1 May 2014

Product Review: Violet Box April 2014

How time flies, another month bites the dust, and it is yet again time for a beauty box review. Here are my thoughts on the *April 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

- Available from Violet Box

What I Say:
Some beauty boxes seems to be regularly changing their packaging, but Violet Box seems to stick with the same matte black box, which personally I like, as they look simple and elegant when I reuse them for storing other little titbits.

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


Villainess Dulces en Fuego Whipped! Body Creme – Sample jar (RRP: $15.00/170g)

I was first introduced to the Villainess Dulces en Fuego in the January Violet Box, but not tried other products from the brand so I am excited to see the inclusion again, and this time of a more useable body cream. It a sweet but spicy scent, and feels lovely on the skin. Hopefully there will be enough to cover my whole body, unless I save it and use it as a hand cream so I can enjoy the fragrance a little more!

Bioderma Crealine H2O – Sample, 20ml (RRP: $19.95/100ml, $29.95/250ml, $39.95/500ml)

I have read so many rave reviews about this makeup remover but yet to try it myself. I believe it to be the original Micellar cleansing water, but I have only tried the new Micellar Water from Garnier, so I am quite excited to see how this one compares, and see if it is worth the hype and higher price tag too. However, the bottle is rather tiny, so you won’t get many goes from it, so I would ideally have liked to see the sample being a little larger.

Cedel Scented Hairspray in Oriental Blossom – Full Size - (RRP: $4.99/100g)

Finally – a hair spray that smells nice. Who isn’t over the average smelling ones that have been dominating the market for years. This hairspray guarantees to keep your hair in place while smelling amazing all day long. I also love the bright packaging of this hair spray. While this is a full sized product, it is small in comparison with other hairsprays, but it is perfect for weekends away. Also available in two other scents , Coconut Bay and Raspberry Punch, which I wouldn’t mind putting to the test as well. And of course also big bonus points to Cedel for supporting Breast Cancer research.

Be a Bomshell Eyeliner in Midnight – Full Size (RRP: $19)

This is not the first time Be a Bombshell cosmetics have appeared in Violet Boxes. Generally I like being introduced to new brands, so on one hand I would have loved to see a new brand – but on the other, all the Be a Bomshell products that I’ve tried so far have been pretty good, so I don’t mind the inclusion of this marker style liquid eyeliner. The shade Midnight is a very dark navy shade, which admittedly is not a colour that I’d wear very often, but as it is so dark, and you could almost mistake it for a charcoal, I might even give it a go. I did try it out on my hand, and it is extremely long wearing, lasting several hand washes, and doing the dishes as well!!

Teeez Trend Cosmetics Chain of Stones Nail Lacquer in Melted Copper  - Full Size (RRP: $15/8.5ml)

I have never heard of this brand before, so the inclusion does excite me. The colour Melted Copper is a lovely copper shade with a hint of orange, and it has a holographic finish. I haven’t tried a holographic nail polish before, so I cannot wait to play with it, and the colour is just perfect as we head towards winter.

Yet again another Violet Box that I am impressed with. It contains three full sized products, all of which I am happy with and can’t wait to try, and the two sample sized products are great additions too. I am also pleased with the combination of products in the box, haircare, body care, facial care, nails and makeup – in fact, couldn’t be better! IF I had to be picky, it is that products from the same brands, in this case Be a Bombshell and Villainess Dulces en Fuego, and ideally I’d love to see new brands included, but again, that is just me being picky as I do like and look forward to using these products.

So yet again, Violet Box is keeping their consistently high quality of their boxes, so well don’t Violet Box! I am already looking forward to seeing what will be included in the next Violet Box!

…in saying that, Violet Box has already given a sneak peak into the May Box, ‘introducing the Goldwell StyleSign Sleep Perfection….’ Sounds pretty good to me!!

*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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