Cruelty-free beauty has become very popular over the last few years and I couldn't be happier. Gone are the days where I had to shed my favorite chemical-laden hair spray due to animal testing and search high and low for an affordable, high quality, and reliable mascara. I can paint my nails and not have to worry about all of the carcinogens that were once non-negotiable ingredients in nail polish. Wonderful things are happening for our community and it is truly exciting.
Beauty boxes have also become quite popular recently and it feels like I learn about a new one each week. Vegan Cuts, which originally began curating monthly snack boxes, took the leap last July and started to offer a monthly beauty box, filled with vegan and cruelty-free products. I was super excited to learn about this product and eager to try it out.
My Vegan Cuts May Beauty Box was filled with:
Skinagain Vanish | A body lotion that promises to reduce cellulite, stretch marks, and scars. I did apply this lotion but cannot say for sure whether its claims are true. However, I can say that it is a creamy, but not greasy, formula that is moisturizing and fragrance-free.
Sevi Blue yarrow sea salt texturizer | This texturizer provides a light hold, which works well to create a more "natural" look. However, it does not make your waves/curls super sculpted or work very well in humid weather. I recommend it for people with hair that is controllable and not prone to frizz, and live in climates that are not super hot and/or humid.
Lauren Brooke lash lengthening mascara | I wore this mascara to a wedding and on a normal work day. The product creates a natural looking, longer lash and works well for casual situations indoors. However, if you are planning on being outside in the heat/humidity, dancing, or spending a few hours baking in a hot kitchen, this mascara may not work best for you. It has a tendency to smudge.
Tallulah Jane fragrance in Halona | This is a very light and refreshing citrusy scent, which I found very lovely. Unfortunately, it does not last very long, so it needs to be reapplied during the day.
Sunny Body natural sunscreen | I have not tried this product yet, but am interested to see how it works. It is vegan, gluten-free, organic, and non-GMO, which is very exciting for a product with competitors that are often filled with chemicals and other gross ingredients.
Gourmet Body Treats raw finishing powder | I have also not tried this product yet since it is meant to be applied after foundation, which I do not wear. However, after reading more about it on the product page, I may apply it to see if it evens out my skin tone. The reviews are all very positive!
The Vegan Cuts Beauty Box is $19.95 a month with free shipping. You will receive 4-7 products, which are all vegan, cruelty-free, and often natural and organic. It's a great way to try new cosmetics and skincare brands without the financial commitment of purchasing full sized products. You can subscribe here.
Disclaimer: I was given this product to review, but all of the thoughts and opinions expressed are completely my own.