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Review: Violet Box July 2015

Violet Box July 2015

Violet Box July 2015

July’s box will be the last box for Violet Box. As the Australian dollar drops, it is getting increasingly hard to ship products into Australia and as you know, a lot of the brands included in these monthly boxes from Violet Box are foreign brands. This is sad news for me because I really liked receiving these monthly beauty boxes and it was a great introduction to fantastic overseas beauty brands.

The first thing I noticed was the box. It was no longer the useful sliding box I was used to…

Violet Box July 2015

Violet Box July 2015

The information card is also very different to what we have been receiving over the past 2 years – “In order to comply with the Trade Practices (Consumer Product Information Standards) (Cosmetics) Regulations 1991 Violet Box publishes ingredient information on this card. For tips on how to use these products please visit the Violet Box Blog (www.violetbox.com.au)”.

Mr. Bean Mandarin Coffee Scrub $17.95
Seems like the hype surrounding coffee body scrubs has slowly died down. I’ve always been interested in coffee body scrubs but the whole process seems drawn out and messy so I was never quite ‘there’ when it came to purchasing one. I’ll put this away for a pamper day. Not a fan of citrus scents though and even through the packaging, I can already smell the mandarin scent. I hope it’s not too strong. Like many coffee body scrubs on the market, Mr. Bean Coffee Scrub promises soft, smooth skin and reducing the appearance of cellulite amongst other things.

Starlooks Lip Pencil $6USD
This is a sample size and I received this in Peony – a nice natural pink-brown.

Urban Skincare Co Resurrect Hair Wash ~$3.48/35ml ($9.95/100ml)
Urban Skincare Co Recovery Conditioner ~$3.4/5ml ($9.95/100ml)
We’ve received Urban Skincare Co products before and these sound like great products to use on my dry and damaged hair.

Tarocco Body Wash $4USD
Another citrus-scented product….Tarocco is known for its olive oil-based beauty products. This is also contains orange oil to really provide an enriching and hydrating body wash. Probably pass this onto a family member or friend as the orange scent is quite strong and medicinal..

Etat Libre D’Orange $199AUD
A mature citrus (!) floral scent which I’ll pass onto someone who’ll appreciate the sample more than me. Not a scent that’s down my alley.

July’s Violet Box left me a little disappointed especially for a last hurrah. The majority of products being citrus-scented meant that the samples would not be used by me. I know I definitely won’t be using the last two samples, with the coffee scrub being a question mark for now. Not sure if I want to!

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Review: Violet Box May 2015

This month’s box arrived a week into June. I had a to take a second thought about whether it was a May or June box but then realised Violet Boxes always arrive at the end of the month and not the beginning! They did explain on their Facebook page that the delay was due to Violet Box waiting for an item to arrive to their warehouse. Unfortunately, that product (an eye cream) still hasn’t arrived so they decided to send out the May Violet Box without causing even further delays.

Let’s get straight into it…

Violet Box May 2015

Violet Box May 2015

Mitsura Kabuki Brush $14.95
I actually have a number of kabuki brushes in my brush collection but have no idea what to use them for… This one by Mitsura is densely packed with synthetic bristles and feel very soft on the skin.

Soak Skin Booster Body Lotion ~$1.50/25ml ($29.95/500ml)
This body lotion contains chia seeds! I thought chia seeds was to only be consumed but I guess it has other properties like boosting the skin’s barrier function to help your skin look its best. It has a very light oatmeal, citrus scent and is absorbed immediately into the skin leaving no greasy feeling behind!

Hair & Me Hair Rejuvenation Treatment $19.95
I absolutely love hair treatments. I use them in place of conditioner. This Hair & Me Hair Rejuvenation Treatment is an oil-based hair treatment containing oils such as coconut and jojoba to help repair, moisturise and strengthen your hair. I very rarely use oils in my hair as a treatment as it gets ridiculously messy but this seems to have taken out that mess factor so I have no excuses now! It smells very coconutty (yum!) and has a thick creamy texture. This was supposed to be in the April Violet Box but it didn’t arrive to their warehouse in time.

Urban Skincare Co. Backstreet Collection Infuse Body Balm ~$4.53/35ml ($12.95/100ml
Last month, we received the Daily Hand and Body Cleanser. This month is a body moisturiser. This has a strong lemongrass scent (not one of my faves!) but again, like the Soak Skin Booster Body Lotion, it is absorbed into the skin easily and leaves behind no greasy residue.

