Wednesday, 11 April 2012

International Goodies and Makeup Swap with Jeanette No. 2

I really enjoyed my first swap with Jeanette back in February. Not only have I discovered some really great makeup products but I feel like I’ve made a new friend as well. Cheesy I know, but true. She took a trip to South Korea and kindly got me a few pieces while she was out there. I had been picking up a few pieces for her too whenever I saw something I thought she would like and so sent her a small package too. If you would like to see what I sent Jeanette then do go and check out her blog post. This wasn’t a makeup swap as such as neither of us requested anything and there was no arranged shipping date or budget, it was more of a care package full of I-saw-this-and-thought-of-you items.

My parcel arrived a few weeks ago now and I’ve had a chance to try a few pieces out. Jeanette shared with me a few samples she received. I love getting samples and so I’m really excited to try all of these out. Here is everything she sent me:

Nature Republic By Flower BB Cream
I really loved the sample of Skin 79 BB cream I received in the last swap and so was so happy to get this full sized bottle of BB cream. I’ve been wearing this a lot and I’m definitely starting to reach for it over foundation. It has a slight rose scent to it, which is quite subtle but lovely.

Cezanne Eyeshadow Quad
This is such a pretty quad and I really love the colours. The formulation is so soft and buttery. I haven’t used this one yet but I can’t wait to try it.

The Face Shop Lovely Me:ex Auto Eyeliner in 02 Black Brown
This is a lovely eyeliner which glides on smoothly, smudges out well and stays on all day. I love the deep brown colour, which is great for everyday use. 

The Face Shop Lovely Me:ex Nail Polish in WH003
This nail varnish is so cute, with pink glitter and pink shimmery hearts. I have really been enjoying glitter nail varnishes recently and so I was so happy to see this in my parcel.

Etude House Nail Varnish in Shade No 6
I was looking for a peach coloured nail varnish and it was as if Jeanette read my mind when she sent this to me! It is a matte nail varnish which I had never tried before so this was doubly exciting for me. 

Etude House Apricot Stick in Shade No 3
I think the best way to describe this is as a lip butter. It is so soft, buttery and hydrating like a lip balm but had great pigmentation like a lipstick. Plus it smells so good, just like apricots. The colour is great too, an everyday pink colour.

Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart
When Jeanette said she had sent me a Revlon Lip Butter I was so happy. They had just been released over here yet I couldn’t find them anywhere and with all the hype surrounding them I had such an urge to try them. This is one of the more popular colours from what I can tell – it seems to be sold out in many of the Boots Stores I’ve been in. I really like the Lip Butters and there will be more in a blog post soon.

Green Tea, Avocado and Caviar Sheet Masks
I was very pleased to see some more Sheet Masks as these are great and I have no idea where to get these in the UK. I’m rationing out my sheet masks at the moment for that reason.

The samples I were sent are as follows:
The Face Shop Natural Sun Power Long Lasting Sun Cream in SPF 45
Holika Holika HD Skinny Primer Base
Holika Holika Aquah Splash Emulsion
The Saem Ylang Ylang Multi Cleanser
Face It Power Perfection BB Cream
Tony Moly Tomato Magic White Massage Pack
Baviphat Apple Sample (I’m not quite sure what this one is as the packet is entirely in Korean but some googling seems to show it could be a Peeling Gel Mask??)

Finally Jeanette also sent me a bookmark which is so beautiful. I love receiving little tokens which tell you something about the place they come from and so I really appreciated this!

So there is everything that came in my parcel. There will definitely be doing so more indepth reviews of some of the items so look out for those. A big thank you to Jeanette for sending me everything :). Have you taken part in a makeup swap? How did you find the experience?

Love Rae xxx


1 comment:

  1. You're welcome, Rae :) I'm glad you liked and used what I sent you. Thanks again for the goodies you sent me ;)