Petit Vour Review, October 2016

Petit Vour, $15 per month for US orders, $23 per month for Canadian orders

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This little one loves hanging out with the Petit Vour buns!

Petit Vour is a monthly vegan and cruelty-free beauty box subscription.  If you're new to vegan beauty, Petit Vour is one of the best ways to learn which products and brands work best for you.  Even if you're not vegan, there are tons of small, amazing vegan beauty companies out there that you might not discover in conventional boxes, and you'll get a chance to try them all with Petit Vour.  Subscribers receive four products each month.  The products are usually sample size, although there is the occasional full size product.  Petit Vour tends to be heavier on skincare than makeup, but there is always at least one makeup item per month.  Petit Vour allows subscribers to review the products in their boxes for points, which give you shop credit.  Previously, all subscribers received the same products with perhaps some color or scent variation.  Several months ago, though, Petit Vour started having some variation in the boxes.

Petit Vour sent me this box free of charge for review.  The link at the top of the page is my affiliate link.

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Here's what I got this month:

The October Petit Vour was worth $38.17.  That's about 2.5 times the price, so I'm happy with the value.  This month, I got a makeup product, a skincare product, and two body items.  I know all subscribers received the lipstick and the Kahina soap, but the other two items may or may not have varied.  The artwork on the product information card this month is very cute (as always) and goes along perfectly with the lipstick.

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First up is the Kahina Moroccan Beldi Soap.  I've gotten a Kahina product before in another box and loved it, so I was happy to try another product from this company.  There are only two ingredients in this soap -- saponified olive oil and eucalyptus oil.  Of course, it smells strongly of eucalyptus, which isn't my favorite scent, but I don't mind it.  This would be perfect to use when you have a cold!  The soap is really thick and halfway between a liquid and a solid.  You have to kind of tear off a piece (about a tablespoon, they recommend) and you can either wash your body with it or you can apply it to your body, let it set 10 to 15 min and then rinse it off to make your skin extra soft.  I used it as a regular cleanser as I didn't want to wait ten minutes, but it still made my skin feel soft and clean.  This will be great for the winter as it will get your skin squeaky clean without drying it out.

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I love that Petit Vour gave us an oil to use after your shower!  You can clean and moisturize your body in the shower with the soap, then use the Apoterra Skincare Tulsi Rejuvenating Oil to lock in that moisture.  It has a lavender and primrose scent that is strong, but not overbearing.  You can use this oil anytime, but Petit Vour recommends using it right after a bath or shower for best results.  It can also be used for a massage oil or bath oil.  This absorbed quickly and moisturized my skin, but it didn't leave me feeling greasy.  At $28, it's not cheap, but it's also not terribly expensive for a body oil.  If you're looking for a good body oil to keep your skin soft and hydrated during the cold winter months, I'd recommend trying this product.

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The Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil sample is tiny, but it says it should last for two weeks.  I've used it a few times already and still have a good amount left.  This is a facial oil that you apply after cleansing and toning your face.  They recommend that you don't use a moisturizer in addition to this oil unless your skin is particularly dry.  This oil is supposed to do a little bit of everything -- help with dry skin, blemishes, evening out skin tone, fine lines, scars, sun damage, and radiance.  It has a pretty earthy smell, which isn't my favorite, but it's tolerable.  I haven't used this long enough to see any real results, but it does keep my skin hydrated without leaving my face feeling oily.

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Swatch of Red Apple Lipstick in Rebel!

Swatch of Red Apple Lipstick in Rebel!

The final product was my favorite this month, the Red Apple Lipstick in Rebel!  This is a deep, blue-based red that was a gorgeous color on me.  I got quite a few compliments on it!  It was long lasting and hydrating.  This is almost matte, but not quite.  Subscribers could receive Rebel! (this color), Oh My Guava (a nude with some pink to it), or Audrey (a neutral medium pink).  All three colors are beautiful, but this is my favorite of the three.  Besides being vegan, this lipstick is also gluten-free, so, if that is a concern of yours, you'll need to check this brand out.  This was my first time trying something by Red Apple Lipstick and I'm really impressed!

I'm absolutely loving my October Petit Vour!  I loved all four products, but the Red Apple Lipstick was definitely my favorite.  The color is just perfect on me.  The Kahina soap and the Apoterra oil were perfect for mid-fall as it's starting to get colder and dry skin will start being an issue.  The Pai oil will also be perfect when my skin starts to get drier due to the cold.  Petit Vour put together a fabulous fall box and I couldn't be happier with it!