Go Love Yourself Box Review + Coupon – March 2018
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.
When you open your box, you are immediately greeted with a handwritten note.
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.)
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 “Inspire Connections” March 2018 Review
The box includes a brochure detailing everything in the box, along with this months theme: Inspire Connections.
Also included is a list of the GYL featured coaches of the month. Simply go to the website listed under each card to schedule yourself a free 30-minute coaching session— no code needed!
Just like last month, this month included a bookmark with words from the author.
When I opened this book to a random page and saw that the author was talking about how she willingly gave up cheese to try and prove a point with her mom, I immediately thought “what kind of book did Go Love Yourself SEND me.” I was concerned I was going to be told to give up cheese in order to live my best life (tbh, that’s not a life I want to live), and I was hesitant to believe anything this cheese-giving-up author said. However I dove in and kept reading, and I am glad I did! The author is hilarious, and her relatable stories about how she is establishing deeper connections and relationships use things that are easily translatable while still acknowledging how it can be hard to do so. From Amazon:
It’s a crazy idea: trying to name the phrases that make love and connection possible. But that’s just what Kelly Corrigan has set out to do here. In her New York Times bestselling memoirs, Corrigan distilled our core relationships to their essences, showcasing a warm, easy storytelling style. Now, in Tell Me More, she’s back with a deeply personal, unfailingly honest, and often hilarious examination of the essential phrases that turn the wheel of life.
In “I Don’t Know,” Corrigan wrestles to make peace with uncertainty, whether it’s over invitations that never came or a friend’s agonizing infertility. In “No,” she admires her mother’s ability to set boundaries and her liberating willingness to be unpopular. In “Tell Me More,” a facialist named Tish teaches her something important about listening. And in “I Was Wrong,” she comes clean about her disastrous role in a family fight—and explains why saying sorry may not be enough. With refreshing candor, a deep well of empathy, and her signature desire to understand “the thing behind the thing,” Corrigan swings between meditations on life with a preoccupied husband and two mercurial teenage daughters to profound observations on love and loss.
With the streetwise, ever-relatable voice that defines Corrigan’s work, Tell Me More is a moving and meaningful take on the power of the right words at the right moment to change everything.
I haven’t finished this book yet, but I am enjoying going through the stories. It is very easy to relate to the author, and she has a great sense of humor.
Tell Me More Unofficial Workbook – Listed Value $14.95
This unofficial workbook was created by GLY founder Sharon Podobnik to accompany the stories told in Tell Me More. Last month included a digital workbook with a notebook to work through, and I am happier to have this spiral-bound workbook. I think being able to work through the questions without needing a computer or phone for the digital workbook makes the process of working through the questions more meaningful because you are able to focus all of your attention on the questions you are answering. The workbook relates back to each story that Kelly Corrigan describes in her book, and I think doing the workbook together with reading the book is a really good self-care practice.
Go Love Yourself usually includes a few digital resources for your self-care journey that relate back to the monthly theme. This month we get access to an e-course called “How to Make a New BFF.” I was a bit confused about how to actually access this course because other than being described in the brochure there was no information on how to take the course. Luckily, I was able to ask to Facebook community page for this box, and I was directed to the monthly newsletter (that I admittedly only quickly skimmed rather than thoroughly read) that includes the coupon code to make the e-course free. I am one of those people who wants to awkwardly ask people I like “hey want to be best friends forever,” but I never say that because I am trying to not let the world see me be socially awkward. I love this e-course for helpful ideas on how to manage the world of making friends!
Power of Pleasure E-Book – Listed Value $19.95
This e-book is another thing that I needed the Facebook community to find— it is saved under the group files on the Facebook page. This e-book focuses on seven general categories that life coach Debra Joy has found to be the most helpful in helping people live lives they truly love. Since I am still working my way through Tell Me More I haven’t started reading this yet, but skimming through the chapters I can see that each category (Breathe, Ground, Touch, Taste, Sleep, Move, and Release) has a guided meditation practice or call to action, as well as why focusing on this category can help you live a better life.
Affirmation Note Cards – Listed Value $12.75
Included in this box is a set of three GLY branded affirmation cards with white envelopes. These are perfect for the monthly theme, especially since the box included extra goodies for the specific purpose of giving one to a friend. I had dinner with some of my best gal pals on International Women’s Day, so I used these note cards to write notes of appreciation and gratitude for their friendship and coupled each card with a gift from this box. I will say that the listed value is high— I would not pay $4.25 per card if I was buying cards. However, I appreciate the way these cards tie into the overall theme of the box.
