Beauty Swap #1

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This Christmas i took part in two beauty swaps; i did a Christmas swap a year or so ago and it was a lot of fun so when i saw a few bloggers hosting swaps this year i signed up to a couple. I will be doing another post on the other swap i took part in. 

The first swap i signed up to was hosted by Clare from The Love of All Things Beauty - firstly, i just wanna say she did a great job and I'm really glad i took part. I was paired with Rachel from Beauty Queen UK; we set a budget of £20 and gave each other a list of likes and dislikes and i have to say Rachel put together one heck of a package, i was smiling from ear to ear opening everything.

She really hit the nail on the head with the products she choose; one of the only things i mentioned I'd like to try was some brow products so Rachel got me the W7 Brow Bar - which I'm looking forward to trying out, she also got me the W7 In the Buff Lightly Toasted Eyeshadow palette filled with a gorgeous range of neutral eyeshadows which you all know i just can't get enough of, the Maybelline Mastergraphic Eyeliner which i do actually own already but its a firm favourite that i use pretty much everyday so i was actually really happy to have a back up and the Rimmel Wonder'Full Mascara is a product that I've been curious to try for a while as the formula has argan oil in it.

A product that is quickly becoming one of my favourites is the Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Lip Crayon in Vega - it's a really beautiful deep red colour but its so easy to wear and its just perfect for this autumn/winter season. She also included two Yankee Candle Samplers in Frosted Snow that smell incredible, a lovely little Reindeer Hand Warmer that is going to come in handy considering how cold it has gone lately, an Argan Oil Deep Moisturising Foot Pack and two Merryteaser Malteasers which i can assure you didn't last long.

I just want to say a massive thank you to Rachel, I absolutely love everything that she got me and I'm very excited to try everything out and of course i will be reviewing and featuring them on my blog at some point. I loved taking part in this swap; it was a lot of fun shopping and putting it together.

If you want to know what i got in the second beauty swap i took part in, stay tuned as i will be posting it on my blog in a couple of days!

Have you taken part in any beauty swaps?
Natalie xx


  1. Wow you got a lot of lovely things! Swaps are such great ideas, I'd love to be able to do one in the future!

    Lizzie // xBeautyMagic // Beauty Giveaway

    1. Id definitely recommend taking part in one if you can, they're great fun!
      Natalie xx

  2. You've got some lovely gifts here! Swaps are always such fun to take part in <3

    Jess xo

  3. I really want to try one of the in the buff palettes they look gorgeous! x



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