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I used to be an advocate for Beauty Army, but for my July selection I changed my beauty profile about five times and my selections are still the same. I even put my age to 13-18 and another time I did 55+. There were no changes in my selections, with the exception of the order it was presented in.

 

 

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My last day to select is July 4th. I'm going to wait till then to see if there are better choices.

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I already skipped two months. I wish they could introduce new selections as I will be skipping often if not. It makes me sad. icon_cry.gif

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Wow slim pickings. I think this will be my last month of skipping. I have skipped 2 already, why just keep getting charged every month just to go through the hassle of skipping and waiting for a refund.

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Nancy-Lee said that even if you change your age it doesn't change your samples. They have also started doing different samples each day, so they change from day to day what you can pick.

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That selection is insane. Foil packets for $12. I quit after my second month, February, because I could see where they were heading. And I don't like that you have to be billed and then ask for a refund. They keep the float in your money until that refund is processed. I think this company is a has been/also ran, and I am glad I bailed early.

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They're working on it. They understand that people don't like the skip feature now and are working on fixing it so you're not charged first before skipping. When that will end up changing I don't know. I gave them several leads from IMATS with companies to potentially work with so hopefully one or two pans out.

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I decided to cancel. I will not pay for foil packets. I've messed with my profile MANY times and I got the same samples (different days), they were just shuffled in order. I wanted to love them but I just can't pay for foil packets when I shop so often at Sephora and get them for free with every order. I will miss the cute box though.

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Really??? That doesn't make sense because a 13-18 year old is less likely to an anti-aging cream than a 55+ year old

Originally Posted by AuttyW View Post

Nancy-Lee said that even if you change your age it doesn't change your samples. They have also started doing different samples each day, so they change from day to day what you can pick.

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They're working on it. They understand that people don't like the skip feature now and are working on fixing it so you're not charged first before skipping. When that will end up changing I don't know. I gave them several leads from IMATS with companies to potentially work with so hopefully one or two pans out.
Not for anything, but your post makes me feel even worse about Beauty Army. You are giving them tips on company's to work with. People are paying them $12 per month. Shouldn't they have suppliers lined up and shouldn't they be forming strategic partnerships and procuring their own samples. The price they charge for what you get us insane. My glam and birchbox are $2 less, and their smallest samples are usually bigger than what beauty army offer. Plus they are all off brands. I predict they will fold before Christmas. I wonder how many active subscribers they actually have.

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Originally Posted by AuntOly View Post

 

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Originally Posted by zadidoll View Post

 

They're working on it. They understand that people don't like the skip feature now and are working on fixing it so you're not charged first before skipping. When that will end up changing I don't know. I gave them several leads from IMATS with companies to potentially work with so hopefully one or two pans out.

Not for anything, but your post makes me feel even worse about Beauty Army. You are giving them tips on company's to work with. People are paying them $12 per month. Shouldn't they have suppliers lined up and shouldn't they be forming strategic partnerships and procuring their own samples. The price they charge for what you get us insane. My glam and birchbox are $2 less, and their smallest samples are usually bigger than what beauty army offer. Plus they are all off brands. I predict they will fold before Christmas. I wonder how many active subscribers they actually have.

 

You and I both don't know who they have lined up and last I heard they were in talks with 20+ companies. Having had the chance to talk to many vendors I had the chance to feel who might be inclined to work with beauty box companies be it Beauty Army, Birchbox, MyGlam, or Sample Society. I also fielded companies to work with us as advertisers and giveaway sponsors. Sometimes - as in one company's case - they were approached by Beauty Army but didn't get the whole beauty box subscription thing and what is really in it for them until I explained it to them. The reason I passed them the info to them is because these are companies I would love to see in ANY beauty box subscription service and since Beauty Army was there at IMATS and I know the ladies personally now I gave them the info. I could have easily passed the info to Birchbox or MyGlam as well but I chose to give the info to BA because I still like the ability to choose my own products.

