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Good news for beauty subscription box lovers- Glossybox have released their first ever advent calendar- the Glossybox 2018 Advent Calendar . Read on to find out all about this year’s much awaited beauty Christmas countdown calendar, with a special look at the cruelty free and vegan products included in this years selection:
This year’s “All I Want” advent calendar contains 25 products (I love calendars that go all the way to 25!), 17 of which are full size which is very generous! The calendar is worth over £300 but costs £75 for Glossybox Subscribers (don’t worry if you’re not a current subscriber you can still save money and pick the Glossybox Advent Calendar up for £99). Subscribers can also pre-order their Glossybox Advent Calendar here.
What’s inside the Glossybox “All I Want” Advent Calendar?
The Glossybox “All I Want” Advent Calendar is a real treat. It’s a good size- you’ll need to clear your living room sideboard or dressing table to house it- and a good weight due to the number of full size products. It would definitely make a wonderful pre- Christmas gift for the beauty lover in your life if you’re feeling generous!
There are numbered boxes to open on every day of advent. I love this design as it keeps the advent calendar tidy and means you can reuse it again and again. You could refill it with favourite beauty products for a friend or redecorate it and use for a child. The advent calendar has many uses.
What’s Cruelty Free and Vegan in the GLOSSYBOX Advent Calendar?
Let’s take a look at the beauty products in this year’s Glossybox Advent Calendar (look away now if you want a surprise on 1st December!):
Day 1: Nars Velvet Lip Glide, 10ml £23
What they say: “Covetable comfort with confident colour. Glides likes a gloss with the coverage of a lipstick. Velvet Lip Glide’s innovative hybrid lip formula delivers highly saturated colour with extraordinary comfort, leaving lips with luxuriously smooth and non-drying texture in a long-lasting finish without drying or feeling sticky.”
This is available in two shades- I received this product in “Immoral”- a limited edition fuchsia pink with a cream finish.
Is NARS Cruelty Free?
Sadly NARS lost their cruelty free status in 2017 when they began to sell in China, where animal testing is required by law.
Are NARS Products Vegan?
NARA founder, François Nars, is vegan so you would expect this company to be vegan (and cruelty free). While some NARS products are vegan, others contain lanolin so always check the ingredients of each product.
Day 2: NIP & FAB Dragon’s Blood Fix Plumping Serum, 30ml (£11.97)
What they say: “A lightweight serum that delivers an instant shot of moisture to dehydrated skin. Hyaluronic acid and delicate velvet flower blend together for an intensive hydrating effect that leaves skin feeling comforted and looking plumper with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles reduced.”
Is NIP & FAB Cruelty Free?
Yes! I’m pleased to say that NIP & FAB is proudly cruelty free. They do not test on animals or sell in China.
Are NIP & FAB Products Vegan?
The good news is that NIP & FAB DO sell vegan products and Dragon’s Blood Fix Pumping Serum is vegan (no dragons were harmed during the making of this product). In fact most of their products are suitable for vegans and they list their non vegan products to avoid (see above).
Day 3: Yankee Candle Berry Trifle, 104g (£8.99)
I was hoping that the Glossybox advent calendar would contain a Christmas scented candle and my wish came true!
What they say: “Yankee Candle: Berry Trifle- The mouth-watering fragrance of fresh berries, tangy and sharp, nestled on a bed of soft vanilla cream – delicious!”
Are Yankee Candles Cruelty Free?
Yankee Candles do not test any ingredients or products on animals.
Are Yankee Candles Suitable for Vegans?
Yankee Candles are made from food grade paraffin wax and soy wax and don’t use any animal by products in their products.
Day 4: Phillip Kingsley Body Building Conditioner, 60ml (£8.99)
Oh my hair needs Phillip Kingsley Body Building Conditioner this winter!
What they say: “Ultra lightweight conditioner – perfect for fine hair textures. Thickens the appearance of each individual strand. Adds moisture without weight, hair is left bouncy, smooth and shiny – not limp, lank or coated. Cuticles are smoothed giving the appearance of glossy, healthy looking hair. Flyaways and frizz are controlled without adding weight. Provides instant de-tangling for fine, knotty hair.”
Is Phillip Kingsley Cruelty Free?
