My weekend started off on a high note yesterday. When I got home, I was thrilled to see a package waiting for me from the gorgeous Lyd from Alice in a New Wonderland.
This summer, Lyd and I agreed to an Italy-Canada swap. Lyd was interested in getting her hands on Urban Decay and a chance to try Canadian brands — and I was interested in Italian brands like Pupa and Deborah.
I LOVE everything Lyd picked out and am excited to add to my daily makeup arsenal. Here’s a summary of what she sent over:
-Deborah lipstick in Rosetto Light Creator (01): a beautiful raspberry pink with shimmer. This is GORGEOUS. I thought I had every lipstick colour possible but Lyd I can say for a fact that I have NOTHING like this in my collection. I love it. It adds a great pop of colour to my face.
-Deborah lip liner #198: pretty pink that is very smooth to apply
-Pupa baked eyeshadow duo: very pretty champagne and neutral highlight colour. Again super gorgeous and smooth to apply
-Pupa Velvety Baked Blush: very pretty raspberry colour that reminds me of MAC mineralize blushes. So pretty on when I swatched. I can’t wait to try it out.
-Deborah glitter eye pencil #5: this speaks to my new-found love of all things navy. This pencil is has a hint of glitter and is a deep navy colour. Love it!
-Deborah Wild Jungle gloss in Tangerine Tiger: I wouldn’t say it’s a tangerine colour but more on the raspberry side. It’s got great pigmentation, is not sticky and looks fabulous on top of the lipstick Lyd sent. I love the name of this too!
-Valentina by Kejal pigment: a gorgeous green pigment that is so finely milled. I can’t wait to try this out. Will work out great I think in combination with the Photo Realism quad from MAC that I just picked up.
-And an assortment of samples from Vaglia d (facial masks) and Collistar
I’m already LOVING the Deborah lipstick — it has this beatiful shimmer but is such a sophisticated pinky red colour. I put the Deborah gloss on top and it is just gorgeous. This could be the start of a Deborah lippie addiction (watch out Lyd I might be contacting you again to get my hands on more of these!)
It gets better. On top of this, Lyd was so sweet to include candy for my son and a pretty pink charm necklace for my daughter (she wore it right away and I heard her tell my husband, ‘daddy this came from mommy’s friend in Italeeee.”)
I’ve done a number of swaps since I started blogging and I must say that the the best thing about swapping for me is not the goodies. These to me are a bonus. For me, it’s the opportunity to get to know such wonderful and thoughtful people like Lyd, learn more about their lives, and what they like. It’s so much fun shopping for another person too, and the fact that it is another beauty fan, it makes it even more fun. I’m constantly amazed at how friendly and kind everyone is in our community. Gives me warm fuzzies
Thank you Lyd — I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you better through this swap and look forward to our continued ‘online’ friendship.
As you always say: