The Vegan Kind Beauty Box Unboxing | August 2017

This month’s The Vegan Kind Beauty Box is an absolute corker! Yes, I was slightly disappointed that this is the first box I have received without an item of makeup, but the more I look into and try out the products, the less I’m bothered about this! The products inside this month are just brilliant and so unique that I don’t already own anything like them. So, let’s dig in!

Zerreau Waterless Body Wash 70ml (RRP £3.99)

I received a product from Zerreau in last quarter’s box which was a dry shampoo foam. I wasn’t so keen on that, so was a bit dubious about this one. I tried it out after my run earlier this evening and my god, it’s genius! You put the foam on dry skin and lather it up, you then just wipe it away with a towel – no water required! This is perfect for post-gym sessions when you can’t get in the shower, or at a festival, or just anytime you need a super-speedy freshen up! It also has a beautiful fruity and tropical scent which stays on the skin. I’m a big fan!

Chirp Body Softnest 100% Natural Hair Mask (RRP £17.95)

I haven’t been able to give this a try yet, because I only received the box this morning, but who doesn’t love a hair mask? I recently had my hair coloured/bleached so it could do with some TLC. This mask is designed to soften and hydrate hair, whilst rejuvenating the senses at the same time. It should be applied to dry hair, left for around 30 mins and then wash your hair twice with shampoo to make sure all of the mask has been removed. I’m excited to try this!

Tisserand Happy Aromatherapy Roller Ball (RRP £5.95)We all need a little pick me up throughout the day, right? Well this aromatherapy roller ball is sunshine in a bottle. Just roll this onto temples, the nape of the neck, behind the ears and anywhere else you can sniff for a waft of joy. I absolutely love products like this and strongly believe in essential oils and aromas playing a part in our moods and emotions. I’ve put this straight in my handbag, ready for stressful situations and moments of dull moods. The essential oils inside are – bergamot, lemon tea tree and nutmeg. Trust me when I say, this smells incredible. I challenge you not to feel happier when using this for yourself!

Figs and Rouge Hydra-Activ 3 in 1 Hero Cream 80ml (RRP £18)

When I looked in the box and saw this beautiful tin, I did a little happy dance! I mean, let’s take a second to appreciate this packaging – I just love that design! I have a bit of a thing about products which come in tins too – just so retro and funky looking (does anyone say ‘funky’ anymore?!). I’m excited to try the cream itself too. It’s for both the face and body and promises to deliver hydration, radiance, the reduction of fine lines and smoothing properties. Fingers crossed it achieves all of these! Figs & Rouge are an absolutely gorgeous brand, so I’m expecting good things.

Eden Perfumes – Daisy Perfume 10ml (RRP £7)


OK, this is what really did it for me this month. I’m absolutely blown away by this company and what they do. They make vegan versions of all of your favourite perfumes and aftershaves, for a fraction of the price. The one I received in my box is their version of ‘Daisy’ by Marc Jacobs and it smells INCREDIBLE! I have an issue with perfumes in that I can never smell them on my skin after about ten minutes of applying them. This one stuck with me – I’m not just saying this to gain brownie points from the company, I’m not paid to write this, I just genuinely believe in this company and perfume. I’ve even got my husband ready to make an order with me come pay day! If you get the box for one thing, get it for this perfume. Check out Eden Perfumes for yourself here.

The Vegan Kind Beauty Box is a quarterly box priced at only £15.00 plus postage. Subscribe here.

Kerry x

The Vegan Kind Beauty Box Unboxing – May 2017

 

Welcome to the May unboxing of  The Vegan Kind Beauty Box! This is a quarterly beauty box with high quality, well-chosen vegan friendly beauty products. Each box costs £15 plus P+P. I am a huge fan of this subscription box and really look forward to its arrival. Here’s a low down of this quarter’s products.

Maggie Anne Strawberry and Grape Nail Varnish Remover – RRP £8.95

I have received a Maggie Anne nail polish in a previous box and I loved the colour and finish. I’m looking forward to trying this polish remover – especially as the strawberry and grape scent sounds delicious! It is acetone free and enriched with argon oil and vitamin E.

