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Kellett Skincare Moisturizing Gel – Review May 24, 2012

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Today I bring you the Kellett skincare moisturizing gel that I received in meaning May  Beauty Army kit.  As I mentioned before I was not too excited about the products that were included in my kit, in particular this one.

I was, however, pleasantly surprised at how great this product is.  Though the container looks incredibly small the  0.1 fl oz sample actually goes quite a long way.  I put this in one of my cosmetics jars that  I’ve shown before, and it lasted over a week.  This particular gel is nearly clear but has a slight milkiness.   Initially, it feels like it sits on top of the skin, but before you realize it, the gel has absorbed fully.  I’m not sure what makes this gel different but I actually feel as if it helped reduce the amount of breakouts on my face.

Overall, I am quite pleased with this particular product.  I am not sure if I will buy it again, but there really isn’t anything about this project that I don’t like.  I just have so many moisturizers right now that I’m not sure if they need to add this one.  If I haven’t found a moisturizer I like more, by the time that I finish my current full-size moisturizer, this will definitely be on my list to pick up.

Would I buy this product again?  Potentially, I really did like it and it really did leave my skin feeling nice and soft and smooth.

Will I finished the sample?  I already did, it lasted just over a week and they really enjoyed it.

Here’s the breakdown:

Sample Size: 0.1 oz
Full Size: 1.7 oz
Full Size Price:  $95
Sample Value: $5.58

 

 

FTC  Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by Beauty Army or any of the brands included in the kit. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy.

 

May Beauty Army Kit – Initial Impressions May 16, 2012

Filed under: Skincare — slagoon @ 3:10 pm
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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?.

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April Beauty Army Kit – Wrap Up May 8, 2012

Filed under: Makup,Skincare — slagoon @ 11:07 am
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I’ve had a chance to use and review all of the products from my April kit 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.

Click “more” to see how this kit rated… (more…)

 

Purely Cosmetics – Mineral Foundation – Neutral Light

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Today I bring you Purely Cosmetics Mineral Foundation in neutral-light. This finely milled powder is lightweight and strongly pigmented. It spreads evenly and is picked up quite easily with my brushes. The brand says that it is best for normal to oily skin (which is about 85% of my face).

The powder keeps my skin shine free. It lasted most of the day. Overall it seems to be a pretty nice formula. It doesn’t work for me though, it is too dark. My skin is so pale that it was too dark, but not dark enough to use as a bronzer. I wore it for one day at home so I could review it. I’ll keep it around in case I get a bit of a tan this summer.

Will I buy this again? No, this was the lightest color, and it was not light enough for me.

Will I finish the sample? I’ll keep it around in case I get a tan.

Sample Size: 0.1 oz
Full Size: 0.21 oz
Full Size Price: $18.00
Sample Value: $8.57

FTC Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by Beauty Army or any of the brands included in the kit. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy.

 

Chella – Razor with Brush and Comb May 7, 2012

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Today I bring you the Chella, Razor with Brush and Comb from my April Beauty Army Kit.  Beauty Army recently rolled out a new “tools” section of their site and this was one of the first products in that section.  

This tool has a brow brush, comb, and razor. The razor slides into the clear plastic top so you don’t accidentally cut anything unintentionally. Incidentally the pointy end (opposite the blade) is good for separating eyelashes. 

How does it work? Just fine – the razor is a little tough for me to use,  you are supposed to stroke the razor lightly against the grain of the hair’s directional growth. I find that my cuticle scissors work better for this. The brush and comb are just as good as any other ones I’ve tried.

Overall it does what it is supposed to, and if you want to bring just one tool on a long trip for your brows this would do it for you, but if you have the money to buy a good pair of tiny scissors that really is the better route.

Will I buy this again? Maybe, only if I wear out the brush or comb.

Will I finish the sample? I’ll keep using it until it wears out.

Here’s the breakdown:

Sample Size: 1 razor with brush and comb
Full Size: 1 razor with brush and comb
Full Size Price:  $10.00
Sample Value: $10.00

 

FTC  Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by Beauty Army or any of the brands included in the kit. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy.

 

Indie Lee – The Body Lotion – Lemongrass – Review May 6, 2012

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Beauty Army’s first ever exclusive product was launched this month and was available in the April kits. I happened to choose it, and realized it was totally new when I tried to find pricing to give you in my initial impressions post. I’ve since gotten the information and it is now also available on the Beauty Army site to purchase the full size product.  What product is this, you ask? (more…)

 

Aquolina – Pink Sugar Body Mousse – Review May 4, 2012

Filed under: Review,Skincare — slagoon @ 11:01 am
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Today I bring you Aquolina Pink Sugar Body Mousse from my April Beauty Army Kit. This is a light pink jiggly cream that goes on pretty smooth. This is one of those samples that comes in a foil packet. I put this in one of my jars so that I could re-seal the product and use it lots of times. This little sample gave me about 15 uses on my full legs. It is hydrating and leaves my skin feeling nice. It has a mild scent which is just fine for a body lotion, it is a light flowery scent.  Overall while I did like this and used the entire sample, I do prefer my  whipped cream from Fortune cookie soap.

Will I get this again? Probably not – I’ll stick with the Fortune cookie soap whipped cream/body butter.

Will I finish the sample? I just finished it last night – it went a long way.

Here’s the breakdown:

Sample Size: 0.68
Full Size: 8.45 oz
Full Size Price:  $30.00
Sample Value: $2.41

FTC  Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by Beauty Army or any of the brands included in the kit. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy.