Bloggers Snail Mail – US Style

When Gemma from Lipstick and Lashes announced she was doing another round of the Blogger’s Snail Mail I immediately put my name forward; I loved taking part the first time around when I met Sophiia and I couldn’t wait to be paired up with another blogger. As with the Summer Round the rules were simple – get to know you’re Swap Buddy then at the end, with a £5 budget, send them a gift and a letter!

I was hoping for an international swap buddy this time so I was hugely excited when I was paired up with Sara from USA. It was great reading her fantastic blog and seeing what was trending over the pond! Sara is expecting a baby soon and as well as just generally being lovely she is the definition of Yummy Mummy; I am in awe at how glamourous she still manages to look at 36+ weeks. As someone who lived in maternity jeans and smock-style shirts it is a revelation that maternity wear doesn’t have to mean leaving style behind for 9 months. But I digress…



Onto the swap and along with a lovely card Sara sent me an NYX Lip Cream in the most gorgeous colour. She also sent me a cute little fox sticker that had been part of her Baby Shower decor. Such a nice touch!

The NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream is a velvety, rich lip cream that provides intense, long-lasting colour. The Lip Cream is applied via a doe foot applicator which gives incredible colour with just one swipe, and it has a really creamy, comfortable texture. Once applied, the longevity is impressive with around four hours wear before any touch-ups are necessary and although it dries to a matte finish, it doesn’t feel uncomfortable or too dry.



The colour Sara chose for me is Antwerp and it’s a lovely deep pinky-coral shade; perfect for the Autumn season. I love that this is cruelty-free and very affordable, retailing at around £5.50.

Once again I have really enjoyed participating in the Blogger’s Snail Mail. It’s so much fun getting to know other Bloggers and trying to choose a gift you think they will like and is in some way meaningful!

You can visit my Snail Mail Buddy’s blog here!

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10 thoughts on “Bloggers Snail Mail – US Style

  1. Gemma says:

    So glad you enjoyed it!! I love the colour of the lip cream and sending you the fox is just ridiculously cute! Hope you’ll sign up for the next round which will launch mid November!

    Gemma xx

  2. Sara says:

    You are too kind! I should certainly do a post about my lounge wear…which is far less glamorous and includes items from my husband’s “junk” clothes bin…Fancy! I’m so glad you liked your items!!

  3. Aimee Belle says:

    I love the blogger’s snail mail project. This is my second time taking part too, and like you this time I got a lovely international blogger as my partner. We’re still waiting on parcels, as international postage isn’t the best! But I’m really excited. I’m looking forward to the Christmas swap too

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