During the first weekend of every month a group on Facebook carries out an 'anything goes' swap event. Meaning you can swap any beauty items with others only at that time. Usually it's only beauty box items you can swap and it's not every event I take part, just when I've got a few bits to swap out that I'm not using or enjoying.
In August, I swapped for all the above items with many of the parcels containing additional sweets which have mostly been eaten and extra samples.
Illamasqua Glamore Collection lipstick in cherub RRP £18.50: I absolutely love this lipstick! It's a gorgeous warm coral shade and it's such a 'me' type shade. The pigmentation is excellent as well as the staying power.
Bellapierre mineral lipstick in ruby RRP £20: This is a bright red creamy lipstick which I've yet to wear on my lips. It's quite a bright red which holds a little pink I feel.
AVON sultry lip pencil in red vixen RRP £7: This quite deep burgundy brown red which will be perfect for the cooler months. It holds quite a 90s vibe to the shade but I liked it when I tried it on. It was easy to apply and seemed long-lasting, maybe a tad drying.
Accessorize lip tint balm in peachy passion RRP £5: As it appears in the swatch, it is a balmy peachy red tint for the lips which is easy to wear and throw in your handbag. The lid is a little annoying as it falls off but other than that; it's a nice product to wear. I'm not sure if it has been discontinued because I can't find it to buy. It does tint a little bit on the lips but nothing very long-lasting.
I swapped for two of the Whitening Lightening color your smile lighted lip glosses from Gerard Cosmetics which are based in the US.
The shades I have are fiji (darkest) and sugar moma (lightest top) and both are super pigmented and hold a creamy sweet scent.
They light up when you unscrew the lid and are supposed to make your teeth appear lighter because of the shades.
Both are so pigmented; I prefer the darker of the two as the lighter one is a little hard to pull of for my skin tone.
This NYX gloss in mauve mauve RRP £5.50 is beautiful, I've been wearing it quite a bit since I received it. The texture is pigmented without being thick and is the most comfortable texture on the lips. The shade is really flattering and I'd love to try a few more shades of this gloss by NYX.
I swapped for this Bare Minerals bronzer sample in skinny dip and the Be a Bombshell bronzer in tanorexic, both I'm yet to really try.
Finally, I chose this Urban Decay Moondust shadow in zodiac which is absolutely stunning! I've not even swatched or taken it out of the box because it is so beautiful. It's an iridescent, sparkly green shade.
Also, this Bourjois intense eye shadow in shade 2 which is a peachy shimmery colour.
And last but not least, this Makeup revolution single eyeshadow from the neon range in purple. It's actually less neon than expected which is good because it makes it that bit more wearable.
I also swapped for more of the Benefit pore professional samples (7.5ml) as I adore the stuff and have built up a little supply which should last a long time, meaning I won't need to buy the full size. And another They're real mascara. I think I've got about five mini back-ups now :)
I'm not sure if I'll be swapping in September as I've de-stashed quite a bit actually. It's my birthday tomorrow so I might treat myself to a couple of bits this month but we will see as I'd like to try and go on holiday (abroad) just before or after the October half term. We're also going to a wedding in September in the north east and staying in a cottage so that's a British break away but I'm craving some more summer sun before the year is out.
Thanks for reading,