Saturday, 19 April 2014

A Birthday Swap

My friend Julie and I do a birthday swap - this is our second year exchanging gifts. We met recently for a look at the shops, lunch with some wine and to exchange pressies! I was blown away by her generosity. I love everything!

It was only after I'd put everything away I realised the benefit kit was upside down in my photo!  

I'd totally fallen in love with this beautiful teacup and saucer when it appeared in Aurelia's Christmas Gift sets.  Julie tracked it down to Bombay Duck.  It makes a very special girly cup of tea.

Onto the goodies oh where do I start! 

Lush Rose Bubble Bar - I love all things rose and Lush so looking forward to having a couple of soaks in the bath.  This is super cute.

Laura Mercier Ambre Vanille Souffle Body Creme 25g - this is beautiful! Sweet, super moisturising and a real treat!  It featured in my Little Treats #2 this week.

Stila Seeing Stars Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner Set - I'm a huge fan of the shade Moray so it was great to get some different shades to try. Once you put this eyeliner on it just stays put!

benefit She's so Jetset - a perfect set for travel. Looking forward to trying it out. It has everything you need.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion - I think I actually squealed - I've wanted to try this primer for ages!

Simply Soap Rosepetal & Geranium Soap - huge fan of bars of soap and rose and geranium scents so know I'm going to love this!

Aromatherapy Associates Rose Hydrate Mist 50ml & Moisturising Lip Balm 7ml - this was a pressie from Ralphie (Julie's dog) as I sometimes send him dog treats.  

Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment x 2 sachets - I wasn't a huge fan of one of the other Glamglow masks so looking forward to trying!

Glamglow Mud Eye Treatment - I've tried one of the eye masks and I love it.

Aromatherapy Associates Rose Body Wash 40ml - gorgeous! huge fan of rose scented products.

Aromatherapy Associates Inner Strength Bath & Shower Oil 7.5ml - my favourite AA bath oil.

Manuka Doctor Introductory Kit - Repairing Skin Cream 25ml, Rejuvenating Face Mask 25ml (already a fan of this one) and Restoring Night Cream 25ml - looking forward to trying and reviewing.

A fab colouring book and felt pens!

Lush it started with a kiss tinted balm - handy for the handbag. Give a tint to the lips.

Korres Mandarin Lip Butter Stick SPF15 - huge Korres and lip balm fan.

Ojon Rare Blends Infusion Shampoo 30ml & Rare Blends Deep Conditioner 30ml - simply love these!  They featured in shopping my stash this week - see here.

Ojon Volume Shampoo 60ml - not tried much Ojon so sure to like this.

Ojon Rare Blend Oil 6ml, Restorative Hair Treatment Plus 8ml & Restorative Hair Treatment 8ml - looking forward to trying all of these.

Also some samples, lots of chocolate and a variety of tea.

Looking forward to trying everything out. Reviews will follow. Thanks again Julie. Love everything.


  1. Back after a blogging break and catching up with my fav blogs! The amber vanille body creme is gorgeous - I have this and the scent - gift from hubby. I'm addicted to the smell! I also LOVE that teacup - may have to track that down too. Happy Easter to you! xXXX

    1. I must try the scent! Gorgeous isn't it x

  2. Wow she really was generous. Such a lovely selection of gifts here. x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

  3. That Tea cup is gorgeous! So many lovely things and of course you deserve to be spoilt Xx

    1. Isn't it pretty! Awwh thanks Ana x

  4. Hope you had an awesome birthday. You’re got some amazing things. Those benefit goodies look lovely! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

    1. I did thank you! I agree loving it all x

  5. So much love and thought has obviously gone into this, lots of lovely goodies. I bet you spoiled her rotten too x

  6. The Benefit set looks like it has the best of everything!

  7. such lovely gifts, the cup is beautiful <3