Tips for a skin-healthier summer
|Cotz Face for natural skin tone SPF 40 sunscreen, 3.0g, retail value $1.41. Full size available HERE (or on BA's Site); $19.99 for 1.5 oz.|
I'm a pale girl, who loves the sun. I also don't particularly care for wrinkles. How do I rectify this? Sunscreen! I wear SPF daily, and make sure that my kids do also. Cotz Face sunscreen is lightly tinted, and blends in very well.
|Swatch of Cotz Face for Natural Skin|
GRADE: 4/5 (tiny sample!)
|Own Skin Health Lifting Eye Cream, .75 mL, retail value $1.20. Full size available HERE (or on BA's site); $23.99 for 15 mL.|
|I love it when companies give us all of the trial information, right on the sample!|
|Mini Kittour Mini Refillable Jar, holds 5g, retail value $3. Set of 2 available on BA's site for $6.|
GRADE: 4/5 (neat idea, not so neat price point)
|Amlactin Alpha-Hydroxy Therapy Moisturizing Body Lotion, 2 oz, retail value $3.04. Full size (7.9 oz, smaller size) available HERE for $14.99 (or on BA's site for $11.99.|
GRADE: 5/5 LOVE it!
Nailuv Gel Polish in Berry Sweetie, .2 oz, retail value $5.98. Full size is available HERE (or on BA's site), $14.95 for .5 oz. MUST USE UV LAMP WITH PRODUCT.
My BFF loves polish, so, naturally, I am beginning to get into polish again. I have NEVER tried gel polish, but I am excited to change that! When I saw this pretty berry colored gel polish in my selection window, I was excited, until I read the line that says that I must use a UV or LED lamp to cure the polish. Google showed me several options, and they run anywhere from $20 and up. Honestly, I don't want to spend that on a lamp for a type of polish I've never even tried before, so I'm currently checking out how to MAKE a UV lamp at home to cure my nails with (and don't understand why a half hour out in the sun won't do it- that's UV light, too, right??). I don't have a swatch for you because I can't use it yet, but once I figure out how to cure them at home for less (or find a friend who has a UV light I can borrow!). I will keep you posted!
GRADE: 3/5 (neutral, for now!)
|Addiction NV Cosmetics gel liner in Chaos, full size (no clue the actual size!!), retail value $16.00. Full size available HERE, $16.00; coupon code NV70 will get you 70% your purchase (at the time I wrote this post!).|
|Swatch of Addiction NV gel liner in Chaos|
GRADE: 2/5 as a liner; 4/5 as a shadow!
|May 2013 Beauty Army Box|
Here's the financial breakdown of my May box:
Cotz sunscreen: $1.41
Own Skin Health eye cream: $1.20
Mini Kittour jar: $3.00
Amlactin lotion: $3.04
Nailuv Gel polish: $5.98
Addiction NV gel liner: $16.00 ($4.80 if you account for the 70% discount on their site)
Total value: $30.63 ($19.43 if you count the NV discount code)
Out of pocket: $12, shipping included
Not too terrible, but definitely not the best one yet. Here's to hoping I have some awesome products in my selection window for June!
Tell me, have you tried any of these products out yet? What do 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 :)