Thursday, 12 September 2013

Top 5 Beauty Product Swap with Born to Buy

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For those of you who follow me on Twitter, (here) you'll already know that I've been doing a Top 5 Beauty Product Swap with my gorgeous friend Sophie, from Born to Buy. (Who sadly lives on the other side of the country, otherwise I'm sure we'd be out shopping up a storm together!)

How adorable is her wrapping! I love the stringy bits, it adds such a cute charm!

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Sophie also included a gorgeous little card containing all the information about her picks!



 

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Oh. My. Gosh. Look at all those amazing goodies! I spy some MAC Cosmetics... which I may or may not have let out a little squeal of delight! 

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Maybelline Volum'Express The Mega Plush Mascara

I told Sophie I didn't want any mascara, as I have an entire drawer dedicated to unopened mascaras, but of course she had to include one of her favourite mascaras for me! I have been wanting to try this one forever, so I'm secret happy she included it! 

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MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadows

Oh dear! These will be my first MAC eyeshadows ever, how exciting! I can't remember the names of these (sorry) but I'm sure the one on the right is Cranberry! I remember Sophie telling me how amazing this colour was, so I'm not at all surprised to find it included!

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MAC Cosmetics Pro Colour x 2 Compact

My first thought when I opened the eyeshadows was that I was going to need to invest in a case for them! But, luckily Sophie thought ahead and included a duo case for me! How sweet! I can imagine that this duo will probably be coming to IMATS with me as inspiration to buy more!

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MAC Cosmetics Lipglass in Pink Lemonade
Sophie mentioned this was the perfect colour, and I have to agree with her. I remember her asking me if I liked lipgloss; and I said it was fine. I'm not a huge lipgloss fan but I don't dislike it either. This has changed my mind - I'm a lipgloss fan! I must have more of these! This is the perfect colour, and oh so comfortable on my lips!

SO8

Furless Cosmetics Perfectly Pink Angled Liner Brush

I'm a huge fan of Furless brushes, so I'm happy to get this! Sophie mentioned this is her go-to brush for her brows, so I can't wait to test it out!

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Essence Stays No Matter What Waterproof Eye Pencil

Believe it or not, but this particular pencil is never at my local Essence stand! I don't know if it's just always sold out, or if they don't stock it, or whatever, but it's never there! Knowing Sophie, she's a huge fan of Essence so I knew I'd be getting something! I love eye pencils, I need eye pencils, so this will be used - and frequently!

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L'Oreal Paris Color Infallible in Forever Pink

Sophie said she had to include this, as she was appalled that I had never tried a Color Infallible before! (I don't know how, somehow I must have missed the trend!) I'm so delighted by her colour choice - pink is one of my favourite eyeshadow colours to wear, even though people usually frown upon it!

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Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal in Barely Branded
I know that Sophie wasn't a fan of the original collection (and either was I, actually) but I picked up Inked In Pink from the Metal collection and was pretty pleased! Obviously Sophie shared my liking for the new collection, and she had our lovely friend Sarah who rights More Than Adored sneakily find out what colour I had, so she could get me one I didn't have yet!

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Essence Colour & Go Polish in Hello Marshmallow
What an adorable colour! I knew I was getting some kind of nail polish, as Sophie asked me about shipping restrictions! I only have a few Essence Colour & Go polishes, so this will add to my ever-growing collection! This is such a perfect spring time colour, too!

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Overall, I'm so, so happy with everything she included! Although we both went over the "5 beauty product" guideline, I think we managed to keep it really fair and we both got pretty good stuff! 

A giant thank you to Sophie for doing a swap with me - it was SO much fun, and I loved every minute of it! I'm so excited to try everything she sent me, and so grateful for all the effort and time (and of course money) she put into making this an awesome swap! I'm in the middle of doing a swap for Halloween now, but after that, I'm ready for another Australian swap! Bring it on!

If you want to check out what I got Sophie, you can read her post here.


Have you done a beauty swap recently? If so, what did you think? Have you tried any of these products?




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45 comments

  1. Eeeee, I'm sooo glad you like everything. You'll LOVE Patina and Cranberry, the two eyeshadows. They're amazing. I was going to putt them in the palette but I thought they'd be safer in transit if I bubble wrapped the hell out of them instead. I'm SO glad you like Pink Lemonade. Some people find the Lipglasses by MAC to be really sticky but I just .. don't. It's the most amazing colour for when you don't know what to wear because your face make up and outfit bring out the different undertones.

