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Review: Violet Box August 2014

Violet Box August 2014

Violet Box August 2014

August’s Violet Box arrived in the same packaging as last month – a slide out box – and this month, they changed up the colour of the tissue paper inside, stepping away from the usual purple to a hot pink. Pretty!

Violet Box August 2014

Violet Box August 2014

Evelyn Iona Lipgloss ($20.50)
I received this in the shade Lisa,  a mid-to-dark tone pink with gold microshimmer and a doe foot applicator. It has a vanilla scent but not as pleasant as the scent from MAC’s lip products. Pigmentation is good and stickiness is kept to a bare minimum. The product description lists the product as being all natural, certified organic and preservative free. I feel like this point needs to be made – it’s gluten free! Not being a celiac, I never thought about how things like cosmetics would affect such a lifestyle. However, fear not, this gloss is safe to ingest (cos we all know we ingest a high amount of lip products throughout our lives).

Evelyn Iona Lipgloss in Lise ($20.50)

Evelyn Iona Lipgloss in Lise ($20.50)

Foltene Eyelash Treatment ($20.95)
An eyelash and eyebrow treatment promising to restore dry, thin fragile lashes and promotes natural growth. Interesting product…I’ve always been curious about eyelash/eyebrow growth treatments but the thought of putting chemicals near my eyes scare me. I’m not too sure whether I will try this.

Be a Bombshell Eyeshadow Quad ($22)
Received this in New York City. The colours make for a nice coloured smoky eye. The colours are slightly cooler than what I would normally use but I will try and create a look. Pigmentation is nice.

Be a Bombshell Eyeshadow Quad in New York City ($22)

Be a Bombshell Eyeshadow Quad in New York City ($22)

Swatches show two swipes with no primer.

Be a Bombshell Eyeshadow Quad in New York City ($22)

Be a Bombshell Eyeshadow Quad in New York City ($22)

Camille Beckman Glycerine Hand Therapy ($18.95/0.6oz; $21.95/8oz)
I received this in the scent, Tuscan Honey and the first thing I noticed was the scent – a mix of honeycomb and amber. Second thing – the cute little rose on top of the lid. Talk about attention to detail. Cutest packaging I’ve ever seen. This will find a new home in my handbag. I tend to carry hand creams everywhere because my hands get so dry and wrinkly often.

Camille Beckman Glycerine Hand Therapy ($18.95/0.6oz; $21.95/8oz)

Camille Beckman Glycerine Hand Therapy ($18.95/0.6oz; $21.95/8oz)

Appelles Rosemary Body Bar ($5.95)
Appelles has been doing the rounds in a few beauty subscription boxes judging from my blog feed. This vegetable soap bar helps to gently cleanse your skin without stripping your skin and is good for stressed skin. It smells really nice and fresh, not too heavy on the rosemary! I’m usually a body wash girl so I’ll add to this to my bag of goodies to pass onto family and friends.

The August Violet Box is great value, with 4 full sized products, valued well over $50, and you’re paying less than half that for the box.

Being a beauty addict, I love the inclusion of the lipgloss and eyeshadow quad. The eyelash/eyebrow treatment, I feel, is a bit of a tricky one as you’ll have people divided whether or not they’ll try it. Apart from that, this month’s box is one of the better ones.

For more information on Violet Box, check out their website here

Subscription boxes are available from $22.95/month.

The product/s mentioned in this post were provided by PR for consideration. Beauty Snippets’ opinion remains 100% unbiased and honest. Please refer to Beauty Snippets’ disclosure/PR policies page for further information.

Review: Violet Box April 2014

Violet Box April 2014

Violet Box April 2014

My Violet Box for April arrived towards the end of the month and this is what I received

Violet Box April 2014

Violet Box April 2014

 Villainess Dulces en Fuego Whipped! $? {sample size} ($15/170g)

Violet Box April 2014: Villainess Dulces en Fuego Whipped!

Violet Box April 2014: Villainess Dulces en Fuego Whipped!

I was first exposed to Villainess in the January 2014 Violet Box with a sample of their soap. This month, Violet Box included Villainess’ Whipped! Body Creme which is a thick and heavy body moisturiser, perfect for Winter. The ingredients of this creme are – bitter chocolate, vanilla, citrus, black pepper and nutmeg. To me, it has a slight nutty scent which isn’t too overwhelming upon smell but have not yet applied it to my body so I’m unsure if the scent lingers.

Bioderma Crealine H2O ~$1.60 ($19.95/100ml, $29.95/250ml, $39.95/500ml)
I based the sample value on the 500ml size…
Such a cute little bottle and one which I was happy to see. Bioderma’s H2O micellar solutions have raced to the top of my HG list and the small size makes it great for overnight stays or short overnight trips.
If you’ve been living under a rock, Crealine h2o is a gentle, fragrance-free micellear cleanser that removes makeup and cleanses your skin at the same time. It’s selling point, I believe, is that you can simply use this and there is no need to rinse. It’s also great for sensitive skin types.

