My post on the Vegan Kind October Boxes is a bit late, but it has nothing to do with them, as I received the boxes on time. I was too busy to share my thoughts about the boxes before today. I am yet to try the majority of the of items from the boxes, as I spent more time in London than in Liverpool this month.
October is a month with both boxes, so plenty of goodies to go through. I was very excited to see what’s inside, especially as my husband showed me that the boxes arrived, but I was not at home to check them.
The Vegan Kind. October lifestyle box:
Fiid Rich Sundried Tomato & Lentil Ragu 275g – RRP £3.69 – this ragu is not exactly cheap, but it is very handy and it sounds better than other similar ready-meals on the market. I am yet to try it, but I will take it with me to London.
Hu Hazelnut Butter Dark Chocolate Bar 60g – RRP £3.50 – is a delicious Vegan, Organic, and Fairtrade chocolate bar. It’s dark, but it is sweet and the hazelnut filling is amazing. I will buy this again.
Nopla Plastic-Free Chewing Gum 15g – RRP £1.33 for 1, sold in packs of 12 – I had no idea that chewing gum contains plastic. What more can I say about this? I’m surely not going to chew on plastic-based well-known brands.
Vita Coco Choc-o-lot & Coconut Drink 330ml – RRP £1.99 – I didn’t like this at all and neither did my husband.
Indie Bay Snacks Barbecue Pretzel Thins 24g – RRP £0.89 – These were delicious! I liked both the flavour and the texture, well worth buying.
The Conscious Candy Company Rainbow Pick & Mix Pouch 70g – RRP £2 – the pick & mix vegan alternatives are getting more and more popular. It was not something I had as a child, so these have less appeal to me, although I do enjoy trying them once in a while.
Vegums Iron Gummies Two Week Trial Size 100g – RRP £5.95 – I had vegums before and they are really nice. I am not keen on pills for supplements, so vegums are a really good alternative. Also, because it is more similar to a sweet, it makes it easier to remember to get it.
Native Snacks Pr*wn Crackers Sweet Chilli 60g – RRP £1.85 – I am yet to try them, but I’m very curious.
The Vegan Kind. October beauty box:
Vita Coco Nourish Hair Mask 250ml – RRP £9.99 – I am very excited about this mask. I will take it with me in London, as these days I need two of each, so I don’t carry them with me to and from London. It is a bit smaller than the jar of hair mask that I’m using at home, so more handy.
Ethique Botanica OR Rustica Mini Solid Deodorant – RRP £4 – it’s a small and cute, heart-shaped, deodorant. It smells lovely, but I’m yet to try it. It contains bamboo and it is a more nature-friendly alternative to brands you might find in a supermarket or in beauty shops.
Bloom and Blossom All Night Long Calming Sleep Spray 40ml – RRP £9 – to use, spritz over pillow and bedding. I used it and it smells beautiful and not too powerful at all. I didn’t see a change in how I sleep though.
So Eco Complexion Sponge – RRP £6 – I’ve been using sponges like this one for years. They are a much better alternative to single-use ones (which I wash and re-use about 20 times before replacing them). I will start using this sponge in a few days, as the old one needs replacing.
The Frost Beauty Give It Life Watermelon Moisturiser 50ml – RRP £28.90 – this is the most expensive item in the box, a light consistency moisturiser. I will finish another moisturiser from a past box in a couple of days, so I will start using this one. What I love about the product is how much care they put in the packaging, for this product 12.5 grams of plastic were removed from the oceans, and it’s recyclable.
Lifestyle boxes are between £8 and £10, depending on the subscription, and £3.95 for P&P. Every month they give a donation to a charity and in October they picked Kabul Small Animal Rescue. KSAR is a non-profit animal rescue and veterinary clinic in Kabul. They are also supporting people who are looking to evacuate their animals from the country.
Beauty boxes are between £12.75 and £15, depending on the subscription, and £3.95 for P&P. The beauty boxes are every other month. They give a donation to a charity and in October they picked Animal Free Research UK. They are the UK’s leading non-animal medical research charity. They fund the development of techniques to replace the use of animals in biomedical research.