Earlier this week, I received my monthly box of happiness from Petit Vour! February's box contained a great mix of goodies! Included was: a sample of Hair Smoothie by Clinical Luxury ($2.50), Taupey Plum Eye Shadow by HAN Skin Care Cosmetics (full size, $13), a sample of Stem Cellular Booster Serum by Juice Beauty ($19), and a sample of Trance perfume by Christy Organics ($5.25). That brings this month's total box value to $39.75!
I've had a chance to use all of them already so I'm gonna be giving you guys my review as I reveal them! Yay!
First up, Trance perfume by Christy Organics.
Every time I receive a perfume sample in my box, I get so excited. It's not often they're included and I am always on the look out for a new vegan scent to try. This perfume is by a company called Christy Organic's, which is an Australian based company. This perfume has a coconut oil and jojoba oil base, so it melts into your skin and the scent will last longer as compared to an alcohol base where the alcohol dissolves quicker and so does the scent. The heat from your body activate the essential oils in the perfume and release the fragrance. This company claims the perfume last 1000+ hours wear time per 12ml bottle.
Christy Organic's perfumes are made with 100% natural ingredients and a minimum of 70% organic ingredients, so you can feel good applying them to your skin knowing there's no hidden nasties in them. These perfumes come in roll ons, and are meant for your pulse points. Trance is the scent that was included in these Petit Vour boxes. The notes in this scent are: jasmine, bergamont, and ylang ylang. The website described this scent as "seductive." Personally for me, I was not a fan. I prefer a more woodsy, vanilla-y, amber-y scent, and this is basically all floral. Even after I let it sink it, I still didn't like the scent. The sample was difficult to open and close, and the cap flew off while trying to put it back on and I dropped the whole vial and spilled almost all of it, which I wasn't sad about because I wasn't a fan anyway.
These retail for $54.99 AUD and $64.93 USD, and their website right now is offering free world wide shipping! There's a scent called Amber that I would love to try, but the price is a little much for me. The Amber scent is only $44, but I still don't know if I would spend that on a perfume I haven't smelled and wouldn't be able to smell to see if I like it. That's my only real complaint when it comes to ordering perfume online, if I don't like it I'm stuck with it! I like to try before I buy! I appreciate the sample they included in our box, it just wasn't for me.
Next up, let's talk about the Taupey Plum Eye Shadow by HAN Skin Care Cosmetics.
It's called Taupey Plum, which is exactly the color. I know in the pictures it looks like a brown with golden shimmer, but it's not. I felt like this shade is neutral enough that it could go with any skin tone and match any outfit, but I felt like it really enhanced my dark brown eyes. It's a really pretty color with just enough shimmer to make your eyes pop. The shadow itself is nice. It's not really a soft eyeshadow, so not a lot of product falls from the brush to your face, yet it's still easy to apply. The color goes on smooth and it blends really well. There's a nice color pay off as well. I wore it from morning until night, without any primer, and it held up really well. I didn't even notice any creasing, so I was pretty impressed! I've been wearing this every day since I got it. It's just really like the perfect go to shade for me.
This was the full size product in the February box, and it retails for $13. All the colors they offer are really neural and pretty, and I would love to try the other three! This company is all about being natural! They're free of parabens, toxins, artificial colors and fragrances, and carmine! I love especially that it's free of carmine! Check out their website. In addition to the eye shadow, they offer blush and lip gloss as well!
Next up, Hair Smoothie by Clinical Luxury.
If there's one thing I wish I got more of in my Petit Voir boxes, it's hair products. I get so many face products and a lot of them go to waste because of how sensitive and acne prone my face is I don't use them because I don't want to risk a break out. So when I saw this Hair Smoothie in my box I was excited to try it! This smoothie is by a brand called Clinical Luxury. The creator is a woman named Graydon and she considers herself the "Skin Chef." Their products are all natural, made with plant based ingredients. They're a mostly vegan, organic when possible, and nut free company.
This Hair Smoothie is meant to detangle and condition all types of hair; thick, fine, sensitive, and everything in between. The product itself is a light shade of green, highlighting the green ingredients. This smoothie is made with broccoli oil, parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. These ingredients are said to help stimulate hair growth. Based off the ingredients, you can probably imagine the scent is very herbaceous. It's not the best scent, but it's definitely one I could get used to. It reminds me of the scent you get when you first walk into Lush, if that helps. The scent was very subtle after I styled my hair. You have to get right on top of my hair and physically sniff it, and even then the scent is light. When applied to your hair, it doesn't leave that usual conditioner feel on your hair. You know that kind of slimy-ish feeling, so you know you've gotten an adequate amount on your hair. It just makes your hair a bit softer but it doesn't feel like conditioner, so for that reason I think I applied too much. From the minute you apply it, you can feel how soft it makes your hair. I have a lot of hair, and it's really thick. When I brush it out after the shower, it's a painful tangled mess. When I brushed it after using this, my brush went through my hair like butter! I don't think I even had one knot. I was blown away! My hair looks so beautiful! It's shiny, extremely soft, but not weighed down. My hair looked great for days after I washed it too! Like it still looked freshly washed! So clearly this smoothie actually does cleanse as well as detangle and condition!
I want to order this in a full size as soon as I get paid, I loved it that much! The offer different sizes, including a: $2.50 sample size, 240 ml for $24, and 1 liter for $55. These are Canadian prices, so it's actually a little cheaper in USD. Shipping varies, but I believe under $200 is $15 shipping to the US. They offer different products too so check them all out! I know I will be!
Lastly, Stem Cellular Booster Serum by Juice Beauty.
I thought I read the paper wrong when I saw this little tiny sample cost $19. Then I read that the full size is $75! I figured with prices like this, this stuff has be to amazing. Surprisingly, I wasn't all that blown away with it. This clear gel has virtually no scent, which is great considering I don't want any unnatural perfumes on my skin, because they can cause irritation on my sensitive skin. I applied it right after I washed my face and right before I applied my moisturizer, like it said to. It left me with that kinda sticky feeling on my face, which lasted about a half hot then I guess it fully absorbed and the sticky feeling went away. I didn't use it under makeup, I applied it at night only before bed. I figure for $75 I should see some type of results immediately. Not like expecting a miracle or anything, but something, and I got nothing. I'll continue to use this as a spot treatment on dark spots, hoping with time it will lighten them up, and I'll report back if I notice a different. I was glad it didn't make my face break out though, that was a definite plus! I know that Juice offers a lot of excellent products, and they're a very well known company. I know people swear by their products. So, I will definitely continue to use it as I said and maybe with time I'll see some results. Would I pay $75 for this? No way. But I'm happy to try the sample!
Overall, just with the eye shadow and hair smoothie I was happy enough with this box. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this month's box! What did you think?