Beauty Without Cruelty Full Volume Mascara | CF & Vegan Mascara Review

If you have stuf with me for a little bit, then you saw that the BWC Full Volume Mascara in “Black”, was featured in the summer Vegan Cuts Makeup Box. You would also know that I was PUMPED to try it! I had been wanting to for quite sometime, but couldn’t bring my self to shell out the $25.95 that it costs. Now that I have finally gotten to experience it, I am here to tell you what I thought.

First, let’s start with the actual product claims, ingredients, the deets. 

Claims

“ FULL VOLUME MASCARA MAXIMUM LENGTH AND THICKNESS

DOUBLE DEPTH BRUSH MAXIMISES EXTENSION AND THICKNESS FOR EXTRA VOLUME”

Ingredients 

“ Aqua/water, Iron Oxides,Oryza Sativa Bran Cera (Rice Wax),VP/VA Copolymer,

Butylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-5 Laurate, Acacia Senegal Gum (Acacia Wax),

Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate, Copernicia Cerifera

Cera/copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Rhus Verniciflua Peel Cera/rhus

Verniciflua PeelWax (Japanese Fruit Wax), Nylon-66, Hydrogenated Lecithin,

Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ultramarines,

Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Bambusa Arundinacea (Bamboo) Stem Powder,

Benzyl Alcohol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil,Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Biotin.”

My thoughts

I am going to set this up a little different than normal, I have a lot of thoughts on this little lady. 

The wand:


The wand is amazing. It really grabs each lash and helps to give the lashes Volume as it is intended to. But, it is also pretty large, so this isn’t doming that is easy to apply to the lower lashes. Which is fine, I’m extra enough to have a separate lower lash Mascara. 

The Formula:

This formula and I have a love/hate relationship. I love the length and volume it gives my lashes. But, damn do I hate how wet of a formula it is. If I had liner on my upper lash line it was fine, but if I didn’t good gracious could you see the transfer. It literally looked like I used a liner pen that was running out of ink and I just didn’t care. 

Then again, if I had my upper lash line well, lined, it was great! I mean….look!!


This Mascara is extremely easy to build. Now, keep in mind I’m in a phase where I’m digging the slightly clumped lash look. If that isn’t your taste you may not vibe with this Mascara if you like the “false affect”. I refuse to use falsies anymore, so it’s almost like a false lash placebo for me. 

I am giving this product 👻👻👻👻 . It lost a ghost because of how wet of a formula it has. I would not pay the full $25.95 for a four ghost product. But, would purchase it if it was on sale. 

If you would like to purchase The BWC Full Volume Mascara for yourself, of check out what else they have to offer, you can do so, HERE!

That’s it for my review. Thank you so much for stopping by! What are your thoughts on this Mascara? What is your favorite CF & Vegan Mascara? Comment below!

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Vegan Cuts Gift Box| Spa Day Box

This was originally the “Serene Beauty” Box from August, now it is a Gift Box! I love that VC does this, you can get past boxes as gifts for people for just $25 and free shipping. This box has a retail value of $62.95, so it’s a steal! 

William Roam Sense Lotion $4.95


Luxurious, creamy moisturizing body lotion that leaves skin velvety soft and hydrated”

This lotion has the same scent as the Sense hair care by William Roam. I love that line and the scent is beautiful! I wish the notes were listed so I could describe it to you. The lotion itself is really nice. I was told by my new man friend that my hands were super soft after I applied it. So thank you William Roam. 

Sade Baron Fresh Luxe Body Mist


“Hydrating Mist for your face and body made with nourish antioxidants and extracts.”

First of all, isn’t this bottle cute? I love the blue. The body Mist is scented with Neroli, Ylang Ylang, and Bergamot. I love it! The scent is very clean and fresh, it will be perfect for next summer. Or if I need a little reminder during the cold weather coming up that it won’t last forever. 

Saiva Naturals Brightening Facial Serum $16


The card info for this product was wrong- it was for a lip balm. I will go more in-depth on its ingredients and such in my review for the Serum.

Who doesn’t want a good Serum? I recently ran out of the one I have been loving (review to come) so I was in need of another! The packaging for this sample is really nice by the way. It’s class with a sturdy dropper. A plus for that.

