Swapping with another Canadian Blogger (UPDATED)

Today was one of those days that I was feeling blah and its due to two things, one is that I am suffering with a sinus cold again and the other is Montreal is under a snow storm warning. We are suppose to get roughly 30cm of snow. Plus its been cold again with temperatures reaching below 0 here.

I am honestly so over with winter now and really longing for Spring to come. I had hoped with the warmer weather we were getting a little while ago that things would be changing but I guess not. Hopefully it will start warming up sooner. I need Spring.

Thankfully I got an awesome package in the mail today that cheered me up.

I am part of a swap group on face book that involves Canadians and this was actually my first time taking part in one that required me shipping something out. This was the second swap I took part in.

I was so happy when I found out who my swap partner was going to be, its Stephanie and she blogs over at Fun Size Beauty . You should go over and check out her blog and let her know I sent you over. She blogs about anything and everything. I have been enjoying the time I spend over there.

Here is what she sent me:

 I was so happy that I was home when my mail man rang the bell for this. He sometimes is the gentlest with packages when he puts them between the doors.

 Everything was wrapped up in pretty tissue paper and stickers. I loved this because it was like Christmas morning. I couldn’t wait to open all the little goodies.

So here is all the goodies I got from Stephanie:

In the bubble wrap pouch was: samples of Henriksen pur perfection night cream, Kiehl’srosa arctica youth regenerating cream, Garnier intense 7 days lotion, TRESemme split end shampoo & conditioner, amd a Marcelle day cream. There was also a handful of candy, a chocolate bunny and mini eggs.

Which BTW if you mircowave the desired amount that you want for a few seconds you will get a melt in your mouth treat. Yummy!

Now onto the other make up goodies Stephanie sent me:

-Cover Girl lip slicks (tinted lip balm) in the shade Daring. Its a very deep berry shade and at first I was like wow that is dark but its actually a sheer color. Its very moisturizing on the lips. I think this will be something I will use alot.

-Revlon brillant shine nail polish in the shade Magnetize (#140). Its a silver metal polish and I will be using it this weekend when I apply my new nail polish for the week. So when I do that I will come back and edit this post.

-Essence 24 hour Stays no matter what volume Mascara. I have heard alot of amazing things about this so I was so happy when I saw this. I am going to resist opening this one for now and hopefully I can hold of. I know its going to be hard.

-Essence Quattro eye shadown in #12 Purple Day. The shadows are about the size of a loonie and there is a purple, magenta, a light silver and a darker silver. Very pretty colors.

-Finally another Essence Ready For Boarding palette in the shade 01 Beauty On Tour. Its got 6 shades and they are in silver, yellow, mint green, blue, gold and copper. Very pretty colors.


To my surprise I got this cute little package from Stephanie. I have never tried Indie Polish before. Its a Canadian business that you can see here if you CLICK ON THIS

 There are mini polishes (5ml ) in the shades Sweet Heart, Teal Tidal and Wonder Lust

About the Polishes:

Sweet Heart is a great over coat polish or with 3+ layers a great stand alone polish. It’s made up of beautiful high grade red holographic glitter!

Nailpolish is made using a 3-free base and is cruelty-free. NO Dibutyl Phthalate, NO Formaldehyde and NO Toluene.

Teal Tidal: (available) Teal Tidalis a mix of HIGH GRADE holo (holographic) teal microfine glitter, larger round teal glitter and teal diamond glitters. It can be worn as an over coat or a polish

Nailpolish is made using a 3-free base and is cruelty-free. NO Dibutyl Phthalate, NO Formaldehyde and NO Toluene.

Wonder Lust: (I think there is only one available in this size) Wonder Lust is a SERIOUSLY sexy color and no matter how I went thru the 15-20 pictures I took in an attempt to capture it’s beauty it’s hard to see the purple and gold shift and teeny tiny holo glitters. It’s BEAUTIFUL and really shows off in bright sun.

The purple gold shift color is a mixture of mica’s that actually work against each other to make this neat illusion. Than I added just a tiny bit of 008 holo glitter to pick up on the purple. I LOVE this polish. You will too!

All product descriptions were taken from the sellers etsy shop.

I am so happy that my first mailed swap went so well. I won’t be taking part monthly just because it will get expensive in shipping but I am thinking perhaps four times a year.

Have you ever done a swap before?

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