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I am dying to reveal the awesomeness of my gift but I'm stuck working and all I have is my phone. I won't be able to share it with you guys until later. All of you cross your fingers they let me out early!!!

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Ok I am taking forever to get these all posted. Finally, the last one!

Part 3!!!!

 

 

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Nail Rock Nail Glitter!!!! I love glitter bomb polishes, so I am SUPER excited to try out this set that you literally dip your nail into GLITTER!! Amazing!!! So many exclamation points for this, I cannot wait to do this (probably tonight!!). The color is awesome!

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The lipstick is a ColorSensational the Vivids in Fuchsia Flash! I have 'Hot Plum' and love it (the pigmentation is awesome and it's really creamy) and want all of them. Fuchsia Flash is the one I wanted most! I am so excited to have it. It always looked so pretty in the store and I just swatched it and it's every bit as pretty as I thought it would be!

The e.l.f little black beauty book cool edition!! Elf is only available in limited amounts around here. My local grocery store has a small twirly rack that mostly just has brushes and a few shadows and lip items(though my "local" Meijer 20+ miles away just added a pretty decent sized elf section!), so I am excited to try out all these pretty eyeshadows. I love palettes like this that have a huge variety of colors all-in-one. The variety in it awesome and there is a mirror in it, so double win!

And last, but not least, the OPI Brazil mini's! They are so cute! I love the bright colors! I don't think I have ever owned any OPI polishes and am so happy that I have some now. Plus, these are the liquid sand ones!!!!!!!!!!! I've been wanting to try out textured polishes <3

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All of the amazingness! *except the bracelet that is on my wrist and the 1D perfume sample that I left out, oops!

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So. Wow. Thank you so much @dotybird. You obviously put a lot of effort into putting together an amazing gift and you succeeded. I can't believe I am so lucky to receive all this awesomeness! The items you chose really were more amazing than I ever could have imagined receiving. I am going to have  new stuff to try out for so long. It's going to be so hard choosing which items to use first! Thank you soooo very much for putting together such a lovely gift. I appreciate it more than I could ever say!

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Ok I am taking forever to get these all posted. Finally, the last one!

Part 3!!!!

 

 

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Nail Rock Nail Glitter!!!! I love glitter bomb polishes, so I am SUPER excited to try out this set that you literally dip your nail into GLITTER!! Amazing!!! So many exclamation points for this, I cannot wait to do this (probably tonight!!). The color is awesome!

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The lipstick is a ColorSensational the Vivids in Fuchsia Flash! I have 'Hot Plum' and love it (the pigmentation is awesome and it's really creamy) and want all of them. Fuchsia Flash is the one I wanted most! I am so excited to have it. It always looked so pretty in the store and I just swatched it and it's every bit as pretty as I thought it would be!

The e.l.f little black beauty book cool edition!! Elf is only available in limited amounts around here. My local grocery store has a small twirly rack that mostly just has brushes and a few shadows and lip items(though my "local" Meijer 20+ miles away just added a pretty decent sized elf section!), so I am excited to try out all these pretty eyeshadows. I love palettes like this that have a huge variety of colors all-in-one. The variety in it awesome and there is a mirror in it, so double win!

And last, but not least, the OPI Brazil mini's! They are so cute! I love the bright colors! I don't think I have ever owned any OPI polishes and am so happy that I have some now. Plus, these are the liquid sand ones!!!!!!!!!!! I've been wanting to try out textured polishes <3

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All of the amazingness! *except the bracelet that is on my wrist and the 1D perfume sample that I left out, oops!

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So. Wow. Thank you so much @dotybird. You obviously put a lot of effort into putting together an amazing gift and you succeeded. I can't believe I am so lucky to receive all this awesomeness! The items you chose really were more amazing than I ever could have imagined receiving. I am going to have new stuff to try out for so long. It's going to be so hard choosing which items to use first! Thank you soooo very much for putting together such a lovely gift. I appreciate it more than I could ever say!

Yay!! I am so happy you like everything! It was so much fun shopping for you. I really feel like the gifting is the best part of the exchange. I was so excited for you to receive the package and "to see" you open everything! I love the reveals!!!

