Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions December 2019

Hello, hello! I’m back from my annual holiday week blogging break, well rested and ready to dive back into blogging!

Petit Vour December 2019

My December Petit Vour box finally arrived on December 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 December 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 @1.3652 my box cost me $31.40 CAD this month.

Let’s take a closer look :

Petit Vour December 2019

Kani Botanicals Lip + Cheek Tint (full size $28 USD)

Created with nourishing organic ingredients, this unique formula combines hydration and protection with rich mineral colors for a beautiful, natural finish on both lips and cheeks. 

Petit Vour December 2019

This lip and cheek tint is available in three colours – I received the shade Duchess – which is pink toned. I do love multi-purpose products, so hopefully the colour will work for me.

Bali Balm Natural Lip Balm (full size $26 USD)

Clean, crisp and citrusy fresh, this creamy lip balm gets its alluring aroma from the essential oils of bergamot and grapefruit. Bergamot oil is known to have both calming and uplifting effects, while the grapefruit acts as a purifying agent.

Petit Vour December 2019

The Bali Balm is available in three different scents / flavours, I received Bergamot & Grapefruit. The packaging of this lip balm is so luxe! I am always happy to receive a lip balm to add to my collection!

5th Dimension Sub Rose Serum (sample size 7 ml, $9 USD, full size 30 ml $38 USD)

Sub Rosa is a blend of highly concentrated antioxidant and omega fatty acid oils infused with rose petals to refresh and replenish skin’s complexion.  Non-comedogenic, this face oil requires just a few drops to hydrate, soften, regulate oil production, and soothe inflammation.

Petit Vour December 2019

This sounds like an amazing serum. I’ll have to stash it for now as I have a few serums in rotation at the moment.

Highborn Défumé Anointing Oil (sample size 2 ml, $7 USD, full size 10 ml $35 USD)

This Ritual Rollerball will cleanse and clear your energetic space, focus the mind for meditation or prayer, and prepare yourself for ritual. DÉFUMÉ pays true homage to palo santo while embodying a dynamic fragrance profile. Application is beautiful (externally) anywhere on your body, this fragrance is known to transport. Boasting organic essential oils that are sustainably sourced and extracted, reiki charged crystals and high vibes – DÉFUMÉ will help deepen your self care regimen.

Petit Vour December 2019

Sounds interesting, might be good to try before yoga.

The total value of this month’s box is $70 USD which works out to $95.56 CAD. What do you think of the December box?

Petit Vour December 2019

Thanks for reading have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription!

Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions – July 2018

Hello, hello!

My Petit Vour box finally arrived! This is just an unboxing and first impressions as I’ve not yet had the chance to test things out. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

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 U.S., $23 USD for Canada, and $25 USD for the rest of the world. With the exchange rate (1.3495) my box cost me $31.04 CAD this month

Let’s take a look inside to see what I got this month:

Unboxing Petit Vour July 2018

Unboxing Petit Vour July 2018

This informational month’s card is not the usual beautiful watercolour print – I really love the watercolour art cards.

Unboxing Petit Vour July 2018

Osea Malibu – Essential Hydrating Oil – sample size 0.34 oz $32 USD, full size 1 oz $68 USD

Unboxing Petit Vour July 2018


This ultra-hydrating botanical oil restores a healthy luster to the skin. Naturally rich Jojoba and Sesame seed oils deliver advanced hydration, visibly reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A precious blend of pure Lavender, Rosewood and Geranium essential oils provide a dewy, illuminated complexion and create a gorgeous aromatic allure. The perfect instant surge of hydration for a beautiful, radiant glow. Skin Type: All Skin Types / Age Defying 

I love facial oils, and since this one is for hydration and fine lines, I’m excited to try this one out. I like that the sample size is large enough for several uses.

Lilah B. Beauty – Divine Duo – Lip & Check Set – sample size of three shades $4 USD, full size single color $46 USD

Double your pleasure with this multi-purpose, creamy lip and cheek duo with a luxurious matte finish. Long-wearing, yet creamy and moisturizing, this innovative formulation provides blend-able and buildable color – perfect for day and night. Apply as a cream eyeshadow for the ultimate multitasker.

Available in the following shades:

  • b. fearless – red
  • b. sassy – bright pink 
  • b. daring – coral
  • b. true – mauve 
  • b. real – light pink
  • b. memorable – wine
  • b. lovely – nude
  • b. dazzling – champagne shimmer

This is a blister pack of three shades (b. real, b. fearless, and b. sassy).  This one is kind of a dud value-wise for me as this is something that I would get from Sephora as a free sample. The colours are nice, and I’m sure that it is a lovely product, but come on…

Ursa Major – 4-in-1 Essential Face Wipes – sample size pack of 5 wipes $7 USD, full size pack of 20 wipes $24 USD

Unboxing Petit Vour July 2018


These award-winning, individually-wrapped bamboo face wipes are the ultimate skin care multi-taskers. Infused with a generous dose of the 4-in-1 Essential Face Tonic formula, they clean, exfoliate, soothe and hydrate – leaving your skin feeling refreshed, firm and alive.

  • Removes oil and grime without stripping
    skin of moisture
  • Exfoliates dead skin, brightens and clarifies (AHA/BHA complex)
  • Soothes and hydrates (no shine or sticky residue)
  • Perfect for sprucing up on the go
  • Works great for all skin types
  • Same formula as the 4-in-1 Essential Face Tonic

Aroma: Refreshing medicinal brew spiked with orange, fir and lavender.

