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The Parcel: Autumn 2017

Apologies, I have been so slack with this edition. I forgot to take a photo of the outside packaging before I disposed of it. I took way too long to try everything. Then I took even longer to sit down to write about it.

FACE

Burt's Bees - Lip Crayon

Burt’s Bees – Lip Crayon 100% Natural

I do quite like the few Burts Bees products I have tried & this is no exception. The colour is a good match for me, it looks quite natural. The only let down is it smell quite waxy, like a crayon.

Biore - Baking Soda Scrub

Biore – Baking Soda Scrub

This looks interesting & fun to use. The packaging is fun & easy to use. It smells quite zingy but leaves a bit of a film on your hands & face for a moment. Have you ever hand washed something & your hands feel slimy afterward? It feels like that but it goes away quickly.

Elizabeth Arden - Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide Caplet

Elizabeth Arden – Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide Caplet

I think there is way too much liquid to n these caplets. Even after slathering it over my neck & décolletage

La Roche-Posey - Micellar Water Ultra For Reactive Skin

La Roche-Posey – Micellar Water Ultra For Reactive Skin

Another micellar water. I’m still using the Nivea one from the winter parcel! I did give this one a try. It seems to work just as good as the other brands I’ve tried. Although I don’t like the wide opening for the top, too much product comes out.

Bioderma - Sebum Pore Refiner

Bioderma – Sebum Pore Refiner

I love how smooth this makes my face feel. If airbrushed had a * this would be it. My face is generally smoother, especially across the larger surface area of my cheeks.

Palmer's - Cocoa Butter Moisture Rich Night Cream

Palmer’s – Cocoa Butter Moisture Rich Night Cream
I’ve sampled this product before & quite like it. It’s a thick, rich cream that smells the same as the other Palmer’s Cocoa Butter products. I think it’s a great cream for intense overnight repair of dry skin.

HAIR

John Frieda - Sheer Blonde Colour Renew Shampoo & Conditioner

John Frieda – Sheer Blonde Colour Renew Shampoo & Conditioner

This product surprised me because from what I can tell, everyone gets the same products in their Parcel. But not everyone that receives the Parcel is not blonde, let alone bottle blonde.

BODY

Jergens- Hydrating Coconut Lotion

Jergens- Hydrating Coconut Lotion

I’ve appreciated each Jergens product that I’ve tried& this one is no different. Later in the day, after applying it in the morning, I got the occasional waft of tropical that takes me a while to place. After a few days, I realized that it was this moisturizer.

Estée Lauder - Bronze Goddess Eau Fraîche Skinscent

Estée Lauder – Bronze Goddess Eau Fraîche Skinscent

Normally when I get perfume in samples boxes I pass them on to my mum as most don’t appeal to me. If I were to describe this to someone I’d say it’s summer, tropical & slightly floral.

The Parcel: Summer 2016

The Parcel - Summer 2017

The Parcel: Spring 2016

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I have been so slack in getting this review organised. I’ve waited ages to try most of the products & now that I am watermarking my photos it seems like such a chore.

The Parcel: Winter 2016

the parcel winter 2016

The Parcel Winter has quite a few full-size products!

Face

Burt's Bees Tinted Lip BalmBurt’s Bees – Tinted Lip Balm

I got a Burt’s Bees lip balm in a subscription box a little while ago & I actually don’t mind it. I keep it by my bed and usually put it on before I leave the house and before I jump into bed. I’m not sure I will be using the tinted version before bed, but I have been using it before I leave the house.

Garnier Wake Up CreamGarnier – Wake Up Cream

I have sampled a few Garnier face creams in the past but I find they just sit on my skin. If I rub or scratch my face it rubs off in little clumps. I’m not saying that’s what will happen to this if I use it, I’m just not willing to risk it. It’s a full-size product & I would rather it go to someone that would actually use it.

 

The Body Shop Drops of Youth ConcentrateThe Body Shop – Drops of Youth Concentrate

I’ve had to look this up to determine what it smells like, I can’t quite put my finger on it. The list of ingredients hasn’t helped me figure it out either! It goes on smoothly, doesn’t feel greasy & is absorbed pretty quickly. I don’t even need to wash my hands afterward.

