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milamilamura

milamilamura
Date Joined: February 19, 2012
Last Online: July 20, 2018
Birthday: August 31, 1987
Country: Chile
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Update: July 14. I'm going to be late in two swaps that are due on Monday 16. The reason is because that day is a holiday in Chile and I didn't realize about it until last week. My plan was to send those swaps today (my post office is open Saturday mornings) but I was sick all week and yesterday evening I realized I just wasn't going to make it. Since I use certified mail, there's no use in me dropping my swaps in a mailbox, so I'll be sending those envies on Tuesday 17th. I've let my partners know about this.

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Hey there! I'm Camila, from beautiful Santiago, Chile. I'm a freelance translator and simultaneous interpreter, I only work as a simultaneous interpreter, because it's my passion and I'm happy to work doing something I love. I don't enjoy translating as much as I enjoy the excitement of a new interpreting job, so I rarely do it. I'm also a blogger and a shopaholic, I blog about shopping, beauty, parties, DIY and pretty much anything I'm interested in. Oh and I have been studying French since like forever, oh là là!

I'm a crazy cat lady, I have three beautiful cats: Chofi (the mom, a caliby), and her children Kate & William (black / orange and white). They are the best thing ever.

I'm very curious about pretty much everything. I love fun facts and love learning, this is one of the reasons I love my job so much, because I get to meet some great people from different countries and cultures, and it's the same reason I love Swap-bot, I've met some wonderful people here and look forward to meet some more lovely swappers. If I'm your swap partner, just know I'd love for you to tell me about you and the place you live. I'm always happy to meet new people, making new friends and have private swaps.

I'm super organized and I always send my swaps on time. If there's ever a problem with the deadline, I'll let you know and I'd appreciate if you did the same.

I also rate as soon as I receive my swaps and contact swap partners before rating them down. I understand mail can be slow sometimes and things might get lost in the mail.

Important note: Mail to and from Chile can take several weeks. I sometimes receive my mail after 2-3 weeks, but 8 weeks is also normal, so I always wait at least two months before considering anything as lost. And even though the Chilean postal system is not the fastest or the most reliable, my incoming mail is very reliable (lucky me!). I use registered mail for my outgoing mail, so if you're waiting for one of my swaps, just contact me and I can share the tracking number with you. I have an app on my phone called TrackChecker and I get daily updates with the status of my outgoing mail, that way I make sure everything arrives safely, but if for some reason it doesn't, I'm always happy to resend :)

One of my favorite things about swapping, is that I get to be more creative, I always have the best time putting swaps together, creating something fun that my partners will hopefully like, shopping for something nice and upcycling envelopes from shopping bags, magazines and anything I can think of. I'm always happy to receive upcycled envelopes or knowing one of my partners reused one of my envies.

I have more hobbies than I can think of and I believe a lifetime won't be enough for me to do all the things I want to do, the places I want to visit, the tv shows I want to watch and the things I want to learn. But I do my best and I always keep myself busy.

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Likes & Dislikes

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First thing you should know about me: I'm very easy to please. If you were kind enough to make or pick something nice for me, I'm sure I'll love it.

  • Huge fan of beauty products, makeup and glitter I LOVE glitter SO much! I only use certified cruelty free products, I don't support brands that perform animal testing and it's very simple to find cruelty free options, here's PETA's list of brands that don't do animal testing and here's the list of brands that do test on animals. Some of my favorite (affordable) brands are Wet n' Wild, NYX, Essence, Catrice, Physicians Formula, E.L.F., Burt's Bees, EcoTools, Bath & Body Works, The Body Shop, DM, Balea. I also love Too Faced, Urban Decay, Jeffrey Star, Kat Von D, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Milani, Tarte. Favorite products: Eyeshadows, eyeliners, highlighters, primers, colored mascara, brushes, blush. I love every single color, gold, silver, black, pink, purple, etc. (I have fair skin, blond hair and green eyes btw). Dislikes: Animal tested products, foundations, primers, anything that needs to be matched with the skin tone (because it's best if I pick them myself).

  • Tea: I love tea, especially black, flavored and unflavored. My favorite is chai and chai latte. And I am currently obsessed with green tea, flavored and unflavored. I also love fruity and sweet teas. I have too much herbal tea for the moment but if you'd still like to send some, I wouldn't mind. All other tea colors and a varieties are always welcome! Dislikes: Earl Grey, hibiscus and rosehip (any tea that will turn red).

