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April the Look Bag – Wrap Up May 16, 2012

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 I’ve had a chance to use and review all of the products from my April and decide on how much I liked them. So now it is time to do my box wrap up.

In case you don’t remember, here is a summary of the Awesomeness level:

Box Awesomeness Level Review (AL)

  • 5 points for an item that surpasses everything else I’ve tried and becomes my #1 choice for what role it fulfills
  • 4 points for an item that becomes added to my permanent collection of cosmetics and I will repurchase
  • 3 points for an item that joins my “I might buy this again” list
  • 2 points for an item I finished or will finish the entire sample of but in the end decided not to re-purchase
  • 1 point for an item that I tried and immediately threw out/gave away
  • 0 points if the item was a duplicate of something from a previous bag/box/kit that only scored a 1 in that box – meaning I knew enough to not even bother with trying it.
  • Don’t forget that I subtract 1/2 point for samples that can only be used 2 or fewer times.



May Beauty Army Kit – Initial Impressions

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Do things ever change and leave you a little sad? I miss all the pretty shiny words on my Beauty Army Box. It does look more sophistocated  now, but it was sooooo fun. Oh well.  I was actually so bummed that I didn’t take a photo of the new box.  If you are actually curious it looks EXACTLY like the old box only the glossy words are all gone except for one centered “Beauty Army”.

This month I also did not choose my own samples.  I kept checking back after my selection period opened but I kept not seeing anything I wanted. I had planned on skipping the month but I oopsied and received an email that they were curating my kit for me before I selected “skip the month”. That’s okay – it gives me a different thing to talk about. 

As I said, my choices were not amazing, these were all on my page the last time I reviewed it.  I had nine options, these were six of them.  Of the 9 there were only 4 I was really interested in. Guess what? Statistical probability struck and I ended up only getting 1 of the 4 I was interested in! drats!

So what did I get?.

Click “more” to find out!



Virga Botanicals – Water Garden Perfume

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Today I bring you Virga Botanicala Water Garden Perfume that I received in the April Look Bag. The company uses pure essential oils for its fragrances. This particular fragrance is described as a light, liquidy, true floral of peacefully joyous attitude! Contains notes of ylang, rose, neroli and lavender. So youthful and happy – perfect for spring

This particular blend of oils did not appeal to me, and I’m not sure why, it almost smelled a tad acidic. This is not something I would get again and it was definitely not something I could try more than the one time.

Will I buy this again? No it just didn’t smell good to me.

Will I finish the sample? No.

Here’s the breakdown:

Sample Size:  0.04 oz
Full Size:  0.35 oz
Full Size Price:  $17.00
Sample Value: $1.94


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