Boxed up beauty: Violet Box

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Of the three beauty subscription boxes I've checked out in the past two years, Violet Box happens to be my favourite.

Violet Box launched two months ago in a market littered with too many options. How can you be guaranteed you're getting what you've paid for? Will you eventually grow tired of receiving mediocre samples you could easily pick up at your local department store? Violet Box has avoided those potential issues by giving you at least two full sized products within your sample cornucopia.

Now it's only two months in, but I have high hopes for this particular brand. By the second month Violet Box upgraded their packaging from cute, albeit flimsy, cardboard to a sturdy constructed box fit for re-use.

July goodies

July goodies

As for their subscription service, you can choose between four options -- it really depends on your personal appetite for sample consumption. Contextually, it helps to breakdown your monetary commitment -- I to want to know how much money I'll have left in my makeup budget :)

  • Monthly @ $22.95/box
  • 3 Months @ $22.00/box
  • 6 Months @ $21.66/box
  • 12 Months @ $20.83/box

Violet Box is even kind enough to let you exit their subscription scheme at any time (keep in mind, you will be held financially accountable for the box(es) you've already received) and you're also given ample warning prior to renewal.

It will be interesting to see how Violet Box grows and which well-known brands will jump on board in the coming months.

So, are you game?

*PR sample provided –  Thoughts and ramblings written here are completely my own.