Petit Vour September 2014

Petit Vour September 2014

If I had to put together my own subscription sample box, it would look a lot (if not exactly) like this!  After this month’s disappointment with Goodebox, I decided to try Petit Vour for a change of pace.  They started out by sending me the September box which was a nice treat!  No waiting for the next month’s box, total instant satisfaction.  The box costs $15 per month and includes 4-5 products.  I will absolutely use everything in this box,  and the cruelty-free, vegan products are right in line with what I like to see in the products I use.  I’m not a vegan myself, but for health/beauty products, I prefer to use non-petroleum based as much as possible, and by now you know how picky I am about hair care products (no sulfates or silicones).  The box, “Beauty & The Box,” was a collaboration between Petit Vour and Logical Harmony, a blog about vegan beauty and lifestyle.  Anyway, on to the contents!

  • Ellovi Tinted Lip Butter – $5 / .07 oz – Full Size product!  Only six ingredients, four of which are oils, then Shea Butter and a natural colorant (alkanet root).  It doesn’t have much of a scent or flavor which is fine with me because it leaves behind a subtle raspberry colored tint which is great for everyday use.  LOVE this to bits, and it’s going right into my bag for use as a daily lip balm (I go through those like wildfire, and this may be my new staple lip balm).  The price is reasonable too.
  • Lily Lolo Mineral Eyeshadow – $12 / 2 grams – Another full size product!  The color I received is “Sidewalk” which is a basic matte grey color, great for day or night.  What’s even better is the packaging – the inside has a twisty cap that allows you to turn the lid to open or close the sifter.  Really handy.  I haven’t yet tried this outside of a quick swatch on my hand, but I’m sure I’ll use it since it’s such a great, basic color.
  • Root Science RS Detox – $50 / 2 oz – Half-size sample, 1 oz.  It’s a powder mostly consisting of various clays that you combine with water to make a mask.  I gave this a try last night, and it smelled a lot like chamomile tea, very pleasant.  I’ll admit that I’m already a big fan of clay masks, and this was no exception.  It was  a little weird at first that it comes in powder form, but it saves on packaging, and keeps the ingredients fresh until you add water.  It left my skin with a nice and tight, clean feeling, and following up with a moisturizer was perfect.  It is kind of expensive for a mask, but if you’re using it once a week, it will go a good long way which makes the price more reasonable.
  • Yarok Leave-In Conditioner – $13.20 / 2 oz – Sample size is 2 oz, but product is available at many sizes.  It’s like the people at Petit Vour  know me.  I’ve got long, super curly, dry hair, and this is JUST what I’ve been looking for!  The ingredients are mostly oils in a water base which somehow don’t seem to separate.  This is perfect for second-day hair to control frizz and moisturize dry ends.  I already gave it a try, and it’s just the right balance of conditioning without being greasy, and smells lemony/herbaly.  Honestly, this is going to be a new staple in my hair care routine.  I hadn’t found a second-day hair treatment I really liked yet, but this one is perfect.

So, final tally gives me a value of $55.20 by volume!  Really an incredible value for the cost of the box, and personally a great value because of the variety of products (lips, makeup, skin, hair) which all suit me perfectly.  VERY happy with this box – it’s probably the best subscription box I’ve ever received, EVER – and I can’t wait to see what they put together for October.

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