Thursday, November 22, 2012

Swap Time!

After being a longtime viewer of Cha Cha Cakes, aka Teresa on YouTube, I decided to contact her on her Facebook page and see if she would be interested in doing a swap...and she was! Teresa is a fellow couponer and nail polish addict like myself, so I knew I'd be in for a great swap...however, I really did not expect her to spoil me the way she did!

Now I didn't get a chance to take photos of the goodies she sent me right away because I was waiting to get ahold of my boyfriend's DSLR. I simply could not wait an entire week to try some of the stuff out, hence some of the products no longer have their safety seal (Teresa did not send them that way!)

(Left to right: pumice sponge, The Balm Overshadow in "Work is Overrated," Rimmel Stay Matte in "Sandstorm," and CoverGirl LashBlast Volume in Black"

Teresa included some of her favorite products- a pumice sponge (can never have enough of those!), The Balm Overshadow, Rimmel Stay Matte and CoverGirl LashBlast. I've already tried the Stay Matte powder which I've only heard great things about...and I am in LOVE with it! I love using it alone or setting my foundation with it. "Sandstorm" is a perfect match for my skintone, too. I've tried LashBlast a few years ago and remember liking it, so I'm happy to have another tube.

The Balm loose shadow is BEAUTIFUL. Perfect neutral lid shade or inner corner highlight.

(Left to right: Jordana Easyshine in "Fresh Melon," Maybelline Shine Seduction Lip Gloss in #620 "Nude Glow,"  The Balm Plump Your Pucker Tinted Glass in "Cocoa my Coconut," Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in "Smitten," and NYC Lip Sliders Tinted Lip Balm in "Sugar Kiss"

Next was the "Lippie Love Bag." I told Teresa that I am mostly a nude gloss-wearer but was looking to expand into deeper berry colors as well. And yeah, she delivered! The Maybelline gloss just may be my HG nude gloss. I am so impressed by the texture, feel, and the fact that it doesn't give me corpse face. I've also tried the Revlon Kissable Balm Stain and I have to say that it is the perfect way to ease me into deeper lip colors. Just gorgeous! I can't wait to try the other products!

(Left to right: EOS Hand Lotion in "Berry Blossom," Parissa Wax Strips, EOS Shave Cream in "Pomegranate Raspberry," EOS Lip Balm in "Sweet Mint")
Oh my gosh, I LOVE EOS! I've tried the hand lotion before in the minty green package, and I'm stoked to try this scent. I've also tried the EOS shave cream and, of course, the balms, but not either of these scents! And after seeing Teresa's review of the Parisa wax strips, I've been itching to try them.
(Left to right: Mini manicure set, Sally Hansen Salon Effects in #580 "Tattoo Much," Maybelline Express Care Cuticle Moisturizer)
Next up was nail care. I NEEDED one of those cute little pocket manicure sets for times I have a hang nail or mani emergency. The nail strips are adorable, and I can't wait to try the cuticle moisturizer.

(Left to right: Icing Nail Polish in "Rave Royalty," Jordana Glitters in "Fairy Dust," "Funky Gold Town," "Gemstones," Jordana Nail Polish in "Holiday Red," Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in "Dorien Grey," "Navy Baby," OPI in "From A to Z-urich," "Suzi Says Feng Shui"
Now, the best of all! Teresa got a grip of polishes, and I love them all. I've already tried Funky Gold Town, Dorien Grey and From A to Z-urich. They all wore impeccably and I am beyond excited to try the rest.

Teresa also threw in an adorable lipstick pen (by the way, I'm wearing From A to Z-urich here :) ).

Oh, and me being the amateur blogger I am, I forgot to include the awesome Yes to Cucumbers makeup removing towelettes (they were on my vanity when I was taking the regular pictures!). 

And because DSLR cameras are too much fun not to take pictures of your pets, here's a pic of my pup, Wrigley.

Thank you so much, Teresa, for these fabulous goodies. You really spoiled me and I seriously LOVE everything I got!

Disclaimer: All of the products I received from a swap and were not purchased by me, nor am I receiving any type of compensation for this post. This post contains no affiliate links. All opinions are my own.