Hey my lovelies! It has been a while now. I apologise for the hiatus. I’ve been busy the last 3 months, and will most likely be busier down the road!
This one is long overdue. Sometime late last year, around mid November (4 months ago! IKR), I took part in a swap with Nannanap, an Aussie-based beauty blogger.
Search for the elusive China Glaze DV8
How it all came about was my search for the elusive China Glaze DV8 holo polish. I was in a holo phase back then, and was lemming CG DV8 from the OMG collection so bad. Take a look at The Swatchaholic’s swatches of CG DV8 to see what I mean.
And so I went on a determined hunt for it. EvilBay was out, most of the nail shops overseas that had it didn’t ship to Singapore. My only hope left was a blog sale or a swap.
After stalking Google for a bit, I finally found a recent swap post put up by Nannanap.
Lo and behold! My precious DV8!
We emailed a few times back and forth, as I strived to get her items on her wish list. You can read her swap post here (she’s got it up a lot earlier than I did!)
The swap box
Without further ado, let me present you the swap box I received:
Generous much? Nannanap included these polishes for me: Top row, from left to right: China Glaze DV8, China Glaze IV, Essence Got A Secret, Essence Movie Star, Essence Blue Addicted (another reason I was so excited, because this is a well-known dupe for Deborah Lippmann’s Across the Universe), Ulta3 Antique Copper, Tropez and Mermaid Green.
Bottom row, from left to right: Chic chic polish (Hong Kong brand) #47, #32, #12 and COCO nail lacquer in an unnamed red/coral.
That’s not all! She was really sweet, and added all this candy and accessories for me:
Needless to say, the candy didn’t last long! 😛 Thank you so much Nannanap! 😀
Admittedly, I haven’t got around to swatching some of the colours, like China Glaze IV, Essence Movie Star, Chic Chic #47 and the COCO nail lacquer. *insert sheepish face*
But, to make up for posting this so late, here are some swatches of the rest I’ve posted on my Instagram and Facebook. It’s all pics from here, so enjoy!!
Last, but not least, here are some one-finger swatches of Ulta3 Tropez, Ulta3 Mermaid Green, Chic chic #32, Chic chic #12 (love this rust brown) and Ulta3 Antique Copper (love this gold too!)
That’s all folks! Hope you enjoyed the swatches!
I’ve done an Easter swap recently, with another Aussie beauty blogger, and that one will be coming up soon too, since I just received the package today!
Wheee!!! Stay tuned! 😀