At a time when my skin has honestly never looked worse, Petit Vour’s March box is a godsend. Unstable weather, stress, and laziness on my part have left my skin broken out, oily, and dry. Luckily, the March box is a skincare wonderland, and I’m crazy excited to try all of these goodies out!
Kani Botanicals Galaxy Milk: $32 at kanibotanicals.com
On first glance, Kani’s in-box leaflet is eerily similar to Glossier’s typical packaging — perhaps even a lawsuit-level of similar. In fact, it’s pretty ballsy, because it basically forces me to compare the two, and I can’t help but feel that Kani falls very short.
Included in this month’s box is Kani’s Galaxy Milk — a sparkly, shimmery, ivory highlight. Instructions state to shake the bottle, then dispense one or two drops onto the skin for a glistening glow.
Personally, I think this shade is gorgeous, but probably not suiting for all skin types. 🙁 It also has a strong cucumber smell — maybe not off-putting for some, but for me, it’s nauseating.
The highlight itself is bright and visible, but glittery. It’s almost reminiscent of 90s rollerball body glitters that I was guilty of smearing all over my face and décolletage. For a night out (or a costume party, maybe?) this highlight is pretty and pronounced, but for everyday wear, it comes on way too strong for my tastes.
Little Barn Apothecary Blue Yarrow + Geranium Cleansing Oil: $32 at littlebarnapothecary.com
As an oily-skinned girl, cleansing oils make me nervous. This one by Little Barn Apothecary is a rare breed because it states to apply the oil to the skin, then press over it with a warm, wet washcloth. I gave this oil a whirl nearly minutes after receiving my box and can honestly say that my skin felt more greasy and dirty after application than before.
For dry-skinned girls, I imagine this cleansing oil is nice and hydrating, but for anyone trying to avoid adding oil to their face, this product is a little disappointing. This is something that I wish Petit Vour would incorporate in the future — skin-type specific boxes, but I imagine this would be a bit difficult and costly to implement.
Still, it is a little disheartening to throw away a perfectly good product because you’ll never use it. Does anybody want mine? 😜
Formulary 55 Rosehip & Clay Facial Mask: $8 at formulary55.com
I love anything with geranium in it, so I was super excited to try this product! Unfortunately, user error on my part kind of ruined this mask for me. 😞 Instructions state to mix 1/2 of the bag with water to form a paste — I added too much water, and my mask ended up super liquidy. Determined, I lathered it on my face anyway, and it was all right, but I’m sure the mask is a lot better in its correct form.
Even despite user error, I’m not sure I would buy this mask to try it again. I’m kind of lazy when it comes to my skincare, and I prefer my masks ready to go. It is very affordable though, so it is a nice option and a cute gift to send to your friends.
Metta Skincare Intensive Replenishing Face Balm: $49 at mettaskincare.com
This face balm could not have come at a better time — I’ve had nasty dry patches on my nose for weeks! I slathered this balm on after my moisturizer and quite like it. It is very thick and greasy, so it’s best applied at night, but I have no doubt that this balm will erase my dry patches in no time. I’m also going to test this out on my cuticles and fingers and will certainly report back! 🤓
So, you’re probably thinking: did you like anything in this box? The answer is, honestly, not really. The face balm is nice, but not exactly life-changing, and everything else is just too oily for my skin type. This is most likely one of few Petit Vour boxes that I didn’t like, but even at its worst, I still like it because it introduces me to new brands. In particular, I’m really excited to try new Little Barn Apothecary things — if they ever go on sale. ✨
Have any of you received your boxes? Let me know what you think in the comments!