Target Beauty Box Review – December 2018


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The Box: Target Beauty Box – December

The Cost: $7

The Products:

  • Que Bella Professional Plumping Gold Peel off Mask
  • bliss Lemon & Sage Body Butter
  • ME! Bath Coconut & Lime Bath Bomb
  • Ponds Cold Cream
  • Dr. Teals Pink Himalayan Body Scrub
  • Dove Nutritive Solutions Intensive Repair Shampoo

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December 2018 Target Beauty Box Review

This month’s box features 6 glow-inducing beauty items! This info card provides a short description of each item sampled and on the flip side a Target coupon good for $3 off a beauty purchase of $15 or more.

Moving on to Target’s glow-up beauty picks!

Que Bella Professional Plumping Gold Peel off Mask .5oz,

Que Bella Professional Plumping Gold Peel off Mask, .5 oz – Estimated Value $2.49

Oddly enough, I can’t find the exact mask I received on target.com, so I linked a similar mask. I was excited to receive a peel-off mask since I haven’t done one of those in ages; this one was extra fun due to the gold shimmer! This mask had a very subtle, pleasant smell, and I was peeling away after about 20 minutes of drying time. My skin felt refreshed after rinsing off the excess mask, and my skin didn’t seem to mind the fragrance, either.

bliss Lemon & Sage Body Butter, 1 fl oz – Estimated Value $1.09 (Buy a 6.7oz tube for $7.29)

Thanks to subscription boxes and free samples with a purchase, I’ve been introduced to this body butter many times, and it is a great product. It doesn’t take a long time to sink into the skin, and it can be a great everyday moisturizer. I love the herby lemon scent, and this is a great size for my purse for on the go moisturization!

ME! Bath Coconut & Lime Bath Bomb, 1.58oz

ME! Bath Coconut & Lime Bath Bomb, 1.58oz – Estimated Value $1.67 (Buy 6 for $9.99)

Bath bombs have become such a treasure to me, and I never want to take another bath without one! ME!’s version smells delicious and made my skin feel silky smooth. The water was barely tinted green, so it didn’t dye my bathtub or leave the floor too slippery.

Ponds Cold Cream, 1.76 oz. – Estimated Value $1.44 (Buy 6.1 oz. for $4.99)

I know this is a cult product, but I never really understood why. The fragrance is so potently perfumey, and it left the skin on the back of my hand shiny and greasy to the touch. I prefer wearing fragrance free skincare on my face due to my sensitive to fragrance and acne-prone skin, so this was not a great sample for me. Does anyone out there swear by this product?

Dr. Teals Pink Himalayan Body Scrub, 1.59 oz.

Dr. Teals Pink Himalayan Body Scrub, 1.59 oz. – Estimated Value $0.50 (Buy 16oz for $4.99)

I’ve seen this brand everywhere recently, so I was pretty excited to try this sample. I love the gritty texture, and the scent is a strong clean fragrance with a hint of citrus. I usually go for a more moisturizing scrub, but I’ll definitely be using this sample up.

Dove Nutritive Solutions Intensive Repair Shampoo, 3 fl oz. – Estimated Value $0.99 (Buy 12.1 fl oz. for $3.99)

Dove is a great haircare brand, and I love the refreshing scent of each of their shampoos, conditioners and dry shampoos. This cleanser felt moisturizing, and I think it even tamed some of the static and frizz that winter usually blesses me with. This 3 fl oz. bottle is a great size to really test this product out, but I wish they included a sample of the corresponding conditioner to get the full experience.

Verdict: This box has a total value of about $8.18, which is only a little over the $7 price tag of this box. Target Beauty Box is so great if you love to sample different brands on the cheap, and I love using all of the samples from this box when I travel. The glow theme this month was pretty solid, although there were a few items that weren’t a perfect fit for me. I will definitely be utilizing the $3 coupon, however, which is always a very welcome bonus to this box.

