Friday, May 2, 2014

Spring Beauty Swap!

Do you know the best way to brighten a day?

Open your mailbox to find FUN MAIL!


How cute is her stationary?
In this case, the fun mail was a package from my new friend Anna who I was paired with for Crystal Cattle's Spring Beauty Swap

After Anna and I were paired together, we learned a bit about each other, and then sent each other a few of our favorite beauty items.   Anna is a fellow cattle industry supporter too.  She works for the Arizona Cattlemen's Association, and she and her husband raise cattle and he also works in the feedlot industry. 

I have to be honest - I was hesitant at first to participate in Crystal's Beauty Swap - but I'm glad I did!  I don't really consider myself a make-up expert, which is what kept me from swapping before, but Anna and I decided to just exchange products that we each love. 

In the process, it was fun to make a new friend and discover some new beauty products!

Anna so kindly sent me:


Lollia Hand Cream in Calm
Oh my goodness.  Anna warned me about her love for this hand cream in an email, and she was right - this hand cream is delicious!

I've blogged about my love for Jenna Hipp's hand cream, and included a tube in the package I sent to Anna.  But when I tried the Lollia's that Anna sent me, I knew why she loves it so much!  Once I figured out how to open it - don't laugh - it has a metal seal that basically takes a cork screw to open -  I was in hand cream heaven!  

If I had to compare these two creams, I'd say that Lollia's is a bit silkier in texture, and has more of a "lotion" type consistency.  Jenna Hipp's is a thicker, pastier texture and has a dry feel to it.  (I think that's why guys don't mind using it because it doesn't feel like lotion.)  Both absorb quickly, are pleasant smelling and aren't greasy at all.  I would say that the Lollia cream has a nice scent that lingers - in a good way - whereas the Jenna Hipp cream doesn't smell once it's absorbed.



OPI Nail Polish in Red Hot Rio
I've been a "I'm Not Really A Waitress" OPI fan forever, but last fall my newest bottle was pretty gloopy so out it went.  I hadn't found a new red to take it's place so when I opened my package and saw this color of polish I was excited to try it!

CoverGirl Lipslicks
Anna said when they thought about discontinuing this lip gloss, she went out and STOCKED UP!  Well, she was right - this is a fun, sparkly gloss that just lightly tints your lips and feels soft, like lipstick yet has the ease factor of a chapstick.

Anna also sent a pumice stone, a fun pink glittered nail file and some sweet peanut butter treats!

Thanks Anna for all of the great beauty products!

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If you'd like to participate in an upcoming Beauty Swap, be sure to follow www.crystalcattle.blogspot.com!

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And the winner of last Friday's Bare Minerals Giveaway is....

Hillbilly Goddess!

Josie, send me an email at darcysexson@gmail.com with your address and I'll get your makeup in the mail!

5 comments:

  1. Darcy, I am so glad you signed up! I thought you and Anna would be a great fit. I hope you two girls get to meet in person one day. I am very intrigued by both of these hand creams you mentioned!
    www.crystalcatlte.com

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    1. I'm so glad I joined in the fun - looking forward to your next one! :)

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  2. Where do you get either of the hand creams mentioned above...my hands are always dry!

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    1. I buy the Jenna Hipp cream at Costco - it's available online there too. Not sure where you can buy the Lollia....our small town doesn't carry it so Amazon is about the only option.

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  3. I will have to try this out... I am always looking for something for my dry hands!

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