You guys might remember a while back I was getting Beauty Boxes. VeganCuts and Petit Vour were two of my favorites. I ended up stopping for two reasons, one of which was money (the reason for all things), and the second was the mix of products I was receiving. I love body care products, but I kept getting a lot of face care products which I couldn't use since my face is a constant overly sensitive mess, and I ended up not using more than I was using, so I just stopped. I loved the idea of just having a makeup box. I love makeup, and I love trying new eye shadows, lip stuff, and all the makeup things.
I recently discovered that VeganCuts started doing a quarterly beauty box, all full size makeup products, and makeup tools. Thick brushes and eyelash curlers, things of that nature. Each quarter, so basically every season, you get a box full of 4-5 full size products for $40. Not a bad deal at all. And since they're seasonal, the colors tend to go with that season. Better yet, each box you can fill out a beauty profile type quiz which, if there's several different color options, will allow you to have a better chance at getting the color you want. Awesome right?
Here's this seasons box, entitled Spring Paradise:
Here's the list of what it includes and what they retail for:
That's a whopping $104 value for $40 so totally worth it! Oh plus an adorable little sticker, if you noticed that in the box! I think it's so cute!
First let's talk about the lipgloss. It's a shade called Divine by Elate Cosmetics.
This shade is a coral shimmer. It was the one option they allowed us to customize this box. I rarely wear coral, that's why I got it. Go outside of the box you know? Plus coral is a perfect shade for the warmer weather. The color isn't too bright but it's noticeable. It's got a great shine to it, and it's not very sticky. I like the shimmer a lot too. It makes your lips pop. My lips felt pretty conditioned too. The base is coconut oil, jojoba oil, castor seed oil, and a lot of other lip loving ingredients. I applied it over my lip balm, but not every time I applied it. I wore it throughout the day at work, and it held up really well considering all my talking, drinking, and eating I did throughout the day. The peppermint oil is subtle but it adds a nice little touch. I greatly appreciate that it's not overbearing, as some peppermint oil infused lip glosses can be.
My work lighting sucks but here's a photo of me wearing it so you can get an idea of how it looks on the skin:
I actually really love this stuff. It's $14.20 USD, $19 CAD (they're a Canadian company.)
Next up, Radiance Bronzer/Highlighter duo by Manna Kadar Cosmetics.
I've actually only been using this as an eyeshadow, which I love it for. I only use matte bronzers, and this one has shimmer, so I wouldn't use it as a bronzer. Which is surprising because I literally love shimmer in all other aspects of my life, but not with bronzers. But the colors really compliment my brown eyes well.
And it lasts a decent amount of time throughout the day too. I also feel like the pan is too small to use it as a bronzer or highlighter, in my opinion. You couldn't get the right size brush in there to use them for that purpose. But I do really love it as an eye shadow, so I'm glad it was included in the box. I prefer neutral colors on my eyes. This retails for $21.
Next up, Romance Eye Shadow by Han Skincare Cosmetics.
In one of my other boxes at one point I got another Han Skincare Cosmetics eyeshadow in the shade Taupey Plum and it's one of my go to shadows so naturally I was excited when I saw this one in there. This shade is described as rose gold with shimmer finish. It's a really pretty color, but for some reason it doesn't show up very well on my eyes. The Taupey Plum shows up great, so I think it's weird. I think if I used a primer (I literally never do), I think the color would show up better. The color is really pretty though, and they have a wonderful formula because their shadows are always smooth and glide on easily. This retails for $13.
Next up, BWC mascara.
Actually, this was the teaser for this box that made me sign up in the first place. This mascara retails for $26 alone, which is more than half the box value, and I've always wanted to try it but never have. The brush initially seemed too big for my preference, but it actually worked pretty well. There was no clumping. I didn't get any flakes falling off into my eyes throughout the day. Definitely added volume and length to my lashes. I liked it a lot. I'm also thankful it's not waterproof because I can't stand waterproof mascara. That stuff never comes off. All the mascara I use is expensive anyway because of my eyelid sensitivities, so to me $26 isn't bad. I still wouldn't mind if they made a smaller brush version, I know I would like that better.
Lastly, they threw in an eyelash curler from Jersey Shore Cosmetics as an added bonus, which you can see in my reveal photo. This is actually a really nice eye lash curler. It's black (bonus points from the girl who loves all black everything), it's stainless steel which is great for skin sensitivity. It comes with an extra pad for when the one on it wears out, which is nice. If I read the website correctly, it retails for $30. Personally I would never pay that for an eyelash curler. But considering my skin is sensitive to, oh everything, and I know that nickel allergies are common and nickel is commonly found in metal eyelash curlers, this stainless steel option is pretty cool.
So there you have it! The Spring Quarterly VeganCuts Beauty Box. If I'm rating this, I give it a B+. There was some awesome products in this box and I had fun trying them all.
Have you received this box? What are your thoughts? I'd love to hear them!