27 March 2014

Lust Have It - March 2014

This is the last box of my yearly Lust Have It subscription. I have not re-subscribed and probably won't be resubscribing. I'm a bit disappointed at how late Lust Have It has been sending out their monthly boxes. There seem to always be an excuse, and it's just getting old.

There were no boxes this month. Instead, everything was placed in a bubble wrap bag and wrapped with a paper containing information of products in the bag.

I personally don't mind this at all if there were no breakages (and there weren't any). I have a ton of lust have it boxes, and although I'm "recycling" them as storage containers for small items such as nail files, I still have some empty ones that I have no idea what to use them for.

At a glance, I was quite pleased with the products given to me this month. Makeup product, check! Nail polish, check! No stupid sachets (besides recoverlyte, but you can't really package it in anything else), check!

1. Bloom Secret Weapon Concealer Kit in Medium/Dark - full size ($20 for 5.5g)
"This palette of six concealer essentials camouflages dark circles, blemishes and discoloration. The light, creamy formula is a cinch to apply for perfect coverage with a velvety smooth finish."

I was initially annoyed that I received a product that I can't use as it has Medium/Dark shades, however I applied a bit of the "Dark" (or maybe it was deep) shade and it wasn't too bad when blended into bare skin (it's the top right shade). It's surprisingly creamy too. I'm looking forward to trying this!

2. Klara Cosmetics Kiss Proof Lips - 1.2ml (RRP: $29 for 8ml)
"Consisting of 100% pigmentation, Kiss Proof gives you 24 hour long lasting matte lips, full coverage and high voltage shades that make lips pop in 60 seconds. Available in a stunning range of tones, from classic nudes to the hottest notice-me colours, that don't smudge, fade or bleed all day."

Unfortunately, I got a shade that I wouldn't use. This is shade 06 Vintage Burgundy. Pigmentation is fantastic (see swatch below) and lasting power is to die for. I love that it stains, as I hate reapplying makeup throughout the day.

Although it's a gorgeous red, it's not a shade that I'd wear. I only wear nude-pink colours. I think I will be throwing this as a freebie the next time someone buys something from my blog sale, as it's only been swatched on my arm.

I tried removing it with a wet wipe after letting it sit there for about 10 minutes. I scrubbed quite roughly and there still was a visible stain. I'm impressed!

3. Chapstick Strawberry Lip Balm SPF15 - full size (RRP: $4.69 for 4.2g)
"This strawberry flavour lip balm softens and protects for smooth, silky lips every day. It helps heal and prevent dry, chapped lips."

Good ole' chapstick. There's not much to say about chapstick. It's a good product to have, as even the husband can use it when he gets dry lips especially since winter is coming.

4. Aveda Intensive Hydrating Masque - 7ml (RRP: $79.95 for 150ml)
"Oil-free masque that hydrates and cools skin, providing soothing relief from dryness, stress and exposure to the elements. Made with organic aloe, kelp and lavender, it helps to soothe and condition skin while rose water helps one and refresh skin."

I thought this masque was quite interesting, as I was expecting an opaque masque but instead squeezed out a translucent gel that feels cool and refreshing on my skin. It has a soft, subtle herbally smell, which is great if you're like me and aren't into the herbally fragrances that most Aveda products have. Since I don't have dry skin, I'm thinking this might come in handy when my skin reacts to self tanners and flares up in rashes (see rant here).

5. Recoverlyte Tropical Powder - 8g (RRP: $11.95 for 10 sachets)
"Its unique new effervescent powder formulation with a four-way blend of Electrolytes, Vitamins, Minerals and Amino Acids, developed to provide advanced recovery and energy after a late night out. Scientifically developed, Recoverlyte is a tropical flavoured effervescent powder designed to restore the body's natural electrolyte balance and to provide a much needed energy boost when a late night involves lack of sleep, alcohol or vigorous activity."

I giggled when I read "late night... vigorous activity". I don't use powders such as this, so I'm unsure if I'll ever use it. I'm just far too lazy (and always forget) to dissolve a sachet of powder into water.

6. Orly Nail Lacquer - 5.4ml (RRP: $18.95 for 18ml)
"By keeping hot on the heels of the latest trends, ORLY's talented team of colour experts deliver the bright ideas, hot colours and bold textures. ORLY's nail lacquers are all formulated without DBP, Formaldehyde and Toulene."

I LOVE nail polishes! I love this shade that I got, as I enjoy mixing up my nail polishes. This would be fantastic at creating a different look/dimension to creme polishes. I can't wait to use this!

Overall, I'm quite content with this month's Lust Have It "box". However, this isn't enough to make me want to renew my subscription, as there were far too many boxes I wasn't satisfied with over the past 12 months.

What did you receive in your Lust Have It box? Are you happy with what you have received?


  1. I love the colour of that Klara lippie! I already have a brighter red from them, so I'm hoping for the same shade. It looks like a pretty good box!

  2. My klara lipstick changed colours as I applied it on my lips.. it's mauve-ish colour, once applied.. it turned pink O_O

    LilynotLouise | Beauty and Food

  3. The red Klara looks gorgeous! I received a hot pink one, and it's not something I wear either, I'm a nude-lip kinda gal :)

  4. I like the shade of your Klara Lippie mine was Hot Pink..........Jac x0x