January 2016 Target Beauty Box
While the January Target Beauty Box has come and gone, I thought I would go ahead and review the items anyway in case these items are of interest to you the next time you’re wandering around Target looking at all the personal care goodies.
I’ve found that it’s really difficult to actually get a Target Beauty Box. I’ll see the Beauty Box in a Target promo email or beauty blog, and when I go to order the box, it’s often sold out and with good reason because it’s only $7. Anyway, I did snag one back in January and here is my review of the products.
All In One Mascara | REVLON
The one item that Revlon doesn’t do well is mascara. Once I saw the mascara wand, I knew that this wasn’t for me. I found that the small wand simply deposits too much mascara on the lashes and makes a clumpy mess. I’d pass on this mascara and head on over to Cover Girl.
Other options: Cover Girl Lash Blast, Cover Girl LashBlast Clump Crusher, or Cover Girl Professional Remarkable Water Proof Mascara are a few of my favorite mascaras.
Wet Skin Moisturizer | Jergens
As you can see from the full size bottle pictured – I love this moisturizer! Once I finished the sample size, I went right out and purchased the full size. First, the Monoi Oil scent is wonderful and remains on the skin as a soft floral scent. Next, it’s super easy to use: Just apply to damp skin and pat dry with a towel – it’s that easy. I only use this moisturizer on my legs as that’s where I have dryer skin (especially after shaving) and I just think this is a fabulous product.
Attitude Shampoo and Body Wash
The Attitude Shampoo and 2 in 1 Shampoo & Body Wash products are a new line with “worry-free ingredients”. Since the ingredient list is minimal, so is the ability of the product to lather, which I didn’t like (I like lots o’ sudsy lather). The Attitude line of products is great for the gal who likes eco friendly products, but for me .. I’ll pass.
Scunci Hair Band
The Scunci Elastic Headband is a nice product to keep hair out of your face. I don’t use these for exercise, but I will throw one on when washing my face.
Love Forever Body Wash | Caress
I’ve purchased the Caress Fine Fragrance Love Forever Body Wash and while it smells lovely, the scent will not linger on your skin for 12 HRS. It won’t even linger for 1 HR. The body wash is a red color and will temporarily stain your wash cloth. I thought my white wash cloths were going to be stained a permanent pink, but it washes out in the wash. It’s a nice product, but don’t buy it for the “long lasting unforgettable fragrance released on touch” because it simply won’t be there.
BB Cushion | Laneige
After watching a few youtube videos on cushion BB creams, I didn’t have high hopes for the Laneige BB Cushion. I have oily skin and prefer medium to full coverage foundation. The Laneige BB Cushion is good for someone who has dry skin and prefers a light coverage foundation, so you can see why I wouldn’t like this product. It was nice to try the sample.
Spray Deodorant | Degree
I was quite surprised to see spray deodorants on the market. Back in the day, spray deodorants were considered bad for the environment due to the release of fluorocarbons. Apparently the formula was changed to comply with federal regulations. I thought the Degree deodorant worked well, but it creates such a choking cloud when sprayed that I’ve decided to simply continue to use a stick deodorant. My current favorite is: Lavanila Sport Luxe Deodorant – works great and is free of harsh chemical, aluminum, formaldehyde and synthetic fragrances and dyes.
Sheet Mask | Hado Labo
I used the Hada Labo Facial Mask last night and I was pleasantly surprised. This tissue mask is saturated with hyaluronic acid to help plump the skin. I left the mask on for 10 minutes and then massaged the product into my skin. The lines around my eyes softened and my face felt moisturized. I’ll definitely pick up a few of these masks next time I’m at Target.
Even though there were a few dud products in this beauty box, I really thought it was a good deal for $7. If you can ever order one (like I said – they sell out quick!), definitely give this beauty box a try.