As always, I was super excited to get my Petit Vour box in the mail this month, so I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived yesterday instead of next week. In this month's box they included:100% Pure French Lavender Hand Buttercream ($8)EVOLVh Leave-In Conditioner ($8, Full Size $26)Modern Minerals En Pointe Eye Shadow ($12.50)Raw Skin Ceuticals Rose Creme Cheek Color ($15)[responsive][/responsive][responsive][/responsive]The hand cream is perfect for this time of year and I will definitely be keeping this in my purse. The lavender scent is light and floral and the consistency of the creme is super luxurious.[responsive][/responsive]I've only used the leave-in conditioner once so far and I'm not sure about it. The scent is really nice and citrusy and it definitely detangled my hair, but now my hair feels kind of weighed-down and a little sticky. I have really fine, stick-straight hair, though, so it may just not work for me. I think I'll have to give this one a little more time before I make a judgement on it.[responsive][/responsive]At first when I swatched this eye shadow on my hand it didn't look like much. When I applied it on my eyes, however, it turned into a beautiful new-penny iridescent shade. It's really nice and subtle with the right amount of shine. I love that it's a full size product, too.[responsive][/responsive]This cream blush scared me a little at first. It looks pretty purple and when I tried some on my hand it was straight up chalky lavender. Not really what I want in a blush. I usually like more warm peachy colors and this looked way too cool for my skin tone. After reading the description on the card, though, I tried it on my cheeks using a teeny tiny amount of product. After using my normal powder foundation over it I had a perfect, subtle color on my cheeks. The best part is that this blush is so highly pigmented that it will last a really long time.I took a few photos after doing my makeup with these new products so you can see them in action.[surow][sucolumn size="1/3"][responsive][/responsive][/sucolumn] [sucolumn size="1/3"][responsive][/responsive][/sucolumn] [sucolumn size="1/3"][responsive][/responsive][/sucolumn][/surow]In case you're interested, here are all the products I used:French Girl lip tint in Cerise (another Petit Vour item)Yes to Grapefruit CC cream in LightEveryday Minerals cream stick concealer in SandRaw Skin Ceuticals creme blush in RoseNYX matte foundation powderModern Minerals eye shadow in En PointeNYX cream eyeliner in BlackUlta plush drama mascara in BlackThat's all, folks!
After being bombarded with Facebook ads for Birchbox, I decided to look into getting a subscription to one of the many beauty boxes available. Birchbox seems nice, but the products look pretty cheap and I already have a lot of cheap makeup that I never use. After a while of searching I discovered Petit Vour. All of their products are gorgeously packaged and luxurious. Most importantly, they are 100% natural, organic, hypoallergenic and cruelty-free. The box is $15 a month, and so far the products have definitely been worth it.I ordered my first box on October 31st. Unfortunately, due to some shipping issues and the company moving, I didn't get my box until late in November. So far I've gotten 3 boxes and not a bad product in a single one. My favorite products so far have been the Caru Skincare Co Rose Facial Serum, French Girl Organics Lip Tint (in rose) and the Pacifica Devocean Lipstick.[responsive][/responsive]For this month their box was themed Merry & Bright. It features Trust Fund Beauty Nail Lacquer in Do You Know Who My Father Is?, Blissoma Evening Calming Facial Creme in Peace, Meow Meow Tweet Cream Deoderant in Lavender and Everyday Minerals Matte Blush in All Smiles.[responsive][/responsive][responsive][/responsive]The packaging for this nail lacquer is just beautiful. I love anything with watercolor designs. The color itself is probably not one I would've picked out, but I like the soft pink. I usually tend to go toward aqua/minty green colors (huge surprise.) This should be really nice to transition into Spring, though.[responsive][/responsive]So far I'm loving this matte blush. It gives my naturally rosy cheeks a healthy look instead of the painted up look that usually happens with blush. I use a kabuki brush to apply it, which is fine, but the packaging is a little tough to get the product out of. It's probably much easier on the full-size version of this product.[responsive][/responsive]I've only used this stuff once so far, but I LOVE anything lavender scented, so this is already a win for me. I used it just before heading to a Christmas party, so it should have been a good test. I honestly forgot I was wearing it. That's probably a good thing though, because my traditional Dove deoderant can sometimes feel sticky and uncomfortable. So far so good![responsive][/responsive]I've used this creme the last few nights and I like it so far. My skin still seems to be on the dry side, but I think that's just a side effect from the cold, dry winter air. It absorbs well and the herbal scent is really nice.All in all, I love this box! The past two have had lip products in them (both of which I love) but I'm glad this one was a little different. The total value of this box ended up being about $40. Not too shabby.