Goodbeing Fall Bonus Box, $55 for large, $12 for small (no longer available)
Goodbeing put out a special Fall Bonus Box (no longer available)! You could choose between the small box, which got you five items, at least one of which was full size, for $12, or the large box, which got you 25 products, at least three of which were full size, for $55. Goodbeing sent subscribers a coupon to get $5 off the large box, so I got this for $50. The products are a selection of items that have been featured in past Goodbeing boxes, so, if you've never subscribed or you're a new subscriber, most of the stuff should be new to you. Even if you're a long-term subscriber, you'll still get some new products plus possibly some old favorites. Goodbeing is one of my favorite boxes, so I couldn't pass up this deal.
Here's what came in my Goodbeing Fall Bonus Box:
- Tribe Alive Shibori Batik Pouch (worth $38)
- DeVita LipScience Volumizer (full size, worth $27.95)
- Diana Ralys Skin Health Specialty Blend Oil (deluxe sample, worth $26.50; full size costs $53)
- Vapour Organic Beauty Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss in Bitten (full size, worth $24)
- American Botanics SuperC+ Skin Perfecting Tonic with Brightening Complex (25 pads, worth $19.50; 50 pads cost $39)
- Alima Pure Natural Definition Brow Pencil in Light (full size, worth $18)
- Zao Organic Pencils Eyes, Lips, and Brows in 610 Copper Red (full size, worth $17.10)
- Odacité Gt + L Radiance Effect Green Tea and Lemongrass Serum Concentrate (deluxe sample, worth $16.15; full size costs $39)
- Province Apothecary Full Brow Serum (travel serum, worth $16; full size costs $36)
- Moondani Natural Breath Mist in Mystical Mint (full size, worth $12.99; currently on sale for $8.50)
- Curandera Remedies Kapalabati Cold and Sinus Herbal Oil (deluxe sample, worth $12.50; full size costs $25)
- Board and Batten Take Me to the Beach Styling and Conditioning Hair Mist (travel size, worth $12; full size costs $24)
- Dr. Hauschka Rose Nurturing Body Oil (deluxe sample, worth $11.60; full size costs $29)
- Graydon Clinical Luxury Superfood Mask and Scrub (5 capsules, worth $9.70; 20 capsules cost $29.10)
- Moody Sisters Lip Scrub (full size, worth $9)
- Yuni Hydrating Body Conditioner (deluxe sample, worth $8.33; full size costs $25)
- Green and Gorgeous Lavender and Bergamot Organic Dry Shampoo (travel size, worth $7.99; full size costs $29.99)
- derma e Hydrating Night Crème (deluxe sample, worth $7.38; full size costs $29.50)
- St. Tropica Organic Coconut Hot Oil Hair Mask (one packet, worth $5; three-pack costs $15)
- London's Pedisoaks Foot Masque (deluxe sample, worth $5; full size costs $20)
- London's Pedisoaks Foot Polish (deluxe sample, worth $5; full size costs $20)
- Shea Radiance Advanced Firming Body Cream (teeny sample, worth $4.50; full size costs $55)
- Shea Radiance Advanced Brightening Body Cream (teeny sample, worth $4.50; full size costs $55)
- Marley's Monsters Reusable Facial Rounds (four rounds, worth $2.80; 20-pack costs $14)
- Juice Organics Volumizing Shampoo and Volumizing Conditioner (tiny samples, worth $0.73; full size costs $22)
My Fall Bonus Box was worth $322.22! At almost 6.5x the price I paid for it, I'm very happy with the value. Because of the sheer number of products in this box, I'm going to have to give very quick reviews of each product so it doesn't take me forever to write this! I've put the products in order of highest value to lowest value. I got this box a couple of weeks ago, but I've been dreading writing the review because there are just so many products!
I got this bag a couple of months ago in my Goodbeing box. They've been giving these out left and right, so they must have bought way too many of them. The fabric is heavyweight and there is a hot pink liner inside. It's a high quality bag, but it's not my style at all. My girlfriend, Emily, loves it, so she got my first one, and I gave my mom the one I got in this bonus box. The bags are all hand-dyed by women artisans, so each one will look a little bit different.
