Sweet Summer Swap

I participated in the Sweet Summer Swap organised by Luchessa and Polish Alcoholic. It was my first time to take part in one of these kinds of events so I had no idea what I was doing!  I was partnered with the very glamourous Nia of Cherry Fashion Blog who is obviously much more experienced at this kind f thing as she sent me a totally amazing package which put mine to shame!  I’m sorry Nia – I hope you like the things I chose for you and I know that my parcel was nowhere near in your league!


Nia’s parcel arrived in a pretty box which I’ll have to think of a good use for once I’ve emptied it of its goodies!


I don’t know how she managed to find so many lovely things for just $20 – she is either the bargain hunting queen of beauty or Latvia is dramatically cheaper for beauty products than Spain!

Firstly there were the nail goodies – a Flormar polish, some cuticle oil and some nail art stickers. I’ve seen Flormar shops in Spain but never investigated them, so thanks for giving me the chance to try some of their polish! Strangely I’ve also never tried nail stickers – they’re definitely a good idea for days when I just don’t have time for freehand nail art.


Next, the scented things! The box smelt amazing when I opened it up and I think that’s all due to the cranberry-scented, heart-shaped soap – very cute! She also included a couple of facemasks – coconut, which sounds very summery, and one I can’t read – but I guess “problematiskai” means problem skin, so I’ll save that for a break-out day.


The make-up: two mini pots of loose glitter, which I’ll have to decide whether to use on my nails or on my eyes, a lip balm and a nice neutral lipstick.


Nia was also kind enough to include a fridge magnet from Riga for my boyfriend as I had told her that he collects them from all over the world, as well as a postcard from Riga and some delicious chocolates to really fill the box up!


Nia, thank you so much! I hope you and everyone else who participated in the swap have a fantastic summer!


  1. Great box. Enjoy your goodies. The Serenade chocolate are my favorites from Latvia!
    I’m happy you had fun participating in this swap 😉

  2. Aww, you are so welcome darling. Glad to hear you loved your package. And yes, I am a bit of a bargain queen. Absolutely love getting great things on discount 🙂 x

  3. wow, Nia and Gemma, I have been through both your posts on summer swap and I am so touched about the amount of detailing you guys paid attention to.It is so sweet. that’s what girls are good at I guess, they take so much care and notice minor cues of likes and dislikes of others. 🙂

    1. It’s kind of tricky buying gifts for someone you only know through their blog so I spent a long time looking for things, and I’m sure Nia did too. I’m really glad to have participated in my first swap!

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