Halloween swap haul

A couple of months ago the lovely Jasmine from Sweetaholic Beauty put the call out for bloggers to participate in a Halloween swap. My swap partner was Sunshine from Little Miss SCB and here is my Halloween swap haul.

Halloween swap haulLove the attention to detail! Sunshine wrapped every makeup item in beautiful pink and purple tissue paper (two of my favourite colours too!). I really appreciate the effort!

Halloween swap haulAbove: the makeup items that Sunshine picked out for me! I absolutely love everything and they are definitely products that I would have picked myself!

Halloween swap haulBlushes: I love blushes, but surprisingly it’s the makeup product that I have the least of in my hoarders pile  makeup collection. The products above (left to right) are Australis blush in ‘Rosy Cheeks’, Bourjois blush in ‘Rose Coupe De Foudre’ and Australis Paparazzi Perfect blush in ‘Screen Siren’.

Sunshine and I filled out a little questionnaire for each other, so we would know what each other liked. Of course, I put down blush as one of my favourite products. The Bourjois blush was actually my wishlist item (thank you so much!). I feel bad that I wasn’t able to get one of Sunshine’s wishlist products (MAC lipstick) because if I had, there wouldn’t have been much left in the budget for other goodies!

Halloween swap haulLip products: pictured above (left to right) Essence lip liners in ’07 cute pink’, ’10 Femme Fatale’ and ’04 honey bun’, Revlon lipstick in ‘Black cherry’, Essence stay with me long lasting lip gloss (mouthful haha) in ‘Pretty Witty’ and Savvy by DB lipstick in ‘Guava’

I love how the lip liners kind of match the lipsticks! I haven’t actually tried essence lip liners before, so I can’t wait to try them.

Halloween swap haulOther items: False eyelashes, Skull and cross earrings from Colette by Colette Hayman and some beauty samples.

Halloween swap haulI was totally spoiled with Halloween candy! Sunshine was way too generous with the candy! I wish I had added more to hers now!

Thank you Jasmine for organising the swap and Sunshine for all they amazing goodies! I can’t wait to read her post!

Check out what I got Sunshine here.


FOTD Friday: Halloween Vampire Makeup

Seeing as Halloween is next Thursday, I thought that I would do a Vampire makeup look for this week’s FOTD Friday post.

Again, this week’s post is late in the day…but oh well!

This look was inspired by ‘old school’ vampire movies, but I have made it a little more modern.

vampire makeup

Vampire Makeup Look

Vampire makeupVampire makeupProducts used:
Clinique Anti-blemish solutions foundation in ’01 Fresh Alabaster’ (the lightest shade haha)
Eye shadows from the Models prefer sweet kisses tin in ‘Cherry Ripe’ and ‘Dark Cluster’
Model Rock lashes in ‘Incy Wincy’
Smooch blush (unknown shade)
Kit Cosmetics matte lipstick in ‘Big Spender’
*Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in ‘477 Black cherry’

On my eyes I used two eye shadows from the Models prefer sweet kisses tin. ‘Cherry Ripe’ up into the crease and ‘Dark Cluster’ over the top.

I really love the Incy Winsy lashes from Model Rock lashes! When I ordered them I wasn’t sure how I would wear them because they are really long, but they work great for this look.

On my cheeks is smooch blush, I’m not sure what the shade is called because I threw out the box and it isn’t marked on the product. (which is weird)

I used Kit Cosmetics matte lipstick in ‘Big Spender’ and then added *Revlon ‘black cherry’ in the outside corners of my mouth and the center, to give them a bit of definition.

Next week’s FOTD Friday will be the makeup I’m wearing with my costume for Halloween!

Edit: I totally forgot to add my update on my spending ban yesterday…

The only makeup thing I bought (other than Halloween swap products) is the Instyle mag with 3 Napoleon Perdis products! I told myself that it didn’t count because they were free with the mag, but I was kidding myself! haha I reason I bought the mag was because of the free makeup.

Have a great weekend!

* The Revlon ‘Black Cherry’ lipstick was from my Halloween swap package. I’ll be posting what I received soon.