Megan’s Beauty Army Box Review

wp-1468580110547.jpgSo…beauty Army has had a rough few months. It basically fell apart, got a new CEO, tried to get its subscribers to come back by giving multiple promises that things were different and vouchers for free boxes. I fully admit to being skeptical. The old Beauty Army had a very poor sample selection, hit and miss as to whether you actually got the samples you selected, and unreliable delivery.

The new Beauty Army has better sample selection, still not amazing, but pretty good, delivery was smooth, but the actually getting the samples selected is still a bit of a problem. You choose 6 samples from a list of about 20.  Well, I received five samples. I probably wouldn’t have even realized that I was a sample short except that the one that didn’t make it into the box was the one I was really excited about.  Good thing this was a free box. Well, scratch that, technically I had paid for a year’s subscription and only received 5 boxes, so I paid for this… 😒😑🤔
wp-1468580049606.jpgNeutrogena Naturals Makeup Remover Towelettes:
I will always take these when they are available. I use them everyday and this sample pack of 7, is perfect for my travel stash.
wp-1468580071149.jpgBatiste Dry Shampoo
I have the cherry scented version of this (thank you another monthly beauty box) and it works great. Very excited for this unscented version (since I really don’t like products to have specific smells unless it is perfume).
wp-1468580101027.jpgRevlon Bold Lacquer
I REALLY like this!  Went on amazingly well. No clumps, didn’t smudge, nice layering. Usually it takes me half a bottle to get to this ease of use. I can’t wait to see if it holds up. If it does, I’ve found my new go-to!
wp-1468580090847.jpgL’Oreal Revitalift
Pretty good size sample. Feels nice, didn’t leave any residue. Not sure if it will actually be firming and anti-wrinkle but I’ll keep using it just for the moisturizing it provides at night. I wonder how much a full container is…I don’t know that it is really any better than my basic St Ives lotion that I normally use…
wp-1468580059716.jpgScratch Nails Multi Base and Top Coat
I like that it came with a sheet showing all the different colors available.  Nice as a top coat. I won’t be trying it as a base because I am so in love with my Rubberized Base Coat by Orly…(if you don’t have it already, go now and get one. You’re welcome).
Reviewed By:
Megan
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May Glossy Box Unboxing

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Wow, we got the exact same Glossy Box this month, which is a rarity, because we are so different as far as what we prefer to wear. Here’s what we thought:

Paige’s Thoughts– I thought it was a good box this month! There were good products, all good sizes and probably one that I will go out and buy for my self. However, I would like samples of brands that I am more familiar with as well.

Meg’s Thoughts– This was quite the month for glossy box.  Highs and Lows.  Two SUPER products that I will be going out to get again, one really pretty product, one that was fine (just sort of eh…totally me, not GB), and 1 DUD.

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Glam Glow Power Mud

Meg– First, I am a huge fan of Glam Glow.  That being said, this was no exception.  Went on easily, you can feel it working as it dries and I loved how it felt washing off in the shower.  I just wish the effects lasted a little longer.  I could see the difference for about 24 hours.

Paige– I had never tried this but have heard some awesome things about it, so I was really excited to see this in my box. It works just like it says it will, my skin was tighter and smoother, and as with most mud masks, you actually feel it tightening and working while it’s on. Like Megan said though, I wish the effects lasted a bit longer, but it makes skin super smooth for a day or two.

2015-05-19 13.36.56Clearista Retexturizing Gel

Meg– Okay, I was a bit skeptical, but…I loved it!  I really needed to be careful not to rub too hard.  That being said, my skin was smooth afterwards and felt awesome.  I kept touching my face and having to slap my own hand away.  The only downside is that the granules that you wipe/wash off get everywhere.  Next time I am definitely using this in the shower.  I had to Swiffer my bathroom floor and I still feel the little buggers.

Paige– I actually thought this was a hair product at first, because of the name. Good thing I read the packaging before I tried it! This is a face scrub that is supposed to clean and smooth your skin. And it did do that… But, it also made huge mess, i.e., miniscule pellets EVERYWHERE, even after rinsing several times. This is definitely an in-shower product. My skin was crazy smooth after the first use though, and ladies, try it on you decolletage, and thank me later.

2015-05-19 13.37.53Sebastian Stylbrid 9 Hairspray

Megs– I admit it.  I’m hopeless when it comes to using hairspray.  It just doesn’t do anything to my hair unless I have enough in there to make it look and feel like a shellacked helmet.  On the plus side, if my bathing suit starts riding up during photo shoots (yeah…) I have just the thing (thank you, Miss Congeniality).

Paige– I really don’t use hairspray that much either, so this is just kind of “meh” for me. It seemed to work just fine and it’s supposed to have more benefits for your hair than other sprays, so on those super rare occasions when I do need it, I’ll be comfortable pulling this out. I did notice that, unlike other aerosol sprays, that can result in a sticky mess if your not careful, this dried in no time, not leaving a bad residue. It also smelled pretty good!

2015-05-19 13.36.25Teeze Head Over Heels Nail Lacquer

Megs– Best thing about this?  The box. (Paige was too excited to remove it from the box to get a good picture though. Sorry Guys!)  It’s awesome.  Such fun colors and designs.  The polish is good too.  It’s a base coat.  Goes on nicely, not too thick.  nothing outstanding, but a solid product.  I would get it just for the box.

Paige– This was so cute! I love pretty packaging and this was no exception. I also love when it’s pretty and WORKS well. This does what it’s supposed to. It went on well, and dried smooth. It seemed to dry quickly as well, which is a plus because I’m always in a rush. My nail polish went on smoothly over the top with no smearing and has pretty much stayed in place for at least 4 days as of this review. I would LOVE to try out a color from this line for summer. Bonus for me! (And this is ’cause I’m strange) I love that it comes in a square bottle that’s skinny enough to shove into an over-packed makeup bag.

2015-05-19 13.34.47Doucce Lipstick -Color 904

Megs– This is everything I dislike about lipsticks.  First, the color is just bad for me.  It has almost gray-purple undertones which make me look like I’m severely ill even in full foundation.  Second, it did not go on well.  It was almost dry and when I tried putting a bit of chapstick on first, the color wouldn’t apply.  Third, once on, it showed every ridge, bump, line, etc.  My lips aren’t super duper smooth but they are a darn sight better than this made them look.  Into the trash it went and people, I NEVER throw makeup samples out (unless they are old).

Paige– Wow, it’s like we are talking about two different lipsticks! I thought this was a really pretty matte pinky nude shade, perfect for my skin tone. I am excited about the matte lipstick trend and wanted to try it. While I was really happy with the consistency and staying power once the color was on my lips, it was really hard to get on because it was so sticky (possibly because it was the first application?). It might become easier with use though, so I will keep trying. Bonus, it stayed on through my daily run, so I’m really happy!

Update- The second time I applied, it went on much more like regular lipstick should, and kept its staying power.

Three Girls and a Box pays for all subscriptions unless otherwise stated. Glossy Box is $20 a month and is reviewed by:

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Was there anything spectacular about YOUR subscription box this month? Please share… We are looking for more to subscribe to, but can’t make up our minds!