The Box: Beauty Army
Cost: USD $12/month, free shipping
About: “We provide our members with a new way to discover premium beauty products based on individual preferences.”
The Scoop: Each month, you can select six samples for your Beauty Army box. If you’re not satisfied with your options, simply update your beauty profile to reveal new items. You can also skip that month altogether. Beauty Army puts you in control, so you never receive samples that you don’t want. Complete product surveys and invite friends to join, and you’ll earn badges which translate to dollar savings on full-size products.
The February Beauty Army box is all about creating the perfect look to celebrate the month of love :). I was so excited to see my sample selections! I probably updated my beauty profile around ten times in order to get the personalized product options that I wanted. I was definitely happy with the final results. Let’s dive in…
Bath & Body Works Shower Gel (Japanese Cherry Blossom)
3.0 oz sample size, value: USD $3.30
Bath & Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom is my one of my favorite scents. I own the body lotion, the perfume, you name it. When I saw the shower gel, I couldn’t resist! Enriched with shea butter, aloe vera and vitamin E, this hydrating gel pampers your skin. The scent is light and floral, combining notes of asian pear, fuji apple and ume plum (yum!). As an added bonus, this travel-sized bottle is perfect for on-the-go use.
Jonathan Product Dirt Texturizing Paste
0.8 oz., value: USD $6.20
I was impressed by the size of this large sample! Jonathan Product Dirt Texturizing Paste is infused with lemongrass essential water, sweet almond protein, white tea and more. The non-greasy, non-sticky formula nourishes and conditions all hair types. After a shower, I applied a small amount of paste to the roots of my hair for a more volumized look. I saw a bit of added oomph, but I think this product may work better for women who have short hair or chunky layers.
mark. Hook Up Lip Gloss (Honey)
0.12 oz. full size, value: USD $6.50
I received a mark. Hook Up Lip Gloss in my January Beauty Army box and totally loved the product. This soft peachy-pink Honey color is gorgeous! The formula isn’t too sticky or heavy and it kept my lips moisturized with a sheer natural-looking tint. The sleek gloss came with a hook up applicator too so it can be connected with another lip or eye product (genius!). I love the mix and match potential.
Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels
0.11 oz. sample size (1 pair), value: USD $3.75
Lately, I’ve been obsessing over eye gel products. I love refreshing my under-eye area after a long, stressful week. The Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels deliver concentrated doses of hydrolyzed elastin, acetyl hexapeptide, ginko biloba leaf extract, and coenzyme Q10 to reduce puffiness and other signs of aging. The patches were super easy to apply and after a ten minute treatment, my under-eye area felt firm and toned. Ahhh!
Olive Natural Beauty The Olive Bar (Lemon & Lavender)
Unknown sample size (my guess 1 oz.), value: USD $1.25
Using hand-blended organic essential oils, the Olive Natural Beauty Bar helps maintain your baby soft skin. This product is 100% natural and organic – no impurities here, ladies! The fresh fragrance, a calming mixture of lavender, lemon and lemongrass, is the perfect way to start each morning. The bar lathers well (I even used it to shave my legs) and it left my skin feeling moisturized. This is a must-have shower essential.
Enspri Ultra Collagen
0.241 oz. sample size, value: USD $3.81
I was so excited to test this high-end skincare product! Enspri Ultra Collagen is a 100% ultra-fine marine collagen powder, free of unwanted chemicals and preservatives. Collagen tightens and improves skin texture, while shrinking pores. In other words, this miracle product does it all :). After mixing the powder and hydrator together then applying the mask, my face looked toned. On the downside, the scent wasn’t the greatest and the full-size product is a bit pricey, retailing for USD $100.
Total box value: USD $26.37
- Bath & Body Works Shower Gel (Japanese Cherry Blossom) – USD $3.30
- Jonathan Product Dirt Texturizing Paste – USD $7.76
- mark. Hook Up Lip Gloss (Honey) – USD $6.50
- Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels – USD $3.75
- Olive Natural Beauty The Olive Bar (Lemon & Lavender) – USD $1.25
- Enspri Ultra Collagen – USD $3.81
My February Beauty Army box did not disappoint! For the $12 cost of the box, I more than doubled my investment. The Bath & Body Works Shower Gel and the Jonathan Product Dirt Texturizing Paste were really large samples which I can use multiple times. I loved playing with the anti-aging skincare products too (I know I’m only in my mid-20s, but it’s never too early to take preventative measures!). With the friendly price point and the ability to choose your samples, I plan to stick with Beauty Army for a while :).
What did you receive in your February Beauty Army box? What beauty product were you most excited about?