25 October 2013

Product Review: Lust Have It – October Box

Yet again Lust Have It has managed to take me by surprise. I came home from being out this morning to find the October Lust Have It Box waiting for me at the front door. Lust Have It has kindly sent me the last few boxes for review, but I had no idea, and no anticipation that I would continue to receive box after box, so it really was a lovely surprise to find amongst a couple of nasty bills. Here are my thoughts of the contents of the October Lust Have It 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 read on to find out how to get a discount on your first box..
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What I Say:
This month’s Lust Have It box stands out from previous boxes which have had pretty pale blue and pale and beige floral printed box, with a magnetic closure, - while this months box is a white background with bright pink, purple and orange floral/spatter watercolour design on it. Personally I really love this design, it is so much fresher and more summery and modern than the old style boxes. Another new thing is that the box opens sideways, but still with the same magnetic closure.

The October Lust Have It box is using ‘Spring Race Carnival Edition’ as its theme, which is very fitting – bring on the Melbourne Cup and consequently the public holiday in Melbourne!!

These are the goodies that I found in the October Lust Have It Box;

Le Tan Wash Off – Sample 40g (RRP: $14.99/100g)
This Wash Off offers an instant and temporary tan in just minutes. I have previously tried a similar product from Le Tan Flawless Legs, which is a great product, and while I have used this a few times, I am not a massive fan of self-tanners in general, so unfortunately this one doesn’t rock my boat!

It also comes with a discount coupon for $3 off any LE Tan Self Tan product at Woolworths.

Princess Skincare Hyaluronic Acid Mask – Sample – 1 cloth mask/28g (RRP: $25/110ml)
According to the card this is supposed to be a full sized product, but seeing a full sized product is 110ml and this mask is just 28g, I do classify it as a sample. Regardless I am looking forward to trying it. I have never heard of the brand before, but the promise of helping to reduce the appearance of fine line and wrinkles and make my skin glow, sounds pretty good to me!

Smitten Cosmetics Whipped Tinted Mousse Moisturiser SPF15 – approx. 15ml(?) - (RRP: $25/30ml)
This is another brand that I’ve never heard of before, so I am looking forward to trying it. It is supposed to be a moisturiser, SPF, Foundation, Filler and concealer all in one, which sounds pretty good, gotta love multi-tasking products. I got it in the shade Cappucino, which is a medium beige tone, and a good match for my skin.

When I opened the Lust Have It box, the screw lid was off this cream, but luckily due to its thick mousse-like consistency it hadn’t spilt out onto the other products.

Inika Mineral Eye Shadow – Full Size (RRP: $25/12g)

A few weeks ago Lust Have It revealed that there would be a full sized Inkia product in every single box, and this the one! I have heard a lot of good things about Inika so I was looking forward to this.

I got a loose mineral Eyeshadow in the colour Lust which I a dusty sea green – and while I will try this out, it is not a colour that I would usually wear so I don’t think I will get much use from this one.

Paula’s Choice Oil Blotting Papers – Sample (RRP: $10.50/100 sheets)
I have heard of Paula’s Choice, but again a brand that I’ve never tried. Years ago I used to use blotting papers, but then somehow forgot about them. Heading into the warmer and more humid months this small pack will be perfect for the handbag to help keep shine at bay.

EVO Ritual Salvation Care Shampoo and Conditioner – Samples 50ml each (RRP: $25/300ml each)

These small bottles are so cute, and specifically for colour treated hair these are perfect for my hair – well, except that I haven’t actually had my hair coloured since before I got pregnant and my son is now 4 months old… but I do have it on the cards to get it done in time for the silly season, and it will be great to try these out. I have heard good things about the EVO brand, and again, it is a brand that I’ve not tried before.

The box also comes with a voucher for $20 off your next purchase from the online shopping site, the Iconic. From what I can read in the Terms & Conditions there doesn’t appear to be a minimum spend required (unless I’ve just completely missed it!!), and if that is the case, this is a great offer, also seeing orders under $50 attract jus $7.95 in shipping, while orders over$50 have free shipping.
Finally, the box also comes with a $50 wine voucher to spend on any case of winer priced at $109.99 or more from Naked Wines.

So what’s my verdict of the October Lust Have It Box…. Overall, like the previous boxes I have received, I feel that this box contains a nice selection and variety of products – although I have to say that I found that the products in previous boxes I’ve received have been more my style, and hence the boxes better value. To sum up, I am not a bit fan of self-tanning products, I never wear green-ish eye makeup, and while I will find the blotting papers useful, I kind of don’t really rate them, if that makes sense. That leaves the Smitten foundation, EVO shampoo and conditioner and the Princess Skincare cloth mask, and while I am excited to be trying these products and will use and enjoy them, their combined value is in my eyes not worth the cost of the box..

But of course, if you love the colour of the Inika eyeshadow and are a regular user of self-tanning products, then this box would no doubt be of great value.

*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 loving any of the products? Are you a subscriber? What were your favourite products? Or are you maybe considering subscribing? If so, then check out the discount offer below.

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  1. I can't wait to review my own box, I got the same items except a different coloured eyeshadow! I actually feel the same way about the box! I love your honest reviews :)

    1. Thanks so much Melissa. Glad to hear you share my thoughts, makes me feel less bad about my review!!

  2. Another great review, Id like to try the tinted moisteriser especially as it has the sun protection in it.

    1. Thanks a lot Michelle, it is also the tinted moisturiser that I am most excited about in this box!

  3. I'd totally try out that mineral eye shadow, the shade seems lovely!
    I only wish these kind of boxes would be available in our country :/!


    1. Sorry to hear boxes like that are not available to you, hopefully one day!

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