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

  • Que Bella Professional Plumping Gold Peel off Mask: $2.13
  • bliss Lemon & Sage Body Butter: $0.93
  • ME! Bath Coconut & Lime Bath Bomb: $1.43
  • Ponds Cold Cream: $1.23
  • Dr. Teals Pink Himalayan Body Scrub: $0.43
  • Dove Nutritive Solutions Intensive Repair Shampoo: $0.85

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Written by Abby Holsinger

Abby Holsinger

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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17 Comments

  1. This box, and the men’s, has been marked down to $5.

  2. I do swear by Ponds cream!! Great and easy way to remove (even waterproof!) makeup, cleanse skin, and even moisturize (not for during the day as it will leave skin greasy, but great for overnight). I love it. I always buy the big tubs because they’re cheaper and I go through the stuff. I was so happy to see it in this box. Certainly not a new discovery, but as was mentioned the mini sizes are great for traveling and I wouldn’t want to be without it.

    It always fascinates me how people can have such different experiences with products. I’ve never noticed a particularly strong smell from this product!

    My December Target box is supposed to arrive today, thanks for the review!

  3. The Que Bella mask is part of a masking kit- Que Bella Professional Luxury Pamper set. The masking kit is $9.99 for 4 masks.

  4. My mil swears by ponds cold cream for cleanser! She’s in her 70’s and has beautiful skin! I tried to find some a while ago and could only find the moisturizer so am very happy to see this in a box. It’s basically a cleansing balm like Elemis or Pharmacy and I love both of those. Off to find some Ponds!

  5. I tried to use this month’s coupon on the Target site, but it didn’t work. Now I’ll have to go to the store to use it. Grrr…

    Usually love the Target boxes, but there’s always something that’s not right: coupon doesn’t work, they charge for shipping, etc. At least they fixed the leaky bottles with the new sticky tape.

  6. Ponds is a great cleanser. I mean it gets all the makeup and dirt off. However, it’s greasy so I only use it when I have full coverage foundation and globs of mascara to get off my face. I always use a toner to get any residue left behind from the co!s cream.

  7. When I was in my early 20s acne products were too harsh, but I tried ponds for removing my makeup instead of regular cleansers and my skin stopped flaring up with breakouts. As I aged I used more acid based products like glycolic or retinol cleansers that helped stop breakouts by getting the old dead skin off my face.

  8. LIZ:
    POND’s COLD CREAM is best used as a makeup remover. Slather it on, rub it in a bit and then wipe away (and cleanse afterwards).

    It’s an old timey product, but works well if you use it as a remover prior to your final cleanse.

  9. I’ve used Ponds Cold Cream since the 80s. The only thing I have ever used to take my eye makeup off with. I have never tried using it for anything else. Big glob and a tissue can take off layers of waterproof mascara in seconds!!!!! It took my daughter a couple of years to take my advice but its all she uses now also.

  10. For the Ponds, slather it on and wipe away with a soft cloth. It will take away even stage makeup (its what I used to use when I did theater). It will leave your face feeling soft and clean even if you don’t rinse. My grandmother also used to use it as a mask for about 10 minutes once a week and her skin was great.

  11. Love cold cream…use it like all of the “makeup removing oils” out there. Usually it’s a lot cheaper. I will sometimes use a mild cream/foam cleanser after to remove the extra residue (usually in warmer months). But in the winter, leave the residue on after rinsing and my face is so soft.

    • When I tried to rinse it off most of it stayed on my face and it really didn’t remove anything, so then I washed it off. I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it lol. I suspect I was using too much at once.

      • You don’t rinse it, you wipe with a soft cloth. That’s probably why it didn’t remove anything

        • I did try wiping it off first, then rinsing. I guess it’s gonna take me some practice. Thanks for the extra info.

  12. Abby the Pond’s sample they sent us is a make up remover, not a face cream 😉

    • And it’s an old-school makeup remover, what my mom used to use and what she taught me to use when I was in high school.

    • Aha! 😂 I will definitely give it a try then.

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