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Ok I am taking forever to get these all posted. Finally, the last one!

Part 3!!!!

 

 

attachicon.gifbox13.jpg

Nail Rock Nail Glitter!!!! I love glitter bomb polishes, so I am SUPER excited to try out this set that you literally dip your nail into GLITTER!! Amazing!!! So many exclamation points for this, I cannot wait to do this (probably tonight!!). The color is awesome!

______________________________________________________

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attachicon.gifbox12.jpg

The lipstick is a ColorSensational the Vivids in Fuchsia Flash! I have 'Hot Plum' and love it (the pigmentation is awesome and it's really creamy) and want all of them. Fuchsia Flash is the one I wanted most! I am so excited to have it. It always looked so pretty in the store and I just swatched it and it's every bit as pretty as I thought it would be!

The e.l.f little black beauty book cool edition!! Elf is only available in limited amounts around here. My local grocery store has a small twirly rack that mostly just has brushes and a few shadows and lip items(though my "local" Meijer 20+ miles away just added a pretty decent sized elf section!), so I am excited to try out all these pretty eyeshadows. I love palettes like this that have a huge variety of colors all-in-one. The variety in it awesome and there is a mirror in it, so double win!

And last, but not least, the OPI Brazil mini's! They are so cute! I love the bright colors! I don't think I have ever owned any OPI polishes and am so happy that I have some now. Plus, these are the liquid sand ones!!!!!!!!!!! I've been wanting to try out textured polishes <3

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All of the amazingness! *except the bracelet that is on my wrist and the 1D perfume sample that I left out, oops!

attachicon.gifbox14.jpg

 

 

So. Wow. Thank you so much @dotybird. You obviously put a lot of effort into putting together an amazing gift and you succeeded. I can't believe I am so lucky to receive all this awesomeness! The items you chose really were more amazing than I ever could have imagined receiving. I am going to have new stuff to try out for so long. It's going to be so hard choosing which items to use first! Thank you soooo very much for putting together such a lovely gift. I appreciate it more than I could ever say!

More amazing gifts! This thread is so happy!

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@@Kelli so much amazingness and it sounds like everything was personally chosen just to make you deliriously happy! What a great reveal!

 

I have to admit I kinda lost it and just STARED at that teal peacock feather headband for several minutes!!! It's incredibly gorgeous! @@dotybird would you be willing to share (or just PM me!) where you got it? I kinda just need it in my life.

 

ETA: found it! Found the Etsy shop! OMG SHE SELLS AN INFINITY SCARF WITH MR. DARCY'S PROPOSAL *dies*

 

Bye bye, money!

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Let me start out my reveal post by saying that awhile after signing up for Summerswap I realized I was super vague about my likes and wants.  Other than listing a few stamping plates and stamping polishes I was interested I just said "I have 1300 polishes... and I'm only just getting into make up... now you go and buy me stuff".  I would have kicked my own ass.  In her wonderful card to me, tgooberbutt told me she came up with an idea and pretty much just rolled the dice to see if I would like it.  Not only was this one knocked out of the park but she came in bases loaded crushing grand slam to win the World Series.  

 

Without further ado.. since I know you have all been waiting since 1:30...

 

 

 

 

The box arrived and on top found some Star Wars cookies!!!  I was so impressed with the decoration of them.  I have those same cookies cutters and have NEVER made a successful Vader.  There may or may not be a eaten Stormtrooper already as one didn't survive his space journey from Cali all the way to Florida.  There was also a awesome custom cut card with my name and a bottle of nail polish in my favorite shade of green.  I was spoiled as she managed to get all my favorite colors hot pink, green and gray into my gifts. 

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I was a bit confused as I had my boyfriend with me in my office and I was listening to my team meeting via conference call at the same time.  My boyfriend started helping me and while I was trying to process what it was I had he had already figured it out and was assisting me.  He started to lay out all the items on the floor while I was reading the card.

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Look how adorable the wrapping is!!  So perfect.  I love it.

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Of course I had help.

