Swap with Kelsey: modernmartha.com

August 18, 2012

This is so exciting! I love shopping for other people more than shopping for myself.

I did this swap with Kelsey, or Kelseyr2 on Youtube. Kelsey also runs an awesome website, modernmartha.com. We had been tweeting back and forth to each other, I eventually e-mailed her and suggested a collaboration or a swap. I was so excited when Kelsey agreed!  We set a limit of $50 and sent each other a few beauty companies to browse. Since I am from Canada and Kelsey is from the States there are a lot of different companies that we can't get our hands on. We both made a little list of products or categories that we would be interested in receiving.
Let's get into my goodies! I will have separate blog posts with swatches and better photos once I try out some of these products fully! Keep your eye out for those.
Woohoo! Look at all these awesome things!
I am able to get these bad boys in Canada I just haven't gotten around to it. I was so happy when I saw this!
Neutrogena Moisture Shine Gloss in Healthy Blush -  $7.99
I do not own very many lip glosses and this colour looks awesome! I can't wait to try this out, I have never seen Neutrogena make up in Canada.
I asked Kelsey if she could get a cream blush, I'm very happy she chose this one! The colour is great for my skin tone and I've been meaning to try more NYX!
In  the little list I made for Kelsey, I asked for a translucent powder. I'm very happy to have received this, compact is much more convenient than loose. I can't wait to give this a try!
Sonia Kashuk Nail Colour in Dream of Genie -  $4.79
I love this polish! I put it on right after I took these photos. It's a slightly neon pink. A bit of a red and orange tint, but looks so vibrant on the skin! Great formulation and a great brush, I am very pleased!
Almay Wake Up Palette in Revive -  $7.94
This is the perfect little compact. Almay is available in Canada but I have yet to try it. I can't wait to try an eye look out with this!
Almay Wake Up  Highlighter and  Eyeliner in Coffee Buzz and Iced Buff - $7.94
Horrible photo, I apologize. I am excited to try this out, I'm sure it will be a handy pencil to have.
In our message I asked for the Liquif-eye liner in Black but I am very happy to get the  brown. I will get much more use out of it! I love the retractable pencils and I can see me using this black one a lot. This will be the only black eyeliner I own, can you believe that?!
I am so excited for this. I've been wanting to try Real Techniques but it is not available in Canada. I asked for this because I figured it would be a great foundation brush!
And that is all my goodies! I am so pleased and can't wait to try and review all of these products. There is not a single product I received that I already own or won't use. 
Writing this blog post is making me want to rip apart the packages right now and dig in! 
Thank you so much Kelsey, I am so happy we decided to do this! You are awesome and I hope to work with you more in the future. :)
I definitely recommend her channel and website to anyone who likes d.i.y. projects, recipes, beauty box un-boxing's and just general great content! 
What do you all think of my little haul? Have you tried any of these products?
Carly Jean!
Check out Kelsey's Video here!


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