    Thanks sooo much for doing this swap with me, Jasmine, and we MUST do another one!! xxxx

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    1. Of course I did! Probably a good idea wrapping them separately! Just to be safe! And thank you for doing the swap with me, it was such a fun time! We'll definitely do another one ;)
      xx

      Delete
  2. Awesome products! That mac gloss is a really nice colour.

    I own a few colour infallible eye shadows, they are awesome!

    Can't wait to do the Halloween swap!

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    1. I'm really looking forward to the Halloween swap too! I can't wait to try out the infallible, it looks so cute! xx

      Delete
  3. Amazing selection there, can't ever beat MAC! Hello Marshmallow is a such a gorgeous ice cream shade!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. These will be my first MAC eyeshadows, so I'm very excited! It really is a cute colour, I can't wait to wear it! xx

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    1. I've worn it already and it really is! xx

      Delete
  5. Wow! It's an Amazing selection! O__O Lucky you :)
    Kisses
    Timeless Mode

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    1. Thanks lovely! Sophie was super generous with the swap! xx

      Delete
  6. That was a very nice swap!! Love all the MAC colors as well :)

    Would you like to win a Theodora Palette by Urban Decay? Click here:
    Passatempo Theodora - Urban Decay

    xoxo
    Vanessa

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  7. Lovely products you got. That nail polish is beautiful!
    And Patina is so gorgeous and unique! xx

    // Inês Paúl //

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    1. They really are, I'm so impressed with everything! Patina does look so lovely, I can't wait to wear it! xx

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  8. i love mac!
    the colour tattoo is a lovely colour too :)

    Rosie xo
    A Pocketful of Rosie

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    1. I love everything included! The colour tattoo is really lovely so I know I'll get a lot of use out of it! xx

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  9. Amazing stuff! Very jealous of those MAC products, Pink Lemonade is a gorgeous shade! I have Forever Pink and I love it too, I really adore wearing pink eyeshadow.

    x Tashi
    http://shiwashiful.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Oh yay another pink eyeshadow wearer! I really need to check out more of the MAC lippies, they are so lovely! xx

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  10. Awesome swap! You guys gave each other some great products there!

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  11. Wow Sophie got you some amazing stuff! Love the MAC shadows that she got you :)

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    1. I'm so happy with everything! Can't wait to try the MAC shadows, they are such great colours! xx

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  12. Sophie did an amazing job picking some beautiful products! I have the L'Oreal Forever Pink eyeshadow and it works amazing with Maybelline Color Tattoo Inked in Pink! Try it out!!

    Kate Xx
    themintedbeauty.com

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    1. She really did! And I'll definitely try that.. but I can imagine it will look amazing! xx

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  13. What a nice swap, such nice products she got for you. Believe it or now, but I've never tried MAC eye shadows either... definitely on my to get list..

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    1. Thank goodness I'm not the only one haha! I'll let you know what I think :P
      xx

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  14. great products! love the polish colour :)

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  15. Wow, you got some amazing things! Lucky lady xxx

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    1. Thanks lovely! I definitely feel very lucky right now! xx

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  16. A great swap! Very excited about those MAC products. Please do mini reviews on them!
    xxx

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    1. I definitely will! I'm very excited about them too hehe! xx

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  17. Wow, she got you really amazing stuff!
    xx

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    1. It's really lovely, I am so excited to try it!

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  19. All these products look amazing! I dont own any MAC eyeshadow either, haha, Im waiting for the day someone will gift them to me! Love that Sophie also thought about getting a small compact palette to store them in too!

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    1. Haha! I was also waiting for that, and luckily the day has arrived hehe! I also love that she thought of that, so helpeful! xx

      Delete
  20. What a great idea! You got some amazing products! I'm looking forwards to hearing more of your thoughts on them xx

    jasminecara.blogspot.com.au

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    1. I was so happy with everything! I'll be reviewing once I get some use out of the products! xx

      Delete
  21. MAC pink lemonade looks nice! I agree the color tattoo metal collection formula is nicer than the regular one.

    http://rotanrm.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Definitely! I've already worn Pink Lemonade a few times and love it! xx

      Delete
  22. Sounds great with amazing products. I love gel polish kit when I have the opportunity to read blogs as interesting as this. Really thanks. I’m going to have to try that.

    - Cindy

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Thursday, 12 September 2013

Top 5 Beauty Product Swap with Born to Buy

SO1

For those of you who follow me on Twitter, (here) you'll already know that I've been doing a Top 5 Beauty Product Swap with my gorgeous friend Sophie, from Born to Buy. (Who sadly lives on the other side of the country, otherwise I'm sure we'd be out shopping up a storm together!)

