Thursday, April 24, 2014

March Beauty Army Review

I've known about Beauty Army for a long time and I never was interested in subscribing because nothing on their site really struck my fancy.  I changed my mind, though, when Rue La La had a sale for $21 for a three-month subscription.  I actually was able to get it for free since I had $25 in credit on the site, so I figured, why not give it a try?

If you haven't heard of Beauty Army, they're a monthly beauty subscription that costs $12 a month.  They're unique from most other beauty boxes because each month you're able to choose six samples that you want to receive.  The reason I wasn't interested in trying Beauty Army sooner was because I never cared for the samples they provided for me.  You can't pick exactly what you want, you have to fill out a questionnaire and then choose six of nine samples that populate for you.

The first thing I noticed about Beauty Army that I really liked was their packaging.  The box itself is pink and very sturdy and could definitely be reused to wrap a gift in in the future.  Since you choose your samples there isn't an informational card, just a card that gives you beauty tips.

I wasn't in love with very many items and I kept changing my answers on the survey to try to get better products, but I finally settled on this selection:

  • Montagne Jeunesse Red Earth Clay Spa Mask - This was definitely my favorite item from the bunch because it smelled amazing!  I like clay masks because I have oily skin and the clay helps to balance that out.  This one was one of those fabric masks and it had cinnamon in it, which was what made it smell so nice.  After using it my skin felt nice and smooth.
  • Every Beauty Makeup Remover Pads - I haven't used these yet because, frankly, I keep forgetting that I have them.  I use makeup removing wipes every day, so I'll have to just put these out in a visible spot so that I remember to try them.
  • Hydrate Trio - My main complaint about Beauty Army is that a lot of their samples are foil packets, like this set.  It came with single-use packets of a face wash, mask, and moisturizer.  While I did enjoy using them, one use definitely is not enough for skin care because you have no way of knowing how well it will work on your skin in the long run.
  • Amlactin Moisturizing Body Lotion - I needed a new travel-sized lotion for my desk at work, which was why I selected this sample.  The consistency is kind of weird, my hands felt a bit sticky after applying it.  It's not my favorite lotion I've ever used.
  • Dermis8 Exfoliating Soap Bar - I'm waiting to run out of my current face wash before I start using this, but it looks promising.  It contains carrot extract and looks like it'll be pretty good for exfoliation.
Bottom Line: Overall I wasn't in love with this box, but it certainly wasn't terrible.  I ended up enjoying most of the samples, I just wish that there were more available in the selection shop.  Beauty Army has tons of great brands in their store, but I feel like all of the actual samples you can choose from are from companies I've never heard of that could be purchased at your local drugstore.

*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post.


  1. I like the idea of this box, but it would be better if you could just pick from all the available samples. I was messing around with their site the other day and got frustrated and quit because when they thought would be "appropriate" for me was not at all what I wanted, haha.

    1. I 100% agree. I wouldn't have gotten this subscription if it wasn't free, I haven't been very impressed by the selections they've provided me thus far.


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