7.22.2016

#SPBoxSwap: Swap with Lowanda of Sunshine and Elephants!

Aside from the two holiday blog swaps I've hosted right here in as many years, and a handful of gift exchanges with a few of my blogging besties, never have I ever actually participated in a true blog swap; so when I saw that Ashley of Happy. Pretty. Sweet. and Mrs. AOK of A Work In Progress were hosting the Sweet Progress Summer Box Swap {aka the #SPBoxSwap}, I had to join in.

I was partnered with Lowanda of the blog Sunshine and Elephants, and OMG babes did she spoil me rotten! Never have I had someone {let alone a virtual stranger!} be so attentive and interested in discovering my likes and dislikes and crafting a swap box that felt so. me. You are such a rock star Lowanda, and I cannot tell you how much happy you brought into my life this week with these prezzies. But enough suspense...let me show you the goodies!


Sticker: Bethany Mota Cat with Sunglasses Sticker | Beverage: Crystal Light On the Go Natural Lemonade | Hair: ACURE Repairing Conditioner | Bracelet: AVON Precious Charms Bracelet in SILVERTONE | Nail Polish: Sally Hansen Hard As Nails XTREME Wear Nail Color in 139 WHITE ON | Set of 6 Makeup Note Cards | Body Lotion: Bath & Body Works LOVE & SUNSHINE Body Lotion | Makeup Remover: LUMENE Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover | Trinket Tray: Tri-Coastal Design Chasing Lola White Cat Ceramic Trinket Tray | Shower Gel: Bath & Body Works LOVE & SUNSHINE Shower Gel | Hair: ACURE Repairing Shampoo

See what I meant? Spoiled. Rotten. As a self-professed cat lady the trinket tray and cat with sunglasses sticker kills me. But what seriously slays? The Queen Bey reference that came written on the Crystal Light Natural Lemonade Packaging. I mean, how can you not love a nod to Beyonce?!

The note cards have me torn - on one hand, I want to send them to my nearest and dearest for a mid-year hello; while the other part of me wants to lock them up for eternity and gaze upon their prettiness. Who else goes through this when they buy {or receive?} stationary? Anyone??

This has been the summer of white polish for me, so I've already got this bad boy on my tips {and I am L-O-V-I-N-G it}. Also pertinent: it pairs perfectly with the AVON Bracelet which features an oyster with pearl inside charm, along with the words I'm enough. Such an empowering message and fantastically mermaid-esque piece, amiright?!

I am such a sucker for moroccan / argan oil anything {how Lowanda knew this, I have no clue}, so I am super duper excited to try the ACURE Shampoo and Conditioner. And the Bath & Body Works products? Let's just say I'm in the throes of a love affair with them. The Love & Sunshine fragrance {which I had never tried before now} reminds me a lot of an Herbal Essences shampoo/conditioner duo I used as a child, so I'm definitely feeling swoony / nostalgic whenever I pop the tops on them. But the surprise standout? the LUMENE Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover!

I typically use Vaseline to remove waterproof eye makeup, and it tends to leave a lot behind on lashes; but this stuff literally melts the makeup off, and completely cleans your eyes in seconds! Even better: it's non-greasy - natch!


Thank you so much to Lowanda for gifting me with so much happiness this week; and thank you to Ashley and Mrs. AOK for hosting such a fabulous swap! I will def be signing up for the next one!


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11 comments

ellie said...

Christmas in July! How fun! Love the package of goodies! Very inspiring!

ivy said...

Love this! Such amazing goodies! Great Friday post!

Couture Carrie said...

Omg so fun! You know how I love swaps!

xoxox,
CC

FASHION TALES said...

Oh I love this! I'm also a big fan of Lumene products. What a fun swap! Happy Friday, love. x
Madison

Lr Jamison said...

Yay! I'm so glad you liked everything! It was so much fun shopping for you! When I found that cat trinkets tray, and the sticker I knew I had a winner. My post will be up in a few hours. ~Lowanda

Mrs.AOK said...

OH WOW!! Lowanda delivered!!!! I LOVE IT ALL, and I'm a dog lady. :D
I appreciate your love for notecards, because I too feel the same way about note cards and stamps. I actually confessed that on my #SPBoxSwap post. :D
I hope you'll join us again in the fall!
Happy Summer!!
XOXO
Dean
www.mrsaokaworkinprogress.ocm

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Oh, the cat trinket tray is adorable! Love the gifts she sent you :)

Janet Taylor said...

How cool!

Shybiker said...

What wonderful choices! It's nice when someone pays attention to who we are.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

What a fun package and SO YOU! It looks like Lowanda did a great job on trying to find things you love and that's what I love about swaps. :)

-Lauren

vvb32 reads said...

Meow-rific! Meow-tastic! Such a cute package to receive ;-)

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