Target Beauty Box Review – September 2017 – Your New Basics
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There are two Target Beauty Boxes for September. This review is for the Your New Basics box.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Cost: $7
- Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Jar-7ml
- AcureUltra Hydrating Shampoo- 1.3 oz
- Acure Ultra-Hydrating Conditioner- 1.3 oz
- Total Tease Mascara – Very Black Washable
- Simple Micellar Water- 1.9oz
- up&up Premium Cotton Rounds
- Sensodyne ProNamel Strong & Bright- 2.0 oz
- NIVEA In-Shower Body Lotion –
Each 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!
Covergirl Total Tease Mascara – FULL SIZE! Value $8
Well, if you’ve wanted to try this mascara, you can buy this box to get it at a discount and get everything else for free!
I was happy with the formula. It’s not a fabulous, but it’s not bad. It added length and volume, but I wish the lash separation was better. (The comb part of the mascara wand didn’t help much with this.) Overall, I’ll use the whole tube, but I probably won’t buy it again. Mascara grade? A solid B.
Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb – 6 ml Vaolue $1.65
This formula (and packaging) remind me a lot of Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost. And that’s a good thing! This light gel is moisturizing, gentle, and absorbs quickly – no greasy finish whatsoever! (And while I would have preferred it to be unscented, the fragrance is subtle.)
Sensodyne ProNamel Strong & Bright Toothpaste – .8 oz Value $1.60
I’m always happy to see toothpaste in subscription boxes – theses sizes are perfect for travel. And the minty flavor is great!
Simple Micellar Cleansing Water – 1.9 oz Value $1.25
This makeup remover is very gentle and unlike some makeup removers that can leave your skin feeling dry, this one actually made my skin feel more hydrated! (I use the Simple Makeup Wipes regularly and love this for spot makeup removal with a Q-tip.)
Acure Ultra-Hydrating Shampoo – 1 oz Value $1.25
Acure is a frequently featured brand in Target Beauty Boxes, and I’m always happy to have more from this brand! They are my favorite inexpensive ingredient-conscious brand.
Acure Ultra-Hydrating Conditioner – 1 oz Value $1.25
This set works well, and I love the anise scent! I can’t say I can notice a difference between this and other shampoo/conditioner I use, but my hair is clean and soft!
Up&Up Premium Cotton Rounds – 2 Value $.05
OK, it’s a little weird getting just 2 cotton rounds, but I often use Target Beauty Boxes to pack for travel, so these are actually perfect!
Nivea In Shower Body Lotion – 2.7 oz Value $1.10
This is an in-shower lotion. You apply it while your skin is wet, rub it in, then rinse it off. I was actually surprised that it didn’t seem to leave my skin very moisturized! (But if you’re looking for a light lotion and hate waiting for lotion to dry, this might be ideal.)
UPDATE: FYI Target’s site originally listed this item as:
- NIVEA In-Shower Body Lotion -13.5oz
They’ve since updated the description to reflect that it is sample sized, but many people bought the box with the incorrect sizing listed. Several MSA readers have shared that Target refunded them partially, but the refunds haven’t been consistent.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time Target has had these issues, so in general, I would advise making your purchase decision based on the product picture, not the description. 🙁
Verdict: This box has a value of about $16. I think that’s good for a $7 beauty box. Out of the two beauty boxes this month, this one is my favorite. Even though some of the values are small on products, in general this box feels more substantial to me.
What do you think of the September 2017 Target Beauty Box?
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