23 September 2013

Product Review: Violet Box – September Review

Monthly beauty box subscriptions are very popular at the moment, and new ones seem to be popping up frequently. When Violet Box launched a few months ago and asked me if I wanted to trial one, I naturally happily accepted, and so far I have been more than impressed with the contents of the boxes, and have been so tempted to subscribe, but pushed doing so as I had a few samples I really wanted and needed to use up first – when to my surprise, out of the blue, I have just received the September box for review as well – thanks so much Violet Box for your generosity! If you missed my reviews of the previous months’ boxes, you can see them here (June, July, August).

So as you can see, the contents of the boxes has so far been so impressive, so if you are not yet a subscriber, read on as Violet Box currently has a great offer on your  first box.
Anyway, here are thoughts on the September 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

But right now you can get $10 off your first box, simply go Violet Box and enter VIOLETBOX10 at the checkout, and you will get your first box for just $12.95 - BARGAIN!! 
What I Say:
As previous months, the September 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, I love reuse these to store small things such as jewellery and other little knickknacks!  

So what was in the September Violet Box…

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Floral Slanted Tweezers - Full-size (RRP $14.95)

I have never heard of the Vintage Cosmetic Company before, but these slanted tweezers look so cute. They have a cute floral pattern on one side, and a cream colour on the other side. I always misplace my tweezers, and I recently dropped my favourite ones on the bathroom floor, so they are now the tiniest bit bent, and no longer very good, so these new ones come at just the perfect time for me.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Emery Board – Full Size (RRP $4.95)
Another full-sized product from the Vintage Cosmetic Company, this emery board is so cute too, with the signature cute floral design on one side of the board and a dotted design on the other. In my opinion, a girl can never have to many emery boards, and I keep them everywhere, from my handbags, the study drawer and in the car, so a new one will come in very handy.

NS-5 Cuticle & Nail Complex – Full-Size (RRP: $9.95/15g)

I have previously tried the foot balm from the Nutri Synergy, and it is so amazing at fixing cracked heels, that I am quite excited to be trying this cuticle and nail complex treatment too. It promises to help restore dry, ragged cuticles, hangnails and split fingers, as well as strengthen nails, and restore elasticity, to prevent nails from flaking and breaking. And while my nails are in a pretty good condition at the moment, growing like crazy (I have to cut them at least twice a week to keep them at a reasonable length!), my cuticles and definitely dry and ragged, no doubt no liking that I constantly wash my hands, so I look forward to trying this out.

Sinful Nail Polish - Full Size (RRP: $4.95/15ml)
I have heard a lot of the Sinful nail polishes but in spite of the bargain price, never gotten around to trying them, so I am very excited to see the inclusion of one in this months’ box. I got the colour Timbleberry, which is a gorgeous pinky-red colour, perfect for spring and summer. I cant wait to try it out – and in fact, seeing it will be a nice sunny 27 degrees in Melbourne today, it is time to put away the winter boots, and bring out the sandals, so time to add some colour to the toes!!

Eleven Australia Miracle Hair Treatment – 6ml sample (RRP: $24.95/125ml)
I have already tried this hair treatment (you can see my full review here), and as I really like this product, I am excited to see it included in the box – Eleven Australia is a new brand, and everyone should now experience how great their products are – and besides, this cute little tube will be perfect for travelling or weekends away!

Timeless Truth Stem Cell Extract Mask – Full Size ($5.00/30ml)
This is another brand that is new to me, and as I love cloth masks I am excited to be trialling this out. It promises to help reduce fine lines, skin tightening and help with pigmentation – exactly what my skin needs.

Finally, the box also contains a offer of purchasing a 100ml Swissdent Whitening Toothpaste, and you will receive a bonus Swissdent Pure Toothpaste 50ml, worth $15. Go to Violet Box Online to claim this offer.  

All in all, another impressive box from Violet Box with the inclusion of 5 full sized products, which have a combined value of almost $40, almost twice the value of the box! And there there’s a bit for the feet, nails, face and also hair too, so there is a nice variety of product, and something to please everyone.

Again I think its an amazing box and definitely worth its value, and while I was not in desperate need of the tweezers and the emery board, they are both ‘stable’ items that are so handy to have. And as for the rest of the products, they are all products that I will look forward to trying and know I will enjoy, so yet again – well done Violet Box.
*Product was kindly provided for consideration, and has reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.
What do you think of the contents of the September Violet Box? Did you get this months’ box too? What did you think? And if not, would you consider subscribing?
And have you heard of the Vintage Cosmetic Company or Timeless Truth? Or any of the other brand that are new to you too?


  1. I haven't heard of these brands but the vintage products look so adorable!
    I'm a fan of vintage floral prints so I'm very interested in those! :)
    Decent box overall.

    1. Yeah, the vintage floral design is very cute, and the tweezers and the emery board will always come in handy!

  2. I love the idea of getting a surprise box each month, what a great present to send to yourself :) Looks like you got some pretty good goodies in your box as well.

    1. I agree, and I also love that I get to discover and trial new brands for a minimum spend!

  3. OH, how I wish we had boxes like these in our country! I'd subscribe immediately :).


    1. Haha, the things we cannot easily get, are always so much more tempting, aren't they!! But I don't think you're missing out, I've seen you guys have some pretty amazing subscription boxes too!


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