Monday, January 07, 2013

BSBN Beauty Box Swap

Over the past year I have had the opportunity to meet a lot of fellow bloggers from around the globe.  There is nothing I enjoy more than reading and following blogs, which allows me to somewhat get to know and watch the blogger grow.  I had the most amazing opportunity to join BSBN, Bloggers Supporting Bloggers Network, a few months ago.  The group of 15 bloggers, including myself, features everything from makeup to food to fashion to everyday life from bloggers all over the US and Canada.  Be sure to check out their blogs by clicking on the links... there's definitely something for everyone. Suburb Chic Blog, Life and Bows, Beauty Flawed, Dollish Darling, Alphie & Eve, Girls Best Friend and Co Blog, North on Harper, Your Go-To-Gal, Call Her CourtneyCreate That Outfit, Pretty Girls Rock Dresses, Queen In Heels, Minnesota Girl in LA, and The Crystal Chronicles.

Over the holidays we decided to do a Beauty Box Swap.  Each Beauty Box included around $20 of our favourite beauty products, which we then shipped to our designated swap buddy.  Zhanna from Life and Bows prepared me the perfect sampler of some of her favourite beauty products.  I must add that receiving this package was so exciting because A) I love receiving packages and B) it was in a huge box so it added much more mystery and fun to opening the package and finding out the contents.  I received a lovely note from Zhanna, which you can see above, and 4 amazing products, which you can see and learn more about below.

The first product is Wen by Chaz Dean Sweet Almond Mint Re-Moist Intensive Hair Treatment, which is a highly concentrated formula made to help dry, broken hair and change it into shiny, frizz-free, full, smooth, manageable, and most importantly protected from heated products (i.e. blow dryer, straightener, and curling iron, which are daily tools for me).  This product is so easy to apply in 3 quick steps. 1) Simply apply to wet, cleansed, and rinsed hair. 2) Leave in for 20-30 minutes. 3) Rinse and style.  Next up is a sample of Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb Perfume.  This fragrance releases an amazing oriental floral scent from a mixture of sambac jasmine, centifolia rose, cattleya orchid, ballerina freesia, and patchouli.  This is not typically a fragrance I would lean towards which made this sample amazing to receive and is perfect for travelling or carrying in my handbag.

This Christian Dior Demo 3 Colour Eyeshadow of #571 Smokey Nude is the perfect mix of colours to create the intended smokey eye, to be worn as separates, or to be mixed and matched with other shadows.  I am also currently obsessed with nude and brown shadows so this couldn't have come at a better time.  Lastly, my favourite product received, Hugo Naturals Effervescent Artisan Bath Salts in Grapefruit Geranium.  I recently added these salts to my bath and OMG the smell and added relaxation was incredible.  I have yet to use them as an exfoliate but I am sure they work amazingly.  The best part about this product is that it made from all natural food-grade ingredients and have since found an online site which sells Hugo Naturals products and is in Canada, bonus!

Overall this was such a fun and exciting experience and I got to know Zhanna a little bit better.  I am hoping we do some more Beauty Box Swaps in the future! Thanks again Zhanna, you are the best!


  1. Great swap box Rebecca! Zhanna really knows how to pick great products :) Flowerbomb is one of my faves

  2. Oh Rebecca you totally scored on the Dior shadows. I have those Dior colors in a five color palette.I would love to hear more about the Wen hair treatment. I am having some issues with damaged ends. I would love to know if you noticed a difference in your hair. Thanks for participating Ashley!

  3. Looking good =) It's been so fun seeing what everyone has received today!

  4. OOOOhhhhh--- looks like you scored! I had a blast with the beauty box swap- glad you did as well!

  5. Oh my gosh! I LOVE Flowerbomb perfume and I've ALWAYS wanted to try WEN haircare! You definitely scored! ♥