Unboxing

THE PARCEL BY MARIE CLAIRE – AUTUMN EDIT 2016 – UNBOXING

Yes! It’s that time again! When the Season changes and Marie Claire delivers a beautiful surprise to my door called The Parcel. For those that aren’t familiar with this beauty subscription box it’s $25 per quarter  and includes a mix of full size and deluxe sized sample products. Carefully selected by the editors, each parcel contains popular brands and cult new releases. 

  
I couldn’t wait to get into this seasons box and pretty much ripped it out of my posties hands. As I was opening ny parcel I noticed a beautiful smell and if someone walked in they would probably see me with my nose on it! I could tell it was gonna be a good one. I have had 2 boxes before this and havnt been dissapointed yet.

HERE’S WHAT I GOT

GARNIER MICELLAR CLEANSING WATER 125ml $6.95

‘Garnier’s new format Micellar Cleansing Water is perfect even for sensitive skin. Removing make-up as well as cleansing and soothing, this dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested product is Hypoallergenic and requires no rinsing.’

  
My holy grail! Although I have used this product before I am more than happy to have another one in my stash. It’s also handy to have a smaller bottle to chuck in your bag. I use this shit daily so there’s no doubt I will be reaching for this when I run out of my full size one.

O.P.I NAIL LACQUER IN ‘YOU CALLIN’ ME A LYRE?’ 15ml $19.95

‘Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting, and chip-resistant.’ 

 
I have been slowly collecting O.P.I nail polishes and coz they are pretty expensive I am happy to see one in this seasons box. I was hoping the shade would be a pigmented pale pink but it’s more of a sheer clear pink. Would be perfect for French manicures though so I’m still likely to use it.

MOR EMPORIUM CLASSICS TRIPLE-MILLED SOAP IN BLOOD ORANGE 180g $19.95

‘An indulgent Triple-Milled Soap combining nourishing Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Butter and Vitamin E that leaves skin feeling velvety soft, nourished and fragranced.’

  

I love the brand Mor but have only tried a few of their products. Whenever I’m in Myer I can’t resist having a sniff. This would be the beautiful smell I smelt before I opened my box. The packaging of the soap looks so pretty I think it will be a while till I have the courage to open it and use it. In the meantime it will look pretty in my bathroom.

CROP NATURAL PURE MACADAMIA OIL 50ml $18

‘The Crop Pure Macadamia Oil is a nutrient rich, natural oil that can be used as a facial cleanser, an anti-ageing treatment on the face and body or as a high density hydration treatment for hair and nails.’

  
Another product I already have! I bought this a while ago when it was on sale at my work along with the Crop cleanser and exfoliating wipes. I currently have a lot of oil products so havn’t actually used this one that much. I like how it can be used for face, body and hair and I should probably start using it seeing I now have 2! 

ESTEE LAUDER NEW DIMENSION SHAPE + FILL EXPERT SERUM 4ml APPROX $18 (FULLSIZE $140)

‘Now every angle becomes your best angle. With this innovative serum, in just 2 weeks you’ll see more defined looking facial contours. Cheeks and jawline are visibly more lifted. It’s that effective. Breakthrough Shaping Technology and our advanced pro-collagen complex help improve both visible volume and structure.’ 

 

I’ve never been overly excited for Estée Lauder skincare. Probably because I’m not likely to go out and buy full sized products. I’m more of a drugstore skincare girl and don’t often lash out on expensive products. I’m still happy to see them in my box though. The deluxe sized samples look so luxe. I will probably use this next time I’m on holidays. I have made it my tradition to pack a bag full of samples!

GILDED CAGE LIPSTICK

 ‘Unleash the power of 6 moisture rich natural actives in a soft, silky full colour release creamy texture. A unique combination of synthetic waxes and gelly base create the ideal silky texture that glides into a weightless thin film of pure colour and extreme comfort.’ 

Ooh so pretty! I’m a sucker for packaging and this matte black with gold lettering is gorgeous! I hadn’t heard much about this brand before so had a quick look on their website.The shade looks alright but I would have been happier with a lighter nude. But for a $40 lipstick in a $25 subscription box you can’t go wrong.

  
All up ‘The Parcel by Marie Claire has blown my socks off again. I loved discovering new brands this season and trying things I normally wouldn’t purchase. Although a couple of the products I already had at least they are items I will actually use! The total value of this box is over $100 and definitly worth it. I’m even thinking of changing my subscription to annual.

Did you purchase the Autumn edit? What were your favourite products?

– LOLA

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