Monday, September 30, 2013

Review: Graw Bar (Banana Coconut)


This bar is probably the "worst" item I've tried so far in my June Vegan Cuts Snack Box. I brought it to work for one of my breaks, but couldn't get past the first bite. And about a month or so later, it's still sitting in my purse uneaten.

Graw Bar

Now, just to be clear, I'm a really picky eater, so I'm sure for the average non-picky person, this bar is fine. But I don't like coconut, so I'm thinking that's what it is that I don't like, although I'm not positive.


I told myself before signing up for these monthly subscription boxes that I would eat/drink/use everything that I got, but I might have to make an exception in this case...


Saturday, September 28, 2013

Review: Lippy Girl Lip Gloss

The lip gloss was the very first item I tried in July's premiere Beauty Box. It came out nice, not too much, not too little. It wasn't a horrible scent/flavor, but it wasn't anything exciting either. Just regular/plain. I prefer a more fruity scent, like cherry.

Lip gloss

I don't really use lip gloss (I'm more of a lip balm kinda gal), so I probably won't buy any of this in the future. But if I ever do start using lip gloss, this one by Lippy Girl will definitely be at the top of my list of choices!


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Review: LVX Nail Polish

The LVX nail polish was probably the item I was most excited to try from the first Vegan Cuts Beauty Box. Although I typically wear red or black nail polish, I still really liked the color (Deco) of this one. But, I'm not at all picky when it comes to nail polish colors, so...

LVX Nail Polish, in Deco

Besides being vegan nail polish, it's also got no toxic chemicals compared to your standard drugstore nail polish, which I always like of course :) And, I don't know if it was just me, but the nail polish seemed to last a lot longer than my other ones, which tend to flake off after a day or two. So, another point to LVX!

Pretty nail polish!

I will more than likely buy LVX nail polish in the future. But, I'd prefer to use up all my current nail polish before buying anymore, so I won't be buying this any time soon (I have like 20 bottles of nail polish in a drawer!).

But, if you're in the market for vegan and/or non-toxic nail polish, I'll have to recommend LVX!


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

September 2013 Vegan Cuts Beauty Box

My Vegan Cuts Beauty Box arrived on Monday, just a few minutes before I had to leave for work (why USPS was so late, no idea), so I couldn't do an unboxing video then. So, I (patiently) waited until Tuesday to do the video. You can watch it here. Please like and subscribe!

September's Beauty Box!

List of everything inside:

Weleda - Replenishing Body Lotion (sea buckthorn)
Weleda - Pampering Body Lotion (wild rose)
Weleda - Regenerating Body Lotion (pomegranate)
Weleda - Hydrating Body Lotion (citrus)
BWC - Shampoo (lavender highland)
The Fanciful Fox - Soap Bar (patchouli tangerine)
Weleda - Refreshing Body Oil (citrus)
Good Clean Love - Personal Lubricant
Information Card on All Products
Coupon for Free Pantiliner from GladRags
Information Card and Coupon Code for Swagger Cosmetics
Information Pamphlet on BWC
Manic Panic - Eye Wear Shadow and Liner (raven)

As I always say: once I use these products, I'll write up a review, so stay tuned!

If you want your own little Beauty Box (packed with a bunch of products), you can subscribe here.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Free Snack Box

So, in every Vegan Cuts Snack Box and Beauty Box, there's an information card, not only on the products, but also on how to win a free box (fill out a survey, record an unboxing video, and/or upload pictures). I also receive an email about this too.

Well, since I subscribed to both boxes, I've always done all three options for the chance to win a free box. Less than two hours ago, I received an email from a representative at Vegan Cuts saying I was the lucky winner of a free Snack Box! Woohoo! Super happy ^_^


September 2013 Conscious Box

Last Monday, my September Conscious Box arrived. You can view the unboxing video here. Please like the video and subscribe :)

A few pictures:

Inside the first flap...
The little card posted on the second flap
Everything inside

And here's the list of everything I got:

Sticker and Coupon Code for All 'Bout Trees
Good Boy Organics - Potato Chips (sea salt)
Squarebar - Bar (cocoa crunch)
Loads of Love - Soap Nuts Laundry Detergent
Coastal Scents - Soap Bar (african black)
GreenShield - Laundry Detergent
Zabana Essentials - Soap Bar (pomelo patchouli)
K-Pax - Energy Booster x5
Celestial Seasonings - Herbal Tea (goodnight grape)
Aquatowel - Water-Based Hand Towel
BioBag - Compostable Sandwich Bag
Information Card and Coupon Code for Blade Buddy
Information Card on Sustainable Kidz eBooks
Information Card on GreenShield Products

According to my packing list, that sandwich bag (which initially I seemed to be confused about in the video) wasn't listed. There was also an item listed that I didn't receive in my box (it was baby wipes though and I don't have a baby, so no big deal, lol). So, not sure what happened this month! Previously, I always had the exact items as the packing list found online. Oh well, not a big deal at all for me.

Once I eat, drink, use these products, I'll post a review up, so keep an eye out!

If you'd like to sign up for your own monthly Conscious Box, you can do so here.


Sunday, September 22, 2013

August 2013 Vegan Cuts Snack Box

Managed to get the video edited over the weekend! So you can watch my Vegan Cuts Snack Box unboxing video here.

My August Snack Box

Here's the list of everything:

LesserEvil - Chia Crisps (southern barbeque)
Snack Factory - Pretzel Crisps (original)
Angie's - Sea Salt Popcorn
Zevia - Soda (black cherry)
Emmy's - Macaroons (lemon ginger)
Squarebar - Bar (cocoa crunch)
Dream Water - Sleep & Relaxation Shot
Garden of Life - Protein Powder
MRM - Drink Mix
Information and Coupon for Zevia
Information Card on All Products

And, as you know, once I eat and drink these products, I'll write up a review and post it here on my blog. So, stay tuned!

