Here's what was featured in the March box:
Juice Beauty Cellular CC Cream in Warm Glow, 0.5 oz ($11.47 value)
The Little Alchemist Cacao & Banana Face Glow, 30 grams ($32)
Vert Mont Perfumery Eros perfume, 1.5 mL ($5.25 value)
Metropolis Soap Co. Lavender & Spearmint Lip Cream, 0.15 oz ($7)
Cost of Box: $15 per month (free shipping to US)
Total Box Value: $55.72
Impressions: I will not be using the Juice Beauty CC cream because I don't wear makeup of any kind. I've read some reviews of others who tried it that said it didn't provide very much coverage and was too orange/dark for those with pale skin. I haven't had a chance to try the Cacao & Banana face glow mask yet but I'm very intrigued by it. It looks just like mineral powder foundation and feels velvety smooth when you rub it between your fingers so I seriously doubt there would be any problems with it being to abrasive. The info card lists the cost at $32 but the online store lists this size at $28. The Eros perfume is a little too rich and earthy for my preference. I think it's the juniper smell that may be ruining it for me. The lip cream is the item I'm most excited about. I've been on the hunt for a natural lip balm to replace my Blistex with so this came right on time! Since I'm switching to more natural skincare products, I've been paying closer attention to ingredient lists. I recently learned that Blistex Medicated lip balm contains two parabens (preservatives) and I've decided to try and avoid using skincare items with paraben preservatives if I can help it. I was a little concerned about the this lip cream being scented with lavender because I find most lavender scented things to be overwhelming. The spearmint is the dominant fragrance but neither fragrance is overwhelming to me. Surprisingly, I like the mint and lavender combo. And I love how creamy and moisturizing this lip cream is. I hope Petit Vour features more lip products from this brand!
Overall I am pleased with the variety and size of the products featured. For the price, I'm getting more products that I find useful than I usually get in my $10 a month Birchbox (which usually leans more heavily on the makeup side). I plan to use 2 out of the 4 products featured in this box and they should last me for weeks so I would say the $15 price isn't too bad. I'm looking forward to the April box!
Updates: I tried the Cacao & Banana face glow mask and it did leave my skin feeling a little smoother. My face didn't feel tight and dry after using it. I assume that the "glowing" effects become more noticeable with regular use. A complaint that I have about this product is that it didn't rinse away as cleanly as I would like. But I guess residue is to be expected when you're essentially smearing chocolate on your face! Also, some ingredient in the mask turned the bristles of my facial brush a yellowish color. I also noticed this yellowish color on the cotton face pad when I swabbed my face with toner. I had to go over my face a couple of times before most of the yellowish color went away. I believe the yellowish color might be caused by the yellow clay and/or turmeric root ingredients. I plan to continue using the mask but I know now that I will have to be mindful of the potential to stain my facial brush and maybe even my pillowcase if I don't go over my face with toner to remove the cacao and yellow-staining residues.