How adorable is her wrapping! I love the stringy bits, it adds such a cute charm!

SO2

Sophie also included a gorgeous little card containing all the information about her picks!



 

SO3

Oh. My. Gosh. Look at all those amazing goodies! I spy some MAC Cosmetics... which I may or may not have let out a little squeal of delight! 

SO4

Maybelline Volum'Express The Mega Plush Mascara

I told Sophie I didn't want any mascara, as I have an entire drawer dedicated to unopened mascaras, but of course she had to include one of her favourite mascaras for me! I have been wanting to try this one forever, so I'm secret happy she included it! 

SO5

MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadows

Oh dear! These will be my first MAC eyeshadows ever, how exciting! I can't remember the names of these (sorry) but I'm sure the one on the right is Cranberry! I remember Sophie telling me how amazing this colour was, so I'm not at all surprised to find it included!

SO6

MAC Cosmetics Pro Colour x 2 Compact

My first thought when I opened the eyeshadows was that I was going to need to invest in a case for them! But, luckily Sophie thought ahead and included a duo case for me! How sweet! I can imagine that this duo will probably be coming to IMATS with me as inspiration to buy more!

SO7

MAC Cosmetics Lipglass in Pink Lemonade
Sophie mentioned this was the perfect colour, and I have to agree with her. I remember her asking me if I liked lipgloss; and I said it was fine. I'm not a huge lipgloss fan but I don't dislike it either. This has changed my mind - I'm a lipgloss fan! I must have more of these! This is the perfect colour, and oh so comfortable on my lips!

SO8

Furless Cosmetics Perfectly Pink Angled Liner Brush

I'm a huge fan of Furless brushes, so I'm happy to get this! Sophie mentioned this is her go-to brush for her brows, so I can't wait to test it out!

SO9

Essence Stays No Matter What Waterproof Eye Pencil

Believe it or not, but this particular pencil is never at my local Essence stand! I don't know if it's just always sold out, or if they don't stock it, or whatever, but it's never there! Knowing Sophie, she's a huge fan of Essence so I knew I'd be getting something! I love eye pencils, I need eye pencils, so this will be used - and frequently!

SO10

L'Oreal Paris Color Infallible in Forever Pink

Sophie said she had to include this, as she was appalled that I had never tried a Color Infallible before! (I don't know how, somehow I must have missed the trend!) I'm so delighted by her colour choice - pink is one of my favourite eyeshadow colours to wear, even though people usually frown upon it!

SO11

Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal in Barely Branded
I know that Sophie wasn't a fan of the original collection (and either was I, actually) but I picked up Inked In Pink from the Metal collection and was pretty pleased! Obviously Sophie shared my liking for the new collection, and she had our lovely friend Sarah who rights More Than Adored sneakily find out what colour I had, so she could get me one I didn't have yet!

SO12

Essence Colour & Go Polish in Hello Marshmallow
What an adorable colour! I knew I was getting some kind of nail polish, as Sophie asked me about shipping restrictions! I only have a few Essence Colour & Go polishes, so this will add to my ever-growing collection! This is such a perfect spring time colour, too!

-- 

Overall, I'm so, so happy with everything she included! Although we both went over the "5 beauty product" guideline, I think we managed to keep it really fair and we both got pretty good stuff! 

A giant thank you to Sophie for doing a swap with me - it was SO much fun, and I loved every minute of it! I'm so excited to try everything she sent me, and so grateful for all the effort and time (and of course money) she put into making this an awesome swap! I'm in the middle of doing a swap for Halloween now, but after that, I'm ready for another Australian swap! Bring it on!

If you want to check out what I got Sophie, you can read her post here.


Have you done a beauty swap recently? If so, what did you think? Have you tried any of these products?




45 comments:

  1. Eeeee, I'm sooo glad you like everything. You'll LOVE Patina and Cranberry, the two eyeshadows. They're amazing. I was going to putt them in the palette but I thought they'd be safer in transit if I bubble wrapped the hell out of them instead. I'm SO glad you like Pink Lemonade. Some people find the Lipglasses by MAC to be really sticky but I just .. don't. It's the most amazing colour for when you don't know what to wear because your face make up and outfit bring out the different undertones.

