Swap with Jasmin Charlotte

I made friends with Jasmin through Twitter, via one of the many chats like #bbloggers or similar – I’m not entirely sure, since it has been a while! She is from England, but mostly grew up in New Zealand so we connected over that. This swap was born when I posted about a new range of Whittaker’s Chocolate, and Jasmin was super keen to try some, and we decided to do a beauty swap as well. I sent her a Chi Chi eyeshadow palette, an Australis lipstick, Ecostore lip balm in addition to the chocolate treats.

This is what I received from Jasmin!

sleek eye and cheek palette all day soiree, makeup revolution iconic 3, sleek brow kit, rimmel 107, bourjois 07 nude ist

Jasmin sent me a Sleek eye and cheek palette, Makeup Revolution eyeshadow palette, Sleek brow kit, Rimmel lipstick, and a Bourjois liquid lipstick! I haven’t had time to use most of these properly yet, but I have my first impressions and observations and I’m sure they’ll feature in full blog posts in the future.

Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Iconic 3

I had heard about Makeup Revolution’s line of palettes that are meant to dupe Urban Decay’s Naked palettes, so it was cool to get this and based on some quick swatching I did it looks like quite a nice quality. I do already have Naked 3 so I think I’m going to give it to a friend once I’ve finished playing with it a bit more.

makeup revolution iconic 3 palette

Sleek MakeUP Eye and Cheek Palette All Day Soirée 030

Sleek is another brand that I had heard a lot about, and I was super stoked to get this! The packaging is really good, a magnetic closure and even a full sized mirror inside – this is very impressive for such an affordable product. It has two cheek shades, a blush and more of a bronzer/highlighter, as well as four eyeshadows. I’m a bit wary of the orange eyeshadows but you know what, I think I’ll continue to force myself outside of my makeup comfort zone and try them – perhaps in a future blog post.

sleek makeup all day soiree eye and cheek palette

sleek eye and cheek palette all day soiree

Sleek MakeUP Brow Kit Light 817

This eyebrow kit looks wonderful, I love that it includes tweezers! So often I will start filling in my brows then realise that I really need to do some plucking (doesn’t everyone?). Having it all together along with a mirror makes it particularly good for travelling or doing makeup on the run.

sleek brow kit light


sleek brow kit light-001


Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet 07 Nude-ist Matte Finish

We only just got Bourjois in New Zealand, but I’m not sure if we have this product here. I really like the shade of this, and that it has a matte finish, I think it’s going to be a great everyday lipstick for me!

bourjois rouge edition velvet 07 nude-ist

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss 107

This is one of my favourite lipsticks ever, and Jasmin was so right when she thought it would suit me! Since I already have one, I’m going to give this one away. If you would like this lipstick, leave a comment below and a winner will be selected at random – New Zealand entrants only. Entries close Tuesday 14th July, at 11:59pm NZ Time.

Rimmel Kate Moss 107

I first blogged about this well over a year ago, and I am even wearing it as I write this post!

Jasmin also included some delicious chocolate – a Wispa bar and a Galaxy bar. The Wispa was definitely my favourite, I really liked the texture.

The blogging community is so cool, I love making friends and connections through it. I would definitely recommend Jasmin’s blog – she has some great beauty content, recommended what is now one of my favourite podcasts (Probably Science) , and also has a helpful series about  SEO tips for bloggers. Thanks Jasmin!!!




  • Christel Hansen

    What an awesome swap!! I would love to do a swap one day, I imagine it would be so much fun picking out some of your fave products to share with someone in a different country!
    Those Sleek goodies look so awesome, they’ve been one of the brands on my “Must try” list for the longest time! oxoxo

    • They’re so good – I used both of them yesterday actually! The brow powder is a touch too warm but the gel is really good, this is definitely better than the ELF brow kit which I haven’t used in ages now, I should probably just throw it away. I did a swap with someone on reddit last year which is how I got my Naked 3 palette – it’s so cool doing them!

      • Christel Hansen

        Yay!! I thought I recognised them from snapchat 😉 That’s good to know! I actually adore my ELF brow kit and even though I’m trialling a couple other brow products (for an upcoming post), it’s the one that I keep going back to whenever I need something quick & easy. I mainly use the wax side though!
        That’s so cool!! oxoxo

        • I adored my ELF brow kit for ages but since I got dipbrow I’ve barely used it in ages, or I use my $3 japan eyebrow pencil. Let’s be real I’ll probably hang onto it forever haha. xx

  • This reminds me, I owe you some mail!

    I also have that Bourjois liquid lipstick, even down to the shade. And I just discovered another person at work who wears it too! She’s REALLY good at makeup, and I’ve been chatting to her about it. I find these lipsticks really long wearing and the shades are great.

    The sleek products seem like really good quality, from what I can tell by swatching. I own one palette and it’s so good for the price.

    • You do? Oh yay haha. I like that this is matte but not super dry and gross like the Australis Velourlips which I didn’t like – it’s more like the NYX soft matte lip creams. I used some of these yesterday and really liked them, especially the Sleek eyeshadows.

  • love it when bloggers do swaps like this, its so fun! love the look of all these things, especially the sleek eye and cheek palette 😀

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    • It is so fun! Great to get to try some new things – the sleek eye and cheek palette might be my favourite of them all, I used it yesterday afternoon and was really pleased with it. Thanks for reading!

  • Olivia

    That lipstick is such a gorgeous shade! I love the Kate Moss series <3

  • Lisa

    Love the colour of this lipstick, it suits you!

  • Anna Valli

    What a beautiful colour lipstick. Perfect for winter!! Would love to win 🙂

  • Emma

    Love the look of those bourgeois lipsticks!

  • That’s so awesome that you two connected over twitter and did this swap. I love how through blogging you can make some incredible friends and discover some amazing blogs <3

  • Diana

    The swap looks awesome. Haven’t tried any Rimmel lipsticks – would love to try it.

  • Rebecca

    Omg amazing i havent tried any rimmel lippies would love the chance x

  • Leigh-ann

    Fingers crossed! My darling children completely killed my two fav lipsticks a few weeks ago…both Kate Moss for Rimmel ones so I’d be SUPER excited to be able to replace one 🙂

  • Pick meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :p hehe it looks cute I wanna try it!

  • Chikoboo

    I love all these products and that Rimmel lipstick looks amazing on you

  • Jessie Mills

    I love Rimmel’s Kate Moss range – I have one of their lippies and love it so much! Looks like an awesome swap 🙂

  • Emily

    Awesome! I’m now following Jasmin!

  • Lisa-May Vincent

    That brow kit looks awesome, with tweezers!
    I’d love to win the lipstick, fingers crossed 🙂