Review – marie claire – The Parcel Summer ’15 Edition

Just before I went to work this morning Auspost and Marie Claire made my Monday just that little bit brighter. The SUMMER Edition Marie Claire The Parcel was here!

You may see a little gap between this review and the last one: the Spring Edition has not been reviewed. There is a reason for that.

I was not particularly excited about the Spring Edition.  There was nothing wrong with it, it was just that the build up for the 20th Anniversary box was soo huge that I was expecting BIG things. Instead it was just MEH.

My time is precious. If I don’t like something, I will not review it. Period. But this one made up for it!

Just wait til you see what is in it!

So as a recap, I renewed my subscription from last year and received a discount as a bonus: 4 boxes for $80. So far I have had 2 this year.

Last year, I LOVED all 4 of them:

Read about the Spring Edit HERE

Read about the Summer Edit HERE

Read about the Autumn Edit HERE

Read about the Winter Edit HERE


What is the Parcel?

“Curated by our beauty editors, The Parcel by marie claire is a luxury beauty box containing deluxe samples and new releases from leading beauty brands delivered direct to your door four times a year.”


So let me tell you about the Summer  ’15.

The parcel Summer 15

I love the packaging! The sleeve looks like the magazine, with beautiful Summer Images.


Inside, an expensive looking black box, with the products wrapped up in black tissue.

The little pamphlet accompanies it.

The parcel Summer 15


So here is what is in it:

The parcel Summer 15



  1. Full Size Maybelline New York The Colossal Pumped Up Volum Express Mascara  $19.91
  2. Full Size Maybelline New York Color Elixir by Color Sensational in Fuchsia Flourish $17.95
  3. Full size Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure $14.94
  4. Full Size Zoeva Eyebrush (I received the 228 Luxe Crease) $17.00
  5. 2 Lonvitalite Face masks (full pack is 5 masks for $39) $15.60
  6. Travel Size OGX Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo and Conditioner
  7. Sample size Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster
  8. Sample Size Paula’s Choice Vitamin C Spot Treatment
  9. Sample Size Sample Size Michael Kors Gold Collection Fragrance
  10. Sample Size SWISSE Deep Sea Hydrating Mist Toner
  11. Sample Size Trilogy Make – up be gone Cleansing Balm


Worth around $85!!! Plus great Samples that I can’t wait to try as well.


My favourite items? I have used the LonVitalite masks before, they are really lovely sheet masks. I am excited to try the Paula’s Choice Spot treatment and a ZOEVA BRUSH!! Also LOVE the colour of the Sally Hansen, this one will be my next Mani Monday colour I think!






Well done Marie Claire. A good box, with great full size items worth much more than $20 I paid. Also some good quality new products to sample, can’t wait to get stuck in!

I have teamed up with a whole bunch of beauty bloggers on Monday Make Up Madness with Ingrid from Fabulous and Fun Life Blog. Go check it out to discover some great new blogs.

Til next time,


About Fashionista in Suburbia

Dutch Born, Fashionista in Suburbia lives at the Southern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. A Mum. A Wife. A Lover of all things sparkly, shiny and leopard print. A Shoe, Lipstick and Sunglasses Addict. A Typical Libra. A Breast Cancer Thriver.

10 thoughts on “Review – marie claire – The Parcel Summer ’15 Edition

  1. Zoevaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa I’m a bit jealous now! I’ve got my eye on several of their brushes, but that purchase will have to wait. Also jealous you’ve got a sample of Trilogy’s make-up cleansing balm, that’s on my wishlist. I’m hoping it’ll go into Priceline or Myer soon – I’ve heard enough about it, now I WANNA!

    1. it is super soft Shell, I love it, blends like a dream. And haven’t tried the balm yet, but you have just enticed me to open it tonight x

    1. I am not going to lie Karen, not every single one of them has been great. This one has been awesome though, and I hope they keep it up. I have been happy probably about 80% of all of the boxes i have received. Have a gander at the others that i have reviewed before you commit. xox

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