Petit Vour April Box Review {Makeup Mantra}

2015 Apr 25 - by Nadya
Petit Vour is a  vegan & cruelty-free subscription makeup box.  For $15 a month customers get four hand-selected vegan cosmetic items which can range from concealer to makeup brushes to perfume to nail polish.  You never know what you're going to get.

Like other makeup subscription boxes, Petit Vour has a fairly average hit rate - about 2-3 of the four items are above average and at least one item you probably won't use until you rediscover it at the bottom of your makeup bag a few months later.  The April box managed to hit above the usual Petit Vour batting average.

April's box contained Lauren B nail polish (in the perfect shade of on-brand magenta), a Konjac Sponge Co. sponge, Suntegrity facial sunscreen, and two Box Naturals Luxe Towelettes.

1. Lauren B Nail Polish - $18

While #IMSOLA isn't my go-to shade, I can't deny how sumptuous this polish is.  It goes on thick and creamy and dries faster than drugstore brands.  I've never tried Lauren B before, but this taste of it (though PV sent me a full-size bottle) is enough to make me consider Lauren B for my preferred shades when I feel like splurging on nail polish.

I have to say, also, that though magenta isn't my color I dig how bright this polish dries.  With some outfit rethinking I'm pretty sure I can incorporate this color into my nail polish arsenal.  Also, you'll need a top coat for this polish since two layers of color make the lacquer thick and scratchable.

2. Konjac Sponge Co. Konjac Sponge - $12

This has to be one of the weirdest things I could have ever guessed PV would send me.  Sort of like a loofah, the Konjac sponge when dry feels like a dead sea sponge - it's brittle and crunchy and bizarre.  When you get it wet it's still pretty strange.  But oh my gosh it's a miracle product - it got the blackheads right out.  I've always had trouble with blackheads on my nose and I've probably tried every conceivable product under the sun to no avail.  Enter this alien thing and they basically fell right out after a minute of scrubbing.

I am so in love with this thing that after it expires in three months (the suggested time when you should throw it out) I'm definitely gonna get another one.

3. Suntegrity "5 in 1" Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen - $45/ 1.7 oz

I'm probably not the intended audience for a facial sunscreen, being melanated and all, but this product covers all bases - treating, hydrating, protecting, priming, and covering your skin.  It's SPF 30 and pretty perfect for the dry heat of the oncoming California summer.  I sort of love it, and PV managed to send me the exact right shade for my skin tone.  It's as light as a moisturizer but it's tinted so it adds a little color.

Since it is sunscreen and all, I'd say go for a shade slightly darker - you wanna get that summer glow on.

4. Box Naturals Luxe Towelettes - $9/box

There is something very mumsy about carrying around moist towelettes and I'm not sure I've gotten to that level yet.  These towels, of which I got two samples (Rosewater and Lavender), are lovely.  They're not exactly my go to product but they're a nice treat for gross sweaty days or for a quick bathroom (underarm) touch up.  They're pretty good at taking off makeup and I'm saving my last one for a post-party, get-ready-for-pajamas moment.

I love Petit Vour because they deliver some truly astounding and unexpected products.  Overall this month's box had some interesting choices and has given me two products that I'll probably be purchasing again and again.  The towelettes were really the only item I wasn't super keen on, but I definitely get more than $15 worth of products with the other three sample/full-size items.  I give this box an A-.

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