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Target Naturals and For Her Beauty Boxes Review

I’ve seen many people rave about Target beauty boxes but I never actually bought one until recently! Target recently came out with their “Naturals” and “For Her” beauty boxes and I just had to snag them – and I wasn’t the only one considering they sold out super quick!

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I’ll be unboxing both boxes in this post, but here’s a little more info on both boxes. The Natural Beauty Box has a bunch of holiday beauty necessities from top natural beauty brands while the Her Beauty Box has newer products from tried and true classic brands.

Let’s start with the Naturals Beauty Box first!

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This box cost $5 plus FREE SHIPPING! How could anyone say no to this deal?! Each of Target’s beauty boxes comes with a card detailing what is included in each box! Plus there is a coupon of $3 off a $15 purchase for certain beauty brands!

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Onto the items:

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Skinfix Hand Repair Cream 1 oz – $9

Burt’s Bees Facial Wipes – 10 Towelettes – $3

I’ve never tried Skinfix before so I’m excited to see this included! It’s infused with oatmeal, botanicals, and emollient oils, and it sooths and protects crabby skin. I think this will be perfect for the winter!

I’ve tried Burts Bees balms but I never tried their facial wipes! Their wipes include vitamin-rich white tea, cucumber, and aloe. These will be perfect to take while travelling!

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SheaMoisture Coconut Hibiscus Smoothie – 3.2 oz – $2.50

SoapBox Argan Shampoo – 2 oz (Not sure on the value)

These two brands are also completely new to me, I’ve seen great reviews on the SheaMoisture so I’m definitely excited to try their product! Hopefully this will work well with my thick, curly hair – I still haven’t found the right product for it yet!

The SoapBox shampoo includes Moraccan Argan oil and is said to restore hair’s vibrant shine! I think this will be perfect to take for travelling as well!

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Acure Organics Facial Cleanser – 1 oz $3.75

Borghese Age Defying Facial Scrub – 1 oz $4

I tried a few Acure Organic products but haven’t tried their facial cleanser yet so I’m super excited to see if I like this as much as their other products! The description says the sea kelp gently exfoliates, French green clay and lemon peel purifies, and organic Chlorella help stimulate new cell growth for a truly day-brightening experience.

Borghese is another brand completely new to me and I always love getting facial scrubs in beauty boxes! This age defying scrub restores radiant glow with a clarifying scrub that refines texture and tone.

This box was super fun! I still can’t believe I got 6 huge samples for only $5! The samples included are valued over $20 so I’m very pleased with the first Target Beauty Box I bought!

Now let’s check out the For Her Beauty Box! image

This box cost $10 plus FREE SHIPPING! It also includes a card detailing the contents of the box and it also includes coupons – a $10 code for Dermstore.com, 20% Target women’s apparel, and a $3 off $15 beauty items!

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Onto the items:

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Laneige Water Sleeping Mask – 0.6 oz – $5.75

No7 Protect and Perfect Advanced Serum – 3 mL $2.29

Hair Food Thickening Solution – 3.2 oz FULL SIZE! $11.99

I’ve never used any of these brands before but I’m super excited to try them all! The Laneige Mask is a mineral-rich, ionized gell mask infused with dreamy Sleepscent! I think it’ll be perfect for me since my skin has become dry recently.

I love trying new serums and I’ve heard some good reviews on this one so I’m definitely going to be using it soon! I won’t be using the Hair Food since my hair is already super thick, but I’m sure I’ll find someone to pass it along to! Folks who purchased this box will either get this solution or a moisturizing mask!

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Chapstick 3 in 1 Total Hydration Lip Care – FULL SIZE!  $2.99
Revlon HD Lacquer in HD Rose Quartz– FULL SIZE! $7.99
I’m loaded with lip balms at the moment but I don’t mind another extra considering I misplaced 3 of my other Chapsticks I got recently! I’ve never tried a Revlon Lacquer before so I’m excited to use this one, the color is so pretty!
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L’Oreal Butterfly Intenza Mascara – FULL SIZE! $7.99

COVERGIRL Eye Enhancers Kit – FULL SIZE! $4.49           

Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen – Black Noir – Travel Size – $6 ??

I don’t use mascara but I’ll be sure to pass this along to someone who will, or maybe just add it to my giveaway stash! I’ve never used any COVERGIRL shadows before so I’m still debating on trying it out or giving it to a friend! The colors are so pretty!! My last item, the Pixi Eyeliner, has got to be my favorite! I love how easily this glides on and how dark it is!

