Wait, you don't know about Beauty Army? Never fear, because I used to live under that same rock too! Beauty Army is a beauty subscription service, that sends you a monthly box for only $12, shipping included. Unlike most beauty box services, the company doesn't automatically bill you on the first; they run on a rotating schedule: if you sign up on the 15, then your five day window to select products begins on the 15th of every month. Cool, right? The biggest thing that sets BA apart, is that you get to select your own samples every month- SIX of them. You can also choose to have a Beauty Expert select your samples for you, or to skip a month with no penalty. If you don't like the products that you have to select from, you can retake the beauty quiz, giving different answers, and your sample options will change. Or simply refresh the page if you are lazy like me, and the products change again. If you would like to sign up for Beauty Army, I would LOVE for you to click my referral link HERE; for every 3 people who use my link, I will receive a free box, and this Only Average girl could really use some freebies- and you will receive my eternal gratitude!
Ok, on to the goodies:
|I love these boxes! They hold everything perfectly, and the pink camo inside is SO cute!|
Since I chose my own samples (and probably always will! Mystery is for Ipsy!), I was SO excited to open my box!
|Hello, there, gorgeous!|
|First peek of my March box!|
|Not Your Mother's She's A Tease Volumizing Hair Spray, 2 oz (Travel size), $3 retail value. Available through Beauty Army, or direct from the vendor HERE. Also available in full size (8 oz), for around $6.|
GRADE: 3/5 (for now!)
|Mark Hook Ups Scanda-Lash Mascara in Brownout, .12 oz (full size); $6.50 retail value. Available through Beauty Army, or direct from the vendor HERE.|
I love mascara. I really, really do. I also love full size products in my beauty boxes. Ok, who DOESN'T love full size products in their beauty boxes??!! As an ex-Avon rep, I also LOVE the Mark brand, so I was EXTRA happy to see the Scanda-Lash mascara in Brownout in my selection window!
|The perfect brown for spring! The brown is a little lighter than shown, sorry!|
I have a TON of mascara tubes (I ONLY buy sample sized tubes, since they last me about three months- exactly when you are supposed to trash them. Coincidence? I think not!), but I don't actually have ANY brown mascaras at the moment. As spring is in full swing here, I really want a softer look to my makeup, so browns are my current go-to for eyeliner and mascara. The Mark hook-ups have always been a win for me, and the mascara formula does very well for me- no clumping and very little running. Love it!
|Whip Hand Cosmetics Loose Pigment Eyeshadow in Medal of Honor, 0.02 oz, $2.80 retail value. This shade is available exclusively through Beauty Army, $14 for .10 oz.|
|beautiful, shimmery gold/copper|
|New York Streets Dry Shampoo, 5.35 fl oz (full size); $17.00 retail value. Available through Beauty Army ($17.99), or direct from the vendor HERE ($17).|
|Grand Central Beauty Skin Perfecting Polisher, 0.17 fl oz, retail value $6.46. Available through Beauty Army or direct from the vendor HERE. The full size (1 fl oz) is $38.|
GRADE: 4/5 (didn't work quite as expected, but worked very well!)
|Suntegrity 5 in 1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen in Light, .25 oz, retail value $6.62. Available through Beauty Army or on Amazon HERE. The full size (1.7 oz) retails for $45.00|
|Swatch of Suntegrity in Light; the top of the swatch is fresh out of the tube, the bottom is where I blended it in a bit.|
GRADE: 4/5 (awesome! but expensive)
|March 2013 Beauty Army box|
Money spent out of pocket: $12 (shipping included in subscription)
Value of this box: $42.38-- Holy cow! I am SO happy with this box, and Beauty Army is FAST becoming my favorite subscription service! The only thing that sucks, is how long it takes to get here, since I am on the East Coast. I made my selections on 3/28, the box shipped 4/1, and arrived 4/10.
So tell me, do you subscribe to Beauty Army? What did you select this month? Do you think I made good choices, and have you tried these products? Leave a comment, and let me know what you think!
Disclaimer: This review is solely my opinion, on a product I paid for out of my own pockets. I have not been compensated for this opinion in any way, and it is my honest thoughts on the products listed above. The referral link in this post is one where I would receive credit for a referral, and be compensated with free product for referring 3 people. Here is a link that just goes to Beauty Army, without my referral code. Links to vendor's sites are not referral or compensated links. I strive for honesty :)