Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Goodebox July 2013 Review

Goodebox is quickly becoming one of my favorite subscription boxes, so I can't believe that I forgot to review the July boxGoodebox is a subscription box for healthy, eco-friendly beauty and lifestyle products. 


Contents: The July Goodebox included 7 items. 

Unboxing the July 2013 Goodebox

1. Astara Golden Flame Hydration Mask, deluxe sample, estimate ~ 0.5 oz

Full size cost: $33 for 1.3 oz
Estimated sample cost: $12.69

I am a self-professed skincare junkie, so I was thrilled to find a facial mask in the July Goodebox! This facial mask sounds like a perfect mask for summer and winter because of its' hydrating ingredients.

How it works (from Goodebox info card):
"Excellent for reducing the effects of sun and wind exposure from long days on the beach, this mask soothes and imparts instant moisture to dry, weather-damaged skin. Sodium PCA and Hyaluronic Acid attract and bind moisture to the skin for nearly instant plumping, while Cucumber, Aloe, Chamomile, Comfrey and Calendula calm the skin and reduce inflammation. A sure fire way to avoid the raising look post beach day. (Vegan)"

2. Bikini Soft Smooth Shave Oil, deluxe sample, estimate ~ 0.5 oz

Full size cost: $14.95 for 1 oz
Estimated sample cost: $7.48

I'll admit that I don't always use shaving cream when I shave - I just use conditioner if I forget to bring the can of shaving cream into the shower. Using a shaving oil is a new concept to me, so I'm excited to try this product.

How it works (from Goodebox info card):
"Who isn't tired of skin irritation, razor burn, nicks and ingrown hairs as depilation becomes a regular bathing routine during swimsuit season? We all want a solution (especially for those extra sensitive underarm and bikini areas) and here it is! Compared to shaving creams which are full of air, this special blend of oils completely coats the epidermis and hair follicles allowing the razor to glide over the skin for a tight, close shave. Replaces all those shaving creams, soaps, gels and lotions you've desperately hoped would make shaving a pleasant process! (Vegan)"

3. Christopher Drummond Sol Bronzer, deluxe sample, estimate ~ 0.01 oz

Full size cost: $35 for 0.12 oz
Estimated sample cost: $2.92

I've recently learned about contouring with bronzer, so I am excited to try this vegan bronzer!

How it works (from Goodebox info card):
"It's not necessary to tan on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro to attain that sought-after "Brazilian Bronze", you too can rock that summer glow without damaging your skin. The perfect combination of "bronze" and "glow", this warm blend imparts sun kissed color and luminosity in one dusting of the brush! Best for fair, light and medium skin tones. (Vegan)"

4. Londontown Thames from the Eye Nail Colour, full size, 0.4 fl oz

Full size cost: $22 for 0.4 fl oz

This is a beautiful color for summer! I appreciate that this nail polish is 5-free.

How it works (from Goodebox info card):
"When it comes to this season's mani/pedi colors, pink and coral are out and turqoise is in. This water inspired hue by Londontown will blow your overdone summertime picks out of the water! The family remedy combines a unique blend of vitamins and minerals with brilliant color to enhance nail health. A chem-free way to get your fingers and toes beach-ready, this polish is devoid of toluene, formaldehyde, DBP, formaldehyde resin and camphor. (Vegan)"

5 & 6. The Seaweed Bath Co. Wildly Natural Seaweed Body Cream, estimate ~ 0.15 oz, and Body Wash, estimate ~ 0.25 oz

Body cream full size cost: $12.89 for 6 oz
Body cream estimated sample cost: $0.32

Body wash full size cost: $12.89 for 12 oz
Body wash estimated sample cost: $0.27

These two products sound so soothing! I appreciate that both products are paraben and dye free.

Body cream how it works (from Goodebox info card): 
"No need to limit the benefits of the ocean's nutrients solely for soaking time. This seaweed-based body cream combines shea butter, kukui oil and argan oil in a formula specifically designed to support healing of stubborn dry skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Gluten, paraben, sulfate and dye free. Available in natural lavender, citrus, eucalyptus, peppermint and unscented."

Body wash how it works (from Goodebox info card)
"Reap the benefits of a soak in the sea without leaving the comforts of your bathroom! Wild bladderwrack seaweed sustainably harvested off the coasts of Maine and Nova Scotia combine with Hawaiian Kukui and Indian Neem oils to soothe the skin, balance pH and moisturize. Gluten, paraben, sulfate and dye free. Available in natural lavender, citrus, eucalyptus, peppermint and unscented. (Vegan)"

7. Trillium Organic Body Polish, estimate ~ 1.5 oz

Full size cost: $24 for 24 oz
Estimated sample cost: $1.50

This sea salt scrub contains moisturizing oils, so it simultaneously cleans, exfoliates and moisturizes. I appreciate that this body polish is certified organic.

How it works (from Goodebox info card):
"Dreaming of the hour-long therapeutic salt glow experience that costs big money in a luxury spa? This organic body polish truly mimics that indulgence without the heavy price tag! An antimicrobial cleanser that detoxifies the body as it cleanses away dirt, grim and dead skin, this product is unlike other mineral-based body scrubs as each crystalline salt cube is the same size and shape resulting in a deep invigorating scrub free of nasty nicks. Available in 10 stimulating scents from citrusy to floral and everything in between. (Vegan)"


Total box value: $47.18

Size: I am happy that I received 1 full size product, 1 travel-size product, 3 deluxe-size products and 2 foil samples.

Products: I loved the variety of products in the July
 Goodebox. I am most excited to try the Astara mask and the Trillium body polish. Most of the brands are new to me - the 'discovery' aspect of subscription boxes is one of the many reasons why I love subscription boxes. Finally, I like that I don't have to worry that these products include ingredients such as parabens. 

Great - I paid $16 and received over $47 worth of products.

Do you subscribe to Goodebox? What do you think of July's box?

If you are interested in getting a Goodebox, but don't want to commit to a subscription, you can get a 'single' bonus goodebox for only $14!

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