Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Swap Haul! (Pic heavy!)

swap haul!
One of the best parts about blogging is meeting amazing people from all over the world! My new favorite thing to do is swaping. It's so much fun to go out and buy makeup for other people. I recieved some pretty amazing things from the gorgeous Aneka (click for her blog), and i've been playing around with the for the past week. Finally i got some pictures of these goodies with swatches and a bit of a review. There's a lot of information so let's get started...

Let's start with these blushes from Models Own
I love them! I believe these are the only three shades of blushes from this brand. We have a pink, a neutral and a peach - perfect!. I love how soft they are and how smooth they apply. You also don't need a lot because they're pretty pigmented. They have a slight sheen to it, so i don't consider them matte blushes.

Cheeky Pink is a bubblegum pink blush. It gives the face a nice pink girly blush.
cheeky pink blush
cheeky pink swatch

Warm Glow is so far my favorite. It's a peacy pinky nude shade.

Peach Blush is the lightest one and it's more of a highlight, because there's no color showing up ony skintone.

MeMeMe blush in Rouge
mememe blush
This was the blush that impressed me the most. I dont know if its the packaging or the product itself LOL! It comes in a box, similar to the ones from Benefit. There's a mirror inside the top and it comes with a flat brush. I've been swatching this every chance i get, because its sooooo smooth and soft. The color is very strong so you just need a light hand to apply it. It's a peachy coraly redish shade with soft sheen, so it will give your cheeks a glow. I think its amazing.
mememe mirror
mememe blush
mememe blush swatch

Barry M lip lacquer crayon in Ballet Pink
barry m lip lacquer crayon
This is a funky product im lovin it lol It's basically a crayon lipstick. This shade is great for a night out. It's very sheer and sparkly after it fades a bit. It's a pale pink with purple glitters. It's very soft and smooth so it applies nicely. It's definitely something different, but its gorgeous.
barry m crayon
barry m crayon swatch

Barry M lip gloss in 11Coral
barry m lip gloss coral
This is another new shade from Barry M. It really is a gorgeous coral and tastes and smells like passion fruit i think lol It's very subtle, so if you want just a hint of coral over some pale lips, this would be the perfect gloss for that. It's very smooth and not sticky at all.
barry m gloss swatch

Barry M lipstick in 100 Baby pink
barry m baby pink
This is probably the most perfect baby doll pink. It's a pale pink, so i recommend some gloss on top. It goes on smoothly but since it has that dry feel, i recommend moisturizing before applying it. I feel like comparing it to the Gaga lipstick but i don't own it, so i would need your take on this.
100 baby pink
barry m swatch

Gosh intense lip colour in 301
mirror gosh gloss
I'm in love with this gloss. First of all, how cute is the light?? and it has a small mirror too! The shade itself is a gorgeous nude peach color. It's a very smooth formula that goes on pretty opaque, so i like paring it up with a super pale lipstick to make it neutral. It has a vanilla-ish scent to it, which reminded me of the Mac glosses.
gosh gloss light
gosh gloss swatch

Gosh lipstick in Darling
gosh darling lipstick
This is love. I'm sure a lot of people have heard about this lipstick and if you have the chance to get your hands on it, you wouldn't be sorry. It's smooth, moisturizing, looks glossy and its the most perfect nude with a pink undertone that has to be part of your collection is you're a nude lip freak like me. I accidently dug my nail into it hence the weird look on it lol but nonetheless its my favorite lipstick right now and im trying not to over use it lol
Gosh darling swatch
134 gosh darling

Models Own it nail polish in Lilac Dream
Lilac Dream
I'm absolutely in LOVE with the formula of this nail polish. I wanted to do a NOTD post with it that's why i dont have any swatches of any sort here. I think in my next swap i will only want Models Own nailpolishes because they're amazing quality and the color range is fantastic. I highly recommend them and stay tuned to see what it looks like on my nails!
Models Own it

So millions of thanks to Aneka for all these goodies she sent me!
Any thoughts, questions or specific reviews that you want?


  1. I want specific reviews on MeMeMe blush and the Gosh lipstick in Darling~! Well, if it doesn't burden though..
    Swapping sounds fun! =D I wanna swap things with ppl too but maybe that has to wait until I finish my studies..haha

  2. I love American stuff so keep me in mind for future swaps!! Loving the stuff you received, I have most of it! Haha xoxo

  3. awesome haul !!

    ps don't forget to enter my stilla giveaway

  4. Woo i'm glad you like the stuff! I love the MeMeMe blusher! I bought one for myself and then bought one for you because it was so good haha! It was definitely great swapping with you! Swaps are so fun :D xxx