The Vegan Cuts Beauty Box is $19.95/month, or about $18 per month if you buy a year’s worth at once. Shipping is free in the U.S., $8 in Canada, and $15 internationally.
This price intimidated me. I told myself I could buy so many different things for around $20 per month; why blow it on a mystery box? This is why I asked to try a box free, first, as a vegan-blog product reviewer. Now, I’m pretty sold. Read my full review to find out why!
Lots of little vegan goodies I didn’t expect. Vegan Cuts says you get 4-7 vegan, cruelty-free products per month ranging from sample sizes to full-size products.
I completely forgot that I ordered a box. I mean, seriously, what’s better than opening the mail to a mystery package full of vegan beauty products? Maybe hummus. But that’s all.
The Veg Verdict — Products
Okay. I have a horrible confession. The kind of confession that’s going to make you say, “Really? Reeeeeaaally Paige?” Yeah, really.
The bad news:
In high school, I learned the trick of using a bit of baby powder in my hair as a cheap dry shampoo. And it worked! In a pinch, I’ve also tried other treacherous methods, like baking powder and even flour. Gross. It wasn’t until I opened up my Vegan Cuts box to find this cruelty-free powder wonder that I realized I still had a small shaker of Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder in my medicine cabinet that I used in emergency situations (e.g. “I slept past my alarm and I haven’t washed my hair in three days.”) I Googled whether this product was cruelty-free, and I found nothing. Therefore I assume it’s not, and I am a horrible, terrible person. I emailed them with my inquiry in hopes of redeeming my conscience, but chances are about as slim as Heidi Klum.
The good news:
One Love Organic’s Healthy Locks Dry Shampoo is WAY better than that Johnson’s hack. It left my hair feeling clean, without overly powdery, it smelled a little bit like Sweet Tarts (which are vegan, by the way,) and the pretty-in-pink packaging made me feel girly using the product, not babyish.
One website sold the same .6 oz shaker I recieved in my box for about $12. It lasts a long time, so the price doesn’t put me off. However, it does make the Vegan Cuts Beauty Box look like an awesome deal.
I NEVER would have picked this color. Actually, I never would have picked this gloss. I don’t particularly like glosses; they remind me of middle school when I caked on so much shiny gloss it looked like my lips were made of cheap plastic.
So using Lip Radiance was a wonderful surprise. My lips didn’t feel too sticky, and the color! The color was a deep shade of reddish purple that lasted for hours without having to reapply.
I want all the other shades of lipgloss now (“Up Against The Wall,” I have my eyes on you!)
If you know me at all, you know that I love lavender. To be honest, I didn’t really smell the “vanilla” in this body scrub, but loving lavender so much, that was probably a good thing. I used it during a long bath. Using the scrub felt like some sort of cleansing ritual — a deep soak for my body and soul. The little beads of Himalayan Salt left my skin feeling soft and renewed.
Besides just being vegan, I loved how simple the ingredients list was! All things that I can pronounce.
Ingredients: Himalayan Pink Salt, Dead Sea Salt, Organic Virgin Shea Butter, Organic Apricot Kernel Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Vanilla Absolute Essential Oil
– No Photo; I gave it away after trying once. –
This moisturizer was just not for me. I loved the ingredients list, again, simple, recognizable ingredients … but it left my face feeling oily all day. My makeup kept smearing on my shirt and hands all day, leaving beige-tinted blotches on many of my things. However, if you have very dry skin, this product might be perfect for you. Therefore, I gave it a two.
Harvey Organics “Hello” Perfume:
Hello fresh scents! I don’t usually wear perfumes, or when I do, I use a bit of a Frankincense & Myrrh Oil blend. But this? I love. My boyfriend said, “You smell good.” “Like what?” I asked. “Like a girl!” He exclaimed. I’m glad he likes it too.
“Hello” has notes of Meyer Lemon, White Grapefruit, Satsuma Mandarin, Summer Forsythia, Pink Plumeria, Wild Verbena, Tahitian Vanilla, and Sensual Musk, according to their website. It’s also explained as “refreshing, welcoming, and loving.” I couldn’t agree more.
I can’t believe they have so many different concoctions. Apparently, you can order samples, but I can’t find the tab mentioned on their site. If anyone discovers it, let me know! I’d love to try out some more.
I try to use the word “love” when reviewing products sparingly, but I really do Love the Vegan Cuts Beauty box with a capital “L.” Opening up the package brightened my day, and I had so much fun trying out all the new products.
I was most surprised by the size of the products. While they were still small, a few products were still worth up to $26. I received five different products in my box, so I think the Vegan Cuts Beauty Box is a steal. The products were all high-quality, and best of all, vegan.
I recommend buying a single box to see for yourself. It’s like going on a really good date, only to find out later that he lives really far away. That’s when you decide if you love him enough, and if you do, you can just pay a monthly fee to go steady and he’ll make surprise visits. Or is that prostitution? Close enough.
Do you subscribe to a monthly subscription box?