Blogger Gift Swap!

This December I took part in the Christmas Blogger Gift Swap set up by A Piece of Viola. Lots of UK bloggers took part and were matched together by Viola to be gift buddies! We then had to get in touch with our partner, set a budget and then mention a few things you like and may want for Christmas.

bloggergiftswap16-08I was buddy’d up with the lovely Katie from Katie is a beauty, fashion, and lifestyle blogger and YouTuber. Her blog is really good with beautiful photos, layout and great content. I now speak weekly with Katie, and we are hoping to get coffee soon as she lives not too far away from me! Myself and Katie decided on a budget of £20 for our gifts…So onto the lovely things that Katie got me as gifts:

Primark Reed Diffuser in Sea Salt and Lavender:
This is such a lovely gift to receive. I told Katie that I had recently moved into a new home with my boyfriend, and now this little beauty sits in my bathroom and has a really subtle and calming scent. I’m actually going to repurchase after this one runs out as I love it so much!  My Boyfriend really likes it too, its a natural scent and not too girly!


Primark Home Reed Diffuser: No. 4

Ciate Oh Christmas Tree 6 piece mini nail polish set:
The mini polishes within this set are so beautiful. My favourite is the centre pink shade, followed by the pink glitter polish. I love painting my nails and I think these 6 shades include colours that can be worn over each season, also I’ve never tried this brand of nail polishes so excited to try them!


Ciate Oh Christmas Tree 6 Piece Mini Nail Polish set


6 mini nail polishes 

The White Company Note Books:
I love stationary and Katie found the cutest and most luxurious notebooks for me to use. One says ‘Thoughts’ and the other says ‘Plans’. These are so me and I’ve already started using the silver one to make blogging notes!


The White Company Note Pads 


The White Company Note Pads 

Thanks again  to Viola for setting up the gift swap I really enjoyed doing it and will definitely do it again for Christmas 2017! If you want to read about the gifts I got Katie you can read her blog post HERE.

Lots of Love,

The Beauty Analyst x



  1. Viola (@violahelen_) January 12, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    Your gifts look so great – I particularly like the gorgeous notebooks! Thanks again for taking part and I’m so glad you both enjoyed yourselves xx
    Viola xo | A Piece of Viola

    • thebeautyanalystblog
      January 13, 2017 / 11:21 pm

      Thankyou!! And thanks again for setting it you really enjoyed it! Can’t wait for the 2017 apov Gift Swap xxx

  2. Sabah Hussain January 31, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    What a great idea this is! I love the notebooks!
    After reading your January Favourites post, I take it the nail polishes worked well for you. I’ve never used this brand nail polish before, might just give them a try.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Sabah ||

    • thebeautyanalystblog
      January 31, 2017 / 10:09 pm

      Hello! Wow I’m so happy you’ve commented on these posts! And yes the nail polishes are a triumph I love them! You should definitely give them a go xxxx

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