Beauty Box by Target March 2014 Review, Pictures

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After a long 10 month break Target finally decided to sell another batch of their famous beauty boxes. This time it included five products, two of which were full-sized, and the rest came in very generous travel-sized format. As always, this box cost only $5, but this time those of us who don’t have their rewards card had to pay another $5 for shipping, which was later refunded back to the original card used for the initial purchase. I was honestly prepared to pay $10 for it, so I would have been totally fine even if they didn’t refund it.

HOW IT WORKS
Beauty Box by Target is different from a typical subscription service, because the boxes are sold on a first come first serve basis. These boxes are released irregularly, and usually cost $5 + free S&H. The products are generally a mix of full-sized and deluxe-sized drugstore brands.

Target beauty box, drugstore products, samples, beauty boxes, cheapest beauty box
Beauty Box by Target March 2014

Target beauty box, drugstore products, samples, beauty boxes, cheapest beauty box
Jergens BB Body Cream 

Target beauty box, drugstore products, samples, beauty boxes, cheapest beauty box
Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo

Target beauty box, drugstore products, samples, beauty boxes, cheapest beauty box
TONI&GUY Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray

Target beauty box, drugstore products, samples, beauty boxes, cheapest beauty box
L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

Target beauty box, drugstore products, samples, beauty boxes, cheapest beauty box
COVERGIRL Smoochies Sizzle Gloss


L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara – A few weeks ago I was sharing my Mom’s favorite makeup items, and this mascara is one of them! I just love the way it makes her lashes so long and defined. As much as I would love to keep it for myself, I’m sure she will appreciate it if I pass it on to her :)

COVERGIRL Smoochies Sizzle Gloss – Nice size and color, but way too much shimmer for my liking. This will make a great stocking stuffer!

TONI&GUY Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray -  Normally I don’t use texturizing sprays because they make my hair super dry and hay-like, but one of my friends highly recommended this one when I told her about Target Beauty Box, so I’m going to give it a shot. What about you girls, have you tried it?

Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo – This is a generous travel-sized sample, and it seems like a nice one! This dry shampoo uses natural tapioca powder to absorb excess oil and the formula infused with white grapefruit and mint extracts doesn’t contain any parabens or colorants. Doesn’t that sound intriguing?

Jergens BB Cream Light – Last but not least, everyone received a sample of this new hit product from Jergens, and I already raved about it in my latest Birchbox review. You know me, I’m super against tanning, even fake tanning, but I made an exception for this body BB cream, because it made my skin look and feel amazing.

THE VERDICT
I’m always impressed with Target Beauty Boxes, wouldn’t you agree that all of this is a steal for $5? It’s like paying $1 for each one of these products! The box itself has no markings, so it can be re-used for gifting. I hope Target starts releasing these regularly because it provides a great opportunity for everyone to try some of the best drugstore products without having to buy full-sized versions.

What did you think of Target Beauty Box? Will you purchase the next one?


Product Retail value
L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara $8.99
COVERGIRL Smoochies Sizzle Gloss $5.79
TONI&GUY Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray $6.24
Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo $2.99
Jergens BB Cream Light $1.73
Box Retail Value $25.74


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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01332733129306921237 Eugenia

    That is a steal for $5!!!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      I know, right?

  • http://beautifulgoodies.wordpress.com/ beautifulgoodies

    I’m not a big fan of texturizing products either, but I LOVE the Toni & Guy sea salt spray! I have wavy/curly hair, and it does a great job of really adding texture without making my hair too dry. But I also make sure to use Redken All Soft shampoo and conditioner to add back in any moisture and softness the sea salt may have taken out.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      I’m so glad to hear that you like this one, I seriously hate the way most texturizing products make my hair feel. This one is definitely different.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18164137323112765539 deanna

    If you missed out on the Target beauty box, Target is selling the same exact travel size of Jergens BB Cream for $3 in the dollar spot section! I got some last night!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      Awesome! I think I need another one for my travel bag :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05596048246341033409 Jamie Lewis

    That is such a deal for $5. I totally forgot that Target did a box, looks like some great products. I can’t wait to hear more about that Dry Shampoo too.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      Yeah, I wish they made an effort to promote it, but it was basically announced on Facebook, which was the only way I even knew about it. Definitely a steal!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17834763159275759889 daydreaming beauty

    I love the Naked dry shampoo. Its actually my favorite so far! The Butterfly mascara is great too. I need to try the Jergens BB body!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      Good to know you like that dry shampoo, I can’t wait to try it out :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11274153782478267645 Laura MyNewestAddiction

    I didnt even realize that there were boxes for sell! I used to get all the free ones

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      I remember those free ones, I especially loved the bags themselves :) Still use the cheetah one!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15132929731958788929 Kat Dinges

    I missed out on this one but I love that mascara! It’s one of the only ones that work on my stupid lashes!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      Good to know this mascara works for you, I heard so many great things about it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02471214814439532799 XO, Noelle

    I’m so mad at myself for passing on this box! Craaaap. Looks great!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      Arggg so sorry you passed on this one, it ended up being a great value after all :(

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01603254058603286187 Unknown

    Great box! The mascara looks amazing.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      Glad you like it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18216953827184781132 Nidia Doherty

    I’m so bummed that I missed this box! I want to try that Butterfly mascara..

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

    I’m glad I skipped it.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      Maybe one day Target will curate a cruelty-free box, now that would be great! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15263045833700818883 Cosmetic Sanctuary

    I loved this box! The mascara alone made it a steal!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      So glad that you loved it too, and I agree, for $5 it was a total steal :D

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17055789250013146085 Destany Pingle

    what a great deal fro $5! but this box doesn’t really have anything in it that i’d want or use.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      I can see how this would not be very interesting, if there’s nothing that you’d want to use. Maybe next time they will include products that will strike your fancy ;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15124856951385357354 Cosmetics Aficionado

    It is a nice mix of things if that’s what you’re into, but I am only here for the makeup lol

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      Haha, indeed! For makeup loves there’s a full-sized tube of mascara ;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07520079761400594182 Michelle Levine

    I totally bought this too ! I am so excited about the dry shampoo and the sea salt hair spray and the mascara is a good one !

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      This is such a great deal! So glad you got one of these boxes, too :D

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00414156315051959980 PaintedLadies

    I had no idea they sold these boxes! Love this selection.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      Target has been offering these for a few years, but they are really bad at promoting them. Usually they just drop a line on Facebook with a link and that’s it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05869731250920873554 Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

    I think it’s cool Target did this. They obviously have such great brands.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      I agree, Kimmi, it’s really nice of them to offer these :) And they throw in some beauty coupons too!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16288907297882702063 Kelly Ruiz

    What a great deal!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      It really was an awesome deal!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11772750643042652962 Jamie Shelton

    I didn’t like the texturizing spray :( I’m like you, it made my hair feel like hay. The dry shampoo is pretty great though! I got clear lip gloss and am a huge fan because it smells like the pineapple lifesaver candy :) So worth $5

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      Ahh, so jealous of your clear gloss, I would have loved it :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05711155913023457796 Miranda Mendoza

    This was SUCH a great box. Can’t wait to see what they put in next year’s!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      I sure hope the next one will come out this year. Target needs to make these come out regularly, like once a season or something.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17655590282581447029 Justina Gemignani

    You got some great stuff! I’ll need to grab the next one!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      It’s a great deal for sure, I hope you catch it next time the deal goes live :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04200843118365935194 Kath TheFabZilla

    Wow, all these for five bucks?!!How do I catch this irregular subscription?

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      Target is terrible at announcing these, I think the only way to find out is to follow them on Facebook and hope you catch it in time. I posted about this deal the day a few hours after it went live.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02097547444736859133 Citizensofbeauty

    I think it’s pretty cool that Target jumped on the beauty box band-wagon. Looks like there is some good deals to be had here.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      Agreed!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17203899757128581331 Betzy Carmona

    The mascara and lip gloss made this box worth it :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      Just mascara alone is already worth it :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04890752779951238215 Amanda Purviance

    I am excited to see the herbal essence dry shampoo. I use the herbal essence conditioning cleanser, but need a dry shampoo for day two. :) I love the smell of this stuff.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      It really does smell nice! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10281775875287877768 Chaitanya Poloju

    Can you provide the facebook page name where they annouce this box?

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      Hello there! The boxes are announced on Target Style official page: https://www.facebook.com/TargetStyle

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10281775875287877768 Chaitanya Poloju

      Thank you