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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.

Petit Vour Oct

Petit Vour Oct

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.

Petit Vour Oct

Petit Vour Oct

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Beauty Blogger VoxBox

This is my second VoxBox from Influenster, a program that sends you free products to review. This one is the Beauty Blogger VoxBox and it’s filled with a bunch of really neat goodies.

In the box:

Bath and Body Works Mini Candle in Black Pepper Bergamot (plus $10 off coupon). I love candles, and I normally stick to soy candles, but this smells amazing. The best way to describe the scent is like  men’s cologne…but not a cheap men’s cologne. They have 48 different scents on their website, I might have to check out Snowed In, or Cinnamon Frosting.

Kiss Ever Pro Lashes. I haven’t used these yet because I haven’t had a special occasion to wear them to. They look very dramatic, so I’m curious to see how they look.

Not Your Mother’s Smooth Move Frizz Control Hair Cream. There is also a curl defining cream which might have worked better for my hair, but a main ingredient in this is coconut oil…and I’m allergic to coconut oil. I did try it out, but I think I prefer my normal jojoba oil.

Goody Spin Pin. I was a little intimidated by these when I was trying to figure out how these two things would hold my hair in place. I was completely wrong though, they are amazing. You twist them into your bun and it just stays. Perfectly, with no elastic or anything. I think this was my favorite out of the box because I’ll use them all the time.

 

NYC New York Color IndividualEyes Custom Compact. I’ve been cutting back on wearing makeup, but my favorite brand is Urban Decay because they don’t use any animal testing and have vegan products. That being said, I really like the smokey look this compact gives. It’s comparable to Urban Decay in quality, but way cheaper.  It’s definitely a great buy at $4.99.

Last but not least is EBOOST. It’s a blend of “vitamins, minerals, and super-nutrients.” I haven’t tried this yet, but I’m excited to.

 

So that’s what is inside my beauty blogger box. My favorite is the Spin Pin, and least favorite is the Not Your Mother’s Hair Cream (purely because of the coconut oil).  Sorry for the crappy photos, I was so excited to try the stuff, I didn’t spend enough time taking good ones. Thanks Influenster for sending me all this great stuff. I’ll be sure to update this post when I test out

Disclaimer: Influenster sent me all of these products for free to test out. If you’re interested in signing up head on over to Influenster.com.