Petit Vour Review, September 2016

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

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I love this little baby bun so much.  He has quite the personality!  He enjoyed hanging out with the Petit Vour bunnies.

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.  Over the summer, Petit Vour began varying a product or two per month, but, this month, it seems as though everyone got the same four products.

Petit Vour sent me this box free of charge for review.  The links to the Petit Vour website are affiliate links; here's the regular link if you want to use that instead.

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Here's what came in the September Petit Vour box:

The September Petit Vour box was worth $39!  That's more than 2.5 times the price of the box, which is great.  There were two skincare items, a makeup item, and a deodorant this month, so I'm happy with the product mix.  Each month, Petit Vour has a beautiful new design on their product information card.  Isn't this month's pretty?  I love the gemstones on the September card.  

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I've loved other OSEA products I've tried, so I was looking forward to trying their Ocean Cleanser.  This is a cream facial cleanser that is supposed to remove makeup, cleanse your skin, fight signs of aging, and increase collagen production all while leaving your skin's natural lipid barrier in place.  I love its fresh citrus scent!  While I wouldn't rely on this to be my sole makeup remover, it removed the little bits of makeup left after I used regular makeup remover.  It made my skin feel extra clean, but it wasn't drying at all.  I'm an even bigger fan of OSEA after using this!  I highly recommend this cleanser.  My skin likes to get dry and flaky in the cold, so this will be the perfect cleanser for the winter months.

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Meow Meow Tweet has the cutest name!  The packaging is pretty adorable, too -- there's a snake playing basketball with Saturn on the jar!  All Petit Vour subscribers received a full size Meow Meow Tweet Baking Soda Free Deodorant Cream in either Lavender or Grapefruit.  I love grapefruit and am not a big fan of lavender, so I got lucky!  A lot of natural deodorants contain baking soda, which can irritate sensitive skin, so Meow Meow Tweet created a new formula.  This deodorant uses arrowroot powder and magnesium to keep sweat and body odor in check.  It also contains coconut oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil to keep skin moisturized and in good condition.  This works well and smells great, but I really prefer to apply my deodorant with a stick, not my hands. The cream absorbed quickly and didn't make a mess in my clothing.  If you don't mind applying deodorant cream with your hands, I recommend this product. Meow Meow Tweet does make stick deodorant, so check that out if you would prefer a more natural deodorant, but don't want to use your hands to apply it.

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I've gotten the Odacité Bl + C Serum Concentrate in another box and loved it, so I was happy to get another one!  This is a serum oil made especially for those of us with acne concerns.  I credit this, along with the CosRx Salicylic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser and CosRx AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner from my BomiBox, with getting an annoying breakout under control.  This contains black cumin oil, which stops the spread of acne-causing bacteria, and cajeput, which is antiseptic and prevents pimples.  While I wish the sample had been a bit bigger, it was big enough for me to see how effective this product was.  If you have problems with acne, I'd definitely recommend trying this product.  Not all subscribers received the same Odacité serum  -- Petit Vour sent subscribers the serum that best fit their skincare concerns.  If you received a different serum, how did it work for you?

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Swatch of Adorn Cosmetics Mineral and Organic Hydrating Cream Foundation in Fair.

Swatch of Adorn Cosmetics Mineral and Organic Hydrating Cream Foundation in Fair.

The final product was the Adorn Cosmetics Mineral and Organic Hydrating Cream Foundation.  This is my first time getting a foundation in a box!  Petit Vour asked me in advance which color I thought would work best for me.  I chose Fair.  In the picture above, you can see what it looks like when I've just put it on but before I've blended it.  In the lower half of the picture, though, it has been applied and blended and you can't even see it's there, so it ended up being a good color match for me.  There are only five colors in the line, so this foundation isn't going to work for a lot of people, especially people with dark complexions or those with olive skin.  This worked well, but my skin is quite oily and I think this would work better for someone with drier skin.  It was difficult to get a smooth looking finish on my oily T-zone.  I'll have to try this again in the winter when my skin is dry.  It held up better than I was expecting and still looked pretty good at the end of the day.

I'm quite happy with my September Petit Vour box!  I love the OSEA Ocean Cleanser and the Odacité serum!  They worked really well and made my skin look amazing.  The Meow Meow Tweet deodorant was great, but I just really prefer my deodorant in stick form.  I think the Adorn foundation would be perfect for someone with dry skin, but it was hard to work with on the oilier parts of my skin, so it wasn't for me.  Overall, though, it was a fabulous box. 

If you got the September Petit Vour box, what did you think?  If you have dry skin, did the foundation work well for you?  I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments!