27 January 2014

Blog Swap with Jasmine from Sweetaholic Beauty

Before I get started on this blog swap post, if you haven't heard of Jasmine's amazing blog - Sweetaholic Beauty, I suggest you right click on that link (I'll even link it again HERE) and open up her blog in a new tab so you can check it out straight after you check out the goodies she got me!

A few weeks before Jasmine from Sweetaholic Beauty went to Japan late last year, I asked her if she'd like to do a swap with me since I was going to the states for Christmas and New Years and we could both get "exotic" products that aren't available in Australia. I was so stoked when she agreed. We set a budget of AUD$50, and exchanged wishlists.

Jasmine neatly wrapped everything (with the exception of the mask, eye and chin patches) in the cutest wrapping paper ever. She also wrote me a card and put everything in a cute hello kitty drawstring bag.

It felt like Christmas has come again when I was unwrapping all the goodies! I am so happy with the stuff she got me! Such a great variety of products! Thanks Jasmine!!!

I only have three new tubes of eyelash primer. If you think that's more than enough, it isn't when you see my rather large drawer of unopened mascaras. Also, please note that Mike aka my husband-to-be has ALREADY put me on a tight budget, and I can no longer spend my money frivolously.  So I GREATLY appreciate a new eyelash primer, especially one from Etude House! The eye picture with the ginormous white lashes on the box looks so promising!

I can NEVER have enough eyeliners, let alone waterproof liquid ones! I have not heard of the brand Leanani before, so my curiosity level has increased a hundred fold. Can't wait to try this eyeliner out. I kind of hope I hate it, so I don't explore what else this brand has to offer and add things onto my already mile-long wishlist.

Like my eyelash primers, I don't have enough face primers compared to the amount of foundation I have hoarded. I have heard of the KATE brand, and have used a mascara, which is kind of nifty because the wand is actually a comb, instead of the typical mascara wand with multiple bristles all around. I applied a tiny bit on the back of my hand, and it has a lotion/gel consistency and feels cooling. Skin feels soft and smooth. Looks like this is going to be a winner. Good pick, Jasmine!

L-R: Canmake Highlighter; KATE eyeshadow in GN-2; Canmake Glow Fleur Cheeks in 04
The  brushes in the canmake highlighter and blush are so ridiculously soft! I wish they had a longer handle, so I can store it with the rest of my brushes and use them regularly. The highlighter is really pigmented and blends wonderfully. It's so "soft" like Kleenex tissues!

Haven't played with the eyeshadow... yet. All five eyeshadows are shimmery/glittery, which I have to be super careful when using or it may look like I have two disco balls for eyes whenever I blink.

The blush looks so pretty, I ALMOST can't bare to use it!

L-R: Etude House Play Nail Lacquer in PK003; Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips-talk in PK005; Skin Food Black Bean Lip Line Pencil in 3
In the wishlist that I sent Jasmine, I had a nail lacquer request. I wanted a pastel pink colour (which is my go-to nail lacquer colour). I was on the hunt for the perfect, PIGMENTED pastel pink nail polish. The majority of pastel pink nail polishes in my collection are annoyingly sheer. Hopefully, this will be the answer to my prayers!

Despite the super cute packaging, I honestly thought I wasn't going to like the Etude House Dear My Blooming lipstick because it looked far too bright for me. I was pleasantly surprised that it doesn't look as crazy on my lips as it does in the tube.

I have to admit that the "Black Bean" bit in the Skin Food Lip Line Pencil name threw me off slightly before I used it and fell in love. It's so creamy and glided on my lips so easily. Even though it's slightly more muted in colour than the Etude House lipstick, it totally works with it!

L-R: Etude House Collagen Eye Patch; Etude House Unpolished Rice Mask Sheet; Etude House Charcoal Chin Pack
 Jasmine also included three masks thingies from Etude House. I'm going to end this post here, so I can go use them. Got to start prepping my skin for my wedding in less than two weeks!!!

 Thanks so much for the amazing goodies, Jasmine! I LOVE them all!

If you ignored my suggestion to load Jasmine's blog up in a new tab at the beginning of this tab, please do so now (click here). You will NOT regret it! :)


  1. Wow! Lovely array of products! Would definitely have felt like Christmas all over again :)

  2. That is such a great idea! It's always fun to try out foreign products :D

  3. ohh look at all those goodies! What an awesome swap parcel to receive, I love trying out foreign products, they are so much fun!

  4. Haha, awesome swap! I did another one recently but my swap buddy hasn't received my stuff yet, her post said its either lost somewhere or they may have sent it back! So frustrating! I do hope you have lots of fun digging into everything!

  5. Aw thank you for all your kind words Abby! I have my post scheduled for tomorrow (I've had a hard time photographing things since my bf has been home cramping my style haha!) so I can't wait to share with everyone all the goodies you got me! I'm so glad you enjoyed everything, and again sorry I couldn't get everything from your wishlist D:


  6. Asian brand like Etude house, The face shop, Holika, etc have perfect packaging :) you got awesome stuff