Meraki by Design Body Scrub $? ($15.95/220g)
A vegan-friendly body scrub, I received this in Blue Vanilla Berry. Body scrubs are having their moment now and I’m still put off by the mess and time factor. I’ll pack this into my travel bag and use it when I’m on holidays. Body scrubs are supposed to be quite good at minimising the appearances of cellulite, stretch marks, spider veins etc and meant to help soothe the skin. The Meraki by Design Body Scrubs are made from raw sugar and oils.

Overall, this month’s box was much better than April’s Violet Box.  The inclusion of two body moisturisers is a bit annoying but they will get used and plus, we’re in Winter now so who doesn’t need body moisturisers?

As always, the value of the box exceeds the monthly subscription fee and Violet Box has again delivered some great products from new brands.

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

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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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Review: Violet Box March 2015

March’s box contained some pretty cool products which I am looking forward to trying.

Violet Box March 2015

Violet Box March 2015

Biology Equilibrium Body Lotion No. 304 $8.70/30ml ($29/100ml)
This body moisturiser promises to bring your body’s moisture levels back into balance using natural ingredients. It has a very organic, natural scent and the lemongrass scent, which isn’t my favourite of scents, is not too strong though it does linger. Not too sure if I’ll be using this as I don’t like lemongrass.

Bioderma Sebium Foaming Gel $1.50/15ml ($24.95/250ml)
I currently use a full size version of this foaming gel and have posted my thoughts on it here.

Doucce Mineral Matte Lipstick $29.95

Doucce Mineral Matte Lipstick in 903 $29.95

Doucce Mineral Matte Lipstick in 903 $29.95

First, I absolutely love the packaging. It reminds me of Guerlain’s heavy duty and sleek packaging but without the weight! I received this in shade 903 – a dusty rose shade that I normally gravitate towards if I’m feeling a natural lip. Props for having SPF 10 infused as well – any sunscreen protection is better than no sunscreen protection!

Doucce Lip Definer $29.95

Doucce Lip Definer in 456 $29.95

Doucce Lip Definer in 456 $29.95

I’ve only recently started using lip liners and I am glad that this comes in a shade that matches the lipstick. It takes the hard work out of guessing! This is in shade 456 and the Doucce lip definers claim to give a velvet matte finish and be waterproof.

Doucce Lip Definer in 456 & Mineral Matte Lipstick in 903

Doucce Lip Definer in 456 & Mineral Matte Lipstick in 903

Lonvitalite C8 Collagen Crystal Eye Mask $5.33 (32/6 pk)
I love using eye masks like these because you get instant results! These eye masks will help to brighten your eyes and remove the appearance of dark circles and fine lines.

Month after month, Violet Box continues to introduce new brands to me and ensure the value of the products included far outweigh the subscription fee. I think this is very impressive in itself especially having been around for over a year now and still managing to achieve this monthly.

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

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Review: Violet Box February 2015

This box made it with one day left of February. Talk about cutting it close!

This month’s box contained 5 products, 4 of which were full size products.

Violet Box February 2015

Violet Box February 2015

Natural World Moroccan Argan Oil ($5.99/25ml)
Remember when argan oil was all the rage? This is definitely going to be put to use once I use up my other hair oils. As my hair is quite damaged still from all the bleach, I love that using a hair oil helps my hair feel much softer and look a bit healthier.

Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser $11.74/30ml ($46.95/120ml)
I love exfoliating cleansers as I think it saves me a bit of time (and bathroom counter space). It has a fresh citrus scent and looks like a larger version of the Lush Lip Scrub. I’m a bit worried about the sugar granules but the packaging assures me that their “round-edged sugar crystals slough dead skin without tearing…” I’m definitely intrigued!

Emite Make Up BB Highlighting Pen $32
So a concealing jumbo pencil. I cannot wait to try this. If this works, I will be adding it to my make up bag for sure! Despite its name, the description tells me it’s a concealer pen. I got this in the shade Coco but I haven’t tried it yet to see whether the colour matches.

Teeez Trend Cosmetics Easy on the Eyes Pencil $26
Received this in Black de Luxe, a very deep black which goes on very easily. This is supposed to be waterproof and long lasting – something I always like in my eyeliners – so I cannot wait to try this.

Teeez Trend Cosmetics Easy on the Eyes Pencil $26 / Emite Make Up BB Highlighting Pen $32

Teeez Trend Cosmetics Easy on the Eyes Pencil $26 / Emite Make Up BB Highlighting Pen $32

Pretty Woman Magnetix Nail Polish $9.99
I received the shade Metallic Pink which . One thing that’s different about this magnetic polish is that there are 2 magnets included – one with a wavy design and one with straight lines. Another feature that stood out was the fact that the magnets are actually curved – for ease of use over the nails. Perfect!

