be another site like it where i could connect with swappers?? please let me know if you know of any!
    thanks!!
    Myra

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Friday, 21 September 2012

International Blog Swap Goodies!



Yesterday I woke up to a very exciting surprise - my blog swap goodies from Amy, the gorgeous lady who runs Paperbacks + Postcards! (Make sure you check her out, she's got some gorgeous stuff over there!) We both took part in the International Blog Swap hosted by LolaStar Hearts & BBloggers Unite

As always with swaps, looking at how amazing she's packed up everything, and of course the things themselves, I feel inadequate and horrible about my own package! I didn't make mine look nearly as pretty - and didn't send nearly as much!



You see all those goodies? How amazing is that! But that's not all, she also included a few other goodies...



A huge amount of samples! Which now I feel bad for as I didn't even think of sending samples! I completely forgot! There's a few things in there I really can't wait to try out!



She also wrote me a little card! I absolutely love the design! It's so cute!




Amy also included a tube with some samples of her favourite highlighting products! I was really wowed by this! This is so generous of her to include, as all of them are ones I would wear! Unfortunately however, the bottom one leaked a tiny bit due to a small crack that obviously happened during shipping. (Not sure how as she packed it in really well, just one of those things I suppose!) It didn't make a lot of mess or lose a lot of product, which was lucky, so I was able to salvage a lot of it!

She included: Barry M Fine Glitter Dust Gold Irridescent

No7 Highlighter in Pink
Soap and Glory Bright Here Bright Now Instant Radiance Energy Balm
Nars Orgasm
Soap and Glory Hocus Focus

So, what else did she include?



Soap and Glory Daily Smooth Body Butter

I think I remember actually asking for anything from Soap and Glory, and she chose so, so well! I love body butters so much, so this will probably be gone by the end of the week! The smell is amazing! I'd always steered away from Soap and Glory in Australia as it's so expensive, though after using it, I think it's worth it!




Soap and Glory Hand Food
She chose very well now, as I love hand creams! Hand Food is amazing and I've been using it ever since I received it! It also smells ridiculously good, and I'll be purchasing this once I finish this little bottle up!




MUA Trio Eyeshadow in Innocence

I think I asked for MUA also, as I'd seen so much hype about them from the lovely bloggers I follow from the UK! I was so excited when I pulled this one out! The colours are amazing and so wearable, I can't wait to try it!



MUA Eyeshadow Palette in Undressed

GASP! I've seen this on practically every UK Beauty Blog, and everyone seems to love it! I absolutely adore Amy for including this one! The colours look amazing but I've been too scared to even touch it yet! I think my first use will be this weekend for my sister's birthday celebrations!



MUA Nail Varnish in Frozen Yoghurt

The lid on this nail polish seems to have melted slightly during shipping! Luckily it didn't leak everywhere, and is still very usable! I have no idea how this would have happened either as Amy packed everything really well!
I adore this colour, and I really can't wait to wear it out!




Barry M Nail Paint in Rasberry

Oh my gosh, she got me Barry M! I have one Barry M lipstick that I somehow got my hands on a while back, and I've been lusting after their polishes for a long, long time! The bottles always looked so small to me, but seeing them up close, I see they're actually very generously sized! I am in love with this colour!



Barry M Nail Paint in Aqua Glitter

I love this colour! I've seen this is a really popular one so I'm thrilled she's chosen it! I am feeling really, really spoilt right now!



Collection 2000 Cream Puff Moisturising Lip Cream in Fairy Cake

I've already used this one twice now! I'm so in love with it, and I need any other colour they have! This gorgeous lip cream actually dries matte, and even survived a meal! I couldn't believe it! The colour is also so gorgeous!




Cargo Classic Lip Gloss in Mimi & Lip Pencil in Mooch

I love this duo! I know they are actually different colours, but she did a fabulous job matching them up! I love this colour on me, so they look fabulous together!




Barry M Lip Paint in Touch of Magic

When I actually opened the colour of this lipstick, I thought: "Okay, Amy gave me green lipstick?" Not really my thing. I swatched it to see how green it really was, to find it's not green at all! Touch of Magic goes on as a beautiful pink colour, and is so gorgeous when worn! It also lasts forever! I'm in love! My boyfriend got a bit of a fright when I told him that this was the lipstick I was going to wear for work!



MUA Love Hearts Lip Balm in Kiss Me

How adorable is this lip balm! It also smells like candy, which I love! This is definitely a keeper, the container is so, so sweet that I'm going to keep this long after the product is gone!


