Goodbeing Review, May 2017

Goodbeing, $21.95 per month (free shipping to US; add $9 for addresses in Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand)


This two-week-old baby bun is making its modeling debut!  I love its teeny ears.

Goodbeing is a monthly natural beauty box.  Subscribers fill out extensive profiles upon subscribing.  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 allows subscribers to choose 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 in my May Goodbeing:

My May Goodbeing box was worth $101.49.  That's one of the highest value Goodbeing boxes I've gotten!  Two of the products were full size and two were deluxe sample size.  I got two makeup items!  It's been a while since I've gotten makeup in a Goodbeing box, so I'm glad to see it's back.  


The Previse HydroFoam Hyaluronic Moisturizer is a very lightweight foam moisturizer that is fragrance-free.  When I put this on my face, it feels like I just put water on my skin and that's it.  Lightweight moisturizers are great for the summer, especially when my skin feels like an oil factory, but this is too lightweight even for then.  It doesn't feel like it's doing anything at all.  Every time I used it, I ended up following it with an additional moisturizer.


I love Honeybee Gardens' lipstick, so I was happy to see their mascara in the box.  This is a mascara that gives me more length than volume, so I like that about it.  There was no issue with it clumping and it didn't flake.  It contains saw palmetto and avocado to condition your lashes.  This is more of a daytime mascara as it's not all that dramatic.  It gave me a more natural look.  I liked it and thought it worked well, but I prefer my mascara to be more dramatic.  If you like something a little more subtle, though, you'll love this mascara.  


There was a second moisturizer, the Bella Aura Daily Repair Moisturizer.  I thought it was a little strange to get two moisturizers in the box.  Fortunately, I liked this moisturizer a lot more than the first one.  This wasn't a heavy moisturizer, but it wasn't nearly as lightweight as the Previse.  It gave me just the right of moisture without making my skin feel greasy.  My only complaint is that the scent is a little on the strong side because of the bitter orange oil in it, but it goes away once it is absorbed.  This looks like a small sample, but it is a little more than a third of the size of the $90 full size product!


EO Products' Lavender Hand Sanitizer Wipes uses sugar cane ethanol to disinfect.  It contains lavender essential oil, so it is quite strongly scented.  I don't normally use hand sanitizer as it kills of the good bacteria in addition to the bad, but I like to keep some in my purse just in case I touch something disgusting and am nowhere near a sink.  Lavender isn't my favorite scent ever, but it's not horrible.  I liked this product.

Swatch of NOTO Botanics Multi Benne Tint LIPS + EYES + CHEEKS

Swatch of NOTO Botanics Multi Benne Tint LIPS + EYES + CHEEKS

The NOTO Botanics Multi Benne Tint LIPS + EYES + CHEEKS is a highly pigmented multi-use product.  While it says it can be used for lips, eyes, and cheeks, I probably wouldn't use this on my eyes.  I like a good red eyeshadow, but this is a little extreme.  Red eyeshadows can often irritate the eyes, but this is colored with iron oxide, not carmine, so it shouldn't irritate you.  This is an orange-based red that was quite flattering as both a blush and a lipstick.  It was easy to blend out as a blush and gave me a healthy, natural flush.  It had pretty good staying power as a lipstick.  

This was the best Goodbeing I've gotten in a while.  I had had a few months of Goodbeing that weren't great, but it's back to being the box I know and love.  The Previse HydroFoam wasn't for me, but I liked everything else in the box.  The NOTO Botanics Multi Benne Tint was my favorite product.  I'm really happy with my Goodbeing this month!

Did anyone else get Goodbeing?  What did you get?  Did you like the products in the May box?