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Target 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar Review – Holiday 2018

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Each item in the box is listed on the back of the box as well as the ingredients of each product.

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Target recently launched new Holiday Target Beauty Boxes.

This is a review of 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar, which is currently still available for purchase!

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About This Advent Calendar

The Box: Target 12 Days of Beauty

The Cost: $19.99

The Products:

  • Maybelline Master Primer
  • Raw Sugar Cubes Bath Fizzers
  • OGX Argan Oil of Morocco Dry Shampoo
  • Good Chemistry Magnolia Violet Perfume
  • SheaMoisture African Black Soap & Charcoal Body Scrub
  • Acure Brilliantly Brightening Night Cream
  • Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder
  • W3ll People Expressionist Mascara Mini
  • e.l.f. Contouring Kabuki Brush
  • Real Techniques Miracle Sculpting Sponge
  • Vichy LiftActiv Supreme – Anti-Wrinkle and Firming Corrective Care
  • Bliss Fab Foaming Face Wash

Our Review

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Maybelline Master Primer, 15ml – Estimated Value $3.50 (buy a 30ml tube for $6.99)

I was shocked when I tried this primer for the first time. Its texture is like a lotion, and I am loving it for a glowy-skin, moisturizing, winter primer. It is unscented and smoothes over my skin adding an extra layer of hydration and a more even texture.

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Raw Sugar Cube Bath Fizzers, 2oz – Estimated Value $1.25 (buy an 8-count for $9.99)

This cube didn’t have a lot of fragrance, color or even fizz to it, but it made my skin feel so soft! I would love to try the bigger cubes to see if they are more fragrant, but I kind of liked the subtlety of this size, too. I never tried anything from this brand, but they are cruelty-free & vegan. For every Raw Sugar product purchased, a bar of soap is donated; I love to support companies that give back, so I’ll definitely be purchasing and trying a few different items from Raw Sugar on my next trip to Target!

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OGX Argan Oil of Morocco Dry Shampoo, 1.75oz – Estimated Value $2.45 (buy a 5 oz. bottle for $6.99)

OGX’s packaging has always attracted me, but I’ve only ever tried little packets of their shampoo and condition; needless to say, I was pretty excited to see their dry shampoo in this box! It didn’t add a lot of texture, and I didn’t notice any white residue; I sprayed the roots of my hair, which added a lovely powdery scent and a little lift to my style.

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Good Chemistry Magnolia Violet Perfume, .06fl oz – Estimated Value $0.88 (buy a 1.7 oz. bottle for $24.99)

Typically I don’t love floral scents, but I happen to love magnolias. They smell so fresh and always remind me of spring, so this perfume (in small doses) could definitely work for me! I am, however, not fond of the packaging of this perfume vial; I will always prefer a spray to this type of glass vial with the lid (I always end up dumping the sample all over myself!).

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SheaMoisture African Black Soap & Charcoal Body Scrub, 2oz – Estimated Value $4 (buy a 6 oz. tube for $11.99)

My SheaMoisture obsession started with the African Black Soap range, so this is the item I was most excited about trying out. I am not disappointed, but I would have liked a little more scrubbing action. It is a very gentle, moisturizing formula that I would definitely repurchase for daily use, but if you’re looking to scrub away a layer of skin, look elsewhere.

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Acure Brilliantly Brightening Night Cream, 1.7oz FULL SIZE! – Retail Value $17.99

What a great addition to an advent calendar, a heavy night cream! A little dab goes a long way, so this tube will probably last a few months. This cream is thick and very moisturizing, but it doesn’t feel too heavy on the skin. The citrusy smell is light and subtle, and I really like it. One of the best things about this find is that it is paraben-free, phthalate-free and vegan!

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Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in Precious Petals, .19oz FULL SIZE! – Retail Value $4.99

I have heard wonderful things about Wet n Wild’s highlighters for a very long time, and I am happy to report that they are worth the hype! Precious Petals is a beautiful rose gold shade, and the formula didn’t exaggerate any pores or texture on my face. This powder is very buildable, so it works for a sheer glow or a bolder, gold highlight.

