Monday, November 6, 2017

CRUELTY FREE BEAUTY | PETIT VOUR REVIEW: OCTOBER 2017

Last month, I had such a great Petit Vour unboxing.  Not only did a receive one full-sized product but all the products have been really great for me.  For this month, I was hoping to get some pampering products.  We're heading into the colder months, so I really want to give my skin all the nourishment I can. I thought I'd share with you my Petit Vour review for October, so here it is!

CRUELTY FREE BEAUTY | PETIT VOUR REVIEW: OCTOBER 2017 by North Carolina beauty blogger Rebecca Lately

This month's information card is so cute, so I'll definitely be keeping it.  The print features a black cat in a pumpkin, which is perfect for October.  Plus, it looks like Zoe!

CRUELTY FREE BEAUTY | PETIT VOUR REVIEW: OCTOBER 2017 by North Carolina beauty blogger Rebecca Lately

CRUELTY FREE BEAUTY | PETIT VOUR REVIEW: OCTOBER 2017 by North Carolina beauty blogger Rebecca Lately

Kani Botanicals Moon Milk | $13 (fullsize, $38)

I was shocked at how glittery this product is.  To be honest, it's not the type of product I expected in a Petit Vour box.  Now, I love glitter as much as the next magpie, but this is crazy.  You can see below how intense it is.  I would not care much about this product, except that the scent is so good.  Side note: you will not like this if you hate florals.  It's very girly.  The scent is jasmine and tuberose and I can't get enough of it.

The point of this moon milk is to moisturize your skin and leave you with a subtle glow.  I've put this all over the back of my hand, and the glitter isn't all in your face.  That was a relief, because the last time I possessed this much glitter in a beauty product, I was probably 12.


CRUELTY FREE BEAUTY | PETIT VOUR REVIEW: OCTOBER 2017 by North Carolina beauty blogger Rebecca Lately

CRUELTY FREE BEAUTY | PETIT VOUR REVIEW: OCTOBER 2017 by North Carolina beauty blogger Rebecca Lately

CRUELTY FREE BEAUTY | PETIT VOUR REVIEW: OCTOBER 2017 by North Carolina beauty blogger Rebecca Lately

Shamanuti Enzyme Pumpkin Masque | $11 (full size, $42)

You might already know that I am a huge fan of face masks.  I always have a large rotation in my bathroom cabinet.  There really aren't a lot of masks that I don't like, but unfortunately this is one of them.  I got the urge to use this on Halloween (isn't that appropriate), but I couldn't leave it on my face for more than a minute.  It felt like I smeared pumpkin pie baby food all over my face.  I have no qualms about using food in my beauty routine, but apparently this mask crosses my line.

If you are interested in trying this, it's supposed to be good for combination skin or acne-prone skin.  The enzymes will take your skin from dull to bright, while increasing the rate of cell renewal.

CRUELTY FREE BEAUTY | PETIT VOUR REVIEW: OCTOBER 2017 by North Carolina beauty blogger Rebecca Lately

Mai Couture Highlighter Papier | $6 (full-size, $18)

This was my favorite product in the box. In fact, I've already used them up!  Essentially, these are highlighters in paper form.  I received the colors Crystal Cove and St. Barts.  Crystal Cove is the one I've used up, and it's the lightest one.  St. Barts is much too dark to be a highlighter on me, and unfortunately it pulls too warm on my skin.

If you love a subtle highlight that gives you a healthy glow, these will definitely work for you.  As far as highlight goes, I love it but don't want it to look intense.  These are subtle and gorgeous.

CRUELTY FREE BEAUTY | PETIT VOUR REVIEW: OCTOBER 2017 by North Carolina beauty blogger Rebecca Lately

Poetic Blend Ghost Oil | $10 (full-size, $50)

As much as I am a fan of face oils, I fully expected to love this product.  This is a weightless and dry, daily moisturizer.  It contains a blend of fast-absorbing oils that live your skin silky and hydrated.  Now, it actually does all of that.  So, it does what it claims and it has zero scent.

My only problem with it was that (1) I had to go searching for what oils are contained in this and (2) when I found out what oils are in this, I was less than impressed about the price.  The oils contained in this are squalane oil, fractionated coconut oil, camellia flower oil, safflower oil, and apricot kernel oil.  If I were to purchase all of those oils myself, it would cost me roughly $35.  Plus, I would making about a jug of it.  Granted, I don't know the process that they use to mix the oils, but it seems very overpriced for oils I can purchase either online or at Walmart.

I've been using this as a shave oil, and it's been amazing.  Granted, I have about one more use of it left.  I just can't see paying $50 for this.  What do you think?

CRUELTY FREE BEAUTY | PETIT VOUR REVIEW: OCTOBER 2017 by North Carolina beauty blogger Rebecca Lately

Plant Apothecary "Get Happy" Organic Body Wash | $7 (full-size, $20)

When I decided to go cruelty free, body wash was towards the top of my list.  I've replaced my old body wash with the Method moisturizing body wash in the magnolia scent.

This is the second cruelty free body wash I've tried, and I really like it!  The scent is geranium and peppermint.  So, floral + peppermint = a good scent in my book.  The formula is so nice.  The texture is similar to honey, but to foams up gently.  The scent is not overpowering.  It's great!

Now, to address the price.  I know that cruelty free brands tend to be a little pricey.  I've found room in my budget to support the brands that align with my values.  So, budget and price are always such an individual topic.  For me, the full size product is too pricey.  My Method body wash is $5.69 for 18 fl oz.  The full size Plant Apothecary body wash is $20 for 2.3 fl oz.  This is, without a doubt, a splurge item for me.  This is not something I would purchase for every day use; however, I will keep it in mind for when I want a little pampering.

And that's it for the Petit Vour review October box!  What did you think of it? Have you ever tried Petit Vour? Share your Petit Vour review in the comments below!

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