What is Beauty Army?

Beauty Army is a monthly beauty subscription service that just launched this year on January 1st. The demand was so high that it took me over an hour to sign up, but it is certainly worth it! For only $12 a month, you get to CHOOSE up to 6 high quality products to be shipped to your door. Once you register, you will fill out a personal survey that is used to create custom palettes of products that you can choose from.

Monday, February 13, 2012

February Box- Total Value $79.98

So I arrived home today to find THIS in my mailbox:

I was pretty stoked that it came in the same fancy box.  These have become my new makeup storage boxes for under my sinks.

Intro Card and Box


I was really disappointed when I realized that my Blingtone eyeshadow was damaged in shipping.  I have emailed the company and will get back with you about what they will do for me (if anything) since this happened, so stay tuned!  They have agreed to give me an extra sample next month in exchange!  BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE EVER!!  SUPER FAST, TOO!!!  
I LOVE the product though!

Blingtone Eyeshadow in purple haze
Sample Value: FULL SIZE $20

StriVectin- SD Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks & Wrinkles
Sample Value: $20.25 (No joke)

LaRocca Skincare Gold Cleanser Exfoliant
Sample Value: $11.25


Boob Tube Bust & Neck Firmer
Sample Value: $22.50

Pausing for a self portrait ;)

Indie Lee The Shampoo
Sample value: $3.66

Pssssst! Instant Dry Shampoo
Sample Value: $2.32


My Box

Total Box Value: $79.98
Would I pay that much for these products?  Probably not, but I sure enjoy the samples! :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

January Box Update (Total Box Value $59.30!!)

After spending some time trying out the products from my January Box, here are my thoughts on each:

K-PAK Revitaluxe (sample value $2.51)- As I said before, I am not big on K-PAK products, but I did enjoy this conditioner.  It made my hair very soft and manageable.  I did leave the conditioner in my hair for several minutes under a shower caps before I rinsed.  I am definitely keeping this to myself.  Sorry girls! ;)

LaROCCA Skincare Lip Shield (FULL SIZE sample value $16)- I cannot express enough how much I ADORE this balm.  I make sure it goes in my pocket each morning before I leave the house (I teach) and use it throughout the day because I love the way it feels.  I have noticed that the condition of my lips in general has improved since using this.  I will certainly be a repeat buyer!

Strivectin Get Even Brightening Serum (sample value $13.08)- I really like this serum and use it each night.  It works like a moisturizer and gives my complexion a nice glow.

MAD Skincare Illuminating Daily Moisturizer (sample value $3.21)- I LOVE this product!  I like the thickness of the moisturizer as well as how easily it covers my skin.  I am going to save this little jewel for the summer as my travel luxury item of choice.

Shea Terra Rose Hips Black Soap Deep Pore Facial Cleanser (sample value $4.50)- This was a very fun product to sample.  You actually apply the cleanser to your face and leave it on for 5 minutes before rinsing.  It goes on with a brownish hue, so it looks a bit like dirt.  FYI, it was pretty amusing chasing after my dog while wearing it.  Lets just say, she does NOT like the product the way I do ;)  I love the tightness to my face, even after rinsing clean.  I like the slight, rich foam that it creates once water is applied.  I will be purchasing the full size of this as well, which comes with a pump = <3

Myface Cosmetics Bling Tone Eyeshadow in Morococo (FULL SIZE sample value $20)- This was my absolute FAVORITE sample (with the LaROCCA lip shield being a VERY close second)!  I use this alone on days that I want a hint of sparkle without overdoing it.  I also apply it over my usual look for that extra hint of glamour!  I think I have used this product every day this month.  Yet another product I will be purchasing soon.

*Not only do I want to brag about the products, I also wanted to brag about the company for a moment as well.  The day I first purchased my box was very frustrating because I would get so far and the server would kick me out due to high demand.  When I FINALLY got through (score!) I did not completely understand how it worked.  I only chose three items.  I realized my mistake and sent an email, but before they even received it, I had a message telling me that they noticed I only chose three products and would I like to add 3 more.  Talk about being on the ball!  The employees are very personable and easily approachable.  They are always interacting with customers on Facebook and are so enthusiastic about the company.  I know that I can rely on them to answer any questions I may have in a quick and helpful manner.  I am certainly not regretting my choice to join and am looking forward to choosing my products and blogging about them next month!  See you then!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

January's Box

This is the first month EVER and I was one of only 300 to get a box.  I am super excited to share my box with you!  Here is what I got:

The Contents of My Box

Is this box not GORGEOUS?!

I'm not really big on K-PAK, but this is a fairly decent size sample, so if I don't like it, I can always give it to a lucky friend!

This is a VERY NICE lip balm.  I am pretty picky about these because I do not like sticky, but this was definitely high quality.

This brightener came in its own box.  Very decent size sample.

MAD Skincare Illuminating Daily Moisturizer.  I will be trying this out tonight.

Micro-dermabrasion in a bottle? Yes, please!  I seriously cannot wait to try this out.  Oh, and it is exactly what it says... BLACK soap!

My FAVORITE item!  I adore the color, not to mention this is a FULL SIZE product!

This is how my Beauty Army box compared to my Birchbox.

So, what do you think? ;)