Oh wow, so this actually isn’t a subscription box, but it looks like one, doesn’t it? And an awesome one at that!
I met Valerie through a group on Facebook. She’s a fellow makeup lover and we decided to become “swap sisters”. I review subscription boxes and beauty products frequently on this blog, and she subscribes to several subscription boxes, so from time-to-time we thought it’d be fun to send each other a surprise box of goodies ranging from stuff we acquired through our subscription boxes or something that caught our eye in the store that we thought each other would like.
First, we came up with a survey of our likes and dislikes, filled it out and exchanged it. So now, for instance, Valerie knows I don’t like vanilla flavored fragrances and I know she doesn’t like fragrances that smell too sweetly.
Versace Bright Crystal Absolu– On the survey that Valerie and I swapped, I mentioned that I loved fruity floral fragrances and this one smells soo good. Initially I wasn’t sure if I cared for it, but as it started drying down, I couldn’t stop sniffing my wrists. Pomegranate, raspberry, lotus flower, peony, magnolia, amber, musk. Sooo good!
ASAP Real Nail Lacquer Appliques– I’ve used nail wraps once before and had success with them, so I imagine I’ll probably give them another go. The first time I used them was when I did a Jamberry giveaway which happens to be my most pinned pic on Pinterest.
Belvita– I’m eating this now for breakfast!
Estee Lauder Pure Color– This actually is a shade I KNOW my mom would love, so I hope Valerie doesn’t mind, but I’m probably going to pass it along to her.
Formula X for Sephora– A nice iridescent polish from Sephora
GlamGlow– I’ve been hearing amazing things about this mask, so I was excited to receive it! When you first apply it, it’s a tingly sensation and then it tightens your face… it smells awesome and when you wash it off, it exfoliates your face, as well. My face feels super clean and detoxified! I used the mask when I was typing up this post!
Julep one-step polish remover pad– Nail Polish remover pads always come in handy!
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day– I have frizzy & wavy hair that I blow dry straight so I’m curious to see if this cuts the frizz and polishes it up. I love trying new hair products!
tarte fresh eyes waterproof eye makeup remover wipes– I haven’t tried this yet, but I do have to wear waterproof eye makeup most of the time, especially in the summer, so these will come in handy.
L’OCCITANE Shea Butter Hand Cream– I have two favorite hand creams and this is one of them! I didn’t even fill that out on my little form that I swapped with Valerie, so I was really excited to see this in the box!
Spongelle Beyond Cleansing body wash infused buffer– Okay, it’s pretty much a fact, I’ve figured out, that if I open a subscription box and it smells amazing because of 1 product inside, that pretty much means I’m going to like everything in it because by the time it gets to me, ALL the products smell like that one product, which is exactly what happened here. This body wash buffer smells amazing and I can’t wait to try it!
Blow Pops! – Yay! One for me and one for each of my girls!
Warheads– I already ate all these myself. Whoops.
Well, I really need to step up my game with my swap sister package because Valerie sent me such a fun and packed full AMAZING bundle! It was super fun to open and came at just the right time when I needed a pick-me-up. Thanks, Valerie!