So the August box has rolled around and I am quite excited!
Now for those of you who aren't aware, Lust Have It is an Australian subscription service where you receive a mixed box of samples and full sized skincare and beauty related products. It's current price is $19.95, or they do deals when purchasing 3, 6 or 12 months at a time.
The August box theme is "Celebration" and there are quite a few things to celebrate in this months box. One thing I am very happy to note is that I haven't tried any of these products before, nor received them in previous Lust Have It boxes (thank you!!). I'm sure this excites me more than it really sure, but I do enjoy the thrill of trying out new products and seeing how they perform.
So what did I receive this month?
RRP: AUD$29.95 for 30ml
Now a liquid highlighter is something I really enjoy. Not only are they great for pinpoint highlighting (think cheekbones, eyebrow bone, cupids bow etc.), but they are also particularly handy when you want to add some luminosity to your foundation. I received mine in 200 Pink Light, which is a sort of light pale pink that gives a sheen to the skin. It isn't strongly scented and a little goes a long way. I would definitely use it sparingly when adding to foundation, as otherwise you'll risk looking like a Edward Cullen in the sun.
RRP: AUD $25.95 for 30ml
Another product offering from Revlon is the YouTube raved about Nearly Naked Foundation. What I liked out the samples we received were that there were 4 shades offered, so you could *hopefully* find a close match, or as I will be because I'm super pale, be trying out the consistency, smell, feel, blend-ability and overall first impression of the foundation. Obviously with the small samples you can't fully test out the foundation, which is a bit of a downer, but you can get a feel for what the foundation is offering. Now what this is supposed to be offering is light liquid foundation that blends seamlessly with the skin for give a fresh, flawless finish... we shall see...
RRP: Shampoo - AUD$ 28.95 for 300ml; Conditioner - AUD $28.95 for 250ml
This offering from KMS promises to increase manageability and pliability when heat styling and to also hold styles in. As I have fine thin hair, I often find that once I style my hair it will quickly flatten out to where I started. So I'm looking forward to trying this shampoo to see how this product really works, although the sample I received is just for the Shampoo and not the conditioner as well, I guess I will see how it performs. It's also hard to gauge how a sample lasting one, possibly two washes will really impact on my hair and styling, but I guess I will find out!
KMS - California Free Shape Hot Flex Spray (Sample - 30ml)
RRP: AUD $31.95 for 200ml
Now with this next product being from the same range as the shampoo offering from KMS, it's promising very similar things. However, it also says it gives you "unlimited heat styling without damage". I'm not to sure this is possible? There has to be a limit to heat styling? Well I plan on at least trying it out with my normal heat styling and am not going to push it to it's limits.. but let me know if you do and how you go!
SinFulColours - Nail Enamel (Full Size) - 323 Feeling Great
RRP: AUD $4.95 for 15ml
Now I never think I can have enough nail polish in my collection and this lovely pinky red will fit right in. I haven't used any nail enamels from Sinfulcolours, so I'm looking forward to see how long it lasts chip free and also the opacity and pigmentation of the enamel.
Lush - Skin's Shangri La - (Sample - 10g)
RRP: AUD $54.95 for 45g
I quite enjoy trying out new moisturisers and seeing what they can do for my skin. I have wanted to try out some of Lush's facial products for a while now and this will be my first. Obviously the full price is a bit exxy, so this sample is great to see how it works with my skin. On first impression it feels very creamy and moisturisng between my fingers and it has a very pleasant aromatic fragrance.
La Roche Posay - Thermal Spring Water (Sample - 50g)
RRP: AUD $21.95 for 300ml
I have tried a few thermal waters in my time, but never truly reaped the benefits of them. I haven't tried this one in particular, so it will be interesting to see if this is the case as well. In theory it is supposed to sooth sensitive skin, help prevent skin aging and it's also a natural antioxidant, so on paper it sounds great. I will say it feels very cooling on the skin, but that's all I have to say for now..
La Roche Posay - Lipikar Balm ( Sample - 15ml)
RRP: AUD 37.95 for 400ml
The second offering from the french pharmacy brand, La Roche Posay, is a Lipid- replenishing body balm that is said to offer 24hour anti-irritation. It has no scent like the thermal spring water, is non-greasy and sinks quite well into my skin. So as my skin is feeling a bit tight and dry toward the end of winter in Australia, I am looking forward to see how it's moisturisation claims hold up.
All in all, I'm quite chuffed with this months offering. No double ups and also products which I am genuinely interested in trying. So well done Lust Have it for a great August offering and I look forward to September's Box!
Did you receive this months box? How did you like it?
Ellen Rozalia xx