“Onward” Keychain by Tesoro Jewelry – Listed Value $12.00 (find a similar keychain here)
This is a custom keychain made specifically for Go Love Yourself! Each letter and symbol is hand stamped onto the metal, and the “onward” theme is designed to be a reminder to continue to press onward, even when times are hard. I think this is a thoughtful idea, and it comes in a box perfect for gifting. I am going to hold onto this until I have a friend having an especially hard time, and then give it as a present to encourage them to keep pushing forward.
Assorted Buttons from ButtonLore – Listed Value $6.00 (buy similar buttons from the shop here for $2.00 each)
This is probably the one thing in the box that doesn’t fit (in my mind, at least). These buttons were created in order for us to “keep these powerful phrases and gentle reminders on hand,” which I like in theory. In practice, however, I do not feel inspired by a button that says “Good enough.” I can see the benefit of the “no” phrase— especially if you’re someone who has trouble saying no even when you should. Individual buttons also cost $2 each from the Etsy shop, so I am not sure why the value added an extra dollar to the value of each button. That being said, this is the smallest (literally and figuratively) part of the box, so I am happy that the major box items are all winners for me. I can live with not vibing with some buttons!
Moringa Oil is something I had never heard of before getting this box, and then I promptly started seeing it on ingredient lists everywhere (Goddess Provisions Mystery Box, I am looking at you!). Moringa oil is supposed to have anti-aging properties thanks to cytokinin zeatin and being full of fatty acids and antioxidants while also being great for intense hydration. True Moringa also works directly with a network of 1600 smallholder farmers throughout Ghana providing sustainable livelihoods through access to credit, agricultural training, nutrition programs, and fair wages. This is one of the items that we got doubles of in order to share one with a friend. I gave one rollerball to a friend with dry skin, and I popped mine in the fridge. I have been using this as a cooling under-eye treatment, and it is hydrating without being greasy! I am definitely a fan— I just don’t like the big price discrepancy between the estimated value and the listed value.
True Moringa Lip Whip, Full-size x 2! – Total Retail Value $32 ($16 each)
These lip whips are a blend of cocoa butter and moringa oil and are naturally colored for a light hint of color. Even though the color looks dark in the pot, the wash of color is so sheer that I can’t see any color difference on my lips. I am okay with that— this lip whip is very moisturizing and soothing, and doesn’t leave my lips feeling dry once the balm wears off. I think this would be really comfortable on top of a matte lip as well, without being greasy and breaking down the lipstick pigment. This made a great gift, and I am happy that the retail value and listed value matched up for these lip products!
Elements Truffles Chocolate Bars in Rose and Cardamom – Listed Value $7.20 (buy a three pack of chocolate bars for $20 here)
Elements Truffles Chocolate Bars in Sea Salt and Tumeric – Listed Value $7.20 (buy a three pack of chocolate bars for $20 here)
These chocolates were one of the spoilers for the March box, and I was so excited to try these! I really appreciate that the chocolate is packaged with nutrition info, something that I wasn’t a fan of in last months box. Since this chocolate is dairy and refined sugar-free, this made the perfect gift for my friend that loves chocolate but has a lot of dietary restrictions due to her Chron’s disease. I gave her the turmeric + sea salt, and she said it “tasted delicious” and was “surprisingly good for not having any dairy in it.” I kept the cardamon + rose for myself, and the floral from the rose was really powerful with this bar. This is a chocolate bar I want to eat little bits of at a time rather than eat it all in one sitting, and I do think it is surprisingly creamy for being dairy free.
Also, I think the chocolate bar itself is really beautiful. I am always jealous of the beautiful chocolate bars Anna has gotten in Chococurb, so I was really excited to have a gorgeous chocolate bar of my own!
Verdict: I really appreciate that this box comes packed full of goodies that revolve around a thoughtful curation. I love that this box focused on friendships, and included extra goodies to share with my friends! Though I feel a few of the listed values didn’t match up with the true value, that doesn’t take away from the overall value of the box. I calculated a value of $171.71, which is far and above the cost of the box. I do believe this is a box that helps you grow personally while also including fun treats, and I am enjoying the journey!
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 March 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 I calculated a value of $171.71. That means you are paying approximately the following per item:
- Tell Me More: $9.16
- Workbook: $5.27
- Online Course: $8.81
- E-Book: $7.03
- Notecards: $4.49
- Keychain: $4.23
- Buttons: $2.11
- Facial Oil x 2: $3.05
- Lip Whip x 2: $11.27
- Chocolate Bars x 2: $5.07
What do you think of Go Love Yourself? What methods do you practice to improve your self-care?