Petit Vour Subscription Review & Giveaway! July 2013

Happy Saturday!

Today’s review is for a company called Petit Vour who is a 100% cruelty-free, vegan beauty box! To watch me open my box from Petit Vour, click on the video below or scroll on down to see my written review!

 

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Each month Petit Vour sends you a selection of skin and beauty products that are all natural, vegan, cruelty-free and environmentally friendly. I was really excited to review this box!

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The Box: Petit Vour

The Cost: $15/month

Petit Vour works with the best companies from all around who put time, research & love into their products, without harming animals or having exploitative labor.

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Sumbody Soap & Coupon Code for 10% off purchase (Code: PETITVOUR)

Value: $1.98

This soap smells lovely and would go perfectly in a guest bathroom. It’s made with shea and cocoa butter so it’s supposed to be extra hydrating and soft on your skin.

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MUN Aknari Oil

Value: $6.33

I received this oil in my Green Grab Bag earlier this month and I haven’t had a chance to use it yet. However, it sounds like a miracle product and is supposed to be applied before bed to smooth and soften the skin and diminish signs of aging.

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Tangerine and Calendula Cream by Kimberly Sayer

Value: $2.40

I will admit that I had never heard of Calendula before but I learned that it is a healing flower that works wonders on your skin. Combined with the tangerine, this night cream is supposed to soothe and detoxify your skin.

 

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Dr. Remedy’s Enriched Nail Polish

Value: $17.00

I have never heard of Dr. Remedy’s before, but this nail polish formula looks amazing. The color is a beautiful, pure red and the polish contains wheat protein, tea tree oil, garlic bulb extract and lavender to nourish your nails. And it’s formaldehyde free! I can’t wait to try this.

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Beauty Without Cruelty Natural Eye Pencil

Value: $16.95

I love the bright pop of this blue eye liner. I forgot to take a picture of the swatch for you guys but this applies super smooth and feels creamy, but doesn’t look to thick or heavy.

Verdict: The value of this box was $44.66, almost three times the cost! I only recognized one of the products which makes me happy because I love trying new brands, especially that are all natural and cruelty-free! I really enjoyed this box and it’s clear that Petit Vour really takes their mission of providing quality, green products seriously. 10 out of 10 from me!

Want to sign up for Petit Vour? Click HERE!

Also, Petit Vour has kindly allowed me to host a giveaway on my blog so that one of you can win your own box from Petit Vour! If you’d like to enter the giveaway, click on the link below and follow the instructions. Good luck!

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Green Grab Bag Subscription Review! July 2013

Hi!

Today’s review is for a company called Green Grab Bag, an all natural beauty box that let’s you decide what’s inside your box…or not 🙂

To watch me open my Green Grab Bag, click play on the video below or scroll down to read my written review.

IMG_3891Green Grab bags offers a wide variety of natural, organic and/or vegan skincare, beauty products and hair care. They also recently created a build your box option that allows you to choose the samples that you are going to receive in that months box. I’m all about natural products and I was excited to see what brands would come in my Green Grab Bag; I received a surprise box, so I didn’t know what was coming.

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The Box: Green Grab Bag

The Cost: $15/month for the level-one box

The card was very detailed and included all of the products in the box in addition to instructions on how to use them.

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Free Download from Yogadownload.com

Value: Up to $10.00

Yogadownload.com is a great site that has all sorts of workout videos for cardio, abs, yoga, pilates and so much more! Their prices range depending on the length of the class and whether you want to download it or stream it. They even have some free classes on their site. I’m excited to use this free download, now I just have to decide what class I want to take!

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Pura Botanica Hand Cream

Value: $1.00

I find that a lot of hand creams have too strong of a scent but I was pleasantly surprised with this one. It has a slight hint of Aloe and Vanilla and is supposed to be rich in antioxidants. Also, a portion of the proceeds go to the National Save the Sea Turtle Foundation so that’s pretty neat!

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MUN No.1 Aknari – Nighttime Dream Youth Serum

Value: $6.30

I couldn’t believe the value of this tiny little vial of oil! After reading a bit about this serum I’m intrigued. “Prickly Pear Seed Oil and Argan Oil combine to transform the appearance of your skin, while soothing Rose Oil lightly scents your sweetest dreams.” You dab it on your face and neck before bed and over time it is supposed to even skin tone and diminish the appearance of fine lines!

