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    Software engineer at an educational technology research lab
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    Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Urban Decay, NARS, Butter London, Zoya, boscia, Pangea Organics
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    I was born and raised in The Netherlands, and I'm still a Dutch citizen! I'm also 1/4 Chinese, hence the username.
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  1. Hi all! Sorry for the delay in posting... major deadline at work today so I've been a little all-over-the-place. But the box is on its final journey back to LyndaV, and it should be delivered tomorrow! Meanwhile... Here's what I took from the box... And here's what I put in... with one change: I got a last-minute trade request for the China Glaze polish after I had already taken the pictures and packaged everything up, but I did go back in and replace that one with a brand-new OPI polish. I didn't want to take everything else back out to take another picture, though... so apologies for the slightly inaccurate representation!
  2. hello ladies! just to keep you all posted, I did finally manage to pick up the box from the post office today. I'll take pictures and figure out what I want from the box / what I'm putting back in tomorrow, and then I'll try to get it back on its way to LyndaV on Monday or Tuesday.
  3. Just as a heads-up, assuming the box gets to me sometime this week, I'm guessing it'll be too big to fit in my (tiny) mailbox and so I'll have to pick it up from the post office. However, the only time I can do so is on Saturdays (because my local PO is only open from 9-5 on weekdays and I work from 9-6), and I'm out of town next weekend, so I won't be able to get it until August 10th. Sorry for the delay! Receiving packages has been a pain now that I'm no longer working from home.
  4. Great trades with: MissLindaJean x 2 skylola123 brio444 AngeBrooklyn x 2 miss6aby Emr140 SeptEllis erikalisa55 Avintageaffair kahless x 2 Pattycakes FormosaHoney EricaD drk51284 Lisa N lovepink x 2 kcrowebird sweetiegirlll mirandamanda tessak x 2 Dalisay reepy x 2 xoxoelyse Auntboo x 2 Vogliadivintage dixiegirl Hilde Marciaxtrois LyndaV MyriadVoices juk723 Max88 Rach212 aerofish cheetahchirps GariDong jpark107 x 2 juraseka x 2 tray5335 MeaganS mks8372 Snow24 jac a jams Rachael B Heather4602 x 2 katlyne sparklegirl Lily V alterkate knightsgirl Gracie Girl trekkersangel jesemiaud tnorth1852 Soxi loveforeva21 Ann Tucci elizabethrose donutbaby tanya0949 Beautyboxgal evildrporkchop jmd252
  5. NOTE: In the midst of a major purge; everything must go! *I'm most interested in multi-item swaps!* I prefer to use delivery confirmation for all first-time and large/multi-item trades. I'm also open to meeting up in person to trade with other ladies in the Greater New York City area; I have done so before. What I have Everything is brand new and unopened unless otherwise specified. Blue denotes newly added items. NEW nail polish Estee Lauder Viper Color Club Baldwin Blues [birchbox] (mini - 0.25 fl oz) SquareHue High School Crush SquareHue Happy Creme L'Oreal Colour Riche Confetti Topcoat (European Version) (5 ml) (* picky) LIGHTLY USED nail polish Julep Brit (used 1x) Nicoly by OPI Smile for the Glam-era (used 1x) Body Bath & BodyWorks Japanese Cherry Blossom body lotion (travel size - 3 fl oz) Belli Skin Care All Day Moisture Body Lotion [beautyFix] (deluxe sample - 1 fl oz) JR Watkins Hand Cream, Aloe & Green Tea (mini - 0.7 oz) Mary Kay Warm Amber Body Lotion (full-size - 6.5 fl oz) Hair L'Oreal Colour Experte Multi Moisture Creme conditioner (1.7 fl oz) x 3 Fekkai Glossing Shampoo & Conditioner [Target Beauty Bag] (packets - 0.3 fl oz ea) Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Mousse [birchbox] (deluxe sample - 1 oz) Oscar Blandi Pronto Texture & Volume Spray [birchbpx] (deluxe sample - 1 oz) Big Sexy Hair Weather Proof Humidity Resistant Spray (3.4 oz) Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray (travel-size - 1.5 oz) Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel [birchbox] (large sample packet - 0.6 fl oz) x3 Ouidad Sun Shield Sun & Sport Leave-in Spray (full-size - 8.5 fl oz) KMS California FREESHAPE hot flex spray [birchbox] (deluxe sample - 1 fl oz) Fragrance Givenchy Very Irrésistible Eau de Toilette (standard perfume sample spray - 0.03 fl oz) John Varvatos Artisan Cologne [birchbox] (standard cologne sample vial - 0.05 fl oz) Fresh Citron de Vigne [birchbox] (deluxe sample spray - 0.25 fl oz) (used a few times; ~70% full) Hanae Mori HM (standard perfume sample spray) Aromachology Sophisticated & Sensual (standard perfume sample spray) Harvey Prince Eau Flirt Lavender Pumpkin [birchbox] (standard perfume sample vial) Jimmy Choo Flash (standard perfume sample spray) Skincare Vita-K Professional Age Spots creme [beautyArmy] (full size - 3 fl oz) Apothederm stretch mark cream [beautyArmy] (deluxe sample - 0.7 fl oz) Phytomer Hydra Orginal Thirst-Relief Melting Cream [beautyFix] (deluxe sample - 0.5 fl oz) Phytomer Peeling Vegetal Exfoliant (deluxe sample - 0.16 fl oz) Kate Somerville Daily Deflector Moisturizer Anti-Aging Sunscreen (deluxe sample - 0.25 fl oz) Murad Acne & Wrinkle Reducer (deluxe sample - 0.125 fl oz) Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle & Damage Corrector (2-week supply - 0.5 fl oz) Clarisonic Refreshing Gel Cleanser (travel size - 1 fl oz) The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimizer (full-size - 1 fl oz) (tried ~2x) Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Effect Pore Refining Cream (deluxe sample - 0.5 fl oz?) (* picky) Dr. Brandt Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner Blackhead Extractor (deluxe sample - 0.25 fl oz) (* picky) Dr. Brandt Pores No More Vacoom Cleaner Blackhead Extractor (deluxe sample - 0.4 fl oz) (* picky) Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream (deluxe sample - 0.1 oz) OC8 Professional Mattifying Gel [Glossybox] (full size - 1.6 oz) (lightly used ~3x) Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask (deluxe sample - 0.24 fl oz) (* very picky) The Body Shop Warming Mineral Mask (full size - 3.3 fl oz) (used ~2x, sanitized) Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser + cloth [birchbox] (deluxe sample - 1 fl oz + 1 cloth) REN Hydra-Calm Global Protection Day Cream (deluxe sample - 0.07 fl oz?) Make-up: Face Raw Natural Beauty Mineral Foundation in Warm Glow [beautyFix] (0.07oz) Pixi Flawless Face Primer [ipsy] (half size - 0.5 fl oz) Make Up Forever HD Microfinish Powder (deluxe sample - 0.035 oz) tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder (deluxe sample - 0.07 oz) Mai Couture Highlighting Papers [ipsy] (deluxe sample - 25 sheets) Bare Escentuals i.d. Feather Light Mineral Veil (full-size - 0.3 oz) (lightly used ~3x) Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow Illuminator [birchbox] (deluxe sample - 0.5 oz) theBalm Instain Longwearing Powder Blush in Swiss Dot [birchbox] (deluxe sample - 0.018 oz) ("very picky) Alison Raffaele Cosmetics Reality Base Foundation in Skintone 3 [birchbox] (deluxe sample - no size) Chella Highlighter Pencil [birchbox] Make-up: Eyes Trish McEvoy Glaze Eye Shadow in Romance (full-size) Stila Smudge Crayon in Umber [sample Society] (mini) Lavera Kajal Eye Liner in No. 2 (full-size - 0.04 oz) (swatched once on arm) Starlet Cosmetics Eye Pencil in Chocolate [ipsy] (full-size - 0.05 oz) Illamasqua Medium Pencil in Devotion (full-size) (swatched once on arm) Pop Beauty Smokey Lash Kapow Mascara [ipsy] (travel size - 0.17 oz) Benefit They're Real! Mascara (mini - 0.1 oz) NYX Roll-on Shimmer in Salmon (full-size - 0.052 oz) (swatched) NYX Roll-on Shimmer in Mauve Pink (full-size - 0.052 oz) (swatched) NYX Roll-on Shimmer in Nude (full-size - 0.052 oz) (swatched) NYX Roll-on Shimmer in Almond (full-size - 0.052 oz) (swatched) NYX Roll-on Shimmer in Olive (full-size - 0.052 