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May Beauty Army Kit – Wrap Up July 3, 2012

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I’ve had a chance to use and review all of the products from my May 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.

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May Beauty Army Kit – Initial Impressions May 16, 2012

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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.

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My March BirchBox – Wrap Up April 11, 2012

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I’ve had a chance to use and review all of the products from my March boxes 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.
I’ll start with the standard box, then the Teen Vogue box and then will compare the two.

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

Filed under: Makup,Skincare — slagoon @ 10:51 am
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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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March MyGlam Bag April 9, 2012

Filed under: Haircare,Skincare — slagoon @ 9:26 am
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I’ve had a chance to use and review all of the products from my March 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.

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My March Beauty Army Kit – Wrap Up April 4, 2012

Filed under: General — slagoon @ 6:15 am
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I’ve had a chance to use and review all of the products from my March 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.

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