I seem to have also gotten behind on my subscription box posts, so here’s the Goodebox from October! I’ll have to say I was completely disappointed with this one. I saw other folks got a Shea Spray for hair and I would’ve much preferred that over just about any other item in the box and it would’ve made this a much better box for me. As it is, the value of the items I’ll actually use doesn’t cover the cost of the box. I know there are hits and misses month to month, and this was a huge miss, but it’s the first really big miss from Goodebox in a while.
- EO Everyone Natural Hand Sanitizer – 2 oz / $2.99 – (Product is full size) I dont’ use hand sanitizers, ever. I think it’s already been proven that washing your hands is better, and sanitizers like this don’t eliminate all germs. I’d much rather just go wash my hands than coat them in alcohol and dry my skin out. Plus the scent on this is absolutely horrible to me – the mint and citrus combined with the alcohol smells medicinal and in a bad way. I’ll end up giving this to a friend though.
- My Konjac Sponge – 1 sponge / $10 – (Product is full size) I received the “Original” version of the sponge. I had gotten one of these before from another company and wasn’t impressed. The sponge, when wet, is slimy and I don’t feel that it exfoliates at all, but I also have rough skin that tends to be a little dry and needs a good, rough scrub. Beyond that, all the nooks and crannies in the thing undoubtedly collect all sorts of dead skin cells, dirt, oil, etc and after about three uses it’s probably full of gunk. I’ve heard that you can run it through the microwave or boiling water to sterilize it, but that won’t clear out the accumulated material. I just don’t understand how these sponges can be part of any green beauty routine when they only last up to three months. My washcloth can be washed thousands of times before I need to replace it, and one washcloth costs a hell of a lot less than $10! I’ll find someone to give this to though.
- Davids Natural Mint Toothpaste – 5.25 oz / $7.95 – (Product is full size) I checked over the ingredients and it contains stevia, so it’s an automatic nope for me. Stevia seems to have a very immediate and very unpleasant laxative effect. Even the smallest amount sets me off, plus I find the taste of stevia really off-putting. I won’t even bother trying it because I don’t want to find out if the amount of Stevia in the toothpaste is enough to have an undesirable effect or not. This is going straight to the island of misfit subscription box items.
- Lillian Eve Nourishing Cuticle Oil Pen – 2 mL / $12 – (Product is full size) While the oil itself is pretty nice and works well on my cuticles, I’m not a huge fan of the pen. I’d much rather have a bottle and dropper or bottle and brush. I do really like the oil though and it works well, so it’s a keeper. Then pen has been hanging out by the computer so I can put the oil on and it stays put and absorbs while I type.
- Bonnie Ultra Shine Lip Gloss – .3 oz / $8 – (Product is full size) Love the formula, hate the color which is “Pink Sapphire.” It’s just too light of a pink for my skin tone and doesn’t look right at all. Plus, it has peppermint oil, and I don’t really like peppermint flavored lip products. I already tried it, so I can’t give it to a friend, so it’s just a total loss.
The total value of the box was $40.94 which is on the low side for Goodebox. My personal value was $12 for the Cuticle Oil pen, but that doesn’t even cover the cost of the box. Everything other than the cuticle oil is going to trade/gift or trash which is super disappointing.