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milamilamura

milamilamura
Date Joined: February 19, 2012
Last Online: January 17, 2018
Birthday: August 31, 1987
Country: Chile
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Update Jan 10, 2018: I have no idea why, but mail from North America is taking foreveeeer! Anything that's been sent after August is taking 3 months on average. I'm refusing to ask for any resends as my mail keeps being very reliable and I haven't had any lost mail in years, but I just wanted to say if I haven't rated you, it's because I haven't received your swap....not yet, but I know I will, and I'll make sure to rate right away, I always do :) And I keep receiving mail from Europe within a decent amount of time (actually fast for the country I live in), it can take from 2-3 weeks to 4-5 weeks.

Also, I'm moving to a new apartment by the end of January (fingers crossed, hoping the renovation doesn't take longer than that) and I've already talked to my mailman, to my PO and doorman, so from the moment I move, all my mail is going to be redirected to my new place for 3 months, if anything arrives after that period, it's ok because my mailman will get my new address, he knows my new mailman and my doorman will get my phone number, and I'll be moving around the same area, so it's all good and nothing will get lost in the way, yay!

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

caf1988 rated for FOPS - Send a PC, Get a PC on Jan 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the fabulous postcard! I love the stamps you used!
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Comment: So lovely! Loved all the goodies too! Thank You!
isabelisabel rated for Deseos de Año Nuevo #4 on Jan 3, 2018
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Comment: Hooray! Your card made its long journey safely to the Pacific Northwest. Thank you for the lovely birdie card and the scrapbook goodies. Happy New Year!!
lorz88 rated for A Super DUPER Christmas Card Swap on Dec 23, 2017
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Comment: Camila Thank you so much for the lovely Christmas card and labels. Love the envelope. Have a great Christmas!
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Comment: Thank you so very much for the wonderful Christmas Card. Feliz Navidad
Candace rated for A Super DUPER Christmas Card Swap on Dec 20, 2017
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Comment: Thank you Camila! Feliz Navidad to you and your loved ones!
mgallardo68 rated for Happy Mail, Yay! - Christmas #2 on Dec 19, 2017
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Comment: Amé tu sobre!! Mil gracias Camila por todas las bellezas que me enviaste, el te es de fantasìa, las estampillas están hermosas y el washi, el sobre con efémera, las etiquetas, la tarjeta... Todo, absolutamente todo está hermoso... Muchìsimas gracias por un swap tan bello!
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Comment: Cami, maravilloso swap como siempre!!! Sorry la demora pero hasta ayer no supe que llegó. Lo amé y el sobre es perfecto. GRACIAS!!
JazmínFV rated for Feliz Navidarks on Dec 15, 2017
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Comment: Amé todo!!! tantas cosas lindas para mi y las niñas!! amaron las galletas y yo más que feliz con el mejor chocolate vegano de la vidarks!! Muchas gracias y feliz navidarks!
rianheimgartner rated for Christmas Happy Mail on Dec 15, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for you thoughtful and lovely package!! It was so much fun to unwrap it all, feels like Christmas is already here :) I wish you a wonderful festive time and a very creative 2018!
MarieS rated for Christmas Postcards- International on Dec 15, 2017
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Comment: Thanks a lot for your card!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and goodies. I will enjoy my summer Christmas thank you! Merry Christmas to you too.
Nijntje rated for A Super DUPER Christmas Card Swap on Dec 13, 2017
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Comment: Your christmas card arrived today and I was already in love with the envelope before I opened it. Thank you!
bstrong rated for A Super DUPER Christmas Card Swap on Dec 12, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the very neat postcard, it’s pretty darn cute. I never actually thought of it for some reason and I don’t know why, that people in warm countries, like Chili, celebrate Christmas at the same time as we do in the summer. It makes a complete opposite from us with snow and cold - although this year it’s been pretty nice weather. Have a very Merry Christmas in your warm country, I’ll be thinking of you if it gets to -25 here 😀😀😀
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Comment: You are amazing - such wonderful items - I would give you a lot more hearts if I could
PeggyO rated for My Christmas Kitchen on Dec 11, 2017
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Comment: Camila---what a wonderful package of kitchen items to make my kitchen more holiday festive. You chose items that are just right for me, so thank you very much! Have a joy-filled holiday season---in your summer weather. Here is Houston Christmas can be chilly and a bit wintry OR it can be in the humid 80's. It can change from really getting warm to a 30 degree drop to the 40's and 50's in just a couple hours any time during what is "officially" winter. <3 <3 <3
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! My kids are enjoying their advent tree and all the little gifts they receive each day. I THINK I'm finished, but I need to pull everything out of hiding and give it a final assessment, lol! Hope you have a merry Christmas
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Comment: Thank you
Maquiki rated for Tarjetas de Navidad #4 on Dec 1, 2017
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Comment: Querida Mila! Muchas muchas gracias por tan lindo Swap que me has enviado! Los tecitos son tan hermosos 😻😻😻! Gracias por el adorno de copito de nieve ❄️ Jajajjaa, está muy cookie! Feliz Navidad!!!

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Comments

ContraryHousewife on Dec 21, 2017:

Happy Solstice

mgallardo68 on Dec 19, 2017:

Camilia, es precioso mi regalo!!! Adoré ese paquete de efémera que me enviaste para Help! I can't find ___! TAG (International)... Realmente hermoso! Mil gracias por un regalito tan precioso!!! ♥♥

Whippet on Dec 3, 2017:

Thank you Camila for the beautiful artist postcard showing Iquique. Yes, this view resembles beach in FL, & we do have South American style stucco houses. But no Llamas, nor Alpacas. Instead Ibis, Cranes, Egrets, Pelicans, sea gulls. Thanks again, Kathy

susieq11 on Nov 29, 2017:

I got lovely mail from you today!! Thank you so much! Both postcards go straight to my collection. OMG I love them! And the rubber stamp is adorable - I can't wait to use it on my Christmas cards! Everything is amazing - your note and the envelope and stamps! You really made my day with this surprise!!!!! Thank you! xoxo

susieq11 on Nov 27, 2017:

You still have only received one of the eclipse stamp items I sent!? : / Hopefully the second will show up. Have a wonderful week! : )

Solstice3 on Nov 21, 2017:

Thank you very much for the wonderful surprise in the mail! I love the postcards and am looking forward to trying the tea. Hugs, Kate x

HippieChick on Nov 9, 2017:

I would be happy to swap teas and other little Canadian goodies with you if you would ever like. :)

Whippet on Nov 7, 2017:

Thank you Camila, I received your PC in the mail, the fascinating PC showing the types of Chilean Bread. Loved the postage stamps. - Kathy

mgallardo68 on Nov 3, 2017:

Yeahhhhh.... Feliz de recibir de tu parte. Amo las estampillas de Chile, si puedes usas alguna sería fantástico, jajajajaja (solo si puedes)!!!!

andysanhue on Nov 3, 2017:

Que puede ser mejor que un jueves en la tarde, despues de un miercoles feriado?

Que te llegue el swap del dia del correo <3

Mil Gracias

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