If you have to buy it, get the best deal!
When you purchase a Target Beauty Box, you get a coupon for $3 off a $15 beauty purchase. They usually expire within a month of receiving the box. The ones received in the July 2016 Beauty Boxes expire today, 08/13/16, so this is your official reminder to use them if you have not already. While the intent is to use the coupon to get a discount off the item(s) you enjoyed from the box, you can usually use it on anything in the beauty department. There are not many exclusions other than beauty items purchased from the baby or personal care departments. Target releases most of the Beauty Boxes on the first Monday of the month, so the next one will be right around the corner. I already used one of the coupons I received from those boxes last month, so this purchase only covers one coupon.
I’ve wanted to try the Pixi By Petra Glow Tonic since it launched at Target. This retails for $15, but it is 10% off through Cartwheel through today. Though I am already using a BHA exfoliant I love, I read great things about this AHA exfoliant. After reading about both types of chemical exfoliants on Beautypedia (the reviews site of the retailer I purchase my BHA from, Paula’s Choice) and getting advice from someone I trust on skincare, I decided I wanted to use both. AHA exfoliates the uppermost layers, so it is ideal for someone with sun damage. As new sun spots keep popping up, I fear it will only get worse if I do not introduce an AHA to my regimen. BHA penetrates deeper, so it treats acne-prone skin, blackheads, enlarged pores, and milia, but it is also great for those with red and sensitive skin (like me). My plan is to start this soon, so feel free to ask if I have not edited a review in here within a month of publishing.
I’ve heard mixed results when it comes to e.l.f brushes. This e.l.f. Eye Blending Brush 84020 retails for $3. That is the exact amount of my coupon, so I view this as paying for the toner and getting this brush free. Thus, it’s no big deal if it does not work out. As I mentioned when I finally purchased my MAC 217 blending brush, I adore my Lancome 17 blending brush. It is unlikely I will find another one I love as much as I love that one, but I like having multiple brushes of each type to let me go longer in between washing brushes. After using my last clean blending brush before the trip to the store, I decided I should great another one. This is actually softer than I expected, but the brushes seem a little dense for a blending brush. My least favorite blending brush is the Sephora #71, because its bristles are a little too stiff. If this was not packaged in plastic, I would have felt the bristles and passed. I will add a review once I use it (even though my expectations are not high).
Drugstore pricing has a lot of variation. Pricing differences are more common from store to store than within Target stores, but it exists across all levels. In store pricing is usually more expensive than online pricing. These items were the same price online, and yes, I usually check when I get back home. I like to know if something I regularly purchase in store is cheaper online.
The clearance section is always worth checking out, but I did not find anything good this time. There is also an online clearance section. If you’re considering an online purchase to redeem your coupon, remember to check all offers before placing an order. See all Target articles. View my main page for the guide map to the site and deeper deal exploration.
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