I welcomed back Beauty Army subscription box in October

Beauty Army

I had subscribed to Beauty Army for three months but it just didn’t thrill me so I decided to drop this subscription box and concentrate on others. Beauty Army costs $12 a month and one of the biggest differences between BA and others is that you get to choose which samples you want. They give you a choice of approximately 9 samples and you can pick up to 6. Even though I cancelled after the third box I found out that Whip Hand Cosmetics was going to be featured in the October box and that the pigments were going to be unique to the box.

When I resubscribed I got my samples to choose from and couldn’t find Whip Hand. I started playing around with my profile and realized that by narrowing down the choices in what I was interested in I could get cosmetics! So I did that and now I’m back with Beauty Army.

My Beauty Army October contents

Here’s October’s rundown

Whip Hand Cosmetics pigment sample from their exclusive Camo Collection. This shade is called Locked + Loaded and it’s TAUPE! I’m not a big pigment user so this size is actually perfect although I can (and probably will) purchase it in the full size for $14 from Beauty Army.

Whip Hand Locked + Loaded

sample size of the Whip Hand

Locked + Loaded swatch

Locked + Loaded

– sample size of Lipsi Cosmetics Aphrodite Powder. This fine finishing powder is designed to absorb the excess oil, allowing your skin to glow. Aphrodite Power sets makeup and absorbs shine while keeping your cosmetics fresh and natural all day long. This powder suits all skin types and tones.

Lipsi Aphrodite Powder

SKINN Cosmetics (Dimitri James) full size Twin Set. This gloss and lipstick duo is in the shade Coral Poppy and it’s a beautiful combination. To purchase one would cost $18.50 so that alone pays for the box.

SKINN lip set

SKINN lipgloss side in Coral Poppy

SKINN lipstick side

You Da Balm in Grapefruit – this is a very nice moisturizing balm. These retail for $3. I love the tube of this full size balm. (I forgot to take a picture so this is the set of 3 that Beauty Army sells.)

You Da Balm in Grapefruit

Skyn ICELAND Hydra Cool Firming Eye Gels. This is a single set of eye gels that I’m looking forward to testing out. A package of 8 pairs is $30.

Skyn Iceland Firming Eye Gels and Egyptian Magic

– a sample packet of Egyptian Magic. I’ve used Egyptian Magic before so having a sample for travel is terrific, it’s a jack of all trades.

I’m very happy with this month’s box and I’m glad I found my way back to Beauty Army. Just remember the trick seems to be to limit the choices of what you’d like to see in your box. While I came for Whip Hand Cosmetics, I left with a lot more. — Marcia


  1. I like how this box includes indie brands. I wanted one, as the Whip Hand eyeshadows caught my eye, but the box doesn’t ship to Canada. All those products look so good.

  2. At this point, I think that it is safe to say that you are the ultimate authority on boxes– this looks awesome!

  3. I just ordered my next box goodies today Lola. There will be 4 months total of Whip Hand pigments and I want the whole collection. Two of my other products look awesome too. I do spend a lot on these boxes but I cancel them sometimes too.

  4. I think Whip Hand does ship to Canada Iris. I’m really loving their pigments.

  5. Looks like a cool month’s haul. The eye cream sounds like something I’d love to try!

  6. @Krystal, I had stopped subscribing but the key seems to be to narrow down the amount of selections by not being too broad in what you want. My next box will have another Whip Hand mini pigment, a full size lip product and a lip balm plus 3 other smaller samples.

  7. The coral lip gloss looks great and I would definitely use the other samples you chose too! I think this may be another subscription box that doesn’t allow paypal payment. I’ll have to double check, if they do I want to sign up for this one.

  8. For my next box I was able to pick the same gloss but in the pink shade. I’m happy now. I’m glad I had incentive to go back. Thanks Tina.

  9. Hi Ladies (and hi Marcia!),

    We do ship to Canada. It’s not always easy because of customs and it sometimes takes a while for the package to actually make it to your door, but we have a growing number of Canadian customers. We are working on some solutions to expedite export to Canada, but they are a few months out.

    In the meantime, if you are interested in purchasing any of the Beauty Army Camo Collection Full Sizes, but can’t do it through BeautyArmy.com because of restrictions on shipping to Canada, you can order directly through us. While we can’t supply sample sizes to you because those are reserved for Beauty Army subscribers, we do have a liberal return policy if buy the full size and the shade just doesn’t work out for you.

    Please contact us at [email protected] if you want to order any of the released Beauty Army Whip Hand Cosmetics Camo Collection Colors.

    Thanks everyone for the great support. Beauty Army has been an amazing partner to work with and there are more great things in store for subscribers. Wait until you see the December color. 😉

    ? Riese and the Whip Hand Cosmetics Team

  10. Thanks so much for the information. I’ll be sure to put that in future reviews.

  11. Beauty Army is my only current subscription box. I love it!