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W3ll People Expressionist Mascara Mini, .08oz – Value $7.65 (buy a full-size tube for $21.99)

Out of every product I use, mascara is my very favorite. I love to try new formulas from different brands, and this mascara performed well as far as lengthening and separating goes, as you can see in the photo above. I prefer a more volumizing mascara, but I wasn’t disappointed by this one, either.

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e.l.f. Conturing Kabuki Brush, FULL SIZE! – Retail Value $5.19

I was surprised by how soft this brush is. It is a larger kabuki with long bristles making it the perfect tool to blend face powder but especially finishing powder and bronzer. Its bristles are made of Taklon, which is vegan-friendly and of course cruelty-free.

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Real Techniques Miracle Sculpting Sponge, FULL SIZE – Retail Value $5.89

Real Techniques makes my favorite sponges; they blend all textures of makeup like a dream! These sponges last the longest, they are easy to clean and they are wallet-friendly. The shape of this sponge was different for me to use, but I like all of the different angles it creates to get into the undereye and around the nose crevices.

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Vichy LiftActiv Supreme, .51fl oz – Estimated Value $12.82 (buy a 1.69 oz jar for $42.49)

Vichy is a brand I’ve sampled before from Ipsy and Birchbox, and I never seemed to get on with any of the products I’ve tried. This cream is a heavy, thick texture and it has a perfume-y fragrance to it. It seemed to absorb quickly into my skin, leaving it feeling very soft, but I try not to use any perfumed products on my acne-prone skin.

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Bliss Fab Foaming Face Wash, 2fl oz – Estimated Value $3.12 (buy a 6.4 oz bottle for $9.99)

This face wash has a scent that reminds me of candy! The scrubbing beads were not abrasive, making this a perfectly mild daily face wash. After I dried my face, my skin felt a bit tight, so I probably won’t be using this sample up; I need all the moisture I can get!

Verdict: What an exciting, versatile box! I love all the different types of products included, and I will definitely be getting a lot of use from most of them. These boxes are always great to try an array of items for a cheap price, and this one was especially fun to unbox. Target Beauty Box always includes great brands that I love to sample, and you can’t beat their prices! Inside of this Advent Calendar came 12 items for $19.99, which breaks down to approximately $1.67 per item.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes – this box is still available!

Value Breakdown: This box had a value of $69.73, which I think is great for a $19.99 box. Here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Maybelline Master Primer: $1.00
  • Raw Sugar Cubes Bath Fizzers: $0.36
  • OGX Argan Oil of Morocco Dry Shampoo: $0.70
  • Good Chemistry Magnolia Violet Perfume: $0.25
  • SheaMoisture African Black Soap & Charcoal Body Scrub: $1.15
  • Acure Brilliantly Brightening Night Cream: $5.16
  • Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder: $1.43
  • W3ll People Expressionist Mascara Mini: $2.19
  • e.l.f. Contouring Kabuki Brush: $1.49
  • Real Techniques Miracle Sculpting Sponge: $1.69
  • Vichy LiftActiv Supreme: $3.68
  • Bliss Fab Foaming Face Wash: $0.89

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Written by Abby Holsinger

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Abby has been a box enthusiast since July 2011, finding her calling with Birchbox. That was the start of a new era for Abby, because she is now hooked on the subscription box life; she loves the idea of receiving (several) thoughtful treats from genius curators such as Lisa Sugar and Rachel Zoe. A few other loves of hers would be her dog named Bill Murray, Bill Murray and chocolate babka.

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Comments (6)

  1. They had a bunch of these as well as their other holiday boxes in my local Target today.

  2. Wet n wild makes fabulous highlighters. They’re great dupes for other, pricier brands. I love them on my collarbone and cheeks.

  3. Great review! I’m tempted to buy one of these, but they always go on sale, so I’ll wait until it’s not full price!

    • When do these go on sale? Not until after Christmas, right???

      • I think they are buy one get one 50% off during black Friday.

      • Ok great! I will wait until then as well! I really want this box!!! Thank you!!!

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