Petit Vour December Merry & Bright Unboxing

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I was very pleased with the timing of this months Petit Vour box and was so happy it was coming before Christmas. I was a bit disappointed knowing about two of the products that were coming in this months box. I enjoy the surprise and if you're going to learn what you are getting than I think you should have more of a say about color preference etc., otherwise what is the point of knowing? As I understand it Petit Vour is working on allowing customers to customize with their profiles in the future. I really hope this is the case. 

First up is Blissoma Solutions Peace Evening Calming Creme which retails for $25.99 for the full 1 oz on their website. You get .5 oz which puts the value of this little guy at $12.99. The website says the full size will last you a month if applied once daily so you should get around 15 uses out of it. That's pretty good to get a sense of the product and the reviews on the site are encouraging. The ingredient list is long and impressive! Its really chalked full of some good stuff so I will be giving this a try. I also love that it came in a glass bottle with the eye dropper so I can reuse it for when I travel.

Trust Fund Beauty 5-Free Nail Lacquer in Money Buys Happiness $15. The card says $16 but it sells on their site for $15. Its a pretty color but this is the second pink nail polish I have received since I began the subscription in February. I think I like this one better than the LVX and am tempted to try it but the name is so off putting. Why should I care right? Plenty of companies are using names along these lines and Trust Fund Beauty has names like: Your Mans Mistress, Do You Know Who My Father Is?, Nip Slip, Pre-nup, and Pool Boy Toy. I get it you eventually run out of names for basic colors and this seems to be the thing to do but the minute I read the name I was less inclined to use it. If I gave it as a gift I would have to remove the name label simple because I know a lot of family that would feel the same way about it. I can be a real prude but I don't think this is a brand I want to do business with or use.

Meow Meow Tweet Deodorant Cream in Lavender $8 contains some really great ingredients and the company carries a baking soda free version for those who are sensitive. This is a great size for travel and the reviews are all positive from what I can see. I do not have a baking soda sensitivity so I will be giving this a try. They do not carry this 1 oz size and instead carry the 2.4 oz for $13 which would actually put the value under $6 in my opinion. However, we always end up paying more for travel size. 

Everyday Minerals Matte Blush in All Smiles $4.25 I cannot find this shade on their site and think it might be an older color they were phasing out or custom for Petit Vour. The full size retails for $12 and this is 1.7g instead of the 4.8g for full size. Its a warmer blush and personally too warm for me so as I mentioned before I'll be really happy when Petit Vour takes our complexions into consideration as I have received some very unflattering lipsticks, glosses, butters, and now blush. 

The total value for this month comes to $40.24 which more than doubles the $15 a month you invest. I'm always happy with the value I get from Petit Vour and simply trade the items I'm not interested in or use them as little gifts throughout the year.

Should You Attend Your High School Reunion?

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I shouldn't have been surprised when I saw this very topic as the basis for yet another addicting BuzzFeed quiz. Even though I have already made up my mind about my upcoming ten year reunion I was intrigued and their questions really hit the issue right on the head. The main point being that you only attend a high school reunion if you are very successful, and this was not the case then, or you are less successful and trying to relive your glory days. This is typically the way we view them and for the rest of us who haven't changed much it can seem a little pointless and this is why:

1. The Social Structure of Your Class Does Not Change

Its a sweet little lie our parents tell us to get us through the years of awkward moments and embarrassment that many of us experience. Its the idea that the popular will cease to be so and that the underdog will rise to the top. The gorgeous looks and petite bodies will morph and widen and the awkward and geeky will blossom. The problem is that its just not true, at least not for the first 20 years of reunions you will attend. Not to mention it perpetuates an attitude that revels in the downfall and misfortune of others regardless if they deserve it or not. The status quo should have nothing to do with what you achieve in life or how you measure your success. Your achievements should not be less important because you didn't "beat" someone else.

2. You Look Exactly the Same

For some this is an achievement especially if we're talking 30 years or more down the line but when its only 10 years down the line its a bit of a bummer. My big change didn't come when I graduated. My change happened sometime in my junior year and was the result of a long process of switching from big round glasses to contacts, losing the braces, growing my hair out long, bleaching the hell out of my upper lip, and getting boobs! Of course I still got razed here and there but I could go through school without being down right bullied. I wasn't smoking hot but I wasn't still being called Magnum P.I. ,hence the upper lip bleaching, or dike among other things. There is really nothing that changed in my appearance to wow people and that's just fine with me. If I wanted to change the way I look I would but I don't.

3. Your Achievements

Now a days can college be considered an achievement? I like to think so cause I've worked hard on my education and will continue to do so until I get that PhD. However, that's not what we are typically looking for when we think of going back to our high school reunion. Unless you won a noble or became a big star it just seems like the same ol' same ol'. That's what happens when you have Facebook people! Ha ha. We see everything our classmates do now and that easy for me coming from a class of less than 40 students.

4. Reconnecting

This is by far the most important reason but it seems irrelevant with Facebook. I'm not knocking real human interaction however taxing it may be. Facebook really helps you figure out how important a reunion is because more often than not you can be pretty satisfied with a Facebook update than a face to face encounter. There are some I'd love to see but probably on a one on one instead. I live relatively close to where I grew up so I run into people all the time and have a general idea of who's doing what.

But this is just the opinion of a once dweeby and awkward high school girl who's still kind of dweeby and awkward. If ya want to check out the BuzzFeed Quiz its right here: BuzzFeed Should You Go To Your School Reunion? Quiz.