What’s in the box? Blogger swap alert!

A thing you should know about me is that I love presents. Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries aside, I’ll find any excuse to get gifts. 


And I mean ANY excuse. We’re talking half birthdays, 6 month anniversaries and of course passing any sort of test.  BTW Eye tests are totally included (especially if you’re blind-as-a-mole like as me – any sign of stable eye strength calls for a huge celebration to me!)




So as much as I hate to admit it, 2013 is fully underway – can you  believe it’s MAY next week? The fond memories of Christmas are gone, I’ve had my birthday and it’s another 6 months until the next present heavy session. BOO HOO.

So what can we do about it?



One of the present-joys I discovered last year was that of the blogger swap. A.k.a bloggers give presents to other bloggers and they get one back


Present fans, are you listening? You’re getting a great deal here. Other than anniversaries how often do you get to buy a present and have someone guaranteed to buy one back for you eh??


Want one of these?



But, its not just about the presents of course. 



It’s also a great way to meet new people and make new pals. My first ever blog swap was with the lovely Beka from Beka’s Beauty (a lifestyle and beauty blog) and she was such a doll – she sent some amazing products which I hadn’t used before and LOVED them. And we’re now social media friends. Ahh friendsss.




So how does it work?




Basically, you send your details to me – and then you get paired up with someone who’s agreed to the same budget as you. 


Where I can, I’ll pair people up from different regions so you don’t get the same ole deal you can get from your local beauty emporium.


Next? You then message each other, find out what you love, like, don’t like – create a little package for your box pal – send it off and BOOM! Another little package will come to you around the same time!


Simples eh?


Something will end up in your post box..



Wanna take part?

If you’re interested – leave a comment and send me an email to facevaluebeautyblog@hotmail.co.uk with the following details:


  • Basics: Your name & your blog
  • Budget:  Either £10/£20/don’t mind
  • Parcel type preference: Beauty only/Open to anything
  • Nearest city 
  • Any other details that might be relevant – ie. if you’re on holiday & your parcel may be delayed in May.

So now, let’s give it a deadline – that makes things official! Please “register yo interest” by Monday 6th May. I’ll then email you that week and you can start putting your package together!


Please note that this is a UK swap only.


Any questions, just holla.


LETS GET SOME PRESENTS ON THE GWAAAN. Hooray!






Have you taken part in a blog swap before? If so, what were you sent? 


Would love to hear any thoughts or tips for a successful blog swap!


xXXXx

Zoe Bayliss Wong

Zoe is a Forbes ’30 under 30′ finance pro, style writer, presenter and panellist, working for a fashion startup and trying to live that best life in the most IRL way possible.

11 Comments

  1. Rena Blank
    April 25, 2013 / 8:08 pm

    I think this is a great idea! Wish I could do it but I live in the states ): xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

  2. Micky Botter
    April 26, 2013 / 9:47 am

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  3. Zoe Dubs
    April 26, 2013 / 10:46 am

    Yay! Already a couple of pairs sorted out! If you'd like to take part, let me know :)Love Zoe x

  4. Kimberley Johnson
    April 27, 2013 / 4:48 pm

    Ooo this sounds great! I'll send you a email!Kimberley xWww.kimberleysbeautyblog.comI love presents too haha

  5. Jess Buckley
    April 28, 2013 / 9:48 pm

    I would love to do this, but I'm across the pond in the US :/ darn.Hopped over to your blog from the twitter machine :PMuch loveJessjessbuckley.com@olivineeyes

    • Zoe Dubs
      April 29, 2013 / 12:30 pm

      OOoh – maybe you and Rena Blank (first commenter) should swap?!!

  6. Photo-Jenn-ic
    April 29, 2013 / 9:45 am

    Great idea!Thanks for sending over your link! Love your blog! It looks great!Photo-Jenn-icx

  7. Natalie
    May 1, 2013 / 4:07 pm

    I've just done my first blogger swap and loved it! I'm a new follower and would love for you to come and join in my giveaway!www.buttonsandlipstick.blogspot.com

  8. Angie-Cupcake
    May 5, 2013 / 2:19 am

    This is such a brilliant idea! I've just emailed! :)I love surprises!Angiehttp://angiesbzz.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Zoe Dubs
      May 7, 2013 / 3:31 pm

      You're on the list! I haven't got round to sorting out names yet 🙂 x