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Walmart Beauty Box (Spring 2016)

I received my Walmart Beauty Box last month and was pleasantly surprised with the contents.  Walmart must have heard my complaints about the flimsy one time use samples because I only received one of those this time around!  As a reminder, this box ships every season and costs $5 to cover shipping.  They also ask for your age to customize your items.  Under 35 gets the Trendsetter version; Over 35 gets the Classic version.  Let’s take a look inside the Trendsetter box!

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Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer – This lotion has improved over the years.  When it first came out I thought it kind of had an orange tint and a horrible smell.  The scent is lighter now and it has more of a natural color now.  I already have a pretty decent tan so I didn’t see a huge difference; however, maybe if I used this for a few weeks in a darker shade I would see more of a dramatic change.  I think it’s a great alternative to lying in the sun for hours or hitting up the tanning bed.  Protect your skin, people!!

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Subtle Lightning Shampoo – I only used this once because  I got my hair colored the day after receiving this box and I was worried about it interfering with my already processed hair.  I think it’s a great idea for anyone wanting a subtle color change without paying big bucks.  It kind of reminds me of a new age Sun-In (do they still make that stuff?)

Burt’s Bees BB Cream – This was the only one time use packet in the box, but I didn’t mind since it was foundation.  I really liked this product – it covered well and I like Burt’s Bees products in general.  I would most likely purchase this in the future.  It also included a $3 off coupon so even more reason to switch to this brand!

Curel Itch Defense Body Wash – This had a very clean and smooth feel to it with not much of a scent.  I don’t really have super dry skin, but I would imagine this would be very beneficial to someone suffering from a dry skin issue.

CeraVe Healing Ointment – I only used this once, but I like that it didn’t feel greasy or go on heavy at all.  I think this would also be a great product who has issues with chafed or cracked skin.

Colgate Optic White High Impact White Toothpaste – I was pretty stoked to receive a whole tube of toothpaste in this box!  I did notice a slight difference in my teeth after about a week of use.  I also have pretty sensitive teeth and this toothpaste didn’t seem to make them anymore sensitive.

Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick – Pink Grapefruit – I love, love, love this lipstick!  I love the color and that how it leaves my lips feeling moisturized and smooth.  It also has a wonderful grapefruit scent that isn’t too overwhelming.  The color also lasted longer than many of my other lip glosses.  I did combine it with one of my lip glosses on occasion to add an extra bit of shine.  I have pretty much used this product every day and will continue to use it in the future!

Overall, I was really pleased with this beauty box.  The Neutrogena Color Stick retails for around $6-$7 and the toothpaste retails for around $4, so just with those products alone I would say the $5 for this particular box was worth it.  I also discovered some pretty awesome products that I would not have otherwise tried.

Let me know what you received in your Walmart Beauty Box!

~SM

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Target Beauty Box – March

I always love beauty samples! So here is a look at what was inside of Target’s March beauty box.  Yeah, yeah, it’s April….but ya know…whatevs.  And again, you have to act fast on these!  They normally sell out within hours!

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Caress body wash – Adore Forever – This is a fragrance filled body wash that guarantees to have a long-lasting scent.  It’s sort of a sweet and exotic scent which is quite pleasant – it was reminiscent of being on a tropical island.  However, the scent really does last a loooong time and almost become overwhelming.  It was just a bit too strong for me.  I really wanted the honeymoon to be over.

Hair Food moisture shampoo and conditioner – This also had a sweet exotic scent to it, but not nearly as overwhelming.  It is silicone free, paraben free and mineral oil free.  I really did feel that my hair was softer after using these products so it is something I would consider purchasing in the future.

Laneige water sleeping mask – This was a bit slimy for me and you are supposed to rub it on your face, go to sleep, and then wash it off in the morning.  I’m not really a fan of sleeping with something on my face – I don’t know why – but it just really bothers me…so probably not something I would use regularly.

Nugg anti-aging face mask – I really liked the texture and delicate scent of this mask.  I also like that they come in little pods and you only have to leave it on for a few minutes at a time.  I will probably use this sometime in the future.

Sinful Colors nail polish in Poisonberry – The color was a bit too dark for me, but my 3 year old loved it for her toes and it did last almost a week.  This is a pretty inexpensive brand (about $2 a bottle), so I would try this item again but in a lighter color.

Banana Boat sunscreen in SPF 30 – I used this while running and felt that it did its job.  No sunburn and the scent was pretty subtle.  I try to stick with natural or organic sunscreens, so I most likely would not use this product again.

Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Sea Salt Spray – I really wanted to love this, but it didn’t do a whole lot for my hair.  Probably because I already have wavy – curlyish hair.  But it did smell beachy and island-y which I liked. It’s also retails at Target at less than $5 a bottle (8 oz) so it’s definitely a good deal if it works for your hair type.

You are Amazing juicy grapefruit lotion – I really enjoyed this lotion.  It wasn’t too heavy, has a great scent and is paraben-free.  It also retails at Target for about $4 a bottle (8oz) which pretty much rocks, so I can see this lotion in my future!

The beauty box also includes a coupon for $3 off of a $15 beauty purchase which is super awesome because I never turn down a good coupon!

Overall, I really liked all of the samples and can’t wait to see what will be in next month’s box!  Hopefully you were able to snag one, too!

~SM

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