Monday, 15 December 2014

Christmas Beauty Box Swap With NotYourAverage

A couple of months ago me and the lovely Emma from notyouraverage decided to create a little Christmas box swap for each other! 
There's wasn't much interest for a secret santa this year with other bloggers (due to some not so great experiences for some people last year) so we thought we would just do something between just the two of us!

So the day finally came last Tuesday where we had both recieved our boxes so we decided to sit down that evening and do a live opening on twitter..... hands up if you saw it! 
It was so fun communicating with each other whilst opening each present, I actually loved it!
I was so so pleased with everything that Emma got me and I loved the box swap experience... I really hope she feels the same way!
 I thought I would share with you guys what Emma included in the box for me.............
Nail Rocks Nail Wraps
These black and white polka dot nail wraps are so cute! My nails are pants so anything that can make them a bit better without damaging is all good with me! I'm currently trying to strengthen and grow them so as son as they are in better condition I'm going to try these out!

Eye & Cheek Palette from H&M
I love love love the mix of all the different types of shadow in this palette!  With metallics, shimmers and mattes this is the perfect mix for me plus you can two lovely shades of blush too!

Simple Facial Wipes
This little packet is perfect for my handbag and for nights away from home... I think I may save these for when I go away to Germany soon!

Quick Fix Facials Mega Moisture Gel Mask
I have been eyeing up this brand in Boots for a long while now and was so chuffed to see it in the box! I can't wait to finally give it a go, I'm such a face mask hoe - I can't get enough!
Minstrels & Chocolate Coins
You can't beat a bit of chocolate at Christmas time.... and I'm not going to lie, most of this has already been devoured!

Tetley Mango & Passion Fruit Green Tea
I love love love green tea, it is my fvourite, so I was really touched that Emma had made this box so personal! I've tried this and really really like it, I'm not normally a fruity person but this is nice!
I love.... bubble bath/shower creme's
These. smell. amazing. - yumyumyum!
Christmas Socks
You can't have a Christmas without some new festive socks! These are the cutest, I'm so excited to wear them! I love that I also included socks for Emma too!

Statement Necklace
Obsessed! Love it, I love the festive gold with the pastel colours, this will look super cute with a knitted sweater! 

The Body Shop Snowman Body Washer
This was the first present I saw as it wasn't wrapped up, I am such a fan of The Body Shop and this was a lovely idea for a pressie!
Bleach London Bauble
YES! I've been saying for months I want pink hair, unfortunately for me I'm not allowed it for work but I'm planning to use this when I have a bit of time off in a few months time, I cannot wait! Plus it comes with a cute scrunchie

Reindeer Lipgloss
Adorable AND it's glittery!

Soap & Glory Heel Genius
I've used this foot cream for years now so was really happy to unwrap it! 

PS Love Sultry Lashes
Emma has told me that these are her fav lashes ever so I'm really looking forward to trying that out!

Not Pictured :  Rimmel Glitter Top Coat
I'm an idiot and forget to include the cutest nail polish that Emma bought me! It's a pretty glitter top coat with reds and green - amazingly Christmassy, keep your eyes peeled as I'm sure it will be featured on here soon!

THANK YOU SO MUCH EMMA!! Honestly, this was such a fun experience and I'm so glad we did it! 
Make sure you guys go and check out - you may even get to see what I bought her!

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  1. What a lovely box - I love the little touches of gold coins.

    Lizzie's Daily Blog

  2. Omg such a cute idea, my family are doing secret Santa this year, I am guessing some people didnt follow through last year?? Glad this worked out so well for such a cutre box xxx

  3. This is such a lovely idea. So cute that she made the box personal for you xx

    Abi |

  4. Aww Emma got you some really amazing things! They were all wrapped in lovely paper too :)
    Maeve // Thrift O'Clock

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  6. Aww this is such a sweet idea! She got you some lovely things! xx

  7. Aww this is such a sweet idea! She got you some lovely things! xx

  8. I love the swap idea! It sounds like such a fun experience. xo

  9. What a lovely idea - you got some lovely bits in your box!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

  10. Awww this is such a sweet idea. I've always liked seeing box swaps and it's so nice to see that some do work out. I'm glad you like your gifts that's always a bonus!

    Shannon at

  11. What a fab idea! Such a nice thing to open and to try products you may not have thought to buy yourself. The necklace is so glam too! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog


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