Monday, 2 November 2009

The Swap of All Swaps!!!

This post has been a long time coming, people!Since Royal Mail decided to strike for the foreseeable, my packages and letters have been taking an eternity to arrive. Don't they know I have important makeup stuff to receive?!ha ha. Anyways, this package from Michelle a.k.a Lipstick Rules has taken around 8 weeks to arrive from Canada. We both thought it had been lost or stolen or something so when it finally dropped on my doorstep, we both breathed a huge sigh of relief and this is why...

Myself and Michelle decided to do a 'swap of all swaps' where we asked eachother for specific items we couldn't get our hands on and then we both also included things we thought the other person would like.

My huge package contained:

Sephora Guava Body Butter, Benefit RSVP sample, MAC Smoke & Diamonds e/s (everytime I checked online, this was sold out), MUFE 5 Camouflage Cream Palette (have wanted this for agggges). Michelle also sent me a really sweet card with a lovely message as well.

Milani Roulette Eyes Eyeshadow palette...

Lise Watier Professional Correctors Spectrum (have wanted this ever since I saw Kandee The Makeup Artist using it on a YouTube tutorial)...

Joe Fresh Fine Tip Liquid Liner in Black, Joe Fresh Blush in Pale Peach, Quo Bronzer Brush, Joe Fresh Lipgloss in Sheer Pink Rose, Joe Fresh Lip Stain in Peach, Annabelle Waterproof Smooth Liner in Meteorite ....

Annabelle Custom Quad Refillable Compact, 4 x Anabelle Eyeshadows (these are all super wearable

Cake Buckle Up & Indulge Set (this stuff smells good enough to eat!)...

Dior & Estee Lauder samples, Shu Uemura Skin Purifier Sample, Tweezerman Matchbox Itty Bitty Files (how handy!), 2 x Bellaphoria Mineral Foundation Samples ...

This is a quick overview of what Michelle sent me but I will go into the items in more detail including swatches in the next few days. Michelle did also send three bars of Canadian chocolate but Chris gobbled them up within about 2 seconds of catching a whiff of them.ha ha. He is a chocoholic!

If you want to see what I sent Michelle, you can follow this link and check it out!


  1. Enjoy all the goodies! Well worth the wait, in my opinion. :)

  2. I love Michelle - she was one of my first regular commenters, and her blog is fantastic.

    It's a nightmare when a parcel is held up - you must both have been relieved when it got to you okay. Lise Watier stuff is excellent - I have a few eyeshadows that I love.

  3. Woah great swap! Im sure your going to be occupied for ages now lol... so many brands i never even heard of before. Dont you feel that sometimes more adventurous stuff is so hard to come by in the uk?

  4. I'm SOOOOO glad it arrived and that you like it all. I couldn't stop shopping for you!! ;-)
    Love everything you got me.


  5. Holy Moly! That is an incredible swap! Lots of fun stuff there :) The design Milani palette looks like that of Smashbox's Majesty Reign collection.

  6. Great swap! Can't wait to read your reviews! :)

  7. woah! That's a lot of stuff! Michelle is such a great swapper and a lovely person, isn't she?

    We did a swap this summer, but due to the stupid Italian mail service I'm still waiting for my package. I love her blog, and I can't wait to receive those nice canadian products!!!


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