31 December 2013

Thank You and Happy New Year to Everyone

As 2013 nears its end, I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to my loyal readers for sticking by my blog, and thank you to all the Companies and PR for the products, news contents, help and support in 2013.

2013 has been the first full calendar year for the Beauty & Lifestyle Hunter, and thanks to you all, it has grown tremendously, and I couldn't have done it without you all – and I have loved every step of the journey. I can’t wait to share 2014 with you all – together I know we can make 2014 an amazing year! 

I hope you will all have a safe and happy 2014.
Take care,

Karina xx

30 December 2013

Product Review: Keeping Safe in the Sun

This year Melbourne has seen one of the worst springs in a very long time. It has been cold and wet. Some days it has felt like the rain has never stopped. Even just the other day it was so cold I had to put the heater on in the house in the morning, that afternoon the sun finally came out and the air conditioner had to go on, and two days later it was again so cold that I had to put the heater on to make sure my baby boy wouldn’t be too cold overnight. But It seems summer has finally arrived here in Melbourne, and this past weekend has been lovely and sunny. Not extremely warm, but just lovely.

My Scandinavian skin is already sufficiently damaged with more pigmentation that I like, so this summer I will do what I can to protect my skin from the sun’s harmful rays and even further skin damaged.


Here’s a run-down of some of the products I’ll be using to keep my family sun-safe this summer;

Ultraceuticals Ultra Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 30+ Mattifying*

Ultraceuticals Ultra Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 30+ Mattifying is a fast-absorbing broad-spectrum sunscreen protecting the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays to help reduce the signs of premature skin ageing, and fighting free radicals.


It contains a blend of moisturising ingredients including shea butter, sodium PCA and panthenol to support the skins lipid barrier function, without clogging the pores or leaving an oily residue.

The Sunscreen has a light fresh scent, and it spreads easily and absorbs quickly into the skin.

Usually sunscreens make my combination skin feeling and looking greasy, and in no time clogs my pores, making my skin feel congested and making it breakout – but this Protective Daily Moisturiser really does leave the skin with a shine free and matte finish, all day long – and without making my skin breaking out! It is perfect on its own, and works brilliantly under makeup as well. I have finally found a sunscreen that agrees with my skin.

The sunscreen from Ultraceuticals comes in an easy to use tube with an airless pump, and it contains a massive 100ml, making it very reasonably priced.

RRP $65 (100ml) – Available from David Jones, Ultraceuticals Online, and select stockists

Banana Boat Sport Clear Spray SPF 50+*

This sunscreen from Banana Boat contains SPF 50+ Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection. It comes in an aerosol can that makes it easy to apply, even on hard to reach areas such as your back, as it sprays in a super fine mist that requires no rubbing. And it absorbs easily into the skin, and it goes on clear too, so no looking like Casper the ghost!


My husband hate the greasy hands he gets after rubbing in sunscreen, so this is perfect for him when he goes off to play baseball – also because it is 4 hours water and sweat resistant, so I can relax knowing that he will be protected throughout the game.  And he likes that it has next to no scent too.

The only negative about this sunscreen is that is not ideal for applying indoors as it does leave a bit of a greasy film on your floor afterwards – so if you do, make sure to put down a towel first!

RRP: $16.49 (175ml) – Available from supermarkets, Priceline, variety stores and selected pharmacies


Nivea Sun Kids Caring Roll On Sun Lotion SPF50*
I don’t plan on getting my five month old baby in the sun this summer – but sometimes you just cannot avoid it – and to make sure that his sensitive skin doesn’t burn – as we all know, you can even burn when you are in the shade!! – I will be relying on the Nivea Sun Kids Caring Roll-On Sun Lotion SPF50. This roll-on sunscreen has been especially designed for kids. It is not only fragrance free, it also contains a mineral active formulation to enhance the skin’s protection against the sun.

The roll-on makes the sunscreen so quick and easy to apply, and the light formula is absorbs quickly into the skin, without leaving a greasy residue. And I love that it is 4 hours water resistant so I know my little boys skin will be protected for longer.

