THE PARCEL BY MARIE CLAIRE | SUMMER EDIT


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
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
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 Trio
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
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
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
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.

Essie Fifth Avenue & Top Coat
ESSIE Nail Polish in Fifth Avenue | RRP $16.95 Full size
All in One Top Coat | RRP $17.95 | 13.5ml Full size 
The nail colour, 'Fifth Avenue' is such a beautiful shade. It's a perfect pop of colour for summer! My holy grail top coat is the Sally Hansen's Insta Dri Anti- Chip Top Coat. I'm intrigued to see how it compares to the Essie top coat. 
Overall, I'm pretty impressed with The Parcel. For $25 a box filled with luxury products, I really can't complain. I have already subscribed again, so I look forward to getting the Autumn edit parcel. I definitely recommend this to you guys. Subscribe today, so you don't miss out! They have a Christmas special happening currently, where you will receive a bonus parcel when you sign up for an annual subscription. ☺
Ps. Sorry, The Parcel is only available in Australia, hopefully they will be available internationally sometime in the near future. 
What did you think of the Summer Edit parcel? Have you tried any of these products before?
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22 comments :

  1. This beauty box seems like such good value for money! Some lovely products in there. That Essie polish is such a great bright colour xx

    Love and Marmalade

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    1. I'm so happy with it! I think that nail polish will be my go-to colour for this summer for sure. :)
      ♥Natalie

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  2. Wow girl you got some great stuff!!! I would love to try out that Estée Lauder eye cream! I love John Frieda hair products, they are one of my favorite brands! And I think the essie tips coats are pretty good!! If you end up not liking that purity facial cleanser, it makes a super good makeup brush cleanser because it's such a gentle formula!

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    1. Hopefully they will keep delivering great parcels for the upcoming seasons. Thank you for the heads up, Ash! That's such a great idea to use the cleanser as a brush cleaner. :)
      ♥Natalie

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  3. I've not heard of this beauty subscription box before, but wow it contains some serious goodies - love it!

    Style Sunrise ☀

    :)
    x

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    1. Yeah, it's only available within Australia. I'm very impressed with the content. :)
      ♥Natalie

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  4. This is the first beatuy box thar for me is very complete
    Thanks for share with us
    xx

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    1. Thanks for reading :)
      ♥Natalie

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  5. I didn't know Marie Claire had come out with a subscription box; how exciting!
    The content is sooo good, especially for only $25. Wow!
    I subscribed to BellaBox last month, but I think I'm needing to subscribe to this beauty now.

    christiestakeonlife.blogspot.com.au
    xx

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    1. What do you think of BellaBox? I have heard some mixed reviews of it. I definitely recommend giving The Parcel a go, it's pretty great. :)
      ♥Natalie

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  6. wow this looks amazing.
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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    1. It's a great subscription box indeed, I highly recommend it. :)
      ♥Natalie

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  7. Wow, that's amazing stuff you got with the box!
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Amazing goodies, indeed! hehe. Super impressed :)
      ♥Natalie

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  8. oh wow, that box looks amazing! it's nice to see so many great brands

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

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    1. Hopefully the trends continues with all of their other parcels. :)
      ♥Natalie

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  9. Wow I might have to subscribe to one of these babies! It does look really worth the value of only $25!

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    1. You definitely should give it a go! :)
      ♥Natalie

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  10. Looks like a really nice beauty box with some great brands included! They have so many beauty box subscriptions out, I can never decide on which one I want to try lol!

    plovesfashion.blogspot.com

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  11. All that for only 25 bux! that is crazy! Do you know if they ship internationally?

    Georgia | www.georgiajade.com

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    1. Not at the moment, they only ship within Australia. :)
      ♥Natalie

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