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Target June Women’s and June Men’s Beauty Boxes

Target releases seasonal beauty boxes. These are not subscription boxes and always sell out the day they release, usually in the first few hours. New boxes (for men and women) released today and is still available. Shipping is always free, and the box contents announce as soon as the box goes on sale. Most items are sample sized, but there is almost always a full-size item or two inside. Value is usually at least triple the cost. The only variation in box content is on color items. Unless the color is specifically stated in the description, colors will vary. Boxes usually range in price from $5 to $10. The June Women’s Beauty Box retails for $10, and the June Men’s Beauty Box retails for $5.

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The June Women’s Beauty Box has 11 items valued at $38 for $10. It was curated to create sun-kissed looks that will keep you glowing all summer long. With 11 items in this box, each item cost $0.91. I prefer to see everything live up to that value on its own, but there are always a few that exceed it to make up for the occasional item that does not cover its weight.

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The first thing you will always notice when you open a Target Beauty Box is a product card. It goes over all the items in the box and gives a brief description.

Target Beauty Box June 2016

The back of the card goes over the general theme for the box. This one discusses must haves, can’t live without, and Beauty Obsessions. It introduces us to Sun Kissed items.

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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 07/09/16. 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.

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The 3.9 oz Pantene Expert Intense Hydration Shampoo is worth $2.03. It is a good thing this was wrapped separately, because it leaked a lot of product in the bag. Clean-up was a breeze and smelled wonderful. I recently sampled the Repair version from this product line for Influenster and enjoyed that. Since this arrived open, I placed it right in the shower. Packing away open or used things is not my deal, so I should have a review on this soon.

The 3.2oz Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion Crème Rinse is worth $2.79. This is a lightweight conditioning rinse with a unique blend of fruit extracts that soften and energize hair. My hair usually needs a heavy duty conditioner, because it is fine and tangles easily. I will give this a try, but I do not have high expectations.

The 0.06oz Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Duo in Apricot Glow is worth $4. I’ve never owned Pixi shadows before, so I did not know what to expect. These swatches were buttery and beautiful. It did take 3 passes to build this much pigmentation. With the current peach craze, I am glad I got apricot shades.

Pixi Eyeshadow

This created the beautiful peach look I was going for. I did use the darker shade from the NYX Cheek Contour Duo in Two to Tango in the crease, because the two shades alone weren’t giving me the depth I wanted. It also helped to find another use for that orange powder from the NYX set, because I am not loving it on my face. On my eyes, it is much better.

Pixi Shadows

They were easy to work with, even though they got a little muddy as I blended. These shades still look beautiful when they’re over blended together. There was zero creasing from the Pixi shadows or the NYX face cheek powder, so this still looked crisp and beautiful when I removed it.

Julep Sunset Eyeliner

The 0.3 oz Laneige Water Bank Serum is worth $5.20. If this offers the deep down moisture it claims, I really look forward to trying this. I may wait until winter time when my skin really needs moisture to put this to the test.

The 1-2 uses S. W. Basics Exfoliant is a foil, so I do not place value on this. I like receiving foils, because it is always an opportunity to see how my skin reacts to a product without buying it first. This is a sample I’ve received in the past but have not tried yet.

The 0.06oz L’Oréal Paris True Match Cushion in W3 comes with a mini cushion. I usually do not place value on foils, but these samples almost always come as a glorified foil. It is worth $1.76. This color is likely too dark, but I am going to open it and sample it anyway to see what I think of the formula and application.

The 0.5oz L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Volume Filler Cream is worth $5.94. I am finishing up the serum from this line, which SheSpeaks sent me to sample. After continued use and discontinuing a product that did not play well with it, I am enjoyed it. If this is anywhere near as good as that, I look forward to trying it. It is an intensely hydrating formula that helps replenish volume to reduce lines and wrinkles for younger-looking skin. That is everything I look for in a cream.

The 0.33oz Soap & Glory Righteous Butter Body Butter is a foil, so I do not place value on this sample. I am in love with this product and always appreciate receiving it. This scent is lovely, and the cream is very moisturizing.

The 10 pack of Yes To Cucumbers 10-Count Facial Wipes retails for $2.99. They are hypoallergenic facial towelettes made with natural ingredients to cleanse and nourish skin. I’ve received these and purchased these so many times (without ever trying them), so I have a mini collection of these. They will definitely be the next cleansing towel I open.

The 0.35oz CoTZ Face SPF 40 is worth $4.66. This is a hypoallergenic sunscreen with a natural mineral complex for non-greasy coverage and soft skin.

The 0.15oz e.l.f. Lip Kiss Balm in 22171 Bare Kiss is full-size and retails for $2. It is a tinted balm with vitamins A and E, grape seed oil, and Jojoba oil for kissably soft lips. This takes a lot of passes to build color. I love sampling lip balms, because my lips are very dry. This is right up my alley.

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There is a strong mint taste and smell in this lip balm. I never mind lip products with mint, but I know it irritates some lips. This imparted more color than I expected based on the swatch. The color is actually a lovely peachy-pink. It is a definite improvement on my normal lip color. For a lip balm, this is relatively long-lasting. It does not penetrate to moisturize deeply, but it feels great while it is on. This feels and wears like Chapstick.

