15 March 2013

Lust Have It - March 2013

Lust Have It has increased their prices from $14.95 to $19.95 a month. They have claimed on facebook that the reason for doing so is "to keep delivering the high standard of boxes that our members have been enjoying over the past few months". I don't know about you, but I haven't been really enjoying these boxes, as much as I was when I first signed up about year ago. To be fair, they have (apparently) sent out an email containing a coupon for existing member to buy the boxes at the old price of $14.95, I haven't received that email yet. 

I won't go on about whether or not this price hike is justifiable at a LHI customer point of view, instead I will let this month's box contents do the talking.

Lust Have It has managed to fit all the items in the new collective box this month. They have used the new series of boxes as one of the reasons why they've increased prices. Personally, I rather have the bags that they used to come in, and save the extra $5 a month... but that's just me.

Now onto the contents...

1. Bio Elixia BodyShaper Cellulite Contour Creme - full size (RRP: $59)
Before I go on about this product, I confess that I've changed my birth year from 1990 to 1986 because I was sick of getting crap products compared to the more matured ladies. But SERIOUSLY, LHI? A cellulite cream for a 26 year old?! May I also add that this stinks. They've used perfume to mask the smell but the stinky bit of the product can be smelt. I can't really describe it... it's sort of like a clayish smell? I will not be using this product. Might see if my mother wants it.

2. Ocean Essence Gold Eye Cream - full size (RRP: $39.95 for 15g)
I actually received this in my November BellaBox. I said then that I don't use eyecreams, and that hasn't changed. I've been quite blessed, as I don't get dark circles or lines around my eyes, and so have not incorporated eye creams in my skincare routine. Looking at my parents, neither have got this problem, so don't start on the whole prevention thing!

3. Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray - 20ml (RRP: $29.95 for 59ml)
Finally a product I'd actually use! I'm really happy to have received this in my box. I have been using the Urban Decay setting sprays and I absolutely love them - read my review here.

4. The Natural Source Camouflage Colour Crayons x2 (RRP: $9.99 each)
These colour crayons can be used anywhere on the face and body, as they are made from naturally derived pigments. I received a lime green shade (no. 020) and a plum purple shade (no. 050). I'm not entirely sure what to do with the lime green one, as I'm not at all adventurous when it comes to playing with such vibrant, out there colours. As for the plum shade, I might be able to use it as an eyeliner.

5. DeLorenzo Essential Treatments Equilibrium - 30g (RRP: $31 for 250g)
A leave-in, deep repair treatment masque for dry, damaged hair. Glad to have received this, as it's another item I would use.

Some coupon codes and a love-heart lollipop

I received a buy one get one free pass to see "warm bodies". Not sure if I'll use it, as I rarely go to the movies because I'm a tight arse. I also received a 25% off voucher for BioElixia, a free month of razors from dollar shave club, and a $15 coupon off order of $59 or more from TheIconic.com.au

Keratsase Nutritive Nectar Thermique
The sample that LHI could not fit into the box because someone did not plan the products out properly... I can't decide whether I should laugh or cry. Laugh because I've been waiting on another bloody sachet (and because they couldn't fit a 10ml sachet in a box). Cry because IT'S IN A SACHET!! I'd love to try this product out, and I'm hoping my hate for sachet will not affect the quality of the product.

After receiving this month's box, I'm not sure if the $5 increment for monthly subscriptions is worth it. Sure, we have four full size products worth $119 all up, but unless they're products you're actually going to use, it's a bit of a waste. For me, the only products I'd use in this month's box are actually the sample sized products, and hence would not be worth the extra cash. Since I've purchased the yearly subscription nearly a year ago (I have one more box left), I'm not entirely sure if I would pay the extra $5 a month to get full sized items I will not use.

What are your thoughts?

12 comments:

  1. I received five (I think) samples of that Kerastase product in a subscription box last year and I really liked it, sachet aside. Also, Equilibrium is quite a nice treatment. I used to use it in conjunction with their Oil Balance and Protein Complex products to revitalise my hair and get it in somewhat good condition. I love that you got the Skindinavia setting spray in your box. That's exciting.
    I don't miss my subscription services but it looks like you got some nice products. x

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    1. Thanks Sophie! I can't wait to use the equilibrium and kerastase hair products :)

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  2. If you purchase an annual subscription before the end of April you get the box for the old price.

    I quite like what you received except for the cellulite cream don't know what to do with that if I get it.

    The eye cream is also good to use on lines around your mouth and down the side of your face or on your forehead but you probably won't be need to worry about that yet.

    Jac x0x

    matillysthisnthat.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Yeah but now I'm not sure if I really want to commit $160 to 12 months worth of products I may not use.

      Not sure what I'm going to do with the eye cream either. Might throw it in my "giveaway" box, as a bonus product or something.

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  3. Hi there, I love your blog, as I may have a problem, as well.. I am thinking about subscribing to LHI. Thank you for your informative reviews! I'm baffled to understand how gold in the Ocean Essence Gold Eye Cream could possible fight aging. Does it make the moisturiser sparkly?

    Also, I have the Natural Source Camouflage Colour Crayons, and I feel exactly the same way about the lime green shade. It is so intensely pigmented that I find it overwhelming. I purchased the complete range of colours for $18 when they were on sale. Do you find that they are smooth, but melt and move?

    Thanks for all your fashion loveliness xx I hope I can figure out this google+ and follow you from there xx Serenity

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  4. Not too impressed with the box besides the skindinivia spray.
    And raising the prices is ridiculous. That would just be the last straw for me and I would unsubscribe.

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  5. I'm am definitely dumbfounded that they had to remove the Keratsase sachet from last month's box because of Australia Post's weight restrictions. I mean how much does it even weigh? I don't think it would make a big difference. Not really fond the products from this month's box but I'm hoping next month will be better from the price increase.

    http://dreamdustx.blogspot.com

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  6. I got sick of being disappointed more often than not with the monthly subscription boxes so cancelled all mine. I haven't looked back to be honest.

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  7. I guess the value of a box is only a personal matter of whether you will use the products. Being an (ahem) more mature lady, I'll probably get a lot more value out of this box compared to previous, but I would think their target market is not the anti-aging crowd, so don't completely understand how two "mature" products as the majority of full size items makes sense.
    If you are wondering who to give products to, find a friend with a toddler. They love beauty products and it's great that they go to some use. They will especially love the lime green pencil, even more so when they find out they can draw on their bodies with it!!

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  8. Omg I can't believe that was the sample they couldn't fit in! What a joke XD

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  9. I actually liked my box... then again, I've got cellulite :)
    My products are a little differnt to yours, and my crayons are a bright minty green and a wine colour. After reading lots of reveiws from LHi customers, I've come to the conclusion that if you've been getting the boxes for a few months/year, the novalty obviously wears off and you start to wonder why you pay $15 (soon $20) for products you don't need or want! I've only been signed up since December and being new to sample boxes I've loved pretty much everything in them... that's why I decided to get an annual sub at the discounted price.. I never got a little bag full of goodies, but if they really want to blame the new boxes for the price hike - I can totally deal with getting a plain white shipping box! :)

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  10. Adorable! I like all the product!. I have been using a different make ups for years but I think I will move onto this. Thanks for the tips. I hardly have any time for cute hair these days...



    hair products

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