Saturday, 14 November 2015

SPOTLIGHT: Marie Claire Ageless Parcel...

I signed up for The Parcel Ageless Beauty box after reading a highly informative article over at Fabulous and Fun Life back in August. I'm not one to subscribe to beauty boxes as a rule, but after seeing what was inside, and at the bargain price of $20, my arm barely had to be twisted - I went straight to the website and paid up-front for four boxes. You can read all about the first one via Ingrid's excellent post (link above) - I haven't used all the products from box #1 as yet (severe case of beauty maniac's backlog), but will review the majority of them here once I'm done. I must admit I wondered if the quality and value would be maintained throughout the subscription period, but I needn't have given it a second thought as this second edition is even better than the first. It's now known as the marie claire Ageless Parcel, and while the price has increased slightly for new subscribers, the contents are even more impressive...

Alpha-H Liquid Gold - 50ml
This was the first item I spotted when I opened the box, and the one that started my heart pounding. I've used this before - scored a bottle via the beautyheaven beautorium two years ago, instantly fell in love with what it did for my skin, and then forgot all about! Thrilled to bits at this inclusion, and the chance to revive my love affair with this amazing liquid ...


The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil - 7ml
Quite a mouthful of a name for such a tiny bottle, but it smells fantastic, and according to the leaflet, contains 99 percent oils of natural origin - can't wait to try this lightweight formula ...


Dr. Lewinn's Multi Moisture Balm - 15g
Just reading the ingredients list, I know I'm going to love this balm - almond, avocado and buriti oils. This last one I Googled because I'd never heard of it before - comes from the fruit of the (South American) moriche palm, and supposedly rich in anti-oxidants, and bright orange in colour (as is the balm).  From what I've tried of this little darling so far, I reckon it's going to be my new multi-tasking miracle skin healer ...


Jergens Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Moisturiser - 250ml
Not familiar with the brand, but this body moisturiser has a very pleasant scent, and seems to absorb very quickly - this big bottle should see me through the Summer ...


Narciso Rodriquez Narciso EDT - 0.13 fl.oz
Being the fragrance fanatic that I am, I LOVE that they included a perfume - it's only a small sample of EDT, but the fragrance is just SO beautiful, I'm writing to Santa in the hope of scoring the eau de parfum for Christmas (it's quite expensive). A floral woody musk - white gardenia, rose, musk, vetiver and cedar. Very very sensual ...


ProPlenish Marine Collagen - 2 x 3g sachets
This is a supplement that I think I need by the truckload - supposed to help replenish collagen levels to keep your skin glowing, and your nails and hair healthy. It's a 100% pure marine (from fish) collagen powder that you dissolve in the fluid of your choice. Doubt that I'll see any improvement from just two packs, but anything that enhances my health even for a day is a bonus ...


SK-II Facial Treatment Mask
Just one of these masks retails for $28, so I'm expecting a miracle - it's one of those sheet types that you leave on for 20 minutes, and it's saturated in "Pitera essence". Delighted to have the opportunity to try something that's way beyond my normal budget ...


What a fabulous box of skin treats, which I'll be sampling (and reviewing) in the coming weeks. I dug out my calculator, and worked out that the contents are valued at around $90. I reckon it's the best value beauty box in the marketplace, and I'm sending a massive thank you to Ingrid for bringing it to my attention - bless  you sweetheart!  

New subscribers can purchase the Marie Claire Ageless Parcel as a one-off for $29.95, a seasonal subscription for $25 (four boxes per year), or there's an Annual deal for $90 (also four boxes per year). Details are available on their website here.

Here's what was in the first box...
Do you subscribe to any beauty boxes? Which one's your favourite?

Take care of  you,
kats xxx

12 comments:

  1. I've got a couple of Jergens bottles: a skin firming one & a body BB cream, I got them both cheap with Priceline vouchers. There's one I don't have & it smells like cherries. I like Jergens.

    More rocks! The ones in the Jergens pic look like violet crumbles that you've sucked the chocolate off! Tiger's eyes?

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    1. Mmmm cherries - that sounds like my kinda thing ♥ Love your description of the rocks - actually they're just cubes of glass, thought I'd mix things up a little with some lolly-like props xxx

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  2. Omg amazing content, I am really impressed.. and also very very tempted, but i'm running out of storage space for my beauty products in my room and really focusing on finishing more products!

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    1. I know the feeling Lily - actually I'm drowning in products at the moment, must not buy anything more till I've cleared the decks a little (but I know I will anyway ha ha) xxx

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  3. LOVE the layout, Kats and such excellent value. I've never subscribed to any and although this looks brilliant value, it won't be on my list now that the alcohol allergy has shown up. ALL ready for our holiday!!!! Must be getting better at packing as it's organised before midnight! Take care. I'll catch up with your blogs when we get back,
    With love,
    Trish.

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    1. Such a bummer about the alcohol thing Trish, but thank goodness the suspect ingredient was identified! Bet you'll have a wonderful trip - take care and looking forward to hearing all about it ♥♥♥

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  4. That looks like an amazing box! I can't quite get into it until my other subscriptions run out, however! I have too much stuff!

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    1. You and me both TP - I haven't even opened some of the products from the first box yet! ♥x♥

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  5. I'm happy to have introduced you to these fabulous Marie Claire Ageless beauty boxes Kat! That's one of my aims in beauty blogging - to share info about products I love with other beauty lovers! I love your photos!

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    1. It's such a great deal Ingrid - I don't know how they do it for the price! Absolutely thrilled to have found this through you hon - you're a treasure xxx

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  6. My box only arrived yesterday and I already love the perfume. I added up the value too - I'm such a cheapskate, I love pointing out to people I got all that for $20! Definately the best value sub out there, I get the original Marie Claire one too. xx

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    1. Gee that's quite a delay hon - its a fabulous parcel though hey ♡

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