If you want to get your own Snack Box every month, you can sign up here.


Friday, September 20, 2013

August 2013 Vegan Cuts Beauty Box

As with my August Conscious Box, sorry this took awhile. But, I finally got the video edited this morning and I'm now getting around to posting :) I'll try to get the August Snack Box done early next week!

Without further ado, you can watch my Vegan Cuts Beauty Box unboxing video here. Added product information, for the first time, in the video. Tell me what ya think!

Everything I received in my August Beauty Box

Here's a list of everything I got (same order as video):

NCLA - Nail Wraps
Perennial Soaps - Facial Bar (peppermint tea tree)
Lip Glosserie - Body Cream (citrus dream)
Schmidt's - Natural Deodorant (bergamot & lime)
The Fanciful Fox - Lip Tint (peach)
Relogy - Acne Spot Treatment
Sunology - Suncscreen for Face
Information and Coupon Code for Relogy
Information Card on All Products

As always, once I use these products, I'll write up a review here on my blog. And if you want to subscribe to get your own beauty box, you can do so here :)


Monday, September 16, 2013

Review: Califia Farms Coupon

In my first Vegan Cuts Snack Box, there was a coupon for a free (!!) bottle of Califia Farms (either for their almond milk or iced coffee). On the coupon, it stated that Califia is "available at Whole Foods". Well, I live in South Dakota and there is not one single Whole Foods in my entire state. The nearest one is in Minneapolis, about a six hour drive there (and thus, another six hours back). So, not worth it for just ~$4. I was a little said I wouldn't be able to use the coupon, but I kept it... just in case. And I'm so glad I did.

One day, about a week after I had received my box, while in my regional grocery store Hy-Vee, I noticed that they had a new brand of almond milk available. Any guesses as to what brand? That's right, Califia Farms! I couldn't believe it. It's like the store knew about me getting that coupon, haha!

Anyways, I didn't have the coupon on me, so I couldn't buy it on that shopping trip. On my next trip to Hy-Vee though, I had the coupon on hand and bought it. Well, I tried to buy it anyways... Once I presented the coupon, the cashier tried scanning it across, but it didn't work. So, she looked at the coupon and began to read it more closely. She pointed out the statement at the very top where it said "available at Whole Foods" and that because they weren't Whole Foods, they couldn't accept the coupon. Whaaaaat?! I was a little surprised that she thought this. It was just a statement saying where you can find the product, not that it was valid only at Whole Foods. She called over the manager and he said the same thing as she did. She handed the coupon back to me and I told her I didn't want the almond milk. I was both and angry, I work in retail and know the difference in wording between "available" and "valid only".

I decided to email Califia Farms and explained what had happened. I asked if I was right in thinking that the coupon should have been accepted. Within minutes (wow!), I received a response back saying that yes, I was right. They mentioned that if it happens again to tell the manager to call them.

So, on my next trip, I printed out the email, ready to hand it over. But there was no need. Although the coupon didn't work on the scanner, this cashier, without a word, pressed a couple of buttons and did it manually. Someone who actually knew how to do their job! So, finally, I got my free Califia Farms almond milk!

Free Califia Farms almond milk

It tastes the same as previous brands I've bought (Blue Diamond and Silk) and since Califia Farms costs about $1 more, I probably won't be buying them in the future. Which I find just a little funny with everything I went through just to get the free Califia Farms product!


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Review: Beanfields Bean & Rice Chips (Nacho)

As I was watching an episode of a television show, I got the munchies. I decided to have the bag of Beanfields chips (nacho flavored) that had come with my June Vegan Cuts Snack Box.

Bag of chips (sorry for the horrible lighting)

Being that they were nacho flavored, I was expecting them to taste similar to Doritos. And they did a little bit. But, in a way, much better as they don't have all the crap that other chips do.

Back of chips, showing nutrition facts
and ingredients

As with most of the food items in these monthly boxes, I was a little apprehensive, especially when I saw the first few ingredients were beans. I'm not a bean person (not yet anyways). Yet, these chips weren't actually that bad. I think it's quite possible that I may buy these in the future, instead of my usual Lays chips.

Picture of an actual chip


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

August 2013 Conscious Box

Sorry this took so long to put together and post! I've been quite busy as of late, but finally had some time today :)

Without further ado, you can see my August 2013 Conscious Box unboxing video here. Please like and subscribe :)

And here's a few pictures:

Conscioux Box, first flap opened

Conscioux Box, second flap opened

Conscioux Box, everything I got

And here's the list of everything I got inside:

MRM - Veggie Protein Mix (Chocolate)
Barbara's - Snackimals Cereal (Vanilla Blast)
Aroma Naturals - Candle (Citronella Plus)
Acure - Moroccan Oil
Goody Good Stuff - Sour Fruit Salad
Barney Butter - Almond Butter
Simplecare Products - DIY Face Mask and Conditioning Oil
Quick Response Seeds - Heirloom Seeds (Immunity Garden)
Glu6 - Craft Paste
Doctor's Best - Suntheanine L-theanine Supplements
Smock - Stationary Card and Envelope
$1 Off Almond Butter Coupon
Contest Card for Barbara's Snackimals Cereal

Once I eat/drink/use these products, I'll be sure to post a review, so stay tuned!

If you'd like to sign up for your own Conscious Box, you can do so here :)