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Marie Claire The Parcel - Autumn 2016 Edit

20 March 2016
Oh look! Another beauty subscription box and a crazy person (me).

This one is Marie Claire's The Parcel (the standard one, they have two; you can check out the other one here.. actually they have 4.. 5 if you include the Girlfriend edit for the young ones but we are getting off track). So let's check out the Autumn 2016 Edit.

Crop Natural Pure Macadamia Oil - 50ml, Full Size RRP $18
Macadamia Oil. Can be used for cleansing, as a serum, body treatment, hair oil or hydration booster for nails. I'll tell you a secret; most oils can be used for these things. I use oils quite regularly in my routine so this will likely be used.

MOR Emporium Classic Triple-Milled Soap in Blood Orange - Sample Size 100g, Approx Value $11.08
I thought this one was full size when I pulled it out of the box but turns out it's just 100g deluxe sample (compared to 180g). Smells lovely but I'm not a bar soap person, this one will be going to mum.

Estee Lauder New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum - Sample Size 4ml, Approx Value $18.66
This is supposed to be a serum for your neck that tightens and plumps the skin along your jawline. I'm going to smear it all over my face and expect Jesus to come down and wave a magic wand considering that this is typically sold as a $140 serum that contains only 30ml of product.

Gilded Cage Unleashed Lipstick in Singular Red - Full Size 3.5g, RRP $40
Why you have to be red beautiful lipstick? The packaging on this has won my heart but I am trying to make an effort to be a realist about what I bring in to my collection because I'm clearly already out of control. My name is Hailey and I don't wear enough red lipstick to add another one to the 16 red lip products I already don't use. Kat this needs a home.
Just to be clear about why I'm so sad, there were three shades available in the boxes, I bet one was a pinky nude that had my name all over it.

OPI Nail Lacquer - Full Size 15ml, RRP $19.95
Baby pink nail polish in I love applause, 10 shade possibilities available in the boxes. I'll take it.

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water - Full Size 125ml, RRP $6.95
I am biased, I love my Bioderma. Although I have now had the opportunity to try this and it's ok, it will allow me a few weeks of makeup removal without having to go out and buy something for the task.

Full value of box: $114.64

Overall I think the box is quite good, the value is definitely impressive and I do prefer this over some other Australian beauty subscription boxes I've tried in the past.

Marie Claire's The Parcel is a quarterly subscription service, a seasonal subscription (pay as you go) will set you back $25AUD per box or you can sign up for a whole year and pay in advance which will cost you $99AUD ($24.75 per box) and for those who are curious and want just one, you'll be paying $29.95AUD for the box. If you want to subscribe you'll also need to go on a waiting list because these boxes are popular and they keep the service under control so they can provide quality over quantity. Find out more here.

Links provided are for shopping examples only, I have personally purchased from some (not all) of these online stores but I highly recommend researching before buying. Items marked * were sent to me for trial and consideration, all other products were purchased by myself and I am in no way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned unless otherwise stated. All opinions are my own and based on my personal experience. Integrity Always..
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