Swap with Holly Arabella – MAC Smoulder Eyeliner, 17 Falsifeye Mascara & Gel Eyeliner

Being a blogger, I’m naturally a huge fan of reading blogs too – especially those concerned with beauty! One of my favourite beauty bloggers is the lovely Holly Arabella (just click her name to visit her blog!), and when I suggested we did a fun swap, we set about thinking of ideas!

We settled on the theme of ‘holy grail’ products – the ones we completely swear by. After much emailing backwards and forwards, we finally found particular products that 1. neither of us already owned and 2. that we hadn’t tried before. We also tried to work it out in terms of price, so that we sent each other products of equal value (I ended up sending Holly one ‘big’ product, and she sent me ones of equal pricing). I’ll keep it a secret as to what I sent Holly (it will be on her blog!), but here is what she kindly sent me:

Holly Arabella swap - MAC Smoulder Eyeliner 17 Falsifeye Mascara and Gel Eyeliner

Firstly, MAC’s Smoulder Eyeliner – it is something I have been wanting to try out for a long time, and I have to say…I LOVE it! It’s a complete classic, and recently Avril Lavigne’s make up artist revealed it is what she uses on the star!

Then, Boots 17 Falsifeye Mascara in Black – this is Holly’s favourite drugstore mascara, and I’m very, very impressed with it. I will be doing a more thorough review of it in a post tomorrow, as it deserves it! All I will say for now is that if you’re after long lashes, THIS is a must!

Finally, Holly very kindly sent me a surprise extra gift! The 17 Falsifeye Gel Eyeliner in Black. It comes with a little brush, which is SO cute, and it a really fun product.  I’m also going to do an extra review on this one, keep your eyes peeled!

Holly Arabella swap - MAC Smoulder Eyeliner 17 Falsifeye Mascara and Gel Eyeliner

Holly also sent me the cutest little card, which really made me smile! I absolutely love Holly’s blog, and as a person she really is so sweet. Her posts are very well-written, the pictures are fantastic and the whole theme of her blog is adorable.

Thank you so much to Holly for participating with me in this swap – I strongly recommend that you check out her blog!

Stay Creative,

Chyaz xox



  1. August 7, 2011 / 3:55 pm

    I’m so in love with the smoulder I ordered it on ebay… n love it :d.. nyc swap…

    • August 7, 2011 / 11:52 pm

      Oo awesome 😀 x

  2. August 7, 2011 / 4:07 pm

    So funny, I’ve just come online to post about yours and here is your post about mine! I love the pictures you’ve taken, and Im so glad you are loving the products; they really are great!

    • August 7, 2011 / 11:52 pm

      Oo awesome! I read your post, it was fab! I’m glad you found the best way to use the High Beam 🙂 thanks again Holly! xx

  3. August 7, 2011 / 10:37 pm

    So fun such a swap 😀 Looks like nice products that you have received 😀 Have fun with them 🙂

    • August 7, 2011 / 11:52 pm

      😀 It was super fun!! Thanks Lisa xx

  4. August 8, 2011 / 5:59 am

    I love the product u sent to Holly Arabella <3 It's nice to have a product swap like this ^^

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