Christmas Festive Box Swap

Christmas Festive Box Swap

I absolutely love this time of year and always adore gifting others. This year I wanted to do something a little different on social media. I have always seen bloggers and influencers gifting each other beauty boxes on youtube and social platforms. The idea of it is so lovely too so this festive season I contacted the lovely Toni @thefebruarykind on Instagram. Toni was thrilled about the idea so we chatted about it and decided to make it a christmas box swap. I received my parcel recently from her and it was amazing, she had wrapped everything in the box and even sent the cutest christmas card too! Let’s talk about what she sent over….

I am a HUGE fan of votives especially from Yankee candle. The candles I was gifted are amazing for the autumn and winter season. Warm Cashmere and Vibrant Saffron are two of my favourite autumnal scents from yankee candle. Nothing better than lighting a candle at this time of year…

A brand that was introduced to us here in the UK this year was Wet N’Wild Beauty! I had seen their products all over Instagram and when I checked their website it was so disappointing to see that they didn’t ship to the UK. Thank god their products came to Beauty Bay, however I just didn’t have chance this year to try out their range. When I opened this box from Toni I had no idea that there would be a highlighter from them! She kindly gifted me the shade ‘Precious Petals’. I have heard so many good things about this brand plus I’m a highlighter freak!! 

A trend I have enjoyed this year more is wearing lip gloss. I love a matte lip but every now and then I love to wear a gloss too. Toni sent over one of Ciate’s lip lacquer’s in the shade ‘Canoodle’. Canoodle is described as a nude shade and would be perfect for everyday wear. Ciate are a brand I definitely want to try more from……

Now you have to have a lipstick to go with that lip lacquer right! I was so surprised to see an Illamasqua product in this box. I flippin’ love Illamasqua especially their highlighters. Funnily enough I’ve never tried their lipsticks and to receive one I was made up! Toni must know me well to send over the shade ‘Mars’. The lipstick that was gifted to me is one of Illamasqua’s  Antimatter lip products which has a matte-satin formula. I don’t think I’ve ever tried a lipstick with that type of formula before, excited to try it out! I’m definitely lipstick obsessed….

I am so happy Toni added some Bath and Body products in this box too. I love The Body Shop especially at christmas. This year I didn’t have chance to pick up any of their christmas collections but so happy Toni popped in a Cranberry body butter. The Body Shop have some of my favourite body butters and Cranberry is the perfect christmas scent. Toni also popped in some of their bath bubbles and you know what I haven’t tried those before! The Pink Grapefruit takes my eye the most!!…

So far I absolutely love this box, if you could get a monthly subscription like this I would be so happy! In this box there were two products I was absolutely thrilled by, never in a million years did I think there would be a product from Juvia’s Place in there!. I absolutely love Juvia’s Place eyeshadow palettes, the pigmentation and quality is second to none! Toni kindly sent over their Saharan Blush Vol || palette. What I will say is I’m not a huge fan of blush but I do wear it when I want to add a bit of colour to my cheeks. You could say I wear blush when it’s a special occasion. Im excited to see what the formula is like though as their eyeshadows are amazing! Toni you may have started an obsession….:) 

One product in this box that absolutely blew me away was an eyeshadow palette from Beauty Bay! I’ve been dying to try their 42 pan eyeshadow palette’s since they released their own makeup line. The palette Toni gifted me was the ‘Evolve’ palette. I absolutely love the concept of these colour theory palettes, it kinda tells you how to apply eyeshadow so there great for beginners too. I am in love with the shades in this palette, a mix of neutrals and pops of colour perfect for the festive season! I mean how stunning is that eyeshadow palette. Everyone knows how much I love eyeshadows, I’m palette obsessed too!!!

Hope you have enjoyed this post, it’s definitely been something different on my blog, I enjoyed writing this too! Gets me excited to use all these goodies over christmas…

*A big THANK YOU to Toni for being part of this christmas box swap! I absolutely love the box and hope you like your festive treats too. You can go take a look at Toni’s gifts that I sent her HERE!!

*Posts with an asterisk in the title means its a gifted post.