So, my BeautyArmy box arrived yesterday, and I am thrilled with it! It was jam packed with goodies, and I really feel like I made some great choices this month. I mentioned in my last post that January was BeautyArmy’s One Year Anniversary, so they gave everyone an extra treat, all wrapped up in a pink bow. That was fun to see! So, without further ado, let’s check out the goods!
First of all, I love BeautyArmy’s packaging. The box might be a different color (mine was pink this month) but it’s always lined in CAMO! How cool is that?! Goes right in line with their military theme, and I love it. They always have it wrapped in tissue paper like a Christmas present, their presentation is impeccable. I forgot to take a picture, and I apologize, but they always have little cards with their boxes. The Holiday card read: “Happy Holidays, Gorgeous”. All of their other cards have similarly affirming messages. For these little touches, I truly am appreciative.
Here are a couple of pictures of the packaging. My box got slightly banged up in transit, but it’s contents were perfect!
So on to my picks for the month!
Grand Central Beauty S.M.A.R.T Skin Perfecting Mask
From BeautyArmys website:
Grand Central Beauty’s unique combination of active mask powder + their exclusive intensive booster delivers an array of clinically proven results in as little as ONE use. Only premium ingredients are used in the formulation of the S.M.A.R.T SKIN PERFECTING™ MASK, including seaweed extracts for skin smoothing, an exclusive water-activated vitamin infusion for 24-hour moisture retention, natural marine algaes for anti aging and wrinkle reduction, and soothing botanicals for skin brightening and redness reduction. A blend of mineral-rich marine powders draw out blackheads, refine pores and provide tone and elasticity to skin that has been stressed by age, the elements and poor beauty habits.15 Minute Peel-Off Treatment with Multi-Efficient Results. For all skin types.
• Smooths. Moisturizes. Anti-Aging. Redness-Reduction. Tones
• Ideal for fighting the effects of everyday lifestyle stressors on the skin
• Can be introduced into and complements your current regimen
• Especially designed for all skin types, including sensitive skin
• Paraben-Free. Sulfate-Free. Petro-Chemicals-Free. Phthalates-Free.
• Allergy tested. Clinically tested. Only tested on people, never animals!
For Best Results: Combine the following in MIXING TUB or TRAVEL MIXING DISH: ADD 1 CAPSULE Active Mask Powder, ADD 1 CAPSULE Cool Tap Water, ADD 1 VIAL Intensive Booster and mix contents vigorously with Spatula until a smooth, creamy texture. Once mask is mixed, use immediately. APPLY and LAYER entire mix generously onto clean face, avoiding hairlines. Allow 15 minutes for mask to dry. Remove immediately; mask may still feel moist to the touch.
I’m really looking forward to trying this! I have a big old jacuzzi tub that I don’t use nearly enough, and frankly, this gives me an excuse. The sample is in this cute little round container with a spreader and the powder and serum that you have to mix. It should be fun.
Karuna Eye Renewal Mask
Taken from Beauty Army’s Website
Helps to Reduce the Appearance of Fine Lines, Puffy Eyes, and Dark Circles
SOLUTION:- Fight the signs of eye aging with moisturizing antioxidant mushroom extract, red seaweed & Japanese angelica- Decrease the look of puffy eyes & discoloration with microcirculation boosters like sweet broom extract- Improve firmness and tone around the eye area with peptides
Made from biodegradable wood pulp natural cloth that retains 50% more moisture than synthetic material, Karuna masks force pores to fully absorb nourishing ingredients that help create instant results—much more than a serum would alone.
For Best Results: Starting with a freshly washed face, place narrow edges at inner eyes, cloth side down, and remove backing. Leave on for 10-20 minutes, then massage remaining product around eye area. For an extra-refreshing experience, place your Karuna mask in the refrigerator for a couple of hours before applying to your face.
I was UBER excited when I got these in my selection window, because, I love my Mom and all, but she cursed me with dark circles from you-know-where. I’m always looking for something to make them better, but since I’m already in my 40′s it might be a lost cause. (Thanks a lot Mom.)
