Beauty Blogger Sample Swap Haul!


You all, I just had the most fun. A few weeks back, I saw the call for participants in the Summer Beauty Blogger Sample Swap from Shannyn at Frugal Beautiful, and I scrambled to sign up. As you know, I get a jillion or so beauty sample boxes, and no matter how great they are, lots of the products in them are things that just aren't my cup of tea. So, I had a big box of stuff to give away, and the swap allowed me to send some of that on to someone who might like and to get a box of someone else's samples in return! Score!

I was partnered with swap host Shannyn herself, and I was really happy with the box I put together for her (see her reveal post on what I sent!). I was also stoked a few days later, when I got my box from Shannyn!

This was my haul:

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The rules of the swap called for sending "6-8 beauty & skin care samples and ONE full sized small beauty product"--as you can see, I got a lot more than that!

Shannyn sent:
-Mary Kay Color Cards in "Berries" and "Chocolates"
-Mary Kay Nourishine Lip Gloss samples in "Fancy Nancy", "Gold Rush", and "Sugarberry"
-Lauren Brooks Cosmetiques ColourFusion Lip Glaze sample in Guava
-a cute package of 3 Seedballz
-Sparklehearts Soft Conditioner sample
-Violent Lips Temporary Lip Tattoos
-Natural Newborn Bug Stopper Soap sample
-L'Oreal Kerastase
-WaterColors Water-Based Nail Enamel in San Francisco
-Beyond Coastal SFP 15 Daily Active Sunscreen
-Befine Daily Moisturizer and Befine Exfoiliating Cleanser sample packets
-Burt's Bees Radiance SPF 15 Day Lotion sample
-Trident Layers Juicyberry/Tangy Tangerine gum
-Amore Pacific Moisture Bound Skin Energy Hydration Delivery System & Treatment Cleansing Foam
-Taylor Swift Wonderstruck perfume sample
-ChapStick LipShield 365

A fun assortment, right? I liked that Shannyn included so many different types of products, including a few non-beauty items, like the fun gum and Seeballz! I haven't tried in Mary Kay stuff in ages, so the lip gloss samples and color cards will be fun to play with. The thing I'm most excited about, though, are the Amore Pacific skincare products--those look really promising. I also found it really fun to guess/remember which boxes originally sent certain products I recognized (like the lip tattoos and the water-based nail polish). All in all, I thought this swap was a great time and I loved participating. I'd even consider hosting a similar one in the future--would I have any takers?


I'd definitely be interested.

I'm in. Please let me know when the next swap is ...

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