Monday, April 30, 2012

April Lust Have It Review!

Hey lovelies!

So here's my review of the April Lust Have It box!

You might be wondering why it's a bit later than normal...well, I did get a dispatch notification on the 14th of April, but the box didn't show up until two days ago! Apparently Australia Post 'misplaced' a whole stack of boxes, which was all very odd as some people didn't get theirs while their neighbours did! However, all's well ends well and the boxes have (mostly) got to their recipients. In other news, Lust Have It recently took over Glossybox, and all Glossybox subscribers were transferred to LHI...I really hope this doesn't mean the postage problem is going to become a norm (as that's what constantly happened to my Glossyboxes while I was subscribed to them).

Anyway, on to my box and what I received...LHI have started sending their samples in a bright blue beauty bag. In some ways, this is probably more sustainable, as I can see people reusing the bags. But on the other hand, there's probably a limit to how many bags you can collect, and I don't think plastic is as biodegradable as cardboard, so this could've been a worse step (environmentally wise).

Regardless, here's what I received in my bag this month:

iNuovi Glitteratti (full sized) - I got this in white, it wouldn't have been my pick but I presume it will go well with most shades.

EmerginC trio (samples-Kombucha Cleanser, Phytocell Detox Mask and Phytocell Moisturiser)

DeLorenzo sea salt styling spray (full sized)

True Solutions All Day Tinted Moisturising Cream with SPF30 (deluxe sample)

Spa Fresh Blends Romantic Discovery bath salts (deluxe sample)

On to the photographs:

The new packaging.

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The new blue bag.

A few of the samples inside.

L - R: EmerginC samples, True tinted moisturiser, iNuovi glitter,
SpaFresh bath salts, and DeLorenzo sea salt styling spray.

Well, this box was pretty interesting, the EmerginC samples look quite adorable but I don't think there'll be enough for more than 1-2 applications, which in my experience isn't really long enough to see how your skin is going to react to it. I'm quite keen to try the tinted moisturiser as I'm looking for a new one, but I'm a bit curious as to how the one shade is going to fit all skin tones. It does seem to blend in quite well as I've tried it on my hand, but I'm going to try wearing it tomorrow to work and see how I go.

I'm a bit blasé about the glitter, I might've been more excited to receive another colour but the white is a bit unexciting. I might try wearing it on my nails as I don't want to risk wearing it on my eyelids and having it fall into my eyes, but I might give it a try at some point, possibly after I purchase a glitter primer. I won't be able to use the bath salts as I don't have a bathtub, but I might save it for the next time I go away!

The sea salt spray I have mixed feelings about. I've always wanted to try one but I do have the keratin treatment in my hair at the moment and products containing sodium and sulfates are a big no-no, so it looks like I might have to wait to try this one. Also, I do think it's a slightly odd choice given that we'll be going into winter soon! This seems like it would've perfect for inclusion in one of the spring or summer months! Still, it will come in handy for updos, so I just have to wait a couple of months before I try it.

Verdict? I liked this box but it lacked the wow factor of the March box. I was also a bit disappointed it took so long to arrive, so that might account for my slight lack of enthusiasm, but let's hope that future boxes will be on time!

What did you think of your box, if you received one?

Much love,


  1. I really liked this box actually... I love the sea salt spray as I've been meaning to get one, so I was happy haha! I got gold glitter, and was also thinking about using it on the nails!
    I tried the moisturiser and I like it! I have a bath tub so I'll be using the bath salts!

    As for the mini samples, I agree, I need more than just one application to see if it'll go fine with my skin... but oh well!

  2. I loved my box! Although I did get the gold glitter which is a bit more exciting... Shame about your box being late, hopefully Glossybox joining will only be a positive thing!

  3. I'm still waiting for mine :( Le sigh!!!

  4. Sweetaholic, the gold sounds great!

    Ella, glad you got yours in time and loved it! :)

    Beauty, I hope you've finally got it?


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