December 19, 2012

Mail-time: My Very First Polish Swap!



Last week, Hambone found a very special delivery all the way from the other side of the world!



Of course, he just wants his reward for posing so cooperatively.



Behind The Scenes photo:


(see Spot get bribed!)

I have been on a No-Buy since the beginning of November (successful so far, I might add!), but this package isn't polish I ordered- it's my first ever swap!

Natalia of the wonderful nail blog Cats-N-Nails contacted me a while ago because she had seen my Cull/Purge list, and said she had an extra Max Factor- Fantasy Fire (*dies*) which we can't get here in the States!  I was so very excited to trade!

For Fantasy Fire, I traded her Orly- Bubbly Bombshell (I had a dupe) and Color Club-  Worth The Risque (also had a dupey polish).  I wanted to give her both since it made me so sad for them to be sitting in a drawer, perfectly good but unused!

Anyway, let's open it!



She packaged everything in such a cute way! 



And included Australian candy- omigod!



Now, normally I don't eat sugar, but I had to make an exception since I have always wanted to try a Tim Tam!  It was really tasty-  kind of like a Kit Kat, but way better!

Next:


She included a cute Holiday card!  Why didn't I think of cute things to send like this?!



The goodies:


She also threw in some polishes for use as 'underwear:' two Ulta3 polishes in gorgeous colors, as well as an N.Y.C. polish in "Gerbera."  So thoughtful and totally unnecessary!



My pretties.....!

I put Fantasy Fire on immediately over what I was wearing which was Illamasqua- Cameo, and it looked amazing, but I didn't get photos. It is really an amazing layering polish, and I can't wait to try it out over different colors!

This was such a fun swap, and it's so nice to find homes for extra polishes I have that I know won't get used!  Thank you so much, Natalia!



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    1. Thank you & thanks for reading! :)

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  2. I just love how Hambone looks in the first picture. Hilarious!

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    1. Haha, thanks! It was a lucky shot- he was anticipating his cheese!. :)

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  3. Hambone is adorable:X


    www.gloria-agostina.com

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  4. Such a cute way of presenting a swap!!

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    1. Hehe, thanks! :) And she packaged it so nicely...

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  5. swaps are so fun! don't worry, they'll keep coming! :) I've made some great swap-buddies through blogging/twitter :D

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  6. great swap and amazing photos! especially the one with the bribe :))

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    1. Haha, thank you! He will do anything for food- it's kind of pathetic.

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  7. Awesome blog! I have found it accidentally and i love it already!
    You have a cute dog btw!

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    1. Thank you and thank you for reading! :)

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  8. Hi Cait!!! I was on holidays when you posted this, so I missed it!!! But I was going through your top 10 of 2012 and hopped over to this post!!!! You're such a sweetheart - thank you so much! I love both the bottles you sent me))) My mum was here visiting and she saw them arrive, demanded that I paint the Orly glitter on her toes immediately! LOL I will be checking back with you for cull/purge swapping)) I have now done a similar thing my blog - so feel free to have a look and let me know if there is anything you'd like!

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    1. Haha, your mom sounds awesome and has good taste in toe polish! :) You are welcome, and I will check out your blog sale!

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