Beauty Swap #1: Jess @ The Lily White English Rose

23 February 2013


All products via Jess - The Lily White English Rose

Last month, I published this post, expressing my desire to test out some products from over the other side of the pond. I had a couple of responses, and set up swaps with Jess, Jem and Michelle. It might seem a little excessive to take part in multiple swaps, but there were so many products I wanted to try. Plus, each girl recommended different products and price ranges, so each swap felt equally exciting. I ended up asking all three girls for two of the products (creamsicle lip butter and infinite fuschia aqua lacquer), because I'd seen so many posts on these that I knew I'd need back ups and spares for my handbag!

Jess' parcel was the first to arrive, and she really went above and beyond. Everything was beautifully wrapped, and came with a lovely card. I'd specified that I wanted to try a pocketbac from Bath & Body Works, and received not one, but five delicious scents! Amongst other products, I also received CoverGirl lipsticks, and the Wet n Wild Comfort Zone palette. You may also notice peeking in there a Tarte blush - I can not explain in words how excited I am about this - and a copy of Allure magazine, which I now need to subscribe to. 

Swapping with Jess (and equally Jem and Michelle - expect posts on those goodies soon) was a really fantastic experience. It felt so good to speak to other girls who get as excited about beauty and cosmetics as I do, and not only did I also discover their fantastic blogs as a result, I made some great friends, who I'm hoping to stay in contact with. I'd definitely recommend taking part in a swap if you can - Jess and I are already discussing our second one :).

If you'd like to see the products I sent over to Jess, check out her post here. If you're a blogger from anywhere in the world that's not the UK and would like to take part in a swap, drop me a comment/email!

23 comments

  1. This is such a good idea, might have to try it myself!x

    makeupmusicfashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. This is such a cool idea! I bet you can't wait to try all these out!

    Sophs xx
    The Sopho Diaries

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  3. I'd love to do something like this! Excited to see the Tarte blush. I always buy Allure when i'm in the states and read it until the pages are literally falling out... x

    January Girl ♥ Nails Inc + Eylure Giveaway ♥

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  4. This looks amazing! The Tarte blush in particular :)
    S xx

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  5. Omg that is such an amazing swap, you got some gorgeous goodies! :)

    http://laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Just found your blog and really like it. Your newest follower. x

    whatsonyourtulips.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. such a neat idea. can't wait to see what the tarte blush looks like!

    www.novelave.com

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  8. Ouuu she got you some lovely products! :) x Can't wait for you to receive mine!

    http://jemaroons.blogspot.ca

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  9. This looks amazing! enjoy your goodies! X

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  10. That sound like such a good idea, I would love to have someone to buy their beauty favourites/must haves for me to try!

    www.emilyandlife.blogspot.com

    x

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  11. I wish we had a Bath & Body Works here! Great post :)

    Kate x

    Fashbox Beauty & Style

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  12. I'd love to do a swap. They get way better shade ranges of everything in the U.S, don't really understand why.
    Actually, I'm in Brazil until the summer so if you fancy trying out some Brazilian beauty bits then let me know, I can't get most of the things I use from back home over here so it could work out quite well :)
    Mel xx

    melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I love those little pocket bac's, they are great to carry around in your purse

    gl0ssi.blogspot.ca

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  14. Wow you got some lovely things :) I'd love all of this stuff!

    I really want to try Bath & Body Works things as well as Tarte. Wish we had them in the UK :) xx

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  15. Love your blog! Thank you for your pretty comment!
    follow you now :)
    <3

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  16. What great products. I too am doing a swap with my friend in Canada, so this post gave me some great ideas to send to her! It is so fun. Can't wait to be able to a post on the bits she sends me! You got some great products!

    elliesvanitytable.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. It's a shame I'm in the UK! But I would absolutely love to do a swap with someone else..This looks so great! If anyone sees this and is interested that's not from the UK, give me a shout! (:

    - Killian x
    indulgenceonabudget.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. so many interesting products that you received!!

    Karly.
    www.karlymichellem.blogspot.com

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  19. This is such a great idea. America really do have some great beauty offerings, I'm already making a mental list for when I go to Florida in October!
    www.amy--victoria.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  20. UGGHHH so many lovely products! IM DROOLING

    xo,
    Angel
    http://angeldiamante.blogspot.com/

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  21. I didn't know you set up multiple swaps that's awesome! I'm going home tomorrow and can not wait to open up the package you sent!!!

    -Michelle

    Http://michellemariemakeup.blogspot.com/

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  22. This is so cool!! If you'd like to do a swap sometime, drop me a note! And if you know of beauty fanatics from the US, Canada or Australia that are looking to swap.. Let me know too :-)

    Enjoy your US goodies!!

    Isabelle
    nailsandcupcakes.com

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Thank you for all of your comments - I read and appreciate every one :)