Vegan Cuts Beauty Subscription Box Review – March 2018
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 also offers a monthly Snack Box and quarterly Makeup Box.
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.)
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Vegan Cuts Beauty, $22.95 a month, box.
About Vegan Cuts Beauty Box
The Subscription Box: Vegan Cuts Beauty Box
The Cost: $22.95 a month with discounts for 3, 6, and 12-month pre-paid subscriptions
The Products: Each box contains a mix of 4-7 full and sample size cruelty-free beauty must-haves, ranging from cosmetics to skincare to haircare. All items are void of toxic ingredients and animal byproducts.
Ships to: U.S. for free, Canada for $9 CAD, and Worldwide for $15
Vegan Cuts Beauty Box March 2018 Review
The Vegan Cuts Beauty Box usually contains a variety of haircare, skincare, and bath and body products. There’s often one makeup product, as well:
Each Vegan Cuts Beauty Box comes with an information card detailing the items for that month.
Dr.’s Remedy Enriched Nail Polish in “Passion Purple”, 0.5 fl oz – Retail Value $17
This is a beautiful color and one I will use often. I’m not wearing nail polish right now because my nails are peeling and splitting due to general skin dryness, so I’m working on that first. This has proteins and vitamins to help rebuild the nail (though I honestly don’t think adding biotin to the nails will do anything since their proteins have already been synthesized by the time you see them on your fingers!). It is free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, phthalates, and parabens, and at least some of those things may be responsible for nails that are in poor condition.
I had to swatch this on an index card since I can’t put it on right now. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t photograph this color to my satisfaction. It really is much prettier in person than it looks here.
Confession time. I used to have a bunch of OCC Lip Tars in this packaging several years ago and I got so angry with the application method (you squeeze some out onto a little brush) that I threw them all away. (I have to reapply lip colors a few times throughout the day and the little brush is a pain to throw in my purse, if I put it in a little baggie it gets product all over the little baggie.) That being said, this is nicely moisturizing and I do like the color and metallic finish. (And would totally buy the other packaging for this in “Red Dragon.”)
I didn’t realize it at first but you don’t actually get a free lip brush with this version of the lip tar; this brush is considered as a separate item. It is nice to get one with a product that requires the application with a brush. I think this works just fine but wish it had some kind of cap or cover so it was more portable.
Here is a swatch of the lip tar.
Karma Naturals Nail Polish Remover Wipe – Estimated Value $1.20 (buy 10 wipes for $11.99)
I love acetone for the simplicity and ease of removing glitter, but it is not kind to my nails, so I am exploring other polish remover options. Thus, I am happy to receive this (and it is a nice inclusion in a box that also has a nail polish), which is acetone-free. I am not wearing polish at the moment but my expectation is that this will at least be decent with creams.
Youth to the People Age Prevention Cleanser, 0.5 fl oz – Estimated Value $2.25 (buy 8 fl oz for $36)
This brand is new to me. I kind of wish the sample was bigger but this *is* enough for a few uses. This has a pretty strong scent, but it is fresh and invigorating. This has a lot of antioxidants in it from the things listed on the package (e.g., kale, green tea, spinach) and I do like antioxidant skin care products. You can’t always see the antioxidants working (because they are essentially preventing damage over the long term) but I feel better knowing they’re there. I found this particularly good for use in the morning.
Cosmedica Illuminating Rose Gold Facial Serum – Retail Value $20
This is supposed to be highlighting as well as a moisturizing skin care product. It is pretty thick and the packaging says to only use one or two drops. This is totally sufficient! However, the place this fits into my skincare routine seems to be incompatible with the highlighting features (I use a serum before moisturizer, sunscreen, primer, and a fairly heavy coverage foundation plus finishing powder, so there is just no way this can show through all of that). Now, I liked the moisturizing aspects and it seems to agree with my skin, so I will gladly continue to use it as a serum, but I actively try to avoid any hint of shine on my face (the “dewy” look is so not me) so I can’t put it on top of makeup and I can’t use it instead of primer.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $82.45 for this month’s Vegan Cuts Beauty Box. That is a good value for the box and is actually a fair amount higher than last month’s, even though I don’t think I would actually pay $24 for a lip brush. I was once again relieved to not get a hair product! I love the polish color and the lip color (even if I don’t love the lip color container), the cleanser is a nice find, and the serum is moisturizing (and even the wipe is appreciated). This is one of the better months for me in recent memory.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you would receive the April box. They don’t have a standard cut-off date, but boxes ship until their next month’s spoilers launch (typically between the 26th and 29th of each month). If you are interested in trying some of the items, though, watch the Vegan Cuts shop for sales – they offer large bundles of past items fairly regularly.
Value Breakdown: At $22.95 for the box, you are paying approximately the following per item:
- Nail Polish: $4.73
- Lip Tar: $5.01
- Lip Brush: $6.68
- Polish Remover Wipe: $0.33
- Cleanser: $0.63
- Serum: $5.57
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What do you think of the March 2018 Vegan Cuts Beauty Box?