10 August 2015

Birthday Swap with Roxy


I did a birthday swap with a girl, Roxy, from the UK. It all started with a Facebook post from Roxy in a swap group that we were both in. As her birthday is exactly a week before mine, I thought it was a good sign and jumped at the chance to do a swap with someone from the UK. The budget we set was AUD$150/£75 excluding shipping. We each had our own wishlist that we shared with each other, as well as a questionnaire that one of the admin/member of the Facebook group set up.



I received my parcel about two weeks before my birthday, and I cannot believe the self constraint and patience I had, as I waited the whole two weeks for my birthday to open the lovely presents that Roxy got me. 


Right Guard  Shower + Vitamin C Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel has such a refreshing scent. When I decide to take a break from my Bath & Body Works shower gels, I will definitely be using this!

DermaVio Coconut Body Butter is a rich body butter that sinks into the skin super quickly for a body butter. Although I'm not the biggest fan of the coconut scent, I think it's going to work a treat on my dry legs.

Montagne Jeunesse Green Tea Peel Off Mask, Dead Sea Mud Pac, Blemish Mud are all suitable for my skin type - oily, acne prone skin. I also love Montagne Jeunesse masks but have yet to try these three. Does anyone have any tips on storing these mud packs, as I only ever use a third of the pack (at the most) in one application?


Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Serum claims to minimise pores and brighten skin. I've actually never tried any Nip + Fab products and the brand is actually quite new to me (although I have heard of it before). It looks like it's got some fantastic review on makeupalley, so I can't wait to use this and see if it works.

Spa Cleansing Eye Make-Up Remover Pads will come in handy when removing stubborn waterproof mascara and eyeliner. I don't tend to use these types of pads, as I prefer using a bottle of eye makeup remover and a cotton pad for everyday use. However, these pads will come in handy when travelling.

Glow Pink Make Up Sponge - I actually have a beauty blender I've used only once. I'm just too lazy having to go to the bathroom to wet my makeup sponge and then making sure it's nice and clean for the next use, which is why I prefer using my fingers. Not too sure if I'll end up using this, sorry Roxy :(


Wickford & Co Strawberry Dream Candle smells absolutely delicious! I CANNOT wait to burn this! Mmm... strawberries... yummy!

Avon Initial Bypass Ring (adjustable) - A is such a pretty ring. I don't normally like people buying my jewellery because I can be pretty picky. I like simple designs and love hearts, so this ring suits me to a T. Well done, Roxy!


Maybelline The Colossal Volum Express Mascara in Black - One can never have too many mascaras. Love the unique celebratory (and limited edition?) packaging too!

Maybelline Colorsensational in Summer Pink is a gorgeous blue based hot-pinkish lipstick with a frosty/shimmer finish. I love that it doesn't look too crazy/unnatural on my lips.

Cargo Essential Lip Color in Kyoto is another brand that I'm not all that familiar with. The Kyoto shade is another wearable hot pinkish shade that has a slight shimmer. Pigmentation is amazing too.

eos lip balm in summer fruit - I'm pretty sure I've tried an eos lip balm before... maybe... I don't know. But I know this is as famous as lip smackers, and I can't believe I don't have one in my lip balm collection (well, as far as I'm aware anyway).


Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Something About Berry was on my wishlist for the longest time. I'm a sucker for love hearts and blushes, so it's no surprise. Absolutely LOVE this blush! Pigmented and the colour is amazeballs. Love love love!!!

Zoeva Cream Eye Liner in Black & BeautyBay Angled Eyeliner Brush - a pair matchmade in heaven. The Zoeva eyeliner is amazing! It's pigmented, creamy and super easy to apply with the BeautyBay brush (see swatch below).

L-R: Maybelline Colorsensation in Summer Pink // Cargo Lip Color in Kyoto // Too Faced Sweethearts Blush // Zoeva Cream Eyeliner in Black
Thanks very much Roxy for such an amazing birthday swap! I'm so happy with everything you got me and hope you feel the same with your presents too!
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