Goodiebox, January unboxing

Goodiebox: January 2014
This month’s theme was “Head Over Heels”, and the first GoodieBox offering for the year didn’t really excite me too much. It seems the whole hair removal thing is an ongoing theme and there wasn’t a lot else of interest in the box.

I know lots of people were excited by the mascara sample but I don’t wear mascara often so that didn’t work out so well for me!

Here’s the rundown on my January goodies. Click on the links for full reviews of some products.

Benefit They’re Real! Mascara 30g sampleĀ  (full size 85g, RRP $43)
According to GoodieBox, this stuff is a cult classic. It lengthens, curls, volumises, lifts and separates … is it just me, or is it starting to sound like a bra? And apparently it has a magic brush. Oooh.

Veet High Precision Facial Wax full size sample (full size $15ml, RRP $22)
There’s a bit of a theme happening with Goodiebox: hair removal hell. After November’s wax strips and pongy hair removal cream, here we get more wax to play around with. This time it’s a “high precision” kit to defuzz your face.

I’m not masochist, so I don’t wax myself. I’m happy to pay someone to rips bits of my eyebrows out with hot wax but that’s as far as it goes. I’m sure there are plenty of people out there who swear by this stuff, but it’s just not my thing. Ouch.

NS8 Heel Balm Complex sample tube (full size 100ml, RRP $25)
This stuff will, apparently, make your feet beautifully soft. Just the thing for summer. I’ll test it out on my husband’s feet … that should be something of a challenge for the product!

Party Feet Ultra Slim Invisible Gel Cushions (1 pair, RRP $13)
A variation on the tried and true cushioning pads, this time for narrow fitting shoes. Not that I have narrow fitting shoes … or indeed, narrow feet.

Palmers Eventone Tone Perfecting Cream 5g sachet (full size 75g, RRP $16)
Supposed to reduce the appearance of dark spots caused by sun damage and other nasties. Just a wee foil sachet so not much to try.

Blistex Five Way Lip Protection 2.8g sample (full size 4.25g, RRP $7.80)
With sun protection, moisturiser and a good level of water resistance so great for summer.

LIFESTYLE BOOSTER: Chillax (full size 90ml, RRP $5)
I really, really, really hate the name of this product.

Really hate it.

But back to the product: it’s a blend of cherry juice and lactium that is meant to help you relax and sleep. Or chillax, if you like. Which I don’t.

I haven’t tried this because I don’t have any problems getting to sleep but if you can look past the wanky name, I guess $5 a shot for something that is natural isn’t bad value.

And I hate the stupid fecking name, using that stupid fecking made-up word.

Does anyone know if this stuff works?
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.

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