Monday, 21 May 2012

Fun and Flirty Lust Haves for May

Last month saw Glossybox merge with popular beauty sampling subscription service Lust Have It! and during April, ex-Glossybox subscribers had their accounts automatically transferred to LHI. Due to the sudden news about the merge, ex-Glossybox subscribers will receive an alternative May LHI pack to the May LHI pack in which original LHI subscribers will receive. So, there are apparently three different LHI packs for distribution only in May: the usual May LHI pack for original LHI subscribers and the LHI pack for ex-Glossybox subscribers with the theme of either ‘Luxe and Luxurious’ and ‘Fun and Flirty’.

My first ever LHI pack has arrived with the theme of ‘Fun and Flirty’ and the contents were stored in a hot pink LHI pouch rather than a box like Bellabox and Glossybox. Since it was Mother’s Day not long ago, my LHI pack also contained a lovely Mother’s Day card. That was really thoughtful!

Showface Professional Eyeshadow (full size): I have not come across this beauty brand before and it was nice to receive a full size eye shadow to try out. At first I thought it was a face powder, however, after reading the info card, it says that it is an eyeshadow. To be honest I was not impressed with this product at all! There was no indication of the shade name on the card nor packaging, the packaging is a little flimsy and there is no pigmentation at all. I could not get the slightly bit of powder to show up. This eyeshadow seems to apply on translucent like a face powder and once applied, it just disappears without a trace.

Lush Dirty Soap (60g sample): My LHI pack smells absolutely divine due to the Lush Dirty Soap inside my LHI pack. Lush Dirty Soap consists of spearmint, sandalwood, pine and oakmoss. I’ve never really had the chance to try Lush soaps before, so I’m looking forward to using this product.

Nicole by OPI in ‘Give Me The First Dance’ from the Justin Bieber Mini Hit Makers Set (3.75ml sample): 'Give Me The First Dance' is a foil silver shade with a gazillion miniscule glitters that gives a nice smooth finish. I will definitely show a NOTD post soon! The bottle is just too cute and a great size to trial.

Chloe L’Eau de Chloe (1.2ml sample): Fragrances by Chloe are just beautiful and luxuriously feminine. The top notes are a floral mix of rose petals blended with natural rose water. Sounds like the perfect scent for me!

Biore: I received three samples from the Biore range, namely Unclogging Scrub, Triple Action Toner and 2 Pore Strips. I’ve tried a few products from the range before and I found that the cleansing products were a little too harsh for my skin type. I might just have to give these samples away to my friend who would probably make good use of these.

My first impression of my May LHI pack was honestly not so great having received an eyeshadow with little information and poor quality and Biore skincare samples which I  previously found were a little too harsh for my skin type. If I had the choice, I would definitely choose the LHI pack that the original LHI subscribers received (e.g. ModelCo lip gloss and Evo haircare samples). On the up-side, I was very pleased to receive Lush Dirty Soap to test drive and samples of Chloe L’Eau de Chloe and Nicole by OPI lacquer.

Are you a regular LHI subscriber or a newbie like me? What did you receive in your May LHI pack?
xx Rose


  1. I agree with you, I would have preferred the first one people got (I was lucky enough to get the first one, yay!) but that's not too bad at all! Better than Glossybox :P
    Also wanted to let you know that I have an award on my blog for you :)

  2. Oh my goodness! Thank you soo much sweetaholic-beauty!

  3. I got the other pack as I am a LHI subber anyway, I was a glossybox but ended that a little while ago. Love the pink bag this month too!

    joanne from

    1. You're so lucky to get the LHI subber pack :)