Target is releasing a TON of Target Beauty Boxes lately. And Jill and I are buying every single one because we are responsible bloggers.  These boxes normally range between $5-$10 and are chock full of products worth way more than that. Occasionally the boxes have a theme like the Honor Roll Box or the Head of the Class Box but the themes are pretty loose. All of the boxes basically include different beauty and bath products.

This particular Beauty Box was $7 and a total steal with the products they included. Though the contents weren’t a mystery, let’s explore the products they sent…
They always include a card which describes the products and also a $3 coupon for Target Beauty purchases of $15 or more. Which is obviously easy to do each time you go to Target if you are anything like me.   So. Many. Products. FOR $7! 
I actually received this Clairol Hair Food Moisture Hair Mask Infused with Honey Apricot Fragrance ($11.99– FULL SIZE!) in a different Target box (I think.) However, I was a bit confused with the wording on the card. I always treated this as a regular conditioning mask but then the card described this as “a deep-cleansing mask that removes dulling residues to reveal luster & shine.” However. the product itself says, “Moisture Hair Mask provides rich moisture protection for smooth, manageable hair.” It doesn’t say anything about being deep cleansing? So that is weird. But I will continue to use it the way I did before. I actually bought this Cover Girl The Super Sizer Mascara ($7.51– FULL SIZE!) a few months ago. I thought it might make a decent dupe for Benefit’s Roller Lash. This gives really great definition and length. Not QUITE as good as my Roller Lash but still pretty decent for a drugstore price. And this retails for $7.51 which is more than the whole price of the box. These Target Beauty Boxes are basically free (in my mind.)

I’m trying to broaden my horizons with hair products so I’m looking forward to trying this Fekkai Pre-Soleil Hair Mist ($7.19). According to the card, this pre-sun spray “helps protect hair from sun damage while also boosting shine.” I am slightly wary of shine sprays since those tend to make my hair kind of greasy but I will try to remember to try this on days I know I will be spending some time outside. 
 I really love trying Olay products so I was really excited to get these samples of the Olay Active Botanicals line. The formula is heavily fragranced but I don’t mind that. The Olay Active Botanicals Moisturizing Day Lotion seemed very moisturizing but I don’t like that it doesn’t have SPF in it. No one wants to wear a separate sunscreen AND moisturizer AND foundation. That is just too many layers of product. As for the Active Botanicals Moisturizing Toner… I don’t really use toners? So this is something I’m just not really into by default. Ain’t nobody got time for toners.

As I was writing this review, I decided to test out the Crest 3D White Whitestrips 1hr Express. They included one strip for the top teeth and another for the bottom teeth. Somehow, I immediately messed up the one for the bottom teeth, as it would not stay on at all and just got wet. But I managed to get the top one to stay on (and that’s what people see anyway.) I honestly couldn’t tell a huge difference right away. Unclear how I feel about these. Maybe I can see if I can tell in the light of day if there is a difference. Maybe these are things you have to use a few times in a row to see results?


Final Grade: A

Target Beauty Boxes will never get less than an A from us. This box costs $7 and had a $30+ value. I’m really excited to get another full size of the Clairol Hair Food mask and another tube of the CoverGirl Super Sizer Mascara. I was also glad to try those Olay products even if I wasn’t a fan of them.

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A self-proclaimed beauty junkie/hoarder with a serious Sephora problem. After years with Birchbox, she now has a subscription box problem as well. Her free time is a mixed combination of cats, TV, and finally trying to figure out how to do her hair.

2 Comments on Target Beauty Box: August 2015

  1. ElizWayman
    August 11, 2015 at 9:47 am (2 years ago)

    You don’t like toners? I LIVE for toners!

    • Lauren
      August 11, 2015 at 10:37 am (2 years ago)

      Girl, I still need you to write your French products blog! I need to know what I need to do to make myself look like a fancy French lady!