Subscription Boxes

Unboxing: Marie Claire The Parcel Autumn Edit 2016

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Hey guys!

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve done any unboxing so I’m super excited to be doing this one. I’ve been avidly awaiting The Parcel to arrive ever since I signed up a few weeks back. I haven’t had much luck with subscription boxes in the past but after watching heaps of others unbox this one, I thought I’d give it a go! So if you’d like to see what I got then please keep reading!

The cost of a box if you sign up for a seasonal subscription is $25 (which is what I chose).

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Unboxing/Review: Bellabox October 2015

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Hi guys!

Today I’ll be unboxing and reviewing my first ever Bellabox which arrived onΒ my door step yesterday. I had high expectations and hopes especially because this is their Birthday Box, however they weren’t really met! I’m not sure if I’m just too fussy or whatever, but keep on reading if you’d like to know what was in the box. I also apologise in advance for the semi-fail photos.

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Review/Unboxing: Oh Little Sunshine Box

Hi guys!

Today I’ve got a review/unboxing of the Oh Little Sunshine Box and I’d like to give a big thanks to Carly for sending me this box. I am really excited to share this service with you all, especially Aussies and Kiwis as it’s quite unique and special! Basically it’s got similar concept to a beauty subscription box such as Bellabox or IPSY where you subscribe and get sent a box of items monthly, except this box is a one off. It includes treats, candles, beauty products or whateverΒ you like – you can create your own box from the website!

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Lust Have It! Customer Service Review – My TERRIBLE Lust Have It! Experience

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Hi guys!

Today I decided to do a little rant post/review about Lust Have It’s customer service. which is an Australian beauty subscription box. I find their customer service to be appalling and their company dishonest. I have received twoΒ of their bags and was thoroughly not impressed as you’ll soon see why. I decided to make this post so others will just be wary if they decide to sign up and to vent my frustration (haha).

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Unboxing/Review: Beauteque Mask Maven April 2015

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Hi guys! So today I’m going to be reviewing Beauteque’s Mask Maven Bag. If you don’t know what this is, it’s a monthly subscription service which features the latest asian skincare products (masks) straight to your doorstep. It’s quite similar to all the beauty boxes out there, except this one is just for masks; the masks vary each month from sheet masks, hand and feet masks, hair masks, and wash-off masks. Although this company is based in the US, the offer shipping to a wide range of countries (YES! this is the biggest pro for me): US, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. In my opinion this bag if perfect for busy people who don’t have the time to go out and shop for skincare whenever they feel like it – instead you can try out new products every month for a low price.

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Violet Box: Unboxing February 2015

Hi everyone!

So if you read my last violet box post I was appalled by their customer service and wasn’t too happy with the contents of the box. I contacted them to cancel my subscription but they said I couldn’t as it was past the date of cancellations (even though I only received my box that day…) which was so stupid. However, I am somewhat glad they didn’t cancel my subscription as I’m pretty happy with this box – even more happy than I was with my Lust Have It! box last month. This box arrived on the 26th February, which was on time and not late like last time which is a plus (still waiting for my LHI box, don’t have high hopes for that).

* For those of you who don’t know what Violet Box is, it’s a monthly subscription in which you pay $22.95 per month to get a box filled with 4-6 samples (full sized products aren’t guaranteed).


Here is what I got:

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The box changed to this greyish design.

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Everything collectively.

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“Pretty Woman Magnetix Nail Polish”. RRP: $9.99

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Can’t wait to try this out!

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“Natural World Moroccan Argan Oil”. RRP: $5.99

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“Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser” RRP: $46.95 for 120mL. Got the 30mL – $11.70

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This stuff smells really good and has an interest texture – the scent reminds me of coca cola… does anyone else agree?

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“Emite Make Up BB Highlighting Pen”. RRP: $32.

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“Teeez Trend Cosmetics Easy on the Eyes Pencil”. RRP: $26. (How cute is the packaging?)

Total value: $85.70 with 4/5 full products.


I actually am excited about every product except the pencil eyeliner (I think they’re pretty useless because they always smudge and run – also got one in my LHI box last month, however the packaging of this one is adorbs & it’s super creamy). I am especially thrilled with the highlighting BB pen and the magnetic nail polish! I cannot wait to see how the polish turns out, will keep you all posted on that! Just to let you all know I’ve unsubscribed to this box, but after this months box I am slightly regretting it!

