Wednesday 19 June 2013

Violet Box - June 2013

I had a nice surprise waiting for me when I came home on my lunch break on Monday. The very first Violet Box! I had intended to blog about it on Monday night but I fell asleep instead and then I was going to blog about it last night but I couldn't take a decent photo to save my life. Therefore it is finally getting blogged about today. 

I feel bad about putting it off because it is definitely worth writing about it. Ususually when I put something off, it is because it is not worth writing about but that is not the case this time. I have just been really slack. :)

Violet Box arrived in an outer white box with the actual Violet Box being a stylish black with the logo right bottom corner. Nice and simple yet stylish. Personally I have liked Violet Box from the start because of the name. I love purple and violets (the flower), so I am already feeling the love for Violet Box. 

Violet Box includes the standard information card that seems to come with all subscription boxes. It includes a little bit of information about the items and prices and so. There is also a couple of cards with offers on them to do with items included in the box. 

The June Violet Box contains:

Avene Gentle Gel Cleanser - 200ml $23.95
This is designed for normal to combination skin that is sensitive. Whilst my skin can be sensitive it is more dry than normal. So this doesn't really suit my skin type at the moment. But it could more in the summer time. This is a generous 50ml sample bottle. 

CK One Color Gloss Eyecolor - 4g $25.00
So freakin' excited to see this in the box! I was even more excited to see I got it in the shade 600 Spin which is a very pretty gold colour. This is a very sheer product but I think it would look lovely as a wash all over the lid or as a highlight shade. I saw some people got this in a green or blue shade but I love that I got this gold. A full size, high end make up product. Massive thumbs up to Violet Box for that. 

Calvin Klein Sheer Beauty EDT - 50ml $80.00
I can't say I have used Calvin Klein perfumes before besides the occasional samples. This is a really pretty feminene fragrance that is flowery and fresh. Even my Mum liked this. This is the standard 1.2ml sample vial. 

John Plunkett Glyco Peel - 15ml $28.95
This is an interesting product and I don't think I have tried anything like this before. This is a night time exfoliator with 25% glycolic acid. The packaging says it is suitable for all skin types but sensitive skins should rinse off after a minute to avoid irritation. A full size product I look forward to giving a go. 

Lash Control Clear Coat Mascara & Brow Fix - 8.87ml $25.00
Another full size make up product! This is a really interesting mascara. The middle is a soft tube that you can squeeze when pulling out the brush to control how much product is on the brush. The firmer you squeeze, the less product. I think that is awesome! I regularly end up with too much of my brow set on the brush. I look forward to trying this out. 

Argania Hair Oil - 5ml $34.99
This product reminds me that I haven't used any of my hair oils lately. This is a handy little 5ml bottle that would be handy for travel or to keep in the make up bag, to tame any unruly hair during the day. It smells amazing too. 

Overall I am really impressed with the first Violet Box. What really matters is if Violet Box can keep up this standard of boxes for a long period of time. The variety and value is fantastic. I love how there is skincare, hair care, make up and perfume in the one box. 

I am also really, really pleased with the CK One Color Gloss Eyecolor. The shade is stunning and I cannot wait to give it a try! 

The Violet Box retails for $22.95 a month on a monthly subscription plan. There are other subscription plans available like 6 monthly and annually for different prices. 

Violet Box has impressed first up and I really hope they keep it up! That is truly the test of a good subscription box - if they can impress their subscribers month after month. 

You can subscribe to Violet Box on their website HERE

Did you subscribe to Violet Box? What do you think of the first Violet Box?

*This product was kindly provided for consideration for review in accordance with my Disclosure Policy. This has not affected my opinion in any way, honesty always.*


  1. I haven't received my box yet which is a little annoying! But it seems like a strong first box so that's great for their launch. As you said - they just need to keep impressing the subscribers!


    1. I hate waiting so I understand! Hopefully Violet Box will keep up the great quality.

  2. I received my Violet Box on Monday as well. I was totally rapt! I got the same box as yours but I got the pale green CK eye colour. It's soft and shimmery, but sadly, green's not my colour. My mum scored that and my daughter scored the Argana Hair Oil as I have thin, fine hair and it wouldn't be suitable for me. Everyone went home happy! I hope future boxes live up to their first box. I can't wait to see what's in the July box.

    1. It's always good when you can share the products around! My Mum tried to pinch the perfume sample, didn't let her though hehe

  3. We hope you enjoyed giving the John Plunkett Glyco Peel a go. It is one of our faves for glowing, radiant skin (what is better than waking up looking radiant?)!

    Take care,

    The Plunketts Team


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