Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Target Beauty Box Spring 2013

Remember back in April when Target offered a beauty box for $5 through their Target Style Facebook page? Of course I jumped at the opportunity, assuming it might be like the free sample beauty bags they used to send out. Well it came in mid June and I think it is even better than the freebie bags. Take a look inside:

The Target Beauty Box included a Gillette Venus & Olay razor handle, cartridge and shower hook. The razor handle is shimmery pink and "Sugarberry" scented. (What's not to love about that?) I already use and love the Venus razors and get the giant refill packs at Costco. Since I get the refill packs at Costco they don't usually come with an extra handle, and every so often those need to be replaced too. It's nice to have a spare now so I can switch it out with my current razor handle when I'm ready for a fresh, new one.

Also included in the box was a set of Sally Hansen Salon Effects nail polish strips. I got 001 Queen Cobra, which is a shimmery gold and brown snake print. I have not tried any brand of nail polish strips yet so I am excited to give these a shot. I did open one package to look at the sizes it included (there are 8 different sizes for each hand) and noticed it does smell strongly of nail polish. I figure I can try out a full set of them and then maybe use the leftover strips as accent nails or something.

There was a really generous 2 oz sample of Fekkai Glossing Cream as well. I have not yet tried it but it smells great and I am looking forward to using it. I just finished the Davines conditioner and hair oil sample packets that came in my June Birchbox, so maybe I will start using this in combination with the rest of my sample bottle of the Davines shampoo. It's definitely in line to get tested soon!

There was a packet of La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo. This is a dual action acne treatment. I have not used it yet but am definitely interested in trying it.

The last sample was a packet of L'Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream. This I did use already, the packet was enough for one application. It came out of the packet as an off white cream with speckles of skin tone color in it, and as you apply it everything blends together to match your skin tone. (Just like magic! lol!)  I actually used it on a day I didn't really feel like applying much makeup. I saw this packet sitting there and decided to use it instead. It was alright, I'm not running out to buy it or anything. It seemed to match my skin pretty well but applied pretty sheer.

All in all, for the $5 price tag and free shipping the Target Beauty Box is a steal! I hope they do more or even create a subscription service out of it. I'd definitely pay $5 a month for more boxes like these.

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