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Review: Violet Box December 2013 & January 2014

Going to have to combine my review of the last 2 Violet Boxes – December 2013 and January 2014.

Violet Box December 2013

Violet Box December 2013

December 2013

This was the Christmas Box and came with a purple candy cane – yum!

Violet Box December 2013

Violet Box December 2013

Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate Hand Therapy $10 (full size)
I can always use hand creams because I tend to have really wrinkly hands! I have hand creams everywhere – handbags, car, desk, uni bag etc

SweetPea & Fay J’Adore Les Levres “I Love Lips” in Papercut $12.99 (full size)
This is a brand that is new to me and a quick Google search tells me they’re an artisan cosmetics brand from the USA. This is a liquid lipstick and the shade I received is paper Cut, a dark pink with purple undertones. I’m looking forward to trying this out.

Jelly Pong Pong Wide Awake Palette $32 (full size)
There was a little note in the box stating that the palette had been damaged in transit and would be included in January’s box and ta-da! This looks like an awesome palette – it has a highlighter, concealer and eye brow sculptor all in one ready to create a bright-eyed look. However, my issue is with the eye brow sculptor…the shades are all shimmery! And the 3 shades for the eye brow sculptor are – brow-red, taupe-brown, and black-green….really? For eye brows?

Evo the Therapist Calming Shampoo and Conditioner  ~$4.99 each; $29.95/300ml
Another EVO shampoo and conditioner sample set to add to my ‘travelling products’ collection. This set is recommended for hair that is dry (tick!), frizzy (tick!), and colour-treated (tick!).

To make up for the missing Jelly Pong Pong Wide Awake Palette, the lovely team at Violet Box included SweetPea & Fay Mineral Eyeshadows in UFO Sightings (black purple with purple-red-blue shimmer) and Tom Foolery (a dark smokey purple); both full size worth $17 each.

For a Christmas box, I thought it was a bit better than usual. The only product I wouldn’t use would probably be the mineral eyeshadows. I liked the inclusion of the handcream and palette and thought 3-4 full size products made it a nice Christmas box.

January 2014

Wow, January’s box..when I first opened it, it had a distinctive scent. Read on to find out what the scent is…

Violet Box January 2014

Violet Box January 2014

So Susan Water-Based Pure Luminizer $49 (full size)
Another new brand to me. This is a liquid highlighter – yay! I love highlighters. It has no scent, very easy to spread and is a pearly-slightly off-white highlighter with fine gold shimmer.

So Susan Nail Lacquer in Pink Guava $10 (full size)
I received Pink Guava which is basically a hot Barbie pink. Nice lasting power and a one coat wonder..love it already! The bottle kind of reminds me of the Chanel polishes..the only con I have is that the brush is a little bit small so it was a bit difficult at first applying the polish.

So Susan Pink Grapefruit nail polish

So Susan Pink Grapefruit nail polish

LUSH Gorgeous Facial Moisturiser ~$16.65; $74.95/45g
A very citrus-y face moisturiser that feels light like mousse. Looking forward to trying this once my current moisturiser runs out.
Others may have been lucky and received the Dream Cream Body Lotion, a great product for those with eczema-prone or dry, irritated skin.

MOR Essentials Collection Hand Cream in Basil and Grape and Black Currant Iris ~$1.21; $14.95/80ml
More hand creams…only downside is that they’re in satchets. Good enough for maybe 1.5-2 applications?

Villainess Soaps in Dulces en Fuego $? (sample size; $8.50/99g)
This was what was giving off the distinctive smell. It smells strongly of black cracked pepper and cinnamon. I’m not really a big fan of the scent so I’ll probably give this sample away..

Acorelle Eau De Parfum in Terre de Cedre ~$2.10; $69.95/50ml
Acorelle is a French brand specialising in bringing to us hypoallergenic, organic fragrances using essential oils. Terre de Cedre is a slightly fresh, woody scent…smells like a forest. Not my usual scent but I don’t mind it.

Each month I am never left disappointed with Violet Box’s delivery. It has consistently introduced new brands to consumers as well as the value of each month’s box exceeding the monthly subscription fee – that me to makes it worth the money!

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.