Vegan Cuts Beauty Box Subscription Review – August 2015
The Vegan Cuts Beauty Box is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. All of their products are vegan (and they tend to be natural, too). They also typically include a nice mix of full size and sample beauty items.
Vegan Cuts sends a single package to subscribers who get both the beauty and snack boxes. The beauty items are separated into a little bag. (If you do not get the snack box, I don’t think you get the little bag.)
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The Subscription Box: Vegan Cuts Beauty Box
The Cost: $19.95
The Products: Each box contains a mix of 4-7 full and sample size cruelty-free beauty must-haves, ranging from unique cosmetics to luxurious skincare. All items are void of icky, toxic ingredients and animal byproducts, so you can feel beautiful inside and out.
Ships to: US for free, Canada for $8, and worldwide for $15.
Each Vegan Cuts Beauty Box comes with an information card detailing the items for that month.
GlamNatural Hydrating Face Cream (5 g) – Value $7 (?)
The value on this one is a guess since I can’t find the amount of product in a full size container on the GlamNatural website. I like that Vegan Cuts has been sending out items that will work for people with sensitive skin lately. This is free of a lot of things like parabens and sulfates and when I tried it on the back of my hand, it absorbed quickly.
“Hello” by Harvey Prince (10 mL) – Value $11
I am not really a fan of Harvey Prince fragrances (which is one reason I’m avoiding the Birchbox curated box for September…). However, this is a nice, large size, which is great to see in a subscription box if you’re tired of tiny fragrance samples.
Regarding the value, the 10mL size is not available on the Harvey Prince site. The 50 mL container is $55 so I divided by 5. They also have some 8.8 mL containers that retail for slightly more than $20, which is probably where Vegan Cuts got the price printed on the information card. It’s just one of those cases where it’s not easy to choose which price to list. (And by the way, this is a spray, not a rollerball.)
Gleam by Melanie Mills Lip Gloss in “Pop My Cork” (full size!) – Value $24
This gloss has a lot of pigment (swatch later on). It’s pretty thick and a bit sticky going on, but it loses the stickiness after you’ve had it on for a bit, and it lasts a long time without needing to be reapplied.
Kaeng Rang Detoxfoliant Body Scrub (1 oz) – Value $2.80
I couldn’t get this to lie still with the label up so forgive my hand being in the picture. This scrub is made from a couple of different kinds of salt and it’s pretty good at exfoliation, although it does leave a lot of oil on your skin when you rinse it off. Here is another photo of what it looks like inside the container.
One Love Organics Healthy Locks Dry Shampoo Powder (0.6 oz; full size!) – Value $12
Now, I love the One Love Organics brand after the pineapple scrub in the MSA + Kloverbox Beach House Box. But, if you visit the MSA forums, you’ll know I’m not really a dry shampoo user. However, I gave this a go in the interest of writing a complete review. I was very happy to see that it did not leave white flakes on my scalp (I dye my hair black so that would really show). I think it did a good job of absorbing oil, as well.
Here’s a swatch of the lip gloss.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $57 for this month’s Vegan Cuts Beauty Box. That’s taking the low value for the fragrance and a guess about the size/value ratio for the face cream. That’s excellent for this box and almost twice as much as last month. I also appreciate that the values of the items are better distributed, so if one thing doesn’t work for you, you are still getting a good deal.
What do you think of the August 2015 Vegan Cuts Beauty Box?