Monday, January 16, 2017

Lust Have It Jan 2017

Morning lovelies!

Omg, we're back!  Happy 2017, i hope the year is treating you well so far.  We've had a less than perfect few weeks, the husbeasts grandfather passed away boxing day, so we've raced up for the funeral and spent a couple of days with his gran, and, AND, we're moving!  Husbeast is discharging from the defence force in a month, and as we're currently in a defence property, we need to move.  So we've been house hunting, and we have one 2 streets up.  So now we're busy getting ready for that.


But, back to topic.  My lhi box is here!  It's the 16th, they took money on the 7th?  I think.  And it's here!  I'm actually really excited, after the last month it's really nice to get a bag of goodies just for me.
 As you can see, the tea is here!  It smells really nice.

 Unani Dermo Defense Face Mask-$24.90-full size

This is a mask you apply for 10 min, 1-2 times a week.  It's clear!  Smells lovely, main ingredient is aloe.  I'm not a big mask person, but this I'm happy to try out.

 Ofra eyeshadow (godet refill)-$16.60-full size

Now, I'll preface this by saying lhi don't class this as a full size.  But it's a full size refill, the case has 4g of product and this is 4g.  To me that's full size.

It can be used wet or dry, it's nicely pigmented, and swatched smoothly.  I got the colour Plastic, a champagne-y colour.

 OPI Shatter nail polish-$13.85-full size

I'm going to be a bit fussy over this. When this was released it was $19.95, as per most OPI colours.  But, it was released almost 5.5 years ago.  OPI gets awfully cheap the older they get, to the point where they end up at reject shop.  So i highly doubt it's worth as much as LHI say, but i couldn't find it anywhere, so we'll run with it.

But, I'm in love!  Mine's in Super Bass, a gorgeous sparkly magenta.  And i love the shatter effect.  I own nothing like it, so I'm happy.

 Burt's Bees lipstick-$19.95-full size

This month's sneak peek.  These lipsticks have things like moringa and raspberry seed oil (somebody really presses raspberry seeds?  What a thankless task) for moisture.  And it smells ok.

I got the colour tulip tide, which Burt's bees classes as a berry/plum, but it's a nice pink.  And i love the packaging!

 Marsk eyeliner-$26-full size

A 'surprise' eyeliner, subscribers will either get an ETC eyeliner or a Marsk one.  I got a Marsk one in Pitch Black, which despite the name isn't the blackest of black eyeliner.  But it's organic, and went on smoothly.

Burt's Bees lipstick, Ofra eyeshadow, Marsk eyeliner
OPI nailpolish

Total value-$101.30

Wow, i must say I'm impressed with LHI this month.  It's my favourite type of box, very makeup heavy, so it's not going to be everyone's cup of tea, but i love it.  And everything is in my colours.

Anyway, I'd better continue getting this house ready for our big move.  I have a couple of things I'll be posting in the next couple of days, so I'll be in touch soon.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas lovelies!

I hope you all have, or are having, a wonderful day, with those who are your nearest and dearest.

From my family to yours,
 Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Lust Have It Dec 2016

Evening lovelies!

Can you believe a) it's almost christmas, and b) this is the last LHI bag for the year?  It's flown so quickly!

LHI have been great this month in trying to assure delivery before Christmas, my bag was sent friday, and arrived early this afternoon.
More black bags, but I'm over them.  Change to something else!
Naobay orange juice hand cream-$19-full size

I've loved everything naobay I've tried so far, and this is no exception.  It smells like christmas (very orangey, if the name didn't give it away), absorbed brilliantly, and my hands feel really soft after using it (including the fingertip i mangled knitting a few weeks ago, sharp knitting needles hurt after a while).  It has shea butter, chamomile and aloe vera, and whilst it felt greasy when first applied, it didn't last long.
Kueshi ultra stem cell face cream-$29.50-full size

I really don't know what to say about this.  It's from a brand I've never heard of (which is a positive), is full size (another positive), and has hyaluronic acid and orange stem cells.  It smells like oranges (theme of the month?), and makes a lot of claims i don't quite believe, the active ingredients seem to be well down the ingredient list.  However I'll happily give it a go, who knows, it might be amazing.  At the least ilike the smell.
Modelco illusion lip liner-$20-full size

Ummm, it's a lip liner.  It claims to help naturally enhance your lip line, but all lip liners will do this.  It has cocoa butter, shea butter, beeswax and carnauba wax, so it may be a nice moisturising base beneath a matte lip, and it's a pretty neutral colour so will go with a lot.
Nivea express hydration body lotion-sample size

Ummm, it's moisturiser.  It's a great size to chuck in my glove box, so that's where it'll probably end up.  I do like nivea moisturisers, but it's not exciting.

Lollipops paris délicieus lip balm-$12?-full size

This is my mystery 'encore' product.  This month's mysterys were all past full sizes, so I've had this before.  I really like it, so I'm not upset about getting a second, and by memory it's worth about $12.  It does a lovely job of keeping dry lips at bay, and leaves a nice sheer colour.

