14 February 2014

A Valentines Beauty Swap

Happy V Day lovelies.
I'll be honest, to me it's just another day but it did give a good excuse to do a beauty box swap with one of the ladies on the Facebook community Beauty Box Swaps!
My swap was actually with the same lovely lady as last Valentines Day. We set our budget at £25 and tried to stick to a pink, white and red theme and I was more than excited when this box full of delights arrived!
My box was full to the brim with pretty, yummy and beautifully scented things and I love it all. Where to begin?
Valentines Day wouldn't be complete without a sprinkle of sugar so it was nice to find lots of sweet treats nestled among the other goodies in my box. I may have eaten a couple of the Maoam sticks before even taking the photos ;)
I'm in love with Yankee candles so felt totally spoilt to find that there were 9 scents in my box that I hadn't tried before and not one that I don't like the smell of. I'm looking forward to trying the sweet strawberry in particular.
As well as 9 new scents, there were also two of my all time favourite scents in there. Fireside treats is definitely in my top three Yankee Candle fragrances so this will be stashed away for when I'm running low.
On to the beauty bits, there were some Sugar Crush products from Soap and Glory; two travel sized tubs of the body scrub and a lovely big tub of the body buttercream. I love the zesty scent of the Sugar Crush range, the mix of brown sugar and lime juice just leaves me feeling so refreshed. There was also a tube of Philosophy Cranberry Medley body lotion which has been popped straight in my hand bag. I'm a big fan of Philosophy so I'm looking forward to having this at my disposal :)
How cute is this L'Occitane set? This pretty pink flowery pouch contained travel sizes of the Rose Aurore body milk, Rose 4 Reines bath and shower gel and Spring Cherry shower gel and is perfect for packing up to take on holiday. As it is, I've actually taken the bottles out and used the pouch to store some of the candles. There was a mini floral hand cream stashed away in the pouch too that smells completely gorgeous. I can slather my hands in floral hand cream and then pop on the Elizabeth Arden moisture gloves that I got and let the skin really draw in the moisturiser. Bliss right?
There were also a few little random beauties in my box including the most amazing pair of slipper socks I have ever owned. Oh goodness they keep my feet warm! I'm not sure where these are from but I own thermal socks that don't work as well at keeping my toes toasty! The cute little button badge says "love is..." ans then lists adjectives to describe the emotion. Last but not least is the adorable writing set from Cath Kidston. I'm a sucker for cute stationery so this will definitely be put to good use very soon.

A huge thanks to Jemma for my lovely Valentines gift, I hope you like yours :)
And I hope everyone has had a great V day!

Annie xx

1 comment:

  1. Wow, you got lots of great goodies! Love Soap & Glory and L'Occitane!