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Friday, August 3, 2012

Beauty Bloggers Unite and LolaStarHearts – Beauty Blogger Box Swap

I was really inspired by a swap Island Girl Insights did, so I’ve teamed up with Beauty Bloggers Unite to host a massive Beauty Blogger Box Swap. It’s a great way to get to know other bloggers and try lots of new products that you perhaps wouldn’t have picked up yourself, or that aren’t available in your country.

 Bloggers from all over the world are free to take part – the more the merrier in fact! 

I’ve been swapping on Beauty Box Swaps for a while and of course there are always swapping incidents that are undesirable so BBU and I have come up with some rules to help things run a little more smoothly. 

 ♥ There are bloggers from all over the world who have expressed interest in taking part so it’s really important that you tell us where you’d like your buddy to be from – that’s if you don’t have a buddy already! 

 ♥ This swap is only for bloggers with an active blog. Follow me via GFC so I can keep track of everyone (I have Hello Cotton & Bloglovin’ links in my sidebar if you’re not hosted by blogger).

 ♥ You must decide the appropriate budget with your buddy. We recommend £10-£20 plus postage costs, depending on what you can afford. Please remember that if you’re swapping with someone abroad then postage will be a bit higher so take that into account when budgeting. Feel free to talk to your buddy about a bigger/smaller budget though, my budget is much higher as there are lots of things we both want to try!

 ♥ All packages must be sent via some sort of recorded post. I understand that it’s more expensive, but we don’t want any packages getting lost. 

 ♥ You must have proof of postage. Don’t forget to ask for it when you post your package, and please email a copy of it to BBU or myself.

 ♥ Items must be new. Please don’t include any used products in your package! 

 ♥ I’ve created a button for this ‘event’ so feel free to post it somewhere on your blog! I’ll email this to everyone once you’ve signed up. 

 ♥ Some countries have strict import rules, so check whether everything you’re going to be sending is allowed to be posted.

 ♥ Do a blog post on your swap once you receive it and send me (or BBU) the link. This way we can make sure everyone gets her package.

 ♥ Enjoy it! 

 Please fill out the form below if you want to take part. We won’t be asking people to post their packages for a couple of weeks, so there’s still time if you’re strapped for cash at the moment! 

 Your details will not be passed on to anyone, and will be deleted once you have received your swap.

 I’ve created an email for this, so if you’ve got any issues then feel free to tweet me @iamlolastar or email me at BBUswap@lolastar.co.uk

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

My Guest Post For BBU

I did a guest post for Beauty Bloggers Unite, which you can find over on their blog.

It was on my top summertime tips for keeping your makeup on during the heat.
Typical British weather meant that it rained as soon as my post went up, but if you’d like to take a look and grab some tips for your next holiday – or the return of the heat wave – then check out the Beauty Bloggers Unite blog.

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Co-host: BBU Blog Hop #3

BBU are holding their third blog hop this week and have chosen me as co-host. 

If you don’t know what a blog hop is, it’s simply a way to find new blogs to follow and gain some new followers. 

The rules of BBU Blog Hop are very simple:

♥ Follow the BBU Blog and the co-host blog through GFC (or Hello Cotton)
♥ Add the button to your sidebar, or do a blog post about the Blog Hop.
♥ Follow at least three new blogs & leave comment to tell them you found them through BBU Blog Hop
♥ Follow back blogs that have followed you!

♥ Leave a comment on the BBU Blog if you'd like them to follow you.

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