The Makeup Swap ft. Pauline from Addicted to Makeup!


Oh look, my first makeup swap! I AM EXCITE, SINCE THIS WAS 3 MONTHS IN THE PLANNING AND WAIT TIME, YOU GUYS. Anyways, earlier this week, my swap package from Pauline (Addicted to Makeup) arrived, and I ran home like a fat kid to open this badboy up. BUBBLE WRAP ENSUES.

(To see what I sent her, click here!)


1| No swap for me would be complete without a few blushes! Pauline sent me Tarte's 'True Love', NYX 'Summer Peach', and Wet n Wild's 'Mellow Wine' and ELF's Stippling Brush.
(UHM, LET ME JUST SAY I WAS COMPLETELY THROWN OFF BY THE APPEARANCE OF A TARTE BLUSH. I'm assuming the shade name is fitting of our relationship? ;))(Also, finally I GET MY HANDS ON THIS STIPPLING BRUSH!)

2| The oh-so-lovely card she sent me + chocolates! ʘ‿ʘ

3| Wet n Wild palettes in 'Greed' and 'Lust', Covergirl eyeshadow single in 'Mauveberry', and Essence's Sun Club bronzer. (The palettes are so gorgeous; "mauveberry", a nod to 'guavaberry', maybe?; THE BRONZER SMELLS OF COCONUTS :D)

4| Jordana's 'Best Lash Extreme' + '15 Hour Made to Last eyeshadow pencil' (Continuous Almond), Wet n Wild's 'Creme lipliner pencil' (x2).
(Finally I get my hands on some Jordana products, since Pauline keeps talking about them!)

5| Physician's Formula 'Healthy Wear' bronzer.
(Haven't seen this around, but it's matte and not orange-y in the pan, so far so good!)

6| Slicing open the box.

7| Bubble wrap ensues.

8| Blush swatches. L-R: Tarte's 'True Love', Wet n Wild's 'Mellow Wine', NYX 'Summer Peach'
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GAH, SO THOROUGHLY PLEASED WITH MY BOX AND PAULINE IS THE BESTEST. 
(Seriously though, what she sent me makes my package seem inadequate. ._.''
I highly encourage you guys to check out her blog because she's one of the loveliest/sweetest/fantastical bloggers I know, and one of my first bblogger friends!)

55 comments

  1. What a great swap! Those wet'n'wild palettes look so pretty. :)

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    1. Right? :D
      Ahhh, they really are! Dying to use some of the shades there (the deep purples and the champagnes, UNF)

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  2. LOL yep, thats definitely why i chose the tarte blush ;) happy to hear that you were pleasantly suprised about that appearing! I wouldve totally stashed more chocolate in....if there was still room left! And love your pictures, as per usual. Crazy lady talking about awkward lightning. ..i dont see that at all! Hope you will like these products a lot!

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    1. HEHEHEHEH ;) (good to know it's not a one-sided thing ;))
      I feel bad now. I feel like I should've shoved more oreos in there....THERE WAS STILL ROOM IN THERE SO....
      (YOU CAN'T SEE THE AWKWARD LIGHTING, BUT I KNOW ITS THERE)
      I've started using some of these already....IMMA SAY IT AGAIN - ILU

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  3. This makeup swap is such a fun idea! Love the wet n wild palette. It looks perfect for spring ^^

    Lots of love from Indonesia,
    Felishmichelle.blogspot.com

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    1. It's like having Christmas in the middle of the month, haha!
      Wet n Wild is always a crowd pleaser! :)

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  4. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun doing this makeup swap ^o^
    The colour of the tarte blush is so gorgeous and you must be super happy since you're such a big blush fan ~ The wet n wild palette looks really pretty too :)

    xx
    Beautifyinglifee

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    1. We really did! :D
      YEAH, I'M ACTUALLY REALLY PLEASED WITH THAT COLOUR....since I don't think I have anything like it!

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  5. Niiiice set of goodies. How's the Elf small stippling brush? Do you use it for blush? I need a cheap but decent blush brush... slash I'm looking for a Suqqu blush brush dupe. I know this Elf stippling is far from a dupe of the shape of the Suqqu but whatever lol!

    www.Desgettier.com

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    1. I WANT A SUQQU BRUSH :(
      As for the ELF brush, not too shabs so far! I use it for cream blushes right now, and so far so good!

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  6. OMG!! The limited edition wet'n'wild palettes!!

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  7. I've been wanting to try NYX blushers so bad, this makes me want one even more.lol:)

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    1. Oh man, you really need to get one!! Ridiculously inexpensive if you get them in the States ($5) and so many shades to choose from! :D

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  8. Oh I'm so envious of the Wet n wild palettes, the colors look amazing :o) Xx


    Makeup by Candlelight

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    1. Haha, thanks! So excited to use them!

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  9. We so need to do one of these Vanessaaa x

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  10. Oh how lovely! I want to try Tarte products to bad. The photos on your blog are so beautiful, by the way!

    Kirsten
    kirstenlearns.com

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    1. Oh right, you live in the land-down-under! Tarte's preeetty amazing!
      Ahh, thankyou! :D

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  11. Ah, looks like such a fun swap! You got some lovely goodies here- Tarte True Love looks especially beautiful! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Pretty fun! :D
      It's such a gorgeous colour that I normally wouldn't have looked into, but so glad Pauline sent it over, because it's gorgeous!

