Friday, 28 February 2014

Violet Box Februrary 2014

Violet Box Surprises

Yesterday I opened my very first Violet Box. I had no idea what to expect. I didn't know the brands they stocked and I didn't cheat and check out what other people got in their box. I was really happy with what I found considering my lack of knowledge on Violet Box. 

I love the simple packaging of Violet Box. The ribbon is a special detail.

This months theme was 'share the love' so we got a cute heart shaped lollipop.

Items in the February Violet box

The detailed version:

So the first thing that was in the box was a couple of sachets of Red Carpet Kolour Body Glow in Medium. Now I'm not the biggest fan of sachets, but who is? RCK Body Glow is a shimmery body lotion that you can apply anywhere on the body for a luminous glow. I don't really use these often anymore. Since having a baby my party ( lets put shimmer all over my body) days have been cut short. I do have a wedding to go to at the end of the year so I may get some use out of this. I think I'll just pop this in my bathroom cabinet for later use.

I was really happy to see a sample of Wotnot Wipes. I have seen these in the cosmetics aisle heaps of time but have never picked them up. I love these little sample packs as well, they are so handy to pop in the car or my handbag if I need a bit of refreshing during the day. The Wotnot Wipes are wonderful for sensitive skin. They contain organic Aloe Vera, Rosehip and Sweet Almond oils, great for removing impurities and they are very nourishing for the skin. I'm liking the sound of these. And they are so soft! 

These two items are interesting. The Aphelia Oasis Acne Solution sample comes with a little roller ball. According to the card this Acne Solution uses breakthrough herbal remedy's to help combat acne. I like this sample because my hubby let me use it on a blemish on his face and that NEVER happens. I'm guessing because the not so fancy packaging is hubby friendly?  I'm not sure. The liquids smell (in my opinion) is not nice at all. However if the husband man comes home and that blemish disappeared then it was all worth it.

When I saw this white tube of Nuxe Crème Nirvanesque I thought 'oh goody a moisturiser. I love little tubes of moisturiser. Then I realised that it was first expression lines cream! I moped around the house for the rest of the day thinking  'where has my 26 year old life gone?' That's not true. But it kind of got me thinking about anti-ageing creams and when is the best time to use them. My opinion is before you start to get lines use an anti-ageing cream. So here I am with my first line cream which I will use around my eyes and mouth. I am curious to see how far I get with this.

The One Stick packaging with a swatch.

A better swatch of 'Girl Crush'

Its always great to get full sized products in subscription boxes. This month I received two things in the Be A Bombshell brand, a The One Stick in Girl Crush and Lip Crayon in Some Beach. The One Stick is an all-in-one stick  that can be used for the lips, eyes and cheeks. I love this colour, it's a dusty pink with a mild shimmer. The consistency is very creamy and blends easily on the skin. I think this product would be great for travel because of the multi-purpose use. I can see myself using this tube up very quickly. 
I also received a full sized Lip Crayon. There were two colours going out, a light pink shimmer and a coral shimmer. I got the coral one. I'm not a fan of orange lip colours but I gave it a shot and yep.. they still look horrible on me. Oh well, that being said , it is still a really nice product with great pigmentation and a really creamy application. There are several ways to apply this lip colour. For a full coverage apply to top and bottom lips. For sheer coverage apply to bottom lip and blot lips together. 

Lip Crayon in Some Beach.

So that's all the items I received in the February Violet Box. I was pleasantly surprised with most of the things I got and I definitely think that it is worth the $22.95 a month that they charge. I mean The One Stick retails at $21.00 alone, I think that's fantastic value! I would recommend Violet Box to any of you ladies who likes to experiment with new cosmetic and skincare brands.

What was your favourite item in your Violet Box?

Have Fun!

Renee x

Violet Box was sent to me for consideration, however my opinions are 100% genuine and honest.


  1. That lip crayon looks fun! I love the coral color, especially for spring! Have a nice weekend!

  2. Lip crayons are my new favorite! Not as messy as lip glosses. : )

  3. I think my favourite has got to be the One Stick too! How versatile is that product!!

    1. I know! If I went travelling I would pack this in my bag.
      Renee x

  4. I've never heard of Violet Box but it looks like it has a ton of cool things!
    Can't wait to read more from you! Let's follow each other on bloglovin!


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