March 06, 2015

Petit Vour Februrary Box

The end of February came around really fast. I was away from home, and my box was waiting for me for a good week before I could open it. Meanwhile, I had my hands full dodging spoilers on the internet!

You see, I love surprises. Love them. I was never the kid who searched around the house for my Christmas presents. I've always enjoyed the excitement of receiving a surprise far more than any growing curiosity of what it might be.

The main reason I love to be surprised by my Petit Vour box is because I know I'm going to love everything. There's no question in my mind. So, not only does curiosity have no hold over my love of surprise, but I don't have to worry about being disappointed by the contents either. You know how it goes. You order something and wait and wait for it to arrive only for it to not live up to expectations. That, friends, is not how Petit Vour operates!

I already knew (from an Instagram post) that a Lily Lolo mascara would be included in an upcoming box, but I wasn't sure when it was coming. Thankfully, I was able to scroll past unboxings on Instagram without really seeing what all was laid out for the camera. Success!



With my surprise awaiting me, I returned home and ripped open the box to find...

  • Lily Lolo mascara. I've only used one other non-toxic mascara before (still use it, still love it), and I was happy to try another. To make it even better, I've heard fantastic things about this mascara and this is a new and improved vegan formula! What I like about it: It applies so easily, and as promised, it really does volumize and lengthen lashes beautifully. Va va voom, luscious lashes! 
  • My Daughter Fragrances in Always Loved. These fragrances are made in small batches with only essential oils, resins, and absolutes, and contain no nasty fillers that you will find commonly in perfumes. Their scent Joyful is one that I've had my eye on for some time, and it's been a very popular item in Petit Vour's shop. When I saw Always Loved in my box, I was really thrilled. Finally I get a chance to sample a brand I've heard so much about! Always Loved is a blend of Bulgarian rose oil, Turkish rose absolute, bitter cocoa absolute, patchouli, vetiver, and cedar. It's described as "a true rose lovers potion", and I find it absolutely intoxicating.  
  • Ellovi mint chocolate body butter. Ellovi has already won me over with their tinted lip butter from a previous box, and this new product is just ridiculous! This body butter smells like a peppermint patty and the texture even reminds me of a creamier version of the inside. It smells so good that I want to eat it. Though J vehemently disagrees with me (how do you hate mint?!), you can't go wrong with chocolate mint. You can, however, go very, very right, and that's what Ellovi has done with this skin-nourishing treat. 
  • Balanced Guru Scrub Me Body Scrub. This is the first product I've tried from Balanced Guru. They use certified organic, raw, and sustainably-sourced ingredients for all of their products. I generally don't do body scrubs or exfolliants, though when I do I usually mix a bit of oil and sugar together d.i.y. style. This one is really nice because it is a base of coffee, coconut oil, and cocoa butter and the rest of the ingredients are extracts, oils, and butters like aloe vera, babassu oil, shiitake mushroom extract, lavender oil, cinnamon, sweet orange peel oil, and more. I love this company's philosophy, and they are definitely a company that I'd like to purchase from in the future. Their hair products and energy blends are of particular interest to me.

My final take on the Petit Vour February box? Amazing. I love every single item, and I'm not sure that I can pinpoint a favorite (or even a top two!). 

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