Marie Claire's The Parcel - Summer Edit 2015

One of the wonderful things I love about December, extended delivery hours. Gotta love it when parcel show up on your doorstep on a Saturday Morning, which is when The parcel arrived.

I saw a sneak peek of this parcel a few weeks ago, and I saw lots of colour that made me excited, and I was not disappointed. I think this is my favourite box yet from the parcel, it is packed full of lovely things. 

Maybelline The colossal pumped up Volum’ Express Mascara – full size ($19.95)
Maybelline mascara names are always such a mouthful! I have used this mascara before, but I am always happy to receive more as mascara is one of those products that can turn over quickly (or you should anyway) I was about to do a cull of old mascaras so it’s great to have a backup to one of my favourites. 

Paula’s Choice Vitamin C spot treatment – 5ml Sample ($23.33)
I love every Paula’s Choice I have used, and am happy to receive a nice sized sample of one I have never tried. This is a treatment for spot treating wrinkles, brown spots and post acne discoloration. I have all of the above, and more with pregnancy giving me some lovely hyper-pigmentation patches on my forehead and cheeks, so am looking forward to seeing if this helps. 

Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin renewal booster – 5ml Sample ($14.15)
This is a treatment to restore the appearance of the skin’s surface layer for supple, smooth, more radiant looking skin. Meant to be applied before Serum and/or mousturiser. Serums and treatments is one thing that i often skip in my routine, and at my age, i probably shouldn’t. WIll be nice to try it out. 

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure – full size ($14.95)
You all know how much I love nail polish so was happy to receive this. I love the sally Hansen complete salon manicure collection, it is one of my favourites, the colour I received is called 560 Kook A Mango, and is one I do not own. A lovely bright orange/coral.  

Maybelline New York Color Elixir by Color sensational – full size ($17.95)
Lip products are another favourite and this is no exception. I have a couple of these already and I love them, easy to apply, lovely and pigmented and they feel great on the lips. I received the colour Fuchsia Flourish, which is a gorgeous bright pink. Love it!

Zoeva Eye Brush – full size ($17.00)
Not something I expected to see, but am more than happy to see. I bought myself some Zoeva brushes for my birthday last year and I absolutely love them. I received the 230 Luxe pencil brush, which is one of my favourites, and it even came in a cute little bag. 

Michael Kors Gold collection – 1.5ml Sample ($3.30)
There are a few different scents in the collection and I received the rose radiant gold scent. I love getting these little samplers, as my skin does not react well with all perfumes, but this one it liked. It is warm and floral and spicy and I think I’m in love. 

Swisse Deep sea hydrating mist toner – 15ml sample ($1.20)
I actually bought this just recently as my other mist toners are nearly out. I love using a mist toner to dampen my skin before applying my rosehip oil, as the moisture helps it spread over my whole face and then the moisture gets locked into the skin. This is a deep hydrating toner full of sea minerals, aloe and calming rosa damascena flower oil. This sample is going straight into my hospital bag. 

Trilogy makeup be gone cleansing balm – 10ml sample – ($4.60)
I used to use cleansing balm all the time, specifically the Happy Skincare one, but I switched over to oils as they were a bit easier to use. Full of lovely oils these make your skin feel great I think. This sample will also be going straight into my hospital bag. 

Lonvitalite Face Maks – 2 masks ($15.60)
2 more cloth masks to add to the collection. I received the red wine collagen firming & moisturising and the coconut milk hydrating & nourishing mask. I have quite a few of these now and I haven’t used any of them. Think as I am now on maternity leave, I should give myself a few pamper nights and get my skin in the skin in the best condition i can before that baby is born. 

OGX argan oil of Morocco shampoo and Conditioner – 60ml Samples ($5.60)
Shampoo and Conditioner samples are always handy to have. I haven’t tried this formulation of the ogx brand, which is to help to reduce  damage from heat styling and UV rays. 

So there we have it 11! fabulous products 4 of them full size and all fabulous products that i will use and try. total retail of the box came to whopping $137 and some change. 

if you are interested in receiving The Parcel, check out their website at, it is a seasonal subscription coming out 4 times a year and costs $25 a box, less if you buy an annual subscription. There is also an ageless parcel available as well. 

What was your favourite product from this season’s box?