There were plenty of Facebook teasers creating huge anticipation for this month (last month – February, that is). The new packaging boxes that had been introduced in January were too small to take the full-sized products that companies vying for space in the pack were supplying. So, every day like a child at Christmas, I was stalking the post man waiting for my treats.
And when it arrived I realised that some months it’s a great delight, and some months one is going to be disappointed. And it’s never going to be the same for everyone, because we are all so different. January was the month that sang for me, and February, not so much.
- Lancome Hypnose Star Show-Stopping Volume Mascara 6.5ml RRP $52 (Sample size in pack)
I used Hypnose for many years, and loved it. This particular one differs in that it has a dual-sided brush to leave your lashes volumised and curled. Hypnose mascara enhances your lashes with its liner effect to appear thick at the lashline whilst long and luscious through the tips. I'm actually finding the unusual brush very easy to use, and Hypnose really is a great mascara!
- Summer Tan by Mancine – Self Action Tan – Dark 250ml RRP $29.95 (Full size) Dark, I ask you? Dark?
Unfortunately this was one of the full sized products that forced the plain packaging, and was a disappointment to me. I will never try self tanning. Too many things can go wrong, but I’m sure many recipients were thrilled to receive this. The Lust have it! site has a great video tutorial though, and I wish I could be convinced that it is as easy to apply as they make it seem.
In the company’s defence though, Mancine is an Australian company that has developed a name for itself worldwide, believing in organics, natural products and the environment, and it does not test on animals.
- The Natural Source Camouflage Colour Nail Lacquer 12ml RRP $9.99
Nail enamel that is as ‘natural and pure as modern technology allows’. Derived from sand and horsetail plant!!?? Cute bottle, as you can see. But can you see the colour? Bottle green – or as I would call it – school uniform green. But Katherine loves green and is young enough to get away with this – so south to Sydney it will go.
- Kevin Murphy Born Again Masque 250ml RRP $49.95
This is a sample sachet containing a treatment to soften and moisturise hair and will be put to the test once the crazy rain in SEQ has stopped. This contains agents derived from Olive Leaf and Shea Butter to make hair feel ‘Born Again’. I’ll let you know……
- LonVitalite C10 Crystal Whitening & Moisturising Hand Mask 1 pair RRP $4.50
I’ll do a separate post on this product, because I am a bit excited about it. Always a believer that the hands give away a lot about people, this product claims to even the pigment in age spots and blemishes. So we’ll see. A previous pack delivered a LonVitalite face mask, and it was a very pleasant experience, so I’m sure the hand mask will live up to the company’s reputation.
Now that I’ve shared the contents of the box with you, I must say I’m not as disappointed as I was when I first received it. Maybe I can launch into Autumn with a deep, fake tan? Dare me?