Some lovely Surprises.
So It's been two days since I have received my Lust Have It Eco Box** and I haven't had a chance to play with the products until now. Since having a baby I have become quiet good at multi tasking, I wore the mask while I cleaned the dishes and applied the night cream while I sipped on my night time Milo. OK so its not multi tasking to the extreme but I hope you get the idea.
I always look forward to receiving the subscription boxes I have to review, but the Eco box is a special weakness for me. This seasons Lust Have It! Box I am very pleased with a couple of the items I received and it is going to be hard to beat, especially since I got a full size soap that smells AMAZING and a full size mascara and a couple of clay masks.
Lust Have It! Eco Box for Autumn 2014
I have nearly used the Absoultely Gorgeous Organic Rosehip Body Wash* all up! This body wash comes in a gel form which I was a bit sceptical about because I find gels are a very drying on my skin. Not only does this body wash smell of amazing Rose, it doesn't dry my skin out either. This gel contains Organic Rosehip oil, Mandarin and Lavender essential oils. I think the packaging is really pretty as well, with the sample coming in a screw top lid. Cute!
I honestly cannot wait to try the Appelles Rosemary Body Bar*, but at the same time I didn't want to open it either. In the packet this soap smells like the most uplifting citrus, floral, zesty combination I have ever experienced. I was so hesitant to open this because that means that I would have to use it and sooner or later it would run out, and then no more soap. It's kind of like when I hold off watching the last episode of a really good DVD series because I don't want it to end. I hope that makes sense. There is something very friendly and familiar in this soap, the essential oils of Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Niaouli, and Lemon Myrtle makes this a lovely Australian scent to wash with.
We had been getting a few things from Claytime recently (the last being a foundation that I wasn't too keen on) but how can anyone go wrong with mascara? I received the Natural Mineral Mascara in Black* which I am pretty happy with, I mean I could always do with a new mascara. This mascara contains Vitamin E that nourishes your lashes without clumping. The packaging comes with a handy mirror so its easy to apply anywhere you are. For me there is one drawback with this mascara but it was big enough to make me pass it on to my mother. The brush applicator is one of those plastic bristle brushes, I honestly cant stand them. I just can't. Mum was pretty chuffed about her new mascara though.
The Claytime Mascara brush applicator.
I love receiving little fragrance samples in these boxes because I am super picky with scents and I would rather try it out a few times before diving in a buying a full size bottle. I got the Oriental Chypre Notes by Acorelle* which is a combination of Coriander, Geranium and Patchouli. I notice that this perfume doesn't have the strong chemical after smell that a lot a fragrances have and that is so nice. Its a very clean and natural smelling fragrance. I'm not a big fan of oriental perfumes though. However it is really nice to know of a cruelty free perfume company out there.
Last Eco Box I got the John Plunket foot cream and this time I got the NS-5 Protective Hand Cream*. I am very pleased to have received this because little hand cream samples like this always get used up in our household. This is a very light lotion that has almost no smell and leaves a slight silky layer to the skin once it has been applied. The lotion contains Urea,Zinc and Emu Oil to help nourish and protect skin. I know that this sample will be part of my night time routine.
I used the Acorelle Night Cream* tonight and I was very disappointed with the sample I received. I had to squeeze and squeeze the tube. I was almost ready to cut the packet open to see if there was ANY product in it at all when I tiny drop came out. Just enough for one application. Well that's one sample empty so far. I can't really say what I think about it because my drop wasn't really enough to test it out properly. I'm hoping to get another sample in a box soon.
These last things are really exciting for me I love receiving brushes and I got two. One was from The Cosmetic Kitchen and it is a really nice Bamboo Angle Brush*. This brush is made from recycled aluminium, sustainable bamboo and vegan bristles. I love the concept of these brushes and I am glad that I have had a few brushes from Cosmetic Kitcken from Lust Have It! I also received a great brush that helps to easily apply masks onto the face. This brush is from Happy Skincare and it has soft even bristles and is really easy to use.
The Happy Skincare 'Pig in Mud" Mineral mask* comes as a loose mineral that needs to be mixed with water and then applied to the face using the mask brush. I received a couple of different sachets, including a Mature and Sensitive skin pack. I used the Normal, Oily to Combination mask tonight and I thought that it worked quiet well. The mask seemed to have soaked any excess oil on my skin and left it feeling soft. If you can handle a bit of mess whilst mixing up the powder, this is a great mask for combination skin.
I think you can tell that I loved the Autumn Lust Have It! Eco Box. There was such a wonderful variety with the products ( I would encourage Lust Have It! to add more cruelty free fragrance samples, haha). I am sure I will be testing these samples out for a long time!
What did you think of the Autumn Box?
* Items marked with an asterix are cruelty free. Thankfully all have an asterix next to them!
** Lust Have It! Eco Box was sent to me for consideration, however my opinions are 100% genuine and honest.