Your tea shetea-sample size

Now, the card says this was a gift from LHI, and it was a full box.  I've emailed customer service, so we'll see what happens, but the single smells nice.

I really like the box.  Surely there's some things I'm not too fussed about, but they'll get used.

Hope everyone's christmas prep is going well. We're all on holidays here (oh well, not from catalogues, but from the daily grind of kids at school, and husbeast at work), and we're having a lazy week inthe lead up to the weekend.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Redpawpaw November 2016

Good morning lovelies!

How have you all been?  We are so flat out here, we're in to week 8 of school, which means there's only 14 days of school left after today.  And, and, the husbeast is discharging from the defence force, and we have 2 months until that happens, which means we have to move!  And christmas is coming!  My god it's busy!

Anyways, my latest redpawpaw box arrived this morning.  It was sent Thursday, so it made pretty good time.  And it is heavy!  The big kids were still here when it rocked up, and they were so excited.  Redpawpaw time is their favourite.
Oreo thins-$2.40-full size

I keep eyeing these off in the shops, as i love all things lemon.  Happy to have 2 boxes.

Tasti Smooshed wholefoods balls-?

From what i can tell these are pretty new.  They're in orange zinger, and they only have 5 ingredients.  2 serves per bag, 3 balls per serve.  Can't wait to try these.

Carmen's gourmet protein bar-sample size

Love Carmen's, this sounds delicious.  And it's all mine!
Belvita yoghurt breakfast biscuits-$4.50-full size

Every time i see these in the shops, i eye them off.  So happy to give them a go.

Corn thins organic sesame-$2-full size

A staple in this house.  I think when I'm finished here I'll crack them open
Hart and soul hot korean soup-$1.99 - full size

I love these.  They're all natural, taste yummy, and are pretty low fat.

Bertolli robusto olive oil-$6.99-full size

We use olive oil all the time!  Although i think this will end up in salad dressings.
H2coco pineapple coconut water-$2.85-full size

I haven't like the plain coconut waters I've tried, but I'll give this a go.

Madame flavour lime, lemongrass and ginger tisane-sample size

Love madame flavour, haven't tried this flavour.

Dilmah green tea-$3.69-full size

Not a fan, but we'll see
Samples!  Glad scented bags, magic erasers, colgate toothpaste, palmolive body wash.  All will get used.
Marie Claire-$8.50


Cadbury coco chocolate-$4-full size



So, without samples, the box is worth double what i paid.  And there are products I've wanted to try, and some i didn't know about but sound yummy.

I'm really happy with the box, i would have loved it if they'd made it a bit christmas-y, but i can't complain.

Hope everyone is ok, and not running around like we are.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Lust Have It Nov 2016

Afternoon lovelies!

Can you believe it's almost the end of November?  We went to the annual movie with santa that our local shopping centre holds each year on the weekend (we saw a preview of trolls, the kids loved it), which marks the start of our christmas season.  But where has the year gone?

But, i digress.  Lhi rocked up today, it was sent monday, so made fairly decent time getting here.  Let's have a looksee, shall we?
Fair bit of paper this month, 2 deals with brand exclusive plus the normal info card.
Cougar by Paula Dunne Mineral 5-in-1 Foundation-$56.25-full size

This is a teeny tiny jar, but it is cheaper than what lhi have it down as.  The same size costs £24, which roughly converts to $40.  This claims to be like thin lizzy, a colour corrector, bronzer, concealer etc, etc.  Mine's in natural light, which is quite dark (you'll see in the swatch).  It should make a nice bronzer, if nothing else.  But it's a tiny container, getting a brush in is going to be a PITA.  And for some reason when i ran my finger around the top of the lid so i could swatch, my finger came back black.  The packaging feels fairly cheap and nasty, and the colour transferring confirms that.

Cougar Mineral Face and Body Shimmer-$30.50-full size

This is in Golden Bliss, an old gold looking shimmer.  It's actually really pretty, and i think with a light hand could look really natural.  Packaging still feels cheap, but at least it's big enough to use effectively.
Aveda Color Conserve leave in treatment-sample size

My mystery product.  I love aveda products, and haven't tried this, so I'm happy to give it a go.

Rituals... The Ritual Of Sakura Shower Foam-$5-sample size

This smells heavenly!  It's organic rice milk and cherry blossom, to soften and purify skin.

Foreo Night Cleanser-sample size

This is marked on the card as a day cleanser, and there's a comp going that says for the day cleanser, so i have nfi.  So what can i tell you about this?  It smells pretty neutral, it took my swatches off easily, and it has exfoliating particles in it.  Which make no sense to me, if you're using a foreo then why do you need an exfoliant?
Look, I'm not overly impressed with the bag this month.  The makeup seems cheaply made, and the samples, whilst are all new products to me, are the most exciting things in the box.

Hopefully next month is better.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Lust Have It Oct 2016

Morning lovelies!

Can you believe it's almost the end of oct?  Before we know it it'll be christmas!

My oct lust have it bag arrived this morning, i think the whole neighbourhood heard me squeeing.  It's one of the best I've received in a while.
Black bag again.  Really wish we could move on to something else.

