And a happy national Lipstick day to each and every one of you. I hope you are flaunting your favorite shades today. While my lips are clad in my favorite Kristopher Buckle Cashmere lip in Bardot (it wasn’t in my make up bag again this week, but I couldn’t resist bringing it out in celebration today) let me tell you about this month’s Petit Vour Box.
Oh yes my darlings, it too finally came in the mail. There are two levels to this subscription, the Petit Vour beauty Box and the Beauty Box plus (Plus has 5-7 travel and full sized items for $25 per month). My subscription is for the regular Petit Vour beauty box and features four cruelty free items each month. You get the occasional full sized item, but most are deluxe samples.
The box is $16 per month and this is actually my second month receiving the box and thus far I am really liking it. Last month I found an exfoliating scrub I never would have come across on my own and that I have now placed on my to be ordered again list. It was from B kind and I really like how gentle, yet effective it was. The link is to my full review. The product can be purchased both at the company site or on the Petit Vour site. I know they have a points system for rewards based on purchases but I haven’t had the subscription long enough to play around with it.
But on to this month’s box. The first Item is from Province Apothecary and it is a deluxe sized cleanser and makeup remover (retail $20). As I am almost finished with my Elemis Cleansing Balm, it is pretty good timing to have this arrive now.
The big decision is whether I want to squirrel away the remaining Elemis and start testing the Province Apothecary or just bite the bullet, finish the Elemis and let it go. Either way, this will soon take its place in my bathroom next to my Make up Eraser and we will see how well it removes make up. With luck I’ll like it just as much as the Elemis.
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The second item in my box this month is the Antonym Cosmetics Natural Waterproof Eye Pencil.(retail $19)It is a brown eye pencil, which I have to admit I don’t have a lot of. It is a standard pencil format, which isn’t my favorite, but the product did feel nice on my hand and not too sharp feeling so it should be fine.
In addition it has its own rather substantial pencil sharpener on the end. So when it gets dull I won’t have to go looking for a sharpener. It’s always nice to avoid a panicked search for a missing tool when you are half made up. It arrived too late to be in this week’s make up bag, but perhaps I’ll put it into the bag for a trial next week.
The third Item actually came in two little potted containers. It is the Ursa major flash mask. (retail $12). I’m not entirely certain if that means each pot is one use or what so I will have to investigate before I use them.
I like the idea of a three minute mask, especially if it matches the claims of increasing firmness and restoring luminosity. I’m not going to give up my fifteen minute relaxation time each Friday with my face masks, but perhaps a mid-week pick me up for my skin wouldn’t be a bad thing. Perhaps I’ll make it a self care reward for making it through a particularly grueling work out.
Finally there is a Sea Clay Body mask (retail $8) from Formulary. I have to say I am intrigued by the thought of slathering myself in sea clay, spa style, but the package suggests it is most effective on the neck, back and décolletage, so perhaps I will reign myself in. As my décolletage has taken a beating due to my propensity for v-necked shirts while working in the garden, it wouldn’t be a bad thing to treat that particular section of my body to an extra special treat.
All in all, I am really pleased with my subscription this month. It is my second month and just like the first, I received items I will definitely use and want to try. My plan was originally to test out this subscription for three months to see if I like it. I suspect I will not only keep this subscription past the three month mark, but if it continues to be such an excellent selection, around month six I may be considering upgrading to the Plus level of the beauty box, especially if I decide to let other beauty boxes go. For now however I am just going to use my products and report back. Who knows, I might find another new favorite.