 

I doubt they'll fold by December and think that they'll actually make it to their 2nd year (January 2013 will be their 1st anniversary).

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I hope they do make it to their second year.

 

They were my first subscription and I was in love. I agree, the main reason I want them to succeed is bc we get to choose our samples!

 

Originally Posted by zadidoll View Post
The reason I passed them the info to them is because these are companies I would love to see in ANY beauty box subscription service and since Beauty Army was there at IMATS and I know the ladies personally now I gave them the info. I could have easily passed the info to Birchbox or MyGlam as well but I chose to give the info to BA because I still like the ability to choose my own products.

 

I doubt they'll fold by December and think that they'll actually make it to their 2nd year (January 2013 will be their 1st anniversary).

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My choices got a lot better! I really like my choices now, but I'm thinking they might get better tomorrow. Should I wait or go ahead and pick??
 
 
 
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Such fantastic options that I went ahead and rejoined. Yaaay Beauty Army! The only sample here I've had before (with Sindulge) is the Youngblood primer which I loveloved and used until there was no more left. Needless to say, I was happy to have it as an option. Woohoooo! Oh and that Macadamia treatment oil is one of my top 5 hair products I can't live without. I'm obsessed with how it smells, I don't know why, I just am. lol. I regularly buy that bottle for $13 at Ulta, so getting this Beauty Army box was such a no brainer this month. I hope they keep up this kind of quality.

 

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Originally Posted by nelliebelle1197 View Post

 

Darn you, Leilani. I was about to skip but I got that macadamia stuff and now I don't want to skip helpp.gif

 

hahaha. I skipped and cancelled last month, went to mess around with options today and got that glorious line up of products. I couldn't say no! The Macadamia stuff alone retails for $1 more than Beauty Army. I know, I'm no help. icon_lol.gif

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I've been able to resist for months and months, never actually signing up. The Macadamia oil was was finally pushed me over into subbing. Here's what I chose for my first month with BA:

 

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 I got the same stuff as you except instead of the lip stuff I got the Atzen day cream and instead of the eye candy I got the Delizioso mangowhatsitcalled

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by HelloLeilani View Post

Such fantastic options that I went ahead and rejoined. Yaaay Beauty Army! The only sample here I've had before (with Sindulge) is the Youngblood primer which I loveloved and used until there was no more left. Needless to say, I was happy to have it as an option. Woohoooo! Oh and that Macadamia treatment oil is one of my top 5 hair products I can't live without. I'm obsessed with how it smells, I don't know why, I just am. lol. I regularly buy that bottle for $13 at Ulta, so getting this Beauty Army box was such a no brainer this month. I hope they keep up this kind of quality.

 

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I'm skipping all my subs this month in order to prep for my camping trip in August. It was so hard to skip BA cause the Macadamia was one of the options though!!

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All things considered, I'mpleased with my selections this month.  I'm really happy I'm going to get the Besame sample and the Eye Candy.  The eye candy was in my June selection window, which I decided to skip on so I am happy I got another chance to get them. I love primers, I like the idea of plumper lips from the emulsion,  and the perfume sounds like it will be right up my alley.  So I really only had to settle on the Indie Lee, but it seems like I can't get away from that company in my selections.

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I have been DYING to try something from Macadamia, even thought of purchasing that oil sample on ebay a couple times! I also really want to try the Besame because I've always loved the idea of a lip/cheek tint but have never tried one! I chose two primers because I have a few (spackle, x-out, and I even tried monistat LOL) but nothing really works for me so I'm still searching. The eye candy and emulsion are great because I've just been tired lately and my eyes and lips are super wrecked from hot/dry weather! I'm so glad I actually love this BA, last month I was so sad about skipping and was worried I would never want another BA- and they happen to be my fav!

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What the hell! I was able to make selections this morning as per normal, but I had to head out. 

 

I get back on and it is telling me that Today's Subscriptions are sold out, come back tomorrow. 

 

I'm done with BA. Two terrible months of selection, I was thinking about ordering this months and now that I can sit down I'm being told I cant. 

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