Unboxing Target November 2016 Beauty Box!

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Target Beauty Boxes range from $5.00 to $15.00, depending on the products included and they sell out within a couple of days.  I’ve been purchasing Target Beauty Boxes regularly now for a few months and since I dropped Birchbox, it seems that Target fills that space for me ~ I already subscribe to Sephora and The 3B Box for beauty samples (high end and Asian skincare/makeup) and Target fills that need for me for inexpensive, but solid beauty products.  Target will also add health items as well, as beauty isn’t just on your skin, but in your insides 🙂  This box is still available at Target.

Target Beauty Box

Beauty Ballot: Must-haves. Can’t-live-withouts. Obsessions. As purveyors of all-things beauty, we at Target Style like to keep a lookout for what’s new and now.  In this box you’ll find beauty faves that totally win our vote. Test em out and tell us what you think

Target Beauty Boxes also come with a $3.00 coupon that expires in one month ~ it is good for purchases made in their Beauty department (online or in store) $15.00 or more.

W3LL People Bio Brightener Stick  This sample comes in a pot, not a stick and W3LL People is an eco-friendly and organic brand, who specializes in a natural look.  This is an illuminating cream and it is very light ~ it is not a strobe cream or a glitter bomb, so it can be used by all ages and at any time. This moonstone shade just add a hint of highlight that looks very natural and is very creamy-smooth.  On my pale skin, it barely shows and I think this would look stunning with someone with darker skin than mine.  Mini Size RV $11.99 (w3ll people)

Description: This illuminating cream creates an instant glow with premium natural ingredients and organic botanicals.  Warm and blend Bio Brightener Stick onto the face using fingertips, or W3LL PEOPLE Foundation Brush. Applying above the cheekbone, bridge of nose, cupid’s bow of upper lip, crown of forehead, underneath the brow and/or entire eyelid to highlight and brighten the complexion. Build to the desired level of color impact.  Free from: Parabens, Propylene Glycon, Coal Tar, Phthalates, Silicone, Dimethicone, Polyethylene Glycol (PEG), Petrolatum, DEA/TEA/MEA, Diazolidinyl Urea, Butylated Hydroxyanisole/BHA, Butylated Hydroxyanisole/BHT, Ethyl Acetate, Mineral Oil, Oxybenzone, Avobenzone, Lead, Nanoparticles, Formaldehyde Bismuth Oxychloride

Ingredients: Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Cera Alba (Bees- wax), Silica, Mica (CI 77019), Olea europaea (Olive Oil)*, Castor Isostearate Beeswax Succinate **, Camellia Oleifera (Camellia) Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Mica (CI 77019), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil (and) Aloe Barbadenis (Aloe) Extract, Essential Oil blend, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Lysine, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea)*, Roman An- themis Nobilis (Chamomile)* [+/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Manganese Violet (CI 77742)]

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Beautiful Day Cream  I really enjoy Andalou products (see review here) and I am happy that Target is starting to add them to their beauty boxes. However, this has rose extracts and since I am allergic, I cannot use it.  That said, Andalou is a premium eco-friendly, organic brand and I am sure this is a premium cream.  This is free from parabens, GMO, sulfates, gluten and it is vegan and 100% cruelty free.   Deluxe Sample .4 oz RV $6.00

Description: The start to a beautiful day, this satin soft cream, with Alpine Rose Stem Cells, delivers deep cellular support to soothe, nourish, and transform sensitive skin. Pomegranate tones and tightens as hyaluronic acid and aloe vera revive skin’s hydro lipid barrier for a naturally flawless complexion.  For Delicate & Dry Skin

  • Rose and Fruit Stem Cells: Alpine Rose/Malus Domestica/Solar Vitis ~ Boost Cell Vitality; Improve Resilience;Counteract Aging
  • BioActive 8 Berry Complex ~Certified organic portfolio of superfruit antioxidants.
  • Certified Organic Aloe Vera ~ Soothes inflammation, oxygenates and hydrates, advances dermal absorption of active ingredients.

