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Review: Violet Box May 2014

Apologies (again!) for the late post. These Violet Boxes tend to arrive towards the end of the month and I’m currently in the midst of take-home exams frenzy so please forgive me!

May’s Violet Box arrived sometime towards the end of the month and was in a slightly bigger box than usual.

Violet Box May 2014

Violet Box May 2014

Lush Lip Scrub in Popcorn $9.95/25g (full size)
Another Lush lip scrub to add to my stash. Love these lip scrubs (I have one in Bubblegum and Santa); always nicely scented according to its name – this one, being popcorn, smells and kinda tastes like salted caramel popcorn. Fun part? It contains popping candy! These fun exfoliating lip scrubs are edible as well so all you have to do is scrub and buff the lip scrub onto your lips then lick off any excess.

Goldwell StyleSign Sleek Perfection $4.99 ($24.95/100ml)
Humidity resistant thermal spray? Yes please. It has a light fruity scent, which I am fond of, and doesn’t weigh my hair down.

Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil $22
Similar to Benefit High Brow, this all in one pencil offers highlighting, concealing and brigtening for the eye area. It’s very creamy and blends easily. Only con is the shade, Ivory Lace, which I found way too light for my medium skintone.

Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil

Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil

Teeez Cosmetics Eve’s Ready to Wear Lipstick in Tempting Pink $32

Teeez Cosmetics Eve's Ready to Wear Lipstick in Tempting Pink

Teeez Cosmetics Eve’s Ready to Wear Lipstick in Tempting Pink

Yep, another Teeez Cosmetics product – this time its a nice lipstick in the shade Tempting Pink – a very nice soft pink shade with what I would call a semi-satin finish. When first applied, it looks slightly frosty but give it 5 mins and the frosty finish goes away!

Teeez Cosmetics Eve's Ready to Wear Lipstick in Tempting Pink

Teeez Cosmetics Eve’s Ready to Wear Lipstick in Tempting Pink

It smells delicious – like the strawberry and cream lollies. Glides on smoothly and lasts me a few hours before it starts wearing off. Just reiterating my gripe – for the price tag, it’s the same cost as a MAC lipstick here, weighs half a gram more but I find the packaging so tacky which is such a shame because I think their quality is pretty good.

Swatch - Teeez Cosmetics Eve's Ready to Wear Lipstick in Tempting Pink & Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil

Swatch – Teeez Cosmetics Eve’s Ready to Wear Lipstick in Tempting Pink & Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil

Timeless Truth Miracle Rejuvenation Mask $7
Yay, another facial sheet mask to add to my collection. Timeless Truth masks have made an appearance before in Violet Boxes – see here. I love face masks and use them religiously. Subscribers received either this or the Herbal Rejuvenation Immortelle mask ($8). The Miracle Rejuvenation mask promises to reduce the apperance of fine lines, dark spots and wrinkles. Haven’t had the chance to try it out so cannot comment on its promises. Only thing is $7 for a face mask is slightly more than what I pay for my usual face masks.

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse ~$1.60 (based on $28095/100ml; also available $24.95/50ml)
A luxe brand that I’ve heard great things about. This multipurpose oil is in a sample satchet (which I really hate – especially for products like this which seem to always find a way of spilling or seeping out). Despite my hatred for sample satchets, I am intrigued as to how this cult product will work on me 9even if it is only single use!)

Nuxe Creme Merveillance ~$2.60 ($64.95/50ml)
A “visible expression lines cream” – despite being in a satchet, you’d probably get at least 2-3 uses out of it.

Overall, this month’s Violet Box gets a thumbs up from me. I think it’s great that they included a variety products – hair, lips, face, body etc and ensures that there is at least one product every subscriber would be happy with. In terms of value, Violet Box never fails. This month’s box included four full size products (!) and three samples totalling a value of $80 which is well worth the monthly subscription fee. Violet Box has also managed to introduce new brands monthly which is a great feature of these monthly subscription 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 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.