20 December 2012

Lust Have It - December 2012

Having bought a 12 month subscription back in June or July meant that I've gone from a regular subscriber to a VIP subscriber. This month, LHI announced on their facebook that VIPs get their own special VIP box. This is what I received...


1. Baji Sandalwood Kakadu Plum Face Mist - full size (RRP: $18 for 110ml)
It says here on the box that the "Baji face mist is designed to help improve the appearance of skin texture, minimise pores and balance oily skin. Contains skin repairing aloe, vitamin E, and vitamine B5 to help sooth, cool and rejuvenate." Yay! LHI has finally got it right, and have sent me a product for oily skin! Although I have one problem with this product... It has a sandalwood smell which I'm not the biggest fan of. I'll give it a go however, and see if the smell lingers.

2. Pelactiv Hydra Daily Defense - full size (RRP: $69 for 50ml)
"A daytime moisturizer which is easily absorbed into the skin, strengthening the skin's natural defences to the environment... Suitable for all skin types." Scent is quite important to me, especially when it comes to skin care and cosmetics because I have a strong sniffer and if it's on my face, the scent will be ubberly strong.... So I'm glad this moisturizer smells pleasant. I can never have enough daytime moisturizers so I'm happy that this is included in this month's box. However, I would NEVER repurchase this... $69 for a 50ml moisturizer?! SAY WHAT?!

3. Catwalk by TIGI Session Series Finishing Hairspray - 80ml (RRP: $29.95 for 250ml)
I don't normally style my hair, as I usually tie it up into a ponytail or a bun because I'm lazy. So I don't know when I'll actually use this but I don't own any hairspray so this may come in handy one day...

4. Glasshouse Fragrances Hand Creme - 2x5ml (RRP: $24.95 for 140ml)
I have a thing about sachets... I hate them as I rarely use up the whole thing and then I'm like a deer in headlights... What do I do with the rest of this?! Do I throw it out? Do I put this on my table and risk it getting lost in my jungle of mess (I'm an EXTREMELY messy person, which is why I don't think I'll ever show how I organise my cosmetics - there is no organisation...)?

5. Lust Have It! Exfoliating Glove (RRP: $9.50)
I probably should have taken it out of its plastic packaging, but it's just an exfoliating glove... I don't ever use an exfoliating glove so I'm not sure if this is for me. According to the LHI info card, it's meant to "polish skin, remove dead cells, old fake tan and more! Use damp on wet skin, 1-2 times a week, in upward stroke to reveal softer, fresher skin. Rinse and dry the glove well between uses." Still not sold on this, as I'm a lazy person and I think my skin is quite soft and fresh already. :P I will give it a go however if my sister/mum/brother doesn't want it.

6. Everyday Minerals Disco Inferno Blush - 4.8g (RRP: USD$9.99 for the BIG size)
Everyday Minerals is a brand that I'm familiar with and love. I have used a few of their products before and they have all been good. I'm a bit of a blush fanatic and am extremely happy that I received this product. This blush is a matte, dusty rose colour and I don't think I have a blush in that colour in my collection. Also, I'm pretty sure this is a BIG size product... and I also received a card for 10% off my next purchase at everydayminerals.com (Picture below).

7. Daisy by Marc Jacobs 1.2ml & a Candy Cane.
I decided to group the perfume and candy cane (as well as the everyday minerals voucher) together because they are all extras. Marc Jacobs has kindly gotten Lust Have It to pass along to their subscribers a bonus sample of Daisy this month so that we can all smell "fresh-as" this season. I love these perfume samples as they are excellent for on-the-go freshening up! I also love candy canes... and so does the BF *quickly unwraps and eats before he gets to it*

This month's box was a bit "meh" for me. I think the only thing that has really impressed me is the Everyday Minerals blush. I really wish that LHI would include more cosmetics in their boxes. Having said that, I'm happy that they included the very expensive (overpriced maybe?) Pelactiv moisturizer. The rest of the items I could have done without (except for the candy cane). But thanks anyway LHI for the Christmas box that is supposedly worth $115 (I'm too lazy to calculate).

What did you get in your LHI box? Are you happy with what you received?

19 comments:

  1. I have literally never heard of any of these products lol but they are pretty expensive! I agree with you though I would have loved more makeup :)

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    1. The majority of the products that come in these beauty boxes, I have never heard of! I guess it's good exposure to new things. :)

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  2. I would recommend little plastic makeup pots for sachet samples. You can buy them off eBay really cheap and can store excess samples in there :) The 3ml pots are ideal for these samples!

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  3. Hmmm seemed a bit meh to me too. And that's the VIP box? I fear to wonder what the peasant box will be like :P

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  4. I like the little candy cane they included, as well as the Daisy sample and blush, but other than that it's a bit average and I'm glad I didn't re-subscribe for it. I'd be interested to see what the Glasshouse handcreams are like because I thought they just made candles!

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    1. Unfortunately I gave the samples to my mum, I think she'd appreciate them more than me.

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  5. I think the most exciting thing in this box for me is the candy cane and the blush haha! I can't wait to see what's inside my lust have it box :) x

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    1. Same here! They need to put in more cosmetics :(

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  6. I didn't know that Hourglass did hand creams! Neeeeeeed <3
    x

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    1. Did you mean Glasshouse? I didn't know that they did hand creams either!

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  7. Nice post dear :)

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  8. I got exactly the same box, how good is it!

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    1. Oh but I got a different face mist, I would have preferred yours because I also have oily skin, and the one I got is hydrating.

      See my review here
      http://kitschsnitch.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/lust-have-it-box-december-2012.html

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    2. bummer! Could always save it for winter? :)

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  9. I received exactly the same thing... just two weeks later -___-

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