Over the Past few months Grace and I have been talking about doing a Swap box and initially planned to do it for christmas but because (I’m such a bad friend, haha) I’ll be going away from October through till January it wouldn’t have worked so we decided to do it before I left.
We decided on a budget of £100 and we had to buy each other goodies. Now i’m not going to lie I was a little sceptical because Grace is such a girly girl she wears pink, she loves rose gold, nudes and pinky nudes for nails and lips and basically everything dainty and feminine whereas I am the total opposite. I almost always wear black and if not i’ll throw in some white or grey, I love a good dark lip regardless of the season, silver Jewellery over gold or rose gold all day, my theory is the darker the better so I was a little worried I’d be opening up a box full of girly bits and bobs.
I opened my box before Grace got hers and the first thing I opened was a rainbow cat toy which can I just say my cat loves, when i’m too busy cooking or too lazy to told it i put it on a table and let the ball hang and she literally entertains herself till if falls and then still plays with it while its on the floor, cats are weird their entertained by the simplest things, but I haven’t got a picture of it because I don’t actually know where it is right now.
The next thing I opened was this Necklace which I absolutely love, I’ve worn it already out for dinner with friends it is actually amazing. I did want to take pictures of me wearing it because this photo is crappy and doesn’t do it any justice but if any of you know Grace you know she is pretty impatient and regardless of us planning to synchronies my post with her video she posted hers anyway so i guess this picture will have to do.
Next was this necklace which I have wanted forever, now i’m not sure if i ever showed this to Grace and told her I wanted it, but i do know that I added it to a wishlist blog post ages ago so if she remembered from that post she’s good and can I just add that the two necklaces can be layered I’ve worn them like that and they look so good together as well as on their own.
Next was this bracelet which I haven’t worn yet, Im actually going to a wedding on 14th ish October so i’m saving it for that I actually cant wait to wear it with the necklace they’ll look really good together.
Next were these two smashbox items and I should have known she was going to get me the Insta-Matte Lipstick transformer, we were in boots and she showed me it and I loved it. I prefer matte lips over any other finish because they tend to last longer but with this they don’t dry out as quickly which is amazing, i have a thing about dry lips.
The Lash primer is amazing I used it the following morning and despite poking myself in the eye with it which I tend to do a lot with mascara wands it made my lashes super long. I’m really weird, because I used to work in beauty I can put lashes on people in minutes but when it comes to putting them on myself it takes some time so i’ll just stick to using this primer for now.
Next was these OPI goodies, at an event we both attended we were given diy gel kits and my theory has always been you can use any gel colour as long as your base coat and top coat are a good quality, I may be wrong but it has worked well for me so far, I’ve been using the cuccio base and top coat and they are pretty good but I have been dying to try the OPI ones since the last beauty show we went to together, I think that was probably last year so I got extremely happy when I saw these.
Lastly was this Casetify case or should i say these two cases, Castify cases are basically an outer housing with an interchangeable back, we initially planned to get cases together because they had an offer on and then somehow Grace talked me out of it, now I know its because she had already purchased it for me. If you know me then you’ll know I love giraffes like love love them so, I previously had a giraffe case but it wasn’t a very practical one i dropped my phone and broke it.
I have also wanted a black marble case for a while now but just never got round to buying one, at the time I had a skinny dip phone case on y phone and since receiving this the black marble case has been on my phone and i love it.
Thanks Grace I love everything and Im glad you liked all the goodies I got for you.
If you haven’t all ready go watch her video and let me know what you think of it.
Thanks for reading guys.