Vain Pursuits

I have wacky skin. Yes. I do. You may too… My pores are huge, I have oily skin with dry patches and my skin is very sensitive. With all of that, skin care is just, well…a nightmare.

I hear about a great product that has awesome reviews, I buy it and I have a reaction to it, or it just does nothing for me. You know spf in lip balms? Yeah…no. I look like Angelina Jolie and my lips hurt like crazy!
SOOOO Frustrating!!

I recently got to try out a service that Vain Pursuits provides and let me tell you, they have won me over.

I know a lot of you have tried Stitch Fix or have heard of that…well, this is along those same lines! Your $20 ‘styling fee’ will go toward any full size product that you end up purchasing.

I went to the website, answered a brief survey about my skin and products that I use, what I liked about certain products and not too long after that I opened my mailbox to my very own Vain Kit that included three samples made just for me!

Vain Pursuits packageVain Pursuits samplesNow, I know a lot of my friends are into the essential oil thing. You will LOVE these. Love love love.  Each of my samples, (well, except for one that I chose as unscented) is scented with essential oils!

Everything that was on my survey was done for each sample I received. For some things I like a thicker consistency and others I prefer thin. For some things I like a stronger scent and others a very light or even no scent. They took into account each one!

Along with the ingredient list that was sent with each sample, on the back is a personal note from my skincare confidant letting me know what was added to it and why they picked this certain combination.

I was very excited to read that their products are paraben-free, sulfate-free, phthalate-free and synthetic fragrance-free. They use natural ingredients, are cruelty free and they even use recyclable packaging. It is totally my kind of company! I am always on the lookout for this type of product and sometimes it is hard to find!

I will go through my samples!

Vain Pursuits PeacekeeperVain Pursuits PeacekeeperFirst is the Peacekeeper Night Lotion. I loved everything about this combination. It wasn’t too strong, since being a night cream I just didn’t want to be suffocated by scent while trying to sleep. It is scented with the essential oils of frankincense and litsea. Great consistency too!

Vain Pursuits Self-AbsorbedVain Pursuits Self-AbsorbedNext is the Self-Absorbed sample! This is a facial moisturizer and this is the one that I chose to be unscented.  It has a light texture with gentle ingredients which is what I wanted since it would be on my face for most of the time.

IMG_2945Vain Pursuits Soft-SpokenMy last sample is Soft-Spoken which is a day lotion. I enjoyed this one a lot. It was Jeffy’s favorite scent too. It was scented with lavender, orange and litsea. Wonderful combination!

Once you get your samples, they want you to try them on your wrist and let them know your first impression…like how the consistency is, the scent, that sort of thing. They give you tips and ideas on how to test certain samples and really walk you through the process.

Then, they take your feedback and create the perfect full size product for you! You can change anything! I had two scents that I liked and couldn’t decide between the two. But I liked one of my samples just the way it was, so I stuck with that. I am so excited to get it, I will make another post when I do!

If you want to check it out, feel free to go to their website! If you use my link, you can save $5 off your first order!
Let me know if you do, I would love to hear of the combinations that you are sent!! 🙂

Besides going to their website, you can find Vain Pursuits on twitter, facebook, instagram and pinterest. They also have a blog which has a lot of interesting infomation. The latest blog post really has me wanting to look at the ingredients and scents of random things I may purchase! Ew!!

I really think this is a fresh way of buying skin care!!

Note: Products in this post were provided by the brand for review. All opinions stated above are my own based on my personal experience and have not been influenced by the brand.




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One Response to Vain Pursuits

  1. Mallory says:

    What a GREAT idea! I just signed up.

    It’s so frustrating finding products that work! I’m loving this new brand 🙂

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