Let's start with the least exciting products.
Sasy n savy vitamin enriched recovery masque-sample size

If this had been either of the other 2 samples (a cleanser and a day cream) i might have found this a bit more appealing.  But this is the 3rd time I've received the same thing from lhi, another sample size and a full size.  And i just received 3 full sized masks from another company to trial.  Mask overload!  It's not a bad product, I'm just over seeing it.
L'oreal infallible foundation-sample

This was the mystery item.  Firstly it'll go straight to my mum, it's too dark for me.  Secondly who gets excited over foil packets.  At least the rest of the bag makes up for it.
Etc lipliner-full size-$4

We've received products from this company before, whilst they're cheap, they're not bad quality.  Mine's in 02 Rebel Red.
Mprincess mineral eyeshadow  ($16.99) and eyeshadow brush ($19.50)-full size

This eyeshadow is so sparkly!  And it seems to apply easily.  Being the format it is there'll be fallout, but sparkles!  Mine's Melting Maple, a gorgeous bronze.  And did i mention sparkles?  The brush is a bit stiff, but feels like it'll work well with the eyeshadow.
Medusa's Makeup lip gloss-full size-$12

OMFG!  Omg, omg, omg, omg!  I've heard brilliant things about this brand over the years, and look what lhi included!  Mine's in Loverboy, which is the perfect blue based bright pink.  These lipglosses are vegan and cruelty free, and the packaging is so cute!  I think i would have taken all foil sachets for this lipgloss.
Etc lipliner, mprincess eyeshadow, Medusa's makeup lipgloss
I love 1 product, like 1, will use 2 and the others are blah.  But getting 1 product that i absolutely love makes up for all the rest.

Hopefully next month will continue this month's success.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Redpawpaw sept/oct 2016

Morning lovelies!

After taking a fairly late payment last week, my redpawpaw box arrived on my doorstep this morning.  I was excited to get this box, the sneak peek was of Kettle popcorn, i love Kettle chips and I'm a big fan of popcorn, so i couldn't wait to try it.
It was a really full box, with just enough room for a couple of air filled bags so nothing moved.  I'll say now, though, please excuse the photography.  I'm still stuck using my tablet as both camera and to post (only because i don't know of a way to get photos from my camera to my tablet), and for some reason it randomly turns photos around.
Kettle popcorn in butter and honey and salted caramel-?-full size

These look like they're brand new to the market, there is nothing about them online, so no price.  But if we go by the price of Kettle chips they'll be around the $4 mark per packet (tyrells do both chips and popcorn, and they're usually on par price wise).  These are big bags (110g, but they feel pretty full), and the flavours are different to other products on the market (normally you get butter, salted and sweet and salty, unless you get caramel corn).  I'm most interested in trying the butter and honey.
Weetbix go apple cinnamon twist-$4.49-full size

We received some of these last box, but these are a different flavour.  These types of breakfast biscuits are a staple in redpawpaw boxes, which is something to consider if you're thinking of subscribing.  I don't mind, my youngest and i have a couple of early starts during school terms, so with a piece of fruit and a packet of these we have an easy, on the run breakfast.
V8 breakfast fusion juice-sample size

I thought you could buy this size, but i can't find it online.  There were 2 of these exact product in the last box, i thoroughly enjoyed them then, and I'll enjoy this one too.

Yorkshire tea-sample size

I'm a tea drinker, but i haven't tried this brand before.  This will be put to good use.

H2coco chocolate coconut water-$2.85-full size

I haven't had much success with coconut water, I'm not a fan of the taste.  I'll give this a go, though, maybe the chocolate will improve the flavour.
Mission tortilla chips-sample size

They'll get eaten, i plan by me!  Now to hide them from the kids

Table of plenty dark chocolate mini rice cakes-sample size

Another thing i plan on secreting away.......  I've tried the aldi version, and enjoyed them, so happy to try these.

Oreo tiramisu thins-$2.38-full size

Omnomnomnomnom!  My whole family enjoys oreos, but i might keep these for the husbeast and i.
Bref toilet cleaner-$4.99-full size

This has gone straight in my toilet.  Master T is toilet training, so I'm hoping this will help keep the toilet smelling better and a bit cleaner.  Although he freaked when he first saw it.

Chux robust cleaning cloths-$3.99-full size

What household couldn't use these?  They'll get used somewhere down the track
Azalea cuisine asian cooking oil-$5.50-full size

A blend of olive, sunflower, peanut and sesame oils, with garlic, ginger, onion and chive.  Sounds interesting!  Husbeast likes using sesame oil in things, so he'll use this.

Marie Claire magazine-$8.50

OMG someone listened after last box.  Nothing against womens health, but it wasn't a mag that interested me.  But i really like marie claire!

Total=$45.19, using $4 as the price of the popcorn and not taking in to account the samples.

All in all i really like the box.  I know i say it about every redpawpaw box, but as a family we'll use everything in the box, plus there are some brand new products to try.

Hopefully things continue this way for redpawpaw!