16 June 2013

Product Review: Violet Box – Launch box

I think everyone addicted to beauty products are in love with the monthly subscription boxes, and are subscribed to at least one. Well, the good news is that now another Australian subscription Beauty Box has just been launched – *The Violet Box.

The Violet Box in the outer box..
The Violet Box’s main focus is luxury, promising to provide subscribers a unique and modern subscription and shopping experience for all things beauty.
Violet Box brands promises to every month include 4-6 premium beauty and lifestyle samples from well-known and trusted Australian beauty brands as well as exciting new International brands, one in particular is a revolutionary product currently trending in New York and has been featured in Vogue and on the Today Show!

Violet Box has decided to keep the brands they cooperate with a top secret until the first box is shipped and received by all subscribers in order not to ruin the element of surprise. Once all boxes have been sent off next week, all the brand partner logo’s will be made visible on the Violet Box’ website

Subscribers benefit from exciting new brand partners and enables Violet Box the ability to bring a unique opportunity for subscribers to try and experiment with new products/trends and brands from home and abroad to the market. And Violet Box promises to customise the boxes as much as possible based on the personal profile.

In addition to a rewards system, there is also a shop where you can purchase full sized products and use your rewards points. The shop will also be up and running by next week, as well as the rewards system will be launched, so make sure to check the Violet Box’website next week.
You can subscribe to Violet Box for

1 month – $22.95
3 months - $66.00
6 months - $130
12 months - $250

I am not actually sure if the first Violet Box was to a particular theme, but the goodies came in a simple, yet elegant matte black box with the purple Violet Box logo on the top. And inside, the samples were wrapped in violet tissue paper.

The actual Violet Box..

Everything wrapped in pretty violet tissue paper..

So what was in the first Violet Box…

Avene Gentle Gel Cleanser – 50ml sample (RRP $23.95/200ml)


I really like Avene products, but have not tried any of their cleansers, so I am looking forward to trying this one. It is supposedly aimed at combination sensitive skin – and ok, I do have combination skin, but although it is not sensitive, using a very gentle product sure doesn’t hurt!


CK One Color Cosmetics, Gloss Eyecolor – Full size (RRP $25.00)


As soon as I saw the stunning black and white CK One box I was excited. Since Calvin Klein launched their new makeup range, have been wanting to try some of their products. The product is a Eyeshadow in a crayon form, giving a soft sheen and transparent look. Unfortunately I got the colour 500 Pop, which is a bright green – and as I am very conservative with my eye makeup, almost always wearing nudes/browns, I doubt that I will be using this one!

It also included a card offering a free 20 minute makeover at a Calvin Klein counter

Calvin Klein Sheer Beauty - Eau de Toilette 1.2ml (RRP $80/50ml, $120/100ml)


I love Calvin Klein perfumes.  I have every single one of them, except for this one!! And I have repurchased several of them numerous times. And I wore Eternity when I got married!! And Sheer Beauty is just gorgeous as well, fresh and fruity. I love it, and have already put a full sized on my wish list!


John Plunkett Glyco Peel – Full size – (RRP $28.95/15ml)

I love the idea of being able to do a glycolic peel at home, so I’ve been wanting to try this 25% glycolic acid peel. It promises to reduce fine lines, and surface discolourations, keeping skin looking clear, younger and refreshed. Unfortunately glycolic acid is off limits for me right now being pregnant, but after I’ve given birth, I hopeful that it will give my skin a much needed boost.


LashControl Clear Coat Control Mascara & Brow Fix – Full Size (RRP $25.00/8.87ml)

This promises to tame wayward brows without the wet look, and also works as a top coat over mascara to seal in the pigment. The mascara has a so-called ‘squeeze control’ which allows you to control how much product is on the brush. I am not quite sure I understand the need to use a top coat over my mascara, as I have sensitive eyes, so I always make sure that the mascaras I use are of such high quality that they do not drop pigments. As for Brow Fix, I do have a couple of hairs that have a mind of their own, so this will no doubt come in handy.

It also includes a card a discount though the Violet Box Store..


Argania Hair Oil Travel Cuties – 5ml (RRP $34.99/100ml)

I have really taken to using hair oils, as they not only help tame frizz and flyaways, they also help give moisture to dry hair. I have tried quite a few different ones by now, and I’m look forward to also trying hair oil from Argania, which is made from certified organic Moroccan Argan oil rich in vitamins and antioxidants. And besides the small bottle is just so cute, and perfect for travelling!

Free Subscription...

In addition, there was also a card offering a one month free subscription to Charlotte Dodson TV for free. 
Charlotte is a celebrity yoga teacher to among others Miranda Kerr and Lara Bingle, and this subscription allows you to join in from your lounge room...
Offer ends 31st July 2013.
This sounds pretty cool for me, and I hope to be able to try this out after I've given birth..

Overall I am quite happy the contents and value of this box for $22.95, and I am impressed with the fact that there are six products in the box and of those three are full sized!! I have been very keen on trying the John Plunkett Glyco Peel, which on its own has a value of $28.95, so really everything else in the box is just a bonus!!

Again, I was a little disappointed with the colour of the Calvin Klein Eyeshadow, as I was very keen on trying that – but then I also need to remember that the box was sent to me for consideration, and the Violet Box did not have any of my personal preferences of details, so if subscribers get makeup products in the boxes in colours according to their preferences, I really have nothing to criticise.

If the Violet Box can maintain this quality of products in their monthly boxes, and furthermore manages to customise the products you are sent, then it is sure to be a success, and I for one, am very tempted to subscribe...

* Product was kindly provided for consideration, and has reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.


What do you think of the contents of this launch box from Violet Box? Would you consider subscribing? Do you subscribe to any other monthly beauty boxes? And if so, which one is your favourite?




  1. Wow, I've really been wanting to get one of these beauty boxes. This was such a great collection!

    1. It is definitely a good launch box, I am impressed with the quality and the amount of full sized products!

  2. This looks pretty good!

    As you say it really depends on whether they keep up the quality as to whether they will survive.

    1. I agree, with the competition amongst the different beauty boxes now on the market, it is really vital that they keep up the quality to be able to survive - and I think make sure that boxes are always customised according to preferences.


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