Target Beauty Bag: Spring 2012

Every season Target gives out free beauty bags containing beauty samples and valuable coupons.

Here’s what I had in my Spring-2012 beauty bag.

Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes
Well, it’s a nice sample pack containing 7 wipes, which are supposed to gently take off even waterproof makeup from your face, eyes and lips. To be honest, I didn’t think they were all that gentle since my eyes were stinging quite a bit after I was done using then. However, these wipes did a great job taking off my makeup completely so I didn’t even have to wash my face afterward. My skin felt clean and refreshed, I just wish the wipes didn’t irritate my eyes so much.
You can buy this product here.
Nivea Extended Moisture Daily Lotion
Nivea always had great lotions, and this one isn’t an exception. The sample is a nice 1oz bottle, perfect for carrying around in a purse in case your skin feels dry during the day.
You can buy this product here.
Neutrogena Visibly Bright Daily Facial Cleanser
Another nice purse-size sample, this gentle cleanser comes in a cute 0.5oz tube. For best results make sure to shake it well before use, then apply it to your hands, lather up, and only then wash your face with it.

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L’Oreal Paris Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer
Small credit card sized swatch sample, probably not enough for the whole face but you can try it as a highlighter to define the cheekbones, inner eye corners and under-the-brow areas. I thought it worked well with my skin, it delivered pretty nice highlights without looking too obvious. I will probably get the full-sized version because I was pretty pleased with the results.
You can buy this product here.

Pantene Pro-V Color Hair Solutions Color Preserve Shine Shampoo
Another great-sized sample, this shampoo came in a 1.7oz bottle with a screw cap. I’m not a huge fan of Pantene shampoos because they usually strip the moisture off my hair, but I don’t mind using their conditioners. Here’s my little trick: to get the same effect as you would from an expensive conditioner, simply leave yours for twice as long.
You can buy this product here.

SOHO Beauty London/New York Cosmetic Bag
Target beauty bags are always pretty, and the spring one wasn’t an exception. It is a nice London Soho New York pink striped polyester bag with a zipper, I don’t think these are sold in the stores but I may be wrong.