Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Swap Goodies from Brazil

I recently completed another swap with the lovely Lucy from Brazil. She sent so many pretty things that I couldn't fit them into one picture.

There were these Jade holos:



And even more Jade holos:



Those bottle shots aren't showing off the holos to their best advantage. Here's a close up of one of the colors so you can see the rainbows:



There were holos and glitters from Impala and Ludurana as well as a magnetic duochrome from Ludurana—I thought I'd seen every kind of magnetic there is but hadn't seen one like that.



Here's a closer look at the Ludurana holo:



But wait, there's more—wonderful stuff from Hits, featuring gorgeous glitters:





There were some other treats, but those were not available for photos because they were edible and I started nibbling on them almost immediately. Unlike last time, I didn't wait months to use the polishes, either. I seized the moment and tried two of them within a couple weeks of unpacking. It was difficult to decide which to try first since they were all so enticing. In the end, my love of purple won out and I reached for Jade Holográfico Fascínio Violeta. This is not a high maintenance holo; I applied two coats of it over my usual base (Instant Artificials) and had no problems. For my accent nails, I added one coat of Hits Speciallita Glitter's World Sydney, then topped all my nails with Diamond Dry.



A few rainbows showed up in my lightbox as seen above. I wanted to get some sunlight shots, but we were having second winter all the days I wore this combination so there was not much bright sun to be had. Fortunately, the Jade shows rainbows in a variety of normal room lighting conditions, so I strolled around my house snapping shots in my kitchen and dining room.





I did capture a photo near a window in weak sunlight coming through the glass; before I could go put on shoes and get outside, the sun was behind the clouds again, so I'm glad I got the shot I did.



I also snapped some pics in the car; I didn't catch any great rainbows from the Jade, but I did get the holo hexes in the Hits to show off:



I am so happy that Lucy got in touch again and was so kind to shop for all these lovely polishes from Brazil for me. Thanks, Lucy!

20 comments:

  1. Omg they are all amazing!!! Fabulous swap ^_^

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  2. Love the Jade holos! :) So glad most of these are available on ninjapolish or I'd be seriously super jealous. Ya know, more than I am already anyway. ;)

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  3. Oh, those are all lovely. Brazilian polishes are so pretty and unique - you lucky thing :D

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  4. That's quite a swap! You got some really gorgeous polishes!

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  5. Wow, so many pretties! I don't have a Brazilian swap pal so I just ordered the new Jades today during the llarowe restock! Orange holo - yes!

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  6. Those look gorgeous! Have fun with them!

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  7. Fab swap! Wow! You must share with us how much it costs and how long it takes and how to pack to send polishes that far and through customs...any issues ever getting things through customs?

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    1. beachgal, I believe this particular swap the box I sent weighed around 5 pounds and cost just under $50. Packing is like for any swap--lots of bubble wrap and packing peanuts. :) I haven't had any customs issues as far as things getting taken, though sometimes they do get delayed. Sometimes they go suprisingly fast--this box to Brazil was only a few weeks in transit, but the one before took much longer.

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  8. What a fantastic package to receive! Lots and lots of rainbows and fun! :)

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  9. Aww, they look amazing - wonderful swap!

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  10. Fascínio Violeta look gorgeous on you! And with Sydney on top, what a great combo!
    It was a pleasure to swap with you dear! I'm loving all the ones you send to me too. Thanks!

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    1. Lucy, so glad this worked out so well for both of us!

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  11. Jade has such a great range of holos! And a duochrome magnetic? SWATCHES! ;) Can't wait to see that one!

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  12. Oh my! Everything looks amazing :D

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  13. Am so jealous of all those holos! Brazilian holos are sweet!

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