I got the Absolute Minerals LipScience Volumizer in my very first Goodbeing box. I don't feel my lips need to be fuller, so lip volumizers aren't really my thing. That said, this did work pretty well when I tried it, so, if you're looking for a good lip plumper, check this one out.
The Diana Ralys Skin Health Specialty Blend Oil is a mix of argan, prickly pear seed, cranberry seed, and neroli oils. It's a lightweight facial oil that has a pretty scent to it. The card states that the value is $53 and has a picture of a 1 oz. bottle on it, but they sent me a 0.5 ounce bottle of it. I'm not sure if they had originally sent out full size bottles of this product in boxes and are now sending out half size bottles or if they put the wrong information on the cards.
The Vapour Organic Beauty Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss in Bitten is a gorgeous color and has pretty good pigment. It goes on sticky, but the stickiness actually goes away quickly. I hate lip glosses because of the stickiness, so this actually isn't so bad. This doesn't have the best staying power, though, and I can't say I noticed any plumping effects.
I got the American Botanics SuperC+ Skin Perfecting Tonic with Brightening Complex in my Goodbeing box a few months back and loved it, so I was happy to get a another one. The pads are supposed to polish and brighten skin, plus it will also help fight signs of aging. The pads themselves feel pretty soft when you touch them, but, when you rub them on your face, they feel surprisingly exfoliating. It feels like the pads are gently removing my dead skin when I use them.
The Alima Pure Natural Definition Brow Pencil in Light is a little too light for my eyebrows, unfortunately. My girlfriend's eyebrows are pretty light, though, so I'll probably save this for her.
I got a Zao Organic Pencil in 606 Plum a few months back. I checked with Zao Organics to make sure that the color could be used on eyes in addition to lips as their website says they're for eyes, lips, and brows, but the Goodbeing card called it a lip pencil. Zao assured me all the colors could be used on eyes and lips, so I was happy because I needed a new plum eyeliner. I used it a few more times after I wrote the intital review and started noticing that my eyes would feel irritated whenever I wore it, so I would recommend just using it as a lip liner. The color I got this time, Copper Red, is gorgeous and I absolutely love it. It has good staying power and goes on really smoothly. I use only clear lip liner, though, so I'll probably pass this along to someone who will use it.
I've tried Odacité's Bl+C serum before, but this is my first time getting their Gt+L Radiance Effect Green Tea and Lemongrass Serum Concentrate. This is a serum that is supposed to make your skin look more radiant. I haven't had a chance to try this out yet, but I'm hoping to get to it eventually. It has a beautiful lemon scent. It's a teeny vial, but you should have enough for a few uses.
The Province Apothecary Full Brow Serum is supposed to encourage hair growth and condition and darken the brow hair. I have enough brow hair and it is already quite dark, so I decided this wasn't for me. To use it, you're supposed to massage a drop or two into damp eyebrows for ten to twenty seconds. They recommend doing it both morning and night. Has anyone had luck with this product?
The Moondani Natural Breath Mist has an extraordinarily strong mint flavor that is not sweet at all. I was taken aback by how strong it was. I used it once and don't see myself using it again. It worked and freshened my breath perfectly well, but it was just too strong for me.
The Curandera Remedies Kapalabati Cold and Sinus Herbal Oil is a blend of neem-infused grapeseed oil, vitamin E, eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary, camphor, and spruce. You're supposed to dab a bit under your nose when you have a cold to make breathing easier. It's kind of like a natural Vick's VapoRub. Fortunately, I haven't had a cold, so I haven't had a chance to try it out yet.
The Board and Batten Take Me to the Beach Styling and Conditioning Hair Mist is a sea salt spray that you apply to wet hair. You allow it to dry and it'll give your hair some added texture. This isn't my type of product, but Emily was nice enough to test it for me. She loved the texture it gave her hair and said it made her hair smell good and feel surprisingly soft.
I have more body oils than I know what to do with and I don't use them as often as I should, so I let my little sister have the Dr. Hauschka Rose Nurturing Body Oil. It's a lightweight body oil that absorbs quickly and doesn't leave you feeling greasy. As you might expect, it has a beautiful rose scent. Admittedly, I was hoping she would choose the lavender over the rose as I love rose so much, but I never use the stuff I have, so I'm glad it has gone to a good home. They recommend using this right after the shower when your skin is still damp. I wouldn't recommend this as a massage oil because it absorbs a little too quickly for that purpose.
