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August Goodebox Review

As I’ve mentioned before, I enjoy subscription boxes (made popular by companies like Birchbox) and am happy to see more companies popping up with exclusively eco-friendly, non-toxic, and high quality items. I’m currently getting a Goodebox every other month. Here’s what I got in August 2014 along with my experiences with the products. Yes this review is a little late but I didn’t get a chance to try everything out as quickly as I have in the past. Let me know questions in the comments!

Juice Beauty Reflecting Lip Gloss (Color: Guava)
I love this – goes on smoothly, lasts a while. Does what a lip gloss should do. I like it on it’s own most since the color is pretty intense (well, for a gloss anyway) so it definitely changes the color of any lipstick/pigment underneath. I probably wouldn’t have chosen “Guava” on my own but I’m so glad this is the color that came in my Goodebox. It’s way flattering on my fair skin and I reach for it almost every day. Highly recommend!

Province Apothecary Regenerating + Stimulating Exfoliator
The small pot of dry exfoliator lasted me 3ish applications. I found this exfoliator to work best in the shower so it’s less messy. I gently shake a teaspoon-sized dollop onto my hand and then add liquid before applying to my face. Then I get in the shower and continue to gently buff into my skin and rinse off after 1-2 minutes. I tried this with water and Argan oil as the liquid, but I prefer using water. Not sure I would purchase the full-size of this. It was lovely but I don’t exfoliate very often so it wouldn’t be a big part of my skincare routine. If you’re an exfoliating extraordinaire, though, I’d check it out since it is a functional product.

MUN No. 1 Aknari Brightening Youth SerumMUN No.1 Aknari Brightening Youth Serum | Spirit Beauty Lounge
Ohhh my gawd. I used this for almost a week (at night) and couldn’t believe how amazing my skin looked and felt in that short time. I looked luminous and my skin was more even in tone. This is amazing but since I have other nighttime lotions and oils to use up, I’m going to hold off on pulling the purchase trigger until I can better justify it. I have no idea if they use actual witchcraft or what to get this stuff to work so well, and I don’t really care. 😉

Kahina Giving Beauty Night Cream
So many people rave about this cream, I was prepared to be wowed. Perhaps it was my sky-high expectations, but I just wasn’t a huge fan. I didn’t love theheavy herbal scent and even after using both of the generous sized sample packs over a few nights, I just wasn’t impressed. I think my skin just didn’t mesh well with the formula. Oh well. Can’t win ’em all!

BeautyCounter Lip Sheer (Color: Plum)
The elegant packaging captured my heart before I even took off the cap. The color Plum is very luxurious and deep (reminds me of that Clinique lipstick everyone has). It’s not an everyday color for sure, but the texture of the Lip Sheer is amazing. One coat is glorious and smooth and beautiful. Two coats is deeper but still gloriously smooth. While I most likely won’t wear this color often, I’m really glad I have it in my makeup kit now. And since I’m so in love with the texture and buildable color, I’m already planning which other color(s) to purchase. Also, I loved the little card the BC sent – a small card with all of the gross chemical ingredients they avoid in their products. Very handy – I put it in my wallet for future reference.


In case you missed it, here’s my review of the June Goodebox I received.

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