Friday, 24 November 2017

VOBeauty- November 2017 Review

Flatlay view of the contents of the VO Beauty November Box

About the box
VOBEAUTY (which stands for Vegan and Organic Beauty) is a subscription which sends 5 travel or full-sized vegan, organic and cruelty-free products every month. You do not have to enter into any sort of rolling contract- you can simply prepay for each month that you want to receive a box.

Price
£15.95/month, plus £3.95 P&P

What I got

The Kandicane False Eyelashes in Caramel

The first item out the box this month were these extremely fluttery lashes, the Kandicane Eyelashes in Karamel (full size, £4.99, find them here). You might also receive the variation 'Frosting', so I'm guessing these lashes are Festive themed possibly? Or just happen to have conveniently tasty names? Either way, they come with a little tube or glue to get you started, and are made from synthetic hair so are cruelty-free (of course!)

Travel size bottle of Eden Perfumes fragrance

This is a product that kind of made me go 'hmm', as this is actually a repeat from last month, and although I absolutely loved it, I wasn't expecting to see it so soon. Luckily, I received the other variation of the scent- this is the Eden Perfume in 'Unisex 475' (travel size, 10ml, approx £6.00, find it here). You may also receive the 'Floral' variation which, hint hint, smells exactly like the popular Daisy fragrance- Eden Perfumes match popular designer fragrances with their own vegan, cruelty-free versions. And it really does match well, with my sister who is a big fan of Daisy, actually requesting it for Christmas! I'm not so keen on this months 'Unisex' scent, but I might find a use for it.

Hand holding a Coco Betty coconut oil wipe, a little pink sachet

Next were these dinky little sachets of Coco Betty Coconut Oil Wipes (sample of 2 sachets, approx. $1.59, find full-size pack here). These wipes, by Australian business Coco Betty, are soft wipes moistened with coconut oil. It's basically a really convenient way to work a cleansing oil into your cleansing routine, or to remove stubborn makeup- oil cleansers are amazing for stubborn stuff. Just tear open the sachet and go, and you can add a little warm water if required. I am sad that these are quite hard to find in this country, but often these products work their way here eventually.

Hand holding tube of cougar beauty lipstick in surprise, a very red shade

Swatch on the back of a hand of cougar beauty lipstick in surprise, quite a red shade

I've seen this brand before in previous boxes and been impressed- this is Cougar Beauty Lipstick in 'Surprise' (full size, £4.00). I couldn't find this lipstick in the Cougar Beauty shop or the VO Beauty shop so I'm unable to link you to it. All the same, it's a lovely soft formula and though the shade looks quite intimidating in solid form, once swatched it's a bit softer and can probably be smoothed down with your finger to make it less in your face- or indeed built up for a true red lip.

Bottle of BWC Kind Strong Nails- a clear bottle of clear liquid with a black lid

This is my favourite item this month, the Beauty Without Cruelty Kind Strong Nails Plant Based Hardener (full size, £9.50, find it here). After the disappointment at finding a nail strengthening product containing animal ingredients in this month's Pink Parcel, I was kind of delighted to see this! It contains spinach, avocado, green tea and pistacia resin (I dunno either) which all help to thicken and strengthen nails. I love this stuff and can't wait to try it.

Final thoughts
Though I wasn't keen on seeing a repeat of the Eden Perfume, this was still a lovely box. I will really enjoy the convenience of the Coco Betty Wipes, and that nail hardener is such a lovely surprise.

In case you didn't know, VO Beauty has joined in the Black Friday fun- running from 24th to 27th November, get 25% off all shop and gift orders (excluding subscription boxes, sorry guys!) by using the code VOBBF25 at the checkout. Most of the items in current and past boxes usually appear in the VO Beauty shop so it's worth having a browse to see what you can snag for that decent discount! Their shop link is here.
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