Recently, Haley from The Flaxen Owl and I did a little swap. Swaps are fun ways to try some new products that often aren't available in your home country, and also to connect in a more tangible way to a fellow blogger. I also did a swap last year with Sarah from Sugarpuffish, and I am kicking myself for not thinking to post about it at the time, but it was quite fun and decided to do one with Haley. She lives in Australia, and as I requested she sent me all Australian made products. Here's a little preview of what I got:
(1) Suvana Paw Paw Balm: A wonderful, thick balm that has a slightly sweet smell. I have been wanting to try this product forever, and it does not disappoint. I think this stuff is pretty popular in the UK and Australia, and it is now available at Spirit Beauty Lounge in the U.S. too.
(2) Rose-Hip Vital Rosehip oil: Haley must have read my mind! I've been wanting to try rose hip oil for a long time, but never actually got around to buying some. She says that she has been using it lately, and that this one is great quality. I can't wait to try this around my sensitive eye area.
(3) MooGoo Fresh Cream Deodorant: MooGoo is a skincare company that Haley talks about all the time, and I was interested in trying their deodorant. If I'm not mistaken, Milk Of Magnesia is what makes this deodorant work. She says that it works best on clean skin, and you have to wait for it to dry before putting on a shirt. It doesn't have a discernible smell, which I like. It's also worth it to watch the video in the link to hear the way that Australians pronounce "aluminum."
(4) MooGoo Finely Ground Oatmeal Fresh Milk Cleansing Bar: This bar has a sweet creamy fragrance, and contains fresh milk and oatmeal for exfoliation. It is supposed to improve Keratosis Pilaris, those pesky red bumps some get on their upper arms.
(5) MooGoo Skin Milk Udder Cream: MooGoo's original product! I haven't opened it up yet, but I believe it is unscented, and it is supposed to be the most lightweight of all of their creams. I am intrigued that it is preserved with hops extract. I have read very little on this, but hops are obviously natural and the extract has a good safety rating from EWG. It's another item I am really looking forward to trying.
(6) Femme Fatale Blush samples: These will be really fun to play around with. There's a wide range of colors, from neutral to super bright. I am very impressed because these are the brightest pigments I have seen that do not contain any synthetic colors.
(7) Femme Fatale Eyeshadows: Love these shadows! The pigmentation is excellent and all are very unique. Many have a neat duochrome finish. I might even buy some more of these in the future. I checked if they can be ordered internationally — it looks like shipping starts at $11, and can also be discounted if you spend more. I'll have a full post with swatches of these coming soon.