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The Snail Mail Collective - Jasmine in Chicago, IL

I can't believe that we are in the forth month of The Snail Mail Collective already! If you haven't come across this great project before, The Snail Mail Collective is the brain child of Melyssa and Chelsea and connect people from all over the world so that they can get to know each other. How cool is that! My Mum describes it as getting a little international party bag each month, and I couldn't sum it up any better!
This month I had the great pleasure of getting to know Jasmine - a beauty junkie and book lover from Chicago!
The theme of this month's Snail Mail was autumn adventure. Working on a budget of just $5, Jasmine put together the best package of seasonal essentials - cosy socks, hot drinks (and a lovely mug to drink them from) and lip balm to protect against the chill (well, she is a beauty blogger after all!). I loved all of it!

 I am so excited to try all of the hot drinks Jasmine included in her package - most of which aren't available in the UK - and I suspect that she may be responsible for starting an Apple Cider addiction!
While exchanging emails, Jasmine and I talked about what our autumn essentials were - hers were hair bands, and mine were socks! Guess why I had socks in my package - they are nice cosy ones that are on my feet as I type!
^^Thank you Jasmine for giving me all the ingredients for the perfect night in^^
Jasmine was also kind enough to bestow the sunshine award on me for the second time! It is so flattering to think that there are other bloggers out there who enjoy my little blog enough to want to give me an award!
As part of the award, Jasmine posed ten questions, and here are my answers:
gummy sweets are my guilty pleasure; I love glitter nails; I don't tend to wear make up at the weekends; God, grant me the serenity to accept things I cannot change, the courage to change things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference; Rachael McAdams would be my pick to play me; I love pinterest because it reminds me of the scrapbooks I made as a child; Don't Ask Me Why, Letters to my Daughter, The Happiness Project; my immediate thought is that there is nothing I dislike about blogging, but on reflection I dislike the risk that wanting to record everything could take me out of the moment; I love going to the rugby with my Dad - we have been watching slightly violent sport together since I was a baby and he and I were home alone while my Mum was out working; my favourite post is the post I wrote on my 28th birthday.
Read Jasmine's snail mail post here.

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