ASOS Vegan Beauty Box – May 2019

ASOS Vegan Beauty Box – May 2019

It’s been a while since I last purchased a beauty box and I realised this week that I hadn’t checked in on ASOS’ offering for a while. For those who don’t know ASOS offer sporadic monthly boxes, I’ve had a few in the past, I think this is my fourth. Sometimes they seem to follow a theme, but they always seem to offer relatively good value for money and I found this month a bit of a mixed bag.

The theme of this edition was vegan – a lifestyle that I do not practice in terms of food, but I do enjoy knowing when a beauty brand or product is vegan friendly, and it’s something I’m trying to make myself more aware of. This month’s edition tempted me in for one product which had a retail value of £23, everything else in the box was an added bonus, as the box retails for just £12. Personally, I don’t find this the most exciting array of products that I’ve seen from them, but if you’re vegan this may be a nice treat in a market that rarely offers vegan beauty boxes in the mainstream.


Miss Patisserie Matcha Bath Ball
A lot of you will know I’m not a massive bath person. I occasionally will keep a bath bomb around on a rare occasion that I fancy one, or if I know I’m going to a hotel with a particularly large and deep bath where my lanky legs may get to enjoy a less smushed up bath. Miss Patisserie is a brand that’s becoming more easily accessible, but not a brand I’d tried anything from. This has a nice zesty scent and packed a real punch when I opened the box up for the first time!

bareMinerals Mineral Veil Powder
This was the star of the show for me, I’d noticed the same day I seemed to be getting close to finishing my last two powders, so I thought this would be worthwhile picking up! It normally has a £23 price point and it’s a full size, so I’m happy to have snagged this in a box for £12! This is a popular cult favourite powder and if it’s your favourite it’s well worth picking up this box.

Love, Beauty and Planet Shea Velvet Body Lotion
A brand that I’ve been curious about for a while has been Love Beauty and Planet, but I’ve been more intrigued about their haircare this will still be a nice little introduction to the brand. I have so many moisturisers, but I find Shea a really relaxing scent and the added sandalwood in this is a welcome addition so I look forward to giving this a whirl.

We are Paradoxx Hangover Hair Elixir
This is a half sized trial sample from a brand I’d never heard of before; It’s definitely piqued my interest as the full size is shaped like a hip flask and this little mini sized one reminds me of miniature one shot hip flasks you can get in slightly posh crackers at Christmas. This product does seem to have some more mixed reviews online, it’s well reviewed on some websites and below average on others, so I’m curious to see how I end up finding it as one of the main ingredients is Irish Whiskey! Either way, I appreciate the efforts that went into it’s packaging. My current hair oil that I’ve been trying to finish is nearly empty and I bet this is the next one I decided to opt for as a treatment on wet hair.

Aveda Shampure Hand And Body Wash
Last but not least is this body wash from Aveda, a brand I’m not sure that I’ve tried anything from and funnily the first time I’d heard about this product was in a new in video by Fleur de Force the day the box arrived! This has a lovely woody spa like scent and I’ll keep this to hand I think for a weekend away we’ve got coming up in June.


Overall I’m fairly impressed with this edition – it’s not got the most exiting array of products, but it does have good quality “basics” across the board that would suit just about everyone. I’m particularly excited about the powder as it’s been on my list for a long time, and run through powders at the rate of about 1 a month, so stocking up never goes to waste! Whilst I am not Vegan, I enjoy knowing beauty products are and like I said at the beginning I’m becoming more conscious of these when purchasing, if you’re looking for a toe dip into the vegan beauty market – I think this is a pretty good place to start.

What do you think of this edition?

If you’re interested in snagging one for yourself, you can grab it here! It does ship to many countries worldwide, but not all – so it’s worth checking the list on the page!

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16 Comments

  1. jenniferpickering22gmailcom
    May 17, 2019 / 1:20 pm

    I had no idea ASOS made a beauty box. There are some great products in here!
    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • May 17, 2019 / 3:15 pm

      They pretty much have one every month, more or less – they’re non subscription, they do little promotion over them and some are bloody great! worth keeping your eyes peeled for them!

