Secret Santa Gifts!

So back in November I chose to take part in a Blogger Secret Santa that was organised by Gemma at Miss Makeup Magpie and Laura at Tease Flutter Pout. Firstly I want to say a HUGE thank-you to these girls for organising this. I'm sure it wasn't easy and it must have been such hard work to sort everything out, and you did a great job!

We where all given the choice over wether we wanted a secret swap, a UK-UK non-secret swap or an international swap. I didn't have to think about it too much and knew straight away that I wanted an international swap as I loved the idea of trying new products that weren't available here in the UK.

I was paired with the lovely Shree from Porcelain Shree and after swapping a few emails discussing what we would like, we sent each other our presents!

The first item Shree got me was the Cover Girl Lash Blast Clump Crusher mascara. I love trying new mascaras, and I have read many good reviews for this particular one so I was really excited to receive it! And since I have now came to end of my stash of open mascaras I can open it and try it out tomorrow!

Left: Darling Cherie │ Right: Flame Flamme

Next she sent me these two GORGEOUS Cover Girl Lip Perfection lipsticks. The first is shade 395 'Darling Cherie'. I haven't wore this lipstick yet, but it is a neutral pink that would look great for a daytime look, or with a more dramatic eye. I have also read a review which mentions that it works great as a cream blush, so I'm looking forward to trying that out.

The second lipstick is 300 'Flame Flamme'. I wore this lipstick out to a concert on Monday night and I have to say... I AM IN LOVE! This lipstick is perfect. Unfortunately there are no pictures as I was in a rush and couldn't take a proper picture, but I will definitely be doing a review soon. It is a gorgeous pinky toned red and works really well with my pale skin tone.

Finally, I got the Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette. This is a concealer palette that I have been looking to try for ages, ever since I hear FleurDeForce talk about it in her youtube videos. So far I have only used this on my under eye circles (which have been terrible recently) and this has worked great! Again I will be doing a review when I have been using it for longer!

Thanks again to Shree for these gifts, I love them!

Also apologies for the lack of swatches. The pictures of the swatches where taken after I had uploaded these pictures, and guess who has now went and lost her cameras memory card? (I'll give you a hint... her name begins with 'L').


  1. I'm glad you enjoyed your gift! I posted on my post about my gifts that I didn't know if *I* even did the Secret Santa right because we totally knew who we were paired up with?! But it was so much fun and definitely I want to do again next year!

    Can't wait to see your future posts in the new year! :)


    1. We where doing the non-secret, Secret Santa swap so we where doing it right :)
      Yea I want to do it again next year aswell! I loved it :) And thanks again!

      xx Lauren

  2. Lovely gifts, so nice to get things you can't get in the Uk!! Xx

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict

  3. So fun to do a swap for things you couldn't get yourself! I love the sonia kashuk concealer palette! And it looks like you got some great other things as well :)

  4. wow you got gifted some lovely things :) xx