RRP: 10.99 (65ml) – Available from – Available from supermarkets, Priceline, variety stores and selected pharmacies

Invisible Zinc 4 Hour Water Resistant SPF50+*
This sunscreen contains zinc oxide, a micronised natural ingredient that creates a reflective shield on the surface of the skin offering maximum UVA and UVB coverage. The zinc has been micronised to the point that it is no longer visible to the naked eye – unlike other zinc sunscreens, it doesn’t leave the white caster – it is literally Invisible!

The cream has a slightly thick consistency, but it spreads easily, and absorbs into the skin quickly and without leaving the skin feeling greasy – and I love that for use on my face – having combination skin, finding a sunscreen that doesn’t make my skin even greasier on hot summers days, and doesn’t clog up my skin or makes it feel congested, can be a little tricky. I also love that the sunscreen is 4 hour water resistant, so I know that my skin is protected for prolonged stays in the sun, after a dip in the pool or if sweating. I also love that the formula is so gentle that it is suitable for even those with sensitive skin as well as for children.

It has a slightly chemical scent, which however does fade quickly. It comes in an easy to use pump bottle.

RRP: $21.95 (50ml) - Available from department stores, supermarkets, Priceline, variety stores and selected pharmacies

Invisible Zinc Environmental Skin Protector SPF 30+*

This Invisible Zinc ESP Environmental Skin Protector 30+ is a three-in-one antioxidant moisturiser combined with a natural, physical, mineral, zinc sunscreen and anti-pollution formula. It forms an invisible film that functions as a barrier between the skin and the environment. It contains mineral reflectors to deflect UV light and neutralises environmental agents such as pollution, chemicals and smoke. Gotta love such a multi-tasking product!

It comes in an easy to use pump bottle and it has a typical sunscreen scent. The consistency is slightly thick, but is easy to apply and spread onto the skin, although it does take a little while to absorb fully, but once it has, there is no greasy feeling at all. And in spite of being a bit thick, I like how light on my skin, and that it doesn’t make my skin shiny during the day or make my blemish prone skin break out, so it’s as perfect on its own as it is as a base for makeup.

This is a specific facial cream, but I have also been using it on my décolleté, as I am particularly concerned with pigmentation and ageing in the area, and it of course works perfectly for that as well, not staining my clothes.   

RRP: $35 (50ml) - Available from department stores, supermarkets, Priceline, variety stores and selected pharmacies

Nivea Sun Light Feel Everyday Sun Lotion SPF30+*

Nivea Sun Light Feel Everyday Sun Lotion SPF30+ is specially formulated to feel like an everyday body moisturiser. Lightweight moisturising ingredients combined with broad-spectrum SPF30+ UVA and UVB filters create a sunscreen that is lightweight without compromising maximum protection.


As the name suggests, this really is a light lotion that sinks right into the skin to leave skin soft and moisturied. It is non-greasy, and it doesn’t leave a shiny look, yet it leaves the skin feeling velvety soft.

I love that it is non-greasy and absorbs so quickly, as it means that I can get dressed straight away, and it doesn’t stain my clothes either.

It contains vitamin E to keep the skin moisturised and nourished, and it is waterproof for 4 hours. It has a typical sunscreen scent, although it is a more gentle scent than most other sunscreens.

RRP: $10.99 (100ml) – Available from supermarkets, Priceline, variety stores and selected pharmacies

Reef Dry-Touch Sunscreen Lotion SPF30+*

With combination skin, I hate sunscreens that leave my skin feeling greasy or shiny, my skin is shiny enough as it is during the hot and humid summers days.


The Reef Dry Touch SPF 30+ Sunscreen Lotion is as the name suggests, really a dry-touch sunscreen. Once applied to the skin, the light cream, leaves the skin feeling smooth and hydrated with a powdery silky soft finish and touch.

The cream is protects skin against UVA and UVB rays and is water resistant for 4 hours.

