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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Petit Vour | June 2017

*This box Retails for $15 a month. It contains luxury, cruelty free, vegan, and clean beauty product samples*


Mai Couture Vitamin C and E Skin Care Blotting Sheets (Retails for $10)

I have used regular blotting sheets from Mai Coture and they were nice. I am sure these will work just as well. 

It is pretty neat that they are infused with SkinCare benefits. 

Nui Body Coconut Oil Makeup Remover wipes $4 (Retail $15 full size)

Can’t go wrong with natural makeup remover. This came with two pads to try it out.

“Pure coconut oil and organic essential oils will leave your skin flawless and glowing. This relaxing blend of coconut oil, geranium and lavender essential oils slows premature aging while soothing the mind”

Modern Minerals Lip Creme Tint “Fuscia” (Retails $20)


This is a really pretty shade for summer. The formula is light weight and easy to apply, making it great for hot weather! The formula is infused with lotus wei flower essence and gem stone energy. 

My Daughter Fragrances Bloom 23 $2.50 (Retails $85, full size)

I actually really enjoy these little perfume samples. I may actually consider spending the $85 for the full size, I am in love with the scent. It is extremely floral. 

It is said to have linen, rich vanilla, and soft ylang ylang. It is it is meant to create a light, clean, and clear smell. I definitely agree.

I really enjoyed this months Box! Well worth the $15.

What did you think of the products in this months Petit Vour box? Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed it!

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Petit Vour May 2017| Be Bold Be Kind

* Petit Vour is a cruelty free, vegan, and natural beauty box. It retails for $15 per month. 

I am really excited that I finally got my May Petit Vour box! It is a nice little treat. It is usually the last subscription box I receive each month.


HAN SkinCare Cosmetics Eyeshadow “Sunset”$13

I have another shadow from HAN and I love it. This one is just as pigmented and buttery as the other. In my opinion, a shade like this makes a great one shadow look. 


I love that this box usually includes one cosmetic product a month. It really helps when building a natural makeup collection. 


Mullein & Sparrow Facial Mist Toner $8 (Full Size $36)

“Condition and prepare skin for absorption to empower your Skincare ritual. Formulated with organic botanicals to keep skin luminous and supple while supporting homeostasis. To use, lightly mist onto face or into hands and gently press onto the skin.”

I love face mists. They make me feel very relaxed and refreshed. I have really been wanting to try Mullein and Sparrow as well!


Juara Java Plum and Avocado nourishing face masks $6 ( full size $38)

“A nutrient-rich combination of Avocado Oil, Java plum, banana and mango deeply hydrates soothes, and plumps skin, leaving behind a soft, dewy complexion.”

This sounds like the perfect summer mask. I have high hopes for it, I have a hand and nail cream from Juara that I really enjoy.


Aromatherapy Associates Bath and Shower oil $5 ($73 Full Size)

This sounds perfect. After a stressful day of work? The perfect way to end the night. By the way, I have already smelled it and it smells amazing! 

Petit Vour killed it this month! I am excited to try every single thing!

Thank you so much for reading, I really hope you loved this post ❤️ what is your favorite natural beauty product? 

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Pacifica Island Life | Palette Review 

If you read my previous post. My May Ipsy unbagging, then you have seen this little palette already.

The Pacifica Island Life palette contains five shimmer shades, and retails for a price I can not find. However, their similar palettes retail for around $14. If you use the code PACLOVE on Ulta.com you can get Pacifica products for 20% off! 


Shades from left to right:

  • Skinny Dip
  • Coral Sand 
  • Golden 
  • Treasure
  • Sandalwood 

They are all extremely pigmentedand buttery. They are all also shimmery shades, so I would recommend a companion palette for mattes. I used The Balm Meet Matte Trimony palette

The look:


  1. I used the Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer, and set it with the cream shade from the Balm palette
  2. I used the lightest brown from the same palette as my transition shade.
  3. Now into the Pacifica palette! I put Golden all over my lid.
  4. On the outer third of my eye and on my lower lash line I placed Treasure.
  5. To deepen up my outer crease I used Sandalwood.
  6. For my inner corner I decided to go with Coral Sand.
  7. Finally, to high light my Brow bone I used Skinny Dip.


