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The Parcel: Winter 2016

The Parcel Winter has quite a few full-size products!
the parcel winter 2016


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.


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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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.



YouTube Limelight & Review: Lush

Each month I will feature one of my favourite YouTube channels, sharing the little things I like about them & of course the video I like best. This month is Lush Australia but I’m also combining it with a review of a few of their products. I am relatively new to the fantastic world of Lush. I had seen some of their products featured in some of my YouTube Limelight. I was going to the VIP night at Chadstone in November & decided to visit the store to buy some Christmas presents. The staff were so helpful & assisted me to find the perfect gifts. I also got a bit of a crash course on some of their range. I ended up buying a bath bomb, a bath melt, a bubble bar, a gift pack & a scrub that night.

I was intending to give the bath bomb & bubble bar as a Secret Santa gift to colleagues but wanted it to be a secret & then had to go back to buy something for myself so it wouldn’t seem suss. I then visited the Fountain Gate store again to be assisted by an incredibly knowledgeable staff member. She was not just knowledgeable about he products but the company itself as I had asked how Lush has been around for. That day I bought the Golden Wonder bath bomb for myself.

Then when I went back to Chadstone before having High Tea at the Hotel Windsor & purchased the Cupcake face mask.

Click here to see more videos from Lush.

Cactus Skincare

After missing out on a sample of Cactus Skincare White Clay Mask in the September BellaBox, I had a look at their website to see that they offer a sample set of their range delivered to you for $5.00. So I placed my order, completing the skin type profile & the samples arrived in less than a week.

I was a bit confused when I opened the packaged but was very impressed with it all. The smell was wonderful & I found it all very thoughtful.