Target 12 Days of Beauty Faves Advent Calendar Review
This year, Target released their own Beauty Advent Calendar – 12 Days of Beauty Faves!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Cost: $24.99
- NYX Xtreme Lip Cream
- EcoTools Angled Kabuki Brush
- Sinful Colors Polish
- Nexxus Comb Thru Finishing Mist
- Me! Bath Soap Bomb
- Pacifica Kale Detox Deep Cleaning Face Wash
- Burt’s Bees Lip Balm
- Mayfair Soap Foundry Body Crème in Sea Lily Jasmine
- Pixi by Petra Glow Tonic
- Acure Day Cream Gotu Kola Stem Cell + CGF
- Umberto Dry Lifting Powder
- Laneige Sleeping Mask
Each door opens to reveal the product. On the inside of the door is info on the product and tips for using it.
NYX Xtreme Shine Lip Cream in Nude Peach Fuzz – FULL SIZE! Value $8
This lip cream has a lot of pigment and a good amount of shine. (Not a high-shine gloss, though.) Here it is swatched:
EcoTools Angled Kabuki Brush – Value $4.50
(I linked to a similar brush.)
This brush has the softest bristles! I can’t stop touching it!
Sinful Colors Polish – Value $2
This polish is great for adding just a touch of sparkle as a top coat. (You won’t get full glitter coverage.)
Here it is layered over a pink creme polish:
I really love the look, but just keep in mind that glitter polish is SO annoying to remove! (If you have tips for making it easier, let me know!)
Day 4 Nexxus Comb Through Finishing Mist – 1.5 oz Value $1.50
This is the perfect type of hairspray formula for me. The hold isn’t firm, so you can still run your fingers through your hair, and the scent is subtle.
ME! Bath Soap Bomb in Lavender Lullaby – Value $1.70
This bag includes one bath bomb:
I love a bath bomb, but the scent for this one just isn’t for me. (It’s more powdery than I was expecting.)
Pacifica Kale Detox Deep Cleaning Face Wash – .5 oz Value $1
(Good to know for swaps, this product has an inner foil seal.)
This cleanser definitely has a kale/veggie scent! It’s a gel cleanser, it doesn’t make much of a lather, but it left my skin feeling clean and smooth!
Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Tin – Value $2.50
Burt’s Bees lip balm is such a classic beauty staple! I prefer it in stick form, but I’ll use this with a q-tip. (And thanks to searching for Burt’s Bees lip balm on Target, I just discovered a Pumpkin Spice version!)
Mayfair Soap Foundry Body Creme in Sea Lily Jasmine – 1 oz Value $1.65
This body creme formula is impressive! First, it is paraben and phthalate free. And it’s made in the USA. The cream is decadent but absorbs quickly, too. The fragrance is pretty strong, so if you don’t like florals, I’d plan on swapping or gifting this one.
Pixi Glow Tonic – 15 ml Value $1.75
(Good to know for swaps – comes with foil seal)
I’ve sampled this before and I recommend it if you are looking for a gentle toner. (No irritation on my skin.) This is an alcohol-free formula and the glycolic acid helps exfoliate too.
Acure Day Cream – 1 oz Value $9.70
(Good to know for swaps – comes with foil seal)
This is more than half the size of the full-size version! (1.75 oz). Acure is one of my favorite brands – it is great to find an affordable natural beauty brand that works! (And if you have allergies or sensitivities, their product line is free of pretty much any ingredient you may want to avoid!). This cream is lightweight and has a light citrus scent – I love it!
Umberto Beverly Hills Lifting Powder – FULL SIZE! Value $12
I’ve sampled this before thanks to Target Beauty Boxes, and I was impressed with this formula. I’m always looking for more volume for my hair, and this really delivered. One thing to keep in mind – while this helped me get major volume, it also made my hair sticky. After using this I couldn’t run my fingers through my hair, and it took some extra shampooing to get it all out.
So, it’s likely not a product I’d use every day, but definitely something for special volume occasions.
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask – 15 ml Value $5.15
You can’t have a Target Advent Calendar without Laneige!
With this mask, you apply a light layer on your skin after cleaning and keep it on overnight. You can remove any excess in the morning – but that’s never been necessary for me. I love waking up to super hydrated skin!
Verdict: This advent calendar has a value of about $52. That’s pretty good for a $25 cost. Almost all the products work for me, and I like the brands they included, too.
What do you think of the Target Beauty Advent Calendar – 12 Days of Beauty Faves? Are you gifting it to yourself or someone else this holiday season?
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