Subscription: Target Beauty Box
Cost: Under $10 per month [not a rebilling subscription], free shipping
What to Expect: “Each month, our team of beauty experts will carefully select the products to send, and you’ll receive your beautiful box with 5 products to discover and enjoy. We strive to feature a product from a Black-owned business in each box.”
Target Beauty Boxes seem to come out every month in a time frame that is as mystical and hard to pin down, like getting a good parking spot. It is not a subscription but it does seem to come out each month. You just have to be fast enough to get in on the deal when it posts! This box costs $5, $7, or $10 and includes shipping. They also usually have a coupon with $3 off of $15 for beauty products.
This was a $10 box, and they had one for men and one for women this month! Kinda nice because dudes like stuff too. Secretly, though.
Not my boyfriend… he gets mad when I ask him to wash his face with my new cleansers or smell my new perfumes. “CHANGE GRRR!”
I used my last coupon to buy some hair products [see below], and this coupon will probably be used to subsidize my July box and another misc. item I probably need =D
I received a sample of this in my March Essence BeautyBox, and loved it! I loved it so much I gave the rest of my sample to my sister, and bought the full size $15 bottle for myself with this shipment.
Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Duo in Apricot Glow: $12 for full palette.
Ooooh, I haven’t had a light brownish shadow in a while, and these colors look nice together. One in shadow in one under the light.
Pantene Expert Intense Hydration Shampoo: $5 for 5oz.
Even though I don’t have swingy hair, I still pretend 😀
I actually really liked this! I was shocked because I figured I’d have to send it to my blonde mom because it looked like the blonde lady products she always has when I go home, blindly grab some shampoo in the shower, then get this horrid parched/coated feeling on my hair. Ugh. Anyway, not this! It left my hair feeling nice and cleansed. I haven’t purchased any new shampoo or conditioner in a long long time because I go through stuff so slowly, and my Essence box hasn’t provided me with something new and awesome. So, I guess I’m a Fantene!
Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion Crème Rinse: $9 for 10.3oz
Shea Moisture makes a lot of nice products for black natural hair, and I’ve enjoyed almost everything I’ve purchased from them, so I look forward to this one.
Laneige Water Bank Serum: $35 for 60ml full size
I love Laneige and so does Target, apparently because it’s in every box! It makes my skin so soft, plump, and wonderful. It also has a really nice subtle smell. I’ve yet to try this product on my face, but on my hand it was a bit sticky. It has great reviews, but I am confused about serums and if you still use lotions/cremes after applying them.
Also, it has quinoa in it, so basically I’m super healthifying my skin.
S. W. Basics Exfoliant: $25 for 3oz spice shaker
I wasn’t a big fan of the smell or texture of this last time they sent it, so I’ll probably slip it into someone’s purse.
I don’t recall picking a skin tone, so it seems weird to just hope everyone matches this tone they sent. Were there variations?? I think Buff Beige or Natural Tan are more my match.
L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Volume Filler Cream: $20 for 1.7oz
This smells nicey nice! I collect / hoard skin creams because I’m turning 30 next month and I went from having zitty skin to wrinkles suddenly appearing. I’m secretly applying moisturizers day and night singing “IF I COULD TURN BACK TIIIIME!”
But, definitely in the voice of Jack from Will and Grace.
Soap & Glory Righteous Butter Body Butter: $15 for 10.0 oz. “Fresh scent of bergamot, mandarin, rose, jasmine, peach, strawberry, and soft musk & amber base notes.”
I love body butter, so I’ll use this! Plus, aside from rose, I love all of the scent notes listed, and it does smell amaaaazing! I may have to buy this…
Yes To Cucumbers 10-Count Facial Wipes: $6 for 30
Wow, did we have wipes on our spring/summer predictions?? This is the fifth box of face/body wipes I’ve gotten in two months!! I love this brand, so I was happy to get these.
Plus they have “cucumbers, green tea, broccoli and spinach”, so I think that fulfills my daily veg requirements…
CoTZ Face Natural SPF 40: $20 for 1.5oz
I’ve gotten this stuff many times, and given it away every time because I don’t like the packaging. I’ll try it this time though… don’t judge a sunscreen by its jacket.
Wow! Cheaper than most chapsticks. Looks pretty, but I’m on lippie overload. I’ll slip this into someone’s purse as well.
Favorite May product: L’Oreal La Lacque! This shocked me. I didn’t think I’d use this, but I put it on almost every day and my sesstra even tried to steal it! It is creamy and goes on smoothly. I just have to make sure to look in the mirror because I tend to get a nice juice ‘stache going if I smoosh my lips without watching what I am doing.
Verdict: I am loving Target Beauty Box! If I could cancel the rest of my 1yr sub to Birchbox I would, because even without a “beauty profile” I find that Target sends me more usable items [and NO Harvey Prince]. I really liked this box, and I will use almost everything. My only wish is that they let you sub to this box. Waahh.
I can’t stop smelling my hand… definitely putting that body butter in my shopping cart so I’m ready to go once July’s box rolls around!
Disclosure: This box was purchased by me. There are no referral links.