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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Beauty Army - August 2012 Shipment and Purchase

It's been a while since I've ordered a Beauty Army shipment (www.beautyarmy.com; $12).  It's not that I don't like their service, it's just that I receive a lot of beauty product sampling subscriptions and the variety of samples offered to me by Beauty Army based on my profile, just haven't been items on my wishlist.  This month, the offering featured some items that weren't presented to me for selection in the past.  Additionally, I made a full-size product purchase that I'd like to share with you.  Unfortunately, one of the shower gels opened during shipping so my box was badly damaged.  Too bad as I just love the pink box.  As a side note, I did contact Customer Service regarding my damaged shipment and they offered to include some extra samples in my next kit.

 

In my August shipment, I received 6 deluxe samples as follows:

Emani - Foundation Primer & Hydrating Serum - Sample; Full size 0.84 oz./$28 - Velvety in texture, it absorbs excess oils and minimizes the appearance of pores. Hydrating Primer Serum contains 10 different organic extracts to aid and prep your skin for an ultimate foundation application. It deeply nourishes, moisturizes, and softens the skin, creating a soft, luminous effect.

Skin Type: All skin types

For Best Results: Apply Primer Serum before powder based foundation. Use with moisturizer or in replacement of.

Includes:
• Ginkgo Biloba Extract, promotes microcirculation
• Chamomile & Witch Hazel extracts for calming of the skin
• Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice for added moisture and hydration




Bath & Body Works - Japanese Cherry Blossom Shower Gel - Travel size 3 fl. oz/$5; Full size 10 oz./$11 - Bath & Body Works' exclusive formula is now enriched with Shea Butter for softer, cleaner skin in their bubbliest lather ever! Moisturizing Aloe Vera and skin-loving Vitamin E combine with our exclusive, award-winning Japanese Cherry Blossom for lather that bursts with fragrance!


• Japanese Cherry Blossom is a seductive and mysterious floral scent
• Top Notes: Asian Pear, Fuji Apple and Ume Plum
• Mid Notes: Japanese Cherry Blossom, Butterfly Lily, Kyoto Rose, Mimosa Petals

For Best Results: Pour a button-sized drop on a mesh sponge, for the bubbliest lather. Rinse clean.


 

Bath & Body Works - Sweet Pea Shower Gel
Travel size 3 fl. oz/$5; Full size 10 oz./$11 - Bath & Body Works' exclusive formula is now enriched with Shea Butter for softer, cleaner skin in their bubbliest lather ever! Moisturizing Aloe Vera and skin-loving Vitamin E join our original, award-winning Sweet Pea fragrance for lather that bursts with fragrance!

• Sweet Pea is a fruity floral scent that evokes the intoxicating, floral-infused breezes of the Mediterranean
• Top Notes: Sweet Pea, Watery Pear, Logan Berry, Rhubarb
• Mid Notes: Cyclamen, Freesia, Raspberry

For Best Results: Pour a button-sized drop on a mesh sponge, for the bubbliest lather. Rinse clean.



Bath & Body Works - Paris Amour Shower Gel
Travel size 3 fl. oz/$5; Full size 10 oz./$11 - Bath & Body Works' exclusive formula is now enriched with Shea Butter for softer, cleaner skin in their bubbliest lather ever! Moisturizing Aloe Vera and skin-loving Vitamin E combine with the romantic scents of Paris to sweeten up lather that bursts with fragrance.

• Paris Amour is a romantic fragrance inspired by French tulips, apple blossoms and sparkling pink champagne
• Top Notes: Sparkling Mandarin, Petite Strawberry, Cassis, Pink Champagne, Apple Blossom, Dewy Freesia
• Middle Notes: Luscious Peach, Jasmine Petals, French Tulip, Water Lily, Frangipani

For Best Results: Pour a button-sized drop on a mesh sponge, for the bubbliest lather. Rinse clean.

