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Target Beauty Capsule “Spa at Home” Best of Beauty Box Review

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakNov 27, 2021 | 2 comments

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Target Beauty Capsule
4.2 overall rating
509 Ratings | 46 Reviews

While Target no longer launches a beauty box every month, they still release curated sets from time to time under their "Target Beauty Capsule" brand. Every holiday season they release new sets, so when I saw they released a "Spa at Home" Best Of Box, I knew I needed to get it. 

This is a review of the "Spa At Home" Target Beauty Capsule Beauty Box which is still available for purchase

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First Impressions

 

This set comes packaged inside of a metallic pink makeup bag that zips close, and it has a paper wrap around it listing the products inside the kit and the listed ingredients. This makeup bag is pretty roomy- you can fit everything this kit came with and then some

The Breakdown - What's Inside This Limited Edition Target Beauty Box

The Good Patch Plant Based Dream Patch with Melatonin - 1 Patch (buy a box of 4 for $11.99)

 

I was pretty curious about this patch- I’ve never tried a melatonin patch before, but if it worked it would be super handy for travel. I followed the instructions and applied it to my inner wrist, and it stuck easily and didn’t fall off while I slept. I fell asleep around midnight pretty easily when wearing this and woke up at 6 am, and I got a decent nights sleep (I would have loved to sleep a little longer, but I think the sun streaming into my room thanks to the change from Daylight Savings time was stronger than my will to sleep). It didn’t hurt to peel this off once I was up for the morning, and overall I would call this a success and something I would happily use again (and perhaps try out some of the other patches they offer, too). 

Proactiv Green Tea Moisturizer, 0.33 fl oz - Estimated Value $4.40 (buy the 3 oz version for $40)

small white tube with green accents

This is the only item in the kit I’m pretty meh about- I did the proactive regime when I was a teenager, and it never actually did much. Since then, I haven’t had an interest in revisiting the brand. Personally, this moisturizer doesn’t impress me (especially with the full-size version retailing for $40). It’s made with ingredients I like green tea, hyaluronic acid, and allantoin, and it’s also made with ingredients I don’t such as drying alcohol. This was a pretty lightweight moisturizer so I could see how those with oily skin may enjoy this more than I do, but it’s personally a miss for me. Also, I don’t know what it is about the tube, but it gets dingy fast. 

Hask Argan Oil Repairing Deep Conditioner, 1.75 oz – Retail Value $1.79

 

I’ve used this before, but it’s been a while- I forgot just how solid this performs for me. This packet held enough for me to get three uses on my thick curls, and it worked pretty well at adding hydration and providing slip so I could comb through tangles with a little more ease. This is sulfate-free and made with argan oil, and I think it’s definitely worth checking out considering it’s less than 2 dollars. 

Bliss Drench and Quench, 0.5 fl oz - Estimated Value $6 (buy the 1.7 oz version for $19.99)

 

Bliss is one of my favorite drugstore skincare brands, so I’m always happy to see them featured. This is a solid cream-gel moisturizer. It’s formulated with four different weights of hyaluronic acid, and it’s a very lightweight moisturizer that still gives my skin a big dose of hydration. For my personal use, this is awesome as a morning moisturizer under a heavier sunscreen, but even if (actually, especially if) you don’t have dry skin I think you’ll enjoy this moisturizer. 

Arc After-Brushing Whitening Booster Cool Mint, 0.7 oz – Retail Value $2.99

 

I love this concept of this whitening booster, but I don’t think I’m quite convinced enough to consider purchasing a full-size tube when this sample is over. To use, after brushing your teeth with your regular toothpaste you add this to your toothbrush and brush for another minute. In theory, this works to both remove surface stains and prevent new ones from forming. The taste is a turn-off for me though- it reminds me of the taste that whitening tooth strips have, and I don’t think I’ll get in the habit of using this every morning. 

Dr. Teal’s Foaming Bath with Pure Epsom Salt with Lavender - 3 fl oz - Estimated Value $0.43 (buy the 34 oz version for $4.89)

blue, purple, and white bottle of bubble bath

I love Dr. Teals- I actually just bought a bunch of their bath sets today because Target had them on sale, and I love stocking up on my favorite drugstore bath brand when there’s a good deal. This has a really rich lavender smell that I personally loved, and it delivered on creating foamy bubbles when I added it to running water. 

