This Valentine’s Day I decided to do something different. I indulged myself in a Valentine Beauty Blog Swap, run by Mystique_xo of Beast & Beauty. The premise being: beauty bloggers from all around the world sign up to be paired with someone from another country. Then we’d all shop for one another and send the parcels just before Valentine’s Day. Beauty loot from overseas? So much better than fake roses and heart shaped chocolates!
I was paired with the gorgeous Amber from GlamTrotter. I had so much fun shopping for her! Honestly, I think half the fun was running around going “Oh, I have to get that!” and “Well I really should buy this too.” Amber and I have really similar taste so it was a perfect match. It was a gloomy, rainy Monday afternoon in Sydney when a rather large, exciting-looking parcel landed on my desk.
Barely able to contain my excitement, and receiving inquiring looks from my colleagues (who were keen for me to open it then and there), I managed to restrain myself until I had camera firmly in-hand. The unboxing was a joy in itself. Amber had perfectly packaged each little piece of beauty booty in gorgeous purple paper. It felt like my birthday!
And her selections for me were spot on. Here’s what a lucky little squirrel I am:
Sephora Highlighting Compact Powder in Rose
NARS Blush in Sin
Fusion Beauty Sculpt Diva Contouring & Sculpting Blush in Cherub
Physician’s Formula Happy Blush – Glow & Mood Boosting Blush
(now this is where I start squealing. I’ll try to keep it down while you’re reading.)
Faux Lash Tres Chic Lashes in Roxy
Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Sin
Lorac Visual Effection Collection Pack containing: Behind The Scenes Eye Shadow Primer and Curling, Separating & Lengthening Mascara in Jet Black & Midnight Blue
Laura Mercier Long Lash Mascara
NYX 10 Colour Eye Shadow Palette
Amber read through all my blogs and discovered my Christmas Wishlist post, where I pined longingly for the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. And so she bought it for me. *dances happily and crazily from foot to foot* Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh!
I am absolutely overwhelmed with my goodies from the US, and a very heartfelt thanks is in order, firstly to Mystique_xo of Beast & Beauty for coming up with the idea and managing the swap and secondly to Amber of GlamTrotter, who shopped so eagerly and generously for me. I can only hope that she enjoys my selections as much as I’m already enjoying hers.
Reviews on all these products will follow. I’m already completely, hopelessly addicted to at least half of them.