Votre Vu Bebe Duette Review

Hello Guys & Dolls, welcome back!  I don’t know where you are in the world, but here in Northern California winter came on quite dry this year. I live in an old drafty apartment, (cold, dry air) with one wall-heater (more dry air). Lately my hair, face, body and hands are screaming on the top of their lungs- “FEED ME SEYMOUR!”. 

I typically keep my face & body in check by switching  moisturizers/lotions, and do what I can for my hair limiting hot tools & using conditioning treatments/serums (more on those in another post). My hands are another animal and one that is a year-round issue for me due  to my lifestyle: typing, using hand sanitizer many times a day (even more when I’m doing makeup) washing makeup brushes & dishes (though I try to wear gloves when washing dishes) and probably the #1 issue:  a general dislike for texture on my hands, i.e.  hand lotion/cream. I cannot stand the feeling that there is something on my hands- I don’t even like using most hand sanitizer that has Vitamin E or Aloe added since it feels…icky.

Mid-December I bought a cool-mist humidifier, and while it’s made most of my dry winter skin calm down, my hands are still dry.

A few weeks ago I was cleaning out a drawer and found this set of hand creams/lipbalm duos that Beautylish sent me to review AGES ago (ok, in August). I’d completely forgotten about them; since my hands were like itchy sandpaper I decided to give it a go.

This hand cream feels rich & luxurious from the start and sucks right into my skin leaving my hands feeling smooth & comfortable; My hands feel like they can breathe. They recommend using 2 layers but I didn’t find it necessary. This hand creme has a yummy but not cloyingly sweet butter-cream frosting type scent, officially called “almond pie”, which surprised me since I don’t usually like almond scented things. (geeze Cora, you don’t seem to like anything today).


Duette Luxe Lip Balm & Hand Creme both openings

Got to love a company that doesn’t test on animals, and reminds you to recycle. Made in France? The cherry on top.

Clear Lipbalm, unused

Red lipbalm with mirror for on-the-go application.

The fact that this has a lipbalm attached is just genius.  It has made it very easy for me to create a routine with this; At night I do my facial skincare (again, another post dahling), then apply the lipbalm and hand cream. Done & Done. It’s convenient, it smells good, and most importantly it doesn’t feel “icky”.

Two things to mention: The company claims that these have UV filters in them but the product does not have an SPF rating so please do not rely on these for sun protection. Also this hand cream isn’t exactly a bargain. The Duettes are $38.50 for the set- roughly $20 each. Ouch. I’m hoping these will get me though the winter, but if they don’t I might repurchase- surely the only thing holding me back is the cost. Due to the expense and how good this works this is my “special” hand cream.

What? Votre Vu Bebe Duette Luxe Lips & Hand Creme

Where to buy: Here

How Much? $38.50 for 2 1.35 oz Hand creme & 2 .05 oz Lip Balm

In a nutshell: This hand cream is Luxurious and feels light on the skin- and the addition of a lip balm in the cap is genius. If you have the money to burn try this, you won’t be disappointed.

I hope you enjoyed my Novella of a review, and if you know of any incredible hand creams that feel like nothing but truly hydrate your skin (and are not tested on animals) please let me know in the comment section below.

Until next time  Be Vintageortacky, Just be yourself!

Disclosure: The products shown were sent by a PR  firm or the Brand for review consideration. Complimentary products never receive preferential treatment; My viewers & reader are my #1 priority and I honor your trust by always being honest with you. This video/post contains opinions that are solely my own; I am not influenced by, nor do I represent any company. All Products shown on my blog are cruelty-free (not tested on animals) to the best of my knowledge.

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  1. Safyre
    January 19, 2012 / 5:34 pm

    I have the same issues you described – dry air, dry hands, and a hate for thick lotions making my hands feel all greasy. :/ I discovered the Bath & Body Works Handibac hand lotions last yr and really dig it. It helps my avoid having cracked, nasty hands and absorbs within moments – it doesn’t feel greasy like a lot of hand creams do, but I feel like it hydrates really well. I recommend you give them a try if you haven’t already, they might be a less expensive alternative :3

    • Safyre
      January 19, 2012 / 5:36 pm

      >. < Sorry for the spelling errors, I was typing all fast 😐

  2. Hannah
    January 19, 2012 / 9:56 pm

    Just have to say I appreciate the Little Shop of Horrors reference 🙂

  3. Autumn :3
    January 20, 2012 / 6:30 am

    I get terribly cracked lips in the winter ESPECIALLY! 🙁
    I’ve been using Burt’s Bee’s for a super long time…(honestly.. i own like 5 chapsticks by them), But until i discovered SoftLips, i totally prefer that brand.
    Don’t get me wrong, nothing wrong with Burt’s Bee’s AT ALL…but i feel like the SOFTLIPS heal my lips faster and i prefer the texture! xD

  4. January 20, 2012 / 11:58 am

    I am a VOTRE VU Brand Ambassador and am proud to share that I got my husband to switch from CARMAX and Chapstick to our Champagne Kisses!!! It’s wonderful!

  5. Kari
    April 26, 2012 / 8:26 am

    Here is a tip to help hydrate the air. Place a pot of water on a stand in front of the heater. Obviously not to close so it does not catch fire. Anyway it will make the water quite warmer increasing the evaporation process which will in turn add moisture to the room!

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