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Monday, June 22, 2015

Vegan Cuts Beauty Box June 2015 Box Review

This is a review of the Vegan Cuts Beauty Subscription box . Link https://vegancuts.com/beautybox . 

The box costs $19.95 per month and includes free shipping. It is an ongoing subscription so you will be charged every month until you cancel. Boxes ship around the 16th of the month I believe.  There is also a snack box available from the same website, as well as other curated one time purchase sample and full size product boxes. This box promises 4-7 products each month.

My box arrived today on June 22nd. The box is smaller than I expected, but the package was super cute and had prints of all sorts of makeup and beauty items on the outside. 

My box contained six beauty items plus two coupons. There is a coupon code for $10 off a $50 purchase at the vegan cuts online shop and 20 percent off at the website for one of the products featured in the box (bar of soap)

Packaging includes some paper shred and a cute card with the vegan cuts coupon code and description of the items included in the box.

Items Included:

1. The first and most impressive item is an Emani eyeshadow palette in the shades Coco/Black. This is a full size makeup item, with a trio of shadows and a mirror on the inside. These retail online for $20, so this is more than the value of the box already, wow great !!! Value : $20

2. There was a small cellophane green baggie with a small heart shaped guest sized soap and coupon code from the brand Bee All Natural. This is the coconut oil soap. On their website a 3 ounce soap is $4.49, the card does not say the size but I am guessing this soap is less than 1 oz, so Value : $1 approx

3. Third item is a small sample size of Schmidt's natural deodorant in bergamot-lime. This is a .5 oz sample. This was one of the spoilers for this month and I am really excited to try this, smells great. A 2 oz deodorant full size is $9 on their website. Value for this sample $2.25 .

Here is a better photo of the Deodorant and the next item, a pacifica cleanser.

4. Pacifica sea foam cleanser- Pretty excited about this sample. This has been an item I have been wanting to try for awhile. I love the Pacifica brand, especially their facial cleansing wipes, so very excited to try this. Great pick !! This is a .7 oz sample and the full size is 5 oz. for $11 retail.  Value : Approx $1.54

5. The next item is a vegan eco lips bee free superfruit lip balm. Not terribly excited because I have a lot of lip balm, but the only good thing about lip balm in beauty boxes is that it is usually full size. Value: $3.49 

6. The last item is a bit odd for a beauty box, toothpaste !! But yes toothpaste does keep you beautiful and I like natural toothpaste so I was kind of excited, ha.  This is the Hello brand and does contain fluoride unlike some natural toothpaste, but I am okay with that. The flavor is pink grapefruit mint and it is .75 oz, so travel size. A five oz full size tube retails for $4.99 from drugstore.com so about $1 per oz. Value: Approx 75 cents for this sample.

Total value of the $19.95 Vegan cuts June 2015 beauty box is $29.03. Not the highest value I have seen for subscription boxes, but not horrible. You are getting a good value, plus coupon codes and if you are Vegan or Vegetarian the plus is that everything is vegan.  I think they offer a wide variety of really useful items. Including lip balm and toothpaste may not be terribly exciting, but who doesn't need this stuff, right ?  I was pretty excited with the toothpaste, cleanser and deodorant. Is that enough excitement to keep me subscribing maybe... I'm not sure the shades in this eyeshadow are for me and let's face it, that is where most of the value in this box comes from... However, I can always swap this or gift it to someone and I'm willing to give this box another month to see if I get more items that are to my taste next month.

Thanks for checking out my blog and check back in for more subscription box and natural product reviews. I would absolutely recommend vegan cuts website or boxes for beauty products and I really want to try out the snack box as well.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Lather's and Light's Valentines Day February Order : First Impressions

Welcome to my blog ! It has been awhile, but I am trying to get back in the game on my blog posts and reviews. This is a small order from one of my favorite etailers Lather's and Lights. I ordered the head to toe sampler (pick your own scents)


I received a free rubber duck (cute !) with my order, plus eight sample packets. Second photo is a close up of the samples and the small perfume is part of the set, just wanted a close up of that as well.


Perfume Roll on in Black Heart: This was a valentine's day scent and no longer listed on the site.  Very sweet perfumey floral, nice for a perfume and i love it.  A bit powdery, not sure what the notes were on this.

Small scrub in turkish delight- oh i love their scrubs, this is going to be amazing.. smells like chocolate and berries to me, so yummm..

body butter in With this ring- this is another valentines day scent, i know it is a girly floral but i dont remember all of the notes, violets and roses maybe... Really soft and delicate. I love their body butter, but the coconut butter is my favorite from them.. this is nice as well though, very moisturizing..

Argan infusion conditioner cream- Pink velvet cupcake. pink sugar + red velvet cake. this appealed to me a lot.. it smells like a frosted cupcake, not too chocolately to me right now but maybe it will smell more chocolate once it cures,..... not too heavy.. I hate a heavily scented conditioner but this is perfect for me.

I love their haircare. The next item is The Soft and Shine Shampoo in another Valentine's scent, Hearts in bloom.  Another floral, strong and sweet.. lots of violet in this which I love. smells amazing.

Then we have an argan and shea body cream in the scent Egyptian Cotton. This is one of their basic scents, so the description is up on the site . " Clean and crisp top notes of orange zest and fresh greens highlight a feminine bouquet of jasmine, orchid vanilla and violet on a warm background of rosewood, sandalwood and soft musk."  I was really interested in the muskyness and violet and jasmine in this.. I thought that combined with the greens would smell really great.  I love it, perfect musky floral,.. not too heavy or overwhelming. Smells amazing.. I love argan oil, I'm sure this cream is great.

I got the shower creme in rock candy, this is a LUSH dupe, but not sure what of.. i think a bubble bar or maybe the rock star soap. "Super sweet and fruity candy with a touch of vanilla. *Lushious collection*"  This one is great, I've bought this dupe from other sellers, but Lathers and lights has the best lush dupes in my experience. Really sweet and strong.. love their shower creme, very moisturizing and a little goes a long way...

Last item is the Argan infusion smoothing serum for hair. I love this stuff, I have short to medium thick hair and this is a great styling cream, rub a little in your hair and it is soft and smelling lovely all day.  I got this in Rose Jelly. This is another Lush dupe, dupe of Rose Jam. Description "Fresh citrus brightens this velvety floral accord of red rose petals. Hints of strawberry add sweet innocence while clear musky undertones blend with vanilla to create longing. *Lushious collection*".. I love their Rose jam, it smells amazing.. like roses and strawberries, I love it !!! 

I love that the samples are individually sealed, usually I put some in my desk drawer or purse and they serve as great little hand creams for on the go.  I love Lathers and Lights and hope you will consider trying them out, They have regular coupon codes and their products are amazing !