Christmas | Beauty Box Swap; Part Two – My Gift from Sarah!

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My Christmas Beauty Box arrived this weekend and I could not WAIT to open it! Sarah and I had agreed that we would open them before Christmas, so that we could share our beautiful gifts on our blogs, instead of them getting lost amongst other Christmas gift posts, post the big day.

I unwrapped the brown packaging paper and inside was a gorgeous silver and white box, wrapped in red tulle ribbon. Already it looked like we have very similar tastes and I couldn’t wait to open it up!

Inside the box was a pile of red & white striped parcels and a little Christmas card from Sarah. Cute! The first thing that really hit me when I opened the lid of the box was the smell! It was gorgeous! I soon discovered that this smell was actually down to the gorgeous Father Christmas LUSH bath bomb Sarah had bought for me, which funnily enough, I had actually bought for Sarah too! Great minds! I love bath bombs and this one smells divine, so I can’t wait to use it!

The next parcel I opened was a gorgeous Christmas Eve Yankee sampler candle. I have never tried a Yankee Candle, yes I know, where have I been?! I’ve heard so much about them but have been yet to find anywhere locally that sell them, hence why I’ve never picked one up. I’m really excited to light this one and test whether it really does smell like Christmas Eve. With traditional warm hearth, sugared plums and candied fruits scents, I’m sure that it will!

The next gift I opened was a gorgeous deep plum/red coloured Gothic Glam lipstick, Seduction. It looks so pretty and definitely a shade I’ve not tried before, but really looking forward to giving it a go! I’ve got a couple occasions over the Christmas period where I’ll be dressing up and this will look fab with my new black dress!

Two exceptionally cute gifts next; these awesome snowman mittens and this amazing Lindt chocolate bunny. I mean, who doesn’t like mittens that look like snowmen and chocolate shaped like bunnies?!! My daughter Grace has already been eying them both up, so I’m sure she’ll enjoy me wearing the snowmen and helping me eat the bunny!

My next super lovely gift is this I love… Mango & Papaya Bubble Bath & Shower Creme. It smells as delicious as it sounds too. I’m really looking forward to soaking in this….. and trying not to eat it!

The final gift, which I’m super excited about is this Maybelline Color Show nail polish in Wine Shimmer. Sarah must know me really well, as I’m loving red nail polish at the moment and also in fact sent her my favourtie Rimmel Double Decker Red nail polish in her box. Again, great minds! Wine Shimmer, as you can see in the pic, is a gorgeous wine colour with added shimmer, that I can’t wait to try. I’ll be sure to post about this separately!

What an amazing selection of gifts! I’m so, so pleased with what Sarah selected for me. I feel that like she got to know my likes really well and I love everything. I hope Sarah likes my selection just as much!

This particular Christmas Beauty Box Swap was the fab idea of Nyss‘s and I cannot wait to take part again if she does something similar next year!

Have you taken part in something like this before? Were you as pleased with your gifts as I am?



  1. December 17, 2013 / 3:32 pm

    I love secret Santa! We did one at work last week and I received some lovely christmasy smelling bath goodies and some mittens. I’ve done very well this year! Let me know what gift you get!x

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