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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Beauty Army: January 2012

Hello, my Pretties!

The other day, (or was it last night?), I posted my YouTube: Beauty Army: Kit Unveiling January 2012 and I promised that I would do a separate post showing you each of the six samples up close and personal.

So ladies and gents, I introduce you to the Beauty Army January 2012 kit--the inaugural kit.


My kit has arrived!  I placed the order for my January kit on January 1st when the website launched and it arrived in my PO Box on January 14th.  Only 300 of these first kits were available and I was so thrilled that I was able to receive one.  I heard that the site was down for so many people trying to get a kit because of the heavy traffic.  So, hopefully, the ones who didn't get a January kit will be able to get a February kit.


Opening the kit for the first time.  I was really excited to see this box!


I love the matte black finish with decorative glossy black print with statements such as "the look", "winged liner", "foundation", and "pretty blush".  This is a very sturdy box and will make an excellent makeup storage box or storage box period!  It reminds me of the old school coloring boxes that we used to have to take to school back in the day.  These days there are plastic boxes, which my daughter has, but in my day, they were cardboard.  Ah, memories.

I wonder if we will receive this kind of box every time we order a kit.  I'd love to get more of these.  These are pretty and durable and will function perfectly for storage in my makeup/office area.


I thought the pink camo was the perfect accent to this box.  Beauty (pink), army (camouflage).  Genius!  And right when you open the box, you see this little card.

The little card states:
"HAPPY NEW YEAR AND WELCOME TO BEAUTY ARMY!

YOU ARE AMONG THE FIRST TO CHOOSE YOUR SAMPLES AND DISCOVER THE LATEST, MOST EXCITING BEAUTY PRODUCTS AROUND.

TO LEARN ABOUT YOUR SAMPLES AND HOW TO USE THEM, VISIT YOUR ACCOUNT PAGE AT BEAUTYARMY.COM AND SELECT SAMPLE ORDER HISTORY FROM THE MENU.

WE'RE SO EXCITED TO HAVE YOU ON BOARD AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO MANY MORE MONTHS OF HELPING YOU DISCOVER WHAT YOU LOVE.

WITH BEAUTIFUL WELL WISHES,
BEAUTY ARMY"

And a quote at the bottom of the card reads: "Beauty is not in the face, beauty is a light in the heart." Kahil Gibran

Such a beautiful card.  And just FYI, I tried to get into my "sample order history" to learn more about my products to share the details with you but it was just blank.  I don't know why.  Shucks.


And here are the samples.  So cute how each one was wrapped in pale pink tissue paper.  It was like opening six tiny little gifts.

Boo-Boo Cover Up



Tiny, tiny little sample!  But I did see over on Twitter that a lot of kit recipients were saying that a little goes a long way.  I hope so!



I tried it here on the back of my hand where I have a tiny birthmark.  It didn't cover it up too well.  I can still see it.  And I also think the shade I received is a little too light for me.  I can see how it is probably the more universal shade but just a tad too light for my skin tone.

I was really excited for this one because I have a huge blue vein that sticks out on my right eye lid and I was hoping this would cover that sucker up.

LaRocca Pumpkin Fleur de Sel Body Polish


This stuff looks like blended up pumpkin pie and smells just like it too.  I am a huge fan of pumpkin pie, pumpkin anything, so this is heavenly for me.  This is a small 1 oz. sample so I will use it where my skin needs a little softening.

Bling Tone Eyeshadow by Myface.cosmetics

Sp"ice"y


This is a really pretty color.  Right up my alley!  It's shimmery and it's bronze.  What more could I want?!


This shadow was very soft and silky.  Swatched very well on my finger tip.  Very pigmented.


This is the swatch on the inside of my wrist.  No base, no primer, just bare skin.  Not bad.  Not as pigmented as it was on my finger but that happens with a lot of shadows.  The color is still very pretty...and very shimmery!  You can see a ton of gold flecks throughout!

Shea Terra Organics
Rose Hips Black Soap

I have no idea what "rose hips black soap" is but it is a deep pore facial cleanser which I need.  And it's 100% natural which I love.  It claims to be "micro-dermabrasion in a bottle".  Sounds promising.


The liquid is a little off putting.  It's so dark!  But if it does what it says then I'm all for it.  Upon opening it, I didn't notice a scent.  I don't know.  Hmm... Maybe it's just me?

SunFX Body Wash

This is a "silky soft, non abrasive body wash" with Aloe, Chamomile, and Calendula Extract.


"Relax and enjoy the subtle fragrances designed to stimulate and revitalise your spirits."  This does have a gentle, clean scent to it.  I had seen this on someone else's blog post and they said that it was for people who fake tan as this is supposed to be gentle enough on your skin to that your fake tan lasts longer.  I did not see that on the Beauty Army site.  Maybe I over looked that.  But I don't see that it states that on the tube either.

StriVectin-EV Get Even Brightening Serum

Never have I used StriVectin or even a brightening serum.  I just figured that I'm getting older and this might be helpful in evening out and brightening up my 30 year old complexion.  Hope it helps!


This is one pump of the serum on my finger tip.  I'm always iffy on trying new face products since sometimes it seems like may skin can be a little persnickety and react to harsh products.  We will see how this works out for me.

Ah!  Finally, the end!

Still not sure what Beauty Army is or how it works, check out their website at https://www.beautyarmy.com/ to learn more about this revolutionary company.

Luv & Luk,
--L.

♥♥ I did purchase this Beauty Army Kit with my own money.  I am not sponsored by Beauty Army.  I was not asked to or paid to do this blog post.  These are my own photos and opinions. ♥♥ 

8 comments:

  1. We almost received the same things. :^) how do you like that shadow?! It's very pretty.

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    1. Oh really? What did you get different? I like the shadow very much just by the swatch. I will use it on my eyes soon. Maybe this week. I don't usually wear makeup during the week since I spend all day taking care of my nephew as my little job so I don't need to get dressed up for him. LOL.

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  2. I like the eyeshadow! Do u feel it was worth it. Will u continue with it!

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    1. The eyeshadow is really pretty. I think the shadow alone was $18 or $20 alone so that makes the rest of the stuff free. I think it was worth it. I will be getting a kit for February too. Hope there is some Valentine's stuff in it!

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  3. Like the eyeshadow. Never heard of this box b4

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    1. I loved the eyeshadow too. Probably my favorite thing in the box! Did you check out the Beauty Army website? You should!

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  4. Great post!
    Need to let us know how you like the StriVectin-EV Get Even Brightening Serum.
    ~Jazmin

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  5. Yes, of course, I will! I haven't tried it yet but I will do my best to bring you a review on it :)

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