5 November 2013

Halloween Beauty Swap With Cotton Candy Diva

A few months ago the lovely Jasmine {Sweetaholic} hosted a Halloween themed beauty swap. Beauty swaps are a wonderful and fun way to make new blogging friends and try products you may not get for yourself. I was matched up with the very lovely Evelyn {CottonCandyDiva}. After filling up a quick questionnaire to better get to know each other and know what products we would prefer, Evelyn and I got busy on putting together our Halloween swap. I chose to theme my box a Glamourous Halloween. Check out what I got Evelyn here.

Evelyn and I decide to send out our packages 1 week before Halloween. When I received the package I was super excited! Evelyn wrapped up everything so well and placed all the products in a Halloween bag. She also included a personal note on a gorgeous personalised stationary (very shnazzy!). 
Evelyn wrapped everything up in orange and black and stuck super cute Halloween stickers on them. I absolutely ♥ the packaging. 

Halloween Beauty Swap 2013
Beautiful personalised stationary from Cotton Candy Diva
Halloween Beauty Swap: Too Cute Packaging!

Halloween Lollies
Evelyn got me so many cool things and she wrapped the goodies up so well I almost didn't want to open them up. She also got me these super cute skeleton lollies (photo above) that my God sister loved!
The Halloween cosmetic goodies from Evelyn
In the questionaire I filled out, I mentioned that Teal and Turquoise were my favourite colours and Evelyn was very thoughtful to have included these colours in the makeup she picked out for me. I didn't picture any swatches because (a) I was too excited playing with my new makeup and (b) I want to do some reviews of these and I'll include the product swatches then.

Here's a list of all the lovely things Evelyn got for me:
  • ELF Cream Eyeliner in Teal Tease
    I had actually had my eye on this for a while - Thanks Evelyn! 
  • Chi Chi Eyeliner in Caribean Queen
    A gorgeous and very beautifully pigmented teal liner.
  • Chi Chi Fab Five Eyeshadow in Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
    Not going to lie, I had a big grin and got all giddy when I saw this! It's pretty like a rainbow (could I be any more Asian than that? lol) and with a name like "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" It was set from the start that I would be in love with this. I don't actually own any Chi Chi products so I loved that Evelyn got me the shadow palette and the eyeliner from the line.
  • Australis Colour Inject Lipstick in Gangsta Rap
    A lipstick very fitting for me in shade and in name haha!
  • Model Rock Lashes in Side Swept
    These lashes are ultra glam and dramatic so I might save these for a night out in Oxford Street.
  • Maybelline Color Show Nail Laquer in 420 Wine & Dined.
    A lovely plum/mulberry shimmer shade polish.
  • Essence Eyeshadow in Here I am & Shrimp Me Up
    Blue and Pink shimmer shadow which would work well as blending shades for smokey eyes.
  • Revlon Nail Stickers in 08 Python & Petals
    These nails stickers are super pretty and a design that I would get myself! I can't wait to use them.
  • Burt's Bees Honey Lip Balm
    I actually lost my one and wanted to get a replacement - Now I don't need to hehe.
    I have no idea where all my lip balms go, they must be in the same place as lost hair ties and bobby pins...
  • Diva Skull Earrings
    Cute for Halloween...and I forgot to wear them to the Halloween party I attended on the weekend Oh well...next year.

As you may know I like to keep cards/notes that are given to me so I stuck the stickers from the packaging on the card so they wouldn't go to waste and I could keep this lovely memento from Evelyn.

I'd like to say a big thanks to the very lovely and friendly Jasmine for organising the swap for all of us &  of course to my new blogging friend Evelyn for all the lovely goodies she got me. I absolutely loved everything and I loved that she carried the Halloween theme through the packaging. Check out her blog post on our swap here. ♥ ♥ ♥ 

Did you do the Halloween swap organised by Jasmine? I'd love to see what you got so please leave me a link in the comments section x.


  1. Looks so fun! We should do a beauty swap cuz!

  2. Loved this! She got you some really fun goodies! Thanks so much for taking part and making it a success! :)

    1. Evelyn did get me quite a few goodies. Thank you so much again Jasmine for organising it =) xo


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