Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Valentines day beauty bloggers swap!

Valentines day? Wasn't that like, 2 months ago? Yep, I'm a bit late with this one. Jasmine from Sweetaholic Beauty kindly organised this swap after a successful Christmas swap. I was paired with Cheryl from Singapore, who has since made her blog private. We were both a little busy around Valentines day so we decided to push the deadline back a month, but didn't actually mange to get our packages sent out until late last month.

Here's what I got sent. Cheryl sent everything in a cute red polka dot makeup bag (which will be super handy for when I go traveling!)
Ginvera Aqua Whitening Cream: This is supposed to reduce excess il, provide all day hydration, lighten spots and acne marks. I think if my face got any more whiter, it would actually be white. I do have freckles which I kinda like, but I also have redness, so I'll give this a go to get rid of that.

Keratin Hair Pack: This 'repairs all the damage caused by herms, tinting, straightening, exposure to the sun or excessive blow drying'. My hair is super frizzy so this is exactly what I need! Although all the instructions on the back are written in Korean, so I have no idea how to use it! I'll have to do some googling.

L'egere BB cream: This bb cream is a bit too dark for my skin, but Cheryl pointed out it could be used as a bronzer/contour too.

Canmake Gradiaton Wink eyeshadow: From the looks of the pictures on the back, the idea of this is that you can run your finger along the pan,  and then apply it by running your finger along your lid. I'm not too sure if that'd be the best way to apply it, I'll give it a go but I'd prefer to just use a brush. The colours are lovely! I don't have any decent purple shadows.

Stila lipglaze in Smooch: Yes! My first Stila product! This colour is so lovely and perfect for autumn! It's sheer, and not very sticky. I don't us a lot of lipglosses but I will be using this one.

(l-r) BB cream, Lipgloss and Concealer.

She also sent me some samples!
L'egere White C revitalizing Collagen Essence and Water Gel Cream, A mediheal Energy Nutrition Mask, a velcro strip to put your hair back with and an Everyday Minerals Sunlight concealer (this seems very similar to the Ben Nye Banana Powder, so it's great to have this. The area around my eyes has been really dry lately so I'll have to fix that before I can use this unfortunately)

Did you participate in the Valentines day swap? What did you get from your partner?


  1. I'm still waiting for my items to arrive hopefully soon. the post is taking a ridiculously long time with it but i'm super excited to see what I got :)
    you got some great things most of which I have never heard of :)

    1. Oh I hope you get yours soon!
      I've never heard of any of this before either - except Stila of course.

  2. Oh I'm so happy you got this one! I'm happy she sent it through, and that you like everything :)

  3. Oooh the Canmake eyeshadow looks gorgeous as well as the Stila lipgloss :) x

    1. They're lovely colours, I can't wait to give them a proper trail.