Walmart Beauty Box : Spring 2016

IMG_1235Here’s another Walmart Beauty Box! They’re “free” ($5 shipping per quarter) and they now let you choose from one of two beauty profiles. They automatically chose “trendsetter” for me, since I was at the time under 30. The millennials, they love trends!

I’ve gone on and on about why I love this box, but it really is just the right price point, shipped just often enough for me to never be disappointed. I always seem to get one item that makes the subscription feel like a good value for me. This month was no exception!

Colgate Optic White Toothpaste – I’m pretty sure this is a sample size tube, but it’s still very large. I’ve gotten this from Influenster and purchased it on my own. It promises whiter teeth in three days. While I can’t speak to that claim, it’s definitely whitening.

Biore Baking Soda Pore Cleanser – This is a clear, nice-smelling cleanser. I used it on my nose and chin and it had the most neutral results of any cleanser I’ve ever used: nothing bad to report, nothing terribly great. I could feel some random rough chunks in this, and I couldn’t’ decide if it was supposed to be the baking soda or some plastic microbeads (boo! hiss!)

Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer – This is a fake tanner. I never try these, but figured I’d give it a go. I’m very fair, and this was splotchy on me. It’s a nice “natural” fake tan on me, but using this daily would be a big no.

Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick – OMG THIS SMELLS LIKE NOSTALGIA. It smells like a Bonne Bell Lip Smacker. The shade is somewhere between pink, puce and brown. It’s a nice natural shade on me. This is full-size and a $7.50 value!

Curel Itch Defense Body Wash – I haven’t tried this, but I’m surprised this wasn’t part of the winter box. It says it’s for dry skin, and that’s when my skin is at its dryest.

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter – I’m not so sure about this product. It claims it will lighten your hair! It says it will do so without going brassy, but I am skeptical. I might try this. It doesn’t smell at all like a chemical lightener and it has some natural extracts that should be nourishing.

CeraVe Healing Ointment – “Protects and soothes cracked and chafed skin with a non-greasy feel”. Will I be trying this to protect against chub rub? You betcha.

Vera Wang Embrace This is the blue scent, which is Periwinkle and Iris. I hate perfume samples, but this was a nice scent.

 

Others – A foil packet of Burt’s Bees BB Cream, a shade sticker try-on card from Loreal True Match and some coupons.

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.

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Colgate® SlimSoft™

I received a complimentary Colgate® SlimSoft™ toothbrush (as well as Colgate toothpaste and mouthwash) through the Influenster program for review.

When I first felt the bristles with my thumb, I was actually impressed with how soft and flexible they were.  Looking at the bristles, you can see how thin they become at the very end, which allows the impressive sweeping action.  The feel is a bit like some children’s toothbrushes.

The brush overall has a very slim profile.  It’s fairly comfortable to hold, though I’d like these bristles offered on some slightly more grippy handles.

This really works for me.  My teeth are rather crooked and have some strange spacing in spots, and this is one of the first toothbrushes I’ve used that really cleans between and around.  I didn’t expect to be so impressed with it, but I really was!  I actually find myself brushing my teeth for longer with this toothbrush, which is definitely a good thing.

I’ve honestly always been a “whatever’s cheapest” toothbrush buyer.  I’ve tried a lot of different bristle arrangements, but I think I’ll be sticking with this guy!

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