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Battle of the Beauty Boxes

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If you love green beauty as much as I do, then there’s a high possibility that you’ve either heard of these beauty subscription boxes or are already subscribed to them. When I first started transitioning into green beauty, I didn’t really know where to start. Sure, I could’ve explored my local Whole Food or Sprouts to pick up some products, but I am the kind of person that loves to do my research before investing in any product. I used Google to find blogs to get some suggestions and reviews on brands that I had never heard of and were only available online. Now, the search for cruelty-free, non-toxic beauty products is simplified with beauty box subscriptions that allow you to try samples or full-size products that have been curated for you based on certain criteria. With so many beauty box options, the hardest part is choosing which beauty box is right for you.

Petit Vour – This is pretty much everyone’s favorite beauty box in the green beauty community. Sure, there have been a few hits and misses in the past year, but the product selection has been fantastic overall. On their website, Petit Vour caters “to beauty devotees interested in living a more compassionate lifestyle, Petit Vour delivers fresh beauty miniatures—culled from beauty’s kindest—right to your doorstep each month. Inside your box, you’ll find 4 personalized beauty products for you to apply, blend, buff, lather, soak, and spray. The samples are generously sized (and sometimes full-sized!), with enough product for you to figure out if it’s right for you. You’ll also be able to earn points in our shop with every purchase, review, and friend rec. Compassionate and affordable—how’s that for guiltless?”. I have been subscribed to Petit Vour for a little over a year now and I really enjoy my subscription.  They tend to feature more luxurious brands, which is great because I can try out products before blindly splurging on them. They’re also the most affordable green beauty, cruelty-free beauty box on the market.

Cost$15 a month (Pay monthly. Cancel anytime).

You can also choose either a 3 or 6 month subscription. I personally love their online store and their rewards program makes it easier to shop without having to wait around for the next sale at other green beauty online retailers. You also get Free Shipping on all orders over $50 and they often have a free gift with purchase in their online shop.

*****
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Vegan Cuts – Another great option for those seeking cruelty-free and vegan beauty products. Every month, you’ll get 5-7 products to try. I love that Vegan Cuts offers products that have more affordable price points and they also feature smaller, lesser known brands. I’m a fan of their online shop as well and often purchase gifts from them. Vegan Cuts also has a Snack Box for those who are looking for yummy vegan snack options. Every month, they give out a coupon code for their online shop, so you can purchase a full-size version of any product that you enjoyed and save $$$.

Cost: $19.95 a month.

They also offer 3, 6, and 12 month subscriptions which can save you more money than the recurring monthly payments. I’ve been subscribed  for about 7 months and while I have enjoyed my subscription, I may take a break until I finish up my samples. So many samples = green beauty blogger problems. :/ I also recently subscribed to other beauty boxes, so I’m trying to be more selective in the products that I curate for my own personal beauty routine since I don’t want to accumulate too many products that will expire before I can use them up.

Beauty Heroes Despite it’s higher price point, this box is really an amazing value. Instead of several smaller samples, the focus of the Beauty Heroes box is to try out full-size products over the course of a month. As a subscriber, you get 15% off any product in the online store anytime you shop! I don’t know about you but I love discounts and this is just one of the many perks of being a Beauty Heroes member. Beauty Heroes has featured brands such as Kahina Giving Beauty, Red Flower, Laurel Whole Plant Organics, Innersense Organic Beauty, Mahalo, Vintner’s Daughter, Bottega Organica, and Josh Rosebrook. Sounds pretty good, right? Wait, it gets even better. Each featured product has been tested by a panel of spa experts!

According to the Beauty Heroes website: “Each company we work with aligns with our clean beauty, ‘Use less. Love more.’ philosophy. Their Hero Product was selected by our experts to be delivered to Beauty Heroes members who they know care about clean and healthy beauty, without distraction and a bunch of tiny samples.

beauty heroes members enjoy:

  • SMART BEAUTY – 100% clean and tested skincare
  • DISCOVERY AND DELIGHT– Spot on selections for each season that deliver results
  • PEACE OF MIND – Trust that your beauty routine will be toxin- and cruelty-free
  • HEROIC VALUE – A full-size Hero Product (plus surprises) valued from $60 to more than $100 every month
  • SAVINGS EVERY DAY – A 15% discount in the Beauty Heroes Clean Beauty Shop

Cost: $39 a month

Beauty Heroes offers 3,6, and 12 month subscriptions, which are at a discount compared to recurring monthly subscriptions. If you are interested in trying it out, feel free to use my referral link here.

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Organic Bunny Box – While this beauty box may be the new kid on the block, it has instantly become one of the cool kids of the bunch. This beauty box is the most expensive beauty box I have ever tried but I think that the overall value of the box easily exceeds the cost of the monthly subscription. If you follow The Organic Bunny’s blog, Amanda has excellent taste in green beauty products. Her blog tends to focus on the “glam” side of green beauty and she often has coupon codes and discounts on her blog. What I like most about her box is the attention to detail. The box itself is weighty and beautifully designed. The products that are in the box are products that are blogger-approved (by Amanda herself) and you’re not just receiving small samples. Her first box for October had a mixture of full-size to deluxe sample sizes of products. I like that her box isn’t solely focused on beauty products and that she wants her box to also have other green beauty lifestyle products.

Cost: $59 a month

I believe that the next box will feature about 9 products and it is unfortunately sold out through December! 😦 If you’re interested in this subscription box, you will need to contact Amanda directly at http://www.theorganicbunny.com.

*****

ps: Goodebox is a box subscription that I may want to try in the future. If you have tried Goodebox, please let me know your thoughts in the comments!

What are your favorite beauty boxes?

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