Phillip Kingsley state that they don’t test their products on animals and they only sell their products in spas in Hong Kong where the animal testing law is different to the rest of China.
Are Philip Kingsley Products Suitable for Vegans?
Philip Kingsley Body Building Conditioner is suitable for vegans but they do use some animal deprived products so always check the ingredients or contact Philip Kingsley before buying.
Day 5: MDM Flow Greater Than… Mascara, 6.5ml (£18)
What they say: “The most intense, highly pigmented XXL black, volumising mascara.”
Are MDM Flow Cruelty Free?
Yes. MDM Flow are a cruelty free British brand.
Are MDM Flow Products Suitable for Vegans
Some are but others contain animal by-products. MDM Flow Greater Than … Mascara contains Beeswax.
Day 6: 3INA The Lip Primer, 10ml (£6.95)
What they say: “Get longer-lasting lipstick and smoother, softer-looking lips in one with this water-based primer. Use on its own to condition lips, under a lip color for a smoother finish, or over the top of lipstick for a mattifying effect.”
Are 3INA Cruelty Free?
3INA describe themselves as cruelty free and do not test their products on animals.
Are 3INA Products Suitable for Vegans?
I have seen 3INA describe themselves as a vegan brand. In their FAQ, they state ” Much of the 3INA range is free of any animal products and in the near future we plan to make it much clearer which products fulfil this criteria. Check out our labels when browsing in-store or the product description if you browse online, as these usually stipulate when a product is vegan. Bear with us – we’re working on it!” I’m pleased to say that 3INA The Lip Primer was clearly marked as both cruelty free and vegan.
Day 7: Patisserie de Bain- Strawberry Cupcake Body Wash, 50ml (£2.99)
What they say: “Whether you’re a bath or a shower person transport your mind to sunny Summer days with this sweetly scented Bath & Shower Crﾏme. Strawberry Cupcake fills your bathroom with a cheerful combination of strawberries and cream as the crﾏme gently cleanses your skin and leaves it smelling positively delectable!”
Are Patisserie de Bain Cruelty Free?
Rose and Co do not test on animals. They say, “The idea of cruelty to animals, especially for cosmetic purposes, fills us with horror. Our products are tested at Rose & Co HQ with a keen bunch of human testers.”
Are Patisserie de Bain Products Suitable for Vegans?
Some Patisserie de Bain products are suitable for vegans. “The thought of animal cruelty quite frankly makes us shudder so we go the extra mile to make sure that our products and raw ingredients and are suitable for vegetarians and vegans*” However their balms contain beeswax. The Strawberry Cupcake Body Wash is suitable for vegans.
Day 8: Real Techniques Expert Foundation Brush, £9.99
I was delighted to open day 8 and find Real Techniques, founded by Sam and Nic of Pixiwoo’s number 1 selling brush. What they say: “Our expert face brush is ultra firm and broad for perfectly buffed foundation and an airbrushed finish.”
Are Real Techniques Cruelty Free?
Yes, Real Techniques are 100% Cruelty Free.
Are Real Techniques Brushes Suitable for Vegans?
Yes, the bristles are synthetic taklon and completely vegan.
Day 9: Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Body Booster Mousse, 50ml, £1.50
What they say: “Volume & Bounce Body Booster Mousse gives vital body, bounce, and control to lifeless hair. The formulation contains style memory technology to keep hair full of volume all day long. Salon inspired for hair that’s always in red carpet condition.”
Is Charles Worthington Cruelty Free?
“We can clarify that the Charles Worthington brand is against animal testing: none of our products have been tested on animals nor do we ask any of our suppliers to test them on animals on our behalf. As many ingredients and raw materials have been tested historically, we apply a cut-off date of 1998 after which we only use ingredients from suppliers who have not tested them on animals for cosmetic purposes since this date.
At PZ Cussons Beauty, we actively support and invest in the development of new and valid safety methods: we fully support the stance taken by governing bodies such as the European Union which now bans animal testing of cosmetics and the moves being made in this direction by other regulatory environments. We recognise that in some regulatory environments there is a requirement to test on animals – we do not operate in those countries or product sectors.”
Are Charles Worthington Products Suitable for Vegans?
Many people “hashtag” Charles Worthington products as vegan. I haven’t seen proof of this myself yet and am awaiting confirmation. Please email the brand before purchasing products.
