Monday, 23 December 2013

#irishbbloggersSS Reveal 2013 (Pic Heavy)

I hinted at this in a post of mine a few ago and now I’m delighted to be able to tell you all about it.

Aisling over on her blog  - totalmakeupaddict announced that she would be hosting a Secret Santa gift swap for Christmas J for all the Irish beauty and Fashion bloggers.
I know I’m not a beauty blogger (not by a long shot) but I figured I’d chance my arm and ask to be included since I’m a nail polish fan and that falls under the “beauty” label to a degree doesn't it?
I do read an follow a lot of the Irish beauty bloggers and now I never buy any new products until I check with reviews on people’s blogs, this has saved me a small fortune over the last year or so, but it also means I've a wish list of lovely things that I heart <3

So here are the “rules” as set by Aisling

“The spending limit is €20 and postage is not included in that spending limit. You need to make sure to have your Secret Santa gift popped in the post by Friday 13th December, in order to make sure that it arrives before the huge reveal on social media on Sunday, 22nd December.
When you are talking about this on Twitter, please use #irishbbloggersSS so that we can all follow each other.”

Look what I unwrapped.....  How cute is the wrapping paper :) 

And my secret Santa was.... Anita, her blog is here and her fab shop is here where she will make you your very own customised polish , how cool is that :) Go check it out...

My Xmas Card

Anita's details

Wanna see what I got??? I was soooo excited opening all of these, but I did have my camera on hand to photograph all of them...

Here we go...


Essence Gel Look top Coat - I have used this in the past and its definately a winner and very welcome back into my polish family


Inglot nail Polish - Can't wait to try this out - I don't own anything Inglot but I've heard good things


Essence Studio Nails 24/7 nail base - I go through so many bottles of base coat that I was very happy to unwrap this :) 


Precious Polish - Passion Flower - This present got me very excited, my very own polish from Anita's home made polish's :) Cannot wait to try this out and show it off 


Essence French Glam nail stickers - How cute are these stickers, awww, I'm looking forward to playing with them


Roger & Gallet Fleur d'Osmanthus - Moisturising Body Lotion - 50ml - Another brand I have never tried.. This smells AMAZING

Aren't my present fab??? I can't wait to show you swatches of the two polish's :) I decided to do that in another post because of all the photos already in this one.... 

Big thank you to Anita for the time and thought that went into picking out pressies for me :) 

Now that the reveal is done and this post is up showing you all the lovely things that I was sent, I think its safe for me to share with you who I sent a present too.  It was Sarah and here’s a link to her blog if you wanna check out what I sent her. HERE 

Were you involved in this Secret Santa gift Swap? If so, leave a link to your blog in my comments and I’ll go check out all the lovely things that you were sent J

I must say, I think that this was a big success and a lovely idea also. It was my first time being involved in any kind of a blog swap but it won’t be my last.

BIG HUGE Thank you to Aisling for organising this JJ

If your on twitter check out the following to see all the chat and posts about the beauty blogger Secret Santa  #irishbbloggersSS

1 comment:

  1. Wow you got such a perfect haul! Gotta love the Essence base and top coats - cheap as chips and work a treat. I'm mad for the ol' Essence and Catrice when it comes to nail supplies!

    I'm SO glad i've found your blog - you're so honest and open, such an inspiration! Thank you!

    Here's my SS reveal :)