Monday, September 30, 2013

Vegan Cuts Beauty Box

We've talked about the awesome Vegan Cuts snack box, the once-a-month subscription service that delivers samples of yummy vegan goodies to your door, before on this blog. But there's a new Vegan Cuts box in town, and, in my opinion, it's even better. It's the Vegan Cuts Beauty Box!!

You see, I'm a food hoarder. I don't subscribe to any snack boxes (though I'd love to!) because I know my habits. I'll hold on to some of that stuff forever because I have some irrational fear of running out of food (you should see my pantry/freezer/fridge ... trust me, no one is going hungry around here). But sustainable, ethically-made vegan beauty products? I'll use the heck out of those.

Each month, the Vegan Cuts Beauty Box delivers a grab bag of both sample and full-size items. They sent me a box to review. Here's what was inside — four sample bottles of Weleda body lotion (pomegranate, wild rose, citrus, and sea buckthorn), Weleda Refreshing Citrus Body Oil, Manic Panic Pretty in Punk Mix eyeshadow, Beauty Without Cruelty Shampoo, NYL Gentle Sugar Body Polish, and Good Almost Naked Lube.

Love the little Weleda lotions! I'm a chronic hand lotion user since my skin is a desert. And the Weleda body oil and the NYL sugar scrub were godsends for my skin. I'm one of those people who just can't put enough oil on my skin. Oil-free = not for me. On the one hand, it's great because I rarely get zits. But on the other hand, it's not uncommon to literally see flakes of dry skin falling off my face (gross!). The BWC shampoo was also great! And it's the perfect travel size for my upcoming trip to Atlanta VegFest in November.

But the best part of this box was, hands down, the Manic Panic eyeshadow. I love colored eyeshadow, and I didn't have anything in this shade of blue. Plus, how cool is this '80s cassette case?

Here I am taking Instagram selfies wearing my new eyeshadow.

Alright, this is the part of this post that boys shouldn't read. Inside the box was a card with a coupon code for a free reusable pantyliner from Glad Rags! Being the eco-friendly girl that I am, I've always wanted to try reusable lady products. But I was scared to spring for a whole set of Glad Rags when I didn't know for sure if I'd like them (they do offer a money-back guarantee if you're not happy though). But this free liner is a chance to try these babies on and see how they do. It arrived in the mail today! If I love this, I'll order more!

The Vegan Cuts Beauty Box is $19.95 per month (with free shipping in the U.S.!). Click here for more info on how to subscribe.

Full disclosure: I'm a Vegan Cuts Ambassador, meaning I promote this awesome vegan discount and box subscription service on my blog through ads (on the right side of my page) and occasional products reviews. Vegan Cuts is the only vegan company that I have a regular affiliation with, but it's an awesome mom-and-pop run by some awesome vegan friends.


Amelia Tobias said...

OMG! I'd love to try that eyeshadow.

If you are eco-friendly in the lady sort of way, you should also try a diva-cup.

It's a little uncomfortable at first to put in/take out, but throughout the day I don't even notice it (and that's what matters to me) and it's 12 hours and not throwing away a bunch of wrappers and feminine products!

Lynsi said...

Word. Love the Diva Cup.

Megaera said...

I'm hoping you'll let us know (not in great detail of course) about glad rags. Haven't been able to bring myself to try the diva cup but have been very interested in glad rags but hate to spend the money and find out it's not worth it.

Please and thanks!

Babette said...

It's true the Diva Cup works well.

I subscribe to the Beauty Box since the beginning and I'm really enjoying it. I haven't tried anything yet from the last box though... well, I did try the makeup, but I'm so not used to wearing, and putting on makeup most especially, that I looked absolutely ridiculous!!