Target Beauty Box Review – February 2017
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The Box: Target Beauty Box
The Cost: $10
- Masque Bar Hydrating Peel Off Mask
- Raw Sugar Raw Coconut and Mango Body Wash
- Soap and Glory Face Soap and Clarity Face Wash
- Gliss Ultimate Repair Shampoo
- Gliss Ultimate Repair Conditioner
- Sun Bum Sunless Self-Tanning Towelette
- W3LL PEOPLE Expressionist Pro Mascara
- L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Mask
Each box comes with an info card and a Target coupon good for $3 off a beauty purchase of $15 or more.
Now, onto the items!
This shampoo + conditioner line is designed for heavily damaged hair. I color my hair and straighten or curl it, so I’m guessing I fall into the target demographic for this haircare line! I liked both of the scents, (I detected an unexpected but nice anise scent in the shampoo), and the formulas worked well, too. I didn’t notice a difference in my hair health, though.
Soap and Glory Face Soap and Clarity Face Wash – 1 oz Value $1
This facewash is minty and refreshing, and the exfoliating particles were gentle enough to use it every day. I’m not entirely sure if these are plastic or wax microbeads, though. (This twitter response is somewhat helpful, but I’m still not 100% sure that means these are the wax beads.) If you find out more, please let us know!
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Mask Trio Sample Pack – (1 oz total) Value $7.50
I was really excited to try these (I’ve seen ads for them everywhere), and I like that this sample included all 3 of their masks to try. I decided to follow the suggestion on the back and try all 3 at once – the red clay mask on my nose and chin, black clay mask on my cheeks, and green clay mask on my forehead.
You leave the masks on for about 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse away. (For the red mask that is for exfoliating and refining pores, you scrub the mask away first to get the exfoliating benefit of the mask.) In general, I liked these masks. They tighten as they dry, (I love when a mask lets me know it is “done”), and they left my skin feeling super clean.
2 things to call out, though: I couldn’t tell a difference in the results between the three masks, and they left my skin pretty dry – I needed moisturizer after removing them.
Raw Sugar Raw Coconut and Mango Body Wash – 2 oz Value $.60
This coconut mango body wash smells so good! If you like tropical scents, I think you will love this, too. And the formula is free of parabens, sulfates, dyes and phthalates! (This is a great new brand discovery for me!)
W3LL PEOPLE Expressionist Pro Mascara – Value $10?
(There is no size listed on this mascara sample, but it’s definitely a deluxe size, so I’m estimating the value/size to be a little less than half the full-size version.)
This is a great natural mascara. You can use it for a very natural look, or do as I prefer, and apply lots of layers for a more dramatic effect!
Masque Bar Hydrating Peel Off Mask – Value $3.50
Did anyone else think this was a sheet mask by the packaging? I failed at reading with this one because when I opened it I was expecting to find a sheet mask inside, but instead just found a little bit of mask gel lining the sides. So, I assumed that the actual sheet mask was missing and threw the packaging out. Looking at these pictures now I’m realizing I don’t think there was supposed to be a sheet mask in there.
In my defense, I don’t know why they would package 10 ml of product this way!
If you tried this mask and recommend it, please let us know!
Sun Bum Sunless Self-Tanning Towelette – Value $3.20
I don’t typically get excited about self-tanning towelettes, but this one is pretty great. First, the scent. If you’ve sampled a lot of self-tanner like I have, then you are probably used to a lot of not-great smelling products. This towelette is literally a breath of fresh air in comparison – it smells like a tropical suntan lotion – I love it!
And the towelette wasn’t dripping in any excess product, either. When I applied it, it dried almost instantly on my skin.
So far, the color is subtle, but I have a few more hours to go for it to fully develop. This may be my new go-to tanning product for the summer. Fingers crossed!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $27 I think that’s a good value for a $10 beauty box, but it seems a little low compared to some other Target Beauty Boxes. (If this box had been priced at $7, I think it wouldn’t still be available for sale!)
What do you think of the February 2017 Target Beauty Box?
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