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Dove Exfoliating Body Polish

Hey guys! Today’s post is on a sample I got from my Walmart Summer 2018 Beauty Box. Here’s my quick review on the Dove Exfoliating Body Polish.

Dove Exfoliating Body Polish

What I love about this product? While this sample lasted me only for one shower, I feel like I have enough to share with you my thoughts on this product. I was expecting a nutty scent kinda like a coconut maybe, but it’s not quite like that. It’s most subtle, like some lightly scented baked cookie with nuts that has a hint of vanilla. It’s not strong at all to me. My husband said it reminds him of a detergent scent — not like full-on Tide but one of those various Gain scents or something. It’s pleasant. The texture of it is on the creamy side to me and I can actually just use my hands to grab a good amount and rub it over my body in a circular motion. I don’t feel like the product melts away too fast in the shower but I definitely applied it to damp skin as opposed to under running water. It’s not very exfoliating to me but it actually does the job still. It mildly exfoliates is what I would say. It left my skin feeling luxuriously soft and smooth.

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing at all! Once I’m done going through my stock of body washes and scrubs, I’m off to purchase this! It can be purchased in many retailers for a reasonable price.

More information on other products the brand carries is available on their website here.

Walmart Summer 2018 Beauty Box

I forgot that I got this box in a while ago but never got around to posting it. Here’s what I got in my Walmart Summer 2018 Beauty Box.

Walmart Summer 2018 Beauty Box

I’ve already used the Rembrandt 3 Day Teeth Whitening Boost Kit and the Dove Exfoliating Body Polish sample. I should have blog posts on these coming up soon.

Soo Ae Donkey Milk Skin Gel Mask

Rembrandt 3 Day Teeth Whitening Boost Kit

Hello sensitivity relief fluoride toothpaste

Dove Exfoliating Body Polish

Softsoap Earth Blends Body Wash

Garnier Whole Blends Oat Delicacy Gentle Shampoo & Conditioner Sample

Not bad for $5 at all still!

Walmart Spring 2017 Beauty Box

So I actually almost forgot I have this beauty box subscription until an email asked if I wanted to switch it up for something special or stay with whatever setting I have already made in my account. I didn’t want to mess with it so I opted to just stay with my current setting. This popped in my mailbox about a week ago. Here’s what I got in my Walmart Spring 2017 Beauty Box.

Walmart Spring 2017 Beauty Box

Overall, pretty good stuff. In fact, as soon as I saw the lip product I knew that I had to give it to my sister from another mister Renuky. 🙂 It became part of her flip book goodies, which by the way is so much fun to make and hers is the first one I’ve given out so far. I made one for her birthday. 🙂 The shade seems light enough to suit her especially with it being a lip gloss. The first thing I’m trying out is the whitening toothpaste as we’ve been using regular whitening toothpaste and I’m not really seeing any difference so it’s time to change it up!

John Frieda Frizz Ease Daily Nourishment Moisturizing Conditioner

Dove Advanced Care Cool Essentials Antiperspirant

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine

Biore Baking Soda Acne Scrub

Colgate Optic White Radiant Toothpaste

Schwarzkopf Gliss Ultra Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

Stay tuned for reviews on most of these items!

Walmart Winter 2016 Beauty Box

This popped in my mailbox recently and for $5 (still!), I’m keeping the subscription. Here’s what I got in my Walmart Winter 2016 Beauty Box.

Walmart Winter 2016 Beauty Box

This box is more exciting than the others I’ve gotten in the past mostly because of the Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream.

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream

Curel Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer

Dove Dry Oil Moisture Nourishing Body Wash

TRESemmé Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo

Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Fragrance Free Lotion

Included Samples

I’m looking forward to trying some of these out so watch out for reviews to come!

Walmart Fall 2016 Beauty Box

I got my Walmart Fall 2016 Beauty Box in about 2 weeks ago. I was fairly pleased with what I got for $5 (yet again!).

Walmart Fall 2016 Beauty Box

The boxes vary in terms of worth to me each time but what it boils down to is it’s just $5 and looking at everything I got, that’s not a bad price for it at all.

Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream

Clean & Clear Deep Action 60-Second Shower Mask

Dove Purely Pampering Nourishing Body Wash

Batiste Dry Shampoo

Village Naturals Therapy Aches & Pains Muscle Relief Concentrated Mineral Bath Soak

Hello Extra Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste

EcoTools Makeup Brush Cleansing Cloths

Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies

I see a few things already here that I can use immediately. This is a great way to try some stuff out before committing to a full-sized product!

Dove Hair Therapy Nourishing Oil Care Detangler

Here’s the deal. Every once in a while there’s an awesome product out there that I’m ready to blog about. BUT I go to the brand website and this product seems to be missing? Did they discontinue it? What’s the deal? I do see it available on other online retailers. I scratch my head and wonder about it but at the end of the day if it’s gone, it’s gone. But being that some retailers still carry it both in-store and online, I’ll go ahead and give my full review. Here’s my take on the Dove Hair Therapy Nourishing Oil Care Detangler.

