Sunday, 21 February 2016

SPOTLIGHT: Marie Claire Ageless Parcel #3...

The third Marie Claire Ageless Parcel arrived mid-week, but I couldn't collect it from the PO till Saturday. Was it worth waiting a few extra days for? Most definitely! While not quite as exciting as earlier editions, the contents are once again very good quality, and there's no denying it's amazing value - total comes to around $120, and considering I paid $25, that's a pretty awesome deal for items specific to my needs. Four full-sized products, one 15ml sample, and a single eye mask - this last beauty product is the one I'm most eager to try 
Here's the details of the individual items, starting from the left in the pic...

Tresemmé Fullness Emulsion Spray (125ml, $10.99)
This is described as a thickening spray, "infused with antioxidants and omega3s" - can be sprayed on wet or dry hair, and is designed to give more volume. I would normally avoid such products as my hair is naturally thick and bushy, but since having it straightened, it's all sleek and flat so I can experiment a little with something like this ...

Elucent Whitening Hand Cream (50g, $24.99)
This is a beautiful hand cream - I know, I've used it before. While there was definitely a lightening of my age spots, I need a specialised regime to achieve any major fading, but I'm delighted to have this in my stash for when I finish the treatment products I'm currently using. Contains Vitamins C, E & B3 ...

Garnier Skin Naturals Miracle Sleeping Cream (50ml, $19.99)
Love the name! Haven't tried this before, and I'm champing at the bit to introduce it into my routine - the parcel contents card says this "has the benefits of a mask, but with the feel of a lotion". OK, you got me, I'm in!
LonVitalite C8 Collagen Crystal Eye Mask ($32 for 6)
This will most definitely be the very first product I try from the box - 100% natural (plant-based) collagen, and it'll help reduce my fine lines, and hopefully give my deeper ones a scare. Dark circles are targeted too - the aim is brighter eyes. Could sure do with a couple of those 
My eyes feel cool and soothed just looking at these cute little mandarin-shaped slices. There's no instructions as to how long to leave them on for, so I'll assume it's like their other masks - 20 minutes. Might give these a whirl tonight...

Elizabeth Arden Pro Triple Action Protector (15ml, 50ml is $99)
Well this sounds interesting - DNA Enzyme Complex + Antioxidants. I'm gathering it's a tinted sunscreen with major benefits! For face, neck and decolletage, this is supposed to moisturise, boost the natural repair system, and protect. It's fragrance free (which is a bit of a bore), but it's also paraben free and non-comedogenic. It's expensive, so it's a SURE BET I'll fall in love with it ha ha ...

essano Rosehip Collagen Repair Serum (30ml, $29.99)
I really like essano skincare, especially the fact that I can buy it at the supermarket - I have their Rosehip Oil which is excellent quality for a great price, so I'm very much looking forward to trying this serum. At this stage in my life, I'm in dire need of collagen so this baby is very welcome thank you! Had a quick sniff and it smells like Mother Nature whipped it up in her kitchen - yum 
All up another terrific selection - there's nothing here that I'm not going to use stat. Of course I'll report back once I've tried them all - still haven't cracked open a couple of the products from the other two collections, so it may be a while, but I'll get there ...

If this beauty box takes your fancy, you'll find details on how to subscribe on my rave review post of the 2nd parcel here.

Take care of you,
kats xxx

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20 comments:

  1. Great review! I received my Marie Claire Ageless Parcel on the weekend also, I'm just not as quick at writing my review - lol! The product I'm most excited about is also the eye mask!

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    1. I STILL haven't tried the eye mask yet Ingrid - it's a promise to myself this weekend (I don't have to work - yay!)

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  2. I'll be interested to know what you think about the Garnier so please review it!

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    1. I sure will Alex - it looks and sounds so lovely. So far all I've done is take off the cellophane and had a sniff of the contents lol - passes my nose test, and I plan on giving it a go in a couple of weeks (I'm right in the middle of a treatment product at the mo') xxx

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  3. You will love love love the Garnier cream. I actually did a full review on it back when it was first released in stores and I still use it to this day! I also love the Lon Vitalite eye masks, they're so refreshing! xx

    Jasmine // sweetaholic-beauty.com

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    1. Terrific news Jasmine, and if you love it I'm sure I will too ♥ I've just read your article and the fact that it helps you sleep is fantastic - I always go to bed exhausted, but then my brain doesn't stop thinking about what's on for the next day and I often waste a good half hour tossing and turning, so I'm keen as mustard to try it ♥

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    1. Hi there Celyn! Pretty good for $25 hey - looking forward to trying them all. I'm not usually a fan of beauty box subscriptions, but this one is excellent value xxx

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  5. That miracle sleeping cream reminds me so much of "sleeping packs" which are basically night time masks! Would definitely be keen on hearing how it goes :)

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    1. Will do Aimee - I wasn't planning on starting this for a few weeks yet, but I might just have to try it asap ♥

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  6. I'd love to hear how you go with the LonVitalite eye masks! I just first-time used my Talika Eye Therapy patches which look very similar and they were amazing, so I hope this one gives you fantastic results too :)

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    1. I haven't tried any of these kinds of eye masks so far Di - pretty weird hey, given that I focus a lot of time and effort on my peepers. This weekend for sure. Thanks for letting me know about the Talika ones ♥♥♥

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  7. I get The Parcel from Marie Claire and they're always such great value. Really interesting to see what's in the Ageless box. Love the sound of the LonVitalite eye masks. beyoutyfulyou.com

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    1. They seem to be getting the contents spot on all round Louise - I haven't been all that interested in other beauty boxes in the past because the mix of products didn't appeal, but I'm loving this series xxx

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  8. The selection of products are great but I feel that this time more drugstore brands are in the box as compared to previous editions.

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    1. I know what you mean Faiza - still I'm content as there are SO many supermarket products I haven't gotten around to trying yet, and this is an excellent opportunity for the outlay. It'll be interesting to see what's in the next batch ♥

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  9. I'm curious about that eye mask too.

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    1. Tonight's the night hon! I really need something to reduce puffiness - no mention of this in the blurb, but I have my fingers crossed ♥

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  10. What a great collection! I was considering swapping to the ageless parcel from the original one, this is swaying me in that direction. Great review Kat x

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    1. Thanks Barbe - it's a tough call because what I've seen of the original one, it's pretty good too. I do love this one though because of the focus on anti-ageing products ♥

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