Sunday, 26 August 2012

A package from the USA!!

Just a few months ago I began speaking to a girl called Jessica on twitter from America. She seemed lovely and it wasn't long before we started making plans to do a swap. If you've never seen or heard of this, you basically swap products with someone else (preferably from a different country), in order to try out new things. We decided to swap beauty products that were only available in our country, meaning that both of us would be able to try  new products we might never have otherwise tried. If you'd like to see what I bought for Jess, please go and check out her video on the swap here!!

I have never been to America before, nor have I spoken to an American or owned anything American before this experience so on the day my package arrived I was so excited!! So here we go, here are the things Jess bought me...

The New York Post!! I really wanted to read a newspaper and see some everyday things from America so I asked Jess to get me this

A lovely letter from Jessica!!

A mint green bag

A menu from one of Jessica's favourite places to eat! It's so strange to see the prices in dollars

An American flag decoration

Some little fluffy ballet slippers

Two mainstays candles in Island luau (dark pink) and Sweet pea (light pink)

Crabtree and Evelyn citron honey and coriander cleansing shampoo, replenishing conditioner and skin quenching body lotion

Peace, love and juicy couture body lotion 

Oscar Blandi pronto invisible volumising dry shampoo spray

Wet n wild wild shine nail colour in lavender (pink) and blazed (orange)

Sinful colors professional in love nails (blue) and innocent (yellow) 

Jurlique rosewater balancing mist

Jurlique moisture replenishing day cream 

Eos lip balm 

Strawberry lip smacker lip balm

Wet n wild trio palette from eyelid, crease and browbone in sweet as candy

Wet n wild blusher in heather silk

Bonne bell eyeshadow box in girlie pinks

NYX Xtreme lip cream in natural (beige) and candyland (pink) 

Two one n' only argan oil samples 

Wet n wild lipstick in 511B

NYX jumbo eye pencil in lime 

NYX pin-up tease mascara 

I am so happy with everything that I got and I will definitely be following this up with mini reviews on all of these products to let you know how I get on with them. I want to thank Jess, who is such a lovely person, for taking the time to get to know me and picking things you knew I'd love. I hope we keep chatting our days away and you've become a good, other side of the world friend! 

Check out Jessica's blogYoutube channel and follow her on twitter @iloveny91

Thanks for reading

Niki xx


  1. Looks like you got some lovely bits & pieces! I'd love to do a swap with someone too! x

    1. You should!! It's definitely worth it, I loved it!!

  2. Yay!!! This was such great fun...glad you enjoyed everything I sent you...thanks for everything you've sent me I've been loving it all...glad we've become friends xoxo

  3. This is such a great idea, I LOVE getting parcels in the post, and even better when they are things you can't get where you are. Hope you enjoy trying it all out, looking forward to seeing some of the reviews :)
    Mel x

    1. I loved it too, I can't wait to try everything fully and review it all!!

  4. AAwwwh thats such a lovely swap! I used to do swaps on a swap bot, from ffod to craft and beauty, was so much fun:) xx

  5. That's a great idea! great blog by the way!