The Parcel Winter 2015The Parcel Winter edition is jam-packed with so many useful items, my favourite being the nail polish remover.

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Photo 24-06-2015 8 01 36 amWoolworths Select – Nail Polish Removal Wipes

When I saw this in the parcel I was a tad annoyed, it is a $2 product from the supermarket! But now that I have tried it there is a really good chance that I will purchase it. There are quite a few wipes in the tiny package (30 according to the label) but they are a little difficult to separate from each other, like those paper plates at a BBQ. The wipes were absolutely drenched in oily remover, so they are probably only useful if you are taking all of your polish off rather than patching it up.

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O.P.I Nail Lacquer – Romantically Involved

Another red nail polish. I think I have about 7 in my collection now. I have been meaning to do a post on my nail polish collection. When I think about this nail colour for some reason I think it is darker than it actually is. I’d call it a dark red but not quite oxblood which was popular a few years ago. It’s still useful as you can’t go past a classic red.


Photo 24-06-2015 8 03 13 amL’Oreal Paris – Volume Million Lashes so Couture

I actually haven’t opened this & probably won’t for a while. I currently have 3 mascara’s on the go, all of which came from sample boxes. I’ve been meaning to look up how long un-opened mascara will last, leave a comment below if you know!

Photo 24-06-2015 8 01 57 amLanolips – Lemoaid Lip Aid

Again, I don’t need another lip balm. It smells like lemon & was a bit oily when I tested it on my hand. I actually saw a video recently that suggested EOS lip balm was the cause of the YouTuber’s dry, flaky lips so I have stopped using mine. They don’t seem to have improved much yet but I’d say there are other factors at play here.

Photo 24-06-2015 8 02 50 amEstee Lauder – Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Creme

First up, this smells like something my grandma would use. To me, it just has that old lady product smell to it, but I do like it. It thickened on my face and had to work a little bit to spread it across my face. It takes a little while to soak in, I had to consciously remember not to rub my face for a while.

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Neutrogena – Hydro Boost Mask for Intense Hydration & Make-Up Remover Cleansing Towelettes

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Make-Up Remover Cleansing Towelettes, this is my third or fourth sample. They don’t dry out easily, take off a full face of 24 hour make-up quite easily & I find I don’t need to moisturise my face afterwards. Because of this I had high hopes for the mask but was a little disappointed. It was a bit difficult to unfold without tearing, was almost dripping with ‘hydration’ & had to wipe the excess moisture off my face afterwards.


Photo 28-06-2015 3 19 28 pmJohn Frieda – Beach Blond Shampoo, Conditioner & Sea-Salt Spray

The shampoo & conditioner both smell like aloe vera & cucumber to me, but apart from that they don’t appear to be any different to any other shampoo & condition combination I have tried. I have sampled the Sea-Salt spray but I don’t think I gave it a good enough go, perhaps I’m not using enough product. I did end up with a slight wave to the ends of my hair but wouldn’t call it noticeable beach waves.


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