I cannot believe this box was only $10!! It has a value of about $50 and I could not have been more pleased! Target definitely knows how curate their beauty boxes! I wish I could link all of you beauties to purchase these beauty boxes but they’re all sold out.

I didn’t mention this above, but their packaging is AMAZING! I am obsessed with the boxes they used! I’ll definitely be keeping them – not sure what I’ll use them for but I know I’ll find something to put in them!

What do you think of Target’s Beauty Boxes?

November 2014 Birchbox Review

For those who don’t know, Birchbox is a monthly beauty sampling subscription service that costs $10/month!

Birchbox is one of my favorite subscription services because I find myself actually using and loving everything (or almost everything) I receive! I’ve discovered many new brands from this sub!  

Another reason I love Birchbox is their INCREDIBLE point system! For every item in your box you review, you receive 10 Birchbox points, which is equal to $1 in the Birchbox store. These points add up since you can get $5 or more worth of store credit each month!

The past 2 months were so amazing for me that I knew it would be super difficult to please me 3 months in a row but I was pleasantly surprised at how I got another amazing box!

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The cool thing about this month was that Birchbox will donate $1 for every photo of the red box shared on social media with the hashtag #shaRED!image

I also found it neat how each Birchbox came with a holiday gift guide!

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Like every month, each box comes with a card detailing the items sent to you!

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I love how they added a bonus item in everyone’s box this month!

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Royal Apothic Cuppa Cuppa Firming Tea Treatment Mask – .33 oz $9.67

Amika Nourishing Mask – .7 oz $4.00

I was surprised to get both of these items in my box since they were both sample choices! I didn’t choose a sample choice for November so I was pleased to get both of these products! Both are completely new to me and I’ve heard amazing reviews for both so I’m definitely ecstatic to try them out!

imageDang Toasted Coconut Chips – Bonus Item!

Gilchrist & Soames Spa Therapy Body Lotion – 1.35 oz $2.53

I’m iffy about these coconut chips but I will give them a try since I’ve heard many people say they were super delicious! I’m not always happy about seeing body lotions in my box but now I’m actually loving receiving lotion samples since the weather is making my skin super dry! This lotion smells great and it’s really hydrating, I might just buy a full sized one from the Birchbox store!

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TheBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer – .02 oz $1.60

Cynthia Rowley Beauty Creamy Lip Stain – Heartthrob – .079 oz $9.29

I’ve heard so many people wanting a sample of this Cindy-Lou Manizer! I’m positive it’s a great product but I knew I wasn’t going to use it so I sent it over to a friend who wanted to try it out! I was really excited about this Cynthia Rowley Lip Stain since I tried out a different color a couple weeks ago! I find their lip stains to be long lasting and highly pigmented so I was glad I got to sample this color! It’s perfect for the fall! I’m waiting for the right moment to splurge on more colors in the Birchbox shop!

I’m definitely pleased with this month’s Birchbox! I got to sample 2 of the sample choices that I was interested in trying and I love all the products Birchbox chose for me!

If you’re interested in subscribing to Birchbox I’d love for you to use my referral link here!

As always, if you have any questions feel free to message me!

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Buxom Lip Gloss Roulette Swatches and Review

So I caved in a few days ago and bought the Lip Gloss Roulette! I knew I had to own this set the minute they released photos! I’m a huge sucker of lippies, especially mini lippies!

This set comes with 11 Lip Polishes and 4 Lip Creams! This set costs $59 and has a $135 value! I mean, how can I not have it?!

I wasn’t sure if I would use every single lip gloss in this set but my doubts cleared away once I took swatches! (the last one is “Sophia” – the “a” sort of cut off)

I’ve always loved Buxom Lip Glosses because their glosses give this amazing cool, refreshing sensation and the colors are beyond gorgeous! This set is a total 10/10 for me!

You can purchase the Buxom Lip Gloss Roulette here!

Fall Walmart Beauty Box Review

If you’re a beauty lover and have $5 every season or $20 a year to spare I highly recommend reading through this review!

I found out about Walmart’s Beauty Box about 2 weeks ago and couldn’t resist signing up because it was so affordable! Walmart will send out beauty boxes each season, and this Fall Box is their first. The box is only FIVE DOLLARS A SEASON – and the price is just for shipping, the actual box is free!

