Thursday, 30 January 2014

Violet Box (January 2014)

My first Violet Box of the year has finally arrived! I was quite excited with this month's box, because there were skincare and cosmetics goodies from brands I love such as MOR and Lush and also new brands to add to my ever growing beauty collection. Also, I've been awaiting my Jelly Pong Pong Wide Awake Face Palette that I was meant to receive last month, but didn't receive it since it was damaged during transit.

MOR Essentials Collection Hand Cream (A$14.95/80ml) in Basil & Grape and Black Currant Iris. These scents sound absolutely divine! I love hand creams with a unique concoction of florals, fruits and greenery! MOR Hand Creams are infused with the goodness of Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Glycerin and Aloe Vera to soothe and pamper the hands while leaving them smelling fresh and lovely! I will be saving these sachets for an upcoming road trip!

Acorelle Eau de Parfum (A$69.95) is a fragrance I've never come across in the past. This perfume is concocted in a way to soothe and improve the sense of well-being.

So Susan Water-based Pure Luminizer (A$49/15g) and Nail Lacquer in Pink Guava (A$10/9ml). So Susan is a UK cosmetics brand which house a range of innovative skincare and cosmetics. I was so excited to receive the Luminizer and Nail Lacquer from a brand that I've never had the chance to try out. The Luminizer provides a soft-glow effect (thanks to the minute pearlescent pigments) when applied to the cheekbones, inner brow and inner corners of the eyes. I love that it is water-based so that it blends so easily and appears natural against my complexion. The nail lacquer in Pink Guava is a bright hot pink shade that will be perfect to wear this summer! The shade Pink Guava isn't entirely unique, though the formula is a 4-free lacquer (no DBP, no toluene, no formaldehyde and no formaldehyde resin).

LUSH Gorgeous Facial Moisturiser (A$74.95/45g). I love Lush products as their products are all filled with goodness and they smell so uplifting! There were two Lush products that were sent out to Violet Box subscribers this month: Gorgeous Facial Moisturiser and Dream Cream Body Lotion. I've never tried any moisturisers from Lush before, so I was super delighted to have the chance to try their Gorgeous Facial Moisturiser! Gorgeous Facial Moisturiser is infused with Orange Blosson Honey, which explains why this beauty had such an amazing scent! The moisturiser is lightweight, so you only need the tiniest amount for one application. I love how this moisturiser feels against my skin and how nourishing it feels!

Villainess Soaps Dulces En Fuego Soap with cracked black pepper and cinnamon sprinkled throughout, (A$8.50/99g). The other two varieties of Villainess Soaps that were sent out include Ginger Snapped and Scintillating). The indulgent blend of vegetable oils and exotic unrefined butters of these Villainess Soaps are so delicate that they just melt onto my skin! The soap Dulces En Fuego smells quite pleasant due to the cinnamon scent which balances the scent of cracked pepper. The sample soap I received actually looked like a slice of chocolate, so not only did it smell beautiful it also looked delicious too!

Jelly Pong Pong Wide Awake Face Palette (A$32) is a multipurpose facial palette which contains an illuminating cream, highlighting cream and eye brow sculpting kit. This palette is pure genius as it contains all the essential beauty products you need to brighten the complexion and achieve perfectly shaped brows. 

Overall, I am utterly pleased with the January Violet Box, what a great start to the year with Violet Box! I absolutely love all the contents in this month's box and will definitely save the travel sized products for a road trip or small holiday in future. I am already feeling excited to reveal the contents of the next Violet Box in February and I sure do hope it will be a Valentine's Day themed box :)

What did you receive in your January Violet Box?

xx Rose

Products were provided for consideration only. This review is 100% based on my own thoughts and opinions. I am not affiliated with Violet Box and  did not receive remuneration to post these product reviews. 

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