oz) (swatched) Whip Hand Cosmetics Loose Pigment Eyeshadow in Locked + Loaded [beauty Army] (BA sample - 0.02 oz) Whip Hand Cosmetics Loose Pigment Eyeshadow in Medal of Honor [beauty Army] (BA sample - 0.02 oz) The All Natural Face Vegan Eye Shadow in Warm Honey [Eco-Emi] (1g) (swatched) mark. i-mark Custom Pick Eyeshadow in Dragonfly (full-size - 0.08 oz) (in clamshell but no box) (swatched) Lips (make-up & treatments) Jane Lipgloss in Sparkle Pink [ipsy] (full-size? - 0.2 fl oz) Bare Minerals Lip Gloss in Marvelous Moxie [ipsy] (mini - 0.07 oz) JR Watkins Natural Beeswax Peppermint Lip Balm (full-size - 0.15 oz) Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Teddy Bare (full-size - 0.14 oz) (swatched on arm) L'Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Wet Shine Stain in Everlasting Caramel (full-size - 0.21 fl oz) (swatched on arm) Pop Beauty Aqua Lacquer in Flowering Fuchsia (full-size - 0.34 fl oz) ChapStick Hydration Lock 8-hour Moisture in Vanilla Creme (full-size - 0.15 oz) Interested in General products Eyeliners and eye make-up (especially olives, greens, purples, neutrals) Natural/organic skincare (most interested in eye creams and mattifying moisturizers) Lipsticks, lip stains, and jumbo lip pencils Peach or light brown blushes Kabuki and contouring brushes Nail polish topcoats (still on the hunt for "the one"...) Make-up setting sprays Korean skincare and cosmetics One-time-use face masks Specific products/brands/colors Algenist Pore-Correcting Moisturizer Dr. Brandt Anti-aging Mattifying Lotion boscia products Pangea Organics products Drugstore beauty products (which are overpriced and can be hard to find in Manhattan) L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows in Glistening Garnet or With a Twist (try me on other colors) L'Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Wet Shine Stain lip glosses (try me on colors) Milani Color Statement Lipsticks (try me on colors) Specific nail polishes (try me on other colors) Revlon Parfumerie polishes Nicole by OPI Mer-maid for Each Other Orly Glowstick Zoya Trixie, Ibiza, Elisa, Blaze, Vespa, Chyna, Beatrix Julep Brooke, Ivy, Julia, Esmeralda, Eden, Ginger, Helen, Etta, Ciara Butter London Knees Up, Tart with a Heart, Primrose Hill Picnic HTF brands: Nubar, Nfu-oh, Ozotic, a-england holo's (pretty much open to any colors) From Beauty Subscriptions From Birchbox ModelCo Party Proof Lipstick in Disco Fever, Kitty Mirenesse Glossy Kiss in Quick Kiss (try me on other colors) No. 4 Super Comb Prep + Protect Karuna masks Whish products Vitivia Vitamin Capules (for my mother -- would really like to collect as many of these as possible!) From Ipsy Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in 69 Mirenesse Lip Bomb in #2 Coastal Scents Eyeshadow Quads (not high-priority, but always useful for traveling) From QVC/New Beauty Test Tube Ojon Rare Blend Protecting Treatment From Julep Bare Face Cleansing Oil Freedom Polymer Topcoat The Best Pedi Prep Ever Not That Interested In Fragrance Haircare Skin/hair/body oils Lip balms/treatments Soap and bath stuff Lip glosses Red or pink blushes/cheek tints ...But, always feel free to try me! It never hurts to ask and I can usually find at least one thing on everybody's list that I'd like to try.
  6. A month late, but I am definitely still down! (Sorry I haven't been very active lately. I moved apartments back in January and somehow I'm still not completely settled in...) My swap box is overflowing too, and at this point there really isn't that much that I want, but I just want to get rid of things I'm not using and send 'em to a good home... I know I was a big proponent of Sunday afternoons before, but I'm now in a long-distance relationship, so weekends for me are tricky; I'm either in DC with my boyfriend, or he's here and my biggest priority isn't exactly make-up swapping. So I'd much prefer a weeknight now. But we can definitely try for a place with better lighting this time! Maybe a café like someone earlier suggested...
