Christmas in August:
Unboxing the Target Beauty Box


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I’m not a typical “beauty box” girl. Some of the most popular boxes can be pleasantly surprising, yet the majority of those same boxes’ contents consist solely of four hair ties and a q-tip. The quality isn’t consistent, the products aren’t at all varied, and when I continue to toss/re-gift all the contents, the monthly subscription just isn’t worth it to me.

However, when I say I could live at Target, I actually mean I could literally live at Target– similarly to Natalie Portman in Where the Heart Is, just without the baby. When I saw Target Beauty was releasing a subscription beauty box, there was 0% chance I wasn’t signing up. I buy practically everything at Target, primarily including a crazy variety of drugstore makeup, new product lines, perfumes, hair care– and food, which is always a plus when you’ve got a Target Superstore close by, so I had very high, and loyal, hopes for their sample products. When I finally received my first Target Beauty Box, I was not disappointed, as if Target could ever let me down.

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I immediately grabbed for the full-sized Clairol Hair Food Moisture Hair Mask. I’ve been dying to find a new paraben-free hair mask that doesn’t cost over 3 figures, and my hair care dreams have come true. Plus, this stuff smells amazing– a little bit like a honey apricot coconut smoothie, so I now understand why the term “Hair Food” is particularly accurate.

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I’m not sure if someone slipped this 3D White Crest Whitestrips 1 HR Express as an answer to my enamel prayers, but I love these things. Because of some oral health issues a few years back, I can’t use Crest 3D White’s regular 25 or 30-day full strength whitening programs, so I’ve been waiting for the 1-hour Express Whitestrip for… well… ever.

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Honestly, who doesn’t have damaged hair from the chlorine-sun-highlighting combo of summer beauty destruction? I’ve been a huge fan of Fekkai ever since I saw them on Target shelves, but I’ve never seen their new Soleil line. Target Beauty sent out what looks like full-sized bottles of their Fekkai Pre-Soleil Protection Hair Mist, which is an invisible sun filter that smells delightful. Throw one of these in your beach bag along with your sunscreen, and you’ll have both your hair and skin covered. I literally cannot wait to see it work first hand, especially since my brown hair is quickly lightening to peroxide orange again.

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Next, I pulled out Olay Active Botanicals Moisturizing Toner and Olay Active Botanicals Moisturizing Day Lotion. This botanical duo should be dispensed onto cotton pads and wiped all over your face and neck for a fresh and hydrated feeling. I’m literally ecstatic to start using their line in the morning and evening after cleansing and before moisturizing; my current routine is glycolic, and my poor skin needs something simple, gentle, and effective.

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Last but certainly not least, new mascara turns me into a 6-year-old looking at Barbies. I love mascara. I’m Italian, and I need voluminous lashes– some brands just haven’t figured any of it out yet. Covergirl never lets me down, though, so I’m thrilled The Super Size by lashblast mascara, which gives you 400% more corner-to-corner volume, was in this box. Maybe I can start throwing my old false lashes away now… who knows?!

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If this was just my first box, I literally cannot wait to see what’s in store for the next one. I genuinely didn’t think it was possible for me love Target any more than I already do, but this put me over the obsession edge. Have any of y’all signed up for the Target Beauty Box frenzy?

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Unboxing the Target Beauty Box

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