This post is so exciting! A few weeks ago i met a lovely go on twitter (twitter link) called Jessie! She lives over in America and we thought it would be really fun if we would do a beauty swap with each other as there are so many brands which are available just over there and vice versa! We sent each other info about what types of products we liked and from that we went shopping for each other, which i absolutely LOVED doing! We both sent each other our surprise packages in the post last week and i was thrilled to see that the postman delivered mine today.
I have got to say i was completely blown away when i opened the box. Jessie had made such an effort it was beautifully packaged as can be seen from this photo i took quickly because i was so excited to see the goodies inside!
The first thing i noticed and loved was that she had wrapped everything into little packages....it felt like Christmas! As i started to unwrap everything i was completely gobsmacked, i couldn't believe the items Jessie had picked, it was like she knew everything i like and that she had known me forever! I was squealing with excitement as i opened everything i just couldn't believe what i was seeing!
So lets show you what i got :D!
Isn't it amazing!!
I will be doing individual reviews as i use them all but for now i will show you each of the pieces i received!
First up, the main product i told Jessie i would really like to try was an EOS lipbalm, as i had seen lots of beauty bloggers rave about them and they are near on impossible to find here in the UK and are usually really expensive when you do! To my surprise and my utter excitement Jessie got me 5 of them! I received the Summer Fruits, Lemon, Mint,Honeysuckle and Strawberry Sorbet flavours! The look and smell incredible!
Next up i received a mini Slatkin candle. The scent is mint chocolate, which i didn't actually tell Jessie but it actually is one of my absolute favourite scents/smells so i was so happy when i unwrapped it! I just want to eat this as it smells so good!
When i told Jessie the things i did and didn't like in products, one of the things i mentioned was that i loved girly and bright colours, so i absolutely loved the next products when i unwrapped these lovely Orly nail varnishes. She sent me the shades " Star Spangled" "Flamingo" and " Show Girl" ( in that order in the photos!) which are so girly and colours which i would have definitely picked if i was shopping for myself! I can not wait to try these as i have recently read good things about Orly products in general!
I also mentioned to Jessie that covergirl is a brand which gets mentioned a lot in the UK but is particularly hard to get hold of so she kindly sent me one of their eyeshadow sets! The set is called " Urban Basics" which is a set of gorgeous neutral colours, which is personally the colours i use mostly on my eyes so this set was perfect for me!
In addition to the EOS lip balms that i received Jessie also sent me their hand lotion! I did not realise that they even did this to be honest but it smells so good so i can't wait to try it!
NYX is a brand recently i have heard a lot about especially as a lot of bloggers bought their products at IMATS and i have been looking into purchasing some items from them so i was mega excited to see that Jessie sent me 3 of their products! I received an eye shadow in the shade "skin tight" which is the most perfect golden shimmery shade, a stick blush in the shade " pink poppy" and the product which i am particularly excited about which is the eye shadow base!I haven't heard really anything about this actual product but this type of product in general is something i have been wanting to purchase for a long time so this has come at the perfect time!
The final two lots of products are the ones which i was most surprised to receive! i can't believe that Jessie went to the effort to send me them it is amazing!
First up is the Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow in the shade " Fierce and Tangy" which is a gorgeous orange/golden shade which i think is gonna look so good for a summer eye look or equally god food an eye look for a night out!According to other bloggers these are apparently similar in consistency to the MAC Painpots, although personally i haven't tried these so could not say for sure! These are currently unavailable within the UK so to receive this is so exciting i literally can not wait to use this!
Lastly and possibly the products which i probably let out the biggest squeal for was not one but two of the brand new Revlon Lip Butters! If you follow me on twitter (Kbeyoutiful) then you know i have been going mad about trying to get some of these from boots but after a bit of a fiasco with their website they are still currently unavailable to buy which left me a little disheartened so imagine my surprise when i opened these! I can not begin to write my excitement to receive these it is so incredible. Jessie kindly sent me two shades, " Strawberry Shortcake" and "Berry Smoothie" which honestly is two of the shades i wanted to buy for myself! The packaging for these are absolutely stunning... So stylish!
Aren't they all beautiful products! Full reviews to come of all of these! Jessie sent me a lovely letter aswell which i won't show but it was so sweet! I will add a link if to this blog post if Jessie writes a post or a video about what i sent her! I feel so guilty as i don't think my package was nowhere near as exciting as what she sent me so i am so sorry Jessie! She is such a lovely person and the best part about this whole experience is that i feel i genuinely have made a friend through this and she is somebody i can see being very special to me!
I hope you guys liked reading this! I don't want it to come across as bragging in any way because it completely isn't meant to be i am honestly just so excited about it all!
Have you done a swap before? Would it be something that interests you? What products would you like to recieve!As always let me know!
Love Kristina x
P.s. Jessie's blog address is http://jessiemariem.blogspot.com/ go check it out!!!!