Like other Reef sun products, it has the trademark coconut scent, which makes you daydream you’re on a tropical island, and not just in your own backyard!

RRP: $10.99 (150ml) - Available from supermarkets, Priceline, variety stores and selected pharmacies

Hamilton Everyday Face Sunscreen SPF30+ Matte*
Hamilton Suncare Everyday Face Sunscreen SPF30+ is a sheer, matte, lightweight, fragrance-free sunscreen with broad spectrum SPF30+ UVA and UVB protection.

With combination skin prone to breakouts, I am always struggling finding a sunscreen that I can use on my face, but this sunscreen is non-greasy and non-comedogenic, so I don’t need worry that it will make my skin greasier or make it break out.


It has a typical sunscreen scent and light formula with a slight tint, and it absorbs quickly into the skin leaving the skin with a nice dewy matte finish that stays put all day. The tint is slightly greyish, but it more or less disappears once on the skin, although it is still helping even out my skintone, leaving it with a nice sheen, so I feel that on a casual day I don’t even have to wear a tinted moisturiser as well. On the days that I do wear makeup, it works perfectly underneath makeup as well. This sunscreen is truly fantastic for combination, oily and acne prone skin, and best of all, it is an Australian brand!

RRP: $12.95 (75g) – Available from Priceline and pharmacies

Hamilton Everyday Face Daily Defence SPF30+*

This is a light, non-oily sunscreen formulated for the face and neck to provide SPF 30+ broad-spectrum protection. I love that this sunscreen is a 3-in-1 product, a sunscreen, a moisturiser and a tinted moisturiser as well.

The moisturiser has a slight tint, which is available in light, medium and dark, to cater for all skintones. I used the medium tint, which is perfect for my medium neutral skin tone. But in spite of having a tint, it is practically invisible once on the skin, yet it evens out the skintone nicely, hiding any redness, and minor blemishes and pigmentation. And if I do need more coverage, it works perfectly as a primer under makeup too.


It is also very moisturising so no need to apply a moisturiser first, yet it absorbs quickly into the skin leaving it with a matte dewy finish that lasts well into the afternoon.

The sunscreen doesn’t clog up the pores and it is non-comedogenic so it perfect for those greasier skintypes or prone to breakouts.

RRP: $10.95 (50g) - Available from Priceline and pharmacie

Clarins Sunscreen Control Cream For Face SPF30*
As someone who sadly in at the age where I worry at the ageing my skin, I love the Clarins Sunscreen Control Cream For Face SPF30 as it is a high protection sunscreen with anti-aging benefits. It protects the skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays, to prevent the skin from lines and wrinkles with 100-percent mineral UVA/UVB sun filters.

It contains among others Phyto-Sunactyl 2 Complex promotes a more even tan by providing reinforced protection to preserve your skin's youth and beauty, while keeping the sun moisturised to help prevent sun-induced skin aging and promote an even, long-lasting tan.

The sunscreen has a lightweight consistency, and it absorbs quickly into the skin without making it feel greasy. And as someone with combination skin prone to breakouts I love that it is non-comedogenic so it doesn’t make my skin break out.

I love knowing that it protects my skin when I am out in the sun, and I like the added benefit of wrinkle protection. And I love that it has been formulated without sulfates, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, and phthalates.

Reef After Sun & Tan Extender Coconut*

This Reef After Sun & Tan Extender is a light moisturiser designed formulated with bronzing agents and intensive moisturisers including aloe vera.

It is intended to be applied after sun exposure to cool and reduce signs of redness and blotchiness. The moisturisers work to soothe and soften the skin, while the bronzing agent builds on and retains your skin’s summer glow.

The After Sun & Tan Extender has a gel texture and it is easy to apply to the skin. It absorbs quickly, and as it has a bronze tint, you have to work it in to the skin quickly to avoid streaks. After it has absorbed into the skin, it leaves the skin feeling hydrated, and without being greasy, and with a nice bronze glow.

