Vegan Cuts Beauty Box Review

If you guys have never heard of Vegan Cuts, they are a vegan company, like a market place, that has monthly subscription boxes both the snack box and the vegan beauty  box. You can also go to their online store to purchase awesome items at a discounted price.

The beauty box specifically, has 4-7 items (ALL VEGAN and cruelty free!). The subscription is $ 19.95 a month and in my opinion, its very well worth it for the amount of products you get which almost always are more expensive than 19.95 overall.

So this lovely company  was kind enough to contact me and ask if I would review one of their beauty boxes on my blog and of course I said yes and anxiously awaited its arrival.

-Heres a look of what was inside

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And look at this adorable saying on the front:

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I thought it was so sweet how the products were packaged and how neatly everything was placed. There were so many products I couldn’t wait to try them!

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The Facial Moisturizer: This smelt so good! It made my skin feel so smooth and very evenly. The cream wasn’t oily at all, which was really great because lets face it…Who likes cream that makes their face look all oily and sweaty?

The Vegan Lash Mascara: This was probably my favorite product out of the whole box. I don’t have vegan mascara because Its far too expensive and I don’t use it so when I saw this I got so happy. It works so well, I can’t even begin to explain. Gives you eyelashes tons of volume and length and I definitely recommend this product.

Jojoba Oil: I used this at night on my face and it left my skin feeling so smooth.

Sagga Charcoal Face Cleanser: This product was absolutely amazing. I felt it really cleansed my face at night and it felt great “treating” myself to a little face mask before bed. We all need those nightly face masks after a hard week am I right?

The Body Scrub: This was a little sample of body scrub and as soon as I opened it the smell definitely won me over. Its smells like essential oils and works like a charm to get rid of dead skin.

Last but not least, Jojoba Gentle Cleansing Balm: I used this at night before bed to get rid of my makeup and it works really well. I rinse it off with warm water and usually follow it up with the Jojoba oil or the moisturizer.

My overall opinion, This beauty box was amazing and I definitely recommend it! I loved each and every product and it was so nice to get to try things that I never have before. Check out Vegan Cuts to purchase your first box if you are interested! I can’t say enough things about this awesome company.

Thank  you guys so much for sending me such a lovely box with goodies I get to use daily!

 

 

Protein Packed Chia Seed Pudding

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This is one of my favorite snacks/meals. Its so simple to make and extremely delicious. Chia seeds have endless benefits! They add a healthy boost of omega-3s and healthy fats into your diet and they keep you feeling full and energized for quite an extended period of time. You can also use seeds as a vegan egg substitute! It holds things together extremely well. Lets get to this simple and easy recipe!

Chia Seed Pudding (serving 1):

  • 2tbs Chia Seeds (I bought mine from trader joes, but now you can get them anywhere)
  • 3/4th-1 cup non dairy milk
  • 1 Mashed Banana
  • 1/2tsp of vanilla
  • dash of cinnamon
  • Any other sweeteners you’d like but the banana really sweetens it up a lot!

Directions:

  1. Mash your banana up; I like leaving little chunks in mine
  2. Pour your milk in a cup or bowl
  3. Add the chia seeds and stir them in thoroughly
  4. Add the mashed banana, sweeteners, cinnamon and vanilla
  5. Put in the fridge (I usually make this overnight or make it in the morning as a snack before bed) and you can stir every couples minutes to make sure the chia seeds absorb all the milk.
  6. Take out of the fridge when you want it, top with whatever your heart desires!

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In my chia pudding I added more sliced bananas, strawberries and topped it with a  Go Raw Spirulina Bar.

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If you want to be fancy you can definitely layer it all pretty. There are sooo many variations to this recipe but this is just one of my favorites. Let me know if you guys try this 🙂 It makes for a great power packed meal or snack for breakfast/post workout or a snack!

I’m Back!

Hello friends…Its been a hot minute since I posted last and I’m extremely sorry for that. I suppose life got into the way and I didn’t have time to much much on here anymore.

But I am back and I’m ready to begin my blogging journey 🙂 I thought I would give you all a little update of what I’ve been up too and what my plans are for this blog.

Since we last spoken I have gotten my yoga teacher training certificate and am now a certified yoga instructor! I also have finally chosen my career path and have decided to enter the nutrition & dietetics field. I found myself going back and fourth between majoring in nutrition for quite some time and I’m finally listening to my intuition and going with my gut. Next year I will hopefully transfer to a new college that has a dietetics major. I am very excited for this 🙂 On the other hand, I have gotten into more strength training and weight lifting which has been super exciting and very inspiring to see my body change and my muscles start to grow.

So my plans for this blog are to get back to posting more about fitness/recipes/daily thoughts/workouts/recovery/reviews. A spew of it all! Let me know what you guys are interested in 🙂 I’m back for good!DSC_0069