A few skincare empties | If you were waiting for updates- here are a few!

Look! Surprisingly it isn’t an unboxing!

Here I have a few reviews of skincare products I have either gotten in sub boxes, and one from PR. So, if skincare is what you are vibing with, sit back relax and enjoy!

Alba Botanicals Acnedote Face and Body Scrub

This is a product from Vegan Cuts. I have actually used this product off and on for years prior and have always enjoyed it. I do get acne on my chest and shoulders and this scrub does a great job at clearing it up- without being packed full of harsh chemicals.

RP? Once I finish a few of the scrubs I currently have, I will absolutely be repurchasing. Acnedote is amazing. My brother tried it and liked it. Even my step mom has used it in the past.

Palmetto Derma Rejuvenating Antioxidant Mask

This is another product from Vegan Cuts, a subscription that I truly miss and will probably resubscribe to again soon.

If I remember correctly this mask is rather pricey. I had heard amazing things! Unfortunately, it didn’t do much for me. It was nice for a spa night. But, I never noticed it doing anything for my skin.

RP? No, I have other masks I enjoy much more.

Juice Beauty Cleansing Milk

If I remember correctly, I received this in a Petit Vour box.

This product did its job at removing makeup, but it never left my skin feeling clean.

RP? No, this is rather pricey for the full size and I did not like it anywhere near enough to justify the price.

Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum

This is another product from a Petit Vour box.

I love this stuff. It worked so well to clear up my acne, without aggravating my skin. I highly, highly recommend trying it out if you have acne prone skin!

RP? A million times yet! I haven’t repurchased it yet, and my skin really misses it.

Bio Clarity Cleanse

I received this product in PR.

I did enjoy this cleanser. It was gentle and did its job really well.

RP? No. I have others that are more easily accessible at say Ulta, rather than having to go online to order this. However, if that doesn’t bother you at all, I say give it a try! It is a nice cleanser.

That is it my my little empties and updates post!

What is something you have recently used up that you fell in love with?

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6 Empty Samples | Will I purchase the full size?

Hello friends!

I have a different type of empties post tonight, it’s am deluxe sample sizes of products that I have tested to determine if I will purchase the full size or not.

So, grab a drink and let’s hop into some mini reviews!

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Cloud Cream

First and foremost. Peter Thomas Roth is not a cruelty free brand, as they sell in main land China. I will not be purchasing this product for this reason.

As far as quality is concerned, this moisturizer was nice. It was light weight and sunk into the skin quickly, with no greasy feeling afterwards.

Catherine Maladrino L’Energie De New York

I want to mention that I am unable to find this brands cruelty free status.

This perfume has a bit of a complex scent palette. It is citrusy, but also has hints of Rose. I did enjoy the fragrance. However, I will not be purchasing the full size unless I find a definitive answer for the brands cruelty free status. If it is CF, I am interested in picking up the full size.

Mint Pear Rosehip Night Serum

Mint Pear is a CF brand!

This serum was quick to sink into the skin, and the smallest amount covered my face and neck. This little bottle went a long way. I did see improvements in my skins overall complexion while using this serum.

I will be purchasing the full size of this serum, once I finish my current night serum that I have in my skincare rotation.

Sunday Riley A+ Retinoid Serum

Sunday Riley is a CF brand.

As a 23 year old I was not quite sure what changes I was expecting to see with this product. I noticed no difference in my skin. However, preventative treatment is always helpful. My skin did not react in anyway to this product, good or bad. This is a serum that I will keep in mind for the future. This is also a serum that I would feel confident gifting to those who are in need of a serum.

Marc Anthony Grow Long Anti Breakage Mask

Marc Anthony is a CF, and drugstore brand.

I really enjoyed this hair mask! This scent is very nice, it made my hair soft and shiny, and it did seem to strengthen my hair.

I will be picking up this mask up at my local Walgreens.

Anointment Rose Toner

This brand is CF, this product was received in a Vegan Cuts box.

Overall, I did enjoy this toner. It did its job well. However, the Mario Badescue Rose Face Mist gives me the same affect, and is much more easily accessible. I will not be going out of my way to order this toner.

I hoped you enjoyed this different format of my recent empties.

What have you recently used up that you absolutely love?

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Vegan Cuts Makeup Box Fall 2018 | Glitz & Glamour

I have really been slacking in my posting this week. I just really haven’t been feeling at my best, or anywhere close to it.

But, I actually feel a bit up today, so I am going to write and schedule as many posts as I can!

I have some spooky movies playing, a face mask on, a fall candle lit and I am ready to do this.

……

The Vegan Cuts Makeup box comes quarterly and I believe it is around $35 a quarter. Much cheaper than other quarterly subscriptions.

