Each month or so, Target releases one to three beauty boxes, and they’re all pretty awesome. During the back-to-school frenzy, there were two different types of beauty boxes to choose from, both intended to help one transition smoothly into the school year. Over the holidays, there were a couple of boxes to choose from, as well as a men’s box to purchase, which I thought was really cool.
The February beauty box actually just released on Monday (the first of the month), and I would link to it, but it’s usually sold out by the end of the day that it’s up for sale. My advice is to keep stalking Target’s website, or find a blog that regularly posts about Target. The box comes to less than $8 after tax, and shipping is free. While I’m waiting for my February box, I thought it would be nice to review the box I ordered last month, in case anyone was on the fence about Target beauty boxes!
Each box comes with a list of products as well as a coupon for the beauty section of Target. I usually check out all of the products included in each box before I make a decision as to whether or not I want to purchase the box. It’s already a really good deal, but I love that I can (quickly) check out the products before I make a commitment. I wanted to try the majority of these products, so I made the leap.
The products I was most eager to try were the Acure Day Cream, John Freida Keraflex Hair Spray, Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion, Simple Micellar Wipes, and the Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Pads.
I tried the Acure Day Cream for over a week before reviewing it, so that I could maximize the effect it claims to have. I used it as a moisturizer and I was quite satisfied with it. My skin had a nice glow after three or four days, coupled with a pretty solid skincare routine. I’m not sure if I would purchase the full-sized product, as I feel like it might be more suitable for someone who wants brighter skin, but it’s nice to add to my traveling kit.
I mainly used this hairspray when I curled my hair with a curling wand. It did an okay job at holding the curls. I didn’t get to test out the frizz-free properties, since I only used it on days when the humidity was low, but if it works miracles over the summer I’ll probably include it in a ‘favorites’ post.
I was probably most excited to try this product, because putting on lotion is honestly a (very necessary) task. It’s perfect for warm Florida days, because I won’t sweat it off like heavy lotions in the summer. It’s very efficient. I did need an extra layer of lotion on cold, dry days, so I’m not sure how well it will work for people with very dry skin, aka the product’s target audience.
I’ve heard good things about Nip+Fab, but I was seriously blown away by these facial pads! I used them once a week before going to sleep and when I woke up, my skin was baby soft. I don’t really experience harsh breakouts or anything like that, but my skin was noticeably soft and clear. I couldn’t stop touching my face (with clean hands of course… :D).
I have actually used these in the past, and they don’t disappoint. These micellar wipes are so good at getting makeup off without irritating my skin. I also use Simple micellar water and toner, it’s so good for sensitive skin!
As for the shampoo and conditioner, I’m strictly saving those for my travel kit. I’ll probably use the ones from the February box right away since they’re coconut oil-based and I have naturally curly hair. I’ve used the Marlow Extra Moisturizing Lotion once or twice, and I like it so far. All in all, I’ve enjoyed trying out these products and I’m excited to see Target develop their beauty box program this year!
Please note that all of these opinions are completely subjective. I have sensitive combination skin that is not prone to break-outs, and I cannot promise an expected result for anyone else.
Have you tried Target Beauty Box yet? What do you think of it?