A few days ago, I received my very first beauty subscription box. Yippee! Beauty subscription boxes have been very popular among beauty enthusiasts and there's a new kid on the block. Marie Claire came out with their very first parcel last Spring and I heard some great reviews about it. Last season's parcel had some pretty amazing products included, so I couldn't resist not getting my hands on the Summer parcel. Boy, I'm very impressed! The Parcel by Marie Claire is a quarterly, seasonal subscription box, unlike the other subscription boxes which comes monthly. I really like that there are a mixture of high-end and drugstore products included. The products are chosen by the MC editorial team, so you know the products are perfect for the season. Let's take a lookie on what's in this season's parcel..
Woweee! Amazing goodies!☺
There are nine items included in the parcel. Six products are sample size and four are full sized products. Not bad, not bad at all. I know as part of their Christmas special, they included a Max Factor mascara for those whom signed up recently. I signed up a couple of months ago, so I didn't receive a mascara which it's all good.
ESTEE LAUDER Advanced Night Repair Eye | RRP $95 | 5ml sample size
This is Australia's number one eye treatment, so it must be the bomb. I have incredibly bad under eyes circles for being a night owl, so a good eye cream is my life saver. I haven't used any Estee Lauder skincare before, but my mumma adore their stuff. I can't wait to try this little guy out!
PHILOSOPHY Purity Made Simple | RRP $15 | 30ml Sample size
I was so excited when I saw this in the parcel. I have been wanting to try out Philosophy products for awhile now, as it's a very popular brand. I like that it is a 3-in-1 cleanser that claims to remove make-up, dissolve dirt, tone and lightly hydrate your skin. Does it remove water-proof makeup though? Hmmm, will have to find out...
JOHN FRIEDA Luxurious Volume Touchably Full Shampoo and Conditioner | RRP $15 each |44ml Sample size
Fine To Full Blow-Out Spray | RRP $16.99 | 29ml Sample size
My hair is quite flat, so the words 'luxurious volume' gets a big, fat tick of approval from me. Va-Va-Voom hair? Yes, please!!
JERGENS Ultra Healing Body Moisturiser | RRP $5.99 | 100ml Full size
It's great to see Jergens products are now available in Australia. Welcome, Jergens! I have already used this moisturiser a few times since I got it, and I love it so far. It makes my skin feels silky smooth and it doesn't have that greasy feeling at all. Oh, it smells really nice as well.
REVLON Age Defying CC Cream | RRP $26.95 | 30ml Full size
I already have this product that I received from the Melbourne Show bag. The shade I got was 'light', so I was happy when I was given the 'medium' shade from The Parcel. Now, I can mix the two shades together to get a somewhat better match for my complexion. Happy days!
ELIZABETH ARDEN Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant | RRP $25
Okay, this states fragrance free but dang it smells too funky for my liking. The smell is quite strong. I applied a little amount on the back of my hand to test it out, and I like the illuminating sheen that it gives. It is a multi- purpose product that can be used as an ointment, or it is recommended to be mixed in with your foundation for a dewy glow. Despite the smell, I will give this a try and hopefully the smell doesn't linger throughout the day.