Friday, 3 May 2013

Beauty Box Swap with Cassidy from Hot Mess in a Dress

I've been dying to do a beauty box swap with an American blogger for ages, so about four months ago I put out a tweet and the lovely Cassidy from Hot Mess in a Dress stepped forward! America do so many brands that aren't readily available over in the UK and if they are, they are usually a lot more expensive, so I was so excited to do a swap with Cassidy! We agreed to post our boxes in April so that we would have plenty of time to buy the beauty goodies and spread out the cost.

Earlier this week I couldn't believe it when Cassidy's parcel arrived so quickly after she emailed to say it had been posted. I hot footed it to the post office to pick it up literally brimmng with excitement. Cassidy had put the beauty goodies in this pretty makeup bag, all individually wrapped in tissue paper, with a card to tell me about what was in the bag. Look at these amazing products she chose for me!


First of all is a Milani Liquid Eyeliner in Blackest Black. I love a good swipe of black liquid eyeliner for a night out and I find a pen easier to use, so I can't wait to use this, especially as my Collection one is beginning to run out!

I was so excited to see a CoverGirl mascara in the bag, so many bloggers rave about this brand for mascara! This one is called Clump Crusher by Lash Blast in Very Black. It is water resistant and promises 200% more volume with zero clumps. I love the fact it has a curved brush too! My lashes are dying to wear this.

I love lip balms and I don't have anything in my collection quite like the CoverGirl Natureluxe Gloss Balm in Thistle. I love the packaging and the colour is gorgeous - shimmery pink with a purple undertone. 

Eeeeeek Maybelline Baby Lips! This one is in Peppermint - yum! It has a SPF 20 and promises 8 hour moisture and lip renewal. This is going to be perfect to keep in my handbag for those hot summer days to protect my lips and keep them smooth and moisturised.

How beautiful is the Physician's Formula eyeshadow? It is offically called Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow and Liner in Nude Eyes. The strips of eyeshadow are split into trios, each one creating a different nude eye look - natural, playful and dramatic. The formula is also designed to transform into eyeliner when wet. I am a big fan of nude eyes, so I can see that I will get so much use out of this. 

I am so happy to add these EOS Lip Balms in Lemon Drop and Sweet Mint to my collection. I absolutely love my Summer Fruit one and these flavours just sound delicious.

The last beauty product that Cassidy sent me is the Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Plum. This wasn't a shade that was released in the UK when the lip butters first hit our shores. It is a gorgeous plummy pink shade and if you fancy checking it out, it has recently been released over here!

Cassidy also sent me a pack of Starburst sweets, which was a really nice surprise - I ate them very quickly!!

Thank you so much again to Cassidy for all these amazing goodies! I can't wait to use them all. If you haven't done a beauty box swap before I highly recommend it, it's so much fun! I really hope Cassidy likes her beauty box as much I do mine!

What are your favourite beauty products from America? Have you ever done a beauty box swap?

Beauty Bird xx




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  1. Fab post! Love the goodies you got - especially the baby lips and cover girl mascara! Hope you enjoy using them :) x

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    1. Thanks hun! I definitely will!xx

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  2. This looks like a great swap! I love EOS balms x

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    1. I was so lucky to get two of these! :-) xx

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  3. This is a fanastic box swap xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. the cover girl clump crusher looks amazing! Something to definitely try! Very jealous! :) got some really treats in this!

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm wearing it at the moment and really impressed with it :-) xx

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  5. Starburst! <3 What an awesome swap x

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    1. I hadn't had any Starburst for ages before this! Thank you I agree! xx

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  6. what a great idea! I want to do a box swap with somebody now!x

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    1. You should, it's so much fun! xx

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  7. Ah, so glad you liked everything! I can't wait to get my box of treats - so excited! (:

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    1. I loved it, thank you again! Can't wait for you to get yours and see what you think! xx

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  8. I do love sweets. I hope I can get an American beauty buddy!
    Roxy's Box of Tricks  
    xx

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    1. Definitely :-) I bet there's quite a few bloggers in America who would love to do a swap! xx

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  9. This is a great idea Sasha - all the products look fab - especially the Nude eyes palette and Cover Girl mascara! xx

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    1. I haven't tried the palette yet but I love the mascara! xx

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