Speak 09 Deodorant Cream Review

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Today I’m reviewing the 09 Deodorant Cream from Speak. It came in my February Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Speak 09 Deodorant Cream

A gentle, yet effective natural deodorant with a creamy texture that glides on to give you satin-soft protection. An aluminium and baking soda-free formulation that’s great for sensitive skin. Features arrowroot powder, kaolin clay and magnesium as odor neutralizers and excess sweat moppers. A combination of butters and oils keeps the delicate underarm area soft and healthy. Lightly scented with lavender essential oil to keep you smelling fresh.

Speak 09 Deodorant Cream

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you’ll know that I’ve made the switch to natural deodorant a few years ago, and have had various degrees of success using natural deodorants. Some work amazingly well, some are just ok, and some are not a good match for my body chemistry.

Speak 09 Deodorant Cream

I’ve had better luck using deodorants with baking soda in them as they tend to last longer for me, but because I have sensitive skin, I sometimes react to the baking soda. To reduce the chances of a reaction occurring, I tend to use a baking soda free deodorant on days that I’m working from home to give my skin a break.

Speak 09 Deodorant Cream

I was pleasantly surprised to find that this natural deodorant works really well and it holds up all day! And it keeps my underarms a lot drier than most baking soda free formulas. My only complaint is that it doesn’t smell like lavender to me at all! It doesn’t really smell like anything.

Update March 19th – The Mister has started trying this deodorant out and he said that it works amazing for him even though he finds the cream application to be weird! He has a job where he is moving about (and sweating a lot) and so far, he has not been smelly when he gets home from work!

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Maranta Arundinacea (Arrowroot) Root Powder, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Magnesium Hydroxide, Kaolin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil 

Do you use natural deodorants?

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription that I pay for.

Petit Vour Unboxing + First Impressions February 2020

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My February Petit Vour box finally arrived on February 28th. I often show my Petit Vour box on my InstaGram, but here on the blog you will get the unboxing AND first impressions. Full reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to test things out. [info in italics is taken from the Petit Vour website]

Petit Vour February 2020

Petit Vour is a cruelty-free and vegan monthly subscription box with four (occasionally five) products. The subscription is $18 USD a month in the US, $23 USD for Canada, and $25 USD for the rest of the world. With the exchange rate @1.3586 my box cost me $31.25 CAD this month.

Petit Vour February 2020

Let’s take a closer look:

Goldfaden MD Vital Boost Hydrating Moisturizer – sample size 0.5oz / 15ml , $20 USD, full size 1.7oz / 50ml, $68 USD

Petit Vour February 2020

More than just a daily moisturizer, Dr. Goldfaden’s Vital Boost delivers hydration, antioxidant nourishment and a brightening glow to all skin types. Skin-boosting and rejuvenating Vitamin D supports skin health, providing powerful hydrating properties. This moisturizer may improve suppleness and the appearance of skin color and tone while promoting a more youthful-looking complexion. Brightening skin agent, Gooseberry Extract, leaves skin looking dewy, radiant and flawless. 

 

My moisturizer stash is getting low, so this came at the perfect time! I’ve really liked everything I’ve tried from Goldfaden MD, so I’m sure that this will be awesome!

KVoss Lip Treatment – full size 7ml / 0.24oz $17 USD

Petit Vour February 2020

The perfect mix of a lip balm and a lip gloss, this one-of-a-kind lip treatment contains a luxurious and intensely reparative formula that works on contact to soften roughness, relieve discomfort and help rejuvenate seriously dry lips.

  • A potent concentration of Sunflower oil, Vitamin E and Shea butter renews the delicate lip area while strengthening lips’ moisture barrier to help prevent further damage.
  • Formulated with the unique KVoss™ pigment blend to give your lips a sheen that flatters every skin tone.

I’ve had a few things from KVoss via Petit Vour, and I liked them all, and hello – lip balm addict here, so I’m super happy to try this one out!

Speak 09 Deodorant Cream – 1oz / 30g $12 USD

Petit Vour February 2020

A gentle, yet effective natural deodorant with a creamy texture that glides on to give you satin-soft protection. An aluminium and baking soda-free formulation that’s great for sensitive skin.

Features arrowroot powder, kaolin clay and magnesium as odor neutralizers and excess sweat moppers. A combination of butters and oils keeps the delicate underarm area soft and healthy.

Lightly scented with lavender essential oil to keep you smelling fresh.

