Oct 16 2015

European Beauty Swap! (with Laura of Pink Frenzy)


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:

Beauty Swap 2015

Aren’t they lovely? Let’s take a closer look…

Beauty Swap 2015
Beauty Swap 2015

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!





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  1. What a lovely swap! I hope you will love the Zoeva palette, as you know, I’m a big fan 🙂 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • shilpashetty86 on October 16, 2015 at 5:46 am
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    Zoeva Rose Gold Palette is very nice,…

  2. I haven’t ever done an international beauty swap although it is something I have thought about and would definitely want to do some day 🙂 xx

    Brenda BusyBee | Win a Maple Holistics Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner

  3. I’ve never done a swap but it’s a great idea! You got some beautiful treats! xx


  4. The Zoeva Rose Gold palette looks dreamy <3 love the sound of this Swap Kimmy, really interested in reading about what you think of the products <3

    Serene | I Am Serene L

  5. The palette looks so beautiful, I’m sure you’ll love it 🙂 ahh beauty swaps are great! x


  6. I have my eye on that Zoeva palette! She picked up some great products for you, Kiko lipstick definitely looks so luxurious. Enjoy using them 🙂


  7. Ohh, she sent you some really gorgeous goodies! And I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Zoeva palette, I have read so many good reviews on it!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  8. I want to try the Zoeva Rose Gold palette so badly !!! It’s so gorgeous. No I never did a swap !!!

  9. The packaging on that lipstick is seriously LUXE 😀 I love it!

    • Lulle.Beaumiroir on October 16, 2015 at 8:40 pm
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    What a great swap! You were spoiled 😀
    I didn’t realize that Kiko’s Bouncy Blush was so large, it’s nice to see a picture in situation. Do you know what shade this is?

  10. It IS such a nice perk to blogging! I did a UK to Canada (me) swap and it was beyond fun! I posted about it, see my post:
    And hers:

    I’ll be doing more for sure. Zoeva and Kiko are both brands I’m looking forward to trying one day. I love Bourjois blushes – they smell so nice too. 🙂

  11. I love KIKO and Zoeva – hope you enjoy these products as much as I did 🙂 xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  12. great swap!! i loved seeing what you got!

  13. I’m so happy you like everything 🙂 Bourjois blushes are one of my favorites x

    Pink Frenzy

    • Silke Laura on October 24, 2015 at 1:44 pm
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    We need to do another one soon Kimmy! Was so much fun 😉 Laura has definitely picked out some great ones here. I’ve heard that the Zoeva palettes are great to work with – there is a taupe one coming out withing a couple of days which I’ll be getting my hands on!

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