While I am generally not a fan of coconut scented products, I love this multi-tasking product that is caring for my skin after a day in the sun, while working as a gradual tanner as well – and used frequently, it gives my skin such a lovely colour that I don’t have to bake in the sun to achieve it, saving my skin from damage long term.

RRP: $10.50 (150ml) - Available from supermarkets, Priceline, variety stores and selected pharmacies

Sukin Sunless Bronzing Gel*

Now, I have to admit that I am not a frequent user of self-tanner, -with the main reason that I absolutely hate the smell that develops along the tan, but with the summer we’ve so far had in Melbourne, I’ve had to rely on a self-tanner.


And I am loving the new Sunless Bronzing Gel from Sukin. It is suitable for both the face and body, and it contains among others aloe vera to keep my skin hydrated. The actual gel is dark, to give you instant colour, and it also makes it easy to see where you’ve applied it.

The gel is easy to apply, and it absorbs quickly into the skin, and once absorbed it is non-greasy on the skin, so you can get dressed more or less immediately without fearing that you will stain your clothes.

The gel is enriched with lemon myrtle and lime oils, which gives it the most gorgeous citrus scent – my favourite scent, and although a slight scent develops along with the tan, compared to other self-tanners it is very minimal, and best of all is that the lovely citrus scent is strong enough to overpower this scent.  

The tan develops within a few hours, and you end up with a natural looking streak free glow. You can build up the colour by applying daily for a few days until you get the desired colour, but for me one application is sufficient. The tan has a good staying power, lasting for a good 4-5 days, before it naturally fades.

So I have finally found a self-tanner that doesn’t have a horrible scent. It not only gives you a natural grease-free glow, it is also Australian made and owned, and free from all chemical nasties including sulphates, synthetic fragrances or colours, mineral oils or parabens.

RRP: $17.95 (200ml) – Available from Priceline and select pharmacies

So there you have it, these are the products which will help my family stay sun safe this summer..

*These products were kindly provided for consideration, and have been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

What do you think of these products? Have you tried any of them? What is your preferred sunscreen? Do you use the same sunscreen for both face and body?

As always, if you would like a more detailed review of any of the products, do let me know in the comments below.


27 December 2013

Product Review: Best Budget Beauty Buys - December 2013

It has been a while since I did my last Best Beauty Budget Buys – I have simply been busy. Insanely busy. Having a baby, selling your house and looking for a new one has just taken up a lot of my time lately, so I have been a little side tracked. Anyway, here my most recent suggestions for Best Beauty Budget Buys;

Palmolive Heavenly Hands Foaming Hand Wash*

Since Palmolive launched the foaming hand washes in 2012 I have been in love with these. With just a single pump, the liquid transfers into a soft creamy form, that gently washes the hands, without drying them out, and leaving behind a gorgeous scent. And now two new additions have just been launched; Jasmine and Passionfruit. Both smell absolutely amazing and are suitable for the whole family, while the Passionfruit version is also antibacterial, specifically formulated to kill germs, so it is perfect to keep by the kitchen sink.

RRP $3.29 (250mL Pump), and RRP $5.49 (500mL Refill) - available from supermarkets and selected pharmacies.

Schick Intuition Pure Nourishment Shaver*


Summer is upon us, so it’s time to bare the legs, which also means time to defuzz… And for that, the new Schick Intuition Pure Nourishment Shaver is perfect. The shaver has four blades for a close shave, so you don’t have to shave quite as often, and it has a strip with coconut and almond milk at the end of the blade which means that you don’t have to use shave gel, soap or body wash when shaving, which is great as I always run out of my shaving gel, and dry shaving is not a good idea!

The Coconut Milk and Almond Oil strip lathers up when used on wet skin, leaving the skin moisturised and incredibly soft afterwards. The shaver comes with two replacement blades and also a nifty little holder so you can keep it in the shower.

