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The latest Target Beauty Box is here! I feel like this box both sold out and shipped faster than any of its predecessors, whoosh. I really wish that Target would introduce a subscription service for their beauty boxes, but until they do, I recommend that you grab them as soon as they're released if you don't want to miss out. Anyway, I have some first impressions to share—let's dive on in!
Unfamiliar with the Target Beauty Box? It's a non-subscription, non-mystery, semi-seasonal
box released at various price points depending on the contents. (You can
read my reviews of past Target Beauty Boxes here.) The most expensive one so far cost $10 including shipping, but other past editions have been priced at $5 and $7. Last time Target released a few different boxes, but they only released one for Spring 2015—and it was priced at a mere $5 shipped. Yay! This box is sold out now, but if you're on Instagram (and in the United States) you may want to take a look at this post for a chance to win one. :)
In traditional Target Beauty Box fashion, there was a coupon for $3 off a $15 beauty purchase. Which I forgot to bring with me I went to Target yesterday, whoops. (Luckily they're offering free shipping on online purchases $25+ now!) There was also a code for 20% off at DermStore.com: SPRINGBEAUTY (expires June 5, 2015).
SheaMoisture Superfruit Complex 10-in-1 Renewal System Shampoo (3.2oz, approximate value $2.71):
A sulfate-free shampoo that's supposedly rich in antioxidants. I've only used this once so far, and I'm not sure what I think yet... the texture of my hair was a little strange, but that's happened to me before when I switched from using shampoos with sulfates to sulfate-free, so it's not overly worrisome. I guess what I'm really uncertain about is the scent—it smells like raspberries, if raspberries fell into a mild toning solution at the hair salon. Sort of weird. I'll try it a few more times before I make any final decisions, but based on my first impressions I think I might like to try other shampoos from SheaMoisture, just not in this scent.
TRESemme TRES Two Extra Hold Aerosol Hair Spray (1.5oz, value $1.47):
A firm hold hairspray that supposedly has a natural, touchable feel. I haven't tried this yet—hairspray is more of a special occasion product for me than an everyday thing. I've had good experiences with Tressemme's products in the past though, so I'm hoping it will be a good one. What say you, readers? If you've tried it, do you like it?
L'Oreal® Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray (3.4oz/full size, value $13.99):
This is a new makeup setting spray for L'Oreal that supposedly "locks in" your look all day and is non-comedogenic. I need to test this under a variety of conditions before I can really say anything meaningful about it, but first impressions: It doesn't smell too strongly of chemicals or feel overly sticky, which is good. I do wish the bottle produced a slightly finer mist, but it's not too bad if you hold it far enough away from your face. Worthy of further investigation!
Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Gel-Cream for Extra-Dry Skin (0.25oz, approximate value $2.65):
A gel-type facial cream formulated with hyaluronic acid. I've been wanting to try this ever since it came out, so I was really excited to see it in the box! First impressions: No distinct fragrance. The cream soaks into my skin immediately without leaving behind any sticky residue, which is awesome. I disagree with the claim that this is suited to extra-dry skin though—it's very light, so I think it might be better for normal or combo skin types.
Maybelline® Color Elixir™ Lipcolor in 090/Rose Redefined (0.17oz/full size, value $5.49):
A tinted lip gloss that supposedly provides "saturated lip color, sensuous balm care and polished lip shine." Rose Redefined is a pretty, neutral pink—it looks sort of bright on my pale hand, but is more of a MLBB natural pink once it's on my actual mouth.
These glosses have a slightly sweet scent and aren't too sticky. Not bad! Personally I would have loved to get a bolder color, but I'm sure this shade will make a lot of people happy. (I'm assuming everyone got Rose Redefined—the second box I purchased to give away also contained this shade.)
Total value: Approximately $26.31
What a nice little haul for just $5! It's obviously a good value for the price, but I think Target also did a good job of selecting a mixture of staple products and new stuff that's appropriate for spring. Gel creams and makeup setting sprays are two things I'll definitely be more interested in as the weather gets warmer, for example.
Like what you see? The Spring 2015 box may be sold out, but I have an extra and I'm giving it away to one of my Instagram subscribers! Check out this post for rules and information on how to enter. (Giveaway ends April 27th, 2015 and is open to residents of the United States only.)
What do you think of the latest Target Beauty Box? Which product seems the most interesting to you?
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