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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 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!

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