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Juice (Certified Organic), Vegetable Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Biosaccharide Gum, Allantoin, Olive Squalane, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) and Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Oils (Certified Organic), PhytoCellTec (Alpine Rose, Malus Domestica, Solar Vitis) and Bioactive 8 Berry Complex (Certified Organic), Soothing Complex: [Hyaluronic Acid, Magnolia Officinalis Bark, Phoenix Dactylifera (Date) Leaf Cell and Boswellia Serrata (Boswellin) Extracts], Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Lecithin, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch (Certified Organic), Grapeseed Polyphenols, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Distillate (Certified Organic), Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Juice (Certified Organic), Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) and Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Extracts (Certified Organic) (Fair Trade), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Phenethyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) and Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Oils (Certified Organic), Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Oil cosDNA analysis

L’Oréal Advanced HairCare Volume Filler Thickening Shampoo  It’s shampoo. It will thicken my hair.  I have no feelings one way or another about this product  Deluxe Size 1.7 oz RV 52 cents

Description: This rich formula permeates and expands every strand to make hair look and feel twice as thick. Imagine your hair looking thicker and feeling fuller for days. L’Oréal Advanced Haircare Volume Filler Thickening Shampoo contains Filloxane which penetrates, fills and expands every hair fiber from within for visibly thicker hair. Hair instantly feels thicker. In 5 applications, hair diameter increases. For fine, thin hair.

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Coco-betaine, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Glycol Distearate, Hexylene Glycol, Aminopropyl Triethoxysilane, Parfum/Fragrance, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Lactic Acid, Alcohol Denat., Polyquaternium-30, Carbomer, Linalool, Limonene, Citronellol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Sodium Hydroxide

HASK Keratin Protein Soothing Deep Conditioner  Now, this I am pretty happy about.  I’ve used HASK before and I did like it a lot.  I do color my hair, so this rich deep conditioner, which is about 2 applications for me, will come in handy after I color my hair.  It has keratin amino acids, rice and wheat protein, collagen and lanolin, along with rich oils to really add moisturize back to my hair  Full Size 1.75 oz RV $1.99

Description: This deep conditioner is an ultra restorative, moisturizing hair conditioner that leaves all hair types smooth, shiny and frizz free. The special ingredient blend repairs damage, reduces breakage and helps reduce static and drying time. Perfect for over processed and color treated hair. Free from sulfates, phthalates, gluten, drying alcohol and artificial colors.

Directions: Apply a generous amount of deep conditioner to clean, wet hair. Massage into hair focusing on damaged areas. Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse well. Style as usual. Ideal for use 1-2 times per week, or as needed. 

Ingredients: Water/Eau (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Lanolin, Quaternium-18, Cetyl Alcohol, Keratin Amino Acids, Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Keratin, Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Starch, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Rice Protein/Siloxysilicate, Oryza Sative (Rice) Extract, Panthenyl Hydroxypropyl Steardimonium Chloride, Isopropyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Isostearic Acid, Lanolin Alcohol, Lecithin, Oleoyl Sarcosine, Sorbitan Oleate, Butyl Stearate, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, DMDM Hydantoin, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Fragrance/Parfum. 

Laneige Water Bank Soothing Mask  Oh you know I love a facial mask ~ this is a 2 piece hydro-gel, which I am not that in love with.  I know that I’ve had issues with Laneige Water Bank series before ~ it is very floral-perfume scented (you’d think with the name Water Bank it would be odorless or a fresh scent), so we’ll see how this works.  The hydro gel is supposed to lower your skin’s surface temperature to help soothe, along with with green tea and chamomile.  The essence in this mask will penetrate deeply into your skin, to keep it moisturized and hydrated.  This supposed to be a very hydrating mask and I am sure if you follow me on IG, you will see me review this in the near future.  RV $4.80

Description: Submerge skin under a soothing layer of moisture. The hydrating and revitalizing sheet mask, infused with skin – perfecting Hydro Ionized Mineral Water, soothes and cools skin upon contact. The mask utilizes Biogen Technology to prevent future moisture loss and maintain adequate hydration. The unique hydrogel material retains maximum moisture while adhering closely to the contours of your face for the perfect, non – slip fit.

