Target Back To College August 2016 Beauty Box Unboxing and Review

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Target Beauty box is a non-subscription beauty box that is released once a month and sells out very quickly. It is non customizable although there are often variations for products such as lip color.

This month’s box was $7 with free shipping.

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The theme for August is “Make The Grade” which features a few of the box creators favorite items to have you looking and feeling like your smart self.

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Each box comes with an info card and Target coupon good for $3 off a $15 beauty purchase.

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Laneige Water Sleep Mask 15 mL worth $5.15

Laneige is a Target Beauty Box staple. Not a single box has gone by without a mask, moisturizer, or serum by this Korean brand. In fact, this is the third water sleep mask I’ve gotten! Not that I’m complaining though; this moisturizer is intensely hydrating but ultra light weight and never clogs my pores. Always good to have extras for when my skin is acting up.

Olay Makeup Remover Wipes 7 wipes worth $1.40

These wipes remove oil, dirt, and even waterproof makeup without any added fragrance or irritating ingredients. As a liquid eyeliner addict, I am always happy to receive eye makeup remover that doesn’t burn my sensitive eyes.

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Crest 3D Whitestrips – 2 strips

This sample includes 1 upper strip and 1 lower strip and claims to whiten 25x better than a leading whitening toothpaste.

While 1 application might not have any visible results, the larger boxes of these whitening strips are pretty pricey so this is a good way to see if your body has any bad reactions and if it would be would be a good idea to splurge on the full size for those interested in at home tooth whitening.

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Secret Clinical Strength Smooth Solid Deoderant 0.5 oz worth $2.66

This stuff is great. It boasts 48 hour odor protection and I can attest that it can last through at least 24 including a strenuous sweat session. body 8 sg

Up & Up 5 Blade Razors 2 razors worth $4

Razors are one of those things that I always need but hate to buy – a good one is outrageously expensive and you often have to contact a store employee to unlock the precious razor cabinet for you. That said, I am very happy that these are 5 blade razors and not the usual 2 or 3 blade inexpensive option. As an Eastern European girl, I have to deal with my leg hair growing back as I’m shaving it. Kidding, but summer does call for daily shaves.

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Juice Organics Shampoo and Conditioner 2oz total worth $2

These repairing shampoo & conditioner are formulated with organic ingredients to strengthen hair and prevent it from future breakage as well as coconut, aloe, and grape. On top of all of those good things, they smell heavenly. I feel like I am showering my hair in pina colada and it is fantastic.

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Covergirl Katy Kat Eye Mascara (Full Size!) $7

It’s great how this one product returns the price of the entire box. I have yet to try this as I am trying to finish up my current mascara rotation but from the reviews I have read about this, it does not live up to all of the hype on the packaging. According to My Subscription Addiction, the formula takes too long to dry and does not give as much volume or lash definition as would be wanted from a mascara.

NYC Get It All Lip Color in ExtraordiBERRY (Full Size!) $3

This plum shade can be worn in 1 layer to give a tinted effect or multiple layers as an opaque lipstick. While I like the formula, this color does not work for my skin tone (too dark) and I will be passing it on. Swatched below.

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On the right is 1 coat of NYC Get It All lip color in IncrediBERRY which is fairly sheer and on the left is multiple coats which ends up quite opaque.


Overall, this box had a value of about $26 and has so far been the most useful Target box I have ever received.

It was impressive that there were 3 full sized items included and even though I didn’t like the lipstick, it didn’t ruin the box since all of the other items are necessities and will eventually come in handy.


Did you get the August Target Box? Comment below to let me know what you thought!


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