Friday, 9 August 2013

Beauty Box Swap No #9

Yup, another beauty box swap!

I always enjoy every part of this (except when I've sent the parcel and the other person hasn't received it yet, i always worry if they'll like it when it reaches them.....not had any complaints yet, so must be doing OK i think!!) - i love getting the list of likes/dislikes, the budget, shopping for the person, wrapping everything up and then receiving my box from the other person....love it!

So, this was from a brilliant and great girl called Clarissa, who you can find at Clarissa's World.
Usual notes exchanged and a good budget of £25....not too much, but a good budget to get some good items!
Don't take my word for it, take a looksie!!....

First is the card that Clarissa sent - lovely and very apt!!


And on to the items......

A great notebook and diary (notebooks i ALWAYS need more of due to scribbling notes all the time!!) Hopefully the diary will keep me more organised!!

A gorgeous scented Cherry & Fig Shampoo and Conditioner, and they make my hair feel so soft and smell just divine!!


A great selection of lip balms, and a few eye and blush items!  I love the cupcake one!

Lots of pamper items!

LOVE the keyring which is slightly hidden behind the yummy minstrels - its my initial in a cute pink diamante "C".

This is PERFECT for me! Ok., so its bright pink, but its so me!! In Northern Ireland there is now a law that says that shops cannot give bags for free, so these kind of bags are a lifesaver and helps to keep much needed pennies in my pocket!!

Ok, so come on, you HAD to know that this was my favourite picture!!
Love the 3 way pen, looking forward to trying that!

HOWEVER, something trumps this picture, and I'm going to do a blog page all about it as I've never seen anything like it and the fact that Clarissa included it in my box, means a massive deal.
Its an Oyster Shell that has a pearl inside it.  You make a wish and open the shell, put the pearl in side a little silver cage and it goes on a necklace around your neck. i LOVED this, and its firmly on my neck as i type....


how gorgeous is that? Ive never seen anything like it, and even though i love all the items in the box, Clarissa hit the nail right on the head with this one, and i just think its brilliant. Love it!

Clarissa, thank you so so much for being my box swap partner, i hope my box was OK for you and maybe one day we'll have enough to swap again!

In the meantime, i have one that I've just started to fill and ideally looking for another, so hopefully that one will come along soon!

It was another fun swap, and its great as you meet people and get to know them when you might not have before, and Clarissa and I got on like a house on fire, and i hope we stay in touch for a long time to come!



Clarissa did a Youtue video of her July Empties and my box swap to her here, if you want to have a look! Its her first video, and i think she did great!!

3 comments:

  1. Oh I loved this post! I love the whole box swap concept but haven't done one :(. What part of N.Ireland you from? Im from L'Derry & go to uni in Belfast :)! You got some great in this swap. Lucky you!

    Natasha xx
    wakeuptomakeup1.blogspot.com

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    1. Hiya Natasha!!
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
      I love doing box swaps - if you're genuinely interested in doing a box swap if be happy to do one with you if you liked? Just let me know!
      I'm in Ballymena so a bit up north from Belfast and south from L'Derry!!
      Let me know if you fancy a swap and I'd be happy to!!
      Claire
      Xx

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    2. Oh love it! Email me & we can arrange it wakeup2makeupnk@gmail.com. Excited :D xx

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