Vegan Cuts Beauty Box September 2018 Subscription Box Review

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Vegan Cuts Beauty Box is a monthly beauty subscription service that sends 5 or more items ranging from unique cosmetics to luxurious skincare. Best of all, they are 100% cruelty-free and vegan, plus most items are natural and non-toxic! Monthly recurring shipments are $22.95 with free shipping in the USA (there is an additional charge for other countries). This sub is also available in 6 or 12-month terms that do not renew but that do earn you a discount.

Vegan Cuts doesn’t offer customization and sends items that are suitable for almost everyone. They promise not to send foundation or other items that match a specific skin tone and instead send makeup items that are as inclusive as possible with possible variations in shades. They also promise a value of at least $30 but have sent boxes that are significantly above that mark. Vegan Cuts sends deluxe “travel” sized or full-sized products and rarely sends single-use packets.

There was a product information card that included a coupon code for a shop purchase and info on how you can win a free box by sharing your box on social media.

The flip side of the card listed each item and the retail value. The September 2018 box theme is Beauty Bouquet!

My products were kept safe in shredded paper squiggles. I always place the squiggles in my compost pile but you can recycle them how you see fit. One product was wrapped to keep it from leaking but as you can see in the second picture of this post, it didn’t work, but perhaps it kept leakage to a minimum?

Everything in my box! There were 6 items this month.

Sade Baron Vulcano Castile Soap Detox Body Wash ($2.50) is the product that leaked in transit. It can be used as a face or body wash and is supposed to be gentle to the skin and is scented with peppermint and tea tree oils. I used it in the shower and it worked well as a body wash.

Castile soap is made with vegetable oils, most notably olive oil, but this one also has avocado and coconut oils. One ingredient says “borax (coconut)” but I believe borax is a naturally occurring substance mined from the earth and is used to make cleaning products, both for the body and in other uses such as contact cleaning solution. Overall, I thought this was similar to other castile soap body washes I’ve used, kind of watery yet effective.

Bogavia Pure+Fresh Exfoliating Facial Scrub ($20) is an anti-aging facial scrub free from plastic microbeads and with biodegradable jojoba beads instead. This gives it a gentle, scrubby consistency and didn’t leave my skin feeling sandblasted.

Aloe and kelp are some of the gentle products in this creamy cleanser.

Honestly pHresh Tropical Blossom Prebiotic Natural Deodorant (No size given, $7.51 Full-Size 2.25 oz.; $5 on the card, $2?) I like using natural deodorants although I will stick to traditional kinds when I am working or it’s a hot day and I plan on being out and about.

Shea and cocoa butters plus arrowroot powder are some of the ingredients, and I see them pretty often in this type of product. Some people are sensitive to the ones with baking soda but I don’t see that listed.

Tropical Blossom has a feminine floral fragrance but keep in mind that unlike traditional antiperspirants, this is designed to keep pits from smelling stinky, but probably won’t keep them dry. I disliked the applicator for this product, which is sort of like a slightly oversized tube of lip balm. I couldn’t be sure if I was getting it where it needed to go and the second time I used it, it broke off so I just gave up. If yours breaks then you could just warm it up in your hand and then use your fingers as an applicator.

Zuii Organic Flora Mascara in Granite ($27.50) Oohh, a vegan mascara!

The wand is a classic mascara wand.

I was very impressed with the formula and results! It had a light scent thanks to essential oils but I thought it did a good job of making my lashes look decent.

Laritzy Cosmetics Eye Pencil in Gold ($18) I’m not a fan of Laritzy’s website since they don’t list ingredients and don’t actually carry many products. I couldn’t find this eye pencil at all.

I liked the golden color but preferred to use it on top of a basic brown eyeliner as opposed to by itself (it was too light). I have already sharpened it twice and that’s also how many times I have used it.

Manna Kadar Cosmetics Pressed Blush & Highlighter ($10?) There is no size listed on this product so I gave it a value based on the full-sized compact. When I received the full-sized one a few months back my daughter and I oohhed and awwed over it and I gave it to her to keep. I was super excited to see it show up in this box!

I would say this is maybe 1/3 of the full-sized compact. It has three different shades of blush/highlighter and the theory is that you can use one shade at a time or swirl them together for a 4th color. It’s just so pretty!

With the full compact you could probably manage to use the products separately with a little brush but you would need to use a super compact eye shadow brush to do the same thing with this mini. I’ve been swirling my blush brush over the whole shebang and like the resulting color.

From the top: gold eyeliner, highlighter (barely visible), bright pink shade, dark rose shade, all three shades combined.

Yay, this was a lovely assortment of items in the September Vegan Cuts Beauty Box! I was most excited to get the pretty floral compact from Manna Kadar and thought it was pretty cool that Vegan Cuts sent 3 makeup items this month. The value was around $80!

What do you think of this month’s Vegan Cuts Beauty Box? Let me know which product you’re loving in the comments!

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