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Go Love Yourself Box Review + Coupon – February 2018

Go Love Yourself February 2018 closed box

Go Love Yourself is a relatively new subscription box featuring items that promote self-care and personal growth. Each box includes a self-help book, resources to implement those practices into your everyday life, and self-care items. Subscribing to this box also opens up access to a Facebook community to help you along your journey.

Go Love Yourself February 2018 open

Go Love Yourself February 2018 tissue paper

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Go Love Yourself February 2018 review

About Go Love Yourself

The Subscription Box: Go Love Yourself

The Cost: $49.95 + shipping (shipping to Baton Rouge, LA cost $10.55). Save with a longer subscription.

COUPON: Use code MSA2018 to save 10% off your first box!

The Products: Books, digital resources, and self-care items, all aimed at enhancing the journey to loving yourself.

Ships to: Worldwide

Go Love Yourself “Self Love” Box February 2018 Review

Go Love Yourself February 2018 brochure

The box includes a brochure detailing everything in the box, along with this months theme: Love Yourself First. I really appreciate that all of the items featured in this box come from women-owned businesses.

Also included in this box is a voucher for a 30-minute coaching session with one of the GLY-featured coaches. This wasn’t included in the brochure list of items, so I believe it is an extra. The listed value for a 30-minute coaching session is $125. I wasn’t exactly sure how to redeem this coaching session, but from going to the websites listed under the coaches, it appears all of them offer free initial 30-minute consults— no code needed!

Other extras include a bookmark from the author and #boomyoujustgotloved card from Love Bomb.

Each subscriber will also have a handwritten note in their box!

Self Love Affirmations

Self Love Affirmations

Self Love Affirmations – Retail Value $19.99

This is a collection of 28 cards, created by the Go Love Yourself founder Sharon Podobnik. The theme is “28 ways to love yourself in 28 days,” and you’re encouraged to pick one card each day to focus on. I thought that this curation of different goals was thoughtful, and some are ideas I haven’t seen before. My favorites out of this collection were the cards that said “on the back of your to-do list, make an I-did-it list of your accomplishments” and “love on your love handles.” Love handles need loving too, y’all! I love the I-did-it list idea because I feel like sometimes we focus too much on things we need to get done, and not enough on how much we already have done.

Go Love Yourself Journal

Go Love Yourself Journal open

Go Love Yourself Journal – Listed Value $7.95

This is a GLY-branded small paper journal with the pages lined with a faint dot grid pattern. I know the dot pattern is really popular with bullet journals, but I am old fashioned and I prefer my straight lines across the page. This was useful for the included digital workbook.

The Self-Love Experiment book cover

inside The Self-Love Experiment book

inside The Self-Love Experiment book

The Self-Love Experiment book back cover

The Self-Love Experiment by Shannon Kaiser – Retail Value $17.00 (found here for $12.95)

(Go Love Yourself also lists a workbook valued at $59.99 and webinar valued at $150 by the author)

What I liked about this book was that it acknowledged the ugly side of learning to love yourself. It can be hard to recognize your self-worth, and that who you are as a person and all of your feelings are valid. I am not finished reading yet, but I think this is a great read for when you’ve had a particularly bad or stressful day. I know that is when I am going to reach for it, along with the Love bomb that was also included in this box! From Amazon:

Put a stop to self-sabotage and overcome your fears so that you can gain the confidence you need to reach your goals and become your own best friend. Too many people seem to believe that they are not allowed to put themselves first or go after their own dreams out of fear of being selfish or sacrificing others’ needs. The Self-Love Experiment rectifies this problem. Whether you want to achieve weight loss, land your dream job, find your soul mate, or get out of debt, it all comes back to self-love and accepting yourself first. Shannon Kaiser learned the secrets to loving herself, finding purpose, and living a passion-filled life after recovering from eating disorders, drug addictions, corporate burnout, and depression.

    Shannon walks you through her own personal experiment, a simple plan that compassionately guides you through the process of removing fear-based thoughts, so you can fall in love with life. If you want to change your outcome in life, you have to change your daily habits and perspective. Shannon takes you on this great journey into self-love and true self-acceptance.

This book also includes access to a digital workbook and webinar. I accessed the workbook, and I was blown away by how beautifully designed. There were loads of bright colors and pretty designs, without being garish or over the top. When I was working through the workbook questions, the designs of the workbook were grounding when I was deep in introspective thought. I haven’t accessed the webinar yet,  but I am going to save that for a Friday afternoon after I have had a particularly tough week at school or work and need a boost.

