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Review: Violet Box July 2013

July would be the second box from Violet Box. See my review on their first box here.

Violet Box July 2013

Violet Box July 2013

Only in their second month and already, the box has changed from the ones with the lid to ones with the magnetic closure – similar to that of Lust Have It’s June 2013 box, except Violet Box ties up with a purple ribbon on the side.

Violet Box July 2013

Violet Box July 2013

Again, like last month’s box, there are 3 cards – (1) details of box’s contents; (2) $15 gift voucher to use at Adorn Cosmetics; and (3) 30% off Catalina Geo foundations.

Violet Box July 2013

Violet Box July 2013

This month, Violet Box has chosen the following products:

Violet Box July 2013

Violet Box July 2013

Violet Box July 2013

Violet Box July 2013

ModelCo SHINE Ultra Lip Gloss {full size} This is full size and I am so grateful that they included a very ‘easy’ colour to wear – a peachy nude called Strip Tease.

Aphelia Peony 9+5 Advanced Beautifying Eye Creme {sample} This is an expensive eye cream – $69 for 15ml?? It feels a bit thick and has no scent. Promises to fight fine lines and reduce the apperance of puffy eyes and dark circles. I’m sure we could all use a bit of help in that department!

Catalina Geo Long and Deep Mascara (Plus Refill) {full size} Wow, refill mascara? You basically keep the brush and just open up the new tube to replace. I’m not sure if it’s an ingenius idea or not yet….The mascara is apparently “not affected by tears or perspiration” which I take it to be waterproof. However, it’s supposed to come off easily when it comes to removal.

Adorn Cosmetics Eye Create Intensive Eyeshadow, Shade & Eye Create Matte Shadow {sample sizes} I received Jasper {a shimmery light brown} and Quartz {a matte dark brown, looks like cocoa powder}. These are loose eyeshadow pigments and Adorn Cosmetics is an all Australian, non-toxic, natural and organic brand so this may be a good brand to look into if it’s your thing.

St Tropez Bronzing Mousse {deluxe mini size?} What Hoover is to vacuum cleaners, St Tropez is for bronzing products! I am naturally tanned so I don’t think I’ll have a use for this at all but it’s a great inclusion as Spring and Summer is coming soon.

Overall, out of the 5-6 products in this month’s box, I’d use about 3 – the lipgloss, the mascara and the eye creme. I’m not a fan of loose eyeshadows – I find that they have too much fall out for me to deal with – so I may pass this onto family. Same with the St Tropez – will pass it around my family hehe

In that regard, with the 3 products that I would use adding up to be over $50 in value, the subscription fee that Violet Box charges of $22.95 was worth it for this month for me.

Just as an aside, I found that the Catalina Geo coupon a bit weird because it was for their foundation when the mascara was their product in this month’s box. I’d have thought that they would provide a coupon for a product that has already been trialled (and hopefully loved!) by the consumer…?

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