Thursday 13 June 2013

Recommend 10 Blog Swap

A few weeks ago, Abigail from The Shrinking Wallet tweeted that she wanted to do a "Recommend 10" swap with someone after seeing it on Youtube. I offered to do it with her as I loved the concept of it. We basically had to give each other 10 items that we love and recommend :)

The rest of this is actually a guest post from Abigail :) She emailed me and explained why she recommended each item. I'll do a post in about a week's time with my thoughts and feelings on everything :)

From Abigail:

1. Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum

Physicians Formula
I haven't really noticed a difference in my lashes after using this but that isn't the reason why I love this product. The reason is that I absolutely LOVE how pigmented this eyeliner is. It's also really easy to draw a thin enough line and it doesn't smudge (at least it doesn't on me)! Another reason is I love how the cap makes a satisfying "click" when it's on because I'm weird like that. You may have to store it upside down (cap downwards), otherwise the liner will not come through very well if its stored the other way around. It also works ok if it's lying horizontally.

2. Bath & Body Works Daisy Dreamgirl Shower Gel and Body Lotion

Bath & Body Works Shower Gel and Body Lotion
I am in love with bath & body works and I HAD to share a bottle of shower gel with you! I'm not sure if you like sweet smelling shower gels as much as I do, but I'm hoping you do. If you don't like the smell of them, I'm sorry! I won't be offended if you offload them to your family or friends.

3. Maybelline Pure BB Mineral BB Watergel in 02 Medium Beige

Maybelline Pure BB Mineral BB Watergel
When I saw this product in a video, I was so intrigued by the water part of this BB cream and wanted to try it out. But it wasn't meant to be because it's made for drier skin types. I thought that it might be perfect for you, since you have dry skin. I'm really hoping that I picked the right shade and that you'll love it! :)

4. Etude House LUCIDarling Fantastic Rouge Lipstick

Etude House Lipstick
I can't remember the name of the shade I got you but it was a pretty bright pink, which is what I think you like. I have to admit that I haven't actually tried this Etude House range before, but I have tried a different range and I love it! I did swatch a tester in store before I bought this for you and it felt quite creamy on the back of my hand, so hopefully this will be a winner for you!

5. Nexcare Acne Patch

Nexcare acne patch
We had a conversation on Twitter with Sophie from Born To Buy and since you were interested in trying it out, I bought a twin pack for you! As I said on twitter, it works on some pimples - especially the ones that are white and so tempting to burst. They work by soaking/sucking up the oil and gunk overnight. The sticker should turn an opaque white in the morning. When you peel the sticker off, the pimple should be quite flat.

6. Etude House Oh m'Eye Lash Petticoat

Etude House Oh m'Eye Lash Petticoat
An eyelash primer from Etude House that I bought in Singapore. I loved it so much, I went back to pick up one for you! It's amazing at lengthening my lashes and adding a touch of volume.

7. Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Baby Doll

Laura Mercier Lip Glace
My favourite lip gloss in the world! I love the smell of it, the colour and how it's not sticky at all! I've layered this over the top of quite a lot of my lipsticks, and it looks amazing! I think the colour of this lip gloss is so versatile, and thought you might like it too. 

8. Etude House Help My Finger UV Diamond Top Coat

Etude House Top Coat
I also had to pick one of these top coats up for you after I gave it a go in Singapore and loved how quickly it dries… and the shine is quite distracting. *stares at her shiny manicure*

9. Glitter Guilty nail polish in A Subtle Star

Glitter Guilty Nail Polish
After receiving and swatching Sweet Subtlety from Glitter Guilty, I fell in love immediately! I HAD to get you a bottle of A Subtle Star, which is very similar to Sweet Subtlety… in fact so similar, I think it's identical! Anyway, I hope you love this as much as I do.

10. Hare Polish in Rad Cloud

Hare Polish in Rad Cloud
I'm not sure what nail polish colours you like, but I'm hoping your tastes are the same as mine… I sent you this polish because I love the colour combination in this bottle of awesome and I felt the need to expose you to the wonderful world of indie polishes.

11. MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush in Springsheen

MAC Shimmer Blush
I've just discovered MAC sheertone blushes and I LOVE them!!! I love that you can built up the colour of the blush (I'm naturally quite heavy handed, so this is amazing). The shimmer in my sheer tone blusdoesn't make me look like a disco ball either, so that's always a plus.

`12. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in Blissful

Tarte Blush in Blissful
Like I could not recommend a tarte blush for a recommend 10 swap! I've raved about Tarte blushes a lot on my blog, and I'm pretty sure I've sent you a tarte blush before. I haven't heard anything bad about it from you, so I'm going to make an ass out of you and me and assume that you like it! :)

That's all that I'm sure that I've sent. I really hope that you like them all as much as I do. I feel like a guy on the first date with an armful of presents, praying and hoping you'll like them all… crying a little at night out of nervousness… ok this is getting a bit awkward so I'm going to stop here.



  1. Wooow she sent you some lovely items!
    That acne patch looks really interesting and something I have to try!
    And yay MAC and Tarte blushes <3

    1. I already love the acne patches :) I hate the pimples that want to pop and I don't want to squeeze them haha

    2. YAY! So glad that you love them as much as I do! :D

  2. She was so generous! I'll check out what you sent Abigail when she posts about it- this is such a good idea! I don't know if it'll work if organised between the same ol' Blogger friends because we all have many of the same products (lol that's what enabling does right?) but it would be so fun to do with people in different countries!

    1. I think the idea is to do it with people from different countries :) I made sure that I looked through all of her posts to make sure that she didn't already have what I sent her :P She should be receiving my package soon so watch out for that post :)

  3. This kind of thing is such a good idea - you got some seriously good stuff!

    1. Abby and I have done a few swaps and she always sends some amazing things :)

  4. I've been waiting for this for so long. Thanks for the mention too, Abigail/Jenny. Great swap. Would love to do a swap with you ladies in the future. You're pros. Can't wait to see what you got Abigail, Jenny. Xx

    1. Would love to swap with you sometime when I have more money haha :P

  5. Very nice swap. That MAC blush seems awesome and the Hare Polish is so adorable!

    1. I'm so happy with the blush :) I've never tried a sheer tone blush before.

  6. I will make sure to try these Nexcare patches one day~

    1. They're pretty good! They really soothe the pimples that hurt!

  7. What an awesome idea! I love everything she got you :)

    1. So do I :P I love swapping with Abby!

  8. Can't wait till I get your swap stuff!!!

    I'm not a very patient person.. *glares at auspost*

    1. Haha they're normally quite fast... don't know why yours is still sitting in the post office :(



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