Garnier Fructis Nutri-Repair 3 Miraculous Oil


The last few years I’ve become addicted to hair oils. I use them daily. But some hair oils can be rather expensive – but not this relatively new baby from Garnier. The oil is enriched with argan oil and promises to condition and repair dry, damaged and dull hair, and provide protection from heat styling. I use this oil after I wash my hair to add moisture, after I’ve styled it to get rid of any frizz, and on days I don’t wash it to give my hair added shine. It has a lovely fruity scent, and it very concentrated, just 2-3 pumps is all it takes in my long thick hair, so the generous 150ml bottle will last you a long time. An absolute bargain!

RRP: $11.95 (150ml) – available from Priceline, select pharmacies, and supermarkets

Colour Theory Lipgloss*


Colour Theory is a new brand that has been developed with four simple and low price points, $4, $6, $8 and $10. This lipgloss in the colour Strawberry Sorbet is a pale pink colour that is perfect to use on its own for a casual day time look or it can be used on top of your lipstick as a finishing touch.

It has a nice glossy finish with lovely subtle golden shimmers throughout, yet without being over the top shimmery. It is easy to apply and has a nice moisturising feeling on the lips, without being sticky or tacky. It is available in 8 beautiful shades, and come at an absolute bargain price!

RRP: $8 (3ml) – Available from Amcal and Guardian Pharmacies 

*These products were kindly provided for consideration, and have been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

So there you go, these are my most recent suggestions Best Budget Beauty Buys? Have you tried any of these products? Or keen to?


26 December 2013

Product Review: Violet Box – December Review

I thought that I’d received the last beauty box for the year, but I was wrong as yesterday my postie brought me the lovely surprise of another one, so here are my thoughts on the December edition of the *The Violet Box;

What They Say:
"Violet Box brands promises to every month include 4-6 premium beauty and lifestyle samples from well-known and trusted Australian beauty brands as well as exciting new International brands, one in particular is a revolutionary product currently trending in New York and has been featured in Vogue and on the Today Show!"

RRP: You can subscribe to Violet Box for:

  • 1 month – $22.95
  • 3 months - $66.00
  • 6 months - $130.00
  • 12 months - $250.00
What I Say:

As usual, the December edition of the Violet Box comes in a narrower sized black matte box, which closes with a magnetic closure and a purple ribbon. I love the simplicity of the black boxes, and find them very useful to store other items such as jewellery, makeup samples and other knickknacks.

This is what was in the December Violet Box…

The first thing I saw when I opened the box was a little note with an apology saying that unfortunately the planned Jelly Pong Pong Wide Awake Palette that was supposed to have been included on the box, and which was mentioned on the product card, unfortunately had been damaged during the transit. Consequently the palette will be included in the January box instead, and as a replacement Violet Box has included two Sweetpea & Fay eyeshadows worth $17 each.

Looking at the description and image of the Jelly Pong Pong Wide Awake Palette I am quite sad that it is not included, as it looks amazing – but unfortunately these things happen, and I think it is great that Violet Box has managed to find a replacement without delaying the box. Besides, it gives everyone something to look forward to in next month’s box!

Sweetpea & Fay eyeshadows x 2 – Full Size (RRP: $17 each)

I have never heard of this brand before, so I certainly don’t mind the addition of these in the box, and to receive two full sized shadows is very generous. I got the colour UFO Sightings and Tom Foolery, which are a dark violet and a dark dusky pink respectively, so these colours work perfectly together.

Unfortunately I am a little conservative and mainly use nude and brown eyeshadows, so I will not get a lot of use from these, but regardless I will look forward to testing them out. But of course ideally I would have received these in some more neutral and for me, more wearable shades.

Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate Hand Therapy – Full Size (RRP: $10/25g)

I already have one of these, and I absolutely love it. It lives in my nappy bag, the cream is very moisturising and absorbs quickly into the hands without leaving them feel greasy, and the gorgeous pomegranate scent is such a nice and refreshing scent to use after changing a stinky nappy – so although it is not new to me, I loved the addition of this hand cream in the box, so I have a backup for when I run out.

