May 2016 Vegan Cuts Beauty Box Review

June 1, 2016By 1 Comment

May 2016 Vegan Cuts Beauty Box

Y’all it’s Vegan Cuts Beauty Box reveal day, and May’s box was chock-full of fancy, deluxe-sized goodies! If this is the first time you’re hearing about this rad subscription service, it’s a monthly beauty box ($22.95/month with free shipping) that delivers 4-7 vegan and cruelty-free items (ranging from unique cosmetics to luxurious skincare) right to your doorstep. It’s the easiest way to discover cruelty-free brands without committing to full-size products or prices. You can sign up for this beauty box here. You can also peep my past Vegan Cuts Beauty Box reviews here.

Vegan Cuts Beauty Box May 2016

May’s Vegan Cuts Beauty Box included:

Everclen Facial Toner, $15 – This brand keeps poppin’ up in VCBBs and they’re always featuring different products, which is nice. I’m pretty particular about toners. Lately I’ve been all about simple rose water toner because it’s great for dry skin (and my skin is hella thirsty!). This one has a bit of an alcohol-y scent and it has kind of a long list of ingredients for a toner: water (aqua), aloe barbadensis leaf juice, glycerin, glycereth 26, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, bisabolol, beta glucan, sodium hyaluronate, allantoin, anhydroxylitol, maltodextrin, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, panthenol, hydroxyethylcellulose, xylitylglucoside, xylitol, phenoxyethanol, benzyl alcohol. This toner isn’t quite my style, but I’m happy to pass it on to a friend. It is made without parabens, phthalates, petroleum, DEAs, and fragrance which is a plus.

Everclen facial toner

The Granola Goat Red Raspberry Seed Oil and Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil Face Serum,* $4 – I love this for so many reasons! First, the packaging/branding is adorbs! 🙂 It has a simple, quaint, indie vibe. And how about that name!? This serum smells sososoooo good! It’s has and earthy and floral/dreamy scent thanks to frankincense, helichrysum, lavender, myrrh, rose, and sandalwood essential oils. It’s in an anti-aging base of cold pressed red raspberry seed oil and organic seabuckthorn berry oil to boot! I use oil-based serums pretty much nightly, so this is of course, a box fave. 🙂

The Granola Goat face serum

Molly Rose Balms Exfoliating Grapefruit Basil Body Scrub,* $2 – Diggity dang, this smells crazy good, too! Grapefruit and basil seems like such a unique scent combo, but they really complement each other nicely. I almost always use body scrubs as hand scrubs, and this is the perfect size for a couple treatments. Love the chunky bits of basil, too – makes it seem extra fresh and fancy.

Molly Rose Balms body scrub

Medusa’s Makeup Bronzer (VCBB subscribers either received a Medusa’s Makeup lip gloss, blush, or bronzer), $12 – This bronzer is super pretty sitting in its pan. It’s shimmery and pigmented, and the fact that it comes with a mirror is def a bonus. While the color is gorgeous, the ingredients are slightly out of my comfort zone: talc, mica, mineral oil, magnesium, stearate, calcium, starch, octenylsuccinate, kaolin, polyisobutene, ethylhexyl palmitate, petrolatum sorbitan sesquioleate, methylparaben propylparaben, bht, pigment. May contain: mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, d&c red no.6, d&c red no.7, d&c red no.21, d&c red no.27, fd&c blue no.1, fd&c yellow no.5. Gah, I’m starting to sound like a “green” prude. 😉 This is something I could see myself wearing from time to time, but not necessarily for everyday wear.

Medusas Makeup bronzer

Terre Mere Cosmetics Blush Brush,* $34 – The synthetic bristles on this thang are sooooo soft. It’s also an elegant looking angled brush, which can be used for contouring, highlighting, or applying blush. Excited to welcome this bad boy to my makeup brush family.

Terre Mere Cosmetics makeup brush

*faves from this month’s box

Overall impression: There’s a lot of bang for the buck in this month’s beauty box (everything together is valued at $67!), and it was a lovely mix of skin care and makeup! Box faves: Terre Mereblush brush, The Granola Goat face serum, and Molly Rose Balms body scrub (or in my case, hand scrub).

Love what you see? Join the Vegan Cuts Beauty Box fun with me! You can sign up right here

Vegan Cuts provided this box for review. Post contains affiliate links.

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Longtime vegan, hardcore compassionate beauty junkie, serious cake aficionado, and lover of all things floofy and sparkly! If there's something in particular you'd like me to review, drop me a line at You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Google +.

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  1. Zimri Mendonça says:

    That brush is so pretty! How strong is the scent of that facial serum? The oils sound wonderful, but fragrance (even natural essential oils) virtually always bothers my skin if it’s not very subtle. I’d love to try it if the scent isn’t strong though 🙂

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