|Contents of Violet Box July|
1. Adorn Cosmetics Eye Shadow Samples (RRP: $15 for 1g)
I received two shades - Coral Pearl and Golden Quartz. Both colours are part of Adorn Cosmetics' Eye Create Intensive Shadow range. I'm not sure if I'm meant to receive one intensive shadow sample and one matte, as it says "Adorn Cosmetics Eye Create Intensive Shadow, Shade and Eye Create Matte Shadow" on the information card. Regardless, I do like both of these shades. I'm an eyeshadow n00b, and I like using neutral shades when I can be bothered to incorporate eyeshadow in my makeup routine. The only two things that I'm not a big fan of are that they are a tat too glittery and they're loose powders. I'm a bit of a klutz, so loose powder and I don't mix very well.
|L-R: Coral Pearl; Golden Quartz|
I'm impressed that this comes with a refill. However, the whole idea of throwing away a mascara after a few months is the bacterial growth in your mascara tube right? Well, what's the point of a refill, if you have to re-use the wand, which has been soaking in the old tube of bacteria-infested mascara? Regardless, it's nice to have essentially received two tubes of mascara that is suited for sensitive eyes and waterproof.
3. ModelCo SHINE Ultra Lip Gloss in Strip Tease - full size (RRP: $18)
I swear I've received one of these lip glosses in a previous monthly subscription box, but I can't find the post. Anyway, I'm not a big fan of lip glosses and currently have a few that I really love, so I'm not in the market for a new lip gloss, even though it is a really nice colour. Therefore, I'll most likely throw this in my giveaway box.
4. St Tropez Bronzing Mousse - 50ml (RRP: $39.95 for 120ml; $59.95 for 240ml)
I'm a really lazy person, if you don't know that already. Self-tan bronzing products are not something I'd ever purchase because of all the preparations that need to be done prior to application. However, after watching so many Youtube videos raving about St Tropez, I'm curious enough to THINK about giving this a go. I'm hoping I'll hate it because $39.95 for 120ml is quite a lot of money that I cannot afford at the moment.
5. Aphelia Peony 9+5 Advanced Beautifying Eye Creme (RRP: $69 for 15ml)
Again, another product that I wouldn't have cared about. But for some strange reason, I feel compelled to use it. It has a really, really light fragrance, which is neither offensive nor amazing. After sitting here for 5 minutes, I still don't know why I feel the need to give it a go, as I am blessed to have neither dark circles, tight lines nor puffy eyes. Violet Box, what have you laced my box with?!
Overall, I'm impressed with this month's Violet Box. Despite having far less products than Lust Have It (read review here), Violet Box is the clear winner out of the two for me this month.
What did you get in your Violet Box this month? What are your thoughts?
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