Tales of a Pale Face Beauty Swap


When I saw Kat from Tales of a Pale Face post that she was going to organize a blogger beauty swap, I immediately signed up. I was lucky enough to get paired with Katie over at Blond Ambition, from the UK. If you haven’t read Katie’s blog yet, you absolutely have to. She takes beautiful photos and writes lovely posts on everything from beauty products to travels, and always has the most delicious looking recipes. Prior to buying anything for her, I read a lot of her posts to get a better of idea of what she likes, and she quickly became one of the bloggers I was most excited to read. So, in summary, she’s amazing and you can check her out here.

Now onto the swap! We exchanged emails for a few weeks about our likes/dislikes and set a budget and a timeline. I was so happy when I came back from my work conference about a week after the shipping date to find a package waiting for me!

She made the experience of getting the swap so wonderful- it came beautifully wrapped so I felt like I was opening a birthday present.

I told her I prefer neutral, matte eyeshadows so the first thing that I opened was this beautiful palette. It reminds me a lot of the UD Naked Bsics, which I love, so I’m excited to try it.

Next was the Bourjois chocolate bronzer. I love bronzer, and chocolate, so this is a winner! Now that is finally warming up and sunny, I can use bronzer without looking fake so this is going to get a lot of use.

Next was this tint for w7, which is supposed to be a dupe for Benefits Benetint. I used Benetint when I was first getting into makeup but not since then so I’m really excited to use this now that I understand makeup and products better. Especially in the warmer months I can see this being a great multi tasking product for lips and cheeks.

I also got two Barry m nail polishes in the perfect summer colors! I’ll admit I still have dark blue on my toenails so it’s definitely time to switch to a more summer-appropriate color. Now the big question is, which one first?

Lastly, I got this beautiful pink lipgloss from Bourjois. I used to not be a huge lipgloss person, but lately I’ve started to love them as they’re a great way to add sheer color which is what I usually prefer.

Katie did an excellent job picking products for me- some that I wouldn’t have picked for myself but i absolutely love. Thank you so much!!

To see what I got here, check out her post here.