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Review: Violet Box September 2014

Oops! Sorry for the late post. Like usual, I received the box towards the last week and a half of the month.

Violet Box September 2014

Violet Box September 2014

September’s box included

Violet Box September 2014

Violet Box September 2014

Scandalous Fabulously Flirty Dry Shampoo ($16.95)
I haven’t heard of this brand but I am looking forward to trialling the dry shampoo and see whether it beats my HG, Batiste.

Foltene Nail Treatment ($29.95)
August’s Violet Box included the Foltene Eyelash Treatment. The Nail Treatment promises to repair “dry, brittle dull nails that easily break” and can be used over nail polish. This is intriguing to me because whenever my nails need to be rescued, I rely on OPI Nail Envy which I use on my nails alone and never with polish.

Girlactik Eyeshadow ($23)
This is the second time I’ve received in a Violet Box that had a shattered eyeshadow. I think if Violet Box is going to include fragile products in their boxes, they should package them appropriately. The colour I received is Pink Ruffle. Apart from the fact that it’s shattered (and can probably be fixed), it’s not a shade I would normally reach for. My skin is too tanned to be able to pull it off IMO but I will try the shade once I get around to fixing it.

Girlactik Eyeshadow ($23)

Girlactik Eyeshadow ($23)

Starlooks Ultra Olive Gem Pencil ($21.50)
Received this in Amythest in the March Violet Box (and the price went up $2 in 7 months?). It has a metallic finish thanks to the micro-glitter and glides on very easily so definitely no pulling or tugging on the eyelids. Ultra Oliver is an olive-green shade that is slightly golden in some lights. Due to the micro-glitter, I would probably avoid this on my bottom lashline as it is quite sensitive.

Polished London Nail Enamel ($8)
Fast setting formula and claims to be chip resistant? Challenge accepted. I received the shade Big Ben, which is a slightly minty Tiffany blue.

Overall, the September Violet Box was just ok for me. There were no real standout products for me this month and it’s just disappointing that the eyeshadow shattered. Value-wise, yes, you are getting value for money but compared to the past boxes, I feel like this is one of the ‘not so great’ boxes.

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 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.