Monday, 30 March 2015

The Parcel - Autumn Edit - Beauty Subscription Box Review

Oh my goodness, I can't believe it's autumn already! Once again time is flying!

One of the best things about a new season is the arrival of another new Marie Claire The Parcel subscription box!

Marie Claire's The Parcel Autumn Edit arrived at my home two weeks ago.





Listed below in alphabetical order are all the products I received in the Marie Claire The Parcel Autumn Edit. I have quoted the product information that The Parcel provides on its information card in italic print and I've followed this with my comments in normal print.


Garnier Skin Naturals Miracle Skin Cream
Full Size 50ml. Value: $19.95.

"Upon first contact, this clever cream auto-adjusts to each skin tone, working immediately to illuminate and smooth skin, while the added antioxidants work long-term to tackle wrinkles, dark spots and dehydration."

This Garnier anti-ageing miracle cream sounds brilliant and exactly like what my 40+ year old skin needs at this point in time! I love the sound of both the immediate and longer term benefits it claims to result in. 7 anti-ageing actives - wow! My skin definitely needs this! 



Lancome Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate
Deluxe Sample Size: 7ml. Value: $22.15. (Full Size  30ml: $95)

"This multi award-winning serum works to repair and reactivate the 10 visible signs of youthful-looking skin. After cleansing and before moisturising apply three drops evenly across your face and neck each morning and evening for skin that instantly looks smoother and more supple and luminous."

I'm currently trialling another luxurious Lancome product, Renergie Multi-lift cream, which I'm absolutely loving and finding really suited to my 40+ year old skin so I'm looking forward to trialling this Lancome Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate also. I love how The Parcel includes deluxe sized samples of high end products because I'm often hesitant to buy such expensive products without adequately trialling them beforehand.



L'Occitane Dry Skin Hand Cream in Shea Butter, Zesty Lime, Vanilla Bouquet or Rose Heart
Sample Size 30ml. Value: $8.40. (Full Size 150ml: $42)

"Enriched with 20 per cent shea butter, this balm penetrates quickly to protect and nourish even the driest skin. With one sold every three seconds, we have no doubt that you'll love this hydrating hand cream."

I was a little bit disappointed that I received the Shea Butter version of this hand cream. Much as I love this hand cream I have already bought it a couple of times before and actually still have a full size tube of it at home. I would have preferred to receive one of the other varieties of this hand cream that I have not yet tried.

Having said that this sample sized hand cream will be very convenient for popping into my handbag especially in the upcoming drying autumn and winter seasons and for travelling with.


Max Factor Masterpiece Transform Mascara in Black
Full Size 12 ml. Value: $23.95.

"No matter which make-up trend you're sporting this season, beautifully defined lashes are essential. This slender wand with shorter bristles ensures that every lash is coated from root to tip - make-up guru Pat McGrath used this backstage at the Victoria Beckham show at New York Fashion Week for a naturally full effect."

I'm always needing new mascaras as I try to replace them every three months as recommended. This is a high impact volumising mascara, just what I am currently needing to replace! 





MOR Emporium Classics Snow Gardenia Triple-Milled Soap
Sample Size: 100g. Value: $11.00. (Full sized 180g soap: $19.95)

"Hand-wrapped in tissue paper, these triple-milled soaps add a touch of luxury to every day. They combine floral notes of gardenia with sweet almond oil, shea butter and vitamin E to leave the skin feeling nourished and fragranced."

As soon as I removed the plastic wrapping from this subscription box I could smell the gorgeous gardenia scent of this soap. Absolutely divine! I look forward to pampering myself with this soap. I love the fact it also contains shea butter.



Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes
Travel Size: 7 towelettes. Value: $3.99.

"Nothing beats the convenience of a cleansing towelette. Wipe away all traces of dirt, oil and make-up in one easy step and, unlike other wipes that can cause irritation, these ultra-soft cloths can remove even waterproof mascara without stinging your eyes."

Travel size packs of makeup remover wipes are always useful to have in my handbag. The fact that these wipes easily remove waterproof mascara without stinging my sensitive eyes is an added bonus.



Rimmel BB Cream Radiance in Medium
Full Size 30ml. Value: $12.95

"Due to hit stores next month, we're delighted to be able to offer you this exclusive preview. Formulated with skin-brightening vitamin C complex and comforting shea butter to tackle winter dehydration, this do-it-all skin perfecter will leave you looking naturally glowing."

