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Friday, December 21, 2012

December Beauty Army Review + Swatches

 I had no clue what I was getting this month in my Beauty Army box, cuz I totally forgot what I had selected. When I got the box it was a total surprise(yay I love surprises!)

Love the fact that they added some holiday love to the box :) It comes off, but it's the thought that matters, right?

Yay for more holiday love!

My box looked really packed and heavy this month, yay!

Bath and Body Works – Body Wash in Twilight Woods 3fl oz/88m: $5. This smells amazing! I love the size too! Such a cute bottle.

Skinn Cosmetics – Twin Set in Pink Tulip: Full size, $18.50. Love the lipstick color, this smells just like my other Twin set, it has a grape candy kind of smell. This came with some lipstick smashed on the lid, but it was sealed, so that's fine. The lip gloss is sheer, but you can build it up to a soft sheer pink. The lipstick is really creamy and pigmented and the shade is a Barbie pink kind of color. I loved it, then again, I love pink lipstick!

Mark. – Glow Baby Glow in Blow Kisses:  Full size, $6.50. This is a really thick lip gloss, it's very pigmented and it doesn't take a lot of effort to make it look bright red. The downside is though, the red is really warm and it could make your teeth look yellow. This would be perfect if it had a bit more blue in it. This will never beat my new go to bright red lip gloss from this month's Ipsy bag, Be a Bombshell in Hot Mess.

Jonathan – Dirt Texturizing Paste 0.7oz:  $5.42. I love texturizing pastes. The one I currently use is from Wen, but I know it's life will eventually come to an end. This should work amazing for me on the day I wash my hair, it should  help with freeze and flyaways. A big plus is that this product smells delicious! Also, even if it's a small jar, I know this will last me for a long long time. This product is not greasy at all! Which was a surprise for me. I grabbed some of it and rubbed it between my hands and it didn't feel greasy, it felt more like something moist(that sounds gross lol). It added great shine to my hair without making it look dirty and also amazing volume. I think I'm gonna become addicted to this.

Macadamia - Deep Repair Masque 0.5 fl oz/15ml: $1.536. I love the Macadamia Oil I got in my October Beauty Army, so I know for sure I would love this. I love hair masques to begin with, so I know for sure this will be with me the next time I wash my hair.

Whip Hand – Loose Pigment Eyeshadow in Green Beret 0.2oz: $2.8. This is a really pretty green pigment, you can either build it up or wear it sheer to add a slight amount of color. I really like it, but I have another pigment that looks a lot like this one from Coastal Scents, so I probably will trade it away.

Swatches: Top to bottom: Mark, Glow Baby Glow in Blow Kisses, Skinn Cosmetics Twin set Lip gloss and lipstick, Whip Hand Loose Pigment Eyeshadow in Green Beret.

Total Value and Final Thoughts:

 The total value of my Beauty Army for this month is: $39.72, which is amazing value considering the subscription costs $12 a moth. I'm getting a bit over 3 times what I paid for.

Once again, I'm happy with my Beauty Army box. I had to play with the options for a bit, to be able to get these items. I would love it if they removed the B & BW products from the selection though, cuz getting them 2 months in a row is kinda boring. 

 If I don't see anything interesting next month I will definitely skip it, but I don't think I will be canceling my Beauty Army subscription anytime soon. I love the fact that I can actually pick what I will get. In my opinion though, they do need a bit more variety. I also love the fact that they actually have full size products to pick from.

I love my Beauty Army and I love the system they work with. I've never ever had any problem with this subscription and I definitely recommend it. At the end of the day if you chose the items and not them, so that's always a plus. I just really hope they add some more items to the mix, make up items if possible, cuz I'm really not interested in getting something like tea from them LOL.

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What did you like the most in your Beauty Army box this month?

Disclaimer: I purchased this with my own money, and this is my own personal opinion :)