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Guess what reported for duty? My April Beauty Army Kit! April 10, 2012

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Saturday I received a timid knock at my front door and I look out and on my doorstep is a little black box. It has pink letters on it. I squeel with delight. It is my Beauty Army Kit that I had ordered just 6 days earlier!  Beauty Army got a facelift to their shipping boxes which looks awesome and they still have the great reusable boxes. Also just this past week they announced that they will be allowing members to skip a month if they don’t like what is available – thats pretty neat! Hopefully I don’t ever feel the need to use it – but good to know its there if I do.  So, anyway, what did I get this month?


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Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens – Review

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Today I bring you the final product from my two March Birchboxes, the Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens. I didn’t save it for last because it was the best, but because I never really had reason to sample it. I just don’t get much oil on my face during the day. My BB cream really controls my oil levels throughout the day, and the dewey look is in so the little oil it doesn’t control still looks ok.

So what sets these apart from every other blotting paper? Well, they are made from natural fibers from the abaca tree. Then these sheets are infused with green tea, this is naturally full of antioxidants and is good for your skin.

Today I went out for a medical massage and the lady ended up thinking she’d do a little face massage at the same time. I’m laying there thinking “gaaaah, I just did my makeup 2 hours ago, get your oily hands off my face.” Yep, she totally messed up my makeup and left loads of massage oil all over my face. Bugger! But it did leave me with lots of oil to remove, so I figured now was as good a time as any to try the blotting paper.

I pressed the paper to my forehead and nose and up came the oil. The papers worked just as advertised.  When I was younger I had major oil problems so I used the clean and clear blotting papers. From my memory of those I’d say that the Boscia worked just as well, but I don’t think much better.  It is greener, both literally and in the carbon footprint meaning.

Anyway if blotting papers are your thing these are as nice as any.

Will I buy more? I doubt I’ll need to for a very long time, but if I felt the need for more, and it was convenient I’d get them again.

Will I finish the sample? I’ll keep using them until I either run out or lose them.

Here’s the breakdown:

Sample Size 25 sheets
Full Size 100 sheets
Full Size Price $10.00
Sample Value $2.50

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