Thursday 22 August 2013

Beauty swap with Megan

Oh this has been soooo soooo sooo exciting, I have a beautiful friend Megan, who lives in USA. We have been chatting over twitter for months now and recently decided to arrange a swap. Megan has a lovely You Tube channel, please watch  Megan's unboxing video for this swap here its super cute.There are sooo many USA brands I have been desperate to try and of course they are not available in the UK, and I know Megan felt the same about some of our brands. We asked for a couple of things each and the rest was down to us picking things out for each other, I honestly had the best time, I loved shopping and carefully wrapping each item for Megan.

Now onto my wonderful box, oh I can't tell you how excited I was when this was delivered. I was shaking so much I struggled to open it. Just look at how beautiful each item is, all wrapped in colourful tissue paper. Megan had written sweet notes on each parcel. LOVE.

The first thing I noticed when I opened the box was the Sephora bag, OMG I will never  throw this bag out. I have it out on display in my beauty room. Here's whats in this amazing box, lets take a closer look at the products.

Real Technique Blush Brush
Megan placed a note on this saying I hope you don't already own this, I do have this already but always happy for back up's. Real Techniques are a fab brand.

EOS Mint Balm
Don't you love the look of these, I already own the Summer Fruits version. This looks great next to that, I really want more. They look fab all lined up on my dresser, what other scents do they sell???

Benefit Gift Set
The set has a Watts up and They're real inside. I have never tried Watt's up before, I love it, its the perfect highlight I will be purchasing the full size once this is gone.

Bath and Body works Hand Gel
Again another product I have longed for, I think this is a blogger must have! I wont be using this, as I don't want it to end. Its looks cute on my dresser.

Bath and Body Works Hand Cream
Again as above, I have tried a little of this and its soo moisturising. The scent is precious as well.

Baby Lips Neon Collection
I have only just got my hands on the original ones, and now I am sooo lucky to own a Limited edition one!! Megan picked out the perfect shade for me, I want more now!!


NYC Bronzer #706 Hampton's Radiance
I think the name is super sweet, oh how I wish I could visit the Hampton's!! I like how this has different shades. They are shimmery so I have used this more as a highlight. I have also tried swirling the colours together and applied high on my cheek bones, it looks fab.

Maybelline Dream Sun Bronzer #140 Four Seasons Light
This is the perfect shade for my skin tone, and its matte. I have used this lots, it has a great formula. Its finely milled and has just the right amount of pigmentation.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush #Exposed
Oh how I LOVE this product, I am so thankful to you Megan for making my dreams come true! I truly am sooo happy to finally own a tarte blusher. I really want to own them all, I want a coral/peachy one and a pink one next.

Jordana Blusher #38 Coral Sandy Beach
I had never heard about this brand before, this blusher is amazing. If you live in the USA I highly recommend you purchase one. I want more, this is sooo pigmented and the shade is simply beautiful.

Maybelline 24 HR Color Tattoo #40 Seashore Frosts
I have fallen in love with this shade, its not one I would normally be drawn to, and this is whats so fab about doing swaps it can open your eyes to new products. Color Tattoo's are great, they have the best staying power and the colour or should I say colours, well its simply beautiful and so unusual. Take a look at my swatch further down.

Maybelline 24 HR Color Tattoo #45 Lavish Lavender
Again as above a lovely unusual shade, we never get a lot of choice here in the UK. I have tried this as an eye liner and with lashings of black mascara this looks sooo pretty.

Sephora Outrageous Prisma Chrome #Outrageous Metallic Lilac
I had admired this eye shadow range for a while, lots of beauty bloggers have been raving about these beautiful shadows. The embossing is so pretty, it looks like a quilting, I did not want to spoil the pattern. The shade is mesmerising, it shimmers blue, purple, violet and lilac.

Wet n Wild #Nude Awakening (Limited edition)
I am so excited about these 2 palettes, this one is my usual go to shades. The variations in my beloved taupe's is unbelievable!! I am in taupe heaven right here, the pigmentation is brilliant and don't forget this brand is drug store in the USA.

Wet n Wild #Going in the Wild (Limited edition)
What I love about this palette is the soft shades in green, dusty purples and of course more taupe's. The highlight shade in this offering is so nice, I will certainly get so much use out of these 2 palettes, thank you Megan for getting me these Limited Edition palettes, I have heard lots of USA You Tube girls complaining they cannot find these. I feel so lucky to own them.

