New year, new box by Good Being and so far so good, but before I dive into this month’s products here is the 411 on Good Being Subscription Box. Already know the scoop on Goody Being? Scroll down to check out the goods!
COST: Mini Box (US) $9.95/month (2 products) International $15.95
Standard Box (US) $24.95/month (4-5 products) International $33.95
Save $36 off of an ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP when you pay in full.
FEATURES: 4-5 Health, Beauty, Natural Wellness, and Lifestyle products delivered straight to your door.
HOW IT DIFFERS FROM OTHER SUB BOXES: 1.) You get to choose 1-2 products every month. 2.) You can choose between a beauty box and a lifestyle box. 3.) Included in each box is a MEMBER ONLY SPECIAL OFFERS card which includes discount codes on the items you received, in case you want to repurchase, as well as other brands that weren’t included in your specific box. I’ve seen member discount codes as generous as 50% off!
Now that you got the scoop on the box, on to the goodies!
Stinkbug Natural Deodorant Trial size (Full Size: 2.1 oz-$7.99): I received the scent in Tangerine Spice, a subtle citrus scent made with tangerine and clove oil. This deodorant is coconut oil based, and made with no aluminum, Propylene Glycol or any other nasty chemicals commonly found in mainstream deodorants. I can’t speak to how well it works because I haven’t had the chance to use it yet, but even if i could report back everyone’s body chemistry is so unique that what works for me may not work for you and vice versa. I do have to say I love the ingredients, the scent and the non-GMO verification which I haven’t seen on other deodorant brands. Additionally, you can purchase a trial size on their website which is perfect to toss in a gym bag, purse, diaper bag, backpack, car or for traveling!
Aila Nail Polish in Bless Your Heart received Full Size $14 & Remover received individual use trial packet (Full size: 10 clothes-$9): Ok so I was super excited about trying this polish because I’ve seen it all over my Instagram (eco.bliss.beauty) feed. I’d also been wanting a nail polish shade like “Mister Pookies” which was one of the products I chose for this box. Unfortunately, there was some sort of mixup and I ended up receiving this pink/mauve shade “Bless Your Heart” instead of the darker shade “Mister Pookies”. The color is a pretty mauve, but not a color I go gaga over. I quickly painted one hand to get an idea of how it applies and how quickly it dries down. I do have to say that I really like the formula, it goes on smoothly and totally not streaky and dries very quickly. It also doesn’t have an overpowering chemical smell, it isn’t completely odorless, but much less than your typical polish. It is free of 11 toxins found in conventional polishes, as well as being vegan and cruelty-free. The polish remover is soy based, 100% natural, plant-based, vegan and cruelty-free. I have heard awesome reviews about this remover as being much more gentle on nails than the conventional acetate based removers. It actually includes vitamins and Argan Oil.
Gaffer & Child Facial Cleanser received Full size 2oz-$26: A couple of months back I had the chance to try out a facial scrub by Gaffer & Child and liked it, so I was excited when I saw this cleanser. I was surprised by its consistency–very watery and doesn’t have much foaming action. I personally wasn’t disappointed in the lack of foam or lather, but for those of you who prefer a foaming or lathering cleanser, this one might not be for you. It does have an herby scent to it, mostly of lavender and left my skin feeling very clean , but not in a dry or stripped way. This cleanser contains hydrating oils such as coconut, castor, jojoba and olive oil, but didn’t leave my skin feeling oily or greasy at all. Lastly, it’s 100% raw, organic, vegan and non-gmo. I was glad to see we received a full size of this. It’s always awesome to receive full sized skincare products because you get the chance to truly test it out and assess whether you love it or not.
Mai Couture Blush Papier in Sunset Boulevard received 2 sample size packets (Full size: 50 sheets-$15): I have received other Mai Couture products in another subscription box, but have yet to try them out. Those products also came in sheets. I like the concept because of the compact portability, but on my tan skin this shade only provides a subtle wash of coral/peach, which on most days actually works well for me. If you are my tan or deeper complexioned and looking for more intense color, this one might not be what you are looking for. On lighter complexions, this color might provide a more color pay off. Because they are portable and compact, these would be great for travel, tossing in your purse, car, gym bag or leaving a few at work for those crazy mornings when you rush out of the house sans makeup! These are paraben, talc free and vegan.
Precise Marine Granules Skin Brightening Botanical Scrub received 0.5 fl oz size (Full size: 2oz-$45): This brand is completely new to me, so that is exciting. I have mature, combination skin with some texture issues that also tends to get dull so trust that I get gaga over brightening scrubs! Who is with me? The granules provide enough exfoliation to slough away dead skin cells without being too harsh. So I can see using this product 2-3 times a week with no issue. The scrub left my skin feeling smooth, soft and bright as promised, but for $45, the jury is still out on whether I would purchase the full size–mainly because I already have some less expensive exfoliants that are equally as effective. For those who are sensitive to strong scents or essential oils, this scrub contains no essential oils and is essentially odorless. It is also free from parabens, petroleum, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance and dyes, xenoestrogens, PEGs, glycols and phthalates.
So there you have it, the first box of the year! Now let’s do the math. The monthly subscription cost is $24.95 and the ACTUAL total value of the January box comes out to: $57. I say that’s a mighty good deal! Leave me a comment and let me know if you agree! Oh and don’t forget that in every subscription box a MEMBERS ONLY SPECIAL OFFERS card is included. With the discount codes featured on the card you can receive nice discounts on the products/brands you received and also ones from past boxes or items/brands that you may not have received in this box!
If you are interested in trying out a box for yourself or gifting one….