Target Beauty Box March 2016 Review & Giveaway

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20160307_145706This is my birthday month and right on my birthday I received this great box of beauty products from Target. This month’s theme is “Vacay Vibes.” Target periodically sells non-subscription Target Beauty Boxes – depending on the contents, they are themed and cost $5-10, and sell out quickly! This box was priced at just $5 this month!

This box contained items that would make you feel like you were at a spa on a tropical island. The items included in the box : Hair Food Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner, Not Your Mother’s Texturizing Sea Salt Spray, Sinful Colors nail polish, Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, Banana Boat Sunscreen, Nugg Deep Hydration Facial Mask Treatment, You Are Amazing Juicy Grapefruit Body Lotion, and Caress Adore Forever Body Wash.

The box includes a short information list as well as a $3 off $15 coupon for beauty at Target!



Let’s start with the hair care items.

First there was the Clairol Hair Food Shampoo and Conditioner. This was a nice product. It made my hair feel soft and strong. These normally come in a 17.9 ounce bottle for $$9.99 each. I received the tear samples. I recommend this for hair that needs a good repair. Then there’s the Not Your Mother’s Sea Salt Spray. This spray gives your hair that “just out of the salt water” look. Quite nice for those that enjoy their time on the beach. Seeing how beach weather is not quite here, this was a welcomed addition to this native Floridian. This comes in a 8 ounce bottle for $4.79. I received the 2 ounce bottle making my sample around $1.19 or so. Great price for both items.


To add to the beach feel there was a small tube of Banana Boat Sun Screen. Mine was SPF 30 which is great as I am pasty white from the winter and do not feel like having that “red lobster” look when the sun finally decides to come out and play. Normal retail price is $7.11 for the spray can. I advise everyone to put on sunscreen this year and this is one of the better sunscreens out there.


To add to the smoothness of the skin is a sample of You Are Amazing Juicy Grapefruit Lotion. This product is something new to me as in I have not heard of this brand. It has a nice soft scent of grapefruit and does not leave too much of an oily feel to your skin when applied. At this point, I am imagining I am on a tropical beach under an umbrella sipping on a Mai Tai.  “Garcon, one more, por favor.” This product retails for $3.99 for 8 ounces.

Now that I am trying to grow out my nails, I am enjoying painting them different colors and this box contained Sinful Colors Nail Polish.

The color I received was Wonder Mint. It reminds me of the color of the ocean on a nice summer day. This was a full size sample and retail price is $2.02. I love the color and it holds up pretty well.  I painted a little heart to show you what the color dries to be.  Do you hear tropical music playing too?


Now for the items you use for when your day at the beach is done and you want to relax at the spa.


The Caress Adore Forever Body Wash to wash away the sand from the beach. You know we love the beach but the sand…that’s a different story. This body wash has a soft musk scent to it that last 12 hours. I really liked this one. I am going to go buy the full version this week. It comes in 13.5 ounce bottle for $ 3.99. Great value for a good product. You will enjoy this one. My sample was about $.50.


I received two face care items in my box. Laneige Water Sleeping Mask is a revitalizing facial mask that goes on clear and you leave on overnight to rinse of in the morning. I am still getting used to using face creams and masks. This had a pleasant scent and came off quite easily. I’ll keep using this to see if I see any youthful returning to my old self. This product comes in 70mL bottle for $ 24.00, my sample was 20mL making my sample $8.

Nugg Anti-Aging Facial Mask Treatment is the last thing in my box. This normal comes in the container in the picture but the box will contain 5 of them for $16.45. This facial mask is to help clean your face and to improve the elasticity in your skin. It is made with Vitamin B3 and White Tea Extract. You place the white cream that smells wonderful on your face and leave for 5 to 10 minutes then wash off. It left my face feeling smooth and clean. My sample was worth $3.29. I am going to add this one to my shopping list.

So now my mini vacation in a box is done. Next is a real vacation to somewhere tropical. Anyone willing to send me to a tropical island to review it for them? LOL!! I hope you enjoy the items as much I did.  Can’t wait to see what next month brings.