I was very pleased with how my look turned out! I recommend patting all of these shadows onto the eye, instead of sweeping, sense they are all so buttery. You just have to work with them. I personally do prefer some mattes in every look, so this is not an all in one palette for me. But, I do really enjoy having it because it contains stunning neutral shades. 

I really do love the brand Pacifica itself. They are a natural, vegan, cruelty free brand, that is not outrageously priced. They seem to always be on sale at Ulta.

Over all 🌴🌴🌴🌴 not five, because you do have to actually work with them, so it takes a little time. 

I hope you enjoyed this post, thank you so much for reading! Have you tried any Pacifica eyeshadows? Comment your thoughts below!

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Vegan Cuts Beauty Box | May 2017

*This Box cost a little more than $20 a month. All products are vegan, cruelty free and for the majority clean, beauty products. This is my favorite sub box.*

Salis Skincare Black Head Removal Mask $7.50 value


“A natural clay mask made with three simple ingredient to help remove black heads and work towards clear, glowing skin.”

My black heads have been particularly horrendous lately, so this is very welcome.

Luxie Beauty 510 Foundation Brush $20 value


I really love Luxie, so I get really excited every time I see a new one of their brushes in a subscription box! I use a brush like this to apply primer, so I will probably use this for something similar. 

Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques pressed shadow “Sweet Pea” $14.50 value


I was really excited for this product. But mine arrived broken. I guess I can just press it. I really don’t feel like asking for a new one. 

The shade is still really pretty!


Little Moon Essential Clear Mind $3.20 value


“Energizing clear mind aromatherapy mist that inspires alertness and energy”

I really believe essential oils make a difference, for me at least. Clear mind, smells great and will be perfect for days I am stressed and flustered. 

Pair’d Beauty Dry Shampoo $6 value


“Organic Dry Shampoo with enticing aromas of sweet cali orange and a hint of eucalyptus.”

You can really smell the eucalyptus. I think this fact will make this Pair’d dry shampoo awesome for my really itchy scalpe. I have never used a try Shampoo that is a liquid.

Nubian Heritage facial cleansing bar $5 value


Gentle African black soap facial cleansing bar that naturally removes impurities without over drying. 

I love using cleansing bars after I remove my make up. This one is anti-acne, so that will be nice.


I am really happy with this box! Again, another awesome box for Vegan Cuts.

Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed this post! What is your favorite acne clearing Skincare? Comment below!!

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Lip Sense First Impressions 

* products were sent to me for trial and review*

Finally, I have tried Lip Sense! The entire brand is cruelty free, vegan, and gluten free! So, when the lovely Jessica Prince asked if I wanted to try out Lip Sense, I could not pass it up!! 

Find her Face Book Page Kissed by a Prince, to purchase your own lipsense products, and check out more from the brand! 

I received the Lip Sense collection, which retails for $55. It contains one Lip shade, the glossy gloss, and the oops! remover.

I received the shade RoseBerry. 


Isn’t it beautiful! It is the perfect pinky red shade. 

Right after application 


The process of applying the shade is really important. Your lips have to be clean, and you have to do three coats, and each coat has to dry before you can apply the next. This is important so that the product stays on like the claims say it will.

After applying the shade and everything is dry. You apply the gloss of top. 

And yes, everything does tingle when applied. 😂

6 hours later: 


I did not reapply the color, but also did not reapply the gloss before eating like I was supposed to. Like I said this is just a first impression post 😂. Also, ignore by face, th NYX Stay Matte foundation hates me now.

Honestly, it may look patchy, but for six hours? I’m still a little impressed. The color is still on my lips. I think it would have looked so much better, if I would have applied the gloss like I was supposed. But, if the gloss doesn’t make a difference, then I will be a little let down, because the hype for this stuff is so real! 

I did want to note that I could not really get the Oops! remover to work on my lips or swatches. 

I will be updating you all (on here or YouTube or Instagram). 

Thank you all for reading and I hope you enjoyed this post. Have you tried this product or anything from the line? Comment your thoughts below! 

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