Saturday, 24 November 2012

Lust Have It November 2012

I haven't had a lot of luck this month with beauty boxes.  I know a lot of customers were very happy with their LHI November but mine was totally mismatched to my profile.   My understanding is that LHI have done away with the profiling part of their boxes and from now on it will just be a lucky dip essentially of mixed samples.

Also my LHI box always arrives so late it is hardly worth reviewing as it has already been reviewed to death, is my opinion for what it's worth.

I received in this month's box;

MODELCO FIBRE LASHXTEND MASCARA - Full size RRP $28, this is a great value product to find in this month's box.   I unfortunately can't wear fibre mascara as it makes my eyes itchy.

SASY N SAVY FLORAL SPRAYS - sample size 30mls, RRP $33 125ml.  I received the scent Feel Good,  this is suppose to be a natural alternative to perfume which you can spray on your face and skin.  On the Sasy n Savy website it describes this spray as something you can use to freshen rooms and furnishing.  Mine smells just like toilet freshener, it really is a terrible aroma, I don't think I will be using this any time soon especially on my face.  Also my bottle arrived without its box and had leaked all through the bag, luckily there was nothing in there this month worth damaging.

GKMBJ SOOTHING AND NOURISHING SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER - 30g sample size, RRP $19.95 280ml.  Not very excited about receiving these samples, I have very long hair and never receive enough product to test my hair thoroughly.

ORLY FLASH DRY DROPS - sample size 5.3ml, RRP $19.95.  Quick drying drops you apply to freshly painted nails to accelerate drying time.  Also received a discount voucher for $50 off but you have to spend $200 first!  I don't wear nail polish so this is totally wasted on me.

STAR&ROSE HOLOGRAM TWEEZERS - Full size RRP $9.95.  This are really sweet but again a product totally wasted on me, I am one of the fortunate few who has never had to pluck their eyebrows and I have no need for tweezers.

So that's it for this month.  I am very disappointed with the items I received, there was absolutely nothing in there that interests me or is usable.  There were other boxes with variable items like perfume oils, face wipes, body butter,  which I would have been more interested in sampling.

This month was the last time we will be receiving make up bags, I really loved these bags but look forward to seeing LHI new collectable packaging.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

bellabox November 2012

This month's bellabox is  Soiree Season Staples.

UPDATE:  I emailed BB with my concerns about the box I received this month and it turns out I did not receive the box I was suppose too.  I was sent a box for Normal skin not Dry skin.  BB were very apologetic and have offered to send me some samples which do match my profile.  I must say I am extremely happy with their response, fantastic customer service.

I am so disappointed in this box I don't even want to make the effort to review it.  I really do try to see the positive in all my reviews but this time it's very hard.

I know some of you ladies out there are going to love this box, unfortunately not me this time.  I joined BB to receive samples relevant to my needs, this month I received 4 samples I would never use, 6 samples I would never buy.  Just maybe the hand cream but I doubt it as I have enough to last till judgement day as it is.

It's so repetitive and no cosmetics AGAIN!!  Oh unless you count the useless tube of glitter eyeliner which I have received in a previous LHI box.

I thought samples were directed at their target customer base?  I think I need to go and check my profile.  There is nothing in this month's box that I would even be tempted to purchase.  I think what is even more frustrating and disappointing for me is when you see other customers will be receiving products samples such as Dr LeWinns, Organicspa and Ocean Essence.  Products I would be really be interested in trying and buying.

BIODERMA CREALINE H2O CLEANSING WATER - Sample size 20ml -  I know a lot of women like this brand but I hate Bioderma, this stuff burns my skin.  This will be going in the bin with the other two samples I received in September.

4me NAIL POLISH REMOVER PADS -  Full size, 30 pads.  This is a great travel product.  Saves packing messy bottles which might spill in your luggage.

SWISS HAND CREAM WITH VITAMIN D AND POMEGRANATE  - 30ml sample, only product that I liked this month.

PALMOLIVE STRAWBERRY SMOOTHER BODY BUTTER BODY WASH  - 50ml sample, also comes in Luscious Mango.  This is OK but hardly luxe.

BLOOM GLITTER LIQUID EYELINER -  Full-size, apparently you could get this or a cheek tint, why didn't I get the cheek tint?  This stuff is so dangerous if the micro glitter gets into your eyes it can cause serious infections and damage, this is from personal experience.  I DO NOT recommend that anyone uses glitter products near their eye area.

JOHN PLUNKETT ESSENTIALS MULTI VITAMIN MOISTURISER -  20ml sample.  This is for normal to sensitive skin.  An interesting product but I would have preferred to try the more appropiate moisturiser for dry and mature skin which is available.

SKINMISO PORE BEAUTY NOSE PACK - One sample, pore strip only, I haven't had to use these things in years.  I have very dry skin with no blackheads or excessive oil, I need to add oil to my skin NOT remove it! 

Bonus FREE item if you purchase anything from the bellabox shop this month is a cheap enamel moustache necklace which you would probably never wear anyway!  I would have preferred BB had donated $1 from each box for Movember.

Also comes with a discount for Virgin wines - I don't drink and hardly consider it a beauty item.

I am totally unimpressed with this month, a waste of $15.

I don't know how BB normally curate their boxes to personally meet their customers profiles but they totally missed the mark with me this month.  This box fits the description of someone with Normal/Combination/Sensitive skin, I have very dry mature skin, how is this personally curated to my profile??

If you like this box you can subscribe here.