Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Swap! From Aussie with Love xxx

Mai (her blog) from Australia contacted me and asked for a swap.  I custom-purchased some Shu Uemura and loads of nail polishes as she's an addict.  :P  On the other hand, I requested some Australian items which I have heard a lot of good reviews of, but can't get. 

First of all, there are 4 Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters, from left to right they are: #Cotton Candy, #Gumdrop, #Candy Apple and #Creamsicle.  We don't have these shades in Hong Kong hence Mai searched high and low for them during the buy1get1 sales for me.  So thankful!

Trilogy Signature Skincare Collection includes Cream Cleanser, Vital Moisturising Cream and Certified Organic Rosehip Oil (and a very handy travel bag).  I read and heard so much about the Trilogy skin care, esp their rosehip oil.  Will probably save this set for dryer months, or my coming trip to Japan? :D

Akisa from Beauty Swatch reviewed every single shade of Lanolips, after some mental battle, I asked Mai to pick up the basic balm 101 Ointment, and the Lip Ointment with Colour SPF15 in Rose, turned out she found a good value set which also comes with Lemonaid Lip Aid with Organic Lemon Oil and another Lip Ointment with Colour SPF15 in the colour Mulberry (and a PINK make up pouch!).  Face of Australia Divine Sine Lip Lacquer #Cosmic Rush is another item I asked for base on Akisa's recommendation!

I am kind of saving these lip products until I use up a few of the opened ones I'm currently using.  Please wait for my swatches/reviwes to come.

I'm not very familiar with Australian beauty brands, so I'm introduced to MOR and Ulta3 by Mai.  I got a MOR #Cassis Noir Hand Cream and some ulta3 nail colour #bo peep, #red glitter and #royal fever.

The Clarins Teint Eclat Lissant True Radiance Foundation in #01 naturel - linen, feverlet Make-up BB cream and Covergirl eyeshadow quad in #Pure Romance were items I picked up from Mai's blogsale.  Do check her sale out if you're interested.  ;)

From Face of Australia, I also got a mini mousse cream eyeshadow in #violet delight, and a High Definition Brightener.

Below I have included a few pics of the Clarins foundation swatched on my hand.  It has a very pretty floral scent - love that - but the colour is a definite mismatch for me.  How can a shade #01 be so dark for a French brand!?

above - by dslr with flash
below - blackberry camera with natural daylight, no flash

Mai is so generous and kind she also included a bunch of samples and sweets!  *oops I forgot to photograph the 2 cheering sticks (!?)

List of everything: 
  • Benefit Stay Don't Stray Primer
  • Maybelline #730 Coral Gleam #720 Pearly Pink  
  • Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream #Light #Medium 
  • L'Oreal Matte Morphose Soufflé Foundation #140 Beige Naturel/Creamy Natural *2
  • Brightening Green Tea Collagen Mask
  • Vaseline cocoa butter deep conditioning body butter
  • Veet Hair Minimizing Body Moisturiser

  • The Face Shop Herb day Cleansing Foam - acerola
  • Hanskin So Soft Moisture Natural Rich Hand Cream
  • Hanskin Lipomide Essense (reminds me of the Cosme Decorte Liposome!) 
  • Sweax Underarm Liners #For Women #For Men

Last but not least, a bunch of sweets and a lovely lovely postcard of Perth.  *I am a collector of postcards on Postcrossing, by the way.*  Thanks Mai for the swap and this makes me really happy.  Hope you like the box I sent you, and will be more than happy to see your post on that too!

Feel free to comment below if you have any questions or requests!  ;)

Read More: (Mai's post!)

Beautiful wishes,

Lazy silly Jacq :")

– Disclosure –
The product(s) mentioned on this post was purchased by the editor for personal use and review purposes.  All reviews are expressed with complete honesty.  I don’t do paid or guaranteed reviews.


  1. wow! Great stuff!! I've only done a few swaps (the last one was with someone from the Netherlands!) but it's so exciting swapping for stuff we can't get where we live!

    1. Yes Yessie, these Australian stuff are amazing indeed. Wow I've never swapped with Holland-ers, how was that?

  2. thanks so much for the post!!! i havent had the chance to get blogging, so I will get on it. thank you for all the praise. :) your package was even more amazing. im sorry the clarins didnt suit u :( let me know how the skin care stuff goes, can't wait for the reviews.

    1. you're welcome! i m so eager to see your post too - and probably some swatches on the nail stuff? I'll def let you know how the skin care stuff goes along the way~~~ cheers~


      my post! haha i'll get some swatches up soon too. :)



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