Welcome to the September LHI review! Now, if you've been following me for a while, you're probably wondering where the July and August LHI reviews are...well, the truth is I didn't do them! I was planning to but firstly my boxes came quite late and then I got really busy, so I never ended up doing them. Also, I think the excitement is waning slightly as I'm not as excited by the boxes as I used to be, but more on that later...
The August LHI box (the anniversary box since it had been twelve months since they launched) arrived in a pretty white box, instead of the coloured bags they had done previously, so I was a little surprised when I opened this month's September box to find a gorgeous silver bag with goodies from the Luxe and Luscious range (there are three all together, with the other two being Fun and Flirty & Bold and Beautiful). Here's what I received inside:
Aum Gentle Facial Foam Cleanser (sample)
YSL Opium Vapeurs De Parfum (sample)
Davroe Colour Senses Ends Repair (sample)
Morrissey Hand and Body Balm (sample)
Mirenesse Ace of Base (sample)
There was also a box of pretty pearl stud earrings from Style Rocks that annual subscribers received last month. Understandably, us long-term monthly subscribers who had been with them from the start felt a little short-changed, and after being inundated with feedback, LHI decided to upgrade all monthly subscribers to a VIP membership and included the earrings with this month's box for those who missed out.
On to the photographs;
|September LHI Box - Silver!|
|All ze goodies.|
|(Click for pricing and more details)|
|L-R: Mirenesse concealer, Davroe Ends Repair,|
Opium VdP perfume sample, Morrissey body/hand balm &
pearl stud earrings.
|L-R: Concealer, Davroe ends repairs and|
|L-R: Opium perfume sample and the cute Morrissey body balm.|
|Pearl stud earrings from Style Rocks |
(along with 25% off code)
|The pearl stud earrings to celebrate LHI's 1st anniversary.|
So what did I think of this month's box? Well, I've never tried Aum before so I'm quite interested in seeing how well this cleanser shapes up. I also like the sound of that Morrissey lotion, as it contains blood orange and lime extracts, and I love citrusy scents! I'm actually planning on slathering it on immediately after my hot shower today (which I'll be taking as soon as I finish this post)!
I've tried a few Davroe products now, all of which were in the last few boxes, so it will be interesting to try yet another one. So far I've liked but not especially loved the other Davroe products I've tried. I'm not especially enamoured of that Mirenesse concealer, I do like most of their makeup but I think this will be quite unsuitable for my skintone, so I'm going to send it to a good home by giving it away.
That brings us to the last sample, the perfume vial. I love perfume samples so I'm always happy to receive more, particularly when it's not due to launch on Australian shores till October! I love when I get to trial something before the rest of Australia does! I have seen numerous complaints from other subscribers about perfume samples, with the explanation that they could get it for free from Myer/David Jones. Well, the thing is, you can try but you won't always be given the samples as they might not have it or they might not choose to hand them out. Furthermore, this is a perfume sample delivered right to your door that hasn't even been launched yet, so I'm quite pleased with this addition to my box. I do enjoy popping them in my bag for when I head out with just a clutch purse, it makes it so easy to touch up on the go. I've already spritzed some on my wrist and although it is a little mature/heavy than what I'd ordinarily wear, I do like the scent and I think it will go nicely for wearing out at night.
Last but not least, we got a voucher for a free styling product from Davroe, a voucher for $10 off Aum products when purchased at Myer (when purchasing two or more Aum products) and a voucher for a free makeover at YSL, which I'm quite keen on as I'd love to try more YSL products (we all know how much I love makeovers as they are not only fun but a great way to test out a product before purchasing and a chance to learn more about a brand).
Verdict? I quite liked this box and will probably use most of the samples (barring the Mirenesse concealer). I do think it's good value for money and I am pleased to try most of these samples, the only problem is I'm getting overrun with samples I haven't had a chance to use yet and rapidly running out of storage room! I'm also quite excited that we got a free makeover in this month's box!
What did you think, lovelies? Did you get a different box? Were you happy with yours?