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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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Goodies Swap with ChromaMeSilly

1 May

I love seeing packages waiting for me when I get home from work and I am just as excited to open the box as soon as I get to my apartment. I got a lovely surprise a few days ago when I finally got my package from Tiny T of ChromaMeSilly! Yay!  THANK YOU so much for the lovely goodies! I like them all 🙂

The first thing that I noticed when I got the box was this label:

Lost in Translation 😉

I found it really funny that the package was missent to Tokyo. There was nothing in the box that indicates Japan or Tokyo at all so I don’t really know why it had to travel all the way there.

Anyway, let’s see what wonderful treats I got…

Goody Doublewear 2 in 1 Head Wrap and Necklace – essie Mint Candy Apple (my first essie, yay!)

eos lip balm in summer fruit – eos everyday hand lotion (I also haven’t tried both, I’m so excited!)

Bath & Body Works

japanese cherry blossom triple moisture body cream – japanese cherry blossom fragrance mist – apple blossom citrus supercharged body scrub (I was so surprised she got me cherry blossoms, I’m really into cherry blossom scents and flavours at the moment. Cool, eh?)

be enchanted body lotion – warm vanilla sugar bubble bath – sleep body lotion – fresh and flawless face mask (I always enjoy using Bath & Body Works and it will be a first for me to try the face mask and sleep body lotion. Everything smells so good!)

Lip Products

elf studio Glossy Gloss in dragon fruit – elf 3-piece hypershine set in cherry pie, berry cherry and cherry tart – CO Bigelow Apothecaries Mentha Lip Tint in Magenta Mint (I love this product so much, I was surprised and pleased at the same time that she got me this because I just used up my old tube a few days ago!) – CoverGirl natureluxe Gloss Balm in 220 peony – Milani Crystal Gloss for Lips  in 17 Baby Love

elf studio blush in candid coral – Milani Runway Eyes in 03 Bronze Doll and 09 Caribbean Sea – CoverGirl Eyeshadow Quad in Q270 blue notes (Again, I was really surprised how she kind of knew I was looking for blue eyeshadow. It’s really amazing how we sort of had a telepathy.)

Bath & Body Works pocket bac anti-bacterial hand gel in fresh lavender, paint the town red strawberry kiss and BeeNice honey berry including a holder (I just love hand sanitizers! :))

Slatkin & Co. scented candles in Candied Sugar Plum and Winter Cabin

Once again, I would like to thank Tiny T for sending me all these wonderful goodies. I can’t wait to using them. I was  also so surprised of how you kind of knew what I liked and needed. Thank you, too for agreeing to do the swap with me. I would love to do it again some time! 🙂

Makeup/ goodies swaps are just so fun! It always excites me to seeing products that are unfamiliar and unvailable locally to me. Have you done any swap before? How was your experience? Care to share?

By the way, if you would like to know what I sent Tiny T, you can check out the goodies here.

Hope you had a fun Tuesday and a good break today (to those who are celebrating Labor Day).

Cheers 🙂

International Makeup Swap/ Haul

6 Mar

Makeup Swap Haul from the UK

… and so I finally tried an international makeup swap. Raelessi from the UK has invited me to do a swap with her and what better way for me to try it out. It was both our first time and we were both excited shopping for each other. The only thing (or things) I requested from her are some LUSH products because they don’t sell them here in Bangkok. She mentioned some items that she wanted to try out, too. The other items were a surprise, though, and we just relied on each other’s instincts on what we feel would each of us like.

So here are the lovely goodies she sent me…

MUA (nos. 10 and 4) and Barry M Crackle (Black Magic) nail varnishes

I have tried MUA Nail Varnish No. 10 and here’s how it looks like on my nails.

Sleek Makeup Face Contour Kit

I haven’t tried the contour kit because I have yet to check out how to properly contour my face. But I made sure to get a contour brush when I went to Seoul so I will be trying it out one of these days.

GOSH cosmetics

The GOSH trio are: Velvet Touch Eyeliner Black Ink, Eyeshadow Quattro Q51 Angel Dust and Volume Lipshine Raspberry Galore (I’m not too sure about the lip gloss, though… I have to check later). The eyeshadow quad colours are sooo pretty. I just have swatched the colours and have yet to use them.

LUSH Godiva Shampoo Bar and Mint Julips Lip Scrub

The products I requested for! I love the lip scrub! I haven’t used the Godiva Shampoo Bar yet but I used this yearsss ago and I like it that’s why I asked Rae to send me one 🙂

Make Up Academy Professional Eye Palette Heaven & Earth

I don’t really experiment on eyeshadow colours for my everyday office look so this palette works for me!

Herbal Essences Shampoo & Conditioner Hello Hydration

Shampoo and conditioner are both used up. I brought them with me on my trip to South Korea last week 🙂

I was really happy with all the goodies that Rae sent me.Thank you so much for the lovely products!

Participating in an international makeup swap was not only about exchanging makeup products but another good thing that resulted from it is meeting someone new and having a new friend albeit virtually.

Here’s what I sent Rae 🙂

Has anyone tried makeup swaps before? Care to share your experience? Cheers!