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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 🙂

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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!