Another month, another GoodeBox! This one is kinda mediocre for me. The one product I have no use for (Softcup), but there’s one I’m REALLY excited to try (the hair oil). I might have to go back and re-check my preferences (EDIT: I did mark “NONE” on Feminine Hygiene products), but I have a feeling that everyone is getting the Softcup, so that’s probably not something I could’ve avoided anyway. The nail polish remover pads are kinda weak as a sample since there are only three, but i’ll no doubt use them. The box did arrive late, but that was likely due to the July 4th holiday messing up shipping. Anyway, on to the product list!
- Evofem Softcup – 14ct/$7.99-$9.99 – This is basically a disposable Diva Cup. Since the topic is feminine hygiene, you can stop reading here if it makes you uncomfortable (though it shouldn’t). tl;dr – I have no use for this at all. I was a long-time Diva Cup user until I no longer needed the Diva Cup (I’m trying not to get into personal details on a public blog, so stick with me here). I still don’t need my Diva Cup, so I have no use for these either. Really though, the Softcup doesn’t make sense against the Diva Cup, and if I did need to use feminine hygiene products again, I’d just go get a new Diva Cup ($30 each) instead of disposable cups that still cost more over the long run. There was also a $2 off coupon availble for this product.
- Balanced Guru No Frizz Balancing Oil – 1oz/$25 – I’m super excited to try the sample, but the second I saw the price, my heart sank. The sample size is .5 oz, so half the full size which means that almost pays for the box itself. It’s got a great scent, somewhat herbal, lemongrassy, and has none of the bad ingredients I won’t use on my hair. It is basically just oils, so if you’ve got greasy hair to begin with, this won’t help, but my hair is SO dry lately, oils and creams are practically a necessity. It feels like a little goes a long way though, and there’s a coupon for 20% off.
- Lauren Brooke Finishing Powder – 6gm/$17 – Sample size is 4.5gm which is kinda small, so I can’t really see paying $17 for something just slightly bigger unless it really is amazing. The color is about right, and if it helps absorb oil, it isn’t really something I need, but is something I’d be willing to try. A quick test on the back of my hand shows that it’s light and not heavy at all, with a matte appearance. The product card also has a 20% off coupon code.
- La Fresh Eco-Beauty Nail Polish Remover Acetone-Free Pads – 20ct/$10.99 – I had nail polish on, so I decided to give this a try right away since the polish was starting to fade anyway. Acetone-free means more environmentally friendly, but it also means that they just don’t work that well. It took MUCH longer to take off the polish, and while the scent is really nice, it leaves behind this gross oily residue that I couldn’t apply new polish over anyway. I’ll still have to go back over with acetone remover just to get the residue off and prep my nails for new polish. So, these are a total NOPE for me.
- Avitalin Gentle Micropeel – 15ml/$55 – Holy expensive batman! I did miss trying this on the last box, so I’m glad I got it this time, but I’d never buy it at that price. Still, it will be fun to try.
- Diva Clean Organic Body Wash – Full Size/$20 – This wasn’t on the product card which was weird! It doesn’t really have a strong scent, but having small body wash samples to throw in my travel bag is great, so no complaints from me. Still expensive for a body wash, so unless it does something really amazing (which, body wash? c’mon), it’s not worth the price. It does still use SLS, so it’s really no different from any other body wash.
I did see the Neuth creme on the card again, and I was a little bummed I didn’t get the Kari Gran Tinted Lip Whip (I love lip products). The theme of the box was the guest curator, Mommy Greenest, Rachel Sarnoff. I’m not a mom and have never heard of her blog, so it didn’t really mean much to me that she was the guest curator. I did take a quick peek at her blog though, and a lot of what she said in her about page made sense to me – better choices without judgement. Just like the Nail Polish Remover pads, they don’t work for me, so I’m going to stick with my acetone remover, but I might use it with a three-free polish instead.