Wednesday, 4 June 2014

S/S Green Beauty Swap

A few weeks ago Ria at NatuRiaBeauty organised a Spring/Summer Green Beauty Swap. I was paired up with the lovely Sandra at Beauty Balm. We chatted a little over email about likes/dislikes and agreed on a budget. My parcel arrived yesterday and I love everything she has chosen for me! I'm still in shock over how much products she has given me! Lots of WOW's and OMG's when opening. You can see what I sent Sandra HERE.

(Warning - photo heavy post)

My box of goodies.

 So many little parcels! Its like Christmas all over again!

 I just love how beautifully wrapped these are.

Wow is all I can say!

Dr. Organics Manuka Honey Cuticle & Nail Solution &  Dr. Organics Rose Otto Lip Serum - 
I love Dr.Organics so was very pleased to see some products from this brand. I've never tried the Manuka Honey range but it smells great, my nails are definitely in need of some TLC. I was pleasantly surprised by the Rose Otto Lip Serum. Rose scents are not high on my list of things to buy, however this doesn't smell of rose at all, more of raspberry scent which is very nice - good call Sandra! 

I'm a huge Pure Thoughts fan, can't wait to try these. Green Clay & Tree Tea Natural Facial Soap, Honey & Oats Natural Handmade Soap and Tangerine & Jojoba Whipped Shea Body Butter. I also gave Sandra the body butter, this one is so lovely I wanted to keep it for myself, I'm glad I received one too :)

This was actually the first thing I opened and was taken away by how gorgeous it smells. Amazing is not a strong enough word. Sea Salt, Apple & Elderflower Tealights and a lovely handmade glass candle holder from LSA International.

I love love love white chocolate! Berry Scrumptions! are a husband & wife team based on an Aberdeenshire farm that grow their own Strawberries & Raspberries for their chocolate. Glen Ample Raspberries with White Belgian Chocolate tastes so goodwill definitely be looking into buying more of their products. 
Fairtrade's Divine White Chocolate bar - always a fan of Fairtrade products.

I recently bought the full size Urban Veda Purifying Day Cream after trying a sample. It is great to have the Daily Purifying Facial Wash & Purifying Exfoliating Facial Polish to use along side the day cream. 

A'Kin Lavender & Anthyliss Leave-In Conditioner - I've never tried anything from A'kin before, excited to try this conditioner. I really like leave ins. I can see this bottle lasting a while - a little goes a long way.

Kintyre Honey and Sea Salt Soap by ZingOrganics smell heavenly. These little soaps are so cute I don't want to use them, just too cute! 

Deep Steep Foot Stick in Candy Mint - Love foot products. This is going to be really handy for my tired feet after a long day at work.

Weleda Skin Food - Really liking Weleda right now, this is perfect for my dry hands.

Elemental Herbology Facial Detox Purifying Facial Mask - A brand I've not used before. Looking forward to some pampering with this.

Le Soft Perfume 'Zazou' is a solid perfume stick with a lovely soft citrus fragrance. I'm in love with this! I really am... can't stop smelling it. Even the packaging is lovely.

Lucy Annabella Argan & Bergamot Treatment Oil - Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow is what I kept saying over and over when I opened this! I love argan oils and Lucy Annabella Organics is a brands I have yet to try but have wanted to for ages! 

Coco Lip Balm by SW Basics - made with only 3 ingredients, Cocoa Butter, Coconut oil & Beeswax.  This lip balm is very moisturising. Will be looking into buying more from this brand.

Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in 'Watermelon' - who doesn't love Burt's Bees? A lovely flavour and really like the colour on my lips.

Lots & lots of samples!

Collagen Mask Pack 100% cotton face mask - I've seen these on a few blog post, looking forward to trying this (such a cool invention)

Nourish Balance Essential Moisturiser - I tried the Golden Glow Face Shimmer by Nourish in a box from Lastest in Beauty in January which I really enjoyed using. Excited to try out the moisturiser.

Love love love hair care products! - John Masters Organics - Lavender & Avocado Intensive Conditioner Citrus & Neroli Detangler.  Love John Masters hair care.
Giovanni Eco Chic Hair Care - 2Chic Ultra-Moist Conditioner, Deep Deep Moisture Hair Mask & Leave-in Conditioning & Styling Elixir. Never heard of this brand, my hair is going to look stunning after using these.

Aurelia - Cell Revitalise Day Moisturiser & Night Moisturiser - Wow really love the look of these samples, going to try them out soon.
Kimberly Sayer - Light Cleansing Lotion - Great for my skin type.
Madara Moon Flower Rose Beige Tinting Fluid - A perfect shade for my light skintone.
Caudalie Overnight Detox Oil - Love Caudalie, and love overnight face products!
Pai Geranium & Thistle Rebalancing Day Cream - smells amazing!

Last but not least a lovely Heart Keyring, and a packet of Pedigree Cheesy Bites for my doggies! Will need to keep these well hidden from Willow - She managed to get hold of a box of Gravy Bones Yesterday! Cheeky Doggie.

Sandra I have to say you are amazing! Clearly gone way over budget. I absolutely LOVE everything you have chosen for me. Can't wait to try all these out. There is a few brands I've never used before so it's great to be able to test them out. I can see me having a lot of fun the next few days trying everything - pamper sessions here I come!

That's an understatement!


  1. Wooow amazing selection of goodies there, well done Sandra. Love the little extra touch of heart key-ring and dog treat, so sweet. Have fun using everything, enjoy xx

    1. she has gone above and beyond with this fab swap! thanks im sure I will have a great time using it all x

  2. So glad you liked everything! I simply love mine. So looking forward to some pamper time x

  3. It sure is! I'm so pleased with everything :)

  4. Such a lovely selection of goodies! How thoughtful x