I hope you're all well and have had a great Anzac Day. It's been a little overwhelming for me as I had a car accident last night, but fortunately no one was hurt. It was a bit stressful though and I nearly froze waiting on the road for 2 hours while things got sorted out! I won't go into too much detail but do send some positive vibes my way that things get sorted out smoothly with insurance tomorrow!
On to happier news, my April Lust Have It arrived yesterday, packaged in a pretty pale blue floral box. I was initially quite excited until I opened the box to be confronted with...a sandwich bag full of gauze!!! I was pretty confused, but more on that later.
Here's what I found inside:
Pink Tiger Duri Cosmetics nail tools - buffer (full sized) and lint-free gauze (!!!)
Gosh mono shadow #10 light brown (full sized)
Rachel K Mineral Colour Control CC Cream sachets - two of each in Original and Natural (samples)
Remedica Vanilla and Shea body butter (deluxe sample)
Awe Cosmeceuticals Amala Clearing serum (sample)
Goldwell Dualsenses Ultra Volume Conditioner (sample)
There were also some discount cards for purchasing Duri polishes and more Remedica products.
On to the photos:
|April 2013 Lust Have It Box.|
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|Contents of the April 2013 LHI Box.|
(complete with gauze front and centre) :P
|Top: Pink Tiger buffer/gauze samples, Remedica|
body butter, Awe clearing serum, Goldwell Conditioner.
Bottom: Gosh mono shadow in light brown and
Rachel K CC cream sachets.
|Pink Tiger buffer/gauze samples & Remedica body butter.|
|L - R: Goldwell Conditioner. Awe clearing serum, Gosh mono shadow |
in light brown and Rachel K CC cream sachets.
What did I think of this month's box? The gauze was a bit of a surprise, I felt like I was opening a first aid kit instead of a beauty box for a second! While I do think it's a slightly odd inclusion, I'm happy to give them a go and see if they really make a huge difference over my regular Swisspers cotton pads. I'm also happy to receive the buffer as they always come in handy (conincidentally, I just bought a new one from Priceline last week!), and the Awe serum will also be put to good use. I like the idea of the Rachel K CC creams but I do wish we'd received more than 2 small sachets, as they barely contain a couple of applications and sometimes you need more than a couple of tries before you can tell if a product will break you out.
The Remedica body butter smells amazing, so I'm looking forward to using it. I'm a big fan of scented products that add an indulgence to your routine. I actually have heaps of body lotions and butters building up but I'm resolving to be better about moisturising! I am also happy to have received the Goldwell conditioner as I like pampering my hair.
The biggest disappointment, to me, was the Gosh shadow. I love Gosh products and was really sad when the stockist I knew closed down, so I was really excited to see it in my LHI box. The disappointment, though, came from the choice of shade. While it's a pretty neutral that I can probably get good use out of, the makeup products in the last FIVE boxes I've received from LHI have all been pretty uninspiring in terms of colour choices. I understand it's 'luck of the draw' but what are the odds that all the makeup items in the last five boxes have been so uninspiring in terms of colour?! I wouldn't mind one or two, but five is pretty tough! I actually wrote customer service an email about it, so we will see what resolution we come to regarding the issue.
VERDICT? I liked this box, and would have been really excited about it had I received another shade in the Gosh shadow (it's really hard when you keep getting browns/red/neutrals while everyone else gets gorgeous purples, greens and pinks). I also think it was quite good value for money.
What did you think of this month's box? Were you happy with what you got? If you've reviewed it, leave me a link so I can come and check your box out!
Edit: Lust Have It customer service sent me a replacement eyeshadow in a purple shade, which I received three weeks after this post was written.