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Petit Vour’s April Beauty Box!

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It’s been a little while since I fully reviewed (on here) one of my favourite Beauty Boxes…since November actually! If you’re new to Petit Vour, well you’re in for a treat! This monthly subscription box is really special! It not only lets you in on some amazing non-toxic, vegan, and cruelty-free beauty products…but for only $15, each box comes packed with four deluxe-sized (and sometimes full-sized) products. It’s an awesome deal, and you’ll discover some awesome new brands that are safe for your face, body and more! Oh, and of course it comes with the cutest little description card, describing all of the products within the box – along with the perfect illustration by Mia CharroWin/win!

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Petit Vour November Box!

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November is upon us, Thanksgiving will soon be here and not just on that day, but every day, we should we count our every blessing – little or big. One of the many little things I am thankful for? This months Petit Vour Beauty Box! It is based on “holiday travel essentials for the green beauty enthusiast” – perfect! You’ll see a sweet little illustration titled “Give Thanks” on the ever so popular product description card drawn by Mia Charro – once again, she makes the cuuuutest little illustrations! Go follow her if you want to see more of her lovely creations. :) Of course, if you’re not familiar with this monthly beauty box subscription – please click HERE to read my first review and thoughts on this awesome Vegan + Cruelty-Free company!

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Petit Vour October Box!

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Happy Wednesday! I’m back with some more Petit Vour Beauty Box for this month! Per usual, if you’re not sure who Petit Vour is, or what they do – please click HERE to read my first review and thoughts on this awesome Vegan + Cruelty-Free company!

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Petit Vour September Box!

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This months Petit Vour Beauty Box is so great! I can’t wait to dive in and give you a rundown on all the products – but first, if you’re not sure who Petit Vour is, or what they do… click HERE to read my first ever review and thoughts on this cute little company!

 

Now, let’s start! We’ve got some great goodies this month! And can we just take a moment to admire the beautiful card in this month’s box!? Illustrator Mia Charro (@miacharro) designed it. So pretty!

 

This months following items were:

Blissoma Herbal Gel Cleanser (2oz) ($16):  Free is a duo-purpose, restorative gel cleanser for when you need to remove difficult makeup and all the day’s dirt in one easy, healing wash. It’s perfect for the most reactive and allergic skin types due to it’s super pure, simple, and elegant botanical ingredients. Together in this beautifully balanced gel, herbs, soapbark, and gentle organic oils come together to rinse skin clean and balance it all at once.

 

Organic, food-grade Soapbark extract makes bubbles for your face, so you get a nice sudsing action. Along with that, an infusion of organic Yerba Mate sweeps over your skin bringing with it 196 active compounds. That’s more than the ever-popular Green Tea. The 11 Polyphenols Yerba Mate boasts possess potent cell protective properties. Combined with anti-inflammatory Olive Leaf, soothing Linden, regenerating Self Heal (Prunella), and gentle Cornflowers your skin has every reason to be restored. Even the delicate eye area can be easily washed free of waterproof makeup without tugging or any skin distress.

 

This gel rinses to a lighter and almost “squeaky” clean. It’s still free of any actual soaps though, and is the correct, skin-friendly, acidic PH. Free is also decidedly and appropriately “free” of even natural origin irritants. Free has no scents at all, no ethyl alcohol (grain alcohol), gluten, or nut ingredients, and avoids the usual list of synthetic nasties that never appear in our recipes. If you have really reactive skin then this cleanser is going to be your bff!


 

Elate Cosmetics Lipstick (Lively) ($17): I am obsessed with this lipstick! Actually, it’s a lipstick that acts more as a lip-tint – which I am not mad about!

It’s absolutely incredible, and super gorgeous on! Made with shea and mango butter, scented with organic vanilla essential oils..Elate doesn’t skimp on amazing, good-for-you ingredients!I love wearing it when I need moisture (seriously, that mango butter and shea do it well!) and a quick allover wash of colour on my lips! LOVE!


 

Mahalo Pele Mask (No Size Listed. Full Size $64 for 1.7oz):  This is a detoxifying bioactive mask that transforms dry, tired skin into a glowing complexion. It tightens pores, boosts circulation and cell-renewal, calms inflammations, combats and heals blemishes, fades dullness and reduces the signs of aging! You can mix it with water or hydrosol (herbal/floral water) and use it once a week. It can also be used as a spot treatment, which is always great, and now makes it a a nifty little two-in-one product!


 

MSC Skin Care Exfoliating Body Scrub (No Size Listed. Full Size $33 for 10.5oz): This grapefruit and spearmint body scrub is all organic and a dual-action exfoliator! The raw sugar exfoliates and removes dead skin cells, while a combination of shea butter, sunflower oil, and rice bran oil nourish fresh skin. It’s super invigorating, and super delicious smelling – surely your morning showers will be that much more awakening with this awesome little scrub!


 

As always, I highly recommend signing up for this monthly beauty box! It’s extremely easy to do and takes no time at all, and you can cancel at anytime! Make your way over to the Petit Vour website to get started!

