Wednesday, 24 July 2013

July Violet Box


Last month, newest Aussie subscription box Violet Box launched! I was lucky enough to be one of the first signed up, and I was pretty pleased with the first box. (You can read all about the first box here.)

This month I've already noticed a change in their box - it now has an adorable purple bow to keep the lid closed, and the box is a lot more sturdy! I love sturdier boxes as they can be used to store all sorts of things, so good change, Violet Box


The goodies this month... 


 


Catalina Geo Long & Deep Mascara + Refill

As if I need any more mascaras (see my mascara collection here) but I'm always happy to receive a makeup product! I love that there is a refill included, so if you really fall in love you have another tube there! Although I'm a little bit skeptical about the marketing of this. Isn't the point of the mascaras expiring after 6 months not a fault with the actual formula, but because you're using the same wand on your eyes day in day out? So the point of a refill is a bit silly, in that aspect. But for someone like me, who doesn't care about the 6 month rule, I'm happy with it! 


St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse

As you can tell from the picture above, this is a miniature size! You'll probably guess that I'm not much of a tanner due to my pale skin, and the fact that you've never read a review on a tanning product here before! Either way, I am considering trying out tanning products come summer - so I'll probably give this a go! 


Peony Eye Cream

I actually love the look of this little tub! I'm a bit lazy when it comes to eye cream usually, but I think I'll give this one a go. While there's only a small amount of product, there's more than enough to test this out for a few months!


Model Co Shine Ultra Lip Gloss in Strip Tease

This is actually my third Model Co gloss in Strip Tease that I've received in subscription boxes! I gave my second one away to my sister for her birthday, but this one will be thrown into my giveaway bag for somebody who will actually use it! (One is enough, thanks!) I wonder why Model Co have so many glosses to give away! Either way, this one is fairly handy with the little mirror on the side!


Adorn Cosmetics Eye Shadow Samples in Coral Pearl & Golden Quartz

I really love the look of these! While like some people I am a little bit of a beginner when it comes to mineral or pigmented makeup, I do really like the effect it gives! These colours are gorgeous and neutral, which means I'll definitely be able to get a lot of use out of them! I particularly love how shimmery they are! 


Coupons & Extras

Just a few little coupons and deals - one from Catalina Geo and one from Adorn Cosmetics! I can see myself using the Adorn Cosmetics deal - as I already love the look of their makeup!

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Overall, I'm pretty pleased with this month's Violet Box! At first glance, I didn't think too much of it, but after writing my review here I definitely feel more positive about the box! I think I'll keep my subscription going for a little while longer to see what else they come up with, as I'm really like it so far! 

Have you received your Violet Box yet? If so, what did you think?
You can check out more information on Violet Box here!

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14 comments

  1. Haha I often go over the 6 month rule for mascara as well :p I generally just throw it out after it starts to underperform, or if I know it's just been wayyyyy too long. It's weird how ModelCo pops up so often in these subscription boxes - and as magazine freebies lol

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    1. Haha good to know I'm not the only one! And I know right, they must have thousands of them in a warehouse somewhere haha!
      xx

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  2. I go well over the six month rule for mascara... Terrible isn't it! But that mascara does look pretty fancy. xo

    Be Pulchritudinous. | UK Beauty and Life Blog

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    1. Hahaha yay I'm not alone! It does look fancy, I can't wait to try it! xx

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  3. I love St Tropez mousse, so much easier than a spray! Plus this never builds up and goes orange luckily!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. Ohhh that's so good to know! I'll definitely give it a go then... I'm always scared of getting orange haha! xx

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  4. This looks fantastic!! :o

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  5. what mascara rule? Hehehe! That's a good looking box, I like the look of the black box, I am getting tired of the LHi boxes though... there's only so many boxes one person needs! I'm going to start donating them to the local preschool :)

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    1. Hahaha so true right! :P
      I totally agree, I like to use them for giveaways and things though! But that's nice, I bet the preschool will get loads of use out of them!
      xx

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  6. Love the look of the goodies this month! I like how the eye cream isn't super mini size and the mineral eyeshadow are actually wearable colors!

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    1. Agreed, I love the mineral eyeshadows especially! When I first opened the box, I thought there was nothing in there that interested me.. until I opened it up and went through everything! I was pretty happy!
      xx

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  7. The Adorn cosmetics looks interesting. I've never tried mineral eyeshadow before, I wonder if it's hard to apply?

