I had my first international swap with Casey (www.beauty101blog.com)! We met through our blogs. What is really funny is that we were in different sororities at the same college at the same time! Crazy, huh?! Her hubby is stationed in Germany so we thought it would be fun to do a little swap! Take a look below to see all the stuff she got me!
Everything was individually packed in bubble wrap and tissue paper!
She even hand wrote me a card! How sweet!
We also decided to put up an explination on why we picked things out for each other!
This is written by Casey:
I bought a lot of Catrice products because I love almost everything that I’ve tried from this brand and know that they are not available in the US. I have one of their eyeshadow quads (not the same one I sent you) and absolutely love it so when I saw this particular quad I thought that it would be a fun, “non-standard” palette to add to your collection. I also love their single shadows, especially the ones with shimmer, and these two are my favorite colors from their single shadow line. For a drugstore product they are super silky and easy to blend and I love that! I also added three limited edition shadow sticks that were just released with their seasonal collection. I love shadow sticks and was especially drawn to these colors because they’re super fun! I also added the P2 Viva eyeshadow trio and the Alverde duo because they are both limited edition. I’m a sucker for limited edition things, what can I say! I just recently tried this Manhattan mascara and enjoyed it so I hope you do, too! Their eyeshadows are also really great so when I saw the fun eyeshadow palette I just knew that I had to pick it up for you. As far as higher end products go, I chose the NARS velvet matte lip pencil in “Never Say Never” because it was just released with the Summer ’12 collection and I personally think that the color is absolutely gorgeous! I also added a custom built Art Deco palette with three eyeshadows (one of which is limited edition) and a blush (also limited edition). Art Deco is a really great brand that sells most of their products individually so that you can customize your own palettes. I love that! Last but not least, I picked up two P2 lipsticks for you because I know you said that you wanted to try more lip products and I am particularly fond of these particular products. I think the colors I picked will be great for summer, too! I had such a good time picking these things out for you and I hope that you enjoy everything!
The Catrice eye shadow look amazing! I can’t wait to try these. The packaging itself is so pretty!
I thought it was so nice of her to pick custom colors for me! I actually wore all of these colors today, the pigmentation is wonderful!
Excited to try these colors!
I forgot to take a pic of the colors! Don’t worry, I will have a review up soon.. Casey did a good job picking out the colors!
Yay! I was so happy to see a NARS product! I know she works there so I was very excited to see this!
OMG, LOVE LOVE these!! Review soon, fo sho!
These colors look so pretty together! I will be doing a FOTD with these soon too!
I will have eye shadows to do FOTD for months!!
I am so happy she also included a mascara, I am always on the look up for awesome mascaras!
Casey did a GREAT job, I will/have use/used all of these! I am very happy about this swap! Thanks again Casey!
Make sure you check her blog to see what I got her!