Thursday, January 2, 2014

Crystal Cattle Beauty Swap

So back in November a friend a blogger, Crystal Cattle,  posted on her blog that she was going to be hosting a Beauty Swap around the holidays, beauty swap? I've never heard of such a thing but the thought of getting a box of fun beauty supplies that someone else likes was very appealing. I love beauty products, but often feel a little awkward when in places like Sephora when asking the perfectly make-uped ladies questions about products I have heard about or would like to try so this seemed like a great alternative!

I was very fortunate to be swapped up with Erin Worrell (@TXRIVERBOYS on Instagram) from Texas. Erin is a super-mom, her husband travels for work so she is virtually a single parent to her two precious little cowboys during the week and juggles everything flawlessly from what I can tell. We have a lot of things in common, (aside from our college football alliances, but hey at least Mizzou and Texas A&M are in the same dominant football conference now!) Crystal did a great time of pairing us up.

I was very excited to be able to share some of my favorite products but wanted to showcase some of the products that Erin sent me, that I had been wanting to try for a LONG time!

1. Urban Decay's UnSlick - This is a setting spray that a makeup artist told her is awesome!
2. Urban Decay's Naked Basics Pallet - These eye shadows are perfect and can go from natural day to night in a heartbeat. Perfect to pack for a weekend away and you have everything you need.
3. EOS Lip Balm - LOVE!
4. Smash Box Primer - I've been a tinted CC Cream girl for a while, but this was perfect for the night I used foundation and powder for a special night out. It went on smooth and dried quickly, I will for sure use again.
5. Bumble and Bumble Blow Out - This two-step process is very simple and creates a beautiful blow out if you have the time to do it. It did take me a while with all my hair but it was really pretty when done with a big round brush and it didn't require a hot iron.
*All of these products are available at Sephora

I will for sure be participating again in the swap, if you want to be part of the next swap make sure you go to Crystal Cattle's Blog and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.


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  2. Wow, great products! You got spoiled ;)

  3. AWESOME products!!! I love my UD finishing spray! Used it on my wedding day! It rocks! I have also used that Smashbox primer, I have a Laura Mercier primer that I love but I think I may be switching to the Smashbox after receiving a sample of it.

    You can't go wrong with UD palettes. They rock, I love my Naked 2 palette, wear it pretty much every day!

    Thank you for participating! It's been such a blast meeting new ladies and connecting over beauty products!!

  4. I am really going to have to buy some of the Finishing Spray. Everyone says it is awesome. And don't let any of those Sephora make-up ladies intimate you. I always think your makeup looks awesome.

  5. You got a lot of great stuff. I love Urban Decay. The finishing spray is a must have for me.

  6. The finishing spray is amazing, I had never used it before and will never go without it and yes I am a huge Urban Decay and Too Faced Fan!

    Crystal I get jealous of their cat eye makeup...need. more. practice!

  7. I just purchased the Naked Basics this week! How do you like it so far? It was a step down from my original Naked pallet but I didn't use half of those colors.

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