Wet n Wild #To Muse and Carouse (Limited edition)
Another special trio here, the shades are matte and super pigmented. I have tried the first 2 they are beautiful, the middle shade is perfect for a crease colour.

Wet n Wild #Discretion Absolute
LOVE LOVE LOVE this trio, I really want a back up. Oh my the colours are beautiful, the bottom shade is soo pretty and super pigmented. It actually reminds me of the new Chanel Gri Gri, I must blog about that soon.

Wet n Wild #Nutty
The famous Nutty shade, I hear so much love for this shade. I tried to win a competition once because this was part of the prize. Its certainly a Jen shade, soo pretty.

Wet n Wild #Panther
A gorgeous shade to line my lash line, or for a smoky eye. When I try this out I will let you know.

Wet n Wild #Brulee
I have heard lots about this shade, for some reason I always imagined it would be shimmery. It's actually a matte shade, I was shocked when I swatched it, its sooo pigmented and applies beautifully. I have nothing like this in my collection.

Loreal Infalliable #892 Amber Rush
I have wanted this for so long, I love this formula and already own a few. This is the most beautiful colour. I have blue eyes and this makes them sooo blue, and as they say POP. You only need to gently touch this with your brush and you will have enough for both eyes! Its simply perfection.

Fyrinnae Eye shadows:-
Megan has a lovely video with her Fyrinnae collection, she absolutely adores the brand. I have never tried this brand before or used loose eye shadows. These are sooo soft and easy to use, Megan has picked out perfect colours for me. I am sat here playing with these shades now! Love these so much.
  • Agenda (Grey/heather Slight Shimmer)
  • Snow Leopard (Taupe/Bronze Simmer)
  • Sacred (Pewter shimmer)
  • Koala (Taupe/Grey Slight shimmer)
  • Immortality (Black with sparkles in)

Megan was super kind and added a few samples to try, I love how she put the perfume samples into a velvet pouch! I cannot wait to try the Fekkai ones, my hair will be in great condition!

Here's a few swatches L-R

  • Jordana Blush #38 Coral Sandy Beach, oh my I love this shade and the formula its so pigmented, I only touched the product with my brush and WOW. I would love to add more to my collection, I wonder what other shades they sell?
  • Loreal Infalliable #Amber Rush, I cannot tell you how I longed to own this. I love it, I want the highlighting one next, oh why doesn't the UK have the nice shades?
  • Color Tattoo #40 Seashore Frosts, At first I did not think this was a shade for me, oh how wrong could I be. I have worn this so much, it is sooo unique, it has multiple colours running through it, blue, silver, champagne to name a few.
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush #Exposed, I am the happiest girl in the world right now. I cannot believe I actually own this, I really, really want more. I love the shade its a perfect neutral shade that can be used as a blusher or contour. TARTE PLEASE COME TO THE UK.

I instantly felt drawn to this wonderful Wet n Wild Trio #Discretion Absolute. Just look at the shades, pigmentation and well I have to say its perfection. I love this that much I am desperate for a back up!!! I wore this as soon as I opened the box, The colours go so well together as well. You have everything you need to achieve a beautiful eye look.

I have truly enjoyed this whole experience, if you get to know someone like I have Megan I recommend you arrange a swap its been so much fun I want to do another with Megan very soon! I loved shopping for Megan and then waiting for the boxes to be delivered, the excitement was like Christmas all over again aged 8 years old!! If you are reading this Megan thank you sooo sooo much, Thank you for getting the products I have dreamed about for an eternity and for opening my eyes to new possibilities. I really enjoy our chats, and I am happy to have you as my friend.
Please follow Megan on twitter @megfish8
 Jen x


  1. What an amazing lot of goodies you got!! xxxx

    1. How lovely are they! I'm super happy, did you see what I sent to meg? Xx

  2. That's such a good swap and some brilliant products there!

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict

  3. OMG I am so jealous of every single thing you received! You got some amazing pieces - especially the Wet n Wild palettes! Just wow!!!!! xxx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

  4. This is an amazing beauty swap! So jealous of your goodies :) xx

  5. Ahhhhh! The LE WnW eye shadows! I walked into dozens (literally dozens) of drugstores looking for them and never found them. I'm so glad you like them.

    What an incredible looking swap!


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