Sunday, 2 August 2015

CBB Summer Makeup Swap Haul

Hi, everyone! Two weekends ago I had the pleasure of meeting up with about 20 other Toronto-based beauty bloggers for a delicious dinner and epic makeup swap. The table was surrounded by familiar faces and, after the food was cleared, was covered with a mountain of makeup and skin care. I didn't bring any of my own goodies (I'd cleared out at the last swap), but was a carrier of Jenn's items that she was looking to unload before moving back to the west coast. This meant that I got first dibs at her products (thanks, Jenn!) and I was also lucky enough to go home with a few treasures at dinner as well. Here they are! 


Complexion

Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Treatment
Jenn promised that this stuff was magical, but I was hesitant. I feared it would be too rich and clogging. But since I trust her advice (and love to try new Asian skin care), I snagged it. So glad I did! This calms and hydrates my skin overnight without any irritation. It even soothes and shrinks my breakouts! 

Graydon The Putty (sample)
I received a lot of little samples from the Graydon event, but The Putty had not been among them. It's supposed to be great for irritated skin, so I'm eager to try it. 

Daniel Sandler Watercolour Cream-Rouge Blushers in Soft Pink and Soft Peach
We all know how much I love Daniel Sandler's Watercolour Liquid Blushers, so I was naturally ultra tempted by his cream blushes as well. Both of these shades look so cheery and natural! 


Tools and Nails

Real Techniques Detailer Brush
I already own one of these from the Core Collection, but I snagged another as they work wonderfully for spot concealing as well as for highlighting the inner corners of my eye.

MAC 130 Brush
This is a MAC brush I've been dying to try for ages! It's a shorter-bristled, densely-packed duo-fibre brush that can be used for foundations, cream blushes, or powder products. A true multi-tasker! 

Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel in Autumn Spice
I really don't need anymore nail polishes, but this one called my name. First, it has a gorgeous warm, multifaceted orange-golden-burgundy hue. Second, it dries down to a sweet, spicy smell. Hard to pass up!


Lips

Sonia Kashuk Lip Definer Crayon in Rosewood
I've totally jumped on the lip liner resurgence bandwagon and this looked like a pretty, versatile neutral pink shade that I'd get lots of wear out of. 

Mary Kay at Play Jelly Lip Gloss in Jammin' Berry
I grabbed this because both the shade and formula looked unique. The "jelly" formula is interestingly bubbly and I love a purple lip for summertime!

Laneige Serum Intense Lipstick in Twinkle Coral
Jenn promised that the texture of this lipstick is unlike anything else, and she was right! It has a unique watery gel-like feel and a cheery coral hue. So pretty! 

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Grand Cru
The Rouge Edition Velvets are among my favourite lip products on the market and Grand Cru is such a stunning, rich red. I think it will be perfect for Fall. 

Sorry for the blurriness!

Eyes

BeneFit They're Real (mini)
One of my all-time favourite mascaras, so I will never pass up a mini size! Perfect for travel.

NYX Eyeshadows in Nutmeg and Sahara
Neutrals like this always win me over. The warm ivory and tawny brown tones will work perfectly to create an easy neutral eye. 

Illamasqua Powder Eyeshadow in Imagine
A matte blue shadow from Illamasqua? Nuff said.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream Waterproof Cream Colour in 02
I've been wanting to try this formula for a long time, so I was happy to get this! It's a pretty silvery taupey shade that's supposedly waterproof. Must test this soon! 


I always bring home far more from makeup swaps than I plan to, but thus is the curse of a makeup addict! While scoring some new beauty goodies is always a thrill, the most exciting part of these events is getting to hang out with fellow beauty bloggers, old and new friends among them. Kindred spirits that understand the power of a perfect lipstick!

To learn more about the Canadian Beauty Blogger Network, check out the site, here

Have you ever connected with other beauty bloggers from your city? Have you done any makeup swaps lately?

Thanks for dropping by! xo


48 comments:

  1. Great haul! And how perfect is it that you got new cream blushes AND a brush to put them on with. Are you going to do another full look using only haul products?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha, you're right! I am fully ready for some cream blush :) And yes, I plan to do some looks with these new goodies! :)

      Delete
  2. These makeup swaps are honestly the greatest idea ever haha, they sound so fun! You got some great loot, I'm excited about those Daniel Sandler blushes!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm so excited to try them! love everything I've used from the brand so far. The swaps are really so much fun :)

      Delete
  3. Didn't know Daniel Sandler did these other blushes, I love the watercolor one.
    Autumn Spice is a really pretty colour. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. His Watercolours are truly amazing, so I have high hopes for the cream ones :)

      Delete
  4. Good haul! I like the look of those blushes.

