Target Beauty Box: Fall 2015

YAY more Fall boxes!  I’m not sure how often Target offers these beauty boxes (I know there was a Summer one that wasn’t available to Hawaii/Alaska/APO and just recently there was a L’Oreal box).  Unlike the Walmart Boxes, these aren’t a subscription–you have to order each one individually.  They run $5 per box (with free shipping if you’re a Target card holder).

This box included an Autumn themed card with product descriptions.  These products will get you to FALL in love with “must-haves and can’t-live-withouts.”


This box is pretty sturdy!  It reminds me of an itty-bitty PopSugar MustHave or Rachel Zoe Box of Style box.  This season, Target sent:

  • Jane Carter, Revitalizing Leave – in Condtioner
  • Curis, Creme Brule Whipped Curl Cream
  • Dove, Quench Absolute Creme Serum (Full Size)
  • SheaMoisture, Jamaican Black Castor Oil Styling Lotion
  • Aquaphor, Healing Ointment
  • Colgate, Optic White Platinum Express White Toothpaste


Moisturizers for everything!!!  I can definitely see why this is considered a Fall box–this box is an arsenal when it comes to combating dryness.  I’m most excited for the SheaMoisture Styling Lotion because now that I’ve colored my hair, it’s especially dry around the ends (and that’s even after washing every other day).  The only thing I probably won’t use too much is the curl cream–I’ll either gift or put it on my straight ends anyway.  What do you guys think of the box?  I think it’s a great deal for $5, especially because that Dove Serum is full size!

In comparison with the Walmart Beauty Box: Fall 2015 that I got last week, the major difference is size of samples.  The Walmart box sent a larger variety of products but they were trial size or foil packets.  The Target box sent fewer items but definitely deluxe and full size items.  I like them both!  They’re both good for different things, but if I had to pick only one, I’d go with Target.

After all these Fall-themed boxes, I’m in an Autumn mood!  I think I’m going to go bake some Pumpkin Bread.

Walmart Beauty Box: Fall 2015


I think the Walmart Beauty Box is one of the most underrated beauty boxes out there.  This is the traveling lady’s dream come true!!!  (Or it’s mine, anyway.) It’s $5 and you get all of THIS:


Deluxe Samples

  • Schick HydroSilk Disposal Razor
  • Dove Advanced Care Beauty Finish Deodorant + Coupon
  • Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes
  • Neutrogena healthy volume mascara
  • ACT Advanced Care Plaque Guard mouthwash
  • Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer (SPF 30)
  • Aussie Mega Hairspray

Single/Foil Samples

  • Crest 3D White Brilliance Toothpaste + Finisher
  • Nivea Extended Moisture Body Lotion
  • Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer Pack
  • Biore Self Heating One Minute Mask

Just buying the deodorant and the wipes would have set me close to the $5 mark.  I’m one of those who have to buy certain travel sized things often (not all things but certain things, like smaller sized deodorant, definitely helps out in the weight category) and I feel like I don’t have to pack for my next work trip.

Also, this is a rather clever way to try out various drugstore products to see if you like them better than the more expensive moisturizer/cleanser/mascara that you’re currently using.  Not bad for $5!  (PS I also ordered the Fall Target Beauty Box, which was also $5.  Review on that coming soon!)

Adam Lippes for Target: Just Launched/My picks

Hi guys!  It’s 1:20 AM in Hawaii right now.  Why am I awake?  I have no idea.

But ANYWAY–I was checking the Target weekly ad and happened to notice that the Adam Lippes for Target collection is live!  So if you had anything in mind, I’d jump on it–Target’s designer collabs go CRAZY fast.

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I ended up ordering a lightweight top and a dress: I like the print!  Apparently, this type of plaid is called ‘buffalo plaid.’  Interesting!  Plaid isn’t too big in our state (what are the other types of plaid called?) but it really puts me into a Fall state of mind.  Don’t you agree?  [Now I want to bake pumpkin bread]  The only thing I’m concerned about is that I can’t find what these are made of.  I’m assuming polyester but we’ll see.  I wanted to order the shoes but they’re mostly plastic.

Shell Crepe Tank – $27.99

Double Layer Shift Dress – $49.99

Pointed Toe Pump – $39.99

Rachel Zoe, Box of Style: Winter 2015 Hero Item Reveal

Hi everyone! Sorry for the lack of posts lately–I just got back from a wedding in Idaho! More on that later.

I was catching up on my email this morning and I gasped out loud when I saw this:


Here’s a close up of the ring:


YAY REVEALS!!! What do you guys think? I love that it’s adjustable so it’ll fit a broad range of fingers and I’m glad it’s gold. Whenever I think of RZ, I think of black and gold. Sometimes bright fire engine red. Hmm. But anyway, this will be my first Alexis Bittar piece and I’m excited! The sparkles will fit right in with the holiday season. 🎄🎇🎁

September 2015 Birchbox: Customer Favorites Featured Box

Do you have a favorite Birchbox product of all time?  I’m not sure if I do!  Actually–nevermind, I think I do.  One time, I got this AMAZING mask, gosh I forgot which month it was and what it was called!  Bummers.  I had to search for it on the BB website because I had no idea what it was for, hahaha.  But anyway: the theme for this month is Customer Favorites!  This box has the top rated BB items of all time:

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What do you guys think?  I’ve gotten to try each one of these products in my BB history–Okay–HARVEY PRINCE I mean, is it owned by BB or something?  I really do feel like this is my fourth or fifth time getting a Harvey Prince item in the last batch of boxes, and I swear I’ve gotten this perfume sample at least three times.  jk;djf;dajdf Okay, I’m done.  Are you imagining that I threw my arms in the air before typing as fast as I could?  (‘Cause you were right haha ;_;)  The perfume is pleasant but enough already.

Monotony is saved by that Liz Earle Cleanser–YES I am glad for a repeat on this one.  That sample lasts FOREVER.  I don’t use the little cloth because it only comes with one and its a hassle to clean often–what I do is I take this cleanser with me on work trips.  You put a little on your fingertips (a lot goes a LONG way) and then I get my extra washcloth, heat it up with warm water, and then gently buff my face with it.  It removes eye makeup like a dream and my skin feels so clean and moisturized after.  I’m excited because I have two work trips scheduled for Winter so far–my skin tends to freak out when I’m in cold weather for two weeks at a time.

The Beauty Protector Shampoo and Conditioner are excellent products that are more practically welcomed than exciting, but that’s okay.  I like practical.  And I feel like I’m playing roulette with the eyeliner choice–too bad we can’t pick!  I have the Electric Blue color from a previous box and I’d really like Mulberry or…Indigo.  Maybe the odds are in my favor but with my luck, I’ll get Blue Lagoon but that’s also okay. Fun eyeliner = Fun times, right?

I can’t believe it’s September already–I CAN’T WAIT FOR MY RZ BOX to come in the mail–and we’ll be getting one more in December for Winter!!!  Woohoo!  (Can’t you tell that RZ is my favorite box?  I’ve been so satisfied that I haven’t caved for PopSugar this whole time.)  Have a great week, everyone!