    Thanks sooo much for doing this swap with me, Jasmine, and we MUST do another one!! xxxx

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Of course I did! Probably a good idea wrapping them separately! Just to be safe! And thank you for doing the swap with me, it was such a fun time! We'll definitely do another one ;)
      xx

      Delete
  2. Awesome products! That mac gloss is a really nice colour.

    I own a few colour infallible eye shadows, they are awesome!

    Can't wait to do the Halloween swap!

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    1. I'm really looking forward to the Halloween swap too! I can't wait to try out the infallible, it looks so cute! xx

      Delete
  3. Amazing selection there, can't ever beat MAC! Hello Marshmallow is a such a gorgeous ice cream shade!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

    ReplyDelete
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    1. These will be my first MAC eyeshadows, so I'm very excited! It really is a cute colour, I can't wait to wear it! xx

      Delete
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    1. I've worn it already and it really is! xx

      Delete
  5. Wow! It's an Amazing selection! O__O Lucky you :)
    Kisses
    Timeless Mode

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks lovely! Sophie was super generous with the swap! xx

      Delete
  6. That was a very nice swap!! Love all the MAC colors as well :)

    Would you like to win a Theodora Palette by Urban Decay? Click here:
    Passatempo Theodora - Urban Decay

    xoxo
    Vanessa

    ReplyDelete
  7. Lovely products you got. That nail polish is beautiful!
    And Patina is so gorgeous and unique! xx

    // Inês Paúl //

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    1. They really are, I'm so impressed with everything! Patina does look so lovely, I can't wait to wear it! xx

      Delete
  8. i love mac!
    the colour tattoo is a lovely colour too :)

    Rosie xo
    A Pocketful of Rosie

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    1. I love everything included! The colour tattoo is really lovely so I know I'll get a lot of use out of it! xx

      Delete
  9. Amazing stuff! Very jealous of those MAC products, Pink Lemonade is a gorgeous shade! I have Forever Pink and I love it too, I really adore wearing pink eyeshadow.

    x Tashi
    http://shiwashiful.blogspot.com.au/

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Oh yay another pink eyeshadow wearer! I really need to check out more of the MAC lippies, they are so lovely! xx

      Delete
  10. Awesome swap! You guys gave each other some great products there!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow Sophie got you some amazing stuff! Love the MAC shadows that she got you :)

    ReplyDelete
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    1. I'm so happy with everything! Can't wait to try the MAC shadows, they are such great colours! xx

      Delete
  12. Sophie did an amazing job picking some beautiful products! I have the L'Oreal Forever Pink eyeshadow and it works amazing with Maybelline Color Tattoo Inked in Pink! Try it out!!

    Kate Xx
    themintedbeauty.com

    ReplyDelete
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    1. She really did! And I'll definitely try that.. but I can imagine it will look amazing! xx

      Delete
  13. What a nice swap, such nice products she got for you. Believe it or now, but I've never tried MAC eye shadows either... definitely on my to get list..

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    1. Thank goodness I'm not the only one haha! I'll let you know what I think :P
      xx

      Delete
  14. great products! love the polish colour :)

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  15. Wow, you got some amazing things! Lucky lady xxx

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Thanks lovely! I definitely feel very lucky right now! xx

      Delete
  16. A great swap! Very excited about those MAC products. Please do mini reviews on them!
    xxx

    ReplyDelete
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    1. I definitely will! I'm very excited about them too hehe! xx

      Delete
  17. Wow, she got you really amazing stuff!
    xx

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    1. It's really lovely, I am so excited to try it!

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  19. All these products look amazing! I dont own any MAC eyeshadow either, haha, Im waiting for the day someone will gift them to me! Love that Sophie also thought about getting a small compact palette to store them in too!

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Haha! I was also waiting for that, and luckily the day has arrived hehe! I also love that she thought of that, so helpeful! xx

      Delete
  20. What a great idea! You got some amazing products! I'm looking forwards to hearing more of your thoughts on them xx

    jasminecara.blogspot.com.au

    ReplyDelete
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    1. I was so happy with everything! I'll be reviewing once I get some use out of the products! xx

      Delete
  21. MAC pink lemonade looks nice! I agree the color tattoo metal collection formula is nicer than the regular one.

    http://rotanrm.blogspot.com.au/

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Definitely! I've already worn Pink Lemonade a few times and love it! xx

      Delete
  22. Sounds great with amazing products. I love gel polish kit when I have the opportunity to read blogs as interesting as this. Really thanks. I’m going to have to try that.

    - Cindy

    ReplyDelete

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