  • Hydro Ion Mineral Water: Infused with 6 ionized moisturizing minerals that play a role in regulating skin moisture, it swiftly penetrates the skin to activate natural moisturizing genes in the skin.
  • Quinoa extracts: Quinoa has been a food source for mankind for the past seven thousand years. It is also known to protect the skin from dryness and damage.
  • Natural olive oil: Micro-sized botanical oil particles absorb quickly into the skin to reinforce the lipid barrier in the epidermis to help retain moisture and smoothen the skin texture.
  • Tillandsia extract: Rich in betaine, a natural moisturizing factor (NMF) that plays an important role in hyaluronic acid synthesis in the dermis.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Carrageenan, Phenyl Trimethicone, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Lactobacillus Ferment, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Allantoin, Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Chloride, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Agar, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Hydroxide cosDNA analysis

L’Oréal Voluminous Primer  I am actually looking forward to using this product.  I currently swear by Diorshow lash primer and it isn’t inexpensive at $30.00.  So, I am interested in comparing this primer with Diorshow and seeing how it fairs.  This will go on white on your lashes and coat them.  You then apply your mascara over it and it will help make your lashes look longer and thicker. RV $5.99

Description: L’Oréal Paris presents Voluminous Lash Primer, the latest makeup designer obsession. The perfect pair for your favorite mascara to maximize every lash look. Lightweight primer instantly creates a boosting effect, building dramatic volume and length on each lash. Conditions lashes over time for soft nourished lashes. Use with your favorite mascara to amplify any lash look.  Instantly Thicker, Longer Lashes. Mascara Amplifier. Lash Conditioner

Ingredients: Water, Polybutene, Paraffin, Potassium, Cetyl Phosphate, Beeswax, Copernicia, Carnauba Wax, Steareth-2, Cetyl Alcohol, Alcohol Denat, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Acacia Senegal Gum, Panthenol, Ethylenediamine, Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, 2-Oleamido-1,3 Octadecanediol, Disodium Edta, BHT, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, Myristyl Alcohol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl, Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Propylene Glycol, Propyl Gallate, Citric Acid.

Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner in Black I use liquid eyeliners and if I were to use a pencil one, I would like it to be a color other than black.  Meh.  Anyway, this is a retractable and waterproof eyeliner pencil with a built in sharpener.  And it is in black.  I mean, even charcoal would been nice ~ but jade ~ that would have been lovely.  Come on Target ~ let’s give some nice colors to the ladies here.  RV $5.99

So, this month was not that great for me.  I like that I have a new eyelash primer to test out and the conditioner from HASK.  I will try the facial sheet mask, but I fear it might be floral scented.  The rest of the box was, well, boring and this was one of their more pricier boxes at $10.00.  The RV was slightly over $37.00 and I just don’t see the value in this month’s box.  Obviously, so did other ladies, because the box hasn’t even sold out yet and it is in the 2nd week of November!!   Here’s hoping next month looks better or I will pass on it.

Did you get this Beauty Box from Target?   Should Target make this a monthly subscription and what do you think they should charge for it?  They have changed their policy so you can only place one box in one order, as so many people were ordering 10 or 15 boxes at a time.


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4 thoughts on “Unboxing Target November 2016 Beauty Box!

  1. I skipped this month because I wasn’t seeing the value. Maybe if were priced a little lower it would have more success? Personally I don’t think Target should make this a monthly subscription because I like knowing what’s going to be in the box so I know whether or not I’m getting the best value out of it. That’s just me though 🙂

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