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Target “Staycay” Beauty Box Review – January 2018

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Every month, Target launches a beauty box, and it usually sells out very quickly. (This box is still available, though!)

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The Box: January Target Beauty Box

The Cost: $7

The Products:

  • Nexxus Humectress Hair Mask- 1.5 oz.
  • Dove Gentle Exfoliating Body Polish- 1 oz.
  • Pretty Animalz Tiger Sheet Mask- Tiger- 1 ct.
  • Mrs. Meyer’s Body Wash- Assorted Scents- 2 oz.
  • Vichy Mineral 89 Face Moisturizer- 5 mL
  • CoverGirl Melting Pout Liquid Lipstick- 0.27 oz.
  • OGX Biotin & Collagen Shampoo- 0.3 oz.

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This box comes with an info card and a Target coupon good for $3 off a beauty purchase of $15 or more:

Now, on to the items!

Nexxus Humectress Hair Mask – 1.5 oz. Retail Value $3.99

This hair mask is designed to treat and hydrate dry hair. You comb it through wet hair post-shampoo, let sit for 3-5 minutes, then wash off – easy! It smells lovely, and I think I noticed a difference in my hair after using it, but I only used about a third of the package in fear of overdoing it and ending up with greasy hair. Next time, I’ll use the remainder of the package.

Dove Gentle Exfoliating Body Polish – 1 oz. Value $.60

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this new body scrub from Dove, and I was pleasantly surprised! It’s a creamy scrub made with crushed Macadamia nuts, so it’s very gentle on your skin, and the scent was fresh, too. If you like a light and gentle scrub that doesn’t leave your skin oily, I recommend it.

Pretty Animalz Tiger Sheet Mask – Tiger- 1 ct. Retail Value $3.99

This is a simple hydrating mask that makes you look like a tiger! (As if my husband, Eric, needs more reasons to be startled when he sees me wearing a sheet mask.) You leave it on for 10-20 minutes, then let any excess product absorb. I found it so hydrating that I skipped my nighttime moisturizer after using it.

OGX Biotin & Collagen Shampoo – 3 oz Retail Value $2.99

(Target lists this sample as .3 oz, but it is actually 3 oz!)

This sulfate-free shampoo is designed to “help thicken and texturize any hair type with just one use.” To be honest, I couldn’t tell any difference after using it, but I loved the scent, and just a little bit provided a rich lather, so this sample should last me several showers.

Vichy Mineral 89 – 5 ml Value $2.95

This moisturizer is so unique! It has a gel-like consistency, and it’s made with Mineralizing Water with Hyaluronic Acid to “fortify skin and make it more resistant to visible aging caused by pollution, stress to skin.”

The formula absorbed almost instantly, and my skin felt more hydrated as well.

CoverGirl Melting Pout Liquid Lipstick #110 – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $6.89

When I saw this, my first thought was of the Too Faced Melted Lipstick. I think the products are similar, but the Too Faced Melted Lipstick lasts longer in my opinion. Both provide great pigment and a good amount of shine. I think this is a pretty good dupe at less than half the price.

Here it is swatched:

(And the formula is scent/flavor free.)

Mrs. Meyer’s Body Wash in Lavender – 2 oz. Value $1

(Scents will vary)

I didn’t know Mrs. Meyer’s had a bath line! I like the cleaning products from this brand, so I was excited to try out the body wash. It’s a light-lather formula with the same scents you know from their home line. One thing to mention – the scent is lovely but washes away. If you are looking for a body wash scent that stays with you post-shower, this isn’t for you.

Verdict: This box has a value of about $22.41. That’s great for a $7 Target beauty box, plus the $3 beauty coupon always adds value to me. And I liked everything in this box! The sizes of the items were good, too.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! This box is still available as of 1/15. If you want to make sure you don’t miss out on the next Target Beauty Box, make sure to sign up for the My Subscription Addiction daily newsletter!

Value Breakdown: At $7 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Nexxus: $1.25
  • Dove Body Polish: $.19
  • Tiger Mask: $1.25
  • Shampoo: $.93
  • Vichy 89: $.92
  • Liquid Lip: $2.12
  • Body Wash: $.31

What do you think of the January 2018 Target Beauty Box

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

45 Comments

  1. Do the Target boxes sell out the same day? Last month and this month it says sold out on the first day it comes out. Thanks 🙂

  2. I got an email offering 15% off January beauty box items with code JANBOX.

  3. The February box is available!

    • ? where?

    • Where do you see it?

    • Please share the link for the February box. I was not able to find it. Thanks so much.

    • Last I looked it says it’s sold out????

      • The February box will come out on Monday.

      • There is one blog that is saying the Feb box is out but the link sends you to the target beauty box page for Feb 2016. Lol Needless to say THAT box is sold out.

        • Lol!

  4. Hi so I always want to order these and can never find them, when are they usually released?

    • They are released, usually, on the first Monday of the month.

  5. Pretty good box this month! I got this one mainly for Vichy, sheet mask, shampoo & hair mask. Honestly, the mask is to screw with my husband. Lol! The body wash I got is basil. Not liking the scent but my daughter does so that works. Everything is great, well worth the money! The Cover Girl lip color is cracking me up!!! I swear I had this shade back in the day when I was around 14-16 maybe? LOL!

  6. Ohhh, man … Just used the Dove exfoliating body polish from this Target box and loved it! Glad I didn’t throw it in the guest bathroom basket like I planned to! 😆

    • Right?! Lol! I was like, here goes another waste of time with a body scrub but no, it’s thick and didn’t just dissolve and just wash away as I was using it.

