Thursday, July 14, 2011

Trade Packages and a Love Package Received

In the last couple of days, I received two packages that in exchange for items I sent out.

The first one that I got was a trade that I worked out for the Physician's Formula Happy Booster Blush that I had on blog sale. I honestly didn't know what I wanted so I asked her to just send me anything. What I received was the NYX Runway Collection 10 Color Eyeshadow Palette in Champagne & Caviar.

It is a gorgeous neutral palette. I do have UD Naked Palette but this is quite different from the Naked Palette. The colors in the Naked palette run on the warm side and the colors in this palette are on the cool side, which actually suits my skin tone better. I've already used it a couple of times and really like it. I'll post an EOTD soon. Thank you so much Alvira for doing the trade and I hope that my package arrives there soon!

About a month or so ago, I had bought the Borghese brush set from Costco. Winnie from All Styled Up was checking her Costco in Canada and couldn't find it. I offered to pick up a set for her and told her that instead of her paying for it, we could work out a trade. Of course again, I had no real preference for items although I did ask her if there were Canadian products that I couldn't easily get. I already have a Lise Watier concealer wheel so I didn't need that. I think that I gave poor Winnie a hard time by not having any preferences. The package that she sent me was sooo awesome! I had to take it two shots.

The first picture is all MAC products. I love MAC and can't wait to try these out. There's even a MAC brush! What is in the contact lens cases are pigments! Contact lens cases are really convenient for storing products. I use it to carry a glob of cream concealer.

The second picture has a beautiful jewelry set, two eyeshadow pans from Annabelle Studio, mini Kiehl's Line Reducing Concentrate (I've been wanting to try something else from Kiehl's so this is perfect!), Organic Wear mascara and two items from Quo, which I have never heard of before. One is a powder atomizer bottle. It is so cute! The other is Summer Fantasy Palette, which is really gorgeous. Even the casing is beautiful with crystal rhinestones set in the top of the lid. I can't wait to try this palette out. Everything came inside the pretty floral organza bag.

I was fortunate to have met Winnie through another wonderful blogger, Brianna of The Sungirl Says. Thank you Winnie for the awesome trade. You truly spoiled me.

I also received a love package from Sheila of Maddy Loves. Please check out her blog if you can. She has great reviews and is just a sweet person. (She is also having a giveaway, which will end in 3 days.) Sheila was the coordinator for the 2010 Blogger Secret Santa exchange which I participated in. I know how challenging it can be to coordinate something like this, especially if someone doesn't follow through. I sent her some small as a thank you for doing such an awesome job. In turn, she sent me a thank you package!

Masks! I love masks although I probably don't use it as often as I should. Two minis of Biotherm White Detox , one a concentrate and the other a corrective makeup base. Paul and Joe lipstick in a beautiful shade. I haven't tried anything from Paul and Joe yet so this is really exciting. ZA sunscreen, which she says isn't drying to her skin. I used to buy ZA skincare a long time ago and really, really loved it. Unfortunately, it's not being sold here any more, which is very disappointing to me. Lastly, 5 Hello Kitty lollipops, yes there were 5 but I ate one already. It's yummy!!! Thank you Sheila for the unexpected and super wonderful package. I love everything and am so honored. You are truly a wonderful friend.



Sheila said...

<3 you too!! You're such a sweet person, I'm so glad to have met you over blogging ^___^

alvira said...

I am glad you like the palette
, looking forward to see your EOTD.You are a very nice and generous person. This is the first time I have done something like this and you have been very cooperative <3

Miss Kei Kei said...

Aww... ^^ I have that NYX palette too its great! I passed on the UD naked. x

Anonymous said...

How sweet of them all! Enjoy Kathy you deserve it :)

Marina said...

Great great stuff :) Good mail can really make my day :)

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tiffyama said...

Love the love packages. :D Hopefully I can send out yours soon!

Brianna said...

Such a great packages! I am glad that I met you both through blogging, you are both wonderful people! :)

galpal.hi said...

@Sheila--It's certainly been a great pleasure meeting you and other wonderful beauty bloggers.


galpal.hi said...

@alvira--Thank you again and I hope that my package to you arrives soon.


galpal.hi said...

@Kei Kei--It's really a lovely palette and I must say that I think the quality of it really good for a drugstore brand.


galpal.hi said...

@Nic Nic--Thank you! <3


galpal.hi said...

@Marina--Yes, that's so true! I love happy mail!


galpal.hi said...

@Tiffany--Looking forward to receiving your package!


galpal.hi said...

@Brianna--Thank you! I'm so glad that I've met wonderful people like you.