  • Coffee: I don't like coffee but my parents love it, so if you have any coffee sachets you'd like to share, I'll be more than happy to receive them.

  • Chocolate: Milk, dark, marzipan, mint, caramel, nuts, I like it all! Dislikes: Raisins and dry fruits in general.

  • Candy: I'd love to try some candy from your country. I'm happy with everything! Except for things with gelatin like gummy bears and marshmallows, unless they are a vegetarian/vegan version.

  • DIY: I love DIY projects and love handmade things, so feel free to send me anything made by you. I also love craft supplies, I'm into many things: Mail art, smash journaling, watercolor, scrapbooking, I love working with paints and paper!

  • Postcards: I love all postcards! Touristy, commercial, non touristy, animals, funny, weird, offensive, love them all!! And specially love when they're written! If you ever join a swap where the requirements say the postcard should be unwritten, please feel free to write on it (if you want to of course). I like them so much better that way and of course I won't rate you down for doing so :D

  • Party Planning: I LOVE party planning. I'm always thinking about the next upcoming event and love the fact that my family jumps on board right away. I'm great with decorating, my mom is an awesome cook and my sister loves to help her. And my brother and dad love to eat so.....we make an pretty good team. I'm always happy to receive cute paper napkins, paper straws, place cards, balloons, party invites, gift bags (for party favors), party decor, you get the idea. All items and themes are welcomed, Halloween, Christmas, Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall, Classic, Vintage, Tea Party, Picnic....anything really!

  • Favorite themes: Cats, animals, galaxy, unicorns, geometric shapes, glitter, girly, Alice in Wonderland, tea party, little red riding hood, fairy tales, shabby chic, vintage, Christmas, Halloween, pretty much every holiday.

  • Favorite colors: Pink!! Gold, turquoise, white, green, blue....pretty much every color and anything that glitters.

  • I'm a vegetarian, so please no meat, no animal cruelty. No feathers, leather, etc.

  • I'm not a religious person, but I love learning about different religions and cultures. I don't mind receiving religious items, as long as they're sent respectfully. I really like Buddhism, not so much as a religion but as a philosophy and I'm always happy to receive Buddhist items.

  • I recently bought a recipe book and I intend to fill it up with colorful recipe cards and paper goodies (like a junk journal), so I'd be happy to get some recipe cards from you, blank or written (veggie only please) and please add your Swap-bot username or IG username on your card, I'd love to remember my recipe book contributors. Any food themed stickers, scraps, cut outs, paper goodies, stamps, etc....anything you think I could use, please send it my way, thank you!

  • I don't mind receiving opened/used items, as long as they're not rubbish of course. So any cling on stamps, stamp pads, opened/incomplete packs with paper goodies/stickers.....reused/recycled/upcycled envelopes, yes please! I love getting eco friendly goodies in the mail.

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Whishlist

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Makeup and beauty products. Things for my smash journal or planner. Stationery, lettersets, rubber stamps, inks, washi tape, papers, post its, office supplies, words and phrases in your language (I love slang), souvenirs and unique items from your country, beauty or decor magazines, vegetarian recipes, healthy cat wet food/snacks, cat toys...etc.

As a vegetarian, I don't eat regular gummy bears or anything with gelatin, but I absolutely LOVE vegetarian gummies. I can't find many in Chile and the only ones I've tried are Katjes, they are awesome, and I'd love to try other brands as well. If you have them in your country and would like to send me some, I'll be really happy. Dandies (vegan marshmallows) are always welcomed as well.

Spices: I'm not so much into cooking, but I am into eating hehe. My mom loves it and gets super excited when I join spice swaps and we get all kinds of spices from different countries. If you'd like to send her some spices instead of something for me, that would make us both really happy. She loves to cook with new spices and I love to try new dishes, you see? Win win for everybody.

I'm a huge fan of Cosmo magazine. I have an iPad subscription to Cosmo Chile, U.S. and France (to practice my basic/intermediate French skills). If you want to send me a copy of your local Cosmo magazine, I'd be delighted! Even if I don't understand a word, it would be awesome. Oh and Flow magazine is another favorite. Well, any beauty, decor or travel magazine will make me happy.

