Hello Lovelies! This is a brand new style of blog post for me but I have been really excited to publish this! Some of you were aware of the International beauty swap that was hosted by the lovely LolaStarHearts and BBloggers Unite. When I heard about this opportunity of doing a beauty swap I jumped at the chance as this would be my first ever!
At first i had no idea what to expect, but the whole organisation was really professional and we could all choose where in the world we would want to swap products with the most..Due to this being my first time i wanted to start off just simply with someone who was in the UK so I could understand the concept, build the confidence and learn the postal rates! haha :)
Due to the organising I received an email from Lola detailing whom I have been partnered with for the swap and this was the kind hearted, Sarah. We swapped twitters and from there built a great friendship, talking about our interests and what type of products we would love to try even to our most worn colours! I think I was very lucky to have such a great swap partner who was consistent when it came to messaging and communicating as it made me feel more relaxed; Sarah knew it was also my birthday coming up during the swap so she organised her package to come before so that I could open it during my time away! I was so tempted to open it before but I behaved and waited lol!
The package arrived safely and was packed very well with no breakages! Opening the box revealed this gorgeous bag, I adore it! I knew already that Sarah read me so well as soon as I saw this and gosh there were so much more to come that I really didn't expect!
This cute bag is a 90% recycled product which makes it even more special! And the base material of the bag has been made from recycled plastic bottles! I'm very sure I will take this along with me for future picnics with my little niece!
She also put in a sweet card which also took me by surprise because the front was cute owls! Eeek so adorable how she put this in and the wonderful thought she put into the words. There were a packet of Haribo sweets that yes.. I did enjoy! Lol which explains why they are not featured within the pictures ^_^
The next thing that I saw was a sheer silver organza bag which contained wonderful samples to test! This included -
* Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint in Beige 02
* Nivea Visage Pure & Natural Regenerating Night Cream
* L'Occitane Exfoliating Gel
* L'Occitane Ultra Gentle Moisturizer
*Voya bright eyes, anti-aging eye creme
*Korres Wild Rose 24hr Moisturizer
As I go back through the cute bag the next item I pull out is a gorgeous scented Yankee candle which is in the scent - Fluffy Towels which such a fresh and relaxing scent! I'm starting to collect various Yankee Candles so this is perfect for my collection.
Then there was a small set perfect for on the go which was a Russian doll theme which i once had many years ago, this included a pocket mirror which is great for any handbag! Tweezers and mini nail files! Loved the quirkiness to this set!
Along with the Russian doll theme she had also sent me a Punky Pins perspex necklace which is beautiful and so me! I was so overwhelmed at his point which you can gather!
What else did LifeInABreakDown include?
*Montagne Jennesse Dry Skin Mask with 2 steps - Perfect as I have dry areas on my face and having a testing mask session to find new ones to try so can't wait to use this!
*Balmi Strawberry flavoured lipbalm
*Sleek Makeup skin revive tester kit Light/medium
*LipstickQueen Fifteen minutes of fame in 10 Minutes a gorgeous popping pink!
*17 LipLiner in Claret
*Rimmel Stir it up Eyeshadow 800 No Way! Beautiful ombre styled eyeshadow with a mix of silver, white and black.
*HelenE shimmer eye powder in 32
*17 Ultimate Volume lipgloss in the nude
*HelenE sparkle glitter pot a mix of gorgeous brown and gold!
*Sleek blush in RoseGold
*17 Wild curls waterproof Volume mascara
*HelenE Eyeliner in Bronze double ended with a smudge brush
*Studio makeup lipstick in Truly Red
*Burts bees Radiance Exfoliating body wash
*17 lasting fix nail polish in Midnight Sapphire
*HelenE glamour colour gloss in Coffee Cup shade 13
*O.P.I varnish in Wocka Wocka!
*Lime Crime Magic dust in Circus Girl
*HelenE fixing gel
*HelenE Intense eyeshadow with application in Bronze
*Yankee Candle Vanilla Cupcake flavoured lipbalm
*Technic Nail varnish in Carnival
So as you may see this was such a fantastic swap and I am really truly 100% grateful for everything Sarah, your a awesome friend and swap partner! I'm really going to send you more next time! Haha!
Please check out her lovely blog I'm sure she would really appreciate it!
Question - How did everyone else's international blog swaps go? Link me to them below!