Petit Vour Review, February 2016

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

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This is the beautiful artwork on the product information card in the February Petit Vour box.

Emmett, stop growing!

Emmett, stop growing!

Look how my beautiful baby Emmett has grown!  He's hanging out with the Petit Vour buns at one month (top left), two months (bottom left), and now, at almost three months old (right).  He is looking like a young man.  I want him to stay a teeny baby!

Petit Vour is a monthly vegan and cruelty-free beauty box.  They send subscribers four beauty products per month.  I've discovered a lot of great vegan cosmetics companies through this subscription.  It's always fun to see what's in the box each month.  

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

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Here's what was inside the February Petit Vour:

The February Petit Vour was worth $40.41.  That's a great value for a $15 box.  The hair smoothie is from a Canadian company and the Christy Organics perfume is from an Australian company, so the product values for those are based on the exchange rate of those currencies and the US dollar on the day I wrote this.  Most Petit Vour box values are in the $40 to $50 range.

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First up, there is the Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Booster Serum.  I haven't been impressed by Juice Beauty products I've tried in the past, so I was not looking forward to trying this.  The serum contains fruit stem cells, resveratrol, and vitamin C.  Their Stem Cellular line of products is anti-aging, so this serum is meant to fight wrinkles, even out skin tone, and smooth skin texture.  Most serums I've tried have been a liquid, but this looks and feels like an ointment.  I liked this serum a lot more than I was expecting.  It was easy to apply and I loved how it felt on my skin. Another plus was that it didn't have the weird scent most Juice Beauty products have.  I would have to use this longer to see real effects from the serum, but resveratrol and vitamin C are fabulous for your skin, so I recommend this.  It is a little expensive at $75, but if you're looking for a good anti-aging serum and can afford it, this is worth a try.

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I had never heard of HAN Skin Care Cosmetics before getting it in this month's Petit Vour.  The color of the eyeshadow I received is Taupey Plum, but subscribers could get the colors Cool Coconut, Chocolate Bronze, and Golden Glow instead.  Besides giving you some color, this eyeshadow has argan oil, vitamins, and antioxidants in it, so it's great for your skin!  I've never heard of an eyeshadow like that before.  This shadow is made from rice powder and is colored with plant pigments.  I loved this eyeshadow.  It had surprisingly good pigment and the color was gorgeous.  I swatched it below so you can see how pretty it is.  It lasted all day (I used an Urban Decay primer under it) and looked just as good at night as it did in the morning.  I would love to try the other colors in HAN's eyeshadow line.  If you're looking for an amazing vegan eyeshadow, look no further because HAN's shadow is fabulous. 

HAN Skin Care Cosmetics eyeshadow in Taupey Plum

HAN Skin Care Cosmetics eyeshadow in Taupey Plum

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Both Emily and I tried the Graydon Hair Smoothie.  This can be used as a regular conditioner, a deep conditioning treatment, or as a leave-in conditioner, so it's a versatile product.  Emily and I tried it out as regular conditioner.  We both found our hair to feel silkier after our showers.  Emily loved the scent of it, but the herbal scent wasn't my favorite.  After my hair dried, though, I could no longer smell it, so the scent wasn't a deal breaker for me.

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Last but not least, there was the Christy Organics Trance perfume.  The perfume contains ylang ylang, jasmine, bergamot, vanilla, cedar, and rose oils.  When I first applied this, I did not like it at all.  The top notes reminded me of a hippie shop.  While Emily loves that scent, I'm not a fan.  Fortunately, after a couple minutes, the mid notes came through and the scent was much more pleasant.  I've worn this a couple of times and I'm liking it. 

This was another amazing Petit Vour box.  I liked everything in this month's box, but my favorite product was the HAN eyeshadow.  If you've never tried it, you need to.  I liked the Juice Beauty serum a lot more than I thought I would and definitely recommend it for those of you looking for a high-quality, vegan anti-aging serum.  The Graydon Hair Smoothie and the Christy Organics perfume were nice, but I don't see myself buying them once my sample is out.  I'm not a vegan myself, but I love Petit Vour because the products are always of great quality.  A lot of people assume that vegan products are expensive and are of inferior quality, but Petit Vour consistently shows that that isn't the case.  My bunnies love that no Petit Vour products are tested on their cousins, so that is another huge plus.