August Lust Have It / July Lust Have It Review

Well, this is it guys. This is the month that I finally gave up and unsubscribed from Lust Have It. It was the combination of a few things that contributed to my decision, but I have to admit I was expecting a little bit more from the ‘birthday month box’ than what arrived on my doorstep. Included in the August box were: tanGo Tanning Glove $29.95, Bed Head Glaze Haze Smoothing Serum $25.95 for 50ml, Shiseido Lipstick $43.00 for 4.5g, Marc Jacobs DOT Fragrance $160 for 100ml, Wet n Wild Nail Polish $14.95 and Pure Fiji Orange Blossom Exotic Bath & Body Oil $34.95 for 236ml. As for my review of the July box, well I didn’t bother using any of the products… I guess that says it all? So long, Lust Have It!

July Lust Have It / June Lust Have It Review

Again, the Lust Have It Box came closer to the end of the month than anywhere remotely close to the beginning. I’ve noticed that a few unsatisfied customers have been tweeting at Lust Have It to complain about this, and I’m curious to see if they’ll take this feedback on board in the future. They’ve stopped including so much paper waste in the box itself, so that’s something. My first thoughts on this month’s box were: “Meh”, and looking at it again now I’m still not very excited about it.

Included in the July Box were: Baby Foot $29.95 per pack (those of you that know me well could imagine my reaction to the card that came with this product showing people with disgusting flaky feet – NO THANKS.), Mirenesse Velvet Lip Lift Moisture Shine $39.95 for 4.5g (I wonder if these were leftover from the last time they included them in the box?), Avene Cold Cream $35.95 for 400ml, Avene Rich Compensating Cream $57.95 for 50ml, Avene Eluage Firming Gel $30 for 15ml and Matrix Mix In Shine $20.95 for 89ml.

What did I think of the June Box?

LonVitalie 24K Active Golden Yulan Oil Facial Mask & 24k Active Gold Full Eye Mask – I haven’t had a chance to try either of these out yet, but I’m planning on giving them a go soon. I like sheet face masks in general, so I have high hopes for these.

Batiste Blush Dry Shampoo – I’ve used the Batiste Dry Shampoo in the past, but not in the Blush scent. I really don’t like the smell of this product, and the bad thing is that the scent doesn’t fade once you’ve applied the product to your hair.

b Collection by Bloom Shade & Line 3 in 1 – This was probably my favourite item from the July box and I’ve used it nearly every day since receiving it. The shade I received was St Mark’s Square, which is a really gorgeous black/purple colour that gives the drama of a black eyeliner but with a hint of purple that looks great on green eyes. It lasted well on my lids and I would consider repurchasing this product in the future.

Marc Jacobs Lola Fragrance – I’d received a sample of this fragrance in a Lust Have It box before and enjoyed it, but it’s not something I’d buy a full sized version of for myself.

Chloe L’Eau de Chloe Fragrance – I liked this but again it’s not something I’d buy for myself. My best friend loves rose scented fragrances so I ended up giving her the sample to try after I used it once on myself. It’s just a touch too floral for me.

June Lust Have It / May Lust Have It Review

My June Lust Have It Box only just made it to my door before the month ended, which is why this post is so late. Included in the June Box were: LonVitalie 24K Active Golden Yulan Oil Facial Mask $59 per 5 pack, LonVitalie 24k Active Gold Full Eye Mask $45 per 5 pack, Batiste Blush Dry Shampoo $9.95 for 150ml, b Collection by Bloom Shade & Line 3 in 1 $19.95 (this is a full size product, and mine is in the shade ‘St Mark’s Square’), Marc Jacobs Lola Fragrance $120 for 50ml, Chloe L’Eau de Chloe Fragrance $80 for 30ml. Overall I’m happy with this month’s box, I just wish it had come a little earlier in the month. And I’m a bit tired of fragrance samples to be honest. Especially when they’re repeats.

What did I think of the May box?