I wasn’t sure what to expect in my box but was highly impressed with the results! I saw most people receiving the first variation of the box, which included a Covergirl Lipstick, Secret Deodorant, Juicy Couture Fragrance Sample, Clear Shampoo + Conditioner sample packets, Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream Moisturizer sample, and a L’Oreal Revitalift Triple Power Deep-Acting Moisturizer sample!

I was excited but a few days ago I noticed a few ladies had received a different variation of the box which is the box I received! I was much happier with the contents of the second variation!

Onto my box!

Just one glance at the contents shows how it was a great deal for just 5 dollars!

Neutrogena Long Wear Foundation Tester Card + $2 Off Coupon

I won’t be using this card since I’m happy with the foundation I currently use but I’ll definitely pass this along to a friend!

 L’Oreal Youth Code Pore Vanisher – .06 oz $1.07

I’ve never tried this product before so I’m glad I’ll be able to test it out and see how I like it!

Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Fragrance – .04 oz $1.16

I’ve never used this fragrance before and it smells good so I’m definitely pleased to see this in my box!

Secret Clinical Strength Invisible Solid Antiperspirant/Deodorant in Completely Clean – FULL SIZE! $7.92

Another product I’ve never tried before! Not sure if I’ll be using this since I have a few Toms Deodorants ahead of the line but I’m sure I’ll be able to find it a home!

Not sure if you could tell, but I saved my favorite products for the last!

L’Oreal Glossy Balm in Lovely Mocha – FULL SIZE! $6.97

I was so glad I got a shade I will be able to use! I’ll definitely be using this a lot!

Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner – 1 oz – $0.82 for both?

I’ve received samples of this set before but I was still happy to see them in my box! I think these are perfect for when I go travel!

Dove Pure Care Dry Oil – .4 oz $1.42

I saw this product in some Influenster Voxboxes a while ago and read some good reviews so I’m excited to try this oil out!

CoverGirl Glowing Nights Glosstini in 690 Laser Light – FULL SIZE! $2.97

I love love love nail polish so I was happy seeing this in my box!

I am definitely a happy camper because my box was well worth over $20 when I only paid $5! It’s a GREAT deal and I’m looking forward to the Winter box!

If you want to sign up for the Walmart Beauty Box, you can do so here!

Have you ordered this box or plan on ordering it? What are your thoughts on the Walmart Beauty Box?

September 2014 Birchbox Review

Before I get started, I have to say that this month has got to be my favorite box ever! The box itself was gorgeous and the products chosen for me were beyond perfect!

Birchbox is a monthly beauty sampling subscription service that costs $10/month!

Birchbox is one of my favorite subscription services because I find myself actually using and loving everything (or almost everything) I receive! I’ve discovered many new brands from this sub!

Another reason I love Birchbox is their INCREDIBLE point system! For every item in your box you review, you receive 10 Birchbox points, which is equal to $1 in the Birchbox store. These points add up since you can get $5 or more worth of store credit each month!

Onto my box!

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Each box comes with a card detailing which products Birchbox chose for you!

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As usual, I peeked on the Birchbox app to see what I would be receiving. I tried so hard not to but I couldn’t help myself!

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Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser – .2 oz – $1.65

I heard great things about this product so I’m crazy excited to try this Suki Cleanser! I’m always in search of exfoliators to try and this Suki cleanser is made up of all natural ingredients, including lemongrass and chamomile, which is perfect for me! It also smells really great!

Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream- .1 oz – $1.28

I feel like I’ve used this brand before but I can’t remember when or which product I used! The fact that Yu-Be has been Japan’s top selling skin cream since the 1950’s really caught my attention! Sometimes my skin gets super dry to the point that my moisturizers don’t help! I’m intrigued to see how this one works!

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Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm in Honey Nectar – FULL SIZE! – $8.00

I heard great things about this Pixi Lip Balm and was hoping I’d get a color I would be able to use often and I did!! I’m so glad Birchbox sent me this lip balm in a nude color rather than something bright! I’ll be able to use this every day! In fact, I already began to use it and love how it feels! I’ll most likely be purchasing more of these with my Birchbox Points!

Curl Keeper Gel – 1 oz – $2.19

I love seeing hair products for curls in my Birchbox because I’m still looking for a product that works with my thick curly/wavy hair. I can’t wait to try this out and see how it works!

