Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Secret Blogger Swap

Hello! Sorry for being MIA all weekend and yesterday.  I had a fun and friend-filled weekend with friends which turned into a walletless and cashless weekend with friends.  I spent the majority of the day yesterday at the bank trying to convince them that I am me and should be given a new debit card.  Luckily, this package came in over the weekend and totally made up for the weekend blues!

Earlier this month, I signed up for a secret blogger swap that Danielle of Framed Frosting was hosting.  We picked a price range $10, $20 or $30 and agreed to meet the shipping and posting deadlines.  Due to the holiday weekend last week, I didn't receive my package on time for last week's reveal post, but I wanted to show you the goodies I got anyway!  If you want to see what I got my secret blog buddy, head over to Diane's blog at Mamal Diane.  We both signed up for the $30 bracket and I had so much fun shopping for Diane and I loved that she is a frugal eco-friendly blogger, which made it so much more rewarding to get as much bang for my buck as possible!
Now for me, my secret blog buddy was Shannon of the blog, Sassy Lemonade.  She runs an Etsy shop for fabulous jewelry and she snagged me all these goodies! I loved everything!  My favorite were the purple polka-dotted note cards, the flowered journal and these super cute bookmarks. They are oversized paperclips!  Not to mention, she sent me mint chocolate! I love!
I am secretly obsessed with The Shops at Target.  It is the first time in a very long time that collaborations are available to everyone who actually shops at Target and not just to eBay scalpers.  I recently bought a maxi dress from The Webster at Target without having to get up early or pay a ridiculous mark-up on eBay.  I was so excited when Shannon sent me these items from COS BAR at Target! I love the eye mask and nail products.  You can never have too many nail files and this copper polish is a great color which I can't wait to try out!
Speaking of nail polish, she also sent me two other nail polishes! I very rarely buy nail polish for myself, but between IFB, LuckyFABB, and now this swap, I am totally covered and I have some really fun and trendy colors for this summer! Pink is always my go-to for summer and how amazing is this mint color!?!?
This necklace is from her Etsy store and the color combination is fantastic! Red and turquoise is one of my favorite palettes and I am so touched that she thought of me for this necklace.  I've already got my eye on several items in her store, I just need Mr. Fantastic to leave HIS wallet unattended!
Last but not least, Shannon sent me some goodies to relax and take care of myself. A mint basil aromatherapy candle made of soy and Scentsy Layers bodywash to make me and my room smell yummy. She included a facial enzyme mask in Pineapple and Strawberry Lip Balm.  My lips always get chapped in summer so I will be eating wearing this delicious lip balm all summer!
Shannon, THANK YOU SO MUCH for your thoughtfulness! I love everything and it really brightened up my weekend! I am looking forward to using everything this summer. PS- The chocolate is LONG gone! :)


  1. That us such an awesome idea!
    I'm going to look around and see if they have anything like this in the UK!

    I am also currently running a prize draw for a Eyeko Skinny Mascara so if your feeling lucky then try for your luck!
    Wots her name again blog: http://wotshernameagain.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/eyeko-skinny-brush-mascara-review-and.html

  2. Wow that is such a cool idea! Love the stuff you got!


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