Hello, everyone! I thought that it was high time that I brought something new and completely different to the blog. We've got Weekly Wednesday, Food for Thought Monday, and Inspire Me Friday. No, this won't have day of the week in the title *chuckles to self.*
I've been subscribed to monthly beauty boxes off and on for a while--I think I've tried 6 different ones (including the one I'm currently getting). I like them because I don't have to commit to buying a full size product that I don't know that I'm going to like. I'm sure you guys feel the same way. Makeup and skincare is EXPENSIVE. It personally freaks me out to see what stuff actually costs and how much the price can skyrocket for the same type of item. I also like the variety and getting to try new stuff fairly often. As I'm growing tired of or used up the items from the previous month's box, I get a nice surprise in the mail!
I've decided to review the Target Beauty Box this month because I tried it once before, and I LOVED it. There was a great selection of products in nice sizes. There is one thing that I must tell you about the Target box though---you can't get it in a subscription; you've got to put the effort in to check the website at the beginning of the month to see if they're available. Check, and check often because they go QUICK.
Let's start the unboxing.....
This month, Target had two boxes--their regular one and then a natural one (normally they one put out one). This first box is the natural one.
Upon opening the box, I got a "Hello" from Target. It says:
Pure & Simple
Good, clean fun. That's what you'll find inside this box. We've gathered a few
of our all-natural obsessions--with better-for-you ingredients you can feel good
about. Try 'em out, and if you love them as much as we do, find the full-size
version at Target.com/BeautyBox.
On the back size of the main description are descriptions of each of the items in the box along with a $3 coupon on a beauty purchase of $15 or more.
All the goodies come wrapped in tissue paper. It adds a nice touch.
When I first used this, I thought it was going to smell really fruity because it looked like a strawberry puree. It really didn't smell like I thought it would, but I did like the way it made my face feel.
I love the light scent of these towelettes. They aren't to dry or too wet and really get the makeup off. Definitely a must for those days when you don't want to wash your face but need to get the makeup off....good for workout sessions too.
I LOVE the smell of this body wash! When I saw 'sugar,' I thought that it was an exfoliating scrub, but it's not. It's just a clear body wash that smells amazing! I highly recommend this one because it made my skin feel so clean and the smell is very invigorating. It would probably be best to use this in the morning when you need the energy unless you're heading out for a date.
I'm so use to regular toothpaste that this was a little different for me, but it does make my teeth feel nice and clean without using a ton of the product. It's not extremely minty, so don't freak out when you try it.
I mistakenly thought this was a peel off mask. I was sitting there trying to peel it off for a little while before I decided to check the packaging...silly me. It tingled a little bit as it dried, but I didn't notice a huge difference in my face.
I like the smell of this one, but the cream lift my face feeling sort of sticky like it hadn't been absorbed very well. The cleanser doesn't lather up, so be careful how much you decide to use.
This shampoo and conditioner have a very nice smell-very fruity. Because it's natural and doesn't include harmful chemicals, you won't get a lot of lather. If you have longer hair, be prepared to use a little more than normal. I really didn't notice a lot of added volume, but ,y hair looked very smooth. It didn't have as many knots in it the morning after sleeping on it.
The total value of this box was $75.00.
This is the regular beauty box from Target.
This is the 'Hello' from Target:
Peace of Mind
We're all about a little R&R. Inside this box you'll find a few of
our latest obsessions--inspired by moments of zen. Try 'em out, and if you love
them as much as we do, find the full size version at Target.com/BeautyBox.
And another $3 off $15 coupon! Beauty supplies can get expensive--even at Target!
All the goodies!
This one I've not had the chance to use just yet. I've been in one of those, "hurry up and get it done moods," and not taken the time for a nice soak in the tub...maybe I should do that sooner rather than later.
Boy do I need this! My nails chip all the time. I've used a Sally Hansen product before that was similar to this and loved it.
I'm always in need of sun screen and am excited to try this one out on our camping trip this weekend!
I'm honestly not sure how I feel about this one. It didn't take off my mascara and really didn't feel like an exfoliator. It also doesn't really have a scent if you're sensitive.
I really like this cleanser. It foams up nicely without having to use a lot of product, and it gets all of my makeup off...even the mascara.
Me and hair masks have had some issues in the past, but Argan oil has worked really well on my hair before, so my expectations for this one are slightly higher.
When it comes to eye liner, I'm totally lost! I don't really know what I'm doing, but I guess I could learn with this one...might make for an interesting time ;)
The total value of th s box was $50.00.
Overall, I am totally and completely satisfied with these two boxes! I love most of the products in them. There were a few things I don't normally use, but I can practice until I feel confident using them haha. If you like this box, make sure you keep an eye on Target's website the first week of the month to catch it! Also, if you have a red card, you save 5% and get free shipping. (Note: I have not been sent these boxes by Target nor am I receiving compensation for this post.)
Until next time,
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Hi! I’m Meagan, designer for The Prickly Pear. I’ve created this blog to not only showcase my work and other crafty information, but also to give you an inside look into my life.