Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Talk About Subscription Boxes - January 2018 Goodbeing

It’s time for you and I to sit down and have a little chat about the first Goodbeing box of the new year.

If you read my Goodbeing reviews each month skip over this paragraph and head directly to the next because this a basic breakdown for those unfamiliar with the service. Goodbeing is a monthly beauty and/or lifestyle box that focuses on natural and cruelty-free products. You can sign up for the month to month plan or purchase an annual subscription which allows you to save 15%. From there, you can choose either the Standard plan or the Mini plan. With the Mini Goodbeing, you’ll receive 2 items per month, either 2 travel size or a full size plus a deluxe sample. This plan has an average value of $15-$20 but will vary month to month. The Standard plan has an average monthly value of $40-$50 and comes with 4-5 items per month in a mix of sizes that can be full size or deluxe sample sized. And, as an extra (awesome) perk you get to choose 1 or 2 items yourself each month. You can truly customize your Goodbeing experience to make it what you want it to be. You start off by filling out a detailed member survey about product preferences and concerns. Click here to check out the different plan options and how it all works.

I decided to take a new approach this year and delete tracking numbers. Things will show up when they show up but I think it took about 3 weeks to get to me so I’m not sure if that was a good plan or not. I was stalking Instagram to see if others were getting their boxes or not and sure enough they were so I’m not sure what happened to my box but it’s here now so that’s all that matters, right?

I wish I would have taken a screenshot of all the available selections of products subscribers could choose from. I’ll have to start doing that from now on. I’ve marked my chosen products with a *.

I received: Previse Marine Granules Skin Brightening Botanical Scrub, AILA Bless Your Heart Nail Lacquer*, Elan Veda All Headache Essential Oil Blend, Gaffer & Child Facial Cleanser, Stinkbug Naturals Tea Tree Organic Deodorant Stick*, and an AILA 3-IN-1 Soy-Based Nail Color Remover Cloth. The value of my box came out to be a little over $66. The Nail Lacquer and Facial Cleanser are both full sized while everything else, with the exception of the single Nail Color Remover Cloth, is generously sized.

I really like the Previse Marine Granules Skin Brightening Botanical Scrub. I’ve read a lot about the brand since it’s made to be completely scent free since I am so incredibly sensitive to any scent, natural or not. I was really excited to receive something from them and this scrub is so gentle and easy to use. It is truly scent free and I am so interested in trying more from the brand. I’ve got my eye on their HydroFoam Rejuvenating Hyaluronic Moisturizer

There were 2 AILA Nail Lacquers in the selection pool and I went for this gorgeous peachy rose color called Bless Your Heart. It’s stunning and the exact kind of color I always go for. Does anyone else have an entire drawer full of very similar, but ever so slightly different, nail polishes? I wouldn’t have it any other way! I haven’t used this one yet, though. I only ever paint my toenails but not in the winter when my feet are stuffed into heavy duty boots so this will be put away until the snow melts and the sun starts shining. I also haven’t tried the 3-IN-1 Soy-Based Nail Color Remover Cloth, yet. AILA is 11-free, vegan, made in the USA, chip-resistant, and vegan. I can’t wait to try it!

I am so excited about this ELANVEDA All Headache Essential Oil Blend. I am a migraine sufferer, so I love things like this and this particular version smells delicious. I normally don’t like anything scented, like I mentioned earlier in this post, but this smells like sweet peppermint and anything peppermint is aces in my book. In addition to loving the scent I also happen to adore the beautiful, weighty glass bottle and rollerball. This oil is made of Eucalyptus oil, Peppermint oil, Helichrysum Italicum, Spruce oil, Lavender Spike oil, Ginger oil, Birch oil and Sandalwood oil. Personally, I’ve never found products like this to really work on my pain but I really love how they smell. I am so sensitive to the scents of people out in public that I love applying this under my nose to kind of create a barrier against perfume and other scents. I am a huge fan of this product.

The full-sized, $26 Gaffer & Child Facial Cleanser is made of Distilled Spring Water, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Castor Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Green Tea Extract, Willow Bark Extract, Chamomile Hydrosol, Organic Lavender Essential Oil, Organic Lavender Hydrosol, Lemon Essential Oil, Organic Peppermint Essential Oil. I did try this one and it just didn’t agree with my skin.

I selected the Stinkbug Naturals Tea Tree Organic Deodorant Stick and love the size that arrived. It’s the perfect gym bag or luggage sized deodorant. It's also really affordable, which I appreciate. It’s made from Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Beeswax, Sodium Bicarbonate, Organic Corn Starch & Essential Oils. The Tea Tree scent is too strong for me, though, so I’ll be passing this one on. They have other scents that might be a better fit for me.

That sums up my January Goodbeing experience. If you’re interested in signing up, you can click here to do so. With plans starting at $9.95 you’re bound to find an option that works for you whether you’re wanting to try out the beauty box or the lifestyle box. The box ships within the US but also to Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Norway, Sweden and the UK. A subscription would also make a great gift for any beauty lover in your life.

You can also find Goodbeing on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

And if you’re already a member I would love to know what you received so be sure to leave a comment below.

(FTC: This box was sent to me for free for review purposes. I am not being compensated for this post. Although, if you sign up with my link I can get a longer subscription for free + boxes to give away to my readers. All thoughts and opinions are my own.) 


  1. The Stinkbug Naturals Tea Tree Organic Deodorant Stick sounds so good
    wish this was there in my country

    1. I'm sorry it's not. It doesn't seem like you get very many products and/or brands there. I wonder why. It seems like there would be a lot of interest.

  2. All products are so good - wish they were available in India

    1. Maybe Goodbeing will one day ship to India! They ship to a lot of places so maybe they'll continue growing.


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