Sunday, 15 January 2012

Mail arrived: Beauty-full London Swap

Here comes the 2nd swap I had with Sam from the UK!!!!!  We have done one before, and check this link out if you want to.  Basically we have asked for things we can't get in our own lands, and thrown in a few more extra bits and pieces~*

***If you want to see what I sent over to her, go to her blog (here) and find that out.  If you don't find it, ask her for it!  :P ***


Nail Polishes

Models Own #Champagne
Models Own #Gold Rush
Ciate #Mojito

Shown in the beginning are the 3 nail polishes I have requested, kind of.  I asked for Models Own, Ciate and Nails Inc., which are the nail brands I have difficulty getting here in Hong Kong.  I can't wait to wear them out!  Which should I try first???

*Note: I have found a website that ships Nails Inc. internationally now, but I have some issues regarding a broken shipment dealing with that company right now which I'm not ready to share on yet..*



True Colour Lipstick #771Baby Doll (Sheen)
Pout Polish #Afterparty
Pout Polish #Peach Perfection
Face Contour Kit #Light *a backup*

I love Sleek make up.  Although most, if not all, of their items are made in Asia, the designer or quality control people are really doing their job.  The colour selection or texture are nice and I love their branding.  Feels like professional make up at drugstore price!


Rimmel ScandalEyes Mascara
Chanel Inimitable Mascara sample
MeMeMe Seventh Heaven Enriched Moisturising Facebase
MUA lipstick #Shade 3
Natural Collection Blushed Cheeks #Rosey Glow

I asked for the MeMeMe face base, because of some positive reviews I have read.  I'm so excited that Sam also threw in another natural collection blush of a shade that I don't have (I already have 3 or 4 and my favourite is pink cloud).  Also loving the Chanel mascara sample, I don't have a department store/ high-end mascara favourite yet, perhaps this could be it?


Base Make Up Samples

L'Oreal True Match foundation #W3 Golden Beige
 Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua #B20 Beige Tendre
Mary Kay timewise matte-wear liquid foundation #Beige 3
Pure Halal Beauty foundation #Gold Beige
Maybelline The Smoother primer

Now this is some surprises!  I have heard of Mary Kay but never tried their products; and I have NEVER heard of PHB!  I mean, isn't it great to get to try of something totally new?  :P  When Sam got to try from this brand, she also sent me a sample (of the palest shade she got) to test out.  I swatched it on my hand and it seems a tad bit dark, wait till I try it on my face!!!


Soap n Glory The Righteous Butter
Soap n Glory Scrub'em and Leave'em Body Buff (scrub)
Sanctuary Body Butter
Pretty Woman Nail Foils #Zebra print

Almost all UK blog has mentioned about how affordable the Soap n Glory stuffs are, and reviewed on them at some point.  I am mad at ASOS for they don't ship Soap n Glory outside UK!!!  I asked if Sam can find me some travel sizes (because the full size just don't justify the shipping) and she got these for me!  If you read my recent monthly empties on body products (link), you know I have dug out my old sanctuary body moisturisers and what a coincidence, in my box I found a body butter! :D

I am a die-hard leopard-print fan, but zebra looks okay too.  There's a battle inside my mind on whether I should try these nail foils out for my Chinese New Year, what do you guys think? XD


Liz Earle Muslin Cloth
Montagne Jeunesse Chocolate, Strawberry Souffle, Hot Chocolate, White Chocolate Masks

I am a skin-care lunatic.  A while back I acquired 2 pots of Boots Botanics Organic Cleansing Balm (the hard butter-like cleanser that require hot muslin cloths to take off), I think this cleansing balm thing was Eve Lom's idea, correct me if I'm wrong.  There was free muslin cloths with the Botanics cleanser but I lost mine.  Hence I asked for Muslin Cloths; God knows how clueless I am to find one in Hong Kong! 


Johnson's gel wash
Dr. Bragi Age Management Mosituriser
Dermalogica multivitamin thermafoliant
Dermalogica multivitamin power recovery masque
Nivea pure n natural body lotion + anti-wrinkle face care


Most exciting things of the batch?  Nail Polishes, MeMeMe face primer, PHB foundation, Dr. Bragi skin care, Soap n Glory body stuff!!!

Thanks Sam for the nice choices.  Happy beauty-swapping, everyone! ;)

Read More:

My Swap Page
Previous Swap with Sam
Huge Swap with Tao (US)

Cheers :D


  1. Fabulous! Sleek and Soap and Glory!

    1. Yay Jamilla, Sleek is great, Soap n Glory is great too! I wore the afterparty the other day and I am loving the texture and the fun pink colour! :P

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  3. OMG I had leopard print ones too! I didn't know which ones to put in because it was a total surprise. Hope you like the mascara and review it for me, thinking if I should buy one for myself =S

    Glad you liked everything Jacq! your video swap is coming soon and post should be up end of this week promise =) As always been a pleasure doing a swap with you =)

    1. Okay - will try the zebra nails and mascara soon and tell you about that!

      Waiting for your post and video! ^.^

  4. oh wow!! You got seriously spoilt!! Some amazing stuff!! Im so jel haha!

    1. yep, they're amazing stuff and it's been a nice swap! ^.^



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