Okay! So! The package smelled amazing...because there were one or two perfume casualties - a OHWTO sample with a janky seal/lid, and possibly a Sixteen92 decant of Eternal Return, though it could have been low to begin with because it's a "premium"/underfilled scent. A couple samples lost their labels and several have oily labels though it's hard to say if it's because of the leak or if the labels were oily or smudged to begin with. I know I've got a few random samples in my drawers that smudge if you look at them wrong.
Similarly, there were a handful of leaky eyeshadows, because that's what loose eyeshadow does. I wiped off most of them, but I'm gonna get some thread tape tomorrow and re-wrap things before I send the box back out. I re-matched the perfumes with the loose labels, so I'll tape those together too.
My take pile on the left, my add pile on the right. Let me know if I should add more! I'm definitely taking more than I'm adding, but in my defense I'm SO SO SO excited about literally every item besides the sunscreen (it's not exciting but I'll definitely use it up). I spent a ton of time looking up swatches and descriptions, and it made me super nostalgic for when I first found out about indies, and when I first "met" (online) you (plural). Everyone at ATS, and others who I still see around other parts of the beauty internet. I feel like my indie makeup enthusiasm has come back in full force.
ANYWAY: The stuff at the bottom is all used, so I wanted to separate it. The little Ciates all have fill lines, and normally I wouldn't include them but I thought people might be interested in trying the porcelain finish. The glitter nail art pens have varying fill lines but there's still a LOT of use left if you're using them as nail art pens (as opposed to unscrewing the tops and using the brushes like a normal polish. Everything else is gently used.
The Beauty Bar Baby lipstick: I was certain that I wanted to keep this, so I wore it right away. Unfortunately I hate how it looks on my face. I don't know if it was new or gently used before, but it's not new anymore, and I wanted to make a note of that in case anyone wants to avoid used lip products.
Edit: Sorry, just realized that I basically said "I took a lot but in my defense I wanted a lot" which is, um, kind of a dick move. LMK if I should add anything or put anything back.