Yay for monthly sample boxes! Petit Vour provides vegan and cruelty-free luxury beauty samples, but I have to say I am pleased that the products included are also very natural and ‘green.’ (after all, it is possible for something to be vegan but still not very natural… so I’m happy that they choose both)
And while it is a sample box, this month included a full size nail polish with deluxe sample size hair products – so sample doesn’t always mean itty bitty! I am very impressed with the size of the samples included for the price. But I’ll get into that later :o)
Included in June’s box was:
- MUN Brightening Youth Serum
- NCLA Nail Polish in Let’s Stay Forever
- TAY Rosehip Balancing Cleanser with Seabuckthorn
- EVOLVh UltraShine Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner
(and I just noticed that all of these brands spell their name in all caps – coincidence? I think not)
The MUN serum was actually my least favorite of the bunch. It felt amazing on my face, but I really did not care for the smell. I’m actually pretty open when it comes to smells too, but there was something in it that did not agree with my nostrils – perhaps the prickly pear seed oil? So I just tried it once and threw it away. It was a small sample too, so not too much was wasted.
Ingredients: opuntia ficus-indica (prickly pear) seed oil*, argania spinosa (argan) kernel oil*, rosa damascene (rose) flower essential oil
Next is my favorite (well, perhaps tied for favorite) of the bunch! This NCLA nail polish is gorgeous. When I first saw the color, I’ll be honest in that I wasn’t too sure what to think. It wasn’t a color I would normally pick for myself, but I’m all about trying new things so I gave it a go. As soon as I put it on, I loved it. And I got SO many compliments on this color – from coworkers to friends to strangers when I was having lunch at Qdoba!
Let’s Stay Forever is what I would call a milky blue. It’s lighter than a traditional pastel blue, or sky blue. The lightness of it is what makes it so unique, and very eye catching (swatch below).
And not only is the color beautiful, but the wear is amazing. I used this with Butter London’s top and bottom coat and got 6 days easy with this. It actually started growing out before I had any issues with chips. I usually can get 4-5 days, but 6-7 is a new record. I’m definitely keeping NCLA in mind for future nail polishes. I must try more from this company!
The first thing that struck me about the TAY cleanser is the packaging. How adorable is that container! I did check on the company’s website and their packaging is made with sustainable and renewable materials, so that made me feel better about the wood (or faux wood) packaging.
The cleanser is a rich, moisturizing lotion cleanser that smells strongly of rose. It took my eye makeup off completely, which is pretty impressive. I did find a little bit of foundation on my cotton pad with a toner, so it didn’t quite remove all of my foundation though. This would be an excellent morning cleanser or cleanser if you don’t wear foundation. It left my skin very soft and moisturized, it would be great for those with dry skin – or for during the winter.
AND, the ingredients are really natural! Aqua (Ph-Balanced Distilled Water), Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice, Cocos Nucifera (Organic Coconut) Oil, Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Organic Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Emulsifying Wax NF, Stearic Acid, Glycerin (Vegetable-Derived), Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Organic Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Organic Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Extract, Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract, Decyl Glucoside, Coco Glucoside, Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Gel, Petroselinum Crispum (Parsley) Leaf Extract, Daucus Carota (Carrot) Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E), Salix Alba (Organic White Willow) Bark Extract, Azadirachta Indica (Neem) Seed Oil, Xanthum Gum, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Rosa Damascena (Rose Otto) Flower Oil, Sodium Myristoyl Sarcosinate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Citrate, Panthenol, Citric Acid, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed Oil)
The EVOLVh shampoo/conditioner duo is my other favorite product(s) in this box. These smell great, work great and have great ingredients – great great great :o)
The shampoo has amazing lather, it reminds me of a traditional sulfate-based cleanser with all of the suds it provides. It leaves my hair feeling really clean, but not stripped. The conditioner is light and is one of those that sinks in your hair quickly (they even say on the back “Less is more, as the product is highly concentrated and absorbs into hair”). While normally conditioners that sink into my hair don’t tend to provide much moisture, this does. Once I rinsed, my hair felt soft but not coated. It’s easy to brush my hair out afterwards and my hair feels and looks really nice on days I use this duo. I’ve used these each multiple times now, and they continue to work well. They haven’t dried or weighed down my hair at all.
These also smell really lovely, like a clean floral. That always makes washing your hair fun :o)
I like these so much, I would buy the full size of these if I didn’t already have 3 sets of shampoos/conditioners I’m using! haha But when I need more, I’m definitely getting these. They are awesome and a great find.
Shampoo ingredients: Atmospheric Water, pHytoBlend (proprietary concentrate blend of 20 herbs in an aqueous base), decyl glucose, disodium sulfosuccinate, cocamidopropyl betaine, lauryl glucose, coco polyglucose, seaweed extract, citrus aurantifolia, mango, lecithin, sunflower oil, soya, safflower oil, wheat amino acids, vitamin C, wild pansy, sweet clover, apricot, nasturium, nectarine, passion flower, citrus seed extract
Conditioner ingredients: Water, pHytoBlend (proprietary concentrate blend of 20 herbs in an aqueous base) stearylkonium chloride, glyceryl monostearate, palm oil, mango, lecithin, sunflower oil, soya, safflower oil, wheat amino acids, vitamin C, wild pansy, sweet clover, apricot, nasturtium, nectarine, passion flower, citrus seed extract
(To note, these ingredients do not appear to be INCI standard, and match what is on my bottles)
The Petit Vour box is only $15 a month (that includes shipping!) and the nail polish alone is $18. So is this worth it? Absolutely. The nail polish makes this box worth it, and the shampoo/conditioner are awesome finds that will come in handy in the future when I need more shampoo/conditioner. I very much recommend Petit Vour for anyone looking to try more vegan and natural beauty products.
Have you tried Petit Vour or any of these brands before? Leave a comment!
Disclosure: A sample box was provided to me to try. Opinions and the choice to review are 100% my own! I’m not compensated for anything I write.