I recently told you about the disastrous launch of the Beauty Army Beauty Box for January. I'm happy to say that the Beauty Army February Box was MUCH easier to order! The server didn't go down. I was sent an e-mail that my time to pick samples was ready. My order was shipped in a timely fashion and I didn't grow old waiting by the mail box for it to arrive. A very nice improvement!
|Eyeshadow from January box.|
The products in Last month's box were so good I actually ordered two of them! I picked up a full size Shea Terra Organics Black Soap and a full Size JOICO K-Pak RevitaLuxe Hair Conditioner. I have also used the MyFace Cosmetics Blingtone Eyeshadow in Sp"ice"y a few times too! All in All a decent sample box that introduced me to some new brands that I am enjoying quite a lot.
OK. So what is in THIS month's box?
Well as you may know, with Beauty Army you get to pick your 6 samples from a list of 9 products. Changing your answers to the profile survey will slightly change up the items that are offered to you for selection. I noticed that if I selected a younger age group I was offered sunscreen while the older, and much more decrepit age group to which I actually belong, was offered Neck and Boob lifting cream. *sigh* Since I have more sunscreen than people on a space trip to the sun might use, I opted for the neck cream. I mean I am getting older and well, maybe I could benefit from it...right?
So this is how my Beauty Army Box arrived.
Everything was packaged perfectly and all the items came in a sweet cardboard box, which I have been told is great for lipstick storage!
The Items I received were:
Pssssst! Dry Shampoo
Indie Lee The Shampoo
Weleda Iris Hydrating Facial Lotion
MyFace Cosmetics Blingtone Eyeshadow in Bell Bottom Blues
StriVectin SD Stretch Mark and Wrinkle Cream
Mama Mio Boob Tube Bust and Neck Firmer
OK. So this month's box was not a home run but it wasn't a total fail either.
WIN) I love Dry Shampoo. My hair goes flat easily and dry shampoo helps keep the volume in my hair. Pssssst! is a drugstore brand am familiar with and wile that's nice and all it would have been cool to get a different brand or a higher end brand to see what all the fuss is about with the higher end brands. Either way, I'm happy with the dry shampoo and it's a nice small size to carry in my purse.
FAIL) The Indie Lee Shampoo smells pretty awful. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it. I think this may go to an unsuspecting future ex friend because after I give them this smelly shampoo I doubt they will be friends with me much longer. Another smelly item from this box is that Mama Mio Boob Tube cream. It smells TERRIBLE. I put a little on the back of my hand, to test it out and it was overpowering. I'm not sure if it is the Fenugreek in the ingredients but whatever it is, it's offensive. I can't imagine putting that on my neck & chest and have to smell that for hour and hours. Nope. This one goes in the trash. I don't hate my friends THAT much.
WIN) MyFace Cosmetics Blingtone Eyeshadow in Bell Bottom Blues is an decent color. I can totally see myself wearing this as a smoky and sparkly navy eye. I might use it to layer over another navy shadow I have, in order to make it sparkle.
FAIL) The Weleda Iris Hydrating Facial Lotion and Strivectin Cream will go into the sample bag for giveaways. I have too many face creams right now and I'm really NOT focused on skin care. Which I made VERY CLEAR in my Beauty Army profile, but I guess they only had skin care samples this month.
So only 2 things I liked from the 6 items in this month's box. I guess that's better than nothing. A full sized eyeshadow in a decent color is nothing to sneeze at and the scents of the other products weren't something that Beauty Army could have known I wouldn't like, so no fault there. I do plan to do one more box with them. If the majority of samples are skin care again I think I might unsubscribe from this service. Skin Care samples are just not my thing right now. It might work for you tho. So far, Beauty Army has delivered some decent samples for brands that I never would have tried if not for them.
What about you? Did you sign up for Beauty Army? What did you get in your box this month?