My February LHI box just arrived, and so, I thought I should get started on the review! Apologies in advance for the photographs, they always go a bit wonky when I update from the iPad (I'll fix them up when I get home later). Now, if you've been following me for a while, you're probably wondering where the December and January reviews are...well, I'm a bit behind as I only just got back this week, so I will probably do mini-reviews of them a bit later (please stay tuned)!
All subscribers received a newsletter a few days ago indicating that our boxes had been dispatched, but as this Valentine's Day box had 3 full sized products in it, it was found to be too big/heavy to fit into the new collectible packaging, and had to be sent in a simple white box. One sample was also left out and would be sent in next month's box instead. While it was nice of them to let us know, I actually had an item each missing from the Dec AND Jan boxes respectively! I emailed customer service and Jo was kind enough to reply stating that it would be sent to me in the next few days (so stay tuned).
Here's what I found in my February box:
Summer Tan by Mancine - Self Action Tan in Dark (full sized)
Styli-Style L3 Timeless Lipstick (full sized)
The Natural Source Camouflage Colour Nail Lacquers (full sized)
Lon Vitalite C9 Moisturising Hand Mask (1 pair)
The missing item was the Bioderma Atoderm Cream.
Now, on to the photos:
So what did I think of this month's box? Frankly, I'm a bit disappointed. I really can't use yet another tanning product, particularly when my profile already indicates that I have medium to dark skin. The long wear lipstick would have interested me if it weren't for the fact that it's really pale and will probably make me look dead. As you can see on the photo below, I've swatched it on my hand and think it would look better on fairer skin, I think a slightly deeper colour would have been more versatile and suited more skintones than this one.
I would ordinarily have been excited about the nail lacquer, as I haven't heard of this brand, particularly as it's supposed to be free of nasties, but the muddy shade is definitely not something that would look good on my skintone. The only product that I would be happy to try is the moisturising hand mask.
Now, I realise that the shades are a bit of a 'lucky dip' and ordinarily, wouldn't be too bothered, but the shades I received in my December and January LHI boxes have all been earthy brown/red-brown tones, and three similar ones in a row is a bit much to take! While I pride myself on wearing most shades and always being happy to experiment, it's a little disappointing when three boxes in a row have dull shades.
Verdict? I'm not very happy with this month's box, and I find it a bit disappointing. I have actually been contemplating dropping my subscription as I'm overrun with samples at the moment, and storage is rapidly becoming an issue. While I do love LHI on the whole, this month's box isn't doing much to sway my thought processes on dropping my subscription.
What did you think, lovelies? Did you get a different box? Were you happy with yours?
I'm actually happy to give the tanning product away to a new home (if anyone is willing to pay for postage).