Zerreau Waterless Towel Off Shampoo – RRP £3.99

This is a coconut scented, innovative alternative to your usual dry shampoo. Apply the foam to parted hair roots and massage in to lift and grease or dirt and then remove by towel drying your hair. The dirt lifted from your hair is removed by the towel! I’ll keep you updated with this product on my Instagram, because I haven’t tried it yet.

Amie New Leaf Deep Pore Exfoliating Polish – RRP Full Size £5.95

I have tried a few Amie products in the past and I really like their gentle formulas and the way they leave my skin feeling very soft. I gave this scrub a go and although it didn’t feel as ‘deep pore’ cleansing as it stated, it did leave my skin feeling nice. I have used better vegan scrubs in the past and this isn’t completely terrible, it just didn’t blow me away.

Aqua Esse Equilibrium B12 Infused Pure Alkaline Natural Spring Water – RRP £1.95

This bottle of water is just fascinatingly gorgeous! It is tinted pink, but has nothing unnatural in it and it just tasted like regular spring water! Mind. Blown. This water is perfect for vegetarians and vegans alike as it provides the B12 your body needs. I really enjoyed this water and felt quickly hydrated afterwards.

PHB Ethical Beauty Natural Black Mascara – RRP £15.95

So incredibly, this mascara has an RRP of more than the box costs itself! I have to say, this is one brilliant little mascara. It takes a lot to impress me in the world of mascaras, so many have tried and failed to plump up and lengthen my extremely short lashes. This brilliant little mascara added so much length to my lashes even after just one coat! I was so impressed!

The mascara also has a nice little applicator – something I prefer to a big brush which gets mascara all over my eyelids!

One coat applied to one eye
One coat applied to both eyes
Two coats after a few hours

To really put this mascara to the test, I also went for a run with it on and it stayed put!

This mascara is actually award winning. It is also water resistant and good for those with sensitive eyes. It also contains botanical oils to care for and naturally lengthen your lashes over time. I love it!

To subscribe to The Vegan Kind Beauty Box, click here. They also do a monthly food subscription box, you can find it here.

Kerry x

The Vegan Kind Beauty Box Unboxing – February 2017

Welcome to the February The Vegan Kind Beauty Box Unboxing! I actually squealed in excitement when pulling these items from the box and here’s the lowdown as to why. 

Your Tea ‘Tea Face’ Healing Hydration Scrub (RRP £17.95)

OK, so this product got the biggest scream from me! It is a massive product and the RRP is actually pretty much the same as the price of the whole subscription box! 

Tea Face is a mix of tea granules with essential oils, such as jojoba, rosehip and patchouli. It is also scented with ylang ylang which smells amazing. 

I tried it out this afternoon as my skin has been quite dry. I’ve not been drinking enough water the last few days and I’m really feeling it! This scrub really put some moisture back into my skin. To use it you have to firstly cleanse your skin, then smear a teaspoon full of the scrub over your face. You then rub it in in circular motions with your fingertips. You then leave it on your face anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour. When ready to remove, use a warm, damp cloth to gently wipe it from your face.  
Spectrum Collections Unicorn Tears Wonder Sponge (RRP £4.99)

Oh how I love it when The Vegan Kind kind provide a beauty tool from Spectrum Collections! They are my favourite place for makeup brushes and this sponge is brilliant. I’ve owned one before, so I was so happy to receive a replacement one today. 

These beauty sponges are latex free and of course vegan. It can be used to apply foundation, setting powder to the T-Zone or any other liquid or powder makeup! 
PHB Ethical Beauty 100% Organic Apricot Lip Gloss (RRP £12.95)

This lip gloss is a nude colour with a hint of shimmer. I really can’t stand lip gloss normally as my hair sticks in it,  I find it slimy and I just generally hate the texture and feel of it! However, this little lip gloss may have changed my mind. It isn’t sticky at all! I also adore the golden shimmer that it has.

