Go Native! Hawaiian Beauty Box Review – Winter 2019
Each quarter 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.
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About Go Native!
The Subscription Box: Go Native!
The Cost: $42.00 + $6.00 US shipping
The Products: Mamalani products, along with health and beauty from Hawaiian makers
Ships to: Worldwide for an additional cost
Good to Know: Go Native! is now a quarterly box! This is the first box from this new format.
Go Native! Winter 2019 Review
This month’s card mentions a focus on local Hawaiian food. Hawaii has to import 90% of its food which is a ton compared to the rest of the US. It also describes the first item in this box.
On the back of the card, you’ll find a continuing list of the items and a short description of each.
Let’s dive in!
Mamalani Eleu Oil Blend, 10 ml – Retail Value $16.00
I always love a good oil roller and though this might not be a scent I would have picked for myself, I do still like it. It is a bright and zingy blend of lemongrass, orange, peppermint, and frankincense. I think the peppermint might be what I don’t love, but I could see this scent growing on me. You can use it on your neck, wrists, and temples. I thought the packaging was beautiful!
Mamalani Lokahi Body Powder, 10 g – Retail Value $8.00
I found that though this body powder had a great scent featuring grapefruit, lavender, and sage, it was rather gritty which was a turn off for me. The details suggest using it under your armpits, on your body, and in your shoes.
Maui Nui Venson Bar, 1.5 oz – Retail Value $5.95, Listed Value $7.00
I find venison rather gamey, but my husband loves it. He really enjoyed this jerky treat, especially the bold pepper flavor. He mentioned that you could absolutely tell it was deer meat and was surprised that Hawaii has a deer population to make jerky from. We did some research and discovered that Axis deer this jerky was made from is considered invasive in Hawaii, and was introduced to the islands back in 1868 and again in the 1920s. The company that manufactures this product sees it’s mission as population control to improve the island’s ecosystems.
Hawaiian Rainbow Bees Local Honey Pouch, 8 oz – Retail Value $10.00, Listed Value $13.00
Honey in a bag is GENIUS! It totally takes away the mess than using a spoon and jar creates and is so much more portable than a leaky squeeze bottle. This honey is super floral and oh so sweet. I loved it when added to my tea and again when I used it on some freshly made biscuits with some butter. This family-owned company cares for over 1500 (!!!) hives and continues to grow year after year because their distinctly floral honey is so popular.
Verdict: This first quarterly Go Native! was a mixed bag for me personally. This subscription has always been pretty specific though, and it is possible this just wasn’t my favorite assortment of items. The oil is high quality and very fragrant, though the scent just isn’t for me. The powder smelled wonderful but for me, the texture was off. My husband loved the jerky and I absolutely adored the honey. If you are vegan though, this box will really miss the mark! The retail items on the info card seemed inflated, which is something I never enjoy, but I hope that as this sub is in a new quarterly format, these might be kinks that work themselves out along the way. This box has an estimated retail value of $39.95 which is not great at all for a box that costs $48.00 ($42.00 plus $6.00 shipping). When I read that this subscription was going to a quarterly model I was super excited for more products at better values, but this box just wasn’t there. Hopefully next quarter will be an improvement.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? It may be possible since this is a quarterly box.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $42 + $6.00 shipping, which means that each of the 4 items in the box has an average cost of $12.00.
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What do you like best from this quarter’s Go Native!?