Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Violet Box (August 2014)

Receiving my monthly Violet Box beauty box subscription waiting for me on my doorstep always brings a smile to my dial as I always feel eager to discover new beauty products and brands. The August edition of Violet Box was presented in a sturdy white box with a black drawer, just like the July edition last month. I love the presentation of this drawer box as it looks very appealing and useful as a storage option for my on-going collection of beauty products! 

This months Violet box contained a fabulous selection of eye makeup, eyelash & eyebrow treatment, lipgloss, hand cream and body soap. There were 4 full-sized products and a deluxe sample of the hand cream that were beautifully wrapped in hot pink tissue paper with shredded purple paper. 

Foltene Eyelash & Eyebrow Treatment (A$20.95/10ml, full-sized product received) - I was intrigued when I saw an eyelash & eyebrow treatment by Italian brand Foltene, as I've never thought of trying to enhance the growth of the lashes and eyebrow. If you have thin and fragile eyelashes and eyebrows then this formula may assist to give you stronger, thicker and longer eyelashes and eyebrows. The core ingredient is Tricalgoxyl which is a common ingredient, used by expert scientists at Foltene Laboratories, that is used to prevent hair loss. The colorless formula is applied to the lashes/brows using the mascara wand and overtime the formula will help to encourage the growth and strengthen your lashes/brows. The scent of the formula is a tad overpowering for my liking, so if you have sensitive eyes, be sure to use this formula with caution.

Appelles Rosemary Body Bar Soap (A$5.95/100g, full-sized product received) - I love using bath and body products by Appelles as their products smell so divine and help to relax my body in luxury! I received a full sized Appelles Rosemary Body Bar Soap and the scent is utterly invigorating! This Appelles body bar soap is formulated with Australian essential oils, blue mallee eucalyptus, niaouli, rosemary and lemon myrtle. 

Camille Beckman Glycerine Hand Therapy (A$18.95/180ml, 7.1g sample sized received) - This sample pot of Camille Beckman Glycerine Hand Therapy is housed in a cute little black jar with a cute fabric peach coloured rose adorned on its lid. The light pink coloured hand cream smells a little overpowering for my liking, however, the consistency is just about right to hydrate and moisten my dry hands. This cute little pot looks so pretty on my dresser, so I'll be reaching out for this when my hands are in need of TLC!

Evelyn Iona Lipgloss (A$20.50, full-sized product received) - Evelyn Iona is a brand that originated in the United States. This lipgloss was received in the shade 'Val', which is a gorgeous nude colour gloss that is gluten-free, preservative-free and are not tested on animals. I love how the brand Evelyn Iona focuses highly on using natural ingredients and formulating their products in an animal-friendly way. This nude gloss would be great an an everyday lip shade that is hydrating with a smooth and glossy finish.

Be A Bombshell Eyeshadow Quad in the shade 'New York City' (A$22, full-sized product received) - This sassy eyeshadow quad comes with four sultry and sexy shades that will help to give you a dramatic smoky eye look on your night out! The shades are highly pigmented, though I would definitely suggest using an eye primer to prolong its longevity. The white, grey and dusty green shades have metallic finishes while the black shade is matte. 

These are swatches of the pretty nude lipgloss shade of 'Val' by Evelyn Iona and the eyeshadow swatches of Be A Bombshell Eyeshadow Quad in 'New York City. I am in love with the nude gloss as the texture is not too sticky and the formula feels very hydrating on my lips. The eyeshadow shades look so pretty as well, though they do lack staying-power. 

Overall, my August Violet Box was quite an interesting one with a generous selection of eye, lip, hand and body products. I will definitely continue using each and every one product in this months Violet Box!

Violet Box beauty subscriptions cost A$22.95/month, A$68/3 months, A$137/6 months or A$250/year and you will receive a surprise Violet Box containing 5-6 beauty treats (full/sample size) at your door step every month. For more information on Violet Box, please click here.

Which products in the August edition of Violet Box do you find most intriguing?

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. 

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