Thursday, January 19, 2012

Beauty Army!!!

The highly anticipated Beauty Army kit was hand delivered, literally placed in my hands by my postman this afternoon!  Awesome service, I know...  What can I say, I give the USPS a lot business.  :)  The first box just launched this month to 300 lucky subscribers and I was among the lucky ones!

If you have no idea what "Beauty Army" is, well let me bring you up to speed!

Beauty Army is a monthly subscription kit where you choose your own samples of skincare, makeup, haircare and fragrance.  The brands that Beauty Army has supply samples are:
  • Boo-Boo Cover-Up
  • CellCeuticals
  • Chella
  • Control Corrective
  • Indie Lee
  • LaRocca Skincare
  • Lift Lab
  • MAD Skincare
  • Mama Mio
  • MyFace Cosmetics
  • Shea Terra Organics
  • Suki
  • SunFX
The Beauty Army Kit is $12 for 6 samples and free shipping.   Your first step is to take a profile survey so the Beauty Army panel of industry experts can compile a selection of samples that fit your preferences and skin type.  You then can choose up to 6 of the selected products that month.  If you can't decide or you want to be surprised, you can have the experts choose for you.

Once a month the samples up for choosing will be posted and you log in and select the 6 samples that interest you the most then they are packaged up and shipped out.  Easy peasy, lemon breezy!  If after trying and you find that you love your samples, you can buy full size products from the Beauty Army website.

From Beauty Army's facebook page...   

"Ex: If you  subscribed on the 8th, you will receive an invite on the 8th of every month giving you 5 days to select you samples. If by the 6th day, you have not chosen the samples for your Kit our Experts will select them for you."

So here's what I chose to receive in my Inaugural Beauty Army Kit!  (Umm, I included a ton of photos...)

The box is a sleek black flip top made out of sturdy recyclable material.  I definitely will find use for this box.
I love the pink camouflage detail!

The samples... 

I was super excited to see a black soap and then combined with rose hips?  Yes please!  I've been wanting to try a black soap forever so I'm glad that I was able to choose this sample.

Shea Terra Organics Black Soap Facial Cleanser 100% Natural. The world's most effective, amazing face wash! Based on anancient African formula, this wash works like microdermabrasion to get rid of dead skin,even skin tone, firm skin and fight acne. Look younger in just minutes of using.

Sample Size: 1 fl oz

Ingredients: Deionized water, Yoruban black soap (cocoa pod ash, plaintain peel ash, palm kernel oil, camwood bark), certified organic shea butter, certified organic coconut oil, potassium hydroxide (electrocuted salts- what makes oil into soap), certified organic rose hips oil, rose hips fruit, aloe ferox, rooibos tea, kigellia africana, certified organic marshmallow root, licorice root.

*all product details are from the Beauty Army website!

Ugh and I don't know what is going on with my skin as of late but I've a few too many "boo boos" to cover up so a perfect time to try this sample.

Boo Boo Cover-up  Have a Boo-Boo? Skip the bandage and the shiny ointment. Look your best even while you heal with Boo-Boo Cover-Up. Our innovative formula offers great coverage for skin imperfections while containing ingredients known in nature to promote healing.

Sample Size: 0.1 fl oz. in shade medium

Ingredients: Aloe, Chamomile, Green Tea, Tea Tree Oil, Vitamin E

Now that my healthy summer glow has faded into dull drab skin, I need a little resurfacing help!

Neo-Cell Micro-Resurfacing Skin Treatment uses natural enzymes and volcanic micro-minerals to gently resurface skin without irritation, revealing smoother, more radiant, and healthier-looking skin. Natural enzymes and volcanic-minerals work together to exfoliate surface skin cells without irritation.

Sample Size: 0.33 fl oz

Ingredients: Water, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Pumice, Acrylates Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Bromelain, Papain, Bisabolol, Panthenol, Mimosa Tenuiflora Bark Extract, Allantoin, Propylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol , Chlorphenesin, Sorbic Acid.

I can't wait to try this eye mask kit.  I need a de-puffer STAT!

Chella Anti-Fatigue Eye Mask Kit  Hello bright eyes. Give us your tired, dark-circled, sleepy eyes yearning to look like they once did. This collagen-matrix equals a good nights worth of pseudo-sleep. Activate this skin-identical collagen to lift, firm and smooth - right now. Collagen elevates and un-lines the entire eye contour while our special activator formula energizes, de-puffs, and un-circles for light, bright eyes. Ergothionine amino acid reanimates cells, supercharging clarity.

Sample Contains: 1 Eye Zone Matrix Mask, 1 Anti-Fatigue Eye Mask Activator

Ingredients: Eye Zone Matrix Anti-Fatigue Mask: collagen, hydrogenated polyisobutene, ppg-15 stearyl ether, peg-40 sorbitan peroleate. Anti-Fatigue Eye Mask Activator: water (aqua), pthychopetalum olacoides extract, panax ginseng (pfaffia paniculata) root extract, lilium candidum flower extract, glycosaminoglycans, ergothioneine, tremella fuciformis polysaccharide, (bioskinup contour 3r) glycerin, caprylyl/capryl glucoside), xanthan gum, phenoxyethanol, methylisothiazolinone.


I love body scrubs... This one smells divine and super pumpkiny.  Yummy!

LaRocca Skincare Pumpkin Fleur de Sel Body Polish   Not just for pumpkin pie.  An invigorating sea salt body polish with pumpkin and cinnamon to decongest dry rough skin, tighten and stimulate circulation leaving your skin glowing all over.

Sample Size: 1 oz.

 Ingredients: Sea Salt, Volcanic Stone, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Fruit Extract, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Water (Aqua), Chrondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon) Bark Oil, Aloe (Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Canola Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon) Bark Oil, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Camelia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Sedum Rosea Root Extract, Lactic Acid, Tocopherol, L-Ascorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.


 I will try anything if it says "brightening" or "even tone!"

StriVectin Get Even Brightening Serum

Sample Size: 0.25 oz

I'm happy that this is paraben-free!

One more thing...
You can also gift Beauty Army kits in 3, 6, or 12 month subscriptions.  I'm definitely taking advantage of that after seeing the quality products that I received.

So there you have it.  My first Beauty Army kit!  I would say that they are off to a strong start!

What do you think?  Did you receive yours yet?  Are you planning on signing up?

Let me know!