Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream (Sample Value ±$11.50)
I haven't tried much from Juice Beauty, but the CC Cream has gotten a lot of good press, so I was happy to see it in this month's box. I received Natural Glow, the lightest shade, which is a good match for my fair skin. The coverage is minimal, but it does even things out a little and gives the skin a healthy, dewy finish. I ended up going over the CC Cream with a light dusting of mineral foundation, but I don't think it's an absolute must to top it with anything, depending on how much coverage you like and how dewy or matte you want to look. It smells grassy and very much like petit grain essential oil (which it does contain), but the scent isn't overpowering, nor does it linger much past the initial application. I'll update once I've used it a little more, but first impressions are good!
Metropolis Soap Co. Lavender & Spearmint Lip Cream ($7)
Metropolis Soap Co. isn't a company I'm familiar with, but I'm always happy to try new lip balms and I like how rich and creamy this one feels. My nose really enjoys the Lavender & Spearmint scent, but it does taste a little soapy on my lips. I also don't love that it's made with palm oil, which I try to avoid, but since I have it, I'll certainly use and enjoy it.
The Little Alchemist Cacao & Banana Face Glow ($32)
I've heard really great things about The Little Alchemist, so I was excited to give this a try. In addition to raw cacao and banana, the mask also contains zeolite, clay, and a whole host of superfoods including acai, green papaya, spirulina, maca, and turmeric root. I tried it out the same day my box arrived and I loved it! Dry, it smells a little funky - sort of vinegary - but once you add water, the chocolate scent takes over. I left the mask on for about 10 minutes, as per the instructions, and it left my skin looking healthy and radiant, and with noticeably less visible pores.
Vert Mont Perfumery Eros (Sample Value ±$5.25)
I've made no secret of the fact that I don't love receiving perfume samples, but I do actually like how Eros smells. A blend of red mandarin, coriander, orris root, patchouli, juniper, and jasmine, it's sweet and earthy and reminds me of incense - only fresher and without the chemically, headache-inducing qualities. I'm thinking of mixing this into my next body oil concoction. Vert Mont perfumes are free of synthetics and are hand-mixed blends of essential oils and plant essences in organic sweet almond and jojoba oils.
The Bottom Line
I really liked the March box. The Cacao & Banana Face Glow was the biggest standout for me and I'm also really happy to have been able to try the Juice Beauty CC Cream. The lip cream and perfume were slightly less exciting to me, but they're nice too - I don't think there were any duds in this box! The total value, at roughly $55, is pretty phenomenal too.
Petit Vour boxes retail for $15 (US) / $23 (Canada) and individual products can also be bought in the Petit Vour shop.
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