The Parcel by Marie Claire Winter 2015 Edition – Review

One of my favourite times of the year is whenever my The Parcel by Marie Claire lands on my doorstep. I know I’ve said it so many times now but I really would recommend this beauty subscription box to any beauty lover because you will never be disappointed!

This box is released every season and each is priced at $29.95 (or cheaper when you sign up for a continuous subscription). Like all the previous seasons, again, I’m beyond happy with the contents of the box because its filled with products I love and new ones I want to try and you really do see incredible value with this subscription!the parcel by marie claire winter edition 2015Here’s what the Winter box contained:

  • Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Aid – FULL SIZE
  • Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes
  • O.P.I Nail Lacquer – FULL SIZE
  • Estee Lauder Revitalising Supreme Global Anti-Aging Cream
  • Woolworths Select Quick & Easy Nail Polish Removal Wipes – FULL SIZE
  • L’Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes So Couture – FULL SIZE
  • Neutrogena Hydro Boost Mask For Intense Hydration – 3 MASKS
  • John Freida Purifying Shampoo, Smooth Seas Detangling Conditioner and Ocean Waves Sea Salt Spray

With 12 products in this season’s box and 7 being full sized products, its an amazing box as usual! I do really appreciate that they’ve put in some thought about what you would use in the Winter season so the Lanolips & Neutrogena Hydro Boost inclusions are fantastic. I’m a huge fan of Lanolips products but dont often purchase them as they are a little more expensive than their competitors. I’ve reviewed products from the Hydro Boost line here and am currently trialling the Hydro Boost eye cream and I think this skincare line is fantastic and as a fan of sheet masks, I’m looking forward to seeing if these masks live up to the same standard.

The Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes are a repeat from the last box but I honestly go through lots of wipes when I swatch products for review as well as using them to take off my makeup so these are never a waste. I received the shade Make Men Blush for my OPI nail polish and it is exactly the type of nail colour I love to wear and the inclusion of nail polish removal pads (I didn’t even know Woolworths had their own beauty line!) is a nice touch. As someone who loves to try mascaras and has nearly 10 on rotation at a time, I cannot wait to try this new L’Oreal mascara, though I should probably wait a while before opening a new tube!

Skincare samples from brands like Estee Lauder are always amazing as they’re definitely not the type of skincare I go out and buy but I usually pass them along to my mum who loves quality skincare but rarely splurges on it. The John Freida products are a nice inclusion as most people opt for hydrating masks and such for their Winter haircare which can weigh down the hair so a purifying and detangling shampoo and conditioner are perfect to combat that!


What are your thoughts on the box?

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