Mark Hook-up Honey Lipgloss (and “hook”)
From the BeautyArmy Site:
Glistening shine, sheer color and minty freshness all in one. Lips stay smooth and moisturized, with a slick and sexy finish. Hook up products: packaged in a convenient mini vial. Applicator included in cap.
About This Shade: This peachy-pink gloss not only gives your lips a natural wash of color but keeps them moisturized.
Product Size: 0.12 oz.
Me, being the lip gloss fiend that I am, uttered this high-pitched SQUEE, that I’m sure only the neighbor dogs could hear, when I tried this lip gloss on. My friends, it is GORGEOUS. I don’t know why they describe it as a honey color because it is more of a peachy, neutral pink and it is so sheer and divine and the dogs in the neighborhood all hate me now. I can’t forget the slight yummy aroma of mint it has. Have I mentioned I SQUEED? Yes? Sorry.
Lash Card Mascara Shields
Taken from Beauty Army’s Site
Apply your mascara perfectly! Lash Card has two curves, fitting a variety of eye shapes. These contoured curves ensure nose bridge clearance and the ability to get into those hard-to-reach bottom lashes. Don’t let smudging or clumping ruin your look; let the Lash Card prevent your mascara mishaps!
For Best Results: Hold card behind lashes, and apply mascara.
I mostly got this item out of curiosity. I’m not really messy with my mascara but I thought I would try it. I find most of my flubs can be covered with eyeliner. Anyone else? I dunno, we shall see.
GG Gatsby Raise Volume Shampoo
From Beauty Army’s Site:
A gentle, sulfate free cleanser intensifies volume for sexy, voluptuous hair:
• Creates body and volume without weighing hair down
• Adds maximum shine
• Cleanses and revitalizes hair and scalp
• Delivers mirror-like shine and endless fullness that lasts
Technology: Lift your hair to new heights with Oleo-Volume & Strength Technology™
Exclusive Oleosome Delivery System penetrates deep into the hair shaft delivering ingredients lightening fast. The results: 40% fearless volume & 50% heavy-weight strength.
For Best Results: Apply to wet hair. Lather and rinse well. For hair raising results, follow with Raise Volume Conditioner.
Ok,when it comes to hair and volume, I’m not bragging, but I’ve got this in the bag. I mean, on a normal day, my hair is HUGE. If you follow me on twitter, you may have seen me compare myself to the lead singer of Whitesnake a time or two. IT IS NOT GOOD. Anywhoo, I love shampoo, it says it smells good, I love for my hair to smell good, so win-win.
Special Forces Loose Pigment Eye Shadow
WHIP HAND COSMETICS Loose Pigment Eye Shadow (Special Forces)
These exclusive, trend-setting pure mineral pigment loose eyeshadows have exceptional workability and color payback.
About This Shade: A neutral, peach-colored mineral shadow with subtle glitter.
For Best Results: After priming eyelids, use an eyeshadow brush to apply pigment. Getting pigment from inside the lid, rather than dipping the brush into the jar is recommended for easier use.
This is a gorgeous eye shadow. It is a really pretty peachy color that I think would compliment just about anyone. It has a touch of shimmer that I really like. ( I’m all about glitter) The only thing I DON’T like about it is the loose formula. It’s just messy. When I opened it to swatch it on my hand, it went everywhere. I’m not saying this about this brand exclusively, but about loose mineral makeup in general. The color is so pretty though, it wouldn’t deter me from buying it.
Our Present from Beauty Army!
Mark Scanda-Lash Deep Black Hook Up Mascara -FULL SIZE!
I’ve never tried this brand before so I’m excited to see how it works. I have two Mark glosses and I adore them, so the mascara is probably also pretty good. I think it was really generous of BeautyArmy to put this in our box. YOU GUYS ROCK!
To sum it up, this was a great box. I got some awesome stuff. I cannot wait to use the mask and the eye patches! Thanks for bearing with me, I realize this entry was VERY long, but I wanted you to see each product and how the items were meant to be used. I hope this helped someone!