Evo The Therapist Calming Shampoo & Conditioner – I really liked this duo. The scent of both of the products was slightly overwhelming to begin with (they smell a heck of a lot like men’s aftershave) but after the first wash I didn’t mind it so much. My hair felt soft, moisturised and nicely zen after each wash.

LUSH Dirty Soap – Ugh, this soap. The spearmint smell was so overpowering that it was banished to the laundry room. I don’t think I would ever wash my body with this soap because frankly, it stinks.

Nicole OPI Nail Polish – I haven’t had a chance to try this out because I wear glitter nail polish once in a blue moon and mostly because it’s such a pain in the butt to remove. The colour of this looks really pretty though, so no doubt I will wear (and enjoy) it at some stage in the future.

ModelCo Lip Gloss in Striptease – I really like this lip gloss. The colour is sheer enough to be worn on it’s own or over a brighter lipstick just for a bit of glossy shine. It lasted quite well on the lips and I recall not having to reapply for at least 5 hours the last time I wore it. It also smells like yummy lollies, so that is an added bonus. I would definitely consider buying more shades from this range in the future.

Bioderma Crealine – This was probably the product that I was most excited to try out in May’s Lust Have It Box and I wasn’t disappointed. Having said that, I wasn’t really blown away by it either. I am sitting on the fence with this one (for now).

Calvin Klein Sheer Beauty Perfume – I was pleasantly surprised by this fragrance. It’s light and summery and reminds me a bit of Chanel Chance. It’s probably not something that I would purchase for myself, but I enjoyed having the opportunity to try it out.

‘Lust Have It’ May 2012

Another month down, another subscription box arriving at my door. I was quite pleased with what was in the Lust Have It box this month, as there are a few products that I know I’ll be getting a lot of use out of. The products for the month of May were: ModelCo Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in Strip Tease $22 average (I believe there were a variety of lip products sent out, so box to box will differ – I am really happy with the colour I was sent and I know I will get a lot of wear out of this), evo The Therapist Calming Shampoo & Conditioner $29.95 for 300ml (I am a huge fan of evo products, so I’m really excited to try these out), Bioderma Crealine H20 Makeup Remover $39.95 for 250ml (I am super excited to finally try this cult favourite), Calvin Klein Sheer Beauty Perfume $80 for 50ml, LUSH Dirty Soap $6.95 for 100g (the other option was the ‘Lust’ soap, I guess they alternated the two in different boxes), Caron Laboratories Bump eRaiser Medi Paste $16.95 for 30ml and Nicole by OPI Nail Polish $14.95 for 15ml (colours must have varied between boxes, and I am really happy with the colour that I got). All in all I am pleased with the contents of this month’s box, and it is definitely value for money considering that the ModelCo gloss alone is worth $22. What do you think? Were you happy with this month’s box, or would this be enough to entice you to subscribe?

‘Lust Have It’ April 2012

The down side to living in WA is the fact that we seem to get everything last. Apparently this also includes deluxe sample subscription boxes because by the time my Lust Have It box arrives every month I’ve usually already gone and ruined the surprise for myself by reading about the contents on someone else’s blog (usually this one). Contained in April’s box were: emerginC Kombucha Cleanser $44 for 120ml, emerginC Phytocell Detox Mask $65 for 50ml, emerginC Phytocell Moisturiser $105 for 50ml, I Nuovi Glitterati Cosmetic Glitter (my inner 13 year old is dying to wear this with some butterfly hair clips to a screening of Titanic 3D, but as I am actually 27 years old I think I’ll give it a miss) $19.95 for 2.5g, De Lorenzo Elements Ocean Mist Sea Salt Styling Spray $23.95 for 195ml, True Solutions All Day Tinted Moisturising Cream SPF 30+ $60 for 100ml & Spa Fresh Blends Romantic Discovery Bathing Ritual $15.95 for 250 ml. All up I’m not that excited about any of the products, though the “bathing ritual” smells really nice so I know I’ll get usage out of that. Value for money wise this was a good month. I mean, on top of everything else I got $19.95 worth of body glitter!!! Score.