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Goodness Me ‘Love You’ Box – February 2018 Review

I know I say it every time I do one of these reviews, but this is the BEST box! If you are only ever going to subscribe to one ‘healthy’ box in Australia, this is the one to get. It’s always packed full, great value and had a good variety of products to appeal to almost everyone.

This month is a special Lorna Jane edition box so includes a note from LJ herself that was on the top of the box when I opened it. It described the items in this box as some of her favourite products. It also has a coupon for $20 off when you spend $100 at her store (#winning! I love Lorna Jane active wear so I will definitely use this). Be aware it must be used by March 31st.

It also includes a Lorna Jane booklet that offers a free ebook download and focuses on ‘loving yourself. It details some inspirational women and the ultimate message is ‘Move, Nourish, Believe’ to a better you. Even better, there is an opportunity to WIN a $500 gift voucher to LJ by uploading a pic of your Goodness Me Box to Instagram and liking their pages.

 

Goodness Me Box $25 plus $4.95 Shipping TOTAL $29.95 – Retail Value of this Box (aprox) $63.97

 

Review: Pics Peanut Butter Crunchy 380g (fullsize) RRP $7.50

My very high tech review of this product came from me opening the jar, sticking my finger in and licking it!

I am a fan of peanut butters made only from peanuts (what a crazy thought!) This one fulfils that requirement, it’s only ingredients are peanuts and salt. It tastes great and has a lot of crunchy bits in it which I love. If you are still eating peanut butter loaded with sugar and oils, now is the time to change! 

 

Review: Happy Way Supernatural Superfood 60g  RRP (aprox)$ 5.27

My first complaint about this item was that looking at the packaging I wouldn’t have known it was a protein powder. Anyone who has read my previous reviews knows I cannot stomach ‘green drinks’ and thus I wouldn’t have thought to try this until I looked at the ingredients list and saw it was a whey powder. I then noticed in a super small font on the front it says ‘ all natural protein powder’. 

I love the natural taste of whey power so I mixed some up right away. It looks and smells exactly like whey powder but upon tasting it was very, very sweet! Not at all what I was expecting. Not unpleasant, but super sweet, my first thought was that kids might like it a lot. 

Ingredients are pure with nothing crappy added and the sweet taste comes from the last ingredient which is Stevia. If you are not a fan of that stevia taste, you may not like this. But for the kids with a little organic cocoa in it, they might drink it down like chocolate milk (its worth a try)! It also has coconut flour, vanilla bean, chia seed, psyllium husks and maca powder in it and they  are all organic ingredients which I love.

I wouldn’t drink this again, but if you are looking for a sweet drink or want something kids will drink, this would be a great option to try. 

 

Review: Rosehip Plus Rosehip Oil Skin Boost 15ml RRP $13.45 

This product gets a 10/10 from me for safety. It is literally just cold pressed Organic Rosa Canina Seed Oil and Tocopheral (Vitamin E).

That said, I don’t like the smell at all, it has a really heavy oily smell, but if it worked for scars and other temporary issues it could be used for  (as they claim) I would definitely use it as it is so safe and natural . I personally wouldn’t use it as a daily product for my skin and wrinkles just because the smell was not pleasant. 

 

Review: Higher Living Organic Cocoa & Chilli Teabags RRP $3.70

I am a huge green tea fan and I only drink organic teas because if you researched the amount of pesticides they use on tea and what you are soaking in your water and then drinking you would be horrified! So I love that this is an organic tea. I am also a fan of chocolate but not a fan of chilli so I was very interested to try this.

Unfortunately this was not a winner for me. I purposely did not look at the ingredients before tasting so I wouldn’t be tempted to bias the drink but it tasted heavily of fennel and licorice with a hint of chilli (nothing too spicy). If you like these flavours you will love this drink! There was definitely no cocoa taste in this for me. 

 

Review: Proplenish Collagen Plus 3 x 30g  sachets RRP $4.99

Proplenish claims to be ‘anti-aging made beautifully simple’. This product is a  marine collagen powder that you drink to replenish the lost collagen from within and strengthen and beautify your hair, skin and nails. I obviously cannot comment on its success, just the flavour of the sachet and the flavour to their credit was extremely mild.

I tried it first in water and it had no offensive taste (was a pale pink colour) so you could easily add it to your favourite drink as they suggest and drink it down without knowing you were doing so. Being so taste sensitive, I thought this was a real achievement. 

 

Review: Morlife Dark Chocolate Covered Goji Berries 30g RRP $7.95

OMG! It doesn’t take much for me to love these, cover any kind of berry in dark chocolate and I will do almost anything to get at them. These have the added benefit of fantastic antioxidants in the goji berries. However (and this is a big BUT) there are a number of numbers in this and there is soy in this product. Non organic soy is a deal breaker for me and my family as it is SO bad for you.

My takeaway? I would have these for Christmas or other special event as they tasted so good, but I would not purchase these as a regular snack. 

 

Review: Bounce Plant Power Beetroot Cashew Energy Ball 40g RRP $3.25

I loved the taste of this, it was such a nice change from all the bars that contain dates and have that ‘date taste’.

This was absolutely delicious, I couldn’t taste the beetroot at all, it was more of a nutty caramel tasting bar. Ingredients include cashews, macadamias, almonds, coconut, brown rice syrup, pea & rice protein, grape juice, rice flour, rice bran, guar gum, natural flavours (this makes me nervous, natural flavours can mean some nasty ingredients), pea starch, beet juice powder, cinnamon, mineral salt, mixed tocopherols (vitamin E), sea salt, sesame seeds. 

I wouldn’t eat this every day as I always believe whole foods are best and this is definitely a very ‘processed food’ bar, but its a great option for on-the-go or in place of a chocolate bar and tastes great!

 

Review: Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Zinnia RRP $12.99

Burt’s Bees is a conundrum for me. They were a small grass-roots company and then were purchased for $100 million by a huge company called Clorox, who also manufactures some heavily toxic products so I have an issue with them personally.  I also know they didn’t purchase Burts Bees to save the planet and create a less toxic world, but rather to make a ton of money, thus we have seen some questionable ingredients creep into the BB range over the last number of years. 

As for this one, it is a very light nude tint which I love, it smells great, glides on easily and the ingredients are mostly safe. The tube and packaging as you would expect is awesome.  Is it better than some of the completely toxic lip balms that exist? Yes it is. Are all the ingredients natural and safe? No they are not. 

BSKT Vegan Protein Bar 45g RRP $4.99

I haven’t tried this yet and will update here when I do, but I have tried their other bars and liked them. The ingredients are ok, but this bar should be used for a treat, not a regular snack. It includes ingredients like pea protein, pepitas, peanuts, date paste, coconut syrup, tahini, cacao, chocolate, sugar, cocoa butter, vanilla extract.

Knowrish Well Super Latte Gypsy Rose 5g Sample Sachet

Glow Inner Beauty Powder Bio Fermented Superfoods 0.17oz  Sample Sachet

 

Once again we have seen that this box offers a great variety of items, almost all that I have never tried before. The value is more than double the price and the information provided is always informative. My personal favourite item is the $20 coupon from Lorna Jane which I plan to use this week!

 

 

 

 

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