Friday, February 8, 2013

My first swap ever: Valentine swap

I joined  Sweetaholic beauty's Valentine swap. This was my first swap ever and it was so fun! Looking forward for doing more in the future ;) Jasmine paired me with Amy, who blogs over at Bottled Beauty. Check her out! She is so lovely.

Anyways, I received the package extremely fast, in one week that is, and she is from Australia! She still haven't received mine, although I send it one day before she did.

Here are the goodies she got me:

She wrote me a Valentine's card, which I believe is first one in my life which is not from my mother :D (don't laugh!)

I really wanted to try Revlon Just Bitten Kissable stains, because they are not sold here in Narnia. She got me colours Sweetheart/Valentine and Smitten/Éprise. Anyone knows why do they have 2 names? 
Anyways, I got so excited when I opened Sweetheart that I damaged a tip of a stain with a cap, need to be more gentle with my babies :). So far I like them!

 
I'm not a Rimmel virgin anymore! :D
 Look at this gorgeous shade! It's red, dark red but on a berry side. It smells amazing and I think it goes really well with my skin tone! Although I never match anything to my skintone. I rock everything :P 
Oh, this lippie is Lasting finish by Kate in  09 Rossetto.

Another Rimmel product is their Glam eyes Professional Liquid eyeliner. I love that brush is tiny so you can do a really fine line and it's also really pigmented. I've read that it's a good product, now it's my turn to be the judge :)

We have Essence in Slovenia, but she got me Lipstick pencil in 01 Cherry cherry girl from their Cherry Blossom collection. I believe that this collection is not sold here anymore, but I also haven't bought anything from it, but I really liked those pencils. And now I have one :)

 
Quick swatches. From left to right: Rimmel Rossetto, Essence Cherry Cherry girl, Revlon JBK Sweetheart and Smitten. Underneath is swatched Rimmel eyeliner.

Another Rimmel product she got me is their Lasting finish nail polish in 500 Disco ball. I mean, who doesn't love disco balls? I want to have one at home when I have my own place :D. But disco ball nails will have to do for now :D
Then she added some Australian brands, I always love to try new products :).
This glitter baby is by Australis Nail glitter top coat in Fairy bread. It looks alike to Essence Confetti one, but colours are slightly different and glitter is in different shapes.

 Another Australis product is Lash TLC conditioning mascara. I was pleasantly surprised that wand is curved, I actually used to curve straight wands on my own. I had no expectations, whatsoever, but I was surprised how amazing this mascara is. It lenghtens my lashes, but it also gives me volume. And Lord knows I need help with that :D

 I feel like this post is taking forever :D
She also got me 2 blushes, first one is BYS blusher in Fierce fuschia. It's such a pretty mixture of pink and coral shade with shimmer, never seen before a beauty like this one!
Second one is Essence Cherry blossom girl blush in 01 Asain sensation. It has two shades: blush and highlight. Really handy ;).

 Quick swatches: from left to right: Essence lighter shade, darker shade and BYS.

 Last but not least, is Eye shadow palette Summer days from Sports girl. She said this brand is like Australian Topshop and she got it for weekly makeup tags ;). How thoughtful!
Unfortunately, one of the shadows broke as you can see, but other colours are still in one piece and ready to use :)

Aaaand that's it. I hope she receives her package soon, I got her Catrice products and I hope she likes it all :).
You'll see all the products mentioned here in my future posts. 

Thank you for reading and have an amazing day!!



34 comments:

  1. Nice! I just did a beauty swap too with a lady from Greece and received the package in two days of her sending! I remember when my mum bought me Valentine cards too, how it used to embarrass me looool, xoxo.

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    1. I was pleasently surprised that I received it so fast. Hope she gets hers before Valentine. Noooo, that's cute :)
      Thank you for your comment X

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  2. Wow you got some awesome stuff!I love love the color of Revlon's Just bitten stains,I really want to try them out too:)And the nail polish-Glitter heaven!The mascara looks great,I used to curve my wands as well :D

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    1. She spolied me :) haha, curvy wands are easier to use :)
      Thank you for commenting X

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  3. Amazing swap! :) I love Just bitten kissable balm stains! :)

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    1. Yup, I've fallen in love with them as well ;)
      Thank you X

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  4. You got some lovely stuff :)

    I haven't had chance to send my package to Oz yet as one of the products I ordered to send hasn't arrived :( Hope it comes today!!

    Now following you.

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

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    1. Hope it comes soon!
      Aw, thank you. Will check out your blog as well ! :)
      X

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  5. Ooo, fajn stvari si dobila! Tista Rimmel šminka je res lepa!

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  6. Same super pridobitve, sploh Revlon Just Bitten Kissable stain-a. Mogoče pa kdaj vseeno pridejo tudi k nam

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    1. Ah,wishful thinking :D
      Hvala za komentar!

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  7. Super stvari si dobila! Rimmel šminka mi je sploh všeč. :)

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  8. same super stvari, vse mi je všeč :)

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  9. super stvarčice, lakići mi se naravno najviše sviđaju, iako ne bih odbila ni ostatak paketića :D

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  10. What a great swap. I think its always fun to do swaps, sometimes its better than shopping. x

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    1. I was so excited shopping for her :)
      Thank you! X

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  11. You got some lovely items, :) I love the lipsticks by rimmel, I have so many.

    New follower btw, you blog is lovely.

    x x x

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    1. We don't have Rimmel in here so it's new to me :)
      thank you, dear. Hope you find my blog useful and fun :)
      Xx

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  12. Awwww I'm so glad you loved what I got you. It was so much fun shopping for you :) I can't wait to see some weekly make up looks in the future :D XO

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    1. Of course I like everything. Already tried most of the stuff and love it! :)
      Glad you're happy with your products as well! :) XO

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  13. Awesome goodies she sent over! I'm glad you had a great swap :D
    Can't wait to see you rocking some of those gorgeous colours ;)
    xx

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    1. Thank you for being a host for a swap ;)
      Can't wait to wear them!! :)) (still haven't got a chance to wear them all :))
      Thank you Xx

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  14. OMG! All of the products look amazing! So lucky. xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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  15. You got amazing products!! I laughed so hard at the fact that it's your fist card"besides the ones your mom gave you". And then I remembered, even my mom didn't/doesn't send me cards.. Sigh, forever alone..
    I can't waitto see how you use all the products :)

    X

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    1. You are NOT forever alone! You have me! <3
      I think my mum gave me more flowers or any kind "I love you" toys, she's not doing that anymore tho :D I know she loves me :)
      Thank you for your comment X

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