WAY back in May, I contacted Rinny and asked if she would be interested in a blog swap - with the both of us living in two different countries, I figured it would be a good way of trying out new products that weren't readily available to us.
Rinny was so generous - she sent me so many things that I felt bad for having sent so little in comparison >< I know it's taken me a long time to post this, but thank you so much for everything Rinny! I was in Hong Kong when I read your blog post on our swap, and I'm so glad that you liked everything :) I hope some of them have become favourites!
|(Please excuse the nasty background and lighting.. I now face a car park, making photographing more difficult)|
I had heard so many things about NYX products that I was really curious and wanted to try their lippies and jumbo eye pencils. Rinny was so kind and got me about 5 NYX products! (I left one of the jumbo eye pencils at home - hence its absence in the picture above). I've tried out the round lipstick in Tea Rose and it's such a pretty colour! I seem to keep reaching for it whenever I want to feel more put together :P I haven't had the time to play around with the eye pencils yet but I'm looking forward to it! I've heard that they are extra creamy and make good eyeshadow bases - good for me and my monolids :P
MILANI BAKED BLUSH in 05 Luminoso
The only thing that I had ever associated with Milani was the Liquif'eye. I had no idea that they even had blushes.. but boy, am I glad that Rinny sent me this! It is so silky and gorgeous; despite the fact that I don't wear make up that often, I have to say that I have used this quite frequently. I actually prefer this over my E.L.F. Studio Blush in Tickled Pink :P I love how it has little shimmers in it that aren't overwhelming, and the colour is a subtle, pretty peach-pink :P It comes with a little mirror and a flat brush under the powder.
WET n WILD
Having never owned or heard much about Wet and Wild products, I was really excited when I saw that Rinny had sent me a palette with pretty browns, golds and neutral shades :P I actually still haven't opened it yet because I didn't want to ruin the clean packaging before I took photos for this post, but now that I have, I can't wait to open it and swatch it! The shimmery brown and gold shadows in the right-hand column are calling me ><
|(Eurgh, my pictures really don't do it any justice - I assure you the shadows in the right-hand column are shimmery!)|
I love how this lip balm is shaped like an egg :P And I love lemon flavoured things! I really don't think there was anything that Rinny got me, that I didn't like :P The lemon-y smell is addictive, and now that I've just opened the packaging (yes, literally just now), I am actually just sitting here sniffing it. I'm weird, I know.
Rinny also gave me a bag of samples, which included the Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser and an Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturiser. I can't wait to try these out as well :P My favourite out of everything in this bag was the Cherry Culture Bubble Gum Lip Balm she gave me. Although I personally don't think it smells like bubble gum, it does remind me of something equally as yummy.. Haribo sweets!! haha, I really don't think I have any excuse to have dry lips any more..
I just want to say a huge 'Thank You!' to Rinny for agreeing to do this swap with me, and for sending me so many things, and so quickly! <3 I genuinely love everything that you got me :) Sorry for taking so long in getting this post up, but I hope you enjoyed reading it :)
Okay, I'm off to go and experiment with everything now!
Take care guys,
PS. Click here to see what I got for Rinny :)