About once a week I sit down and read through endless of amounts of blogs, to get inspiration, find out about new products and read peoples reviews, during one of these sessions I came across the blog ohhsoglam by Sarah. At the time she was hosting an international beauty swap, I had a read through it and it sounded amazing, I left my details and not long after I received an e-mail pairing me up with the lovely Row from What Row Chose.
We sent a few e-mails back and forth and spoke about which products we like and would like to try and set a date to send our boxes, we also decided to stick to the £20 limit. I received my box the other day so haven't had the opportunity to try out the products yet so I am going to do a brief overview of this products in this post and then some more detailed reviews soon!
The products came in the most gorgeous bright pink sparkly box which I loved and am going to be keeping to put more products in! There was also a little note in there talking about the different products she had sent which I thought was a really nice touch.
It was a nice mixture of hair, skin and beauty products and from out e-mails we realsied we had a lot in common, both having curly hiar and senstive skin, so I had complete confidence in the itmes Row had picked out for me. For the hair rpoducts there was a Boots 'curl creme' and a got2be 'texturizing salt spray', I haven't used either of these products before but they are supposed to be briliant for curly hair and Row hightly reccomemened the 'curl creme' for dealing with frizz and defining curls, a problem I find not many hair products address!
For the makeup aspect of the box there was a MUA 'dusk till dawn' eyeshadow pallette which included lots of lovely neuatruals with a dash of colour in there too (greens and purples are my favourite!) and alongside it the MUA 'inrense colour' eyeliner pencil. There was also a Collecetion lipstick in the shade 'gothic glam' whcih I have been using everyday so far! It is such and isntese colour and lasts really well throughout the day.
Finally the skincare products, there was a Karen Ballentyne 'organic beeswax' lip balm and Soap and Glory 'hand food', I use Soap and Glory all the time and love this hand cream, although I am using a different one at the moment I always have one of these stashed away so I am so glad I have been sent this as mine is running a bit low! I use lip balm on a daily basis, especially in this cold weather and love having one to keep in my handbag, as I mentioned I have very sensitive skin so it's great having lots of organic products to use.
Oh, also Row included a little pack of strawberry laces for me, a nice treat to snakc on while writing this post! :)
I really enjoyed taking part in Sarah's beauty swap and hope to participate in lots more in the future, have any of you taken part in any beauty box swaps? I would love to hear your thoughts on them, or any information about any coming up!