Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Talk About It - August 2013 Petit Vour Box

Monthly subscription boxes make me so happy and I can't get enough of them! There is nothing more exciting than discovering a box of surprise goodies in your mail and this month I got to experience Petit Vour, a service that provides subscribers with deluxe-sized (and sometimes even full-size) vegan and cruelty free beauty products each month. If you read through this entire blog post you will find the opportunity to enter to win your very own Petit Vour Box!



If you're wondering about the name Petit Vour, it is named after the small, beautifully decorated dessert called "petit four", although the F in four has been replaced with a V for vegan. Madeline Alcott, the Founder and Creative Director of the company, believes that no animal should suffer for the sake of beauty and I couldn't agree more! This belief and her desire to find animal friendly and luxurious products in one place with a risk free way to shop led to the birth of Petit Vour.

In fact, I think this sentence from the Behind the Brand section of the Petit Vour website pretty much sums it up, "Our goal at Petit Vour is to make your shopping fun and effortless and to let you sample new cruelty-free products -- hidden gems, makeup artist-approved and everything in between."

You can choose from 3 different subscription plans including a month-to-month plan that costs $15, a 3-month plan with a price tag of $45, or the $90 6-month subscription. If you're Canadian you can purchase a month-to-month box for $25. Keep in mind that if you're in Texas there is tax.

Once you have decided on a plan you will be sent cruelty-free products from around the world. You will be able to try new products and then take surveys that will allow you to earn points, which you can use to score free boxes. In addition to being able to test out fun new products you will also receive exclusive discounts that you can use to purchase your favorites in full-size.

Okay, okay! Let's get to the good stuff – the contents of the August Petit Vour box! This box was themed around products that will fit perfectly into your travel makeup bag with Labor Day in mind. The card that came inside the box says, "In the box, we focus on lightweight, nutrient-dense items that do our bodies good, from head to toe."




Here we go:
Kroma Makeup Botanical Lipgloss/Lipstick ($29)
Bodyography Veil Foundation Primer (.53 oz with a value of $10)
Enfusia Dead Sea Bath Salts ($2.99)
Shorganics Lavendar Lip Balm and Unscented Body Lotion ($4)
Kelapo 100% Virgin Coconut Oil ($0.42)


I'm not going to go into depth about each product since it would make this post ridiculously long (but if you're curious about any of the products please let me know and I can review it/them separately) but overall I'm very impressed. The Kroma Makeup Botanical Lipgloss/Lipstick is gorgeous and has a value of $29 alone, which makes this box worth a lot more than its $15 price tag.

The only thing that frustrates me a little bit is the Enfusia Dead Sea Bath Salts. I received the Rose scented version and it smells so strong that I could smell it in my mailbox.The scent has coated all of the products in the box as well and since I'm so sensitive to fragrance it is slightly bothersome. I am, however, letting the products air out and I gave the bath salts to my Mom. She really loves the scent so all is well!

To learn more about Petit Vour you can visit their website by clicking here.



(FTC : Petit Vour generously sent me a box for free for review consideration. This is not a sponsered post and I am not being compensated for writing it. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own and honest.)

38 comments:

  1. Do you have a particular favorite Helen?

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  2. I just found Beautiful Basics on Pinterest and will definitely be trying some of your DIY beauty.
    Everyday Minerals is one of the best makeup brands I use. Their base goes on so smooth, stays on all day and matches my skin perfectly. I love it!

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  3. I love bath salts so I would love to try the Enfusia Dead Sea Bath Salts.

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  4. My favorite cruelty free/vegan product is Vasanti's Brighten Up!

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  5. I love 100% pure products, especially their body scrubs

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  6. I like the Dead Sea bath salts, they sound wonderful :)

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  7. I'm new to the world of vegan/cruelty free cosmetics, so I don't have a favorite yet! I'm hoping I'll find something good soon though!

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  8. I'm just starting to transition my beauty products to items better for me and the environment. I really like Everyday Minerals for mineral foundation. I went from Bare Escentuals so I was really picky about the texture and how it appeared on my face. I tired a few others before sticking with EM. Thanks for the chance!

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  9. I really love Urban Decay's vegan eyeliner. I'm trying to transition more of my makeup and body care into vegan products. I've never heard of the Petit Vour box before, but it would be a great way to sample different products!

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  10. My favorite Vegan product is Healthy Hoo Hoo feminine wash, because I love the name, and wish I had thought of it!

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  11. I absolutely love Pacifica products!

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  12. E.L.F makeup products are great and Cruelty free. :)

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  13. I've never tried the cruelty free and/or vegan products yet! Would love to tho!

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  14. i don't really have a favorite , i do use alot of burts bees products

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  15. I love, love, love Crazy Rumors lip balms.

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  16. Claire RheinheimerAugust 22, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    I used to sell Mary Kay and still use a ton of their products.

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  17. I would love to try their bath sea salts

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  18. nyx is cruelty free and affordable!

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  19. I love the entire brand of NYX! But I really love their lipsticks and liquid eyeliners! :]

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  20. Brenda Witherspoon-BedardAugust 23, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    I like Pacifica products

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  21. I actually am unsure. I am ashamed to admit...I don't know if I own any products like this.

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  22. Ive actually never tried any vegan products but Ive been hearing alot about them lately. Id like to try the lip balm.

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  23. I love SpaRitual vegan nail polish

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  24. The lipgloss!! xoxo

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  25. dead sea bath salts

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  26. Oooh I'm in need of a better makeup primer. Great givewawy! My favorite vegan products are by Herbolution. I found them on Etsy and they have tons of great products.

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  27. I like the Urban Decay products

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  28. CoMMember13631175191005August 25, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Nyx is my favorite!

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  29. Some of my favorite products include 100% Pure, RMS Beauty, and Pai Skincare. All three are cruelty free and I believe they all carry vegan products as well.

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  30. My favorite is Beauty without Cruelty.

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  31. I like Josie Maran beauty products

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  32. I love The All Natural Face brand.

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  33. I don't think I've ever used vegan beauty products before.

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  34. Milani is one of my favourite cruelty free brands.

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  35. Hi Kassie,

    I work with quite a few beauty brands as well as a tech firm that will be making a big splash in the beauty box space shortly. I would love to get in touch.

    Best,

    Nick Brennan
    Vice President
    Janice McCafferty PR

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Thanks so much for reading Beautiful Basics and commenting! I will be sure to respond as soon as I can!