27 November 2013

Lust Have It - November 2013

Is it me or are we getting our Lust Have It boxes later and later each month? At least there was a pretty large range of products included in this month's box...

There were also coupons that were actually worth taking photos off (more on this later)!

Without blabbering on about nothing, I'm going straight into what I received...

1. Mary Kay Relaxing Foot Soak - 88ml
This is sold in a pack with an Energizing Foot Scrub, Soothing Foot Balm and Pedicure Brush/Punice Stone with its handy beauty bag (RRP: $38). I'm not sure if I'll ever use this, as I'm far too lazy when it comes to my feet. The only thing I do is paint my toe nails, and that happens approximately once a fortnight or when I get a new polish and have run out of fingernails to paint. Therefore, I will probably give this away... Kris Kringle? :P (I'm such a tight arse)

2. Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub - 15g (RRP: $9.99 for 150ml)
"Containing micro-fine crushed cocoa beans to gently exfoliate facial skin, this facial scrub removes dead skin cells. It reveals smoother skin and enhances the skin's surface, allowing it to better absorb the daily moisturiser or night cream."

I'm pretty sure I have one of these around somewhere. I think the words "gently exfoliate" in the description throws me off using this exfoliator, as I hate exfoliators that are weak. Having said that, I will probably take this with me to the states next month, as it's handy to have a travel-sized scrub when travelling.

3. Aveda Botanical Kinetics Gel Cleanser - 7ml (RRP: $54.95 for 150ml) and Hydrating Lotion - 7ml (RRP: $79.95 for 150ml)
Botanical Kinetics Gel Cleanser:  
"This plant-derived gel cleanser foams away impurities, helps normalise skin and gently dissolves makeup and impurities. Ideal for normal to oily skin."
I'm quite excited to use this! I love that it helps remove makeup, as I know that my usual method of removing makeup through the use of a makeup removing wipe is not always efficient. Therefore, I do rely on my cleanser and Clarisonic to remove any residual makeup. I will be bringing this with me to the states as well!

Botanical Kinetics Hydrating Lotion:
"Protecting from dehydration, this quick-absorbing hydrating lotion contains naturally-derived ingredients that replenishes moisture with a gentle touch. For all skin types."
Someone said to me that sometimes people with oily skin have de-hydrated skin - the skin over produces oil in response to dehydration. However, I'm still really iffy when it comes to using anything that claims to hydrate. But I'm going to put this to the test and see if it really works. Keep an eye out on an empties post for a quick review, as there might not be enough to warrant a full post review.

4. Davroe Wellbeing Treatment Replenish - full size (RRP: $11.95 for 50g)
"This intensive moisture-rich treatment deeply penetrates to help repair, seal and smooth even the most damaged hair. With Australian pure plant botanicals and sunflower ceramides, it restores wellbeing, silkiness and shine to the hair."

I was astonished to learn that this is a full sized conditioner, as it's small compared to its competitors. However, it doesn't exactly break the bank, so I guess it's forgivable.

I just used this today and it smells amazing. I think I probably get about 5-6 uses out of this tube, which isn't very impressive (sorry to bring up its size, but it's just so tiny for a full-sized product!) My hair doesn't feel all that moisturized (nor does it feel super damaged, but I did get a haircut recently). I might have to use it more than once to reap the benefits.

5. Benefit They're Real Mascara - 30g (RRP: $38 for 8.5ml)
"This breakthrough mascara reveals lashes you never knew you had with a specially designed brush that can be used horizontally and vertically. The long-wearing jet-black formula lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts and separates."

This has to be the most exciting product in this month's Lust Have It box. I love Benefit Cosmetics, despite the crazy inflated prices in Australia compared to the states. I also love their Bad Gal lashes, and I have yet to try the They're Real mascara. I think I will be using this next, after I throw out a few more old mascaras.

6. Mary Kay Thinking Of You EDP (RRP: $30 for 29.6ml)
"This fruity floriental fragrance turns a moment into a memory with a scent that captures the emotions that connect us all and makes the perfect gift."

Fruity/floriental is definitely what this perfume smells like. I find this perfume pleasant, but a little too strong (I just wiped it on my wrist two seconds ago, and will report back after I finish this post). It's been about 7 minutes since I wiped the perfume tissue thing on my wrist. It's still quite strong, and I can see me getting a headache from it, which is a shame as it smells quite nice.

7. Lonvitalite C3 Collagen Firming and Moisturizing Facial Mask - 1 piece (RRP: $32 for a pack of 5)
"Supplying collagen, this facial mask mildly seals water in the skin, improves skin luster, fades wrinkles, and promotes the regeneration of damaged cells."

I'm really horrible at using masks. I just don't have the time. Whatever time I have is used on getting lung cancer from re-painting my nails. Therefore, I'm not sure if I'll use this. I'll probably throw this in a box for Kris Kringle ;) :P

There were some photo-worthy coupons here. One from Davroe - purchase a luxe leave in masque and receive a free rebuilder protein reconstructor worth $14.95. One from Benefit - complimentary eye and brow make-upper and a free brow tint when a brow arch wax is purchased (I wish I still worked near Bondi, as there's a brow bar there). A $30 gift card from Hell Fresh. And lastly, a $5 voucher off Lust Have It Fashion & Beauty Box.

So that's it for my Lust Have It November edition box. Overall, I'm quite impressed with the range of products included despite how late I received it. Here's to hoping that Lust Have it sends out December's box earlier, so we get it before the long christmas/new year holiday!

What did you get in your Lust Have It November box? Were you happy with what you received?

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  1. I really hope I get the Benefit mascara in my LHI! box too. Thanks for posting this, I'm totes excited to get my one for this month too. ♥

    1. Crossing my fingers and toes that you get a Benefit mascara in your box! :)

  2. I got the same box! We are definitely getting them later and later, and they are all showing up on my doorstep at once which makes the review process very frustrating! xx

    1. How annoying! I've seen someone who has the exact same box as us with an additional mary kay mascara! Talk about discrimination (although I think she didn't get as many vouchers as us)!

  3. Great products! Thank you so much for review-))


  4. I hate how late the boxes are getting! Next month's will no doubt arrive next year! I love the They're Real Mascara... my HG! I got the Mary Kay brow pencil in place of the Hell Fresh $30 card. :)

    1. I think I'd prefer the brow pencil to the $30 gift card! Lucky you!

  5. This months box looks so good! There were a lot of products but they're all quite quality too which is great and the coupons this month are great as well, esp the Benefit one!!

    1. I agree! I think this month's box is better than last month's!