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner – .25 oz – $11.25

Another product I’ve heard nothing but great things about! Again, I was super happy to see this product in my Birchbox! I’ve always wanted to try this product out and see how well it gets rid of my blackheads! I also think it’s pretty neat how the gel turns blue once it’s dry!

September’s Birchbox is my all time favorite! I can’t even begin to describe how much I love all the products I got! I paid $10 for this box and the value of the products was around $24! I’ll also be receiving $5 in store credit for reviewing all of the products!

If you’re interested in receiving a box full of amazing samples every month for a low price I highly recommend subscribing to Birchbox

You can sign up here and you can use coupon code BBKIWI100 to get 100 Birchbox which is equivalent to $10 to spend in the Birchbox store!

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August 2014 Birchbox Review

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Birchbox is a monthly beauty sampling subscription service that costs $10/month!

Birchbox is one of my favorite subscription services because I find myself actually using and loving everything (or almost everything) I receive! I’ve discovered many new brands from this sub!

Another reason I love Birchbox is their INCREDIBLE point system! For every item in your box you review, you receive 10 Birchbox points, which is equal to $1 in the Birchbox store. These points add up since you can get $5 or more worth of store credit each month!

I loved how they played with everyone’s names this month on the shipping label! I got “The Clever Priyanka Patel”

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Each box comes with a card detailing which products were chosen for you and how to use them!

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I tried so hard not to peek online but I failed..again so I knew what I was receiving!

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LAQA & Co. Sheer Lip Lube Pencil – Bees Knees (Coral) FULL SIZE!! $18

I had no idea this would come in a full size! I love the color but it’s too light for my liking. I’ll most likely give this product away!

I noticed their set of 5 Sheer Lip Lube Pencils are $40 on the Birchbox site and I’m super tempted to buy it for the other colors!

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Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream – Acai Grapefruit – 22 mL $2.93

I’ve never used shaving cream before, I usually wax myself but on lazy days when I do shave, I use conditioner. I’ll definitely put this to use because I’ve been super lazy with waxing lately lol!

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Catherine Malandrino Style de Paris Fragrance 

This sample doesn’t say how much fragrance is in the container so I can’t estimate a price. However, I am not a fan of this scent. I’ll definitely not be using it but I’m sure my mom will find it to her liking!

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K6 Skincare Clean Antioxidant Facial Cleanser – .25 FL OZ $1.50

This cleanser is vegan and paraban-free! It’s supposed to nourish your skin while cleaning it and it’s great for all skin types! I’m definitely excited to try this product out!

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Noir Cosmetics Long – Wear Eyeliner – Full Size!! (I think lol!) $15

This was the product I was super duper excited for! I am a huge eyeliner junkie! I love love love trying new eyeliners! I’m already a huge fan of this one! It’s so smooth and super dark! I’m definitely putting it to the test on my first day of school, which is tomorrow!

This month’s Birchbox was great! I’m in love with 3/5 items I received and the other two will be given away. I paid $10 for this Birchbox and received around $37 worth of products and once I review all 5 items on the Birchbox website, I’ll receive $5 store credit!

If you’re interested in subscribing to Birchbox, please use my referral link here! 


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Birchbox July 2014

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I resubscribed to Birchbox last week and had no idea I would still be able to get July’s box! I was excited because I thought the theme, Women’s Health, was interesting!

For those who don’t know, Birchbox is a monthly beauty sampling subscription service that costs $10/month!

Birchbox is one of my favorite subscription services because I find myself using and loving everything I receive!

Another reason I love Birchbox is their INCREDIBLE points system! For every item in your box you review, you receive 10 Birchbox points, which is equal to $1 in the Birchbox store. These points add up since you can get $5 or more worth of store credit each month!

Onto the item I received:

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Each box comes with a card listing what the box contains.

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Beauty Protector and Treat Mask: 1 oz – $6.50

Naobay Body Radiance Lotion: 1 oz – $3.00

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Marcelle New Age 8 in 1 Power Serum: 7 mL – $8.15 

Real Chemistry Luminous 3 Minute Peel: 7 mL – $4.80

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Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Sampler: .08 oz – $3.00 (not sure about this)

All subscribers also received a free subscription to Women’s Health magazine!

I love all the items I received and know I will be using it all! Do you subscribe to Birchbox? If so, what did you receive and were you happy about your box?

If you want to subscribe to Birchboxclick here!


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