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International Makeup Swap – Thailand/ France

24 Jun

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to share with you the package I recently received.

Sonam, my new friend from France, messaged me more than a month ago and asked me if I will be interested for a swap. Since I haven’t done any swap from France yet, I willingly agreed. We have exchanged e-mails getting to know more each other and finding out what each of us like. Like with my other swaps, we also did not set any price/ amount of goodies we will send each other.

Before I show you what products I got, I would like to send my appreciation and thanks to Sonam for being so nice and generous. I’m really happy to know you and become your new friend 🙂

So let’s take a peek of what’s inside the box…

a boxful of goodies

*Please leave a comment if you have any questions or if you want me to review any of the following products…

Basic Stockholm lip gloss – Maybelline My Gloss – essence Stay with me lip gloss in 01 Me&My Ice Cream – Revlon Lipglide  in 55 Peachy Sheen  – Sephora gloss lipstick no.37G

Catrice allround concealer palette – wet n wild color icon eyeshadow trio in Sweet as Candy and Walking on Eggshells – Catrice Absolute Eye Colour in 030 OMG I Want That! and 040 Never Let me Go!

L’oreal Color Infaillible in 013 Burning Black – Catrice 020 We Support Green Peas, 170 Don’t Drink and Dive, 110 Gilbert’s Grapefruit and 230 Where is My Caddy-Li-Lac – Catrice Made to Stay 040 Lord of the Blings – Astor Perfect Blush 001 Perfect Pink – essence multi colour blush 20 Fashionista – L’oreal Accord Perfect Blush 265 Golden Apricot

Primark Beauty nail polish (dark blue, mint green and red) – L’Oreal Resist & Shine Titanium Matte 500 Mat – Miss Cop Vernis Pop Fluo No.04, No. 01 and No. 05 – Catrice Ultimate Nail Lacquer 560 Rusty But Sexy

essence lipstick 53 All About Cupcake – Maybelline Great Lash Blackest Black – Astor Shine & Shape Mascara 001 Transparent – The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream – Olay Firm & Lift Eye Gel – Reserve Naturelle eyelashes

Makeup sponges – Paname Nail File – Catrice Kohl Kajal 080 Don’t Mean to be Green and 080 Lucy in the Skies – Miss Cop eyeliner –  essence long lasting eye pencil 10 Almost Famous – essence lipliner 09 Nude Coral and 06 Satin Mauve – Catrice gel eye liner and smokey eyes brushes

Dessange hair serum – Renee Blanche shower gels milk & mint and cherry – Yves Rocher Micellar Cleansing Water

Herborist hand care crystal mask-Le Petit Marseillais shampoo, mask and conditioner

owl bracelet and hoop earrings

Thanks again, Sonam for all these wonderful goodies. I received so much from you! I actually had no idea what she sent me because I told her I want to be surprised 🙂 Some items may have broken and spilled but it’s not really a problem because I can still use them all. I’ll certainly enjoy using and playing with them.

She hasn’t received my package yet 😦 even if I sent it a week earlier. I hope she gets it this week and that she likes what I got her. I had fun shopping for her.

Update: Her package was sent back to me. I had to phone La Poste in France and ask them about the whereabouts of the package and I was told it has to be returned since it was not picked up at the post office when my friend did not get any claim stub at all. As much as I want to complain I can’t anymore as the package was on transit. To cut the long story short, I resend the package via EMS and she FINALLY got it after so much drama. If you want to see what I got her, check out Sonam’s blog entry here.

Like I said in my previous swap posts, aside from receiving goodies that are not locally available, making new friends from different parts of the world is what excites me the most! I’m happy to have made a new friend again.

Have you tried doing a swap? Care to share your experience?

Cheers! 🙂

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Ebay Shopping No.2: Glitter and Shimmer Eyeshadows

12 Oct

Ebay Seller: edeal8

Date of Order and Payment: September 15

Date of Shipment: September 16

Date Received: October 11

I finally received this small ebay package yesterday. This was actually my first ebay purchase but it arrived really late. Well, I shouldn’t be complaining for I did not pay for shipping anyway. But I really panicked after the 2nd week of not receiving my order so I messaged the seller. She explained that packages from China really take long to arrive; she added that I have to inform them should I not receive it in 31-43 days! Whoa! That’s a looong time! I told the seller that I can wait. I really have no right to complain because it was shipped for free considering the price of the item. This is a pretty cheap purchase anyway 🙂

So what’s inside? Tadaaa!

It’s a dozen Lanmei glitter and shimmer eyeshadows I got here. Some sellers have a cheaper lot but they don’t ship to Thailand so I got these instead. I really have no expectations for this purchase because this is a first ebay purchase, so it’s more of a trial buy. I checked the reviews though and so far, these eyeshadows are fairly rated. The lot consisted of 6 glitter eyeshadows (or should I say, pure glitters) and 6 shimmer eyeshadows; both types are in powder form. The glitter ones are pure glitters and I will have no use for them, unless I go to costume parties, perform in a concert and the like, 😀

Here are the shimmer eyeshadows and their swatches (pls pardon the picture quality which do not give justice to the eyeshadows)…

*with flash*

*no flash*

I did not use an eye primer but I can tell, it’s really obvious too, that the shimmer eyeshadows are bright and pigmented. I haven’t tried them so I can’t say if they will last on my really oily face or not but I am satisfied with the shimmer eyeshadows. Oh, except for the white pot, it’s not a shimmer one, it just looks like flour haha 😛

Oh here’s a size comparizon of the Lanmei eyeshadow pot with my Lovely ME:EX and MAC eyeshadows.  Lanmei is the smallest of the three 🙂

small, smaller, smallest 🙂

I am satisfied with the quality of the eyeshadows even if I can only make use of the five out of the 12.  Maybe someday I can find a reason to use the glitter eye shadows, too.

By the way, the eyeshadows  colours are given out randomly, so you can’t tell what colour or what type you will get (one thing for sure is that you’ll get the glitter ones as they are labeled as such). This is a pretty inexpensive lot anyway, so it’s alright. The waiting time and opening-the-package-to-see-what-you-get is part of the surprise 🙂

Have you tried purchasing off ebay? What did you get?

Cheers!