Tag Archives: international

Birthday Giveaway… coming soon ;)

17 Apr

(I couldn’t find a proper picture of a birthday cake in my folders ;))

Hi everyone! I will be celebrating my birthday next month. To make my birthday extra special,  I will be holding my first ever giveaway event! This is also a way of giving thanks to all of you, my lovely followers, for patronising my blog. I have not finalized the rules/ details as well as the goodies I am giving away but I will definitely announce them soon.

Have you done a giveaway before? I will really, really appreciate it if you can share some tips for me.

Thanks for all the support. Please stay tuned for the giveaway and continue the love you give me and my blog x

Cheers 🙂

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Makeup & Goodies Swap/ Haul from the US

10 Apr

A mountain (or hill?) of surprises!

Hi everyone! I want to share with you another swap I made from the US. Right at the time when Tiny T of ChromaMeSilly and I were planning to do a makeup swap, another lovely lady (Maria) from the US messaged me if we can do a swap together. Since I like shopping for friends and receiving surprises not to mention the many American brands that are unavailable here, I gladly agreed. After many e-mails of discovering more about each other, we finally did our swap.

I got my package a few days ago and I was so ecstatic. Maria packed them all so beautifully and I was a little embarrassed with the way I just bubble wrapped her goodies. Anyway, on to the products I got!

Lollies!

Let me start with the lollies: Mike and Ike Tropical Typhoon candies and Lemonhead & Friends Jellies. We don’t have these awesome treats here 🙂 My sweet tooth can’t resist them all but I gladly shared them with my friends 🙂

Package revealed!

Eye Products

elf Brightening Eye Color 2011 Butternut, elf Professional Defining Eye Brush, elf Professional Eye Shadow Brush, elf eyeshadow duo in Berry Mix, wet n wild coloricon 335 Silent Treatment, NYC Individual Eyes 942 Smokey Blues, LA Colors Mineral Eyeshadow BME495 Teal, Rimmel Colour Rush Trio Eye Shadow 720 Dreamy

Eye & Face Products

Rimmel Glam Eyes 001 Black, elf Blush 83141 Twinkle Pink

Lip Products

wet n wild  red velvet 910D, NYC Ultra Moist Lip Wear 314 Petal, wet n wild  pink sugar 900B, wet n wild Megaslicks Lip Gloss 576A Rose Gold, ULTA Lipgloss Lovely, Lip Smacker Bubble Gum

Nail Products

wet n wild Wild Shine 429D Dreamy Poppy, wet n wild Wild Shine 460D Kaleidoscope, Dawn nail polish No. 4, Dawn nail polish No. 2

 I’m really so happy and thankful for all the goodies she sent me! I haven’t really used most of the products I got because I’m still in the stage of just admiring them in their pristine condition. I know it’s kinda weird of me 🙂

Like what I mentioned before, I like doing makeup swaps not only for the new products I get which are unavailable in my country but more importantly, I like meeting new friends and having someone to share common interests with.

Maria doesn’t keep a blog but she kindly sent me a picture of some of the goodies I sent her 🙂

Goodies from moi 😉

Makeup and goodies swap are really awesome! Hurray for that and for new friends 🙂 Have you participated in a swap before? Please share your experience in the comments section below.

Cheers! 🙂

Goodies Swap with Raelessi

7 Apr

I did my very first swap with Rae and it was really fun! I like getting surprises but it is twice the fun shopping and putting a package for friends. When I went to South Korea, I told Rae that I was going to get her some goodies that I think she might like. It was kind of just sending a care package for her but on her end, Rae was also collecting some things for me 🙂 We didn’t set anything for this swap, no price limit and date for sending the package nor did we request from each other what kind of goodies we want to receive.

My Lovely Goodies

Rae also sent me some easter chocolates but they all got squashed. I felt sorry for the chocolates so they are all recuperating in my freezer for a few days now 🙂 I was excited to see an Aero chocolate because I used to always buy it with my cousin when I was studying in Sydney.

I love Soap & Glory products especially its body butter, The Righteous Butter. The Hand Food is equally moisturising and smells so much like the body butter – sweet, fresh and citrusy combined. I was happy to get the Hand Maid, too since I haven’t seen any in our local Boots.

I haven’t tried a Natural Collection before that’s why I am excited to try this blush in Peach Melba. This line is also available in Boots in the UK but we don’t have this here in Thailand. Rae knows I like to try Sleek makeup products so I am extra pleased she sent me a Pout Polish in Peach Perfection. (I couldn’t get a proper picture for swatches but I’m going to upload it when I can).

I have also mentioned to her before that I love LUSH products but we don’t have them here in Thailand; that’s why I am so happy to get the LUSH Honey Trap Lip Balm. I super love it! It’s like having a minty white chocolate Toblerone on your lips. It doesn’t have a taste but the smell is divine! Although we have a Boots here, they don’t carry the 17 Mirror Shine lipstick in Belle so I’m excited to try another new lippie. I like it’s shiny blue packaging, too.

I was checking my make up case the other day and I realised I don’t have a mascara in dark brown. As if Rae had read my mind, she sent me the 17 Peep Show mascara in brown black. We don’t have this mascara in our local Boots, too. How cool is that? And speaking of cool, she also included a sample Original Source Mint and Tea Tree Shower Gel. I love anything in mint so I tried this immediately. I love it a lot too. It does tingle and render a cooling effect, albeit temporarily, but it is so refreshing! (I went to a Boots here but there’s none from this brand. I got a Boots mint shower gel instead but it cannot be compared to the Original Source one). Last but not the least, she also sent me a Cowshed Baby Cow Organics Milk Body Lotion. I haven’t used this for a long time but the best thing about this is that this product is “… paraben, petrochemical and sulphate free, suitable for vegetarians and contain certified organic ingredients”. That’s according to its label which is pretty good, right?

Once again, I’d like to thank Rae for these awesome goodies. I love everything! THANK YOU so much! You can check out Rae’s blog at Raelessi. International swaps and meeting new friends are double the fun!

Update: If you wanna see what I sent Rae, check out her blog http://raelessi.blogspot.com/2012/04/international-goodies-and-makeup-swap.html

Have you tried makeup/ goodies swap before? Care to share?

Cheers 🙂