Hopefully this will work well for me. Natural deodorants with baking soda tend to work better for me, but sometimes irritate my skin, so having a baking soda free one will give my skin a break. I’ll let you know if this one works for me.

Rahua Classic Shampoo & Conditioner Minis – sample size 22ml each $10 USD, travel size 60ml / 2oz shampoo $9 USD, conditioner $9.50 USD, full size 9.3oz / 275ml shampoo $34 USD, conditioner $36 USD

Petit Vour February 2020

Shampoo: Formulated with rare, sustainably sourced ingredients, this rich, restorative shampoo leaves hair soft, silky, and luminous, and scalp soothed. Made with omega-9 rich Rahua oil and naturally scented with the fresh, woodsy aroma of Palo Santo oil, this cult-favorite formula is concentrated and will keep scalp in balance—not too oily, and not too dry. 

  • Rich in active antioxidants known to protect
    and promote hair growth            
  • Proprietary blend of natural oils moisturizes,
    strengthens and adds shine
             
  • Heals and maintains the scalp

Conditioner: An enriching and luxurious complement to the Rahua® Classic Shampoo, this award-winning Conditioner delivers lustrous, rich and ultra-hydrated hair. Omega-9-rich Rahua oil acts as a detangler and exotic extracts maintain strong hair and a healthy scalp. Can also be used as a lightweight styling cream to smooth, tame frizz and flyaways, and add hold.

These sound awesome, I can’t wait to try them out!

Petit Vour February 2020

This month’s box is worth a total of $59 USD which works out to $80.16 CAD. What do you think of this month’s box?

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Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription.

 

Sothys Pro-Youth Body Serum Review

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Today I have a review of the Pro-Youth Body Serum / Sérum Jeunesse Corps that was sent to me from Sothys Canada / PozPub. This body serum won a 2019 Beauté Clin d’oeil award in the category of Body Care products! [info in italics taken from the PozPub press release, and the Sothys Canada website]

Sothys Pro-Youth Body Serum / Sérum jeunesse corps

Your essential body routine! A melt-in formula with the appeal of a grapefruit scent combined with the efficiency of a serum to keep your body looking young.

Sothys Pro-Youth Body Serum / Sérum jeunesse corps

The skin is smoother, firmer, and visibly redensified. Younger-looking body that appears beautifully lifted. PROVEN EFFICIENCY! Visibly redensified skin: 16% after 28 days and 29% after 56 days!* For 89% of users**: This formula is a real youth serum for the body after 28 days **! A body that appears visibly younger, as though it had been lifted, a smoother and younger-looking décolleté, firmer arms **! * Ultrasound measurement performed on 18 women after 28 days and after 56 days of twice-daily use of Pro-youth body serum –Smoothness / firmness on the thighs. **Study conducted with 19 women who applied the Pro-youth body serum – Smoothness / firmness twice a day for 28 days. Result expressed in % of satisfaction.

Sothys Pro-Youth Body Serum / Sérum jeunesse corps

This is a luxurious body serum, the formulation is very rich, but it soaks into the skin fairly quickly, and keeps it hydrated all day. My skin feels super smooth and stays that way until the next day when I shower and re-apply!

Sothys Pro-Youth Body Serum / Sérum jeunesse corps

The key active ingredients are: M 3.0 Peptides, Sacred Lotus Extract, Evening Primrose Oil, Hyaluronic Acid Substitute, Complex of Vitamins and Omegas 3, 6, and 9.

As for the firming claims, I’ve only used it two weeks thus far, so I can’t really comment on that aspect of the Pro-Youth Body Serum. I’ll try to update this post after a few more weeks of use.

Sothys Pro-Youth Body Serum / Sérum jeunesse corps

Have you tried this body serum?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this is a PR sample. However, my opinion is my own – based on my experience of using this product.

Moor Spa Cleansing Milk, Supreme Cream, Pumpkin Peel + Tension Balm Reviews

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Today I have a review of a selection of goodies from Moor Spa, a Canadian based company, that is 100% naturally sourced, and cruelty free. I received a PR package from them recently containing samples of the Cleansing Milk, Supreme Cream, Pumpkin Peel and Tension Balm in a cute little makeup bag [info in italics taken from the Moor Spa website]

Moor Spa Cleansing Milk, Supreme Cream, Pumpkin Peel, and Tension Balm

Moor Spa’s comprehensive face, body, spa and wellness line is inspired directly by the healing powers of nature. Our products all contain the exclusive Austrian Moor, a nutrient rich plant/flower/herbal complex that enhances skin’s health and appearance.

