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Swap Time with Michal from Israel!

Oooh, this is probably one of the more “exotic” swaps I’ve done because I truly had no clue what was available in Israel except for one of my favourite brands Ahava, so Michal and I just messaged our likes and dislikes to each other, set a budget of around $50 (I ended up going over which always seems to happen) and off we went!

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I mentioned that I LOVED nail polishes so Michal included a good array of colours including a gorgeous glittery purple by PUPA which is a brand I have been wanting to try. You can see that the Careline polish leaked a little in transit, but that sort of thing is a possibility when it’s coming all the way from Israel!

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The Laline body cream smells amazing! I am loving the scent almost as much as I love  Ahava. The Ahava Hydrations Cream Mask is a product I haven’t tried from the line yet, so I am excited to see what the mask does for my skin.

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Next, it’s a random assortment of goodies like tissues that look like dollar bills, a vanilla bath fizzy, some powder puffs, two packages of paper soap and little pop out brush and comb set.

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Here we see some nail items like assorted colours of glitter, OPI Cuticle Revitalizer Oil and a nail buffer, which I unfortunately know I will not use…I’m a glass file and emery board girl!

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Next, are two sheets of tattoos, Jesse’s Girl and Eve Cosmetics eyeshadows and a Classic Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner in Black.

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Finally, some samples all packaged up in a cute little, yellow Hello Kitty bag which has gone straight into my purse to hold my lippies.

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And that’s my swap! I have two other swap posts coming, but I think that will be it for awhile. I had three going at the same time and it just got expensive and almost a little bit stressful keeping track of everyone’s likes/dislikes. I love being able to focus on one person at a time instead of having my attention and resources divided multiple ways. Stay tuned for the other two swaps which are pretty awesome!!

10 comments

  1. I like seeing swaps to see what is available from other countries! It's fascinating!
    Sometimes my clients send me goodies from overseas and I am always intrigued by the packaging of the items they send

    I am looking forward to your other swaps!

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    1. I relish in the packaging as well! My favourite swaps are the ones from Japan though. Japanese packaging is hands-down the best!

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  2. oh neat! an international swap must be so much fun. i like the candy/carebear thingy. :)

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    1. They are totally fun! I love seeing what other beauty lovers use around the world.

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  3. Such an awesome swap! These seem so exciting :D

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    1. It's all so exotic and such an eye-opener!

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  4. Hey, I am so happy that I found your blog! I am also living in Vancouver. If you are interested in more PUPA stuff, you can find it in Rexall drug stores. I am not sure if all of them carry these cosmetics but the one in so called Europa Place for sure. This on Stadium-Chinatown skytrain station. Hope I could help :)

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    1. You're in VanCity too? Cool!
      Thank you for the tip on PUPA, I will have have to go to Rexall and check it out!

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  5. ooooh thats really amazing, nice box :) i'd love to make a swap with you and you'll have a chance to try Moroccan treasures :p

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    1. I'd love to do a swap with you as well! I'll email you!

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