27 October 2012

Lust Have It - October 2012

Received my Lust Have It october box yesterday just before I had two wisdom teeth out. It was great for taking my mind of the whole ordeal... More on that later...

This month's theme is "Stop&Pink" to help fight breast cancer with the Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon campaign... similar to Bellabox's theme!


The majority of the products were packed into a pink "ribbon" bag (that's what Lust Have It has called it on their info card), which is a shame because I liked their normal cosmetics bag.

These were the items that were in the bag. Quite a few items, none were make up :(

1. Mask in a cup - full size (RRP: $9.95 for 35g)
This was the first item that caught my eye... I don't usually get cups in my beauty subscription boxes... All you have to do is peel the lid, add water, mix it with a spatula (included in the cup), slather it all over your face and leave it for 15 minutes before rinsing off with warm water and a facecloth. An interesting concept that is convenient, as you don't have to find a mixing bowl to mix the contents in. The only cons about this product is that it is for dehydrated skin... which I think is most suited for a winter box, and it doesn't really suit the whole "Stop&Pink" theme.

2. Star&Rose White Bath Fizzer (RRP: $4.95 for 145g)
I'm going to assume that this is a full-size product, as it feels quite heavy. From the subtle smell that I can take a whiff off without ripping the plastic packaging, it smells quite lovely. It's a shame I don't take baths... I will probably end up throwing this in one of my clothing drawers, as a clothes freshener (or whatever you call it).

3. NYX Cosmetics Girls Nail Polish in Deep Space - full size (RRP: $4.95 for 12ml)
I have tried NYX products before, and the quality is amazing for the price tag. However, I haven't tried their nail polish before, so I'm happy to get this. Deep Space is a black polish with pink and purple glitter. I have only swatched a coat on my already manicured nail. It is not streaky and it's fast drying, which is great. To build up the black, more than one coat is needed, as the first coat comes out as grey.

4. Avene Cleanance Skin (RRP: from $24.95)
L-R: Cream-gel; Anti-shine regulating lotion; Soapless cleanser
I received a cream-gel (5ml), emulsion anti-shine regulating lotion (5ml) and a soapless cleanser (25ml). It's always nice to receive Avene products, as it's quite an expensive brand to purchase (at least it is in Australia), and the Avene products I've tried so far have been a hit.

Cream-gel (RRP: $22.95 for 40ml): According to the box, the cream gel is for oily, blemish-prone skin (that has my name written all over it!). It has a peeling effect, and should be applied once a day to perfectly dry skin. I think this is the perfect opportunity to try this, considering how I'm stuck at home waiting for my gums to heal after the removal of that stubborn wisdom teeth that has been sawed in a few pieces... So I don't have to worry if my skin over peels, and it looks like I've been sunburnt bad!

Anti-shine regulating lotion (RRP: $22.95 for 40ml): The anti-shine regulating-lotion is for oily, blemish-prone sensitive skin. Although my skin is not sensitive, I appreciate anything that is for oily skin. The box says "The combined action of Cucurbita extracts and Vitamin B6 regulates the sebum secretion. Exclusive absorbing capsules are ensuring a matt finish and a long lasting hold of the make-up. Apply morning and/or night after cleansing with Cleanance soapless gel cleanser." This sounds great, except the only downfall that I can state already is that it has no SPF :( But I'm still excited to test this out... I hope I don't like it, as I can't afford to buy a full-size....yet...

Soapless Cleanser (RRP: $26.95 for 200ml): For oily, blemish-prone skin. Excellent! This bottle has no useful information what-so-ever besides "Hypoallergenic - Non Cosmedogenic", "Avoid contact with eyes" (duh...), "free sample, not for individual sale". So, I had to resort to my best friend, google. According to the Avene website, the benefits of this soapless cleanser are:
  • Purifies the skin without drying
  • Helps regulate sebum secretion
  • Can be used under non irritant anti-acne drug treatments
  • Paraben and soap free
  • Economical: very little product required 
Sounds great to me, now hopefully the product lives up to the claims.

5. Caron Waxaway Ready To Use Sensitive Wax Strips (RRP: from $9.95 for face/body 20pk)
To be honest, I'm not a wax kind of girl. I'm too scared I might rip a layer of my skin out. I opened the pack anyway to see what was in it. It came with 2 wax strips, and an after care wipe. I don't think I'd ever use these, and I'm not even sure if this is giveaway material, so I'm not sure what to do with it. If you're a waxy person, you might like to know that this product is NOT water-soluble, so you can't use water to remove any wax residue.

6. Coupons
I received a harvest box 50% off coupon (pay only $3.97). Each box contains a mix of nuts, fruit, seeds, and crackers.

I also received an adorn mineral cosmetics "Customer Appreciation $15 Gift Card" to spend at the Adorn website. I still have not really formed an opinion on this "gift card" considering the cost of the products and the fact that you have to spend $45 to get free shipping. But it's always nice to have the choice of picking a makeup product that you actually like.

Overall, this month's box was average, if not slightly below average. Half the stuff I would not use, and the other half I really like and would definitely use. However, like always, I'm excited for next month's box. It's something I look forward to at the end of the month...



9 comments:

  1. Hope you are felling well after having your wisdom teeth taken out.

    The mask in a cup does sound interesting. It's such a shame that there were no makeup products. I have unsubscribed from all boxes awhile ago as I kinda felt underwhelmed almost each time I receive these types of subscription boxes.

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    1. Thanks hun! I think LHI is underwhelming but it's hard to unsubscribe as I purchased the yearly subscription. However, BellaBox has been amazing!

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  2. I like the sound of that mask! It sucks that there was no makeup :(
    x

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    1. I know right! I wish they'd learn and put makeup in every box

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  3. I got the very same box and was quite impressed! I am a bath person and love waxing so maybe that's why haha my reviews is live tomorrow :)

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    1. I guess they can't please everyone :P

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  4. I still haven't received my box, hoping it comes today!
    I'm not happy with the overall quality of the boxes this month either.

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    1. Aww I hope it comes soon for you :)

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  5. Love your beautiful new items!! ♥

    new follower here!

    ♥,
    Shari
    The Misty Mom

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