Unboxing The Parcel by Marie Claire 2015 Summer Edit

DSC00043Hi, everyone! Leading to Christmas, I would like to share with you a little Christmas pressie I’ve got myself. I am sure some of you have already heard of Marie Claire has launched its own beauty box – The Parcel. And after looking afar from a long time, I have finally ordered the first `Parcel’.

Marie Claire Australia has two beauty boxes at the moment – The Parcel by Marie Claire, and The Marie Claire Ageless Parcel. Unlike a lot of other beauty box subscriptions, the Marie Claire ones deliver quarterly, which means you will only get four boxes a year. As a test run, I signed up for the Seasonal Subscription for AUD $25 per box with no lock-in contract.
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The one I got here is the 2015 summer edit of The Parcel, and it came with a product description card and a product ingredient list. Here are the goodies inside the box:
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Maybelline New York The Colossal Pumped Up Volum’ Express Mascara (Full Size)
One of the newest mascaras from the brand, and I’d like to trial it out and do a full review later.
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Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster
According to the description, this product is clinically proven to restore the healthy look of your skin’s surface layer. I haven’t given it a go on my face yet, but the formula feels very lightweight on the back of my hand and it smells really good. I would definitely test it out on my face later.
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Paula’s Choice Vitamin C Spot Treatment
I have heard so many good things about Paula’s Choice, and I can’t wait to see how this spot treatment works!
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Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure (Full Size)
You all know I am a big fan of the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel range but before that was launched in Australia, the Complete Salon Manicure range was my go-to for drugstore nail polish. It’s easy to apply, it delivers great colour, and it won’t stain your nails. The shade I received was #560 Kook A Mango, which is a bright coral pink. Since I don’t usually wear pink, I am going to give this to a friend.
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Maybelline New York Color Elixir by Color Sensational (Full Size)
The texture of this one feels kind of in between a lip lacquer and a gloss, which is a very popular trend in lip makeup products this season. Subscribers are supposed to receive one of two shades: #100 Petal Plush or #075 Fuchsia Flourish, and I have received the former. It is a light baby pink with a high shine shimmer in it. This colour doesn’t really work on my skin tone, but I think it will look nice on someone with fairer skin.
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Michael Kors Gold Collection
A lovely scent but like I have said before, I am very particular with my perfumes. So I will pass on this one.
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Zoeva Eye Brush (Full Size)
The brush I received was #227 Luxe Soft Definer, which is a flat, oval-shaped eyeshadow brush. I haven’t got a chance to test it out yet, but it feels very soft and seems to be a great brush to do blending.
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Swisse Deep Sea Hydrating Mist Toner
Since Swisse branched out to manufacture beauty products, I have been wanting to trail some. This toner would be a good start.
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Lonvitalite Face Masks (Full Size)
The two cloth masks I have received were C2 Collagen Firming & Moisturising Facial Mask, and C4 Coconut Milk Hydrating & Nourishing Facial Mask. Unlike a lot of cloth masks, these ones from Lonvitalite actually ask you to rinse off the residue after application instead of massage it into your skin. I have only tried the Collagen one. Although the moisturising effect was ok, the cloth mask was a tad drier than I thought and did not sit well on my face. I personally found it a bit frustrating as I expect a cloth mask to stay on my face nice and tight to ensure all the ingredients get delivered to my skin. So unless the coconut one is extremely amazing, I don’t think I will be buying this range of masks.
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OGX Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo and Conditioner
This shampoo from OGX is actually one of the very few drugstore shampoos I trust, and I love its conditioner too. I’m very happy to receive the travel size of this duo!
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Trilogy Make-up Be Gone Cleansing Balm
I have never come across with a makeup remover in balm form, so this one definitely got me curious.
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I won’t say it’s the best beauty box I have ever got, but it has a decent selection of products. I love how its commitment is not as high as a monthly box. And for AUD $25 per quarter, I think it is quite a fun way to sample some of the newbies in the market for each season.
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Have you signed up for The Parcel or any other subscription boxes? How was your experience with these boxes?

 

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12 thoughts on “Unboxing The Parcel by Marie Claire 2015 Summer Edit

    • No worries, and thanks so much for reading it, Kiki! I love love love that range from OGX and am actually thinking about getting my hands on their other ranges as well. 😉

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