March 16, 2012

Beauty Army - March 2012

Hello, Beautiful!

I tried what others were suggesting, of changing your beauty profile to see different sample choices during the selection process, and after 20 to 30 times of changing my profile every which way -- changing my age, my hair type, skin color, etc. -- I still didn't get makeup choices, except for a Cover FX Eye Prep sample, which I picked just because it was the closest item to makeup I could get, yet I already have that sample. Sigh. I'll try again next month.

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Check out everything in my kit... click on the pics to view them larger.

Beauty Army - March 2012


Included Info Card:

Shipment Quick Stats:
  • Value of this month's shipment: $77.07 (value is approximate)
  • Total # of items I received: 6
  • # of makeup items: 1
  • # of nail items: 0
  • # of skincare items: 4
  • # of body care items: 1
  • # of hair care items: 0
  • # of fragrance items: 0
  • # of other items: 0

Now I'll break it down, product-by-product...

CELLCEUTICALS Photodefense SPF 55+
  • DESCRIPTION ON MY ONLINE SAMPLES PAGE: This hydrating formula provides tons of anti-aging and sun protection, aiding and improving the skin's natural defenses. With all these powerful ingredients, your skin will stay youthful and free of sun damage.
  • MY THOUGHTS: I really wasn't too interested in this product, but I honestly didn't find many samples this month that I wanted. This is something I'll toss in my skincare drawers and possibly use at a future date.
  • FULL SIZED: 2 fl oz @ $45.00 
  • SIZE I RECEIVED: 0.33 oz
  • SAMPLE VALUE: $7.43

SUN FX Body Shimmer
  • DESCRIPTION ON MY ONLINE SAMPLES PAGE: Add a little sparkle to your  night out with this hydrating and illuminating body shimmer. This easy-to-use cream keeps your skin nourished and glowing all night long.
  • MY THOUGHTS: I thought I would like this, but it was a little too pale of a shimmer for my body. Still pretty, but I would probably give this to a friend.
  • FULL SIZED: 200 ml @ $24.95 
  • SIZE I RECEIVED: 2.2 oz/65 ml
  • SAMPLE VALUE: $8.10

WELEDA Iris Hydrating Facial Lotion
  • DESCRIPTION ON MY ONLINE SAMPLES PAGE: This all natural face cream is a light, fast-absorbing cream that regulates your natural moisture balance and provides long-lasting protection against drying out.
  • MY THOUGHTS: Again, another product I didn't want, but chose because there wasn't anything else (even after re-taking my beauty profile at least 20 to 30 times, changing my age and preferences each time).
  • FULL SIZED: 1 fl oz @ $20.00
  • SIZE I RECEIVED: 0.17 oz
  • SAMPLE VALUE: $3.40

BEFINE Night Cream
  • DESCRIPTION ON MY ONLINE SAMPLES PAGE: A rich, nourishing treatment that helps your skin recover, repair and recharge as your sleep. Bio-available nutrients moisturize and soften skin while natural estrogen work to reduce wrinkles and prevent premature aging.
  • MY THOUGHTS: I like the Befine brand, and plan to incorporate this night cream into my routine in the future.
  • FULL SIZED: 1.7 fl oz @ $30.00
  • SIZE I RECEIVED: 0.5 oz
  • SAMPLE VALUE: $8.82

BARBOR Argan Cream
  • DESCRIPTION ON MY ONLINE SAMPLES PAGE: 24 hour cream with argan oil- Moroco's liquid gold. The cream will stabilize your skin's natural barrier and maintain collagen fibers. Directions included.
  • MY THOUGHTS: I chose this sample because I wanted to try this out, but it wasn't until after I selected it that I realized how high of a value this sample is!
  • FULL SIZED: 1.6 fl oz @ $125.00 
  • SIZE I RECEIVED: 0.5 oz
  • SAMPLE VALUE: $39.06

  • DESCRIPTION ON MY ONLINE SAMPLES PAGE: Eye Primer for concealer, foundation and eye shadow application. Instantly smooths fine lines and creases to enhance color blending.
  • MY THOUGHTS: This was the only makeup option I could get to show up on my sample choice, so I chose it even though I already have this exact sample that I received from Sephora.
  • FULL SIZED: 0.67 oz @ $43.00
  • SIZE I RECEIVED: 0.16 oz
  • SAMPLE VALUE: $10.26

Now let me know what you think...
Did you receive a Beauty Army kit this month? If so, what are your thoughts on your kit? Discuss in the comments below.


  1. I got my kit this month....and cancelled. I was rather meh about the choices available and when they got here, one was packaged rather unprofessionally IMO (A rather gross looking "squirt" of boo boo coverup in what looked like a plastic to go container you get from restaurants for sauces.)

    I joined Beauty Fix instead--same concept, but it's quarterly (so more expensive) but there are LOTS of choices (incl makeup AND the shade you want!)

  2. @ The Crafty Angel: That's weird how your Boo-Boo Cover-Up was packaged. When I got my sample of Boo-Boo Cover-Up (in my first Beauty Army box) it was in a small jar, and a small sample in there as well. I wonder why it would be in a plastic to-go cup - that is just really odd and really unprofessional. I really love Boo-Boo Cover-Up though; I've used it countless times and myself and my son!

    And yes, Beautyfix is the best when it comes to getting full sized products and having a large selection!

  3. Your opinions on a couple of the items are missing, but I know what you mean about retaking the profile over and over. I did the same thing this month. My samples didn't change much until I logged out/in. p.s. I love that body shimmer!!

  4. @ Krystal Caracol: Thanks for letting me know! I was rushing when I made this post because I had to leave for my mini stay-cation with my husband, but wanted to get this post up, lol. I just updated those two products that I forgot to put my opinions!


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