Dove Hair Therapy Nourishing Oil Care Detangler

What I love about this product? It works! I was a little apprehensive at first as I thought this might be gimmicky. The liquid in the bottle basically consists of the oil part that is clear in color on the top layer and the water-based part that is golden-yellow in color at the bottom. To “activate” this, simply shake the bottle so it’s emulsified and spray onto hair. As stated on the back of the spray bottle container: “The unique dual-phase formula contains a blend of Weightless Nutri-Oils, including Almond and Argan Oil, to replenish nutrients as it separates tangles. Absorbs quickly with no greasy feel, leaving hair soft, smooth and superbly touchable.” It can be used on both dry or damp hair. I’ve used it 99% of the time on damp hair like right after I shower. I personally like the smell a lot…it reminds me of a lighter version of some Calgon body spray. My hair remains tangle free for the most part (I have super long hair I’m about to chop off and donate) and it gives it extra shine. It also says that you can use this “even between washes to instantly nourish and smooth hair” but I wouldn’t encourage using it this way especially if you have some length to your hair. I tried it a few times and it started to look greasy, not refreshed smooth hair. I still have my bottle from almost a year ago but I use it about once to twice a week at most. I spritz about 3 times if I want to be really thorough and comb through to distribute it evenly.

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing really. It’s easy to find and decently priced for what you get. I think it runs about $4 at Walmart. A buy again for me if it’s still around when I run out with this.

Walmart Fall 2015 Beauty Box

I could’ve sworn I blogged about this but when it was time to write a review on one of the items I got in this I couldn’t find the post at all. Here’s what I got with my Walmart Fall 2015 Beauty Box.

Walmart Fall 2015 Beauty Box

Everything came in the same sturdy cardboard box. Still a pretty good deal for $5!

Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara

Aussie Mega Hair Spray

Aveeno POSITIVELY RADIANT® Daily Moisturizer

Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes

ACT® Advanced Care™ Plaque Guard™ Mouthwash

Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant Deodorant

Schick Hydro Silk Disposable Razor

Samples and coupons

I’m still loving what I can get for $5 this time around. I hope the next one will be just as awesome!

Target Summer 2015 Beauty Box #3

The last beauty box from Target that I got was what I call the Target Summer 2015 Beauty Box #2. Here’s the Target Summer 2015 Beauty Box #3.

Target Summer 2015 Beauty Box #3

Everything came in a black reusable sturdy cardboard box. This one was only $5 and most of the items are targeted for curly hair. I am still pleased with it as I will be giving these as stocking stuffers for the holiday season.

Dove Quench Absolute Crème Serum

Jane Carter Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner

SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil

Curls Créme Brule Whipped Curl Cream

Colgate Optic White Platinum Express White Toothpaste

Aquaphor Healing Ointment

Regardless if the box is $5 or $7, Target has been hitting it out of the park with these. I can’t wait to get the next one now. As usual, it does come with a $3 off $15 coupon on beauty items to use at Target.

Dove go fresh Revitalize Body Wash

Here’s a quick post on my take on the Dove go fresh Revitalize Body Wash. I got this from both the Walmart Spring 2015 Beauty Box and the Walmart Summer 2015 Beauty Box. I’m not really sure why they sent the same thing in both boxes but I didn’t mind.

Dove go fresh Revitalize Body Wash

What I love about this product? It’s a fairly decent body wash from a well-known brand. I like Dove and the products they make so I had relatively above average expectations from this. The scent is supposed to be mandarin and tiare flower but to me it’s just light orange citrus with a little baby powder like scent to me. It’s not overwhelming though and the color of the body wash itself is a pastel orange — it made me think of orange creamsicle. Product description on their website is as follows: “Dove go fresh Revitalize Body Wash is a caring freshness with the vibrant and juicy scent of mandarin & tiare flower that leaves you and your skin feeling refreshed and hydrated. Dove makes your skin softer and smoother after just one shower with NutriumMoisture for more skin natural nourishment. Refreshment that effectively nourishes skin.” I won’t say that the effect is huge on my shower routine but it’s an overall nice body wash.

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing really. It smells pleasant, does the job of a body wash without drying out my skin and is carried in most retailers.

This item is available in various drugstores and mass retailers nationwide.

Dove Pure Care Dry Oil

I’ve been using this product sparingly ever since I got back from my Honeymooniversary back in April. During my Honeymooniversary, however, I was using this product faithfully everyday like no other. See, I was very concerned that the salt water and sun will dry out my hair immensely and damage it in other ways so I figured that this product has what it takes to keep my hair in check and prevent it from any further damage. Turns out, I was right! Here’s my take on the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil.

