Goodbeing, $21 per month (free shipping to US; add $9 shipping for Canada, the UK, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand)
We have some two-week-old Holland Lops! There are three in the litter, but I just put two of them together for photos. They are too cute. The darker one is the runt and it's my favorite. I call it Mickey.
Goodbeing is a monthly natural beauty box. Subscribers fill out extensive profiles upon subscribing. Goodbeing seems to be one of the few beauty box companies that actually pays attention to those profiles. It's clear they put a lot of thought into curating the perfect box for each subscriber. Each month, you'll get four to five products. Besides the expected makeup, hair care, and skincare products, you also sometimes get health foods and supplements. Goodbeing recently began allowing subscribers to choose one to two products per month. You don't have to choose any products if you don't want, but it's nice to have the option. The one thing I find annoying about Goodbeing is that you get small product information cards for each product instead of one big card that has all the products on it. They get lost easily. I understand, though, that that helps make it so that Goodbeing can personalize boxes more easily, so I'm okay with it as I'd rather have a personalized box than one big card.
Here's what I got this month:
- Shea Radiance Keratin Deep Conditioning Hair Mask (travel size, worth $6.50; full size costs $18)
- Pangea Organics Facial Toner in Argentinean Tangerine and Thyme (travel size, worth $16; full size costs $32)
- MyChelle Perfect C Radiance Lotion (full size, worth $45)
- American Provenance Natural Lip Balm in Grapefruit (full size, worth $3)
- The Seaweed Bath Co. Restoring Marine Serum (small sample, worth $7.20; full size costs $45)
My February Goodbeing was worth $77.70. That's over 3.5 times the price I paid for it, so I'm happy with the value. This month I got a hair product, three skincare products, and a lip balm. I'm a little disappointed I didn't get any makeup this month, but it's not a big deal. My two product choices were the hair mask and the lotion.
First up, we have the Shea Radiance Keratin Deep Conditioning Hair Mask. Shea Radiance is a pretty common brand to see in Goodbeing. Normally, I wouldn't have chosen a hair mask for product choice, but I didn't really love any of the options for February. To use this, you apply it after shampooing, put a plastic cap over your head, wait for ten to twenty minutes, then rinse. This is supposed to make your hair smoother and stronger and is ideal for those with curly hair. I don't have curly hair and, truthfully, I didn't notice much of a difference after using it. My hair did seem a little bit softer, but that was it. It may have made my hair stronger, but that's hard to tell.
The next product was Pangea Organics Facial Toner in Argentinean Tangerine and Thyme. I love Pangea Organics products, so I was happy to see this as I had never tried their toners. This toner is meant especially for oily to blemish-prone skin, so it was perfect for me. The scent is okay. This was non-drying for a toner and it did seem to help a bit with oil control.
My second product choice was the MyChelle Dermaceuticals Perfect C Radiance Lotion. I have gotten this product before and loved it, so I was excited to get it a second time. Normally, the product is light yellow at the beginning and darkens over time. That's how it was the first time I got this product. I found this to be very brightening and moisturizing but non-greasy the first time I received it. Unfortunately, the cap wasn't screwed on properly this time, so the top came off when I took it out of the box. Because the lotion had been exposed to air for so long, it was a dark yellow, almost brown. I'm not sure if I should use it. Goodbeing has excellent customer service, so they would probably replace it if I wrote to them, but I haven't gotten around to that yet.
I used to use lip balm constantly before I really got into makeup, but now, I usually have lipstick on, so I use it only in the mornings before I put my makeup on or at night after I take my makeup off. While I won't use the American Provenance Natural Lip Balm in Grapefruit all that much, I do like it. Goodbeing pays attention to my profile, so they know I like citrus-y scents. I like that they often send me products that smell like grapefruit and orange. This smells so good and is very moisturizing. Besides grapefruit, this is also available in peppermint and cardamom scents. I would have liked the peppermint, too, but I'm not so sure about the cardamom.
Finally, we have The Seaweed Bath Co.'s Restoring Marine Serum. This is supposed to be an anti-aging serum. This smells okay and felt moisturizing, but it's hard to see anti-aging effects with a sample this small. I was only able to get a few uses out of it. Has anyone used this product for an extended period of time? If so, how did it work? I've liked other Seaweed Bath Co. products I've tried, so I'm sure this works well, but I can't tell for sure.
I liked everything in my Goodbeing this month. The hair mask wasn't really for me, but I thought it was okay and would probably be better for those with curly hair. I was disappointed that the MyChelle lotion wasn't properly closed in the box and had darkened considerably, but I've tried the product before and love it. These things happen. I wish the serum sample had been a little bigger so I had been able to see how well it worked. The lip balm and the toner were definitely my favorite products this month. I would say this was a good month, but not a great month. Tomorrow is product choice day for current subscribers, so I'm looking forward to seeing what will be coming in my March box!