I’ve been looking forward to writing this post for months! I love watching unboxing videos on Youtube and I was really excited to start doing Beauty Box Swaps to get my hands on some goodies that I might not be able to get in the UK (or if i can, to get them at a better price!). I’ve been planning this particular swap with a girl in New Zealand for months and my goodies finally arrived over the festive season! I’m really excited to share what I got with you!
I put a post in a Box Swap group on Facebook (there are plenty of them) and that’s where I met my swapping buddy. We agreed to set a budget of about £70 but it ended up slightly over. It’s a lot of money so communication is definitely key. We also sent each other photos of our goodies wrapped and boxes coming together over the months as well as sending photos of the finished parcels ready for posting and postage receipts. I was nervous to be honest but the girl I swapped with was lovely and had a great reputation in the group (something I look for when doing swaps)
Anyway, we agreed on two high end products and the rest drugstore! We told each other what kind of shades we liked and items we were particularly keen to try (I can never have enough lip products) so here is what I was lucky enough to get. I know some of these I could get in the UK but during our chats they were brands/products I mentioned I had my eye on I was completely and utterly spoiled.
|Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette & Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush|
|Jordana Lipstick in 011 Cabaret, Jordana Lipstick in 64 Fruity Punch, L.A Girls Matte Pigment Gloss in Playful, Fifth Avenue Gloss Stick in Mistress & Australis Velourlips Matte Lip Cream in Noo-d Fighters|
|L.A Girl Eyeshadow Collection Nudes, Chi Chi Eyeshadow (Baby Blue, Blue Steel, Caribbean Lover, Sugar Daddy), NV Chunky Crayon – Purple & L.A Colours 16 Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Sweet|
|L.A Girl Eyeshadow Collection Nudes & L.A Colours 16 Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Sweet|
|Top: L.A Girl Blush Collection, W7 Multi Bronzing Face Powder in Africa, Blush QXX & Australis Paparazzi Perfect High Definition Blush in Shoot to Thrill|
|Nude by Nature Double Ended Face Brush, Avon Face Brush & W7 Power Puff|
|Goodness Every Morning Moisturiser, Eos Lip Balm in Tangerine & Creamy Vanilla Body Scrub|
There was also a large selection of sweets (Note: Salted Caramel Tim Tams are amazing) and a range of skin, hair and make up samples which I’m looking forward to trying. More importantly, I’ve made a lovely new friend and I’m looking forward to doing our next swap soon! In the meantime, I am doing other swaps with girls in France, USA and Australia – swapping addict!
Have you ever taken part in a box swap? Let me know in the comments below or you can tweet me @thingsarahloves.