  2. May 17, 2019 / 9:39 pm

    Vegan is a good idea for a box – it’s so in! I’m also trying to be more aware of these things too. I have a conditioner by love beauty & planet. I’ve not tried it yet but I will get round to it soon! X

  3. May 19, 2019 / 8:51 pm

    The Baremineral mineral veil is one of my favourite powders~~~ I hope you’ll enjoy it~~~ It makes my skin very silky~~

    • May 20, 2019 / 9:18 am

      I think you’re the reason it ended up on my wishlist in the first place! Next powder I’ll be cracking open to try!

  4. June 5, 2019 / 3:40 am

    I absolutely adore the packaging for the We are Paradoxx product! I have never heard of them until now, but am impressed with their commitment to presentation.
    I’ve seen Love, Beauty, and Planet all over but have not yet picked anything up, will love to know how you get on with the lotion!

    • June 5, 2019 / 7:13 am

      I started using the lotion last night actually, smells so good very relaxing scent and formula rubbed in really easily!

  5. July 1, 2019 / 5:44 pm

    When you buy beauty product it means you consider yourself unbeautiful , the reality is no one needs beauty products we are already beautiful .

    • July 1, 2019 / 6:41 pm

      Dearest Jon,
      I can’t imagine why you stumbled onto a beauty blog if it’s a topic you simply have no interest in. But welcome, this is a place where we like a bit of discussion of opinions.
      Thank you for yours, but on the contrary I respect your opinion but disagree – some people have insecurities but that doesn’t mean that they don’t deem themselves beautiful, some may use it as a form of self care and to give some alone time to themselves, some people might use it as a creative outlet, and some people might buy beauty just because they’re bloody interested in it.
      There is a difference between wants and needs, and there’s nothing wrong with someone wanting something – even if it is just a lipstick or a new shampoo.
      Beauty starts from within and not judging others decisions is a great place to start.

      • July 1, 2019 / 6:51 pm

        Agreed with last two lines . But interest is a very small thing . Our interest are conditioned by various factors . Therefore all the intrests are external passed onto us . Like if you are borned in India 90% chances are that you have interest in watching cricket . Similarly for other thing .
        There are alot of problems happening in the World which needs our attention actions . Buying a beauty product to look good or showing off is a very self oriented , self centred action . Don’t take me wrong , but we as a family should see the world as one family and the problems like climate change , animal cruelty , human trafficing etc needs our attention .

        • July 1, 2019 / 7:34 pm

          How can you determine what is a self centred action is and where does that mentality stop?
          Spending money on movies or a tv, playing and watching cricket – self centred action benefiting your own entertainment. You’re currently using the internet to comment on someone’s blog rather than fighting for or helping one of the causes that you’ve mentioned – I can’t see where your logic ends.
          People’s interests can span more than one topic and it doesn’t mean that they don’t dedicate time to other causes, people are allowed to take time to themselves in what ever way they want to.
          I struggle to believe by your logic of what becomes self centred that you aren’t self centred – more T-shirt’s in a wardrobe than there are days in a week, sports equipment, dvds or a games console. Forgive me if I’m wrong but I bet at least one of the above is in your possession, none of which I believe to be wrong – but female beauty is the topic singled out as self orientated.
          Don’t get me wrong there are big problems in the world and those topics need attention, but me spending 20 minutes putting on makeup before I leave for work isn’t going to cure that.
          Life is about fun too.

          • July 1, 2019 / 7:44 pm

            Ok .

  6. antonia_
    July 4, 2019 / 3:16 pm

    Asos have a beauty box?!😱🤯 Thankyou for sharing, some of us live in caves (me clearly)! Great post

  7. July 9, 2019 / 11:07 pm

    I didn’t ASOS offered these beauty boxes! I’ve just started a vegan friendly cosmetics business so I must check them out. Thanks

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