During December, I decided to participate in the Beauty Box Swap that Crystal Blin and Jennifer Rohrich were putting together! It seemed like a great way to connect with other bloggers as well as get some different beauty products. I’m a little bit of a makeup junkie-after all I did write a post about farmers wearing makeup– so this was a perfect swap to take part in!
I was so excited to get my box in the mail to my beauty swap partner, which ended up being Crystal herself! I was nervous too, wondering if she wouldn’t like some of the products I picked out for her! I got my box in the mail from her shortly before she got mine, and I was scrambling to get it open!
Crystal sent this amazing beauty tool called a Wet Brush. Honestly, I want to know where this has been all my life!? I have always had hair that tangled easily from little on, and this brush works miracles! I have always kept a leave in conditioner or detangler on hand, but I now recommend this brush to everyone as it does the trick!
She also sent me some supplies for doing my nails as I mentioned to her that I love doing my nails even if they only last for about 2 days! I wore the candy cane striped decals for Christmas and got a ton of compliments from family, co-workers, the doctor I saw at Urgent Care and the lady waiting on me at Caribou! And why purple nail polish? Well, Crystal and I connected over the fact that she is a K-State alum, and I am currently completing my Master’s online through K-State. I had mentioned I kept telling my husband I needed some K-State gear for Christmas so I could represent the Wildcats in Minnesota! I painted my toes purple, but figured you didn’t want to see a photo of my feet!
On top of the purple polish, she sent me this fabulous K-State license plate as my first official K-state purple!
I currently have it up in my kitchen as a reminder to everyone that comes to my house to “Eat Beef!” If you didn’t guess it already from the name of her blog Crystal Cattle, Crystal and her husband operate JJB Cattle Company where they raise purebred Hereford cattle, so the “Eat Beef” license plate fits her perfectly!
Not only did I gain some awesome beauty products from participating in this swap, I gained another friend in agriculture. Crystal lives just south of me in Iowa so I’m hoping one day I can travel to visit her cattle operation and farm. I sort of live vicariously through those that raise livestock since we no longer have any. We’ve been emailing back and forth, and I’m kind of jealous of her most recent trip to Canada to visit her family because her photos of the mountains are spectacular. I really hope they do this swap again sometime in the New Year, as it has been a great way to connect with other women in agriculture and the blogging world!
P.S. Crystal, in case you were wondering, I ended up getting no K-state gear for Christmas (My husband is the last-minute shopper type!) so good thing you sent me my first purple! :)