First things first, i'm so sorry for the lack of posts the last month. I've been battling a bout of depression (don't ask me why, i don't know myself), and i'm finally on the other side.
Violet Box is again lacking a product that was promised from their May box, hence it's late arrival. I don't know why all the boxes don't plan ahead so that everything is at the warehouse by the start of the month, ready to ship, but i know i'm not overly impressed that a last minute substitution had to be made again. It lowers the value of each box.
This was a sneak peek. It is a synthetic brush, without a handle (to fit the palm of your hand, making contouring easier). It's lovely and soft, although i tend to gravitate towards brushes with handles. Still i'll have a play around with it.
This is infused with chia seeds (oh la-di-da!), so that it delivers 'super nutrients' to your skin. Ummmm, firstly, what uppity sounding crap, and second of all, why does everything have to be a 'super' something. There's probably as much of the nutrients they're talking about in an apple. However, this leaves your skin feeling amazing, so soft and moisturised. It doesn't really smell of anything distinguishable, but smells 'clean', and absorbs instantly. I can see myself buying more.
This was supposed to be in the April box, however didn't arrive in time to be shipped. This is a prewash treatment, so you put it through your hair for 45 minutes, then wash your hair (twice!) and condition as normal. Sounds interesting. It contains organic coconut, macadamia, jojoba and almond oils (and that's it!), so in warm climates could be quite liquidy (to the point that they recommend fridging it so it's easier to use, here in Canberra that isn't a concern at the moment, it's a solid at room temp). It doesn't really smell of anything.
This smells amazing! Like lemongrass (if you read this blog regularly you might get the idea i like lemongrass. I in fact LOVE lemongrass!). I don't think this absorbs as easily as the Soak, but it smells pretty! It promises the world (reversing visible signs of aging, blah, blah, blah), although how you'll discover any of that with a sample is beyond me.
I went hunting to find out a bit about this brand, and the info from VB is slightly incorrect. VB says this is from Meraki By Design, however the beauty products are by a spin off company, Meraki Body (if you search for Meraki By Design you'll find an empty store, Meraki Body will take you to these products). And their RRP is off (card says $15.95, shop is $17). But, this is from a fellow Canberran!!! That's exciting, i like discovering local things. This is a body scrub, mine's strawberry-coconut (not that you'd know, there is nothing on the sample packaging to tell you what it is. I know it's only a small company, but if you want people to buy your products, let them know what they're sampling). Since VB have given their subscribers 5/8's of f all info on the company and the product (and the info they have given is about the parent company), I'll let you know what the Maker says about her scrubs.
"Meraki Body "Strawberry & Coconut" Scrub will leave your skin
feeling soft, fresh and absolutely amazing, but don’t take my word for
it, give it a go!
So what makes our scrubs so amazing? We use a
mixture of some amazing oils that helps reduce the appearance of
cellulite, stretch marks, spider veins, age spots, acne, scars, eczema,
psoriasis and also nourishes the skin beautifully.
Coconut Oil –
Is a “super” ingredient in our body scrubs. The revitalising properties
of organic coconut oil are ideal for the use on the skin, scalp and
hair. It contains medium fatty acids which are easily absorbed into the
skin providing all the energy your skin needs to heal and maintain
itself; it acts as an emollient providing a softening and soothing
effect. It also processes proven antibacterial and antifungal properties
as it limits the amount of microbes on the skin cleaning up various
conditions such as psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and acne.
Salt – Is the perfect exfoliate which heaps remove dead skin cells,
without scratching the skin. It also has the added benefits of being a
natural detoxifier that absorbs all the toxins from the skin, increases
the circulation, reduces fluid retention and also has antiseptic
Grapeseed Oil – Containing antioxidants and
anti-inflammatory properties, Grapeseed oil also contains linoleic acid
which is great for promoting skin health. It has astringent qualities
that help tighten the skin and close up pours, thus helping you avoid
clogging which leads to pimples. It also improves the elasticity of the
skin, for a youthful glow.
Another benefit of our Body Scrubs is that they are 100% vegan & cruelty free.
Body Scrub is a 220g which makes approximately 5-6 full body scrubs and
because it is free of any preservatives, we recommend you open your
scrub within 2 months of purchase, and once opened has a shelf life of 6
weeks, when stored in a cool, dry place."
Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Sodium Chloride (BFA
certified Natural Sea Salt), Sucrose (Organic Raw Sugar), Vitis Vinifera
(Grapseed Oil), Pink Clay, Shredded Coconut, Strawberry Extract,
As you can see the scrub sounds amazing, i just wish VB had actually given a stuff about the brand.
So, 4 new brands for VB! I'm not overly impressed at having 2 body creams in 1 box, but it makes up for it in other ways. Hopefully they get back on track this month, and our June boxes contain everything promised.
How has your last month been? I've got a lot to catch up on.