US Beauty Swap - What I Got

US Beauty Swap - What I Got

My beauty swap arrived on Thursday and i thought you might like to see what i got. This beauty swap was all organised by Louise - so a massive thank you to her for doing it all, I've wanted to do a beauty swap for so long but wasn't quite sure how to go about it and Louise made it so easy!


US Beauty Swap - What I Got

I was paired with Chelsea a beauty blogger from the USA, i definitely think i was really lucky with the pairing because she's so lovely! We set quite a high spending limit so we could get a really good variety of products, and in terms of what things to buy we didn't give a strict list of items - we both suggested brands we'd each like to try and also if there was a specific product we mentioned that too but it was pretty open for each of us and it was a lot of fun choosing products for it - we both sent each other products that are our favourites so it had a nice personal touch to it!

I did intend to take photos of everything whilst it was still wrapped up but as soon as it was in my hands i literally couldn't wait to get it all open, it was like Christmas day! As you can see from the photo, Chelsea put together an amazing package! I was overwhelmed and made up with it that i had a huge smile on my face all day (trust me, that's rare!) So i just want to say a massive thank you to Chelsea!!

US Beauty Swap - What I Got

US Beauty Swap - What I Got

Anyways, ill stop rambling and get onto what Chelsea sent..

Tarte -to-go Kit: Prime, Shine & Define
I've never tried anything from Tarte before, so I'm super excited to try this- Chelsea also said that the primer in this kit is one of her holy grail products so i can't wait to see what its like - it also has a BB cream and a mascara, i imagine this would be the perfect kit for a nice natural look.

 Ardell Duralash Naturals Individual Lashes
I've not tried any lashes from Ardell, i think they're now available to buy in the UK (I'm not definitely sure) but I've not tried any, Ive only ever tried individual lashes once before and it didn't go so well but it was a good few years ago and i think I've gotten better with applying false lashes so hopefully ill be able to apply these well.

EOS Lipbalm Limited Spring Edition Duo in Strawberry Sorbet and Passion Fruit & EOS Lipbalm in Summer Fruits
I've been eyeing up EOS lipbalms for years, ever since i started watching youtube videos and saw them and now i finally have my hands on three of them! I use the UK's version the Balmi, but i read a comparison post between to the two which said EOS are even better and i bloody love my Balmi so I'm really excited to try these!

NYX Blush in Summer Peach
I don't have a blush like this shade in my collection - it's such a gorgeous peachy pink colour, I've read lots of good things about their blushes so I'm glad to finally have my hands on one!

NYX Cream Blush in Tickled
This is a gorgeous colour, to me it looks like Sleek's Rose Gold Blush but as a cream blush - its so pretty!

NYX Wicked Dreams Palette
This has 24 eyeshadows in this and it's quite a neutral selection of shades so I'll definitely be having some fun using this - i really like this name and packaging of this too!

Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush in Natural
This was one of the specific items i said id love to try, so I'm so happy that i got it! The design of this is gorgeous, i love it when products are embellished with designs like this it really makes them stand out!

Maybelline Baby Lips in Yummy Plummy (I think this is also Limited Edition)
I also mentioned that i would be interested in trying the Maybelline Baby Lips and i love the one she's picked up for me. Normally, id go for a pink or red so i like that she chose me something different and i just love the name "yummy plummy"!

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils in Milk & French Fries
I've actually had the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil on my wishlist for ages, especially Milk so i was so happy when i saw these two- especially because i hadn't actually mentioned these. These are always spoken about in the blogosphere so i can't wait to finally test them out and see if they live up to the hype!

NYX Matte Lipstick in Summer Breeze
This is such a pretty bright pink - i don't have that many matte lipstick so I'm looking forward to see what this is like!

NYX Lip Cream in Pinky Nude
I've really been getting into my lip cream style products so I'm really happy to have another one in my collection and i love the colour of this (i know I've said that about everything, but its all so pretty) it's a much brighter pink than than the average pinky nude but its more of a muted tone than most bright pinks.

Pop Tarts in Hot Fudge Sundae
I know you can get a small selection of these in the UK but i don't think I've ever tried them. I'm definitely intrigued by these and i know a lot of people really like the so I'm curious to see what they're like!

US Beauty Swap - What I Got

US Beauty Swap - What I Got

US Beauty Swap - What I Got

A Make-up bag filled with Jolly Ranchers & some samples
Chelsea very kindly threw in some samples too, i really like getting samples - whenever i get them in magazines i just love it and even though i tend to forget i have them i collect them in a little tin waiting for my to try them out! Ive never tried any of the samples so I'm looking forward to seeing what they're like! She also sent me some Jolly Ranchers, she tweeted me to see if there was any candy id like to try and i mentioned that i love Jolly Ranchers -  seriously, why the heck don't we have them in the UK?! so she's sent me some of those, ahh I'm so happy to have them again! Tasty goodness.

I'm over the moon with everything Chelsea sent and i can't thank her enough! I can not wait to try everything out - as always i will be doing reviews on most items! I really hope Chelsea loves her package as much as i do mine and i hope we could do this again sometime in the future!

Have you ever taken part in a beauty swap?
Natalie xx

9 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, you're very lucky! I'd love to get my hands on some of these, especially the physicians formula blush - I remember Essie Button raving about it! :D

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    1. Aw i know, i still can't believe how much i got! haha, thats what made me want to try it! I love Essie Button :)
      Natalie xx

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  2. Oooh so many lovely things (^_^)

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  3. awh babe! i've only just seen this post. you're so very welcome and i loved everything too!! my post will be up soon :) xox

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    1. Ooh, i can't wait to read yours! I still can't get over how much you sent - i love it all :D
      Natalie xxx

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  4. Oh my goodness Nat you got some awesome stuff! So sorry I didn't see this post sooner but I had a little bit of a hectic weekend ;) hehe

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

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    1. Thank you so much for organising this :D
      Natalie xx

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  5. i would love to take part in a beauty swap!

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