25 November 2013

Product Review: Violet Box – November Review

Another month has passed, and it is yet again the time of month where the beauty boxes are shipped out. This morning I woke to find the Violet box waiting for me at my front door, so here are my thoughts on the November 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:
Like last month, the November edition of the Violet Box comes in a narrower sized black matte box, which closes with a magnetic closure and a purple ribbon.

But this is what was in the November Violet Box…


Body Armour Face Cream – Full size, 50ml (RRP: $35)
I don’t know if I’ve been living under a rock, but I have to admit that I’ve never heard of the brand Body Armour before. But this is a full sized face cream which is supposed to be used as a post-treatment moisturiser after intensive facial treatments and for those requiring a daily effective facial moisturiser. The moisturiser is paraben free, which I really like and it has a subtle floral scent. It comes in a silver pump bottle, and  the cream is a little thick, which does worry me a little as my skin is prone to breakouts. But a quick test showed that the cream absorbed quickly into my skin, so I do look forward to testing this cream out. And at a RRP of $35, just this full-sized item alone is worth more than the cost of the Violet Box!!

ModelCo Colour Box Eye Pencil plus Sharpener – Full Size (RRP: 18)
This is a black pencil eye liner with a sharpener built into the lid. The eye liner claims to be long wearing, and enriched with shea butter to non-drying and soft to apply without dragging or pulling at the eye area.

This is another full sized product so it is a great product to receive in the box. Even though  I wear black eyeliner almost every day so it will definitely come in handy at some stage, this eyeliner sadly doesn’t really excite me – I see a black eyeliner as a staple item and I will always repurchase new black eyeliners, so I would much rather have received an item I wouldn’t normally purchase myself, such as a bright lippie or eye shadow.
ModelCo Blush Cheek Powder Blush – Full Size (RRP: $18)
This blush is the third full sized product in the box. It comes in a round black compact with a cleverly inbuilt mirror. I got the colour Peach Bellini, which as the name suggests is a peach colour but with a pink tone to it. It is a really lovely colour, and the shade that I am usually drawn to, so this is a bonus. But in saying that, from memory, this blush in this exact colour along with a two other makeup items, were a GWP with a magazine just a few months ago, some subscribers may be so unlucky that they already have this exact blush. I was going to buy the magazine just to get the makeup but somehow never got around to it, so for me, it is still a great product to receive.


Tailor Skincare Masque Detoxing Facial Treatment – Sample Size (RRP: $40 for a pack of ten)
Tailor Skincare is a New Zealand brand that I’ve never come across before. The products are made from all natural ingredients and contain no chemical nasties. The masque draws out toxins from the skin via electromagnetic force to aid the reduction of acne and stimulate blood flow, to nourish the skin and leave it with a youthful radiance. I really love that it is natural and the ‘electromagnetic force’ does sound intriguing – and well, with a skin prone to breakouts, especially as the weather heats up, I am quite looking forward to testing this mask out.

Guess Girl and Guess Night – Samples (RRP: $49/50ml and $69/100ml)
This is two sample sizes of Guess fragrances, a sachet sample with a 1 ml of the Guess Girl, and as a bonus also a small spray vial with 1.5ml of the Guess Night for him. I have never tried any fragrances before so I do look forward to testing these out, and I am sure hubby will take the sample for him with open arms as he always feels he is missing out.

Overall, I like that this box comes with a variety of products, from makeup to skincare and perfume, so there’s something for everyone. This month’s box contains the three sample sizes, which are a lovely bonus, although I have to be quite blunt and admit that I don’t really rate the perfume sachet sample as they always come in magazines anyway.
The box contains three full sized products, which have a combined value of $71 – which although this is great value, it is not quite as great value as the October Violet box where the full sized items had a staggering combined value of over $130. In saying that, I do look forward to trying out the Body Armour cream, the ModelCo Blush has a lovely colour that I will definitely use, and will also make use of the ModelCo eyeliner too at some point, and consequently I still find that this month’s box is well worth the $22.95.
*Product was kindly provided for consideration, and has reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

What do you think of the products of the November Violet Box? Did you get this months’ box too? What did you think? And if not, would you consider subscribing?
And of course, as always, if you’d like to see an in-depth review of any of products in the box, leave me a comment below..


  1. 3 full sized products is really great! This makes me think I should subscribe.


    1. Yes they are good value for money, but I don't think they ship outside Australia!

  2. This looks like a good box - I love the look of the Model Co Blush!

    1. The ModelCo blush does have a very pretty, and also very wearable shade.

  3. That blush really looks tempting, so does the masks. And I'm once again sorry that this is only in Australia :D!


    1. Sorry that this is only available in Australia, I am also always so keen on the beauty boxes from especially Canada, the US and UK!!


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