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Review: Petit Vour October 2015

Petit Vour OctPetit Vour is the first subscription box that really lured me in. It’s a vegan beauty box, and I like that it’s only $15 a month. This is the third box I’ve gotten and I’ve been pretty happy with it so far. Petit Vour OctThe art work is super cute. I have the card from August on my desk, and I think I’m going to frame it.

This month has a face cleanser, eye oil, sleep oil, and nail polish.

Petit Vour Oct

Ursa Major Face Wash

I haven’t used the face wash yet. Actually, the last two boxes also came with face wash, and I’m still working on them. I have a face wash I normally use that’s for our hard water, so these are kind of accumulating.

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Hana Organics Eye Oil

The eye oil smells nice and isn’t heavy. I’ve been using it once a day for the past few days.

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Essence of Vali

This sleep oil has essential oils of lavender, marjoram, cedarwood and ylang/ylang. It smells great and I’ve been putting it on my pillow the past two nights. I really like it and I wish they would’ve included a bigger sample.

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Habit Nail Polish

I didn’t think I was going to like the nail polish shade, Disco, but it turned out great. I has great coverage and dries super quick. I don’t know about the myrrh actually having any benefits since I put my go-to base coat (Zoya) down like it said to. I really really like how the polish went on, and I didn’t use a top coat or any fast drying oil and it hasn’t chipped yet. I think this would be my new favorite nail polish brand if it wasn’t $18…yes $18 a bottle.
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Value of the box

I’ve been happy with the value of Petit Vour boxes. My biggest fear with subscription boxes is wasting money on things you don’t like or that don’t work for you. I’m especially cautious with beauty boxes because coconut oil makes me break out and it seems like coconut oil is in every beauty product. So far, I’ve been able use everything. Petit Vour has mostly high end products, which is nice because you can try out a premium product for cheap, but at the same time, if you like it, you’re hooked on a pricey product.

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Raw Review – Raw Rev Glo Bars

Raw Rev Glo Bars I recently got a sample of Raw Rev’s Glo Bars and I’m pretty much drooling just thinking about them. I have always liked other Raw Revolution bars, and these have a bit more protein. These come in 3 flavors:

  • Mixed Nuts, Caramel & Sea Salt
  • Creamy Peanut Butter & Sea Salt
  • Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt

Raw Rev Glo Bars

Things I love about them:

  • They taste really, really, good.
  • Most of the ingredients are organic and raw.
  • There aren’t crazy ingredients. The ones with chocolate chips in them do have sugar, but it’s a pretty small amount.
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  • The overall nutrition is great. For such a natural bar, they pack between 10-15 grams of protein, and only 2-5 grams of sugar.
  • They are decent size bars. They are either 180 or 190 calories each, but they are a normal size. (As opposed to other mini 100 calorie bars that are the size of my thumb.)
  • The chocolate chunks are tiny (and the sugar is low). I don’t care for bars with huge chocolate chunks because it tastes more like a candy bar and is usually not very healthy

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Cons:

  • They taste like a candy bar without all the sugar and weird stuff. Why is this a con? Because I went through a box of 12 in a little over week. (I did share a few with my husband though!)
  • My favorite is the Mixed Nuts, Caramel & Sea Salt bar (it is SO good), but it has the least amount of protein, 10 grams, and the highest amount of sugar at 5 grams.
  • They are a little bit oily, so they’re not ideal to leave in the car as an emergency snack if you’re out running errands all day.
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My favorite

Generally, I keep a handful of these kinds of bars in my car or bag in case I’m out all day and need a quick pick me up. I’m definitely adding these into my rotation of bars. You can find these on Amazon, but you can get 20% off your order from http://shop.rawrev.com/ using code “contact”.

If you try these or other Raw Rev bars, let mo know what you think!

SmartGlamour and Body Positivity

Be Yourself

SmartGlamour is a clothing company created and owned by my friend Mallorie Carrington. She’s been making clothes and into fashion for as long as I can remember, but it was about a year ago that I discovered her campaign for body positivity.

Body positivity was something I never knew I should care about. I was never really happy with my body but I thought 5 inch heels and losing weight was the answer, not acceptance.

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About two years ago, I was really happy with my body. I was lean and fit and it was freeing. Then I gained about 10 lbs and I felt a mental weight added too. I realized then, that I cared way too much about how my body looks. Now, I focus on being healthy but because I truly enjoy it, not because I don’t like my body.

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Another thing I love about SmartGlamour is that hey have clothes to fit every size. Generally to find clothes that fit, I have to shop in the little girls section, and the clothes still never fit right. SmartGlamour makes clothes in sizes XXS to 6X, plus you can customize everything they make.

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I started off my SmartGlamour collection with this beautiful Allison Pencil Skirt that I do not wear nearly enough!

Smart Glamour Skirt

I tried out their custom sizing on the Jackie Skinny Pant. The only other dress pants I have that almost fit are in girls sizes, and they’re super awkward. Needless to say, I will be ordering more of these.

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I wear this Bridget Cardigan all the time. I keep it at my desk and wear it almost every day.

Smart GlamourLast weekend I visited their Manhattan pop-up shop and found this gorgeous Micah Colorblocked Tank Dress.

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Smart GlamourSmart GlamourDefinitely check out the shop in person before the end of May if you’re in the city.

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The message and quality of the clothes (they’re all handmade in NYC) cannot be beat. I already have a list of pieces for my next order!

You can find SmartGlamour on the web at their site:  http://www.smartglamour.com/

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