Target Beauty Box Review – July 2019


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Another pretty box from Target!

This is a review of the July Target Beauty Box, which is still available.

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About Target Beauty Box

The Box: Target Beauty Box – July

The Cost: $7

The Products:

  • Simple Sassy Sachet Moisturizing Face Wash – 1.69 fl oz
  • Simple Micellar Cleansing Water – 1.69 fl oz
  • Nexxus Frizz Defy Anti-Frizz Sheets – 8 sheets
  • Crest Kid’s Anticavity Cavity Protection Fluoride Toothpaste Strawberry Rush – 0.85 oz
  • Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky Shampoo – 3.0 fl oz
  • Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky Conditioner – 3.0 fl oz
  • Acure Radically Rejuvenating Day Cream SPF 30 Facial Moisturizers – 1.7 fl oz

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July 2019 Target Beauty Box Review

This month’s box is all about those must-have beauty essentials stashed in our gym bags.

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. This month I received a coupon that needs to be scanned into the app to use in-store.

Moving on to Target’s gym bag must-haves!

Simple Sassy Sachet Moisturizing Face Wash, 1.69 fl oz – Estimated Value $2.02 (Buy 5 fl oz for $5.99)

Simple is a great skincare brand for sensitive skin, and I love this fresh, eco-friendly packaging! Dye, soap and fragrance-free, this foaming formula feels great going on and my skin feels moisturized after rinsing.

Simple Micellar Cleansing Water, 1.69 fl oz – Estimated Value $1.18 (Buy 6.7 fl oz for $4.69)

Another win from Simple! This micellar water is comparable to Garnier’s, which is my favorite drugstore option. I soaked a cotton pad with this, held it against my eyelid for about 10 seconds then wiped away all of my eye makeup. This handy pouch would definitely last for a week’s vacation, so handy!

Nexxus Frizz Defy Anti-Frizz Sheets, 1 sheet – Estimated Value $1.50 (Buy 8 sheets for $11.99)

Wow! I can’t get over the price of these frizz sheets! This small packet contained one sheet, which smelled powder fresh and had a bit of a waxy texture. The directions say to glide the sheet over your hair to eliminate static and frizz. I noticed a small difference, but I don’t know what could possibly work with the humidity we’ve been dealing with. For $1.50 a sheet, I’d have to say this product is probably not worth the splurge for me, but I was happy to finally test one of these out.

Crest Kid’s Anticavity Cavity Protection Fluoride Toothpaste in Strawberry Rush, 0.85 oz – Estimated Value $.40 (Buy 4.2 fl oz for $1.99)

I love sampling new toothpaste, and travel-friendly tubes are always welcome in my house. Forget the sickeningly sweet bubblegum toothpaste you knew from your childhood – strawberry is a complete game changer! The flavor is subtle, but it is enough to make the mouth feel clean and freshen your breath. This fluoride toothpaste helps to prevent cavities and is recommended for kids ages 2+.

Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky Shampoo, 3.0 fl oz – Estimated Value $1.40 (Buy 12.8 fl oz for $5.99)

Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky Conditioner, 3.0 fl oz – Estimated Value $1.70 (Buy 10.6 fl oz for $5.99)

Ryan was very excited when he saw this duo in this month’s box; he loves Head & Shoulders, specifically the green apple scented version, and he was thrilled about the big sample size of these miniatures. This formula smells very fresh and made my hair shiny and smooth, as promised. I found that I didn’t even need to condition after using the shampoo, but the conditioner is what really helps to eliminate frizz.

Acure Radically Rejuvenating Day Cream Facial Moisturizers with SPF 30, 1.7 fl oz – Retail Value $13.49

Acure is a brand I see frequently in beauty boxes, and I’ve grown to really like some of their products. This tube is worth almost double the cost of this entire box, too! This not only functions as a moisturizer, but it also has anti-aging and brightening ingredients as well as SPF 30, all in one product. The texture of this moisturizer is somewhat liquidy, so I ended up patting a pea-sized amount (on top of my regular moisturizer) all over my face and neck. It took about 5 minutes for this product to set into its velvety finish, which I really like! Zinc Oxide is a great physical sunscreen ingredient to use during pregnancy, and it is also reef safe.

Verdict: Target’s gym bag picks this month were awesome! All of the items felt hand-picked for me this month – love it when that happens! The value of this box is $21.69, over triple the $7.00 box cost including free shipping. This box is a great way to stock up on travel essentials, and I love seeing the different products Target has to offer. I will definitely be using up each sample from this month, and I look forward to seeing what Target has to offer next month.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, as of publication, this box is still available for purchase.

