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Hi Everyone

I recently did an International Box Swop with a friend of mine Lisa (Realby Lamona), who stays in the States. She used to live in South Africa so when we wanted to do a swop i knew i could trust her as i have heard lots of stories when girls spend money and have sent boxes overseas, and the other girl never sends anything.

I was so spoilt by Lisa. I took photos of just about everything except the Brush Holder perspex box as i was using it on my dresser and i also didnt take a photo of the HUGE amount of candy and chocolate that was sent.

I got a LOT of makeup…. let the tour begin lol



I am so inlove with these products. The lipsticks are so creamy and moisturizing and how beautiful is the rose powder blush, its so pretty i don’t want to use it lol.

♥ Lipstick – Color Statement 17 Plumrose –  A super-luxe, grown-up girl lipstick, it delivers true instant colour in a single swipe. Laced with vitamins A and C to hydrate and nourish

♥ Lipstick – Color Statement Moisture Matte in 67 Matte Confident (red) – Meet your matte. Your fantasy matte. The matte that not only feels great (yes, you read that right – it’s actually comfy) but also lasts for hours. Infused with grape seed extract imported from Italy, this smear-proof lip soother delivers mega color that won’t budge, even after a close encounter with a cappuccino cup.

♥ Baked Bronzer – 05 Soleil – Crafted on Italian terracotta tiles, these sunbaked bronzers are all about a swirly, shimmery, streak-free glow. Available in five shades, from soft gold to tantalizingly tan, it can be dusted on eyes, face, body – anywhere and everywhere you want to glow.

♥ Baked Blush – 02 Rose D’Oro – This silky blush with benefits can be used so many ways. It shapes, it contours, it highlights. Sunbaked on Italian terracotta tiles, it’s buildable from sheer to vibrant. Yes, it adds a cheeky pop of colour to your complexion. Radiance and warmth, too

♥ Rose Powder Blush – 08 Tea Rose – Now this is a blush that deserves to be seen! Gorgeous in the compact, even prettier on cheeks, this petal soft, natural-finish powder shapes, contours and highlights. Streaks? Never. Easy to use? Always. In ultra-flattering shades that you just can’t live without.



I am so happy that i don’t have to place any orders online to ship to South Africa as E.L.F are coming to South Africa! I am so excited!!!

Essential Lipsticks in…

Voodoo – Brick Red
Captivating – Coral
Nostalgic – Pale Pink Nude
Charming – Dark Rose Pink
Flirtatious – Rosy Pink
Fearless – Red


How cute is this wooden box, i love the saying on top. Inside with 3 mini hand sanitizers as well as a Paris themed lint remover roller and a flip stand mirror.



I am so excited to try this Shaving Cream and it smells so divine.


Paris clutch purse/wallet and a coin purse. Both are so me. Love the colours.



Glam Goddess Tweezers and Emery Boards



The Hard Candy Look Pro Neutral Eyes Eyeshadow Palette is your one stop for a complete neutral look. It includes 9 professionally coordinated neutral eyeshadows, Eyes the Limit Long Wear Eyeshadow Primer, a mini Take Me Out Liner in Soy and a dual ended eyeshadow applicator all included in a reusable collectible tin. This palette also includes an instructional card with 3 start to finish neutral looks, that will have you looking your best!


♥ West End Girls – Lipstick in Fuschia

♥ Wet n Wild Nail Polish

♥ Glowing Complexion Illuminating Cream – Keep your skin moisturized and hydrated with Glowing Complexion Illuminating Cream. This long lasting, light-defusing formula helps diminish the appearance of facial imperfections and creates a luminous dewy glow. The hint of rose scent and translucent pearly finish will have your skin looking bright and refreshed.

♥ Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Brush



Dare to bare your natural beauty with City Color Barely Exposed palette. Nudes, coppers, browns and greys never made your eyes look so good! Create an array of matte and shimmer eye looks for both day and night with 12 naturally seductive hues



Love & Beauty Smokey Eyeshadow Palette from Forever21 has 10 Highly Pigmented and Gorgeous colours



♥ NYC Eyeshadow in

♥ NYC Lipsticks – in Red Rapture,  Red Flame, Berry Me and Sheer Red – It’s time to inject a color that lasts into your city life! Just like a cab speeding up 5th Avenue, with New York Color’s Expert Last lipstick, your look goes from 0 to 60 in seconds. Your lips instantly show your style to the outside world and they’ll stay this way for up to 6 beautiful hours.

♥ NYC Automatic Eyeliner Pencil in Black – Automatic Eyeliner makes your dream eye look easy and speedy. This skinny pencil just twists up to reveal a perfect point that makes applying color a breeze. At the other end is a brilliant pro-style blending tool for customising your look.



♥ L.A Colors Lipgloss & Lipstick Duo in Pleasure (pinky coral) and Sensual (hot pink) – Compact and convenient lip duo adds moisture and shine to lips with professionally selected shades

♥ L.A Color Lipstick in Luscious Wine (dark red) – Moisturize your lips with color. Enriched with Vitamin E & Aloe Vera

♥ L.A Color Color Balm (purple)



♥ E.L.F Essential Brightening Eye Color Eyeshadow in Punk Funk (purples and blues) and Pretty in Pink (pinks and neutrals) – Luxuriously smooth, pigmented formula provides your eyes with a bright and beautiful sweep of rich color. The formula blends into skin for a long lasting, beautiful effect. Each quad is comprised of 4 coordinating shades that allow for both natural and dramatic looks. Built-in mirror and applicator included.

♥ E.L.F Studio Baked Blush in Peachy Cheeky – The soft and shimmering color of our Baked Blush creates a natural healthy glow. Baked in an oven, these blushes offer rich pigmentation for a beautiful effect. The long-lasting formula provides a gorgeous, smooth and even application. Infused with active key ingredients Jojoba, Rose, Sunflower, Apricot and Grape to nourish and hydrate the skin. Apply this shimmer



♥ Eos Lipbalm in Summer Fruit, Sweet Mint and Strawberry Sorbet

♥ Covergirl Smoochies oxxo lipbalm in Pink Punch


Hope you enjoyed my post



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Welcome to Popcorn and Pearls…. My name is Melissa. I’m a 30-something year old Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger. I originally come from Durban, living in Cape Town with my 3 furbabies (cats), Peanut (my little panda) and my Twins, Lycan and Luna, for 15 years now and loving this City with all it has to offer. I have a love for everything Beautiful – from Makeup, to Fragrances, Clothing, Shoes and even Food. Popcorn and Pearls is my home away from home, the place i dive into to get away from the busy yet mundane life of the ebb and flow of work and sleep. I love sharing my finds with you all, whether it be a beautiful yet inexpensive dupe makeup item, a piece of jewelry, books or a little undiscovered restaurant. I love sharing my views on makeup, fragrance, body products and more with every one of you. I know you get great products in the USA or UK but i love finding dupe affordable products for all my readers in our very own South Africa When i am not working on my blog then i am a Full Time Travel agent. I also am addicted to TV series as well as reading. Thanks for reading my blog and being such great supporters. Please feel free to contact me anything on: mel_east_7@live.com


  1. everything looks so amazing! I would love to get my hands on some Milani products because I’ve heard nothing but good from the brand ..Alot of rave about their gorgeous blushes from overseas beauty gurus 😀

    If you can ,please post some swatches 😀

  2. Oh WOW Mel! You lucky lucky girl! The NYC lipsticks’ shades are stunning and Forever 21 eye-shadow palette is definitely a must-have!

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