This review is long overdue. I’ve been hooked on Petit Vour beauty boxes for years. I was a low-key makeup-addict before going vegan and these monthly product boxes are incredible. I regularly give these as gifts, because they’re an easy way to give an awesome present that doesn’t compromise my values.

I look forward every month to finding a little pink box in the mail– major points for packaging, which includes recycled paper confetti to protect the contents. My cats appreciate the confetti.

Each package contains a beautifully illustrated card with an explanation of the box’s products. The boxes are adorned with a fancy bunny-crest and the company motto:

Be Bold. Be Kind.

Every monthly package contains four items and there is always at least one full-size product in the box as well. I’m not into paying for a bunch of tiny samples, so this is excellent. I’ve also ordered several full-size items based on the quality of the samples I’ve received.

Each box is $15 and they have a variety of plans. One thing I would suggest is a discount for long-term signups, but $15 is a reasonable price for the amount/quality of each box’s contents.

One of the company’s best practices is how they incentivize reviews. Reviews and purchases earn points for store credit.

There is usually one cosmetic item, often lip products. I’ve gotten full-size blushes and eye shadows, as well as a contour palette. And nail polish (full size).

I reached into my purse just now and pulled out a literal handful of lip products that I’ve gotten from PV lately. Just from this purse.

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Clockwise from left, Elate, Ecco Bella, and Suntegrity

There is almost always one bath product or face wash– including really fancy brands like Osea.

Oils frequently make an appearance and I can’t get enough. The Tulsi oil reviewed below is one of my favorite fragrances ever. My OG scent is Sleep from Essence of Vali. I need to suck it up and buy a full-size version of Vali, because I’ve longed for it like a lover that got away ever since I used up the sample a year ago– why do I torture myself?

Since I just reviewed the October Box on the PV site –gotta get those points!– I figured this would be a good time to share my thoughts in a full review.

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Red Apple Lipstick in Audrey

Full-sized product. Delicious scent and rich, moisturizing formula. Appreciate that it’s gluten-free (not all lip products are) so I know I can safely wear this and kiss my partner. Not long-wearing, which is not a problem for me; I have a vintage compact and love to reapply lipstick.

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Kahina Beldi Soap

Sample-sized product. This has a really unusual texture: think Dr. Venkman after his encounter with Slimer in Ghostbusters, but I like it. It has a strong eucalyptus scent, which I also enjoy (I’m into strong, medicinal scents in cleansers, like peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree). Theoretically you can use it on your face, but if you get this in your eyes, may god have mercy on your soul. My eyes hurt for an hour. That’s my fault, not theirs, it’s clearly not meant for faces, but I’m a loner, Dottie. A rebel. Anyway, it’s wonderful– cleanses and moisturizes. Don’t put it on ya face.

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Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil

Sample-sized product. This was kinda… eh. I’m spoiled by PV products and used to being blown away, so by that high standard this was okay. I’ll come back to it and see if I feel differently.

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Tulsi Rejuvenating Oil

Sample-sized but on the large side (1 fl oz). Sweet mother of god, this smells amazing. Warm, spicy, complex, sexy, soothing. I love it. The only bad thing I’ll say is that PV is out of the full-sized containers. Clearly everyone loves it as much as I do.

What are some of your favorite vegan beauty products? Do you do monthly boxes? Do you pine for long-lost samples that you should just buy in full sizes, the way I do?

Just to be clear: I was not hired or compensated with anything for this review, I just love the products.

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