Crystal Cattle Beauty Swap

Crystal Cattle Beauty Swap

If you remember back to the Holiday time, my friend and fellow make-up lover, Crystal Cattle started a Beauty Swap! What is a beauty swap? Well, she paired up beauty loving ladies and they send one another beauty gifts in the mail. How clever is that!? 

Not only are these Swaps great because it allows participants to meet a whole bunch of new beauty lovin’ women, it also gives us the opportunities to try new products. Maybe some things we hadn’t tried before without having to go and blow a bunch of money on beauty products. It’s so expensive being a woman! Anyone else feel my pain?

This last Swap was hosted along with Taysha of Dirt Road Charm!  Both girls are self proclaimed MAC lovers. For those of you wondering more about how the Beauty Swap works check out thilink  

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This time I was paired with MacKenzie from Oregon. I guess I have a knack for getting paired with Oregon girls as my last partner was from Oregon too! Anyway, she sent me an AWESOME care package and even included some fun jewelry!! How did she know I love turquoise!? 

Crystal Cattle Beauty Swap Prairie Californian

 1. Stila Lip Glaze 

These glazes are awesome! They aren’t too sticky which I find happens a lot with glosses and glazes AND they don’t taste bad! Win-win! 

2. Benefit They’re Real Mascara

I’ve tried this mascara before and it is AMAZING! Talk about adding volume to your lashes! I actually use it a finisher for my mascara routine. I use something that helps give length and spreads my lashes out first then use this to finish it off! LOVE this mascara, if you haven’t tried it, DO IT! 

3. OPI Nail Color

OPI is such a gold standard for nail color! She gave me three SUPER FUN colors and some sparkle! I can’t wait to take the time to give myself a fun mani/pedi

4. Posie Tint    &    High Beam Duo

The Posie Tint is the PERFECT color for spring! Such an awesome pink color! I love putting this tint on my lips and then finishing it off with some matching lipstick! 

The High Beam is a product I’ve never used before. It really makes your skin look luminous which is also great for spring! It doesn’t add too much so you look shiny or sparkly, but gives you a great dew look! 

5. Benefit V.I.B. Spree 

Oh gosh, this was such a fun box full of all sorts of neat things! I won’t go into all of them into detail but I LOVE the Badgal Lash paired with the They’re Real! And the Sun Beam is the first time I’ve used a liquid bronzer and I am loving it! It’s very forgiving with the application! 

Do you use any of these products..? Love them, hate them!? And be on the lookout for the next Beauty Swap!! You can follow Crystal Cattle’s blog OR Crystal Cattle Facebook page for the announcement of when the next swap will be!

Thanks to Crystal for hosting and facilitating this Swap once again!! 

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  1. May 8, 2014 / 6:36 pm

    Gotta love the Benefit They’re Real Mascara! I also love Bene-Tint! I use it as a blush a lot. Looks like you got a great partner 🙂

  2. May 9, 2014 / 2:04 am

    You hit the beauty jackpot. I am going to have to look into sunbeam and posie. Do they have good staying power? Sorry I didn’t see your tweet earlier. I think we might wait until later in the summer. Seems like as summer is approaching people are getting busier and busier. Definitely not stopping though, it has been too much fun.

    • May 9, 2014 / 4:06 pm

      Both have pretty good staying power! The Posie Tint especially does… it does wear a little funny if you just put it on by itself, so I recommend putting a lipstick over it too!