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Review: Violet Box March 2014

This month’s Violet Box didn’t arrive until towards the end of March which is probably the latest I’ve ever received a Violet Box.

Violet Box March 2014

Violet Box March 2014

Let’s get straight into it –

Love Those Lashes Silk Strip Lashes in The Jade $14.95
I have only started getting into false lashes and these will make a welcome addition to my collection. They look great to wear for a night out. I have not had the chance to try these yet so cannot comment on them much. It does come with its own adhesive so I will see whether the adhesive glue works the same or better than the Ardell ones. My case was actually broken when the Violet Box arrived which is a shame.

Love Those Lashes Strip Lashes in The Jade

Love Those Lashes Strip Lashes in The Jade

Starlooks Gem Pencil in Amethyst $19.50
Usually comes in 6 different shades, the options for this month’s Violet Box was between Topaz or Amethyst. Amethyst is a metallic lilac shade. It glides on very easy and looks great. I cannot comment on wear time etc because I haven’t had the chance to wear it out either…

Sinful Colors Nail Polish in Gogo Girl $4.95
I have already received this shade in September’s Violet Box..it makes for a nice red and goes on easy.

Acorelle Skincare Night Cream ~$1.98/2ml ($49.50/50ml)
In January’s Violet Box, subscribers received a sample of Acorelle’s fragrances and this month, it’s a selection from their skincare range. I received the night cream which has a very strong herbal scent.

Mireness Velvet Lip Moisture Shine in 47 Sweet Tart ~$13.32/1.5g ($39.95/4.5g)
This is a mini version of what Mirenesse claims is an “award winning” lip product. This lip gloss is a lip plumper and the shade I received is slightly coral/peachy shade with gold microshimmer and smells like chocolate. The applicator is a a flattened wand and swatched really smoothly and was very pigmented.

Starlooks Gem Pencil in Amethyst and Mirenesse Velvet Lip Moisture Shine in Sweet Tart

Starlooks Gem Pencil in Amethyst and Mirenesse Velvet Lip Moisture Shine in Sweet Tart

This month’s box was slightly underwhelming. The only item that really piqued my interest were the lashes. Sure, the value of the items far exceeded the value of the monthly subscription fee but for some reason, I just didn’t feel ‘wow’-d!

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 September 2013

Another month and another Violet Box.

Violet Box September 2013

Violet Box September 2013

This month’s box contains the following:

Violet Box September 2013

Violet Box September 2013

Sinful Colors nail polish $4.95 {full size}

I received a red shade called Gogo Girl which will definitely get a lot of use especially with the holiday season coming up in a couple of months. I don’t think I’ve ever tried Sinful Colors nail polishes before so yay!

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Floral Slanted Tweezers $14.95 {full size}

The Vintage Cosmectic Company Emery Board $4.95 {full size}

The products included are great products. I especially love the tools – tweezers and emery board. I seem to always lose my tweezers so it’s nice to know I now have another back-up. I like to keep an emery board in my bag for times when my nails decide to peel or break. Great in emergencies!

NS-5 Cuticle and Nail Complex $9.95 {full size}

Work really takes a toll on my hands and without fail, after every shift, I would have damaged nails and cuticles. I am looking forward to trying this and see how well it works.

Eleven Australia’s Miracle Hair Treatment ~$1.20 {sample size 6ml}

Ever since dying my hair blonde, I’ve been coveting hair treatments like they’re going out of style. I am excited to use this and see what ‘miracle’ it can do for my hair.

Timeless Truth Stem Cell Extract Mask $5 {full size}

You can never have enough face masks. I love face masks and use them at least once a week. This is aimed at anti-aging, increasing moisture and elasticity and maintain the skin’s vital condition.

Five out of the six products are full size and the value in this box far exceeds the subscription fee. This month’s box is another great one, seemingly very nail-centric this month. The products in this month’s box can be easily used by a lot of people. If Violet Box can maintain the quality of their boxes, I really think they have a good chance at surviving in the subscription box market.

The one strange thing I found was that there was a pamphlet for Swissdent products and a special offer for Swissdent…but there wereno Swissdent products in the 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.