12/23/2013

#irishbbloggersSS Reveal

This year, the amazing Aisling from Total Make Up Addict organised a Secret Santa, between Irish beauty bloggers! I jumped at the chance - We all love getting presents, plus I loved trying to get as many nice products as possible, for €20. I think one thing all the posts today highlighted is the amount of fabulous beauty products that don't cost a fortune.

I received Nora from Too Many Muffins, and decided to pick up a few products in Germany that she hopefully hadn't tried before! She tweeted me today to let me know that her post was up - You can check it out here! And last Saturday (after a VERY long trip home!) I finally found out who had received me - It was Sarah, of Beauty with Brushes! I was so excited to open her present & I definitely wasn't disappointed - She picked out lovely gifts for me, & I can't wait to use them!

Even the wrapping paper excited me.. It's so Christmassy!

 

Just LOOK at how much stuff Sarah managed to pick up for €20! Beyond delighted.


First up, everything came in this deadly make up bag! I'm forever meaning to pick up bags/cases for when I'm travelling, for make up, jewelry, etc so it's perfect! I've also managed to 'lose' all my fluffy socks.. (Pretty sure they could be in my sister's drawers), so my feet are currently snug in these reindeer socks!


Who doesn't love a bit of Soap & Glory? I usually buy their big set in Boots at Christmas, but decided not to this year, because I'm only bringing hand luggage back with me, so can't bring much liquid. Sarah picked up 3 travel size products for me, so I'll be bringing Hand Food, Clean On Me shower gel & The Righteous Butter body lotion back with me!


I was thrilled to see the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge - Their Expert Face brush is one of my favourite brushes for applying foundation, & I've heard rave reviews about it!



 Next was an NYC eyeshadow, in the shade 'Bazaar'. This is a nice warm brown, I'm thinking it could actually be ideal for filling in my eyebrows now that I've dyed them!


Sticking with eyeshadow, I also got the Catrice Absolute Nude Eyeshadow Palette. I'm obsessed with nude shadows, I'm one of those people who has the Naked palette & every spin off of it so I'm delighted to have a mini palette, perfect for popping in my bag!


Also from NYC was this Blushable Creme Stick, in Big Apple Blush. I only started using cream products last summer, so I'm delighted to add to my collection!

On top is the Absolute Nude palette, then the Blushable Creme Stick & NYC single shadow.

 

Moving onto nails, & Sarah chose this unreal polish from Catrice, I'm Dynamite. I'm a magpie & this beautiful blue-grey glitter makes me very happy.


More nail products - These imPRESS stick on nails are a lovely metallic pink. I've used these sticks ons before & gotten a few days out of them, so they'll make an appearance soon!


And finally, Sarah sent me lots of Ziaja samples. There's shower soap, body balm, body oil, day cream, leg gel, night cream, hand cream & moisturising cream - Like I said, sample sizes are my favourite things at the minute, so they're ideal!

I'm overwhelmed at how generous Sarah was, & how much I love the products. Secret Santas can always be a bit dodgy, but I know I'll use all these! I've been loving all the posts by the other bloggers too, so make sure to check out their posts, which can be found by searching #irishbbloggersSS on Twitter. A big, big thank you to Aisling - I loved the experience!


Happy Christmas,
Chloe x

9 comments:

  1. What a great bag of goodies! I love the palette and i'm a big fan of the real techniques sponge, you'll love it! xx

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  2. Wow, that looks great - sooo much stuffs, you must be thrilled! What a wonderful bag of goodies to receive. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Absolutely thrilled! Happy Christmas x

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  3. I love the make up bag, I wonder where she got it. So cute.

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    1. Mary, the tag is Penneys/ Primark - You might still pick it up :)

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