Love Bomb Wine Glass wrapped

Love Bomb Wine Glass

Love Bomb Wine Glass – Retail Value $13.00

I. LOVE. THIS. WINE GLASS. I love everything about it. The glass itself is nice and weighty, and the craftsmanship feels great. And, hello, the saying? I am all about inhaling the good and exhaling the bad, y’all. This is my new favorite wine glass and I am so glad that Go Love Yourself took the extra care of bubble wrapping it securely so it got to me safely.

Body Positivity with Flair E-Course and Confetti – Listed Value $22 + $3.50 for the glitter

This is an online course about embracing body positivity, and the box included a small bag of glitter for you to carry in your pocket and remind yourself to be bo-po (their words, not mine. Is bo-po the new hip slang that I’m missing out on?). I enjoyed browsing through the e-course and thought one of the challenges was particularly thought-provoking. It challenges you to be alone in your house for three days, without leaving. How do you act? What do you do to just enjoy the alone time with yourself? Most importantly, how does how you act during those three days when you are being true to yourself differ from how you act during your everyday life? I think the included glitter bag is thoughtful as well, but I question if a small bag of glitter really costs $3.50. That being said, I am all about adding more sparkle to my life, so this will be going in my jacket pocket this morning!

Oatmeal Lavender Tub Tea

Oatmeal Lavender Tub Tea – Listed Value $8.00

This bath tea includes Epsom salt, lavender, and oatmeal. I loved the strong smell of lavender in this bath tea, and I really appreciate that it came in an actual tea bag—no hassle of cleaning my tub afterward! This made for a relaxing, soothing bath— perfect for drinking from my love bomb and reading the book from this box!

Huna Band

Huna Band – Retail Value $14.99 (found here for $4.99)

When I first saw this wristband, I was nervous. I have big wrists, and it looked small in the package. Luckily, it fits! It is snug but not uncomfortably so. The Huna Wristband is designed to help you overcome personal challenges in your life by combining Hawaiian philosophy with proven psychological techniques. The theory is you wear this wristband, and when you’re doing something that you struggle with (overthinking, texting and driving, insecurity), you snap the wristband against your wrist. The slight pain distracts your mind, and you can redirect those thoughts or feelings into something more positive. I know sometimes when I am overthinking things it feels like I am going down a rabbit hole, so I like the idea of using this wristband to pull myself away from the rabbit hole and change what I am focusing on.

Gold Dusted Champagne Gummies – Listed Value $6.99 (buy a bag of 50 gold dusted champagne gummies for $12.00 here).

I love gummies. MSA readers love gummies (there are multiple threads in the forum about everyone’s love for gummies). That being said, I did not love these. They arrived melted together, which concerned me because the included brochure said to refrigerate these upon receipt and that they are best within one week. I wish there was nutritional information as well— are these made in a nut-free facility? Are they vegetarian? Plus, I am not sure how many gummies were originally in this bag, but I don’t think it was 25. Considering a bag of fifty gummies from this seller costs $12, the $6.99 listed price of these feels incredibly high. However, when I reached out to Go Love Yourself about the gummies, the customer service response was prompt, and I was given the option of having my account credited for the value of the gummies, or having them resent along with an extra goody for letting GLY know about the issue. I really appreciated the A+ customer service. Overall, I thought this was a really great idea, but perhaps the execution of this included item could have worked a little better.

Gourmet Glitter Rimming Sugar

Gourmet Glitter Rimming Sugar

Gourmet Glitter Rimming Sugar – Listed Value $3.50

This threw me off initially because the sugar came in the same small sample container that I have received liquid foundation samples in. That was a bummer, because in order to actually use it as a rimming sugar I had to dump the entire contents onto a plate, and therefore this rimming sugar is a one time use thing. However, I love the purple color, and it was tasty. It went great with my pink Moscato in my new wine glass.

Here I am with my new book, my new wine glass, and my tub tea relaxing after a long week. It was a lovely experience!

The Verdict: My favorite part of the Go Love Yourself box is the thoughtful curation. Everything seems to go really well with each other. I love the idea of including tasty treats in this box, but I think the execution could have gone a bit better. But, the customer service was great when I reached out, and I really love my new wine glass. I am excited to see future boxes from Go Love Yourself, because this is a relatively new company, and as great as this box is I believe it is only going to continue to get better.

The Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, this box is still available! The cut-off for purchasing is February 21st.

Coupon – Save 10% off your first box with code MSA2018

Value Breakdown: This box cost $60.50 ($49.95 for the box and $10.55 for shipping), and going by the listed values I received a box with about a $326 value. Half of that value comes from the digital workbook and webinar from the book’s author, Shannon Kaiser. To be honest, that value feels a bit high to me for the items included, but I am also new to the world of self-help, and I do not know what webinars and workbooks usually cost. That being said, I received 11 items (counting the book, workbook, and webinar as three), for an estimated value of $5.50 per item. I think that is more than fair for everything included in this box!

What do you think of Go Love Yourself? What methods do you practice to improve your self-care?

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Written by Jessica Hapak

Jessica Hapak

I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

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Comments (22)

  1. There are no accepted Hawaiian sources that refer to the word ‘Huna’ as a tradition of esoteric learning. Huna was made up by a western visitor who came to Hawaii in the early 20th century, and then left. It is a bastardization of kahuna and and Ho’omana. It’s commodification of the Hawaiian culture.

    • Thank you for your insight, Kim.

    • That’s a great observation, Kim, and one that I was not aware of – thank you for shining a light on this for me!

  2. Love the idea…. But I could do the same thing with my dollar tree hair things..I had to say it and I’m really sorry..

    • It’s true, Beth!

      And if you do, that’s awesome!

      Many of our members haven’t heard of this concept, so it’s a new idea and strategy that they were able to learn. If you’re already doing this, no need for a new band!

      (Although if you’re anything like me, I lose and give-away hair ties all the time, this one makes sure I don’t end up gifting it!)

  3. “I really appreciate that all of the items featured in this box come from women-owned businesses.” Does this type of business have an inherit advantage over any other type of business?

    • @@

    • Hi Emilia. One of the things I didn’t mention in my review is that the owner talked in the brochure about empowering other women, including a hashtag #empoweredwomenempoweringwomen. That is why I was happy to see the all female owned businesses, because the creater put her money where her mouth was, so to speak.

    • Hi Emilia!

      I echo everything that Jessica said – my goal IS to empower other women, both through the contents in the box that individuals receive AND through the purchases that my company makes.

      But I think to your bigger point, yes – I think so. In the modern, more values-driven marketplace, companies that “give back” or think “people-over-profit” DO tend to get more business as individuals consider where their money goes and what the impact will be.

      There are examples of this all over the place that I’m sure you’ve heard of, that have varying degrees of authenticity and have had varying degrees of success – there are some that are truly about the mission and some that use this as a front to ask for more money from values-conscious consumers.

      I founded this company because my personal mission in life is to empower others, and this is one of the ways that I’ve found I can contribute to women empowerment in multiple ways at multiple levels.

      Thank you for the question – its a GOOD one that we should be talking about MORE!

  4. Jessica, great review!!! I may check out that self-love book, I’m all about self-improvement. And all the best in law school!:)

    • Thank you so much Nich!

  5. Thank you again for an honest review, Jessica! The Self-Love Experiment book seems like a powerful book. Thanks!!

    • Thanks for reading, Natalie!

  6. Given the name of this box, I completely expected something else! More along the “not suitable for work” variety! Lol.

    • Thanks for reading Trish! I know that the owner was on Facebook looking for suggestions for future boxes, and I don’t think that’s a bad one! It’s important to love *all* of ourselves, right?

    • How could you not, Trish? I was thinking the same thing!

  7. I love the concept but this would be a great box to have quarterly, at least for me, since to get the full value there’s a lot to work through and process. Plus it’s a bit pricey. I also noticed that some of their past boxes seem aimed at a specific age group.

    • Thanks for reading Janet! It definitely is a lot to work through, but I like that aspect because I continue to experience the box past the day I open it. Sometimes when I open a box I am excited for that day, but then I am sitting around waiting for the next months box. Not the case with this one.

    • Great points, Janet!

      Some of our members choose to subscribe and then “skip” a month or two if they find that they need more time to work through the book/ideas. That way you can go at your own pace 🙂

      And I agree – we are a bit pricey. We aim to provide a superb service and between $150-$200 of value each month, plus the community, virtual, and live events that aren’t included in the valuation.

  8. What a fun concept for a box!

    • Thanks for reading, Melody!

    • Thanks, Melody!

      We like to think so too! 😀

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