Nivea Sensitive Caring Micellar WaterNivea – Sensitive Caring Micellar Water

I’m glad this arrived, the micellar water I got in the last parcel is almost empty. I’ve tested it out once so far & seems to do the job.

Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin PerfectorGarnier – BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector

I’m hoping this will be a good colour fit for me, the medium is just too dark. I do have a feeling it might be too light though.

Body

Rituals Cosmetics Fortune OilRituals Cosmetics – Fortune Oil

I was curious to see how this would work. It’s an oil that you use in the shower that foams up. The label listed the scent is sweet orange which I wouldn’t have guessed by the smell. It smells like a light oriental incense. It didn’t leave me feeling afterward, nor did the water bead up on my skin like it would after using an oil. I don’t think I would go out of my way to buy it but I will continue to enjoy using this sample.

 

Mor Rosa Noir Hand & Body MilkMor – Rosa Noir Hand & Body Milk

I am pretty sure the last lotion I got from this brand was the sam. I’m also pretty sure that I gave the last one to my mum. She will also be getting this one.

Colgate Optic WhiteColgate – Optic White Toothpaste

I have actually been meaning to buy some of this it was a nice inclusion in The Parcel! I’ve actually kept it to myself & keep putting it away after I’m done. Although I’m not sure if I have actually seen a difference in the shade of my teeth though.

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Hair

John Frieda Frizz Ease Forever Smooth Anti-Frizz PrimerJohn Frieda – Frizz Ease Forever Smooth Anti-Frizz Primer

As with the Garner face cream, I think I’m going to give it to someone else to use. I’m not quite sure when I would use it. I barely to remember use oil while my hair is still damp.

Klorane Shampoo with Quinine & B VitaminsKlorane – Shampoo with Quinine & B Vitamins

I’ve used this shampoo before. It does a decent job & smells ok. This sample seems to be quite runny compared to the last one, from memory.

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The Parcel: Autumn 2016

The Parcel Autumn 2016

I was honestly a little sad that there were only 6 products in The Parcel, after the last Parcel had so much in it.

Body

Autumn parcel OPIOPI Nail Lacquer – Embrace-Dare Ya!

If I were to describe this colour to someone I’d call it red Chinese satin. It reminds me of the Chinese style dresses & tops that are made of satin. I actually have one, although it’s blue & I am pretty sure it was from Taiwan. I was surprised to see that once I had put two coats of this on my nails it appeared to be more of a mauve/purple colour. It’s really nice though, goodness knows I have about a million red nail polishes!

autumn parcel mor soapMOR soap – Blood Orange

I don’t mind getting soap because that’s what I use in the shower. Before checking what scent this was I guessed that it was mandarin. I was pretty close. I’ve had another of these soaps in a previous parcel & found it lasted quite a while & that the scent slightly lingered on my body.

autumn parcel crop macadamia oilCROP – Natural Pure Macadamia Oil

I read the instructions before using this. it says to use a few drops. Unfortunately one pump was more than enough for my face & neck. I’m wondering if this would be any good for stretch marks, it is an oil after all.

Face

autumn parcel gilded cage lipstickGuided Cage – Lipstick in 107

I wasn’t actually going to open this but as the tube wasn’t sealed with plastic or a sticker I thought I’d take a squizz to see what colour I got. I’d call it a frosted rose colour. I actually had a lipstick that was a similar colour to this when I was in high school & it was my favourite. It is a subtle colour that makes people wonder if you are wearing anything on your lips or not.

autumn parcel garner micellar waterGarnier – Micellar Cleansing Water

I stopped using micellar water at the beginning of December. I bought a bottle of a different brand but found I had a reaction to it, so I stopped using it. It gave me small bumps on my forehead, not quite pimples but they were something. Since this arrived I have used it everyday. I thought it would be interesting to see if my face was actually really dirty from the new regime I had been using, alas it was fine.

autumn parcel esteem lauder serumEstee Lauder – New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum

I’m really not sure if any of this stuff actually works. I don’t notice any difference in my face after using a lot of these high end samples. I would really love it if one blew me away so much that I purchased it.

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