  7. Did tracking just stop for anyone else? My 2 boxes were suppose to be here between 10th-13th. It was going on its merry little way until it reached my home state on the 8th. It said transferring to post office on the 8th at noon and that’s it. Poof disappeared into thin air. Won’t update from in transit and it never arrived. Target did refund me but its like what the heck happened? Its not like it was a little letter it was 2 boxes!

    • This happened to me too. I ordered both the women’s boxes and the men’s box on sale. Both the women’s boxes arrived a week earlier than estimated delivery date but the tracking still shows them across the country. The men’s box was supposed to be here yesterday but nothing yet. Obviously something is up. I’ll wait another day and then contact CS.

    • I noticed that updated tracking info stopped when my boxes got transferred from UPS to USPS. Then after they got delivered by USPS I went back to the tracking site and it was then that the info was updated and showed that USPS delivered my boxes along with all the other info of when the post office scanned it … When it was out for delivery etc. None of the USPS info appeared until after my boxes where delivered.

      • Well mine should have been delivered a week ago. The boxes are in Allen Park, Mi I live in Mi but not there. I decided to google see if anyone else has had mail stuck there and so many people have issues with this post office!! I guess there is a lot of theft and unprofessional workers. I am worried about my package from Macy’s it is due tomorrow but right now its at Allen Park post office too!! I thought UPS was suppose to deliver to local post office? Allen park is about 1 hr from me.

  8. just got my box today…I don’t know who threw in 2 lippies,,, thanks!

  9. So do you have to purchase this every month? Or once you order one does it repeat every month?

    • You have to buy monthly it’s not a subscription.

  10. Just got both Jan boxes today- three days late but soooo happy with both assortments. I only paid $10 for both since I had a $5 gift card from Coke rewards in December. So glad I used it on these boxes. Not so happy about -4F and -22F windchill today. Everone enjoy your Target boxes and stay warm!!!

  11. Boxes are sold out now. 🙁

  12. I love that lipstick color! I also thought of the Too Faced Melted when I saw this, and at first I wasn’t sure if I wanted to keep this one, but this is a color I will definitely use.

  13. Thank you all for your reviews! My his box is still available so I just grabbed one. I’ve gotten a sample of the Vichey & loved it. I have some OGX in coconut milk but I have fine, thin hair. My husband can not stand sheet masks at all! I can’t wait for this one! LOL!!!

  14. I really am enjoying this month’s box. So far I’ve used the vichy 89, the shampoo and body wash. The body wash isn’t my favorite, I like the scent, but it seemed to rapidly fade in the bottle after I opened it. The vichy 89 was interesting, and some lotion textures really bother me, but it didn’t seem to hydrate my skin as much. The shampoo worked well for me, but I already have too much volume so I won’t buy it again or anything.

  15. Anyone else still waiting on this box. I received the Boots box last week but so far no sign of this one.

    • I have yet to receive either one. It says they shipped but nothing yet!

      • Mine were suppose to be here the 10th but tracking stopped the 8th even though it reached Mi where I live. I let Target know and they refunded my money on both boxes and said I could keep them if they come. I am kind of relieved this was first time I ordered a Target box and I ordered in hopes I would not get colors shown because I saw people post a lot of times you don’t. I don’t want brown eye shadow or pink lipstick. I also don’t like lip products that tingle or exfoliants. So only things I would have liked out of both boxes was body butter, shampoo, nexus, and tiger mask.

        • You definitely get the colors and items shown with Target and most beauty boxes, I’m glad they were able to refund you but in the future I’d check first. I’ve ended up with items I regretted due to buying too quickly.

          • They are giving me a refund because I never got the boxes not because I don’t like them. Even on this post someone said you usually get varients on lip color I am assuming same would be true about eyeshadow . They did not list the colors you would get they only showed a picture. What is,weird is what people are getting as a varient the soap I was told that it would be honeysuckle when I ordered.

          • There are usually no variants with Target boxes, period. Normally what you see in the ad is what you get.
            When some item does vary, it’s an exception rather than the rule.

  16. Did everyone get the CoverGirl Melting Pout Liquid Lipstick in #110? I did. I was thinking of ordering a 2nd box if there’s a chance of getting a different color.

    • I don’t think Target does variations.

      • Target does variations in lip colors often but I got this color too. I think the only variation in this box is the scent of the body wash. I got basil…which thankfully doesn’t really smell like basil to me.

        • I had to go see which scent I received – honeysuckle! It smells really good, in the bottle. I’ll have to try it.

          • Ohhh I’m jealous! I was hoping for honeysuckle!

    • I got 110, as well.

  17. The purple shampoo smells exactly like Birchbox Beauty Protector and the scrub was awesome, terrible packaging though.

  18. Mrs Meyer’s lemon hand cream is my favorite.

  19. The Dove is my favorite discovery! I absolutely love the smell. Both boxes this month were great!

    • Agree! Target did a great job for January!

  20. The shampoo made a difference with my fine hair. I had more umph to it! I keep forgetting to try the Dove polish though. I am very happy with both Target boxes for January.
    Hoping they continue to curate better boxes for 2018, as opposed to most of them in 2017 – which I skipped.

  21. I enjoyed this box for sure but was disappointed because they put items in here that I’ve already had in the advent calendar. Like the hair mask and the Vichy. But on the bright side I love both the repeats and was gonna buy them anyways so I’m happy either way. Can’t wait to try all these goodies out. But my son keeps wanting to try the Tiger sheet mask bc when u put it on u look like a tiger 🐯😂

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