Tuesday, January 17, 2012


I subscribe to this service and pay for it on my own. None of this was sent to me. All my reviews on honest and my actual thoughts, no matter how negative or how positive

B eauty Army is a service just like Birchbox but with some differences which makes it stand out a little more in my eyes. Now I never tried Birchbox but there are reasons for that. But first, Beauty Army is a monthly subscription service where you pay $12 a month and receive SIX samples of different beauty products which YOU get to choose. You can also have a beauty expert pick them for you. But I chose this services because I got to choose the samples. That is HUGE for me. I have a son and watch where I spend my money so I want to know that I am getting my money's worth. After watching reviews on Birchbox, I couldn't justify the money spend each month based on what you got. 

Beauty Army debuted this January with a limited supply of 300 boxes and they did sell out. They wanted a limited supply to begin with, but I do believe that this was a one-time thing and there will no longer be a specific amount available. I do have to say that there debut was ...hmm..less than graceful, but they handled it very well and to the best of their ability. There were host and connection problems and it look 2 hours for me to get on and to order my box. I do have to admit I was not the happiest about this....and may have spoken up about this at the time....but it's done and over with. 

As a company they have excellent customer service and really enjoy their followers/fans and customers. I do not have a twitter account, but they have a twitter account and a facebook account and their facebook is always updated, they're always communicating and have fun conversations. It's super refreshing and fun. 

I got my box a week or so ago but I wanted to try some of the products first. The box it came in is super amazing and reusable. I'm a storage/box junkie so this was awesome. It's nice to have a re-useable box so you're not throwing more packaging away. There was a lot of tissue paper that the products were wrapped in, which is good so the samples don't roll around and open or break, but it's hard to reuse. They cut the pieces to fit the samples so it wasn't a HUGE waste. But that's just a nit-picky thing.

P.S. - Sorry about the image quality, the light isn't great and I didn't have my good camera. And I don't know how to really photograph well with bad lighting...but I think I did good. The colors of the shadows are actually quite true.


Ok...this picture got deleted somewhere...picture to come...sorry!
CellCeuticals Neo Cell
"Neo-Cell Micro-Resurfacing Skin Treatment uses natural enzymes and volcanic micro-minerals to gently resurface skin without irritation, revealing smoother, more radiant, and healthier-looking skin. Natural enzymes and volcanic-minerals work together to exfoliate surface skin cells without irritation."
Full Product Size: 2 fl oz - $47.50
Sample Size: .33oz - $7.84
Have not tried yet
Chella Anti-Fatigue Eye Mask Kit

"Hello bright eyes. Give us your tired, dark-circled, sleepy eyes yearning to look like they once did. This collagen-matrix equals a good nights worth of pseudo-sleep. Activate this skin-identical collagen to lift, firm and smooth - right now. Collagen elevates and un-lines the entire eye contour while our special activator formula energizes, de-puffs, and un-circles for light, bright eyes. Ergothionine amino acid reanimates cells, supercharging clarity"
Full Kit Contains: 4 Eye Zone Matrix Masks, 4 Anti-Fatigue Eye Mask Activator (8 ml), and 1 Chella Eye Cream Sample (1.5 ml) - $45
Sample Size: 1 Eye Zone Matrix Mask, 1 Eye Mask Activator - Around $11.25 (eye cream sample not factored in)
Have not tried Yet
Joico K-Pak Revitalize
I guess Beauty Army is not selling this product full size as I cannot click on it on the website. So I do not know what the full product size and price are, but I will try Amazon later.
This also means that I cannot copy the description. I'll add it later. But it's a hair treatment.
Sample Size: 1.7 oz

Strivectin SD Eye Concentrate
Same thing here....cannot buy through Beauty Army. This description is what is on the tube:
"Eye concentrate for wrinkles. 2 to 8 Weeks. Lines, creases and dark circles less visible."
Sample Size was small - .25 oz - but it says it's a two week supply
I do have to say that a little does go a long way. I've been using it at least every night, sometimes in the morning if I remember. You are supposed to use it AM and PM. Even in the morning the skin around my eyes feels really soft and smooth. Softer than with anything else that I have tried. Have not seen a difference yet. Not sure if I will...I have really dark circles and fine lines that I think are bad. But if nothing else, it makes the area really soft. And it says it takes 2 to 8 weeks and I only have a 2 week supply. From what I remember it was quite expensive too...
Shea Terra Organics Black Soap Facial Cleanser
"Microdermabrasion in a bottle"
"100% Natural. The world's most effective, amazing face wash! Based on anancient African formula, this wash works like microdermabrasion to get rid of dead skin,even skin tone, firm skin and fight acne. Look younger in just minutes of using."

Full Product Size: 4 fl oz - $18.00  
Sample Product Size: 1 oz - $4.50

I have used twice. It says you'll probably experience burning and redness as it works. First time I didn't really feel anything. I didn't have any dry skin that time so I thought that might be why. Second time I felt a little burning and itchiness. The bottle also says use it again if you need to. I didn't want to. I don't like doing stuff like that more than once unless absolutely necessary.  
UPDATE: I think I might be having a reaction, or something. I don't think my skin likes it. I have to see if it's this or the Head and Shoulders shampoo/conditioner. My face gets extremely hot and red and it will last for hours and I get will get red bumps that look like little pimples. It says pore cleanser, and I have really bad clogged pores....they're always clogged and nothing works. And I was really hoping that this would actually work....but sad to say it did not. It worked fine getting rid of dead and dry skin. But not as good as my cleanser and loofa pad. I'm going to try it again and see if it is what I am reacting too and see if it works any better. I really like to try products out before making a final decision about them.

I really do like how this is an all natural product and I am getting really into making my own natural and almost all natural cosmetics and products so this really fits into that and I really wanted it to work soooo much.

MyFace Cosnmetics Bling Tone Eyeshadow

In the bleak mid-winter she longed for the warmth of the sun to shine on her face. But with no escape to a tropical clime she did the next best thing and wore sp"ice"y that day...the rich, warm brown with an icy glow that reminded her of the spiced bay rum they drank on the beach, or the warm glow of the copper sand under their feet.
Color: Sp"ice"y
Full Size: (no size) - $20.00
Sample Size: Full size product - $20.00
(I will have a lot to write about this)

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