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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

November Beauty Army

  For those who don't know what Beauty Army is, it's a monthly subscription service that lets you choose up to 6 luxury beauty samples for $12 and also some full size products. Your samples will be based on your beauty profile and then you will be able to grab 6 samples out of the 9 listed. Their products could be: make up, hair care, skin care, body, fragrance, nails and men's samples. The great thing about them is that if you don't want your box for the month cuz you don't like the products, you can just skip that month!
  I wasn't too excited about getting this box cuz I didn't really like some of the products I got. When it's time to pick your products, you can always play around a little with your beauty profile to change the products you get there, I was doing it for a while and would still not get the thing I wanted the most(Shea Terra Whipped Body Cream in Gingered Pumpkin). I gave up and just went with the best options I had. One of them was a mystery product which got me excited!

This month's Beauty Army's box was black! I love black and I love Beauty Army boxes cuz they are sturdy and you can use them to store stuff. I use them to store make up and nail polish!

:O I see pink!  One thing I am glad about this month, is that there are no foil package samples!

First, the samples I didn't like!

Bath and Body Works - Japanese Cherry Blossom Shower Gel: Sample Value: $3.28 (3 fl oz/88ml), full size is $11 for 10 fl oz./295 ml. I really didn't like the smell of this, but it's my personal preference, and I already have a Philosophy Shower Gel that I love. This will go toward a trade, probably or I will give it to someone as a gift.

M.A.D Skincare - Daytime Defense Shielding Moisturizer: Sample Value: $4.80 (0.13 oz/5ml), full size is $48 for 1.7oz/50ml. This was my "mystery" sample. This item was in my selection window and I didn't want it, when I picked mystery sample I thought I would get something that was not on my selection window, boy was I wrong! Not using this one either, going to be a trade item or something. I already have my moisturizers that I like and I also have some small samples that I can go through.

Suntegrity- 5 In 1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen Tinted in Light: Sample Value: $6.30 (.25oz/7g), full size is $45 for 1.7 oz/50g. The reviews about this item were not the greatest. I heard it doesn't work great on oily skin and my combination skin tends to go to the oily side.  Sadly I read the reviews after I picked it, so there was nothing I could do about it, this will also be a trade item.

Now, the stuff I did like:

You Da Balm – Coconut Natural Lip Balm: Sample Value:$3 (1 tube), full size on Beauty Army is 3 tubes for $8.99. I really liked this item and it's great for this weather in NY. Right now, my lips are drying a lot, so I keep this by my bed side. It has a really nice coconut smell, it smells just like real coconut and has a slight coconut taste. I like this a lot and might grab it if it shows up on my selection window again.

SkinnCosmetics - Twin Set in Coral Poppy: $18.50 Full Size. Both items have a pleasant and tasty grape candy smell, the bf loved it and so did I! The applicator on the lip gloss is meh, it doesn't dispense enough product, so I've had to grab the product 4 times for it to give me a decent amount of it. The lip stick is very creamy and easy to apply. The lip gloss is really sheer, so it basically only adds some sparkle and shine. It has a pretty thick consistency and it's really sticky, which bothered me a bit.

They look great on, the colors are cute, and it works wether you use them alone or together! I liked this product.

WhipHand – Loose pigment eyeshadow in Lock + Loaded: Sample Value: $2.80 (0.02oz), full size is $14 for 0.10 oz. It's a cute taupey-brownish color. If you use just a tiny bit, you can go for a bit of spark or, you can build it up for the color to show. It has good pigment= and it blends well. I liked this one, but did not like the tiny jar it came in. They make it hard to get the product, but it's ok I'll find a way to fix that. Overall the product is great!

It doesn't really look as taupe in this picture, but it is like taupe and brown. It does have a gorgeous sparkle to it, though.

The total value of my box is: $38.68, so a bit over 3 times of what I paid and that's great!

Even if I didn't like 3 of my samples, I'm still really satisfied with Beauty Army.  I won't be dropping them anytime soon. I love this service and they always seem to make my happy at the end of the day.

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  1. really awesome--I will have to try some of this stuff ! :)

    1. If you do, please let me know how it goes ^^