Axiology Lip Crayon “Valor” $26

I have really been wanting to try Axiology products, specially their face products. But lips are a start. This is a conditioning lip crayon with a matte finish. Sounds perfect.

The shade “Valor” looks perfect for fall. I am off to a good start.

Aesthetica Color Correcting Concealer $18

I have just never taken to color correcting. Now that I have some products to do so with I may give it a go.

I may just pass this along to someone else though. I can’t decide.

Manna Kadar Cosmetics Brow Trio $21

I love brow powders and this powder is super soft and pigmented.

I can’t wait to actually put them on my brows. I think the middle shade might be a nice match.

Au Naturale Pore Minimizing Finishing Powder $26

I am all for pore minimizing. I have some big pores and the extra help to minimize them is always wanted.

I have actually heard great things about this product, which makes me even more excited to use it. Weird to be excited over a finishing powder.

Bonus Tool: MOTD Rose Gold Vegan Leather Canvas Bag $27

I really want to try the MOTD brushes. I am glad to have this bag though. It is great quality and super cute as well. Very sleek.

I am really happy with the fall box. I might not use the color corrector, but everything else still makes the box well worth it’s price!

What is your favorite Axiology product?

Thank you for reading 🎃

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Vegan Cuts Beauty Box September 2018

Sad news, this will be my last Vegan Cuts Beauty Box for a while. I have had it for 2 years and I just have wayyyyy to many face creams and little toners and such to go through. I am sad to see it go, but I also don’t want all of the products I have gotten to expire.

However, I am keeping the quarterly makeup box!

Without further ado, let’s see what is in my last VC Beauty Box.

Safe Baron Vulcano Castile Soap $8

This is a little detox body wash. I do love Sade Baron products so I am always happy to try another. This is safe for face and body. It contains activated charcoal.

Manna Kadar Cosmetics Blush and Highlighter “Blossom” $21

This cute little guy is meant to be a blush and highlight. You can use all three shades together or separate.

Here are all three shades swatched separate and then that larger swatch on the side is them all blended together.

I don’t have the patience to try and hit the tiny flowers, but I do think the product looks beautiful all blended together.

Laritzy Gold Eye Pencil $18

This is my first experience with Laritzy, but I have heard good things about the brand. As I said in a previous post, I am always up for a colored liner!

Zuii Organic Flora Mascara “Granite” $29.50

This Mascara is meant to build volume and length. It is also supposed to be smudge resistant!

I will have to do an update post on this Mascara. Honestly, I haven’t had the best lunch with cleaner mascaras. Sigh.

Honestly Phresh Deodorant Stick $5

I have super sensitive under arms, I actually have very bad eczema on them. So I lean towards natural deodorant to keep me fresh, but not aggravate my under arms. I am glad to get to try a brand I have yet to.

Bogavia Exfoliating Facial Scrub $20

This Scrub is fragrance free, works for all skin types, and contains aloe Vera, sea kelp, and avocado oil.

Kind of reminds me of that one scrub, I think by Dr.Jart that everyone hyped up for so long.

That is it for my last Vegan Cuts Beauty Box!

I am very happy with it. This box has never disappointed me and I do plan to resubscribe ones I get through some of the products that I have stocked up.

What products are you curious about from this months Box?

Thank you for reading 💜

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Vegan Cuts Beauty Box Aug. 2018

Lately I have just been anxious. Badly. Sometimes BPD really takes its toll on me. Because of being so anxious, I’m tense and my body hurts. I promise I am trying to get post out and more than just unboxings. But, I have to focus on my wellness as well.

For now, he is another unboxing 😂.

Hempz Pink Pomelo and Himalayan Sea Salt $7.30

I love Hempz lotions, and these little bottles com in handy! The scent is really nice and almost floral. This one is going in my purse ASAP.

Loba Mane leave in conditioner and styling cream $7

I am obsessed with the smell of this product and wish I could lather my whole body in it.

The cream isn’t thick, so I think it will work well with my crazy frizzy hair.

Dusty Girls Vegan Lip Shine “Argyle Pink” $14

Lip shines like this are awesome for no makeup makeup days. I am starting to really like them!

This one is a really light pink and the formula feels VERY moisturizing.

Farmstead Apothecary Face Cream $4.75

The scent I received is “Citrus Rose” and I can tell you that is 100% on point.

The cream feels light and smells really nice, perfect for this hot Missouri weather.

Dermala Acne Pimple Patches $10

I almost bought the Yes To Tomatoes version of these. Every now and then I will get some zits that succcckkkkkkk. I will up date you on how well these dots work!

Delizioso Skincare Bulgarian Rose Facial Elixir $48

Goodness this is an expensive elixir! This specific elixir is meant to be good for anti-aging.

