Monday, 28 September 2015

My Amazing Marie Claire The Parcel Competition Win

A couple of months ago I was super lucky and blessed to be chosen as one of the three winners of the #lovemcparcel Marie Claire The Parcel Instagram competition. Entrants were required to post a photo of their Marie Claire The Parcel subscription boxes on Instagram tagging it with #lovemcparcel and three random winners were selected. I still find it hard to believe that I was lucky enough to win! The prize included over $500 worth of beauty products and judging from the Instagram photos from the other two winners, each of our prizes were slightly different yet equally fabulous!

What did I win? Here's a photo of all the amazing beauty products I won.

#lovemcparcel Competition Prize

I couldn't believe my luck when I unwrapped this gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous NARS Hardwired Eye Kit! This eye kit really got my heart racing with its three shimmery eye shadows and 3 matte eye shadows!

NARS Hardwired Eye Kit

NARS Hardwired Eye Kit

The next item I unwrapped was this Revlon By Marchesa Brush Starter Kit. These are perfect little brushes for travelling or on the go makeup application and fixing up as they come with their own pretty carry case.


I love multi-tasking products that save me time in the mornings as I am nearly always running late to get out of the house in time to start work at 7am. This Nivea Q10 plus Anti-Wrinkle CC cream is just such a time-saving multi-tasking product! 

Nivea Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle CC Daily Moisturiser
I was also excited to see one of my favourite products included in this prize. I always carry a tube of this OPI Avoplex Cuticle Oil To Go in my handbag as my hands have a tendency to dry out especially around my cuticles. It's good to have a back up of this product.

OPI Avoplex Cuticle Oil To Go

I love OPI Nail Lacquers so I was happy to receive the Amore at the Grand Canal shade from OPI's new Venice Collection, a stunning red shade. Red nails always look elegant, sexy and sophisticated. This shade will be perfect for wearing on my fingers and toes.

OPI Amore At The Grand Canal

This Maybelline New York Big Eyes Eyeliner with its dual ends, one white, the other black will come in handy. The body of the eyeliner is thicker than my current eyeliner and easier to hold and use. 

Maybelline New York Big Eyes Eyeliner

I love trying lipsticks from brands I haven't tried before and I've never tried any of the Urban Decay lipsticks. The shade I received is Matte After Dark. In real life the shade is darker than in my photo below. For some reason I just couldn't capture the true shade of this lipstick in my photo.


Urban Decay Matte After Dark Lipstick

The Grown Alchemist Hydra-Mist: Desert Lime & Amino+Peptide is from a brand I haven't seen before. It's a facial hydrating mist formulated with potent peptides, hyaluronic acid & antioxidants to visibly hydrate, soften, soothe & noticeably boost skin radiance reducing the visible signs of ageing. Yes please! This sounds perfect for my 40+ year old skin and I'm sure that I will be reaching for this product a lot in the warmer months.

Grown Alchemist Hydra-Mist + Desert Lime & Amino-Peptide

This Estee Lauder Nutritious Vitality8 Night Radiant Overnight Creme/Mask is another of my favourite products from my prize pack. I have been loving sampling the 5ml Estee Lauder products Marie Claire has included in some of the previous The Parcel beauty subscription boxes. I have loved each one of them but these products are expensive, so although I've wanted to buy them after finishing my deluxe samples, to date I haven't, simply due to their cost. So I feel totally blessed and spoilt to receive a full size jar of this luxurious Estee Lauder Night Cream/Mask. I will saviour every single application of it!

Estee Lauder Nutritious Vitality8 Night Radiant Overnight Creme/Mask

This next product is another new one to me. It's a Marine Enzyme Polishing Powder by Karpati 100% Natural Skincare. This is another product I am really excited to start using.


Karpati 100% Natural SKincare Marine Enzyme Polishing Powder

I was happy to receive this John Frieda Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Intensive Masque. It matches the John Frieda Frizz Ease Smooth Start Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner that I received in the recent Special Anniversary Edition of The Parcel (see my review of the Special Anniversary Edition of The Parcel here).

John Frieda Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Intensive Masque

Finally I've saved my absolute favourite product from this prize until last to reveal to you. As the regular readers of Fabulous and Fun Life blog would know by now I LOOOOVE fragrances. And this Versace Eros Pour Femme Eau De Parfum is the sexiest fragrance I currently own! I am sure I will be doing a separate blog post on this fragrance, as well as some of the other great products that I received in this prize. Let me know if there is anything you would particularly like a review of.

Versace Eros Pour Femme Eau De Parfum
Versace Eros Pour Femme Eau De Parfum

Thank you so much to The Parcel Team for this amazing prize. I really appreciate each and every product you chose for me! I feel unbelievably blessed and totally spoilt!

Do you enter competitions on the internet & on social media?
What is the best prize you have ever won?

xxx
Ingrid.

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43 comments:

  1. That's an awesome prize! Just recently, I won a kids book pack from My2Morrows and a family pass to OzComicCon from Barbie, Bieber and Beyond. Both were fantastic prizes- I was so chuffed!

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    1. I entered My2Morrows book pack competition also. Congratulations on winning it. It's great winning prizes your family will love!

