Swaps #2

This is a continued post about swaps I make on the site My Subscription Addiction. Sometimes I get samples I don’t think I’m going to use or polish colors I don’t love, so the best thing to do is try and swap! I thought you might be interested in what I was able to swap for!

Swap #6

Here’s what I swapped:

Au Naturale Cream Shadow White Quartz

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Here’s what I got:

Nuxe Masque Creme Fraiche de Beaute

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I feel like this was a great swap because this intensive moisturizer is worth $32 which is more than the eyeshadow. This has a very floral smell so I like to use it at night. It provides a good amount of moisture and is not too thick.

Swap #7

Here’s what I swapped:

The Balm Staniac

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MyChelle Advanced Argan Oil

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Julep Chantel

Holographic gold diamond glitter top coat

Here’s what I got:

Lollia AT Last No. 17 Perfumed Shower Gel

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Woo hoo full size shower gel from a great brand!!!!!!!

Swap #8

Here’s what I swapped:

Julep Peace

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Julep Caitlin

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Julep Charisma

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Here’s what I got:

Sumita Beauty Champagne eye shadow penci

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GlamGlow Supermud

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Pur-lisse Pur Protect Essential Daily Moisturizer

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Happy to unload some of me and my mom’s Julep cast offs and happy to get: a great neutral shadow (only drawback is that it needs to be sharpened), an expensive mud mask sample, and a great moisturizer for my mom to try out.

Swap #9

Here’s what I swapped:

Microfiber Fuzzy Socks

 

Yes to Carrots Intense Hydration Night Cream

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Here’s what I got:

The One and Only by Emily Griffin hardcover

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I just finished reading this book and it was pretty good. I love that I can get books in swaps.

Swap #10

Here’s what I swapped:

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Maple Kiss

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Jergens BB Body

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Dermalogica Daily Microexfoliant

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Julep Blank Canvas Eye Primer

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Here’s what I got:

Buxom Sculpted Lash Mascara (full size)

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Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream

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Both of these items we for my mom to try. I feel like this was a pretty good swap because I got a full size mascara!

In conclusion you never know what you can get in swaps unless you try. It’s also easier than you think to get started! Have you ever swapped anything before?

Swaps #1

In every subscription there will be some things you don’t love so much, and then some things that you see other people get online and that you don’t get. That’s why this amazing swap site on My Subscription Addiction was created – trade away things you don’t want for things you do! Here are the trades I’ve made so far, and then a short explanation on how to trade if you want to get started.

Trade #1

Here’s what I swapped:

Hello by Harvey Prince perfume sample

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Dr. Jart + Dis-A-Pore Beauty Balm sample

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Here’s what I got:

Agave Healing Oil hair treatment sample

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Real Chemistry Luminous Three Minute Peel sample

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Both of the items I swapped I got in my Birchbox, and the Agave I got in Birchbox too and loved it! So I had to get some more – it smells and feels fantastic! I was really intrigued by the Real Chemistry product when it launched on BB. I like it – but it’s so expensive that I would never get the full size. I think the next month I actually got this sample in my BB!

Trade #2

Here’s what I swapped:

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Set

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Here’s what I got:

Toni & Guy Sea Salt Spray

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pur~lisse Essential Daily Moisturizer SPF 30

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I already had the Liz Earle set from a BB Limited Edition box so I was ready to try something new! The sea salt spray smells pretty good but sprays a lot! Like makes my hair kind of wet. This pur~lisse product is pretty expensive and had been in a billion subscription boxes this summer – none of which I get. I was really excited to try it and I really like it! A very nice smooth texture.

Trade #3

Here’s what I swapped:

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate

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Here’s what I got:

Julep Tammi

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The Shiseido product didn’t get good reviews from Paula’s Choice so I decided to get this funky fun lemongrass shimmer color from Julep! I’m actually about to put it on with some black cat decals for Halloween!

Trade #4

Here’s what I swapped:

Benefit They’re Real Push Up Liner

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Gilchrist & Soames Spa Therapy Body Wash

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Here’s what I got:

The Aloe Source Jojoba Radiance Cleansing Polish

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Julep Green Tea Facial Blotting Paper

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So I had already gotten the Benefit liner from Sephora and it was a bigger sample then this one from BB. The body wash I actually already have from a hotel so I wasn’t that excited about it. I had gotten a sample of another The Aloe Source product in BB and really liked it, and I love cleansers so this was a win! This cleanser is pretty fun and works good. I love blotting papers and most Julep products and these work great so another win.

Trade #5

Here’s what I swapped:

Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser

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Body Drench Candy Licious Lips Lemon Drop

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Here’s what I got:

Water For Elephants (paperback)

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You might think I hate lemon from this swap but I really don’t! I REALLY wanted to try this Suki cleanser because it is another one of those cult products I see on blogs so I actually ordered a jar of it in a set from BB so I didn’t need this little sample. The lip balm was from Beauty Box 5 and just seemed like a cheap brand that didn’t excite me. I however LOVE books and I have seen this movie and thought it was great. I am so excited to read this soon.

I had been putting swaps off for a long time because it just made me nervous! But once I got it figured out it’s pretty easy! I work at a place that does shipping regularly so it’s convenient for me because they have small boxes and bubble wrap. I print out my own shipping labels through PayPal and it’s pretty cheap! Liz has made her swap site easy to use too. You can search by item, box, or just browse recently added items. I encourage you to swap or gift some of those samples that are just lying around – you never know what you might get!