Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Lust Have It! October bag

It's that time of the month again!

No, not THAT time...

... Lust Have It time!

Todays box is an organic/cruelty free box.  It has a full face of makeup in it (excluding foundation etc) so you could open it, use the products and head out for the night, then come home, use the rest of the box and have a great sleep.

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse
Multipurpose dry oil.  
Full Size: $24.95 / 50ml, $39.95 / 100ml.  Sample: $3.95 (10ml)

I don't know what they mean by dry oil, but it seems wet...  Maybe it just absorbs quickly?
I'll tell you what though, it smells sooooo good.  It contains 6 plant oils: Macadamia, Hazelnut, Borage, Sweet Almond, Camellia and St Johns Wort.


Colour by TBN - A kiss is still a kiss.
Full Size: $3.50

This colour is interesting. It reads a brown/reddish shade on the stick, and the cap is a darker tone than the actual colour.

But the swatches are more... pinky/orange tan.  

I would of loved for the colour to be more like the cap colour and less like a pale skin tone.

So Susan Intense Eye Shadow
Full Size: $35.  (But I checked the website to see if there was a name for the palette or the colours, and found that it was on clearance for $29.96 , so if you really want it, get it cheaper from the website before it sells out!)

They only have the one colour option.  It has gorgeous payoff.  The colours are smooth and silky, and I could see myself wearing these.  I'm loving that dark purple/blue/grey in the lower left corner.

Inika Black Khol Pencil
Full Size: $29

It reminds me a lot of the Eye Of Horus packaging - gold and black and slightly Egyptian text.

A nice liner.  It's smoother than a typical black pencil liner.  Very similar feel to the LA Colour Gel liners.  It is pretty gorgeous though.

Glamourflage Awesome Eva Eyemask

How gorgeous!  I've got a tonne of eye masks (the seem to be the "bonus" gift from a lot of sample/subscription boxes) but I never use them.  I always keep them in case I'm gonna go travelling somewhere and want to sleep on the trip.

The description is hilarious.

Perfect for a nap in a hammock.  Modelled by my lovely sister.  

Montagne Jeunesse Clay Mask
Full size: $4.99

These are pretty popular.  I think I have, from memory, 8 of these just sitting around waiting for me to use them.

This one has a fabric liner made from bamboo so that it apparently is "mess free".  It's meant to take around 10 mins to do its magic.

My suggestion:  Get a hair mask, a foot soak and this going at the same time.  Jump in the shower to cleanse your face and shampoo your hair first, jump out, wrap yourself in a snuggly robe, put your feet in a foot soak (also available from these guys), stick a moisturising hair treatment in your hair and apply this to your face.  10 mins later, jump back in the shower and rinse off.  You'll feel so much better for it.

So that was my Lust Have It box for this month.  
They're $19.99 from the website, and the value of the products far outweighs the cost of the box.  
Total value this month: $84.39.

Thanks Lust Have It.  

As an affiliate for LHI, I get these for free.  I totally recommend buying them though.  I've had consistent quality from them, much moreso than Goodiebox or Samplebar, and its on par with Violet Box.
When I get my code for point/money off/sign up, I'll let you know.  I'm still waiting.  

Monday, November 17, 2014

Tis the Season for Julep

The colours for this season are a really stunning range of dusty pastels and dark tones.

In honor of this, I’ve done a very simple but very elegant mani based on the nail polish colors picked by Julep.

I started with a base of Jordana Garlic Growth, then painted half the nail with a base colour.  The blue is Maybelline Party Blue (Kiki) and the pink is Sinful Colours Heartfelt (Shari).  

On top of this, I did a chevron of Color Club Miss Bliss (Shari) and Over The Moon (Kiki).  

The last polish is Maybelline Charming Cobalt (Isla), a deep dark shade.

To top it off, I attached pearls with a fast-dry top coat.

Julep doesn't yet ship to NZ, but when they do, I'm for sure going to grab some of their awesome colours!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Winterise your nails with Julep

I have a special post today!

It's coming into summer here, but these tips are totally still relevant.  Even moreso with winter turning into spring, everyone needs to take a moment to condition and repair their hands.

Because Julep doesn't ship internationally yet, you can swap the cuticle remover for Manicare Cuticle Remover, the Oxygen Nail Treatment for Manicare Intensive Nail Hardener and the Mighty Nail & Cuticle Serum for Manicare Cuticle Oil

Once you've taken the steps to make your nails gorgeous, you need a winter themed mani!