Letter stickers, they're never enough! Bush pens, markers, anything I can use for calligraphy and lettering.

Postage stamps, my mom has a huge collection and I've started to contribute with some stamps as well. I also like to save the really cute ones for my smash journal.

These are only some ideas and may help you get more inspired, hopefully. But honestly, feel free to send anything you think I could like. Or check my Pinterest and/or my Instagram if it helps.

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Collections

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I collect anything Alice in Wonderland related, paper goodies, postcards, even books with different illustrations. I love to collect things related to Tea Parties, or anything that can be useful for any party, I like to entertain. I also love The Wizard of Oz and anything with cats, whenever I see something with a cat, I just have to get it!

If you ever send postcards related to any of my collections, again, feel free to write on them!!

And I also collect magnets from different countries, touristic and unique/cute ones as well. I have tons of them now and most thanks to all the wonderful swappers who've contributed to my collection. So I'd be super excited if you'd like to send me one from the place you live. That would mean the world to me.

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Books, Movies & Music

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I remember being a kid and hating books, I never liked the ones they gave me at school, until I was about 12 years old and discovered Harry Potter in my living room. I loved it! I'm still not a huge fan of books, but I do like to read anything Harry Potter related or cats related. I prefer magazines though.

I'm always reading beauty, decor and travel magazines. I also love reading articles and fun facts.

I love comedy, action, fantasy and Christmas movies. I HATE horror movies.

My favorite movies are Alice in Wonderland (every version of it), The Wizard of Oz, Wedding Crashers, Love Actually, Just Friends, Ernest & Celestine, Julie & Julia, Superbad, Ironman, The Avengers, among SO many others!

Favorite tv shows: Downton Abbey, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Friends, True Blood, Gossip Girl, Desperate Housewives, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, How to Get Away with Murder.

I love pop, rap and electronic music. My favorite artists are Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Rihanna, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake, The Black Eyed Peas, Clean Bandit, Tiësto, Martin Garrix, David Gueta, Flo Rida etc....I love music and with the right beat I can party all night long.