100% Pure Gemmed Gloss “MoonStone” $26


“Lip gloss with sheer coloring from fruit pigments and glimmer from semi precious gemstones”

I seriously want everything 100% Pure makes. I think I am going to pick up some palettes and face products soon, probably during a sale! 

Anyway, the product at hand. I find this product stunning. The fact that it is made wth semi precious gemstones gives me whimsical vibes. I love it.


The shade is a very sheer pink, this is going to look perfect over my 100% Pure Cocoa Semi Matte Lipstick in “Pink Canyon”!

Also, excuse my nails. I rarely paint them, and I actually don’t enjoy getting them done. But, when I do have them painted they get chipped to hell in a day or so. I think it’s the one beauty related thing I don’t enjoy. 🤷‍♀️

Derma E Rose Cleansing Oil $6


“Rinse free nourishing rose Cleansing oil that leaves your skin feeling moisturized and soft.”

I am lazy, and cleansing oils help me be lazy. On days where I don’t wear makeup I tent to use a rinse free way to clean my face. If I wear makeup Cleansing Oils are just the first step before actually washing my face. 

I am excited to try one from Derma E, it is a brand that has never disappointed me.

That’s it! What did you think? Comment below! I highly recommend checking out their gift boxes for the up coming holiday season, I know I will be gifting some! Thank you so much for reading. 💜

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Vegan Cuts Gift Box|Lunar Love

Y’all I have some important information for you. You can buy past Vegan Cuts Makeup and beauty boxes on their website!!!

 I had canceled for two months while I was moving and changing jobs, so I was able to purchase the boxes I missed. 

Let’s see what’s inside the box!

Terre Mere Cosmetics Loose Bronzer “Sunstone” $15 


Loose bronzer, is not my forte. Besides, the bronzer is pretty orange and extremely shimmery. Even if it was pressed I wouldn’t bronze with it.


However, it will make a pretty eyeshadow. 

Green Tidings Natural Deodorant “Lavender”  $8


Aluminum free lavender scented roll on stick.”

I love trying random natural deodorant. It’s a way to find one that really works. I love the scent of lavender, so that’s already a good mark for this product. An information card for it was included in the box, which is awesome!

Leeanni Eco 3-in-1 Evolution “Light” $3.75


 Lotion for morning and night that acts as a toner, moisturizer, and serum all in one! Great for sensitive and combination skin.”

This product sounds awesome. And time saving. Potentially extremely cost affective. I really hope it works out, because I could really get behind this product.

Goddess Garden Lip Balm $4


“Organic beeswax-free lip balm powered by SPF 30 protection.”

Who can’t use a good SPF lip balm? I know I have super dry lips. Lip balm is always welcome. The flavor is raspberry, which sounds delicious!

The Wonder Seed Facial Scrub $12.95


“Soothing facial scrub made from hemp seed oil to reduce inflammation and hydrate skin.”

I have been wanting to try this facial scrub for quite awhile now, so I’m super excited to try it out! I will be updating y’all. The box also included an information card for the facial scrub, handy. I see on it that they make a shampoo and conditioner, now I want that as well. 🙄

Moon Souls Lunar Soak $11.95


“ Hand crafted bath soak made with Dead Sea salt, fresh rose buds and more.”

I, unfortunately, no longer have a bath tub. So, I will be putting this beautiful soak in a muslin sack and hanging it in my shower for an aromatic steam. I really love the aesthetic of this soak with the rose buds.

Great showing once again VC! $55.65 worth of products for only $25! 

What did you think of this box? Comment below! Thank you so much for reading!

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Vegan Cuts Makeup Box | Awestruck Autumn

Cost: $35 a season

What it is: A seasonal box of 4-5 cruelty free and vegan makeup products. Usually full size.

I love Autumn. It is my favorite time of year. My favorite shows come back on, the trees look beautiful, pumpkin EVERYTHING, and Halloween. Needless to say, anything to do with Autumn gets me very hyped up. Let’s jump in to this box, I know y’all have to be as excited as I am!!

Just kidding,I want to mention that I tried a bit of a different background this time around. I kind of like how personal it is. What do you think? Okay, now let’s do this! 

TMF Pure Brow Pencil “Nina” $24 


“Sleek eyebrow pencil to help you achieve definition with ease. Double as a soft and Smokey liner.”


