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Review: Violet Box April 2015

Violet Box April 2015

Violet Box April 2015

Lonvitalite C2 Collagen Protein Wrinkle Removing Mask $9.95
As you all know by now, I LOVE face masks and this promises to smooth out lines, reinforce skin growth & enhance skin moisture.

Tini Beauty Eye Shadow (Pearl Fizz) by Rob Scheppy $16
Firstly, this is not the first time I have received an eyeshadow (or powder product) from Violet Box that has shattered in transit. This annoys me as I feel like these fragile products should be packaged just a little bit better. If I was a paying subscriber I would be very annoyed as shattered products = wasted time trying to put them back together or wasted money because I’d probably just throw it out as I can’t be bothered putting it back.

Pearl Fizz is a warm toned light champagne shade. It looks like it would have been a nice brow bone or all over lid shade. But I’m honestly too lazy to put it back together so I’m just going to bin it.

Evelyn Iona Natural and Organic Concealer (Flawless) $24.99
I’m  a bit unsure about this; it contains a lot of “oil” ingredients – coconut, jojoba and vitamin e. It has a lot of “slip” to it so I really am interested in trying this to see how long it’ll last!

Urban Skincare Co. Daily Hand & Body Cleanser ~$1.89 ($26.95/500ml)
Described as an alternative to soap, this hand & body cleanser smells like oranges & is supposed to be gentle enough to remove everyday dirt & grime without remove the lipid barrier.

Lipsi Cosmetics Aphrodite Powder ~$7.24 ($38/21g)
A finishing powder that absorbs excess oil. Ever since I returned from my holiday in the USA, my skin has gone oil crazy! So again, I am interested in trying this and seeing how well it can control the oil situation on my face.

Transformulas Eye Lifting Gel $49
Transformulas FaceContour & Tightening Creme $59
Satchet samples? Really? For what these products promise, I don’t think satchet samples would be enough to see results. One of the satchets just fills like it’s full of air. I have used other Transformulas products before and they have yielded good results so fingers crossed?

This month’s box was slightly disappointing. I understand there were some issues regarding a product but it just felt like the box was packed in a huge rush. Broken products, missing product card. Just not on the ball there, Violet Box. I think this may be the first box where it’s mostly made up of samples and deluxe samples with only one full size product (the eyeshadow) but even with the full size product, I can’t even use it because it’s shattered!

In terms of value, April’s box was very disappointing for me. This is the first box where I have been left disappointed. The broken eyeshadow detracts from the value of the box as I cannot use it, The lack of sizes noted on the samples mean that even just a generous estimate, the value of the box is close to or just a bit more than the monthly subscription fee.

Subscription boxes are available from $22.95/month. For more information on Violet Box, check out their website here.

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