Review: Beauty Army – Box 2

My little sister, knowing my love of beauty subscriptions, gifted me with a three month subscription to Beauty Army. Beauty Army is a subscription service that put you in charge (kind of) – according to their website, “[we are] a personalized beauty sample subscription service that allows you to select up to six luxury beauty samples each month for $12. We offer the luxury of choice and the best of beauty delivered to your door.”

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This was my second box with Beauty Army (sadly, I forgot to take pictures of my first one), and it just happened to be Beauty Army’s birthday.

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Which meant, instead of picking six samples, we got to pick seven! The seventh item had to be Mark mascara but you had a choice of black or brown. I chose brown, and it turned out to be my favorite product in the box. Thanks, Beauty Army!

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Yes to Tomatoes Daily Pore Scrub – I love the “Yes To…” line of products. I’ve used the facial wipes (in both Cucumber and Blueberry) and they are some of my favorites. This was a great product, I just wish there had been more of it. There was another in this packet for one use – but just barely.

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Grand Central Beauty Active Mask Powder – Confession, I have not used this yet! There are two components to this and you have to mix it up yourself. Every time I contemplate using a facial mask, it just seems easier to grab one of the tubes I already have available than to whip something up on the spot. I’m sure I’ll get to it eventually…(said the lazy beauty blogger).

IMG_9746The last few items – MARK Scanda-Lash Mascara in Brown (pink bow), ENSPRI Ultra Collagen mask (blue and white packet in back), LIPSI COSMETICS Aphrodite Powder (round – up front), WHIP HAND COSMETICS Loose Pigment Eyeshadow in Special Forces (black cap), and JONATHAN PRODUCT Dirt Texturizing Paste (white cap).

I enjoyed the Ulta Collagen mask – another one that you had to mix yourself – and got two uses out of it. The mascara is fabulous, as I’ve already mentioned. The Aphrodite Powder and Loose Pigment Eyeshadow I’ve only used once, so I don’t feel I can give a very thorough review except to say that both are extremely hard to apply due to their packaging – I feel like I ended up getting them more all over myself (and my bathroom!) than where they were supposed to be.

And I haven’t tried the Texturizing Paste yet – it’s a decent sized sample but I just haven’t had a use for it yet. Ultimately, it is probably more of a short-hair product so not a good match for me right now. I’m hiding it in my beauty stash area until I tap into my inner reserves of courage and get that sassy pixie cut.

As you might be able to tell from this review, I just wasn’t that enthused by this box. It was fine, but just fine. Which ultimately, I suppose, is my fault, since I was the one that picked it out! I probably should have skipped this month, but I did want to try the Mark mascara (and I love it, so I guess that worked out). There just wasn’t as good of a selection, I felt, as there was for my first month’s box. Fingers crossed for my next “selection window” – hopefully there will be some better options for me.

Comments

  1. Must Have Boxes says:

    I love Beauty Army! This is a great box.

    – KW
    http://musthaveboxes.com

  2. Must Have Boxes says:

    I love Beauty Army! This is a great box.

    – KW
    http://musthaveboxes.com

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  2. […] Natural Skin Tone SPF 40 – I’ve actually sampled this before, back when I had an active Beauty Army subscription. It’s perfectly nice – it goes on easily, dries to a matte finish, and has a high SPF. […]

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