February’s Goodebox…. a much needed redemption
As I mentioned a few months ago, I canceled my subscriptions to both Birchbox and Ipsy, in lieu of a more natural beauty & wellness monthly subscription service – Goodebox. I still recommend Ipsy for the value & product quality, but it just doesn’t fit my changing lifestyle.
I received my first Goodebox last month. It was rather disappointing and entirely of the gun-jumping variety. I knew the theme would be Valentine’s Day, so I expected to receive a few pink packaged beauty products, maybe an eco-friendly blush. Joining Goodebox requires setting up a beauty & wellness profile, but nowhere in the list of questions was I asked about my ahem… bedroom activities. So, when my first box arrived containing personal wipes and lube, well, it took a girl by surprise to say the least. Really Goodebox?! Talk about making assumptions! Let’s ease into this new relationship, toss a girl a lip gloss or two before throwing lube all up in my face. Sure, it was organic all-natural lube, but still, how do they know I need such a product, and why on earth would they include not one, but two (one for travel purposes) in my first-ever subscription box, only to follow it up with a handy all-natural & eco-friendly cucumber scented personal wipe…wow!
So, after clutching the pearls I never wear, I decided to overlook their cheeky tho not-too-subtle dip into my sexy-time situation & give them another chance to get it right….
This month’s Goodebox is a vast improvement:
- Yogi Detox & Skin Detox Teas – I’m not a big tea drinker but I like that Yogi Teas are 100% Natural. The Detox Tea supports healthy liver and kidney function and contains organic dandelion. The Skin Detox Tea is made with organic green tea.
- Weleda Wild Rose Smoothing Eye Cream – I’ve yet to switch from Bioelements Multi-Task Eye Cream, which is the best I’ve found so far, but I’m anxious to find a more natural option so we shall see what this can do.
- W3LL PEOPLE Nudist Colorbalm Lipstick in Nudist #1 Coral – My lips are pretty pigmented, which is why I normally opt for clear gloss but I’m a lip balm fanatic so this works perfectly. It’s described as the “love child of a lipstick and a lip balm“, which is pretty accurate. Rich in omega oils from organic rosehip and aloe, it’s 60% organic.
Now, these last three products REALLY grabbed my attention & I can’t wait to try them:
- Zen Detox Hair & Scalp Therapy – A combination of special clays to support growth by detoxing the hair follicles, roots, oil glands and scalp. It’s said to assist in reversing chemical damage caused by synthetic hair products & treatments by removing contaminants from the scalp for healthier hair. But that’s not all, it also serves as a facial mask! A highly ranked Vegan product.
- Astara Daily Refining Scrub – I’ve tried Astara’s legendary masks before so I’m very interested in this scrub. I alternate exfoliation treatments 1-2 times per week using my Clarisonic & a simple but effective baking soda scrub, which is a lot less expensive than this $38 option, so it will be interesting to compare.
- MOOM Face Hair Removal Kit – I’m all over hair removal, been a bit obsessed since obtaining my Esthetics license, so this little handy kit intrigues me. It’s an all-natural sugaring product made up of Sugar, Lemon, Chamomile, Water, and Tea Tree Oil. This week, I’ll be making my own Sugaring paste so I definitely plan to compare the two. I’m a fan of waxing though I could do without the pain, but unlike wax, sugaring clings to the hair not the skin, or so they say. I keep hearing the pain is less intense, while the hair is still removed from the root. It wasn’t taken seriously in beauty school, so I’m hopeful for good results. This kit includes a nice sample jar of hair remover complete with muslin strips and a few applicators. Not bad.
So there it is, all the contents of my February Goodebox sans lube & wipes, though if you’re looking for a natural option in that department, hit me up, I have a resource for ya! 😉