The LaRitzy Beauty Box was created to empower women with choice – the choice of what goes into the beauty products they bring into their home. At LaRitzy, they want to allow their subscribers to choose the compassionate, cruelty free route to beauty without sacrificing the quality or luxury every beauty enthusiast expects. LaRitzy’s love for animals left them wanting more than traditional beauty brands offer – they saw that a lot of products were full of chemicals or tested on animals and knowing that the choice to be vegan or vegetarian was about more than just food, they created the LaRitzy Beauty Box to help people live a kinder and more compassionate life, and giving people yet another good reason to choose cruelty free beauty. The LaRitzy Box is the easiest and most exciting way to make the switch to vegan beauty. Each month they will send you four or five full and luxury size beauty items to incorporate into your beauty routine, plus the occasional bonus samples too. The products are hand-curated by their team of beauty experts and all products are cruelty free and vegan so you’ll never have to look anywhere else to ensure your must-have beauty products are 100% safe and free from chemical and animal-based ingredients! LaRitzy offer two box options to ensure you get the best value for money and both boxes work like the more traditional beauty boxes, keeping their contents a secret but they do promise to bring you a different beauty surprise all the way from America each and every month!
What does it Cost?
As I have already mentioned – LaRitzy offer two different box options that suit different beauty needs – their original LaRitzy Beauty Box which offers four to five full size or luxury sized samples each month and their new LaMini Box which offers the same amazing cruelty free, vegan beauty fix as the original box, however you will only receive two or three full size or luxury sized beauty samples each month instead of four or five. Both boxes come straight from America so the website is priced in US$ but I have converted the prices so you can make a better comparison to other boxes available in the UK. The original LaRitzy Box starts at £17.13 (US$24.99) plus £6.85 P&P (US$10.00) for a rolling monthly subscription, however they also offer a three month rolling subscription which is £15.99 a month and a twelve month subscription which means you’ll be paying £13.70 each month plus the £6.85 P&P. The La Mini Box has the same one, three and twelve month subscription options and each box incurs the same £6.85 P&P charge, however as the box contains fewer overall products, the monthly rolling subscription is a lot less than the original box at just £10.27 (US$14.99) a month, the three month subscription is £9.14 per month and the twelve month plan is just £8.85 per month. The three and twelve month plans renew every three or twelve months and are pre-paid, where as the monthly rolling subscription does offer a more convenient pay as you go service. You can’t purchase one-off boxes at present but you are able sign up for a monthly subscription, pay for your first box, then cancel the subscription before your second months box is due if you are just wanting to test the LaRitzy waters. LaRitzy often have introductory offers and offers on their subscriptions so it is always worth visiting their website to see which package is the best for you and I always advise reading the full T’s & C’s before subscribing to any monthly beauty service.
Am I a Subscriber?
I am not currently a subscriber to the LaRitzy or LaMini Beauty Box subscriber, however I have ordered a LaRitzy Box as I am keen to see exactly how they compare to other ‘natural’ beauty boxes on the market and available with in the UK.
The Pro’s and Con’s
I love the concept of the ‘natural beauty’ beauty box, and I always try to purchase cruelty free beauty products for my make up bag and bathroom cabinet, but it isn’t always easy to be 100% certain which of the big named beauty brands are actually really cruelty free due to animal testing legislation being different across the world and the fact a lot of companies that claim to be cruelty free are actually subsidiaries of bigger brands which have alternative animal testing policies. This makes boxes like LaRitzy very tempting to me as I always know exactly what I am getting is 100% what I want – chemical free, naturally based, cruelty free beauty products that are also vegan too! All the packaging is eco-friendly and recyclable which makes it very green as well as being very pretty and very pink! Because the box comes all the way from America you’ll also be guaranteed to be able to try brands that aren’t ordinarily available in the UK and discover products that you otherwise would never have heard of which is something I love about beauty boxes generally, but in this case it really is always going to be a genuine surprise every month with new and exciting treats from across the pond to try! I also love that they have two box options so you can choose a box that suits your budget as well as your beauty needs. The website is a little confusing as all the prices are in US$ and make the boxes and P&P seem more expensive than they actually are, however I have given you a rough calculation so you can compare boxes more easily across my blog, and this can be referred to when visiting the LaRitzy website too. When looking at the actual box prices in pounds not dollars they aren’t actually that high, however the biggest issue I have with the LaRitzy and LaMini Beauty Boxes is the postage cost. I know it is an international shipping charge and your box will be coming all the way from the USA but £6.85 (US$10.00) is the most expensive P&P of all the beauty boxes available to beauty addicts in the UK. Overall though – I think you do get what you pay for and if you want to ensure you get nothing but 100% cruelty free and vegan beauty products combined with the convenience of having them delivered to your front door each month AND the variety that a subscription beauty box provides then I would definitely recommend trying either the LaRitzy and LaMini Beauty Boxes to fulfil all your natural beauty needs!
If you want to read any more about the LaRitzy or LaMini Beauty Box before making a decision on whether their service is for you, then I review all my monthly boxes in the ‘My Subscription Boxes’ Category of my Blog or you can visit their website which has reviews from other subscribers as well as information on previous boxes plus you can also check out their current promotions.
Visit the LaRitzy Box website for more information or to subscribe to the LaRitzy Subscription Beauty Box!