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Ratings

Poftoffel rated for FS ~ Photography Scavenger Hunt on Jul 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely tour around your neighbourhood! Your kitties are so cute! And you have a hyggekrog, awesome! I loved seeing all the pictures from a place far from me, it sure is beautiful where you live. Thank you for sharing with me!
caf1988 rated for FS ~ Photography Scavenger Hunt on Jul 15, 2018
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Comment: You're secret cozy spot makes me jealous 😊. Thank you for sharing!
ChrisAnne rated for FS ~ Photography Scavenger Hunt on Jul 13, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the tour of your area. I am extremely jealous of your reading nook.
yukapinku rated for Sobre Transparente & Crafty #2 on Jul 12, 2018
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Comment: Gracias Mila es HERMOSO el sobre y amé todo lo que venía dentro :D además, tiene diseños de llamaaaaas! <3 Gracias
tigerlilly327 rated for FS: little tea swap #2 on Jul 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty notecard and teas. Even the tea bag envelopes are pretty! I’ll definitely be using the green tea packet in my next magpie journal.
JoanH rated for Kit de Invierno #5 on Jul 7, 2018
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Comment: Gracias Mila! Amé desde el papelito que envolvía las cositas en adelante. Los chocolates se ven geniales, y esos dulces están novedosos. Iré leyendo el libro de a poquito, que se ve muy interesante. Gracias!
ContraryHousewife rated for FS: Book Lovers #1 on Jun 27, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely note, the fun bookmarks, and the delicious tea. It's never too early to start a dollhouse, you can collect for years before you actually build one. :)
deblew rated for CPG Recipe Swap #1 - Global on Jun 25, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the yummy sounding recipes! We love soups here in the winter time, so I'll be giving that one a try later this year. And the cake one sounds really good! Thanks for the fun extras too!!
Jmitchell8814 rated for Happy Mail, Yay! #25 on Jun 25, 2018
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Comment: Hey Girl! I love the happy mail!! Thank you so much. Everything is so so cute! I love the shaker bookmark. Isn’t the fuse tool fun to use?! ☺️ I love the “Baby Mama” card. So sweet. Baby boy is doing great and I can’t wait to meet him. Only 9 more weeks to go! Talk you soon sweet friend XOXO
susanica rated for Happy Mail, Yay! #24 on Jun 22, 2018
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Comment: I wish everyone could receive the happiness you sent me along with your beautiful envelope. I love everything you have choosen for me wish you all the best ana maria
ale80 rated for Happy Mail de Invierno on Jun 22, 2018
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Comment: Muchas gracias Mila por tu swap invernal, con detalles tan lindos partiendo por las estampillas. Amé el marcador de libros y le daré mucho uso, lo mismo los tés y las tarjetitas... te pasaste, gracias!!!! Feliz invierno :-)
Amanditis rated for Tea Party Para 1 #4 on Jun 21, 2018
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Comment: Mila me encantó que volvamos a swapear jeje, estaban muy lindos los regalos, y tb saludables jeje, se agradecen todos los detalles que le pusiste <3 un abrazo.
Response: Qué rico que te haya gustado todo, iba con mucho cariño. ¡Gracias por la nota y el corazón!
Blacksugar rated for From My Kitchen to Yours on Jun 14, 2018
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Comment: Girl, as always, it is amazing to receive a swap from you! I love how you always put so much effort in the packaging! <3 It is already to beautiful to just look at them. :) And with all your gifts you spoil me rotten again! These spices look amazing! I can't wait to use them. I literally thinking about dishes that I could use them this weekend. The recipes you sent sound amazing too! Can't wait to try them and I will also check out the website you recommended for further recipes. The recipes cards you used are soooooo cute by the way! As are the sugar shaker and the parchment paper *instantlove* <3 <3 <3 The tea is totally to my liking and the huge chocolate bar will satisfy my chocolate cravings for a long time! ;) Huge thank you for putting together such a wonderful swap again! As Tina used to sing "You're simply the best!"
Response: I'm so excited to see you liked this swap, as always, I had the best time putting it together for you. And I'm glad you liked the spices and the recipes, I really like them so I hope you can give them a try :) I got the same kitchen accessories for me because that paper is to die for, loved the "instalove" so true lol! Enjoy the chocolate and the tea, and thanks for dedicating that song to me, great selection hehe. Xoxo
susieq11 rated for FS: Fur baby photos on Jun 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for showing me so many great pictures of your cats! They are adorable and have great names (and clothes!!) I know the struggle of giving up the couch or bed to my dogs, ha ha ha! They always come first, don’t they!?! Ha ha! This was a really fun swap and nice to get to know everyone better. xoxo
Response: Oh I'm so happy you liked the swap and get to know a bit about my fur babies. And yesss, it's a real struggle having to give up on the things you like, but of course they come first and it kind of gave me a new perspective on how to never take my reading nook for granted lol, now I kind of enjoy it best when I'm able to use it haha. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
piratecaptainmo rated for FS: Fur baby photos on Jun 13, 2018
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Comment: What a beautiful little fur family you have! Chofi is an absolute princess and how lucky you were to get your two bonus surprise kitties. Your reading nook looks so peaceful and perfect all filled up with cats.
Response: Aww, thank you! We actually call Chofi "The Queen" because she's such a diva haha. And yeah, I'm so happy we ended up with 3 kitties, it's like "buy one, get three" lol, I love it. Ever since I read The Little Book of Hygge I wanted to have a reading nook, and I was lucky to get the biggest room in the apartment, but now not only the cats love spending time in here, but also my entire family haha. But it's ok, I'm a bit like Monica Geller, I love being the host. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
mermaidery rated for FS: Fur baby photos on Jun 13, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for sharing about Chofi, Rucio, and Negrini. I'm thrilled that you took her in and gave her and her unexpected surprises a good home. PS. Your reading nook looks so bright and cozy!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed reading about their story, my mom is always looking for new kitties to "steal" and we always tease her about it haha. And I'm glad Chofi only had 2 babies, otherwise I'm not sure how many we would've kept, or how much more work it would be to have more kitties haha. Ever since I read The Little Book of Hygge I've been obsessed with having a reading nook, or hyggekrog how it's called in Danish, so I guess if I adopted you you'd spend most of the time over there like my kitties do hehe, I'd be the same, except most of the time I can't haha. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
JoanH rated for Tarde Culinaria on Jun 11, 2018
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Comment: Gracias! El set está muy lindo, y las especias se ven super interesantes. Se que tengo alguna receta pendiente por ahí con el 5 especias, tendré que buscarla. Me tinca mucho la sopa también. Saludos
Response: Ay qué rico que te haya gustado todo y que ya sabías qué hacer con el 5 spice, a mi me tinca mucho probarlo pronto :) Cariños y gracias por la nota y el corazón!
ale80 rated for Un Té y Una Historia #4 on Jun 7, 2018
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Comment: Mila! Muchísimas gracias por tu swap, hermoso! Me encantan los cuentos y el que me enviaste no lo conocía, así que fui feliz anoche leyéndolo y sorprendiéndome con la historia. Y el extra!!!! Leí ese libro hace muuuucho tiempo y no recuerdo casi nada, así que será una oportunidad genial para recordar y darle vida a algo usado. Gracias por los tés también, amé todo.
Response: Qué rico que te gustó Ale, ese cuento me gusta mucho, me alegro que lo hayas disfrutado. Y qué bien haberle achuntado con el libro, nada más lindo que darle vida a algo que pertenecía a quizás quién hehe. ¡Gracias por la nota y el corazón!
mgallardo68 rated for Snail Mail Lovers on May 20, 2018
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Comment: Oh lala! Camilia, this was a pretty and generous swap. I loved, loved, loved all but specially what was marked as 'souvenirs'... We do not have such things like those bookmarks or the postcards, really fantastic. Loved the washi, the masks are already in my niece stash lol and the tags, the die-cuts and the tea, OMG! My daughter kept 2 of the cardamomo ones!! I can't wait to try them all, plus such beautiful illustrations that work for my journals! Mil gracias por tanto amor!
Response: I'm so happy you liked this swap and it made it quite fast I must say! I had the best time putting everything together for you and I'm happy you get to share the goodies with your loved ones. I'm looking forward to keep swapping with you, this has been an absolute pleasure! Gracias por la nota y el corazón :)
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Comment: Hi Camila! I received everything and I am so happy with all that you sent thank you! I really have to say that i enjoyed your notecard the best! I giggled the entire time reading! You made my damn day with this swap, like, seriously made my day. Thank you.
Response: Aww, thanks! I'm really happy to know you liked the swap and enjoyed the notecard, I had the best time putting everything together and reminiscing on some really good times hehe. Thanks for the rating and the heart!

