If you are anything like me (which I hope that there are some of you out there) then you will love anything to do with beauty and SAMPLES! I always want to try the new beauty products that everyone is raving about. However, this can never happen because number 1, I won’t have enough time to use all of the products and number 2, it would cost an awful amount of money to buy all of the products and also it is a little crazy!

Anyway, I found a company called ‘The Parcel’ on Instagram. The Parcel is a sampling service which provides samples of all of the latest beauty and cosmetic products. They then collect these products, put them in a parcel and send them off for you to try! I loved this idea so much that I decided to order one of the Marie Claire parcels to see if this company could be life changing! By the way, IT WAS!



To be honest, I had no idea what was going to be in the parcel when it arrived!

The Parcel that arrived was AMAZING!!! I couldn’t believe that the products were so high-end and all so different. I was also very impressed with the price of the parcel considering the quality of the items.

Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum

I have always heard amazing things about the Clinique products and I have always wanted to try them out so I was excited to see this product in the parcel. This is an eye serum which addresses inflammation, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and dullness. My eyes are extremely sensitive and I am always quite cautious when it comes to trying new eye products as it will usually irritate my eyes. However, this Clinique product is amazing! It is so light and refreshing on my skin and makes me feel so awake. My under eyes feel so soft whenever I use this product.

L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick - Matte Erotique
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Before I start, the colour of this lipstick is amazing! It is a matte pinky everyday lip colour that I am constantly wanting to wear! It is the perfect colour to go with natural makeup to add a pop of colour. It is also a great colour to go with heavy eyeshadow look. I haven’t used any of the L’Oréal lipsticks before but I will definitely be buying more of these. I was quite surprised that this is a matte lipstick as it applies so smoothly! This lipstick is also available in Perfect Red, Matte Ouhlala and Matte Mon Jules – if you’re interested!

St. Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower

I never like using fake tan because I always worry that I will either end up as orange as the fruit or it will be patchy and not look nice. However, if I am ever going away on holiday, then I will use gradual tan as I can build the colour and I don’t have to worry as much about the tan being patchy. I never knew that there was such thing as a gradual tan that you can use in the shower! So it was very exciting for me when I saw that! The way that it works is by applying it to wet skin, wait 3 minutes and then rinsing it off and then repeat it until you have the tan that you like!

John Frieda Frizz Ease Smooth Start Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner

If you are lucky enough to have frizzy hair like me (there is A LOT of sarcasm in that sentence) then you will have tried every product going to try and reduce the frizz! I have used the Frizz Ease products before and I have found that they work best for me. I will definitely be using this during Summer when my hair decides to have a mind of its own! If you are anything like me, then I would recommend using the Frizz Ease products to reduce frizz that is caused by humidity and curly hair!

MOR Rosa Noir Hand & Body Milk

The MOR hand creams have to be my favourite! I can always trust that they will make my hands feel moisturised and smell amazing! This hand and body milk contains shea butter and macadamia oil with extracts of wild rose, hibiscus and fig. It smells incredible and I definitely rate the MOR products as one of my favourites!

Redwin Coconut Balm

I love products like this! This is a coconut balm which can be used for SO many different reasons. I like to use it as a lip balm but it can also repair dry skin, soothe burns, heal cuts and insect bites. Whenever I use this product, I know that I am using a product that I trust and something that I know will work. I think that it is so important to have one product that you can always rely on to fix any situation!

Estée Lauder Modern Muse Le Rouge – You have no idea how hard it was to get this photo!

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS PERFUME! It is my new favourite perfume! I’m not going to lie, my cousin and I did go out and buy a whole new bottle of this because we love it so much! I have had so many people asking me what perfume I’m wearing! Whenever that happens, it is always a sign to me that it is a good perfume. Modern Muse is such a subtle and long-lasting scent that everyone has to love! If you are looking for an everyday scent then this is definitely one to try!


I will, without a doubt be buying another parcel from ‘The Parcel’. If you liked this review, let me know and I will review the next parcel that I receive.

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