31 March 2014

Product Review: Violet Box March 2014

Another month has gone by, - can you believe it, we are already three months, a quarter into the new year, and a month into autumn! And yesterday the *March Violet Box arrived at my door, here are my thoughts;

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
Available from Violet Box

What I Say:

As per the usual, the Violet Box arrived in a narrower sized black matte box, with the magnetic closure and a purple ribbon – and while this box is very simple in look, I do prefer the simplicity of it and have kept quite a few of them to store small things such as jewellery etc.

Anyway, this is what was in the March Violet Box…

Love Those Lashes New Silk Strip Lashes – Full Size (RRP: $14.95)
These lashes claims to be reusable up to 15 times and come in a protective case to store them in. they come with the glue and can be cut and shaped to fit eye shape and size. I have to be honest and admit that I am not the biggest user of false lashes, as with a baby it is rare that we go out to special occasions where I feel they are suitable, and for everyday wear, I struggle as it is finding time to do my makeup!! In saying that, these are nicer than by far the majority of false lashes that I’ve come across lately, and they do look quite natural, so I look forward to trying them out. Now I just need to find a babysitter, LOL!

Starlooks Gem Pencil – Full Size (RRP: $19.50)

This eyeliner has a metallic finish, and as claimed it has a very soft and creamy finish. In fact it truly soft that it can be used as both eyeliner and eye base claimed.
Left as an eyeliner, and right is blended
I got the shade Amethyst, which is a metallic dusty pink/lavender shade, which is lovely, but firstly I generally prefer darker eyeliners, such as taupes, browns and blacks (I’m quit conservative with my makeup), and secondly, unfortunately I am at the age where I find that the use of intense glitter finishes is not of use.

Sinful Colors Nail Polish - Full Size (RRP: $4.95)

I’ve previously received a Sinful Nail Polish in some box, sorry cannot remember which one, so as such it doesn’t excite me that much, as I do like trying out new brands. But in saying that, another nail polish added never goes astray, and the colour I got, GoGo Girl, is a lovely bright red, so I will definitely be using this one.

Acorelle Skincare Serum –Sample Size, 2ml (RRP: $58.00)

I have never heard of this brand before, so this does excite me, plus the fact that I love love love serums and I am always on the chase for great ones. This one is perfect for my skin, claiming to fight signs of ageing due to the high contents of powerful anti-oxidants. The sample is unfortunately very tiny, and I would have loved to see a larger sample to be able to use it for a little longer to see how it performs, but nonetheless, I am still looking forward to testing it out.

Mineresse Vevet Lip Lift Moisture Shine Lipgloss – Sample, 1.5g (RRP: $39.95)

This lipgloss claims to have a plumping effect due to the included micro-collagen, and it not only has an instant plumping effect, it is also working long-term as an anti-ageing lip treatment. I got the colour 47, which is a lovely pinky-coral shade, which is perfect for everyday casual wear. I have heard a lot about this lipgloss, so I look forward to seeing how it performs.

So there you go, this was the contents of the March Violet Box. With the inclusion of the lashes, the nail polish and the eyeliner, the box does contain three full sized products, but rarely wearing false lashes, not being able to use the eyeliner, and the nail polish being ‘old news’ I am not too excited about these products, and consequently I am unfortunately I am not quite as impressed with the March box as I have been with previous month’s boxes, including the February box which contained two full sized Be A Bombshell products.

I am sadly more excited about the two samples, the Acorelle Serum and the Mirenesse Lipgloss, but again, as they are only samples, they do not make up for the cost of the box.

In saying that, again, I will make use of both the lashes and also the nail polish, and I am sure I can find a good home for the Starlooks Eyeliner, so these products are not a completely waste, but if you wear false lashes more frequently than I do, and are a little more experimental with your makeup than little old conservative me, then I am sure you will love this months box. But as Violet Box generally goes from strength to strength and has impressed me every month since launch, I am not too upset with this, as there also has to be products included to suit every taste and style.

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

What do you think of the products of this month’s 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..


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