I am 22, but I have been told it is good to start early with anti-again products. Will definitely give it a try.

Food For Face Violet Cleansing Essence $7

This is a light weight cleanser that is good for sensitive skin. I am going on a little weekend trip this weekend and I will have to take this with me to test it out.

I am really happy with this months Box! There isn’t one thing I think I won’t get use out of. There are actually a few things I’m excited to try. Vegan Cuts NEVER disappoints!

Would you like to hear more about any of these products?

Thank you for reading!

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Vegan Cuts Makeup Box | Summer Dreams

Is everyone else shocked that it is already mid-August!? This year is going by so fast that I feel like a portion of time is missing. It just feels wrong!

But, as Summer is coming to an end, we can still dream of the perfect summer vacations.

This season Vegan Cuts Makeup box is supposed to contain the dream summer products.

(Speaking of seasonal boxes, should I do fab fit fun?)

Au Naturals Satin Matte Lip Stain “Marsala” $25

I have been hearing a ton of awesome things about the brand Au Natural as a whole, and have really been wanting to get my hands on more of their products. Liquid lips seem like a great place to start.

Not only does the formula feel very light weight and comfortable, but the shade is perfect. I have only swatched the product and I already want more.

HoneyBee Gardens Effortless Eyeliner “JetBlack” $9

I will never be mad about a black liner. I thought liner most days, so I can go through some liner.

For some reason I recall a YouTuber really liking the Honey Bee Garden foundation. Has anyone tried it?

Pacifica Stunning Brows Eyebrow Gloss and Set $14

I am always excited to receive a Pacifica product. I don’t believe that I have ever tried one of their brow products, so I am excited to give this a go!

Derme E Sun Protection Mineral Powder SPF 30 $22

I have product just like this from Supergoop that I love, so I have high hope for this one. Derme E is a brand I already know and love, so I do not think I will be disappointed.

Sarah Jean Three Piece Eyelash Kit $55

The kit includes lashes with no style name, but they actually look like lashes I will use. They are not too full or strangely spaced out. There is also lash glue in the shade black and lash applicator tweezers.

What an awesome set to include! The more I am getting lashes the more excited I am getting about them. I think the lash tweezers will help me a ton with application as well.

I would say that I am 100% satisfied with this seasons box! I love everything Vegan Cuts does and highly recommend checking out their different subscriptions.

What products would you like to see reviewed from the box?

Thank you for reading ❤️

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Vegan Cuts Beauty Box July ‘18 |Shine your light

I just ate the BEST Spicy Black Bean Veggie Burger!

What are your favorite Vegan Meals or snacks!?

*Vegan Cuts Beauty Box is $22.95 a month. It is cruelty free, vegan, and usually pretty clean beauty items. 5-6 full or deluxe sample size. *

This months Box contains….

Crazy Rumors Ruby Red Grapefruit Lip Balm $3.50

I think Crazy Rumors is my favorite lip balm brand.

But, I am not big on Grapefruit, so I may let someone else have this so they can discover the brand as well.

Use code VCUTS15 for 15% off your order until 9/1/18

Sade Baron Rhein Body Lotion $8

This Lotion is really light weight- great for summer. It has a light scent of peppermint and ylang ylang. Rhein just became my new desk Lotion!

Sappo Hill Bamboo Charcoal Soap $3

I love using soap bars as much as possible. Much less waste.

This one doesn’t really have a scent, so it will be perfect for the face or more sensitive areas.

My Magic Mud Toothpaste $4

I have seen Magic Mud products at TJ Maxx. I actually see a lot of natural brands there. It is where I get my deodorant. In case you cared.

I am really interested to see if this activated Charcoal tooth paste works. I drink A LOT of teas and coffees. So, if it works I’ll probably buy the lines products in full size.

Yes To Triple Masking Kit $4

We al know I already love the Yes To products. I think it is really cool that they have come out with these kits and I am excited to give it a try. I have never done multimasking before!

Zatik Naturals Gratitude Face Serum $32

The Gratitude Serum is meant to hydrate skin and soften fine lines. It isn’t as liquidy as other serums I have tried, and I really like that. The Serum has a fresh earthy scent.

*use code ZATIK20 for 20% off your order on their site until 10/31/18

Balanced Guru Love Aromatherapy $15

This tiny thing is $15?!

Anyway, I love aromatherapy so I was glad to see this in the box.

I can’t find what oils are in this on the box, but whatever it is it smells beautiful!

$69.50 worth of awesome cruelty free and vegan products for just $22!!! Vegan Cuts literally never lets me down.

What are your favorite masks to multimask with?

Thank you for reading ❤️

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