Petit Vour Review, January 2016

Petit Vour, $15 per month for US, $23 per month for Canada

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Above, we have my two-month-old Holland Lop bunny, Emmett, posing with his Petit Vour bunny friends.  Below, we have a picture of one-month-old Emmett next to the December Petit Vour box above two-month-old Emmett with the January Petit Vour box.  Can you believe how much he has grown?  He's not looking like my teeny baby anymore!

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Petit Vour is a monthly vegan and cruelty-free beauty box.  It contains four high quality skincare, makeup, and/or hair care items per month.  It's a great way to discover small, vegan businesses that you probably wouldn't encounter otherwise.

Petit Vour sent me this box free of charge for review.

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Here's what my January Petit Vour contained:

The January Petit Vour box was worth $42.42.  That's almost three times the monthly subscription price, so the value is definitely there.  There was a good mix of products this month.

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The kaia Bamboo Tapioca Beads were new to me.  It's a dry grit that you activate with a little water and then rub onto your face for a minute to clean and exfoliate.  If you leave it on for ten minutes after you apply, it works as a mask.  The list of ingredients is quite short:  bamboo for exfoliation, clay for cleansing, chickpeas and tapioca for oil control, and coconut to clean.  The exfoliation was very gentle, but left my face feeling soft.  I didn't use much of the powder and had good results, so this little sample should last for a while.  Start of with a teeny bit of the powder and you can add more if necessary.  This facial cleanser does a bit of everything without damaging or drying out the skin, so this is something I recommend giving a try. 

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I've used liquid and gel liners before, but none quite like this.  This jar looks like a tiny inkwell.  I liked that it came with a brush.  The brush is perfect for this liner.  The bristles are a little stiff so that they can evenly apply the eyeliner, but not so stiff it will hurt your eyelid.  The brush can give you a very thin line, so I found it to be perfect for tightlining.  The eyeliner itself, from Evelyn Iona, is a jet black with a slight sheen to it.  You just need the teenies bit of liner on the brush and it will get most or all of your lid.  It stayed on all day, no smudging.  It wasn't difficult to control the brush at all.  I got a great looking line from it.  The color is a little dark and harsh for everyday wear, but it's great for some subtle tightlines or a night on the town with a smoky eye.

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S.W. Basics Cream contains only coconut oil, olive oil, and shea butter.  It has a slightly weird, but not bad, scent to it, and the scent went away once  the cream was absorbed.  It looks like a solid in the jar, but just pinch off a small amount, warm it up in your hands, then smooth it wherever you need it.  I liked this, but I didn't love it, so I wouldn't buy the full size jar of this.

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Lip scrubs are the best!  I had never heard of French Girl Organics.  It's a small brand with a cute little Etsy shop.  This lip scrub is sugar-based, but also has natural oils so it moisturizes while it removes the dead skin.  My lips were incredibly silk after I rubbed the scrub into my lips then rinsed it off.  I have a horrible habit of picking at the dry skin on my lips, so this scrub keeps my lips in good enough shape that I leave them alone. This was my favorite item this month.                   

I loved the January Petit Vour box!!  The French Girl Organics rose scrub was my favorite, but I also really loved the Evelyn Iona eyeliner and pencil set and the kaia bamboo tapioca facial cleanser.  The S.W. Basics Cream was okay, but not my favorite.  I adored three out of the four items, so I am definitely happy with this month's box.  

Did anyone else get the January Petit Vour?  What did you think?