Introducing my Advent Calendar blog swap with Fiona at ‘The Beauty Fiend’

You may have seen, back a few months ago, that I did a blog swap with Fiona from ‘The Beauty Fiend’ after we were paired up by Kat at ‘Tales of a Pale Face’. We had planned on thinking about another swap around Christmas but when Kat did a post about making your own beauty advent calendar from samples and things you don’t use I decided to broach the idea to Fiona that we make each other an advent calendar as a swap idea. 
Soo, what we’ve done is we’ve collected up samples/duplicates/things we’ve not used and we’ve also had a budget of £25 which allows us to buy extras to fill the gap as it’s not that easy to find 24 things! Once we got everything together we’ve wrapped them up and packaged them and we’re going to send them off to each other to unwrap, one a day, in the lead up to Christmas – A home-made beauty advent calendar! But, also, a surprise as it’s been done by someone else! 
I’ve had the best time deciding what to get for Fiona and I can’t wait to find out what she thinks of the things I’ve got for her. I also had a great time deciding what order she should get things in. It was posted off yesterday, which is good as it’s almost December! But here it is all wrapped up before I sealed up the box and packed it up!

Don’t worry, if you see this, Fiona, this shouldn’t give anything away – Only that it’s all rather tightly packed in there! 

I’ve let Kat know that we’re doing this as she may be thinking of organising a blog swap around the idea next xmas – The only thing that might be tricky is the weight of packages, I get the feeling the one I’m sending to Fiona is going to be a bit pricey – But if you’re careful about the things you buy you can try to make things lighter. To be honest, I don’t care how much it costs to send, I’m just crazily excited for Fiona to start opening it and for me to start opening mine too! 


  1. Nicola November 26, 2013 / 2:13 pm

    This is such a cool idea! I'm looking forward to seeing what you get in your advent calendar 🙂

    • admin November 26, 2013 / 2:17 pm

      Me too! I'm so excited to find out what Fiona thinks of what I got her, too, it's as exciting, or more, than opening my own lol xx

  2. beautyqueenuk November 26, 2013 / 3:16 pm

    This is such a fab idea, I am really looking forward to seeing what you get x

  3. Fiona Sykes November 26, 2013 / 5:37 pm

    I'm crazily excited to open these! 😀 and I really really hope you like the things I've picked for you as well! Xx

  4. Sharon Taylor November 26, 2013 / 6:54 pm

    Amazing idea, it certainly beats boring chocolate advent calendars. I was hoping to make an advent calendar for my other half but I've had no time, next year I plan to (hopefully) make him an advent calendar to stuff with goodies. I wish I could do it this year as James is planning to get me a fancy advent calendar.

    Sharon xx
    Beauty, Miscellany

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