To say I'm late on this one is an understatement, but better late than never right?! I'm sorry for my lack of posting, I've been a busy bee! In addition to my usual craziness, I've started making my own soy candles and my husband and I adopted a new kitten! Her name is Luna, she's 4 months old, she's a black cat with a wonky eye, and she's adorable! She'll get her own post for sure, for now let's talk Petit Vour.
I'm sad to say that this is my last box. My husband and I are finally taking our honeymoon in October, and I need all the money I can get for our Boston and Salem trip. Plus, with how overly sensitive my skin has been lately, I'm too afraid to use anything new. So I thought it was time to cancel my box instead of wasting money on products I can't use. The beauty of Petit Vour is you can sign back up at any time so hopefully down the road I'll be able to do so.
Here's what this box had to offer:
EvolvH SmartStart Leave-In Conditioner ($11), Juice Beauty Green Apple Brightening SPF15 Moisturizer ($18, full size $38), Suntegrity Lip C.P.R. SPF30 in shades Sunny Blush and Sunrise Peach ($5, full size $30), and lastly Precious Skin Elixirs Sea Pearl Exfoliating Clay ($4.50 full size $70.)
The theme of this box was very beachy and mermaidy and I love that. The illustration for the card was my favorite so far, with the mermaid design. I also thought the flowers were a nice touch! I would totally frame it. It's so pretty!
Let's talk about the leave in conditioner first.
I actually love this stuff. I use it every time I wash my hair. Not that I need my hair to be any thicker than it already is, but I appreciate the detangling part of it. Since my hair is so thick it gets so knotty it's ridiculous. I'm game to try anything that can help, even a little. It also helps to strengthen hair with raw lecithin, and uses cumin seed oil and rice bran to help protect it against UV. The bergamot oil also helps to tame flyaways.
The ingredients are all natural. In case you can't read the bottle in my pictures above, here's the ingredients list, copied directly from their site:
Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Rice Bran Extract, Black Cumin Seed Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, Lecithin, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Red Raspberry Seed Oil, Red Grape Seed Oil ,Cranberry Seed Oil, Citrus Orange Peel Oil, Grapefruit Peel Oil, Lavender Oil, Bergamot Fruit Oil, Patchouli Oil, Cinnamomum Oil, Geranium Flower Oil, Thyme Leaf Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Lemon Peel Oil, Citric Acid, Tocopherol Vitamin E, Grape Seed extract."
The scent is very natural, for obvious reasons, but it smells surprisingly pleasant. I use about 8 sprays for my hair. It does truly thicken your hair, I can say that with honesty because even my thick hair gets thicker after using this. It's a great product all around. The 8.5 oz bottle that they have available on their site is $26, and I think it's worth it!
Next up, the SPF moisturizer.
Honestly I haven't used this stuff. If you read my post about their a Blemish Clearing system and the nightmares it did to my skin, you'll understand why I'm hesitant. The only things I'll use from Juice are their bamboo washcloths, their Green Apple peel, and their face wash. So I can't tell you how this works. But I can tell you that, like the rest of their Green Apple line, it contains fruit acids to help smooth and even out skin's appearance. Plus, this is a daily moisturizer with SPF in it so your face is protected from the sun when you apply it. The full size is $38 and is available on the Juice Beauty website.
Next up, the lip C.P.R.
First, I wanted to say that I feel like the way these samples were packaged is weird. They just cut a slice off and stuck it in some little tube and added a small brush (that I felt like should've been wrapped in plastic but wasn't) to apply it. I wouldn't use the brush, way too many opportunists for germs to have gotten on there. I don't own a lip brush because I don't use lip stick, so I probably won't use these. But the colors are pretty. The one is a peach shade and the other is a light pink so I feel like they would flatter several different skin tones. They have a few different colors available on their website as well. Also, considering they have an SPF of 30 you can look good while protecting your lips from the sun. Win win. Lastly, it's worth mentioning that these balms received the #1 rating for Best Lip Balms with SPF from EWG's 2016 Sunscreen Guide, so that's pretty cool. Each tube is $28.
Lastly, the clay mask.
The full size 6.7 oz bottle of this retails for $70, so I assume this has a lot to offer. I haven't used it yet myself, but I want to. I'm still trying to let my skin calm down after the Juice incident, and was hoping by now it would be, but it's not fully there yet. Once I'm back to normal, I'm gonna try it. Here's the ingredients, taken from their website:
French green clay, Sea clay, *Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) *Matricaria recutita (chamomile), *Calendula officinalis (calendula), *Rosa canina (rosehip seed), Bambusa vulgaris (bamboo), Ascorbic acid (vitamin c), *Althaea officinalis (marshmallow root), Sodium bicarbonate, *Lavandula angustifolia (lavender). *certified organic / **wildcrafted"
As you can see the ingredients are real and natural. There's so many ingredients that are good for your skin, so I have faith this will really be a great product to use. It detoxifies, tightens pores, balances out oil, and exfoliates for fresher and healthier skin. And with a price tag of $70, I'm sure it does all of those things and more!
That's everything for the June box. It definitely isn't my favorite box, but it isn't bad. The retail value is $38.50 which is about average for a Petit Vour box. I'm sad this will be my last one, but hopefully it won't be forever!