I’m going to wear it over lipstick on my Valentine’s date tonight as I think it will just add a touch of subtle prettiness to my look. This gloss also moisturises your lips as it contains shea butter and jojoba oil.  
Grounded Edible Mango Lip Scrub (RRP £4.95)

Another awesome and extremely useful product for me. I love a lip scrub and the fact I can eat this one is even better! It smells beautiful and gets me thinking about the summer. 

This scrub has lots of goodies inside to keep your lips smooth and moisturised. You just apply, rub and then lick it off! It has coconut oil in it and jojoba oil as well as Mango flavouring. I just love it! 

Noughty Hair Care Intensive Care Leave-in Conditioner (RRP £6.99)

This is by a newly launched haircare range called Noughty. This product is especially effective on dry, frizzy or damaged hair with split ends. It contains shea butter and argan oil which will smooth the hair. It is free from silicones, sulphates, parabens and petrochemicals. No water required – It’s a little hair miracle worker! 

Once again, The Vegan Kind Beauty Box didn’t disappoint. I always really look forward to receiving this box as the products are carefully selected and I know that the ingredients are kind to nature and animals. If you’d like to subscribe to The Vegan Kind Beauty Box, then click here.  

Kerry x

TheVeganKind Beauty Box Unboxing – November 2016

I have subscribed to and cancelled quite a few subscription boxes over the years. I have just found them to always be slightly disappointing. However, TheVeganKind Beauty Box is the only one I’ve stuck with. It comes every three months and the products you receive are vegan and of very high quality. I have even received Spectrum brushes in these boxes! Here’s a run through of this month’s box.

Human+Kind Body Scrub (RRP £13.50)

I already have a hand cream by this brand and their products smell absolutely gorgeous. The packaging is beautiful in itself. This is a 3-in-1 body scrub suitable for all skin types. It will soften, smooth and revitalise skin every time you shower.

Inecto Naturals Little Saviour Coconut Hand and Nail Cream (RRP £1.00)

This cream is perfect for this time of year – it smells like summer, but heals and protects wintery hands. It is light-weight, non-greasy and infused with pure organic coconut oil. You know how much I love coconut oil!

Dr Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Body Wash (RRP £2.99)

The packaging on this body wash really looks like a high end and luxury product. It has a gorgeous golden colour to it. This wash is a source of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. The Argan Oil is combined with Aloe Vera, clove oil, wild mint oil, orange peel extract and vanilla fruit extract.

Maggie Anne Gel Effect Nail Varnish (RRP £10.50)

I love a good gel effect nail polish! They usually have a much better finish and I also find them easier to apply. This is the shade ‘Jasper’ which is a beautiful nude shade. Below I have taken a photo of it after one coat on my thumb nail.

Amie Naturally Kind Morning Dew Matte-Finish Moisturiser (RRP OF FULL SIZE £4.95)

I already use the Amie Naturally Kind face wash and I’m a big fan. It’s very gentle on the skin and I’m expecting this moisturiser to be the same. It is made with all natural ingredients. I’m really pleased that this cream is a matte finish because it means it will work very well under my make up and will eliminate oily shine.

PHB Ethical Beauty Peach Lip Liner (RRP £8.95)

Oh my goodness this is such a beautiful colour and lovely texture. It is a matte dusky peach shads. I will be using this as an all over lip colour as I just love it. I wear a lot of peachy and pink eyeshadow (to compliment my blue eyes) and this will go beautifully with them. I found this product very easy to use and the smooth texture meant it really glided onto my skin. This lip liner also contains plant oils for a gentle moisture boost.

So there you have it! The wonderful TheVeganKind box hasn’t disappointed this quarter. If you would like to subscribe just click here. It is £15.00 for the box, every three months.

Another wonderful bonus is that an amount from each box goes to a chosen charity each time. This month 20p from each box goes to the Dr Hadwen Trust who are a non-animal medical research company.

TheVeganKind do also do a lifestyle/monthly snack box which is amazing too. You can find out more here.

Kerry x