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  • Lisa Foster

    My favorite thing is nail polish, so it would be a tropical inspired polish color, like turquoise or coral.

  • Rachel Beltz

    I love citrus- so the grapefruit lotion sounds amazing!

  • Michelle Castagne

    I like the sea salt spray.

  • illyjunus

    What’s your favorite tropical beauty item? i love the sea salt spray

  • krystel

    the grape fruit sounds interesting

  • Mila

    the sea slat spray would definitely give some texture to my dead straight locks!

  • Paol Trenny

    I love a light fresh scent fragrance.

  • sjski

    I love the color of the nail polish, it needs to be by an ocean : ). For me, anything that smells tropical gets me in the vacation mood…coconut, mango, pineapple.

  • Laura Royal

    I love mango lotion.

  • kkparodi

    I love anything coconut or mango scented.

  • Wendi

    My fave tropical item is anything with palm trees on it and anything coconut scented. I would love to try the anti-aging mask from this box. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Jenifer Fenton

    The sea salt spray and the sunscreen! I am still looking for the right spray for my fine hair–and I need sunscreen with the weeding I have coming up!

  • Cassandra

    My fave item would be the sleeping mask – so great to soothe skin after the beach 😉

  • AngelaR

    Out of this box it would be the overnight mask. I’m general it would be Coola sunscreen

  • MRS. C

    I recently got interested in subscription boxes. And would love to have the Target Box. I like the grapefruit lotion

  • aussiewebs

    I love aloe vera gel because anytime I am in some place “tropical”, I get burned to a crisp !

  • Virginia

    The sea salt spray looks good. I always loved the way my hair looked while at the beach.

  • Dagmar M

    I love anything coconut scented!! Perfect for the warm weather

  • HS kraftmaking

    I love coconut oil.

  • Vik

    My favorite tropical item is the five plastic flamingoes in my back yard.

  • Kim

    Happy belated Birthday.
    I missed this month, usually get in on these boxes but expected the box to go on sale in March, not the end of February as this on did! I have been able to try several Laneige products courtesy of Target. Hope this one is just as great.

    • Amy H

      Thank you very much ma’am. I am quite enjoying these boxes and my make up and hair care collection is growing.

  • Rhianna

    It was a toss up for me between the Hello cream or the Not Your Mother’s Sea Salt Spray, but since I now have become somewhat of a connoisseur (thank you sub boxes) of both products (I have a drawer full of lotions and a box just for Sea Salt sprays that I’ve received. I am kind of obsessed with both products, so I refuse to give them up! All rambling aside, I’m choosing the Sea Salt Spray b/c I actually own the full size bottle of this and it is better than a lot of the more expensive brands that I’ve sampled! It doesn’t leave my hair feeling crunchy (I HATE THAT!), it gives my hair some pretty sweet beachy waves, it smells great, and the price is just perfect!

  • s.guerra111

    I love the water sleeping mask!!! What a great review, Loving reading these reviews and making my want need must have list!!!

    • Amy

      Thanks very much. I try to make the reviews fun.

    • Rhianna

      I also have a want/need list. Although my husband calls it my WANT/”need” list, if that makes sense. Lol. I just donated a large box of items I’ve received in boxes b/c I’ve had them for two months and didn’t use them (I always do an inventory of sorts every two months & donate what I haven’t used, otherwise I’d be swimming in sub box beauty samples & there is always someone out there that could use them), so that WANT/”need” list has gotten a bit longer. Lol. ?

  • Linda

    I like tropical colors for my nail polish! It screams spring and summer!

  • Nicole Midgley

    I love things that are coconut scented!! 🙂

  • Amanda

    That nail color is so pretty! I got a nice light purple. I also discovered I love that lotion. I will be buying it for sure!

  • Summer

    The grapefruit lotion sounds fun

    • amy

      It was a very nice lotion. I am not particularly fond of citrus smells but my aunt is so I used it on her. The first thing that came out of her mouth was that smells good.

  • fishblurry

    I missed this one! I would love to win it 🙂 Thank you for the chance.

  • Rosie Areola

    I love Sea Salt texturizing sprays.

    • amy

      I liked it too.