 

By combining the revitalizing, purifying Moor essence with plant derived cosmeceuticals, unadulterated herbal extracts and pure essential oils, Moor Spa delivers safe and effective solutions to meet your skin and body care needs.

Our products are not 95% or 99% natural, they are 100% naturally derived. Moor Spa is rated as one of the safest product lines in the spa industry by one of the leading consumer product safety organizations in North America.

Let’s take of look at each of the products that I received.

Cleansing Milk:

Moor Spa Cleansing Milk

A mild yet effective blend of cleansing and soothing extracts including chamomile, lavender and arnica.

The Cleansing Milk is targeted for dry and sensitive skin, but I can see it working for all skin types as it is very gentle and effective – lightweight, hydrating and non-greasy. It removes makeup effectively and does not make my skin feel irritated or dried out.

Supreme Cream:

Moor Spa Supreme Cream

Combines the intensely hydrating action of hyaluronate spheres, the rejuvenating effects of sweet potato extract and the anti-oxidant properties of CoEnzyme Q10 – all in one advanced moisturizer.

I really like this one, it is super hydrating and rich without feeling heavy or greasy. As well, it plays nicely with makeup. I think that this is so perfect for winter weather, and I love that it has anti-aging and anti-oxidant ingredients!

Pumpkin Peel:

Moor Spa Pumpkin Peel

This enzymatic exfoliant blends pumpkin pulp, carrot extract, papain and bromelain enzymes, for a healthy, refined appearance.

Although this peeling mask is not for sensitive skin, I’m happy to say that I was actually able to use this enzyme peeling mask without any problems for my sensitive skin. I did, however do a patch test on my wrist first, followed by a second patch test on my neck to test for skin reaction. My skin looks so smooth and glowy after using this peeling mask.

Tension Balm:

Moor Spa Tension Balm

This unique cream helps soothe away muscular tension and headaches including migraines. It combines moor extract with a wealth of soothing botanical extracts including feverfew, linden, peppermint and melissa.

I love this type of product – especially when it is filled with soothing ingredients. I love that it can be used for both headaches and muscle aches. And it smells nice too!

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Disclosure: This was a PR package, however my opinion is based on my user experience.

Lavido Aromatic Body Lotion Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Lavido Aromatic Body Lotion that came in my November Petit Vour box. This is the second product from Lavido that I’ve gotten from my subscription. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Lavido Aromatic Body Lotion

This rich but lightweight body lotion leaves your skin buttery soft and restored with organic essential oils. Best for all skin types.

I was afraid that this body lotion was going to be strongly scented, but thankfully it is not. It is mildly citrus, with a hint of something floral / herbal underneath (probably the bergamot). The body lotion is nicely hydrating but not at all greasy. I especially like to use it as a hand cream – the sample sized tube is perfect to take in my bag, or leave next to my computer.

Lavido Aromatic Body Lotion

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Fragrance (Parfum), Cetyl Alcohol, *Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), C14-22 Alcohol ,C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Glycerin, Sodium Polyacrylate, Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Sorbic Acid, *Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Peel Oil Expressed, Allantoin, Phenethyl Alcohol, *Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, *Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Alpha -Isomethyl lonone, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool. | *Certified Organic Ingredients.

Have you tried this one?

Lavido Aromatic Body Lotion

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription that I pay for.

Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions – November 2019

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Petit Vour November 2019

My November Petit Vour box finally arrived on November 27th. I often show my Petit Vour box on my InstaGram, but here on the blog you will get the unboxing AND first impressions. Full reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to test things out. [info in italics is taken from the Petit Vour website]

Petit Vour November 2019

Petit Vour is a cruelty-free and vegan monthly subscription box with four (occasionally five) products. The subscription is $18 USD a month in the US, $23 USD for Canada, and $25 USD for the rest of the world. With the exchange rate @1.3526 my box cost me $31.11 CAD this month.

Let’s take a closer look :

Joséphine Cosmetics Eye / Define Natural Waterproof Graphic Eyeliner (0.10 oz / 2 g – $26 USD)

Petit Vour November 2019

Defining. Enhancing. Tenacious. A high definition, natural and vegan, waterproof liquid eyeliner that defines & creates bold, beautiful eyes.