Sweetpea & Fay J’Adore Les Levres "I Love Lips" – Full Size (RRP: $12.95/10g)

This claims to be a liquid lipstick from Sweetpea & Fay – and when I first saw it I thought that this is not a lipstick, that is a lipgloss, but as soon as I tested it on my hands, I understood, it really is a liquid lipstick. It is quite thick, and consequently it is a little difficult to squeeze out of the tube, but once out, the sweet smelling lipstick is so creamy and pigmented, although a tiny coat will also just leave the lips with a lovely stain. I got the colour Paper Cut, which is a dark pink, and lovely colour – so I cannot wait to give this a proper test!

Evo The Therapist Calming Shampoo and Conditioner – Samples,50ml each (RRP: $29.95/300ml each)

This shampoo and conditioner is intended for dry, frizzy and colour treated hair, so they are perfect for my hair that I just had coloured two weeks ago. The small bottles are cute, and perfect to bring on a weekend away, and they smell gorgeous so I can’t wait to try them. In saying that, EVO shampoo and conditioners have also been included in a previous beauty box that I have received, so as such these are not exciting me as much as if I’d never received these before – so I would have preferred to try another product from EVO, such as a treatment or styling product.

Hello Fresh $30 voucher

This is a voucher for a company that delivers all the groceries you need to prepare specific meals for the family according to specific recipes which are also included. This is a fantastic idea, you don’t have to spend the time going to the supermarket and the veggie shop, and you get to try out some new meals you otherwise probably wouldn’t, so I really like this idea, and will be trying this out early in the New Year. However, I already received one of these discount vouchers in a previous beauty box, and as you can only use one voucher per household, I unfortunately won’t be able to use this one as well – but I plan to pass it onto a friend, who hopefully will find it interesting and useful.

The box contains four full sized products, the two Sweetpea & Fay eyeshades, the lipstick and the Crabtree & Evelyn hand cream, with a combined value of $56, so all in all good value. And in addition to that  there are also the EVO shampoo and conditioner samples and the Hello Fresh voucher.

As mentioned above, I personally won’t get a lot of use from the eyeshadows, but still the combined value of the hand cream (which I would likely have repurchased), and the lipstick, still makes the box great value for me, and worth the $22.95.
*Product was kindly provided for consideration, and has reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

What do you think of the products of the December Violet Box? Did you get this months’ box too? What did you think? And if not, would you consider subscribing?

And of course, as always, if you’d like to see an in-depth review of any of products in the box, leave me a comment below..


25 December 2013

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a wonderful Xmas, and a very happy and safe New Year. I hope that the Jolly man in the red suit is kind to you.


22 December 2013

Product Review: Lust Have It – December Box

It is that time of month again. The time when the monthly beauty boxes arrives. This morning I woke to the lovely surprise of finding the *December Lust Have It Box by my front door, and here are my thoughts on its contents;

What They Say:
"Lust Have It boxes regularly contains products worth $60+ for only $19.95/month! Monthly box filled with 5 to 6 premium beauty samples. Delivered to your home or work each month for you to try."

RRP: Lust Have It Box (monthly) RRP: $19.95, Eco Box (quarterly) RRP: $29.95 – but read on to find out how to get a discount on your first box..
Available from Lust Have It

What I Say:
As per previous months, this month’s Lust Have It box also comes in a box with a magnetic closure and the new white design with the pretty blue, pink, orange and red water colour floral design.

And here’s a rundown of the goodies in this month’s box:

Maybelline New York Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB Cream – Full Size (RRP: $15.95/30ml)
These days I tend to wear more BB, CC creams and tinted moisturisers, so I am definitely happy about receiving this one in a full size. It has 8 benefits for the skin, and is lightweight and oil free, so perfect for my combination skin. I got the medium shade, which is perfect for my skin now that the sun has gently kissed my cheeks!

