Sunday, July 1, 2012

Beauty Blogger Sample Swap

Earlier this month I came across an amazing Sample Swap for Bloggers hosted by Shannyn at Frugal Beautiful. This swap was dedicated to the samples wasting away in your piles at home from the many Subscriptions Services we are subscribed to. The basic idea of the sample swap was to get rid of your unused samples and gift them someone else, who would in return send you a package of unused samples.

The rules were as follows:

  • Sign up using this form below &  respond to the coordinating email to confirm you’re going to swap with your blogger team mate.
  • By the week of June 25th, wrap up your samples & mail them out.
  • The week of July 1st, take pictures of your received beauty swap and link to the blogger who sent them to you!  Post your reveal that week.
  • In the swap you send out- please include 6-8 beauty & skin care samples and ONE full sized small beauty product (Lip gloss, nail polish,  balm, travel sized hand cream or sunblock, etc. )
  • Please spread the word! For this to work, please tweet, link to this post or post our badge in your sidebar!

My partner was Sammi at NijiRAWR and she also has a Youtube Channel where she posts videos about Subscriptions Services and Make Up Tutorials. Feel free to check her out!

This is my sample package:

1 cosmetics bag from the March MyGlam Bag:

I've already received this bag since I was subbed to MyGlam at the time but that's A Okay because my sister wanted the bag so bad. I didn't give it to her because it was the only bag I kept from the 5 different bags I've received. It was perfect cause now this will be a pleasant surprise for her.

MyChelle Fruit Enzyme Cleanser - A deep pore cleanser.

I've never heard of this before so this will be fun to try. I use tons of different cleansers on my face so this will add to my collective routine.

Exceptional Because You Are Fragrance Sample - Sold Exlusively at

This smells very pretty as it has a light floral elegant smell to it. I will probably never purchase it myself, but I will wear it a few times.

pur-lisse Essential Daily Moisturizer

I've already received this is in my March MyGlam bag as well. I have yet to try it. I'm not super interested in this product but I may use just to try it. I do like the Pur-lisse Lip product I tried in the March MyGlam bag.

1 Packet of the Comodynes Self-Tanning Towellettes:

I am probably most excited about these towelettes because I already received 2 in my June Birchbox and plan using ASAP! I've just been super busy with school and work, but I will be doing a review. I've already read Ashley's Review, and it looks like an amazing, quality product!

WEI Tibetan Chrysanthemum Correcting Eye Treatment Pads:

I'm very excited to try this product as well. This product and brand are completely new to me. I've never heard of it, and therefore have never tried it before. It sounds very interesting. and 2 pads are included. I doubt I will be able to do a review because there is only enough pads included for 1 use.  

Aveda Smooth Infusion Shampoo, Conditioner, and Style Prep Soother:

After some Googling, I found the Aveda Website, and it seems that this Hair Care Brand is moderately affordable and derived from natural and pure flower and essences. Aveda also sells, skincare items, cosmetics, candles, and perfume. This has intrigued me to check out their entire website and I am more than happy to try these 2 products. 

1 Bomb Cosmetics Block of Soap:

I was totally is this soap was handmade by Sammi herself, or if it was handmade by someone else. I did come across some info on her Listia Account where she has it up for grabs. These soaps are fromthe UK Company; Bomb Cosmetics and she found them Marshall's. This soap has a light citrus smell and it's quite refreshing. Happy to try it!

1 Lip Smacker Lip Balm in Cookie Dough:

It has been a long time since I've used a Lip Smacker lip balm. This brings back memories of my preteen years! My friends and I were obsessed with this stuff! We even made a time capsule and put our Lip Smackers in it! As yo can see I receive Cookie Dough. This will come in great use. 

So that was my sample package from Sammi. I Hope she loves mine. She has not yet reviewed hers but as soon as she does I will link it here for you all to check out! I am very excited to take part in next Sample Swap!

Thank you for reading! <3 mattabellax3


  1. I remember lip smackers! So cute! Aveda Smooth Infusion is amazinggg! I used to use it! Have you seen my haircare blog post? Love Aveda! x

    1. I love your Aveda post thanks for pointing it out to me!

  2. Lip Smackers, that is AWESOME! I am so glad you participated in the swap, I hope you enjoyed it! I loved all the stuff I came out with, I felt so spoiled! I might do another sample swap here in a month or two!

    I love your blog header btw- so cute! Thanks again for swapping with us! :)

    1. Thank you for having me!! Tons of funa nd I'll be on the lookout for the next!

  3. One of the most important summer skin care tips to keep in mind is sun protection. All those long days in the sun place a lot of stress on your skin and can lead to premature aging and wrinkles.

    Brighten Dull Looking Skin Without Hydroquinone

    1. I am trying so hard to protect myseslf and not tan. I am happy to see there are great alternatives to the tanning beds.


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