Violet Box

Violet Box: Unboxing February 2015

Hi everyone!

So if you read my last violet box post I was appalled by their customer service and wasn’t too happy with the contents of the box. I contacted them to cancel my subscription but they said I couldn’t as it was past the date of cancellations (even though I only received my box that day…) which was so stupid. However, I am somewhat glad they didn’t cancel my subscription as I’m pretty happy with this box – even more happy than I was with my Lust Have It! box last month. This box arrived on the 26th February, which was on time and not late like last time which is a plus (still waiting for my LHI box, don’t have high hopes for that).

* For those of you who don’t know what Violet Box is, it’s a monthly subscription in which you pay $22.95 per month to get a box filled with 4-6 samples (full sized products aren’t guaranteed).

Here is what I got:

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The box changed to this greyish design.

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Everything collectively.

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“Pretty Woman Magnetix Nail Polish”. RRP: $9.99

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Can’t wait to try this out!

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“Natural World Moroccan Argan Oil”. RRP: $5.99

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“Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser” RRP: $46.95 for 120mL. Got the 30mL – $11.70

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This stuff smells really good and has an interest texture – the scent reminds me of coca cola… does anyone else agree?

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“Emite Make Up BB Highlighting Pen”. RRP: $32.

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“Teeez Trend Cosmetics Easy on the Eyes Pencil”. RRP: $26. (How cute is the packaging?)

Total value: $85.70 with 4/5 full products.

I actually am excited about every product except the pencil eyeliner (I think they’re pretty useless because they always smudge and run – also got one in my LHI box last month, however the packaging of this one is adorbs & it’s super creamy). I am especially thrilled with the highlighting BB pen and the magnetic nail polish! I cannot wait to see how the polish turns out, will keep you all posted on that! Just to let you all know I’ve unsubscribed to this box, but after this months box I am slightly regretting it!

What are your thoughts on this box/what did you get in your beauty box last month?

Amy x

UPDATE 7/3/15: Okay, wow guys. I asked them to cancel my subscription on the 5th of Feb and they said they would, then on the 5th of March another payment has been taken out of my bank account. I had also contacted them throughout the month to ensure my subscription was cancelled (they didn’t reply to any so I assumed it was) – this is disgusting service to say the least. I will have to give them a call, I think that’s the only way I’ll be able to cancel. I wouldn’t mind getting another box, but I honestly don’t wish to support such a company which uses dishonest practices to gain money at the expense of the customers or anyone in general. Please be warned if you sign up for this box & call up when you need to cancel.

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Violet Box: January 2015

Hi guys!

So this was my first ever beauty subscription box, the violet box (this box is only available to Australians and New Zealanders). To be quite frank, the box didn’t reach my expectations, especially because I was soo excited to receive it. Their customer service was cringe worthy, I emailed them & tweeted them asking if the violet boxes have been shipped out yet (around the 20th) and they did not even bother replying – I was just curious as their website states they ship mid-month. I have only just received the box on the 4th February, so it is in the next month. On the bright side, I did get $10 off this box and a free brush so that does make up to it a little.

Price: $22.95 (original price without discount)

How the box looked when it arrived:

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Lonvitalite 24K Active Gold Yulan Eye Mask – RRP $25.95 (5 pack). Received a single pack = $5.

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The Cosmetic Kitchen Raw Chocolate Clay Mask – RRP $24.95 for 50g. Received the full size product.

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Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel – RRP $67 for 50mL. Received a 5mL sample = $6.70

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Mellow Cosmetics Blush – RRP $14. Received the full size product.

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Emite Make Up Precision Eye Pencil – RRP $24.95. Received the full size product.

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A swatch of the eyeliner and blush.

So overall I am not so thrilled with the products as I am not that interested in skin care products (mainly because I am too lazy to use them!) but I think this box would definitely appeal to people who prefer to receive skin care in these boxes. The value was pretty good, it hit a total of $69.20. I am probably the most excited to use the eyeliner pencil as a inner corner highlighter or the under eye mask. I am also curious to see how the 3 minute peel mask works. The blush is a nice, natural looking colour. The least exciting product to me is the chocolate clay mask as I think it will be messy to use – it requires you to mix it in with water before applying it.

I have seen better violet boxes in the past which have been showcased by other bloggers and youtubers and am not that thrilled with this one. Not to mention their customer service was horrible!

Rate: 2/5

Just to let you all know I have already unsubscribed to this box because I don’t think I’d pay $22.95 for another right now also I wasn’t too impressed with their customer service – maybe in the future I will give it another go.

*UGH, quick update they said I can’t cancel until next month because it is past the 3rd… (I emailed them on the 4th, which was the day the box arrived). Super annoying! Also I just opened the longvitalite eye mask to find there’s only ONE in the packet. I think was a mistake though as the package clearly shows it has two – also who gives out eye masks for only one eye! Do not recommend this brand…

I have signed up for the ‘Lust Have It’ beauty box and am excited to try that one – I have high hopes (again)! Will definitely keep you all posted on how that one turns out.

Let me know your thoughts on this box if you’ve tried it before! Also what are your favourite beauty boxes? Am I being too harsh?

Amy x

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