Friday, April 13, 2012

Blog Sale

Hey guys!

Head on over to this tab for an epic (not!) blog sale. I do have a lot of nice polishes up, as well as some other items, so go ahead and take a look!

Beauty Army - April 2012

My Beauty Army box came a couple of weeks ago -- time to show it off!

This is my last Beauty Army box for awhile, unless I happen to see that they start getting a lot more new companies, a lot fewer skincare products, and a skip option. Theoretically, I am canceled. I will say that they have exceptional customer service, but... meh. Back to the "I'd rather just shell out for Chanel" justification for canceling some of these boxes.

I was happy with my April box, in spite of repeat brands, for a couple of reasons. Part of it is because on Makeup Talk, I saw a lot of users who selected their products at the end of March for that box, and many of these products were being talked up a lot on the forum. I also was thinking independently, on the same day that I chose, that I really needed to get a blemish pen/cream. So, I was excited to try a few of these. I selected:

1. Karuna Anti-Blemish Treatment Mask - 1 mask - $7.00
2. Joico K-Pak Reconstruct Deep-Penetrating Reconstructor - 5.1oz - $11.75
3. Clickr No More Derma Drama Acne Spot Serum - .11oz - $20.00
4. Babor Cleansing Hy-Ol & Phytoactive Base - 10ml & 10ml - $1.29 & $2.70 - $3.99
5. Pink Sugar Eau de Toilette - .06oz - $0.35
6. Skin Prep FX - Nourishing Foundation Primer and Anti-Aging Serum - .16oz - $7.20

= $50.29

As always, Beauty Army pays off very nicely! I just hope that I will be enticed back in for May...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sample Society - April 2012

Hey guys! I have another newer subscription service to share with you guys today.

I gave Sample Society, allied with Allure, a shot for a month. Now, I did cancel, though I had no real problems with the site, their service, or the products. Honestly, I canceled for the same reason as Beauty Army -- I have a lot of skincare samples right now, and I want cosmetics, nail products, and more of a mix of brands than I have been receiving. Plus, I am going to be out of the country for the summer, so I'd rather save the money and buy some foreign cosmetics with the money I would have spent on the subscriptions.

That being said, I have my Sample Society box for April below!

I admit that once I got my box, I was kind of sad that I had canceled prior to delivery. Oh well... I'll be happy when I'm at Chanel!

I received:

1. Terry Crème de Rose Nutri-Lift Comfort Cream - .14oz - $15.84
2. Murad Skin Perfecting Primer - Acne and Shine Control - .17oz - $5.95
3. Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel - 1.69oz - $8.79
4. DDF Amplifying Elixir - .5oz - $17.13
5. Oscar Blandi Olio di Jasmine Hair Serum - .169oz - $5.40

= $44.34

I'm excited by this box, even though I temporarily unsubscribed. The products are awesome, and I think they are going to only get better. Being affiliated with a real company must really be helping them.

Did anyone get a different box? Mine seemed nicely tailored to my needs, so I am assuming that there were other ones...