Target Beauty Box Review

IMG_0686I really like the Target Beauty Boxes. They’re $5 and ship for free. Target releases exactly what will be in the box before you buy it, so there are no unpleasant surprises. They also include a coupon for $3 off any $15 cosmetics/beauty purchase at Target or online. There is the beauty box and often men’s grooming boxes with razors and the ilk.

So what I’m saying is, unless you’re just prone to buyer’s remorse, there’s really no way to hate this box.

To be clear, this is NOT a subscription service. Instead, they just randomly put these boxes for sale. I’m not sure how they notify people that they’re available; I always find out from MySubscriptionAddiction and none have been sold out by the time I went to snag ’em. There may be an alert email blast you can sign up for somewhere, but I don’t know about it. What I do know is that these have always–in my opinion–been totally worth the money. This is the first one I’ve purchased, mostly because the other boxes had items that I was already familiar with or not in need of.IMG_0681

This box was heavy with hair products, chiefly conditioners. I didn’t notice this when I bought it. I misinterpreted that one item was a regular lotion and assumed the spray was not conditioner. Oops. It’s actually great that I didn’t notice, because I would’ve skipped this box and I would’ve really missed some great products!

The Overall – The box itself is fantastic. It’s a high-quality matte black box that comes shrink wrapped. Honestly, I was really charmed. The value is great and it’s exactly as I expected. It came with a card describing each product, with tips on how to use them, which I think is an awesome touch. It also had a coupon code (FALLBEAUTY) for 20% off a $125+ order from Dermstore, which I will never use, but it’s a cool ride-along item.

Dove Advanced Hair Series Quench Absolute Creme Serum (FULL SIZE $6 value) – This is a hefty tube of product. It’s labeled for curly, coarse hair. It smells nice and I like it for taming frizz. I’ve sampled some other products from this line, and I really like it! All of the products feel really nice.

Shea Moisture Strengthen, Grow & Restore Styling Lotion (3.2 oz sample size) – This says it contains Jamaican black castor oil, as well as shea butter, keratin and peppermint (??). The scent is a mix of shea butter and vanilla. I catch no whiff of peppermint. The consistency of the product is a bit stiffer than a melted milkshake. It feels quite nice in my hair and worked wonderfully as a detangler.

Curls Creme Brulee Whipped Curl Creme (2 oz sample size) – This smells like dessert and I did notice a difference in texture, but it wasn’t a huge boost.

Jane Carter Solution Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner (2 oz sample size) – This is a spray with very little scent. It’s okay on wet hair, but a little sticky and heavy on dry.

Colgate Optic White Express White Toothpaste (0.75 oz sample size) – Toothpaste is always a welcome sample for me. You can feel the peroxide fizzing on your teeth when you use it.

Eucerin Aquaphor Healing Ointment (0.25 oz sample size) – This is a teeny sample. It’s unscented and very moisturizing.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. KathyRo says:

    TARGET HAS A BEAUTY BOX WUT??
    No surprise this is already sold out.
    That’s ok — truth to be told I’m not much attracted to these type of boxes, even though they represent a great value.
    A large part of the appeal of subscription boxes is the surprise and the hope for some type of thing I’ve never seen before — not a free sample of shampoo/condtioner/lotion. (The Walmart box has taught me this.)

    1. dootsiebug says:

      Whenever they roll out a box that’s heavier on beauty products, the contents tend to be more exciting, but it DEFINITELY has no surprise factor and it’s a lot of the big drugstore brands. Much like the Walmart box, I’m sure these companies paid to have their products included in the box so they kind of get to decide what goes in, but I wish there was a happy medium on curation versus brand representation.

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