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Review: Violet Box June 2014

Violet Box’s June 2014 box, aka the birthday box, did not arrive in a box per se but in a handy cosmetic case – which I was actually grateful for seeing as I now have 11 Violet Boxes just sitting on a shelf.

Spoiler alert but I loved this month’s box!

Violet Box June 2014

Violet Box June 2014

GHD Straight & Tame Cream $24
A cream aimed at taming frizzy hair – will definitely be trialling this ASAp. I like to blow dry my hair to get it dried much quicker. Some days, it’s nice and silky. Other days, it’s just a big ol’ ball of frizz.

Bioderma Sebium Pore Refiner ~$15.47 ($30.95/30ml)
Silicon-based primer targetting combination to oily skin (sounds like mine!). I have a stack of Bioderma samples now but not complaining as they always come in handy when travelling.

Chella Brow Pencil $21.50
This was actually missing so no review sorry!

Strange Beautiful Nail Polish $22
Two shades in one – a nice orange-red and a pink-toned nude. Both shades are wearable and I think the colours are good together – one for when you’re feeling like a bright and the other for when you’re feeling more demure.

Appelles Blackseed Shampoo and Tamanu Conditioner ~$5.39 each ($18.95/150ml; $44.95/500ml)
Firstly, I think it’s a bit strange that it’s not a matching set. I like my shampoos and conditioners to match. Cute packaging and love that these deluxe samples have at least a week’s worth of hair washing in them!

Caddy’s Cosmetic Pouch $26
Ok. This makeup bag is probably one of the best ones I’ve come across. It’s small enough not to be bulky and yet has so many different pouches and compartments. There’s even a section for 3 brushes! Definitely replacing my current makeup bag with this one.

Firstly, happy 1st birthday, Violet Box. It has been an amazing year with monthly boxes that are of outstanding value and products. I am astonished at how Violet Box continually sends out boxes with new brands and products. In the last 12 months, I have been introduced to at least one new brand each month!

This birthday “box” was no different. Including over $100 worth of products, with a good mix of skincare, haircare, nail polish is an amazing feat.

Here’s to another great year, Violet Box!

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 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.

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.