It's that time of the month again, LHI review time! I actually received my box yesterday but I'm a bit tardy with this post as I've been suffering a killer headache. I spent most of today in bed (probably a good thing as the weather outside is INSANE - cold, wet and with crazy winds), and I'm feeling much better now, so I thought I'd share my review on this month's box.
|The 'new' Lust Have It collectible box.|
The items from this month's box were packed in a pretty, pale green, collectible floral box with a magnetic lid, and are as follows:
BioElixia Bodyshaper cellulite contour creme (full sized)
Skindinavia finishing spray (sample, and such a cute one too)
The Natural Source Camouflage colour crayons (2 crayons in maroon and gold - full sized)
DeLorenzo treaments equilibrium deep conditioning hair masque (sample)
Ocean Essence gold eye cream (full sized)
There was also a little pink heart shaped lolly and a Bioderma Atoderm sample which had been missing from my February LHI Box.
On to the photos:
|Lust Have It March 2013 VIP Box.|
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|Lust Have It March 2013 VIP Box.|
|L-R: Ocean Essence Gold eye cream, DeLorenzo hair masque,|
BioElixia cellulite cream, and Bioderma Atoderm sample.
|L-R: The Natural Source Camouflage Crayons in #37 and #3,|
Skindinavia finishing spray, and pink lollipop.
So what did I think of this month's box? I actually already own the BioElixia cellulite cream which I won off their Facebook page (back when they were just called Elixia), thanks to a competition they held with my gorgeous friend Ling from The Best Beauty Blog, but I have yet to use it! I think it's a sign that I need to start, I'm far too lazy with moisturising! The Skindinavia setting spray is actually the item I'm most excited about, I love setting sprays and this one has been one that I've been longing to try, I also love the cute little bottle!
I was quite interested to see the two Natural Source Camouflage crayons, particularly when I saw the gorgeous arrays of colours available, but a bit disappointed with the colours I received (I believe these are #37 Purple Plum & #3 Bronze). Purple Plum would be perfect for use as an oxblood lip liner, but I seldom use such shades as they look quite vampy/goth on me (I know this because I tried it last night). I might use it for an eye makeup look (stay tuned). Bronze, which is more of a gold shade, practically disappears on me, so I think I will give this shade away. I find it interesting that these crayons can be used anywhere on the face, but I do find the quality a little unimpressive, given that the nib on the purple pencil was bent at an odd angle when I tore the seal off. The last four boxes I received (including this one) have all had rather dull shades in them, which I mentioned in my February box review, and I'm really longing for some bright shades for a change!
|L-R: #37 Purple Plum & #3 Bronze|
I'm also quite keen to try the DeLorenzo mask, I'm always looking for new, quick treatments to spoil my hair with, so this is definitely a welcomed product. The eye cream is actually a bonus product in the VIP boxes, I've been thinking that I really need to incorporate an eye cream into my daily routine, so one that's enriched with real gold sounds very luxurious! If you're going to start, you may as well start at the top, right?
VERDICT? I'm quite satisfied with this box, particularly as the Skindinavia setting spray is something I've been dying to try for a while, and as I love deep conditioning mask treatments. The cellulite cream and eye cream are just a bonus, and I will try to get creative with the purple liner. I probably won't use all the discount vouchers in the box, but I'm definitely going to use the 'buy one, get one free' pass to see Warm Bodies, a zombie romantic comedy, which has been on my list of movies to see!
I was debating dropping my subscription because I'm building up quite a mound of unused beauty samples/products, when I received an email last week from Lust Have It promising bigger and better things...
"This year we'll be getting more international brands, more premium brands, more salon quality products, more full sized products, more beauty videos, more limited edition collectable boxes, more competitions, more VIP benefits... MORE! MORE! MORE! That's why, when we introduce the new monthly price of $19.95 a month, you will become a part of our newly created "First Generation" group of subscribers, where we're keeping the prices low at just $14.95 a month for the next 6 months."
I have to confess that the lure of bigger and better items has me continuing to subscribe, for now. Also, if you purchase an annual subscription for $160 between now and the end of April, each box drops down to $13.30, which gives you a saving of $80 over the year (enter code ANNUAL to take advantage of this offer). If you'd like to sign up for the first time and receive your box for $14.95, enter code FRIEND at checkout (I don't get anything but the satisfaction of helping save you, dear readers, some money).
What did you think of this month's box, lovelies, if you were signed up? Did you get any different products? If you did, leave me a comment so I can see what you got!