3 March 2015

Je T'aime Petit Vour (February 2015)

Je T'aime Petit Vour is a great name for February's box*, both because February is the month  we make a point to celebrate love and because it really is true, I love these boxes!  The name Petit Vour is a play on petit four and is defined on this month's insert as "a small and temptingly luxurious cruelty-free product inspired by a love for animals and the finer things."  Sounds about right to me.  Everything included in the Petit Vour boxes is vegan and cruelty-free and the items featured are predominantly natural products from higher end, luxury brands.  From a natural/non-toxic perspective, I think my ingredients standards are stricter than most, but in the nine boxes I've received, there have only been a couple products I wasn't comfortable using.  I do get sent these for free, but I always give my honest first impressions and opinions on the boxes and the products included.

Let's get on to what you're really here for - February's box, which was a good one.  Here's what was included:



Balanced Guru Scrub Me Body Scrub (Sample Value ±$3)
I love Balanced Guru, so I knew this product would be a win as soon as I pulled it out of the box.  With a base of coffee and raw sugar, Scrub Me is a body scrub, but it can also be (gently!) used on the face.  The texture is a little drier than I'm used to, but I used it on my hands today and it works great.  It smells delicious too, like a mix of fresh ground coffee and spearmint.

My Daughter Fragrances Always Loved (Sample Value ±$2)
I think the only thing I'd change about Petit Vour would be an option to opt out of perfume samples.  I'm just not a perfume person, so they don't get used.  That said, I like that My Daughter Fragrances are free of parabens, phthalates and synthetic fragrance and I've heard good things about them.  I'm sure I can easily find someone to pass this on to.

Ellovi Mint Chocolate Body Butter (Sample Value ±$4)
I love the Ellovi Tinted Lip Butter that came in September's Petit Vour box and the Body Butter is divine as well.  It feels silky and melts into the skin beautifully, plus it smells incredible: just like Thin Mints or mint chocolate chip ice cream.  I foresee a serious obsession with this scent in my future!

Lily Lolo Vegan Mascara ($20)
Petit Vour revealed that the Lily Lolo mascara would be featured in an upcoming box, so I already knew this was coming.  Good natural mascara is hard to find - and good vegan natural mascara is that much harder I'm sure - and I really love this one.  I just threw out my previous tube (reviewed here) so I'm very happy to have another.  This mascara really excels in terms of volume and, in that regard, it's miles above every other natural mascara I've tried.  It smudges a tiny bit towards the end of the day, but nothing terrible, and it has never irritated my sensitive eyes.



The Bottom Line
This is one of my favorite boxes I've received from Petit Vour, so doing the math on it, I was actually a little surprised.  At $29, it's worth more than what you pay, but it's also one of the lower value boxes I've received.  I stumbled onto some of JenLuvsReviews' subscription box reviews recently and she always makes a point to differentiate between actual monetary value (what an item sells for) and personal value (what you would pay or an item) and I think that's key.  Personally, I'll pay $20 for a good natural mascara like the Lily Lolo, which means everything else in the box is just icing.  So, the fact that I also love both the Ellovi butter and the Balanced Guru scrub makes this a pretty stellar box in my mind.

Petit Vour boxes retail for $15 (US) / $23 (Canada) and individual products can also be purchased in the Petit Vour shop.  

What's your favorite subscription box service?  What do you think of the February Petit Vour box?


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16 comments:

  1. This sounds like a lovely subscription box! I've been eyeig Balanced Guru and Lily Lolo.

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    1. It really is! I'm consistently wowed by the products that are included :)

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  2. I totally would have loved this box! Such great brands and products. You can always add a little of that perfume to a hair product (spray, gel, etc) to slightly fragrance your hair. xo

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    1. That's a good point! I don't think this one would be my cup of tea anyways - it's described as a "true rose lover's potion" - but I've got a few others I'll have to try that with :)

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  3. Great selection indeed.... just wondering something. What does petit vour means?x

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    1. It's a play off of "petit four," only instead of desserts, they are small beauty indulgences :) Petit four + vegan = Petit Vour

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  4. This month's box seems great. It's such a shame they have stopped international shipping x

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    1. It really is too bad! I hope they'll find a way to open it up internationally again soon :)

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  5. Caitie, I'll buy that perfume sample off of you! I was so looking forward to trying it out, but I was send 2 Harvey Prince samples instead. :(

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    1. You don't have to buy it off me, but email me your address (naturallabeauty [at] gmail.com) and I'm happy to send it to you! I hope you enjoyed the rest of the box :)

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  6. I loved this month's petit vour box. I loved the paper packaging of the perfume. So pretty

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    1. I agree! It is really pretty packaging :)

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  7. I really like the look of this box, but I think they have stopped shipments to the UK, so I will just enjoy them vicariously through you! The contents of this one didn't appeal much to me - perhaps because I'm not bothered by Lily Lolo or mascara...! I think the fragrance would be the most interesting to me, simply because it can be difficult to acquire samples of natural/organic scents. Lovely review :) xx

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    1. Thanks! It's unfortunate they don't ship the boxes out of US/Canada anymore, but I still have hopes that will change again in the future. The Lily Lolo mascara was definitely the big ticket item this month, so if I hadn't liked that, I guess this might have been a disappointing box! :)

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  8. Caitie, you are really enticing me to try out this box! Want kind of subscription did you end up getting for yourself? :)

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    1. Petit Vour very kindly sends me the boxes for review, so I don't have a normal subscription. It really just depends on whether you'd rather pay month-to-month (and therefore be able to cancel at any point) or prepay for several months in one go. If you're in Canada like me, they only offer the month-to-month option. Hope that helps! :)

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