Thursday, January 01, 2015

When I spotted an International Christmas Beauty Box Swap on Lucies Blog back in September I knew I wanted in.

I put that I was happy to post internationally or have one from the UK. I was a little bit sad when I saw I only had to post to Liverpool but also a bit relieved for the postage costs. (When did posting things get so expensive?)

When I put my box together I tried to put in a mix of things I like and love and things that fitted the persons likes. I now feel like it was a bit of a crap box and in my local TK Maxx this past week they've had loads of really cheap international type makeup. Brands I know are american and not widely available here o well known brands with unusual things. So apologies to my sendee I hope you liked your box.

My parcel arrived on 23rd December and it was so beautifully wrapped in spotty paper.

They's even included a card and lots of sprinkles (Which are all over my bathroom floor - no matter how often I think I've got them all I keep seeing more!)

My box is amazing. It has a real mix of things and I love all of it!

I really thought I'd took better photo's so apologies.

  • Samples - Elmis and I think Palmers - Being honest I'll probably never use these but I think it was cute they were included. Like any real beauty box
  • Nivea Soft Rose lip balm - I love lip balm. I'll be putting this in my bag to use when I go back to work after xmas.
  • Sally Hanson Nail Varnish pen - I had a quick go with this and I was awful. I think with a bit of patience it'll be really good. 
  • Rimmel Apocolips - I've wanted one of these for ages but could never pick a colour. Sadly I think I'm allergic to something in this. As soon as it put it on my lips started tingling and not like the lip plumping lip gloss feel then my lips started peeling. It also felt like i had pins and needles in my mouth for about 6 hours afterwards. I did try it again the day after (Glutton for punishment) and the same thing happened. This makes me so sad as I love the colour I'd been sent but at the same time I'm glad I didn't spend any money on it myself. 
  • Superdrug Hair claw clips - These are by far my favourite thing in this box and I've used at least one every day. 
  • Millie McIntosh false eyelashes - I don't really know who she is but I know she's on TV but I like the look of these and will be wearing them next time I go out. 
  • 2 Lindt chocolate bears - I have a real taste for these this year. They are adorable and very Yummy. 
I don't know who sent my box but I've loved taking part in this and think it's a great way to try things and find new products.

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  1. Awh this is a great idea, I'd love to do something like this. It's good that you liked most of the products too! x

  2. What a cool idea for a swap! I always save samples for holidays, it's a great way to use them up and they save so much room in your luggage :)

  3. you got some lovely things! shame you were allergic to one though

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  4. Aw this looks like such a good idea! I did the Asos Secret Santa this year but havent heard back if the lady I sent mine to liked her gifts xxx

  5. This idea sounds fun! I really like the variety of products you got :)

  6. I'm sure she will love it. It's hard to know how people will react. I have no idea who the person is that i sent my box too. I need to ask Lucie at some point so i can see if she's said anything about it x

  7. I know. I was really chuffed when I opened it. I've almost bought the same apocolips 3 times and really glad I didn't now. x


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