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Target Summer 2015 Beauty Box #2

The last 2 beauty boxes from Target were a hit: Target Head Of The Class 2015 Beauty Box and Target Honor Roll 2015 Beauty Box. Here’s the Target Summer 2015 Beauty Box #2.

Target Summer 2015 Beauty Box #2

Everything came in a black reusable sturdy cardboard box. For $7, this is a steal as the estimated retail value of everything here is $35. Being that I loved the past few boxes, I am very pleased with this one.

Clairol Hair Food Moisturizing Hair Mask

CoverGirl Super Sizer Mascara

Olay Active Botanicals Day Lotion & Moisturizing Toner

Fekkai Pré-Soleil Hair Mist

Crest 3D Whitestrips 1hr Express

I am very thrilled with the Clairol Hair Food Moisturizing Hair Mask and Fekkai Pré-Soleil Hair Mist. Those alone made the box worth it for me. As usual it does come with a $3 off $15 coupon on beauty items to use at Target.


Target Head Of The Class 2015 Beauty Box

While I still have most of the items from the Target Summer 2015 Beauty Box untouched still, I couldn’t resist when they rolled out 2 more beauty boxes recently. Here’s the Target Head Of The Class 2015 Beauty Box.

Target Head Of The Class 2015 Beauty Box

Everything came in a black reusable sturdy cardboard box. For $5, you really can’t go wrong. I almost didn’t get it and am so glad that I did. I see myself using most of these items.

Hollywood Fashion Tape®

Goody Ouchless Elastics

The Bathery 2-in-1 Pumice Stone

Wet ‘n’ Wild Max Volume Plus Mascara

Herbal Essences Illuminating Dry Oil Spray

Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Hypoallergenic Facial Towelettes

CoverGirl Colorlicious Lip Gloss

I gave the elastics and the towelettes to my co-worker sis Renu as part of a small thank you gift for all the driving she’s done the past month. She uses both items so it’ll be put to good use. I am most excited to try the dry oil spray. I’ve tried one from another brand and loved it. Moderation is key though when using those. I’m passing on the mascara and the lip gloss to my nieces probably. I have too many of those open already. All in all, not bad at all and it does come with a $3 off $15 coupon on beauty items to use at Target.

I have their other box to feature later on (I got them a day apart). They’re really stepping up their beauty box game I must say!


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 ULTÎME 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.


ipsy December 2014 Glam Bag

Hey guys! Only a few more days until I’m officially off for the rest of the year! I’m so excited! Pretty much all the gifts are wrapped and the annual baking the Cookie Elf does for work is done. Those suckers were all gone in 3 hours! I made about 6 batches of 4 different types of cookies. I’ve been quite busy, so I managed to only spare a few minutes to show you what I got in my ipsy December 2014 Glam Bag.

ipsy December 2014 Glam Bag

The first item that I noticed was the Tarte lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara. I have about 3 of these laying around, so I didn’t really need another one but it’s not bad to have. It’s a decent mascara really. Next we have Beauty Without Cruelty A.H.A. 3% Facial Cleanser. I’m on a Freeman Beauty and Philosophy kick at the moment that I’m not sure if this will be put to use anytime soon. At any rate, I think I’ll keep this in my bathroom cabinet to keep it handy for use later on. I saw the NYX Butter Lip Balm and seriously thought about giving this to my FIL that loves lip balms. Only thing is it’s not clear (shade I got is called Marshmallow), so it’ll be something good for me to try out eventually. The most intriguing item would have to be the Swissco Electroplated Eyelash Curler. I’ve seen items from this brand in TJMaxx but I’ve just never been moved to grab any of them. I have a good eyelash curler so I think I’ll put this towards a goody bag for my niece that loves the color purple. Last item up is the Pixi Fairy Dust. The shade I got is Brightening Bare and while I like the brand Pixi, I don’t really have a use for this item. I think my nieces would get a kick out of this though, so I’ll be saving this one for one of them. The bag this month is a simple black nylon type material zip top pouch. It’s one of my least favorite bags from them since I started my subscription with them, but that’s okay since you win some and you lose some along the way.

Tarte lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara

Beauty Without Cruelty A.H.A. 3% Facial Cleanser

NYX Butter Lip Balm

Swissco Electroplated Eyelash Curler

Pixi Fairy Dust

And here I thought that last month’s bag was kinda disappointing, LOL! It can only go up from here — can’t wait for next month’s bag already!


IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! 5pc Collection

Hey guys! If you’re an IT Cosmetics fan then get ready to open your wallets tomorrow as this set will be on QVC Today’s Special Value starting tomorrow October 14, 2014 at midnight ET. It will run until 11:59 PM PT while supplies last. I’m not sure how much this will go for, but it’s their Today’s Special Value and these are usually great deals that go fast. It’s definitely worth checking it out in my opinion since I almost bought another backup set of their last TSV set on QVC It’s All About You!. Here’s the breakdown of what you’ll be getting in this IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! 5pc Collection.

IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! 5pc Collection

IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! 5pc Collection (box contents)

IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! 5pc Collection (with instructional booklet)

If you’ve been following this brand, you would’ve known that they recently nabbed 6 coveted QVC Customer Choice Beauty Award! Huge congrats to them for that achievement! And I personally can vouch for their concealer. It’s hands down the best I have ever tried. You can read my review on that here. The item I am most excited about in this set is actually their blush. It looks so pretty with the ombre and the shade name is Je Ne Sais Quoi. The name makes it twice as easy for me to remember because last time I was watching IT Cosmetics on QVC they had this lip product that I was really tempted to get that has the same name. I didn’t end up getting it but as soon as I saw this blush’s name it just burned into my mind. I have used other makeup brushes from IT Cosmetics and they’re good in my opinion. The bristles are soft and they stay that way even after my basic brush cleaning regimen. I tried another brand’s makeup brushes recently and was so disappointed at the state of the bristles after just one wash. The IT Cosmetics one fared so much better, so I’m definitely happy that this came with the set. I expect the foundation to be of the same caliber or better than their older formula per se. This one is the newer version of their foundation I believe. I’ve seen the mascara being sold in a set of 3 on QVC before but didn’t want to commit to getting that much in one shot. What if it doesn’t work for me? This is a newer and different version of their mascara. I can’t wait to try it to see what it’s all about and if getting them in a bundle of 3 isn’t crazy after all. One of their eye liners won an award too and this makes me quite eager to try this one out.

IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation® Illumination

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe® Double Airbrush Foundation Brush

IT Cosmetics NEW CC+® Radiance Ombré Blush

IT Cosmetics NEW CC+® Radiance Ombré Blush (close-up)

IT Cosmetics NEW Hello Lashes® Extensions 24HR Mascara

IT Cosmetics No-Tug® Waterproof Gel Eyeliner

And in case you’re worried about how it’s packaged and all that, again, just like their other sets it’s pretty solid in that aspect. See below what it looks just from opening the box it came in:

IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! 5pc Collection (solid packaging)

The hard plastic hold the products in place (molded to the shape of the products) and have enough space or gap around so that the sides of the boxes aren’t touching the products at all. Well done once again!

Again, this will be available on QVC Today’s Special Value starting at October 14, 2014 at midnight ET. and it will run until 11:59 PM PT while supplies last.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*