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Go Native! Hawaiian Beauty Box Review + Coupon – April 2018

Go Native box

Go Native! is an organic health and beauty box, curated with Mamalani products and other Hawaiian artisan items. From Go Native!:

Each month receive Mamalani products along with other curated products. A new theme each month will highlight a native practice or plant that is essential to health along with a recipe on how to go native in other areas of life.

open Go Native box

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contents of Go Native april 2018

About Go Native!

The Subscription Box: Go Native!

The Price: $42.00 a month + free US shipping

The Products: Mamalani products, along with health and beauty from Hawaiian makers

Ships to: Worldwide

Good to know: Their monthly box price recently went up from $38.00 to $42.00

Go Native! April 2018 Review

front of info card

The info card thanks you for subscribing and has some info on the native plant ohi a lehua which is highly admired for its beauty and attraction of the i iwi bird. It’s also often the first plant to appear after lava flows, so it symbolizes renewal and the celebration of new life.

back of info card

On the flipside, you’ll find a list of the items and a short description of each.

kahulalea canvas pouch back of kahulalea canvas pouch kahulalea canvas pouch, unzipped close up of kahulalea canvas pouch

Kahulalea Eco Canvas Pouch

I’m a pouch fanatic and have so many various ones I use to keep small items together. This 5 x 3.5-inch eco-canvas pouch is a light turquoise color with a black floral pattern made especially for Go Native. A black zipper keeps everything safely inside and it has a gold metal emblem on the front with the company’s name. As the front of the info card mentions, the Hawaiian designer, Kehau Nielson, began making clutches with a borrowed sewing machine using upcycled leather and aloha wear. Today she has a line of bags and clothing. This little pouch is perfect to use as a wallet with space for a lip balm for traveling light, or for a small makeup bag for essentials.

Hoola raw lehua honey and honey dipper

Hoola Raw Lehua Honey and Honey Dipper

I am going honey crazy right now, honey. I have so much in my cabinet because I’ve been making a lot of tea in the evenings and adding it smoothies as well. This honey comes straight from Hawaii with is harvested responsibly from chemical-free apiaries of rescued honey bee colonies on the island. What a great treat!

anahiki farms mamaki and lemongrass tea 2 anahiki farms mamaki and lemongrass tea bags

Anahiki Farms Mamaki and Lemongrass”My Sister’s Tea”, 2 bags

This pouch comes with two tea bags that each offer 2-4 cups of tea. Lemongrass is a big favorite of mine, and this tea smells really wonderful and has a subtle color and flavor. I, of course, added the honey to this as well (with a little lemon) to make a really mellow and soothing cup of tea.

mamalani and haloa aina sandalwood hydrosol mamalani and haloa aina sandalwood hydrosol with cap off

Mamalani and Haloa Aina Iliahi Wai Sandalwood Hydrosol, 2 oz. – Estimated Value $18.00? (similar product found here)

I love the wood around the top of this glass 2-ounce bottle, but the scent isn’t really for me. I was expecting a more woody smell to it, but perhaps I’m not imagining the correct type of sandalwood. This variety is called Santalum Paniculatum and isn’t found anywhere else in the world except Hawaii. I will say that the scent definitely improves after it dissipates a bit though. This can be used on your body or in your space.

Verdict: This month Go Native! filled the box with tea, honey, a spray, and a cute eco-pouch. I’ll have to say the honey and dipper are my faves and I love the tea, but overall this box wasn’t a huge hit for me. I’m not sure this one is worth the $42.00 for me personally, though the values are hard to find online.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, their cutoff date is the 15th to receive the following month so order today to receive June as your first month.

Value Breakdown: At $42.00 for this box, you’re paying $10.50 per item (with honey & dipper counted as a set).

Check out all of our Go Native! reviews and the Beauty Subscription Box Directory and Artisan Subscription Box Directory for other handmade and local boxes!

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Go Native! Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, UK Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: go native | 7 comments

Comments (7)

  1. I wouldn’t be happy getting honey and tea in a beauty box. As a extra fine but as a counter towards value? Nope.

  2. I like the bag and honey jar, but wouldn’t pay that much for it

  3. If the items are sourced directly from Hawaiian vendors, then the value is most likely based on the cost of living in Hawaii. Which is ridiculously high. I lived there for almost 4 years and holy smokes…everything is more expensive. My guess is that due to the increased cost of materials, labor, etc…, the value of the box is there but it’s hard for us to see it because our cost of living is lower.

    • Then they may be more successful selling this sub to residents of Hawaii. There can’t be many Mainlanders who think that this is worth $42 a month. Supply and demand… We’ll see if this sub lasts.

      • Oh, I certainly don’t disagree with that. A person would really want to have items directly sourced from Hawaii and appreciate the curation more than the value to sub to this box. Hopefully they will have enough people interested and willing to pay the money to last a while. I think it’s a great concept and I look forward to seeing what’s in future boxes.

  4. Agree with Marne that another item (full-size) would be required to make this box worth $42.

  5. I don’t see beauty box in these items.

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