Blogger swap box from the cozy den

Find out what happened when I arranged a blogger swap box with new friends from Germany!

If you read my November favourites post, you will know that I did a blogger swap box with some new blogging friends. Today I’m going to tell you about it!

I met Sazzy and Joanie (S & J) from the the Cozy Den blog in a blogging Facebook group. There are threads on most days where bloggers can share their work whilst supporting other bloggers. It’s a lovely little community.

Anyway, we got talking on my blog about the Yes To sheet masks, and I think it was S who said that they aren’t available in Germany. That’s when I thought about a blogger swap box – I could send S & J some products from the UK, including Yes To ones that weren’t available in Germany, and I could try out some new German products. Win win!

Happily they agreed, so we set our price limit for the box, agreed when we’d do it, and sent each other a bit of information about the kind of things we liked/avoided/really wanted!

When my box came, it was at the end of a tough week and just the right time for a pamper session! The box smelled amazing and between us S (oh dear that’s bad – now we have two S people), so my partner S read out the German labels to me and I translated them! Teamwork! Having a blind girlfriend gets my S into all kinds of beauty-related projects!

There were plenty of bathtime treats in there which is great, because I love pampering sessions and skincare, especially now that the winter is here. I’ve already used the trio, which were vanilla but had a fresh and zingy scent too! The pink grapefruit shower foam smells good enough to eat, and I’m looking forward to using the body lotion with orange blossom, and to relaxing with the bath salts, bath cube, and cute little bath melt!

I’ve also tried both of the face mask sachets –honey is good for your skin, and I love the scent of the tropical one, which contains pineapple and coconut. To be honest I’ve only ever done sheet masks, so it was fun to try something else!

Lip care is really important, especially at this time of year, and the minty lip care will see me through the winter.

I love trying new hand creams. The one in the box has avocado oil, aloe vera and chamomile in it.

I’m a bit of a pain to buy for in terms of make-up because I don’t use powder products, but they managed to find me an eye shadow crayon and two cream shadows. I haven’t tried these brands before and I was excited to add them to my make-up collection.

The one thing I asked for from Germany was Jogurette. If you don’t know what they are, then you’re missing out! They’re little individually wrapped chocolate fingers with strawberry yoghurt in the middle and they’re amazing! They’re also all gone!!! Sorry S, I’ll share most things but not Jogurette!

As well as the chocolate, there was some Lebkuchen and Speculazius – two types of yummy Christmas biscuits!

There were so many other lovely things in there that I haven’t had the chance to try them all yet. I really enjoyed both putting together S & J’s box with things I hoped they would like, and opening my own and trying out all the goodies that you can’t get on my local high street.

If you’d like to find out what was in S and J’s box from me, head on over to their swap box post on the Cozy Den.

Have you done a swap box before? If so, why not let us know about it, or link your blog/Youtube video in the comments?

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Author: englishwithkirsty

I have two blogs. Unseen Beauty is my personal blog. English with Kirsty is my business blog for people who are interested in languages or learning English.

23 thoughts on “Blogger swap box from the cozy den”

    1. I’d like to try it out with some UK bloggers too next year, but getting stuff from another country is definitely cool because there are so many own-brand products that you can’t get everywhere!

  1. This is so awesome ! Swapping with bloggers is such a good idea, especially if you swap with someone from a different country, you can discover a bit of their culture from home ! Loved reading this 😊

  2. This is such a great idea as i never heard about this kind of idea. It’s like you got a gift from other blogger from different country. Looking forward to more of these kind of posts from you.

    1. It’s definitely a lot of fun. All 3 of us speak English and German – I guess if it was a country where you don’t speak the language, you’d have to explain what the things were too, but I think it’s so cool to try out new products that you couldn’t find in the shops.

  3. It’s a really good idea you had! I would have been so excited to receive my box as well 😊. I read The Cozy Den’s post the other day, you picked some great items for them Those chocolate fingers sound lush 😊

    1. We had those chocolate fingers on my school exchange to Germany and all of my English friends hated them! So I ended up with a suitcase full because I couldn’t bear to see them thrown away! Maybe some other people in the group would be interested in swap boxes?

  4. This is such a cute idea! It’s always fun seeing the products that other countries carry – especially when it comes to beauty and skin care. And the Jogurette sounds amazing!

    1. It was so much fun! Definitely recommend it! I’m in a blogging Facebook group and there are members from different countries there so I got the idea after S or J – think it was S – said she liked a product from here that you can’t get in Germany. X

      1. I want to do this with someone from America but would have to look into customs costs, was it pricey for Germany? x

      2. To be honest I can’t actually remember, but I think it was between Β£5 and Β£10. It would be more in the US than within Europe. You just have to be careful about what you can include – no perfume, nail varnish etc. I’m in a group on Facebook where there was a thread about these swaps with the US – I don’t know any of the people, but it’s here if you’re interested:

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