Highly-pigmented and completely waterproof, Eye/Define is a smooth & smudge proof formula – even in the most humid of conditions. This precious ink contains Shea Butter, Vegetable oils, Vitamin E & C to keep the skin conditioned without causing eye irritations. A precise felt tip applicator allows easy & effortless movement for a smooth application to achieve the ultimate cat eye.

I have several liquid liners in my stash, so it will take me awhile to get to testing this one out. I like that it is waterproof and a clean formula.

Leahlani Bless Beauty Balm (sample size 7ml – $13 USD, full size 30 ml $54 USD)

Petit Vour November 2019

Bless Beauty Balm is a delicate and silken moisture melt for your skin. Rich, organic butters coalesce with the most lush organic and cold pressed beauty oils to nurture and help reduce inflammation. From her pink, velvety texture to her sweet and grounding essence of orange blossoms and blue tansy oils – every element of Bless will envelop your skin and senses with love, vibrancy and aloha. 

Bless beauty balm melts tenderly between your fingertips, leaving your skin feeling smooth as silk and perfectly moisturized. This concentrated beauty balm is free of water, wax and emulsifiers, ensuring that every last dollop is full to the brim with 100% potent skin softening and skin nourishing ingredients. This precious, pink beauty has been infused with an abundant amount of aloha. Tenderly nourish your sweet complexion and Bless your skin. Best suited for all skin types, but is especially beneficial for dry, sensitive and mature skin. 

With the colder weather, this sounds like it will be perfect for my normal to dry, sensitive skin. Can’t wait to try this one out!

Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive Exfoliating Mask (sample size 0.5 oz $11 USD, full size 2 oz $48 USD)

Petit Vour November 2019

Reveal a brighter complexion with this potent alpha and beta hydroxy acid mask that delivers spa-grade exfoliation, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as dark spots and discoloration, for optimum age-defying results.

designed for all skin types (except sensitive skin), 20’s and up and is effective for helping uneven skin tone and texture.

NOTE: The Juice Beauty GREEN APPLE® Brightening Collection is not designed for very sensitive or rosacea skin due to the alpha/beta hydroxy fruit acids.

I will have to do a patch test due to having sensitive skin. Peels make me nervous as I have reacted to them in the past.

Lavido Madarin Aromatic Body Lotion (sample size 1 oz / 30 ml $5 USD, full size 4.05 oz / 120 ml $19 USD)

Petit Vour November 2019

This rich but lightweight body lotion leaves your skin buttery soft and restored with organic essential oils. Best for all skin types.

I love body lotions, hopefully I’ll like the scent. I’ll be testing this one out starting asap!

Petit Vour November 2019

This month’s box is worth  $55 USD – which works out to be $74.39 CAD based on the exchange rate that I paid this month.

So what did you think of this month’s box?

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Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription.

Seaweed Bath Co. Awaken Firming Detox Body Cream Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Seaweed Bath Co. Awaken Firming Detox Body Cream that came in my September Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Seaweed Bath Co 1

The Firming Detox Cream deeply moisturizes and detoxifies for smoother, firmer-looking skin. Organic, sustainably-harvested bladderwrack seaweed with 65+ vitamins and minerals naturally detoxifies and promotes skin elasticity. Antioxidant-rich green coffee bean extract helps to detoxify and protect the skin against damaging free radicals. Detoxifying green tea extract, rich in potent antioxidants, protects and moisturizes. Hyaluronic acid locks in moisture while strengthening the skin’s natural barrier. Best to minimize the appearance of cellulite and improve skin appearance. 

The Seaweed Bath Co. Firming Detox Cream

Seaweed is such a great bodycare ingredient. This is a really great body cream, very hydrating and quick absorbing and not heavy or greasy feeling. The scent is mild, sweetly orange mixed with something else that I can’t quite identify.

The Seaweed Bath Co. Firming Detox Cream

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Aqua (Water) with Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwrack Seaweed) Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Unrefined Shea) Butter, Coffea Arabica (Green Coffee Bean) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Caffeine, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Allantoin, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Polysorbate-80, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Oil, Phenethyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Carbomer, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract.

The Seaweed Bath Co. Firming Detox Cream

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription box that I pay for.