Once again, Violet Box delivers! Constantly putting together monthly boxes with brands and products I haven’t heard of and with a value that far exceeds the monthly subscription price, I honestly think Violet Box is one of the better beauty subscription boxes out there.

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

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Review: Violet Box January 2015

If you’ve noticed, there was no review for December’s Violet Box cos I think it went for a walkabout during the holiday rush.

Violet Box January 2015

Violet Box January 2015

Appropriately themed “New year, new you” for the first box of 2015, the items included in January’s box:

Violet Box January 2015

Violet Box January 2015

Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel $6.70/5ml ($67/50ml)
This is a protein peel promising “instantly smoother,  brighter and softer skin” . I find that you have to work quickly with these face peels as they tend to react pretty much instantly with the dead skin. I’m looking forward to trying this gel peeling mask!

Lonvitalite 24K Active Gold Yulan Eye Mask $5.19 ($25.95/5 pack)
Whenever my eyes feel swollen, I always love placing an eye mask on them. This one by Lonvitalite looks luxe and will be good to reduce the swelling.

The Cosmetic Kitchen Raw Chocolate Clay Mask $24.95/50g

The Cosmetic Kitchen Raw Chocolate Clay Mask $24.95/50g

The Cosmetic Kitchen Raw Chocolate Clay Mask $24.95/50g

This one looks interesting! Raw chocolate clay mask. As you all know by now, my favourite face masks are clay masks. This one by the Cosmetic Kitchen can be used as is – just add water and apply. Or there is a little receipt on the packet to make a radiant choc avocado mask. How interesting!

Emite Make Up Precision Eye Pencil $24.95
Received this in the shade Spir, an off-white shade which would be good for lining either the inner corner or bottom waterline to brighten up your eyes. The formula feels soft and didn’t require me to drag it onto my skin.

Mellow Cosmetic Blush $14
A simple name of “Pink”, this is a sheer but buildable pink blush with yellow undertones. It doesn’t have any shimmer or glitter but isn’t quite matte in finish. Something I would change would be the packaging. It was difficult enough to open the cardboard packaging and remove the blush but it was even harder to flip the lid!

I liked that for a “new year, new you” box, they included a variety of masks. Janauary’s Violet Box included 3 full sized products, 2 samples and 4 brands I hadn’t heard of.

For more information on Violet Box, check out their website here

Mellow Cosmetics Blush in Pink and Emite Make Up Precision Eye Pencil in Spir

Mellow Cosmetics Blush in Pink and Emite Make Up Precision Eye Pencil in Spir

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Review: Violet Box October 2014

Violet Box October 2014

Violet Box October 2014

Another month and another Violet Box. I received this yesterday so it’s a regular thing for these boxes to arrive towards the last week of the month. Still something that annoys me a little.

Anyway, moving on. October’s Violet Box seemed to focus on lips as there were 3 full size lip products included.

Violet Box October 2014

Violet Box October 2014

Violet Box October 2014 – this is what was included:

WOTNOT Facial Wipes for Oily/Sensitive Skin $1.95/5 pack ($7.95/25 pack)
Facial wipes are always welcome! They’re so handy to have around when I’m feeling lazy or after a big night out.

PHR Professional Haircare Recovery Leave-In Moisturiser ~$4.79/15ml ($39.95/125ml)
This hair moisturiser also works as a heat protector for your hair as well as an intense treatment for dry and dull hair.

Eslor Introductory Collection Envelopes
4 sample satchets of various skincare products from Eslor –

Eslor Introductory Collection Envelopes

Eslor Introductory Collection Envelopes

Eslor Soothing Refiner and Cleanser $3.08/5ml ($39.95/60ml)
Botanical Peeling Gel $4.16/5ml ($49.95/60ml)
Chlorophyll Lifting Mask $5/5ml ($49.95/50ml)
Firming Collagen Day Cream $8.5/5ml ($85/50ml)
Out of the above, I’m most interested in the Botanical Peeling Gel and the Chlorphyll Lifting Mask. The cleanser and day cream promises nothing life changing or radical.

Designer Brands Lip Pencil $4.99
I received this in Fuchsia Rose which is a pink-red liner. I can’t wait to use it with a lot of my bright pink and pink-red lipsticks and see how the colour matches.

