Monday, 21 November 2016

SPOTLIGHT: Marie Claire Ageless Parcel - November 2016...

Another winning combination of products in the Summer Marie Claire Ageless Parcel. I've checked out quite a few subscription boxes, but I reckon this beats them all hands down. There's a refreshing consistency in the quality of the items, it's always amazing value, and obviously a lot of thought has gone into gathering together this beaut selection for the hot months ahead...

John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder In Shower Lightening Treatment (34ml, Full Size, RRP $17.99)
A most interesting and innovative product - you apply it to wet hair and leave it on for five minutes to lighten by one shade. There are two tubes of product that combine when you squeeze - shall definitely give this a shot next time I colour my hair and it turns out too dark. The huge benefit I see is that you don't have to use it up all at once, plus it looks like it's going to be totally mess-free ..

L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Classic Concentrated Serum (30ml, Full Size, RRP $32.95)
I have three other serums on my shelf to try, but will sneak this one in next because I definitely need "...more toned, firmer looking skin..." According to the blurb, I should see results in four hours - yes please! It's a translucent white liquid with a baby powder fragrance that dissipates quickly - lots of slip so it spreads easily, and dries almost matte ... 


Alpha-H Instant Facial (30ml Sample, Value $18.60)
Loving Alpha-H Liquid Gold as I do, it's a sure bet I'm going to nuts about this Instant Facial with Cypress & Barley. Like the Liquid Gold you squirt it onto a cotton pad, and then swipe it all over your face, neck and chest - a wee bit of a refreshing tingle, but that's to be expected from a glycolic acid content. Also contains thyme & arnica. This particular variety targets enlarged pores (check), dead skin buildup (check), wrinkles (check), and mattifies the T-zone (check). I used it last night and didn't apply anything else over the top - this morning my skin is radiant, soft and deliciously hydrated ...

Sukin Energising Body Scrub (50ml Sample, Value $3.74)
I swear this smells good enough to eat! Sulphate & paraben free, it contains jojoba beads, green tea leaves, aloe vera, coconut oil & vitamin E, along with coffee extracts and coconut shell. It's already on my shower shelf for the next pre-tan exfoliation ... 

Skin Republic Brightening Vitamin C Face Mask (25ml, Full Size, RRP $7.99)
I'm a big fan of these sheet masks, and have used this particular one before - just haven't gotten around to reviewing the range, but it's in the pipeline. Gives my face an instant hydration rush and radiance boost, and there's no messy goop to wash off - you just spread the remaining serum film wherever you need it most ... 

Ego Sun Sense Daily Face SPF 50+ (200ml Full Size, RRP $26.95)
This is a brilliant product - has no fragrance that I can detect, it dries matte, and it's the perfect formula if you have oily or combination skin. I've tried this on my face, neck and chest, and there's not even the slightest trace of greasiness or shine, and of course, it's 50+ SPF ...

My trusty calculator tells me the value of this box is $108.22 - for an outlay of $25, it can't be beat ♥ You can subscribe to the Marie Claire Ageless Parcel at their new Beauty Crew home HERE.

Take care of you,
kats xxx

P.S. Linking to the ever popular Monday Makeup Madness Party - you won't be disappointed with the quality reviews you'll find here every week 

22 comments:

  1. ooh I haven't tried this subscription box Hi Kat (Jess from insta as in Jessicacookbirds haha) http://maybemayhemmakeup.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Well worth a second thought Jess - there hasn't been one of these packs that has disappointed. Some of them have been extra extra special, but all amazing value xxx

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  2. Not a bad box! I've just finished using that Sukin scrub, but I can't say I'm a huge fan of it. I'm used to my coffee scrubs being more oily than creamy, as well as being a bit more gritty. It still has enough grit in it to be detectable, but I guess I'm used to scrubs being extra gritty, if you get my drift.

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    1. I sure do Shell - although until now I've only used a scrub that's actually been just a body wash with little bits in it, so this is quite strong to me, but it works a treat on my leftover bits of fake tan ♥

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  3. Looks like a great box for great money! :) I haven't tried any of these products, so I just can hope you will like them. :)

    Michelle Morchella

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    1. Loving the Alpha-H that's for sure Michelle - the others I'll have to work my way through slowly, I have quite a backlog of products and I always have the dilemma of which one to try next lol xxx

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  4. Lovely selection of products, I have tried Ego daily face and it is awesome. This time it is more skin care, in previous boxes there are some make up type items too.

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    1. Yep I like it when they mix up the selection Faiza, although more often than not it's skincare. One time there was even a perfume xxx

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  5. i love this diversity of products ! John Frieda is a great hair brand, i really love their products !

    Claire From http://www.clairetalksbeauty.com/

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    1. Me too Claire - this particular one is very interesting and I'm very much looking forward to trying it out xxx

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  6. Looking at this post I'm regretting my decision a while ago to stop subscribing to this fabulous beauty box! I might have to reconsider this decision in the New Year!

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    1. There's so many to choose from Ingrid, it's all a bit of a challenge to know what to focus on hey. I'm forever grateful to you for putting me onto this one though ♥♥♥

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  7. Love subscription boxes! Some great items in this box for a great price :) Can't wait to hear your thoughts and reviews on the products you got Kats!

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    1. This one is a beauty Tal - never fails to delight actually, and I'm always excited when it arrives xxx

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  8. I use sunsense sunscreen every single day without fail! this is such a great box!!

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    1. It's a must Lily. and I'm so happy this Sunsense is so potent without being the slightest bit greasy xxx

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  9. I always love Sukin products and I really like the look of that daily sunscreen!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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    1. I reckon Sukin is a beaut brand too Tegan, and the high SPF content in the Sunsense is a major bonus xxx

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  10. What an awesome box! It looks like they definitely carefully curate them to give you a great range of products. I love the sound of the Alpha-H Instant Facial, I will definitely have to give it a go :) xx

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    1. Loving it so far Marisa - not much difference between it and the Liquid Gold, although it does tingle a bit more so it may be a tad more potent xxx

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  11. Looks like a great box! I have to use so much restraint to not sub to all the beauty boxes!! They are soooo tempting!! xoxo

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    1. Tell me about it Amy! I have to be SO strict on myself too - there's so many I want, but there's a limit to what I can spend as well as get through in a month lol xxx

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