I undertook my first two swaps recently. One through makeupalley.com and one through this here blog. I'm really happy with it. In both cases, looks like I got the better deal SUCKAS (j/k... but I think so).
From the beautiful and talented and also kimono-loving Lyuba-chan (just look at this eye-look she did the other day and follow her because she's great) two (!!) Wet n Wild trios in Cool as a Cucumber and I'm Feeling Retro. I can't wait to try these... I've never tried Wet n Wild so it's going to be fun. She also sent two nail polishes in Wet n Wild megalast 'Haze of Love' and Maybelline express finish in 'Outloud Lime'.
We swapped brow powders because I ended up with Gingersnap browbox from Urban Decay (not ginger!) and she ended up with this Gosh set (which may be a bit dark because she IS a redhead!)... I didn't send her as much. I feel like I cheated... but I'm still excited.
Incidentally this green is creamier and lighter than Illamasqua Radium, a favourite of mine. It also has no shimmer. It reminds me of an Avon colour that I had when I was at school (like 11 or so) that came out sheer no matter how much I put on... It looked like this in the catalogue but was disappointing in real life. Fingers crossed, looking at it in the bottle this is opaque. And just look at that red. It's like a dusky creamy brick-colour. Oooh...
My make up alley swap was with Nola at Hedonism Limited. Her nails are immaculate... . I sent her a couple from Illamasqua, a couple from Accessorize and a couple from Models Own and she sent me some Essence and Inglot. Now, I know I could've got the Inglots when I was at the London store earlier this year but I completely blanked and forgot all about nails. The eyeshadows and eyeliners... they blinded me! Anyway, I had my heart set on 203 and 204 (green flakey and blurple flakey). From essence their nail art twin in Edward (it might be named after Twilight but I do not care a jot... it is beautiful! It has square glitters!), Circus Confetti, Matte Topcoat, 'Can't Cheat on Me' and 'Where's the Party?' also got my attention when I was searching blogs.
My nails at the minute are Illamasqua Bacterium (a taupe with silver sheen), which I got bored of after a day and when I received my Polish polish (see, it's from Poland!) decided to glitterify (what, it's a real word!?) with essence Circus Confetti. I've had it on this way two days and can't see me changing it till tomorrow... I like it. But I know with so many new ones to try it's only a matter of time.
Anyone else like swapping?