Friday, 27 June 2014

Violet Box (June 2014)

June Violet Box


I was very fortunate to be a part of Violet Box from the very start! I've got to say that Violet Box has done a terrific job in putting a smile on my dial every month I've received my Violet Box! I love that every month, there is always a variety of beauty delights, including hair care, skin care and cosmetic products. Violet Box just gets better and better, month after month, and I'm sure they will maintain their goal to bring new, innovative and exciting beauty products so that we could all explore and play with!

Instead of receiving the usual black Violet Box signature box, I received all the beauty contents housed in a cosmetic pouch and everything was all packaged in a padded parcel bag. It was a nice surprise to receive something totally unexpected! 

Inside my June Violet Box parcel, there was a wonderful mixture of 7 products (4 full size and 3 deluxe sample size products) ranging from hair care, skin care, brow and nail products from new and popular brands! 

 I love treating my hair to ghd products, as my hair always looks great after using their treatment and styling products. I received a full sized bottle of ghd Straight & Tame Cream (A$24.00/120ml) which is designed to help tame and transform messy, unruly and unmanageable hair. The opaque white cream has a nice consistency with a refreshing scent and the formula contains Vitamins B5, C and E to nourish and hydrate hair. I've been using a few pumps of this cream after towel drying my hair it really does help to make my hair easier to brush through and style. 

Bioderma Sebium Pore Refiner (A$30.95/30ml, 15ml sample received) is ideal for those who have combination and oily skin types and is ideal for use as a makeup base to help refine skin texture and minimise the appearance of enlarged pores. I always use a makeup base/primer when applying makeup, so this handy cream by Bioderma will be put to good use!

I was first introduced to Chella last month when I received their Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil. I love the effect this highlighter gives to brighten and widen my eyes, so I was super excited to receive another product from Chella in this month's Violet Box. The Chella Brow Pencil (A$21.50, full size received) is a very fine and thin mechanical pencil which helps to colour and define the brows. I never ever leave my brows untreated, so it was interesting to try this brow pencil. I love how fine the pencil is, so it really does help to define the brows without any error. 

Strange Beautiful is a totally brand new brand to me! Jane Schub is the designer behind Strange Beautiful and she is a graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design.  Strange Beautiful is a nail polish brand that house a vast collection of nail polish shades that are deliberately nameless. This is quite strange, as I've never come across nail polish shades without a shade name/number. The Strange Beautiful Nail Polish duo (A$22/set) I received is full size and includes a vibrant fire-engine red shade and an elegant beige/nude shade.

I love the packaging and the fact that there are two gorgeous wearable shades of nail polish bottles which share the same cap. So cute!! The consistency of the formula is quite good and the formula is completely free from toluene, formaldehyde and DBP. I was able to achieve a completely opaque finish with one coat of the red shade and two coats of the beige shade. The shades are beautiful pigmented and presents a vibrant, glossy and creamy finish to my nails!

Appelles is a new hair care brand that I've heard about so many times, but I never had the chance to try it out myself. The Blackseed Shampoo (A$18.95/150ml and A$44.95/500ml, 60ml sample received) is infused with rosemary, ylang ylanf and lavadin super, the scent of this shampoo is incredibly divine that it makes me feel revitalised! The Tamanu Conditioner (A$18.95/150ml and A$44.95/500ml, 60ml sample received) is also infused with the same ingredients as the shampoo and it too smells wonderful! I love hair products that give a refreshing scent as it really does make my hair smell nice!

This is the first time I've received a cosmetic pouch as part of my Violet Box subscription. This Caddy Cosmetic Pouch (A$26/each) is quite compact as it contains two large compartments where one compartment can be used to carry bulky items and the second compartment can be used to store eye pencils, mascara, lipsticks and brushes etc. The material is very sturdy, so it will keep your skincare and makeup essentials safe and sound!

I am super impressed with the contents of my June Violet Box as everything I received is useable and useful for my needs! The June Violet Box is valued at around A$120, so you are definitely getting your money's worth! I absolutely love every single product! If I had to choose my best three, it would be the Strange Beautiful Nail Polish, Appelles Hair Products and Chella Brow Pencil!

Violet Box beauty subscriptions cost A$22.95/month, A$66/3 months, A$130/6 months or A$250/year and you will receive a surprise Violet Box containing 4-6 beauty treats (full/sample size) at your door step every month. For more information on Violet Box, please click here
Did you receive the same products and shades in your June Violet Box?
Which products in the June Violet box are you loving most?

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 this product review. 

1 comment:

  1. This actually looks pretty good! I love everything you got! xx