About a month ago I signed up for the Pretty Little Beauty Swap that Justine and Chelsee hosted. I was paired up with Rachel at Rachel's Country Roots who is such a sweetheart! We're both pretty busy gals so we didn't chat as much as we would have liked, but everything I know about her I love. Her blog is real and funny, plus she runs the most adorable online boutique - in her spare time! Be sure to stop by her store, Country Couture, and check out her great fall sale. Just click on her button in my sidebar. Personally, I can't wait to get my hands on one of her infinity scarves.
Backstory: I signed up for Ispy a few months ago because I saw that one month they had the most adorable leopard bag. I didn't care about the makeup, I just wanted that bag. I was put in a waitlist or something (not a fan of that) and by the time I was approved, I realized that there was no way I'd get the same leopard bag from months ago so I cancelled my account before ever receiving anything.
And lo and behold, what did I spy when I opened my AMAZING beauty swap package from Rachel?
That's right ladies - LEOPARD! Ignore my study mess in the background. Girl's gotta caffeinate! Then I practically clawed my way into the package to see what other goodies were in there because I knew it was going to be fantastic.
BB cream, dry shampoo, and leopard? Seriously, this package could have stopped right here and I would have been thrilled! But there were even more goodies inside the fabulous leopard pouch.
Mirenesse glossy Kiss
Leopard Ipsy bag
For the record, as I unpacked all the items I just kept saying to myself "She knows me so well!" I didn't even know that BigSexyHair made humidity resistant spray but I was just complaining the other day about how the humidity in Galveston wrecks havoc on my hair. Hello, little angel, you're going straight into my school bag!
And I LOVE dry shampoo. I've had big hits and some awful misses on various brands so I cannot wait to try out this new one. And the blush? The color not only looks perfect for me but I actually just lost my blush this week. How does someone lose their blush when they always put on makeup in their bathroom? Who knows. But it is gone and my cheekbones will be oh so grateful for this new replacement. As for the various lip/brow/eye pencils, I cannot wait to give them a try and update my look. I'll be sure to report back on everything!
On a more serious note, Rachel experienced a horrible family tragedy this weekend. If you could find it in your heart to leave her a kind word or just say a prayer for her and her family, I know she would appreciate it while they navigate through a difficult time. She is a kind person with a beautiful soul who doesn't deserve this kind of heartbreak.
Do you subscribe to any beauty bags? Any favorites you've discovered along the way?