Thursday, December 8, 2016

Marie Claire The Parcel - Summer Edition 2016

Marie Claire The Parcel Summer Edition 2016

I love it when the email comes through from Australia Post letting me know that 'The Parcel' is on it's way for delivery.  Even more so at this time of the year because Summer is my favourite season.  Unfortunately I wasn't wowed by 'The Parcel' Summer edition this time around.  There was just nothing in it that I was that excited about.  Here's what was in the Summer edition of Marie Claire 'The Parcel'...

Flatlay of Marie Claire The Parcel Summer Edition 2016

Nude by Nature Sheer Glow BB Cream
This is a trial size BB cream that is unfortunately in the shade 04 Natural Tan.  I am far too pale to ever be able to use this.

Moroccanoil Treatment Oil
I love this hair oil and already have a big bottle of this as well as another trial size.  This will get used eventually but as a little goes along way it'll be awhile before I get to it.  It's a great size to take away traveling.

Banana Boat New Sun Comfort Ltotion SPF 50+
I do like the sound of this because it says on the bottle that sand easily brushes off it and it's 4 hour water resistent.  Sounds to me like it would be perfect for a day at the beach so I'll definitely get some use out of this very soon.

NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads
There are 5 pads in this little trial pack and I've actually already collected a few of these previously so I really need to try them out soon as they sound like a great alternative to my Alpha H Liquid Gold - especially if I'm low on time.

Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturiser - Light-Medium
This is a full sized gradual tanning moisturiser.  I'm one of those people who is either white or has a spray tan.  I've never really been bothered with gradual tanners mainly because I'm hopeless at remembering to put it on every day but I do like the brand Jergens so maybe I'll try this out and see what it's like.

Avene Miceller Lotion
This is the other full sized product in 'The Parcel' this edition but as someone who hasn't caught on at all to the miceller water trend it just doesn't interest me.  I always feel like my face isn't clean when I use miceller water so I'd much rather use a cleansing oil and a flannel so I know for sure that all my makeup has been removed.

Palmers Coconut Oil Body Lotion
This does sound and smell really nice.  Palmers make such beautiful body products I can't wait to give this a whirl.

Swisse Manuka Honey Detoxifying Facial Mask
This is a little sachet sample of a face mask.  I probably won't use this as I don't have congested or blemish prone skin.

Schick Hydro Silk Razor
I feel like this isn't the first time I've received this but it is handy to have a new shaver.  I just don't really understand why they put them in these beauty boxes.

Klorane Conditioner
Why would you give us conditioner and not the matching shampoo?  I always double shampoo my hair so go through my shampoo a lot more than conditioner.  I'll probably just give this away, it doesn't interest me at all.

The Parcel by Marie Claire is a subscription beauty box service that delivers quarterly.  Subscriptions start from $25 a quarter and there are a few different options available.  Head to if you'd like to know more.

What did you think of this month's 'The Parcel'?

Kayte xx

*I pay for this subscription with my own money and just like any review I write these are always my own words and opinions.  Honesty always.


  1. I totally agree. It would have been nice to get a lippy or something, felt like it was very skin care based. Just a word on the micellar, i have sensitive skin, but this particular one made my skin burn immediately and i looked sunburnt for about an hour after using it. I had to wash it off straight away as the burning was so intense! Now 2 days later my skin has turned really dry. No other micellar has ever done that too me. Reviews on the product have afew others experiencing the same reaction, so if you do decide to try it perhaps patch test it first.

  2. Make up items are missing in this box and all the products are drugstore, there should be at least one high end product.

  3. I agree with both these comments. I felt that a lot of the products were very similar to last time, including a too dark Nude by Nature and another mask for oilier skin. A summer shade lipstick or nail polish would have been a good addition . I also think there are lots of mid-high end products that they could gradually include to try. The box is still good value though.


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