Hello lovely ladies.
If you have heard about beauty box swaps then you may want to skip to end, but if you haven't I'll try my best to explain the concept.
Beauty Box Swaps is a Facebook group devoted to swapping all those little items from Glossybox / Carmine / etc that weren't quite a hit with you, but are possibly a big hit with some one else. As well as swapping items from beauty boxes many of the lovely ladies also swap other beauty bits which they haven't got on with. Ladies post up there list of items to swap, usually with a list of things that they are after.
Here is what I have swapped for my unwanted items.
Lovely freebies sent with the items. Baylis & Harding shower gels in Rose & Raspberry & Iced Peppermint. One full sized & travel sized hand food. Earth Tin Steam Cream.
Looks like quiet an impressive haul, but none of it cost me a penny*.
Its a lovely community of women, many of them with blogs (so if any of these bits were yours, thank you!). All the ladies I have swapped with have been extremely friendly and I have personally have only had good experiences.
There are however a few risks involved with this process. You are trusting people you don't know to keep there end of the bargain, and for a few ladies, it has gone wrong. Dubbed "swaplifters" a handful of ladies will set up a swap, but you will never receive the item. However these women are often ousted from the community fairly quickly.
You also need to keep in mine the posting costs, as heavier items can be quite costly to send.
* At some point I have paid for a different item, and obviously the postage to send the ladies their items, but you know, practically free :)
So do you like this idea? Are you a Beauty Box Swapper?