Cedel Scented Hairspray $4.99
A new product from Cedel, I received the scented hairspray in Oriental Blossom (there are three scents available – Oriental Blossom, Raspberry Punch and Coconut Bay). I love the idea of scented hairsprays because normal hairsprays tend to make me nauseous. I don’t usually use hairsprays in my day-to-day hair styling but do use them for special occasions. Oriental Blossom has a very slight floral scent and even though there’s supposedly a slight touch of ginger, I couldn’t smell the ginger (thank goodness! I hate ginger lol!).

Be a Bombshell Eyeliner $19

Violet Box April 2014: Be a Bombshell Eyeliner in Midnight

Violet Box April 2014: Be a Bombshell Eyeliner in Midnight

We’ve received a number of Be a Bombshell products, with the brand making an appearance in the October 2013 and February 2014 boxes.
This month, it’s their eyeliner which looks like a fat texta with a slightly thick tip.

Violet Box April 2014: Be a Bombshell Eyeliner in Midnight

Violet Box April 2014: Be a Bombshell Eyeliner in Midnight

I received this in midnight, a navy blue with a slight purple touch. I haven’t had to chance to try this out yet. However, I will say that this eyeliner doesn’t budge! (Well, not easily anyways….) That swatched remained on my arm for hours!

Teeez Trend Cosmetics Chain of Stones Nail Lacquer in Melted Copper $15

Violet Box April 2014: Teeez Trend Cosmetics Chain of Stones Nail Lacquer in Melted Copper

Violet Box April 2014: Teeez Trend Cosmetics Chain of Stones Nail Lacquer in Melted Copper

When I first unboxed this, I literally gasped. I was so excited haha I love holo polishes and Melted Copper is a … copper with a bit of orange to it (lol duh) shade with a holographic finish.

So two sample size products and three full size products = thumbs up! Pretty much every product this month is useful to me and the value (worth at least $40) of this month’s box made it one of my favourite Violet Boxes to date.

For more information on Violet Box, check out their website here

Subscription boxes are available from $22.95/month.

The product/s mentioned in this post were provided by PR for consideration. Beauty Snippets’ opinion remains 100% unbiased and honest. Please refer to Beauty Snippets’ disclosure/PR policies page for further information.

Review: Violet Box October 2013

When I first opened Violet Box’s October box, I wasn’t sure but then as I went along my merry way photographing, playing and reading about the products, it won me over.

Violet Box October 2013

Violet Box October 2013

Bodyography Oxyplex Loose Complexion Powder in Almond $60
Subscribers received 1 of 3 variations: loose powder, pressed powder or finishing powder. The shade almond actually looks like it’s a decent match to my skintone. I normally don’t use powders for my face but I’ll try this out and see how I go.

Bodyography Oxyplex loose powder in Cappuccino

Bodyography Oxyplex loose powder in Cappuccino

Be a Bombshell eyeshadow in Halo $18
A new brand! I haven’t heard anything about this brand before. I received the shade Halo which is a white shimmery shade, good for highlighting the brow bone and inner corner. The packaging is very similar to MAC eyeshadows. The powder seems a bit fragile though mine is all cracked!

Be a Bombshell eyeshadow in Halo

Be a Bombshell eyeshadow in Halo

Savoir Faire lipgloss in Bon-Bon $25
I really dig the packaging! From what I’ve seen, everyone received different shades. I received Bon-Bon, a slightly purple-pink shade that smells like caramel toffee..yum!

Savoir Faire lipgloss in Bon-Bon

Savoir Faire lipgloss in Bon-Bon

Bodyography Oxyplex loose powder in Cappuccino, Be a Bombshell eyeshadow in Halo, Savoir Faire lipgloss in Bon-Bon

Bodyography Oxyplex loose powder in Cappuccino, Be a Bombshell eyeshadow in Halo, Savoir Faire lipgloss in Bon-Bon

Apivita Face Mask $7.90
You can never have enough face masks IMO. I received the carrot (regeneration) variation but others may have received the orange (radiance) or red wine (lifting).

John Plunkett Super Wrinkle Cream ~$11.60 ($28.95/50ml)
An anti-aging cream aimed at reducing fine lines and wrinkles and leave skin looking plump. Not sure if I’ll use this or add it to my forever growing anti-aging products stash.

Out of the five products sent, four of them are full retail size! And useful products that will get some use and not just sit around.

Month after month, Violet Box has continued to keep me interested and impress me with the content of each box. For $22.95/month, the value of each box far exceeds the subscription fee which makes it worthwhile.

For more information on Violet Box, check out their website here.

The product/s mentioned in this post were provided by PR for consideration. Beauty Snippets’ opinion remains 100% unbiased and honest. Please refer to Beauty Snippets’ disclosure/PR policies page for further information.