Showing posts from July, 2013

Vegan Cuts Beauty Box Review - Inaugural Box July 2013 - Natural Beauty Subscription Box

What is it?Vegan Cuts Beauty Box
How much? $19.95 per month plus $8 shipping to Canada
What's in it? 4-7 100% cruelty free products
The first ever Vegan Cuts Beauty Box was released last month and promised at least $60 worth of vegan, cruelty free, natural products. I was curious so I signed up.

The shipping box was underwhelming. It's nothing like the preview illustration that was released in June and is much smaller than I expected... but good things come in small packages, right?
First look
Product card

The message says "Welcome to the premier Vegan Cuts Beauty Box! We've picked these cruelty-free beauty treats, so  you can beat the heat while looking like a million bucks." At the bottom it says "No-bunny was harmed in the making of this box" and on the back, the motto is "Compassion never looked so good". The card is very professional, despite being so darn cute.

LVX - Nail Lacquer in Deco (15ml, full size, $16)
Deco nail lacquer is a gorgeou…

Julep Maven Review - July 2013 - Beauty Subscription Box

What is it? Julep Maven How Much? $19.99 per month, shipping included What’s in it? At least $40 worth of products chosen depending on your style profile, or upgrade your box for an additional $30 and get the entire collection for the month ($220 value). Modern Beauty: Get two full-size beauty products in every box.
Boho Glam:  Get two limited-edition nail colors and one full-size beauty product in every box. 
Bombshell: Get two limited-edition nail colors and one full-size beauty product in every box.
Classic with a Twist: Get two limited-edition nail colors and one full-size beauty product in every box.
It Girl: Get three limited-edition nail colors in every box.
After the debacle in June with the DD Cream & Concealer, I planned on skipping the July box. Then Julep came out with the California Coast Collection and reeled me back in. Damn Julep!

Not only did I get a July box... I upgraded to the full collection!

Julep included a bonus in every box again this month. Green Tea Facial …

Seasons Box Review - July 2013 - Eco-Lifestyle Subscription Box

*This box is closed* What is it? SeasonsBox
How Much? $34.90 monthly, $99.70 quarterly, $174.50 semi-annually, $349 yearly.
What's in it? 3-5 luxurious full size seasonal must-have products for your home, body and spirit My July Seasons Box arrived on July 18th. I was absolutely shocked. Previous Seasons Boxes haven't shipped until the 20th of the month, and then it takes two to three weeks to make it to Canada. I was expecting to see this one in early August. I didn't receive a shipping confirmation e-mail this month (according to a MUT post, no one did), but the postage stamp says the box shipped on July 11th. The return shipping address is for a 3rd party shipping and receiving company in Salt Lake City, Utah. Of all the changes happening with Seasons Box, this may actually be a good one.

July marks the first month Seasons Box is completely new. There are no traces of the old Canadian SeasonsBox, run by Agnes. The logo, the packaging, and the product card are all new desi…

Ipsy Glam Bag Review - July 2013 - Beauty Subscription Bag

What is it?Ipsy Glam Bag
How Much? $10 per month, plus $4.95 shipping to Canada
What’s in it?  4-5 beauty products every month This is the first month I have not peeked at spoilers for Ipsy. The only thing I knew about was the bag, because it was posted at Ipsy.

This is what was inside the bubble mailer. The theme of this month is "Beach Beauty". The bag is on the smaller side this month. It's pink plastic and see through. Apparently see-through PVC bags are all the rage this summer.

I received this nail polish as a bonus for referring two friends last month! Nicole by O.P.I. in "It's Pretty in Plum" from the Selena Gomez collection. (Value $10)

Now for the Beach Beauty products...

Sexy Hair - Soy Renewal Beach Spray (50ml/1.7oz, $6.65) 
Creates beachy undone texture that looks and feels like you’ve spent a day at the beach. Contains argan oil which helps nourish, protect and heal hair damage. 

This is my third beach spray product. I received one in my July…

Bonjour Jolie Review - July 2013 - Time of the Month Subscription Box

What is it?Bonjour Jolie
How much? $16 per month plus $10 shipping to Canada
What's in it? "Each Box Contains Feminine Products, Specialty Bath and Body Items, Gifts, Teas, and Artisianal Chocolates"

This month, Bonjour Jolie shipped on July 9th and arrived July 16th. The theme of the box this month is "Independence", celebrating small businesses that were "started by a person and a dream". 

First look
Product card
Second look
Bonjour Jolie is meant to be a pampering box for women during their "time of the month". Each box includes monthly supplies, a gift, an edible treat and some spa items. It is the ultimate "Time of the Month" subscription box!
The Supplies:

In past reviews I have included Advil in the "Pampering" section, but Advil is really a monthly necessity so in my books, it is now part of the "Supplies" category!
The Edibles:

Bigelow Tea - 5 assorted tea bags

Toot Sweet Artisan Caramels (4 pieces)