I was excited when Jill alerted me at 6am last week about the newest Target Beauty Box. I like that about Jill. Everyone needs friends who will wake you up with important things you need to buy. And then after Jill told me about it, I told y’all about it. Because I like y’all that much. To get more awesome subscription box info delivered right your inbox, sign up for our email list! You’ll receive our daily blogs and that will brighten your day, which will make you a happier person. You might also be inspired to buy things, which will also make you happy. It’s win-win.
This month’s Target Beauty Box was $5 and contained a box of L’Oreal products. This box is no longer available as most Target beauty boxes sell out quickly. (Hence signing up for emails for the alerts! OK, I’ll stop now. You get it.)

Here’s what they sent!

L’Oreal Voluminous Original Mascara ($5.39)

I have definitely tried this mascara in the past (I especially loved their “Carbon Black” version but it has been awhile since I tried it so I was looking forward to trying it again. This is my friend Melissa’s fave mascara so I wanted to give it a shot. I was pleasantly surprised. Normally, I prefer the rubber bristles because I find they give me more definition but I definitely got a lot of volume and length out of this. I’m still not convinced this will replace my Roller Lash, but it might go in my work makeup bag for touch-ups.

L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Restoring Shampoo ($7.99)

I’ve actually bought the full-size version of this and while I sort of liked it, it also kind of made my hair a bit TOO smooth. I know some people like that and look for that but I am always looking for more volume. However, there are some days where I go for a more sleek look (which is exceptionally easy for my hair type) so in that case, I would go for a shampoo like this. And I’d probably do that while I’m traveling because of the ease so this is going in my travel bag.  

 L’Oreal Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold ($12.59)

This was the whole reason I bought this box! I love Elnett hairspray, as do pro hairstylists all over! And while I’m not a pro, I sure do love it. I have a big can but I love to have a smaller one so I can travel. A travel size version of this hairspray is $6.50 which is more than this whole box. Bargain!

They also sent a few foil packet samples: L’Oreal Smooth Intense shampoo and conditioner, L’Oreal Revitalift Serum and Cream, and a L’Oreal True Match foundation matcher + coupon. They also included a little tester that shows you if you need L’Oreal’s Age Perfect Cell Renewal products. Basically it’s a piece of tape that will show if you have dead skin on your face. You probably do.

But their biggest addition is the $5 coupon to spend at Target on a $20 Target beauty purchase. I can think of like 25 things I could get in the Target beauty section right now (like the Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer! That stuff is seriously magic! And I also need a new shampoo!) so this will definitely come in handy.

Final Grade: A

This month’s Target Beauty Box had a huge value for just $5! And you get a $5 coupon so this basically pays for itself. I’m fired up about having my hairspray in travel form and an extra full-size mascara is not too shabby.

Did you get the Target Beauty Box this month? What did you think? Let us know in the comments!


Purchased; all opinions are my own
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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.

5 Comments on Target Beauty Box: October 2015

  1. Sally Thomas
    October 12, 2015 at 11:06 am (2 years ago)

    No..Sadly I Did Not Get the Target Beauty Box, and I am Really Upset About It!! I’ve signed up for Alert Notifications, and Never Get Them!! I only see emails After the fact!!
    I am New to the World of Beauty Boxes..But I Love It!! Like These little boxes Bring Serious Happiness to me and my daughter and boyfriend who benefits as well!! I started with 1..then 3 and now I have 6..and Love to Review and Promote!!! I am disabled and do not work..and this gives me So Much Joy..I tell Everyone I see!!
    Sure would Love to Get Notified Before they Go On Sale. If y’all can Direct me to the Best Site for that would be…and then I Can Tell Others How to Get it and Tell them How Awesome it is too!! I subscribe to Several Subscription Review Blogs and Y’all Are My Favorite!!
    Thank Y’all..Have a Great Day!!

  2. laurenelectro
    October 12, 2015 at 11:15 am (2 years ago)

    I’m sorry you haven’t been able to receive our emails before the Target boxes go on sale! Are you on Facebook? Maybe you could try Liking our Boxy Ladies page there and you could see our notifications there? We are also on Twitter if that helps! I’m so glad you love the blog! We love writing it for gals like you! 🙂

  3. Peggy
    October 13, 2015 at 9:32 am (2 years ago)

    I hope the target beauty box site open soon.

    • laurenelectro
      October 13, 2015 at 9:57 am (2 years ago)

      At this point, the Target Beauty Boxes are sold out. However, if you sign up for our blog email updates, I can let you know when they have a new one! They won’t be opening up the one I reviewed again, as it is now sold out.

      • Peggy
        October 13, 2015 at 10:00 am (2 years ago)

        Thank you! I signed up 🙂