Natural Collection Blushed Cheeks in Pink Cloud

I've already worn this and I love it! It's a lovely soft pink and suits me well! I think this one is going to become the blush I keep in my make-up bag in my handbag, as it's so neutral and will go with anything!



Cargo One Base Concealer + Foundation In One

So, basically this is kind of like a BB cream! I swatched it on my hand to check out the colouring and it was fine! I used this on my face after a late night at work and it definitely did the trick!




Soap and Glory Supercat Carbon Black Extreme Eyeliner Pen

This was the moment I knew that Amy had definitely read my blog. I was so excited to open Supercat - this is perfect for me! I always, always wear the flick, so this is a great new tool for me to play with! I've worn it once and am in love!




Collection 2000 Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner in Purple

Another liner! This time in purple - which I love! This one is so amazing! I definitely need to get my hands on more colours! It lasts forever! I swatched it on my hand and it took three times washing my hands to get it off for good! It's strong! 



Wow! That's everything! I was literally gasping every time I pulled something out, and thinking "Oh my gosh, there's more?!" Can you believe all the goodies she got me! 

It was so, so exciting to receive all of these goodies! I feel so grateful but at the same time I feel nervous that she'll hate what I got her, or be disappointed that mine was not as great as hers!

So a huge, huge, HUGE thank you to Amy for all the amazing goodies she got me! I'm truly in awe of everything, and I'm so grateful! I love everything, and I really can't rave enough!

Also a big thank you to LolaStar Hearts and BBloggers United for organising this swap! You decided on some really great ground rules, and I'll definitely participate again if you decide to run it again!

So, what did you like best out of what Amy got me?

19 comments:

  1. WOW amazing, lovely swap :)

    Sophierosehearts x

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    1. Thanks, she got me some really great goodies! :)
      xx

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  2. Great swap! You got some amazing things!

    https://abundanceoferica.blogspot.ca

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  3. I'm glad you liked everything! Sad to hear about the crack in the samples pot but glad you saved some of the product!

    xx

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    1. I LOVED everything! :D
      Yeah it was sad but it's alright, at least I can still use it and it's not everywhere :)
      Thanks so much again my love! :)
      xx

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  4. wow! great swap! you got some great things. im soo jealous! :P the mua trio in innocence is GORGEOUS!

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    1. I was definitely spoilt! I can't wait to try out the trio, the colours are to die for! :D
      xx

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  5. Awesome swap, I love Soap and Glory products, didn't realize they had an eyeliner, so must check it out!

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    1. I love them too now! Definitely check out their eyeliner, it's amazing! :)
      xx

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  6. Wow you got some goodies from your swap, especially love the Aqua Glitter polish. I still havent tried doing beauty swaps.

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    1. I love the polish! I was so excited as I'd seen it on a lot of UK blogs! I think swaps can be a bit of a hit and miss, depending! You just have to find someone you trust! I always do it through a bit swap where everyone participates rather than find my own... I feel a bit safer :)
      xx

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  7. great swap ^^ will be waiting a review from u :)

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    1. Thanks! Let me know if there's anything in particular you'd like to see first! :)
      xx

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  8. omg you got amazing things! *gasp* MUA UNDRESSED!!
    Nice swap :)

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    1. I KNOW RIGHT haha! I opened it up and didn't realise it was Undressed until ages later... I'm silly! :D
      xx

      Delete
  9. Wow that's a great swap :) That green lipstick threw me a little too haha

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    1. Hehe so confusing! But cool at the same time :)
      xx

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  10. hey i just came across your blog when i was doing a beauty swap search in google cause i have been on a "swapping spree!" lol i did my first swap 6 months ago and i am hooked! i have done 4 swaps now and i love it! and there is only one community so far that i found for swapping and thats Makeuptalk.com i was wondering if you know of any other sites online where you can connect with people to swap with? i live in Canada and im just starting up a blog so i can post about all my swaps and maybe try to use it as an avenue for other swappers. i got my 3 friends also hooked on swapping and i am trying to expand and get connected with more ppl around the world i have only swapped with people from Germany and one person for Austria. if you would like to contact me my email is
    subs0nicd3pths1(at)hotmail(dot)ca maybe we could swap one day or something. i suggest you take a peak at makeuptalk.com it has a great forum to meet new ppl for swapping but since im relatively new to this scene i was hoping there might be another site like it where i could connect with swappers?? please let me know if you know of any!
    thanks!!
    Myra

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