Desginer Brands Lip Pencil in Fuchsia Rose $4.99

Desginer Brands Lip Pencil in Fuchsia Rose $4.99

Haughty Cosmetics – Pefect Finish Lipgloss $23
How gorgeous is the packaging? I love it and will definitely be having this out on display. I got this in the shade Give which is a ruby red shade with red microshimmer. It smells like caramel toffee and has a flat doe-foot applicator for precise application.

Haughty Cosmetics - Perfect Finish Lipgloss $23

Haughty Cosmetics – Perfect Finish Lipgloss $23

I also noticed on the box that 50% of the proceedings from lipglosses go to preventing domestic violence. Great initiative!

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Designer Brands Eternal Colour Lipstick $9.99
Despite its name, Rose Brown, there is only a slight hint of brown. The shade is a more natural rose colour, a very MLBB shade. I haven’t worn this yet but when swatching, it glides on beautifully – no tugging or pulling at all.

Desginer Brands Eternal Colour Lipstick in Rose Brown $9.99

Desginer Brands Eternal Colour Lipstick in Rose Brown $9.99

I am not sure if the shades of the lip products were planned but it made for a nice cohesive theme of a reddish lip shade. Would’ve made for a great Valentine’s Day box.

As a lip product addict, I love this month’s box. The only inclusion I didn’t really like are the Eslor skincare samples. Everything else – love!

For more information on Violet Box, check out their website here

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Review: Violet Box September 2014

Oops! Sorry for the late post. Like usual, I received the box towards the last week and a half of the month.

Violet Box September 2014

Violet Box September 2014

September’s box included

Violet Box September 2014

Violet Box September 2014

Scandalous Fabulously Flirty Dry Shampoo ($16.95)
I haven’t heard of this brand but I am looking forward to trialling the dry shampoo and see whether it beats my HG, Batiste.

Foltene Nail Treatment ($29.95)
August’s Violet Box included the Foltene Eyelash Treatment. The Nail Treatment promises to repair “dry, brittle dull nails that easily break” and can be used over nail polish. This is intriguing to me because whenever my nails need to be rescued, I rely on OPI Nail Envy which I use on my nails alone and never with polish.

Girlactik Eyeshadow ($23)
This is the second time I’ve received in a Violet Box that had a shattered eyeshadow. I think if Violet Box is going to include fragile products in their boxes, they should package them appropriately. The colour I received is Pink Ruffle. Apart from the fact that it’s shattered (and can probably be fixed), it’s not a shade I would normally reach for. My skin is too tanned to be able to pull it off IMO but I will try the shade once I get around to fixing it.

Girlactik Eyeshadow ($23)

Girlactik Eyeshadow ($23)

Starlooks Ultra Olive Gem Pencil ($21.50)
Received this in Amythest in the March Violet Box (and the price went up $2 in 7 months?). It has a metallic finish thanks to the micro-glitter and glides on very easily so definitely no pulling or tugging on the eyelids. Ultra Oliver is an olive-green shade that is slightly golden in some lights. Due to the micro-glitter, I would probably avoid this on my bottom lashline as it is quite sensitive.

Polished London Nail Enamel ($8)
Fast setting formula and claims to be chip resistant? Challenge accepted. I received the shade Big Ben, which is a slightly minty Tiffany blue.

Overall, the September Violet Box was just ok for me. There were no real standout products for me this month and it’s just disappointing that the eyeshadow shattered. Value-wise, yes, you are getting value for money but compared to the past boxes, I feel like this is one of the ‘not so great’ boxes.

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Review: Violet Box August 2014

Violet Box August 2014

Violet Box August 2014

August’s Violet Box arrived in the same packaging as last month – a slide out box – and this month, they changed up the colour of the tissue paper inside, stepping away from the usual purple to a hot pink. Pretty!

Violet Box August 2014

Violet Box August 2014

Evelyn Iona Lipgloss ($20.50)
I received this in the shade Lisa,  a mid-to-dark tone pink with gold microshimmer and a doe foot applicator. It has a vanilla scent but not as pleasant as the scent from MAC’s lip products. Pigmentation is good and stickiness is kept to a bare minimum. The product description lists the product as being all natural, certified organic and preservative free. I feel like this point needs to be made – it’s gluten free! Not being a celiac, I never thought about how things like cosmetics would affect such a lifestyle. However, fear not, this gloss is safe to ingest (cos we all know we ingest a high amount of lip products throughout our lives).

