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Have you heard of Love Goodly? It’s the subscription box of my dreams, friends. Love Goodly is a bi-monthly box full of healthy, eco-conscious brands. Each box contains 5-7 mostly full-sized products for $39.95. Five percent of the proceeds from each box goes to support these charities.

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Nota bene: I was originally offered a discount for review purposes through the folks running the Love Goodly twitter account, but I let the coupon code expire because I’m silly. I paid full price for this box, and would have absolutely reviewed it no matter what.

February/March was my first box, and if my budget allows I will probably stick with this one. It’s too good. Let’s take a look!

Cellar Door (exclusive) – Tahitian Grapefruit Vanilla Travel Candle $10 value

The candle was my favorite item in this box. It smells great, and is the perfect size for our bathroom. Cellar Door makes both vegan and beeswax blend candles, scented with essential oils and natural blends (no synthetics). This particular scent is exclusive to Love Goodly.

Unobxing: Love Goodly Subscription Box Review February/March :: girldust.com

LVX (exclusive) – True LOVE Red Nail Polish $18 value

LVX is 7 toxin free, vegan, and ultra lux. This is my first polish from this brand, and even though I don’t normally love red, it’s nice to have such a high quality product in my collection to represent the shade! What a treat to have in this box!

Skinnyskinny – Basil & Mint Soap $12 value

I can always use a new bar of soap. The price point of $12 is slightly high for us (my limit is usually $10 for handmade soaps), so I’m happy it was included in this box. I may not have tried it, otherwise. The basil and mint essential oils make for an energizing bar. This was nice as an allover body soap in the shower, and works for both of us. It’s full of nourishing stuff like avocado oil, sea kelp, and aloe!

May Yeung (exclusive) – Infinity Bracelet $40 value

I think jewelry in a subscription box can be a risky choice, but this very simple and understated black macrame bracelet with sterling silver details works for me. It’s definitely wearable, and I consider it a nice addition to my wardrobe. It’s not something I would have picked out for myself, but I think that’s part of the fun.

Unobxing: Love Goodly Subscription Box Review February/March :: girldust.com

Purely Elizabeth – Apple Currant Muesli $6 value

Cereal! I was looking forward to the food and snack selection, and it’s nice to see a company I’m personally unfamiliar with. I’m not a big cereal eater, but Tj is, and this makes for good yogurt topping for me. There is a Purely Elizabeth coupon included in the box, as well.

The Love Goodly subscription box is a wonderful opportunity to pamper yourself while discovering new eco-conscious companies, covering a wide range of categories. The items in this box are simple, elegant, and high quality. This is a beautifully curated subscription!  I can’t wait to see more.

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Why Fair Trade?

Fair Trade:

  • provides a living wage for marginalized producers
  • empowers women and minorities
  • supports conservation
  • promotes sustainability
  • does not support forced labor or child labor

By spending a few dollars more on Fair Trade, you are ensuring that the producer of your product receives about 20% more compensation than they would under standard trade practice. You are investing in communities that will invest in themselves.

Support local businesses and craftspeople, too. Shop handmade. Shop products made in the USA. People matter.

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Rose Water Lip Balm by Hand in Hand / Marbled Infinity Scarf by SERRV / Margot Dress by Patagonia

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Oracle Top in Soft Sage by Simka Sol (I cannot get enough of this shirt, I’m not sorry!) / Erin Considine Arc Studs in Silver by Kaufmann Mercantile / Jacinta Skirt by Prana

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  1. New shampoo bars at LUSH, and most of them veganCopperhead uses coffee, cocoa butter, henna, and Fairtrade vanilla!
  2. Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s “Box of Bonbons” collection for Lupercalia 2015 is calling my name, in particular “Lurid” and “Embalming.”
  3. Speaking of chocolate, Timothy won Valentine’s Day by gifting me a box of Fine & Raw. The cacao and agave truffles are my favorite, so far. I continue to be amazed by his thoughtfulness.
  4. This dress from ModCloth is beautiful. I’ve been keeping my eye out for warm-weather appropriate black clothing. I have a vacation in October to think about, and now’s a great time to start shopping for it. I am sure that post-summer sales will be kind to me, as well.
  5. I have convinced myself that I need these jeans.
  6. This dress from Urban Outfitters (collab with Alice Ritter) is amazing, as well. It also comes in plain black. Only $69.
  7. I love these pins from Explorer’s Press and Prize Pins. “Gone” and “No Time For Anything” have already been added to my collection.

Have a great weekend!

 

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This giveaway features a few favorite small things, handpicked by me for you. Because I like you and I think you’re nice. I wanted to spread a little love and brightness in the gloom of winter (because it will be winter until March or April, let’s be honest). I get that Valentine’s Day can feel overly saccharine, but it’s actually a great day to say to yourself, in case you’ve been forgetting, “Hey. I love you.” Nice and simple. Don’t waste your energy on negativity towards a retail-oriented holiday. Instead, treat yourself and move on, powered by chocolate, to bigger things. That’s the best. That’s where your energy belongs. Chocolate.

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All you have to do to enter is use the Rafflecopter entry form, and leave a comment below. How do you treat yourself? Additional entries can be earned by tweeting or by sharing this post to your Facebook page.

  1. Burt’s Bees lemon cuticle cream to heal (all natural, cruelty-free, free of sulfates and parabens)
  2. Pacifica Color Quench vanilla hibiscus lip tint for a dash of color (100% vegan, free of parabens)
  3. Katie Daisy “love” notebook for secrets or not-so-secrets
  4. tumbled amethyst and rose quartz for the heart and spirit
  5. Divine dark chocolate with raspberries bar (Fair Trade)
  6. Divine 38% milk chocolate with toffee and sea salt bar (Fair Trade)

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The giveaway ends January 30th 12am EST. Good luck! Personal friends and family members are welcome to enter, since you make up the majority of my readers and I love you. I will contact the winner by February 1st.

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I needed a blog sabbatical. I can’t be bothered to offer an explanation. Suffice to say I was feeling a little weary and self-indulgent. But hello. Since my last post, I’ve been home to Vermont, spent some hours in Boston, planted some greenthings, and have had some really great beer. More on that forthcoming. Welcome back. This post has been in my drafts for ages, so I figured I’d polish it up and send it out into the world. Friends, it’s a start!

Dani and I are currently in the process of planning a baby shower for a co-worker who is pregnant with her first little kidlet. Since all  of our gifting ideas seem to be rooted in rainbow fantasy hippy land, we’ve decided to go with an appropriately themed party. I’m honestly out of my element, here;  I haven’t planned a party since college, and I have zero experience with baby showers (and babies). That doesn’t mean that brainstorming hasn’t been a total blast, though. Can we wear unicorn horns and fairy wings? I don’t know, but there will be glitter on the cupcakes.

Buying baby stuff is lots of fun, but I was feeling like poor mama was getting left out of the equation. Their registry is obviously focused on more practical items, so we’ve been trying to find balance, picking up little things here and there that will pamper mom and keep her spirit high when things are looking tough. After all, carrying this little human around has been (and will likely continue to be) a lot of hard work!

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1 bebe // 2 mama

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3 bebe // 4 mama

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5 bebe // 6 mama

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7 bebe // 8 mama // 9 mama

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If you’re a mom, tell me what your favorite baby shower gifts were! Was there anything you received that was super thoughtful? We’ve also encouraged people to bring books to the shower instead of greeting cards, so feel free to leave some suggestions!

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