The people who participated in this year's exchange were:
Ashley - http://makeupkismet.blogspot.com
D - http://shinyprettythings9.blogspot.com
Evie - http://asidewalkcafe.blogspot.com
Jamilla - http://www.makeupforprofessionalasianwomen.com
Jian - http://pinkfishtart.blogspot.com
Kat (me) - http://maikatoshaberi.blogspot.com
Lulu - http://luluchinadoll.blogspot.com
Rosalia - http://style-love.blogspot.com
Sheila - http://maddyloves.wordpress.com
Vicky - http://vanity-fashionista.blogspot.com
Yinnie - http://looking-glass-beauty.blogspot.com
Vonnie - http://ohsovonnie.blogspot.com
This year my Secret Santa was Vonnie! She said that I was hard to shop for! Sorry Vonnie. I thought that I made it easy since I actually did a wish list this year. Last year, I didn't do any wish list and drove my Secret Santa nuts!
My gift actually was in two parts. The first package that arrived was actually the 2nd part and the 2nd package that arrived was the 1st part. I opened the first package and TA DAAA!
A package full of yummy Lindt Chocolate Truffles! I love those candies! Also enclosed was a Christmas card with a note revealing that she was my Secret Santa.
I then opened up the 2nd package and was surprised by one of the items on my wish list! Tarte's The Starlet Limited-Edition Makeup Vanity! I had actually considered buying it when it got released but then decided not to because it was something that I didn't need. When Secret Santa came up, I decided to put it onto my wish list. It is a 3-layer palette which has 4 different color-themes.
This picture is from the Sephora website as I couldn't get a good picture of the case.
It has a metallic type of finish and the flash just reflects off of it .
The 1st two layers/drawers are eyeshadows and the bottom drawer is Tarte's Amazonian Clay 12-hour blushes, bronzer and shimmering powder. Also in the 2nd drawer is a mascara and eyelash primer. You can click on the drawer pictures to bring up a bigger picture. Thank you so much Vonnie for this wonderful Secret Santa gift! I can't wait to try everything.
Thank you Sheila for organizing this exchange again this year. This year I was Secret Santa for Sheila, which was ironic because she was mine last year. It is through this exchange last year that I got to know Sheila much, much better and we are now good friends. For me, that is the most important aspect of joining an exchange like this. I've become better acquainted with bloggers and the friendships that I have formed are priceless.