  7. I just got in a few days ago. I signed up in late May or early June, so it took over 7 months.
  8. So I went to the Times Square Sephora for the skincare event today, and... well, I don't know why I have such bad luck with these events, because just like the Skincare IQ event, my experience was kind of a fail. I went with my friend who is just now starting to get into make-up and skincare, because she wanted to go shopping for beauty products this weekend anyway, so I figured this would be a good way for her to discover some new products that might work well for her. We went to the Times Square location because she also wanted to go to Inglot for some eyeshadows. I hadn't managed to make an appointment for us (I'd tried calling in ~10 times in the past week and no one ever picked up the phone or called me back the 3 times I left a message, SIGH) but I figured if we got there early enough hopefully they could fit us in, and even if it meant putting our names down and coming back later in the day, we'd be okay with that. So we got there right at noon, and when I asked one of the staff if it was possible to do walk-ins, she said it was fine and took down our names and told us they'd be able to get to us in 10 or so minutes. Great. So we sat down and waited a little while, and finally one of the ladies came over and told us she could take care of us. She asked us which of us would like to go first, so I volunteered my friend because she's the newbie and needed the most help finding things that will work well for her, and I was fine with waiting and observing. Meanwhile the lady gave me a make-up remover wipe to take off my make-up. While she started on my friend, a boscia rep came over to check up on us, and the lady told him that I was still waiting to be helped. Now, I knew that boscia was one of the brands being sampled but I was really hoping to try something else -- not because I dislike the brand, in fact it's one of my favorites, but because I've tried almost all of their products by this point, so I'm very familiar with them, and like jpark107, I was really hoping to try something new. So he started giving me the spiel about all their products and I didn't want to interrupt him and tell him that he was wasting his time but at the same time I wasn't sure what to do because this was not what I had come for. In the end he gave me a couple of samples of their eye cream and their new night cream, but he didn't even offer to put anything on my face, so I was very confused and wondered if that was all I was going to get. By that point my friend had been whisked off to another table for her mini make-over, so I went to rejoin her, and luckily at least the lady was attending to her (who was a Sephora staff member and not a boscia rep) was at least doing due diligence and letting her try several different things and even helped her with her request to try some products for contouring. She made her several skincare samples to try at home, and my friend wound up buying the boscia BB cream. After attending to her, the lady was at least kind enough to put some tinted moisturizer and blush on me (because by that point I was feeling very annoyed that I'd taken my make-up off for nothing). Thankfully she didn't pressure me to buy anything (which would've annoyed me because I felt like I hadn't really gotten to try anything) and still gave me the goodie bag that you would normally only get with a purchase. So that was very nice of her, at least. The saddest part was that this morning, before I left for Times Square, I asked myself whether I was willing to allow myself to be talked into buying something, and I decided that I was -- now that I'm no longer unemployed and broke, I can afford it, and I hadn't splurged on any skincare in quite a while. I suppose I don't regret not spending any money in the end, especially since I don't particularly ~need~ anything, but I'm sad that I didn't get to try anything new, and I feel like Sephora missed out on a potential sale today because the event seemed so disorganized. Maybe I'll go next weekend and try a different location, but I'll probably be too busy with moving. In any case, here's what was in my goodie bag: - Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus serum deluxe sample (0.5 fl oz/2-weeks), plus a coupon for another 2-week supply if you bring back the empty bottle - Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream small sample tube (0.1 fl oz) - Origins Plantscription serum packet x 1 - Glamglow Youth-Mud treatment packet x 2 - Nude ProGenius treatment oil packet x 2 - Givency Ange ou Démon perfume sample packet (..........) The bag itself also looks very different from jpark107's. It's a small black faux-leather pouch with a quilted texture and the Sephora logo stitched on, and it's actually a decent quality bag.
  9. I would definitely like to! But that said, I have to move out of my current apartment by the end of the month so it's a little hard for me to commit to anything at least until I know when and where I'm moving. I have a few apartment viewings lined up for tomorrow and have my fingers crossed that one of them will be "the one"... If you guys want to meet in January, I can probably only do weeknights, since my weekends are probably going to be fully booked with apartment viewings, packing, and moving. But from February onwards I can do either weeknights or Sundays.

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