Monday, March 11, 2013

Lovely Gifts from MakeupLand2011

For the last few weeks I've been a little stressed out by upcoming college assignments and deadlines. I'm not a good person when it comes to working under pressure, I just get really anxious and can't wait til I get everything done. When I arrived home from work to resume finishing my assignments I spotted two boxes on my kitchen table. I knew that Chie aka MakeupLand2011 was sending me some packages but I had no idea they would comes so soon. She told me a little while ago that she was sending me over a belated Christmas box and Birthday gift. I was surprised I was getting another Christmas gift as she already sent me over a lovely Sephora by Opi Cinderella set which I love and use alot. The shades are really me and I've worn every polish quite a bit, Chie knows me too well. We've already done quite a few beauty swaps and she always send me over such amazing products.
Chie was way too good to me, I was shocked when I opened up these two boxes and saw what was inside. Many of the products like Benefit's The Bronze of Champions palette, Tarte Amazonian Clay 12hr blushes  and Bdellium brushes aren't available in Ireland so I can't wait to start using these. I've taken the brushes out of their packaging already and they are super soft. I'm going to use them to apply my makeup today so I'll let you know my thoughts. Chie went to IMATS earlier this year and I mentioned that I'd love to try the Too Faced No Makeup Makeup palette. This is one of their new releases and it instantly caught my eye when I seen it on their website. The packaging is so pretty, I love how Too Faced palettes come with step by step instructions on how to create different looks. I'll keep you guys posted on how I get on with this one. I'm sure that I'll be using this a lot over the Summer months when I don't want to wear as much makeup. She also sent me some lovely Bath & Body Work goodies. I have a new favourite scent from them, Warm Vanilla Sugar which definitely sits up on a pedestal with Pink Chiffon. Chie picked me up the shower gel, body lotion and body spray in this particular scent, these travel sizes last for a good while too. Leading on from bath and body products, I'd never heard of Marianella Soaps before Chie sent one to me as a part of my gift. This product smells amazing like a mixture of vanilla and coconut which you guys probably already know are my favourite scents. I'm looking forward to try this out, it's a rejuenating soap for face and body. I've never really used this kind of soap on my face so I'm interested to see what it's like.

The little blue bag in the top picture is great, it's a Minimergency kit from Pinch Provisions. This little set contains 17 beauty and personal care essentials which is pretty cool if you ask me. I have never owned anything like this so I think it would be great to have for emergencies in my handbag, it's so tiny it won't take up any room at all. I kinda wonder how they fit so many essential in here. For putting all my new goodies in, I'm loving this Sephora Makeup bag. I love how it's see through as it makes things so much easier when I'm trying to root things out. This bag is pretty spacious too so I'll definitely be using it for upcoming trips. Lastly anyone who knows me knows I love Taylor Swift. She's my favourite artist and I'm such a big fan of hers, I've already seen her twice in concert. I have tried her first perfume Wonderstruck and when I heard she had a new one coming out I couldn't wait for it to hit our shores. Chie sent me over the Enchanted Wonderstruck rollerball  and this scent doesn't disappoint. I'll definitely be picking one up when it launches in Ireland, hopefully in the near future.

I'm so happy with this package, it definitely took the stress out of doing my assignments. Oh before I forget Chie sent me the most yummiest cookies, they were chocolate peanut butter flavoured. I may have treated myself to one or two I'm not going to lie. They reminded me of Reese's, if you love peanut butter and chocolate you have to try them. I can't thank you enough Chie for your lovely gift, I'll have to send you a package very soon. Now that most of my assignments are out of the way I'm so much happier. I miss blogging, I can't wait to get back to posting regularly once the school year is over in May. It can't come quick enough.

Is there any brands from the States you'd love to have on this side of the pond?

Laura<3 

23 comments:

  1. What a lovely gift! Such cute stuff :)

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    1. Thanks Jordy:) I know Chie was way to nice to me xxx

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  2. Wow this is a great gift :) So jealous ...enjoy them xo

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    1. Thanks Cristina. I can't wait to start using everything xxx

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  3. Oh my gosh those are amazing things! I would love to have Stilla over here :)
    xo

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    1. I know I love trying stuff from new brands that we can't get in Ireland. Ooh Stila looks like such a lovely brand, I haven't tried much from them but their palettes look amazing xx

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  4. woot woot!!! im so glad that everything got there safely! i totally forgot what i sent so it was lovely to see this post. im sorry that you have been super stressed due to school. hope this package gave you some stress release and you played around with some new makeup! xoxo

    http://makeupland2011.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much Chie:) You're way too good to me:) I can't wait to get the college year out of the way and this package definitely took some of the stress away. I took a big long break to use some of the stuff. Warm Vanilla Sugar smells amazing, definitely my new fave B&BW's scent xxx

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  5. Hi just found your blog! Wow I wish I had that collection of things, everything looks awesome quality and so pretty! I'm jealous haha. Stilla is quite hard to get over here in the UK, I really want to try their products, heard many good reviews on them. Great post!

    If you have a minute, take a look at my blog? :) If you enjoy it, maybe we could follow each other? Lucy x

    www.behind-clothes-doors.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Lucy:) I know I can't wait to start using everything, I'm very lucky indeed:) Stila is a bit more easy to find in Ireland now, I really want to try one of their palettes. I've been seeing really good reviews around the blogosphere and I don't think they're too pricey either. Glad you enjoyed the post, I'll definitely check out your blog xx

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  6. Love the look of the fresh faced palette x

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    1. I haven't used this yet but I'll definitely put a review up when I do. I can't wait to try it xxx

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    1. Thanks Courtney:) I really love both palettes, they're so nice and great for travel xxx

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  8. Oh wow, what amazing things! I would so love a Tarte Blush! They just look incredible xx
    Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. I know Chie was way too good to me. Ooh I love the packaging, I've only tried one of the blushes so far and I've been so impressed by it! I'm going to pop up a review post very soon so stay tuned xxx

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  9. Ah this is absolutely amazing! I really want the Benefit Bronze of Champions kit. I wish they would release it in the UK. Also I would love a Tarte blush as well :) Hope you enjoy using everything :) xx

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    1. I know I was so happy when it came through my door! That kit is gorgeous, I think they really should too. It's a great kit for people who may be new to the brand has a lot a stuff in there that I haven't even tried yet. I can't wait to use their Creasless Cream eyeshadow, I've been hearing amazing things about them, Essiebutton's review in particular is really good. Oh I've used one of the blushes so far and I think they should really bring this brand to this side of the pond too. I think it would go down a storm, I can't wait to go over to New York in December and pick up some more of their sets xx

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