These will be great for freshening up, very travel friendly. I’m happy to try this out!

Little Barn Apothecary – Aloe + Rosewater Balance Mist – sample size 1 oz $8 USD, travel size 2 oz $16 USD, full size 4 oz $32 USD

Unboxing Petit Vour July 2018

A supercharged replenishing and nourishing facial mist with the added benefits of natural botanicals – rose, aloe, hibiscus and witch hazel. This unique combination provides the skin with antioxidant protection known widely to assist in supporting the skin’s own collagen production.

Aromas: Deep floral & fresh.

I love facial mists. And this one is rosewater based, so I’m likely to fall in love with it! I’m going to pop this in the fridge and try it out in a few hours.

Unboxing Petit Vour July 2018

Total value of this month’s box = $51 USD ($68.82 CAD). Overall my first impression is that this month’s box is a mostly good one – three potentially awesome things, and one woefully small sample. Reviews to follow as soon as I test everything out.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription.

Ipsy GlamBag July 2017 Unboxing & First Impressions

hello, hello!

Today I have my unboxing and first impressions for my July Ipsy GlamBag. (All info in italics is taken from the Ipsy website)

Let’s take a look! The bag itself is pretty cute with Sanrio’s Gudetama, a lazy egg creature.

Here’s the insert card:

Up first is a Crease Brush from IBY Beauty.

  • Wanna step up your shadow game ASAP?! You’ll need the right tools. Thankfully, this blending master picks up what you’re putting down, flawlessly. (No fallout here thankyouverymuch.)
  • Thanks to the dense, domed shape, this is THE brush you need to blend out your darker shadow shades and create fierce definition.  
  • It’s furry friendly! The super soft, synthetic bristles are 100% vegan.

I absolutely love getting brushes in my Ipsy GlamBags, especially when they are cruelty free and vegan.

Second is the Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet from Caudalie

Ipsy Glam Bag July 2017

  • Cult classic alert! This bestselling baby helps hydrate, soothe, and soften ALL skin types. (Shout out to all you hyper-sensitive peeps!)
  • We love a cooling, refreshing sorbet in the summer, and this is no exception! It’s totes lightweight, so your skin will feel rejuvenated and oh-so fresh.
  • Forever young? Yes please! This moisturizing gem is legit loaded with a patented cocktail of organic grape water and grape-seed polyphenols, which protect your skin from icky wrinkle-causing free radicals.
Third is the Illuminating Highlighter from Nomad Cosmetics in the shade Midnight Sun:
  • This summer we’re taking it #overeasy, so we’re all about that maximum glow potential with little-to-no effort. (Sorry not sorry.) That’s why we’re OBSESSED with this gorg golden highlighter that makes us look dewy AF in a flash.
  • Glittery, shimmery highlighter is SO not chill. The finely-milled powder is infused with a nutrient-packed Nordic superberry for a totally natural looking, lit-from-within finish.
  • Wanna go for a beach babe-tastic monochromatic glow? This golden wonder also works as an eyeshadow!

Ipsy Glam Bag July 2017

I’ll start with the good, this highlighter is a soft and finely milled highlighter that is cruelty free, and the shade is beautiful – similar to the one that I recently reviewed from Maison Jacynthe. The bad is that this is so tiny. It is miniscule!
Fourth is the Rainforest of the Sea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel from Tarte:
Ipsy Glam Bag July 2017
  • Dissolve waterproof makeup with this hypoallergenic, non-drying cleanser that’s ideal for daily use.

  • Seafood? It’s vegan, so antioxidant marine ingredients like algae and marine flower extract are the only food we see! (It’s food for your skin. Don’t eat this gel, even though it smells amazing.)

  • Turn your medicine cabinet into a mermaid’s treasure trove with the irresistible under-the-sea packaging.

Again, I’l start with the good – this cleanser sounds really amazing, I plan on taking it with me on my upcoming vacation next month. And it is cruelty free. The bad is how disappointingly tiny this sample is.
The fifth and final product is the Wonderwand Gel-Kohl Hybrid Liner in Black from Ciaté London:
Ipsy Glam Bag July 2017
  • Black liners are a dime a dozen, but we’ve never seen one like this. TBH, this *wonderwand* is giving us maj Wonder Woman vibes. (Like the kind of wonder woman who can create an amazing cat eye and make it look effortless.)
  • You can literally create ANY eye look (from slept in and smudgy to razor sharp flicks) with this magic wand. It’s double-ended with a rich, inky black kohl formula on one side and a blending/smudging brush on the other.
  • Real talk: We expect a LOT from our liners, and we simply won’t stand for anything less than long-wearing. We wore this one to our BFFs wedding and it stayed on point all. damn. day.
YET ANOTHER BLACK EYELINER. It is cruelty free at least. But I’ll be passing this onto someone who will use it as I have more eyeliners than I will ever use in my lifetime.
This photo shows my overall feeling towards the bag:
Ipsy Glam Bag July 2017
I’m happy with the inclusion of mostly cruelty free brands, but I’m rather meh about how small the samples are – I don’t feel that this month’s bag was worth the $20 CAD (with the exchange rate) that I paid. And I’m super annoyed that I got yet another black eyeliner.
I plan on keeping my Ipsy monthly subscription for another couple of months to see if they redeem themselves.
Disclosure: I pay for this subscription.