Moon Rivers Naturals Peppermint Lava Salt Hand + Body Soap Review

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Moon Rivers Naturals Peppermint Lava Salt Hand & Body Soap

Today I’m reviewing the Moon Rivers Naturals Peppermint Lava Salt Hand + Body Soap that came in my September Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Moon Rivers Naturals Peppermint Lava Salt Hand & Body Soap

For those deathly afraid of a used bar of soap, Moon Rivers Naturals uses the classic oil combination in their bar soaps liquified. They are enhanced with black lava salt and a pinch of activated charcoal for a light detox, and peppermint essential oil to calm your soul and leave your skin with a nice tingle.  This soap is great for face and hands too! 

Moon Rivers Naturals Peppermint Lava Salt Hand & Body Soap

This liquid soap / body wash is so freaking good! It smells amazing (perfect for a morning shower) – the peppermint scent really has a zing to it! And it makes your skin feel super clean but still hydrated. Love it!

Moon Rivers Naturals Peppermint Lava Salt Hand & Body Soap

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Saponified Coconut Oil*, Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil, Vegetable Glycerine*, Guar Gum*, Activated Charcoal, Hawaiian Lava Salt, Citric Acid, Peppermint Essential Oil, Non-GMO Vitamin E | *Certified Organic Ingredients. 

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription that I pay for.

Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions September 2019

Hello, hello! My September Petit Vour box finally arrived on  September 24th. I often show my Petit Vour box on my InstaGram, but here on the blog you will get the unboxing AND first impressions. Full reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to test things out. [info in italics is taken from the Petit Vour website]

Petit Vour September 2019

 

Petit Vour is a cruelty-free and vegan monthly subscription box with four (occasionally five) products. The subscription is $18 USD a month in the US, $23 USD for Canada, and $25 USD for the rest of the world. With the exchange rate @1.3682  my box cost me $31.47 CAD this month.

Petit Vour September 2019

Let’s take a closer look at what was in this month’s Petit Vour box:

Petit Vour September 2019

Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15 (0.14 oz / 4 g – $17 USD)

Quench your lips with hydrating protection that will leave lips feeling moisturized, protected and refreshingly scented. Mouthwatering moisture in a lip-saving, lemon flavor balm. Broad spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen. A variety of waxes and oils combine to provide an antioxidant-rich protective shield.

Petit Vour September 2019

As a lip balm addict, I am always happy to see a lip balm, especially one with SPF added!

The Seaweed Bath Co Awaken Firming Detox Body Cream (sample size 1.5 oz – $4 USD, full size 6 oz – $15 USD)

The Firming Detox Cream deeply moisturizes and detoxifies for smoother, firmer-looking skin. Organic, sustainably-harvested bladderwrack seaweed with 65+ vitamins and minerals naturally detoxifies and promotes skin elasticity. Antioxidant-rich green coffee bean extract helps to detoxify and protect the skin against damaging free radicals. Detoxifying green tea extract, rich in potent antioxidants, protects and moisturizes. Hyaluronic acid locks in moisture while strengthening the skin’s natural barrier. Best to minimize the appearance of cellulite and improve skin appearance. 

Petit Vour September 2019

This sounds great! I can’t wait to try it out! Seaweed is such a great skin / body care ingredient.

Moon Rivers Naturals Peppermint Lava Salt Hand + Body Soap (sample size $5 USD, full size 8 oz – $18)

For those deathly afraid of a used bar of soap, Moon Rivers Naturals uses the classic oil combination in their bar soaps liquified. They are enhanced with black lava salt and a pinch of activated charcoal for a light detox, and peppermint essential oil to calm your soul and leave your skin with a nice tingle. This soap is great for face and hands too!  

Petit Vour September 2019

This sounds nice! I love peppermint in body wash / soap – it is so energizing in the mornings.

Lauren B. Beauty Nail Growth Serum (full size 0.08 oz – $75 USD)

Salvation for fragile, brittle nails that refuse to grow. This sheer blend of amino acids, antioxidants, Vitamins E and C, peptides and biotin sinks in instantly to boost natural nail growth and strength. 

Petit Vour September 2019

Wow, a full size nail growth serum! My nails could use some strengthening, so this will be well used.

Petit Vour September 2019

The September box is worth $101 USD and with the exchange rate that I paid at $1.3682, that works out to be $138.19 CAD – I think that this is the highest valued box since I first subscribed around 2 years ago!

Reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to try everything out!

What do you think of this month’s box?

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Disclosure: I pay for my Petit Vour subscription.