For those of you that haven’t heard of this concept yet, I have recently gotten into beauty swaps with other beauty lovers from all around the world! Think of it like pen pals when we were kids, but much more exciting although it creates more of a dent in the wallet! My first swap was with Nadine over at Bunny & Spice and this one that I have for you today is from Tarah from the good ol’ USA! When it comes to fantastic makeup prices, the US is like beauty heaven! Just check out all the goodies!
Bath and Bodyworks Liplicious Lip Gloss in Bing Cherry
Bath and Bodyworks Liplicious Lip Gloss in Cherry Cola
Old Navy Lip Luster in Very Berry
L.A. Colors Lipgloss Duo in Sensual
Yes to Carrots Color Balm in Peachy Keen and Lip Butter in Pomegranate (I love this line of products and didn’t know they had lip balms!!)
Cosmogirl Lipgloss (I love the bling!)
Calvin Klein Splendid Strength Nail Fortifier
Simply Sweet Nail Polish in Neon Yellow and Green
Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Nail Color in Blushing Bride (How appropriate as I’m getting married!)
Cosmogirl – Zebra nail file and nail stickers
Cosmogirl Eyeliner in black, brown and navy blue. They each come with smudge sticks on the other end.
Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Pencil in Pure White and Jet Black
L.A. Colors Jumbo Eye Pencil in Seashells and Sunglasses (not pictured Tropical Bliss, it was hidden!)
Milani Infinite Liquid Eye Liner in Everlast
L.A. Colors Mineral Eye Shadow in Gemstone
Maybelline Expertwear Eye Shadow in Charcoal Smokes
Wet n Wild Blush in Heather Silk
L.A. Colors Shimmering Loose Eye Shadow in Black Pearl
Palladio Baked Eye Shadow Trio in Seashell
Cosmogirl Chunky Spike Bracelet
Mickey Mouse Tin with Cotton Swaps (OMG, sooo cute!)
Owl Hand Sanitizer Holder
Givenchy Perfume Sample
Stride Gum (Mmmmm!)
Nivea Creme (Love as well!)
I have to say, beauty swaps are just as exciting as beauty boxes, but maybe even more so because someone else is taking the time to put together a box that suits you with products from possibly a foreign place. I have participated in two swaps and I have three more in the next month from the US (Tarah again!), Israel and the UK. I just love this idea even though you have to be careful not to get caught up with too many swaps because it can get pretty pricey once shipping is included! There is an element of trust in beauty swaps as occasionally there are some bad seeds that say they will send you something, but end up disappearing once you have sent a swap to them…that’s not the norm though and this is a good reason why you should set your swaps at fairly low budgets if you do not know the swap history of someone. At least you won’t be out too much money if it does happen! All in all, I’ve been having a great time shopping for the other girls and letting them know about what beauty products I have been loving.
Would any of you ever consider participating in a beauty box swap?