Friday 26 July 2013

Violet Box - July 2013 & Your Chance to Win a Violet Box! [CLOSED]

I got a bit of a surprise last week when I checked my email to find two dispatch notifications from Australia Post, informing that two items were on their way to me from Violet Box. After last months stellar effort out of the gate, I decided to sign up to Violet Box to give them a chance. Turns out Violet Box sent me another box for consideration for review. Therefore I have two boxes, but more on that later.

The July Violet Box arrived in the same white outer packaging as last month and the a matte black box inside. The difference this time is the box has a magnetic closing flip lid. With a ribbon too which is a nice touch. I like the slight update on the box. It is very sleek and would look lovely stacked up on a shelf.

The July Violet Box contains:

ModelCo Shine Ultra Lip Gloss - $18.00
Great to see a full size make up item first up! However I really am sick of the ModelCo brand popping up in almost every subscription box or on the front of a magazine. I received the shade Strip Tease which is nice peachy nude. I have had two other tubes of this shade before though...

Aphelia Peony 9+5 Advanced Beautifying Eye Creme - 15ml $69.00
Eye cream is something I need to get into the habit of using everyday. I always seem to forget to use one even though it sits there right next to my moisturiser. Anyway this is a decent sized sample - no size given but I think it will last a while. The texture is rich and creamy with a very soft scent. Looking forward to trying this. The info card with it also has a $10 off code for the brands website.

Catalina Geo Long and Deep Mascara - $31.50
A brand I have never heard of but I LOVE mascara. This mascara has a traditional spoolie type wand and is particularily suited to sensitive eyes. Also included is a refill. That seems like a great idea but the same wand has to go into the refill. Germ transfers anyone? Really excited about a full size mascara though!

Adorn Cosmetics Eye Shadows - 1.5g $15.00
More make up!! I received this sample pots of eye shadows in Golden Quartz which is a shimmery, taupe brown (I love) and Coral Pearl which is more of a shimmery, golden beige. Both shadows are very wearable and pretty. My only worry is how messy can these mineral shadows be?

St Tropez Bronzing Mousse - 120ml $39.95
I am sure I have mentioned before how much I hate fake tanners. Seriously! Why can't people just be happy with their natural skin colour? I am pale and proud (ohh new motto)! That said St Tropez is meant to be one of the best fake tanner brands but I'm just not interested in it.

There is my take on the July Violet Box. 

Overall I am happy with it. There is a majority of make up which I love. I am in these sample boxes for the make up! The variety and brands are all good and I look forward to seeing what Violet Box brings in the coming months.

So now onto your chance to win a Violet Box!

Since I have a spare Violet Box, I have decided to give it away to a lovely reader. To win a July Violet box, simply follow the instructions below.

Entry instructions:
  • Be a follower of Luxury on the Lips through either GFC or Bloglovin'.
  • Leave a comment below letting me know which product in this months Violet Box you would most like to try
  • Make sure you leave an email address in your comment (so I can contact you if you win) and how you are following Luxury on the Lips. 

This giveaway closes at 8.00 pm on the 2nd August 2013. This giveaway is open internationally. Winner will be notified by email. 

This give away is now CLOSED. The winner is Amy!

*This post contains a 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. Wow two boxes! Thanks for the giveaway! :P
    I would love to try the Catalina Geo Long and Deep Mascara, because, like you, I've never heard of this brand, and Mascaras are like my ultimate beauty products! And the refill will mean that I can finally use those mascara wands I got in a beautybox a few months ago! :)

    I'm following on GFC and Bloglovin', and my email is

  2. Oooooh I would love to try the mascara! I love trying new brands :) I follow you on GFC under the name foxoduck :)

  3. I would love to try the Aphelia Peony 9+5 Advanced Beautifying Eye Creme to see if it would stop those dreaded dark circles. I follow on GFC..Tanya Maree, Bloglovin' tanyamaree33, also follow on twitter & fb.

  4. I'm following with GFC. I'd most like to try the Catalina Geo Long and Deep Mascara!

  5. I was pretty happy with this box, sans a few of the items (pretty much same as you actually haha, I'm definitely pale and proud!)

  6. Im following with bloglovin. My email is

    Its a toss up between Aphelia Peony and the St Tropez Bronzer. I haven't tried either of these products and Im always on the look out for a fantastic eye cream. With the brozning mousse, I'm pale and proud, but there are many occasions where I would just like to be a bit tanner. I havent been hesitant to try a lot of tanning products after one brand left me looking orange - eww!

  7. I'd love to try the Calalina Geo Mascara with the refill. I'd wash and sterilize the mascara brush before using the refill. :) I love the contents of this box and I'd love to win it to share with my daughters. One of my girls gets Lust Have It and Bellabox and I'm sure she'd love to give Violet Box a go, that's if her sisters let her near it! lol I'm following with Bloglovin' and GFC. Email:

  8. I'd love the try the mineral eyeshadows! I love eye makeup but have never tried anything like them, though I do wonder about the fallout of using loose powders too.. and the Bronzing Mousse would be awesome to test out too :)
    GFC follower Loz {and bloglovin}... email steiger2002{at}yahoo{dot}com{dot}au

  9. I follow via gfc as Sadi


    I would love to try the Catalina Geo Long and Deep Mascara , I have heard good things abt it especially its staying power. never tried this before.

    Thankss alot


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Stephanie x

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