Hempz Original Herbal Body Moisturizer, 2.25 fl oz – Retail Value $6.59

off-white bottle of moisturizer with green hemp leaf

I like this body cream- the lotion formula leaves my legs feeling really soft and smooth, and it doesn’t give me that greasy finish some lotions do. It’s formulated with hemp seed oil which is rich in omega fatty acids, and it also has antioxidant-rich ginseng, Shea butter, and sunflower seed oil. This does have a light scent that I can’t quite identify- it smells equal parts fresh and fruity? The formula absorbs into my skin fast, so I’ll keep reaching for this bottle until it’s empty. 

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cleanser, 0.5 fl oz - Estimated Value $0.65 (buy the 13.5 oz bottle for $17.59)

blue and white small tube

I’d love to try more from this brand- French pharmacy brands like LRP have been pretty impressive to me with the limited few I’ve tried.  This is a gel cleanser that foams up nicely once you add water, and though this is for the oily skin I didn’t find it to be especially drying to my skin. I really like the inclusion of niacinamide in the formula, too- that ingredient seems to just about do it all. 

Dashing Diva Gloss Ultra Shine Gel Manicure in Desert Quartz, 20 nail strips (buy a full set of 36 strips for $6.99)

 

I love dashing diva- I have been using them for over a year since discovering them through my Allure Beauty Box subscription, and I don’t see myself stopping any time soon. I always seal my nails with a top coat, and I’ve had sets last longer than two weeks on my nails. I’ve never seen a sample set like this before- it has 20 nail strips which is enough for one manicure, but the sets usually come with 36 strips so it’s easier to find a perfect fit. I was able to find a strip to fit every nail of mine, but I was limited in being able to customize my design with the accent nails the way I’m not with the full-set. All of that being said, I think this set is gorgeous and I’m happy it came in this box. 

hand holding nail strips with navy blue and gold nail strips on nails

Here I am holding the Dashing Diva set wearing a different Dashing Diva set I already had on my nails.

blue nail strips on nails

And here I am wearing the Desert Quartz set!

Love Beauty and Planet Beloved Hand Sanitizer Lavender & Hyssop, 2 fl oz – Retail Value $3.99

clear plastic bottle of lavender hand sanitizer with brown lid and purple and brown label

This is quite a pretty package for a bottle of hand sanitizer- I really like the light purple color! I’ve actually never heard of hyssop before (Google says it’s in the mint family and has a sweet scent), but the lavender essential oil is the star of this hand sanitizer. The brand claims the formula is effective at killing 99.9% of common germs and bacteria, and I appreciate that the bottle is made with 100% recycled plastic. Once the alcohol scent goes away this does leave my hands smelling like lavender, and it didn’t leave my hands sticky. 

Value - Was This Box Worth It?

The Cost: $14.99

Value Breakdown: I couldn't calculate a value for the Good Patch or the Dashing Diva set, but everything else adds up to $26.84. At $14.99 for the kit at full-price, that's like paying $1.50 per item.

Key Takeaways

After a few years of reviewing the curated sets Target comes out with, I can confidently say it's pretty hard for Target to curate a bad box. This Spa at Home set did not disappoint- other than the Proactive moisturizer, this set was a great mix of skincare, body care, personal care, and hair care items, and it included some of my favorite brands that Target carries like Dashing Diva, Bliss, and Dr. Teals. The total value of $26.84 may not seem super high, but I will say that personally, it felt like this $14.99 kit had a pretty high personal value. Plus, Target frequently offers 30% off beauty sets this time of year, so keep an eye out if you want to catch it at an even better deal.

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Other Things You Should Know

Good to know: Target has a 14-day price match policy! If you purchase this at full price and it goes on sale within 14 days, a quick chat with customer service can get you a refund for the price difference.

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Jessica Hapak
Jessica Hapak
I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

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2 comments

Kay

Hi Jessica,
I enjoyed this review. I tried Dasing Diva for the first time and I really like it. Which top coat do you use and how long is the wait time to dry? TIA!

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Jessica Hapak

One thing to note- I’m not sure how long this will last (I imagine supplies will run out before the deal ends), but Target Circle is offering 30% off of this set and their other beauty sets right now! That makes this set $10.49 pre-tax 🙂

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