Thursday, 22 September 2016

Lust Have It - August 2016

Kia Ora!

It's that time of the month again. I know I've only really been doing Lust Have It unboxings recently, but I have a good reason, I promise! I'm about to head off on my honeymoon - to Europe! I've been crazy with planning the trip, the wedding, and coping with a new job. So I'm sorry about the infrequency of my posts recently, but I have lots planned for January (after my life settles down a little bit). Anyway, check out what was in the August box (which was a little late getting to me because of the Trans-Tasman journey, and the fact that NZ Post only delivers a few days a week now).

Lust Have It* is a monthly subscription, which costs $19.95 (AUD) plus shipping, and you get 5-6 products/samples. It ships to Australia and New Zealand, and is usually with you by the end of the month - although it often takes a little longer to reach New Zealand.

You can use coupon code IFORAYS1 for $10 off your first box! 

Mystery Item - The Cosmetic Kitchen Clay Mask
RRP: $39.95

Another mystery item - but I love face masks so I'm really happy to see this in my bag. Apparently you mix the powder with avocado and apply to face. I'm probably not going to use avocado (as I'd rather eat it than put it on my face), but I'll certainly have fun using this on my face!

The only sad thing about this product is that it was popped when I received it. That meant powder everywhere (which to be honest wasn't as bad a liquid product to clean up), but I've also lost at least half the product. Boo! 

Baimeni Eye & Face Serum with Hyaluronic Acid
Sample size - RRP: $2.50

The  card says this is a full size (which it's clearly not at 3ml), but on their Facebook Lust Have It has clarified that that was a typo. I mean, it happens. Otherwise, this is a pretty neat product. It's awkward packaging, and won't last very long but I like the looks of the product itself. Hyaluranic acid stimulates moisture in the skin, encouraging it to become more hydrated - and we can all use that! So I'll give this a go (but not until after my wedding in December - don't want to mess with my current skincare routine after all).  

Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick - Mocha
RRP: $27

I've heard some great things about this brand, and this lipstick has me swooning! It's fantastic! I not only LOVE the colour, but the formula is pretty neat too. I have applied it before work a few times this week, and I still have full colour at lunchtime. It lasts through several cups of tea, plenty of talking, and light eating. It doesn't generally last through lunch, but a piece of fruit or a few crackers won't make it wear off. I'm officially in love, and am so grateful this was in my box!

Manna Kadar Radiance Split Pan Bronzer and Highlighter Duo
RRP: $28

Honestly, this isn't something I'll use. My minimal approach to makeup (and lack of skills at applying it) means I won't even think about using this. However, it will make for a nice present to my sister-in-law - so she can look forward to seeing this one at Christmas!

Gosh Mineral Colour Pigments - Pink Melon
RRP: $14

I really love this colour! I think it's a great everyday shade, and I can't wait to start using it. I've been neglecting eyeshadow recently as I've run out of primer for my lids. If I don't use a primer the eyeshadow has disappeared by lunch because of the oil field that appears out of my eyelids, so I'll hold off on using this until I get a new primer (any recommendations for good ones please let me know in the comments). 

Swatches: Ofra lipstick (Mocha) and Gosh colour pigment (Pink Melon)
Total value of the bag: $111.45

I think this is a pretty great birthday bag! It's got 4 products I quite like, and only one that I won't use. The value is great too! I'm particularly grateful to have received the Ofra lipstick, and I know I'll get great usage out of it!

What did you think of the bag? Hit or miss?

Don't forget that if you want to sign up to Lust Have It, you can use coupon code IFORAYS1 for $10 off your first box!

Until next time ...

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