I've tried several Graydon Clinical Luxury products before and liked them, so I was happy to try another. Their Superfood Mask and Scrub comes in little capsules. You pull the capsules open and you can either make a mask out of the powder using water (or whichever liquid you prefer) or you can mix the powder with your cleanser and wash your face with it. I used it as a mask and let it set on my face for five minutes or so. It exfoliated my skin, but I didn't really notice any effects besides that.
When you use a lot of matte lipstick, having your lips look perfect is important because the lipstick will highlight every little flaw. The Moody Sisters Lip Scrub uses apricot kernel meal, honey crystals, cane sugar, and coconut sugar to exfoliate your lips, then it moisturizes and conditions them with coconut oil, shea butter, mango butter, and several other ingredients. You apply it to damp lips, then gently rub. They recommend using this twice a week. I loved how soft and smooth my lips were after I used this, so this is great to use before I put on my matte lipstick.
The Yuni Hydrating Body Conditioner is a natural body lotion. It absorbs quickly and smells like a natural food store. The scent was a turn off for me, but I'm sure I'll find someone who loves it.
This is just the cutest little container of dry shampoo! The Green and Gorgeous Organics Lavender and Bergamot Organic Dry Shampoo is light tan and has a grainy texture. Most dry shampoos I've tried are white and powdery, so I was surprised to see this! The scent was extremely subtle and not noticeable at all once it was in my hair. It sopped up the oil well and didn't leave any traces once I had combed it through my hair thoroughly.
I've gotten the derma e Hydrating Night Crème several times before in other boxes (never Goodbeing) and it's just not for me. The plumeria scent, which reminds me of liquid amoxicillin, is strong and I really don't like it. The moisturizer takes a little while to absorb. It would probably work better for people with dry skin. I just looked at the derma e website and it looks like their packaging has recently gone through a serious redesign. I'm happy to see that as I always thought the packaging looked really cheap. The new look is substantially better.
The St. Tropica Coconut Hot Oil Mask makes your hair so soft and shiny! To use it, you heat it up in the microwave, apply it to your hair for at least twenty minutes, then shampoo twice and condition your hair. Emily used this and had phenomenal results with it.
I loved that Goodbeing threw in both London's Pedisoaks' Foot Polish and Foot Masque. You can exfoliate your feet with the Foot Polish, then moisturize them afterward with the Foot Masque. These left my feet feeling soft and hydrated.
Shea Radiance's Advanced Firming Body Cream and Advanced Brightening Body Cream samples were pretty small, so I could get only one use out of each. Body cream samples need to be a little bigger. You're not going to see any brightening or firming from just one use.
I got four Marley's Monsters Reusable Facial Rounds in a recent Goodbeing box and liked them, so I'm happy to get four more. These prints are even cuter than the first set I got! The doughnuts are just adorable, as are the zebras, hearts, and dogs. I also liked the flowers, and the other prints are okay. These are great in theory because it makes it so you don't have to use disposable cotton pads, but I know I'll never wash these often enough to be able to use them daily.
The last product was a shampoo and conditioner set from Juice Organics. These are supposed to be volumizing, so I was a little nervous about using them in my hair. Fortunately for me, there was no volumizing effect, but, presumably, people who buy these products would like them to be volumizing.
I liked my Goodbeing Fall Bonus Box, but it wasn't quite as good as I had hoped. I'd probably buy a small box instead of a large box next time. There wasn't anything in the box that was absolutely amazing that I hadn't tried before Goodbeing's subscription is fabulous, but the reason it's fabulous is because they use a lengthy profile you fill out to customize your boxes for you. Obviously, they don't customize the bonus boxes to your preferences, so the bonus boxes aren't going to be equally good. I certainly don't expect them to customize bonus boxes, but the bonus box helped me realize how much I appreciate Goodbeing's personalized curation of the monthly boxes. I was glad I got to try a few products I wouldn't have tried normally, but most of these products ended up in my pile of stuff to give friends and family.
Did you get a Goodbeing Fall Bonus Box? If so, what did you get? I'd love to hear about your boxes in the comments!