Target releases seasonal beauty boxes. They range in price from $5 to $10. Unlike some beauty boxes, this is not a subscription. Box contents appear online once they become available, which decreases the likelihood of buyer’s remorse. Items inside a box only tend to vary in color meaning your only surprise will be in the color you get. Most items inside the box are full-sized, and it is not unusual that one item exceeds the cost of the entire box if you were to buy it separately. I like that they usually release more than one box at a time giving you a choice or the possibility to get multiples. Men are not left out either, because they sometimes get a box of their own.
When Target advertised the Hello Sunshine, I was excited to see the hair and teeth items. Other items were all bonuses. The limited edition boxes are first come, first served, which is the only drawback on the lack of subscription. You have to act quickly when the boxes come out, because it is not uncommon for them to sell out quickly. I ordered it right away, because it was only $7. It is hard not to find $7 in value. This box sold out before I even got my shipping notification. That means waiting to see what comes in everyone’s box is not an effective strategy on obtaining one. If you want to make sure you get a fall box, subscribe to Target emails and look at them when they hit your inbox. Of course, I will always alert you on the front page when they come back in stock as well.
The first thing you will always notice when you open a Target Beauty Box is a product card that describes the items inside.
There is a $3 off a $15 beauty purchase coupon attached to the product card. These are unique coupons that work once online AND once in store, because the online promo code is different from the bar code. They usually expire within a month of receiving the box. This one expires 09/06/15. It works on all beauty purchases, even body lotions and hand creams. I do not factor coupons into box values, because they’re only valuable when you redeem them.
In addition to the regular coupon, it also had a coupon for 20% off Harry Josh Pro Tools at Dermstore.
The Crest 3D Whitestrips 1 Hour Express strips sell in an 8 pack. You get a top and bottom strip here, so 2 total. That means this sample is 1/4 the full size and worth $12.50. I am currently sampling a Crest 3D whitening set. Once I finish that, I really look forward to trying this.
The 0.44oz Covergirl LashBlast Super Sizer Mascara is full-sized. It retails for $5.99. I am always impressed with the size of drugstore mascaras. Considering I cannot even finish a mini, I imagine a lot of this will get wasted.
The 0.6oz Olay Active Botanicals Moisturizing Toner is worth $1.80. My skin is really dry, so I like trying moisturizing toners.
The 1.7oz Fekkai Pre-Soleil Hair Mist is not sold in this travel-sized version at Target, although the full 5oz size sells there. I found the travel sized option at Drugstore.com for $7.19. This is something I’ve wanted to try for a while, so I am glad it was in the box.
The 6.3oz Clariol Hair Food Moisturizing Hair Mask is full-sized. Every Target box has at least one full-sized product that more than covers the cost of the box. This one looks particularly fun. I love the thought of adding moisture via a mask and look forward to seeing if it works. It retails for $11.99.
As with all drugstore products, price variation is huge depending on where you shop. For this box, I used Target prices on all items possible. The box has a $43.07 value, which is higher than the $35 Target estimate. The difference in advertised value is probably on the strips, because there was a huge variation on strip price with this 1 hour version costing the most. That is a bit less than the Summer Box, which was the same price. My personal value is also $43.07, because I will try everything in it. The Fall box will be out soon, so do not fret if you missed this one.
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I'm Kimberly. Shopping is always more fun when I've found the best deal available, so I am always on the hunt. My father instilled that in me, and I love that I carry a piece of him. Sometimes, my husband and sons (12 and 7) let me shop for them, too. They do not use as many beauty products as I do. We can all benefit from nice products, even though their routine ends with moisturizer. That is when I can convince my 12-year-old to apply it.