Target Beauty Box March 2014

Have I mentioned that I love Target? Seriously, I could spend (and have spent) hours in target.  Anyway, I saw a post on about a target beauty box, so I bought it. The cost $5.00 and some change for tax.. At first they charged me about $6.00 for shipping, but I called and they took the shipping price away, because the info on the target said that it was free shipping. 

It was packaged so nicely:  



This box came with a $3.00 off coupon your next beauty purchase of $15.00 or more. =)

It also came with a card detailing the products that are inside. 

And the inside of the box:



Toni&Guy Casual Sea Salt Texturing Spray.  Online I saw full size going for about $17.00 

This product was also sampled in previous birchboxes. I was kinda bummed that I didn’t get it in a birchbox so that’s one of the main reasons I bought this target beauty box.  The sample size is 2.5 oz, so it’s worth around give or take $6.00. This alone makes the box worth the $5.00.  I want beachy and wavy hair so bad, and since I live by a lake it’s impossible to get “sea salt” textured hair.  I can’t wait to try this product out!

Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo.  Online I saw full size going for about $7.00

This product is 1.7 oz, and worth give or take $1.65.  I love dry shampoo, but since my hair is darker at the roots, I always get the funky white residue that takes forever to comb out.  I really that this is a travel size.  It’s the perfect size to bring to the gym without lugging around full size products. 

Jergens BB Body Cream Light.  At Target the Full Size is $12.00.

This is a whole ounce bigger than the sample I received in my birchbox!  This sample is worth roughly $3.20.  I think this is my new favorite body product.  I went to buy the full size, but target was sold out of the light skin tone one.  So I hope my samples last me a while!

Covergirl Smoochies Sizzle Gloss.  This is a full sized product and the price varies, but the average is about $5.00. 

The color I received is blind date, and it smells like candy.  It look like it’s geared towards a younger buyer, but I’ll still use it.  It’s a fun light pink and glittery color.   

L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara.  This is full sized, and the average price is around $8.00.

I have so many mascaras, so this wasn’t too exciting of a product for me to receive.  But I must say that I rally like the wing tip brush.  

My pricing might be a little off depending on where you live, but even if I overvalued (or undervalued) this box is still worth more than the cost and I’m really pleased with it.  I can’t wait until target does another beauty box!


March 2014 Birchbox

Birchbox is my favorite sample subscription box and this month for an extra $20.00 they sent out a personalized link to add on either nail polish or a necklace.  I ended up doing the add on, because I got the link for nail polish, and they were too pretty to pass up…


The Card that explains what I’ve received:



And, what I received:



LAQUA & CO.  Awesome Sauce (pink)  Lovely Jubly (purple).  I paid $20.00 

These polishes are usually priced at $11.00 dollars, I saved $2.00 dollars… I’m not sure how I feel about that… oh well.  I think they are super pretty.  They are sparkly and perfect for Spring! I can’t wait to try them out.  One thing that annoys me is that I can’t review these 10 points each or get 20 points for spending $20.00 on them… Birchbox is usually amazing with their point system, just not with the birchbox plus option. 

Coola – Tinted Matte SPF 30 for face.  Full size, $36.00 

I really like this brand.  I recently bought Radical Recovery after-sun lotion… I think I’m just dying for it to be summer, and I know my pasty white will need this after a few minutes in the sun… Anyway, this sample looks like a great sized sample, but it’s not even a quarter of the way filled — bummer.  I am excited to try it out and I think there might be enough for two uses if I try really hard to squeeze out every last drop.  I like that this product has 70% organic ingredients and that’s pretty impressive for a sunscreen.  

English Laundry No. 7 for Her.  Full-size, $90

Usually if I receive a perfume sample in my birchbox I end up tossing it.. I just don’t like the tiny glass bottles and they usually don’t have caps.. They are just not my thing, so I opted for the “send me no more then 6 a year” option.  I actually like this sample.  It’s plastic and ahs a cap. I might just throw this in my purse.  It smells like Spring too, it’s really fruity with hints of vanilla.  I don’t think the price is worth it though.

HAVVN – Night Cream.  Full size, $30.

I do not like the smell of this. I put it on as a hand lotion, because the bottle says it makes a good hand lotion, and it just smells like a weird mix of herbs and fruit… I do like that it is natural.. So I guess I can handle it as a hand lotion, but I’m happy I sampled it, so I know it’s not for me. It does leave my hands feeling smooth. 

Luster Now! Toothpaste and distinctly White Set.   Full size, $19

I’m super excited that I got a tooth paste in my birchbox. I read that since has a blue dye in it it gives the look of whiter teeth and that the toothpaste itself doesn’t actually whiten (not sure how true that is) BUT  I’m okay with that if it is true.  After all, make up does the same thing — it masks the appearance of flaws, it doesn’t make them go away.  It smells really good too.

Birchbox Find:  Jergens BB Body.  All light skin tones. 

This matches my skin tone perfectly, and it smells amazing.  I don’t buy the whole “5 visible results in 5 days” thing, but I think this is a pretty awesome find!


Overall, I liked March.  The samples were smaller this month, but I got/get to try some products I’ve never heard of before.  I already can’t wait for April’s box.