It's exciting to receive a yet to be released new product. I enjoy using BB creams especially on days that I have to rise super early for work. BB creams are so easy and time-saving to use. If it results in me "looking naturally glowing" as advertised this will be a huge win after an early morning start! I'm happy with the medium shade that I received.



Schick Hydro Silk 
Full Size. Value: $14.25.

"Make your morning go a little smoother with this nifty razor. The water-activated moisturising serum hydrates for up to two hours post-shave, while five blades with skin guards provide closeness minus the nicks, so you get silky legs every time."

This razor will come in handy. The sound of the moisturising serum sounds appealing to me. 



In conclusion Marie Claire's The Parcel subscription boxes are continuing to impress me. The products once again have been well selected to match the upcoming season, in this case autumn, and are a good mix of new products and old favourites. There is nothing in this box that I won't use!

The value of this box is fantastic. This season I calculate the value of the box to be $116.64. For a small outlay of $25 this represents absolutely brilliant value! I will definitely be continuing to subscribe to this box.

Which of these products appeals to you the most?

xxx
Ingrid

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29 comments:

  1. Everything looks great. I love Garnier products and I'm desperate for a decent razor. Oh, and I still don't have any BB cream. I need it and want it all basically :)

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    1. That's why I love The Parcel subscription boxes also - I need, want and use every product!

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  2. Oh it's a fun goodie box! I wouldn't turn down any of the items!

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  3. That looks like a fantastic box. I might need to case this one myself.

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    1. If you do end up casing it for yourself I'd be interested to hear your opinion.

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  4. No too sure what happened to my comment...anyway I was saying that this subscription box looks to be one of the best ones so far, especially at that price and the value it delivers!

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    1. Thanks Norlin. I'm glad you commented again, I don't know what happened either? I definitely agree with your comments about this subscription box!

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  5. I am getting so tempted to subscribe to The Parcel after seeing these great products and I would use them all! But I swore I would Never subscribe to another monthly beauty box and have been subscriber-free for a year now - but you know the saying 'Never say never'!

    I received the Garnier Miracle Skin Cream from beautyheaven and loving it for its light coverage.

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    1. The Parcel is a seasonal subscription box so it is quarterlyn not monthly, which is another thing I like about this subscription box!

      I received the Garnier Miracle Cream from beautyheaven also. Lucky I love it ;)

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  6. What a great box! This is the first I've heard of it. I want it!! Rachel x

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    1. There have now been three Marie Claire The Parcel subscription boxes released and all 3 have been winners in my opinion! Definitely a great box!

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  7. What a great selection and what excellent value! There's nothing in that box I wouldn't use. I think I need a box like this in my life!

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    1. This is the only beauty box I subscribe to! Money well spent in my opinion!

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  8. I can't live without hand cream in my handbag.

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  10. Lucky you! I used Lancome for many years but I stopped because I suddenly decided to be a cheapskate instead. It is lovely and made a noticeable difference to my skin.

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    1. I love the opportunity to try deluxe samples of high end products through this subscription box. I can't justify spending so much on a product that might not even suit my skin without trialling it first.

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  11. This subscription box is jam packed full of goodies! I most love the look of the MOR soap and the L'Occitane hand cream.

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    1. The MOR soap smelt absolutely divine upon opening this subscription box!

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  12. That looks like a great box! I got an introductory offer to bella box to give that a try and I was so disappointed, cancelled it right after I got the first box. Will need to keep an eye out for any specials on this box, looks like great value for money!

    Away From The Blue

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    1. I hate it when you look forward to something and then are disappointed like that. At least you were able to cancel your Bella Box immediately. Even without a special offer I think The Parcel is worth trying.

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  13. I would love that box. What great value. Thank you for joining in the classy and fabulous link up. V x

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  14. So much value in The Parcel. My hands are already always so dry, so the hand moisturiser sounds fab to me!

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  15. What a great selection! I had a bad experience with Bella boxes and I haven't looked into buying anymore. But this one definitely looks tempting.

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  16. L'occitane hand creams are the BEST! I just bought a little gift pack for a friend's birthday.

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  17. Thanks Ingrid. Very interested in the new Rimmel radiance BB. I use Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation and I just love it, but for days when I'm either around the house or just doing school pick-up etc, I use a BB cream. Will definitely check it out. Thanks for the heads-up.

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