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  2. What an amazing prize!!! So many heart faced emojis!!!

    Sarah | Bows & Pleats

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  3. That is a really awesome prize! I could definitely do with that Frizz Ease masque, I've just finished my current hair masque and am in the market for a new one. I'll have to see if I can find it somewhere close by.
    #teamIBOT

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  4. Oh my gawd! How lucky were you?! I love these parcels. I just popped all my latest beauty loot in a special basket so that I can pick out my favs as required. Can't wait for my next Parcel in November. x

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  5. You are the best person to have won this wonderful goodies box. You love the beauty products AND know what to do with them. I am such an eyeliner, mascara, lip gloss girl - 2 minutes and I am done. LOL. Although I do stand by my weekly mani-pedi, 9 times out of ten I will have Red Nails - love them. Enjoy xxxx

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    1. Thanks Monique! A quick makeup routine is sometimes a necessity for mums! Your weekly mani-pedis are impressive!

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  6. Oh wow, what a prize! Congrats Ingrid xx

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  7. That is an AWESOME prize pack! Congratulations. x

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  8. What a fabulous prize! Through blogs/social media, I've won laundry powder, a chest smoothing kit, electrical surge protector, a DVD, and am waiting for my latest prize to arrive - tins of Fancy Feast catfood, Pussweek magazine and cat toys.

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    1. Chest smoothing kit sounds weird - decolettage would be a better way to describe it!

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  9. Ih my gosh, such amazing stuff you won there! Congratulations on your win! Enjoy. Xo

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  10. Congratulations on winning such a fabulous prize! xx

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  11. What a great win. I won the Dolly 25 words or less competitions a number of times. Seriously, I should have become a writer....xx

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  12. Oh I like the look of that NARS eyeshadow case! And the hydrating mist, I think I need to chase that down! Last year I won tickets to the tulip festival thanks to Jodi at Six Little Hearts and a lovely tote bag, all in the same week!

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  13. Oh wow, how exciting! I love winning stuff on the internet. My most recent one was a Jamberry nail wrap, which reminds me - I need to try it out!

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  14. This is such an amazing prize!! I won a few nail polishes lately but nothing of this level.

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  15. I enter but don't win.. Argh... This looked awesome .. I want too .. Lol

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  16. Wow what a win and a gorgeous box! Totally jealous!!! Love it

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  17. What a win! This is totally AMAZING! Love all of these things! Enjoy!

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  18. That is awesome Ingrid. Would have no doubt made your day in a big way. I love urban decay products but yet to try theor lipsticks. That perfume looks gorgeous!

    I won some gorgeous horseshoe earings from Smaggles giveaway and a book from you had us at hello monthly giveaway. Xx

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  19. That is awesome Ingrid. Would have no doubt made your day in a big way. I love urban decay products but yet to try theor lipsticks. That perfume looks gorgeous!

    I won some gorgeous horseshoe earings from Smaggles giveaway and a book from you had us at hello monthly giveaway. Xx

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  20. Congrats on a brilliant win! I'm loving the look of the Estee Lauder Night Creme, Urban Decay lippie, OPI polish and of course the NARS eye kit. How lucky are you?! :)

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  21. Congratulations … what a fantastic prize … it's so exciting to win something and that prize pack is fantastic!

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  22. What an awesome prize - it just goes to show, you have to be in it to win it! I love that red OPI - such a fun colour!

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  23. Wow, such a great prize! You will have fun playing with all that makeup x

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  24. Congrats Ingrid on winning this fantabulous prize! Wowee there's some awesome goodies in this lot, and I can't wait to read your reviews, especially the NARS palette, EL moisturiser, and that divine looking Versace perfume ♥

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  25. Congrats on winning this prize pack! You are such a deserving winner ♥ The perfume sounds divine. Enjoy trying all the products and I look forward to reading any reviews you do.

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    1. Thanks Angela! There will definitely be reviews of at least some of these products in the upcoming months. The decision will be which product to start with!

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  26. Oh I love OPI nail polish and that eye shadow looks amazing. What awesome prizes. I mainly enter comps for kids stuff for bub so haven't really won anything amazing for me but have won a few bits and pieces for her, the best so far was a cabbage patch doll.

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  27. What a fabulous prize! I need to start entering more competitions pronto.

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    1. And what better place to find competitions to enter than your Aussie Giveaway link up!

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  28. When I come across a competition, I always enter! I have been lucky to win several. I love my Market Co. bag, and am looking forward to using it lots this summer :) I need to buy some red polish stat!

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    1. Entering competitions you see for items you like is a good strategy! You have to be in it to win it and you never know when it will be your lucky day!

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  29. Oh you lucky thing you - congrats! Those eye shadow colours are to die for .. actually it is all pretty darn divine! xx

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  30. Oh, Eva Karpati is amazing quality. Well done! The NARS palette is swoonworthy and I'm a HUGE Urban Decay fan. Awesome!

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  31. What awesome products! My NARS eyeshadow is probably my most favourite make up product I own right now. I'd love to try that Maybelline eye liner too.

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  32. Congratulations what a great prize.

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  33. Thank you so much for sharing your post with us at the #AnythingGoes Link Party! See you next week.

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