Dove Pure Care Dry Oil

What I love about this product? It’s surprisingly one of the best hair oils I’ve ever tried. The complete name of this product is Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Nourishing Treatment with African Macadamia Oil. I got this small tube from my Walmart Fall 2014 Beauty Box. I used this before I go out to the beach in the morning and after my shower at night to replenish any moisture loss. I have very long hair and I managed to have a little bit left after my 10 day trip to St. John, USVI. All you need is a few drops near the ends and I use a comb to distribute it evenly at the ends first before running it through the rest of my hair from the root to tip.

The scent might bother some but I didn’t mind it at all. My first impression on the scent is it’s a mature older lady perfume scent. When I smell it I think of those beautiful well-dressed proper ladies in New York or London. You know, those elegant old ladies in high society. The scent is what I would classify as perfume-y more than anything else. I may be off in my description of that but that’s the closest I can get to describing it. I don’t find this oil heavy at all and it definitely helps with preventing tangles from forming.

What I don’t like about this product? If I have to be extremely picky, the price. It retails for $11.99 or so for 3.38 fl oz / 100 ml but you really need only a few drops with each use so it will last a long time. Dove will occasionally have coupons in the weekly paper or even online so that helps bring the price down a little bit. I think it’s worth the price even without a coupon though.

This item should be available in various beauty stores such as ULTA, some drugstores and mass retailers nationwide.

Walmart Summer 2015 Beauty Box

I recently got this in the mail and was going to take product shots on Sunday but was very busy with household chores. It was sunny and my husband actually got us a new game from Steam so he chipped in and took the product shots for me as I finished up the household chores. Bless his heart! He didn’t use the zoom function that I always do and actually even took product shots of the lotion foil packet sample as well as the fragrance vial sample. I would’ve skipped both of those but I can’t really complain with free help right? Here’s what I got with my Walmart Summer 2015 Beauty Box.

Walmart Summer 2015 Beauty Box

Everything came in the same sturdy cardboard box. There is one more item in this box than I’m used to, making this a pretty good deal for $5.

St. Ives Blackhead Clearing Green Tea Scrub

Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Shampoo

Neutrogena CoolDry Sport Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 70

NIVEA Soft Moisturizing Creme

NYC Liquid Lipshine Lip Gloss

Dove go fresh Revitalize Body Wash

Jergens Natural Glow

One Direction You & I Perfume

This is much better than the last box, Walmart Spring 2015 Beauty Box. The extra item contributed greatly to that and the samples are more applicable to me than the previous boxes. The coupons are nice too in this box.

Walmart Spring 2015 Beauty Box

This box came recently and it didn’t wow me or anything. I actually forgot about it until I got charged the $5 in my credit card statement. I actually thought about canceling it though, but I figured I’ll do that if the next box isn’t that great. Here’s what I got with my Walmart Spring 2015 Beauty Box.

Walmart Spring 2015 Beauty Box

Everything came in the same sturdy cardboard box as with the Fall and Winter one. None of the items really speak out to me, but it’s still not bad for $5 really.

Schwarzkopf essence ULTĂŽME Omega Repair & Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

Dove go fresh Revitalize Body Wash

Rimmel Lash Accelerator

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters Facial Cleanser

I feel that the Walmart Fall 2014 Beauty Box was definitely better in terms of value for the $5 I paid and this is the same sentiment I expressed in my review of the Walmart Winter 204 Beauty Box.

Overall, I’ll wait for one more box (yet again) to decide if I’ll continue on with this subscription or not.

Walmart Fall 2014 Beauty Box

I was very excited when I first heard about Walmart having a beauty box just like Target, but I did not sign up to get one due to their internet security issue. The URL of the site to get the beauty box was “http” and not “https” when it first went live and that raised a huge red flag to me. After talking to several people who knows a lot about internet security, I decided that it wasn’t worth the risk to sign up for it. A month or so went by and I happen to just randomly check it again and the URL now shows “https”. I signed up that day and here’s what I got with mine:

Walmart Fall 2014 Beauty Box

Everything came in a sturdy cardboard box. Everyone else I know that got the beauty box either has the exact same one as mine or another version. Mine is I think for the older age group or something like that. I like my version to begin with anyway because there’s more stuff I can use from this.

L’Oréal Glossy Balm

Secret Clinical Strength Invisible Solid Deodorant

CoverGirl Outlast Glossy Days Glosstinis Nail Polish

Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

Dove Pure Care Dry Oil

Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Fragrance, Neutrogena & L’Oréal Samples

It’s definitely worth the $5 price tag to me. Items I am most excited about are the ones from Dove. They are currently in use right now as I figure out which ones are worth repurchasing the full size version. The L’OrĂ©al Glossy Balm is reserved for my niece that loves lip products and the nail polish is a bright yellow that’s right up my alley. The deodorant itself pays for the beauty box prize. The other small samples are nice to have, but they’re not that applicable to me currently.

Overall, not bad and I can’t wait to see what they have to offer in their next beauty box.