 

So here is what the amazing gifts were.  I was gifted all the nail polish frankening supplies my little heart could ever desire!!  Since I had so many of my own already, tgooberbutt decided to take a chance I might want to make my own creations.  She couldn't have been more on point.  I am dying with excitement over this! 

 

What all I got....

3 jellie based polish pigments in primary colors so I can mix and match

3 special "magic" pigments in holographic, diamond and mirror finishes

2 polish bases (one suspension and one luster)

7 empty polish bottles

13 pkgs of solvent resistant glitters

and the metal mixing beads to go in the polish.

 

On top of that I was gifted a Nail Rock glitter set, a Sally Hansen I <3 Nail Art glitter kit in the most amazing 3 color ever (been wanting to try these since I saw them), NCLA accent nail wraps, some cute little nails to test my designs on (she said it was a last minute add on and I love it.  I have little containers full of little practice nails so it's perfect).  I also got a custom monogramed shopping bag that rolls down to be very small. I am going to use the for everything.  There was so much stuff I hope I didn't forget anything.

 

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Here is all the glitters I get to play with.

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Needless to say this gift was amazing.  My boyfriend was so excited for me as I have been talking to him about wanting these things forever.  First polish up will be a blue holo!!  Thank you again @@tgooberbutt from the bottom of my heart this was amazing and will bring me joy to come for a very long time.  I think you might have created a monster though.  I've already been stalking TKB Trading online this afternoon!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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@@Christa W, that could not possibly be anymore perfect for you.  I fully expect this might kick start you on your way to becoming an indie polish maker.  @tgooberbutt, you did amazing!

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Let me start out my reveal post by saying that awhile after signing up for Summerswap I realized I was super vague about my likes and wants.  Other than listing a few stamping plates and stamping polishes I was interested I just said "I have 1300 polishes... and I'm only just getting into make up... now you go and buy me stuff".  I would have kicked my own ass.  In her wonderful card to me, tgooberbutt told me she came up with an idea and pretty much just rolled the dice to see if I would like it.  Not only was this one knocked out of the park but she came in bases loaded crushing grand slam to win the World Series.  

 

Without further ado.. since I know you have all been waiting since 1:30...

 

 

 

 

The box arrived and on top found some Star Wars cookies!!!  I was so impressed with the decoration of them.  I have those same cookies cutters and have NEVER made a successful Vader.  There may or may not be a eaten Stormtrooper already as one didn't survive his space journey from Cali all the way to Florida.  There was also a awesome custom cut card with my name and a bottle of nail polish in my favorite shade of green.  I was spoiled as she managed to get all my favorite colors hot pink, green and gray into my gifts. 

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I was a bit confused as I had my boyfriend with me in my office and I was listening to my team meeting via conference call at the same time.  My boyfriend started helping me and while I was trying to process what it was I had he had already figured it out and was assisting me.  He started to lay out all the items on the floor while I was reading the card.

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Look how adorable the wrapping is!!  So perfect.  I love it.

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Of course I had help.

 

So here is what the amazing gifts were.  I was gifted all the nail polish frankening supplies my little heart could ever desire!!  Since I had so many of my own already, tgooberbutt decided to take a chance I might want to make my own creations.  She couldn't have been more on point.  I am dying with excitement over this! 

 

What all I got....

3 jellie based polish pigments in primary colors so I can mix and match

3 special "magic" pigments in holographic, diamond and mirror finishes

2 polish bases (one suspension and one luster)

7 empty polish bottles

13 pkgs of solvent resistant glitters

and the metal mixing beads to go in the polish.

 

On top of that I was gifted a Nail Rock glitter set, a Sally Hansen I <3 Nail Art glitter kit in the most amazing 3 color ever (been wanting to try these since I saw them), NCLA accent nail wraps, some cute little nails to test my designs on (she said it was a last minute add on and I love it.  I have little containers full of little practice nails so it's perfect).  I also got a custom monogramed shopping bag that rolls down to be very small. I am going to use the for everything.  There was so much stuff I hope I didn't forget anything.

 

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Here is all the glitters I get to play with.

