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Wednesday, February 9, 2011


One night while on Twitter back in January, I was talking to some of my gals on there when one of them, Cathy, sent me a DM. She asked me if I would be interested in receiving some makeup goodies for free. Cathy told me that she had makeup in excess and she didn't want to see these items go to waste. At first, I wasn't sure what to think. Was she for real? Why would someone who loves make up just give it away. And why would she give it away to me??

So, sweet Cathy, told me she wanted to give her stuff to someone who would appreciate it. I definitely appreciated it. From the bottom of my heart, I appreciate it. Thank you so much, Cathy. I don't think you will ever know just how much that meant to me.

I received my package, two boxes actually, on January 24th. I was expecting them that Friday but they showed up on Wednesday, I believe. Came on such a good day. It's fast delivery was unexpected. There was a knock on my door and when I opened it to see the mailman standing there with two boxes in his hand, I almost screamed! But I didn't. I didn't want him to think I was a crazy woman.

So, you dolls want to see what Miss Cathy sent me? I think you do!

OMG, my goodies have arrived!

Aw, this was so sweet. She sent me a hand written note...
on her own personal stationary. Too cute.

Box #1 opened up.

Wow! E.L.F. I love E.L.F!

Makeup Geek brush.
I love Marlena of Makeup Geek!
She's, like, famous to me :)

I just about died when I saw the Leishi and Lamei pigments.

This was in box #2.
The little black bag was super heavy.
I wonder what's inside...

What?? All of this was inside!

More E.L.F.!
So many colors and products I have never tried.
And the mini mascaras are awesome.

Sooo pretty but I didn't know what it was.
Clutch, maybe?

Nope. A set of Crown brushes.
 I was thrilled when I received these gifts. I did want to blog about it but I didn't know if I should. I didn't want you ladies to feel like I was bragging. I'm not. Am I excited? Yes! Am I amazed by the amount of goodies she sent me? Yes! But I also am very grateful and feel very undeserving. I take this gesture to heart. She wanted to help someone out who was just starting. No one else has ever done anything like this for me before. I am still in awe.

That night that she sent me the DM and I agreed and I accepted her gift, I asked her how I could pay her for the shipping. She even declined me paying for that! Can you believe her? I mean, wow! This just seemed too good to be true. I told my sweetheart about it and even he was a little leery of it. All understandable but I had a feeling that Cathy was the real deal. And she is. I adore her!

When I say that I adore her, some of you might think it's just because she "bought" my feelings with gifts. Do the gifts have anything to do with it? Honestly, yes. I say yes because by her giving me these goodies, free and clear, it shows me what kind of person she really is. Like I said, who would give something away to someone they don't know all that well for free and not want anything back for it? Not a whole lot of people, that's for sure. And yes, maybe the stuff she gave me she had duplicates of or she just didn't like them. It doesn't matter. What matters is the intention which she gave them to me. She solely wanted to help me out.

I'm happy with my gifts and I have given them a good home because I love them and I appreciate where they came from, who they came from, and the good intentions they came with. It's kind of crazy how much a absolutely adore cosmetics and how I treat them like my little babies. Is that weird?

Any way, I just wanted to share this incredible gesture with you all. Honest and genuine people still exist. Cathy and I still chat when we can on Twitter and I visit her blog often. She is definitely someone I can see myself being friends with for a very, very long time.

Cathy, you are a true doll. You are a very sweet person and I appreciate the gift you have sent me, the support and advice you have given me, the :) and bahahas you have shared with me, and the kindness you have shown me. Take care, friend. I'll talk with you later!

Luv & Luk,


  1. AW what an incredibly lovely person! Those crown brushes are absolutely brilliant! Did you jump up and down when you saw them? :)
    You totally deserve it!
    Have a great one! x

  2. freaking awesome Lisa!!!! Girl enjoy them and dont worry your not bragging your appreciating what you got!!!!!!!!!!! I love those crown brushes!!! Enjoy Chica!!!

  3. That's so sweet! Enjoy your goodies!

  4. @xNTA, she is an incredibly lovely person! And I did want to jump up and down when I saw the brushes but I didn't because my baby was asleep. I for sure would have woken her up and then I wouldn't be able to go through the rest of my package! LOL

    @Tamara, thank you! I've got to tell you, so far so good. I am loving everything :)

    @Priscilla, I love hearing what you have to say. You always make me feel so much better. You're awesome. I am appreciative of what I was given. But you know that some people can be ugly about things like this. I didn't want to make enemies so early on in my game :) I've never had Crown brushes before but I love 'em! Thanks again :)

    @Lais, thank you, sweets. I am still happy about it. Everyday I put my makeup on, I remember Cathy and her generosity.

  5. awwww i want the brush set!! You are soo blessed girl! Enjoy them all, i know the happy feeling too, receiving a package full of makeup!! :)

  6. @TeaserhiMUA, yes, BLESSED! That's the feeling I felt but not once did I use that word. Thank you for reminding me what this really is, a blessing :)

  7. That is just so sweet of her :) I am glad you shared with us! You got some awesome things :D

  8. @Amber, yes it was sweet of her. And I did get some awesome things. I am thrilled with the Leishi and Lanmei pigments. Never had those before. They are awesome!

  9. I'm jealous! How sweet of her to send you all of that.

  10. @Kristen, yup, so sweet of her. I honestly enjoyed all my goodies. I gave them a good home in my bedroom. Somewhere that my little girls can't get a hold of them because they have a tendency to mess up my makeup :)

  11. OMG I am so behind on your posts shame on me. You are to kind and very deserving of the goodies. I am glad you are enjoying them and am glad to have met such a sweet person on twitterverse ha ha . One day your little girls will follow in there Mommy's foots steps and be awesome like you! xoxox

  12. @Cathy, I'm very behind on posting on my blog so you'll catch up soon LOL. Thank you for the very kind words. I feel the same way about meeting "such a sweet person on twitterverse" LOL, that's how I feel about you. And I think that when the time is right and you are blessed with little angel babies, they are going to be very sweet and unselfish just like you. Reading your comment just made my day. Thank you! XXOO


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