Goodbeing, $21 per month US, add $9 for shipping to Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand
This baby bunny doesn't love modeling as much as other bunnies, but he likes that Goodbeing doesn't contain products that test on his bunny cousins!
Goodbeing is a monthly natural beauty box. They customize their boxes based on a profile subscribers fill out, although there is often a product (sometimes two) that all subscribers receive in a particular month. Goodbeing has also started allowing subscribers to choose one to two of their products each month. While a lot of boxes say they use profiles to customize boxes, Goodbeing seems to be one of the few that really does it. With most boxes that supposedly customize, I often wonder how they possibly could have chosen the products they sent me based on my profile, but Goodbeing actually does a pretty good job of sending me products I'm interested in. While this isn't strictly a vegan box, many of the products are vegan, and subscribers can indicate that they want only vegan products in their profile. Goodbeing says that they may still send vegan subscribers products containing beeswax, so, if you're a strict vegan, this might not be the subscription for you. The products in the box are always cruelty-free. Subscribers receive four to five products in their box and the value is always quite high. On top of that, Goodbeing has excellent customer service in my experience and in the experience of other subscribers I know. That can be hard to find in the beauty box world!
Here's what I got in my October Goodbeing:
- Daily Concepts Your Dual Texture Body Scrubber (worth $12)
- OSEA Ocean Cleanser (travel size, worth $16; full size costs $44)
- HAN Skin Care Cosmetics Cheek and Lip Tint in Coral Hibiscus (full size, worth $14)
- Pure Anada Loose Mineral Shadow in Marsala (full size, worth $8)
- Annmarie Rosemary Peppermint Body Wash (small sample, worth $5.17; full size costs $34.95)
My October Goodbeing box was worth $55.17. That's more than 2.5 times the price of the box, so I'm happy with the value. This month, I got two makeup products (both of which were my sample choices), two body care products, and a skincare product.
I should note that Goodbeing is now selling their Fall 2016 Bonus Boxes. They offer a large version ($55) that includes 25 items, at least three of which are full size, and a small version ($12) that includes five items, at least one of which is full size. The products were all featured in Goodbeing in the last eighteen months. If you've been wanting to try Goodbeing, this is a great way to do it without committing to a subscription. These boxes will sell out quickly, so buy one now if you're interested. Any products you get that you're not interested in will make great holiday gifts. I ordered one and I'll be sure to review it once it comes.
The first product this month was the Daily Concepts Your Dual Texture Scrubber. This is a body scrubber that has a cotton base with nylon loops on it to exfoliate your skin. One side is very soft and gentle for sensitive areas and the other side is a lot rougher for your less sensitive parts. I wouldn't recommend using this on your face. You apply body wash to this and scrub your body with whichever side you prefer, then hang this up to dry on the little suction cup provided. There is a tag on it, which you can see in the picture above, and when the writing on the tag is completely faded, it means it's time to replace the scrubber. I wish I knew approximately how long this is expected to last -- can I expect the tag to fade in weeks, months, or how long? I couldn't find that information anywhere. I thought that the gentle side was a little too soft and the exfoliating side was a little too rough, so I would have preferred something more in the middle. If you like some serious exfoliation, though, this will do the trick.
You might remember that I got this same product, the OSEA Ocean Cleanser, in my Petit Vour box last month. I'm okay with getting another one of these, though, because I absolutely love this face wash. This cleanser is supposed to remove makeup and dirt, all while stimulating collagen product and reducing signs of aging. It doesn't remove your skin's natural lipid barrier, so it won't dry your skin out or irritate it. This has a fresh citrus-y scent that I love. At $44 for a full size bottle, this is a little pricey, but, if you're looking for a good natural facial cleanser and can afford this, I recommend it.
I loved the HAN Skin Care Cosmetics Cheek and Lip Tint in Rose Berry that I got in my September Goodbeing so much that I chose the other available color, Coral Hibiscus, for one of my October sample choices. This gives your lips and cheeks some soft, natural, long-lasting color. I like a more dramatic color on my lips, so I use this only on my cheeks. If you want just a hint of color on your lips, this would work. The formula contains shea butter, argan oil, coconut cream, açai oil, and cupuaçu butter, so it's very nourishing. The colors are made from fruits and vegetables. The only thing that disappointed me was the color. With a name like Coral Hibiscus, I thought it would be more peach than pink, but this is quite pink. I still like it and think it's gorgeous, but I wanted a peachy blush to add to my collection, so I probably wouldn't have chosen this as my sample choice if I had known how pink it was.
My second sample choice for October was the Pure Anada Loose Mineral Shadow in Marsala. I love deep red eyeshadow as it really makes my green eyes pop, so I couldn't pass this color up! Pure Anada has 45 different shades available in their loose powder, so there should be something for everyone. The pigment in this is amazing, as you can see above, and it has tons of sparkle. It's just beautiful and one of my favorite eyeshadow colors ever. My one complaint about this is that the fallout is so bad. Once it's on, it's on, and there won't be anymore fallout, but when you're putting it on, there's a ton. I recommend applying this shadow before you apply any other makeup. That way, you can just remove the fallout without messing up your foundation. This looked just as good at the end of the day as it did at the beginning. I really, really love this shadow and I'm so happy I chose this product.
The final product was the Annmarie Rosemary Peppermint Body Wash. This contains aloe vera to moisturize your skin, plus rosemary and peppermint oils. It was a nice, relaxing scent. I used this with the body scrubber once, but I probably wouldn't do that again. It's clear and it doesn't lather up, so I probably put way too much on the scrubber as I couldn't tell how much was on there and I was worried I hadn't put enough on it to wash myself. I liked this product, but it wasn't my favorite.
Overall, I'm incredibly happy with my October Goodbeing! The Pure Anada Loose Mineral Shadow in Marsala was to die for and I can't recommend it highly enough. I also loved the OSEA Ocean Cleanser. The HAN Cheek and Lip Tint had a great formula, but the color wasn't quite right for me. I thought the Daily Concepts body scrubber and Annmarie body wash were both good products, but I didn't love them. The body scrubber was a little too rough on one side and soft on the other. The October box was much better than the September Goodbeing! I love this subscription and suggest giving it a try if you're in the market for a new box.