26 August 2013

Product Review: Violet Box – August Review

Finally, the August Violet Box has landed on my door step. Violet Box was only launched in June, so this is only the third box to hit the market, and I have been so impressed with the last two boxes, that I’ve been looking so forward to receiving it this month. If you’ve missed my reviews, you can see the June box here, and the July box here. And here are my thoughts on the August edition of the *The Violet Box;

What They Say:
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!

RRP: You can subscribe to Violet Box for:
1 month – $22.95
3 months - $66.00
6 months - $130
12 months - $250 

What I Say:
Some of the monthly beauty subscription boxes always seem to have a new theme, but like the previous two boxes, the August Violet Box does seem to be to a particular theme.

The Violet Box comes in a stylish matte black box, which is closed with a magnetised flip lid and a purple ribbon, and it has the purple Violet Box logo in the corner of the box. And inside, the samples were wrapped in violet tissue paper. The actual box is of a sturdy design, and the fact that it closes completely with the magnet, as well as it has a violet ribbon to tie it with, and as it is black and stylish looking, makes it makes it easy to re-use it to store small things such as jewellery or maybe lipsticks!!  

So what was in the August Violet Box…

Jelly Pong Pong 2-in-1 Shadow/Liner - Full-size (RRP $19.00)

This is a crayon that doubles as an eyeliner for thick precise lines as well as perfectly-blended eye shadow. It is made from Italian formulated waxes and pigments that allow you to build up the colour, smudge or create bold lines.

I got the colour bronze, which is a lovely colour, and as per claims, tests on my hand proves that it is easy to use for both lines and smudge out as an Eyeshadow – quickly and easily, just what a new mum needs, so I can’t wait to play with this one, and see how it performs. I’ve never heard of this UK brand before so don’t really know what to expect, but I am excited to see this full sized product and in a colour that I will actually use, so big bonus points from me!  

Jelly Pong Pong Lip Blush – Full Size (RRP $22.00)

This is another product from the UK brand. A lip stain in style with the Clinique Chubby Sticks. It is made with beeswax and ceresin was, for a sheer smooth application and it claims to be a moisturising lip stain that gives just the right amount of juicy colour while hydrating like a balm.

I got a nice red bright red colour, which in the tube looks really bright, and as you can see in the picture, it is very pigmented and once on the lips it still gives a good coverage in spite of claiming to be sheer. But it can be blotted with a tissue for a more sheer look, or built up for a more intense look. 

Again time will tell how this performs during the day, and over lunch, but regardless I’ll love wearing this as we head into summer. And again I am very excited to see another full sized product in the box, and again something that I will really use, so more bonus points from me!

Dr. Bragi Age Management Moisturiser – 5ml Sample (RRP: $179.00/60ml)

This is an anti-ageing moisturiser with hyaluronic acid and marine extracts which are to help reduce the signs of ageing by fighting the effects of environmental stress. Just what I need!!! However, at $179 for a full-sized tube of this, I am sadly not likely to get this in the near future, but I will enjoy trying this sample and at least get a feel for what such an expensive moisturiser will feel like on my skin. But with a sample only large enough for just a few days use, I doubt that I will see any results.  

ghd Style Heat Protection Spray – Full Size (RRP: $24.00/120ml)

I already have this heat protection spray and I’m loving it, so I am very happy to be receiving a full sized product of this. This spray helps put a protective barrier on the hair protecting it damage when heat styling. And unlike many other such products, it doesn’t make your hair feel stiff or weighs it down, but just makes the hair feel smoother and also reduce frizz. So that makes for the third full-sized product in this month’s box, and another one that I will truly use, so even more bonus points from me!

Goldwell dualsenses Rich Repair Cream Shampoo & Conditioner – Sachet samples, 10ml each (RRP: $24.95/300ml each)


This shampoo is for dry and damaged hair while the conditioner is an anti-breakage conditioner – just what my hair needs – and as I’ve never tried any for the products from Goldwell I am quite excited about trying these and seeing how they make my hair feel and look.

All in all I have to say that Violet Box has really really done it again. I have been impressed with the quality of the samples in the previous two box, and I have to say that Violet Box has out-performed itself this month with not just three full sized products, but three full sized products that I will actually use and which have a combined value of $65.00 – almost three times the cost of the box! Well done Violet Box, I am super impressed – and already looking forward to next month!!

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

What do you think of the contents of the August Violet Box? Did you get this months’ box too? What did you think? Have you tried any of these products?


  1. I used to love the GHD spray, I got it free with my first ever set of GHDs xx

    Lots of Love Beautyqueenuk!

    1. I've always wanted a ghd straightener, but as I rarely straighten it, its sadly not worth the spend!!! But I do love the spray!


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