Unfortunately, “Nina” is too dark for my brows. But, the pencil, which is automatic, contains a very creamy pigmented product. Looks like I have a new brown liner! I always line my water line with brown, because I have green eyes, so I will get my use out of this product.

100% Pure Cocoa Butter Semi-Matte Lipstick “Pink Canyon” $29 


I finally get to try out this lipstick line! There are soooo many things I want to, and will, try from 100% Pure. So, when I saw the Semi-matte lipstick in the box I was automatically thrilled! Then, I saw the shade… BEAUTIFUL.


The formula is very nice. Creamy and very pigmented. That swatch was done with one swipe! Be on the look out for an update post!

Rejuva Minerals Mega Lash Lengthening & Thicking Mascare “Midnight Black” $16

 

Who doesn’t need a good mascara? I am all for trying out different mascaras. Retailing at $16, I really hope I fall in love, mascara isn’t cheap! 

Bellapierre Cosmetics Contour and Highlight Pro Palette $50


For some reason, I am usually underwhelmed by Bellapierre products. Maybe I have just been trying the duds? So, when I saw the $50 price tag my immediate thought was, “ alright girl, calm it down a bit.”


Looks like a typical contour palette. I like that the pans are removable and the shades do look nice. Mine did come broken, but Vegan Cuts is sending me a new one. They have he beat costumer service! 


The formula is significantly soft, this little palette maybe pretty easy to work with. I think I am going to try to repair the broken shade, if I can’t I’ll just toss the broken pan of product. Either way I am going to let my mom use this one. I think it would work as a great little eyeshadow palette as well. She only uses matte shades. 

Pacifica Cherry KISS Hydrating Lipstick Wipes $6 *BONUS BEAUTY TOOL*


I have heard some pretty good things about these lipstick removing wipes, they had been on my “try to pick up” radar for a bit now. Taking off liquid lipstick can be a drying and treacherous experience, I’ll take all the help I can get.

All right! That’s the box.  I have got to say, VC is yet to let me down! Way more than worth the money! $125 Value!!! 

Have you tried any of these products before? Comment below! Also, let me know what kind of posts you would like to see. Thank you for reading. 💜

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Vegan Cuts Beauty Box September 2017 | Primp & Pamper

Cost: $25 monthly 

This months product value: $58

What is it: Cruelty free, clean, vegan beauty products. 

Use code “sept Beauty” for $10 off a $50 on vegancuts.com

Hey guys! 

I am finally posting a Vegan Cuts Box. This box, is by far my favorite subscription, in fact it is the only one I kept when I moved. 

Let’s jump in to the “Primp & Pamper” Box!

Terre Mere Loose Blush “Lychee” $15 Value


I will be straight forward. I am not the biggest fan of loose blushes. I love loose eyeshadows though. I guess sense you have to use a larger brush, the mess is also larger.


The shade is very pretty though. A light shimmery pink. I will probably end up using this product as an eyeshadow. Be on the look out for it sneaking its way into a tutorial or FOTD!

Everyday Botanicals Hair Nourishment Oil $4.50 Value


Works great on natural and curly hair, enriching follicles down to the root.”

I am a really big user of hair oils. I have pretty frizzy hair, especially in colder weather. I will definitely get my use out of this product.

It has a nice earthy smell, of you have been a reader of my blog for a bit, then you know I love this smell! 

USE CODE “vegan” FOR $10 off a $50 purchase. 

Gaffer & Child Facial Cleanser $26 Value 


Lavender and peppermint infused facial cleanser that moisturizes and invigorates skin”

I am in love with the scent of this product, it is going to be really relaxing to use at night. The bottle is made of glass, I love the simplistic packaging. We received 2 Fl. Oz. The product is really concentrated though, so a little is meant to go a long way! 

Use code “vegancuts” for 40% off entire purchase! 

Hempz Teiile Moisture Whipped Body Creme $7.50 Value 


Hempz makes amazing lotions! This one has a beautiful smell, very similar to the “love spell” by Victoria’s Secret. If you love that scent and want a replacement, I would check this lotion out! 

Derma E Purifying Daily Detox Scrub $5 Value


I have accumulated a ton of the samples sizes of this product. I do have a post on it coming soon so I won’t say much, just know I won’t complain anytime I receive this product! 

