I like trying out monthly and quarterly box companies to see if they are all they are hyped to be. Plus I often get really awesome stuff in them that I love! I get to try out new companies and products for a low price. (^.^) I have discovered a lot of great companies just by getting these boxes, companies I had never heard of before.
Today I’m reviewing the Target August 2017 Beauty Box. I know a lot of people like to do box reveals as soon as they can find out what’s in the box, but I like to take my time with the products in each box so I can actually review them for you. This way you get to see what kind of things you’ll get in the box, as well as finding out how they work!
To start with, this box came with a 1.4fl oz sample bottle of Herbal Essences Bio-Renew Repair Shampoo. I tend to avoid chemical filled hair products, but I do keep these tiny bottles for camping trips and travel. This one smells pretty good and it cleans really well! I don’t feel there is enough in the sample to tell you how it works on hair long term, but it did make my hair feel soft and smell nice after using it. I thinking including a matching conditioner sample would have been a good idea because I like trying out hair products together.
Next was a 25 count pack of Up and Up Makeup Removing Facial Wipes. These I didn’t think worked so great. A wipe is hard to get to work really well for removing makeup because they don’t seem to stay wet enough. I’m a cosplayer so I have some really serious makeup to remove after events. I had to use multiple wipes and eventually I just gave up and used my regular process. These would be good for light makeup wearers who want to wipe down their face and have it feel cleaner. I wouldn’t recommend these for heavy makeup wearers.
You can find them at Target.
Our next item was a full size Dove Clear Finish Deodorant Spray. I like that you get full size items in the Target boxes! I don’t normally wear antiperspirants as they contain really harsh chemicals that can do a lot of damage if used daily. I will wear them on event days where I am spending 7-10 hours at an event in costume. No one wants to smell in costume! This spray does work very well. I prefer sprays because they seem to go on better for me. And I didn’t have to worry about smelling even once while I was out!
The next product was a sample of Biore Deep Cleaning Pore Strips. I had been looking for these and hadn’t seen them in stores so I wasn’t sure if they were still available. Now I know where to look! I have no clue why the pores on my nose are larger, but I like these strips to help clean them out. I used a good facial cleanser before I put it on. I waited until my skin was dry and applied the strip. You only get 1 nose strip in this box sadly. Once you apply the strip, you wait for it to dry, about 10-15 minutes. They you slowly peel it off from the outside edges working in to the middle of your nose. You should see a lot of yuckies on it after you remove it!
Next up is a SpaLife Nourishing Orange Facial Mask. I love face masks! I try to use one weekly as part of my skin care routine. I use a variety of masks so my skin can get a lot of different benefits. I decided to use this mask after I washed my face with the sample face cleanser listed below, following the pore strip that I used above. So I did a 3 step process with 3 of the products from this box. It was VERY moist when it came out of the package. I had a hard time getting it to stay on my face in place due to that. It smelled pretty good with a light orange scent, but nothing too overpowering. I looked absurd! So much so that I took a picture for you lovelies below. (^.^)
I tried to make the picture as creepy as possible. I *may* have also snuck up on Little Divine to spook her, hahahaha. Back to the mask, I left it on for 20 minutes to get the full affect. The instructions said to remove it and then rub the left over serum stuff into your skin. My skin looked and felt really good after using it! I think I will be getting more of their masks in the future.
You can find it at Target.
The last product is a 1fl oz sample size of Garnier Clearly Brighter Argan Nut Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser. I actually used this product right before I used the pore strip and then I followed up with the mask after the pore strip. I decided my face needed a little pampering! I like this scrub and I feel it cleaned my face nicely without being too harsh. My skin felt soft after using it and it had a pleasant smell that wasn’t too perfumed. Cleaning your face well is an important part of skincare so I like getting to try a new cleanser to see if it will work well in my daily routine. I liked this product and I will keep using it to see how it goes!
And lastly, Target sent a $3 off coupon for any beauty purchase of $15 or more. This covers cosmetics, skin care and hair care. It’s a nice added bonus because if you enjoy the products in the box, you can buy them full size and get a few dollars off!
What did you think of the products in the August 2017 Target Beauty Box? Let me know in the comments below! ❤
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