Sunday, May 4, 2014

April Beauty Army Review

I got a three month subscription for Beauty Army from Rue La La for free (more details on how that happened in my March review), and my first box was decent.  I can't say the same for my April box.

I know I already said this in my last review, but the reason why I hadn't been interested in Beauty Army prior to the Rue La La sale was because I never liked the products they gave me to choose from.  You can choose six out of nine samples to make up your kit, but the variety was usually pretty terrible.  After a bit of refreshing for March I was able to get a decent selection, but April's was downright terrible.  I finally just shipped the box because I was tired of messing around with the selection survey and realized I wasn't going to get anything that good no matter what I did.

Normally this box would have cost me $12 and I would have been pretty annoyed if I had actually paid for it.  Three out of my six samples were hair treatments, and the other three are samples I would never want nor use.  I am really disappointed in this box and I definitely will not be renewing my subscription once my third month is over.

  • Nelson J Beverly Hills Argan Oil 7 Moisture Healing Mask in Rosemary Mint - This is the only product I've used so far and it smells nice but doesn't have great efficacy.  I've used a lot of other hair masks and argan treatments and usually my hair feels baby soft after.  My hair feels no different after using this mask, so I wouldn't recommend it.
  • Kate Somerville Anti-Aging/Discoloration CC Cream - I just picked this because there was nothing else to choose from.  It's a tiny foil packet.
  • Novex Brazilian Keratin Care Cream - Normally I would be excited about a keratin product, but this one looks like something you would pick up at the dollar store.  I can look past the cheap packaging in hopes that it will work well, but I was not happy that mine had leaked and had product all over the cap and the rest of my samples.
  • Burt's Bees Brightening Dark Spot Corrector - I have no need for this, but again, there was nothing else worthwhile to choose so I just picked it.
  • Cotz Face Sunscreen for Natural Skin Tone - Sunscreens are boring, but I picked this because I figured that it's something I at least needed.
  • Agave Healing Oil Treatment - This is another argan sample.  I hate when samples come in those types of packets because they're hard to store.  I hope that this will work well on my hair at least.
Bottom Line: This Beauty Army box was terrible.  Again, I'm just glad it didn't cost me anything because it would have been a waste of money.  I'm hoping that the Novex Keratin treatment works well, otherwise there was nothing in this box that I really cared for.  I really hope that my May products will be a lot better, but I won't hold my breath.

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  1. Ugh this is a pretty awful box. I feel really bad for Beauty Army, because I had been subscribed to them for a long time and canceled about a year ago because I started to see the decline in their samples. They are such nice people and have fantastic customer service, but it's such a bummer they're not getting in the samples they need to really make it they way it used to be. Their sample sizes were always huge toward the beginning. Such a shame. :( I wonder if they'll be able to turn things around...

    1. That's how I feel about Conscious Box. They were awesome when I subscribed in the beginning, but their quality of samples has been on the decline for a while :(


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