Today I'm going to talk to you guys about Petit Vour's April Beauty Box! Here's the goodies that we're inside:
There were actually a few different combinations of what you could've gotten this month. I know that the 100% Pure Product coulee also a blush pot, but personally I'm glad I got the eye shadow instead. The value of this box is $45.50 which is pretty awesome! Let's start our reviews with the Juara Hand and Nail Balm, which was my personal favorite from this box.
Juara is a vegetarian skincare brand inspired by Indonesian botanicals. They offer vegan products as well, such as this hand balm. This is a hand, nail, and cuticle balm. I know absolutely nothing about Indonesia, so I was excited to do some research on the ingredients found in this balm! The main ingredients are coconut and illipe butter. Illipe is fat that comes from the nuts of the Shorea Stenoptera, which is a crop found in the Borneo Jungle in Southeast Asia. It both moisturizes and protects skin from the elements. It also contains Buriti oil, which comes from the tropical Moriche Palm Tree, and is used to help heal, soothe, and protect skin as well as help with elasticity. This cream is the perfect consistency. It applies easily and absorbs nicely. The smell is my favorite part. It's mainly coconut with other natural and tropical scents combined and I absolutely love it. It left my hands feeling soft and smooth. The full size bottle of this is $20.
Next up, the Kumari Body Oil.
Kumari is an Ayurveda inspired bath and body line. It's my understanding that Ayurveda is a traditional holistic form of healing using nature's ingredients to help soothe the mind, body, and soul. This oil is for both your body and as a bath oil. I used it on my legs and feet. They say it's best to do right out of the shower or bath, but I was too impatient and had to try it right away. I did also use it after my shower to compare if it made a difference. Shower or not, my skin felt soft and smooth, but I did feel that I would need to apply more at night as I didn't feel like my skin stayed moisturized all day. That's really my only con.
But, I absolutely love the scent. It's lavender, chamomile, and mint. It's really a pleasant experience applying it as the fragrance really relaxes you. The oil isn't heavy at all, it's light and I found it very easy to massage into my skin and absorb. This would make a great massage oil too, both because of the oil consistency and because of the super relaxing scent. This stuff has nearly 100% organic ingredients. Every ingredient serves an obvious purpose and there's no fillers. It's a combination of grape seed, olive, and sesame oil, plus the fragrance oils. It's really natural! I felt like I didn't need a lot to get the job done either. The scent does linger, but it smells so good I just wish it would last longer. The full size 2 oz bottle is $34.
I love 100% Pure. I've posted about their products on several occasions, and I was so thrilled to see this full sized $25 eye shadow in my box! Applying it is super easy. I used my finger. It went on so smooth. It's really light and silky when you apply it. The color alone is pretty and it's enough color to give your look a little flair if you're a minimal makeup kind of person.
Unfortunately, I was really sad by how fast this creases. I mean, it started creasing before I left for work, so like within a 30-40 minutes after I applied it. Perhaps using it as a base then using powder shadow on top might make it last longer. The color remained around my creases though, so that was good. I'll still continue to use it, even if it's just as a base, because I love how neutral the color is. It's not white, it's like a shimmery cream color. It's flattering on everyone I think. Would I ever pay $25 for this? No way, but I'm happy to have received it in my box regardless. I think I'm going to try it as a highlighter as well, considering it's like the perfect color for a highlighter. I might like it better on a less oily surface. I'll update this post if I like it as a highlighter!
Lastly, Ursa Major face balm.
I really love the smell of this face balm. It's so natural. You know the smell when you first walk in Lush? It smells like that. Fruity, citrusy, sweet, and balanced out with an herbal scent. It applies nicely and dries quickly with little residue on my face. It dries matte so there's no oiliness after using it. It made my skin really soft too. I didn't notice a big difference applying my makeup on top of it compared to when I don't use it. It's more like a serum not a moisturizer. You can apply moisturizer afterwards if you feel your face needs it. I would apply this first though, then your moisturizer second after this dries, which only takes a minute or so.
When used regularly, this balm is supposed to help your skin maintain its youthful appearance and texture. I can't speak to that being true or not. Also, it's supposed to help soothe skin. So if you have sensitive or irritated skin, I would definitely give this a try.
The ingredients are 100% natural with 82% being organic, and I really love that about this brand. You can get 0.5 oz for $14, 2.5 oz for $36, or both for $48, so you can choose which suits you best.
Overall I'm definitely happy with this box. Petit Voir always delivers!