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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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Target Beauty Box – February

So you’ve seen my review of Walmart’s Beauty Box,  now here is a look at the Target Beauty Box!  Yes, I am aware it is March…but whatevs, I do what I want. 🙂  Target’s beauty boxes run between $5-$7 per month, while Walmart’s are $5 every season. But if you use your Target Red Card, you will save 5% and receive free shipping.  I will note that these boxes sell out quick!  Like first day quick!  Unlike Walmart’s beauty box, these are not set up like an automatic subscription.  You have to manually purchase each month, so set yourself a reminder to get yours each month!  So let’s take a looksee!

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  • Ecotools- Ecopouf Mini Sponge (100% recycled sponge) – This little sponge is pretty sweet.  It’s a little rough, but nice for exfoliation.  And even though it’s considered a “mini” sponge, I felt that it was big enough to get the job done on the daily. Although, I wondered what it’s recycled from? Hmmmm…..

 

  • L’Oreal – Boost It Air-Blown Texture Mist – This is an awesome full-size product!  This is something you spray on your roots when your hair is damp to give it a little lift.  It definitely worked, but I have big hair already so I probably wouldn’t use this very much.

 

  • Soap Box – Coconut shampoo and conditioner – This shampoo/conditioner combo left my hair feeling clean and had a light coconut scent.  What’s interesting about this product is that this company has a global mission to make sure everyone receives clean water and soap.  So when you purchase one of their items, you also contribute to this pretty noble cause.  I like when companies give back, so I may purchase more of this brand in the future.

 

  • Skinfix – Repair balm – This is also a full-size product.  It is made from coconut oil and doesn’t have a flavor.  I thought it did a good job relieving chapped lips, but had kind of an oily feel.

 

  • Derma E – Hydrating night cream – This went on smooth and didn’t feel greasy.  It also had a pleasant, light scent.  It’s supposed to help fix fine lines and wrinkles, but I would need to use it more frequently to really see a difference.

 

  • Vera Wang – Embrace perfume – I’m not really a fan of the perfume samples where you have to rub scented paper all of you, so I was pleased to see an actual tiny spray bottle in the box.  It’s a nice, pleasant scent.  I didn’t hate it, but nothing really memorable.

 

  • Mayfair – Body crème in Sea Lily Jasmine – I really dig this lotion.  It’s a good consistency – not too thick, not too thin. It’s also paraben-free and this company doesn’t test on animals which is a sweet bonus!  I also really loved the scent.  It’s kind of on the sweeter side, which isn’t for everyone – but I absolutely loved it and will definitely be purchasing this product again.

 

  • Laneige BB cushion – This came with three different shades (light, medium, and medium dark) and an applicator sponge.  I went with the light and felt that it was the best shade for me.  I liked that it gave my skin an airbrushed appearance without feeling heavy or cake-like.  It does have a slight scent, but it wasn’t overwhelming.  The only downfall is that it retails for around $34 which is a bit much for me…but it’s that rad,  I might actually purchase this at some point.

 

  • Incoco – Nail polish applique – This item intrigued me the most, because it’s basically real nail polish that sticks right on to your nail and lasts for up to two weeks.

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You just peel off the paper and stick it to your nail.  Then you file off the excess.  It’s that easy!  I really was surprised at the ease of use!  The strips come in all different sizes so  every nail receives full coverage.  I’m really terrible at doing my own nails, so I was pretty stoked about this product!  My only complaint was this terrible color…ugh, so much glitter.  Maybe a 12-year-old would enjoy this color, but ugh…it was tough to look at.  I took it off after three days because my eyes were burning from the junior high glitter party that was occurring on my fingernails.  I’m still recovering.  On the upside, it did come off pretty easy with nail polish remover.  I suspect it would have come off even easier had there not been glitter involved (so. much. glitter.).  Ugh, I would purchase this product in the future, but never again with that color.

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Also included in the box was a coupon for $3 off a $15 beauty purchase.  This is a pretty good coupon.  I may use it on the Laneige BB Cushion. 🙂

Overall, I think this box was well worth the $7.  It included many full-size products and I can’t wait for next month’s box!  Let me know if you have tried any of these items!  I’d love to hear your thoughts!

~SM

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