Maybelline New York Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB Cream with 2% Salicylic Acid – Sample Sachet, 1ml - (RRP: $15.95/30ml)
I have already received one of these sachet samples from somewhere, and I quite liked it, especially now that it is summer, and my combination skin in general gets a little greasier, and also breaks out a little more frequently. In saying that, on a daily basis, I do not have that many breakouts, so I am quite happy to have received the full sized tube of the standard BB Cream instead.

Pelactiv Hydrating Cream Cleanser – Sample Size, 30ml (RRP: $43/150ml)

This Cream Cleanser is intended for normal to dry skin types, and as I have combination skin prone to breakouts, I would have preferred to receive the Foaming Cleanser for normal to oily skin types that I know is also an option in this month’s box. But Pelactiv is one of those brands that I have had on my wish list to try, so it certainly won’t go to waste. The 30ml sample tube is a generous size, so there’s sufficient cleanser to try it out several times.

Uriage Aquaprecis refreshing Gel-Cream – Sample size, 15ml (RRP: $49.95/40ml)
This gel moisturiser is intended for combination skin, and aims to moisturise for 24 hour, without making the skin feel greasy or drowned in moisture. This sounds like the perfect moisturiser for my skin during summer, so I can’t wait to test it out. Besides, Uriage is yet another brand that I’ve wanted to try, so again I’m very happy with the inclusion of this sample.

SunSense Anti-Ageing Face SPF30+ - Full Size (RRP: $20.95/100ml)
I have used the SunSense sunscreen products previous and in fact recently purchased a SPF for the body as I really like their products, so I am very stoked with this full sized face cream being included. I also love that it is a specific anti-ageing cream that helps to reduce wrinkles with aid from the included AHA’s, Vitamins E and B3. I also love that it is free from fragrance, PABA and lanolin, and that it has an oil-free base and is non-comedogenic so it hopefully won’t make my skin break out

Clairol Visible Repair Intensive Mask – Sample Size, 30ml (RRP: $13.95/200ml)
There were two different options of masks included in the boxes, one for coloured hair, or the one I got for dry hair. Considering I just had my hair coloured at the hair dresser a week ago, I would have preferred the one for coloured hair, but as my long hair is always a bit dry in the ends, it still won’t go to waste. I don’t remember ever trying any Clairol hair products either, so I do look forward to testing it out.

Finally, the box also included a voucher for $100 off a case of wine, so you can get a box for $100. This is a great offer to fill the wine rack, but as I am still breast feeding and hence still completely off the alcohol, I will not be making use of this offer.

As per previous boxes I love how the Lust Have It box contains a variety of different products, including skincare, makeup and hair and body care and this month also sunscreen, which couldn’t have been better timing, just in time for the holidays.

This month’s box includes two full sized products including the Maybelline BB Cream and the SunSense sunscreen, and the value of these two products are almost $37, so well above the $19.95 price tag for the box. In addition the box also contains some generous sample sizes of brands Pelactiv, Uriage and Clairol, neither of which I have tried, so all in all, I am yet again impressed with not only the selection of product, but also the value for money of this box. You’ve done it again Lust Have It!

Discount Offer
Have you signed up to any monthly beauty subscription boxes? Thinking of trying the Lust Have It Box and getting a selection of new beauty products to try delivered to your door every month?

Each month the Lust Have It box includes 5 or 6 hand-picked beauty samples worth $60+ delivered to your door for only $19.95/mth. Some of the brands you can expect to trial include: Benefit, Shiseido, Kerastase, Glasshouse and Laura Mercier to name a few. 

For more information, check out the Lust Have It website.

And if you use my unique code LIFESTYLE at the checkout on the Lush Have It website, you are eligible for $5 off your first box from Lust Have It, and at the same time you’ll also be supporting Beauty & Lifestyle Hunter, as I will get a few dollars too if someone subscribes using this code.
*This product was kindly provided for consideration, and has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.


What do you think of this month’s Lust Have It box? Are you a subscriber? Or are you maybe considering subscribing? Have you tried any of this month’s products?
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