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    1. I've tried a few before and they are a tad messy.. but they look so great!
      xx

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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

July Violet Box


Last month, newest Aussie subscription box Violet Box launched! I was lucky enough to be one of the first signed up, and I was pretty pleased with the first box. (You can read all about the first box here.)

This month I've already noticed a change in their box - it now has an adorable purple bow to keep the lid closed, and the box is a lot more sturdy! I love sturdier boxes as they can be used to store all sorts of things, so good change, Violet Box


The goodies this month... 


 


Catalina Geo Long & Deep Mascara + Refill

As if I need any more mascaras (see my mascara collection here) but I'm always happy to receive a makeup product! I love that there is a refill included, so if you really fall in love you have another tube there! Although I'm a little bit skeptical about the marketing of this. Isn't the point of the mascaras expiring after 6 months not a fault with the actual formula, but because you're using the same wand on your eyes day in day out? So the point of a refill is a bit silly, in that aspect. But for someone like me, who doesn't care about the 6 month rule, I'm happy with it! 


St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse

As you can tell from the picture above, this is a miniature size! You'll probably guess that I'm not much of a tanner due to my pale skin, and the fact that you've never read a review on a tanning product here before! Either way, I am considering trying out tanning products come summer - so I'll probably give this a go! 


Peony Eye Cream

I actually love the look of this little tub! I'm a bit lazy when it comes to eye cream usually, but I think I'll give this one a go. While there's only a small amount of product, there's more than enough to test this out for a few months!


Model Co Shine Ultra Lip Gloss in Strip Tease

This is actually my third Model Co gloss in Strip Tease that I've received in subscription boxes! I gave my second one away to my sister for her birthday, but this one will be thrown into my giveaway bag for somebody who will actually use it! (One is enough, thanks!) I wonder why Model Co have so many glosses to give away! Either way, this one is fairly handy with the little mirror on the side!


Adorn Cosmetics Eye Shadow Samples in Coral Pearl & Golden Quartz

I really love the look of these! While like some people I am a little bit of a beginner when it comes to mineral or pigmented makeup, I do really like the effect it gives! These colours are gorgeous and neutral, which means I'll definitely be able to get a lot of use out of them! I particularly love how shimmery they are! 


Coupons & Extras

Just a few little coupons and deals - one from Catalina Geo and one from Adorn Cosmetics! I can see myself using the Adorn Cosmetics deal - as I already love the look of their makeup!

-- 

Overall, I'm pretty pleased with this month's Violet Box! At first glance, I didn't think too much of it, but after writing my review here I definitely feel more positive about the box! I think I'll keep my subscription going for a little while longer to see what else they come up with, as I'm really like it so far! 

Have you received your Violet Box yet? If so, what did you think?
You can check out more information on Violet Box here!

14 comments:

  1. Haha I often go over the 6 month rule for mascara as well :p I generally just throw it out after it starts to underperform, or if I know it's just been wayyyyy too long. It's weird how ModelCo pops up so often in these subscription boxes - and as magazine freebies lol

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha good to know I'm not the only one! And I know right, they must have thousands of them in a warehouse somewhere haha!
      xx

      Delete
  2. I go well over the six month rule for mascara... Terrible isn't it! But that mascara does look pretty fancy. xo

    Be Pulchritudinous. | UK Beauty and Life Blog

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hahaha yay I'm not alone! It does look fancy, I can't wait to try it! xx

      Delete
  3. I love St Tropez mousse, so much easier than a spray! Plus this never builds up and goes orange luckily!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ohhh that's so good to know! I'll definitely give it a go then... I'm always scared of getting orange haha! xx

      Delete
  4. This looks fantastic!! :o

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. what mascara rule? Hehehe! That's a good looking box, I like the look of the black box, I am getting tired of the LHi boxes though... there's only so many boxes one person needs! I'm going to start donating them to the local preschool :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hahaha so true right! :P
      I totally agree, I like to use them for giveaways and things though! But that's nice, I bet the preschool will get loads of use out of them!
      xx

      Delete
  6. Love the look of the goodies this month! I like how the eye cream isn't super mini size and the mineral eyeshadow are actually wearable colors!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Agreed, I love the mineral eyeshadows especially! When I first opened the box, I thought there was nothing in there that interested me.. until I opened it up and went through everything! I was pretty happy!
      xx

      Delete
  7. The Adorn cosmetics looks interesting. I've never tried mineral eyeshadow before, I wonder if it's hard to apply?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've tried a few before and they are a tad messy.. but they look so great!
      xx

      Delete

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