27 September 2013

Product Review: Lust Have It – September Box...and October Teaser..

Yesterday I came home from being out to find a lovely surprise waiting for me at the front door – the September Lust Have It Box. This was completely unexpected, I reviewed the June and July boxes, so I had not expected to be reviewing any further boxes, so imagine my surprise when I spotted it there. Here are my thoughts of the contents of the *September Lust Have It Box, and read on for a teaser of what you’ll find in the October box..

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 if you use my unique code LIFESTYLE at the checkout you can get $5 off your first box from Lust Have It. - Available from Lust Have It.

What I Say:

As per pervious months, the September box pretty pale blue and beige floral printed box, with a magnetic closure, making it perfect for reusing to store other small items such as sachet samples, jewellery etc.

The September Lust Have It July box is using ‘Spring Fling’ as its theme, although I am not quite sure that I find the items in the box particularly spring minded, but anyway, this is what was in the September Lust Have It Box;


Wotnot Natural Organic Facial Wipes – Sample pack with 5 wipes (RRP: $7.95/25 wipes)


I know that facial wipes are all the hype at the moment, but I still don't use them very often, only when I am so tired and wearing no makeup, do I find they are handy, but for removing my makeup I still prefer a cleanser and water!! Except for when I once a year when I embark on the long haul flights to Europe to visit my family, then they are so handy for easily cleaning my face mid-flight. In saying that, I am loving using the WotNot Facial Wipes as well as the WotNot Baby wipes, and the fact that the wipes are organic and free from chemical nasties, and so this small sample pack will certainly be handy for the handbag.

Mary Kay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover – Sample 29ml (RRP: $22/110ml)

I have never tried any products from Mary Kay, so I am really excited to trial this one out. With sensitive eyes that easily water, I almost always wear waterproof eye makeup, so I look forward to seeing how this one performs and test out if it keeps its promise of removing the makeup easily without the need to tug or pull at the sensitive eye area.

L'Oreal Base Magique Primer – Sample 5ml – (RRP: $29.95/15ml)

I actually only recently started using primers, and have no idea how I can have been living under a rock for so long and not realising what a difference it makes in the staying power and look of my makeup on my combination skin. But I already have this in a full size, - but I like it, so I don’t mind this small sample, as it will be great for travelling, and at least an attempt in packing a little more lightly!

L'Oreal Nude Magique BB Cream, shade medium – Sachet sample 1ml (RRP: $26.95/30)
I already have a full sized tube of this BB cream, in this exact shade. It provides a light coverage, and although I prefer a slightly better covering cream, I do like using it on casual days.

Bioderma Sebium Foaming Gel – Sample 10ml (RRP: $29.95/500ml)
I think I am about the last person to get onto the Bioderma train having not yet tried any of their products, and as I have heard so many good reviews I am very excited to be trialling this one.

Bioderma Sebium AKN – Sample 5ml (RRP: $24.95/30ml)

This cream claims to help appearance and development of imperfections, and as I do get the odd breakout, especially on the t-zone area, and even more so during the warmer months, I will be looking forward to trying this one out. And again, not having tried any products from Bioderma, I am excited about the inclusion of this one.

BAJI Skincare Super-Nutri Rescue Eye Serum – Full Size (RRP: $39 /15ml)

I have never heard of this brand before, but excited about it after reading that it is an Australian brand that were possible uses certified organic ingredients, and the products are free from parabens, SLS’s and petrochemicals. The pump bottle looks classy and luxurious, so I cant wait to try this anti-ageing eye cream.

Lust Have It Synthetic Precision Pencil Brush – Full Size (RRP: $15)

I have already got a handful of eye shadow brushes, but a girl can never too many, so I am excited about this one too!

TOM Organic Cotton Tampons – Sample x two tampons (RRP: $7.99/16 tampons)

While these are a supposed to be a bonus sample, I am not really that excited about these – yeah, it is one of those necessities that I hate spending money on, and I do like that they are free from chemicals and made from certified organic materials. But currently still breastfeeding my little boy, these will be put away for later use.

Overall, like the previous boxes I have received, I feel that this box contains a nice selection and variety of products – although I have already tried the two L’Oreal samples so they don’t really excite me that much – but if you haven’t tried these products, they are great. The Eyeshadow brush will come in handy, and being new to Bioderma I am excited to finally get to trial some of their products, so I can tick those of my bucket list.

In terms of value, the inclusion of the BAJI eyecream is worth almost twice the box and enough to get me excited, so again, all the smaller samples are again just bonus items in my eyes, although as I have tried the L’Oreal samples and I wont be using the TOM Tampons for a while (but of course LHI couldn’t know that), I would obviously have preferred another selection of samples, which would in turn have made the box feel more valuable.

Lust Have It October Box Teaser…
As something new, Lust Have It has included a card with a teaser for the October box, promising that it will contain a full size INIKA Cosmetics product in every box….That is another brand that I am yet to try, so I do like the sound of that..

And by the way, have you checked out Lust Have It’s new online magazine Lustre….if not, you can see it here.

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/mnth. 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? What were your favourite products? Have you already tried some of the products? Would you consider subscribing?



  1. Replies
    1. It is, isn't it - and then I even feel that previous boxes have been better!

  2. Everything looks interesting :)! Thanks for showing the stuff to us :)!
    Have an awesome weekend :).


    1. Thanks Gita, I hope you'll have a fantastic weekend too!

  3. Dearest Karian, such a nice surprise for you to get this unexpected box :) For me it was a wonderful surprise when I saw you comment on my blog, thanks a lot for visiting me <3

    The content of this box is really interesting and sounds as af the box is the money worth. And such a practical bonus with the tampons, I´m sure you will need them later.

    I hope you and your baby are well and you are happy and healthy!

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena


    1. Thanks Rena, and great to hear from you. My baby and I are both doing very well - I cant believe he is already 3 months!
      I do like that you get to try some new products and brands through these boxes, its a great way to find new favourites.

  4. We love that box and your blog! All products are amazing!
    Here in Spain we have a beautybox subscription with Glossybox & Birchbox!

    Today in our blog, we talk about our Glossybox Experience..

    1. Thanks Ana! Your GlossyBox and Birchbox sounds pretty cool too!


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