Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Marie Claire The Parcel Summer Edit 2015

 Morning Lovelies!

Look what's here!  It actually arrived on Friday, but with all the end of year stuff we have going on atm, today is the first day i've had the chance to sit down and blog (Miss A and Master P had their school Christmas concert on monday, I had a craft group christmas party yesterday, we went to carols last night and Master T got to perform with his playgroup.  Add in my parents being here and the general work and we're flat out).
The box was packed!
First up, the 'colour' part of the box.  This quarter had a Maybelline NY Color Elixir Lip Gloss ($17.95), a Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure ($14.95) and a Maybelline NY The Colossal Pumped Up Volum' Express Mascara ($19.95).  The Color Elixir is a lovely lip gloss, not too sticky, the colour lasts a decent amount of time, and it's reasonably moisturising.  The nail polish, whilst a gorgeous colour, didn't last particularly well on my nails (but, of course, my nails tend to be oily, so polishes usually don't last a great deal of time).  As for the mascara, i haven't touched it.  I have a stock of mascaras waiting to be used, so this will have to wait for a little while.  With these, though, the price of the box is well and truly made back.
We have 2 Lonvitalite Face Masks ($39 for a pack of 5).  I just can't get excited over these, i have tonnes from various boxes over the years, and i'm not a huge face mask person (i just don't have the time for them).  A lot of people swear by them though.
Then we have sample sizes of Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster ($85), Paula's Choice Vitamin C Treatment ($70) and Michael Kors 24K Brilliant Gold ($110).  This is one of the reasons i really like The Parcel.  They send out high end samples, along with full sized products i can get at my local Priceline.  The Elizabeth Arden is 'clinically proven to restore the appearance of the skins surface layer for supple, smooth, more radiant looking skin' (sounds interesting), the Paula's Choice 'is ideal for spot-treating wrinkles, stubborn brown spots and post acne discolourations', and the Michael Kors is 'designed to reflect the opulence and luxury of the highly prized metal' (who knew gold smelt like jasmine?  From my time around jewellers it kinda smells like metal).
Following that, there is a sample size Swisse Deep Sea Hydrating Mist Toner ($9.99), a sample size Trilogy Make-up Be Gone Cleansing Balm ($36.90) and a Zoeva Eye Pencil ($17).  The toner is perfect for freshening up on the run this summer (which is supposed to be a scorcher), Trilogy stuff is always lovely and this smells lovely, and the brush (a 230 Luxe Pencil) is so lovely and soft.  I love getting brushes in boxes, especially good quality ones.
Finally we have travel sizes of OGX Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo and Conditioner ($17.99).  I've wanted to try these, so now i can!  So far i'm not convinced that they're worth the money, the Aldi equivilent seems identical.
The Maybelline Lipgloss and Sally Hansen nail polish
In full sizes alone the Summer Edit of The Parcel is worth $69.85.  It has a great range of products and brands, and is perfect for the summer ahead. 

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoy the parcel, its such a good value box, and quarterly makes it a bit easier to actually try things out!