Pretty Little Beauty Swap Reveal 34

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Alright, I’m a bit late on this reveal post but whatevs, the link up is still live and better late than never, right?  Early July, Chelsee over at Southern Beauty Guide announced she was putting together another round of Pretty Little Beauty Swap.  I thought, “cool, I’ve never done something like that before so why not sign up and give it a whirl?  It’d be fun!”  And so, I signed up.

Well, it turned out that I was the only Canadian that signed up for the swap and Chels e-mailed me to say that she was working on trying to find me a Canadian partner and to hang tight.  Chelsee paired me up with Melissa from Dreams and Colour and we immediately got right to it, emailing each other back and forth and over the next couple of weeks, really getting to know one another.  I must say that it was really nice meeting and getting to know someone new and something that lives so close to me.  She lives maybe an hour and a half away from me and we were hoping to be able to meet up in person, to exchange our packages but our schedules didn’t allow for that and we ended up shipping them off to each other by mail.

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Here’s the thing: I don’t subscribe to any beauty boxes or any subscription boxes for that matter but I liked the idea of being paired up with someone, where we could get to know one another, discuss likes and dislikes and curate a collection of goodies to then send to our respective partners.  I’m not a huge girlie-girl but I do love make up.  I’m a fair-skinned ginger and without make up, I feel like I look about 12 years old.  I have crazy long eye lashes but without mascara, you can’t see them.  Same with my eyebrows.  I was never blessed with full brows, so I pencil them in a touch every day.  By no means do I wear a mask of make up, nor am I unrecognizable when I don’t wear make up, but like I said, I do love it and I love experimenting and finding new products and brands to obsess over.

We have plans to meet up in September/October and I really look forward to meeting this pint-sized cutie!

So what did I get?  Well, Melissa doesn’t like to wear eye liner, so she ended up sending me a few liners that she received in some of her beauty boxes, items that she figured would serve me better than staying with her as paper weights.  Much appreciate, I love liner.  She sent me this really awesome liner from Elizabeth Mott and it’s a really nice black with a bit of metallic to it.  I haven’t used it but I’ve smeared it on the top of my hand to see what it looked like.  Melissa also sent me mascara. A girl can never have too much mascara.  Additionally, she sent me a face mask, a hair mask, nail wraps, nail polish x 2, more liners, EOS lip balm (amazing stuff – I love, thanks Melissa!) and an amazing NYC eye shadow palette.  I tried that out over the weekend and loved it.  It’s so me.  I’ve been so spoiled by so many wonderful things, many of which I’ve never tried before.  I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again: Thank you so much hun, truly.  I am so grateful for the gifts and to have met such a nice person along the way.  🙂

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  • Genius idea to swap!

  • Shann Eva

    Awe. This sounds like a really fun swap. It’s also so cool that you are going to meet up. How fun!

  • Baby lips are the best!! This is a great way to get to know other bloggers. Not only did you guys just swap, but you also actually genuinely communicated (:

  • What a fun swap! Great way to try some new beauty products!

  • This sounds so cool! I’m always looking for fun ways to get to know others in my area. I’ll have to keep my eyes open for the next round.

  • Madelaine

    What a great idea. Mine is piling up under the sink!

  • Sweet!! I love swaps!

  • Megan @ A Dash of Megnut

    Such a great idea!!! I love this!

  • Right? We bought each other items based on conversations with each other, but it was also so sweet of her to send me things she knew I would use, instead of going to waste.

  • I know, right? She’s so close! And we’ve been texting back and forth daily just because we can. She’s such a nice woman. 🙂

  • Definitely, and trying brands I wouldn’t normally buy for myself or brands I’ve never even heard of.

  • Stay tuned, I think Chelsee did the last one before this swap last fall or late fall. And I’m sure given the success and how fun it is, she’ll do more in the future. 🙂

  • Might as well give to others if you won’t or can’t use it. 🙂

  • I loved my first so I’m sure I’ll be doing more. They are indeed fun. 🙂

  • Thanks girl, it was so much fun! And it’s fun to read the link up posts now. 🙂

  • Looks like a lot of fun. I love getting surprises in the mail and you got a new friend to boot! How awesome!

  • Looks like a great swap! It’s cool that she was able to send you something that was just collecting dust at her house that you’ll put to use! 🙂

  • Looks like you got a great swap package! I did this swap too, but my partner never sent me a package. 🙁

  • Penny @ pennyspassion.blogspot

    Great partner! You got some wonderful things.

  • Definitely, on both accounts. I lucked out for sure. 🙂

  • Are you kidding? Did your partner ever even acknowledge you from the get go or just crickets? That’s such a shame, that makes me sad. 🙁

  • Totally, and incredibly thoughtful of her, too. Such a generous and kind woman she is.

  • Me too – surprises are much more fun than just opening up the mail box to another bill. 🙂

  • It looks like you were spoiled. I love EOS lip balm. It is a must on my list.

  • I was most definitely spoiled by Melissa. I’m in love with the EOS lip balm now, thanks to her.
    Have a great weekend hun.

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  • How fun!! I’ve been wanting to do a beauty swap. You got some good stuff. I love my EOS lip balms.

  • I definitely was spoiled. 🙂

  • Chelsee

    Oh I am so glad that we were able to get things worked out where you could participate! I love the EOS lip balms! Looks like she sent you some amazing things! Hopefully you can meet up one day!

  • dreamsandcolour

    Yay!! I’m glad you like what I sent! I had sooo much fun being your partner; getting to know you and putting this package together for you. I’m so glad we went from “swap partners” to “friends”. =)

  • Me too, I’m so grateful you matched us up together. I had such a great time putting this together and getting to know Melissa. Thanks so much again!! 🙂

  • I echo every single bit of your comment, Hun. Had such a great time participating and getting to know you!! 🙂

  • I think I have the same NYC palette, I love it. I just can’t bring myself to spend a lot on make-up since I barely know what I’m doing with it!

  • It’s really nice shades and pigments, isn’t it? I love it. I’m the exact same way. While I LOVE more expensive brands, my wallet does not. 🙂