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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Petit Vour May 2014 review

I am all about trying out cruelty free organic products these days. So I signed up for two organic beauty boxes - Saffron Rouge Inner Circle Beauty Box (see May 2014 review below) and Petit Vour Beauty box. Today I will review my Petit Vour Beauty Box ( May 2014. Hope you enjoy it! 

The cost of Petit Vour is $15/month and this month's theme was Spring. (click on images for larger pictures)

This subscription has one of the cutest packages ever! I love the little pink box. 

Each box includes an information card 

Love the card

Life indeed is beautiful!

The first item in this month's box was a lipgloss by Aromi in Rouge! This was a full size product (.14 oz or 4 g) and retails at about $15-$17. I really love lip glosses and lipsticks, so I was really happy to get this in my box. I really like the color. I think it is great for Spring. 

The next product was Deep Steep Hand Cream in Brown Sugar and Vanilla. This was also a full size product (2 fl oz or 59 ml) and retails for $10.  I always carry a hand cream in my purse and my current one is about to run out, so the timing of this could not be better. Also I love love love the fragrance!!!!

The next product is a sample of the Harvey Prince Hello Fragrance. The full size retails for $55 (1.7 fl oz or 50 ml), the sample in the box is about $1 (1ml or 1/32 fl oz). While I don't care for perfume samples, I really like the fragrance of this perfume and may end up buying a full size bottle in the future. It has a very fresh floral scent without being very overpowering. 

The last item in this month's box was Paula's Choice Resist C15 Super Booster, the full sizes product (20 ml or .67 fl oz) is $45. The sample (3.5 ml or .12 fl oz) value is around $7.5. The trial size is pretty decent. I use a serum every night and I have been wanting to try a vitamin C serum for my sun spots, so this is another great product for me. 

The total value of my Petit Vour box for this month is $33.5-$35.5 and is almost twice what I paid for my subscription. I usually don't care about high value as long as I love everything in my box and this is perhaps one of those rare times that I like everything in my box and will be using everything! What did you think of your Petit Vour box for May?  

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Saffron Rouge Inner Circle May 2014

Saffron Rouge Inner Circle is a monthly subscription box that costs $24.99/month. The box includes premium and deluxe samples of organic beauty products from around the world. More info on the box and how to join here

So I received my box today and was super excited to try it out. 

Love the cute tissue paper

It includes a brochure detailing the products 

First Product in this box was the Lily Lolo Lip Gloss in Scandalips which is described as a Bold Pink with a hint of shimmer on their website -

The color is not very bold but I love it and it is from the UK. It retails for about $13.44 and is 6ml which seems like a full size. The color is nice and can be worn everyday

This is what the shade looks like

The next product was the red flower Orange Quince Steam Room Mist. The mist is supposed to boost the senses and relieve anxiety and restlessness. This is perfect for me and I love the fragrance. The full size product retails at $35.95 for 3.4 oz and can be found at

The sample was 8.9 ml or about .30 oz so the value of it around $3.50. 

I will use this in my closet after laundry to make my clothes smell fresh also for insides of my handbags

The next product was my favorite in this box. The W3LL People: Mai Couture Hedonist Bronzer#52. I love the color and use a bronzer every day. So I was really excited to get this. The full size product is 6g and costs $23.

The sample does not indicate a size looks like it is about a gram so I am guessing the sample value is around $4

Love how the box says:  Hippie Tested Diva Approved

The next product is an eyeshadow - Alima Pure Luminous Shimmer Eye Shadow in Hellebore. The eye shadow is nice and very very shimmery but I have too many eye shadows. I will use it but I can do without it.

The full size product is $12.50 (2.5oz). This deluxe sample is 2g so the value is about $10. I wish the bronzer was this big and the eye shadow smaller. 

The box also includes a Primavera Calming Moisture Cream. I love face creams and am excited to try my first organic face cream! The face cream helps calm redness and irritation so it is perfect for the summer, also it is from Germany and I love trying products from around the world.

The full size is 30 ml (1 fl oz) and costs $44. The sample is about 8ml(.27 fl oz) so the value is around $12. 

It does smell a little medicinal to me! 

The last product in this month's box is the Dr. Alkaitis Soothing Gel which can be used for insect bites, sunburn, as an after shave and seems like a multi-purpose soothing gel just in time for summer. I like the smell of it and am excited to try it.

The full size product is 120ml(4 fl oz) and costs $64.95. The sample is around 10 ml(the bottle doesn't indicate the size) so maybe the value is around $5.50. 

I liked most everything in my box for this month. The total value of my box was $48.44. While the value of the box is great for the $24.99 I paid for the month, I would have liked it if my box included a larger bronzer instead of the eye-shadow.  

Please feel free to share your thoughts and comments about your Saffron Rouge Inner Circle Box for this month. Also do subscribe and follow me via google plus and email. Until next time! 

(The background grapes picture are from an open page of my coffee table wine book - Wine From Grapes to Glass by Jens Priwes and leaf background is a from a notebook I just got!)

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

May Bath and Bodyworks Goodies!

“A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting. ” ― Christian Dior

So I was in need of new lotion and decided to go back to my all time favorite - Bath and Bodyworks!!! 

I made full use of the buy 3, get three free offer. From Right to Left 

1. Triple Moisture Body Cream (also 5) - MOROCCO ORCHID & PINK AMBER...this is a light beautiful fragrance with undertones of Vanilla and Amber and very fresh. It is not very overpowering and perfect for summers....I got two of these and love them!Mind you it is a really light fragrance 

2. Triple Moisture Body Cream - VELVET SUGAR... this is the first time I am trying this fragrance and am currently using this as it compliments my current perfume (Mont Blanc femme individuelle). It has a vanilla, amber, muck scent but is fruity and last for a long time!

 3. Triple Moisture Body Cream -PARIS amour - This is one of my favorite fragrances by BBW, it smells like cotton candy in my opinion. The sandalwood, french vanilla, sandalwood and musk give this the perfect sweetness! I love it 

4. Triple Moisture Body Cream - SENSUAL AMBER - This is another of my favorite by BBW...It is so sensual and perfect for fall!

 5. Triple Moisture Body Cream - MAD ABOUT YOU - This is another new fragrance I am trying and has the amber and vanilla musk scent but it a lot more perfumy and floral in my opinion and I actually like that about it because it is perfect for night outs or cooler months.

 As you can tell I am big, vanilla, musk, sandalwood and amber fan!!!!

1. 5-Pack PocketBac Sanitizer in Hawaii - $5 (love the fragrances, they floral fruity and tropical so perfect for summer)

2. PocketBac Holder, SNORKLE KOALA - $5 (He was too cute to resist)

3. PocketBac Sanitizing Hand Gel , OCEAN MEN- $1.75 (This is for the boyfriend, a non feminine hand sanitizer)

4. PocketBac Sanitizing Hand Gel , EUCALYPTUS SPEARMINT- $1.75 (another one for the bf, he is notorious for stealing my sanitizers so i always get him his own to prevent any stealing :) )

1. The two body creams from the picture above (Left to Right)

2. Fine Fragrance Mist, MOROCCO ORCHID AND PINK AMBER - $6, there was a promotion for this fragrance and got the body mist to complement my lotion!  The original price is $14 and it is 8 fl oz in size 

3. Eau de Parfum, MOROCCO ORCHID AND PINK AMBER - $20, I got this super cheap because of a promotion they were having on the day!!! The original retail is $39.50 and it is a good size - 3.4 fl oz. so should last me the whole summer!!

So I guess I am smelling like Morocco Orchid and Pink Amber this about you? 
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Friday, May 9, 2014