Petit Vour 2014 Limited Edition Spring Collection Luxury Box {Review}

Pros: Great selection of products, the cream blush is a definite winner, body oil absorbs quickly without a greasy feeling
Cons: Makeup brush is on the small side

This is an exciting box! I’m here to give you an in depth look at Petit Vour first LE box, the Limited Luxury Spring Collection box. Hopefully this is a sign that there will be more in the future.

To give you some warning, the following is a long post with an in-depth review and lots of product photos.

Unboxing and First Impressions

Unlike the monthly PV boxes that ship directly in the pink boxes, this box arrived wrapped in kraft paper.

All wrapped up in kraft paper…

I was surprised to find not the usual pink box, but a sleek black box. I didn’t realize it at the time, but the box is larger than the monthly boxes.

A little different this time.

Size comparison with previous Petit Vour boxes.
The grey box is the first box I received from PV and is the same size as the later pink versions.

The LE box features six all-vegan products for your face. Four products are full size, while the remaining two are deluxe samples. All of the products were nestled in the usual black, krinkle cut paper. Also in the box was the info card, and the NCLA Nail Wraps I had ordered on top.

The NCLA nail wraps are not included in the LE Petit Vour box and were purchased separately.

Limited Luxury Box

Price Tag: $40
Items Included: 6 items
Where to Buy: Petit Vour Store

The Limited Luxury Box from Petit Vour has a $100 value that is available for a limited time at $40.

As I mentioned in my teaser post, I had not expected to purchase the LE box due to a shortage of funds. So of course I was ecstatic to win the first PV photo contest. The reward was a $50 gift certificate to the PV Store that I promptly spent on the LE box, along with a set of NCLA nail wraps to shore up the remaining $10. I ended up spending $6 for my order.

Kelley Quan Vegan Beauty Brush #19: Synthetic Blonde Mink V Taper

Rating: 3.5 / 5 stars ★★★★☆
Price Tag $14 USD
Where to Buy: Petit Vour Store, Kelley Quan

First off, the brush comes in a really big, hot pink box. There is, however, some pretty nifty striping going on inside. I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that the company must use the same box for all of their brush packaging. I don’t see why else it would be so large. Besides the brush, the box contains a plastic brush case and a folded paper insert that lists all of the available brushes and each one’s purpose.

The #19 brush

I expected to get the #11 brush, since that’s what is being shown on the PV site, but I actually received the #19. I think I would have preferred the #11 because it’s larger and I can always use more eyeshadow brushes.

Closeup view of the #19.

The documentation says the #19 brush is a catch all that can be used anywhere on the face. I find that the brush is not large or dense enough to be a full eyeshadow brush. It probably works better for applying shadow to the inner corners. I personally prefer it as a lip brush. I don’t like how narrow most lip brushes are (maybe because I have full lips?). I find the #19 to be very useful for applying lip products.

GlamNatural Cream Blush

Rating: 5 / 5 stars ★★★★★
Price Tag: $32 USD
Size Included in Box: 0.5 fl oz
Shades Available: 4 shades
Where to Buy: Petit Vour Store, GlamNatural

I just adore blushes. The Cream Blush by GlamNatural was one of the products I was most looking forward to receiving. This is very similar to the e.l.f. HD blushes (review here) in terms of packaging, though the GlamNatural Cream Blush is noticeably larger—and more gold. In not sure if colors are random to the LE box or determined by user profiles, but I am super pleased with the shade I received.

GlamNatural Cream Blush and included velveteen bag

The packaging is gorgeous! When I first pulled out the blush, I thought the gold color was the actual shade if the blush. I was a bit taken aback, but willing to give it a go nevertheless. Fortunately, the gold is inside the glass and not the actual blush shade.

Swatch in the shade Sun Kissed

Like the e.l.f. HD Blush, the cream blush has a pump dispenser. The one issue I have these types of concentrated blushes is that the pumps dispenses too much product. Though not as aesthetically pleasing, a tube would give more control over dispensation.

Sun Kissed

This is an earthy coral shade that is very flattering for warm undertones. I’m not too sure how it works work on cool undertones. The shade is very similar to the OFRA blush in Charm that was in February Box. When I was looking at the various products in Petit Vour shop, and before I learned that I could use the gift certificate for the LE box, Sun Kissed was the color I was leaning towards. I love how the color looks so natural on me.

The cream blush shown after first applied (left photo) and after blending (right photo).
Shown in the shade Sun Kissed.

So far I have not tried using a stipple brush for application, like what I do with the e.l.f. HD Blushes. I’ve been satisfied with using my fingers. I pump a teeny tiny amount—we’re talking about a grain of sushi rice small—onto the back of my hand. I rub the blush lightly with my finger to get even coverage, then lightly dab a few dots on my cheeks. Then it’s just a matter of blending the blush lightly into the skin.

I noticed on the Petit Vour page that there is a suggestion to use the cream blush as a lip color. I whipped out the Kelley Quan #19 brush and gave it a try. I was surprised by the results. I fully expected the blush to be really orange on my lips, but it was the opposite. Sun Kissed gave me a very neutral, bare lips look. It didn’t look orange at all. I’ve never been able to pull off the bare (beige) lips look because most of the super light colors lean towards cool and end up making me look awful corpsey.