    ReplyDelete
  5. aww jen that sounds like fun times especially one that involves this much make up!

    theleeday.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It really was such a fun evening :)

      Delete
  6. You guys have the best beauty blogger network! I wish we had something similar here. :) MAC 130 is among my most-used brushes, it's truly versatile! I like it most for blending cream blushes, highlighters, and sometimes foundation!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I really feel so lucky to have so many blogger friends in town! I've used the 130 for foundation and it works quite well! :)

      Delete
  7. That's a good look! ;)
    Have a nice weekend :)

    I follow you!
    If you comment my post, I will comment your five posts! :)
    www.sandrakopko.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a fab haul! The Jelly Lip Gloss sounds intriguing and the MUFE Aqua Creams are incredible so I think you're going to really like yours :) x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The gloss did look so intriguing- that''s why I couldn't help myself! Can't wait to give the Aqua Cream a go :)

      Delete
  9. Heeey you got some NICE STUFF!!! I've made some friends through my blogging years, and sometimes we do swap stuff but there hasn't been anything on this scale as far as I know! I hope you'll have lots of fun with your new goodies!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Sunny! I really do feel so lucky to have such a big group of blogging buddies in the city :)

      Delete
  10. This is really nice stuff you've got! Lucky you!
    http://acharlottee.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  11. Aww sounds like a nice get together, awesome products.
    I'm slowly try to use make up again, but its rather expensive :)) Thanks for your advice

    Capturing Life Memoirs | http://aimeebustillo.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It really was a fun time! Thanks for stopping by :)

      Delete
  12. That was my Illamasqua Beguile - I hope you love it! I found I needed a solid base to get the colour going. But the other reality is I just don't reach for my single shadows. I'm glad it's found a good home!

    The MAC 130 brush is an all time favourite of mine. Hope you love it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Actually, it's Illamasqua Imagine- and was one of Jenn's. Beguile must be super similar! I've used the 130 for foundation and it actually works quite well!

      Delete
  13. Wow this dinner with other beauty bloggers sound amazing. I wonder if there is one for Chicago! It looks like you got some really nice products!!!

    xoxo Emily
    http://www.ditchtheheels.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It really was a great time! Bet there are a bunch of beauty bloggers from Chicago out there :)

      Delete
  14. They all look like such great products!

    lifeisashoe

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I'm really loving them :)

      Delete
  15. That Revlon nail polish is soooo pretty!

    Heba xx || The HebaBloglovinInstagram

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It really is such a gorgeous and unique shade :)

      Delete
  16. Fantastic post dear! Hope you have a lovely day.

    ** I'm inviting you to join Love, Beauty Bloggers on facebook. A place for beauty and fashion bloggers from all over the world to promote their latest posts!


    xoxo;
    BEAUTYEDITER.COM

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Kenny! Hope you're having a great weekend :)

      Delete
  17. I didn't know about this Canadian Blogger network! Checking it out now :) That makeup exchange thing sounds really fun, looks like you got some nice stuff.

    Samantha Series | bloglovin

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, definitely check out the CBB! Our meetups are always super fun :)

      Delete
  18. I do join CBB group and I think they are brilliant! Shame I live in such a small town in Comox Valley so I never get to join all these get togethers. Looks like you snared some really cool stuff! Daniel Sandler blushers are amazing, have read only good things about them.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm so happy with everything I got! Maybe you'll be able to visit Toronto one day :)

      Delete
  19. Nice post!!!!

    www.fiftypairsofshoes.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. Love this selection :) Bisous from France, *-* Sand. *-*

    www.taimemode-fashionblog.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. Oh jealous of the mac brush and the sonia lip definer.

    I saw you across the table but I didn't have a chance to introduce myself! Hopefully next time! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes- we should make a point to chat more next time! :)

      Delete
  22. Everything looks lovely - that MAC brush does look wonderful and I've been trying to get something similar as I don't have a store locally!!

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The MAC 130 is a great brush and the Real Techniques Stippling Brush is a very nice alternative :)

      Delete

All of your lovely comments make my day! Thanks for taking the time to share your musings, ideas, and opinions. Feel free to leave a link to your blog- I'd be happy to check it out :)