Saturday, 1 October 2011

Swap with CosmeticCrave - UK!

Swapping Joy and Excitement!!  THE box has finally arrived!!

One day last month I had a sudden urge to get my hands on some UK products.  It has been 2 years since I last visited UK so think it's about time to find some ways to update my UK stash - does it make sense?

I came across Joselin's blog (here) and I just made the move and emailed her, asking if she'd like to do a swap with me.  I am so glad she did, as I'm now happy with my stash of toys which I cannot get hold of in Hong Kong!!

My box arrived at hers first, so you can either click here or the picture below to view her blogpost :P

Now onto the stuff Joselin bought me, starting with the 1 most exciting stuff!  Well, at least to me!

Boots Natural Collection + Boots 17

Blushing Cheeks in Pink Cloud
Sheer Moisture Lipstick in Cashmere Blush

Joselin knows Pink Cloud is one of my favourites/holy grail, hence she offered helping me get a backup, how sweet is that!?  Now maybe I can finally part with my used up good-old-pink-cloud and start using the new one!  The 17 Sheer Moisture Lipstick is in a very moisturising formula, unlike the other two in my collection (which are both in Lasting Fix formula).  This soft pink is really going to work with my skin tone!


Nude Collection Blush in Suede
Eyeshadow Palette in Original
Pout Paint in #160 Pinkini

I heard so many good reviews on blogger and youtube on Sleek, but I hestitate to order it from the website.  Although they do ship internationally, I find it difficult to justify spending USD$13 or 14 for shipping!  I have primarily swatched the eyeshadows on my hand and they are stunning!  I will definitely give them some good use this cold season!  The Pout Paint is also so exciting, I have wanted to try OCC lip tars for the longest time and now, this maybe the best substitute!  Joselin chose me this bright Pinkini colour that is gonna give me some headache - when should I wear this out? :D kidding

Collection 2000

Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer in #1 Fair
Creampuff Moisturising Lip Cream in #3 Fairy Cake
Shimmer Shades #1 Way to Glow

MeMeMe Blush Me! Rouge

Superdrug MUA Intense Colour Eyeliner in Turquoise
and Lipstick in Shade 9

Beauty UK Eyeshadow palette #6

Barry M

Dazzle Dust in 90 Pearly Mauve n 92 Aqua Gold
Lip Paint in 53 Coral

The colours are so vibrant and bright; these definitely can go together and be a mermaid theme make up!  The dazzle dust feels soft and they are very delicate fine loose powder; when I swatched them on my hand, they look shimmery but almost feel semi-matte and semi-metallic - which is super interesting texture to play with!


Rose n Co. Cherry Kiss Balm
Montagne Jeunesse Face Masks - Green Tea Peel Off, Cream n Honey Skin Polisher, Spearmint n Tea Tree Sheet Mask, Red Hot Earth Sauna Masque
Crabtree n Evelyn Lily Body Lotion

If you have read my blog for quite a while, you must know that I LOVE face masks.  These MJ 
masks look really fun and I can't wait to try them on!  :D

Kitten Compact and Perfume

Britney Spears Cosmic Radiance EDP
Foreverlily EDP
Molton Brown Lijiang

Just for your interest, I found some beautiful pictures of Lijiang 麗江, Kunming 昆明 which the Molton Brown perfume is named after!  Beautiful place, I guess I shall pay a visit there in the future!

I tried to capture some swatches but the weather is not that fine (typhoons and cloudiness!).  If you want to see swatches or FOTD with all of these, please tell me below;  I will try to do that for you.  I have been under flu's rule for this past couple days so I am afraid it's gonna take some time before I feel good enough to show my face :P

Thanks again, Joselin!  



  1. she sent you some great stuff, i sent my box in the glossybox too =) i couldn't find a box to send it in xx

  2. yes. i'm like all of these! waiting for your glossy box -- I'm receiving 2 september glossy box outside UK, cool! :P


  3. haha all of the boxes I had were way too big or too small! This was a perfect size :D Im glad it got to you okay and im glad you are happy with everything you recived! Cant wait to see reviews on them and I definitely want to see FOTD's of how these look on you


  4. Awwww how lovely UK goodies! I wish I had a swap-pal in the UK :(

  5. @cosmeticcrave I will try to come up with some reviews and FOTD :D

    @cbsg5861 just start asking and you'll find amazing people out there! good luck!

  6. All those bright eyeshadows are going to look so great on you! Can't wait to see FOTD's :D

  7. @angiebeautybelle I think so too! Now I just need some casual days, weekends or holidays to play with them! Can't wait! :D



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