Saturday, February 18, 2012

February Beauty Army Kit

I received my first Beauty Army kit today.  What is Beauty Army you may ask?  This is a monthly subscription service where you get to choose up to 6 items to try out.  The cost is $12 a month and that includes shipping.  They also offer a yearly deal for $132 which means your 12th month is free dropping the price down to $11 a month.

The Good:
The brands. You will get options from Joico, LaRocca, Freeman, StriVectin, etc.  These are well known brands. They also say they use brands from emerging companies which is also fun.

The box.  I am very impressed with the little box it comes in.  It's well made and can be re-used for storage, gifting treasure boxes of your own making, keeping your treasures organized, etc.

The samples.  I was very happy with the selection of samples presented to me and I think I picked some good ones!

The price.  $12 Shipping included seems reasonable to me to be able to try a useful amount of product.  I know you can get samples at a store for free but this is an actual useful amount.  It's enough to use several times to see if you actually like the product not a tiny little smear of something.  It works out to $2 an item.  Would I buy these items if I saw them in the store for $2 each?  Yeah I probably would so I'll keep the subscription going.

The not so Good:

Paying for the year. If you decide to take the plunge and pay for a year be advised there are no refunds for yearly subscriptions. So basically you have to finish out the year whether you like it or not.

Skip a month? If you choose the monthly option and for some reason there is absolutely nothing you would like to sample that month there is no option to skip a month.  This means if you don't pick they will pick for you based on your preferences.  If you like surprises this could be perfect for you.

The Box. The box has the company name on the front along with a bunch of beauty type phrases.  This makes your re-gifting options limited and it's too good a box to just toss.

Without further ado....the kit (click on the pic for a larger version)

 This is the box that everything comes in.  It's hard sided cardboard and can be reused.
When you open the box there is a little card saying they hope you enjoy your samples and reminding you that full size products can be purchased on their website.  This is a nice feature because you can order a variety of brands for a flat shipping fee of $5.
 Each item is wrapped in pink tissue paper.  Not really necessary but a nice touch.
These are my products:
1.7fl oz Joico K-Pak for hair.  Smells good not like chemicals

1.6oz Indie Lee Coconut Citrus Body Scrub. Smells amazing! like lemons and gingerbread.

2.2fl oz SunFX Body Wash.  This is a gel, no real smell. Perfect for a travel or gym bag.

.33fl oz CellCeuticals CellGenesis for reducing wrinkles, firming and toning. No strong smell

1oz Shea Terra Rose Hips Black Soap Deep Pore Facial Cleanser. Says its micro-dermabrasion in a bottle. I'm excited to try this because I loved the micro-dermabrasion facial I had.  This is brown and thick with no smell surprisingly

FULL SIZE My Face Cosmetics eyeshadow in Morocco.  Used this and loved it.  It's a nice neutral color with a hint of gold and lots of sparkles.  Used it with brown eyeliner and a smidgen of purple shadow on the lower lid.

So this is the kit. I am going to continue my subscription to this kit and I will keep you posted on my other treasures.  Hope you enjoyed it!

**I pay for these kits myself and am not any type of sponsor paid or unpaid for Beauty Army

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