For those of you who do not know, I am a Luuux.com member so I also post my reviews on there as well. Quite a few months ago, I came across a post from a young woman named Leslie in the States that was looking for someone in a foreign country to do a swap with. Since I had already done one with a good friend of mine from Chicago, who introduced me to Luuux, I thought it would be fun to give it another go.
In case you’re wondering what the deal is with a swap keep reading, otherwise you can just skip to the next paragraph. In my experience with doing swaps, the two of us come to a mutual decision as to what the price limit should be, make any special requests, set a date to ship the items in some cases and then get shopping. The swaps I’ve done have consisted mainly of nail polish (because I love it) and various other cosmetics but have not necessarily been limited to these items. For instance I always include some German goodies, such as gummi bears and chocolate.
I believe it was back in February that Leslie and I got to chatting and set up our swap. I then immediately started shopping. It was really nice that we’d decided to do the swap when we did because I was able to pick up a little something to include while I was in Italy. We also decided to take a little more time which was nice as well because I was able to get some special limited edition items for Leslie along with some items that are readily available here in Germany. It just figured though, that right when I sent her package out that my local DM drugstore got a permanent Catrice Cosmetics display. No worries though it just gave me the opportunity to find what products of theirs I really like so I can just send those to her as well in the future. While it is always nice to do the swaps and receive your box of surprises, I think the best part has been getting to know Leslie over the past few months. So far I can honestly say she is definitely one of the most kind, sweet, upbeat people I have met.
Well without further adieu, here is a list of what Leslie sent me (I so appreciate that she sent me products that she not only has tried but loves):
- Wet n Wild Megalast Nail Polish
- Through The Grapevine 208B
- Wet Cement 201C
- Wet n Wild Wild Shine Nail Polish
- Wet n Wild Coloricon Trio “Walking On Eggshells” 380B
- China Glaze Capitol Colours Mini Set
- Fast Track
- Smoke And Ashes
- Luxe And Lush
- Sinful Colors Nail Polish – “Under 18” 298
- Revlon Lip Butters
- Creme Brulee
- Berry Smoothie
- Aquafina Lip Balm
- Nivea Pearly Shine
- Goddes Of The Night Lip Gloss – “Chestnut” 117
- Round Lipstick – “Athena” 542
- Ultra Pearl Mania Pigments
- Nude Pearl 01
- Walnut Pearl 23
- Cheek Glow Powder Blush – “Park Avenue Plum” 653
- City Duet Eyeshadow – “Manhattan Mist” 814A
- Profusion Colour Me Glow 12 Eyeshadow Palettes 01 & 02
- DW Classics Berry Lipgloss
- Montagne Jeunesse Deep Cleansing Clean Up Mud Mask
Thanks again Leslie for doing the swap! I’ve only had the change to use a few things so far but I couldn’t be happier. I just hope you are enjoying the things I sent you as well. By the way, I will swatch and review everything as I use it and as always thanks for reading.
*My apologies for the less than stellar picture, it just couldn’t be helped unfortunately.