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Love Goodly Review + Coupon – April/May 2020

Love Goodly Review- April/May 2020

Love Goodly is a non-toxic and cruelty-free vegan subscription box that sends a mix of 4-5 full-size beauty, wellness, and lifestyle items every other month for $34.95 (with free shipping). They also offer a VIP subscription for $48.95 that comes with an additional full-size product (or two). Every purchase supports a different cause each month.

This review is of the VIP subscription for $48.95 every other month.

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 this Vegan Beauty Box

The Subscription Box: Love Goodly

The Cost: $34.95 per box or $48.95 for the VIP subscription (which includes an additional full-size beauty product with a value over $35)

COUPON: Use code LOVEMSA5 to save $5 off your first box!

The Products: 4-5 full-size vegan and cruelty-free beauty products. 

Ships to: US for free, Canada for a flat $16.00 fee.

Good to Know: With each box and purchase, Love Goodly donates a portion of the proceeds to these causes. This month supports Farm Sanctuary.

Love Goodly VIP Box April/May 2020 Review

 

Each Love Goodly box comes with an info card detailing the items included. Since I’m a VIP Subscriber, there’s an additional card featuring my VIP-exclusive item.

 

True Moringa Lip Whip in Truth (Pink Yarrow Cocoa) – Retail Value $16.00

True Moringa holds a special place in my heart because it’s one of the first skincare brands I discovered through subscription boxes. In addition to skincare, they also make tinted “lip whip” which is the perfect name for this product. I received the Pink Yarrow Cocoa color which looks like a deep sparkly fuchsia. On my lips, it’s surprisingly sheer which I have to admit, I prefer. It’s softer than your average balm and a little goes a long way. I’m pleased to report how light it feels as well as moisturizing. The hint of pink just amplifies my natural pout and the sparkles are so subtle they only read as slight shine. As a bonus, True Moringa sustainably harvests ingredients using Moringa trees in Ghana while supporting the livelihood and nutrition programs for their farmers.

 

Tea Drops in Citrus Ginger and Matcha Green Tea, 2 ct – Total Retail Value $2.04 ($1.02 each)

I’ve always thought of myself more as a coffee person than a tea person but I am loving the idea of these Tea Drops. Individually packaged, each drop contains true loose leaf tea (finely ground) pressed with sugar and extracts that all dissolve in hot water. I decided to try the Citrus Ginger flavor since I love both of those things (especially in tea). I was blown away with wonderful flavors and the ginger really had a spicy zing to it. I don’t normally sweeten my tea either and was worried that the pre-sweetened drop could be too much but it was perfect. I will definitely be wanting to try more of these. The only downside to these drops is all the packaging but it looks like I can order a recycled cardboard cylinder of 10 with no wrapping (although the cylinder is more expensive per drop).

 

La Bloom Lash and Brow Serum – Retail Value $25.00

Ah yes, La Bloom! I’ve received this at least once before in a subscription box and I’ve always enjoyed it. I really love that this serum is used for both lashes + brows, and that I only need to use it “sparingly,” as directed. The mascara-like wand makes this incredibly simple to use and I like it a lot more than serums that come with a thin brush. One dip into the tube will take care of both brows which I apply at night. No-fuss, no muss. I do, however, need to use this consistently over a longer period of time to determine results. The ingredients are all simple organic oils, so it makes it an easy win!

 

Baiser Beauty Formula No. 9 Moonstone Perfume, 10 ml – Retail Value $65.00

Since the sticker on my bottle says “handmade for Love Goodly,” but is sold on their site, I’m assuming they made a special batch or used a different bottle to keep the cost affordable. At any rate, we’re getting the same product that has a pretty sizeable retail value. The other thing is that the fragrance is wonderful! Oh my- the description says:

“Designed especially for women, this aphrodisiac formula increases sensuality, repels bad energy, acts as an antidepressant and elevates the low frequencies in your body, leading to a state of total plenitude and inner peace.”

The jasmine in this blend really comes through but also has rose, neroli, coriander, and bergamot to make this scent that also cleanses and aligns the crown chakra. I think this is a light floral summertime scent that truly lifts my mood. It also comes with a small piece of rose quartz in the bottle that “helps you get to know your true self and to love that true self in all its beauty.” I’m in.

 

Baiser Beauty Formula No. 11 Hair Growing Oil Blend, 0.5 oz. – Retail Value $35.00

I am all about trying to grow in my hair since mine is baby fine, but this product really put me off. It’s VERY sticky and feels like the consistency of honey and oil together. This is not something I can put in my hair, style, and look presentable. It’s definitely for nights-in only, before bed, since it really saturates my hair with a sticky oil. What the website warns (but the label does not) is to put a towel down on your pillow since it can make a mess. It certainly did. Sigh. The upside is that this has a fantastic lavender scent, and has super oils like castor and avocado. Sadly, the messiness is just not worth it for me to try over a longer period of time.