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Needless to say this gift was amazing.  My boyfriend was so excited for me as I have been talking to him about wanting these things forever.  First polish up will be a blue holo!!  Thank you again @@tgooberbutt from the bottom of my heart this was amazing and will bring me joy to come for a very long time.  I think you might have created a monster though.  I've already been stalking TKB Trading online this afternoon!!

 

 

 

 

OMG - I am sooooo happy that your next move was going to be in the Frankenpolish world! :D

TKB is seriously in a sketchy industrial neighborhood of Oakland, but the nearby taco trucks (and the thought of a happy nail polish addict) made it well worth the trip. I can't wait to see what you create!!!

 

As for decorating Vader and the Storm Troopers - LOL! There's a reason why you didn't get Chewbaca and Yoda - they came out sooooo fugly!

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Okay I know how everybody say that their person is the best but no you are wrong my person @@BSquared is the most awesome. This box was perfect for me. I love everything in it.I apologize for the crappy pictures but this is the best box ever.!!!!!

 

! My husband said , how did she know that you say that all the time. The first thing I opened was. I am a sucker for office supplies. Next was I haven't been able find a replacement for my Sephora no bleeding lip lip liner. Now I have two replacements. I can't wait to try the OCC!! Plus two more lip liners that are right in my color pallet. I love that Maybelline packaging. And of course I love me some blue polishes. Next was I love this color!!! Next was. I had just whinned that I gave away all of my fresh things. Now I have them back!!! Then I opened Again with the fresh, and more minis. And setting powder. Can't wait to try it! Then there was NYC and the New Black in Haze. I just love it.

Part two to follow. I'm hoping the pictures will show if not I'll do them again.

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I want to first apologize because this is long overdue.  I received my gift a week ago today, but I was out of town.  I came home and was all set to post about how amazing it was on Monday and then I found out my sister passed away :(

So again, I want to apologize, especially to @@rachelshine!!!  Everything was perfect and unbelieveably thoughtful!!!

I am working on uploading pictures now, but I did not want to delay this any longer.  Be back shortly with pictures of my new pretties!!!!

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I want to first apologize because this is long overdue. I received my gift a week ago today, but I was out of town. I came home and was all set to post about how amazing it was on Monday and then I found out my sister passed away :(

So again, I want to apologize, especially to @@rachelshine!!! Everything was perfect and unbelieveably thoughtful!!!

I am working on uploading pictures now, but I did not want to delay this any longer. Be back shortly with pictures of my new pretties!!!!

Oh sweetie! So sorry for your loss and I am more than sure that your buddy understands the delay.

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So apparently I can't do pictures from my kindle. But I'm not done gushing over my gift so I will do on.

 

 

 

the next thing I opened was a bottle of BBW Oahu lotion. Funny thing my aunt lives on the island. I can't wait to try it. Next was Tea Hut tree sugar scrub in Mango. I love scrubs and this smells so good. Next was some coconut lime body lotion. I love those smells together. The there was a box of primers!!! I mentioned in the thread that I would just take a whole box of primers and now I have one!!! Not to mention there is also some locally made soap that is going straight into the shower. post-102803-0-94257900-1406851880_thumb.jpgpost-102803-0-03831400-1406851903_thumb.jpgpost-102803-0-15995900-1406851918_thumb.jpgpost-102803-0-96321600-1406851991_thumb.jpgpost-102803-0-65167200-1406852015_thumb.jpgpost-102803-0-00030700-1406852048_thumb.jpg

 

 

Thank you again @bsquared. I'm sorry I suck at pictures.

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I want to first apologize because this is long overdue.  I received my gift a week ago today, but I was out of town.  I came home and was all set to post about how amazing it was on Monday and then I found out my sister passed away :(

So again, I want to apologize, especially to @@rachelshine!!!  Everything was perfect and unbelieveably thoughtful!!!

I am working on uploading pictures now, but I did not want to delay this any longer.  Be back shortly with pictures of my new pretties!!!!

Ohhh no, I am so sorry sweetie <3 <3 My sister is slowly losing her battle with cancer so please PM me if you ever want to talk! I just hope my gift brings you some sparkly happiness through this time. I know makeup and getting pretty has been getting me through the days. Just glad to know that you got your present! xoxox

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