 

You can find Petit Vour on:

Instagram: @petitvour

Twitter: @PetitVour

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PetitVour

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/petitvour/

Tumblr: http://petitvour.tumblr.com/

xo

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Petit Vour June Beauty Box!

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If you caught my first review of Petit Vour‘s April Beauty Box, and my last Instagram post of their May Beauty Box, than you should know how much I’m diggin’ this monthly beauty box subscription!

 

Just in case you’re completely new to this and don’t feel like clicking on the links I so GRACIOUSLY put…haha, jk…I’ll give ya a little run-down! Every month one of these pretty pink boxes you see above arrives in my mailbox! It’s full of luxurious, non-toxic, vegan beauty goodies for me to try out. In every box received, you’ll get 4-5 decently sized products. Sometimes they’re sample sized, sometimes regular sized! However, for the just $15 a box, I’d say that’s a pretty great deal!

 

IMG_9736This month’s Petit Vour box included:

Meow Meow Tweet Face Cleanser

This is a gentle, yet effective everyday cream cleanser. Its ingredients include organic plant oils, wild harvested witch hazel and a touch of castile soap to lift away impurities while providing protective nutrients and leaving my face refreshed and soft. It’s super fresh smelling and it has a great blend of restorative essential oils to combat blemishes and tone the skin. I don’t typically use it at night, just because I find that it won’t remove makeup very well, and I like more of a lather to really get off all my makeup. However, I do enjoy using this in the morning! It gently cleanses my face without stripping the skin of it’s vital moisture – it’s kind of like an oil cleanser that rinses off.

 

100% Pure Facial Cleansing Brush

This Cleanser Brush gently exfoliates, eliminating dirt, makeup, dead skin cells and surface pollutants. It is made with extremely soft and gentle synthetic fibers that will exfoliate your skin while you clean, giving skin a beautiful, refreshed glow.

 

Jacq’s Organic Green Smoothie Scrub Mask

This Scrub Mask is suitable for normal, aging, sensitive, oily & combination skin types & ANY hair type. It contains activated bamboo charcoal that draws dirt and oils out of pores, improves skin texture and absorbs odors. It has some of mother nature’s best clays including rhassoul, activated bamboo charcoal and bentonite.

 

Some of its key ingredients are:  Sea kelp, which is an anti-inflammatory and a natural source of vitamin  A, B1, B2, C, D and E. Tamanu oil, which is hydrating and helps to regenerate skin cells. The mask is also rich in fatty acids to reduce the risk of acne and fights free radicals with its antioxidant properties all found in almond meal, and is rich in iodine to combat free radicals and to help keep skin nourished and moisturized.

 

FiOR Minerals Organic Eyeliner in Brown Sugar

This eyeliner is a rich chocolate brown, with a semi-matte finish. It is 100% natural and vegan, and made with certified organic antioxidants and soothing ingredients, gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin. This pencil is perfect for smudged out smoky eyes, in no time! The creamy moisturizing nutrient-filled formula was designed not to tug or pull on the eye, and it really does the job! (I can’t stand pulling or tugging – who does?!) I really love that this pencil is free of harsh chemicals, dyes, parabens, GMO’s and toxic ingredients.

 

I can’t wait to see what July’s box holds! :) If you would like to learn more or sign up, it’s super easy! Just head on over to the Petit Vour site to get started, don’t forget that you can cancel at any time! (NO PRESSURE!)

 

xo

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Spa Heroe’s To The Rescue! June Unboxing.

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YES. Another amazing non-toxic, organic beauty box subscription to chat about! I love a great beauty box! Okay, so I’m a bit late to the June unboxing…don’t be mad! Either way, these are so fun! Today, I’ll be sharing with you the June beauty box kindly sent to me by Spa Heroes. This company is on a mission, a very specific one:

“We’re on a mission to change the way you look at skin care – and hair care and sun care and any other beauty product that touches your skin.”

Fun fact: Did you know that beauty product ingredient regulations in the U.S. haven’t had a serious update since 1948? In the meantime, the European Union has banned nearly 1,373 beauty product ingredients that research has shown to be harmful to personal health.

“We think you’re exceptional. Your skincare products should be, too.”

Spa Heroes curated beauty product selections are all completely free and clear of ingredients that could be hazardous to your health. Instead, each one is packed with natural Superpower ingredients that activate your body’s very own beauty superpowers like cell regeneration, moisture retention, and the glow of good health. (Who wants the good health glow!? ME!!!!)

 

When you subscribe to Spa Heroes monthly beauty box, you receive one full-sized beauty product every month. Each and every Hero Product meets SH’s healthy ingredient, high-performance criteria and has been approved by our esteemed panel of Spa Experts. They’ve done some serious homework on these products, so you don’t have to!

“We’re committed to creating a culture of wellness, joy and ease.”

