By now you guys know that one of the perks of the beauty blog thing is “meeting” fellow beauty lovers from around the world with whom you can indulge in a passion that few others understand. Another occasional bonus is when you get the chance to connect with someone by actually doing a beauty swap. And you know how much I enjoy beauty swaps with my lovely blogging friends from across the pond (see my swaps with Gyudy and Silke). My latest swap is with the lovely Laura of Pink Frenzy. Laura resides in the Netherlands so I was really excited at the prospect of being able to get my hands on European beauty brands that are harder to come by in these parts. Here’s what she picked out:
Aren’t they lovely? Let’s take a closer look…
Not my best lighting situation, but you get an idea of the fantastic goodies that Laura sent me. I don’t know if this was her intention, but there is a definite “rose gold” theme to these products. I have to say, I was especially over the moon to receive the Zoeva Rose Golden palette- I’ve been wanting to try the brand for ages now. And I’ve loved everything I’ve ever tried from Kiko, so I’m sure these products will be no exception. The packaging is to die for, especially on the lipstick, so sleek and luxurious feeling. I’m always impressed by European drugstore brands – they tend to feel so much more chic than the American counterparts.
So far, the only product I’ve actually used is the Bourjois blush in Lilac D’Or which is a gorgeous warm pink with golden shimmer (I’m wearing it today, actually). Will keep you guys posted on the other products as I test them out!
Have any of you ever participated in an international beauty swap (or more locally)? Please share your experiences!
All products featured were received in a Beauty Swap. The thoughts and opinions expressed are the author’s alone. No affiliate links. For more information see Disclaimer here.