Friday, October 17, 2014

Target Fall Beauty Box 2014

My Target beauty box arrived today and it is awesome.  It was only $7 and contained five different samples from brands available at Target and  I am actually super excited because this box was a huge success for me.  I'm stoked to try all of these products and have wanted to try both of the full size items for awhile now.

Testing out the lipstick. 

Here's what was included in this season's box:

L'Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinaire Lipstick in color 601 - Nude Ballet (Full Size)

This feels very comfortable on and even lasted through dinner for me which really is extraordinary.  It is a liquid lipstick with a unique applicator that has doe foot material on a flexible tear drop shaped wand.  It has a distinct fragrance that is a little floral and sweet but I didn't mind it since it dissipated quickly after it was applied.  It doesn't have much flavor.  The color is a tiny bit lighter and less rosy than my natural lip shade but it was slightly glossy and looked nice on.  I was really excited to try this and will probably purchase more shades in this formula because I love the way it felt and it wasn't even the tiniest bit sticky.

L'Oreal Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray 2.2 oz. travel size

I have actually wanted to try this type of hairspray for awhile but found it very expensive for a product I use so seldom.  I love travel size hairsprays simply because I don't get dressed up to got out often and rarely have hairstyles that require much.  This small size will last ages for me.  It is very fine and isn't sticky.  You can also brush it out if you apply it too heavily, and it has a soft pleasant baby powder like fragrance.

Fekkai Blowout Hair Refreshing Dry Shampoo 1.7 oz. Travel size

I enjoy products from the Fekkai brand and picked up the gift sets of the volumizing shampoo, conditioner and and travel sized glossing cream when they were deeply discounted in January at Target a few years ago.  I was happy to try this dry shampoo (as I'm kind of obsessed with them - I have nine different brands right now in full or travel sizes).  It didn't take all the shine out of my hair and didn't seem too whitening like the Batiste spray from the Blush Mystery Beauty Box did.  It has a great apple scent which I really like.  I may try and trade for this to get some more when I run out.

Laneige BB Cushion SPF 50+ sample card

I have yet to try this product, but I like that it comes with a small version of the puff applicator and all three shades in miniature so you have plenty for a full application.  I'm not sure how expensive the full size product is but it has shown up in several beauty subscription boxes and I haven't received it yet, so I'm happy to try it.

Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in 604 Milk (Full Size)

This is by and far the product I was happiest to find in the box and it is the exact shade I was hoping for.  Many beauty "gurus" on YouTube and Instagram use the white Milk pencil as a base under bright or pastel powdered eye shadows to make them pop and I can see why.  It is creamy, easily blendable and and really works like a dream.  I can't wait to use this for a full day and see the staying power since creamy pencils like this tend to crease on my deep set, hooded eyelids.  In swatches it looks pretty rad, and if it has good staying power I will probably pick it up in the Strawberry Milk shade since I often wear pink toned shadows.

There was also a coupon for $3 off a $15 Target beauty department purchase, and another fabulous coupon code for 20% off any purchase at (which is also where my mystery beauty box subscription comes from).  The code offers free shipping and a free gift (which in my experience is often a lip balm and a foil packet of something from the DHS or Cotz brand).  Last time I received a Target beauty box my first mystery box was 20% off (I was resubscribing) and I used the percentage off to get the Nyx Butt Naked palette for only $20.  I would love to get the second version of this palette as well (which has dupes for several of the Urban Decay Naked palettes) but I really don't need it - I have a boatload of awesome palettes already that I need use.

If you would like to use the code for the Dermstore site and get 20% off, free shipping and a free gift, it is LOVEBEAUTY (all caps!)

Hope your weekend is splendid folks!

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