Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Christmas in the Summer!

I'm a total bargain shopper nowadays (believe I used to love to indulge in Chanel, MAC and YSL), but now it's just not practical. These last few weeks have been like Christmas in July (and August) for me!

Sephora emails about new products are nice eye candy but it's like window shopping- which I'm not a fan of. Temptation is too much! When I saw the beautiful NARS Foreplay blush pallette pop up on my screen I had to save the picture and share it with my fellow beauty lovers on Instagram. My very close friend, and fellow blogger, Roz (theprettyjunkie.blogspot.com-She has an amazing taste and eye for all beauty products! Head over to her blog ASAP!) the picture and said, We need to get this! To which I replied, yes we do! And well she did. Buy us both palettes! I'd doggie sat for her lovable St. Bernard, Louie, last month and she said this was payment! I didn't have the will power to say no! I sent her a (small) gift in return, definitely not a even exchange...yet;)

Back in May I was browsing blogs and was on Emeraldeyeliner.com and saw that one of the blogs contributors, Mags, had found a dupe by Rimmel for NARS Shiap! I was smitten-Schiap has been on my wish list for ages! I commented that I'd not seen them in the states and the rest is History! Well History as in we emailed and set up a swap! It was my first real swap in that we were swapping for stuff we wanted! As a huge lover of UK/Ireland based blogs, I'd had a huge wish list of beauty products I wanted! Mags did not Disappoint! As I still don't have daily access to wifi, I'm only posting a quick pic- plus I'm still having so much fun with ALL the goodies I've gotten!

Whew! But one more thing. That Naked palette that everyone has? And was on my wish list in July? I was able to snag it for $24. I was given an Amazon gift card/credit some time back and when I saw that Sephora supplied it in Amazon I took the plunge. It's only just arrived today- but am ecstatic!

Again this is not a brag post- I'm just trying to liven up this blog! As much as I love my Bargain buys it's just nice to be slightly spoiled sometimes! And be on both ends of the receiving side!

Sephora Gift Package with NARS Foreplay blush quad inside-gorgeous!!
My Amazing #bloggerswap goodies all the way from Dublin!
Urban Decay Naked Palette 
Close up of the NARS Foreplay blusher-I hope to one day swatch and wear this beauty;)
Close up of some of the goodies (17, Collection, Bourjois, some beautiful bracelets)

19 comments:

  1. Absolutely love everything you got :)

    http://sophiameola.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  2. dying to get my hands on that nars palette!

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    1. I've yet to try it, but NARS products can do no wrong in my eyes! I def recommend it Niki!

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  3. Aw what a sweet friend to get you that gorgeous Nars palette! And I'm excited to see your reviews for all those products...I see Sleek and Bourjois--yay!

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    1. Shes amazing! It's so beautiful I'm scared I use it just yet!

      All the goodies are sooo good! Still trying stuff on and swatching:)

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  4. Oh god, what can be better than all that make up? Im serioulsy thinking but I cant figure out something different!!
    Swatches, please!

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    1. I agree Flo! It's overwhelming as I LOVE makeup! It's been an awesome few weeks- swatches will def be up soon:)

      xx

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  5. That Nars palette looks really pretty!

    http://everydayrachel21.blogspot.com/

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    1. It is! Can't wait to try it- for now I just like looking at it;)

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  6. nice!


    p.s. I'm having a Shop Jeen ring giveaway if you'd like to check it out!
    devorelebeaumonstre.com xx

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  7. Awe Yessie youre a sweetie. You're a great friend and you deserve more!

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    1. Thanks friend! You're the BEST and you deserve more:) xx

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  8. Ah thanks for the mention I am glad you like your stuff ;) roz what an amazing friend you are ;)

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    1. I love it Mags!!

      Roz is an awesome friend:) She's in a different state but I was lucky enough to get to know her thru an old job I had- I can honestly say she is a true friend for life. (sorry for the sappy comment- but it the truth!)

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  9. Ah thanks for the mention I am glad you like your stuff ;) roz what an amazing friend you are ;)

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  10. What a fun post and I enjoyed reading it. I cracked up how you got the nars palette as a dog sitting payment too cute!! :)

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    1. Thanks Carly- I have to justify it with that- but she's an amazing friend in real life and so generous!

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