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Review: Violet Box August 2013

This month’s Violet Box is pretty awesome and it seems like I’m not alone in thinking this.

Violet Box August 2013

Violet Box August 2013

Like July’s Violet Box, August’s box also has 5 items, 3 of which are full size items – win!

The packaging is identical to last month’s box so I’m hoping they’ll keep this design. I dig it.

This month’s contents and my quick thoughts:

Violet Box August 2013

Violet Box August 2013

Jelly Pong Pong 2-in-1 shadow/liner $19 {full size} – just from a quick play, this applied with ease and so pigmented. I received it in the shade Bronze which is very versatile as I opt for brown liners nowadays instead of black.

Jelly Pong Pong lip blush $22 {full size} – it’s a lip stain crayon, along the lines of the Revlon Balm Stains and Clinique Chubby Sticks. Again, very pigmented and good staying power!

* Jelly Pong Pong is a brand that I have never heard of but with the help of Google, it seems like it’s widely available in the UK? and has good reviews *

Jelly Pong Pong Lip Blush in Cranberry and Jelly Pong Pong 2-in1 Shadow/Liner in Bronze swatch

Jelly Pong Pong Lip Blush in Cranberry and Jelly Pong Pong 2-in1 Shadow/Liner in Bronze swatch

Dr Bragi Age Management Moisturiser $179 {sample; ~$14} – this is probably the only thing in the box that didn’t make me go all “yay” or “wow” etc I would use it up but would probably never buy it for myself as it’s quite out of my budget for moisturisers.

GHD style heat protection spray $24 {full size} – heat protectors…ahh. Something I should always use when I use a hair appliance but rarely do. Now I have this so no excuses. I am looking forward to trialling this.

Goldwell Dualsense rich repair cream shampoo and anti-breakage conditioner {sample; $1.60 for both} – I’ve used Goldwell shampoo and conditioner in the past and have found them to be ok. Sample satchets are good to use when travelling as they take up less space and you can chuck them out once used which is what I’ll be doing with these.

My overall thoughts – such a good box this month as it contained a lot of full size products and introduced a new brand to many of us. I think that if Violet Box continues down this road, they have a chance at surviving in the beauty subscription boxes market.

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

Subscription boxes are available from $22.95/month.

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