Wednesday, July 30, 2014

July 2014 Lust Have It Review!

Hi lovelies,

Apologies for having two subscription box posts one after the other, I usually try to space these out a bit but they arrived so close together that I thought you might want to see it ASAP! Fortunately, this box (or is that bag) arrived in time, unlike the June box! The packaging has changed from the clear, plastic makeup bag we received last month to this gorgeous pink mesh bag, which I actually prefer!

July 2014 Lust Have It Box

Here's what I received in my July box:

MARSK Mineral Eyeshadow in Black Comedy (full sized)

La Mav Organic BB Creme (full sized)

Ardell Self-Adhesive Lashes in 109S (full sized)

Designer Brands Nail Polish in Shimmer 136 (full sized)

Aveda Botanical Kinetics Gel Cleanser (sample sized)

All in all, not too bad a box with four full sized items! Let's take a look at the photos:

July 2014 Lust Have It Box.
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MARSK eye shadow in Black Comedy and La Mav organic BB Creme.
Aveda Botanical Kinetics Gel Cleanser, Designer Brands Shimmer polish and Ardell Self-Adhesive lashes in 109S.

So, what did I think of this box? I love it! I'm really intrigued by that organic BB creme. I spent a while turning the box over, trying to figure out what the shade was, because I couldn't believe that the one shade would fit all skin tones, from the most pale to the most tanned! It does look quite dark when it comes out, which means it may not suit the fairer skintones. I swatched a little on my hand and it seemed to blend in nicely, with a lovely texture. I haven't had a chance to use it on my face yet but I certainly plan to tomorrow, so if anyone would like to see a review, let me know in the comments.

I had mixed feelings about the MARSK eyeshadow as loose shadows can be really messy to work with. I received a plain black, but there's also a gold one as an alternative. LHI posted a quiz on the Facebook site asking subscribers to choose which shade they would've liked, but I somehow missed that! I might experiment with this to see if I can make it work with a smokey eye.

Swatches of the shadow and the BB Creme are below. I've actually blended the BB creme out next to the heavy swatch, and it worked quite nicely into my skin.

Swatches L-R: MARSK eyeshadow in Black Comedy, La Mav BB Creme (swatched heavily and then blended in).

As my long time readers will know, I'm a polish fanatic, so I'm always happy to receive a new one. This one looks like it might be a wee bit hard to remove, thanks to the glittery finish, but I'll be happy to give it a go at some point. I also love Ardell lashes so I'm happy they were in this box, I might just have to give them a go one day soon in a new makeup look!

Last but not least, the Aveda gel cleanser sample. I already have this from another subscription box I received previously; I actually used it just this past weekend when I was on a short weekend trip away with my friend! I quite like it so I don't mind receiving it again.

Overall, well pleased with the contents of this box. What did you think, lovelies? Would you have been happy with this box?

Much love,

Note: These products were kindly provided for editorial consideration. This has not affected my opinion in any way. For more information, please refer to my Disclosure Policy.


  1. It's times like this that I am insanely jealous that I am not subscribed to LHI. I want this box!! or mesh bag. I love the mesh bag, it is super cute. And everything that LHI as sent to sample this month looks awesome.

    1. Hey lovely! Aw, the bag is gorgeous, isn't it?!

      I really liked the samples this month. :)

  2. My favourite is definitely the bag (suprise surprise) and the Aveda sample xxx

  3. Agreed. It is times like this that i regret not buying it. sigh!

    1. Aw, sorry to hear you missed out. Box envy is a tough one, you often only find out what's in it once they're sold out!

  4. This one sounds really nice! I'm still peeved at LHI due to their terrible customer service though, so sadly I can't see myself going back to them :(
    But at least it looks like they've upped their game! xx

  5. It looks like it would be fun getting these boxes sent out to you.
    Love that little pink mesh bag. So cute. :-)

    1. It's definitely a little treat getting something other than boring old bills! :)


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