Sunday, 17 May 2015

My Beauty Swap With Kimmy

I’ve always loved the idea of a beauty swap. Two friends with the same passion for beauty that decide to send each other a package full of amazing goodies to both try something new? Sounds amazing! So when the wonderful Kimmy that blogs over at Beauty Isles asked me if I was interested in doing one, I said yes without a second thought. We agreed on a budget and told each other a few brands we wanted to try: here are the amazing things she sent me!

beauty swap tarte bite milani nyx bahamas italy

I haven’t had the chance to try everything just yet, as I like to take my time and treasure every single thing I open, but I can tell you that I’m in love with everything. I wish I didn’t open everything the second I got into my car and took the time to take a picture of the amazing way Kimmy had packaged everything, because almost every single item was carefully packaged with beautiful thin paper, apart from the samples in a really beautiful tulle-style bag. I’ve never received so many beauty items at once, so it’s been a lot better than any Christmas opening them!

I’m going to talk a bit more about the products in upcoming posts, as so many of them deserve their own post or a place in future favourites! What I can tell you now is:
- how amazing Kat Von D Lock -it Tattoo Foundation is (read more in this IG picture!),
- how deeply I’m in love with both the Tarte and the Milani blushes (shades Magic and Tea Rose; seriously, I adore them!),
- how pretty is the Wet n Wild Walking On Eggshells palette (amazing pigmentation and so easy to blend!),
- how gorgeous is the Bite Beauty Grandifolia Lipstick and how stunning is its packaging,
- how excited I am to try all the samples, especially the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal (insert a full line of heart-shaped eyes emojis!) and
- how wonderfully smelling is the Eos Lip Balm! I opened it this morning and my whole room smells minty now.

Seriously Kimmy, thank you! I’m in love with everything and it’s been such a fun thing to do! I’m so glad we met though this amazing experience that is blogging and it’s incredible to have such a wonderful friend even if so many kilometers away!

Are you curious to see what I sent to Kimmy? Here’s the post!

Have you ever participated in a Beauty Swap like this? What are the things you’d like to try but can’t get where you live?

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22 comments:

  1. I love the idea of a beauty swap, all the excitement of getting a surprise selection of new products to play with!

    LindaLibraLoca:
    Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  2. hurry for swaps! these seem like so much fun but i haven't committed to doing one yet though i'd always be interested. shipping from canada is stupid expensive and i'd get nervous about my parcel getting there.

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  3. The idea of a beauty swap with someone from the other side of the world sounds so good, as it's such a great way to get your hands on products not easily available to you. Looks like Kimmy did a great job picking out the products for you x

    Beauty with charm

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  4. You got some amazing products there! I love the idea of a beauty swap! xx

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  5. I love the idea of doing a beauty swap with someone in another country - such a great way to try out brands that might not be available in your country. Looks like you got a great selection of products! :) x


    Brenda BusyBee

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  6. even i love this concept...lovely product u have recieved :)

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  7. I'm so happy that you're happy with your goodies. Doesn't Kat Von D make some great products? I wish you could access the brand more easily. I love her stuff. Doing this swap with you was truly an amazing experience. And you know I love everything you got me as well. xo

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  8. Kimmy picked some lovely bits for you! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on them! Beauty swap with someone from another country is such a great idea! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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  9. I love beauty swap posts! It's interesting to see other brands and also what products the other person picked for you! Kimmy surely did a good job! Xx

    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock

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  10. I would love to participate in a swap - seems like something I would really enjoy putting together !

    Feathers and Brushes | Swiss | Beauty & Lifestyle

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  11. What a brilliant idea to do a swap! If anyone reading would like to do a swap with a UK blogger, please email me on wowshallow@gmail.com, I'd love to do one. I especially squealed over the Kat Von D. I wish her line was easier to get hold of!! xx

    Sarah | www.seriouslyshallow.co.uk

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  12. ooh she got you great things! That Tarte set looks nice, and I'm dying to try one of those Milani blushes. They look so pretty!

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

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  13. I really want to try some Kat Von D products, pity we can't get them so easily in the UK.

    Tarnya // http://sweetalluree.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. i love the mascara


    www.bumascloset.com

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  15. Great beautyswap! Such an amazing way to get to know different brands and connect with fellow bloggers. I'd love to do another swap myself soon!

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  16. Nice! She really put together a fantastic set of goodies for you!

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  17. I have never done a swap but love the concept :) Love the products you received! I would love to try out some more Tarte products, Nyx, Eos and Milani! xx

    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock

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  18. this is great! i love the idea of swaps too, and you guys both sent each other some great products! especially that tarte kit and that mini becca shimmering skin perfector. :)

    jessica - littlehenrylee.com

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  19. You got such an amazing haul! I am jealous over the tarte mini's.

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  20. wow such a pretty things there
    i agree beautyswap is wonderful idea and exciting too :)

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