A while back I noticed that one of my fellow Word Press bloggers was a bit miffed that Essence wasn’t available in the UK because the second installment of the Twilight limited edition products were going to be released soon and she was in need of them. Well when I hear a cry for nail polish I answer if at all possible because I know all too well what it is like to covet products that aren’t readily available to you since moving to the Land of Schnitzel & Beer. So I got in touch with Lou from Painted Nails & Baking Scales (be sure to check her site out) and offered to pick some of the Essence Twilight items up for her, after all we nail polish hoarders must stick together. Well Lou then in turn offered to pick up some things for me as well in return and the swap was on.
Lou received the package I sent her last week and lo and behold, the one she sent me turned up yesterday much to my delight. Once the Incredibly Bullie Duo checked the box out and calmed down from the excitement of the doorbell and the sight of the mail woman through the frosty glass in the living room door I got down to business and opened that sucker up. Let me tell you, Lou really went to town, she got me nearly everything I had included on my wish list and threw in some goodies from her native land just to sweeten the deal even more. I was beyond thrilled with everything she sent and she sent a lot. In fact she tracked down nearly everything I had included on my wish list, which I hadn’t expected at all since I put a lot of things on there in the event that there were things she had difficulty finding. So thank you ever so much Lou for stalking the aisles of your local drugstores to hunt down all of the amazing goodies you sent my way.
For those of you who are curious, this (minus the sweets of course) is what Lou sent…and yes, that is a bottle Max Factor Fire Fantasy in the mix.
While swaps are always fun, I have enjoyed getting to know the people I’ve done swaps with. In fact, I’ve kept in touch with the other girl I’ve swapped with in the past and hope to meet up with her next time I travel back to the States. So I definitely plan to keep in touch with Lou as well and continue to follow her blog because just I really like what she’s doing. On a side note, I have come to genuinely come to adore the community I’ve discovered through blogging, especially through Word Press in particular. My experience has been great thus far and I just love the sense of comradery among my fellow bloggers, not to mention how supportive and friendly they have been since I started my little site back in May. Let’s be honest, it’s always nice to see those stats getting higher and higher, but I’m mostly thankful for the experience, the wonderful people I’ve encountered and the loyal following I am so incredibly lucky to have. As always, thanks for reading and check back soon.