Beauty Swap 2013


I have never been a huge fan of beauty swaps, but when I saw one on Luchessa’s blog, I decided to give it a go! If you’ve never participated in a swap like that, it’s really easy, you just need to make time to talk to the other person, find out what they like, shop for them and mail it all out!
This swap’s rules were simple:
– $20 limit without shipping
– Mail everything out by May 25

The swap was international, but I got paired up with Julie, the author of Short and Sweet in Texas. Not only was I excited to save on some shipping, I was really excited to find out that Julie’s blog is a nail polish blog! I am kind of behind in that department, so she became my saving grace, updating my collection and nail care arsenal!

But before I show what I got, let me show what I sent:



(Image taken from Julie’s blog)

And here is what I got:

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NYC Long wearing polish 152 Tudor City Teal

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure 350 Pink a Card

Revlon 430 Whimsical

NYC Quick Dry Nail polish 201 Fashion Safari

Sally Hansen Cuticle Eraser and Balm

Sally Hansen No more mistakes marker

I absolutely love the nude nail polish by NYC and the No More Mistakes Marker by Sally Hansen! I don’t know how I lived without that product!

Have you swapped anything recently?




  1. Laura gravenell says:

    I’m sooo desperate to do a swap with someone in the US. I’m from the UK. It’s REALLY hard to find a swap partner though =(
    You got some lovely items and you also sent some beautiful things. Very successful swap I believe =) xxxxx

  2. I have never tried beauty swap but it looks so interesting! i love make up and to try another make up from different country seems very attempting and such a nice idea. I would love to try it but I would have not known who would try make up from the Netherlands?? Anyone? ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Sorry for being ignorant, but what is the idea of a beauty swap? How does it work?

    • You find another person to do a swap with, then set some rules, how much are you both willing to spend, and when you want to mail out your items. The idea is just to try something new, and if you are swapping from different countries, you get to try new makeup!

  4. Glad you’re loving Fashion Safari! I’m totally in love with the Rimmel BB cream you sent me ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Aww this is so cool, that everything went well with the swap and that you liked the goodies that you received.
    Love th color wheel that you sent out & i have that Revlon 430 Whimsical polish, that i personally use as a top coat on a green polish, but i guess it goes well on it’s own too. Big yeay to your updated nail polish collection!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    xoxo, Luchessa.
    ps: happy you participated!

  6. Anonymous says:

    What fun! You both received some great products!

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