Keeping up with my tardiness habit - here is my review of January's Petit Vour beauty box, one month behind. This one was edited by My Kind of Life. I do follow that blog but all I remember about it is 1) I have a tote bag featuring the blog name given to me by the blog's author at last year's Vida Vegan Con and 2) she told us she was a model. I think I've also read some body acceptance articles by the blog's author on Mind Body Green before I had to unsubscribe because of their pesudo-science articles and their daily listcicles about how to improve your life. That said, I've always gotten a good vibe from My Kind of Life's blog! As always, I buy the box so this review is not tainted by freebie-bias.
EVOLVh SmartStart Leave-in Conditioner: Didn't notice a major difference in my hair when I used this but I'm all for any efforts towards extra conditioning, especially in this weather. I also have shampoo by the same brand and it's fine.
Modern Minerals Eye Shadow: I only really wear eye shadow to provide a base for my eye liner (so it's not in direct contact with skin when I open my eyes because it smudges more when that happens - and I don't love most primers out there). So I only wear neutral colors for the most part and I was kind of bummed to see all this pink sparkle. But it goes on pretty understated and I actually really ended up liking it. I didn't feel like I had pink eye shadow on and I liked the feel of it. It's a little darker than I'd like for my entire eyelid so I'm guessing I just have to use this in places where I want a slightly darker color.
RawSkinCeuticals Cheek Creme: I'm always excited to try cream blush. It's my jam. (Cream blush and tinted lip balm.) They were not kidding with the instructions to use just a little because it's very potent. I thought the consistency of this one was a little clay-like (you really need to use a tiny amount and blend like hell or it's too opaque) so I wasn't surprised to find zinc high up in the ingredients list. ('Sup, Zinka and Surf Fetish-era flashbacks.) It's staying power is better than more transparent cream blushes but not sure it's worth the hard application. My boyfriend was like, "What the hell is on your face?" with this one but to be fair, he says that about a lot of things I put on my face and he hates lipstick. This is a little too lilac-based for me color-wise but still usable.
100% Pure French Lavender Hand Buttercream: Totally suitable heavier lotion but absorbs well --- also smells like lavender. Thumbs up. Good for winter, for sure.
Overview: I'm not head over heels about the eye shadow or cheek creme but I like them enough that I'll use them. Like the moisturizer and I go through moisturizer like crazy so that's always useful. I can take or leave the leave-in conditioner but I'll use it.