Monday, September 23, 2013
international drugstore makeup swap: nina's bargain beauty (part 1)
One thing you probably know about me by now, is that I love makeup. And I don't just love it, I want to try it all. I don't know what it is about testing out different brands that excites me so much...it just does! I guess I love the thrill of finding that perfect product, whatever it may be. So, imagine my excitement when a raft of drugstore beauty products from Ireland were delivered to my doorstep!
A little while back, the lovely Nina from Nina's Bargain Beauty, asked if I would be interested in doing a makeup swap. Since I'm from Canada and she is from Ireland, we both had access to a variety of products and brands. Of course, my answer was: yes! So, I head off to the drugstore to find some seriously killer drugstore products. There was a lot of Cover Girl, Wet n' Wild, and Hard Candy in the mix. Once I send it all off, I anxiously awaited the fabulous products that were en route to my home.
When they arrived, I could not contain my glee. There was something about unwrapping a ton of brand new makeup that thrilled me in ways I cannot fully describe. Inside were products from Famous, MUA, and Catrice - brands I'd heard of, but never been able to try. It was so exciting! Immediately, I started swatching, testing, and imagining different makeup looks. I was like a kid on Christmas morning.
Ready to see what I received from Nina? Here it is!
- MUA Intense Colour Liner in Black, Brown, and White
- MUA 3 in 1 eXtreme Contour Liner in Smoked Plum and Fresh Mint
- Famous I'm Your Curl Flirtatious Lashes Mascara
- Famous High Impact Lash Mascara
- Famous Nail Addict in Pink and Silver
- Famous Into The Shadows Light Reflecting Concealer
- Famous Baked Bronzer in Tahiti
- Famous Leopard Eye Palette
- Catrice Cosmetics Intensif'Eye Wet and Dry Shadows in: Glamourose, Black or White Swan?!, and Charly's Chocolate Factory
Since there was so much amazing stuff to try out, I decided to break this post up into two parts. In the next post, I'll be doing reviews, swatches, and overall impressions. It will be up later in the week, so look out for it!
Before I end this, I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank Nina for her amazing suggestion - and of course, her fantastic makeup selections!
Have you tried any of these products or brands? What do you think of them?