Tuesday, 31 July 2012

My Beauty Box Swap with Hong Kong

A few weeks ago I arranged a swap with a Beauty Blogger in Hong Kong. I've looked at Asian beauty and skincare brands for too long and they're pretty expensive or hard to get hold of in the UK so I asked for a few bits, majority surprises and this is what I got from Jacq, thanks Jacq!!

Kanebo BB Cream Shade 01 - This seems so good but it's such a shame as the shade just isn't right for me :( I could use this as a base for heavier coverage foundation but unfortunately it's far too ghostly. I underestimated my pale-ness!

Left - Sinful Color Professional Nail Polish
This is a lovely shade and in the bottle I thought meh a bit but it's a glittery but nude shade. Easy to wear for work with a little twist. It lasted about 5 days too, bonus!

Right - Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Mist
I wasn't overly keen on the scent but have been using it as a room mist :) First try of bath & body works though!

Fiberwig Mascara - I wasn't really looking for a mascara and then I noticed it was brown, I don't normally wear brown mascara but as I've been trying it out lately I have noticed it's pretty good. Jacq said it's one of the best selling mascara's in Japan so I thought it must be good! I've been using it on its own and as a second coat over my usual mascara. It's pretty good I must admit!

Jacq also very kindly threw in a lot of samples of various skincare things. I've tried a couple of things so far, being the Lash Conditioning cleanser and one of the white face masks. My Boyfriend said I looked a little like I should be in a horror film but I hated the smell :( (it was the red packet below Red Ginseng) My skin did feel quite soft afterwards, but I haven't noticed a massive difference yet! I'm excited to try these all out.

Left - More samples of vaious eye and face masks. I've since tried one of the eye masks for getting rid of dark circles. No miracles so far but it was so refreshing! Brilliant idea.

Right - This was a thoughtful, cute little trinket that Jacq threw in :) I don't know what I will use this for yet but it's sitting by my bed.

Another little thoughtful gift. This pink pouch is a great mani/pedicure set. I needed one of these actually so great timing. Cute to throw in for travelling too.

Daiso? Multi Cheek Blusher - Without further ado, this is, the best blusher I've tried yet. I think because I'm so pale, I love lighter pale pink and peachy shade blusher and on first impressions I thought hmm tacky packaging, but I was soo impressed! The brush is flimsy but I've literally been wearing the lighter pink one every day more or less. I want to find more to stock up on for future reference! My sister tried stealing it, no way is she having this!

I have loved doing a beauty box swap and love surprises but was pleasantly surprised. There's only a few things I won't use but I've found my new favourite blusher at least!

Have you tried a beauty box swap?

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  1. Hi Paula! So happy that you've found your favourite blusher(s)! Thanks for the post~~

    still waiting for your part to arrive. something wrong with the mailing? :(

    hope it will arrive soon...

    have a nice evening, Jacq~~~

  2. Ah no, still?! I will email you now :) It's been sooo long now! x

  3. I need to do a swap with someone from Asia soon, I absolutely adore the trinket box!! xx


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