Verdict: This month’s Love Goodly introduced me to some fun new brands along with a couple tried and true. The hair oil is really the only thing in this box that I didn’t care for. The tea and fragrance are probably my favorites, but I’m excited to use the lip whip and lash serum a lot more this spring and summer. The retail value for the five (tea counting as one) items this month is $143.04 which is almost $100 over the cost. I’m on the fence on whether I would spend almost $50 on this if I saw it for sale, but I do thoroughly enjoy 4/5 items.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, this box is gone but sign up now to get June/July which starts shipping around June 5th!

COUPON: Use code LOVEMSA5 to save $5 off your first box!

Value Breakdown: At $48.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Lip Whip: $5.48
  • Tea Drops (2): $0.70
  • Lash Serum: $8.56
  • Perfume: $22.24
  • Hair Oil: $11.98

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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 Love Goodly Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, Vegan Subscription Boxes| Tags: love goodly | 11 comments

Comments (11)

  1. The idea of those tea drops intrigue me since I love trying anything new-to-me when it comes to tea. The only thing is seeing all of the sugar crystals in it is a bit off putting for me. I’m definitely not one to shy away from sugar, but when I can see it clearly on one of things I try to consume because I feel it’s good for me I can’t help but feel a little “ehhhh…” (scrunchy face). I get teased by my tea enthusiast friends because I never put anything in my tea… no sugar, honey, cream, etc. I never understood why that’s odd, because it still tastes good to me plain! However, I do like to have “fun” flavored teas beyond basic green & black tea too! 🙂

    I believe I’ve received that La Bloom lash/brow serum in prior boxes at least a couple of times, and each time I gave it away because I assumed it had the typical serum brush rather than a spoolie. Darn. Now that I know it’s a spoolie, I’m really hoping I get it in one of my boxes again!

    • Hold on to that spoolie, Luna! Haha. It makes all the difference, I think.
      I normally only put honey or lemon in my tea w/o sugar, but I didn’t find the tea drops overly sweet. Might be worth a shot! I also like that they have a partnership with Copper Cow coffee which I got long ago in a box and have been tempted to order ever since.
      It’s funny that your tea friends think it’s odd to NOT put anything in. You sound like a purist which I would think would be the best kind of tea-lover! 🙂

      • That’s funny you mentioned me seeming like a “purist”, because I always thought I was too(!), since I don’t add anything to my tea. I can’t recall exactly what my friends who are REALLY into tea said a tea “purist” is, but from what I can remember, to them it’s basically anyone who doesn’t buy the mass produced teas, and only drinks loose teas from artisan(?) brands… there’s probably more criteria that needs to be met to meet their definition, lol. I don’t know…. but what I do know is that I don’t take my tea drinking that seriously (lol) as I’ll take Twinnings or Stash or any brand you can find in the grocery store any day in addition to fun unknown brands and foo-foo loose teas where you can see the dried fruit and/or flower buds & full leaves. As long as it’s tasty I’ll try it all! 😀

    • I think that’s interesting your friends tease you for not putting anything in your tea! In Asia, tea is normally drunk on its own (no sugar or cream), before a meal or after with some dessert

      • Thank you! lol One of my tea enthusiast friends is Japanese, and she usually puts something in her tea, and she’s also one that frowns upon anything mass produced… unless it’s mass produced in Japan, lol.

  2. those hair growth oils work well when warmed in the hands and put on the scalp. I have a black castor oil that I use sometimes for my hair and it has the same consistency…I just apply it to my scalp for a few hours before I shampoo and style. I try to make sure it doesn’t go too far down on the strands of my hair though because it is hard to get out!

    • Good tip, Rachel! Maybe I should give it another shot?

  3. I got that La Bloom lash/brow serum from Nourish Box last year, and am still working through my first tube. I use it nearly every night before bed on my brows, and I love it! I have problems with pulling my brows 🙁 but the serum helps the hairs grow in quickly and, I think, stronger too! Plus the serum smells so nice! I’ve only used it on my lashes a few times, but I have had skin issues around my eyes before so I try to use products sparingly. I don’t think it caused any issues, but to be safe I haven’t used it on my lashes that much.

    • So great to hear that it’s been working for you, Amy! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Great review Marne! I agree about the perfume from Baiser being wonderful. I received it in my EarthLove box and loved it so much I bought another one directly from Baiser.

    • Thanks, Allison!

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