That’s the box! What did you think? Have you tried any of these products? Comment below!

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VeganCuts Makeup Box | Summer 2017

*this is a seasonal box that runs around $30 a quarter. It is clean, Vegan, and cruelty free*

Summer makeup! I love this box, literally everything that I get from Vegan Cuts is 🔥 

The first thing is a bonus item, it’s a Makeup bag! (Pictured above). It’s large, seems to be great quality, and has a really sturdy zipper. It’s something that I could have totally seen myself purchasing, so it was a nice surprise! $20 retail value.

Au Naturale Cosmetics Eternity Lipstic “Primrose” $25 value


I have wanted to try more products from Au Naturale pretty badly, so this lipstick was a welcome edition to the box. 


But…glitter… there is gold Shimmer in the lipstick. The shade is really pretty, but I could do with out the glitters in it. It does take a bit of building up to get a really opaque layer, but that is fine by me. I have been going for really natural looks this summer anyway. 

Emani Eye Shadow Trio “Tantalizing” $20 value


A different Emani eye trio I already own has been my favorite thing lately, super pumped to have another. Especially sense it contains such pretty neutral shades!


The formula is buttery, pigmented, and extremely easy to work with.

Manna Kadar Prime Time Eye and Lip Primer $24 value


Am I the only one who dislikes primers in a pot? I am the worst at screwing lids on all the way, so they always dry out..

But, this one did neutralize the veins on my hands nicely and had a tackiness to it. Maybe worth double and triple checking that the lid is tight so I can get as many uses as possible out of it! 

What do you think of Lip primers??

Pacifica Rainbow Crystal Liquid Mineral Strobe Multi use High Light $13 value “Nebula”


Man that’s a long name…

I have heard some pretty good things about this product so I am excited to get to try it! 


“Nebula” has a really pretty lavender shift to it, and I’m super into the purple highlight trend. It’s neat!

That’s it for this seasons box! I think my only real disappointment is the lipstick. I am hoping I can get past that Shimmer in it.

Thank you so much for reading I really hope you enjoyed it! What is your favorite item from this box? 

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VeganCuts Beauty Box June 2017 | Uplifting Beauty

*$25ish a month. Clean, vegan, and cruelty free beauty products. Deluxe samples and full sized products. 

This is my favorite subscription box. I am considering canceling all my other subscriptions besides this one. I just have too much stuff and I’m moving 😂

Adoratherapy Mood Boost $20 value


“Uplifting mood boost spray specifically designed for the gal on the go”

I am really into aromatherapy. I have gotten one in the past few Vegan Cuts boxes, it’s exciting. This one smells really nice. Helps to induce a cheerful mood.

Clarisea Instant Glow Powder Exfoliant $5 value


“Lavender flower infused powder exfoliant that buffs away impurities and provides an instant glow.”

Um, yes please! An instant Glow sounds fantastic. I love this brand anyway, so an Product from Clarisea is graciously tried by me.

Sade Baron Body Cream Jasmine $7 value


“Exalt your skin with this small bath jasmin centric body cream”

The scent of this product is very floral, which I enjoy. I think my most favorite thing in the world is bath and body products! This body cream is really thick. I’m already in love.

Earthly Body Miracle Oil $5 Value


“Hemp, tea tree, and other essential oils blended to deeply soothe and restore skin”

You are supposed to be able to use this for everything. I am hoping it will help calm, or at least soothe my eczema a bit. Summer is not nice to my skin.

Little Moon Essential Beach All You Want Mineral Bath $1 Value


“Tropical getaway mineral bath salt kissed with hints of sandalwood and tangerine. No tub? Use as a shower scrub!”

I love body scrubs. End of story. Best invention ever. Can’t wait to try this one.

Jing Al Vegan Lip and Cheek Glow “Pink Chiffon” $10 Value


I never use these things on my cheeks. I always make a mess, but I can always use a new lip color. 


The shade is a really pretty pink with some sparkle. It sheers out nicely on the lips.

That’s it for this months Box! I am really happy with it, not let down by anything. By far the best subscription Beauty Box!! 

I hope you enjoyed this post, thank you so much for reading! Have you tried any of these products? Comment below!

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