Microscope Beauty Swap

microscope beauty swap

Hey pretty lovelies!

A few months ago Kayla from Microscope Beauty and I “met” during a Beauty Blogger chat on Twitter — we’ve been friends ever since and I’m so grateful that this blog brought on a new friendship.

A while ago we decided to do a beauty swap of things we can’t get in our countries, etc. And last week Kayla surprised the hell out of me by telling me she was spending the weekend in Toronto to go to an EssieButton meet and greet so we would get to do our swap in person!

It was so lovely meeting her and her boyfriend Alex, they’re so fun and so friendly! I felt like we got along great. The EssieButton meet and greet was CRAZY. When we arrived there was like 30ish people there, but then the numbers just kept rising! They swarmed her — I seriously would have been so scared and yet so flattered.

Lets get into the amazing, beautiful and wonderful beauty goodies that Kayla generously spoiled me with!


theBalm – Nudetude Palette


If you remember my Spring Wishlist you’ll know this palette was on it. It was a SERIOUS wish that I didn’t think I’d ever actually get. But OF COURSE the amazing Kayla got it for me! I was SO surprised and so overjoyed (Thank youuuu!!!). It is a beautiful palette and all the colours look like satin on. I feel spoiled enough getting this alone!

And this BRUSH. OH MY GOD. Seriously — it is amazing. I never even cared about it when it was on my wishlist but I was so happy to find out its amazing, especially when I’m using eyeshadow for eyeliner. LOVE IT. Plus she was brilliant and got me the one with the cheeky pin-up girls — aren’t they cute? I’m in love.

Urban Decay
– Naked Ultra Nourishing Lip Gloss in Rule 34

Kayla also spoiled me with another thing from my wishlist, right down to the colour — Rule 34 was one of the colours I was totally digging. And I have to say, I love it on! It is a GREAT nude with a darker tint.

Maybelline Color Tattoo in 95 Sleek & Spice and 55 Inked in Pink


In one of our many conversations I had mentioned, or she had asked if I had any of these and I didn’t. So she grabbed me these two beautiful colours! I haven’t tried them yet but I am so excited too!

Milani Baked Blush in 01 Dolce Pink

I’ve never seen this cosmetics company in Canada so I’m excited to try this blush! I didn’t photograph it but it has a brush and mirror that opens up in the bottom, super cool and handy for on the go!

Essence Match 2 Cover Cream Concealer

Concealer scares me so I’m glad she added this to my make-up bag for me. Another one I can’t wait to try.

Hard Candy Sheer Envy Illuminating Primer

I had never heard of this make-up company before I got this so I was really curious about it. The feel reminds me a lot of the Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser. I’ve only tried it once so I don’t have much to report yet but I’m sure I’ll do a review!

Rings & Tings

And lastly I was so surprised to see she gave me two rings from Rings and Tings. I LOVE the heart ring, the silver one is a bit big for me but I am totally turning it into a necklace.

Overall this swap was AMAZING, I am so glad we did it and Kayla seriously spoiled me.

Have you ever done a beauty swap?

Stay lovely,
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