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Beauty Army, my second Kit selection! February 1, 2012

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For those who don’t know or maybe have forgotten, Beauty Army is one of the main Sample Services out there.  I love them for a lot of reasons, they let you pick your own samples, they really try to get to know your style so you don’t end up with a super generic box, and their PR person, Nancy, is just super sweet. 

Beauty Army doesn’t have specific “kits” they don’t come out on a specific day of the month like MyGlam or Birchbox…they come out exactly one month after you pick your previous Kit.  In my case, I picked my first kit on January 1, 2012 (their debut), so today, my one month anniversary, I was able to pick items for my next kit.

Read more and see screen shots below the break…

I was really excited because they have partnered up with another cosmetics company (Rain Cosmetics) and I really wanted to try their eyeliner, unfortunately try as I might, I didn’t get that to pop up as a selection.

So how does the selection process work? If you haven’t subscribed yet, you take a style quiz. The second to last question is about what types of products you are interested in and the final question is your age so that they give you appropriate choices – like they wouldn’t give anti-aging to someone not yet college age, and they probably wouldn’t pick acne treatment if you are over 60 (unless you pick that on the previous page).  After the quiz they give you 9 choices.

Here were my 9 choices:

and here is what I chose:

One of the other neat things about Beauty Army, is that on their site, when choosing your samples, you  can hover over  the item, get the description and even see what size sample you are getting. Beauty Army makes sure that all the samples they have are big enough that you can use the product several times. They are not one use little things that never give you a real idea of if you like the product.

Here is what I will be getting in the next 10 days:

  • Shea Terra Organics – Black Soap Facial Cleaner
    • 100% Natural. The world’s most effective, amazing face wash! Based on ancient 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 Size: 4 oz
    • Full Size Cost: $18.00
    • Sample Size: 1 oz
    • Sample Value: $4.50
  • Indie Lee – The Shampoo
    • It’s critical to Indie that only the finest all natural shampoos touch your scalp. Indie’s Conditioning Shampoo delivers shiny healthy hair. Formulated for daily use. Perfect for color-treated and chemically straightened hair.
    • Full Size: 12 oz
    • Full Size Cost: $22.00 ($18.70 on the temporary sale Beauty Army is running)
    • Sample Size: 2 oz
    • Sample Value: $3.66 (based on the normal full price)
  • MyFace Cosmetics – Blingtone Eyeshadow (Bellbottom Blues)
    • If Van Gogh had to paint Starry Night again today, he’d use bellbottom blues…for no other colour could offer all at once such a magical mixture of deep, midnight and electric blues, with twinkling stars packed in…It’s the colour of a perfect summer night sky, illuminated with sapphires, stars and romance.
    • Full Size: 0.09 oz
    • Full Size Cost: $20.00
    • Sample Size: Full Size (0.09 oz)
    • Sample Value: $20.00
  • LaRocca Skincare – 24K Exfoliating Cleanser
    • A silky cream with a gentle natural exfoliant that dissolves makeup quickly while it moisturizes and stimulates collagen growth. Our revolutionary cellular gold complex, made with 24K gold energizes the cells while the green tea extract is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that leaves your skin smooth and radiant.
    • Full Size: 4 oz
    • Full Size Cost: $45.00
    • Sample Size: 1 oz
    • Sample Value: $11.25
  • Freeman Beauty – Pssssst Instant Dry Shampoo
    • The original dry shampoo to refresh and rejuvenate hair by soaking up excess oil, removing product build-up and boosting volume. Hair looks, feels and smells freshly shampooed. Cleans, deodorizes and conditions hair-without water!
    • Full Size: 5.3 oz
    • Full Size Cost: $6.99
    • Sample Size: 1.76 oz
    • Sample Value: $2.32
  • Weleda – Iris Hydrating Facial Lotion
    • Oily to combination skin gets moisture regulated into a healthy balance with this hydrating Iris Hydrating Facial Lotion. 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.
    • Full Size: 1 oz
    • Full Size Cost: $20.00
    • Sample Size: 0.17
    • Sample Value $3.40

Kit Value $45.13
Last Month’s Kit Value $90.49
Actual Cost of Kit: $12.00

Well, my kit will end up being less than half of last month’s value, but that’s okay because it’s value is still over 3x the cost of the box, and the real reason I get these is to try tons of new products.

What do you think?

If you think its cool go over to www.BeautyArmy.com and select your samples! 

(this post was totally not paid for. I just love this service)