I’ll definitely be wearing the Sun Kissed as a lip color this spring and summer.

Gressa Lip Boost BARE

Rating: 4 / 5 stars ★★★★☆
Price Tag: $21 USD
Shades Available: 3 shades
Where to Buy: Petit Vour Store, Gressa

This is a little pot of tinted lip balm. The packaging is super heavy and makes a satisfactory clinking sound when unscrewing the cap. I’m pretty sure it’s metal. I received the shade BARE.

Gressa Lip Boost

It looks like there are two additional shades, but it appears that PV only carries one in their shop. The shade BARE looks more peachy in the product photos than it does in person. It’s a sort of pink with hints of mauve. It’s similar in color to the Alicia Silverstone for Juice Beauty Purely Kissable Lip Color (my review here).

Swatch of Lip Boost BARE

There’s not a lot of tint, so it’s best for a low makeup look. I’ve found that I do get decent color payoff if I layer the Lip Boost on, though it’s probably best suited for those on the lighter end of the spectrum.

The lip balm could be more moisturizing. Even though it’s made of heavy butters, the consistency is thinner than what you usually find in similar lip products and wears down quickly. I usually wear another lip balm under it.

Mullein & Sparrow French Lavender Body Oil

Rating: 4 / 5 stars ★★★★☆
Price Tag: $18 USD
Size Included in Box: 1 fl oz
Scents: 2 fragrances
Where to Buy: Petit Vour Store, Mullein & Sparrow

I’ve mentioned this in previous reviews, but I’m not the biggest fan of lavender. All things considered, I’m willing to overlook it for this body oil. The base oil and lavender essential oil are organic.

There are a couple things that stand out about this product. The first is that the oil is super thick, yet absorbs in to the skin quickly without that awful greasy feeling all over your hands. That icky feeling is one reason I’m not always a fan of body oil.

Mullein & Sparrow Body Oil with accompanying muslin bag

The other thing I absolutely love is the bottle. I’m one of those people that collects jars and bottles (much to my husband’s chagrin, I’m sure). This simple bottle and label are definitely rocking an apothecary vibe. It also arrived in a little muslin bag stamped with the company name.

There isn’t a pump or any type of dispenser so you have to be careful about spilling during application.

Lina Hanson Global Face Serum

Rating: 4 / 5 stars ★★★★☆
Price Tag: $85 USD (1 fl oz, full size)
Size Included in Box: Deluxe sample vial
Where to Buy: Petit Vour Store, Lina Hanson

Boy I’m glad I had the bottle the right side up, because I almost opened it upside-down. The serum is packaged in this nifty, black tube container. I think it’s metal, too. There isn’t any sort of lids or pump inside so everything would have poured out. And I’ve already had one unfortunate accident when I dropped an earlier PV serum. It’s an experience I don’t wish to repeat.

A sample size is included in the Limited Luxury box. You don’t need to apply a lot of serum, so I’m thinking there’s probably a month’s worth or so of product. The full size is 1 fl oz for $85.

The face serum in it’s sample-sized vial

Most of the ingredients are certified organic, including the argan oil, camellia seed oil, pumpkin seed oil, and frankincense oil.

There is a noticeable scent to the serum. It reminds me of other natural products and I think that’s because I’m smelling the ylang ylang oil. I have apparently since associated it with an “herbal” scent.

Gr8ful Couture Stimul8 Mud

Rating: 4 / 5 stars ★★★★☆
Price Tag: $70 (1.7 oz, full size)
Size Included in Box: 0.27 oz
Where to Buy: Gr8ful Couture

This is the other sample sized product. There’s probably four or five uses, depending on how much product you slather on at a time. The little plastic container’s totally adorable.

There is a very strong scent to the mask. I personally love it. It’s a warm scent due in part to the clove and frankincense.

Inside the container

My one complaint would be that there aren’t directions for how to apply the mask. For example, I do not know how long I am supposed to keep it on. I read on one blog to leave it on for half an hour. Once applied, you get a nice tingly sensation thanks to oils like frankincense oil, clove bud extra oil, and peppermint oil.

I’m totally reusing the packaging after I’ve used up the product.

I lasted about four or five minutes before the tightness bothered me to the point that I had to remove it immediately. It might be due to my dry skin, but I have a low tolerance for any tight feeling. That must have been enough time, because I had some breakouts on my chin the very next day. So, I’m pretty sure the mask works.


Final Thoughts

Of course, one problem with the Limited Luxury box is that you already know what you’re getting before you receive it. I’m one of those people that really likes getting surprised every month with their subscription box. I think it takes a bit of the fun out to already know what’s in the box.

On the other hand, there’s no way Petit Vour can offer a non-subscription box without mentioning what it includes.

You are getting a fabulous deal by purchasing the LE box instead of purchasing separately. Just the Gressa Lip Boost and Mullein & Lavender Oil are about the same price as the LE box.

If you have it in your beauty budget, I’d definitely recommend snagging the Limited Luxury Box while you can.