Day 10: Bare Minerals Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion, 7ml (£7.29)
What they say: “A dynamic, first of its kind infusion*, our Skinlongevity® Vital Power Infusion Serum is formulated with our patented Long Life Herb Extract** that helps reduce visible signs of ageing and damage, improves skin’s resiliency and suppleness, and protect the skin against age accelerating factors. An exquisitely nourishing formula replenishes your skin’s vitality and natural glow.”
Are Bare Minerals Cruelty Free?
Bare Minerals do not test on animals or sell to China. They are PETA approced cruelty free. However their parent company, Shiseido does test on animals.
Are Bare Minerals Products Suitable for Vegans?
Not all Bare Minerals products are suitable for vegans. Some brushes are made from goat and pony bristles and products may contain carmine (check ingredients or contact Bare Minerals before purchasing). . Bare Minerals Skinglongevity Vital Power Infusion is a vegan beauty product.
Day 11: Bellapierre Cosmetics: Kiss Proof Lip Finish, 3.8g, (£12)
Day 11- look how lovely the gold boxes are- such a joy to open! I was even more delighted when I opened the box and found Bellapierre Cosmetics: Kiss Proof lip Finish admonished with a leaping bunny mark (we need to see more of these).
What they say: “Kiss Proof Lip Finish is a hydrating, clear lip gloss designed for application on top of Kiss Proof Lip Cremes. The unique formula will not remove the matte lip colour underneath and creates a beautiful, glossy look that lasts. ”
Is Bellapierre Cruelty Free?
Yes Bellapierre is a cruelty free company.
Are Bellapierre products suitable for vegans?
No, sadly not all Bellapierre products are suitable for vegans. As you can see from the picture above the Lip Finish Gloss contains Beeswax. However Bellapierre do have an expanding vegan range.
Day 12: MUA Cosmic Vixen Palette (12g, £4.99)
What they say: “Take your inner vixen to the next level with our latest edition – Cosmic Vixen. Taking inspiration from its much loved sister, Fire Vixen, turn up the impact with these latest shades.
Containing 15 complimentary eyeshadows curated in stunning hues with a soft and silky finish.
Create a multitude of looks with the highly pigmented formulas in both matte and pearl that blend easily.
For show-stopping results blend and layer the shades for multi-tonal finishes, or wear alone for a softer look.”
Are MUA Cruelty Free?
Yes, MUA is cruelty free and do not test their products on animals.
Are MUA Products Suitable for Vegans?
MUA products are not all suitable for vegans as some of their ingredients may have been derived from an animal source. However MUA are increasing their vegan range and now have a vegan makeup section on their site. Sadly their Cosmic Vixen Palette is not included in this list as it contains carmine (CI 75470).
Day 13: Karmameju: Charcoal Age Defence Konjac Sponge 03 (£11.63)
One great advantage of subscription beauty boxes and advent calendars is the chance to try something new that you might not have picked up for yourself. I’m so excited to try using the Karmameju Charcoal Konjac Sponge in place of my usual face cloth.
What they say: “Soft, cleansing and exfoliating Konjac sponge infused with active Bamboo Charcoal to help prevent blemishes and breakouts. For normal, combination, oily or congested skin.”
Is Karmameju Cruelty Free?
Karmameju do not test on animals. I could not find any information about whether they sell in China.
Are Karmameju Products Suitable for Vegans?
All Karmameju products are free from animal products.
Day 14: Elgon: Refibra Concentrated Restoring Mask (100ml, £9.95)
What they say: “Concentrated Repair Mask is the professional cosmetic restoring and nutrient treatment, that can, through its action repair hair ruined by chemicals and atmospheric agents, provide deep restoration and nourishment to long hair giving it new life and make hair soft, full bodied and shiny.”
Is Elgon Cruelty Free?
Elgon products are not tested on animals.
Are Elgon Products Suitable for Vegans?
Day 15: INC.redible Jelly Shot Lip Quencher (4.4g, £8)
These are so cute. Mine came in shade “Ex Revenge”.
What they say: “These irresistible INC.redible Jelly Shot Lip Quencher’s are enriched with moisture-boosting and protecting ingredients to help nourish, moisturise and repair your lips. Formulated with a blend of avocado, vitamin E and rice bran oil, the transparent jelly shot comes in fun tints with a super cute hidden flower detail.”
