Friday, 30 May 2014

Spring/Summer Green Beauty Swap with Annmarie from The Small but Mighty Ramblings of a Redhead

My swap partner this time was Annmarie from The Small but Mighty Ramblings of a Redhead
This was the first time Annmarie has done a swap and she's out-done herself! I was excited to be paired with her because she's just starting her Green Journey and it meant I had a pretty clean slate on what I could buy her. It also meant that I was keen to make sure she tried lots of different products and included some of my favourites and one particular thing that I hope Annmarie will really love. You can read all about what I sent Annmarie here.

But onto what I received. Annmarie had taken the time to write cute messages on tags for each of the items which I loved reading! My Postman arrived Thursday morning with not one, but two boxes full of treats and this is what was inside...

Box 1!

Salt of the Earth Deodorant Spray scented with Lavender & Vanilla
"I'm natural, soothing & effective plus I smell great too! Spray me"
I love my Salt of the Earth deodorant and while I've seen it sold in a spray, I've never see it scented before. I'm so happy with this as Lavender and Vanilla are two of my favourites.

Burt's Bees Citrus Facial Scrub
"I'm a wee busy bee scrubbing away! Apply Me"
This smells like Christmas Pudding haha. Another great pick as I've not used this before and sometimes, I just need to have a good old scrub. I have keratosis pilaris on my upper arms and think this scrub would be great to use for this too.

MooGoo Tail-Swat Body Spray -
"I'm moogood for keeping midges & flies away! Spray Me"
I've never heard of MooGoo before and now I have three items from them! I'm looking forward to find out more about the company. As for this Tail-Swat Body Spray, MooGoo say that the noticed that people are less attractive to mossies when using the spray. Here's hoping for some warmer weather to put this to the test.

MooGoo Strawberry Tinted Lip Balm
"I'm moolicious on the lips (and totally bug free!). Pout & Eat away"
This cute lip balm comes in cardboard packaging that looks like a pint of milk! I love little details like this. The packaging says "Made from edible ingredients because what goes on the lips gets eaten." So true and I'm glad it says this because the balm smells lush so I'll be licking my lips get get a taste haha.

MooGoo Cover-Up Buttercup Natural Moisturiser with SPF 15 - 
"I'm an extra treat from an udderly goo-d company. Moo-chus grass-ias"
This is a really good sized sample so I'll be able to get a good amount of use from it. Cover-Up Buttercup is an all natural SPF 15 mouisturiser using just natural Zinc.

Jane Iredale Facial Blotting Papers
"I'm a wee oil buster! Use me"
So pleased to have this as I always have blotting tissues with me, just in case, and these Jane Iredale come in a sleek case that'll look great in my bag.

Balm Balm Lip Balm -
"I'm balm balm not pebbles! Pucker up"
One of my favourites and one that I always give to friends and family to stop them using Vaselline! I picked this for Annmarie's box too :)

Lastly in this box, a good old bar of Go*Do organic dark chocolate 60% in espresso coffee. "I'm a wee sweet treat just for you. Enjoy me" Oh I will, Annmarie, I will!

Now onto Box 2 - Annmarie works for A.Vogel and was so generous as to send another box with some brilliant A.Vogel products in. I had said to Annmarie that I suffer with Hayfever so sent sent me some goodies to help with that too!

This was inside...

Molkosan Vitality - instant whey drink.
Echinaforce Echinacea Drops - for the symptomatic relief of colds & flu
Pollinosan Hayfever Tablets - to relieve the symptoms of hayfever
And to top it all off, a fantastic book called The Nature Doctor by Alfred Vogel. 

I love that I've got a whole box of things I've not tired before AND a whole box of things that will help me feel good from the inside too! I can't wait to find out more about MooGoo and I'm really really looking forward to getting my teeth into The Nature Doctor.

Thank you Annmarie for all your thoughtful pickings!

Annmarie can be found over on her blog The Small but Mighty Ramblings of a Redhead or on Twitter @smallmightyred1


  1. Loved seeing what you got each other! That's so great they're almost all products you haven't tried before either! So glad you enjoyed the swap :) x

    1. The selection was brilliant and I love that I have some new goodies to test out! x

  2. Aw so glad you liked your goodies and the wee messages :) A woman in my work was talking about Moogoo a few weeks ago and she showed me their website, which is very fun, you have to check it out. They are an Austrian company who have just started stocking in the UK from what I can see. The website, letter, marketing material and even the box the items came in really made me smile. I looooove the Crystal Spring Pure Aura Spray too. Its just been launched so I hoped you hadn't tried it. Thank you so much again for a great swap, you made my first swap a complete success xxx

    1. The boxes were amazing, I really do love everything! x

  3. You got so many lovely things and everything's packaged so sweetly, can't wait to see how you get on all of them :) x

  4. a lovely parcel of goodies & MooGoo is a really lovely brand so enjoy :-)

    1. I'm cracking out the lip balm today and looking forward to using everything else too!

  5. Wow what a lovely selection of goodies! You two both chose so well for each other :) x

    1. Thanks Amber - I can't wait to see how your swap went! x

  6. What a lovely package, Annmarie sure put in a lot of effort in writing those little notes!

    1. I loved reading the notes, it was such a brilliant touch! x

  7. Jealous! Please let me know what the Salt of the Earth deodorant turns out like. I used their plain crystal stick before but sadly it didn't work on me.
    I hope I can participate in the next swap. You both sent each other such nice, thoughtful things.

    1. Sorry to hear that the stick didn't work for you. Only used the spray twice and haven't really put it to the test yet but so far so good :) You should sign up for the next one, its so much fun! x

  8. Ah yay! You got lots of great goodies! :-)

  9. What a beautiful package! Looks like a really fun swap :)

  10. Aw what a lovely box of delights! Very well chosen by one lovely person for another x

  11. A great selection of products, must try some Moogoo. those notes are so cute 'im balm balm not pebbles' love it :)


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