The rest of this is actually a guest post from Abigail :) She emailed me and explained why she recommended each item. I'll do a post in about a week's time with my thoughts and feelings on everything :)
1. Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum
I haven't really noticed a difference in my lashes after using this but that isn't the reason why I love this product. The reason is that I absolutely LOVE how pigmented this eyeliner is. It's also really easy to draw a thin enough line and it doesn't smudge (at least it doesn't on me)! Another reason is I love how the cap makes a satisfying "click" when it's on because I'm weird like that. You may have to store it upside down (cap downwards), otherwise the liner will not come through very well if its stored the other way around. It also works ok if it's lying horizontally.
2. Bath & Body Works Daisy Dreamgirl Shower Gel and Body Lotion
|Bath & Body Works Shower Gel and Body Lotion|
I am in love with bath & body works and I HAD to share a bottle of shower gel with you! I'm not sure if you like sweet smelling shower gels as much as I do, but I'm hoping you do. If you don't like the smell of them, I'm sorry! I won't be offended if you offload them to your family or friends.
3. Maybelline Pure BB Mineral BB Watergel in 02 Medium Beige
|Maybelline Pure BB Mineral BB Watergel|
When I saw this product in a video, I was so intrigued by the water part of this BB cream and wanted to try it out. But it wasn't meant to be because it's made for drier skin types. I thought that it might be perfect for you, since you have dry skin. I'm really hoping that I picked the right shade and that you'll love it! :)
4. Etude House LUCIDarling Fantastic Rouge Lipstick
|Etude House Lipstick|
I can't remember the name of the shade I got you but it was a pretty bright pink, which is what I think you like. I have to admit that I haven't actually tried this Etude House range before, but I have tried a different range and I love it! I did swatch a tester in store before I bought this for you and it felt quite creamy on the back of my hand, so hopefully this will be a winner for you!
5. Nexcare Acne Patch
|Nexcare acne patch|
We had a conversation on Twitter with Sophie from Born To Buy and since you were interested in trying it out, I bought a twin pack for you! As I said on twitter, it works on some pimples - especially the ones that are white and so tempting to burst. They work by soaking/sucking up the oil and gunk overnight. The sticker should turn an opaque white in the morning. When you peel the sticker off, the pimple should be quite flat.
6. Etude House Oh m'Eye Lash Petticoat
|Etude House Oh m'Eye Lash Petticoat|
An eyelash primer from Etude House that I bought in Singapore. I loved it so much, I went back to pick up one for you! It's amazing at lengthening my lashes and adding a touch of volume.
7. Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Baby Doll
|Laura Mercier Lip Glace|
My favourite lip gloss in the world! I love the smell of it, the colour and how it's not sticky at all! I've layered this over the top of quite a lot of my lipsticks, and it looks amazing! I think the colour of this lip gloss is so versatile, and thought you might like it too.
8. Etude House Help My Finger UV Diamond Top Coat
|Etude House Top Coat|
I also had to pick one of these top coats up for you after I gave it a go in Singapore and loved how quickly it dries… and the shine is quite distracting. *stares at her shiny manicure*
9. Glitter Guilty nail polish in A Subtle Star
|Glitter Guilty Nail Polish|
After receiving and swatching Sweet Subtlety from Glitter Guilty, I fell in love immediately! I HAD to get you a bottle of A Subtle Star, which is very similar to Sweet Subtlety… in fact so similar, I think it's identical! Anyway, I hope you love this as much as I do.
10. Hare Polish in Rad Cloud
|Hare Polish in Rad Cloud|
I'm not sure what nail polish colours you like, but I'm hoping your tastes are the same as mine… I sent you this polish because I love the colour combination in this bottle of awesome and I felt the need to expose you to the wonderful world of indie polishes.
11. MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush in Springsheen
|MAC Shimmer Blush|
I've just discovered MAC sheertone blushes and I LOVE them!!! I love that you can built up the colour of the blush (I'm naturally quite heavy handed, so this is amazing). The shimmer in my sheer tone blusdoesn't make me look like a disco ball either, so that's always a plus.
`12. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in Blissful
|Tarte Blush in Blissful|
Like I could not recommend a tarte blush for a recommend 10 swap! I've raved about Tarte blushes a lot on my blog, and I'm pretty sure I've sent you a tarte blush before. I haven't heard anything bad about it from you, so I'm going to make an ass out of you and me and assume that you like it! :)
That's all that I'm sure that I've sent. I really hope that you like them all as much as I do. I feel like a guy on the first date with an armful of presents, praying and hoping you'll like them all… crying a little at night out of nervousness… ok this is getting a bit awkward so I'm going to stop here.