Bath & Body Works - Twilight Woods Shower Gel
Travel size 3 fl. oz/$5; Full size 10 oz./$11 - Bath & Body Works' exclusive formula is now enriched with Shea Butter for softer, cleaner skin in their bubbliest lather ever! Moisturizing Aloe Vera and skin-loving Vitamin E combine with the seductive scent of Twilight Woods to provide a lather that bursts with fragrance.

• Twilight Woods is a hypnotic fragrance inspired by a romantic walk in enchanted woods
• Top Notes: Juicy Berry, Sparkling Mandarin, hint of Coconut
• Mid Notes: Creamy Frangipani, Soft Mimosa, Wet Honeysuckle, Wild Freesia, Apricot Nectar

For Best Results: Pour a button-sized drop on a mesh sponge, for the bubbliest lather. Rinse clean.



Fiafini - Divine Hydration Moisturizer - Sample: .17 oz/5g; Full size 1.7 fl. oz./$38.50 - Finally, complete complexion perfection with the moisture and anti-aging actives your skin craves.


Get the divine skin of your dreams with Fiafini! A hydrating and healing moisturizer that firms, minimizes wrinkles and restores elasticity, Divine Hydration Moisturizer is the triple-targeted solution to the most common signs of aging. Formulated to be ultra-hydrating yet never heavy, this moisturizer helps soothe and calm redness with Prickly Pear, Avocado and Evening Primrose extracts, while also reducing environmental stress on the skin. Powerful antioxidants Marula oil and vitamin E fight fine lines and wrinkles, and help visibly firm and lift the skin for complete perfection. And as with all Fiafini products, our moisturizer will always be free of fragrance, alcohol, mineral oil, and all parabens. No animal testing and Vegan.

For Best Results: Apply Divine Hydration Moisturizer to the face and neck morning and night, after cleansing until absorbed. Avoid eye area.


 

Overall rating: Booyah!  I'll be honest and admit I've used Bath & Body Works Shower gels in the past.  I love their consistency and how smooth and fragrant my skin is after showering with them.  I couldn't resist getting two classic scents (Japanese Cherry Blossom and Sweet Pea) and also trying two scents that are new to me (Paris Amour and Twilight Woods).  The size is perfect for my gym bag and I often carry one in my purse as my skin doesn't agree with some of the soap options offered in public restrooms.

For my full size purchase, I ordered the following two items:

Every Beauty - Every Drop Beauty Spatula - $4.99 - Gain extra weeks of use out of each beauty product. Use with any size bottle or container, the Every Drop Spatula is compatible with all liquids, lotions and creams. It will not stain or retain odors.




Eyecandy Coolers - Classic Chillin' Cucumber - $12 per pair - Eyecandy coolers are reusable, chill-able, candy-colored soft gel rounds that work quickly to reduce puffiness, minimize dark circles and fine lines, relieve allergy symptoms, and instantly soothe pesky tension or stress headaches. Eyecandy coolers may be safely used over and over again.

For Best Results: Simply chill in the fridge, freezer (briefly), or glass of ice water and you are ready to be eyecandy for the world in just minutes.




Overall rating:  Booyah!  Being the frugal person that I am, I just love the spatula.  I am certain to use every bit of my beauty samples and full size products.  I also use it to scoop out product from jars so as to not contaminate the contents with my fingers.  The cooler pads are great and easy to use.  I generally have fresh cucumber in my fridge but for those times I have run out, these come in handy.


Have you tried any of these products?  What are your thoughts?


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6 comments:

  1. i love b &b everything smells sooo good

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  2. Thanks for your comment. I agree. B&BW scents are lovely!

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  3. So glad you like the eyecandy soothing eye coolers, and for sharing with your followers! ;-)
    - Valerie (with EVLooks|eyecandy @eyecandycoolers)

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  4. We're thrilled to hear you love the Every Drop! Thank you for sharing it with your audience.

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  5. Was the Every Drop Beauty Spatula only available for August? I skipped August and now selecting my September box and no matter how many times I change my beauty profile it never shows up in my selection window. I'd really love to try it :/

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    1. You can order it full size from the shop. It's worth it.

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