Are INC.redible Cruelty Free?
Just like their older sister, Nails Inc. INC.redible are completely cruelty free and PETA approved.
Are INC.redible Products Suitable for Vegans?
All of INC.redible products are suitable for vegans apart from the “Foiling Around” range which contained beeswax. In June they launched “My Mood” and all the products are vegan, cruelty free and ocean-friendly.
Day 16: Pop Beauty Metallic Copper Eyeshadow Pigment, (4g, £7.20)
What they say: “Use these concentrated pigment powders to add a shot of pure colour to your favourite features. The unique formula in textures varying from matte to satin to full-on glam glimmer will have you looking lush in no time!”
Are Pop Beauty Cruelty Free?
Pop Beauty are cruelty free and do not sell in China.
Are Pop Beauty Products Suitable For Vegans?
I have heard rumours that they are but I’m awaiting confirmation!
Day 17: Luxie Dreamcatcher Tapered highlighter Brush 522 (£16.96)
What they say: “Luxie Beauty’s signature brush line features premium soft, synthetic bristles encased in a rose gold ferrule atop a chic pink handle. Our brushes are handcrafted to perfection using hypoallergenic, high-quality, vegan and cruelty-free materials.”
Is Luxie Cruelty Free?
As stated above- Luxie is cruelty free!
Are Luxie Products Suitable for Vegans?
Yes the bristles are synthetic so Luxie is suitable for vegans!
18. Lollipops Highlighter (10ml, £13.41)
What they say: “Lollipops highlighter: fluid glory / highlighter for face and body.”
Are Lollipops Cosmetics Cruelty Free?
Lollipops Cosmetics are Cruelty Free and not tested on animals.
Are Lollipops Cosmetics Suitable for Vegans?
I couldn’t find any information about whether Lollipops Cosmetics are vegan. However they also sell a range of leather goods so are not a vegan friendly company.
19. Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater & Pink Peppercorn Hand Therapy (25ml, £8)
What they say: “Hydrate dry hands with this evocatively-scented macadamia and shea butter hand cream.”
Is Crabtree & Evelyn Cruelty Free?
They say: “Crabtree & Evelyn is opposed to animal testing. We don’t test our finished products on animals or conduct animal testing during the formulation process. We don’t submit our products for animal testing by third parties anywhere in the world except where required by local law.” Crabtree & Evelyn products are sold in China and therefore tested on animals and sadly not cruelty free.
Are Crabtree & Evelyn Products Suitable for Vegans?
Not all products are suitable for vegans. However the Rosewater and Pink Peppercorn Hand Therapy is listed as suitable for vegans.
20. Steve Laurant Lipgloss in Eggplant (3g, £22.36)
What they say: “Our lip gloss is cruelty free, extremely pigmented and will last hours. Non stick and a deep berry hue.”
Are Steve Laurant cosmetics Cruelty Free?
Steve Laurant state that they are Cruelty Free: “Steve Laurant is a luxury make-up brand that only uses high-end cruelty-free ingredients.”
Are Steve Laurant cosmetics Suitable for Vegans?
I can’t find any confirmation that all products are suitable for vegans. I have also tweeted @SteveLaurantBeauty to check if the lip gloss is vegan (it’s heard to know with colours) but I’m awaiting my reply. Until then the ingredients are listed above. (Update: They have replied and stated that it is not vegan due to containing Beeswax!).
20. Petra Fresh Face Blush from Pixi (4.5g, £8.94)
What they say:
- This light-diffusing powder blush is made with vitamin E to keep your skin soft, smooth, and hydrated.
- It’s blendable and buildable—one swipe gave us a subtle flush for day, a few more and we were ready to beach party at night.
- Beach rose is a soft, rosy shade that instantly warms up your complexion.
Are Pixi by Petra Cruelty Free?
“No animal testing, here. This baby is 100% cruelty-free.”
Are Pixi by Petra products suitable for vegans?
Pixi by Petra are not a vegan brand but they do sell a lot of vegan products and are happy to inform customers. Their blusher is suitable for vegans.
