LUST HAVE IT | Women's Beauty Box July + August & Fashion + Beauty Box Winter - Unboxing + First Impressions

Monday, 10 October 2016

LUST HAVE IT | Women's Beauty Box July + August & Fashion + Beauty Box Winter - Unboxing + First Impressions - CassandraMyee

Over the past few months, I received 3 various Lust Have It! Subscription boxes* but as time has just gone away from me completely I haven't had the chance to blog about them. I've decided to lump them all together in one big post sharing the July and August Women's Beauty Boxes and the Fashion + Beauty Box Winter edition. This will also be the very last post that I will have on Lust Have It as they will no longer be sending me them to feature as they are changing up their marketing strategy (just gotta keep it real here!)

WOMEN'S BEAUTY BOX JULY '16
LUST HAVE IT | Women's Beauty Box July + August & Fashion + Beauty Box Winter - Unboxing + First Impressions - CassandraMyee

LUST HAVE IT | Women's Beauty Box July + August & Fashion + Beauty Box Winter - Unboxing + First Impressions - CassandraMyee

Essenzza Fuss Free Naturals The Masquerade Artisan Mask Series | RRP $4.95
I am yet to use this as I have a weird thing about sheet masks and they never seem to work very well for me. This one does look really amazing though with a masquerade print on the front, so you can look not so scary while doing your mask. I'll try and use it this month and review it in my Empties for October.

M Princess Mineral Blush in Peach Fuzz | RRP $15.45
When I saw this in the bag I automatically thought it was going to be an eyeshadow pigment, but on further inspection, it is actually a blush... This is one freaky coloured blush and not something I would be using. It's an almost fluorescent orange that is packed with some serious shimmer. The packaging is a tiny pot with a sifter so it doesn't go everywhere but I would find this extremely hard to apply. I think it would be best used as an eyeshadow (if you are brave...)

GOSH Matt Duo Eyeshadow in Dusty Purple | RRP $14.99
GOSH is a makeup brand that was started in Denmark, but I often hear UK bloggers talk about it, but had never tried the products. This is a duo with a light matte purple and a darker, aubergine matte purple. The pigmentation overall is nice, nothing incredible but the shades are something a little different than the usual nude/brown tones.

Jelly Pong Pong Lip Blush Moisturising Lip Stain in Marshmallow Pink | Price Unknown
This was a mystery product included, hence I'm not sure exactly on the price. Jelly Pong Pong seems to be a brand that pops up in many subscription boxes. The lip stain is a bright pink, with good colour payoff and it definitely leaves a stain behind once it wears off.

Teeez Cosmetics Desert Metals Mascara in Sapphire Nights | RRP $32.50
Out of all the products, this is one I am most excited for and can see myself using. Blue mascara might seem a bit 90s, but it's all in these days! Used as a bottom lash accent is something a bit more unusual and a bit fun, plus I really like the conical shape of the wand which allows you to get into the small lashes near the inner corner.

The July 'All About Makeup' box was a little disappointing in my opinion and the overall value of the items not including the mystery product is around AUD $68.00, so about $50 more than what you initially pay.

WOMEN'S BEAUTY BOX AUGUST '16
LUST HAVE IT | Women's Beauty Box July + August & Fashion + Beauty Box Winter - Unboxing + First Impressions - CassandraMyee

LUST HAVE IT | Women's Beauty Box July + August & Fashion + Beauty Box Winter - Unboxing + First Impressions - CassandraMyee

Baimeni Eye + Face Serum with Hyaluronic Acid | Full Size RRP $25.00 [30ml]
This is a very cute 3ml sample size bottle of this face serum. I have never come across this brand before but on researching it, they are Australian owned and operated using natural ingredients in their range. This serum promises deep hydration (helped along by the hyaluronic acid), as well as smoothing the skin to create a more even and radiant skin tone.

OFRA Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Mocha | Full Size RRP $27.00
Out of all the products, this one is amazing and I have been using it loads (so much so it featured in my Most Loved September here). Initially, I thought this was a mini size, but it is 8g and the same as the large looking tubes,so perhaps this is older packaging...? That aside, this is one of the better matte liquid lipsticks I have used; it goes on so nicely and sets down to a near matte finish, but it doesn't transfer loads and it stick around for many hours. The shade is also stunning and really complimentary of my skin tone. If you like liquid lipsticks I seriously suggest these ones, Beauty Bliss stocks a few from the range here.

GOSH Mineral Colour Pigments in Pink Melon | RRP $14.00
I was surprised to see some more GOSH products included in the following month beauty bag, this time, it is a pigment in this pink/orange duo chrome metallic shade. It's a bit of an out there shade but I think used as an inner corner highlight or lightly taped over the lids this will look stunning.

Manna Kadar Radiance Split Pan Bronzer + Highlighter Duo | RRP $28.00
Now this is an interesting one, only because the name is extremely misleading. A highlighter for sure, but a saying this a bronzer is a bit of a stretch. As you can see in the swatch these powders are highly pigmented, almost cream-like in texture, with a lot of shimmer/metallic in them. The 'bronzer' shade is very much better used as an eyeshadow!

The Cosmetics Kitchen Raw Cacao Chocolate Rock Salt | Price Unknown
The final mystery product was this bag of rock salts for your bath from natural Australian brand The Cosmetics Kitchen. In the past. I have received a few variation of this product but never use them as I don't have a bath! This will be going to someone who would get more use of it than me.

Altogether the contents of the August Box, excluding the mystery product, is AUD $71.50 and I was a lot happier with this one than the July box.

FASHION + BEAUTY BOX WINTER '16
LUST HAVE IT | Women's Beauty Box July + August & Fashion + Beauty Box Winter - Unboxing + First Impressions - CassandraMyee

LUST HAVE IT | Women's Beauty Box July + August & Fashion + Beauty Box Winter - Unboxing + First Impressions - CassandraMyee

GOSH Eyeliner Liquid Pen Liner in Black Star | RRP $15.99
Yet again another GOSH product (and you'll see another one below!). This is a black liquid liner that is shot through with silver glitter. It seems a bit streaky and doesn't have complete opaque colour, but I think as a topper over a regular black liner this will add something a bit interesting.

ETC (Edgy Trendy Cosmetics) Blusher in Flowers | RRP $4.99
There have been a couple other ETC products in previous months, which I haven't been overly impressed with. It is a cheaper brand, but I was pleasantly surprised by the blush with a natural pink/peach shade and good pigmentation. The packaging isn't great but the product inside is a lot better!

GOSH Velvet Touch Lipstick in Cappuccino | RRP $18.99
The final GOSH product is this nude lipstick from their Velvet Touch range. It has nice pigmentation to it, is very creamy and has a light glossy finish to them.

Chella Eyebrow Defining Gel | RRP $24.00
I'm always in the market for brow gels and this one does the job just as it should. It doesn't looks too crisp in the brows but keeps them in place and doesn't give them a shiny look either. An overall great product.

Lust Have It! Red Clutch Bag | RRP $35.00
These boxes always have something fashion related in them and for Winter it is this oxblood clutch bag. Personally, I would never use this and found the quality of it to be really terrible and definitely not worth the $35 price tag.

These boxes come out quarterly and it is a bit pricier than the Beauty Box at AUD $35.00. The total value of the items included in this one was approx. $99.

What do you think about these three boxes?

*PR Samples.

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