I had mixed feeling about the February Goodiebox: good value in that four of the five samples were actually full-sized products, but not such good value for me because I’ll never use at least two of those products. And the lifestyle helper bonus product was a bit of a washout for me, too.
The theme for February 2014 was “Ready … Set … Enhance!” and once again, the good people at Goodiebox have taken enhance as meaning “get a fecking suntan”.
I get that it’s hard to please everyone, but I’m hoping for something better next month.
Here’s the rundown on my February goodies. Click on the links for full reviews of some products.
SKINFOOD EXFOLIATING CLEANSER (RRP $14 for 100ml. Full size product provided)
Nice to see some skincare product for a change, it’s been all fake tan and lippies for a while now! A natural New Zealand facial scrub with aloe and sweet almond.
ST MORIZ SELF-TANNING MOUSSE (RRP $20 for 200ml. Full-sized product provided)
It’s a conspiracy: Goodiebox want everyone in New Zealand to be both hairless and sun-kissed. I suppose the self-tan stuff is a tad better than the smelly hair removal cream, or the eye-watering “rip it out by the roots” wax offerings of previous boxes. So, self-tanning mousse. In a rather dark shade, as well. What can I say? With my corpse-like colouring, I’m never going to look convincing with a dark tan. And it doesn’t smell too flash, either.
SWISSPERS ALOE EVERYTHING BALM (RRP $15 for 50ml. Full-sized product provided)
An all-purpose balm with aloe to soothe and protect. Smells pretty good!
DENTEK SCRUB BETWEENERS (RRP $10.70 for a pack of 40. Sample pack of 5 provided so value of $1.33)
These things are like the Ferrari of toothpicks for when you want to get in and have a good old poke around your gums. Gently, of course (or so the info card says). When you look closely at the end, you can see lots of tiny bristles. Thousands, apparently. Not that I counted them. Sort of like a cross between a toothpick and dental floss, they do what they say on the box but I’m not sure I see the value in them. Particularly if you already happen to the be the proud owner of toothpicks and dental floss.
MANHATTAN SOFT MAT LIP CREAM (RRP $15 for 25g. Full-sized product provided)
Yes indeedy, another lip product in this month’s Goodiebox. It’s a good one, though.
LIFESTYLE BOOSTER: Celebrity Slim (RRP $6 per sachet)
A diet approach that comes with “sass and a lifestyle plan”, according to the GoodieBox card. Would be better if it came with a decent flavour.
Total value of the February Goodiebox: $73.33, so as always, good value for $30.
What is Goodiebox?
It’s a subscription service where you pay a monthly fee to receive a box of beauty products delivered to your door. The cost is around $30 a month (including delivery), and for that you will get a minimum of five “premium” beauty samples. These samples are generous sizes, and often there are a few full-sized products in your little box of goodies.