21 April 2012

I Love This Box - April 2012

I've been lucky enough to be subscribed to I Love This Box a month before they decided to increase the subscription by about $5. Although some may argue that for what you get, it is still reasonable for $19.95 a month, and to some extent, I agree. On the other hand, you can subscribe to other boxes (such as Lust Have It and Bellabox) for $15 a month, and still get 5-6 luxury samples. However, I think it depends on what you're looking for. I look forward to receiving make-up products more than skincare and haircare, and I can say that I'm pleased with I Love This Box, as they haven't let me down.

In the April edition of I Love This Box, I received Avado Sensitives certified organic Gel Exfoliant, Chikii Natural Salon Quality Mineral Cosmetics - "Embrace" 7003 Mineral Blush, Haf Mineral Makeup Eyeshadow - "Antique Gold", Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor - "Get Nutty" (full size), and Just D'Lish 15hr burn time soy wax candle - "Waterlily" (full size), as well as two easter eggs and a Priceline voucher ($5 off) for Avoda sensitives (not pictured).

Avado Sensitives Certified Organic Gel Exfoliant (100ml - full size) - RRP: $14.99
I'm actually looking forward to trying this out, as I'm running out of my Dermalogica exfoliant. It smells quite citusy, which will hopefully won't bother me too much.

Just D'Lish Soy Wax Candle - Waterlily (15hr burn time) - RRP: $10.00
This candle smells sooo good. Am looking forward to burning this, and perhaps purchasing more in the future!

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor - "Get Nutty" (4.2g - full size) - RRP: $16.95
This colour is not me at all. It looks far too dark on my small lips, making them look even smaller. I tend not to like to put anything on my lips as I can't stand the feel of lip products (except for YSL Glossy Stains). However, the texture of this lipstick isn't too bad. Pity about the colour though.

Chikii Natural Salon Quality Mineral Cosmetics - "Embrace" 7003 Mineral Blush - RRP: $24.95 (5g)
From the swatch I did on the back of my hand, I love the colour of this blush! I did however found it a bit hard to get the product out from the little sachet without making a bit of a mess. It would have been much better if they provided the sample in a little pot. The swatch is the bottom pink, sparkly line.

Haf Mineral Makeup Eyeshadow - "Antique Gold" - RRP: 16.99 (5g)
I'm glad I received Antique Gold, as I don't have any gold eyeshadows in my collection. The bottom swatch is the Antique Gold eyeshadow. I don't normally wear eyeshadows, as I'm quite lazy. Therefore, I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to quality or what to look for in eyeshadows. As you can see the picture below, there are quite big chunks of eyeshadow in the pot, which may result in uneven application and I will probably make a mess, like I did when I did the swatch on the back of my hand. Nevertheless, I'm looking forward to trying this out one day.

All three swatches with flash

Overall, I Love This Box has done it again for me. I'm very impressed and pleased with this box, and I can't wait for the May edition.


  1. Welcome to blogspot! :)
    Looks like you got some great stuff, looking forward to your reviews!