I’m am really getting hooked on blogger swaps! I love getting mail and I have had some wonderful partners thus far.
For the Pretty Little Beauty Swap I was paired with Mandy from Mandy Jean Chic!
I was excited to get to know her blog (which very recently got such a pretty make-over to reflect Mandy’s home in the southwest)! She writes about everything: fashion, blogging, saving money, her life in New Mexico, her adorable dogs, etc. etc. etc.!
She sent me so much fun beauty stuff that I cannot wait to start playing with!
Upper Left: I can’t say no to glitter nail polish OR elf products! I love the nail files that get at those ridges on your nails – I think these are the key to a smooth beautiful pedicure! I was also excited to get a base/top coat. Beauty Confession: I don’t use a base coat and my nails do get stained… Now I have no excuse!
Upper Right: Inside this most adorable doggy bag was FIVE tiny Wet n Wild lip colors. The selection of colors is just about all anyone would need and I love that they are very similar to lip crayons – and surprisingly the color is a really lovely matte shade, which I am so excited about. If I’m going to choose a bright color, I lean towards mattes. (color and shine is too mcuh for me, I guess!) Plus there was a Jordana lip crayon in Tropical Frenzy! This is not a company I’ve used before, but it compares will to Revlon and Elf lip crayons – and is a pretty pink shade that is perfect for spring.
Lower Left: Eos Shaving cream; a hairbrush with an argon oil treatment strip (so clever!); and Clean Freak Dry Shampoo. Beauty Confession II: I’ve never tried dry shampoo! I’m excited to give it a shot!
But, wait! There’s more! (I told you – my swap partners are the best!)
Revlon Grow Mascara: This is a very nice natural looking mascara. I tend to buy the mascaras that give you big ol’ doll eyelashes, but it’s really nice to have a more natural looking option. I know many people are starting to skip mascara in order to look more modern (more runway), but I just can’t bring myself to leave it out entirely! This makes a great compromise – a nice dark color without unnatural lengthening.
Elf Beauty Book (similar): I do love the tiny elf eyeliner that comes with – this is going directly into my travel kit! Plus, these colors are really lovely and vibrant. It’s a really nice mix of warms and cools, neutrals and colors.
Kiss Eyelashes: I think fake eyelashes make a huge difference (and I think I have pretty nice eyelashes to begin with. Is that arrogant of me? Well, at least I’m happy with my natural lashes!). Anywho, I am excited to have a new pair of falsies to play with – now I just have to convince my husband to take me out sometime
Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in Sunwashed Sky: I swatched this in the lower right corner of the photo. IT IS AMAZING. It manages to be delicate with hints of pastel blue and pink, shiny, futuristic, and super colorful all at the same time. I’m impressed enough with the formula that I plan to check out the other colors (I like potted eyeshadow like this as opposed to dry or powdery ones).
Someone helped me unbox everything…
What new make-up or beauty products have you discovered this month?