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As with all drugstore products, price variation is huge depending on where you shop. For this box, I used Target prices on all items. This box has a $31.37 value, which is a lot lower than the $38 Target estimate. It is also my personal value, because I will try everything. The difference in advertised value is probably in the foils (there are 2 items I assigned 0 value to) and Target must include the coupons in the box value. I am happy with this box (even though I am missing $6.63 in advertised value) and feel I will easily get my money’s worth. Most of the Target boxes are worth it to me, but I love that they are not subscriptions. If a box does not seem worth it, I skip.

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The June Men’s Beauty Box has 10 items (valued at $19) for $5. It was curated to keep men looking and feeling dapper. With 10 items in this box, each item cost $0.50. I prefer to see everything live up to that value on its own, but there are always a few that exceed it to make up for the occasional item that does not cover its weight.

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The first thing you will always notice when you open a Target Beauty Box is a product card. It goes over all the items in the box and gives a brief description.

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The back of the card goes over the general theme for the box. This one discusses what’s new and now in men’s grooming. It introduces us to Looking good (if we did not already).

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There is always a general $3 off a $15 beauty purchase coupon attached to the bottom. These coupons never have a long redemption period. This particular one expires 07/09/16. 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.

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The 0.04oz Nautica Life Cologne is worth $0.82. It is a blend of Ivory Coast ginger, sage, hinoki wood, and marine sea moss. I am not 100% sure, but I think he sampled this before. If he does not like it, I will have him pass it on.

The 1oz Marlowe. No. 142 Men’s Shave Gel is worth $1.33. It is a lathering gel with antioxidants and extracts to create a hydrating layer for a super-close shave. He loved the lotion from this brand I received in a previous Target Beauty Box, so seeing this sample was the main reason I purchased this for him.

The 1.69oz AXE White Label Night Body Wash is worth $0.39. It promises an immaculate clean. This brand usually has a strong smell, but he did try a sample I received on this brand (article coming). Hopefully, he is willing to try this as well. I will give it to my son who is over baby products if he does not.

The 1.8oz Dove Men+Care Complete Care Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner is worth $0.42. This is a 2-in-1 shampoo engineered specifically for men who want stronger, more resilient hair. I am not a huge fan of 2-in-1 products, but my husband is. He hates using a separate conditioner and calls it a hassle. By having one built right into his shampoo, he can get the benefits of the conditioner without the hassle.

The 1oz NIVEA Men Creme is worth $1.04. This multipurpose creme absorbs quickly, isn’t greasy or sticky, and is made for men. He sampled this recently and while he was not thrilled enough to buy it, he liked it enough to use this.

The Schick Hydro Men’s Razor retails for $9.49 when it has two removable heads. This only has one, so it is worth less. A 4 pack of heads retails for $15.79 making each head worth about $3.95. If I subtract $3.95 for the missing head, this is worth $5.54. That is more than I spent on the whole box. It protects against rubs and razor burns. There is a gel reservoir that hydrates. This includes a coupon for $2 razor head refills by 07/08/16

The 1.25oz göt2B Glued Spiking Glue is worth $0.87. This promises hair that will not go anywhere thanks to its wind tunnel-tested hold. My husband loves hair products, but he typically avoids cheaper ones. Hopefully, he gives this a try, because it would be awesome to find a super affordable one that works as well as the high-end ones he normally uses.

The 1oz CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser Bar is worth $1.11. My son is in love with CeraVe cleanser and asked me to buy this bar soap before. I said no, but I hoped my husband would be willing to give this sample to my son. Sadly, he will not give it up and refuses to even let him try it. When it comes to bar soaps, I agree people should not share them. It promises to lock in moisture and replenish ceramides with MVE technology for continuous 24-hour hydration.

The 0.5oz Old Spice Hardest Working Sweat Defense Pure Sport Plus Antiperspirant is worth $1.06. It promises the Old Spice experience with stronger and longer sweat and odor protection with a fresh new scent. My Dad always used Old Spice when I was a kid, and I was not a huge fan. Hopefully, this new scent is better than the original. If my husband refuses to try this, I know exactly who I will give this to.

The 0.36oz Bálla Body Powder is worth $1.80. This use-everywhere powder is made with talc and promises to prevent sweat, odor, and chafing anywhere. My husband actually received the Balla powder in his May Birchbox. Though he did not love this sample enough to buy it, he liked it enough to use a second sample of it.

An alternate item in place of the Bálla Body Powder is select boxes was the Remington Beard Boss Beard Oil. We did not receive that, so I do not know the size or how it would have changed the value of the box. It is a manly timber scent made of jojoba oil and vitamin E. My husband is not a fan of timber scents and does not have a beard (although this could be used elsewhere), so it is probably for the best he did not receive this in his box.

As with all drugstore products, price variation is huge depending on where you shop. For this box, I used Target prices on all items. This box has a $14.38 value, which is a lot lower than the $18 Target estimate. It is probably his personal value, because I hope he will try everything. The difference in advertised value is probably in the razor (they may have used the price that includes 2 heads) or may include the coupon in the box value. There is also a chance that the alternate item is worth more bringing it closer to the advertised value. I am happy with this box (even though my husband is missing $3.62 in advertised value) and feel I will easily get my money’s worth. Most of the Target boxes are worth it to me, but I love that they are not subscriptions. If a box does not seem worth it, I skip.

Remember to check all Target offers before placing an online order, but these boxes always sell out fast. You get free shipping when you order this, so it is perfect timing to add an extra item you may need. Look as quickly as possible. Boxes release almost every month and although the exact release dates vary, the first Monday of each month is the most common release. These released on the last Monday of the month, so Target kept us on our toes. If you want to make sure you get the next 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.

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