Monday 30 December 2013

Violet Box - December 2013

The December Violet Box arrived a couple of days before Christmas, but I have kept with my recent tradition of being late with everything. Anyway onto the December edition - I was pretty happy to see a candy cane in my box. Besides loving candy canes, I thought it was good that Violet Box acknowledged it is Christmas time. I also like the little note on the information card wishing customers a fabulous Christmas and beautiful start to 2014 (even though the card actually says 2013 - proofreading is important!). 

The December Violet Box contains: 

Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate Hand Therapy - 25g $10.00
This hand cream smells really nice. I never knew I was a fan of pomegranate scents! From my quick try (about 2 minutes ago) it feels nicely moisturising without feeling heavy on my hands. It has been quickly absorbed without heavy a greasy film. Thanks to subscription boxes I have enough hand creams to last me about 3 lifetimes so it is a little bit of a boring product. 

Sweetpea & Fay J'Adore Les Levres - 10g $12.99
This is a liquid lipstick that on first impression reminds me a lot of the OCC Lip Tars, just thicker. I received the shade 'Mermaid Kiss' which is a very pretty baby pink (not a 'hot neon pink' as described on the information sheet). Really happy to receive this product. I LOVE pink lip products!

Jelly Pong Pong Wide Awake Palette - $32.00
This palette contains a highlighter, concealer and 'eyebrow sculpting kit'. The highlighter and concealer look good. The highlighter is a peachy colour perfect for under the eyes and the concealer is actually light enough for me to be able to use. The brow kit on the other hand... The shades have a satin/slightly shimmery finish. Not what I would use for my brows and there is only one brush not the 'tools' the palette describes or is shown on the website here. Is it just mine like this or is everyones?

Evo The Therapist Calming Shampoo & Conditioner - 300ml $29.95
Evo is one of my favourite haircare brands and The Therapist is a fantastic product. Really good for dry and weak hair. Really happy to have a 50ml travel sized set. A little annoyed though that the shampoo is considered one product and the conditioner another though. 

Also included in the box (besides the candy cane) was a $30 voucher for Hello Fresh which is a company that creates recipes and delivers all the ingredients (along with the recipes) direct to your door. I actually looked at using this and firstly everything is very much over the thirty bucks and they don't deliver to my postcode. Useless. 

Another great effort from Violet Box! Great variety of products and brands (from known and unheard of brands). I love that Violet Box includes lots of full size or at minimum deluxe sized products and they don't just focus on skincare. 

Thoughts on the December Violet Box?


  1. I was pretty happy with this box, but did decide to unsubscribe to save money! I was also pretty happy they at least acknowledged Christmas! xx

    1. They seem to be the only ones that did, I think boxes could have been themed around the Holidays a lot better.

  2. I like the jelly pongpong palette ^_^ Not too bad of a box!

    1. It is quite good. Violet Box seems to deliver most months.


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