Sunday, March 27, 2016

LUST HAVE IT!!! Feb box

The February box has been pretty good!

We have a good mix of things in here!  

Be A Bombshell Mascara
Full Size: $21

Nothing wrong with a basic black mascara.  This one has a volumising formula, which is good if you have thin lashes. The brush helps to distribute product onto all the lashes, and it builds up nicely.

One eye with mascara, one eye without mascara.  

My brows just can't be tamed.  

Used the Unani Micellar water from a previous box to remove it - I love how cleanly it comes off with one pass.

Mellow Matte Lipstick - Candy Floss
Full Size: $18

I wore this a couple times when I was going out.  I'm loving the bright barbie pink and love that it's more cool-toned.  

Got a bunch of compliments while I was wearing it.

I expect a matte product to set with a more matte finish than this gives.  It has a semi-matte appearance to me, and isn't transfer-proof like I expect matte lipsticks to be.  

It is a really pretty colour though.

Lanolips Everyday Hand Balm
Full size: $22.95 (50ml)

Gorgeous product.  I love the smell, I love the texture, I love the absorption... there is something about lanolin being so close to human oils that just makes it really effective.

The rose scent is a little strong though - I put it on next to a workmate and she started sneezing because of the smell.  

(No bottle shot?  I left it in a friends car before I got the chance to take photos.  As soon as I get it back, I'll update with a bottle shot!)

The Body Shop Oils of Life Facial Oil
Full size: $54.95 (30ml).  Sample: $12.83 (7ml)

How do you use this?  I put a couple drops into my fingers and dotted it over my face and neck, but it just felt.... weird.  Greasy, oily and shiny.  I tried to rub it in but I just wasn't feeling it.

It smells good though - very soothing and calming.  I think it's the camellia and rosehip.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream
Full Size: $24.95 (50ml).  Sample: $7.49 (15ml)

Ahhh, a cream I can get behind.  It smells good, it feels good, a little goes a long way... 
It absorbed quickly into my skin and left it feeling soft.  Does what it says on the container, so happy with it.

The Body Shop Italian Summer Fig Eau De Toilette
Full Size: $36.95 (50ml).  Sample: $1.11 (1.5ml)

This could go either way.

It smells exactly like figs - which is good if you are really into figs.  
By itself, its ok.  Doesn't overpower, fades out nicely, has a light finish.  
Just don't combine it with ANYTHING else.  

I tried it with the Lanolips hand cream and I smelt like an old lady.
I tried it with a honey based hand cream and it was just too sickly sweet.  

I wonder if moving the perfume to the neck and leaving the lotion on the hands would make a difference, but I think the fig would be too close to my nose and I'd end up hating it.

Still on the fence about this.

Garnier Fructis Full and Luscious Shampoo & Conditioner
Full Size: $5.95 (250ml).  Sample: 10ml ($0.23)

The only good use of foil packets like these is to put them into a travel bag.  They're good for an weekend trip somewhere or taking in your handbag if you know you're not going to be home for a few days.  

Total cost of the box:  $19.95.
Total value this month:  $83.84

Totally worth it.

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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Lust Have It January box!

Woop Woop!!!

Here we go!

Unani Micellar Water
Full Size: $22.50 (200ml)

Mmmm.  It smells good, like sweet roses.

Doesn't sting or irritate my skin, and gets all the product off in a few quick swipes.  Dries feeling soft and clean on the skin.

One day I'll have to do a comparison between all the micellar waters I've had before!

Hikari Blush - Sunkissed
Full Size: $21

This colour isn't great for me.  It's literally the same colour as my skin, so if I apply it, I only see the shimmer, no real colour.

I will keep it and find a way to use it - maybe as a highlight or as a base for an eyeshadow look.

Hikari Lip Crayon - Amore
Full Size: $18

I love this colour.  I think I just have a thing for a good red lippy.

I wore it with my Ariel costume, and I reapplied whenever it started to feel a little dry.  Lasted most of the day with no issues except when eating/drinking.

Skinyoga Almond Orange Face Scrub
Full Size: $24 (50gm).  Sample: $2.40 (5gm)

It smells interesting!  The texture is lovely and my skin feels so much nicer afterwards.  I like that you start using it as a cleanser, and then you leave it on for 15 minutes before rinsing.

Skinyoga Sandalwood Saffron Face Mask
Full Size $24 (50g).  Sample: $2.40 (5gm)

I haven't used the mask yet.  It has a very earthy scent and if it's anything like the face scrub, it will be really gorgeous.  Not sure if the texture is right because my cork was broken.

 All in all, this box was OK.

Only three brands featured instead of the usual 4 or 5.

Total cost of box:  $19.99
Total value of January box:  $66.30

Thanks Lust Have It for another month of makeup!

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