A Morning of shopping, chatting and swaping

When I am not reading or blogging I like to hang out on facebook and chat with fellow Canadians about make up and deals etc. I am in this one group on facebook and we recently decided to organize a swap and I was so lucky to get an awesome local lady, Mihaela. Sadly she is not a blogger but perhaps I can convert her hehe.

When we contacted each other we decided that we were going to change up the budget that was given to us because we weren’t going to mail them out so why not add what we would have spent on shipping to the gift.

I had so much fun shopping for Mihaela and she told me the same thing. So we decided that we would meet up today (Saturday) at a huge shopping mall and we would perhaps do some shopping and then go and sit for coffee and do the swap.

Driving to the mall was fun and sadly I had no Canadian magic to guide  my way LOL. I have only been to this mall a few times and every time I go I get lost. Its roughly 20 minutes from me and requires me to take two highways. There was alot of turning around and doing the route all over again but it was fine because I didn’t mind.

I finally made it to the mall safe and sound and managed to scope out a good parking place that didn’t require me to park 10 miles away like you would normally have to do at this mall because its always busy.

The day before meeting up we shared some sneak peeks. Which peeked our curiousity even more.

As you can see Mihaela wrapped each one up in pretty purple tissue paper.

Isn’t the box beautiful? I have actually put this on my bedside table. The two pictures are taken from Mihaela when she sent them to me. I knew I wouldn’t get pictures other wise and I wanted you to see the before product.

This is what was inside the box. She graciously gave me:
-Milka (alpine milk & white chocolate)
-Urban Decay eye shadow primer
-Essence Cherry Blossom Girl Shimmering Body Powder in 01 Hello Glitty
-The red tube is to put perfume in so you can pop it in your purse (perfect to travel with)
-Nail polishes:
  • Julep Popova Trina Turk Fall 2012 collection (I have bee wanting a nice green polish for sometime now)
  • Misa #285 epiphany (its a gold glittery kind of polish)
  • Essence Cherry Blossom Girl in  04 It’s Peach not Cherry
  • Maybelline color show in 320 Green With Envy (this is sort of a dupe for Essie’s Mint Candy Apple)
  • OPI top coat (which I really needed since I threw out my old one)
-Lip items:
  • Revlon color stay ultimate liquid Lipstick in 030 miracle mauve
  • The All natural Face vegan lip gloss in the shade frosted bronze
  • Maybelline Color Whispers in 80 made-it mauve (this has been something i really wanted to try)
-Julep daylight defence for hands and face with SPF 30
– Marcelle T Wist Push Up Mascara instant Volume (this is a brand I have never tried but after hearing about it I am really excited to try it and it will be the one I use next.)
~cake milk made hand creme (I have only tried a think or two from Cake and I loved it so I am excited to try this out)
-Sonia Kashuk concealer palette. (I am so excited to try this out and more so since finding out this will be sold in Canadian target stores. I always need concealer)
-Essence Sun Club in the shade 02 Long beach
-Essence silky touch blush in the shade 20 baby doll
-Cute earrings and a ring
It was so much fun meeting someone new and I am sure we will be friends long after this. We didn’t do as much shopping as I thought we would have but still it was so much fun and it was so nice to hang out and chit chat about all kinds of things.

Thanks so much Mihaela for all the goodies you generously gave me. I can’t wait to dip into them and use everything.

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