Vegan and cruelty free beauty products
About the box
A few years ago, I met the gorgeous Evanna Lynch at Heroes Dutch Comic Con, for me as a Harry Potter geek a dream come true. I know this woman was really inspiring and while the Q&A I thought she would be very busy answering questions about the HP movies. But instead of that, she started to talk about her company, her passion for animals and being a vegan. This was all really impressing to hear and I have learned so much about the world of being a vegan and the products vegan people use.
I must say, a full vegan life would be really hard for me. I know there are a lot of delicious vegan products, but I am a big fan of omelettes, hamburgers, shoarma and other delicious meat recipes. Last weeks I am busy with eating more vegetarian meat or products which can be replaced for meat. But… let’s talk about the beauty box 😀
The box arrived and the first impression I got was the beautiful design on the box. The leaves and the logo were really clear! As soon as I turned the box I saw the shipping label and my personal data. Let’s open the box!
As soon as I opened the box I saw 5 different items and all were covered in white powder. I was surprised and of course really confused why there was a white powder all in the box. For some reason I was scared something happened to the package, but I started to take out all of the product and I saw one item which was loose powder… the weird feeling was gone completely. It was great to see that all the products were really different from each other and also really useful. The design of the products were really minimalistic and also from great material. Also in the box there was a flyer with information about the box and where I could find a full description. I went to the website and I could see some videos about all of the products and how to use them.
Let’s move on to the products!
As I said, the products were all really different from each other. There are a few things that could need an improvement. Like the loose powder was really wasted, you can see it on the photo above. All of the products were covered in the powder from the face mask. Also all of the products from this box are for your face and on the website you couldn’t choose the type of your face. Like I have a very natural face, but if I use different products my face can turn really oily. I really curious to the products and how my face would react to it. The last week I used the products a couple of times and I was surprised by the results!
Chiky Botanica - Serene Serum
The serum from Chiky Botanica is a serum to give you a more awaken feeling in the morning and it will also wake up your skin. The smell is really good, you can smell a soft rose and lavender smell when you put it on your face. The serum contains a lot of different oils: Blue Tansy, Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Rosehip Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil and Essential Oils. My skin can feel there are many oils added to this serum and to give a fair review, my face is not happy with it. If I use the serum on my face the next day I will have 3 more pimples. My face is not happy with it, but.. my hands are! I normally have really dry hands and that can be really annoying. My hands are blessed with this oily serum!! I used it for a couple of days and they are feeling so soft and they are almost feeling like baby cheeks. So if you can’t use it on your face, use it on your hands (or feet)!
Laritzy Cosmetics - Creme Highlighter (Fame)
Sorry for the dirty looking picture, I took this picture after using it (oops). What should I say! This product is really great and really easy to use. I am using the product mostly on my cheeks but also on the tip of my nose to give it a little more shine. You don’t have to use that much, the effect is wonderful and it will give you a natural glow. I would definitely buy more of the products from Laritzy, the products are pretty basic, what is fine at this time of the year. I can’t say much more about this product, just check it out!
J&L Naturals - Shine Face Mask
Here we have our little mysterious powder friend. This face mask has also a little wooden spoon which I forgot to add on the picture #stupidme 😛 The overall look is a bit a mixed feeling. It is really great that the powder is served in a paper cup and paper packaging… but for me it looks really cheap. Maybe this is because I am used to plastic packaging. The mask itself is fantastic and my skin is feeling really great after the mask. This DIY mask is also perfect for zero waste. You can keep the dry powder for very long and with the spoon you can measure how much mask you want, PERFECT!! The clay mask is having a lot of vitamin C which will help you recover your skin. So if I am using the oil, I can use the mask afterwards. No joke, it really works. I can see the pimples drying out real quick. So four stars for this and the -1 star for the packaging.
Derma E - Microdermabrasion Scrub Deluxe SAMPLE
Ohh this beauty is my favourite item of the whole box! I am a huge fan of scrubs. I can have a really oily skin sometimes and a scrub is making my skin feeling fab! I used this scrub before the face mask and it was just a magical wonder. For a sample you can do very long with this item. You don’t have to use that much of the product to have a beautiful and clean face. Really recommended!
Willing Beauty - Daydream Illuminating dat moisturiser
And the last product of this box. This day creme is a wonderful item for this time of the year. The creme is helping you to protect against UVA/UVB rays, something what is really common at the moment. Also this creme will help you hydrate your skin and for me I don’t have to use a lot of this creme. I as surprised by the size of this tube, you can use it for a very long time which is perfect for summer! I will give this product four stars, the reason why is because it is again a bit to oily for my skin.
Experience and future!
So… what now?! I must say that I am in love with the box and that it is a wonderful start to learn more about the vegan community and to take a deep dive into the world of cruelty free beauty products. People should be more aware of the world of beauty products and how they are made. I am a huge animal lover and this is a perfect start to do more with vegan products. Does that mean you are going to get more boxes? YES! I became a member of the Kinder Beauty family and I started with a 3 month subscription. This will also mean that I will have a beauty box review every month until (for now) August (maybe September). I can’t wait to get more of these boxes and I am happy with this beautiful crew!
Next blog will be:
Sunday May 13th
Love – Maud