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June’s Violet Box: First Impressions

It’s that time of the month again.. Violet Box time! 😀 It’s Violet Box’s first birthday and a few ‘bigger surprises’ were in store for us this month. What did I think of it all? Check out my thoughts below 🙂


Cosmetic Pouch by Caddy – RRP: $26.00. This was indeed a nice inclusion in this month’s ‘box’. It doesn’t look or feel cheap. The print is a little ‘meh’ for me, but maybe that’s because I just recently bought a set of super cute Kikki K cosmetic pouches. The print and colours almost look a little ‘masculine’ to me. My boyfriend saw the Caddy pouch and loved it – so he will be one happy recipient of this cosmetic pouch 🙂


Appelles Shampoo (RRP: $18.95 for 150ml) and Conditioner (RRP: $18.95 for 150ml) Blackseed – 60ml samples. This duo contains a decent amount of product, perfect to take away with you on holidays or on a weekend away. The shampoo is meant to be lightweight and suitable for daily use, while the conditioner is enriched with Tamanu nut oil to repair and protect damaged hair. I find that natural and organic hair products are difficult to get right as they either don’t cleanse hair to well or don’t moisturise enough for my liking, so this duo will be interesting to try!

Bioderma Sebium Pore Refiner – RRP: $30.95 (for 30ml) – 15ml sample. Everybody knows Bioderma and has probably received many of their products to trial in such sample boxes. I don’t mind receiving another Bioderma sample, as at least you know you are getting a good quality product and their sample sizes aren’t el cheapo. I’m not that into ‘mattifying’ moisturisers, so I think my bf will be happy to trial this one 🙂

Strange Beautiful Nail Polish – RRP: $22.00. The packaging ‘conjoining’ these two nail polishes is a little strange lol but I don’t mind these colours otherwise. I wouldn’t necessarily wear both of these colours at the same time, but separately, I think they are wearable shades. Hopefully they’re  long lasting and opaque in colour!

Chella Brow Pencil in Brown – RRP: $21.50. I loved the Chella highlighter pencil included in last months box, so I don’t mind seeing another product of theirs in this months box. I’m not into brow products and even if I was, this mid-toned brown colour wouldn’t be for me. It does look high quality however and I like that these products are made in Germany (just for something different :P). I will have to pass this one onto a friend 🙂



GHD Straight & Tame Cream – RRP: 24.00 (125ml). Perhaps the ‘star’ product in this months box, a smoothing styling cream that is meant to also impart moisture into the hair. I think this is a product that most people would use and like. It isn’t innovative as such, a styling cream is a styling cream, but as long as it’s not heavy or sticky, it should be a ‘practical’ product which gets a lot of use!


This month’s box contained 4 full sized products and 3 decent sized samples. That’s a pretty good deal if you ask me (for only $22.95)!  I don’t think it’s the best box ever as I will be passing some of these goodies onto others, but it’s a nice selection of products 🙂

What did you think of this months Violet Box? Are you tempted by the monthly subscription boxes if you don’t currently receive any? Let me know your thoughts beauties!

Catch ya next time,

Beauty Bee~

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  1. I got a much prettier caddy than you! It was a more girly design. Kind of floral on black design, from memory.

    I was a bit confused by the nail polish as I got a nude and a red, and I thought maybe the colours had been styled to wear together and I was sort of scratching my head as to how I was going to pull off nude and red together but looking at yours, I think it’s fairly obvious that you’re not supposed to wear them together. I hope.

    Pleased with the GHD cream – did I get the same as you? Looks the same but I thought it was supposed to be for heat styling. Maybe I didn’t read it properly. That will get some good use from me!

    • I didn’t see the floral one, but that already sounds more ‘feminine’ and girly! I saw a pale pink Caddy with polka dots which was cute to 🙂 I don’t mind receiving this one though as I have a LOT of cosmetic bags/pouches and the bf could use one 😉

      I don’t think the nail colours are meant to be worn together (unless you want to of course!) – I was thinking that they might be combined so that the ‘weekday’ shade might be your nude and the red, more fun colour could be worn as your weekend polish? 🙂 Just an idea!

      I’m pretty sure the styling cream provides heat protection also, as it’s aimed for those blow dying their hair regularly 🙂 Definitely a good staple to have!


  2. I’ve used the GHD styling cream, it’s awesome 🙂 GHD makes some really good styling products IMO (Not a fan of their heat protectant spray tho)

    • Oh thank you for letting me know! I’ve never used their styling products before so I’m not sure what to expect, but I’m more excited to try it now! 🙂

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