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Dr. Sponge Facial Cleansing Sponge

Value: $8.50

This sponge gently exfoliates and is mild enough for sensitive skin. Score! It’s main ingredient is Konjac which is infused with a lot of vitamins and proteins that are great for your skin.

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Shea Terra Organics Cape Chamomile Shea Butter

Value: $3.50

I couldn’t find this exact product on their website but I found many other delicious scented and unscented shea butters. For those of you who aren’t familiar with shea butter it is a miracle worker. It’s great for treating eczema, dry skin, psoriasis, stretch marks, wrinkles and is safe for babies. Needless to say I am excited to give this one a try 🙂

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Buffalo Gal Starry Night Lip Lover

Value: $4.00

This balm had such cute packaging and smelt so yummy that I opened it and smeared it on my lips right away. It goes on super smooth and tastes like oranges. This balm will be going to immediate use!

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Fleegal Farms Sea Soap

Value: $2.00

This soap is all natural and vegan and it has sea salt in it to make it like a scrub on your body. When I opened my Green Grab Bag, I could smell the soap and it is a really nice, fresh scent. Like being at the beach!

Verdict: The value of this box is around $31.00 (a little more or less depending on which yoga class you download) which is double the cost! I love every product that I received and don’t feel like any of them were irrelevant or out of place. I think it’s really neat that you have the option to customize your own Green Grab bag because it still gives you the opportunity to try new products before you buy full-size, but it isn’t a complete mystery. This is a box I would definitely subscribe to myself!

If you’d like to sign up for Green Grab Bag, click HERE to learn more and subscribe!

 

 

The holBOX Subscription Review! July 2013

Happy Friday!

Today I’m going to share my review of a company called holBOX, who helps women start living a more holistic lifestyle! HolBOX seeks to make it less intimidating to try organic, more natural living by sending women a variety of products for the body & soul, and explaining the benefits of the products without an overwhelming amount of information.

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The Box: holBOX

The Cost: $25/month

I was so curious when I opened the box and saw this beautiful, fabric-wrapped package. Each month holBOX send 5-7 different sample products that can be anything from bodycare, haircare, for the mind or for use in the household.

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Alwadi Orange Blossom Water

Value: $2.99

Apart from being used for cooking, orange blossom is apparently good for fighting oily skin! This water was made in Lebanon and can also be used to make a refreshing drink called White Coffee.

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Kombucha Wonder Drink Asian Pear & Ginger

Value: $1.20

I popped this sparkling, fermented tea in the fridge as soon as I saw it, and I tried it an hour later. It is so tasty! It is cool and refreshing and ginger has so many healthy properties that are good for the body and digestion, I would definitely buy this again.

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Pure Avocado Oil Extract

Value: Approx $20.00

Did anyone else know that avocado oil is a natural SPF? I sure didn’t. I’ve just been busy stuffing it in my face whenever possible. However, I learned that It is often used to treat dry or mature skin and can help people suffering from eczema or psoriasis. It also is helpful in treating sun or climate damaged skin that is dehydrated and undernourished as it is said to help with regenerating the skin and softening the tissue. Woah! Talk about a wonder oil. This sounds like pure gold. No wonder avocados are so delicious; I’m definitely trying this out on my dry skin.

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Summerfield Spices Dill Weed

Value: $3.63

I don’t use dill weed very frequently but I learned that it is a cooling spice that actually reduces the heat produced by your body during digestion. I definitely see holBOX included this in the summer box!

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Edible Green Tea Powdered from EatGreenTea.com

Value: $2.25

I think a lot of us are familiar with some of the benefits of drinking green tea. But I was amazed to see that one serving of this stuff contains the same amount of antioxidants as 30 cups of normal brewed tea. Holy Moly! You can sprinkle it on just about anything and enjoy a healthy energy boost. I can’t wait to try this!

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Fabric Tie Sack

Value: $5.00?

This pattern is so gorgeous and I would love to use this to pack a lunch or something. The fabric is heavy enough that I will actually be able to get a lot of use out of this pretty tie bag.

Verdict: The value of this box was a little over $35.00 which is well over the $25 cost. I felt a lot smarter after looking through all of these products and I really like that holBOX explained to me why each product was included in the box and what benefits I could get from it. I’m really curious what will be in store each month for holBOX and I may have to subscribe myself just to find out! I can definitely believe that after a few months I would be living a more holistic lifestyle.

Did you like holBOX? Anyone already subscribed? To check out their site or to sign up click HERE!