There were some pros and cons to this event...
Pros: there were donations to a local charity, an opportunity to get your makeup done, gift bags after you were finished swapping, and of course, the chance to score some great, new-to-you products.
Cons: as soon as new items hit the table, people crowded around and grabbed them immediately. I'm the type of person to hang back, browse a lot and them make my decisions, so ultimately I ended up with a lot less then I came in with (but at least I purged my unwanted products and jewellery). Also, some of the beauty items were overly used (eww), or lower-end drugstore items. I brought mostly products from Julep, Lise Watier, Stila, Laura Mercier, etc. so it was kind of disappointing not to see more mid-range products (then again, perhaps they were immediately snapped up and I didn't get a chance to see them).
In any case I did find a few things that I'll share with you!
|Subtle shimmer is left after rubbing in the lotion|
And that's all the items I found from the swap that I wanted. We also got a fun little goodie bag from the organizers of the event to take home; here's what was in it.
So that's my swap experience. I'd do it again for sure; you never know what you get find!