What are your thoughts on this box/what did you get in your beauty box last month?

Amy x

UPDATE 7/3/15: Okay, wow guys. I asked them to cancel my subscription on the 5th of Feb and they said they would, then on the 5th of March another payment has been taken out of my bank account. I had also contacted them throughout the month to ensure my subscription was cancelled (they didn’t reply to any so I assumed it was) – this is disgusting service to say the least. I will have to give them a call, I think that’s the only way I’ll be able to cancel. I wouldn’t mind getting another box, but I honestly don’t wish to support such a company which uses dishonest practices to gain money at the expense of the customers or anyone in general. Please be warned if you sign up for this box & call up when you need to cancel.


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Lust Have It!: January 2015 Unboxing

*UPDATE AS OF NOW: I’VE BEEN CONSISTENTLY DISAPPOINTED IN LHI’S SERVICE. Please click here to see my review of Β their terrible service & be aware!*

Hello guys! So after my disappointing violet box, I still had some hope when I signed up for the Lust Have It! beauty box. In case you’re unsure of what a beauty box is, it’s a monthly subscription to a box filled with 4-6 samples (some full sized) of products which is delivered directly to your door – pretty cool, huh! Anyway, I signed up for the box on 1st of February, but their January boxes were SUPER delayed so I got sent one, which arrived on the 17th February (I wouldn’t be too impressed, however I was expecting to just receive the February box – so it was a bonus for me). This box exceeded my expectations and I was so thrilled to see what was in the box!


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The “box” came in this cute red bag, the material is gorgeous.

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Marsk – Certified Organic Eyeliner in “Pitch Black”. RRP $33.50

I’ve actually used this and the colour pay off is amazing – it is super pigmented and well, black.The only downside to this is that it smudges TERRIBLY after a short amount of time, won’t be getting any use out of this as I tend to steer towards liquid and gel which last longer.

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Designer Brands – Chubby Lipstick Crayon. RRP $7.99.

I LOVE the colour of this lip crayon! It’s like a pinky nude (I’ll have a swatch at the end of the post) – gorgeous colour. I was contemplating whether to buy one in this shade at the shops, but didn’t; instead I opted for a redish one by covergirl, which mind you, absolutely sucks – the colour is way too sheer and was just a big disappointment. Super happy with this product!

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Marsk Mineral Eyeshadow in Vanilla Frosting. RRP $24.95.

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This is how the actual colour looks.

The colour of this eyeshadow is super pigmented, shiny and it just beautiful – once again, a product with great colour pay off! Love this one too.

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Avcodo Organic Avacado Oil. RRP $15.99.

Okay, I’ve got a really sad story with this product. I was super stoked when I got this in the box so I was going to use it that night, when I took it into the bathroom I was carrying one too many things in my hands and I dropped it onto the bathroom floor and it completely smashed. I was sooo disappointed because I was looking forward to trying this out :(.

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Urban Skincare Co – Infuse Body Balm. RRP. $12.95.

This body balm smells pretty nice, sort of herbal and lemony. Not too excited about this, but it’s still a reasonable product.

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Colour by TBN. RRP $2.50.

Least excited about this polish as I’m pretty sure it’s a cheap brand and I’ve got the exact same colour already.

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Swatch of the eyeshadow, eyeliner and lip crayon.


I’m totally kicking myself for dropping that avocado oil, ahh man. But I am SUPER impressed with this box and will definitely be continuing my subscription with Lust Have It! I cannot wait to see what the February box has, hopefully that one is not late! My favourite item in the whole box would probably be the lip crayon, I am just obsessed with the colour. Although, I also love the eyeliner and the mineral eyeshadow.

Total value: A whopping $97.88! That’s an amazing value and all the product sizes are pretty big – according to the card only the nail polish and the avocado oil (sob) are full sized though. I would definitely recommend this box (sadly it’s only available to Aussies at the moment) if you’re looking for a new beauty box! I am thrilled to use all the products in this box, with the exception of the nail polish.

* UPDATE: I discovered that the avocado oil was actually expired (I found this out as I was browsing through their facebook page & saw others posting about it) – this is thoroughly disappointing. Would say think twice about getting this box – if this happens again it’s a definite unsubscribe. I have also found this company to be super dishonest and dodgy, in the other box I got they didn’t even send all the items on the card that we were meant to receive – dodge! I have undoubtedly unsubscribed to this box.


Hope you guys enjoyed this post!

Amy x

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