22. Zelens’ Instant Renewal Mask (10ml, £19)
What they say: “An unparalleled anti-aging mask developed by Dr. Marko Lens for his tailor-made “Red Carpet” facials.
Encourages skin renewal with immediately visible results. Powered with a potent complex of high-performance ingredients, this advanced multi-action mask hydrates, energises, replenishes and revives the skin.
Skin appears softer, firmer and smoother with a noticeably youthful glow.”
Are Zelen Products Cruelty Free?
Zelens uses no animal testing.
Are Zelen Products Suitable for Vegans?
Zelens use no animal ingredients.
23. Fat Eye Stick from Eyeko (3.5g, £19.67)
What they say:
“Intense colour and glossy finish in three tempting shades
Whether you’re Kate Moss or Kate Middleton, you’ll always be rock chic with our intense, glossy eye sticks.
Choose from three wearable shades:
Gilt – flatter all eye shades with this must-own metallic.
Satin – for day-to-night gleam, try this shimmering taupe shade.
Smoke – smokey eyes in an instant with this classic hue.”
Are Eyeko Products Cruelty Free?
Eyeko say that they do not test on animals, not even their raw ingredients. Nor do they support any companies who test on animals. They do not sell in China and their suppliers do not test.
Are Eyeko Products Suitable for Vegans?
Eyeko state that their products are vegan friendly. However not all Eyeko products are suitable for vegans. The Fat Eye Stick contains Beeswax so is not vegan.
24. Mitchell & Peach Flora No 1 Fine Radiance Oil (20ml, £30).
What they say: “Rich in powerful natural antioxidants and vitamins which will be instantly absorbed by the skin leaving it glowing with radiance.”
Are Mitchell & Peach Cruelty Free?
They say “There is no animal testing at any stage in our supply chain. We do not sell in China.”
Are Mitchell & Peach Vegan?
They say, “With the exception of the Bath Oil and Soaps (which are vegan friendly) our products contain honey from our
hives”. Flora No 1 Fine Radiance Oil is suitable for vegans.
25. Huda Beauty Winter Solstice palette (3 x 7.5g, 1 x 6g, £40)
What they say: “A transformational highlighter palette that takes you into the longest and most whimsical night of winter, winter solstice. Featuring one pearlescent creamy formula and three icy pressed pearl powders, this duo-chrome highlighter kit will add a dimensional glow to your look.”
Are Huda Beauty Cruelty Free?
Yes! They do not they do not test their ingredients or products on animals; they do not ask or hire any third parties to test their products or ingredients on their behalf; their ingredient suppliers do not test on animals and have manufacturers certifications to confirm this; and they do not sell in Mainland China. Therefore they are considered cruelty free.
Are Huda Beauty Products Suitable for Vegans?
Huda Beauty are not a vegan brand. They do sell a small number of products and brushes suitable for vegans. The Winter Palette is not suitable for vegans and contains beeswax.
I hope this post has been useful if you were wondering if the Glossy Box “All I Want For Christmas” Advent Calendar is cruelty free and vegan, or perhaps you just wanted to find out the status of certain brands and products.
The GLOSSYBOX “All I Want for Christmas” is absolutely gorgeous and no doubt of value when you add up all the products inside it. Personally I wish there were more (meaning all!) cruelty free and vegan beauty products. My favourite cruelty free and vegan products in the advent calendar are the Yankee Candle, Zelens Instant Renewal Mask, NIP & FAB Dragon’s Blood Fix Plumping Serum and the Strawberry Cupcake Body Wash. I absolutely love the Real Techniques Expert Foundation Brush- this would make a great Christmas present for friends! I’m pleased to have been introduced to the Karmameju, Imagea and Inc.Redible as a result of receiving this GLOSSYBOX.
Get your Glossybox ‘All I Want’ Advent Calendar worth over £300 today before it’s too late!
Use code LASTCHANCE at checkout and get £24 off!
Code valid until Friday 30th November – limited stock available.
You can order the GLOSSYBOX All I Want for Christmas Advent Calendar for £99 or £75 for Subscribers. GLOSSYBOX November and December boxes have sold out but you can pre-order the January Box by subscribing. From time to time GLOSSYBOX release a completely cruelty free and vegan Beauty box so look out for these next year (the only ones I buy).
What products would you like to try from the GLOSSYBOX Advent Calendar?
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