Christmas is within touching distance now, there are only 26 sleeps until the big day. I’ll just let that sink in for a minute… If you’re anything like me, getting festive-ready is a frantic process, so a Christmas self-care blogger box swap with Lauren from Bournemouth Girl sounded like my perfect way to prepare. I’ve been so lucky with my blogger collaborations: two with Hello Bexa (here and here), Jordanne from The Life of a Glasgow Girl (here), Lydia from Mademoiselle Women (here), and Jenny in Neverland (here). I can’t tell you how excited I’ve been for my box swap with Lauren this month!
Christmas self-care blogger box swap
I can’t remember when I first started following Lauren but it feels like I’ve known her for a long time. She’s one of the kindest bloggers around, and how she manages to blog on top of a full-time job, plus studying, plus family life, is one of life’s miracles. Her blog is lovely mix of reviews, tags, and hugely supportive posts about lots of small businesses and fellow bloggers. If you don’t already follow Lauren, then you can keep up to date via her Twitter, her beautiful Instagram and her Pinterest feeds.
The box itself was lovely, beautifully decorated with the dreamiest of wrapping paper. And here’s what I received inside.
Cosy nights in
Nothing says a pamper evening like a good book, chocolate, some face masks and snuggly socks.
I’ve read a couple of Jenny Colgan books before and loved them, her writing is so engaging and her stories sweep you along on a feel good wave. This one looks just the same, I can’t wait to get stuck in. And chocolate! Not just Rolos (I definitely won’t be sharing my last one) but lots of hot chocolate too – yum.
While I’m sipping my hot chocolate, I’ll be chilling with this lovely nourishing Argan Oil face mask and zapping my eye bags with the Garnier eye tissue mask. I always get very cold feet in the evenings so this pack of festive snuggly socks is extremely welcome – I’ll probably wear both pairs at once…
There’s no such thing as enough stationery is there? How gorgeous is this Coconut Lane notebook? And I recognise the postcard from Pastel Elixir, I popped one in my box for Lauren too, haha. I don’t know where the little white and patterned notebook is from but it’s the perfect size for my handbag.
I’m just about to run out of writing paper and envelopes so this lovely letter writing set couldn’t be better timed. The designs are perfect for a gardener like me and they’re so pretty I almost don’t want to write on them (but I will 🙂 )
Christmas and crafts
How cute is this little rose gold reindeer? Perfect for blog photos and our Christmas tree in due course, Flora and I both love him. Speaking of Flora, she always makes her own Christmas presents for her teachers and selected friends and family. This year we’re going to decopatch some little cardboard heart boxes but I haven’t got the paper yet. Thanks to Lauren, now I don’t have to, we can use these beautiful sheets from the Let it Snow paper pack. And then add some festive finishing touches with the washi tapes and these cute, sparkly Christmas stickers!
Final thoughts on my Christmas self-care box
I’m absolutely staggered that Lauren managed to find all this for our budget of just £20.00. And how well she knows me, considering we’ve never actually met in real life either. Everything is so gorgeous and thoughtful, I feel very lucky and pampered. Thank you so much, Lauren, I feel properly set up for all the festive planning ahead. I hope you like your box of treats too (even though I may have gone with self-care more than Christmas, oops). Please don’t forget to head over to Lauren’s blog and see she thought of my box for her!