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Peony Parcel : The Summer Holiday Edition

Summer is well and truly upon us. The heat is here to stay (at least for a few months) and if you ask me, it's time to relax and have a bit of fun with the New Year celebrations. Why not kick all that off with the latest Peony Parcel!
If you have been reading my blog for a while now, you will know that I have been a long time fan of Peony Parcel and their subscription boxes. "Me" time is something we all want more of. That half an hour, or more of time away from anyone else, to just relax and unwind from the chaos of day to day life. Peony Parcel*, a new Australian subscription box, aims to deliver you 3 to 5 full size or deluxe sample beauty, bath, lifestyle and wellness products to help you enjoy some "me" time.  It is a bi-monthly subscription which aims to help you unwind.

A single box costs $69.95, but if you sign up for 6 months you get much better value. This month's edition is The Summer Holiday Edition,
a collection of luxe Australian beauty, skincare and lifestyle products intended to help you make the most of me time over the summer break. 

Now, a quick heads up. Peony Parcel has shut down for the Christmas period. It doesn't mean you can't shop, it just means that your parcel won't be shipped until after Christmas, but don't worry - it will be worth the wait. To help get you excited, let's have a look inside. 

Spilt Mlk Co : Reusable Coffee Cup : $27.95

I was very excited to find this coffee cup inside the latest Peony Parcel. Yes...I have plenty of reusable coffee cups because the coffee shop across from work doesn't do take away cups, BUT I am always happy to add more into my collection. Especially when they look this cute! It is a glass cup with pink (or blue, depending which one you get) silicone on it. It is so cute on the details - with a little smiley face on the inside of the lid and caution warnings in the cutest spots. I love it and I have had a number of compliments on it since I started using it too. 

ettitude : Bamboo Lyocell Eye Mask : $20 

Sleep is imperative to health and beauty - a good beauty sleep helps prevent wrinkles, brighten your complexion and counteracts eye puffiness. This eye mask is crafted from 100% Organic Bamboo Lyocell fabric. It is lightweight and soft, feeling comfortable on the eyes. It blocks out light completely and helps you to get a good nights sleep. It is also machine washable and an eco-friendly, vegan alternative to silk eye mask. 

Life of Cha : Hydrate Organic Hibiscus Tea : $8.99

You might have noticed that I am becoming a little bit tea obsessed lately, so I was very excited to see some tea inside. This is a deep ruby infusion, the perfect sports tonic after a workout. It is:
  • Full of ELECTROLYTES to quench THIRST
  • Aids in lowering BLOOD PRESSURE.
  • Rich in VITAMIN C to boost IMMUNITY.

Also it is very tasty and works fantastically in your new coffee cup ;)

Makeart : Pretty Perfect Complete Beauty Palette : $45 

Start your day with a gorgeous touch to the contours of your face with the PRETTY PERFECT palette. This complete eye, lip and face palette has everything that is needed to highlight your best features without losing its natural sheen. I was pretty excited to find this inside the box. It is literally the perfect palette with everything you could possibly need inside. Bronzer, blush, highlighter and eye shadow. The pigmentation is amazing and the lasting power even better. It arrived in my home in perfect timing, because it is the perfect travelling palette for our New Year's trip away!

Maple & Mint : Grapefruit Bellini Cold Pressed Soap : $5

Ok, so when you open the box you are given this AMAZING smell. This soap is the answer to that amazing smell. This little mini soap bar is not only pretty, but smells incredible - just like summer. Formulated with sweet almond oil, macadamia oil and moisturising cocoa butter, it also contains soothing kaolin clay to help purify and cleanse sensitive skin. It has been gentle and soothing on my irritated skin, but also hydrating. I think I am going to need to get myself a full size....

Enbacci : Pore Minimiser : $30

Pore Minimiser utilises the benefits of tea tree oil to promote the reduction of pores, leaving the skin feeling silky smooth. It is a product designed to reduce inflammation and redness and is suitable for all skin types. You can also use it as a primer if you want to. I'll be honest, this is the only product from the box that I haven't tried, so I can't give you a first impressions yet, but I am excited to finally have an Enbacci product to try!

Peony Parcel : 3x Makeup Brushes : $15

To match perfectly with the make up palette, inside the box you will find three pink and rose gold make up brushes. They are beautiful and so soft. I also like that they are a slightly smaller size, again - because they are great for travelling. 

I do have to say that I was quite surprised by this box, it was very different to any Peony Parcel that I have had before, but I absolutely loved it. There are a range of different brands and products inside, that I had never heard of or tried before. I would highly recommend picking one up while you still can! 

What product are you most excited about inside?

*DISCLAIMER – Products with * have been sent for trial/review purposes. Although this product was sent for me to trial and review, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. The Life of Laura is not by a professional or expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.


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