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Value Breakdown: This box has an estimated value of $21.69; here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Simple Face Wash: $0.65
  • Simple Micellar Cleansing Water: $0.38
  • Nexxus Frizz Defy Anti-Frizz Sheet: $0.48
  • Crest Kid’s Toothpaste: $0.13
  • Head & Shoulders Shampoo: $0.45
  • Head & Shoulders Conditioner: $0.55
  • Acure Facial Moisturizers SPF 30: $4.35

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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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34 Comments

  1. Originally, I wasn’t too interested. But, after going through some stuff, I caved and bought this one. I’m short on stuff for stocking stuffers and donations. I know it’s only August, but subs are actually where I get most of it. I know my daughter wants the Simple products. I will use the acure cream and try the frizz sheet. Donating the shampoo, conditioner & toothpaste.

  2. I wasn’t initially interested, but caved because of the Acure. I go through sunscreen quickly, and this one seems to have a good formulation.

    • The shampoo looks and feels like it’s mixed with paint or something. Very weird consistency, nor did I feel that it cleaned well. Will not use again.

  3. Can I get this in store?

    • They are online only to start. They sometimes go to stores if they have overstock.

  4. Adored this box. I bought 6 boxes because I usually pay full price for the Acure and this was a steal! Like buying it half off AND getting free goodies on the side.

  5. The best Target box in years and thanks for a great review!

  6. I was very happy with this box for $7. It is the best they have offered in awhile. I prefer skincare over make-up. I really like the Acure. I received the oil free version in my Beautyfix and did not like that one at all. Smelled weird and super drying. So happy to get the opportunity to try this one.

  7. This box is in my top five favorites from Target! I can use EVERY product in it. The Simple packaging caught my eye because it’s neat and easy to carry around.

  8. They’ve stepped up their game again. Nice. If I had a usuable address right now I would snag this in a heartbeat.

  9. You have the value of the shampoo/conditioner as $1 something each but if you buy that travel size it’s $2.59 for each bottle.

    I really loved this box. I was disappointed that the frizz sheets was a single as they description said 8 (it has been changed but was still there even after I received my box) and the picture showed the full size of 8.

  10. I liked this box! Everything is usable.

  11. I’ve already used up that kids toothpaste, and I was surprised at how much I liked it! It looked like jam, wasn’t icky sweet, and left my mouth feeling fresh & clean.

    • FYI that toothpaste has red 40 in it.
      Terrible dye, banned in Europe.

      • Just don’t swallow it. Most red lipsticks have red 40. Red Vines and Twizzlers have Red 40. This is America and it has not been banned. Oh well. I like red licorice.

        • agreed about the dye, just be careful you’re not a toothpaste dribbler when brushing like I am… I ended up with red stains on the sides of my mouth that lasted 2 days after using it twice 😹

      • Thanks 🙂 I’m not worried about it since I rarely consume anything in it…. I think 😉

      • Would the dye stain teeth with prolonged use??

    • That’s not a very good endorsement. I don’t want to brush my teeth with something that looks like jam lol jk

      • Lol! 😀 I feel ya 😉

  12. Just a heads up but Simple isn’t CF. They definitely advertise to make it look like they’re “natural” and “green” – but they’re owned by Unilever and sold in China.

    Acure on the other hand is a great brand – I’ve seen some of their products in Marshall’s recently at a nice discount.

    • What is CF?

      The Simple packaging doesn’t look environmentally friendly, it looks like it says it’s not recyclable. Maybe I’m missing something?

      • I meant to put it under your post, lol, cruelty free.

      • I was wondering about that. Thanks for the info.
        Head and Shoulders is also not CF. I did buy this box, but half of it will not be kept. I now donate anything that’s not CF rather than just throw it away.

        • Cruelty-free

        • Would be a lot less wasteful for you to just subscribe to beauty boxes that specifically advertise as being cruelty-free.

          I don’t see how these comments are fair to this one.

    • Cruelty Free

    • Nowhere in this review does anyone claim Simple is CF nor does the company claim that it is. Your post “helpfully” pointing this out doesn’t belong.

      • Actually Simple states on their website that they are CF, but do not disclose they sell in China. I was commenting because many people are unaware of it. If you don’t find the information useful, you are free to continue scrolling by without commenting.

        Someone literally commented above “thanks” because they found the information helpful so…

      • I think that any post in which someone enlightens others that something that looks to be cruelty free is not DOES belong. At least one other person (so far) thanked her for the info, so I think her post is just fine.

      • I can’t imagine why my comment offended you for some reason, so I can only hope whatever upset you yesterday has gotten better and you have a wonderful Sunday.

    • I think the fact that their products are sold in China doesn’t mean necessarily that they are not CF. If it was made in China, on the other hand, I would suspect that they are not CF.

      But I do agree that your statement is not inappropriate or misleading. Being cruelty-free is important to some people, others feel strongly about gluten free or paraben-free products. If it’s not important to you just keep scrolling. No big deal.

      • Any cosmetic/health/etc. item sold in China is required by Chinese law to be tested on animals, so any company whose products are sold there are not cruelty free.

      • It’s actually the reverse. Items sold in China must be tested on animals according to Chinese law. Lots of cruelty free American makeup is manufactured in China. There’s no requirement that cosmetics made there be tested on animals if they’re not sold there. People refuse to wear makeup made in China for a variety of other reasons though.

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