Thursday, November 17, 2011

Like Christmas came early :)

Exciting things were happening on my doorstep this week! I open the door one rainy morning and to my surprise, two lovely packages were at my feet.
Both addressed to me, from the UK. I did a happy dance up the stairs with them in my arms.
One was from a lovely subscriber that I have been chatting with on YouTube for the past month or so - not sure if she reads my blog as well but her name is Lindsey and she is lovely. She doesn't do videos but she sent me a few little things to try which look wonderful and you'll surely see them popping around in future posts. Thank you so much, Lindsey!!

The other box was from my swap with the beautiful Vivianna (you can check out her blog here and her YouTube channel here) she's so nice and so much fun to watch and we have very similar taste in makeup/skincare aaand reality television characters. She wanted a couple things from here, I wanted a couple of things from there and it just worked out.
This was my first proper swap so you can imagine the fun and excitement. I loved shopping for her and I hope she gets my package soon! Canada Post moves at snail speed but the snail got sent via Air Mail so it better get there safely haha...
As we kept tweeting about our swap back and forth I got a lot of feedback from readers saying they'd like to see what I got so I figured I should do a post on it :)

Anyways, so we each sent our requested items and of course I couldn't help adding some more of my favourites and I see that she did the same. I kind of squealed when I opened the box. I asked for a Barry M nail paint, Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation (since we don't carry the original in Canada) and a tube of Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish.


Not only did she get me what I requested (and LOVE) but she also threw in some amazing items that I've always secretly wanted to try. This truly is the "best of the best" of Superdrug! Thank you so much, Vivianna <3
I've already attacked the lipstick she got me - it's in my school bag, the Sleek natural palette is great and the Collection 2000 concealer is so good too! The Cobalt Blue nail polish is on my nails and I can't wait to try everything else.

Hope you're all having a great day!
xox

Sandra

16 comments:

  1. Nice packages you got there :) I own the Bourjois Foundation myself and I love it. Have fun with the products! :)

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  2. Looks like you got some great stuff. I've always wanted to try Barry M polish and Sleek shadows/blush. I've heard so many good things about both.

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  3. Oh my, that looks like the best makeup swap ever, I'm so envious *__*
    Keep us posted on the products, I can see a couple of my wishlist items there.

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  4. I am excited to see what you think of the products! My friend went to London a few weeks ago and since she knows my love of all things beaty and foreign drugstores she requested a wishlist for my birthday that is in the end of november! Needless to say I asked her to keep her eye out for Superdrug ;)

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  5. what a fantastic idea!!!!!!!

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  6. Looks awesome! Please do a video about the swap at some point?
    http://smileandsparkle.wordpress.com

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  7. Swapping with a blogger from another country is so much fun!

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  8. Looks like some great stuff, I love that blue nail polish.

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  9. So jealous you got the bourjois chocolate bronzer O.O!!! Been wanting to get that but seeing as i'm in the US, no luck here.

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  10. I just did a swap with someone in the UK and I'm getting the Bourjois Foundation, Collection 2000 concealer, and the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish too! :)

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  11. Hello! What products did you love that Vivianna sent you? My boyfriend's mom is coming to the States for Christmas. She is from England and needs some Christmas ideas from me! Ideas? Thanks Sandra! Love your blog, I found it through Vivianna :)

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  12. @ Lindsay I loved everything! the barry M nail paints are amazing, especially... along with the Sleek eyeshadow palette and the contour kit, amazing! you can't go wrong with either, or anything Liz Earle :)

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  13. Hey Sandra,
    if you ever like some products from Germany feel free to ask;)
    I love your blog and your videos!You are so honest and beautiful!
    Xxxx Anna

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  14. What lipstick did she send you, is it one worth trying?

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  15. And if there are any Latin/South American products or anything you would like, just let me know.

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  16. @ Elisa - she sent me the 17 "Beehive" mirror shine lipstick, and it's really nice :)

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