Thursday, 31 May 2012

Makeup Microbiology

You probably know by now that as well as this blog, I contribute regular articles to Makeup Utopia.  My most recent article is on makeup brush hygiene.  If you have ever wondered why you should wash your brushes so often, this article answers that.  Please find it here and while you're there you can check out all of the wonderful articles including my 10 part makeup basics series. :)

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Canadian Makeup

So you may remember be talking about taking part in the The Beast and Beauty Valentine Swap.  I was matched with a lovely lady called Paulina, who resides in Canada, you can view her YT vids here.

Let me just say that my stuff was sent surface mail, which is fine, but I didn't know, so I was really sad when I didn't get my swap goodies and every one else did.  Then I saw this post by Emma and the NYC IndividualEyes looked so made me more than sad....ALAS, just as I was having a sook on Twitter my stuff was being delivered....
In a lovely V-day themed box of soap flowers and if you look closely, one of the NYC palettes I had coveted so much...huzzaaah.

Here's all the goodies:
  • NYC IndividualEyes created for blue eyes (yeah, I have brown eyes, but I don't care, it has PURPLE e/s in it)

  • A Revlon lip butter in Creme Brulee- a nice nude Thankfull I don't own this colour, but I must be on my way to a full set as this is my 7th

  • A Maybelline Colorsensational in Rose Glimmer- a lovely glimmery nude

  •  A Wet n Wild Silk Finish Blush (no idea why I don't seem to have a picture of this at all)
  • An Annabelle Volume lip gloss in a lovely shimmery light pink (my mum threatened to steal) 
  • Two Wet n Wild Idol Eyes cream shadow pencils in 'Techno' and 'Distress' (oh the irony, techno does in fact distress me)

And last but in no means least:
  • A Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24hr eyeshadow in Tenacious Teal. I was super excited to get this, partly because I had read many great things about them, and of course the usual story, we cannot get them in Australia.  Not to mention my true love for anything and all things teal.
Love Love Love

All in all, I love beauty swaps, this is my second, and I was not disapointed, I love getting mail in general, but a package of makeup is brills, and a package of surprise makeup is even brillser (yeah, its a word now)

Thoughts?  I know qa few of us took part in this swap, did anyone not get gifts? or get a disapointing gift?