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Comments

renmagpie on Jun 12, 2018:

I just received such a sweet and wonderful card from you - from April it looks like. Thank you so, so much for taking the time to send me a lovely note and the stickers for cheer. You are the prime example of what keeps me coming back to this site. A million hugs to you. xoxoxoxo

Mye on Jun 9, 2018:

Camila, thank you very much for the washi samples you sent me for the Cheap Postage Tag You're It!!! And thanks for the stamps too ❤❤❤

anicka22 on May 29, 2018:

Thank you so much for the beautiful happy mail RAK!

anicka22 on May 22, 2018:

Thank you for the teas and the beautiful stickers. Just drink pepermunt & lemon and it is delicious!

simcoe54 on May 17, 2018:

The animal postcards arrived and I love them. They are perfect for my collection. Thanks for your generosity.

isamanthax on May 12, 2018:

Hello :) Thank you for checking in. I do believe I did not receive it. But do not worry, it is alright. :) I believe you did send it out, I just think it got lost lol.

CrystalZ on May 10, 2018:

I received the wonderful package of goodies you sent to me for the Pick 2 tag game in FOPS swaps! So many yummy sounding teas that I look forward to trying and the cute owl bag I will be saving too :) The book pages will also be of use in my future projects I have planned. Thank you!

mgallardo68 on Apr 24, 2018:

Thank you @milamilamura for a perfect random envie (FOPS Swaps > Random envie tag), I love it ALL!!! ♥

kiddomerriweather on Apr 20, 2018:

Thank you so much for the “Quick I Need ... Tag” from the PF. It was such a happy package to receive. I love all the items. You are so thoughtful and generous. I think it was my first mail from Chile 🇨🇱! Thanks again.

Lyndall on Apr 19, 2018:

Thank you so much for your lovely posts on my profile! I'm so glad you liked the little gifts even if they took an absolute age to get to you! The postal service this side is also very slow! And I'm extra happy you liked the stamp - I was very proud when I found it! xoxo

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