Your monthly beauty box subscription to Spa Heroes saves you money on first-run, super fresh products. Subscribers can enjoy a discounted price on monthly selections – up to almost 60% off – and the luxury of the some of the spa world’s most effective products delivered right to your door. You also get first dibs on special offers, private sales and spa discounts offered by our Experts’ spas. I mean…win/win anyone? (Here’s the exact subscription info from their site!)

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Another thing! What I think is so unique about Spa Heroes is their Pocket Guide of Ingredient Intelligence I’ve attached below!

 

The guide, which you receive printed in your monthly beauty box, breaks down the 20 most prevalent toxic ingredients, and highlights all the natural superpowers and how they benefit your skin. I think it is so amazing that Spa Heroes keeps out more than just the 20 Villains! Basically, the guide is meant to help women eliminate some of the worst of what’s out there, easily, so it’s not an intimidating research project. A guide, guiding (ha) you to make the right, healthy, non-toxic choices – perfect!

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So, let’s get to unboxing, shall we!? There’s a lot of good stuff in June’s box that I can’t wait to share with you all!

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L – R: JAVA Bar Soap, JAVA Lip Scrub and Double Shot Body Serum by JAVA

 

JAVA is the brand featured in Spa Heroes June Beauty Box this month! It came with one full sized JAVA Double Shot Body Serum. This Body Serum….oh man. Easily has become my favourite! (Along with my Kumari Body Oil)  This coffee-infused brightening serum treats your body to the same antioxidant protection you give your face, leaving it soft-to-the-touch smooth and toned. Plus, its scent is light and lovely! This serum will benefit you in more than one way! You’ll get:

 

  • Supreme antioxidant protection
  • Firmer, smoother skin
  • Long-lasting all-over hydration
  • Superpower Ingredients: Argan Oil, Green Coffee Extract, Pumpkin Seed Oil

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JAVA Lip Scrub

This tasty lil coffee lip scrub (pictured above) and an exfoliating bar of soap (full size!) were also included in the box!

 

The JAVA Bar Soap is an all natural soap blended with artisan roasted coffee and green coffee extract designed to exfoliate and cleanse the skin. It’s extra smoothing and firming, plus…

 

  • Gently exfoliates your skin
  • Provides super hydration
  • Prevents moisture loss
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Boosts cell turnover
  • Brightens and softens skin
  • Natural antiseptic
  • Deodorant treatment

I know this month is almost over – but this post will (hopefully) give you incentive to hurry on over to the Spa Heroes website and subscribe to their July box, because YOU DEFINITELY don’t want to miss out on this upcoming months beauty box! I know for a fact that it is well over $100 dollars worth of organic treats! Amazing!? Also, if you’ve come this far in this blog post – you get to use the code SAMMIE at checkout to receive $10 off any level of a new Spa Heroes subscription!

 

Side-note: If you’re not completely happy with the products received, they will absolutely refund you! The ladies at SH want to take care of you. They are committed to heroic customer service. :)

 

Twitter: @SpaHeroes

Instagram: @spaheroes

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spaheroessubscription

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/spaheroes

Petit Vour Beauty Box

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Beauty Boxes have been all the rage lately, containing beauty samples and other skincare products (sometimes full sized) that make you look and feel beautiful, and – if you’re lucky – aren’t even released in stores yet! Not only are they great for the smaller sample sized products that won’t clog up your bathroom cabinets – but many of the subscriptions average out to less than 20 bucks a month, but still provide a value of twice that or more! That’s pretty great! The only downfall these boxes such as Ipsy, Birchbox and Glossybox (to name a few) have is, they don’t always contain products with the friendliest of ingredients. So, you can imagine my excitement when I found out you could get a beauty box that carried some safer, organic, cruelty-free and luxury (yes, luxury) vegan brands! It also has the cutest little French name! ;)

 

Petit Vour delivers monthly, wonderful little beauty products right to your doorstep. Inside your cute pink box, you’ll find four to five personalized beauty products for you to apply, blend, buff, lather, soak, and spray. These beauty samples are generously sized (and sometimes full-sized! Love that!), with enough product for you to figure out if it’s right for you. Thank goodness, cus Lord knows I am picky and always love trying samples before making a solid decision.

 

There are a few different options to choose from, one month, three months and six months. My pick and the best bang for your buck, is the one month at only $15. The $15 also includes free shipping and 20% of your order goes back to you! Pretty great deal, if you ask me!

 

What I Received In My Box:

 

  • Suntegrity’s “5 In 1” Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen – Tinted (sample size)
  • Lauren B’s Nail Couture nail polish (full sized)
  • Box Natural’s Luxe Towelettes (2 samples)
  • The Konjac Sponge Co’s French Pink Clay Facial Puff Sponge

 

I highly recommend signing up! It’s super easy and takes no time at all – plus, you can cancel at anytime! Head over to the Petit Vour website to get started!

 

You can find Petit Vour on:

Instagram: @petitvour

Twitter: @PetitVour

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PetitVour

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/petitvour/

Tumblr: http://petitvour.tumblr.com/

xo

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Oh, and in honour of all things French – here’s a great tune by Christine and the Queens, “Saint Claude”.