This month I thought I would do something different than my usual mini separate reviews on the two beauty subscription boxes (Bella Box and Lust Have It) I receive each month. I decided that from now on, I will be doing a comparison of the two boxes side by side in one post to show you beauties which box ended up being superior. I think this is a more fun and exciting way to show you guys what is inside each beauty box :)
Now first things first - delivery time. BB is consistently delivered around the same time each month, which is half way during the month, whereas LHI used to be as well, however during the last couple months it has been delivered during the final days of the month. Which in my opinion find to be quite annoying as I feel as though it takes so, so, so long. But that's just because I'm impatient and I love to receive packages haha. So BB wins this round.
As October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, both BB and LHI designed their box to be revolved around this theme - celebrating all things pink. It was also BB's 1st birthday, so they decided to donate $1 from each box to the Look Good...Feel Better Foundation - which I find to be quite generous of them. Also, all the brands of the products included in this month's box support a variety of causes and charities. LHI on the other hand have created a box to "help fight breast cancer" - by having their products in a pink ribbon bag. All the proceeds from LHI pamper packs will also be donated to Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon - which is absolutely amazing to hear. Both boxes sound pretty astounding so far.
(Lust Have It contents)
Now onto the actual content of the boxes. I'm not going to lie, when I first received BB I was pretty skeptical as to whether this was going to be another decent box as it was extremely light! When I received LHI it felt quite heavy in comparison. Luckily enough though, BB has yet to disappoint again as I received 8 products - 3 full size and 5 samples - that are all relatively interest me. The only downside to this month's BB is that I received a product twice (Bourjois Smokey Pencil) along with other customers as well, however BB did notify me that I would receive this product prior to delivery and provided me with a $5 credit balance to use on this online store. Which is a great compromise. Oh and the heart chocolate didn't hurt either, haha!
For LHI, I had heard tones of negative feedback from their subscribers about this month's box. Because LHI have a few different "types" of boxes, I was really, really, really hoping I wouldn't be receiving one of those poorly collaborated boxes. Fortunately for me, I received the Bold and Beautiful box which from the feedback on the LHI Facebook was the "best" box of the month and honestly, I couldn't agree more. I actually do quite like this box, there's a few very interesting products and when compared to LHI older's boxes, this definitely is a winner. I received 5 products - 3 full size and 2 samples, yay! - as well as a $15 gift card to Adorn Mineral Cosmetics, a $10 gift card to Kosmea, and a voucher to try LHI's eco box for half. Although I am quite excited to try the 3 full size products, the gift vouchers and the wax strips product does quite dissatisfy me. I would have loved to received 3 extra samples or at least one more full size product instead of the measly gift cards. Also, the Caron Waxaway wax strips only come with 2 strips.. like really? What am I going to wax with 2 measly strips, come on guys.
And here are a few snaps of each of the boxes' products:
Estee Lauder Resilience Lift, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in 150 Petal Pusher, DKNY Fresh Blossom Eau So Intense, Clinique Turnaround Concentrate, Klorane Shampoo
Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm in Pink, Chocolate Heart, Klorane Conditioner & Bourjois Smokey Pencil in 72 Dark Purple
(Lust Have It)
De Lorenzo Instant Rejuven8 Treatment, Beauty Snaps Lip Revitalizer, Kosmea Rose Hip Oil, Star&Rose Bath Fizzer & Caron Waxaway Wax Strips
(Lust Have It)
Adorn $15 Gift Card (whoops accidentally took a photo of the wax strips packet instead of the gift card!), Kosmea $10 Voucher and LHI Eco Box voucher.
So my favourite products this month from both boxes include the Carmex lip balm (my favourite lip balm ever, so glad I don't have to repurchase this after I'm done with the one I'm currently using!), Beauty Snaps Lip Revitalizer, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail polish & De Lorenzo Hair Treatment. I have the most awful dry lips ever, no matter what I do my lips will dry out instantly, but the Carmex lip balm helps to keep my temperamental lips at bay and the lip revitalizer sounds just what I need. These two items are definitely my favourite from the boxes. The De Lorenzo hair treatment sounds like a blast as well - I love trying out new hair care products. As for the Sally Hansen nail polish.. I love nail polish. That is all, haha!
If you subscribed to any of these boxes, how did you like them? :)
Thanks for reading! xo