Evelyn Iona Lipgloss in Lise ($20.50)

Evelyn Iona Lipgloss in Lise ($20.50)

Foltene Eyelash Treatment ($20.95)
An eyelash and eyebrow treatment promising to restore dry, thin fragile lashes and promotes natural growth. Interesting product…I’ve always been curious about eyelash/eyebrow growth treatments but the thought of putting chemicals near my eyes scare me. I’m not too sure whether I will try this.

Be a Bombshell Eyeshadow Quad ($22)
Received this in New York City. The colours make for a nice coloured smoky eye. The colours are slightly cooler than what I would normally use but I will try and create a look. Pigmentation is nice.

Be a Bombshell Eyeshadow Quad in New York City ($22)

Be a Bombshell Eyeshadow Quad in New York City ($22)

Swatches show two swipes with no primer.

Be a Bombshell Eyeshadow Quad in New York City ($22)

Be a Bombshell Eyeshadow Quad in New York City ($22)

Camille Beckman Glycerine Hand Therapy ($18.95/0.6oz; $21.95/8oz)
I received this in the scent, Tuscan Honey and the first thing I noticed was the scent – a mix of honeycomb and amber. Second thing – the cute little rose on top of the lid. Talk about attention to detail. Cutest packaging I’ve ever seen. This will find a new home in my handbag. I tend to carry hand creams everywhere because my hands get so dry and wrinkly often.

Camille Beckman Glycerine Hand Therapy ($18.95/0.6oz; $21.95/8oz)

Camille Beckman Glycerine Hand Therapy ($18.95/0.6oz; $21.95/8oz)

Appelles Rosemary Body Bar ($5.95)
Appelles has been doing the rounds in a few beauty subscription boxes judging from my blog feed. This vegetable soap bar helps to gently cleanse your skin without stripping your skin and is good for stressed skin. It smells really nice and fresh, not too heavy on the rosemary! I’m usually a body wash girl so I’ll add to this to my bag of goodies to pass onto family and friends.

The August Violet Box is great value, with 4 full sized products, valued well over $50, and you’re paying less than half that for the box.

Being a beauty addict, I love the inclusion of the lipgloss and eyeshadow quad. The eyelash/eyebrow treatment, I feel, is a bit of a tricky one as you’ll have people divided whether or not they’ll try it. Apart from that, this month’s box is one of the better ones.

For more information on Violet Box, check out their website here

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Review: Violet Box June 2014

Violet Box’s June 2014 box, aka the birthday box, did not arrive in a box per se but in a handy cosmetic case – which I was actually grateful for seeing as I now have 11 Violet Boxes just sitting on a shelf.

Spoiler alert but I loved this month’s box!

Violet Box June 2014

Violet Box June 2014

GHD Straight & Tame Cream $24
A cream aimed at taming frizzy hair – will definitely be trialling this ASAp. I like to blow dry my hair to get it dried much quicker. Some days, it’s nice and silky. Other days, it’s just a big ol’ ball of frizz.

Bioderma Sebium Pore Refiner ~$15.47 ($30.95/30ml)
Silicon-based primer targetting combination to oily skin (sounds like mine!). I have a stack of Bioderma samples now but not complaining as they always come in handy when travelling.

Chella Brow Pencil $21.50
This was actually missing so no review sorry!

Strange Beautiful Nail Polish $22
Two shades in one – a nice orange-red and a pink-toned nude. Both shades are wearable and I think the colours are good together – one for when you’re feeling like a bright and the other for when you’re feeling more demure.

Appelles Blackseed Shampoo and Tamanu Conditioner ~$5.39 each ($18.95/150ml; $44.95/500ml)
Firstly, I think it’s a bit strange that it’s not a matching set. I like my shampoos and conditioners to match. Cute packaging and love that these deluxe samples have at least a week’s worth of hair washing in them!

Caddy’s Cosmetic Pouch $26
Ok. This makeup bag is probably one of the best ones I’ve come across. It’s small enough not to be bulky and yet has so many different pouches and compartments. There’s even a section for 3 brushes! Definitely replacing my current makeup bag with this one.

Firstly, happy 1st birthday, Violet Box. It has been an amazing year with monthly boxes that are of outstanding value and products. I am astonished at how Violet Box continually sends out boxes with new brands and products. In the last 12 months, I have been introduced to at least one new brand each month!

This birthday “box” was no different. Including over $100 worth of products, with a good mix of skincare, haircare, nail polish is an amazing feat.

Here’s to another great year, Violet Box!

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