Love Goodly Subscription Review June/July 2017
Another two months have gone by and I’m back with a review on the vegan beauty and lifestyle subscription box Love Goodly. If you’re interested in seeing other subscription box reviews for this brand, please check out my review of the April/May 2017 box here.
Let me just reiterate that everything in the Love Goodly subscription box is cruelty-free and vegan, whether it’s a beauty, style, or wellness product. Recently, I’ve been making the switch to not only caring about what goes in my mouth (and how it affects animals) but also, subsequently, what goes on my face and on my body, too. I’ve been working hard to cut out all the leather in my life (that I didn’t even realize I had) as well as lessen the amount of beauty products I use that aren’t vegan. It’s a slow process for me but one I know will be worth it in the long-run.
My initial reaction to the June/July 2017 Love Goodly box is that the prior one featured more beauty products. This time around, I felt like I really only got use out of one product: the liquid lipstick from Kat Von D.
This is not to say that this particular box isn’t up to par; totally is. But I personally don’t do my own manicures (rarely get them done in the salon even because I prefer bare nails right now) and am not big on jewelry.
(Photo Courtesy of Love Goodly)
What I really loved from the June/July 2017 box — aside from the gloss, of course — is the New Chapter Perfect Hair, Skin, & Nails supplements because that stuff lasts forever! It feels like I’m perpetually stuffing Vitamin E or Biotin down my throat (in the name of good complexion, strong hair, and effortless nails), so getting this product in my box was definitely a money saver for me. I’m still not even halfway through my stash and it’s been well over a month.
In general, Love Goodly tends to curate four to five products per box. I tried out the June/July 2017 box, which featured the following products:
- Kat Von D Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lovecraft, ($20)
- Faby nail polish, ($12)
- Gemtye custom heart bracelet, $28
- Fred + Far trillion pin, $12
- New Chapter Perfect Hair, Skin, & Nails, $17
The June/July box is valued in total at $89. Keep reading to check out my in-detail, product-by-product review.
Kat Von D Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lovecraft
I AM LIVING FOR THIS! The only Kat Von D product I tried in the past is her liquid eyeliner but despite its cult following, I just couldn’t get into it. I found Stila to be a much better, longer-lasting liner. However, THIS liquid lipstick, I can get into (and I have). It’s highly pigmented and called by Kat Von D herself, “life-proof.” It’s very smooth going on and has a perfect matte finish, which is exactly what I look for in a summertime lipstick.
Faby Nail Polish
I’m not a big polish person. Though I didn’t use this product at all due to a sheer lack of interest in it, I really love the message behind it: It’s vegan, cruelty-free, and non-toxic; it contains DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Camphor, TPHP, parabens, or Xylene. What more could you want in a polish?
Gemtye Custom Heart Bracelet
But like, how cool is this though? It’s a bracelet that also moonlights as a hair tie, so it’s perfect for all situations in which you could possibly forget a hair tie. Think: Gym. Think: Yoga. Think: Any situation ever when you need to pull your hair back. It’s simultaneously as cute as it is practical, which is an added bonus.
Fred + Far Trillion Pin
Hear me out: I want to get involved in the whole pin bandwagon thing, I really do, but I have difficulty. Like, where do you put the pins? See, stickers I can get behind because you put them on your phone case or right on a laptop. But pins? Where do they go? I love this pin’s diamond style and sleek color palette (white and gold) but I haven’t figured out where to stick it yet. I’m thinking maybe a jacket I wear often or a bag but I haven’t decided yet. The message behind this specific pin is to love yourself: a message I can totally get behind.
New Chapter Perfect Hair, Skin, & Nails
Healthy hair is important to me, just as healthy nails and skin are. Even though I’m getting older, I still struggle with skin problems like acne and hyper-pigmentation so taking supplements is a crucial way for me to fortify my skin. This particular one is a probiotic fermented with Biotin and Astaxanthin, which is an antioxidant that promotes healthy skin. The best part about this supplement is that the capsules are completely vegetarian, which is something I still struggle with. All of my morning vitamins and capsules usually contain gelatin and it can be so difficult cutting them out and swapping them for a veggie alternative. New Chapter gets both jobs done!