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Thursday, November 15, 2012

September Beauty Army Box

 This will be my first Beauty Army box and I didn't know I could play around with my beauty profile to change my samples, so the value of my box is not the greatest and the products I got are not my favorite.
 If you don't know what it is, Beauty Army is 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. 

I love their boxes, this one is being used to hold some of my make up brushes!

Even if I hate the whole camouflage look, their box is still super cute! 

Here are my very TINY samples, I hate foil samples too, but I didn't really have a lot of choices.

Fiafini - Divine Hydration Moisturizer: Sample value: $3.85 for 0.17 oz, full size goes for $38.50 for 1.7oz. I got 15 uses out of this, which is a lot for a foil sample. This has a really fresh smell to it and my skin absorbs it super fast. I didn't feel a difference on my skin and didn't notice any difference on my wrinkles, oh wait a minute, I don't have them! So, again don't need this kind of product. But overall I guess it was OK.

Freeman - Psssssst Instant Spray Shampoo: Sample Value: $2.8 for 1.76 oz, full size goes for $5.59 for 5.3 oz. I love this product! My hair is normal, and I wash it only once a week. Even at the week mark it's still not oily or dirty, but I just use this if I need to add some volume or if for some reason it's looking a bit oily and I have no time to wash it. It works great, it  adds awesome volume and makes it look clean. Make sure you don't apply a lot of it though and you apply it at the distance they recommend(6-8'' away from your hair). If you don't it will create a weird film that is indeed really visible.

Atopalm - Intensive Moisturizing Cream: Sample Value: $1.91 for 0.25 fl oz, full size goes for $23.99 for 3.4 fl oz. Just as the name says, this product is really moisturizing without leaving a greasy feeling. I like it, but the sample is a bit small for my taste, so I've only used it for my hands. I like the smell, it's really natural smelling, like an herbal kind of smell.

Atzen  - Protective Day Cream: Sample Value: $4.74 for 0.1 fl oz/3 ml, full size goes for $79 for 1.7 fl oz/50ml. This has a really pleasant lemon smell. I don't like the fact that this is an anti aging product, cuz I don't like them much. It's odd that I didn't select anti aging products when creating my profile on Beauty Army, yet I still get them on my selection screen.

Cellceuticals- Ceractive Active Moisture + Barrier Repair Skin Treatment: Sample Value:$7.9 for .33 fl oz/10ml , full size goes for $47.50 for 2 fl oz. I haven't tried this out just yet, but I tried it on my hand and it was really moisturizing, but I think I will keep this for the winter and see how it goes.

Youngblood - Mineral Primer: Sample Value:$4.38 for 0.17fl oz/5ml , full size goes for $34.28 for 1 fl oz/30 ml. I love this primer so much! It makes my skin feel like velvet and I love how it gets the skin ready for my mineral foundation.

 The total value of my box is: $25.58.
I guess this is OK and double what I paid for the box. I loved some of the products and wish I didn't get some of the products (anti aging stuff). I would've liked to get more make up in my boxes. Now that I know, I will be playing with my profile some more to get the samples I want. I do love this subscription though and don't think I will be canceling it anytime soon.

This subscription it's totally worth my money if I pick my products well, just know if you tweak your profile a little bit, your samples will change immediately and you'll get different products. Play with this to get what you want.