Sunday, 16 January 2011

Swap Haul with FunnyFaceBeauty!

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Through this blog I've had the absolute pleasure of being in contact with some of the most wonderful people from all over the world. A couple months ago after speaking on Twitter a few times, the amazing Alicia and I decided we'd do a swap. There were a handful of things each of us wanted from the other side of the Atlantic so we swapped! This is what I received in the mail yesterday.

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Wet n Wild Limited Edition Holiday Palette in Night Elf

Unfortunately this didn't photograph as nice as it looks in life. It is much more pigmented though I feel slightly let down by the super sparkly black. It's pigmented for sure but once again a glitter shadow fails me as a lot of the glitter falls off immediately. A great palette regardless and I'm sure I'll find myself using the gold quite a bit. The bottom left shadow reminds me an awful lot of Blue Brown pigment from MAC. Will need to swatch to compare!

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Wet n Wild ColorIcon Single Eyeshadows in Kitten and Nutty and OCC Loose Colour Pigment in Nori

After my first swap with an amazing Twitter friend I discovered Wet n Wild's ColorIcon range and for a drugstore product and at their pricepoint these products are incredible. I'd pay a lot more for them! The OCC pigment is just like I imagined it to be.

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Sephora Color To Go Red Edition Palette

I'm not usually a fan of all-in-one palettes. I don't like it when cream products are mixed with powder prodcuts because 9 times out of 10 both end up looking grotty and unuseable. BUT! I spotted this and instantly knew I wanted it. 1 - because of the colour selection and 2 - because the glosses and blush are in a completely separate compartment. They neatly slide under the eyeshadows! WHY DON'T THEY ALL DO THIS?! This palette is tiny and super travel friendly - and it's preeetty.

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OCC Lip Tar in Grandma, Sephora Glosses in Rosy Glow, Bronzed Beauty and Precious Pink, MAC Lustreglass in Lustrewhite

Grandma is exactly what I was expecting! I absolutely adore it and it's unlike anything I already own. As for all OCC products, it is insanely pigmented and a tiny amount goes a LONG way - sometimes too far. The Sephora glosses are lovely too. They smell a little fruity, a bit cupcakey and they're not overly sticky. Lustrewhite isn't something I would think to buy for myself and it's a nice break from a coloured gloss. It gives your lips a high shine and looks ultra wet! I prefer Lustreglasses over any of MAC's glosses. Partly because of the brush applicator but mostly because of their finishes.

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Wet n Wild ColorIcon Trio in Cool As A Cucumber

In my opinion greens and purples are the most flattering for my patchy eye colour.

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Biosilk Silk Therapy Sample

I've heard amazing things about this product and it'd be great to finally see whether it really works.

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Lastly a stunning ring from Forever21! I love it - thank you so much Alicia! Really looking forward to our next swap.

She also sent me another eos lip balm as I'm completely in love since I recieved one in my last swap. They work so well! I've become a bit of a lip balm fanatic. I have a selection of them by my bed, in my bag, in my wallet (yes) and in my lip drawer. It's not out of hand just yet...

I sent Alicia's package to her last Tuesday so fingers crossed it gets there soon! I'm so excited to see if she enjoys what I got her!

11 comments:

  1. Fab swap! I so need to do a swap with someone in the US. Need me some WetnWild! x

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  2. lovely swap! i've always lusted after WnW stuff :)!

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  3. Great swap!!!
    I would like to try OCC products!!
    I own a blog, I started it in november, check it out, I really hope you like it :)
    xoxo

    http://white-lotusflower.blogspot.com/

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  4. I love swaps!And you got some really really nice products there!
    x

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  5. Great swap! I love WnW :D The ring looks awseome! xx

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  6. Ahh...so jealous! On an official spending ban now that prices are up due to horrid VAT (unless stuff are on sale, of course!).

    Can you do a review comparison of the eyeshadows you recieved against stuff you've already have from the UK? (ie. Inglot, Sleek, ELF, Urban Decay, Mac...). Glad you're back with more regular posts!

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  7. Yay, so glad you liked everything. I have the same ring so we can be ring buddies now...lol

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  8. That is truly beautiful stuff! Love it all! Would love to do a swap with a fellow makeup-addicted blogger! :D

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  9. This is a FANTASTICO swap!! miss you lady

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