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Marie Claire The Parcel - September 2016

26 September 2016

Marie Claire's The Parcel arrived at my door and had me a little excited by it's weight and the noise it made when I shook it. Sounded like stuff!!!



I'll admit while I was unboxing the items I wasn't super excited but from an objective point of view I think it contains a great array of products.


C Lab & Co - Coffee & Coconut Scrub | Full Size 100g, RRP $9.95
Coffee scrub in an oil base. I imagine it will smell amazing and be quite messy.

The Body Shop - Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask | Sample Size 5ml, Approx Value $2.99
A cleansing and detoxifying mask with a mud texture that offers exfoliating properties, I'm keen to try this.

Narciso Rodriguez - For Her EDT | Sample Size 4ml, Approx Value $10.00
The Parcel is promoting this as a Spring/Summer scent, it has a musky, dark floral tone to it so it's the type of thing I would gravitate to in the cooler months, I'll be trying to get this out of my stash as quickly as possible while we are still getting some cool rainy days because I won't touch it in Summer.

Nuxe - Huile Prodigieuse | Sample Size 10ml, Approx Value $5.39
We all know about this iconic multipurpose beauty oil, sadly it is a sample I have many of and only use during the warmer months so I'm not particularly excited about it.

Maybelline - The Nudes Palette | Full Size 9.6g, RRP $25.95
One of Maybellines 12 pan eyeshadow palettes, I recently decluttered one of these so I won't be holding on to it.

Essano - Argan Oil of Morocco Duo-Pack | Full Size 2 x 50ml, RRP $15.99
Argan oil based shampoo and conditioner designed to treat dry, damaged hair. I'll happily try this out!



St Tropez - Applicator Mitt | Full Size, RRP $11.99
A self tan applicator mitt, I'm not one to self tan so I will be passing this on.

St Tropez - Self Tan Classic Bronzing Mousse | Sample Size 50ml, Approx Value $12.49
Self tanning mousse, another one we have all heard of. Sadly not a product I will use.

Nude By Nature - Natural Mineral Cover | Sample Size 2g, Approx Value $5.32
Mineral foundation, I've tried this in the past and it's not a product I have room in my collection for.

MOR - Mon Amie Adele Body Lotion | Full Size 80ml, RRP $16.95
A light but hydrating spray on body lotion, it has a vanilla-ish floral scent which I really like and will use throughout spring.

Sun Sense - Sensitive Invisible SPF 50+ Sunscreen | Sample Size 10g, Approx Value $1.46
Sunscreen designed for sensitive skin.

Approximate value of contents: $118.48

Overall I think this is a good box, it covers all the beauty bases but on a personal level there are more products in the box that don't excite me than those that do, I will use most items but only because I physically am willing to do so and less out of a desire to see what they are like.

If you received this box (or were to receive it) let me know your thoughts in the comments, I think this one would have gone down quite well for most people and I'm just jaded by all the samples I've used throughout the year.

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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