Before I get into my goodies, I wanted to take a moment to give a huge THANK YOU to the lovely ladies over at Beauty Army. My first kit didn't make it for some reason (I believe someone stole it) and when I contacted Beauty Army about getting a new one sent over, they offered to send me a replacement kit, free of charge.
I was fully prepared to buy a new one, especially since it was totally not their fault that I didn't get it in the first place. So imagine my (pleasant) surprise when they offered to send it out at no charge! When the second package went out I contacted my post office and had them hold my package to make sure there would be no problems. So when I got the call Saturday morning that it had arrived I quickly went to pick it up!
How amazing of Beauty Army to do that for me!
They advertise that "We're on the front lines of Beauty, for you" and they most certainly ARE! They're doing a great job of building a community of loyal subscribers by simply being respectful & considerate while offering a kick ass product.
I can't tell you how much I appreciate that!! Because of this I won't sign up for any other sampling services. From some of the reviews I've read on the competitors, I know I'm not missing much anyway. Beauty Army has THE best deluxe samples and customer service, hands down.
Paul Newman was once asked why he stayed so faithful to his lovely wife, Joanne Woodward, for so many years and he replied, "Why go out for hamburger when you have steak at home?”
That sums up how I feel about Ms. Nancy-Lee, Ms. Lindsey Guest, Ms. Rachel in Member Care and ALL the Beauties at Beauty Army. Xo
Now, on to my product reviews!!! I got the package Saturday but wanted to wait to use some of the products before writing about them.
Here's what I got!
(Clockwise L to R)
NIA24 Sunscreen Lotion, SunFX Summer's Secret Gradual Tanning Cream, MAMA MIO Boob Tube, Joico K-Pak Revitaluxe, Freeman Beauty Pssssst Instant Dry Shampoo & Indie Lee The Body Scrub in Coconut*Citrus
The products I couldn't wait to try were the Indie lee body scrub, the SunFX tanning cream & the Joico hair treatment.
I loved the scent of the Body Scrub right away. I love anything with coconut and citrus and even though I wasn't sure how they'd smell together, I was pleasantly surprised to find they created a melodic combination of sweet and refreshing. I like that you can smell the coconut because the citrus wasn't strong, like floor cleaner...Lol!
I noticed it's not like other body scrubs that are swimming in oils. The texture of this scrub was more compact. I scooped up the smallest bit and ran my hand under some water and that little bit was good for my entire leg, hip to toes! Ok, I'm not very tall but still, it did it's job and a little went a long way! I proceeded to scrub my entire body with this and it looks like I've barely touched it.
I used it in the shower right before I shaved my legs and it not only did a great job of exfoliating but because of the built in oils, left my skin SO smooth & silky to the touch! So much so that I could have totally gotten away with not putting on lotion after my shower, which I do religiously.
The charm of Indie Lee's products have to do with the fact that they are all natural, with no harmful chemicals.
This is definitely something I can see myself buying, in bulk!
I was excited to try the SunFX tanning cream because I usually like a nice glow on my skin. Aside from my usual SPF, I've used tanning creams/lotions for years to get that sun-kissed glow, since I know how damaging the sun is.
I've tried them all and even though I've been fortunate with the application (no streaks for me) I have never been able to get over the smell! Tanning creams smell like wet dog or chemicals or garbage. Yuck!
Whatever it is and no matter how they try to mask the smell, they still stink. Don't get me wrong, it beats getting skin cancer but I could do without the smell.
When I ordered the SunFX tanning cream I had no idea it smelled like coconuts! I was not expecting that, at all! I got really happy the next day after I actually used it.
First of all, the cream is white so you don't have to worry about staining your clothes or sheets instantly. The coconut scent never faded and stayed sweet! My skin didn't feel dry, as it sometimes does with tanning creams, and I woke up about 2 shades darker. It blended beautifully and there were no tell tale signs that I'd used a cream, at all. This was just after 1 application! I checked my pj's to see if anything came off and nothing!!
This just shot to the top of my list for tanning creams!
That was all I had time for but I will be writing about the Joico, Revitaluxe this week as soon as I try it, probably today. Also, the Boob Tube cream, I'm using it for a week and will be reviewing my results.
I got the NIA24 SPF because you can never have enough sun protection. I'm pretty loyal to Bumble & Bumble's dry shampoo, and I don't use it a lot in general but I wanted to try another brand because someone asked me for options. They'll stay in my stash for now & I'll be sure to keep you posted on where those end up.
Keep it pretty!