Unfortunately, this box is no longer available, but it gives a good idea of the sizes and types of samples featured in this sampler box.
Quick Run-Down: the Target Beauty Box is a monthly (or so) beauty sampler box sold online by Target; it is not a subscription box and once it's sold out, it's sold out for that month; it releases on the first Monday of the month early in the morning and has been selling out earlier and earlier each time; there's no set number or size of samples, but all the brands and products are available for purchase at Target; depending on the samples, the boxes retail for $5-$10, shipping included.
When I was little, I used to use Pantene hair care products all the time and I thought they were super luxurious. Now I know better, and it's been a very long time since I've used any of their products. I was initially not very excited to see not only a Pantene product, but a hair spray at that, in this box, but after reading about it, I actually might give this a try. I like that it's alcohol-free and that it claims to be lightweight and brushable. I had my hair cut super short, so I need to use some product in the morning to get it to look presentable (no more lazy ponytails for me...) and I've been trying a bunch of different hairsprays and dry texture sprays. I don't like it when my hair feels crunchy or stiff, so I'm hoping this will give me hold without any negative side effects.
There's enough peach/pink in it so it doesn't look like a 90's brown (which look horrible on me), and I thought it was quite flattering on me. This is not a color I would buy for myself, so it's unique to my collection (which is impressive, since I have a lot of lip products).
Unfortunately, my lipstick arrived damaged. It was smooshed up at the top and the bullet had broken off at the base. I tried to fix it, but it wouldn't meld back together and it's very annoying to apply. I could try and depot it, but I know if I did that I would never use it anyway, so I'm probably just going to throw it away. I probably won't be repurchasing this product, but I will definitely look for a similar color!
One thing I like about these Target Beauty Boxes is that they're not 100% makeup/beauty products. I enjoy getting a lifestyle/health product every now and then; it helps break things up and prevents me from getting overwhelmed with similar products. Sunscreen is important year-round, but I'm glad Target included a travel-sized bottle in this box since people are going to find themselves spending more time outside spontaneously now and it will be super helpful to have sunscreen readily available. It also smells really good! It's super light, too, so it will be less irritating to skin and noses.
I love getting travel size lotions in these sample boxes; I tend to avoid putting lotion on my hands as often as I should, so I find that if I leave little tubes of it around where I spend a lot of time, I'm more likely to use it. I liked the other Marlowe product I got in a past box, so I expect to like this one, too. I will say, though, that the scent, while light, is a little off-putting. It's a green-floral, but it smells a little...old. I might not use this all over my just due to the scent, but I'll try it on my hands and see if it bothers me.
And that's my April 2016 Target Beauty Box! A good box, especially for the $7 I paid, but it does feel like something's missing, like it's a little less impressive than previous boxes. I definitely got my money's worth, but I wonder if Target is starting to make more boxes with less product value in order to satisfy demand... We'll have to see what the May box brings!
Thanks for reading! <3