My #BloggersSnailMail Experience

Not long after I started blogging, I discovered Gemma from Lipsticks & Lashes #BloggersSnailMail and I thought this sounded like such a fun idea! This is a quarterly gift exchange and the rules are pretty simple: you email your blog details, get paired up with someone, follow their blog and email to get to know them and then spent £5.00 purchasing them little gifts you think they would like. I thought it sounded like such a fun idea and I quickly signed up. Never did I think I would get so much more from the experience than I initially thought..

I was paired with the lovely Julie from Jewels Wandering who lives in Singapore! Her photos are amazing and I’m definitely visiting her sometime (you have been warned Julie!!). Our blogs are very different but I really like that and I fell in love with her blog. Julie has travelled A LOT and this features heavily in her blog (all her weekends away, so jealous!). I really admired Julie when she posted about her recent surgery and recovery. I’m sure she has helped people going through something similar and it really touched me. Julie is doing so well and I knew she would – that girl is a fighter!


When Julie’s package arrived I honestly didn’t know what to expect because it was so difficult trying to find items for £5.00! But Julie hit the nail on the head with the goodies she got for me!! She sent me two face masks (I have already used one and Julie, I will be sending you money through Paypal to send me more! They are THAT good!), cute little stamps and the best of all: TEA RELATED GOODIES!! I honestly couldn’t believe it! (if you haven’t read my blog before then should probably know I have a massive obsession with tea). She sent me beautiful coasters and the finest tea from Singapore! I have not had a cup yet but I am so excited to try it. Oh, and I love the postcard! Thanks so much Julie!

We’ve both been through ups and downs throughout the snail mail journey, but Julie has become a friend and has given me so much support. I honestly could not have been paired with anyone better! I will definitely be keeping in touch with Julie and continuing to support her wonderful blog. Thanks so much Julie for making my first #Bloggerssnailmail experience so memorable!

Have you ever taken part in a #bloggerssnailmail? Is it something you would love to do? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @thingsarahloves. See you tomorrow!



  1. July 23rd, 2015 / 1:45 pm

    This sounds like such a cool idea and I find that it's so awesome to connect with people from all around the world on another level (not just online). Looks like you got some fab gifts xx

    • July 25th, 2015 / 8:57 pm

      Hey! Thanks for commenting! It was an awesome experience and Julie totally spoiled me! Would definitely recommend taking part!

      Sarah xx

    • July 25th, 2015 / 8:58 pm


      It really was a great experience. Would highly recommend it!

      Sarah xx

  2. July 24th, 2015 / 12:41 am

    This is such a brilliant idea, as long as both parties talk and send gifts! Happy you got some lovely bits but also a fantastic friend 🙂 xx

    • July 25th, 2015 / 8:59 pm

      Hey Laura!

      Aww thanks. It was so great and IpJukie got some awesome gifts but more importantly, she has become such a great friend.

      Sarah xx

  3. July 24th, 2015 / 1:23 am

    I'm so glad you enjoyed the goodies! And we are swimming in face masks here! They're super cheap too, so I can easily get you a variety from different brands so you can decide which ones you truly like!!

    Thanks for the super sweet words! I am truly blessed to have "met" you through this and my door is always opened lovely!! xx

    • July 25th, 2015 / 9:01 pm

      Awww thanks Julie! I'm saving the other one you sent because I love it so much! I would love to come to Singapore! Hope you like your goodies too!

      Sarah xx

  4. July 27th, 2015 / 11:24 am

    This looks so cute! I'm such a sucker for cute Slow Mail things (partly becaus eit gives me a good excuse to buy all the cute things form Paperchase 😉 )

    Sandra | Cake + Whisky

  5. August 3rd, 2015 / 5:43 am

    Here from Julie's blog! I love Julie! She's one of my bestest blog friends! I love this swap idea, I wanna do one now. Haha! Xxoo

  6. August 27th, 2015 / 8:01 pm

    I've done lovely letters before which first two times were great. Third time I didn't get anything in the post so gave up!

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