The latest addition to my ‘subscription addiction’ is the Vegan Cuts Beauty Box, a well-rounded, ingredient-conscience monthly beauty subscription box. All of the products vegan and cruelty-free, with a majority organic and natural. They also feature a great mix of both indie and more mainstream beauty brands. Here’s a quick rundown of the Vegan Cuts Beauty Box.
- Comes with 4-7 products
- Includes a mix of full and sample size products
- 100% cruelty-free (no animal testing) and vegan (no animal by-products)
- Mostly organic and natural
- Paraben-free products
- Costs $22.95 on a month-to-month basis
- Free shipping to the US (Canada for $9, and worldwide for $15)
The Vegan Cuts Beauty Box also comes with coupons from some of the brands featured in the box. So if you happen to find something you like, you can often get a nice little discount.
This month’s box was full of skin-loving and beautifying goodies. Keep on reading to see my unboxing, along with my overall Vegan Cuts Beauty Box May 2016 review!
May 2016 Vegan Cuts Beauty Box Review
In total, I received five products in my May 2016 Vegan Cuts Beauty Box, ranging from makeup, skincare, body care, and beauty tools. Here are all the products, along with my initial impressions of each.
Everclen Facial Toner (Size: 4 oz, Value: $15) I love spray toners, misters, spritzers, you name it. Which is why I was happy to receive this full-sized – I’ll for sure be getting a lot of use out of it. What’s great about this toner in particular is that it’s gentle, fragrance free, and packed with hydrating ingredients like aloe, glycerin, floral extracts and more.
Molly Rose Balms Exfoliating Body Scrub in Grapefruit Basil (Value $2) – I rarely see body scrubs in my subscription boxes, so this was a nice surprise. It has quite a unique scent and texture as it features basil and grapefruit – yummy – plus salt for exfoliation. The sample is very tiny – so tiny that I thought it was a lip scrub at first glance. I may actually end up using it on my lips anyways (maybe before sipping a margarita haha).
The Granola Goat Red Raspberry Seed Oil and Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil Face Serum (Value: $4) – This serum smells amazing, with frankincense, rose, sandalwood, lavender, and other oils that instantly relax you while you apply this to your face. It’s a real treat – I’m looking forward to seeing what it does for my skin over the next couple of weeks!
Medusa’s Makeup Bronzer (Value: $12) – This is the one area where each Vegan Cuts box differed – subscribers either received a Medusa’s Makeup lip gloss, blush or bronzer – all full-sized. I received the ‘Sun-Kissed’ bronzer, which, as an intro product to the brand, really impressed me. (I’ve already stocked my cart with their ‘Moonlight’ highlighter!) It’s very pigmented, and has a silky smooth texture that applies like a dream. It provides the prettiest satiny finish. It can easily double as a blush-substitute because it is quite warm toned.
Terre Mere Cosmetics Blush Brush (Value: $34) – Oh shucks – I had just purchased the Sigma F40 Large Angled Contour Brush, only to receive this little guy shortly after. Comparing the two side by side, they are both great quality – only the one by Terre Mere is just a tad smaller (which I prefer, for more precise application), and also a tad better quality in my opinion. It works well with bronzers, blushes, and highlights too, or any place you want to gradually build up color. The brush hairs are quite sparse which helps create a natural, diffused look.
Swatch of the Medusa’s Makeup ‘Sun-Kissed’ Bronzer
There was a lot of bang for the buck in this month’s Vegan Cuts Beauty Box (I calculated a total value of about $67), and a great mix of skin care, body care, makeup, and beauty tools – all amazing quality too. It’s hard to pick favorites, but so far the Everclen Facial Toner and Terre Mere Cosmetics Blush Brush have wiggled their way into my current skincare and makeup routine!
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