It might not be Christmas anymore, but it still feels like Christmas to me since I’ve been having a ball with my December Vegan Cuts Beauty Box! The Christmas season is always super busy for me, not to mention right after New Year’s we took our honeymoon. So some extra pampering products were just what I needed this month. Interested? The Vegan Cuts Beauty Box is a monthly subscription box that starts at $19.95 per month. Itâ€™s a great way to try new brands and new products without the commitment of buying the full-size version and can be shipped anywhere!
Cutest packaging ever!
I added an accent with ELF vegan glitter. 🙂
Bella Pierre Nail Polish in Copper Brown: When I saw this color in my VC box, I was pumped. I’m a major lover of all things metallic and sparkly and this hue did it for me. I painted my digits with this color right before Christmas Eve for a fun holiday tint. This lacquer, however, didn’t have the staying power I would have wanted. By New Year’s (less than a week!), I was repainting my nails and touching up. I’m not giving up on this brand though! Perhaps a good cruelty free and/or vegan topcoat will do the trick? This lacquer is also 3-free goes on well! Two coats and I was good to go!
North Coast Organics Spray Lotion: This lotion isn’t really a lotion, per-say. It’s really more of a body oil which is fine with me, just unexpected. North Coast Organics is vegan, organic, and all of their products are handmade which I love. The consistency of the oil is velvety and warm. I used this after shaving and after showering regularly. I love the lavender and rosemary scent. To me, this lotion smells like the holidays!
Delizioso Skincare Natural Cream Blush: This little guy was my absolute favorite product from the packaging (the adorable white purse in the above photo), to the scent (a little sugary sweet), to the consistency (smooth and sultry) to the shade (the you just went sledding and have a winter glow cheek of yesteryear). I’ve actually NEVER tried a cream blush until this beauty box came to me last month. I loved the idea of using it as a stain for my cheeks and lips as well. For me, the cream blush blended well with my other makeup (primer and bronzer) and looked NATURAL whereas powder blushes can look cakey. I’m hooked!
21 Drops Essential Oil in Focus: This essential oil was “essential” (lol, ok…cheesy), for me to have during the holidays. The Focus sample I received smells like Frankincense, Rosemary, and Peppermint. I used it on my temples and wrists and the peppermint (which was the strongest scent to me), woke me up and left me feeling refreshed instead of run-down. I’ve always been a fan of essential oils and this one was perfect. I also enjoyed using this before I began a new project during the month like wrapping presents or preparing for guests!
Becca & Mars Lavender Love Mask & Scrub: Last, but definitely not least…B&M’s luscious scrub! I’m a huge fan of anything scrubby and squidgy. On their website they say, “We believe that nature creates the best ingredients,” and I couldn’t agree more! This mask/scrub contains white corn meal, almond meal, essential oils of lavender, bergamot, and clary sage and smells amazing. I simply add a little bit of water when I’m going to use this as a scrub on my face and form a nice paste. I’ve also used this on the backs of my legs to get rid of that dull winter skin. I love, too, that B&M is an Etsy brand! Yay VCUTS for supporting brands of all sizes, right? This mask works as a great once a week gentle exfoliator and reviver while soaking up oils and dead skin with the corn and almond meal. It’s like a superfood smoothie for your face!
I had a blast with this months beauty box. Did you have any favorites from this month?
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