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  12. Seriously, make up swaps are SO MUCH FUN! We will have to do this because I'm sure you will be picking up some lovely blushes to send my way :P I love those Wet n Wild palettes - they are such staples particularly Lust and Vanity! I heard they are being discontinued (WHYYY would they discontinue one of the best drugstore palettes ever!???) That NYX blush looks absolutely GORG!

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    1. SO MUCH. I wouldn't mind doing a swap with you! ;) (IT'LL BE BLUSH OVERLOAD AND PINK HEAVEN)
      NOOOOOOOO WET N WILD. GET UR SHT SORTED ;-;
      Ugh, THAT NYX BLUSH IS GORG. At first I was like, "WAIT THIS LOOKS IDENTICAL TO MY OTHER NYX BLUSH" but it wasn't.

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  13. The Tarte blush OMGJGRKJGFJGF so pretty *__*
    Your swap was soo nice *__*

    By the way, apparently we own the same laptop model from HP :P
    Take care, have a nice day!*

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    1. RIGHT? DSKALKJDKLSJDF *-*
      Haha, do we? :D
      OR DO THEY JUST LOOK ALIKE.
      Mine's currently old and overheaty, so ehhh

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  14. Omg those blushes though!!! I think you might have passed on your blush addiction to me....D:

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    1. RIGHT? :D
      AND GOOD.
      GOOD.
      EVERYONE NEEDS AT LEAST 10 BLUSHES.

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  15. This loooks fun!!! Love the blushes!

    And is that purple Lindt chocolate O_O

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  16. Wow a makeup swap is such a fun idea especially when you end up with so much prettiness! I haven't seen that shade of Tarte blush and it's truly gorgeous! Love seeing your desk :)

    YES to everything you said about Ji Chang Wook and you're SO LUCKY to not have any freckles ^o^

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. Right? :D
      I saw it in store the other day, but it's not usually a shade I tend to look at. I'm actually really glad it was sent to me because I actually LOVE it :D

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  17. Great swap! Ooo I haven't heard of that Tarte shade! Looks lovely! I hear that Jordana mascara is good!

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    1. Thanks! Did a quick search, and it's a new shade! :D
      I know next-to-nothing about most of Jordana's products, but I trust Pauline's picks! ;)

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  18. Sooo awesome Vanessa! I'm so glad you got so many lovelies! I'd love to snatch that tarte blush and the wet n wild palettes from you!! I did a swap end of last year with Pam from Jade in the palace but the most recent one had a delay due to christmas business in europe and her package was sent back to me! I've sent it again and we hope it goes through properly! Hope you use everything with pleasure!

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    1. I WOULDNT MIND DOING A SWAP WITH YOU ;)
      Never had a problem with international delivery before, I hope it goes through properly this time! D:
      Haha, I will! :)

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  19. I got really excited when I saw those chocolates (where are my priorities in life?!) Anyway, lovely haul! :)

    www.lilting-grace.blogspot.com

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    1. Eh, food always takes priority HEH.

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  20. oooo nice gifts pauline! and vanessaa i wanna do a swap witchu too!! :) diane and i are also doing a blog gift swap and like you girls itll probably take foreever before we get our boxes lol. btw i especially like the minimal shot with the chocolates :)

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    1. WE COULD DO A SWAP ;)
      It only took a week for Pauline's package from to to get to the States!
      Thanks! It's one of my favourite shots in this post too. :D

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  21. Sounds like a fun and success swap. I have that stippling brush, and it's the best brush for blushes. So easy to use. I also have an Essence bronzer (different one), but it smells like coconut too. Yummy!

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    1. I find most ELF brushes either a hit or miss, but I'm really enjoying this small stippling brush! :D
      I could sniff the Essence bronzer all day!

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    1. OTHX :D
      (peeked at your blog and its absolutely gorgeous!)

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  23. Great products! Love all these colors for spring! Would you like to follow each other on GFC, facebook and bloglovin to stay in touch? Let me know, thanks!

    xx,
    www.mellowyellowblog.com

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    1. Haha, the blush picks are definitely really spring appropriate!

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  24. Wow! Fat kid has got lots lots lots of goodies. No wonder you said you ran home like a fat kid. I love how Pauline packaged everything so neatly in bubble wrap in the parcel. That's really sweet and thoughtful of her. She sure knows you well to get those blushes.

    I'm a nosey parker. I was trying very hard to peek at your laptop screen in that last photo.

    I shall hop over to Pauline's blog to see what you've got her!

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    1. Yeah, she really went a little overboard with the bubble wrap in this one :D
      Haha, the easiest way to win me over is by sending me blushes! (Eh, nothing interesting on my computer screen. Just twitter!)

      Yes, please do!!

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  25. What a great swap! I've never seen those wet n wild palettes before.

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks!
      Me neither, but hey, even better for me since I'm a limited edition anything hoarder!

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  26. YESSSS I HAD BEEN WAITING FOR THE POST
    LOVE SWAPS
    EVEN DOE IM LIKE WEEKS LATE AHHH
    the blusher's are all gorgeous! hope you enjoy the small stipple brush, I have a love hate relationship with the thing! can't wait for a tarte review *nudge nudge* as tarte are just being released in the UK now so everyone is going crazy for the brand!
    love Pauline :') she's such a sweet person and a great blogger too!
    Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe
    xxx

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    1. ITS OK IQRA.
      BUT I LOVE SWAPS TOO :D
      I like the small stipple brush, but ergh, poor quality construction. I can already feel the brush handle getting loose :(
      Haha, I know! They're about to be released really soon and I'm so excited for you guys! :D
      (RIGHT???)

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  27. great swap..the bronzer looks good :)

    www.simplymee89.blogspot.com

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